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Friday Softball

  • Aug 30, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Important RSVP rules, please read:

Softball is our most popular event so when you RSVP, 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 RSVP no less than 24 hours prior to the event start time if something comes up. Failure to do so will be considered a "no show". You will no longer be welcomed to any events after 3 no shows.
If you bring a friend who is not on the RSVP list, you may rotate with said friend. If you RSVP for your friends (+1, +2, etc.) and they don't show up, it will count as a no show against you.

We play no more than 11-11, if you show up with no RSVP, 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 basic 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 still need to bring your own glove.)

Who should NOT come:

We play competitive enough to make it a fun game, but the goal is to have fun.


If you argue about every play, this is not the right group for you.
If you think it is acceptable to bean the runner to 2nd when they failed to veer or get down, you are definitely NOT welcomed.
If you just want to goof around, we have room in the peanut gallery.

General Rules & FAQs:
1) Be courteous to fellow players.
2) Bases, bats, balls, (scoreboard, line up board) are provided. Please bring your own glove. Some of us are single child and don't believe in sharing. :)
3) No metal cleats, I like my bases.
4) We play coed rules:
a) safety base at 1st
b) veering line at home
c) cones in the outfield for female batters (fielders may not enter this area till a ball is in play) *NEW*
5) We will play 7 innings with 5 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). Please understand that there is no instant video replay, and the outcome of the game is really not that meaningful. The main purpose of the scoreboard is to track where we are so we all get to go home at some point.
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) Absolutely no bat throwing.
11) Just want to come and watch? We welcome audiences, no need to RSVP. (Send me an email for the location.)
12) Be courteous to fellow players.
13) Ask before you grab a bat. 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."

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  • David C.

    Fun as always!

    August 31, 2013

  • David C.

    Robb with Meetup's Santa Cruz Beer invited me to a scrimmage on Sunday, September 8, 2013 @ 11:30 AM. Do you all want me to respond to him and let him know I'm bringing 12 of us?

    August 28, 2013

    • amy

      Hey Dave, let me an Don know about Sunday in Santa Cruz. We may be there anyways and would be interested if it worked out

      August 30, 2013

    • David C.

      That's good to know : ) I'll send him an E-mail conformation that is is a go then.

      August 31, 2013

  • Danny

    I Will -

    I will always place the Team first;
    I will never accept defeat;
    I will never quit;
    I will never leave a fallen teammate

    -Tried & True

    2 · August 24, 2013

    • Jim E

      quotes the guy who bailed on us at the last minute!!

      August 30, 2013

    • David C.

      L.O.L.

      August 31, 2013

  • David C.

    Looks like 18 between the 2... Great!

    August 30, 2013

  • richard d

    This might be my last friday meetup. I joined a real league! Wooo!

    2 · August 25, 2013

    • David C.

      Right on, your welcome to come work out with us anytime Richard.

      1 · August 28, 2013

    • richard d

      Oh crap. I forgot i am drafting my fantasy team this friday... hopefully i come out.

      August 29, 2013

  • Danny

    People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
    - Rogers Hornsby

    2 · August 24, 2013

    • David C.

      "I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes."-Leo Durocher

      August 28, 2013

    • David C.

      And lastly...A coach is someone who always makes you do what you don't want to do, so you can be who you've always wanted to be.There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory.

      August 28, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Out of habit, I started to RSVP 'Yes' Then I remembered... New York City!!! See you guys on the flip side.

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Elaine S.

      Your right I totally am!!

      1 · August 26, 2013

    • David C.

      Mat.... sneak a a real cheese steak home for me! Yum Yum, the heck with my diet. Wait till you hear the accents... L.O.L. Stay away from those crazy Puerto Ricans.

      August 28, 2013

  • Elaine S.

    Mom needs my help for her big party the next day. :-/

    1 · August 26, 2013

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