2017 Season

Welcome back members of RCMSPL. I trust the off season was enjoyable for all.

This officially marks the kick off of our 2017 season. It will be nice to see the return of spring. Here’s hoping for a short wait until the snow melts and diamonds open!

Our first (of 3) preseason meeting of 2017 is planned for February 23rd at Louie’s on Lewis (the old Knights of Columbus) at 8 pm. As usual, bond payment/top up to $200 is due at this meeting.

We also have our 2nd meeting booked for Thursday, March 23rd at Louie’s on Lewis, at which time half of each team’s league fees (TBD) are due to solidify your team’s spot for the 2017 season.

The final meeting will take place in April (Date/Time/Location TBD) and the remaining fees will be due at or before this meeting in order to pick up balls, scorebooks and light keys.

As usual, our bat testing program will take place during one or more of the pre-season meetings. Reminder that ALL bats intended to be swung this season must PASS our League’s Bat Test and be stickered appropriately, at which time they will be deemed compliant with the association we are affiliated with (SPO). All tested bats are subject to random tests throughout the year.

If you have any questions or concerns, we will do whatever we can to help you out. Specific questions can be sent to Jon Hebden (RCMSPL President) via email at hebz@rogers.com or cell (call/text) 519-841-8203. Questions/Concerns can also be directed to myself, Brad Mitchell (RCMSPL Secretary) via email havanablast21@yahoo.ca or brad_mitchell@cooperators.ca or cell (call/text) 519-546-6307.

Please do forward this message along to other reps you feel I may have missed above. See everyone on Feb 23rd.

Thank you.

Brad Mitchell

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Free Agent Season

All user accounts from last year have been deleted and a new year is open for registration. Anyone interested in signing up for the Free Agents List(s) must first register on the Forum as a user.

Since I get a lot of SPAM users signing up (I mean, A LOT!), please follow through with your registration and posting in a timely manner – individuals that show up as new users but then don’t show up anywhere else are usually the ones I target when thinning out the herd.

Thanks, and welcome to the new season!

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AGM 2016

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather. Now that ball season has ended we have one last piece of business to close out our year. We have already begun working on next year so we would like to make notice of our Annual General Meeting.

The AGM has been scheduled for Thursday, November 17th at 8 pm.
It will be held at Louie’s on Lewis – 84 Lewis Rd, Guelph.

We are collecting the keys at this meeting so please be sure to bring them with you. If you fail to return your keys, you will be charged a fine of $200.

As always, fines will be charged to any teams not represented at this meeting. We will discuss any and all proposed Rule changes and Constitutional Proposals.

Constitutional and/or Playing Rule Changes

As stated under Section 7(a) of the Constitution:

Suggested changes to either the League Constitution or the Rules of Play must be made in writing and provided to the League President at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

As I am a little late in sending the notice of the AGM out, if you would like to submit a rule change or constitutional proposal it must be received by me no later than Sunday, November 6th to be included in the AGM and to be voted on to be in effect for the 2017 playing season.

Just a reminder – when you do submit constitutional proposals, I read them as they are written. I cannot read between the lines so make your points and thoughts well documented.

BRING YOUR KEYS!!!

Some other areas of discussion for the meeting:
Divisional alignment.
Winning teams prize distribution.
City meeting notes.
Builder’s fee and New Member fee.
Expansion possibilities.
Scheduling/season duration.
1-and-1 count.
Game times.
Playoff format.

BRING YOUR KEYS!!!

We will also elect the Executive for the 2017 season.

Election of League Officials – As stated under Section 3 (a) of the Constitution:
The term of office is from December 1 through to November 30. Written nominations for League Executive positions shall be received by the President before the end of October. Seeing that none have been received, and the current Executive members have all expressed their interest to stay on for another term, all positions have been acclaimed.

And Finally

Assuming that all teams are returning for the 2017 season, Performance bonds will be carried forward to next year unless you request a refund from Bob. If you have a question about Performance Bonds and amounts remaining, email statsman@slopitchcentral.ca and Bob can give you an update. Any teams that received debits or credits throughout the year, those would also be applied to the Performance bond.

You do not have to be the team rep to attend the AGM, however your team will only receive one vote on any matter.
In keeping with the request to have meeting notes sent out in advance if there are any motions put forth, I will forward them by the end of next week.

Oh, and one more thing… BRING YOUR KEYS!!!

Thanks,
Jon

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We Have a Winner!

Actually, we have 3 divisions now completed for the playoffs and 3 champions to crown!

Rec Division saw the #1 ranked Rangers beat Barzotti to send them to the loser’s side of the bracket, lose in their next meeting after Barzotti made their way back to the championship, and then take the “If” game 16-15 to take the championship.

Division III was a little less dramatic without taking it to the “If” game, but #1 ranked The A Plumber still came up against the #2 Bye Bye Baseball and fought it out to a 10-9 victory and the championship!

Division I lost their #1 seed Rippin’ Dubs to the #5 Each Hit after #2 Friar Tucks sent them down to the bottom of the bracket. Each Hit just didn’t have enough to finish the job when faced with Tucks so Friar Tucks takes the playoff championship for this season!

Division II still has some work to do to conclude their playoffs after Swamp Donkeys (the #6 seed) knocked off the #1 seeded Unleashed to send them down in the bracket. Unleashed came back to win their next meeting and send it to the “If” game. Stay tuned as this one won’t happen until Monday night.

UPDATE: After being rained out Monday and pushing the Division II Final back to Wednesday, Unleashed completed the comeback and won back-to-back over Swamp Donkeys to take the playoff championship for the season!

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you everyone for another great year of slopitch.

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Cancelled!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – All sportsfields and diamonds are closed.

Due to poor weather conditions, please refrain from playing on fields.

Sportsfield status will be updated week days at 2 p.m.

All games scheduled for tonight have been pushed to tomorrow night as previously posted.

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