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We wish our shoulder surgery patients a speedy recovery

October 24, 2014

Orange Crush OF Rich Pratt is undergoing shoulder surgery today, Oct. 24th.

Commissioner Jerry Hermes, a Red Devils OF, will have two surgeries on his left shoulder on Tuesday, Oct. 28th (one open, one scoped).

We wish them both a speedy recovery and hope to have them back sometime next season.

Post-season schedule

November 13th:

Field #2:

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

7:30pm   3rd place vs 6th place

8:45pm   4th place vs 5th place

Field #1:

6:30pm   2nd place The Blue vs 7th place

8:00pm   1st place True Blue Slime vs winner of 6:15 play-in game on Field #2


November 20th:

Field #2:

6:30pm   Highest remaining seed vs lowest remaining seed

8:00pm   The other two teams surviving after week #1


November 27th:


December 4th:

Field #2:

6:30pm Championship game

8:00pm Post-game party at Giovanni's Restaurant

Invoicing for Spring 2015 fees will be soon

October 21, 2014

Fees for the Spring, 2015 season are staying exactly the same as they are this season. Invoicing for next season will commence around the first of November. These invoices will come to you via e-mail. Please pay via the payment link in the e-mail via PayPal.  You can pay via PayPal using any credit or debit card, Visa, MC, AmEx or Discover. You can, of course, also pay from a PayPal account if you have one.


Finally, the 104 players who are currently playing in our league have first priority for a guaranteed spot next season provided they pay by November 30th. On December 1st, we start guaranteeing spots to players who are not among the season's ending 104. This includes brand new players, returning Warriors, and guys currently on the DL.

To make sure you are among the first 104, please pay the invoice we send to you promptly.  Thank you.

Week #16 Recap: True Blue Slime clinches 1st. The Blue takes 2nd

October 24, 2014

First-place True Blue Slime, losers of only one game this season, came through with a close one-run victory for the second straight game. After four innings it looked like a pitcher's battle, with True Blue Slime holding only a 4-1 lead over second-place The Blue. Then the scoring began for both sides, with The Blue outscoring True Blue 13-11 in the final three innings, but it wasn't enough. Final score 15-14 True Blue.

True Blue Slime has a 2 game lead with two games to play. Whereas True Blue Slime is 2-0 vs. second place The Blue this season, even if T.B.S. loses its next two games, and T.B. wins its next two games, for a tie in the standings, T.B.S. wins the tie-breaker and clinches first place. Congratulations to manager Ron Yardley and his True Blue Slime squad.

And, congratulations to True Blue for clinching second place. With only 3 losses and only 1 game to play, they take 2nd.

Third place Yellow Gold held an 18-11 lead over the sixth place Red Devils, and the Devils offense was sputtering. Then roles reversed, ad the Red Devils outscored Yellow Gold 9-1 in the final two innings, and walked away with a 20-19 win. The Red Devils game winner was knocked home by Doug Tracy, who had replaced disabled Commissioner Jerry Hermes on the Red Devils roster. Much of the Red Devils offense came from the bottom of the order. Commissioner Hermes did contribute by managing the team in Oran Houck's absence. With the win, the Red Devils have solely occupy 6th place. With the loss, Yellow Gold now shares 3rd place with Orange Crush.

Orange Crush moved up from 4th place to a tie for 3rd with a 16-12 win over the Green Beans. They had led 9-2, 11-4 and 16-7.

And Great White pulled off a walk-off win over the hapless Gray Matters by a score of 18-17. Gray Matters led 15-9 after 3 1/2 innings, then got outscored 9-2 for the loss. The game winner was a bases-loaded RBI single by Sergio Vargas. Great White, with a winning record, now resides in 5th place.

The Black Cats were home licking themselves in their bye week.

Happy October birthday to:

October 3rd:     Red Devils' OF/P Bernie Garcia. Age 55

October 4th:     Gray Matters OF Bob Nagle. Age 61

October 10th:   The Blue's utility player Jim Felfoldi. Age 70

October 11th:    Red Devils OF and League Commissioner Jerry Hermes. Age 65

October 12th:    Orange Crush OF Richard Pratt. Age 60

                           True Blue Slime IF/P Lowell Waxman. Age 67

October 23rd:    Green Beans OF Kevin Hemmingway. Age 53

October 25th:   Yellow Gold 1B/C Phil Snyder.  Age 63

October 26th:    True Blue Slime OF/IF Mike Vasquez. Age 56

We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact the league to report any errors or omissions and to get them corrected.

Waiting list in trouble again

October 21, 2014

As of this morning, we have ONE (1) player available. We've gone through the list this season like a teenager with an iTunes gift card by having made thirteen (13), yes, thirteen! replacements.

There are only three weeks remaining in the regular season, and hopefully, one person on the waiting list will be sufficient. But, we just never know.

Please help us find new players. Now.

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.

This Week's Schedule

Thursday,  Oct 30
Red Devils @ Green Beans 6:30pm HourGlass Field #1
Yellow Gold @ True Blue Slime 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
Orange Crush @ Great White 8:00pm HourGlass Field #1
The Blue @ Black Cats 8:00pm HourGlass Field #2

For a complete schedule listing, click here!

Upcoming Events

Thursday,  Nov 6
Regular season ends
Thursday,  Nov 13
Playoff quarter-finals 6:15pm
Thursday,  Nov 20
Playoff semi-finals 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
Thursday,  Nov 27
Thursday,  Dec 4
Warriors Championship Game 6:30pm HourGlass Field #2
Post-championship party 8:00pm Giovanni's Restaurant

For a complete calendar listing, click here!

San Diego Warriors 45-and-over Men's Senior Softball League

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