Hey new guy's (or old guy's) that need to order a new hat and a new jersey and new guy's we all wear the same jersey and black hat during our games.  I prefer that this stuff is ordered on line from the menu "Codger Gear"  If you get the order I before Monday Dave Work from Championship Awards will try and get them done for the Tuesday game.  When  you order the Jersey, it will ask you for a number to put on the back, (2 digits).  We can have duplicates in the league.  I also suggest that you may go with one size bigger so you can wear a sweatshirt under it.  Regards, Randy Martin (Pay me as soon as you can please:) If you do not have access to a computer, come see me at the field or call me at home @ 814-898-1929. I will give you a blank form for you to fill out at the field and and give back to me and or call me and I will enter the order on line for you...(yes it's a lot of work!!!)




Message from Dick Walsh:


We have not decided to stop the morning league yet.  As long as enough guys show up to at least have batting practice, I say keep it going.  I am not going to participate because I’ve made another commitment for mornings for the next month.  So until George or Keith tell me to issue a notice of termination, I think practice will continue.



ATTENTION CODGERS:  We will begin the 2015 Season on Tuesday, August 25th  and play Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11th & 12th & Hess.  The schedule has not been finalized at this time.  As soon as the schedule is  complete  you will get an email from Dick VanTassel.  Coaches, the following players from last year do not have email; Keith Baker, Vince Barnes, Mathey Pressley, Bill Gambill and Joe Hakel.  If they have been coming to practice please let them know about Opening Night.  Printed schedules will be available for those that need them.  We will also have info about the All Star Game, Grey Cup and League Fees.  Please note, once we determine the League Fees (Probably $25) we would like them paid within 2 weeks.  DVT.


Here is this years schedule, including the Gray Cup Tournament.  There are no other games or tournament on this schedule sheet as in the past. I will pass any other info as I get it from Dick VanTassel or Dick Walsh as I get them from them.



If there are any questions you can call Carpetowne at 455-3981 if necessary. 

We do our best to let you know asap concerning weather.




  I can't remember if I sent this to you...

  If you can, posting this for our Codgers would be great.  It's entirely possible that some of our guys ay have been helped by Fr. Pete and Maria House in the past - and might want to support and/or play.

  There is still time for sponsorship and/or foursome registration.  A bunch of us volunteers put this together last year and it was a blessed event - well attended and enjoyed by all.  It benefitted Maria House Project substantially, and thus we decided to produce it annually. Guy's. I cannot make the picture any bigger on the web site, so I suggest that if you want to read it to click on the picture and do a save as on the drop down menu and you can save it as a jpg (picture file) and you can print it out.


  Mike Murnock




Dave would like all the Codgers to know about this so they may participate if interested.


From: toothdocs@aol.com


Subject: Next years' Florida softball trip will be March 7-12




Buffalo and Erie softballers:


The Pompano Beach senior softball league will be sponsoring an over-60 tournament next March, starting Monday morning March 7, and possibly concluding Saturday morning, March 12.


 Although it is technically only for those who are 60+, or those who turn 60 in 2016, any of you who have been regular Florida players already but are not 60 yet can play. However, if we add any new players they must meet the age requirement. Do feel free though to invite new players; if we get too many we can field 2 teams, or place a few guys with another team.


 I just wanted to get an early announcement out so people can make plans as necessary. If any of you want to participate but can't be there for the whole week, we can accommodate having people be there for only some of the days.  All games will be played in the morning, afternoons should be free.


 On a sad note, Bart Grillo, who had been a primary contact for us there and arranged games for us many times, passed away this summer. However, Ed Vecchio, who many of you know, ran this tournament last year (last year we didn't participate however) and will again this year, and from all accounts last years' tourny went very well.


 Anyone with questions, etc., please let me know.


 Dave Weinman





Bruce, Bernie and Randy took a road show to see Pittsburgh Play St. Louis on Friday 7/10/15.   The 1st Picture is of the crew with a Furrie. There was a convention of them in the city approx. 500 of them,  One of them broke away from his group and we found him outside the gate to PNC Park before we went into the game! The picture of Randy is with Manny Sanguileen..








Thanks Carl and Sue and Mike Murnok for another Codger gathering on Saturday, June 27th which included Show & Tell. 

The Erie Codgers!!!   






New York Yankee Fantasy Camp from Bill Steger!

Our camp can almost guarantee you will meet 140 of your new best friends!
Sound about right Veterans?





 Pictures from Codger gathering Saturday, May 16, 4:00 pm (Including Show & Tell). 


Pictures from Codger gathering Saturday, May 16, 4:00 pm (Including Show & Tell). 

 Where: Carl and Sue Antonucci are at 611 Rondeau Drive in Erie are hosting a Codger Party for us at their house.   Easy to find.  Those without the GPS whatnot:  3 blocks west of Powell Ave (by airport):  right (toward Lake) onto Ardmore;  left onto Segue;  Rondaeu is ahead.


Plan on bringing either $5 or $10 each...I'll let us know if we should bring anything else (we still have responses coming in).  For those who enquire... we can bring anybody. 


BUT please RSVP to me.  Carl and I will take it from there.


and THANK YOU Sue!




Mike Murnock









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2014 Codger Pictures

Just click on Dan Shade and a slide show will begin

Thanks Mike Kieffer - Great Job with the photo's!!! 





