News and Announcements
Tournament: the 2015 Crosstown Annual Ron Cooke Memorial Tournament will be on the June 12-14th weekend at Gordon Park (Victoria & 49th Ave), 5 games guaranteed, all Crosstown rules, 6 & 4, SPN umpired and for Molson’s/SPN prizes and only our league teams are invited first. One game on Friday night, 2 on Saturday and at least 2 on Sunday. (Friday can be optional)
Individual Molson’s prizes for Champions, Finalists & Consolation winners & for Most Fun team … 6 – 8 MVP male & female prizes as well.. rain or shine .. a lotta fun .. … washrooms, foodcart on site … Call/email to register . 12 teams in … 4 available
Mr Tube Steak will be at the fields on Saturday & Sunday….
Angus All Beef Dogs $5 Bavarian Smokies $6
Veggie Dogs $6 Jalapeno & cheese Smokies $7
Chips $ 1 Pop or water $2
a/ IF TEAMS ARE CANCELLING A LEAGUE GAME PRIOR TO GAME DAY, THEY WILL DEFAULT THE GAME (0-7) OR CAN RESCHEDULE IF THE OPPOSING TEAM & LEAGUE EXECUTIVE AGREE. THE CANCELLING TEAM WILL BE FINED $33 FROM THEIR BOND IN EITHER CASE. IN ALL OR ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THE UMPIRES ASSOCIATION (VSUA) MUST BE GIVEN AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE OF ANY CANCELLED GAMES.
FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OPPOSING COACHES, THE VSUA OR THE LEAGUE SCOREKEEPER (MIKE) WILL RESULT IN AN ADDITIONAL CHARGED UMPIRE FEE OF $33 FROM THEIR BOND.
THESE FINES & FEES ARE ALSO THE UMPIRES (VSUA) CONDITIONS TO CROSSTOWN. FINES PAY FOR DOUBLE PAYING OF UMPS – AT THE CANCELLED GAME & THEN THE RESCHEDULED GAME.
b/ ON GAME DAY: IF A TEAM DECIDES TO CANCEL A GAME ON GAME DAY BEFORE GAME TIME FOR ANY OTHER REASON THAN c/ BELOW, A FINE OF $33 WILL BE APPLIED TO THEIR BOND. CANCELLING TEAM MUST NOTIFY THE OPPOSING TEAM’S COACHES, UMPIRES & THE SCOREKEEPER. CANCELLING TEAM WILL TAKE A DEFAULT (7-0).
c/ ON GAME DAY: BOTH COACHES CAN DECIDE TO CANCEL A GAME BEFORE 3:45 ON GAME DAY FOR POOR-WEATHER REASONS ( ALL DAY HEAVY RAIN, LIGHTNING, 4 TO 5 DAYS OF CONTINUOUS RAIN & FIELD IS POOR). HOWEVER, THE HOME TEAM MUST NOTIFY THE UMPIRES & THE SCOREKEEPER. ( SPN UMPIRE CANCEL HOTLINE IS HOWIE AT 604 876-3040 WEEKDAYS & SUNDAYS – PAT /SANDY 604 525 3094.)
HOWEVER, IF EITHER COACH DISAGREES WITH THE CANCELLATION ( TOO EARLY TO CALL, NOT THAT BAD OUT, OPTIMISTIC), THEN ALL PLAYERS ON BOTH TEAMS MUST SHOW UP FOR SCHEDULED GAME OR TEAM WITH LESS THAN 8 PLAYERS WILL DEFAULT. OPPOSING TEAM CAN OPT TO TAKE A DEFAULT ON SAID GAME IF CANCELLING TEAM SAYS THEY CANNOT FIELD A TEAM. $33 WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE CANCELLING TEAM’S BOND.
d/ AT THE FIELD: ALL TEAMS & UMPIRES ARE TO REPORT TO THEIR SCHEDULED FIELDS AT THEIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED TIMES REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER CONDITION UNLESS PREVIOUSY DECIDED UPON. IF AT THIS TIME THE TWO COACHES OR THE UMPIRE CANCEL THE GAME FOR WHATEVER REASON, THEN THE GAME MUST BE RE-SCHEDULED WITHIN TWO WEEKS. CANCELLED GAMES AT THE FIELD ARE TO BE REGISTERED ONLINE BY THE HOME TEAM. DEFAULTED GAMES ARE TO BE REGISTERED ONLINE BY THE WINNING TEAM. IF ONE TEAM FORFEITS, THE TEAMS MAY STILL PLAY THE GAME – WITHOUT AN UMPIRE, HOWEVER, ZERO (0) POINTS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE DEFAULTING TEAM REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME. UMPIRES MAY CALL THE PLAYED GAME AT ANY TIME. REMEMBER – A LEGAL GAME IS AT LEAST 5 INNINGS.
