1/17/2010 Manager’s Meeting Notes


Today we held the first manager’s meeting at the Fox and Hound on McKnight Road. We had a good meeting and here are the bullet points.

  • The Leagues is losing 1, possibly 2, teams. The Gray Bats are definitely gone. Ben Sorosky and some of his teammates have joined the Rebels, I think. The Owlzzz are looking to join a different league. However, if they fail they will be back in the NABA for the 2010 season.
  • There will be 3, possibly 4, new teams. That’s all I know about that.
  • All teams are required to obtain their own field permits. Joe and I can assist you if it is needed. I should be getting a league email and a mailing list soon. I will contact all the managers to give you my contact information and to reiterate the rain out procedure for the 2010 season.
  • Teams should obtain field permits for a minimum 2 days/week. If you can get 3 that would be great. Permits should span till mid-August so that, if need be, they can be used for leagues playoffs.
  • Pending that we have enough teams, the league will be composed of 3 divisions. The Rookie league, A, and AA. Single A will be composed of the old Monongahela and Allegheny sub-divisions. The AA division will be composed of the 4 top teams in 2009, Black Sox, Ducks, Hurricanes, and Owlz. Double A teams will not play Rookie teams outside of the playoffs. The new playoff bracket can be found here.
  • College players can only be drafted by AA teams. Draft time is the only time this stipulation is in affect. A non-drafted college player can play for any team.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates have contacted the league about the possibility of joining the league.
  • Anyway, seriously, the Pirates contacted the league about fundraising possibilities and about the possibility of hosting the Championship Series at PNC Park. Do not get excited about that. The fundraising requirements for that are pretty steep, and according to the Bombers rep, who has experience with PNC, the organization puts so many stipulations on what you can and can’t do on the field, it isn’t really worth it.
  • There was discussion about the All Star Game. No official vote but here’s the idea. Each team gets the same amount of players for the All Star Game. Each coach selects their own representation with no league involvement. End of story. Starting lineup will still be decided by online ballot. Joe is looking for someone to organize the All Star Game and Home Run Derby for this year.

That’s about it. If I left something out that you think is important or have any questions, leave a comment or check out the Commish’s Corner.



17 thoughts on “1/17/2010 Manager’s Meeting Notes

  1. not sure if I'm on board with the "Hail", Busy, but thanks for the recap…I think that makes sense for the all star selection, it will be one less hassle for Joe, and less bullshit, but the same number of players per team will make some people angry, but whatever. We will be the only AA team without college players who have played above the CBA level I think…Interesting…i have heard rumors Kenny Powers has been active this off season…thanks for putting in the time, Depo


  2. and like i said… it's the fucking naba all star game…i think the eagles are also on the list of teams, we are losing.. ?i'm going to miss larry and the ducks/gray bats rivalry.scheduling at pittsburghnaba.com has been set up to fwd to depo and joe.


  3. i just don't see the duck's being a AA contender, especially if we are scaling back our roster size from last year and not drafting anyone new….but i will talk to everyone on the team and see what they think


  4. I'm not sure how draft order works, but if my logic serves correct, the Ducks will have the first pick from the college crop come draft time. Both the Owlzzzzzzzzzz and Ducks got eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. The Owlzzzzzzzzzzz had a better regular season record and the BSox and Canes played in the championship. Hopefully, we get a good turnout at tryouts, pick up some college skill from there and leave the Owlzzzzzzzzzzzzzz out of it. They had a good team with good players, but they were jagoffs. I don't think the Ducks need the bullshit that come with them.


  5. i'm not trying to jerk off anyone, but if the owlz dissolve and we need to fill spots there are some guyz on that team that I've played with that are decent kidz.we're not going to cut any ducks from last year that want to play so if we don't have room, we don't have room…but I wouldn't have a problem with it, if we have room, if they want to be ducks they want to be ducks. It could be moot anyway, and Dr. Jones has the final say in all roster decisions.


  6. i dont really have a problem with it either. 14 or 15 is the target number. im pretty confident with our offense, but it would be nice to pick up a pitcher since we lost fletcher


  7. Have the home run dirby at a pony league field with 300' fence all around or even a little league field, so you don't get what happened at the All Star game last year where no one hit a home run.


  8. i dont think the owlz are dissolving.. just moving to a different league.though the one guy at the meeting that is bringing in a new team said that he had a couple former owlz.


  9. The plan for the Owlz is to enter a local college league, but it's not just as easy as going to a meeting. I've been in search of a college coach to help out with the team so that I don't have to run around like a jack off every game. We're close to finding one, but then the next problem I've come across is finding players. In college leagues, once you graduate, you no longer can play in them. A vast majority of our starters last year either graduate in '10 or already have.So, as Gwin said, if the college league truly fails, there's a chance we may enter a team into the NABA. Finding almost an entirely new team will be difficult. Best solution, take the 5 remaining players and join another team. I'm pretty sure any team would welcome Scott Dunn and Anthony DeFilippo.As for the new team taking my players comment…The kid pitched 5 innings for me last summer. When asked to play on the college team he said that he doesn't belong playing against those kids, that's he's not good enough. Hope that clears all speculation on that topic.–Cool


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