Buzz is and will always be an Erie Codger! He had a stroke a few months ago and is on the rebound:) Thanks to his sister Patty Brandon Tomzak for his update!

— with Steve Brandon












Here is s video from Channel 12 of one of our night festivities at 11 and Hess.  We meet at 5:30 for practice time before the games that start at 6:00.   We are currently playing at 11th and 12 and Hess.  The 11th street field will be renovated  with work on the field and putting up new dugouts and fences for the next year's season,. so if you come looking for a game at this field go to the 13th and Wayne field for the rest of the season.











Don't hesitate to share.  I get lot's of emails and jokes and video from you!  I don't have time to go look for all these things, so THANKS / send me any jokes by clicking on my email address rjm5@roadrunner.com





As stupid as it may sound, this is exactly what we do!




Frank You know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet?  What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honey bees and flocks of songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But, all I see are these green rectangles.


It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites.
They started calling your flowers 'weeds' and went to
great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.


Grass? But, it's so boring. It's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees; only grubs and sod worms. It's sensitive to temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?


Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.


The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.


Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it-sometimes twice a week.


They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?


Not exactly, Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.


They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?


No, Sir, just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.


Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And, when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?


Yes, Sir.


These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.


You aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it, so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.


What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn, they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. It's a natural cycle of life. 


You better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.


No!? What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?


After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.


And where do they get this mulch?


They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch.


Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?


'Dumb and Dumber', Lord. It's a story about.... 
Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis.






This video clip is not a funny one.  It is however worth watching.  Don't let anyone ever tell you that you cannot do something.

Just click on the picture to view it.  You will have to view a couple of short adds before the video starts (web sites...)








During Mike Hascall's regular physical examination, his doctor asked him about his level of physical activity.

He described a typical day,
"Well, yesterday afternoon, I took a three hour walk about 4 miles through some pretty rough terrain.
I waded along the edge of a lake. I pushed my way through brambles.
I got sand in my shoes and my eyes. I avoided standing on a snake.
I climbed several rocky hills. I took a few 'leaks' behind some big trees.
The mental stress of it all left me shattered.
At the end of it all I drank 4 or five beers."

Inspired by the story, the doctor said, "You must be one hell of an outdoors man!
"Nah," he replied, "I'm just a shxt golfer."



Erie Codger League 2012 and 2010

September 7, 2010

Erie Codgers League, Top picture, September 6th 2012, Bottom picture September 7th 2010, opening day,
with a special appearance by Barry Grossman(Suit on left) and Jerry Mifsud(Suit on right) in the bottom picture.

DRAWINGS by Rick Rickgauer

Guy's, I do portraits in watercolor. They run $250 for a couple or $200 for a single. I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Rick Rickgauer 814-873-8377 or rrickgauer@aol.com.



Upcoming Games

Tuesday,  Sep 1
2015 Viagra
BOYZ OF SUMMER @ WALT'S WARRIORS 6:00pm 11th and Hess
THE NATURALS @ ZEKE'S ZOMBIES 6:01pm 12th and Hess
WALT'S WARRIORS @ BOYZ OF SUMMER 7:00pm 11th and Hess
ZEKE'S ZOMBIES @ THE NATURALS 7:01pm 12th and Hess
Thursday,  Sep 3
2015 Viagra
ZEKE'S ZOMBIES @ WALT'S WARRIORS 6:00pm 11th and Hess
THE NATURALS @ BOYZ OF SUMMER 6:01pm 12th and Hess
WALT'S WARRIORS @ ZEKE'S ZOMBIES 7:00pm 11th and Hess
BOYZ OF SUMMER @ THE NATURALS 7:01pm 12th and Hess
Tuesday,  Sep 8
2015 Viagra
BOYZ OF SUMMER @ ZEKE'S ZOMBIES 6:00pm 11th and Hess
WALT'S WARRIORS @ THE NATURALS 6:01pm 12th and Hess
ZEKE'S ZOMBIES @ BOYZ OF SUMMER 7:00pm 11th and Hess
THE NATURALS @ WALT'S WARRIORS 7:01pm 12th and Hess
Thursday,  Sep 10
2015 Viagra
ZEKE'S ZOMBIES @ THE NATURALS 6:00pm 11th and Hess
WALT'S WARRIORS @ BOYZ OF SUMMER 6:01pm 12th and Hess
THE NATURALS @ ZEKE'S ZOMBIES 7:00pm 11th and Hess
BOYZ OF SUMMER @ WALT'S WARRIORS 7:01pm 12th and Hess
Tuesday,  Sep 15
2015 Viagra
WALT'S WARRIORS @ ZEKE'S ZOMBIES 6:00pm 11th and Hess
BOYZ OF SUMMER @ THE NATURALS 6:01pm 12th and Hess
ZEKE'S ZOMBIES @ WALT'S WARRIORS 7:00pm 11th and Hess
THE NATURALS @ BOYZ OF SUMMER 7:01pm 12th and Hess
Thursday,  Sep 17
2015 Viagra
THE NATURALS @ WALT'S WARRIORS 6:00pm 11th and Hess
ZEKE'S ZOMBIES @ BOYZ OF SUMMER 6:01pm 12th and Hess
WALT'S WARRIORS @ THE NATURALS 7:00pm 11th and Hess
BOYZ OF SUMMER @ ZEKE'S ZOMBIES 7:01pm 12th and Hess

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