What we're about
HI THERE, AND WELCOME TO BRONX PICKUP SOFTBALL!
If you're looking to play casual softball, you've come to the right place! We are a group of adults who play pickup games in the Bronx.
It's our mission to provide an evening of softball and a fun time for enthusiastic players. This is not a league. If you're joining this group with aspirations of winning the World Series I hate to disappoint you. We only play in the interest of fun. This group is perfect for people who want to play without committing to an entire season, want to add a game to your schedule, or just meet some new people. And most importantly we want to have a great time. If you are not someone who wishes to engage in our culture of fun and camaraderie then you may want to stop reading right now and start searching for another group.
Groups typically meet at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Anyone is welcome to join.
If you are new to Meetup.com let me tell you that being a member is very convenient, and best of all, is free! Once you sign up and join the group you get notified each time a new event is scheduled. Then you just RSVP "YES" or "NO" each time. It's that simple! And it's even easier with the app.
The games themselves:
-Regular Lob Pitch with Clincher softballs
-Batters start with a 1-1 count. Two foul ball minimum.
-Running the bases only AFTER contact
-Tagging from any base
-Infield fly rule when applicable
-Girls should not be thrown out at first base from the outfield
-Bunting or tomahawk chop swings are not allowed, and if done will simply count as a strike
-Balls are live unless thrown past the border of the dugout or into the woods. If a ball inconsequentially trickles past the dugout it will be at the umpire's discretion whether or not to award bases.
-ANY foul tip caught by the catcher will result in an out, regardless of the height of the ball.
-Ground rules are established before the first game depending on field location/conditions
-Designated runners in lieu of intentional walks or 3 pitch walks. This means that if the batter walks without ever seeing a strike, the team will appoint a random player to occupy first base, and the batter continues to bat with a brand new 1-1 count.
-Any person playing, waiting, or spectating may pinch run for any base runner, for any reason, at any point during play.
-Rounding the bases on automatic homeruns is optional.
-Players are chosen for teams anonymously either by two captains or the organizer.
-In the event a game is tied after the allotted amount of innings and people are waiting to play, an extra inning may be played, but the home team must WIN in the final inning in order to play in the next game. Otherwise they are considered the losing team.
*Please also keep in mind that posts on the site should be in the interest of pickup softball. It's not a bulletin board to recruit people for your team. For those inquiries please refer to the NYC Softball Recruit Farm at https://www.facebook.com/groups/19270751743 ...