Hope everyone is getting excited for the start of baseball. For anyone who can make it, field clean-up day is this Saturday, April 10th from 10:30 to 1:00PM. The community 6 and 8 leagues have been assigned to cleanup the Minnewashta fields in Shorewood. Location information can be found on the Minntonka Baseball Association website under Menu>Master Schedule>Fields.
The more who attend the quicker it will go, my understanding is it usually only takes an hour despite the longer schedule. If you can come out and help even for the first hour great. If you do come, below are the cleanup tasks needed and the tools you should bring with you if possible.
Minnewashta 3 fields Community 6 and 8
Tools needed (Rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows)
Add ag lime around the mound and home use existing ag-lime.
Far west field (#1) move the existing ag lime from the first base fence back to the 2nd-3rd base outfield area. This is a rake, shovel and wheel barrow project.
Add some ag lime where needed, moving what's there.
Pick up any loss debris and bag.
Rake infield, move ag-lime and level and fill holes where needed.
As respects Covid safety protocal, you should have also received an email today with the MBA safety protocols. If you haven't please let me know. I'll be spending some time going over those and a practice plan over the next couple of days with the goal of getting an update out Saturday with highlights prior to practice next Monday night. The two I immediately noticed were:
1) There will be no sharing of equipment so if that is an issue (i.e. you don't have a helmet and bat) please arrange to have one or if you can't let me know and we'll see if we can't find an extra one your child can use.
2) Masks are only required if the kids don't maintain social distance (6 feet) of space between them. My initial gut feeling is we should prep kids to wear masks at all times when they are not in the field. Good news is our kids should be used to wearing masks at this point.
I would really appreciate everyone reading through the protocols and sharing any the general expectations around social distancing with your child. As everyone has had a different experience with COVID I want to make sure we are following the protocols to the best of our ability. If you see anything you're uncomfortable with at practice or games just let me or one of other coaches know.
Any questions please feel free to call or text me.