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Rain Update

ALL PLAYOFF GAMES FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 14, 2011 ARE CANCELLED.  WE WILL FOLLOW TODAY'S SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK. 

 

the sparks 8:30 doubleheader is cancelled as the Devils captain has gone to the field and it is unplayable.  Since over there we do not have a grass play alternative the games are called off.  I will contact the 11:00 captains to see how they wish to proceed.   

The procedures for Sunday May 15th are for all teams to report to their assigned fields and determine among the other team and the umpire if the field is playable. No team will be required to play if they deem the field to be unsafe or unplayable.  No forfeits will be awarded against a team who refuses to play due to field conditions.  However, if the field was playable in the opinion of the umpire and a team does not have enough guys then forfeits will be awarded to the team that reported to the field with enough players.  The number to avoid the forfeit is 8 players. 

 

ALL GAMES FOR SUNDAY APRIL17TH, 2011 ARE CANCELLED!!!!  NEXT GAMES ARE SET FOR MAY 1, 2011 

 

WELCOME TO THE 2011 SOFTBALL SEASON, OUR FOURTH YEAR OF BALANCED, FUN AND COMPETETIVE SOFTBALL.  LAST YEAR THE GALLERY RETURNED TO THE TOP SPOT WINNING THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP BY DEFEATING BOB'S BOMBERS AND HIS BOTTOMLESS ROSTER IN THREE GAMES. THE GALLERY ENTERS THIS YEAR TRYING TO WIN BACK TO BACK TITLES FOR THE SECOND TIME, HAVING DONE IT IN 2004 AND 2005. THE 2010 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS WERE THE BOMBERS FOR THE AMERICAN LEAGUE, AND JBOP FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.  THE FALL TOURNAMENT VICTORY WENT TO THE BOMBERS. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL. ONCE AGAIN, THE HARDWARE WENT TO THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS AND THE SWINGERS, 2008 LEAGUE AND 2009 DIVISION CHAMPS, WERE THE FOURTH TEAM COMPETING FOR A TITLE (THE FALL TOURNEY FINALS).  THIS CERTAINLY SHOWS THE BALANCE IN THE LEAGUE WHERE 40% OF THE TEAMS WON OR PLAYED IN THE FINALS.  LET US NOT FORGET THE SIDELINE GRILLE WAS THE 2008 DIVISION CHAMPS, THE STUNNERS WERE IN THE 2008 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AND THE ROUGHRIDERS WERE IN THE 2009 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.  MY POINT? THIS LEAGUE HAS ALREADY SHOWN THAT EVERYONE CAN PLAY TO WIN AND THAT MAKES IT FUN WHEN YOUR TEAM CAN ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING AS OPPOSSED TO IT BEING A FOREGONE CONCLUSION WITH THE SAME TRAVELING TEAMS WALKING AWAY EVERY YEAR ON TOP. THE IMMUNITY IDOL IS ONCE AGAIN UPR FOR GRABS----NOW WHO WANTS IT?

 

THIS YEAR WE ARE IN FOR MORE EXCITEMENT AND SOME VERY ENTERTAINING SOFTBALL.  WITH A VERY RIGOROUS SCHEDULE OF BETWEEN 30 AND 50 GAMES, MORE THAN ANY OTHER LEAGUE OFFERS, WE WILL HAVE LEAGUE GAMES EVERY WEEKEND TILL THE 29TH OF AUGUST.  THAT IS A GREAT SCHEDULE.

WILL THE SWINGERS RETURN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES THEY WON IN 2008? WILL THE BOMBERS BECOME THE BRIDES INSTEAD OF THE BRIDESMAID AFTER APPEARING IN THEIR SECOND SUMMER FINALS IN FIVE YEARS? CAN THE DEVILS KEEP UP THEIR SPRING MAGIC? WILL THE ROUGHRIDERS FIND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH? CAN THE AMERICAN LEGION TEAMS RETURN AND TAKE THE LEAGUE BY STORM. THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WILL GET ANSWERED IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

SO IN THE MEANTIME, GET READY TO  DUST OF THE COBWEBS  FOR ANOTHER SEASON OF FUN AND ADVENTURES.

Good Luck to all!!!!
2009 WAS A WONDERFUL SOPHMORE SEASON FOR THE LEAGUE. THE TOP 9 TEAMS ALL RETURNED AND THEY WERE THE 9 TEAMS THAT HAVE BEEN FIXTURES IN THE OLD CLASSIC SOFTBALL LEAGUE FOR THE PAST MANY YEARS WHO ALL VENTURED TO THIS DIVISION TOGETHER.  J-BOP WON THEIR SECOND CONSECUTIVE NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION REGULAR SEASON TITLE AND THEIR FIRST SUNDAY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP.  THEY FOLLOWED THAT UP WITH A SNOWFLAKE TITLE UNDER THE MANAGERIAL LEADERSHIP OF BENNY APPICELLO.  IN THE SUMMER LEAGUE THEY MET THE AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT  WINNERS, THE ROUGHRIDERS IN THE FINALS.  THE ROUGHRIDERS HAD DEFEATED THE SWINGERS, THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION WINNERS AND 2009 LEAGUE CAHMPS. IN THE SNOWFLAKE, THE MILLION MAN BOMBERS MET JBOP IN THE FINALS.  THE BOMBERS HAD ALSO TIED WITH THE SWINGERS FOR THE DIVISION TITLE BUT LOST IN THE HEAD TO HEAD TIEBREAKER.  IN THE FALL WE HAD THE 2ND ANNUAL FALL CLASSIC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT.  THE 2009 WINNERS--JBOP-- WERE NOT ABLE TO RUN THE TABLE IN TROPHIES AS THE GALLERY WON THE EVENT BEATING THE LEAGUE BRIDESMAIDS-- THE BOMBERS IN THE FINALS. THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE A PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT TO ADD TO THE FALL CLASSIC TOURNAMENT AND THE SUMMER AND SNOWFLAKE LEAGUES .  LOTS OF GOOD SOFTBALL AND GOOD TIMES AHEAD.  THIS YEAR THIS SITE WILL BE A SOURCE OF INFORMATION AND SOME FUN RECAPS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW.  I WISH ALL OF YOU A FUN AND HEALTHY SEASON.