Season 4, Saturday Morning Games

Batting Practice starts at 9:15.

Games will start at 9:45 or as soon as there are at least 14 players present. If you can only show up late. So long as the teams aren't full we can squeeze you in or you can just play game 2. Leaving early is also fine.

Random teams for each game. We usually play one 9 inning game and another 5 inning game.

As we have for the past 3 years, we play without a permit as a pickup group so we move to backup fields when someone else does have a permit. It's not always easy to find out ahead of time when someone does have a permit but there are backup fields 10 minutes, 15 minutes, and 20 minutes away. Early in the season, Zog and another group are known to have a permit for the field at 12:00 so we end a little earlier.

We play when the field is dry and temperatures are above 45F.

It is free to play but I ask for $5 voluntary contributions which I collect at the beginning of the season and in the middle. This covers our expenses of meetup.com ($150/year) and clinchers (1 per week at $8 a pop). Donating brand new clinchers in lieu of cash is also great. I do prefer cash contributions to be electronic via the website because it's easier to keep track of: http://www.meetup.com/Roosevelt-Island-Adult-Softball/money

It is recommended that you wear cleats and bring your own mitt. Usually someone else brings a bat you can borrow if you don't have your own.

We like to hang out after the games at Riverwalk Bar for lunch and drinks (they give a discount on pitchers but they're still New York prices!) This year we also have a new venue for cooling off after games which is our very own 3 season veteran Coach Scot's Main Street Sweets.

Men and women of all skill levels are welcome. Ages 16 and up (just ask and we've always been amenable to accepting younger players sometimes so long as they can keep up and are unlikely to get hurt).

I really appreciate people RSVP'ing ahead of time because it gives me a chance to cancel the game if it looks like turnout will be weak (it has to be 15+). I have a hard enough time dealing with the weather. I wish meetup.com had kept the "maybe" option. I understand that some of you really may not know until the last minute so you can just RSVP "yes" and make a note of that (like "25% chance", "50% chance", whatever).

If you're not sure whether there's a game or if you show up late and we have moved, you can call me at[masked]-9364. Also call me to report anything you know about field conditions and availability. Unfortunately, I don't live on Roosevelt Island anymore and can no longer just look out the window to see whether the field is too wet.

Another 3 year vet and manager, Eric, runs our Facebook group so I encourage you all to join in on the discussions. We're going to hit our 100th meetup soon so maybe we'll plan something special there.

And, finally, as always, a very special thanks to Rick the Roosevelt Islander Blogger for many instances of helping us out.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning friends, Sorry I didn't respond sooner, I'm on pain killers which make me a bit loopy. I sustained a bit of whiplash and some facial abrasions around my eye. The swelling is going down and healing is in full force, so I'll be fine. Seth, glad to hear that your okay and on the road to healing with me. Thanks to the teams for the help right after the accident and the concern expressed by all. I have plans to go hiking on Saturday so I'll miss the games this weekend, but I'll see you all next week. Great fun, thanks again.
    Cheers

    2 · April 1, 2013

    • Lou

      I am glad that, aside from some light bruises, you are fine. i shall see you on the 13th. Hike safely!

      April 1, 2013

    • Dimitri M.

      Glad to hear the both of you are getting better and no extended hospital stay was necessary.

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any word on Glenda? My jaw is too sprained to chew, so I'm gonna lose some weight this week, but hope she's okay.

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • Dimitri M.

      Stew of players ran into each other at first base. It was not bad for but every one was able to walk away with a sprain and a possible concussion. Hopefully everyone heals up quickly.

      March 31, 2013

    • Lou

      Hey Seth. I hope you are feeling better.

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice meeting playing with all of you. I need help with your names. I am sorry I had to leave early to pick up wife & son from jfk. I am glad Glenda is doing all right :). See you next week!

    March 30, 2013

    • Dimitri M.

      Billy it was a great to see you. I know it was rough to leave the game but we will be playing all summer long maybe into the fall.

      March 31, 2013

  • Jorge

    An enjoyable game under enjoyable conditions. Thank you all. I hope Glenda is doing well....

    March 30, 2013

  • Stew

    see you guys next week...should be able to play then--

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Lou

    These people are awesome and lots of fun.

    March 30, 2013

  • Rodney L.

    Awesome as usual. Even better with two games going on at the same time. Got in an extra games afterwards.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's Play

    March 30, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Unfortunately my manager swith practice from sun to today. See y'all next week

    March 30, 2013

  • Steve W.

    I'll bring my bases again

    March 29, 2013

    • Jason

      Thanks Steve. Looks like we'll really need them this time.

      March 29, 2013

  • Erik with a K

    Big D its all you as Assistant commish, I am trying to buy a place and have to take care of things. Hopefully next week.

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • Dimitri M.

      Go and get that place Erik good luck. Happy hunting and remember as long as she likes it you like it. Just make sure you have a man cave room.lol

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm definitely looking forward to this! You will definitely see me in May!

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • EJ E.

    is there easy parking by the field? maybe a free parking lot? driving would be alot more awesome instead of taking the subway from bay ridge.

    March 29, 2013

    • Dimitri M.

      There is parking in the area but it's city street parking. there are no lots are in the area. Just be careful where you park read the parking signs because the city is always trying to make a buck at your expense. More than likely you will be able to find parking right by the field if you circle around the field a few times.

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    how can i make sure i find you guys? is it fairly easy once I get to the park? thanks.

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • Dimitri M.

      The game is at queensbridge park don't worry you can't miss us there's 4 fields you can see all of them once you enter the park. I just ask for the Roosevelt island meet up. We will be there taking batting practice until we get enough people for a game.

      March 29, 2013

  • Jason

    Good thing it's at Queensbridge. The weather will be nice so 40+ may actually show up. There are 4 fields and we may end up using 2 of them.

    So we'll probably need 2 sets of bases. Please bring if you have any.

    I'm on the DL but I plan to watch from the sidelines. If I'm not there early, feel free to get started without me.

    March 29, 2013

    • Jason

      Unlike Roosevelt Island, NYC Parks publishes their permit schedule and it looks like nobody has a permit for any of the Queensbridge softball fields tomorrow: http://www.nycgovpark...­

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's Play

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to new friends & softball game !!

    March 28, 2013

  • Wendell

    Hope to make it next week

    March 27, 2013

  • Jason

    NOTICE: THIS GAME IS AT QUEENSBRIDGE PARK

    Our normal field is not available because there will be an event taking place on it.

    March 24, 2013

  • Michele A.

    I will be home in Canada for Easter.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    MVP
    avg 600.
    2double
    1 hr

    March 23, 2013

  • William H.

    I'll be in DC. Looks like my opening day will be April 6... followed by zog kickball!

    March 23, 2013

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