TCBA House League Rain Out Policy
Typically, information concerning playing conditions at fields will NOT be posted on the website. If we are fortunate enough to obtain information in advance that may be helpful, we will update the site. We advise that you call the TCBA hotline number for your league and check the status of your game. The league directors will update the hotline message with field conditions whenever possible, usually at least an hour before your scheduled game.
The rain out policy is set by the Town of Clarence Parks Department and the Town of Clarence Baseball Association. There are times during the week when the Parks Department will close the diamonds for the day by about 3:00 PM and it may clear up and be beautiful later in the day. Please respect their decisions. They know the fields very well and do not want unnecessary damage, particularly to the infields.
The league makes decisions before or during games. On Saturdays, when the Parks Department is closed, it's up to the league directors, not the coaches at the fields. We have many experienced directors who will always use the player’s safety as the first criteria for playing games. You must report for your scheduled games even if it is raining where you happen to be. Since our ball fields are in many different locations in Clarence, there may be a driving rainstorm at Sunset Park, when at the same time there is no sign of rain at Memorial Park, except that you may see dark clouds, and vice versa. Check the TCBA Hotline during the day on Saturdays. If the message has not been changed in a while, that means all games are on.
NOTE: If you see lightning or hear thunder, the game is to immediately go into a weather delay. Everyone should seek shelter as quickly as possible (not under trees). Please do not leave right away; sometimes these storms are moving away from the field of play with little or no rain and after a short delay, it may be determined by the umpire and coaches that safe play may continue.
Rained out or rain postponed games are generally not rescheduled, as the number of games scheduled factor in 3-4 rainouts per season. Games that are more than half way through the regular number of innings are considered complete games.
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