Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We will start Open Softball again sometime in March 2015 depending on the weather. For really diehard players, if the weather is decent December - early March, the Park is usually open for play, but there will not be any Blog postings about conditions.
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 members, Ted Meadows and Bob Shurmur, 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 contributed $3000 toward our 2014 fees to participate in the State Senior Games in Franklin, TN. Hopefully, we can all do our part to keep Senior Softball alive.
Monday, November 24, 2014
NEW PLAYER AGE RULES:
On August 26, 2013 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 58 prior to Dec. 31 in the year of first participation in the league. This gives the new players, most of whom haven't played in many years, an opportunity hone their skills while they get to know us and we get to know them. They would then be eligible for the 60-64 Olympic Team the year after they reach 59.
(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. It seems that Mother Nature has disproportionately blessed our "younger" players with more strength, speed, and agility.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Front Row: Gary Morrison, Tim Hewitt, Mike Watts, Paul Cann, Elliot Kornreich.
Back Row: Rick Cook, Alan Sarge, Chet Scheatzle, Archie King, Dave Globun, Al Ott, Jeff Matheus.