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Welcome to the HDL Blog site.(97,235 visits since 12-5-2011)


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HDL Baseball is only two weeks away. Enough  time for current and future members to plan for their best season ever. Time to get motivated to getting in shape, working on basic hand-eye skills. Contact a friend and workout together.

Temperatures will rise and field conditions (we hope) will dry out.

HDL Plays Here.

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2017 Team Records:

Lomax Dodgers – (17-5) (4-1)

Prudential Tigers – (13-8) (2-2)

V-Bros/Builders A’s – (8-11) (0-2)

         Lost Pizza Orioles – (4-14) (1-2)

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<<<Ex-Cardinals (0-4)>>>

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“PLAYING BASEBALL is our Passion.”


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Election Year!


President:  Robert Miller

Vice President:  (Open)

Vice President:  Ramon Moreta

Out-going VP’s:  Bo McMinn & Patrick Belote

HDL President Emeritus:  Larry Rutledge

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Today’s Baseball Thoughts: 

Babe Ruth said: “Baseball was, is and always will be the best game in the world.”


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Remember, when you leave comments or questions, they will receive a response.

Yours truly,

HDL President Emeritus:

Larry Rutledge                                        



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I really think you have an “upgraded” website for the League. I’m also glad to see that some of the “old-timers” are still playing. My congrats to you, your fellow officers and players. I’m hoping to stop by and see a game or two this season.
Go HDL…Go Cardinals…Go Tigers

Don Miller

I have become a fan of the entire 9 inning games, not just the time limit. I realize umpires $ plays a factor but myself and enough other players I believe would be willing to increase fees to try to make that happen. When double headers are in line for Sunday mornings maybe a little shorter compromise can be met.

The only time we make an exception for players under 30 is when we have a shortage of players. Currently the HDL is healthy and has lots of adult players who want to play baseball. There are other baseball leagues in Memphis area that we would help anyone under 30 find a team they can play for. Come out to Tobey this Sunday and we can discuss.

I think the HDL should consider a innings count per game for pitchers. Maybe max of 5 innings per game. Seems like last year may have hurt some of our better pitchers in the league. Maybe even 3 innings max for 1st half of season. Would really suck to have our best pitchers unavailable for the post season. May be just bad luck this year? Just something I’ve noticed this year and we need to protect our leagues arms.

Hello Gents,
I my surprise state Friday night, which not many things do surprise me, but I was completely, I may have failed to publicly thank the HDL Hall of Fame committee on selecting me to enter the HDL Hall of Fame.
I want to say thank you and I am very humbled and proud that you think enough of me to put me in. I think there are a lot more people more deserving than me but I want to assure you I will always try to be the best ambassador of the HDL I can be.
Thank you and God Bless.

Hello Gents,
I would hope in the future discussions on proceeding with a very unusual wet start to the season, the officers can address the sub or fill in rule. I feel this is being abused to the effect of only certain players are being used to fill in when teams do not have enough. Vacations, family, and work are a part of the season but we need to make sure this is not being abused by teams that have enough or have injuries. Perhaps a disabled list or notify before the game like you do the non runners.
In the same respect the players communicating with their respective managers is key to this as well. With all the ways out there to communicate we should not have issues of where or if a player is to play. But I know, sadly we do.
Also, If we are going to make moves to balance teams, please do not penalize managers that draft well. Knowing who to draft and taking chances on players is part of drafting teams in the HDL. If this is taken away what’s the point? Managers and officers need to agree on who to move.
In the end its all baseball. Still lots of time left in the summer.

Jocko: Good points. The weather, injuries and uncommitted players have made weekly game line-ups difficult for managers. Dissolving our poorest performing team and combining players to a team that needs and appreciates the value of some excellent players will only make the league stronger. As long as we have been playing and reminding players they must pay their dues or can’t play, we still have a few players who are taking advantage of teams being short and allowing non-paid players to fill spots of paid players who don’t show up. Re-building 4 teams that will have enough players each week to make-up a full line-up will stop some of the abuse you have pointed out.

To Mike Stephenson : we can certainly use experienced players. Come by on a Sunday morning around 815 and see Robert, Kevin, Bo, or Larry . We will try to place you on a team that could be short players and play you as a sub until we find you a home team !

Do you remember a guy, who would be at all our games and would do a weekly recap, inning for inning , out for out, and it would be like you were there , even if u weren’t. Kinda like the Vin Scully of the HDL. His name is Larry Rutledge. I sure miss that guy. I put him up there with some greats like :Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, then Larry and after that, Manny Machado. Can u tell I’m an Orioles fan. Miss you Larry, and mostly, I need u more. Kevin s alright, awesome ball player , but he is an Eagles fan you know. I use to live in Philly and I’m not an Eagles fan. Bless his heart, maybe they will do something this year. Hell, I’ ll jump on that wagon, Go Eagles!! Who’s the coach anyway? My grandfather was born in Philly, I think I am an Eagles fan. My bad Kevin. Sure is tough being an Eagles fan, right Kev? My best memory was at Veterans Stadium, early 70’s, fans threw snowballs at Santa. That’s the day I knew he wasn’t real. I was 9 yrs old. We were like Gangsta fans, at 11, I was all grown up. Thanks Philly. I miss the food tho. I’m getting off the wagon now, Go Ravens!!

Sincerly, a mixed up fan. Ray ” The Rhino” Reinhart

Why was the 2017 playoff format changed September 17? 2027 playoff format was posted prior to the beginning of the playoffs.

To be honest, sitting in the position the Tigers are sitting in, I have to say I prefer the standard double elimination format.

I am always open to any changes, however. Moving forward, perhaps any changes made could be made before we begin a new season.

Thank you for the response!

It was changed the Beginning of the season. But since nobody said anything else till now regarding the 2/3 playoff for the Champ Game. I talked about it all year. If you guys don’t want anything to change that’s fine. But NOW is a heckofa time to change anything. I’ve asked for coaches remarks and only one of 4 has replied.

Very interested in playing this up coming season

How do I get placed on a team

Hello Brandon ! I’m glad your excited about our Over 30 Baseball League . Send me your number and we can discuss ! We begin throwing in early March and select teams to play in late March and beginning of April , weather permitting .

Robert Miller

Sent you a text

901 604 5236

Thank you Brandon. Look forward to meeting you 4March at first throw around !!
Thank you for your interest in the HDL over 30 Baseball League .
We had a very good text session and I think you’ll enjoy the HDL experience !
Robert Miller

Attempted to “workout” and “condition” today.

Physically, I think I might be physically fit to coach 1st base. Definitely not 3rd base, as I don’t have enough confidence that I can make the long walk every inning……unless maybe we move our dugout to the 3rd base side…in which case, I will be the best 3rd base coach on my team. No doubt about it.

We will see you on March 5 young man !

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