Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Game Thursday - how to dress, lost and found, time, notices for late players

We picked up a red jacket and a water bottle after practice. John will bring them to the game on Thursday.

Please arrive around 6:00 to 6:10 pm for the 6:30 game.

Please let John (jfaughnan@gmail.com) know if your player will be late for the game. We're generally good with this as long as we know ahead of time. My apologies for misplacing prior notices.

We play Bees vs. Redhawks 6:30 pm at Riverside 1 - by the school building, parking is on Albion Ave on the NE side of the field. The official HGRA site has directions:
Riverside Park - East on Grand to Lexington, South on Lexington to W. 7th (Fort Road). Park is on east side of Lexington.
Positions are available online, but they do change.

It may be cold
. A good way to dress for cold this time of year is layers such as:
  • a t-shirt base
  • a long sleeved shirt
  • an optional thin windbreaker
  • uniform on top
Depending on weather and what gear you have the windbreaker may go on top. Please dress your player as best you can. I know my son won't go along with the above list but your child may be more agreeable. I will have a solid windbreaker for Tim. Players who are not adequately dressed may be sent home. I played one may game last year where some players had chattering teeth and I don't want to do that again. Hypothermia can happen on a cold wet night.

We are short catchers. To encourage more to volunteer to catch anyone catching gets to play extra innings, and non-catchers get more bench time -- at least until we have more catchers!

The Bees name comes from the "... Burlington Bees, affiliate of the KC Royals. Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) played for them." We'll ask the players at the game who knows this.

There's a bug on the HGRA web site; it's not showing game schedules correctly when you go to your personal page. There's a public Posted Schedule page on front page of the baseball site. I'd link to it but I'm not sure that the site content is "linkable".