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The Board of Directors is presenting proposed amendments to the bylaws of the CCSSL. The Board has looked at every article to see where changes need to be made for the betterment of the League. In some cases there was a need to change an Article because it needed updating. In other cases, there was a need for a substantial upgrade.
These proposed amendments are now presented to the membership for your vote. It is required that the membership be given 15 days to consider an amendment. Your ability to vote will be open until January 31, 2018. There will be no updates on the vote until the voting has closed and the final tallies are in.
Want to keep your batting skills sharp this winter? Our League is once again offering batting practice beginning Tuesday, January 9th at the Dugout in Hyannis. As in past years, we have reserved every Tuesday at 10:00AM from January 9th until outdoor practice begins in early spring. The cost remains at $5.00 per person per visit. There is no need to call for reservations - just show up! Depending on how many show up that day, we can usually get in 70-100 at bats per person.
Directions to the Dugout are as follows: from either Route 28 or Route 6A, or Exit 7 off the Mid-Cape Highway, take Willow Street to Fern Doc Road (adjacent to the new BMW dealership) and continue through the stop sign, over the tracks, to the end around the curve. The Dugout is 3-4 doors down.
We are starting to talk about our winter ball in the Bridgewater Dome. We play on Monday and Friday mornings from 9:30 -12:00. $10 per play. We will be using an OPT IN email signup. Car pooling is available. Limit 25 players per session.
Let Mike McCluskey (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you'd like to be on the list so you can OPT IN when you want to play this winter. All CCSSL members are invited to play one time or every time - but you must be on the list to OPT IN to play. (Being on the list does not obligate you to any play dates but you must be on the list to play.)
A great way to keep your swing sharp all year round.
Sometimes, we only see our fellow players out on the field. However, there are many interesting aspects off the field, such as this article from the Worcester Business Journal about one of our players and Board members, Ron Scarborough. You can read about Ron's work at Becker College by checking out the link below.
The Back Office Associates 80s Travel Team recently competed in the Winter Nationals Tournament in Ft. Myers, FL. The team is comprised of players from the CCSSL.
The team played a round robin 7 games finishing 4 and 3. After losing the first 2 games: a 23-16 loss to a major Florida team and a loss to Pro Health from Wisconsin by a score of 17-16, they bounced back on Wed. by winning 3 games, beating an undefeated NY Statesmen team 9-4, then winning against Jimmys Legends from Minnesota and Center for Sight from Florida. The Team finished 1 & 1 on Thurs. losing to the Bucs and Bulls from Tampa by a score of 14-13 and then beating the Geezers from Chicago 15-7.
Nate Koppel and Mike Onnembo shared the pitching: while Rob Robidoux, Jim Parmalee and Hank Baldassarri provided the long ball power. The top hitters for average were Jim Lutes, Bob Blakeslee and Jack Deschamps. Anchoring the defense were infielders Jim VanBaalen, Ray Castellano, Vince VanNorman, Jack Ferrie and Bob Buck.
The team looks forward to their next tournament in February in Winter Haven, Florida.
A group of 14 CCSSL players participating as team Dugout captured the 2017 AAA 70's Division Championship in the Cape Cod Classic on September 13th. Under the direction of player managers Tom Radziewicz, Bill Eagan and Gerry Street, Dugout was a true darkhorse winner as the Cape Cod team prevailed over four other more tournament experienced teams including the Bostonians from Eastern Mass., VIOS Sports from Connecticut, Tabor Franchi from Rhode Island and the Syracuse Cyclones from New York.
The victory required an exceptional team effort combining aggressive base running, timely defense, clutch hitting and excellent pitching. Other roster players included: Terry Brooks, Tom Farrell, Jim Ritchie, Dave Clark, Wayne Draeger, Steve Grolnic, Ross Coppleman, John Curry, John Seliga, Ray Beaupre and Peter McClelland. The majority of the above-named players have competed together in and have won several tournaments around the country for over 13 years. This includes tournaments in Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Huntsman Senior Games in Utah, Syracuse, Glen Burnie, Maryland, Ft. Myers, Branford, CT, Warwick, RI, Cape May, NJ and several more Classics.
Reporting some news about two CCSSL players' recent accomplishments. Dave Clark & Peter McClelland just played on the CC Medical 70s AAA team in Fort Myers in the SSUSA Winter Nationals. The team went 6-0 and beat the Bostonians in the championship round 11-10 and 18-17. Dave Clark led the team in homers and RBI’s and Peter was second in both. Peter also pitched every game. Dave and Peter both were selected to the All Tournament .
Dave and Peter also played with CC Medical AAA 70s which won the Huntsman World Senior Games in St George , Utah in October. CC Medical beat SSUSA World Champs, Game On from California. They won two games against Game On on the final day to take the title.
Welcome to Our New Player Profile Form!
We are looking to collect information on our players so that we can develop a profile that tells about the varied backgrounds of players. None of this information will be used to talk about individual players. It will allow us build a composite profile of the players in our league for public relations and fundraising purposes only.
The Cape Cod Mariners 60’s travel team took home the Cape Cod Classic AAA Championship the weekend of September 8-10. The team finished with a 5-1 record.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out the CCSSL survey about scheduling, which was most of you. The results of the survey give the Board a clear direction of how we will prepare for the 2018 season. The first question asked about reducing the number of games in the regular season. Although the overall vote was fairly close, the vote within divisions was not. Divisions 1 & 2 were in favor of reducing the schedule, while Division 3 clearly was not. As a result, the schedules in the first two divisions will contain fewer games and Division 3 will remain the same. This scheduling will allow us to eliminate most Fridays for Divisions 1 & 2 which is a clear preference for many players. The preference for all of the other questions were very clearly answered. Rain outs will be made up. Doubleheaders will be used to make up games. They will not take place on normal “off days” or Saturdays. The players have spoken and we will follow your wishes.
To view the survey results Click Here
I will respond to some of the individual comments soon!
The senior softball team sponsored by Back Office Associates and composed of 80+ year olds from the Cape Cod Senior Softball League concluded their participation in The Buckeye Classic on June 15th by playing three consecutive games in hot and humid Barberton, Ohio.
The Cape Cod Mariners played seven games in little over twenty fours hour before losing the seventh and final game to a hot hitting Talaga Construction team in the Connecticut Masters games the weekend of June 3 & 4.
The Cape Cod Chronicle ran a nice story on the Back Office Associates Travel Teams
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As you enter the path that leads to Memorial Field, be sure to take a look to your left and see the new memorial to Joe Cassidy, the founder of our league! Joe is the player who made this possible for all of us by starting Senior Softball here on Cape Cod back in 1987.
The application for the 2018 season is now available.
125 Players Have Applied for 2018 as of 1/17/18
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