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Fall Ball Wednesday Night Doubleheaders

Game Cancellation info: Call 398-2589, then push 1 - 1.

MANAGER: Dan Hughes, 351-1680; 649-2824 (cell) danhughesmail@gmail.com

POST HERE if you can't make it to a game!

2014 TEAM SCHEDULE

2014 STATS


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Dennis HarperPerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2016
08:22 AM ET (US)
I will show up at 615a but plan to play with my senior league team at 7p.
1432
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
09-05-2015
08:29 PM ET (US)
SOFTBALL BATTING PRACTICE SUNDAY, 2-4PM DODDS 3

Strangely, we often have more players on holidays than on regular weekends.

We'll hit a bucket of balls each, then go a second round unless the heat is too much (supposed to be in the 90s).
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-22-2015
07:44 AM ET (US)
Batting practice Sunday afternoon, 2 to 4 on Dodds 3.

I won't be there (it's my high school 50th reunion in Indianapolis), but Greg Reed has the bucket of balls, and hopefully Sue will be there to pitch to you all.
Edited 08-22-2015 07:51 AM
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2015
10:25 AM ET (US)
SOFTBALL PRACTICE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON, 2 TO 4, AT DODDS 3

Everybody will hit a couple of buckets of balls and get some fielding practice in.
1429
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-09-2015
02:21 PM ET (US)

TODAY'S SOFTBALL BATTING PRACTICE CANCELLED

Infield is full of large puddles.
1428
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-09-2015
11:37 AM ET (US)
SUNDAY, 10:30 AM - It's raining right now in northwest Champaign, looks like even worse coming our way and sticking around all day.

So not looking good for practice, nor for Sunday night co-rec games.

I'll keep you posted.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-08-2015
04:52 PM ET (US)
SOFTBALL BATTING PRACTICE

2:00 - 4:00 Sunday, Dodds 3

Some new people on the mailing list, so:

Everybody who shows up (We usually get about ten or so) gets to hit a couple of buckets of balls (a "bucket" being 12 to 16, depending on how many people we have).

When you're not hitting, you're fielding for the hitter or just chatting with other players.

Once in a great while, we have enough players to make two teams and play a game. There's another team that often practices on Field 1, and sometimes we play a game against them.

But usually, it's just batting practice. Since most players bring bats, you're welcome to try a bunch of different bats and see what you like.

The people who come are a mixed bunch for sure - senior players, co-rec players, and doubleheader players.

If you can make it, great. If not, no problem! And no need to post here if you're coming or not.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-06-2015
06:05 PM ET (US)
Super! We've now got 6 males and 6 females for the co-rec team, and I'm starting a separate bulletin board for fall ball.

Here's who we have:

Sue Stendahl - 1B, P
Alexis James - C
Kelly Koller - 3B
Donna Keagle - 2B (?)
Julie Webb
Eleni Miller

Dan Hughes - P, C, OF
Jack LeClair - OF
Brian Moline - SS, 3B
Tod Satterthwaite
Rick Riggs
John Regan - OF

I've marked positions each player prefers (several players I don't yet know). (If I'm wrong on your preference, let me know!)
1425
John Regan
08-06-2015
05:57 PM ET (US)
Sounds good Dan
 

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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-06-2015
04:48 PM ET (US)
John, I have a slot open for Monday night co-rec, and would love to have you there.

The Wednesday doubleheader is full, but some of them are strangers to me and may not show up. I'll keep you at the top of the wait list, and I'm sure I can use you some as a sub. I'll let you know if anyone drops out. Thanks.
1422
John Regan
08-06-2015
04:13 PM ET (US)
Hi Dan

I am interested if fall ball if you still have a spot open

Hopefully I will start to hit better

John
 

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1421
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-03-2015
02:18 PM ET (US)
SECOND CALL FOR FALLBALL PLAYERS!

I have to turn in my team by Friday.

So far I have just 5 guys (including myself) who want to play: Me, Bill McG, Mike Hannan, Jeremy Curtiss, and Joe Walwik. If any of you know other guys who play well (and have a good attitude!) (and are willing to pay the $35 team fee), please get back to me. Thanks!
1420
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
08-01-2015
08:20 PM ET (US)
Softball practice Sunday. 2-4 at Dodds 3.

Gonna be hot again - what else is new.
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Jeremy Curtiss
07-31-2015
10:36 PM ET (US)
Hey Dan I'll play if there is room though I've been out all summer due to a tragic finger injury. I will be ready to go in a couple of weeks.
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mikehannan
07-29-2015
05:14 PM ET (US)
I hear you Bill. I've done enough of these to know nothing is liable to happen till the end of the year but I'm thinking I'd rather get something done now, if necessary, so I have a chance to play next year. Besides, it'll give Gurtler practice if you ever have your knee done. I got your back!
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Bill McGearyPerson was signed in when posted
07-29-2015
03:54 PM ET (US)
Mike H.,

We need you, schedule all important surgery for after the softball / fall ball! "Whats the matter you" !! LOL

--- You know those Dr.'s always will say you need surgery, especially a knee replacement! = New car! :-)

Bill
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Bill McGearyPerson was signed in when posted
07-29-2015
03:52 PM ET (US)
Dan, Count me as in! -- Bill

Also, I think Jeff wants to play again this year, and, possibly Todd Lindsey (still one of best area left center fielders and hitters / and Jake Tartar, a good outfielder, hitter, and good guy, musician, I think wants to play this year).

