Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Are we considering cancelling the season


Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Date:
Are we considering cancelling the season


Perhaps this is a discussion that we should have.

__________________


Grand Poobah

Status: Offline
Posts: 657
Date:

Considering we don't start playing for 6 weeks or so and won't see each other much until then I think the prudent thing would be to wait and see. We have a supplier in China who has been back at full strength since February 10 so there's no reason to cancel an entire season that ends in early fall.

If circumstances call for a delay or eventual cancellation in my opinion I'm confident our Board Members will make a smart, timely decision.



__________________


Grand Poobah

Status: Offline
Posts: 628
Date:

Just a thought:

Some teams (mine included) are relying on sponsorships from places now closed - those that werent already closed have been negatively impacted by this situation.

Plus, Im certain there are lots of players who have dealt with or are dealing with lost wages which will make paying for baseball problematic.

Are there plans in place for teams unable to make deadlines? And, I mean other than to charge late fees and or forfeit spots?

__________________
- Rob Currier, Manager 2020 A.C.T. Cannons


Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 2
Date:

This is where I was going but didn't explain myself well enough



The_Hurricane wrote:

Just a thought:


Some teams (mine included) are relying on sponsorships from places now closed - those that werent already closed have been negatively impacted by this situation.


Plus, Im certain there are lots of players who have dealt with or are dealing with lost wages which will make paying for baseball problematic.


Are there plans in place for teams unable to make deadlines? And, I mean other than to charge late fees and or forfeit spots?





__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 225
Date:

Hopefully the season will not be cancelled. Not as much contact as basketball or football. If we can't get baseballs, I can contribute 10-15 dozen, although they are Diamonds, so, not what we usually use. I guess we have to see what the future holds before throwing the towel in.

__________________
Jim Edelman


Grand Poobah

Status: Offline
Posts: 657
Date:

The_Hurricane wrote:

Just a thought:


Some teams (mine included) are relying on sponsorships from places now closed - those that werent already closed have been negatively impacted by this situation.


Plus, Im certain there are lots of players who have dealt with or are dealing with lost wages which will make paying for baseball problematic.


Are there plans in place for teams unable to make deadlines? And, I mean other than to charge late fees and or forfeit spots?






That's an interesting thought Rob .. I'm not sure what, or if, there's a good answer. I know the intention is to have each division run more or less even and maintain a small reserve so there isn't any substantial chunk of money that would allow a reduction in fees unless there was a corresponding reduction in expenses which obviously could happen with a delayed start.

Maybe there will end up being some sort of grant / relief that we as a non profit would be eligible for?






__________________


Grand Poobah

Status: Offline
Posts: 582
Date:

The Board of Directors and the Commissioners will be meeting this Friday to discuss Covid-19 and our League. To this point we have conducted our business without any special consideration to Covid-19. We've collected Team deposits, bought and received baseballs, applied for field slots , contracted with umpires, bought insurance and paid our MSBL dues among are many off season duties.
As we all know this as swept upon us and much of our circumstances have been imposed on us in our daily lives already. We do await certain reactions from the municipalities that own fields that we lease. And more circumstances could be imposed by Health Depts, the CDC, and other governing bodies.
Your elected Board will conduct a discussion that hopefully produces not only the potential obstacles in front of us but various means of overcoming them and the timelines associated with that.
So stayed tuned for more of course.
The CDMSBL is a strong and solid organization that will endure. have faith and take care.

John Reel CDMSBL President.

__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 81
Date:

The Capital Division is disposed to keeping the option of playing our games, even if we end up with a delay. No reason we see to cancel, at least until we are much more clear about the impact of the disease and the recommendations of the CDC and health departments going forward. Baseball Forever.
Jim A

__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 81
Date:

Statement from the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel on NCAA events
March 11, 2020 4:15pm

We do believe sport events can take place with only essential personnel and limited family attendance, and this protects the players, employees, and fans.

Jim A


__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 27
Date:

New Rules
We will need to use longer bats so we are able to keep our social distance from the catcher.
Home Plate umpires are to stand six ft behind the catcher when calling the game.
We should be able to throw the ball at the baserunner to get them out so there no need to tag them.
Of course no high fives, fist pumps and other contact celebratory actions.
Add to list if you think of any other changes needed.

__________________


Grand Poobah

Status: Offline
Posts: 657
Date:

Jim A wrote:

Statement from the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel on NCAA events

March 11, 2020 4:15pm


We do believe sport events can take place with only essential personnel and limited family attendance, and this protects the players, employees, and fans.


Jim A





Come on Jim,

They cancelled the entire tournament the following day confuse

I'm anything but a "the sky is falling" person but we're all around people who either have a compromised immune system or know someone who does and we are literally putting their lives at risk. Between that and the economic devastation baseball is the least of many people's worries at the moment. We're 8 months into a new business and now we're shut down for an undetermined amount of time and had to lay two employees off as part of it. Hopefully we all do what we're asked and in two weeks things are improving and by summertime we're back to some sort of normalcy.

Also don't forget by now the league has extended a fair chunk of money for expenses like insurance, baseballs etc. so if we don't have a season and every team expects a full refund it might cause a serious problem for the league.

__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 81
Date:

John, you are confused. The NCAA baseball tournament is cancelled. The official position of the NCAA is that baseball games may continue, just no tournament. The NCAA says playing games is up to the locals. We kept playing baseball during WW II. It was good for us. Just as it will be now. As long as we follow the recommendations of the CDC and health experts, baseball! You don't have to worry, John. Stay home. But, let those that want to play have the opportunity.
Jim A


__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 81
Date:

This is the position of the Governor of NYS as of 7 pm, Friday, 3/20/20:

"Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people"

Not no recreational activities.

Jim A

__________________


Grand Poobah

Status: Offline
Posts: 657
Date:

Jim A wrote:

John, you are confused. The NCAA baseball tournament is cancelled. The official position of the NCAA is that baseball games may continue, just no tournament. The NCAA says playing games is up to the locals. We kept playing baseball during WW II. It was good for us. Just as it will be now. As long as we follow the recommendations of the CDC and health experts, baseball! You don't have to worry, John. Stay home. But, let those that want to play have the opportunity.

Jim A





Read the updates today?

No games are being played, many seasons are cancelled entirely now. I was you two weeks ago. Now Im not. Ever give any thought to the idea that most Capital Division players are at higher risk than the general population?

Having said that Im not in favor of canceling the season by any means but I do think we should follow guidelines. Theres zero chance a baseball game occurs without close contact.

At the end of the day it wont be our call anyway. The fields we play on are controlled by others. We certainly shouldnt risk fields to play when were not authorized to use them

Lets end by saying baseball june-October 2020


__________________
DP


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Yes Jim.

-- Edited by DP on Friday 20th of March 2020 08:07:43 PM

__________________
DP


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

.














-- Edited by DP on Friday 20th of March 2020 08:05:30 PM

__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 145
Date:

A few more new rules:

--Catchers must wear a virus-proof mask (note: must also be spit-proof!)

--Pitcher's throwing-hand surgical glove must be flesh-colored or black (can you imagine the spin you can put on a ball with a latex glove?)

--Pitchers are now permitted to throw the formerly-outlawed "sanitizer ball" (and it's got to be way better than a spitter!)



__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 145
Date:

One more:

--home team must provide three rolls of toilet paper (INSERT YOUR LINE HERE)

__________________


Three Star Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 413
Date:

Stupid is as stupid does

__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 145
Date:

Hey, Pete! How you been?

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard