- 2020 Fall League Opening Day: September 13
- 2020 Spring/Summer opening day will be designated when Fields open
- All Managers and Players need to Fill-out Updated SJMSBL Waiver Form ASAP
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2020 SJMSBL Covid-19 on-field Regulations
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2020 Universal Playoff Structures
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ZOOM meeting (6/23) minutes for 2020 Summer Season
will be posted 6/24
All Players and Managers, please read 2020 updated SJMSBL Waiver Form. If you agree with the waiver and conditions and you are playing or managing in the 2020 SJMSBL season, please fill out and electronically sign and submit the Form
CLICK HERE to begin Waiver Form.
Participation in a game without submitting and electronically signing waiver will result in forfeiture of game(s) played.
List below shows Players and Managers who have electronically signed the Updated 2020 Waiver Form.
List below was published Thursday, July 2 @ 4:45pm 644 Signed Waivers
Next updated list will be published, Friday, July 10
To all Managers of the SJMSBL: (5/26/20)
This weekend has brought some promise to setting an opening date for the 2020 season. There is much optimism around the country with things beginning to open. There are still restrictions in place but there have been significant changes and hopefully in the next 2 weeks or so we will perhaps have a target date. For you, as managers you need to keep an eye out for when and if your fields will open and become available. Once you know that please let Neil and I know. There are many scenarios in how the season plays out depending on the start date we have. Once this is determined we will send an email out to let you all know of what is planned. It appears that finally, we are almost there. We will keep you all updated as soon as we get more news.
Lou & Neil
To all Managers of the SJMSBL:
As this weekend is upon us there has not been much new to report in regards to a start date for the 2020 season. We have all seen some things that are slated to start opening and some of the restrictions beginning to be lifted. However, as far as fields and gatherings we are still under the state, local, and municipal and CDC ordinances and guidelines. With that being said all games in the month of May have been postponed. Neil and I are still hopeful that before too long possibly in June or the beginning of July we will be able to give you a concrete start date. Our goal is not to start the season without the safety and health of all of the players, umpires, fans of the SJMSBL being our number one focus. As we have mentioned before we have all scenarios figured out depending on possible start dates. Please, as managers it is very important now more than ever to keep communicating with your teams and keep them focused and together. This weekend brings a wonderful holiday that we all should be thankful for and celebrate the important woman in our lives our Mothers, wives, sisters and all the Mothers we know. Be grateful and thankful for the life they gave us and everything they did and continue to do for us. We will check back in with everyone in a few weeks and continue to monitor the situation daily. If there are changes coming you will know as soon as we do.
Have a great weekend, stay healthy and safe,
Lou & Neil
To all Managers & Players of the SJMSBL:
As the pandemic of COVID19 continues, next’s weeks games 5/3 and 5/10 which is Mother’s Day are postponed. The majority of the league was off on 5/10 anyway. As you may know, certain areas of Pennsylvania are slated to begin opening on 5/8, I believe that shortly thereafter New Jersey will follow suit. As you see states around the country begin to open this will be a measuring stick to get things back to some kind of normalcy. For now, fields, schools, parks all remain closed. As soon as they open and federal and state and local government mandates say it is safe to get started we will open up. Neil and I have many scenarios for every possible opening date in order to ensure a safe complete season. Our goal is to get the season in but to do it in a safe manner. This means that we need to have 100% clearance across the board to open. We appreciate your passion and everybody is chomping at the bit for this crisis to be over, so we can resume normal life activities and in our case baseball being one. We are confident as these next few weeks unfold, so will the regulations that are in place begin to ease up, and things will begin to open along with the 2020 season. For now please all hang in there, communicate with your teams, keep them together, and assure them that we will play baseball this season. For now, you and your families stay healthy and safe! We will send another update after 5/10.
Lou and Neil
It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that the SJMSBL mourns the passing of Joe Basara. Joe passed away on 4/19 from complications of the COVID-19 virus. He was a long time administrator and manager in the SJMSBL. He was also a player in the John DeBenedictis league in Pennsylvania. Joe loved the game and was a baseball guy through and through. Besides his involvement in men’s baseball, he was a long time Little League umpire. He recently joined the Tri-State Elite umpire association and was looking forward to the 2020 season. His involvement in the game and all the people he touched helped make the world a better place. Rest in Peace Joe!
