PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY MIKE KIEFFER
Hi Codgers. Please send your prayers for Rick and his Family!
For our old Codgers, you may have noticed that Rick Stoutamyer has not been at our practices and our 1st game this year. For our New Codgers, we are more than just a bunch of guy's that get together to play ball!!
Sorry for my absence. My family has had some medical problems this summer. My wife was diagnosed with cancer. Then my father fell and broke his hip and ankle. Now my daughter is hospitalized for treatment for her multiple sclerosis. So I've been running all over the state to help them out. I'm in Philly right now with my daughter. Don't know yet when the dust is going to settle on all this. I do want to play ball this year, but I just can't predict yet when I'll get back to Erie.I will try to keep you posted.
Thanks Guy's, Randy Martin
BOB SYDOW ALS CHALLANGE 8/19/2014
You do not need to belong to watch this video, just click on the link below. Once you are into facebook you will have to scroll down to see Bob getting drenched with ice water!!!
RULES FOR THE ERIE CODGERS SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Latest Revision: August 7, 2014
ARTICLE I – PURPOSES
The softball league was founded on two basic principles – good sportsmanship and good fellowship.
The league motto shall be “Many are called, All are chosen.” The league has the right to expect members to embrace and display the highest standards of conduct and ethics, and demand that its members refrain from conduct that could injure the league or its purposes. This code of conduct and ethics, which appears in Article III, establishes parameters within which members can compete in a positive atmosphere while promoting fair play and sportsmanship.
Failure to comply with this code may result in Discipline, which is dealt with under “Disciplinary Procedure” in Article IV.
ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to any individual who reaches his/her fifty (50th) birthday any time during the calendar year. Accordingly, anyone who turns 50 at any time during the year may play – even if his/her birthday occurs after the playing season ends.
Membership may not be denied on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation or physical challenge.
ARTICLE III – CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS
Each member shall:
Conduct himself in a manner considered reasonable to community behavior, and befitting a good sport.
Comply with all league rules, and commissioners’ decisions.
Treat all players, officials and spectators with fairness, respect and courtesy.
Not engage in un-sportsman-like activities or in any misconduct while involved in a league activity.
Only discuss their league problems with their manager. Managers then may take their concerns to the next level.
For the purpose of this code, un-sportsman-like conduct includes but is not limited to the following: (1) unfair, unethical or dishonorable conduct (2) any act which discredits or disgraces the league (3) vulgar, abusive or disrespectful language (4) attempts to intimidate (5) a flagrantly violent act, which could cause injury to an individual (6) taunting (7) persistent violation of any league rule.
Further, the following specific acts are strictly forbidden: (1) players persistently arguing a team manager’s decisions (2) use of alcohol or smoking tobacco of any form on the playing field, in dugouts or bench areas (3) fighting (4) overt public criticism of a player’s physical and/or mental errors.
ARTICLE IV – DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE
The Commissioners or coaches will present the proscribed discipline to the offender.
ARTICLE V – RULES
NSA: The NSA Rule Book shall be the criterion for all rules not specifically addressed by the rules adopted by this league. In the event of a conflict between the NSA rules and the rules of this league, which are part of this document, the league rules shall clearly supersede the NSA Rule Book.
During the 1st through 6th innings, a side will be retired when it makes 3 outs or scores 5 runs, whichever occurs first. The 5 run rule does not apply during the 7th or higher innings.
If a home run were hit over the outfield fence and that run would account for more than the allotted five (5) runs per inning, the offensive team can only credit five (5) runs.
A player who begins a game will remain in the lineup for the entire game both offensively and defensively. If a player is injured, he must be removed from the lineup for the remainder of the game. (The intent of this rule is to discourage substitution of better players in place if poorer players for competitive reasons.)
All players in the lineup must bat.
BASE RUNNING SAFETY:
Runners who go to a base when a play is being made there will be called out. The runner is responsible for avoiding all collisions at a base when a play is being made there and must run outside or inside the baseline as necessary to do so.
Two squares shall be placed on either side 2nd and 3rd bases to denote where an advancing runner is to go in the event of a play. The runner is responsible for avoiding collisions/contact at the bases. Failure to comply will result in the runner being called out. If a base runner advances toward a base or returning to a base misses the base in order to avoid a collision, he shall be considered safe provided that he reaches the carpet prior to the fielder gaining control of the ball while in contact with the base.
Runners going to first base must run to the outer base when a play is being made unless to do so will cause contact. The fielder must touch the base.
All base runners are allowed to run beside second and third base but must return to touch the base before advancing.
A base runner may overrun any base by making the turn to the next base. In doing so, he is in jeopardy of being put out on a force play when returning to the base.
Unless the base is blocked by a fielder, runners shall touch all bases when advancing. A player who fails to touch a base is liable to be called out on appeal.
