WITH THE ANNUAL END OF SEASON TOURNEY SET TO BEGIN AFTER THE LABOUR DAY WEEKEND, THE TP BASEBALL COMMITTEE HAS RELEASED THE 2012 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND RULES FOR THE 49 GAMES THAT WILL BE PLAYED DURING ‘SEPTEMBER MADNESS’ AT CHRISTIE PITS AND BICKFORD PARK
A MESSAGE TO ALL PLAYERS, COACHES, PARENTS, AND UMPIRES:
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for it, but here are the schedules and rules for our end-of-year tournament, affectionately known as “September Madness“. We’d like to go over a few things so that all of us…parents, coaches, players, and umpires… are all on the same page for the 2012 TP House League Baseball Tournament.
First of all, please note that we’re no longer following a standard division night schedule…games can be any night and also throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Please read the schedule carefully to see when your team plays.
Please click on the following links to access your division schedule for the tournament:
- MOSQUITO DIVISION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
- PEEWEE DIVISION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (REVISED)
- BANTAM & MIDGET DIVISION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (REVISED)
Secondly, as you will see from the schedule, there is a lot of baseball taking place over the next couple of weeks! In fact, 49 games are scheduled to be played within a span of ten days (weather permitting, of course). We set it up this way in order for the players to get the chance to play as much baseball as possible before we have to pack it all up again until next year. Simply put, it’s a baseball’s lovers cornucopia of sheer baseball delight! It’s no wonder that we refer the tourney as ‘September Madness.
Although we’re keeping standings during the round-robin schedule, the emphasis during the tournament is still on having fun, building skills, and being good sports, and we ask all of you to help with this by being good role models for all of the players.
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE NOTE:
- ALL games WILL start at the scheduled time, regardless of how many players are there. Defensive teams will have to start the game fielding with however many players they have (up to a maximum of 9 of course!).
- Please arrive as close to one half hour before game time as possible to allow coaches to make lineups.
- Full uniforms (house league cap, house league jersey, house league pants) are to be worn.
- Decisions regarding rainouts will be placed on the website/Twitter/hotline 1 hour prior to game time. If games are cancelled due to weather, the tournament will run longer than indicated on the schedule. Please note however that during the tournament we will play through light rain because of the need to get the games completed, so players and parents should dress for the weather.
Here are the tournament rules. Please click on the link below to access them:
Players, coaches, parents, and umpires are encouraged take the time to read the information and seek clarification if you have any questions.
Diamonds 2 and 3 at Christie Pits will have fencing set up, and balls bouncing over or rolling under the fence will be declared dead and bases will be awarded at the umpire’s discretion. Balls clearing the fence on the fly will be home runs.
All players, coaches, and umpires will receive a free lunch from the BBQ Area on Saturday September 8.
We will also be selling lunch from the BBQ area on both Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will require some volunteers to help run the BBQ Area, so if you could be available for an hour or two on either Saturday or Sunday, please either give your name and phone number to your child’s coach or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We greatly appreciate any help that you can provide. Thanks in advance!
During the course of the tournament, updated scores, standings, pictures and other news will be available daily and nightly on the Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Website at www.tpbaseball.ca and on Twitter (@TPbaseballnews).
Remember to check our website, Twitter, or the hotline (416) 392-1914 (Press ‘4’) if the weather is suspect.
Finally, let’s try and keep the games and our comments positive, and help the players and coaches be good sports.
Welcome to the rollercoaster known as “September Madness”.
Coordinator, Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball