Last Updated: May 4, 2016
May 2, 2016 – 12:00 PM
Invoices for next season have now been e-mailed all of our current players during the afternoon of April 28th. IF YOU DID NOT GET ONE LET US KNOW IMMEDIATELY!
Next season starts on June 16th, so, we will need a prompt payment within two weeks of being invoiced to guarantee a spot in the draft. We will have only one week off (June 9th) between seasons.
Remember: the new HourGlass rules close their fields during the entire month of August, so our league will go dark and be on hiatus after the games of July 28th until we resume on September 1st. Please plan your vacations and Summer travel accordingly if you can.
May 4th update: We need 91 paid players, and as of 11am today, we have 28, or 31% what we need. Thanks to all who have paid so quickly. To view who has already paid: click on the link under HEADLINES on the right side of this page.
The deadline for current players to pay the fees in order to be guaranteed a roster spot is: FRIDAY, MAY 13TH. After that date we start guaranteeing roster spots to those paid-up men currently on our waiting list who won't get called-up this season. Then, we open it up, and guarantee a spot among the 91 to all former Warriors players or to new players who register and pay.
Week 12 recap: Two weeks to go and 5 teams fight for 1st
April 29, 2016 – 02:24 PM
Yellow Slime 13 Green Rippers 10
The first-place Green Rippers suffered their second straight loss, but still held onto a razor-thin first-place lead of 1/2 game over Yellow Slime. This was a close game from beginning to end, but Yellow Slime prevailed due to the last two innings by outscoring Green 4-1 in the 6th and the 7th.
Black Magic 19 Blue Bullets 6
Black Magic won its 5th in-a-row, and 7th-of-their-last-nine, in a pretty one-sided game. Blue went scoreless four times in seven innings and ended their modest two-game winning streak. Black was tied with Blue for 3rd place. Now, they are alone in 3rd. Blue meanwhile dropped to 5th place. At 2 games out with 2 games to play, Blue is still mathematically in the running for a tie for first place.
Wartime Consigliere 23 Gray Goosers 3
The score tells it all. The game ended fittingly: Gray had the bases loaded with two outs and no runs scored in the inning. The Gray batter swung and missed for strike three to end the game. Wartime improved from 5th place to 4th.
Brown Power 25 Red Gems 17
This game was 15-4 Brown and then 21-6. Red came back and scored 11 times in their last three at-bats, including 4 runs in the flip-flopped 7th, but it was nowhere near enough. Brown Power won for the first time since March 17th.
Post-season playoff schedule
April 29, 2016
QUARTER FINALS ON MAY 19TH:
Field #1 6:30pm: 1st place vs. 8th place
Field #2 6:30pm: 2nd place vs. 7th place
Field #1 8:00pm: 3rd place vs. 6th place
Field #2 8:00pm: 4th place vs. 5th place
SEMI FINALS ON MAY 26TH:
Field #2 6:30 pm: Highest remaining seed vs. lowest remaining seed
Field #2 8:00pm The other two winners from the quarter finals
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON JUNE 2ND;
Field #2 6:30pm
Giovanni's Restaurant Clairemont Mesa & Ruffin from 8-9:30pm
WE WILL BE OFF ON JUNE 9TH AND START NEXT SEASON ON JUNE 16TH.
CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT PARTY INFO
April 29, 2016
We will meet at Giovanni's Restaurant, on the SW corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. & Ruffin Road, directly across the street from the new Kaiser Hospital now under construction. We will arrive after the game, or at about 8pm for those not attending the game. We'll be over by 9:30.
The party features all-you-can-eat pizza & salad and all-you-can-drink soda & beer.
There is no charge for any Warrior player from any of our 8 teams. All players from all teams are invited and encouraged to attend.
During the party, the seasonal BRAD BETZ MEMORIAL AWARD will be presented to our league's BEST TEAMMATE.
Guests are welcome at a cost of $15 for each guest who will be eating & drinking with us. Non-consuming guests are free. Please pay this $15 (cash preferred) to Commissioner Jerry Hermes at the door.
Anyone know of a good general contractor?
April 28, 2016
I still am looking for and need a good and competent general contractor who is not a flake. I've been through two of that type recently and my wife & I have had enough. I have a sizable project to be done at my home and am looking for any personal recommendations from my fellow players for someone who is reliable, can do the job well, do it at a decent price, and, most importantly, actually might want to actually do the job.
If you have someone for me, please either call or text me at (619) 341-3377 or e-mail me at email@example.com. I shall not be playing again until May 12th.
WARRIOR RESOURCE GUIDE NEWS
August 26, 2015
The Warrior Resource Directory has been updated to Jan. '15 and posted on our website. Ron Yardley is updating it for this season so, if you have a service to offer to our Warrior League, email it to him at firstname.lastname@example.org using the existing format.
Commissioner Jerry Hermes to step down on June 30, 2016
July 7, 2015
Jim Smith to fully take over June 3rd, 2016
Longtime Warriors Commissioner Jerry Hermes will be leaving his position at the end of the Spring, 2016 season, in June, 2016. At that time, Hermes will have served as league Commissioner for ten years.
Commissioner Bob Johnson will be continuing as the other league Commissioner.
In July, Hermes will be replaced by longtime Warrior Jim Smith as Chief Operating Officer of the Warriors League. Hermes will continue as the league's Treasurer/CFO. Smith has retired from managing after his Aqua Men won the league championship last December and will use this season to get trained by Hermes prior to taking over as Commissioner.
Hermes returned as a player, after a 1.5-year layoff, on Feb. 4th.
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:
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.