GOLDEN GROVE CENTRAL DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB e-NEWS
7 OCTOBER 2020 – SEASON OPENER EDITION
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Well, it’s finally here!
This weekend starts off the 2020-2021 season with many games to be played at our Home ground.
All the best to all teams for a great start.
Our Sunday Seniors are away at Gawler except for our Div 1 team which has BYE.
I’m sure the Div 1 players are biting at the bit to get on the diamond and show their stuff – next weekend!
Our Home ground will be busy this weekend as both days are full of games playing on both diamonds during all time slots!
Saturday sees five Senior teams playing Home and Sunday will have six of our seven Junior teams playing at home.
Lots of hot dogs to be sold too!
‘Saturday’s Seniors’ have teams playing at Home from
10am: Div 7 v ND on the Main diamond,
12:30pm: Matt’s Div 4 GGCD v Angers [Main diamond] & Steve’s Div 6 v ND [Top diamond] then, from
3pm: Rick’s Div 4 Dodgers v Glenelg [Main diamond] & Ash’s Div 5 team v West Torrens [top diamond].
Sunday’s six Junior Home games start off at
9am with Matt’s U11 Dodgers playing ET on the Main diamond and Shane/Michelle’s U11 GGCD team play ND on the top diamond. (We’re still looking for additional players for both of these teams). Then, at
11am Dipper’s 13/1s play Glenelg on the Main diamond and Jason’s 13/2 Dodgers play Sturt on the top ground. (Danun’s 13/2 GGCD team are away at Kensington).
1:30pm Gregg’s 15/2 GGCD team play Glenelg on the Main diamond and Bob’s U14s play Goodwood on the top diamond.
Good luck to them all for a fun day! Going to be a warm day too!
When playing at Home, all teams will be rostered to provide Canteen help on the day. Please let you Coach know that you are willing to put your hand up.
We’re still looking for a Canteen Worker or Workers to oversee these opening hours during the games. Speak to Anne, Canteen Mgr, and work something out.
REGISTRATIONS DUE NOW!
Registrations are to be done online at https://www.revolutionise.com.au/ggcd/registration/
If you’re having any issues ie your user name, Sharee, our Treasurer and Registrar will be at the clubrooms Thursday night from around 5pm -for the night.
All members must be registered and paid up including league fees to participate this weekend.
Coaches will be advised who can play.
For transferring players in progress, she will update you on the next steps for you.
If you have not yet asked to be transferred, time is running out to play this weekend.
CLUB UMPIRES NEEDED
This season, with our club having many more Home games due to our increase of the number of teams -and fewer League Umpires, we will need to supply Club umpires for these games.
Ron Murphy is our Club’s Umpire Coordinator again for this season. If you wish to umpire sometime during the season, please let Ron know.
It’s a tough job, so please make it easier and contact him if you are interested. We have a lot of Home games this weekend!
He can be reached on his mobile (0438 332 262) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our club depends on sponsors especially at the beginning of our season when
there are equipment and operational start-up expenses to be met -and with very little cash flow.
It is a very important part of our Club’s viability and an investment in our future -and the community!
If you have a lead or need further information, please contact me (Bob) by email, PM or mobile.
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE – YOU MAKE THE CALL
Situation: The runner on first base takes off for second on the pitch. The batter swings at the pitch and misses…and the pitch hits him.
WHAT IS THE RULING – batter & baserunner?
‘SUNDAY SENIORS’ PLAYER AUCTION – SATURDAY NIGHT!
Come along for some fun and entertainment! Our first Club Fundraiser!
Buy your favourite player prior to their season opener! It all starts from 6:30PM at the Clubrooms.
If your player is named MVP after any Home game, you will win ‘25 Dodger Dollars’! Don’t miss out!
UNIFORMS – GET YOUR STUFF NOW!
Helena will be at the Clubrooms on Thursday evening from 6pm for your all your merchandise needs.
Be as ready as you can be for your first game.
She said that the first batch of uniform tops will arrive within the next week or two.
She will message you when they are in.
She is going to make another order, but it will arrive sometime before Christmas.
Other merch is available though.
If you don’t have a uniform top to wear in the game, please wear a blue training top or something similar in the meantime…and a hat.
Old Dodger tops available in the meantime – as sizing permits.
Grey baseball pants are available close by at the ‘Intersports’ store at the Ingle Farm Shopping Centre.
They also, have a selection of mitts, blue socks, etc. Tell ‘em that DR sent you.
