DAY 2 > A Misty Mountain Hopping ‘September Madness’


NEITHER RAIN OR FOG COULD STOP THE TP HOUSE LEAGUE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT ON TUESDAY AS ‘SEPTEMBER MADNESS’ ROLLS ON WITH FOUR MORE ROUND ROBIN PLAYOFF GAMES TODAY AT CHRISTIE PITS

Pictures from Day 1 of the Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Pictures from Day 1 of the Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Neither rain or dense fog could prevent ‘September Madness’ from beginning yesterday evening at Christie Pits.

Despite the spitball that Mother Nature dished out at us, all five tournament playoff games that were scheduled on Tuesday were played.

An energetic group of volunteers (Coaches, Parents, Umpires and TP Baseball Officials) pitched in to squeegee and rake our wet baseball diamonds yesterday in order that the fields were in playable condition. Many thanks to all who helped!

And to add a touch of mystique to the ‘September Madness’, a dense swath of fog encircled the diamonds at Christie Pits as the sun set. The fog gave the ballpark a misty mountain hop feeling that had players, coaches, parents and baseball fans marvelling at the surreal and psychedelic atmosphere amidst them.

The 2014 edition of the Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament continues this evening with four more games in our respective Mosquito, Peewee and Bantam divisions. 

Upwards of 49 games are scheduled to be played within the next eight day span of the tournament (weather permitting, of course). With five games played yesterday, there are only 44 more left.

Here are the four games on deck for Wednesday, September 3:

MOSQUITO DIVISION

  • 5:45 p.m. > Lizzies @ Mets [Christie Diamond 3]
  • 5:45 p.m. > Dodgers @ Cubs [Christie Diamond 2]

PEEWEE DIVISION

  • 7:45 p.m. > Jays @ Lizzies [Christie Diamond 2]

BANTAM DIVISION

  • 7:00 p.m. > Expos @ A’s [Christie Diamond 1/Dominico Field]

Players, Parents and Coaches are strongly advised to check your tournament schedule carefully for the dates and times of your team’s games. It is very important that we start all games at the start time listed on the schedule…please try to be at the diamond at least 15 minutes before the start time to give the coaches a chance to get the line ups organized.

Also, it is really important, given that the sun sets earlier and diamond 3 has no lights, and that we have a second game scheduled on diamond 2 each night, 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 at 5:45 p.m. regardless of how many players are present.

On days of questionable weather, Players and Parents are strongly advised to check the our Twitter feed, the Hotline [(416) 392-1914], or website 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.

The annual tournament to wrap up the season is baseball lover’s delight with a cornucopia of games from four age divisions being played over three diamonds at Christie Pits.

Updated scores and standings will be posted on our website after the conclusion of play each and every night. Game Reports (when available) will be posted the next day.

Additionally, people can also keep up to date with all the scores and important news via our Twitter feed @TPbaseballnews during the tournament. One can also keep up with the scores and standings at the park by viewing our information bulletin board at Christie Pits during the week.

And on the busy weekend of the tourney when 29 games are scheduled to be played, Parents and Players can keep tabs on the tournament by visiting the TP Tournament Scoreboard at the park for the latest updated scores and standings.

Here are the 2014 TP House League Baseball Tournament Schedules in PDF format:

Here are the 2014 TP House League Baseball Tournament Rules in PDF format:

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

There are only forty-four games left in the rollercoaster that is ‘September Madness’. Get on board before it’s gone.