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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Game time
by posted 06/29/2022

Third time's a charm? I've tried to send this message 3 times now, so I'm sorry if you're seeing it again...

The time is here, all of the hard work the team has put in this season is coming down to the third place game tomorrow, Thursday, 4pm, at Bennett. Please have your player there to warm up with their teammates by 3:30. I know this is a big ask on a weekday, but whatever you can do to get them there early… ride together, call in sick ;) makes a big difference for how prepared they are for the game. And thank you all for bringing them 4 times a week every week— that is not easy— you did it and it made a difference! 
I really enjoyed getting to know and working with each player this season. It’s definitely been one for the books. Thank you! 
If for any reason your player cannot make it to the game, please let me know ASAP tonight so I can try to get a substitute.
Coach Ben


 
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Baseball updates
by posted 04/29/2022

Hey, Everyone—

 

As it stands right now, we are looking at a forfeit for tomorrow’s game unless any player happens to have a younger sibling registered with MBA who is interested and available to sub for us. 

 

Per league rules, we need at least 8 players per game, or we forfeit. I have 6 confirmed yes’s and 5 no’s for Saturday, out of 12 total players. I am still waiting to hear from multiple parents regarding Sunday’s game. 

 

I want our players to enjoy this season. Starting off with a forfeit/loss can be kind of blow for the kids. I am not necessarily focused on winning, but I do realize how that can impact the energy and enthusiasm brought by the boys to the field. 

 

To make sure I am following all rules regarding innings pitched, among other factors, it takes me about 30 minutes to draft a lineup for each game. To plan for Sunday, I need to know about Saturday. So, I would really appreciate hearing from you by end of batting cages on Thursdays via the app whether your player will be at games for the weekend. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. I really just want the best for our team and thank you for your help with this. If you have anyone that can sub tomorrow, let me know. 

 

Thanks, 

Coach Ben

612-281-3891


 
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No practice or cages this week, other reminders
by posted 04/11/2022

Hello, Everyone—

 

As you might have seen from league emails, there are no practices or batting cages this week due to field conditions. It sounds like they’re hoping to give us the go-ahead for next week, but I will keep you all posted. 

 

When we do meet for practice, please have your player bring the following:

Glove

Bat

Cleats 

Helmet

Water bottle

Sports cups are recommended to be worn by all players and are required for any player who is interested in playing the catcher position 

 

Let me know if you have any questions. I’m looking forward to next week— fingers crossed!

 

Thanks,

Coach Ben

 


 
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Practice is Tuesday 4/12
by posted 04/02/2022

My apologies, just want to clear up my mistake about the date of the first practice— 

 

Our first practice is TUESDAY APRIL 12th, 7:00-8:30pm @ Clear Springs, Field 1.

 

Sorry for any confusion! Thanks! 


 
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Welcome to baseball, other info
by posted 04/02/2022

Hey Everyone, 

 

I would like to welcome you and your player to Faye and Associates 10/11 Community baseball team! My name is Benjamin Santella or Coach Ben. I am looking to having a fun, exciting and safe season. 

 

The Faye and Associates team is made up of 10 and 11 year-olds, three coaches, and a team manager. I’d like to ask if there is a willing parent to volunteer as our Team Manager. This individual is integral to our team’s success and helps by coordinating various needs. If you’re interested, let me know and I will connect you with the league.

 

Practice: Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm @ Clear Springs, Field 1 

Batting cage: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm @ Freeman 3, Cage 3

Our first practice is Tuesday April 14th. 

 

!! Please respond ASAP with your player’s preferred jersey size (YL or AS) and their height & weight !!

 

!! Consistent with years past, we will be personalizing player hats with last names. Please be sure the last name on MBA’s website/roster is spelled correctly as this is what I will use for personalization. Cost is $7/player and can be sent via Venmo @Amy-Santella-1 If cash is preferred, that’s okay too !!

 

!! Coaches— Please respond ASAP with your shirt and hat size !! 

 

I look forward to meeting and seeing everyone soon. Please reach out with any questions. 

 

Thanks, 

Coach Ben  

612-281-3891


 
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Eva Christianson 
Coach 
 
Benjamin Santella 
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Ambi Torres 
 
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