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The Los Angeles Baseball League is now a member of the National Adult Baseball Association!
FYI: The NABA has just established a new partnership with a company called "Athalonz". Athalonz is a cleat and turf shoe company that has developed a new technology that reduces stress on your joints, hips, and back! Athalonz is now the official shoe company of the NABA, and, as an NABA member, you will receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase. Just use the discount code "NABA". Here is the website for Athalonz if you're interested.
IMPORTANT LEAGUE UPDATE (6/2):
Guys – As always, hoping that all of you and your families are safe and healthy. Not much has changed with the league since the last update of a couple of weeks ago, although it does appear as if LAUSD fields will be down for the duration of at least the summer, and Culver City HS has informed us of that as well. So, we will have some challenges in regards to the amount of available fields for us to play on if and when we get back to playing. Unfortunately we did have to cancel one of our divisions (Sunday American) since they used Culver City HS and Roybal LC (an LAUSD field) for the majority of their schedule. As of now, the plan is to go forward with all other divisions.
Right now, the hope and plan is for a July 11-12 return, but we are solely dependent on the field administrators, which follow the federal and state guidelines, so we cannot get back to playing until they allow us to do so. This is the biggest variable, and will determine our course of action. No matter what, we will have a shorter (fewer games) season and most likely extend past August, and we will not have a winter season, but like we have been saying all along, we will have a baseball season IF ALLOWABLE. Long range plans and schedules (which can always be changed) have been made, however, we can only do what each city, school or field administrator will allow, which take their cues from the state of California and/or the cities that they are located in. We will keep abreast of the coronavirus situation, listen to the experts, and follow all orders given in regards to getting back on the field. Hopefully the decrease in social distancing of late does not bring about an increase in the spread of coronavirus, which would probably mean another delay in the state, cities and school districts allowing field usage.
Safety …. once we resume, you will be playing at your own risk (AS ALWAYS). We will have some safety guidelines based on the suggestions by the experts … sanitation protocols, possible mask wearing in dugouts, social distancing in dugouts, etc. But those will be expressed once we resume.
Before we come back, the Los Angeles Baseball League will need every player to sign the new Player Liability Waiver & Indemnification Form. If you have already signed and sent this form back … thank you. If you have not signed and sent this form back … please get it done.
This form must be on file with the league before any player participates in any event (game, tournament, practice, tryout, etc.). We realize this is major pain in the butt, but we need to take every precaution possible to ensure this league can continue in the future. After reading this waiver form, every player must print their name, sign their name, date it, and then scan the form and email to the league (email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org). PLEASE DO THIS AS SOON POSSIBLE … NO MATTER WHEN WE START BACK, ONLY PLAYERS THAT HAVE SENT THIS FORM BACK TO THE LEAGUE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY (NO/ZERO EXCEPTIONS).
Now more than ever if you have any contacts (coach, friend, business partner, etc.) at any field that may be available, please let us know. We will need to find fields that may be available to replace ones that do not open up. And realize that there may be a few fields in the short term that may not be up to our normal standards. But, unless we’ve read the room incorrectly, you guys would rather play on those types of fields than not.
Please stay safe, sane and healthy. Should you have any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns, please email me.
Dave Becker / Los Angeles Baseball League
A few rules that all (including umpires) need to know ..
No sunflower seeds at any fields, even in the dugouts!
No dogs by players or their fans at any fields. No smoking of any substances at any fields. No alcohol or drugs ... ever! Clean the dugout before and after your game. Park at your own risk at fields and be aware of foul balls.
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