METRO DIVISION SEMIFINAL GAMES CANCELLED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCT 1ST.
The two semifinal games scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st are cancelled due to expected poor weather, and will now be played instead on Friday, October 3rd, also in Wayland.
10/03/14 Leopards vs Lions-- Wayland-BB----------09:30 AM
10/03/14 Tigers vs Condors---Wayland-Corner-----09:30 AM
The Metro Division Final will now be played on, Wednesday October 8th, Wayland Corner.
Posted: September 30, 2014
DAN LANGDALE PASSES AWAY -- SEPTEMBER 28TH
Dan, a long-time EMASS member, player, board member, Atlantic Division manager, and wonderful friend to many of us, passed away Sunday morning, September 28th, 2014. There will be a memorial service at MIT in a few weeks; further details will be posted when available.
Posted: September 29, 2014
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ANNUAL EMASS AWARDS BANQUET
The Board of Directors encourages all EMASS Members to attend the 2014 Awards Brunch at 11:00 AM, on November 2nd at the Natick Elks Lodge, 95 Speen Street, Natick, MA 01760.
In addition to players and teams receiving recognition and awards, enjoy hearing EMASS member Bob Cvornyek share some of the program he organized for the Baseball Hall of Fame in support of their traveling exhibit titled "Pride and Passion," and enjoy the brunch menu!
Pay $15 online per person attending (extra $5.00 if paying by check), or you can pay $20 per person at the door. Please click on the heading above to register and prepay to attend the banquet.
Posted: September 28, 2014
ANNUAL AWARDS BALLOTING NOW OPEN
From now through October 19th, 2014, the voting option is available for you to nominate your team's Heart Hustle and Attitude 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices, as well as nominating your team's Most Valuable Player candidates.
Click the heading above to initiate the nomination process for your team or teams.
Posted: September 28, 2014
NOT A CURRENT MEMBER? ADD YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE 2015 PLAYING SEASON
EMASS maintains a list for interested players who will be made aware of open registration and the options available for the 2015 playing season. To add your name and contact information to our list, please click here and supply the requested information.
Posted: September 28, 2014
PICK-UP GAMES ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AND SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
Two upcoming pick-up days...
Monday, Sept 29th, and Saturday, October 4th (there are no scheduled Saturday games this day), in Wayland. If more than 30 players show to play either day, we can use both Wayland fields.
Click the heading above to access the pick-up page, where you can add your name to indicate that you'll be there.
Posted: September 26, 2014
In Today's Boston Globe: Old Cuban stars don't begrudge ballplayers who defect
Click the headline above to read the full Stan Grossfeld article in the Sep. 23rd Boston Globe. The article includes quotes from EMASS ballplayers, a mention of the EMASS involvement with the Cuban ballplayers, and an absolutely priceless quote from friend of EMASS, Pedro Chavez: "Winning is never the most important thing. We will fight all the time but our goal is not to win, our goal is to share a good time with our friends."
Posted: September 23, 2014
BASKETBALL GAME IN NEWTON
For many years EMASS players have played basketball on Tuesday mornings at a gym in Newton. There is a modest registration fee and people pay $3 or $4 each time they show up. For complete information, please contact John Stewart, 617-969-0950, or email@example.com. The game will begin in early October, when softball ends.
Posted: September 16, 2014
NEW EMASS POLICY: MEDICAL ISSUES AT EMASS EVENTS
EMASS is concerned for its members' well-being and desires to do what's proper in the event of a medical issue occurring at the playing field. As a first result, EMASS has created, with the support of three current EMASS members who were or are in the medical profession, a document describing how medical incidents are to be handled at the ball fields. That is the primary goal of this new policy, which is now available from the EMASS Website at:
Topics in the policy include:
-- Who's Charged with deciding to call 9-1-1?
-- When should 9-1-1 ALWAYS BE CALLED?
-- Or, if a trip to a local emergency room from any of the EMASS fields is the prudent thing to do, the policy provides addresses, phone numbers, and directions to the nearest local hospital.
A copy of this three-page policy has also been placed in each large plastic equipment box (orange folder) at each playing field for quick access.
Posted: September 12, 2014
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE: ANNUAL EMASS BRUNCH AND AWARDS, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2014
The season wrap-up Awards Brunch will be held this year at 11 AM, November 2nd, 2014, again at the Natick Elks facility (95 Speen St), This year we are honored to have EMASS member, Bob Cvornyek, present a talk he organized for the Baseball Hall of Fame in support of their traveling exhibit entitled "Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience."
The registration and payment of $15 per member will begin approximately October 1st. Details to follow.
Posted: September 1, 2014
EMASS TEAMS GOING TO CUBA NOVEMBER 12TH THRU 20TH
The US Treasury Department has once again issued a license for EMASS teams. The dates will be November 12-20. This is the Sixth Year EMASS teams are going. Several of the same players are returning again this year, but there is room for new players as well. Everyone interested in playing should contact Gary Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An informational meeting is tentatively set at the Wayland Town Hall for Wednesday August 13 at 7:00 PM for everyone interested. Please RSVP to Gary.
There will likely be some players joining us from the Red Sox organization this year, and several other surprises as well.
Please click here for a description of this year's trip.
Posted: July 30, 2014
NOTE ADDED TO PITCHING SCREEN REGULATIONS FOR CLARIFICATION
Because a pitcher delivered his pitches in a recent American Division game using a technique (potentially unsafe and/or to gain an advantage), which was not specifically prohibited by our EMASS RULE 15, (and the ASA umpire at the field opted not to penalize the pitcher), there is a need to "clarify" our current Rule 15.1 by inserting a note at the end of the list of section 15.1.
RULE 15: PITCHING SCREEN REGULATIONS
15.1 The location and position of the Pitching Screen will be as follows:
(a) The Pitching Screen may be placed on either side of the pitching mound.
(b) The Pitching Screen will be no more than five (5') feet in front of the front edge of the pitching rubber.
(c) The Pitching Screen must be placed in line with the end of the pitching rubber.
Note: Pitchers shall release the ball in full view of the batter from either the right or left side of the pitching screen. The pitcher shall not pitch the ball over the top of the pitching screen.
The remainder of RULE 15 remains the same...
This Note does not impose a new rule, nor does it remove a rule that previously existed. It was added solely to clarify the intention of our EMASS Pitching Screen Regulation for the remainder of the 2014 season. The full wording of RULE 15 is expected to be readdressed prior to the 2015 season.
Posted: July 23, 2014
EMASS SEVERE WEATHER POLICY
In light of the significant danger posed by lightning to EMASS ballplayers, we have implemented a strict policy based on the ASA Guidelines and the National Weather Service Guidelines. This is not a discretionary call on the part of the Umpire but is MANDATORY.
AT THE FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER, THE UMPIRES HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO SUSPEND PLAY AND SEND ALL PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS TO THEIR CARS. PLAY MAY NOT RESUME UNTIL AT LEAST THIRTY (30) MINUTES HAVE PASSED FROM THE LAST THUNDER CLAP OR LIGHTNING FLASH. Each time additional lightning is observed or thunder is heard, the minimum 30-minute waiting period should be reset.
Posted: June 15, 2014