ALL RAINED-OUT/CANCELLED GAMES MUST BE RESCHEDULED WITHIN 2 WEEKS FROM WHEN THE SCHEDULED GAME DATE WAS CANCELLED. IF IT IS NOT RESCHEDULED WITHIN THIS 2 WEEK PERIOD, A LOSS OR TIE WILL BE RECORDED FOR BOTH TEAMS DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION. GAMES ARE TO BE REPLAYED ASAP. RESPONSIBILITY LIES WITH THE HOME TEAM (OR CANCELLING TEAM) IF CALLED AT THE FIELD OR BY PRIOR MUTUAL AGREEMENT. RE-SCHEDULED GAMES ARE DONE BY EMAIL TO MIKE & TO BE SURE CANCELLATION/RAINOUT IS NOTED ON YOUR DIVISION’S ONLINE SCHEDULE. OPEN WEEKDAY FIELDS ARE ALWAYS SHOWN ON THE OPEN FIELDS TIMES ON THE TEAMPAGES HOME PAGE.
e/ *SUSPENDED GAMES: LEAGUE AND PLAYOFF GAMES WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR ANY TEAM: a/ THAT DOES NOT HAVE AT LEAST $60 IN THEIR BOND b/ THAT HAS NOT PAID ALL LEAGUE FEES c/ THAT DOES NOT HAVE THEIR ONLINE SPN REGISTRATION COMPLETED d/ THAT HAS DEFAULTED 3 OR MORE GAMES e/ THAT HAS HAD 3 OR MORE TEAM WARNINGS FROM THE CROSSTOWN LEAGUE EXECUTIVE OR f/ IS UNDER SUSPENSION WITH THE VSUA, SPN OR ANY OTHER RELATED ORGANIZATION. SUSPENDED GAMES MAY BE CANCELLED AT ANY TIME AFTERWARDS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.
The next Crosstown meeting will be on Wed April 8th at 7pm at the Cedar Cottage Pub (back room). We will be in the back room from 7 to 9pm.
Teams that have paid at least 1/2 of their league fees need NOT attend.
Teams that have not paid at least 1/2 of their league fees NEED to attend & pay. Coaches may pay by Interac before this date or pay by cash or check at the meeting.
We still have room for teams in Rec B – weekdays.
The last meeting before the league starts will be on Wed April 22nd at 7pm at the CC Pub and ALL coaches are to attend as this is a pick-up meeting ie game balls, permits, SPN rulebooks, contact sheets etc
The annual free Crosstown clinic will be on Saturday, April 25th at noon to 1:30pm at McKenzie Elem School ( 38th ave & 2 blocks east of Fraser ). This is a complete clinic where we will lay out the infield and walk around all the bases and batting area. We will go over what the Umpires are looking for, how coaches need to prepare and how & where players should play offensively & defensively on the field. We will also go over pitching & batting rules, cutoffs, and the infield fly, blood, anticipation, encroachment, foul ball, out-of-play & subbing rules.
The Annual Crosstown Tournament was held at Gordon Park on the June 13-15th weekend and contrary to popular thinking – not a game was cancelled! 14 teams participated and the weather was fine for Friday’s games & yikes – what a mess on Saturday with heavy rain & showers but Sunday was a mix of cloud, sun & drizzles and all went as planned. The awards were given out under a clear sky & a happy bunch – esp those Big Dirty flash singers … & even though there was thunder & lightning on the north shore!
The final results are:
Champions: Full Disclosure
Finalists: Diamond Dancers
Consolation Champs: Ball So Hard
Most Fun Team: The Big Dirty
And the MVPs were:
MVP Females – 1st Deyah – Ball So Hard, 2nd – Navi – Full Disclosure, 3rd – Monica – Pilots, 4th – Lisa – BentBatters, 5th – Leah – Dirty Pitches, 6th – Shannon – The Kings: Hon Mention – Sam – Backdoor Sliders, Tammy –Three Strikes, Katie – The Woodchucks, Calie – Purple Sox
MVP Males – 1st – Roman – Diamond Dancers, 2nd – Mikey – Awesome Cats, 3rd – Jeff – Three Strikes, 4th – Jerry – The Big Dirty, 5th – Tim BentBatters, 6th – Charlos – Ball So Hard; Hon Mention – Dave – Full Disclosure, Darron – Dirty Pitches, Rob – Brew Crew, Eric – The Kings
Thanks to all teams that participated and to all coaches for all their hard work, time & dedication. And kudos to the Umpires from the VSUA as they persevered the wet coast weekend.
Thanks to Dylan for some diamond grooming and all coaches for setting up their equipment. And umpires Roger & Joe & Sandra & Ron & Ed & Adam for their resilience! To the VPB for cutting the grass and keeping the washrooms open & TP available. & as always – Trudy …
Congratulations to all players & the winners and those with MVP recognition.
We have long memories for teams that participate.
The Crosstown Slo-Pitch League
Lost: a beige left-handed glove on the WC diamond at 11:30ish on Sunday
Once again this year Oscar’s Pub at Hastings & Boundary, has joined Crosstown as a sponsor pub. They have super specials from Tuesday night $5 hamburger meals to Wednesday’s $.39 wings to Keno & big screen TVs to Karaoke nights on Sundays. Also this Sat May 24th is a UFC fight night!… free parking.. see u there