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Let's Play Softball! - April 2nd - Opening Day 2022 - RSVPs are NOW OPEN

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We're back for another year of pickup softball! The 2022 season is slated to begin on April 2nd (weather permitting) and run through mid September.

RSVPs for the game are NOW OPEN

Games will remain at $5 each week with a cap of $50 for the season (inflation be damned). Or, you can pay $45 for the "season pass" before week 1 and save 10% and get automatically RSVP'd to each game as soon as I post it.

To pay for the season pass you can Venmo Richard-Cohen-26 or PayPal richcohen57@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing old friends (except Frankel who moved to Florida and Kart who moved to Toronto) and making new ones.

General rules of the game:

This is a competitive but friendly game. There is no arguing calls and if there is debate on a play I'll make the final ruling. Be supportive of your teammates. We are here to play softball, have fun, and make new friends.

If there's enough people, each team supplies an ump to call balls/strikes when they are up. Hitters start with a 0-0 count. If the pitcher is throwing modified, you do NOT strike out on a foul ball. If the pitcher is throwing arc, then a foul on strike 3 is an out.

If umpires are not being used then there are no called balls/strikes. You get three swings to put the ball into play.

No taking leads.

There's a fence behind 3b so the ball is in play if it hits the fence. If the ball goes over the fence or rolls behind the backstop behind home plate it is a "dead" ball and runners get one base from where they are. A long overthrow of 1b results in a "dead" ball and runners get one base from where they are. A ball hit into the trees deep in the OF is "live" and runners get as many bases as they can.

Sliding is allowed but be careful. Be mindful of who is covering the base if you choose to slide.

Game is capped at 24 to ensure those that sign up will get a lot of playing time and at-bats.

Bringing guests is NOT allowed. If you'd like to bring a friend make sure they join the league and sign up.

Unless someone wants to play catcher the entire game, the position will be rotated amongst all team members equally.

Unless someone wants to pitch the entire game, the position will be rotated amongst all team members equally.

If 24 people sign up, the defense will be rotated so that each team member plays 4 innings in the field for each 1 they sit.

If the field is available, warm ups will begin as early as possible (ideally 15-20mins before game-time).

The game will begin promptly at 4pm so we can get two complete 7-inning games in.

Weather Hotline:

I'll email/post in the event of inclement weather potentially impacting the game. Alternatively you can call the hotline at 212-628-1036 x111

Fee structure:

$5 per person per week
Your first week comes with a money back guarantee - if you don't have fun, you don't pay.

Penalty for late cancellation/no-show:

If you cancel your reservation after 4pm on Friday or no-show to a game you will be assigned a "strike". If you accumulate three "strikes" you will be removed from the league.

NOTE:

The map on the app sometimes shows the incorrect location (it sometimes shows a small park downtown). Our games take place on the Great Lawn which is almost the exact center of Central Park. The nearest entrances are on 85th street on either side. The website shows the correct location of the field.

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