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Medical Fund Help

Hi All,

Please access this link www.GoFundMe.com/chrisschakel and read the storyline and contribute if you are able.

If you have a Facebook account, please share it from the GoFundMe link.

This is to help Chris pay off some medical bills from the injury.

I know our Mid-Iowa Baseball Community will step up to the plate for Chris.

Take Care,

John

 

 


 

Congratulations, Iowa Oaks!

The 25+ Iowa Oaks have swept the regular season and tournament titles for the second year in a row.  Congratulations to manager, Joe Smith, and the rest of the Iowa Oaks!  Derek Huxford pitched a 9-inning shutout in the championship game!

Back row (L-R):  John Linden, Eric Watson, Erik Marten, Jason McPherson, Derek Huxford, Dillan Crawley, Jason Bright
Front row (L-R):  Jo Fred, Jeremy Green, Joe Smith, Charles Magedanz, Dee Ransom


 

Congratulations, Mid-Iowa Bandits!

The Mid-Iowa Bandits were crowned 2016 18+ Tournament Champions with a 9-5 victory over the Tropics on Sunday, August 21.  The Bandits rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the 6th inning.  This is the Bandits first championship since becoming a league member in 2009!  Congratulations to manager Brent Henderson and the rest of the Bandits!


 

2016 FALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION

Registration & Sign-Up is underway for the MIBL’s 2nd Fall League!!!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

·    Five-Game Season + Tourney.  9/11-10/2, with the tourney being 10/9 & 10/16.

·    Open League, minimum age 18.  (We may explore a 50+ option, depending on interest.)

·    Limited to the first 78 players signing up (goal:  6 teams of 13 players)

·    Registration remains open!

·    All Sunday games with majority, if not all, at North High.

·    Cost of $85 includes hat, jersey & league fees.  Get signed up NOW!

If you are interested in managing a team, please denote on the registration form.
Any questions, contact Todd Thomas, 515-782-3887.

Sign-ups thus far (8/29):  CLICK HERE


 

SUMMER SEASON ONLINE REGISTRATION (18+/25+/35+/45+)

The online registration form is active.  Please CLICK HERE or access it via the "Waivers/Forms" menu on the left or the "Register Online" menu in the upper right.  Please be advised that EVERY PLAYER that intends to play in the Mid-Iowa Baseball League in 2016 MUST complete an online registration.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS.  With your online registration, ALL PLAYERS must pay their $26 National Fee.  This can be accomplished via credit/debit card or via PayPal and is part of the registration form.  The National Fee is a one-time fee at $26, no matter how many teams you play on.  All other team & league fees will be due to your manager(s).
Please be advised that your team will NOT take the field unless all team fees are paid to the league by each division's deadline.  If this is difficult for anyone to understand, contact your Division President for more information or send an email to midiowabaseball@yahoo.com.  If you make any type of error on your online registration, please send the correction in an email to midiowabaseball@yahoo.com (do not submit another form).

REGISTERED PLAYERS AS OF 9/12/16:  CLICK HERE


 

18+/25+ All-Star Game Recap

The 18+ & 25+ divisions held their All-Star Games, along with a HR Derby, on Saturday July 16 at North High School.  CLICK HERE for a recap of the day's events...and to find that Zach Young (Hitmen/Heat) is a 3-time HR Derby champion!


 

Front Page - National Website!

Congratulations to Mike Eckhart of the 18+ Thunder for being featured on the front page of our national organization's website!  CLICK HERE to view.


 

Cownie & Simpson Procedures

Managers/Players:  Please remember that everyone is responsible for taking care of the fields we play on.  Lights were left on overnight recently at Cownie costing the Little League additional funds that we may need to reimburse.

Cownie Procedures:
NO FIELD MAINTENANCE...EVER.  After the games, clean your dugout, shut off the lights (switch located on back of concession stand), close the bathroom doors and exit out the south gate.  Last person out should lock the south gate.  DO NOT GET LOCKED IN.

Simpson Procedures:
We are responsible for field maintenance.  Both teams should be helping to cut the time in half.  Baselines should be raked, infield should be dragged (key in 3rd base shed), holes at mound and plate should be filled, tarps and tires should be replaced.  Lights shut off in announcing booth behind the plate and door locked on way out.