All plays are considered force outs including runners returning to a base after a reverse.
Runners may be tagged out but this is discouraged.
A base runner advancing from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd or returning to 3rd, 2nd, or 1st may be put out by the fielder touching the base while having possession of the ball before the base runner touches the carpet.
No tag is permitted at home plate; instead a separate home plate is used. Touching the regular home plate is an automatic out.
NO SLIDING. Automatic out.
When a player is injured, all play stops. Runners continue to the base they were advancing toward and stop there.
In rundowns only one reversal is allowed between bases. Any movement toward a previously touched base is a reversal but to stop is not a reversal. Once a reversal is made, the runner must retouch the base he reversed toward before he can advance. For a double reverse or not retouching the preceding base upon reversing, the runner shall be declared out immediately and play shall be stopped; however runners may advance at their own risk.
Runners who are returning to a base may overrun said base.
Base runners may advance a maximum of one base beyond the one they are going to on an overthrow into the dugout or out of the field of play.
Runners who leave the base before a ball is hit are OUT!
No player will have a courtesy runner without his permission.
A courtesy runner shall not be used because a person is slow.
The courtesy runner, running from Home to 1st, will start facing the Backstop, behind an imaginary line extended from the Left Field Foul Line and may advance as far as play will allow.
The courtesy runner will be the batter who made the last out unless that batter used a courtesy runner and/or is unable to run. Then it will be the next previous batter who made an out. If it is a new inning the runner will be the individual who made the last out in the previous inning. There is no limit on courtesy runners per inning.
If the leadoff batter in the first inning of a game requires a courtesy runner, that runner shall be the player furthest down in the lineup who is able to run. For example, the leadoff batter in a game is unable to run and the player furthest down in the lineup who bats 13th is unable to run, then the 12th player in the lineup becomes the courtesy runner, if he is able to run.
A player may not be used as courtesy runner more than one time per inning.
If a player being used as a courtesy runner is the scheduled batter, he shall be replaced on base and take his turn batting.
D DEFENSIVE RULES:
Only six (6) players are permitted to be on the dirt portion of the infield in line with the baselines. More than six (6) players in the infield will result in the runners being awarded one (1) base on the pitch.
Deep outfielders must remain outside of the NO-FLY ZONE until a pitched ball is hit or crosses home plate.
An additional outfield rover will be added to make a total of 6 outfielders. At no time will there be more than 3 outfielders on the right field or left field side of an imaginary line extending from home plate through second base to the center field fence.
The maximum number of defensive players shall be thirteen (13.) Managers shall make reasonable efforts to have thirteen (13) players per team but may agree to play with less than thirteen (13). Both teams shall use the same number of defensive players.
LENGTH OF GAME: All games are seven (7) innings unless the teams are tied at the end of seven innings. Games may be shortened by the managers during inclement weather.
LEGAL PITCH: A legal pitch for the league shall be a minimum height of six (6) feet from the ground and a maximum of twelve (12) feet.
REQUEST TO CHANGE TEAMS: A player who wants to change teams must
submit a written request to the league Commissioner.
BAT WARMERS: Bat warmers will not be permitted.
BASE COACHES: Base coaches must be familiar with Codger rules as they pertain to that function. The First base coach will call Illegal Pitches as well as plays at 1st and Home. The Third base coach will call all plays at 2nd and 3rd. The third base coach will call “infield flies”. A base coach may request assistance from the other base coach if he desires. The decision of these coaches cannot be argued.
If there is no more than one out with runners on first and second, or all three bases and a batter hits a pop fly, in fair territory, on the infield, the 3rd base coach immediately rules it an infield fly, the batter is out. Base runners cannot be forced to advance.
PLAYERS RISK: Each player must understand that he is playing at his own risk. The league does not provide team or individual insurance for injuries. All players must sign a release form.
INSURANCE: The League provides liability insurance to the City of Erie.
BATTING PLAYERS: A team must bat all available players who come to the game.
Grey Cup Eligibility: A player must participate in eight (8) games to be eligible to play in the Grey Cup.
WALKS: As this is a recreational league, intentional walks are not permitted. Further, all managers are to discourage their pitchers from pitching around a batter.
COMMIT LINE: A commitment line shall be located halfway between third base and home plate extending 6 feet into foul territory. When a runner touches or crosses the commitment line, the runner must continue home.
CROSSING COMMIT LINE: Once a runner crosses the Commitment Line, there will be a No Tag play at home plate. The defensive player must have possession of the ball while touching home plate or the Strike Zone Mat after the runner has crossed the Commitment line but has not touched the Scoring Mat.
SCORING MAT: A scoring Mat shall be placed 8 feet to the left of home plate in line with the first base line.
STRIKE ZONE: A mat will cover the pointed section of home plate to designate the strike zone.
