Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
that has put Gunny's league back on the softball map. (fyi :He also has fields in Central Park's North Meadow)
Heckscher Park is the Tiffany's of Saturday Softball,
explained a new (new to me anyway) and controversial pitcher's playoff qualification rule. The Gunn Sports rule is as follows "To qualify for the playoffs a pitcher must appear as pitcher in 5 regular season games and pitch 24 innings". Very Bold and Interesting. It has some loopholes that still need to be worked out like emergency playoff pitchers, but overall I like the idea/premise behind the rule. Basically they want pitchers to show up and play. That should always be the idea. They are trying to eliminate/reduce people making a mockery out of the game by doing that bullshit where a pitcher shows up, throws one pitch or inning and then leaves. I give them credit for having the balls to make this rule and these guys are always at the park so they should be able to enforce it. Kudos to Gunn Sports.
Another strong positive from Gunny's meeting was their enforcement/ application of http://citysoftball.wordpress.com/ & http://softballinsider.blogspot.com/ pitching rules. They handed out printed version of our rules http://10manmodified.com/web/ which proves the old adage that "imitation is the greatest form of flattery".
I would be remiss not to note that other issues remained unresolved at the meeting like total team roster size and the league provided a pitcher's banned list on their website. Hopefully, these topics will be addressed at the next meeting.