Questions...please ask your League President.


 

Blasts from the Past!

MSBL National has recently added nearly all of the Daily Newsletters from the World Series Tournaments in Phoenix, going back as far as 1998.  This is quite a trip down memory lane for those in the league that have made the trip over the years.  These also highlight how much fun this trip is and how successful our teams from Central Iowa have been.

Our league will be represented once again this fall in some of the "older" divisions.  If you are interested in going, especially at the 18+ or 25+ levels, please reach out for more information from the League Commissioner.  He can also direct you to who is leading the charge for the 35+ and above divisions as well.

Here are two early newsletters that stand out (13 & 14 years ago!):

2002 (click here):  Two 28+ teams from Iowa (Iowa Oaks & Des Moines Bruins) were asked to form an All-Star team to take on various players from other leagues.  The game was played in front of a rather large crowd at Tempe Diablo Stadium where the Iowa team's "fireman" came on to shut down a late rally.  Contains a great photo of the team as well as a photo of "Baby Joe" Smith.

2003 (click here):  The Oaks and Bruins from 2002 merged together to form one of the more successful teams (think Buffalo Bills) that has traveled to Phoenix from anywhere in the country.  Our league's first appearance in a National Championship game is highlighted in this newsletter as an 11-run 7th inning wasn't quite enough to overcome a "brawling" team from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.


 

"Players of the Week"

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A note from John Linden, MIBL Commissioner

Hello Mid-Iowa Baseball League!
 

MSBL has announced a new section to their website: MSBL/MABL Players of the Week .  

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I want to invite the managers to submit any special achievements from your games.   The Players of the Week  will be showcased in the 'Diamond Notes' section right in the middle of the MSBL home page .  Our first edition was published May 18th and will be updated every Wednesday.  You can check it out right here.

Please submit your information to midiowabaseball@yahoo.com by Friday evening of each week. Please include your team name, age division, possible pictures of them and a description of the reason you are nominating them.  This can provide the league some awesome exposure for your players and the league as a whole. Everyone can't be included but as you will see from this past week's article, they will spread the word as far as possible.  Take care and please contact me with any questions.

Stay Healthy, Have a great Summer and Have Fun!

-John


 

League Page on Facebook & Twitter

Please like us on Facebook!  We hope to utilize our League's Facebook page more often this year, especially to pass along information regarding rainouts and league activities.  The Facebook button at the lower left of this homepage will take you to our League page on Facebook.  The following link will take you to the Facebook page of our National organization, Men's Senior Baseball.

Follow us on Twitter too: @midiowabaseball


MSBL Sports Store Specials

Click here for the current specials at MSBL Sports Store, available to all league members.


 

Famous Quote

Life will always throw curves; just keep fouling them off.  The right pitch will come.  And when it does, be prepared to run the bases." ~Unknown

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." ~Babe Ruth

 


Upcoming Games/Practices

Sunday, Sep 25
Fall League
18+ Fall League @ 18+ Fall League1:30pmNorth
50+ Fall League @ 50+ Fall League4:00pmUrb 2 (SE)
Monday, Sep 26
45+ Bill Hyland MSBL
Wildcats @ Grays7:30pmUrb 1 (NW)
Blues @ Twins7:30pmUrb 2 (SE)
Tuesday, Sep 27
35+ Bill Hyland MSBL
Yankees @ Demons7:30pmCownie
Heat @ Woodpeckers7:30pmSimpson
Wednesday, Sep 28
45+ Bill Hyland MSBL
Reds @ Yankees7:30pmUrb 2 (SE)
Special Games
45+ Tournament @ 45+ Tournament7:30pmUrb 1 (NW)
Thursday, Sep 29
35+ Bill Hyland MSBL
Bulldogs @ Cubs7:30pmSlater
Special Games
35+ Tournament @ 35+ Tournament7:30pmCownie
Sunday, Oct 2
Fall League
18+ Fall League @ 18+ Fall League1:00pmNorth
50+ Fall League @ 50+ Fall League4:00pmUrb 2 (SE)
Monday, Oct 3
Special Games
45+ Tournament @ 45+ Tournament7:30pmUrb 2 (SE)

For a complete schedule listing, click here!