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Important next season info

May 26, 2015 – 09:00 AM

In 9 days we'll decide on the number of teams for next season. 

As of this posting ALL players have been invoiced for next season's fees. If you have not received the league's invoice from PayPal this week, contact us at once. Do not wait.

Please pay using the link embedded in the invoice. You do not have to have your own PayPal account to use this system. ANY credit or debit card, of any type, from any institution, will be accepted.

If you require an alternate way to pay, call Commissioner Jerry at (619) 341-3377.

Any player who is having a financial hardship should contact Jerry because the league has provisions for players having temporary money problems.

As of today, one month after billing was invoiced, we only have paid fees from about 52% of whatwe need for a 9-team league and about 59% of what we need for an 8-team league. We really want to be able to field at least 8 teams.

The league needs to know a.s.a.p. whether we will have 9 teams (meaning byes), or 8 teams (no byes), or some other number, because that impacts the number of Thursdays we need to rent our fields an d how many shirt colors we order. We need to know what we are doing pretty soon.

Therefore, it has been decided that the number of teams we will field next season will be dictated by the number of paid players we have signed up on JUNE 4TH (new earlier date)

Please pay a.s.a.p. if you plan on being with us next season.

Commissioner Jerry Hermes will be at HourGlass Field on Thursday, May 28th between 6:15 and 8:15 to collect payments, by cash, check or plastic, from any player who wants to pay in person. Commissioner Hermes will not be present the following week, June 4th.

Click on link in "Headlines" to see who is "in" for next season (updates daily) and who is "out"

 

Beginning this year, Miramar College will not allow anyone to use their fields during the month of August. They believe that allowing it to go un-used during January & August will improve the grass quality for the college's women's soccer team, who plays there. We have tried in vain but have been unable to secure adequate alternate venues for that month. This causes us to make some difficult decisions we have never previously been forced to make.

1. We will start the season on July 9th. Due to the Fourth of July weekend, we will not be starting on July 2nd.

2. We will play the four weeks of July. Some teams will have four games in July. Due to byes, some teams will have only three games in July.

3. The league will go dark and suspend play for August.

4. We will resume play on Sept.3rd.

5. The regular season will end on Nov. 5th.

6. Playoffs will be Nov. 12th and Nov. 19th for quarter and semi-finals.

7. After Thanksgiving, we will return to have our Championship night on Dec. 3rd.

8. We need to use this schedule to allow for possible playoff rainouts.

9. We will be forced to play an unbalanced schedule. This means that not all teams will play the same number of regular season games. Also, not every team will play every other team two times. Some teams may have two bye weeks while others have only one.

10. Fees have been reduced 14.66% to account for fewer games and a shorter season.  

We hope everyone will stay with us despite the four-week break in play. We did it this way to avoid both of two different doubleheader options we had on the table which none of us wanted to do: (Thursday doubleheaders during July or September OR an extra game on Mondays or Tuesdays (in addition to Thursdays) during July or during September)

Please pay us ASAP so we know how many players we will have and, based upon that, how many teams we will have for next season.

Thanks for your understanding and loyalty to our league.

 

Week #15 recap:White beats Green and moves into 1st place

May 22, 2015

White Blitz 13    Green Envy 8

The battle between the first-place Green Envy and the second-place White Blitz, who started the evening only a half- game out, was pretty much one-sided. Green managed to score only three runs during the first five innings, setting the stage for their defeat, and having these two teams change places in the standings. Green Envy lost for the first time in TWO MONTHS.

Death  23   Gray Hounds 20

It was 5-5 after one inning. It still was 5-5 after two innings. Death scored five runs in four of their six offensive innings. The Gray Hounds scored five runs in three of their seven innings. Death was just better this night. Death, winners of four of their last five games, remains in third place. The Gray Hounds, whose two-game winning streak was snapped, dropped from a fifth-place tie to seventh-place.

Blue Balls 17   Blues Brothers 15

The Blue Balls won their first ballgame in almost THREE MONTHS (2/26/15), and in so doing, escaped the basement into eighth-place. The Blues Brothers, losers of two of their last three, remained in fourth. There were a combined nine runs scored in the seventh inning, but the four scored by the Brothers (who were trailing 17-11 at the time) wasn't enough to answer the five scored by the Balls.

Infernos 24   Old Yeller 15

The tied-for-fifth-place Infernos led only 12-10 after six innings. The Infernos were literally on fire, scoring twelve times in the top of the seventh. Yeller, who had just scored five times in the bottom of the sixth, rallied nicely for another five runs in the bottom of the seventh, but, it just wasn't enough. The loss dropped Old Yeller into the cellar.

Brown Slime had the week's bye.

New Warriors Rules now in effect

SITTING OUT

No player shall sit out a second defensive inning in a game until every other player present has sat out one inning.  No player shall sit out a third defensive inning in a game until every other player present has sat out two innings.

DESIGNATED HITTER

All requests to be a D.H. in a game must come from the player and not from the manager to a player.

Only one player per team may D.H. in any game.

Post-season playoff schedule

June 11th: Field 2  Shortened games. No new inning starts after 55 minutes.

6:15pm     Play-in game  8th place vs 9th place

7:30pm     3rd place vs 6th place

8:45pm     4th place vs 6th place

June 11th Field 1

6:30pm     2nd place vs 7th place

8:00pm     1st place vs winner of 6:15 play-in game on Field 2.

 

June 18th Field 2

6:30pm     Highest remaining seed vs lowest remaining seed

8:00pm     The other two remaining teams

 

June 25th Field 2

6:30pm     Championship game

8:00pm     Party at Giovanni's Restaurant Clairemont Mesa & Ruffin

Welcome back our league's great sponsor for Spring 2015

January 1, 2015

  

 

Call our Don Hughes at (800) 295-2695, or email him at donhughes@bobstall.com,  if you're in the market for a new car or truck. You can't beat the deals at Bob Stall Chevrolet along the I-8 in La Mesa. 

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.

This Week's Schedule

Thursday,  May 28
Old Yeller @ Green Envy 6:30pm HourGlass Field #1
Infernos @ Blues Brothers 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
White Blitz @ Death 8:00pm HourGlass Field #1
Blue Balls @ Brown Slime 8:00pm HourGlass Field #2

For a complete schedule listing, click here!