· Pcals @ Dirtbags (7/25) has been rescheduled to 8/1 (Week 12), Butland Field, 6:45pm
· Criollos @ Bombers (7/25) has been rescheduled to 8/2 (Week 12), Butland Field, 6:45pm
· Criollos @ Bombers (7/25) has been rescheduled to 8/2 (Week 12), Butland Field, 8:30pm
· Angels @ Sachems (7/27) has been rescheduled to 8/3 (Week 12), Ippolito Field, 6:45pm
· White Sox @ Patricks (7/27) has been rescheduled to 8/1 (Week 12), Ippolito Field, 8:30pm
· Dirtbags @ Criollos (7/27) has been rescheduled to 8/3 (Week 12), Butland Field, 6:45pm
· Pcals @ Criollos (7/27) has been rescheduled to 8/3 (Week 12), Butland Field, 8:30pm
Patricks @ Angels (7/27) has been rescheduled to 8/3 (Week 12), Ippolito Field, 8:30pm
***Patricks @ Sachems (8/1) has been moved to from Butland Field to Ippolito Field to accommodate a doubleheader***
· Dirtbags @ Criollos (6/27) has been rescheduled to 7/27 (Week 11), Butland Field @ 6:45pm
· Pcals @ Criollos (6/27) has been rescheduled to 7/27 (Week 11), Butland Field @ 8:30pm
· Sachems @ Pcals (6/28) has been rescheduled to 7/18 (Week 10), Ippolito Field @ 8:30pm
· Angels @ Dirtbags (6/28) has been rescheduled to 7/11 (Week 9), Ippolito Field @ 8:30pm
· Criollos @ White Sox (6/28) has been rescheduled to 7/26 (Week 11), Butland Field @ 8:30pm
Rescheduled games from Thursday, July 13. All games have been moved to Week 9.
· Dirtbags @ Pcals has been rescheduled to 7/13 @ Butland Field @ 6:45pm
· Malden Bombers @ Patricks has been rescheduled to 7/13 @ Ippolito Field @ 6:45pm
· Angels @ White Sox has been rescheduled to 7/13 @ Butland Field @ 8:30pm
· Sachems @ Criollos has been rescheduled top 7/13 @ Ippolito Field @ 8:30pm
All games for tonight are cancelled. All of tonight's games are being moved to Thursday. We have got the OK from the Parks department to move the water around again, but we CAN NOT push the water into the grass. I am hoping to be at the field by 6:30 tonight with rakes, brooms, and tools. Anyone wants to help please come down. We are trying to salvage tomorrow and Thursdays games.
Ippolito field is good to go. Both games on Butland Field are cancelled. While the puddles may seem small, the one at 3b is right where the bag would go and the runners coming around from 2nd would be in danger of slipping/tearing up the field.
Criollos @ White Sox has been moved to 6/28 @ 8:30pm on Butland Field
Patricks @ Dirtbags has been moved to 7/26 @ 6:45pm on Ippolito Field
Happy Memorial Day!
We have added a few rules to the League Rules over this weekend. All of these changes have been marked in blue highlighter. Some of these rules needed to be addressed for a few different reasons:
I have attached a copy of the league rules in this email, as well as posted on the website and FB page.
I got an email today regarding umpires. Apparently, there is an umpire shortage and they are having trouble making all of the assignments. There have been games in other leagues that umpires have not shown or did not make it because of umpire shortage. We haven't had 1 problem, and our league wasn't specifically mentioned, but I thought it was appropriate to get the message out. The high school's were having problems filling their games up. So if anybody knows anybody who is interested in learning to umpire, please contact me. They need umpires for both high school and mens league softball specifically.
Thanks again to the managers in helping the league scorekeepers with the lineups and help getting this off the ground!
Last week, (5/23) during Criollos vs Sachems, Jose Rios hit a Home Run that the league scorekeeper ruled a Triple. It did not effect the score on GC, because he wound up scoring regardless. For statistical purposes, we will try to get it as right as we can. I have gone back into the game and tried to change it and it only allows me to change it to a single, double, or triple. The option for HR does not exist. I have sent an email to customer support to help figure it out. I have read online that their customer support can take 2 to 4 weeks to answer because of the high volume during softball season. Its not a perfect system, but we are trying! The longer the scorekeepers continue to operate these league Ipads will only mean the data getting more accurate over time.
We now have 3 scorekeepers trained (Dan McGinley, Dave Ferrier, and John Ventolino). We will be training our 4th scorekeeper (Sara Colbert) tomorrow during the 6:45 game, and she will score the 8:30 game for her first league assignment. League scorekeepers for your games are listed on the league schedule @ maldensoftball.com.
In an effort to promote our league, we will be submitting weekly game recaps to the Malden Advocate. This will include the League Leaders now that we have the use of stats. I dont know how much information the newspaper will actually print, but we are going to try to give them as much as possible. Please be diligent in cleaning up your rosters so that everyones first and last name is displayed for the newspaper. Currently right now, there is a Fitz from the Dirtbags who is a league leader in Putouts. Its as simple as clicking on the name inside of Gamechanger and editing the name. The newspaper will allow us to put pictures in as well. If anyone has pics that you would like to submit, please send to me!
There have been only 3 or 4 instances where stats needed to be corrected or fixed. When this happens, your team or your admin of your team, might get a notification that the game has been resumed. Just ignore this, while we work behind the scenes to correct any data. We can minimize this process by working with your assigned League Scorekeeper in getting the information correct during the game. Currently, we have 2 full time scorekeepers and we will be starting to mix in 2 part time scorekeepers as well. This will assure us throughout the season, that we will have enough coverage for the league scorekeepers.
Inside of Gamechanger, you have the ability to have 4 Team Staff. These 4 Staff can be rotated whenever you want. These 4 Staff position do not have to pay to look at the stats or watch any of the video. It is completely free for these 4 people, so use these spots up!
As far as the video, here is how it goes. Only 1 video can be live streaming a game at any time. If someone is in the middle of livestreaming a game, and another person attempts to go live, it will automatically cancel the one that is live. Most teams are not using this live feature at the moment, but i feel like it is something down the road that more teams are going to want to. If that is the case, just decide whos camera/phone to use, because only 1 video PER GAME. At the very least, we (Angels) record every game and I would like our videos to attach on your games. I have noticed that the only game our video attached to the other team was when we played the Bombers. I had myself on the Bombers roster as a 'FAN" for that game. So today, I am going to add myself to all of your rosters as a FAN. I think this will allow our video to be added to your team page inside of GC. So if you see a notification with my name, just accept it. Also, on your team page in GC, you have a setting under the gear symbol, in the upper right hand corner. Click on the gear symbol, then click on Broadcasting Permissions. As long as your setting is set to "Confirmed Members", our video will attach to your team page. The Angels are already videtaping the game anyway, you might as well have the video attach to your team page as well. Once you do, you will start to see some of GC's video editing that it does automatically for us. It knows when you make a significant play and it will clip the video for you of the highlight!
As far as playoff eligibility, any type of appearance on Gamechanger counts towards playoff eligibility. A single pitch, at bat, pinch runner, courtesy runner, all of these are examples of an appearances. 13 games played out of 21 game schedule.
We had a game last night that should have ended during the 7th inning. The mercy rule is 15 at any time after the losing team gets their 5th at bat. So if the losing team gets behind at any point in the 6th or 7th innning, the game should be over immediately when that 15th run crosses the plate. Please be respectful of our rules. All of the scoring happened in the 7th inning, so I could understand maybe wanting to play it out.