DAY 2 > Over the Hills and Far Away to ‘September Madness’


Photos from Day 1 of the 2017 Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament.

Like a rolling stone, ‘September Madness’ gathers no moss as it rolls onward.

Despite a downpour of rain on Tuesday afternoon, we dealt with the challenge Mother Nature tossed at us and completed all the games that were scheduled on Day One of the tournament.

With seven games completed yesterday on the opening day of the tourney, the 2017 edition of the annual Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament continues this evening with seven more round robin games in our respective Mosquito, Peewee and Bantam divisions.  

A grand total of 84 tournament games are scheduled to be played within an eleven day span (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 are the TP House League Baseball Tournament Schedules in PDF format:

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 line ups organized.

Also, it is really important, given that the sun sets earlier and Christie Pits Diamond 3, Bickford Park and Trinity-Bellwoods Diamond 2 has no lights, and that we have a second game scheduled on Christie Pits Diamond 2 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 [] 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 2017 TP House League Baseball ‘September Madness’ Tournament Letter.

We will also be needing to have someone acting as the official scorekeeper for each game…league personnel will be on hand to do this if necessary, but if any of you have scored games before and would be willing to do so during the tournament, either let us know at or let one of our league personnel know at the diamond. We will really appreciate any assistance we receive with the scorekeeping.

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.

There are only 77 games remaining. Jump on board the sweet locomotive that is ‘September Madness’ before it’s too late!

If you have any questions, please contact us at