February 19, 2018




IN ATTENDANCE: H. Alberts (HA); S. Baranick (SB); J. Hansell (JH); T. Jadwin (TJ); R. Schemp (RS)

  1. Action Items from 2/12/18 Board Meeting

    SB – Spring 2018 Rules: clarify Rule 12 by changing “Mercy Rule” to “Run Limit Rule” —- DONE

    TJ – will get scoreboard (1) from Marv Ruddell on Tuesday, 2/20. He will obtain, at $50/doz, 3 doz Tattoo balls for the HR Derby. The league will pay for these; and the balls will be used, ultimately, for league play. (Subsequent to the Board meeting, the balls were obtained from Marv Ruddell and paid for.)


  2. Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament (BKMT) STATUS –

    20 teams (firm) –

    16 total PAID – as of 2/19/18

    includes 2 teams paid since last board meeting

    —- 2/13, GRD/Jerry McGee 70AAA – PAID;

    2/16, Top Gun Patriots/John Spadea 70AAA – PAID SB – Posted game/umpire schedule on website —- DONE

    prepared the following to bring to park: —- DONE

    SB – 6 clipboards (scorecard, rules, umpire info) scoreboards (5)

    bulletin boards (standings, schedule, rules, HR Derby rules)

    clipboard (speech, standings, schedule, rules, umpire info, HR Derby rules)

    RS – 6 boxes (5+/- new Rock balls, 5 used Rock balls, pen)

    HA – 8 plaques (5 Division Champion, 3 Home Run Derby Winner)


    SB – call Adrian Williams/BLD to ensure that strike mats are available for all fields.

    HA – continue collecting entry fees —- 16 (out of 20) paid as of 2/19. As of today, HA indicates the BKMT account has a balance of $4,003.01.

    TJ – sign up players for HR Derby; a 3rd pitching screen for HR Derby; scoreboard (1) from Marv Ruddell. 2 pitching screens for 70+ M/REC division —- DONE

    All – get raffle prizes —- let Steve know when you get a prize; he will maintain a list

    (Carlos Vega, owner Elite Sports, donated $300 in sports items) (approx. $3,000 in raffle prizes)

    sell raffle tickets —- $1/ticket, 6 tickets for $5 —- $174 sold as of 2/19


    The two 4:15 games scheduled on Yankee and Dodger may be moved to the first available fields so we can be finished by 5:30ish —- Alberts, Hellman umpires

    (Subsequent to the Board meeting, Alberts’ 4:15 game on Yankee was moved to 11:45 on Fenway.)

    Review rules (schedule, rules, umpires info) —- DONE THIS MEETING Post-tournament assignments —- tabled

  3. AED

    The Board needs to have a meeting with Mike Fagan (MFa) regarding the AED program. MFa will be invited to a Board meeting after completion of BKMT to discuss this topic. Also, Andy Bullington needs to be contacted to see if he is interested in becoming involved relative to the AED. This will remain an open topic.


  4. Playoffs Spring 2018 Season

Although a decision was made in the 2/12 Board meeting to involve all 8 teams in the Spring 2018 season playoff, the topic was, again, briefly discussed. SB suggested a 6-team single-elimination one-day playoff, which he felt would make the 14-game regular season more meaningful. After discussion, by general consensus (SB dissenting), without vote, it was agreed to leave the Spring 2018 season playoffs as decided in the 2/12 Board meeting.