HELP WANTED!

WANTED! Cottam Rotary is getting ready for their annual Christmas tree sale and need a couple of young at heart, strong and ambitious volunteers to help unload the Christmas Tree truck when it comes in. This time can also be used as part of the required high school volunteer hours so mom’s and dad’s can drag the kids out as well! Many hands make less work so all are welcome. Tentatively the truck arrival is Saturday, November 26th @ 8:00 am. Please contact Dan Levy with Cottam Rotary at danlevy83@gmail.com

Baseball BBQ

Today is the day! We will be playing 2 five inning games, then breaking for dinner and then having a fun kids vs. parents game. So make sure to bring your kids out if you would like!

The first game will be at 3pm, the second game will be at 4:15pm, and the third game will be around 6:30pm. So be ready to play ball at the park for 3pm today (Sunday September 18th)!

If you have any questions or would like to bring something, please text or call us at (519)990-2945. We will be too busy to respond to emails, but will reply to your text messages.

See you all at the park!

Cottam Adult Baseball

Still good to go!

We had some rain earlier today, but the diamonds are dry and the weather is looking all clear! As always, if weather starts looking bad, please check back for more information.

Weather Alert

Today they are predicting nasty weather at or near the time we are to start playing baseball.  As we said in previous posts & emails you need to check this website for the latest information.  We may have to make last minute decisions.

Weather Update!

On days like today where the weather can change in an instant or when it has rained throughout the night and during the day there is a chance baseball will need to be cancelled.  Below is how we determine if baseball is a go or no go.

  1. If the Town of Kingsville sends an email indicating that the fields are closed, then no matter what the actual field conditions are we cannot play ball.
  2. Baring no email from the town someone will go to the diamonds two hours before the scheduled start and determine the playing conditions and post the cancellation on the website.  This person (probably Rick as he is the closest to the park) makes the decision.  Ultimately the decision is based on safety first and foremost and is final.  This means if baseball is cancelled no one is allowed on the diamonds and if you chose to ignore the closure you will not be covered for insurance in the event of injury.
  3. If the website does not indicate baseball is cancelled you are to assume we are playing baseball.

While all the above is great in a perfect world, there will be times when you show up and it has rained and we can’t play. League convenors (Nicole, Doug & Rick) will decide if we continue or not.  While we understand some of you may be coming in from the city and you may have to turn around and go home there is not much we can do, however we do have a small restaurant uptown that you can sit and have a nice dinner.

Also if a game is cancelled, all games are cancelled for the night.  As the league does not track wins or losses we will not be making up any game missed due to weather.

What A Kick-Off!

Wow! What a great night of baseball.  I want to thank all of those who came out last night, which was nearly 100%, and played ball.  From my viewpoint it appeared that everyone had a great time and understand that we are out there to enjoy our new friends and the game.

So I’m not with my friends!

As everyone knows the teams have been assembled and as a result we have received some feedback mostly related to issues with people not being on the same team as friends. Let me attempt to clear this up so everyone understands the process.

First and foremost this league is intended to be a fun, recreational, coed gathering of people who want to play baseball.  Having said that, as adults, we need to understand that while in a perfect world all of our friends would be on the same team but it doesn’t always happen that way.  This time we have done exactly that!  The only thing is that some of the people on your team are just not friends yet.  Trust me they will be in short order.  Once you play a couple of games together in a fun environment you will all be friends.

Please understand based on the purpose of the league as stated above, we need to make the teams as even as possible.  We do this first by dividing all of the ladies into the three teams.  Then we placed all their spouses on the same team.  From there we start trying to honor the remaining requests.  Unfortunately some requests went seven people deep and nearly impossible to honor all the requests.  Also some people dropped out and some were added after the teams were assembled increasing the degree of difficulty.

In summary we (Rick, Nicole & Doug) sat down for nearly three hours assembling the teams and every choice was carefully considered and no favoritism was allowed, in fact I’m not even playing with anyone from my own family and I only really know two people on my team.  So let’s just get out there and have some fun and meet some friends for the first time!

Rick