Saturday, July 7, 2018

Tomorrow, We Play Baseball!

There's been direct contact, Old School -style, with enough players to be sure that, despite the Holiday weekend, we will indeed have enough for a game.

Dave, Howard, Charlie, George, Josh, Christian, Hugh, Steve J., Jon, Hamlet, Chris P., Stephen P., Rob, Carlos (+2). That's 16. No word yet from many more of the commitment-phobic, the skeptics,  and the technologically challenged who will surely put us over the top.

Nathaniel W. wants to play, making 17 who've committed, but needs a lift from Boston, around South Station, around 7:30. Anyone in the area?

Gear is there at 8am for 8:20 BP. All please sign in by 8:45 so that we can start at 9am and be gone by around noon.

Happy 8th of July!

Expecting it to be the season debut of at least 4 more players (Charlie, Josh, and 2 rookies) and a low-humidity morn. But still, it's better to be playing in the cool temps at 9:05 than 12:05 so please be signed in, as usual, by 8:45.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sure, Why Not ....

.... what's a 2018 Game Day without threatening clouds and a late-game chance of rain? We're a go for Sunday, instead of doing this all over again on Monday and possibly not playing at all. Dennison, with gear arriving at 8:30am and all signed in by 9:15am. Play damp ball!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

One Hour Delay / Limited Practice

It’s rained already and could continue until around 9am or a little later. We’ll have a window with no rain after that but the field will be wet and any balls used today will be used for the last time by getting waterlogged and bat-bustin’ heavy. So BP likely can’t happen or we’ll have no balls left when we eventually do have full workouts. But we can still do as we did the only other time that we got onto the field - throw, try to remember how to catch a fly ball and hit a cutoff, while pitchers could conceivably even throw off the mound.

We’ll meet at 10:15am and still plan to be off the field by around 11:30.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Season Begins ... Next Week

Welcome to Week #1 of The Permit. Showers have begun here in Framingham - go back to bed! Last year, we had no rainouts after Mother's Day. This year, we've had one playable Sunday in all of April.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Good Bunting, Bad Bunting

In a few weeks, the bunting will be hung from the Grandstand for Opening Day. Below, in a Sports Illustrated ad, is incredibly bad bunting for a good cause. All three batters hold the bat dangerously. Head in the game - fingers out of the way!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

It’s a No-Brainer

They’ve been calling for rain on Sunday morning for a week and it’s begun. The numbers are good for both Sunday and Monday (17 confirmed usually gets us 20) but “Harvey” continues to be a total dick. No game on Sunday.

Use Sunday’s free time to free up Monday, when we will bear the fruits of our Labor and play baseball, continuing our remarkable streak of playing every week since Mother’s Day.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Father's Day

In 36 hours (as of Friday 4pm), we got to 15 "confirmed" - three more than showed up last year and more than enough, based on previous attendance inquiries, to get us to where we need to be.

Dave C., Christian, Matt A., Frank M.,Nick, Mark K., Ed P., Eloi, Albert, Jason, Trey, Kyle, Marlon, and the season debut of both Paul O. and Charlie.

Add in the rumored, the many who are computer illiterate, lazy, or non-committal and there's no doubt that we're looking good. So is the weather. Play ball!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

No Game

It seems obvious, with forecasts all week that would please Noah, but let's make it official - no game. This Sunday, be nice to Mom, the wife, and everyone else that you know, so they will be nice and not complain when you come out to play next week, and the week after, and Father's Day, and Thanksgiving ...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. Been erased like a blackboard. Rebuilt and erased again. Baseball marks the time. This field ... this game ... it reminds us - of all that once was good. And it can be again."
~ Terence Mann, "Field of Dreams"

Our 21st Opening Day is this Sunday.
If you haven't finalized your bat order,
if you want to take extra BP with Adam,
if you want to play ball,
get in touch!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball. And they tell you to hit it square.”
~ Willie Stargell

While we looked much better on Sunday at the end of practice than we did at the beginning, it was nearly unanimous that we scrape off the rust in a practice one more time this coming week before we begin games.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The 2017 Season

“Baseball has a way of ripping your heart out, stabbing it, putting it back in your chest,
then healing itself just in time for Spring Training.”
 ~ Noah Syndergaard

The permit application has been in for weeks. Recruiting is already bringing in a new class of rookies. And the Opt-in email has gone out and ought to be in your inbox for you to respond and get onto this year's email list. If you've not received it or responded, get in touch - we're hitting the field this weekend!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Eli Says ...

Play ball!

While there was a brief shower, it's not balmy and there's a little breeze, if we postpone The Finale, then next week could be worse. And it's not as bad out there as it will be in January!

If you want to play ball again before April, get out to the field!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

This Sunday: The Final Game

We’re outlasting both MLB’s World Series and The World Series of Poker’s November 9.

We’re at 19, surely enough to end the season with 9 innings of Our Usual Thing.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Uncomfortably Dumb

No Game Today! In consultation with the BABL, it's been decided that, while not dangerous due to a wet field, it's not too bright to be trying to play while so cold and windy.

                         Temp. Feels Like
 9:00am            44 °F   37 °F
10:00am           47 °F   39 °F
11:00am           48 °F   41 °F
12:00pm           50 °F   43 °F
  1:00pm           52 °F   46 °F

Same time next week!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Plan to Play!

2pm, Saturday: puddling behind 1B but the mound and plate are tight and this field drains very well. It's likely to be chilly and windy, but that's October baseball!

2am, Sunday: no puddles, no crackheads. All infield is tight, but lumpy. Grab a rake and bring it or get there and grab a rake.

We're still on ... unless it's too stupid-cold. Charlie's bailed. Maybe he's the smart one? Email if you're out. BABL, get at Paul.

The question is the temp and winds (45 mph gusts, windchill.) A final determination will post between  8am and 8:15am.
    Time             Temp. Feels Like
 9:00am            44 °F   37 °F
10:00am           47 °F   39 °F
11:00am           48 °F   41 °F
12:00pm           50 °F   43 °F
  1:00pm           52 °F   46 °F

Find the long-johns. Popups will be fun!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

No Drought on Sundays

... so no game this week. While we did have the numbers for today, they're too low to try to pull it together for the Monday holiday.

Gather your loved ones, decorate the house for Columbus Day, sing some traditional Columbus Day songs, enjoy a traditional Columbus Day feast ...

We've got 3+ more weeks to see if we can beat Mother Nature.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Yep ...

... we've hit 14 confirmed by Wednesday night which, over the last couple of months, seems to be the magic number to get us to 21 or so by the time Game Day rolls around. The rain seems to be coming late Saturday day and clearing for our game, while the hurricane is heading out to sea. So we're looking to go on Sunday, and not the Monday backup plan.

Update, noon on Thursday: ... and just after posting, we got to 15.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Mother Nature Wins Every Time

No game. With a mist still in the air and the field soft in several places, it's a good day to stay in and watch QB34, as Big Papi takes snaps for the Patriots.

We'll do Our Regular Thing next week and look to reschedule with the BABL after that.