- GET OFF THE COUCH AND JUST PLAY
- SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OUR SOFTBALL LEAGUE AND WEBSITE
- BATS USED IN OUR LEAGUE MUST HAVE OUR LEAGUE STICKER ON THEM.
- Email address is email@example.com
- COME PLAY IN MAINE
THE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR ALL THE RAINOUTS.
REMINDER TO ALL WINNING COACHES TO SEND ME YOUR SCORE. LOSING COACHES MAY ALSO SEND IT ALSO
DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU. IF YOU USE A ILLEGAL BAT IT COULD.
For Immediate Release
Oklahoma City, OK—The Amateur Softball Association (“ASA”) is pleased to report that the
U.S. District Court for Western Oklahoma has awarded ASA $100,000 in damages and
attorney’s fees totaling approximately $12,000 against the first two defendants in the
Association’s ongoing attempts to rid the game of softball of illegal equipment including
painting and other techniques used to alter bats.
In addition to the monetary damages awarded above, the Court entered an injunction against the
defendants and ordered the defendants to do the following:
• To provide the names and addresses of all customers as well as suppliers of goods and
services who enabled the defendants to perform the acts giving rise to the lawsuit; and
• To provide the names and addresses of any person or entity that supplied the defendants
with any decals bearing ASA or Rawlings’s trademarks.
“While we are pleased with the Court’s decision and feel that our legal position has been firmly
established ASA’s work is far from over”, commented ASA’s Executive Director, Ron
Radigonda. “We have already identified our next round of defendants and plan to aggressively
pursue them,” added Radigonda.
The ASA has established a method for individuals who might be concerned with their past
activities. Such individuals can e-mail the ASA and begin settlement discussions that may keep
them from being sued in the future provided they agree to cooperate with the ASA. If a bat
doctor would like to turn themselves in, we encourage them to send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of Bat Settlement Agreement.
If individuals continue to alter bats in any way that contain the ASA’s trademarks, the
association will pursue all legal remedies available.
About ASA’s Equipment Testing Program
ASA first adopted a bat performance standard in 2000, relying on a nationwide consensus bat
testing method approved by the American Society of Testing and Materials (“ASTM”). This
initial standard was based primarily on the adult male slow pitch softball player. ASA began
investigating improvements to this standard with field testing in the summer of 2001, primarily
to confirm its application to the youth slow pitch and fast pitch game.
As scientific lab testing and research continued, it was discovered that the performance values of
certain bats tended to increase the more the bat was used. In light of this discovery ASA began
to enforce its 2000 performance standard against these bats, and subsequently “recertified”
several of these bat models after modifications by the manufacturers.
In October 2002, ASA conducted a field test focused solely on bat performance. This field test
used high speed cameras to capture the swings and “bat-ball collisions” of players from two
different divisions. The results of this study, along with additional testing lab research, led to a
number of science-based recommendations for improvements to the ASTM test method. The
new test method was approved for balloting in May 2003 by the ASTM subcommittee in charge
of developing this test method and became effective January 1, 2004.
Since that time, “bat doctors” have altered approved bats to enhance their performance and have
relabeled unapproved bats to make them appear to be certified by ASA. For more information
on equipment matters see the Certified Equipment section of the ASA website,
About the ASA
The Amateur Softball Association of America, a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization
based in Oklahoma City, OK, is the national governing body of softball in the United States.
Founded in 1933, the ASA regulates competition in every state through a network of 86 local
associations to insure fairness and equal opportunity to the millions of players who annually play
the sport. Additional information about the ASA and its Bat Testing and Certification Program
can be found by visiting www.asasoftball.com.
PLEASE DO NOT BLAME THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE WAY THE WEBSITE WORKS
SINCE BLUE STAR PURCHASED LEAGUELINEUP , THE WEBSITE HAS CHANGE IN THE WAY YOU USE IT FOR THE VERY WORST, THE STAFF AND MANAGEMENT OF THE THE GREATER PORTLAND SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE WEBSITE WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT ONLY THE CONTENT WHICH APPEARS HERE IS UNDER OUR CONTROL. THE WAY THE SITE RESPONDS TO YOUR MOUSE IS THE CONTROL OF BLUE STAR AND I MUST SAY IT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING IN THE WAY THEY HAVE MADE CHANGES TO THE SITE.
NEW PLAYERS ON THE NEW PLAYERS LIST
For teams that are having problems getting enough players to the games there are plenty of guys looking to play ball on the new player list.
STICKERED BAT REMINDER
A REMINDER TO ALL TEAMS THAT A BAT MUST HAVE A GREATER PORTLAND MEN'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE STICKER ON IT TO BE USED IN THIS LEAGUE. STEVE LOCKE HAS THE STICKERS.
All bats will be check periodically throughout the season!
TO ALL COACHES
NEW PLAYERS ON THE LIST
WE HAVE PLAYERS LOOKING FOR A TEAM TO PLAY FOR. IF YOU HAVE PICKED UP ANYONE ON THE LIST OR DO PICK ANYONE UP PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN TAKE THEM OFF.
ABOUT THE LEAGUE
GREATER PORTLAND MEN´S OVER 50 SOFTBALL LEAGUE
League Coaches send all information to the above email address
The Greater Portland Men´s Over 50 Softball League is an 8 team adult 50 and over Softball League. This league is located in Portland, South Portland and may expand to play in more of Greater Portland as the league grows.
The year (2018) will be our 20th season. The league is run by the Maine ASA and Steve Locke.
If you are going to turn 50 by December 31, 2018 you are eligible to play in the 2018 season. You may contact myself at the above address and I will make sure your name and information is placed in the new player list and passed on to Steve Locke.
The League will have 8 teams this year with two divisions of 4 teams each.
Come join the fun. It may be the most fun playing softball you have ever had.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS WEBSITE DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE LEAGUE. EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO GIVE FACTUAL AND CORRECT INFORMATION. SCORES AND THE STANDINGS ARE SOMETIMES RECEIVED FROM SECOND AND THIRD HAND SOURCES, SOMETIMES NOT RECEIVED AT ALL FOR DAYS AT A TIME. DUE TO HUMAN ERROR SCORES AND STANDINGS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE CORRECT. IF YOU FIND AN ERROR PLEASE CONTACT BILL NICKERSON AT SPAREMAN3@YAHOO.COM
GUEST BOOK & EMAIL
PLEASE SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK AND SIGN UP FOR EMAIL ALERTS. PLEASE ALSO VOTE IN OUR POLLS.
Anyone that would like to be added to the league's website email list please send you address to email@example.com. Your address will never be forwarded to any other website and will not be used for any other reason except to send league info.
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