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Commissioner Bob Johnson's condition update
May 17, 2013 – 06:45 AM
May 20th update: Bob has been discharged from Scripps hospital and is recuperating at home.
Photo taken at 5:45pm on May 16th. Bob thanks everyone who visited or phoned him with their support.
Bob was placed on the 60 day DL retroactive to Sunday, May 5th.
Week #13 recap:
May 6, 2013
The Rod Forkas led Whitecaps improved to an impressive 13-1-1 record with a 14-9 beating of a short-handed Red Devils Squad. The Whiteouts need to win only 2 of their next 3 games to clinch 1st place. Their opponents will be the Yellowfins, Gray Pride and the Black Diamonds.
Second place Green Envy doubled up on 3rd place Black Diamonds 14-7. The Green Envy team is only 1 1/2 games behind the Whiteouts, but has only 2 games remaining. Green must win both (Green Machine & Orange Crush) to have any hope of taking 1st place. Green is 2-2 in their last 4 games after having won 8 straight. The loss was the 1st for the Black Diamonds since way back on April 4th.
Third place Black Diamonds, having dropped the above-mentioned game to Green Envy, came back in the nightcap and edged Blue Slime 20-18. Slime's loss snaps a 2-game winning streak.
Fourth place Blue Slime earlier in the evening beat an 8-man Orange Crush 19-12.
Fifth place Yellowfins just got by a determined Green Machine 20-17 and in so doing broke a 2-game losing streak. The Machine has dropped 4 straight.
Sixth place Sky High Blues and 8th place Gray Pride battled to a 15-15 tie. The lead changed hands 8 times. There was scoring in 11 of the 14 half-innings. Sky High pushed across the tying run in the top of the 7th by scoring a runner from 3rd with 2 out. In the bottom of the 7th, Gray had that identical situation and failed to score what would have been the winning run. The tie was Gray's 2nd of the season.
We need more players
During the Spring, 2013 season, a record 13 players were elevated from the waiting list to the active roster, INCLUDING FIVE IN JUST THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THIS MONTH SO FAR.
Right now, our waiting list is back to zero. Our season is almost over, but we still need to have a constant flow of new players in the bullpen.
We also need more guys so that we can be assured of having 13-man rosters next season instead of the sometimes-precarious 12. Please refer anyone you can think of who'd be an addition to our league to this website at any time of the year.
We welcome our league's new sponsor
Post season playoff info
Week #1 (scheduled for June 6th)
6:30 PM Field 1 8th place vs. 9th place
8:00 PM Field 1 1st place vs 6:30 game winner
6:30 PM Field 3 7th place vs. 10th place
8:00 PM Field 3 2nd place vs. 6:30 game winner
6:30 PM Field 4: 4th place vs. 5th place
8:00 PM Field 4: 3rd place vs. 6th place
Week #2 (scheduled for June 13th) We will use the field in the best condition on Wed. June 12th.
6:30 PM Highest remaining seed from last week vs. lowest remaining seed
8:00 PM The other two winners from week #1
Week #3 (scheduled for June 20th) We will again use the field in best shape the day before.
6:30 PM Championship game
8:00 PM Party at Giovanni's Restaurant
Ray Short awarded the Brad Betz Memorial Award
December 6, 2012
May 7th: Green Envy left fielder Steve VinCurek. Age 58
May 10th: Orange Crush outfielder Dave Munson. Age 65
May 22nd: Blue Slime outfielder Stewart Kocivar. Age: 59
May 27th: Sky High Blues' outfielder Robert Berkstresser. Age:56
Happy birthday to all. If anyone's birthday was unintentionally omitted, or any of the above information is inaccurate, please contact the league so we can make an immediate correction.
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.
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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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