BALLS AND STRIKES: The catcher will call balls, strikes, and foul balls. He may request assistance from the 1st or 3rd base coaches as appropriate when he is unable to see whether a ball is foul or fair. His decision cannot be argued.
PITCHING REGULATIONS: The Strike Zone Mat will be used. Legal pitches striking any portion of the mat of plate will be strikes. The height of a legal pitch from the playing surface must be between 6 and 12 feet. A batter may swing at an illegal pitch but it may not be called strike if he does not swing at it.
BATTING: The batter has one strike on him when he comes to the plate. He is entitled to two more strikes. A batter can pick up a strike by a called strike, a swing and miss, or a foul ball. A batter shall walk on four balls.
DUES COLLECTION: Each team manager or his designee will collect the league dues from each player and turn it in to the league treasurer after the fourth (4th) game of the season. A complete team roster will be turned in to the league at the same time.
COMPETITIVE IMBALANCE RESOLUTION: If the Commissioner feels there is competitive imbalance, it has the right to move volunteer players from team to team.
From Bruce's "Sticky Note Central"
(He Should Have More Sticky Notes On His Dash Board!!!
Subject:Return of 8 Great Tuesday Softball
Reply-To: "Richard Walsh" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Evening League practice for 50 and over "Guys" will begin at 6PM on this Tuesday at 2nd and Cherry...We will also take "Guy's who are 49 and in the womb and will be 50 by the end of this year can also sign up to play... Once again, we wnat to thank the cooperation from the City of Erie Parks Department. This will allow us to have a full evening of enjoyment. ...first with softball and then male bonding, including beverages and pizza, while listening to the music from the amphitheater on the bay.
Thursdays we will play at 11th or 12th and Hess. Actual field may vary each time. I suggest you ignore your mothers’ advice, in this one instance, and follow the crowd.
We expect to be and 2nd & Cherry until the 8 Great Tuesdays are complete at which time we will advise all where practices will continue.
As the City has cooperated with us, we need to cooperate with the City. We all must sign the insurance waiver form before stepping onto the field of play. So please make this a priority when you get to the field. We’ll have forms for all four teams; so, sign the form for the team you were on last year. New guys, sign any form and you will be placed on a team later.
Your Friendly Commissioners
Bruce, Randy, DicknDick.
p.s. we would also like for everyoune to also make sure to register on the Erie Codger web site please at http://www.leaguelineup.com/FormPreview.asp?url=codgers&sid=721551460&FormID=53335 Please make sure to fill in as much info as you can. It would be great if you have an email and would use this. Otherwise you will have to either keep an ear open at the field or call carpetowne at 814-445-3981 to find out any info for games etc... Also, if your data information changes during the season, please re register so I can update our listing. Thanks, Randy Martin 814-898-1929 email@example.com
Attention all: If you want any Codger gear please order it on line.
Our new guy's, our uniform is a jersey and the black hat. I expect to be paid as I hand over your stuff. I would like to take care of exchaning gear and money after the games. If I have to do this before the game I will not have time to warm up for the games! Thanks, Randy Martin
PS. for those who don't have a computer, just give me a call at 814-898-1929 and I will place the order. Order soon if you want this for Christmas. You can pick your order up at Carpetowne when it is ready!
April Birthdays: Bob Dzikowdki, Jim Potter, Rick Schaffnit, Kent Sivillo, Fred Solomon, Bob Sydow, Dick Walsh, Pete Wier If we don't have your picture, we've substituted someone who looks like you.
Send us your picture, so we can see the real you (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Who's next?...Keep watching
Enjoy life now - it has an expiration date
Hey Guys, if you are up early in the morning, go listen Bruce's son Randy Baumann on DEV radio from 6 - 10am. Just click on the picture of DVE above. This will play the radio station live at any time to hear Randy Baumann's show once again from 6 - 10am, enjoy!!!
I (Randy Martin) have been using a cream/gel anti inflaitory that has been working great for me (I use is on my knee, neck, back, muscles)... I have been giving it out one person at a time (it seems to be working for the guy's I've gave it to them). I've decided to just put it on the web site for all.
Here is the info on the anti inflammatory cream I was telling you about. You must get a script from your Dr. for them.
2936 West 17th St. Erie, PA 16505
Call the pharmcist there!. If you would and you get to talk to him, let him know that you got this info from me. He will work with your Dr. t get him the info on the script below.
The compound below is what I call the Hi Test of anti-inflamatory cream/muscle relaxer/nerve pain. This one works the best for me!!!
KETOP/BACLO/GABAP 10/2/6% PLO GEL
Here is a description of the ingredients in the Hi Test gel above.
Ketoprofen – non steroid anti inflammatory
Balclofen – muscle relaxer
Gabapentin – nerve pain med.
Transdermal Gels for Pain, PLO - Pluronic Lecithin Organogels are used for transdermal delivery of various medications. Medications most commonly used are anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, nerve blockers, local anesthetics, hormones and anti-emetics.