Also, did we think of AJ from last years team??

Bill
1415
mikehannan
07-29-2015
02:57 PM ET (US)
Dan,
Put me down as tentative. Here's the deal: I have an x-ray and consultation with my Orthopedic Surgeon on Aug 13th regarding my right knee. Don't know at this time if he will recommend knee replacement, some other procedure or therapy. Until I know for sure, I can't say yea or nay but would like to play if I'm able. I will let you know what I find out and if I am able to make a firm commitment or not. Thanks, Mike
1414
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
07-29-2015
11:56 AM ET (US)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DOUBLEHEADERS FALLBALL!
 
Please let me know, yea or nay, if you will be playing fallball with the Free Agents this year.
 
I don't know game dates yet, but I think they start about the end of August.
 
Entry fee is $35 per player, and the first 12 guys who say they want to play are in. (If we get more than 12, the entry fee will go down a few bucks for everybody.)
 
Please buzz back, either to this board or to me at danhughesmail@gmail.com and let me know if you're in or not. I won't collect any money until I'm sure we have a team.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2015
01:45 PM ET (US)
Softball practice Sunday afternoon, 2-4, at Dodds 3.

I think all the Little League and girls' softball tournaments are over for the season.

So c'mon out and hit a couple of buckets of balls!
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
07-18-2015
08:43 PM ET (US)
I'm wimping out on softball practice tomorrow afternoon.

Heat index is predicted at 97 degrees from 2 to 4, and that's just too much.
1411
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
07-12-2015
12:18 PM ET (US)

PRACTICE BACK ON - AT SAVOY

Brian tells me that the Savoy field is playable, so we'll start at 2:00 this afternoon.

Click the map to make it bigger.
1410
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
07-12-2015
10:06 AM ET (US)
No practice today - there's water standing on all three fields at the Dodds threeplex.
1409
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
07-11-2015
08:06 PM ET (US)
I'm guessing the fields will be too wet for practice tomorrow (where have we heard THAT before), but I'll check them Sunday morning before noon and I'll post the results here. Stay tuned!
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
07-04-2015
09:04 PM ET (US)
SOFTBALL PRACTICE SUNDAY!

Well, if I've read the schedules right, the Little League tournaments at Dodds are done for the season. There is, however, a girls' fastpitch softball tournament scheduled for July 17-18-19 at Dodds.

But this weekend looks clear, so we'll have a practice Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at Dodds 3. Hope you remember where that is - it's been so long since we were able to play there, what with kids' tourneys and rainouts.

Come hit a bucket of balls, field some grounders, catch some fly balls, get some exercise, and chat with fellow ballplayers. See you at the ballpark!
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
06-28-2015
11:01 PM ET (US)
Guy, we have a bye tomorrow, and we play at 8:00 on Wednesday.

The reason you're seeing last year's schedule here is that this is the Fall Ball page instead of the CASA page! Here's where you should be:

http://www.quicktopic.com/41/H/SUgW7YkfUSd
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Guy
06-28-2015
10:53 PM ET (US)
What time is the game tomorrow. Am I reading correctly that the 2015 schedule is NOT posted? Thanks.
1405
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
06-28-2015
01:28 PM ET (US)

SOFTBALL PRACTICE TODAY AFTER ALL AT SAVOY...

Looks like the Savoy Park is good to go! Start at 2:00; latecomers welcome. Come on out and hit a bucket of balls.

The park is hard to see from the street. Click on the map to make it bigger.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
06-27-2015
09:34 PM ET (US)
THIS JUST IN - Maybe a practice tomorrow after all!

We'll play at 2:00 at the Savoy diamond if it's available. Brian Moline will let me know at noon tomorrow, and I'll post here whether or not we can use it. Stay tuned!
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
06-27-2015
06:44 PM ET (US)
NO PRACTICE SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

The baseball tournament that was supposed to start Friday night didn't get going until 1:00 Saturday afternoon because of the wet fields.

So they're playing like mad, on all Dodds Fields and Dexter. Their final game won't start until 6:00 Sunday night.

I think this is the last weekend tourney, so we should be able to do our practices starting next week. Unless we're rained out, of course. Now why would I think THAT might happen?
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
06-20-2015
09:15 PM ET (US)
No practice tomorrow or next Sunday, because there are baseball tournaments on the fields both weekends.
1400
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
06-14-2015
11:07 AM ET (US)
NO PRACTICE TODAY - FIELDS STILL WET AND MORE RAIN COMING!
1399
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
06-13-2015
11:46 PM ET (US)
WE SEEM TO HEAR THIS MOST EVERY SATURDAY:

I went by Dodds this evening, and there was a lot of water standing on fields 1, 2, and 3. I'm guessing we won't be able to play on them for practice tomorrow afternoon.

