DAY 8 > Sweet Dreams Are Made Of ‘September Madness’


FOUR ELIMINATION PLAYOFF GAMES ARE ON TAP TODAY AS THE 2018 EDITION OF THE TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS HOUSE LEAGUE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT CONTINUES IN OUR RESPECTIVE MOSQUITO, PEEWEE AND MIDGET DIVISIONS

Photos from Day 7 of the 2018 Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament.

With another six games completed yesterday, the 2018 edition of the Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament continues this evening with four more elimination playoff games in our respective Mosquito, Peewee and Midget divisions.  

A grand total of 87 games are scheduled to be played within the next eleven day span of the tournament (weather permitting, of course).

The sheer amount of baseball games slated to be played is a baseball lover’s delight. During the weekend portion of the tournament, it’s a virtual cornucopia of baseball from dawn to dusk. It’s no wonder that we fondly refer to our tournament as ‘September Madness’.

Parents and Players are strongly advised to please check their tournament schedule to see what diamond your game is being played at. Since we are using a number of diamonds for the end of season tournament, please make sure you know where to go.

Here is the Elimination Playoff Schedule for Wednesday, September 12:

MOSQUITO DIVISION

Semi-Final Games

  • 5:45 p.m. > Rangers at Orioles  [Christie Pits Diamond 2]
  • 6:00 p.m. > Lizzies at Rays  [Christie Pits Diamond 3]

PEEWEE DIVISION

Semi-Final Game

  • 7:45 p.m. > Expos at Cubs  [Christie Pits Diamond 2]

MIDGET DIVISION

Championship Game

  • 8:00 p.m. > Homesteads at Stars  [Dominico Field at Christie Pits]

It is very important that we start all games at the start time listed on the scheduleplease try to be at the diamond at least 30 minutes before the start time to give the coaches a chance to get the lineups organized and the players warmed up for their game.

Also, it is really important, given that the sun sets earlier and the diamonds at Bickford Park and Trinity-Bellwoods Diamond 2 have no lights, and that we have a second game scheduled on Christie Pits Diamonds 2 and 3, and Dovercourt Park each weeknight, that players and coaches are ready to go at the time indicated on the schedule. Games scheduled for 5:45 p.m. will have to start on time at 5:45 p.m. regardless of how many players are present.

Because we really want to wrap up the tournament by the end of the second full week of September, we will play in conditions of light rain that might have caused us to cancel regular season games. So don’t assume a game is cancelled because of rain.

On days of questionable weather, Players and Parents are strongly advised to check our Hotline [(416) 392-1914], Twitter feed [@TPbaseballnews], or website [http://torontoplaygrounds.ca/news/] if the weather is suspect for updates on the status of their games. Updates will be posted 45-60 minutes prior to the official game time.

Parents, Players and Coaches in our participating divisions are also strongly advised to read the TP Tournament Rules that are applicable to them so everyone is cognizant of the rules governing ‘September Madness’.

To access a PDF copy of the tournament rules pertaining to your division, please click on the corresponding link below:

Please click on the following link to access the 2018 TP House League Baseball ‘September Madness’ Tournament Letter.

And to assist you in keeping track of all the action at our ‘September Madness’ end of season tournament, we will be posting updated scores and standings during each day of the tourney after the conclusion of play.

Finally, although the tournament is a really exciting time of the baseball season, we still expect everyone in their excitement to remember that it’s important to treat everyone… players, coaches, other parents and umpires in a respectful and polite matter. Our umpires, players, and coaches are all doing their best and learning more every game…let’s keep our comments and actions positive and supportive.

If you have any questions, please contact us at tpbaseball@gmail.com.