Emailed to Last Years Midweek Managers & All 2020 Spring Managers
In 2019 the SJMSBL ran a successful Midweek season. We had (7) 18+ Teams Competing. Teams had at least 14 regular-season games scheduled. The Season opened the week of May 28th & Ended Thursday, August 15th. Playoffs: Qtrs./Semi’s and Finals were completed on August 27th. For the second straight year, The Philadelphia BlueSox won the Championship. They will receive a $350 Credit this year. (See Pic Attached)
This year we’d like to have (2) Divisions of Midweek Play:
- The existing 18+ Division
- 30+ Division
If you are interested in Potentially putting a Team into the Midweek League. Please email Neil @ email@example.com. You will be invited to Video Conference April 30th @ 7:00 pm
- You’ll be emailed with Instructions for Video Conference
We will be discussing
- Opening Day
- Length of Regular season
- How many Games
- Playoff Structure
- Your status re Securing a Field
- Games are (7) innings long
- Each Team pays one umpire before Game
- Visiting Team Pays Home team any ½ cost associated with the field
- Playoffs need to be done before Labor Day
- Games are played @ 6:00 pm (no lights Needed), 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays
To all managers of the SJMSBL:
As you all wake this morning to what in essence would have been the opening day for the 2020 SJMSBL season for all since 3/29 was a rainout. We wanted to get an update out there to you. With the federal mandates closing things down until at least 4/30. The weeks of 4/19 and 4/26 are postponed. Over the past few weeks, we have gotten many emails and texts from managers voicing their thoughts and concerns. All of these concerns, thoughts, opinions have not fallen on deaf ears. Neil and I have many options and plans in place based on the timeline we are dealt for the opening of the 2020 season. We continually monitor the situation on a daily basis The season will go off and will be played in its entirety. Right now your jobs as managers are to stay focused on your teams and communicate with them. We will get through this as a league and a nation. In the next few weeks, as this disease starts to hit a plateau and go the other way, we will have a better idea as to when we will be clear to start. The schedules are all made and posted, except for the 21 division, those are done just not posted. We will tweak those schedules to get all games played. If any teams need players there is still a pool of free agents in all divisions. This week starts the beginning of the Passover and Easter seasons, Neil and I would like to take the opportunity to wish you and your families Happy Holidays. Please keep yourselves and families safe and healthy. The sun will shine again and we will hear the crack of the bat once again!
Lou and Neil
To all Managers of the SJMSBL:
Current insurance certificates have been canceled due to the season not starting as scheduled. New certificates will be issued as soon as we get a start date for the 2020 season. There are no issues with the current policy. The new certificates will correspond with the new start date. You will receive these before the start of the season. If you are questioned by whoever the certificates get issued to, please assure them that you are just waiting on the new certificates, that will be issued in accordance with the new start date, it is the same insurance just a new certificate.
SEASON WILL OPEN WHEN FIELDS ARE AVAILABLE - READ BELOW
To All Managers & Players of the SJMSBL:
The COVID-19 virus has disrupted many parts of all of our lives over the past few weeks. As you are aware local governments have closed fields temporarily until this virus is contained. Neil and I continue to monitor this on a daily basis and the information you all have provided about your home fields has been very helpful. With that being said we are postponing the first two weeks of the season for now 3/29 and 4/5. Obviously Easter is 4/12 and hopefully things could improve after that and give us a better idea when things will resume. Rather than put a broad stroke across more dates, we would rather monitor it on a week to week basis after 4/12, with the hope that all is well sooner than later. We are at the mercy right now of God for when this virus will be contained, and the mercy of the local governments as to when they lift the bans. I am reassuring everyone that there will be a 2020 season and it will be a full season. For now, we all have to hang in there a bit. Over the years we have dealt with Mother Nature and weather, this is just another hurdle we will have to overcome staying strong as a league. It is important that you as managers communicate regularly with your teams. Communication will help to ease the anxiety that all have not just over the season but day to day life which is most important right now. Neil and I will keep you all informed as the situation unfolds. For now, the most important thing to do is keep your families safe and all stay healthy and safe as well.