When using anti-inflammatories, PLO's deliver a high concentration of the drug to the desired site. Studies have shown up to 100 times higher NSAID synovial fluid concentrations when compared to NSAID blood levels. It allows for quick onset of action, three to five minutes, while bypassing the gastrointestinal tract for those patients at risk of the side effects most commonly seen using oral anti-inflammatories
ATTENTION: ALL YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND ORDER A GAME JERSEY A CODGER DRESS SHIRT OR ANY OTHER SHIRT AND A HAT (BRUCE WANTS THE BLACK HAT AS OUR STANDARD HAT!!!). WE WOULD LIKE ALL OF THE GUYS TO HAVE AND WEAR THEIR JERSEYS TO ALL THE SEASON GAMES. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE INTERNET OR ARE HAVING TROUBLE ORDERING YOUR CODGER SHIRT AND HAT ON LINE ON OUR WEB SITE, CATCH UP WITH RANDY MARTIN AT THE FIELD OR 898-1929 OR AT email@example.com
If you can't make a game - click on, Email Your Coach, under main menu to the left
Guys I am now keeping the current roster sheet up on our web site under the handouts under the main menue to the left. The handouts section is password protected. I will give this password to anyone on the roster if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
it works great!
Just clinck on them map which will let you move your cursor around the map and see what the current
temperatures and weather conditions are in ...
cities all over the
Thank Jim Witsch
Category: Pilot Weather, CWSU National TAF METAR Map Displays of current weather observations and forecasts
This is an encouragement to visit (if you haven't already) the new ARUNDEL Cellars and Brewing Company (in North East), run by longtime friends Marc and Lauri Boettcher.
Those who play in my softball league will remember that not too many years ago Marc tackled and survived a bone marrow transplant. This little jaunt included 110 days in a hospital. He and Lauri have been longtime wine makers. They are remarkable people. Already their ARUNDEL products have won national recognition. They have now invested in the complete restoration and modification of an old barn in North East right along Route 20. It's magnificent. Not long ago the winery opened, and soon they will brew beer there also.
So I'm encouraging all of us who like good wine, and who can attract new visitors, talk up Arundel. I'm not a member of the staff...just a support.
Here's the address: 11727 East Main Road, North East. Phone is 814 725-1079.
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 email@example.com
This video is not a joke, it is serious!!!
About the best naval footage ever. You are right in the gun turret under attack.
If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright , he's the famous erudite (comic) scientist who once said:
"I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates.
"His mind sees things differently than most of us do.
Here are some of his gems.
1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.
3 - Half the people you know are below average.
4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 - If you want the rainbow, you have got to put up with the rain.
9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis , raise my hand.
10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend... But she left me before we met.
12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 - I intend to live forever... So far, so good.
20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name.
25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism ; to steal from many is research.
30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard .
31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32 - The colder the x -ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 - Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film.
34 - If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
And the all-time favorite:
35 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?
Another wing suit skydiver dies. Its unbelievable what these guys will try.
Click below to watch the video:
WING SUITER MEETS HIS MAKER <http://safeshare.tv/w/kLlmcNCGBk>
If ya don't laugh at this one, check and see if ya got a pulse. I haven't laughed so hard in a long long time. Had to watch parts over as I was laughing so hard I would miss some.
Old ladies with spray glue
This is a good one!!
I'm sure that you have seen pharmaceutical
advertising in doctor's offices on everything
from tissues to note pads This one should get
I e-mailed it to my Japanese doctor friend;
he e-mailed back: "If light stay on more than
4 hour, call erectrician.
(This made me raugh out roud)
Subj: FW: New exam for the nearly elderly !!!
New Senior's Exam, you only need 4 correct out of 10 questions to pass.
1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get cat gut?
4) In which month do russians celebrate the OctoberRevolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after wha tanimal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What colour is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane?
Remember you need only 4 correct answers to pass.
Check your answers below ...
ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ
1) How long did the hundred Years War last? 116 years
2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador
3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?November
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrelfur
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? Dogs
7) That was King George VI's first name? Albert
8) What colour is a purple finch? Crimson
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand
10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane? Orange (of course)
What do you mean, you failed?
(And if you try to tell me you passed, you LIED!)
Pass this on to your brilliant friends.
Subject: THE MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT
THIS WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT
OF THE UNIVERSITY of ALABAMA AFTER HE DIED IN
The Magic Bank Account
Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your
private account for your use.
However, this prize has rules:
The set of rules:
1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your
account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time
it can say,“Game Over!"
It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?
Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for
people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all,
because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
This GAME is REAL ...
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just
can't seem to see it.
The PRIZE is *TIME*
1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a
gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time
is NOT credited to us.
3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can
dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING...
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in
Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your
life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy
Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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