With two placements having been made yesterday and one new sign up today, the Warriors Waiting List is down to ONE. We, once again, need your help recruiting players for our league.
Week #5 recap: Not in My House of Blues ties for 1st
March 7, 2014
Not in My House of Blues staged a late inning comeback and, in so doing, took a share of first place with the idle un-named Gray team. Down 15-9, Not in My House of Blues scored seven times in the bottom of the seventh. When the winning run crossed the plate, it was the first and only time since the first pitch that they'd had a lead. The formerly unbeaten Blackhawks failed to score in two of their final three at-bats, and only scored two runs in the other half inning. Prior to the seventh inning, the Blues had not scored more than three runs in any one inning. The game winner was Greg Cole's hard hit, one-hop, line drive, down the left field line, that eluded Jerry Hermes and cleared the bases. Final score 16-15.
The Blue Dogs beat the Red Devils 24-11 and went into a third place tie with the Blackhawks. The Red Devils could not score in the flip flopped seventh inning afather having only scored once in the bottom of the sixth.
Crush edged Green Envy 12-9. For the third straight week, Green blew a lead of five runs or more, this time a 6-1 3rd inning lead. Green is 0-3.
The woes continue for winless Walter White as they dropped a 19-2 decision to Yellow Slime. More concerning is Walter White's low 8.25 runs scored average.
The un-named Gray team had the week's bye and remains in first place.
We welcome back our new old sponsor for this season
We are pleased to announce that our Spring 2014 sponsor will be again, and for a final time, Bob Stall Chevrolet in La Mesa. We thank our Don Hughes for arranging for making this happen.
Our Fall 2012 sponsor, Cameron Williams' Duffy, Kruspodin & Co, LLC, CPA firm will return as our sponsir this fall.
We thank all our sponsors for their generosity.
Happy March birthday to:
March 3rd: New Warrior player, Green Envy's Harold McLaughlin age 52
March 5th: The Gray Team's Doug Skaggs age 53
March 24th: Yellow Slime's Robert Simmons age 53
March 24th: Blackhawks' infielder Gabe Delgado age 62
March 26th: Blue Dogs' SS Ray Short age 62
March 29th: Not-in-my-House-of-Blues' 3B Randy Evertsen age 61
Our rain-out policy
February 6, 2014
Due to our long 21-week schedule each seson (16 games over 18 weeks + 3 weeks of post-season), and due to the fact that the City of San Diego does not make HourGlass available for rent in January, the league has decided to change its longstanding practice, and, just as many other leagues do, we will NOT be making-up rained-out games or any games which we are forced to cancel for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.
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 calledOUT 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 WAYand 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.