Thank You All,
Lou and Neil
Mike Rabb of the SJMSBL's Gloucester County Phillies Hailed as a Hero! - Please Read Below
Neighbor jumps into action in Delaware fire that injured 7 people, including 2 critically
BEAR, Delaware (WPVI) -- A man is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman in a house fire in Bear, Delaware on Saturday night.
Firefighters were called to the unit block of Barrister Court around 11:15 p.m. Saturday.
Officials said six people were injured from inside the home, including two critically.
"At some point, I noticed the screams were more serious," said Michael Rabb who reacted in just seconds when he saw his neighbor's house on fire while letting his dog out.
"I just bolted out the back towards the fire. There were neighbors at the scene, some were trying to douse the fires. The others were trying to get one of the residents out of the home," added Rabb.
Rabb says he found a woman right by the door and pulled her out. The woman and her husband are currently listed in critical condition.
"We pulled the woman out the house, it appeared it was going to collapse," he said.
Rabb, who was also injured in the fire, says he didn't act alone. Another good Samaritan was also treated for smoke inhalation.
"This was truly neighbors helping neighbors. It wasn't one person, it was a group of people that decided this family needed help," Rabb said.
The fire still under investigation.
Michael Chionchio, the assistant state fire marshal for Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office, said he estimates around $300,000 worth in damages to the house.
2020 Bridgeton Invitational Tournament
The Bridgeton Tournament have Granted the SJMSBL 2 Invitations.
For More Information Please CLICK HERE
8 Days of exciting semi-pro baseball action right here in Cumberland County, Bridgeton N.J This event rich in its history has been played each year since 1967. Supported strongly by the community and recognized through advertising and social media. Large commitment comes from the many volunteers in the Cumberland County area to make this event a staple in the Mid-Atlantic region for 50 plus years. The tournament has featured some of the best players on the East Coast and beyond. Many have gone on to play major college baseball as well as the professional level.. Special guest, fireworks, and concessions bring excitement to this family-friendly atmosphere here at Alden Field. J
This years Bridgeton Tournament has been cancelled
NEW RULE FOR 2020
Tuesday, January 21 @ General Meeting.
57 Teams represented.
Managers voted unanimously that all teams need to have there Stats (particularly) game played - uploaded before there next game. If a team does not have stats updated by the next game, the offending team will get a forfeit for the game stats not uploaded.
Standing Point System below
3 Points for a Win
2 Points for a Tie
1 Point for a loss
0 Points for a forfeit- when you are the cause of the forfeit
Also for the 2020 Spring Season- If a team Forfeits 3 games team is not eligible for playoffs
Gloucester County Phillies teammate, Troy Tucker is battling stage 4 colon cancer, unfortunately, it has also spread to his kidneys. Troy is out of work and does not have medical insurance. To help subsidize his Medical Bills please consider attending a Benefit in which all Profits will go to Troy.- Wayne Baker can also be called/emailed re: Details 856-845-3539 firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 11TH 2020
6PM - 11PM
AMERICAN LEGION POST 72
11 RAILROAD LN
BROOKLAWN, NJ 08030
TICKETS $30 EACH OR $50 PER COUPLE
INFORMATION OR TICKETS CALL/TEXT
DEB HANSEN (609)206-4628
KRYSTAL TUCKER (856)993-6429
2020 Midweek Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd @ 7:00pm
Address of Meeting Location: 9 Parkdale Place, Marlton NJ 08053
Walk around the house to the patio in the backyard
* Please bring $600 Entry Fee. $600 allows for a max of 20 players on the roster
* If your team did not play SJMSBL 2020 Summer/Spring or SJMSBL 2019 Fall You will need to pay an extra $200 for Liability Insurance
* Please bring your home Field address and any dates that aren't available
We'll be deciding on Opening day (Last years opening day was May 28) and Playoff Schedule.
The Playoffs need to be completed before Labor Day
For 2019 SJMSBL Pictures
Go to "PAGES" then go to "SJMSBL Champions 2010 -2019"
To see Pics
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