I'll check again in the morning, but it looks bleak. Look for an update tomorrow morning.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
06-06-2015
09:48 PM ET (US)
NO SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOFTBALL PRACTICE THIS WEEK (JUNE 7)

There's another baseball tournament on all the fields, including Dexter, until 4 pm Sunday.

Last time we tried moving it to Savoy, but that field was in use too (a soccer game!)

We ended up at Seamens, but it was not pleasant. That field is an accident waiting to happen.

So...next Sunday for sure, unless we're rained out.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-31-2015
11:41 AM ET (US)
NO PRACTICE TODAY - Dodds 1, 2, and 3 all have water standing in the infield.
1396
Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2015
08:19 PM ET (US)
MONDAY AFTERNOON MEMORIAL DAY PRACTICE - 2:00 TO 4:00 pm, DODDS 3

If you aren't doing anything special for tomorrow's (Monday's)holiday, c'mon out to Dodds 3 for a softball practice. No need to respond here - just show up and we'll take it from there.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-24-2015
01:02 PM ET (US)
NO PRACTICE TODAY -

all the fields are being used for a Little League tourney again this weekend.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-14-2015
06:24 PM ET (US)
SOFTBALL PRACTICE THIS SUNDAY -

I'll be out of town, but if anyone wants to practice, I'm guessing at least one of the Dodds fields will be open Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

If anyone wants to take charge (show up with some balls!), post a note here and I'll relay it to the other three boards where I post our practices.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-10-2015
10:35 AM ET (US)
NO SOFTBALL PRACTICE TODAY

Sorry for the late notice, but I thought the fields might be dry enough to play. WRONG! Water is standing on all three of the open Dodds fields.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-03-2015
11:12 AM ET (US)
SOFTBALL PRACTICE TODAY - Brian Moline tells us that John Jones Park in Savoy is available this afternoon. If you're free, c'mon out and we'll hit some balls (maybe play a game if enough people show up) from 2:00 to 4:00ish.

Here's the map (click it to make it bigger) - it's the green square - the park sits back off the road a little, so keep your eyes open or you'll miss it.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-03-2015
10:40 AM ET (US)
Just back from the ballparks - all of them, including Dexter, are in use until 4:00 this afternoon.

So no practice this week, but I have Dodds 3 rented next Sunday (May 10) from 2:00 to 3:00.

See you then!
Edited 05-03-2015 10:40 AM
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-01-2015
11:53 PM ET (US)
Looks like no practice this Sunday. There's a little league baseball tournament in town. It started tonight (Friday), and won't be over until 4 pm Sunday. According to Jimmy (our park district guy), they'll be using all 7 Dodds fields until 4:00 Sunday afternoon.

That confuses me, because last year they were only using the fourplex on Sunday. I may go over there Sunday morning and see if they really are using the threeplex, and if not I'll let you know.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
05-01-2015
02:08 PM ET (US)

For those of you who want to play in the softball game tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 3:30 at Spalding Park, here's a map.

Click on it to make it bigger. (And that heavy yellow line is Prospect.)
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Bill McGearyPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
08:55 PM ET (US)
I will try to make it.
Bill
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
04-29-2015
08:52 PM ET (US)
One of the senior teams wants to do a practice game Saturday afternoon at 3:30 at Spaulding Park in Champaign. I can't be there, but this is an open invitation for you to play if you're available.

Please reply to this note IF YOU CAN PLAY SATURDAY. (Just ignore this note if you can't play).

Thanks!
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
04-26-2015
12:12 PM ET (US)

NO PRACTICE TODAY. ALL THREE FIELDS HAVE STANDING WATER, AND ARE MUSHY TO WALK ON.

Here's what the 3rd base area on field 3 looks like.
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
04-25-2015
08:32 AM ET (US)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON PRACTICE?

Weatherman has it raining off and on until 2:00 AM Sunday. I'll check the Dodds fields Sunday about noon and let you know whether or not they are playable for our 2:00 PM practice.

If we can play, we will have a regular batting practice (everybody hits a dozen balls) from 2 to 3, then we'll play a practice game from 3 to 4 (or 4:30) against senior team Old Time Meat & Deli.

Players for our side will go in this priority:

1. Members of CASA senior team.
2. Members of all other senior teams.
3. Members of Free Agents co-rec team.
4. Anyone else who would like to play, assuming there are slots left.

I now have enough of the new softballs to use them exclusively.

ALSO - there are now two Porta-Potties at the Dodds three-plex - no more hiking out to the public gardens!
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Dan HughesPerson was signed in when posted
04-19-2015
01:35 PM ET (US)

NO PRACTICE TODAY. RAIN RADAR HAS US OVERWHELMED. (That's us in the middle.)
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