- We can ALWAYS use more players on the waiting list
- Please recruit for us
Week #11 Recap: Where has all the offense gone?
September 19, 2014
Great White demolished the Black Cats 14-1. Only a 2-out, 6th inning RBI single from Jeff "The Most Interesting Man In The World" Anderson came between Tim "Little Nolan" Ryan and a historic shut-out. White was powered by 2 booming HRs from Armando Araico.
Note: Great White manager Jim Cannon, playing catcher, caught foul pop ups near the backstop from two consecutive batters to end an inning. Nobody can ever remember that happening in league history previously.
First place True Blue Slime demolished its opponent, winless Gray Matters, 11-1.
Note: Gray Matters acquired two replacement players for last night's game, giving them 5 replacements for the season, including a replacement for a replacement.
In the third no-offense game of the night, the Red Devils, winners of three straight, could only score three times. They did hold Orange Crush to a mere nine runs, but nine is better than three. Red has a week off to try to find their bats.
Note: this is the first time this season that any Warriors team has won a game while failing to score in double digits.
And in the one game with offense, Green Beans tied a True Blue 28-28. The Blue played with only eight players (3 OF + a loaned catcher). With the tie, The Blue dropped into 3rd place.
Yellow Gold, the week's bye team, jumped into second place from third. We wish manager John Spadea a continued recovery from pneumonia.
Waiting list in trouble again
September 19, 2014
As of this morning, the list is down to ONE (1) guy ready to play, and ONE (1) guy who was, but just got hurt, and won't be ready for a few weeks.
That's it. I already know of another replacement that will be needed after the games of 9/25, and the probability of another for late October.
We have placed EIGHT (8) so far and we're about tapped out. So we need everyone to recruit new players for us now.
We wish a speedy recovery to John Spadea.
September 13, 2014
Longtime Warrior player and manager John Spadea is home battling pneumonia. He is 70 and we all know that pneumonia at age 70 is pretty serious business.We all wish and pray for a very speedy recovery, and a return to Warriors action, for someone who truly is one of the Good Guys in every possible sense of those words.
Happy September birthday to:
Sept. 4th: Red Devils' Gary Forehand. Age 49
The Blue manager Rich McLaughlin. Age 52
Sept. 5th: Orange Crush IF Tom Bright. Age 58
Sept. 8th: Green Beans OF Paul Devermann. Age 59
Sept. 12th: Yellow Gold OF Tony Poulin. Age 49
Sept. 13th: Green Beans 2B/P Rich LaFlamme. Age 64
True Blue Slime manager Ron Yardley. Age 68
Sept. 16th: DL'd Gray Matters 3B Joe Isom. Age 65
Sept. 18th: New Warrior, Gray Matters' Ben Crehore. Age 55
Sept. 20th: Great White OF Alan Watson. Age 64
Sept. 25th: Great White manager Jim Cannon. Age 66
We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us if there are any.
We welcome back our league's great sponsor for Fall 2014
July 1, 2014
The "use any bat they want" players
The following players either are 69 years of age now or will become 69 years of age sometime during 2014. As such, we allow these players to use any softball bat of their choosing in the Fall, 2014 season.
Bob Allen, Jeff Crispell, Tony Devine, Jim Felfoldi, Oran Houck, Jaime Rios & John Spadea.
Basepath safety issues
October 19, 2012
Our league would like to reiterate our rules regarding player safety on the basepaths. If everyone always followed these three simple rules we would have fewer basepath safety issues:
1. When running to first base, if a play is potentially going to be made on you (you hit a ground ball) you MUST run to the base that sits in FOUL territory while the first baseman uses the bag that sits in FAIR territory.
If you run to the wrong bag when a throw to first base is coming, you will be called OUT even if you beat the throw or even if the first baseman doesn't catch the throw. This rule has been listed in our rules for years. Our rules are available at the left on the Main Menu.
2. When running from first base towards second base, all base runners MUST slide or avoid the second baseman or the shortstop covering the bag. We do not want player-to-player contact. Unavoidable contact during a clean slide is just a part of the game with which we have to live. Making contact with an infielder's upper torso while coming in standing up (contact with your shoulder, elbow, hip or knee) is entirely another story. Please slide into the bag or peel away.
3. When running from first base, if you are put out at second while you are still far away from the second base bag, GET OUT OF THE WAY and do not block the defensive player's throwing lane. You could get drilled unless the defensive player voluntarily opts to alter his throw so as to avoid your forehead.
As our Commissioner Bob Johnson put it, if a player cannot go to work on Friday, because of something like this that happened with us on Thursday, then it was not a good night.
Top Fourteen Things To Know About the Warriors Softball League
1. Our primary reason for existence is to have fun in a safe way and build male friendships.
2. To accomplish that we only allow the use of league-furnished, ASA approved bats, in 26oz, 27oz, 28oz and 29oz weights. Any other bat, other than those provided by the league, is prohibited, except for players 69 years of age, or players turning 69 that year. These players may use any bat of their choosing.. Currently we use the Mizuno "Craze" and the Mizuno "Frenzy" composite bats.
3. We use a 375/.44 polyurethane-core softball.
4. We re-draft teams each season, so players are not with the same teammates each and every season. Eventually, everyone plays with (and against) everybody else.
5. We have "AAA"-type tournament-quality players, and we have "A"-type recreational-quality players, and everything in between.
6. We have 45-year-old players and we have 70-year-players and every age in between.
7. We have a true draft, but even though we do not make promises or issue guarantees, we bend over backwards to make every effort to try to make special accommodations to players who need to be on the same team for whatever reason (siblings, carpool together from afar, etc.)
8. We allow the use of courtesy runners once a batter reaches first base.
9. Outfielders must station themselves behind an arc of orange cones until a ball is struck by a batter. If a batted ball touches the outfield grass, the batter can do no worse than a single and does not need to run/walk/crawl/get to first base. Batters may not be put out at first base on a throw from any outfielder.
10. We hire our own real paid umpires.
11. Every team participates in the first round of the post-season playoffs.
12. Every player receives a new shirt each season and it's theirs to keep forever. We do not issue faded, shrunken, ill-fitting hand-me-down shirts to our players.
13. The league hosts all players, from all teams, to a pizza party immediately after conclusion of each season's championship game, at no charge to the players. At the party, usually attended by 60-70 players, the Brad Betz Memorial Award is presented to the league's "best teammate". For information on this award, click on the Brad Betz tab on the left side of this homepage near the top.
14. All games have not only a fully-stocked first aid kit on site, but also a cardiac defibrillator at each backstop. Most league players have been trained on how to use it.
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