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HOT NEWS : FIELD PLAYABILITY : GAME SUMMARIES

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HDL Season Opener Games washed out due to wet fields. Schedule next Sunday:

(April 22nd)

9:00 – Dodgers vs Cardinals

11:30 – Tigers vs Athletics

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Golf Tournament Re-Scheduled.

New Date is planned for Saturday, May 12th at North Creek

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Team drafted rosters released.

See page:

https://hdlmemphisblog.wordpress.com/home/2015-hdl-team-rosters-revised-41715/

Team managers should be contacting their new players to let players know their team.

First order of business is for all last year players who are assigned to a new team, please remember to bring your last year team shirt to Tobey on April 8th to swap out for team shirt of their new team (if different.)

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The complete schedule has been posted:

https://hdlmemphisblog.wordpress.com/home/about/hdl-schedule-directions/

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HDL Plays Here.

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LOMAX DODGERS CAPTURE 2017 CHAMPION CROWN

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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.”

SMILE IF YOU ARE A HAPPY HDL PLAYER!!!

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Election Year!

NEW OFFICERS WERE ELECTED in 2016.

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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Site Navigation Tips “Moved to separate page – See sidebar to select.”

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

Yours truly,

HDL President Emeritus:

Larry Rutledge                                        

lrutledge46@yahoo.com

30 Comments

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Larry,
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.
Jockomo

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.
Jockomo

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
President
901-315-2987

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 !
Sincerely,
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 !

Yes Jake, I can see why you have to be in condition to coach 1st and 3rd base.
I also believe you have to be in tough mental shape as well. First, you must stand with imposing presence to intimidate the defense and let them know your runner is in the best of hands. This includes the standard stand with you arms crossed like you are Don Zimmer waiting for his next round of Geritol. Also the famous hands in the back pockets and the perfect lean to spit the oversize chew of tobacco or chewing gum that is ready to be gotten rid of. and last, the all important hands on your head with mouth wide open when the umps make another call that can not be explained. Second, you must be aware at all times what’s going on all around you including when the chicken needs turning over on the grill behind first base. Third, it’s important to scream at the top off your lungs “BACK” when a pick off attempt is made, even when the entire offensive team screams the same in the dugout. This requires plenty of vocal exercises just like Sinatra did before every concert. Fourth, and most important, even though it is sometimes frowned upon, you must have big enough back pockets to hide your can of beer because sometimes there are very long innings.
Peace

Hello fellow HDL’ers . 2018 Pre-Season Golf Tourney at North Creek is only $30 for 18 holes ! Thanks to Mark Jackson for getting us a great deal on Golf ! Spread this around and let’s have a fun filled day at the Links !
Who’s going to win this year ?

When is the golf tourney?

Brandon and I are in for the golf tourney

F*ck you, Gregg. Love you, Ray. Let’s hit that lake soon.

Lmao!
I miss you guys!
Come surfing at my new beach pad in Huntington Beach CA!

Rosters look great. Looking forward to another season of baseball. Thank you to everyone who make it happen year after year!

Most of us would love to Brian !
Come see us when you can . You could jump in a game as a Guest Appearance !
Robert

Hi All im noob here. Good article! Thx! Thx!

Gregg.. don’t get all scared man. Text me so we can square up

Lol.. at most. The solid, grade A guys, 👍🏻. I’m not talking talent either.

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