Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016 -- Play Ball

The fields are fine. Temps will be in the high 70s.

For the next few weeks, we have to play at the Turner Complex since our usual fields at the Warner Complex are closed due to installation of new metal light poles. So everyone must use the parking lot at the Turner Complex, which is close to the horseshoe building. We will be using 2 fields. The 70 and older players will use the softball field with a 200 foot fence.  We may have to make some special rules if too many home runs occur. The 70 and younger players will use the baseball field with a 350 foot fence.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

$20 Voluntary Contribution to Support Softball

In order to support our Monday/Thursday Senior Softball, we need bats, balls, first aid items, and other equipment.  Since we do not have a sponsor, you are requested to contribute $20 at the beginning of each season to help defray costs.  This is strictly voluntary.  Softball board member, Ted Meadows, will collect contributions and deposit them in our Bank Account.  Optionally, players on TN State Olympic teams can give their $20 to their team captains.  Once again this is voluntary, and no giving records will be kept.  The City of Crossville has been very generous to Senior Softball over the years.  In addition to giving us free access to our beautiful softball facitlites at Centennial Park and Garrision Park, they pay our fees to participate in the State Senior Games in Franklin, TN.  Hopefully, we can all do our part to keep Senior Softball alive.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

New Player Age Rules

On July 11, 2016 leadership of Crossville Men's Senior Softball League decided to lower the new player eligibility age.

(1) To be eligible to participate a player must reach the age of 55 prior to Dec. 31 in the year of first participation in the league.

(2) Any current players that may not meet these age requirements are grandfathered-in, and may continue to play.

(3) The eligibility rule does not apply to any ladies who may wish to play in our league.

(4) In the future, on any play dates when we have 32 or more players and can have four teams, we will make every effort to divide players so that players below 70 may compete with players in their peer age group while players 70 and over may likewise compete against their peers.

The sole objective of these rules is safety.