Minnetonka Baseball Association is a program of service to the youth of our community. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.
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Possible tournament - REPLY REQUESTED
by posted 07/07/2020

We have a potential tourney option for the weekend of July 24th in Rochester. With the quick turnaround, we are just trying to guage everyone's availability and desire to play an out of town tournament. Please email (cory.ludens@gmail.com) or text (404.372.4160) your player's availability for an out of town tourney that weekend (7/24-7/26) - no pressure if you are uncomfortable with that for ANY reason, we just need to know. I'll compile the responses and get to the coaching staff. Thanks! 

Cory


 
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by posted 07/06/2020

Happy (rainy) monday morning. First week of baseball games this week! A few updates (lengthy post this week):

  • Schedule for this week:
    • Tuesday 7/7 GAME vs. Orono - 6:00 pm (arrive by 5:00 pm) @ Long Lake Holbrook Field
    • Wednesday 7/8 Practice - 5:30 pm @ Bennett 5
    • Saturday 7/11 GAME vs. Edina  - 10:00 am (arrive by 9:00 am) @ Edina Braemar Complex Field 2
  • Looks like it's going to be pretty hot this week, so please make sure your player (and you) has plenty of water since they won't be able to share. 
  • We'll have copies of a written waiver at the game tomorrow that all families must fill out in order for your player to participate in MBL baseball games. This waiver is in addition to the electronic online waiver that you signed earlier in the season. Coaches are required to keep hard copies of these waivers on hand for every game.
  • This is info directly from MBL (the league that MBA is a part of). Important info that we are passing along:
    • With the MBL season just days away I thought it would be good to send you out a reminder about the safety precautions that will be implemented for this season.  Also please review the 2 attachments and add any additional safety rules that your community might have.  Make sure you make the opposing teams aware if you have any different rules and guidelines that are not listed.
      • In the last attachment is a list of the new rules for the 2020 season.  Make sure you and your team are aware of these changes.

        • NO Spectators behind the backstop.  Spectators can watch from 1st and 3rd base down the lines and beyond the outfield fence maintaining a 6 ft. distance from one another.
           
        • Baseballs will be the responsibility of the defensive team. Baseballs should be wiped down with a damp cloth with sanitizing solution (4 Tablespoons of chlorine bleach to 1 quart of water per CDC guidelines) after each half inning and anytime the ball goes out of play and a different ball needs to be brought into the game. Umpires will not hold any baseballs.
           
        • No more than 4 people in the dugout at any time.  The area behind the backstop and dugouts will serve as the extra dugout area for players and coaches.
           
        • No sunflower seeds or gum will be allowed anywhere in the park
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        • No spitting will be allowed.
           
        • Umpires will umpire from behind the pitcher?s mound.  Please make sure that your lines are marked all of the way to the outfield fence to assist umpire in calling fair or foul.
           
        • No post game handshake.  Each team should line-up on their respective base line and give a tip of the hat to their opponents in place of the handshake.
           
        •  Whenever possible, equipment and personal items should have proper sanitation and should not be shared. If equipment must be shared, proper sanitation should be administered between users.

 
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Contacts
Manager 
 
Cory Ludens 
Coach 
 
Marty Kusar 
Asst Coach 
 
Mark Godfrey 
Assistant (GameChanger) 
 
Craig Jerdee 
2nd Assistant 
 
Andy Graf 
 
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