SCORER’S CLINIC – 6:30PM TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY!
Our Vicky West, Level 4 Scorer and ex-President of the SA Scorer’s Association, will run a scorer’s clinic tonight from 6:30pm at Clubroom.
If you are interested in learning how to score or just wanting a refresher, please come along.
If you cannot make tonight’s clinic (Sorry about the late notice), please send her an email so she can send you all the information she has about scoring made easy.
Her email addy is email@example.com Thanks, Vicki.
‘PITCH COUNTERS’ NEEDED FOR JUNIOR TEAMS
Junior pitchers are allocated a certain number of pitches per game/week to protect their arm.
To assist the Coach, each team needs a Pitch Counter – an easy task and most helpful to the Coach -and the pitcher.
While the scorekeeper keeps count in the scorebook, the Coach is able to present his pitcher with his performance – recorded on the available form that is completed by the Pitch Counter.
A good stating percentage is 50% strikes or more.
Please ask your coach to take on this task.
It’s playing a part in your son/daughter’s game! -a team thing.
A lot of hard work and effort has been done during the off season to get our grounds in Tip Top shape.
Thanks to Gavin Payne for his dedication -and love for this task. (I don’t know how else to describe it 😊)
Be sure to make sure the diamond is properly prepared for your game and after. A spray of water on the cut outs before the game makes them more friendly.
When raking or brooming the cut outs, be sure to move away from the edges.
Always forgotten is to place bins and milk crates (for recycling items) in the dugout areas.
Help out the coach to see that this is done – and emptied at the end of the game.
CLUB’s ‘GROUP FACEBOOK PAGE’ UPDATED
Our Club’s FB page has a new look!
It is now called, more appropriately, ‘GGCD Dodgers Members Group’.
When it was first initiated many years ago, it was a Social page, but today, it is much more than that.
All the latest up to date Club information can be found here (like the last-minute Scorer’s Clinic) as well as social events for the season.
Be sure to join if you haven’t done so already.
Also, each team has their own Group FB page, so ask your coach about it.
DODGER’S T-BALL PROGRAM – STARTING SOON!
Our T-Ball season will start on Friday, 30 October.
Our one-hour games will begin at 6pm for players in our U8 and U10 Divisions.
All games are played on our Main Diamond.
We have two, one hour, Come ‘n’ Try sessions prior to the season starting.
The first session is on Monday, 19 October and the second is on the following Friday, 23 October.
They start at 6pm and will be held on our Main Diamond.
Registering is done online at https://www.revolutionise.com.au/ggcd/registration/
The $100 Sport Vouchers for Primary School students, are accepted – if haven’t been used previously this calendar year.
Just tick the box when registering.
We will be looking for Coaches too. If you’re interested, please let me (Bob) know. Looking for an offsider as well…
I’ll also need some help sorting out the kit bags, so if you can lend a hand on a Saturday morning, let me know.
Fees include a Team photo and a $20 refundable deposit onyour uniform top when returned at the end of the season in good condition.
For the 12 game season and break ups, the fee this season is $150.
Have your player bring a friend. Its more fun playing with friends.
‘CLUB NIGHT’ MEALS START THIS THURSDAY
Club Meals are back from Thursday the 8th of October after Senior training sessions.
Of course, the bar will be open and Senior team selections will follow after the meal.
Chris and Anne are serving Chris’s Famous Creamy Potato Mash & Bangers with your choice of Pepper Gravy or Plain Gravy.
Chips & Nuggets or Chips & Gravy also available.
All members are welcome to come along for an inexpensive and delicious meal from 6:30pm.
DODGER’S BAR OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT!
Steve will have the Dodger’s Bar open on Friday evening from 6pm until 9pm.
Come along for a chat about what you think about the upcoming and exciting season 😊
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE RULING
The ball is dead. A Strike is called on the batter and the runner is returned to first base.
👻🎃SAVE THE DATE 🎃👻
Our Halloween Party night will be held on Saturday, 31st of October! 6pm til late.
Trick or treating for the kids. Prizes for best costumes for adults and kids
The Dodger’s Bar will also be open 😊!
Stay tuned – more details to come!
TIP FOR THE DAY – ALWAYS BE KIND TO OTHERS 😊
Catcher’s will do anything to get their pitchers to refocus 😊
Have a good weekend – and don’t forget the sunblock!
GGCD e-NEWS Editor