Saturday Softball

  • January 18, 2014 · 10:00 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

Important RSVP rules, please read:

If we fill up and have a waiting list going ... Please Remember :

Softball is our most popular event so when you R.S.V.P., you are taking a spot from someone else who wants to play. We understand that life happens and Meetup softball is definitely not the most important event in your life but please be considerate and update your R.S.V.P. no less than 24 hours prior to the event start time if something comes up. If you bring a friend who is not on the R.S.V.P. list, you may rotate with said friend. If you R.S.V.P. for your friends (+1, +2, etc.) and they don't show up, it will count as a no show against you. When 22 people R.S.V.P. and 2 don't show we can still have a fun game. When 22 people R.S.V.P. and 14 show up... well you see where I'm going with this. 

Failure to follow these simple rules will be considered a "no show". You will no longer be welcomed to any games after 3 no shows.

A full game is generally about 1 hour or so, and leaving early ruins games and the fun, so please be considerate of the other players. 

We play no more than 11-11, if you show up with no R.S.V.P., and we have enough players, you will be asked to sit out. If you don't believe in making someone sit out, you are welcomed to rotate with them  : )

Who should come?

Come out if you enjoy a friendly game of scrimmage.
All levels are welcomed but some knowledge of softball is preferred. If you have never played before but are interested in trying, we are happy to give you some coaching also. (You will need to bring your own glove.)

Who should NOT come:

We play competitive enough to make it a fun game.

If you like to argue about everything, this is not the right group for you.
If you think it is acceptable to injure some one, you are definitely NOT welcomed.
If you just want to goof around, we have room in the peanut gallery.

General Rules & FAQs:

1) Please be courteous to fellow players, and control your tempers.

2) Bases, bats, balls, (scoreboard, line up board) are provided. Please bring your own glove. Some of us were single children and don't believe in sharing.  :)

3) No metal cleats, we like our bases.

4) We play coed rules:

  a) safety base at 1st

  b) veering line at home

  c) *NEW*... cones in the outfield for female batters. Fielders may not enter this area till  a ball is in play.

5) We will play 7 innings with 7 run max per inning (unlimited runs in 7th inning)

6) A lot of us have a favorite position, if multiple people want to play the same position, please be nice to others and rotate from inning to inning. Don't be shy to ask to rotate.

7) Please dress appropriately (i.e. sandals are not appropriate softball attire.)

8) We don't have the budget for an ump., so when a play is questionable, majority rules, regardless of what you think you saw (or what the truth is, really).

9) No strike outs, no walks. You bat till you hit, but we don't exactly have M.L.B. pitchers so please don't wait for 1000 pitches before you swing.

10) Please ask the owner before you grab a bat. Please do not throw other people's softball bats. Some cost in excess of $300.00. As the saying goes "you break it - you bought it."

11) Just want to come and watch? We welcome audiences, no need to R.S.V.P. (Send me an email for the location.)

12) If you are bringing a friend or two please mention his/her/their name(s) in your RSVP so we won't have to refer to them as " Joe's friend #1."

Join or login to comment.

  • David C.

    As always, a fun way to burn some calories with a great group of friends!

    January 18, 2014

  • Art T.

    David it doesn't appear I'll be able to play tomorrow. I got undercut under the basket in the air by another player during a pickup basketball game. I have a lump the size of a small baseball on my ankle. I'm icing it and elevating it. I'll let you know how the therapy goes. Good luck tomorrow everyone!

    January 17, 2014

  • David C.

    Looks like 21 total for both groups.... Play ball!

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Jim M.

    Wont make it this weekend gang. Its my Birthday today will be out celebrating. See you all next weekend!
    Jim

    January 17, 2014

    • Jim E

      Have a great birthday, Jim!

      January 17, 2014

    • David C.

      Happy Birthday!

      January 17, 2014

  • Sesilee Q.

    Sorry to cancel guys :-( I really want to play but my older sis is getting married last minute and I gotta be there lol see you guys next Saturday hopefully :-)

    January 16, 2014

    • Rodel

      No worries...congratulation­s to her and see you next week! :D

      January 16, 2014

  • Jason

    Plus 1

    January 13, 2014

    • Jason

      A female friend. Ill get her to sign up

      January 13, 2014

    • David C.

      Cool man. Thanks. I thought it might be Julian or one of the local boys.

      January 14, 2014

  • David C.

    I took Buddy off of my plus +1 in Bay Area and added him in on South Bay since he has an acct. here. Rodel and I would like to eliminate guests and have them sign up so we can try to have teams made up ahead of time.

    January 13, 2014

  • Rachel L.

    Sorry, I should rest my leg and give it one more week. Have fun and see you all soon.

    January 13, 2014

  • David C.

    Good lookin out Rodel... Your alright !

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • Rodel

      I figured you might have missed it...I got your back!

      January 13, 2014

  • Sesilee Q.

    Yay cant wait I look forward to playing with you guys again

    3 · January 13, 2014

    • Rodel

      See ya Saturday and thanks for the pics! :D

      January 13, 2014

18 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Start your Meetup today

Act now and get 50% off.
Until February 1.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy