The Wisdom of Lew Watts:
"Fortunately, a well-organized batting drill enables every player to practice his individual position play. Conversely, a slovenly hitting session accomplishes little of real value and is the sign of a poorly coached team"
Achievers...slovenly? Well, yeah.
WHERE TO BUILD a BASEBALL FIELD?
1. Heckla Fields/Boldfællederne i Amager Fælled
Lossepladsvej (at the southern end of Artillerivej)
Positives: tranquility of playing in a bird sanctuary; panoramic views; just enough space even with Ultimate Frisbee out there next to us.
Negatives: no facilities, water, or storage; difficult to see how we'd get permission to build a backstop on this nature area
News: some kind of campingplads is supposedly scheduled to arrive...but where? Can we borrow some machinery to make a backstop? Who is the right contact person for this field?
2. Valby Idræts parken
Bane #3: Our current practice field as of Spring 2016 and site of possible home games as well
Positives: should be enough space out there; decent possibility for a (semi)permanent field w/backstop and Hollywood bases. Good chance we get foul lines and storage soon.
Negatives: A bit of a bike ride for all us Amager dudes so we'd need a storage shed for all the gear a.s.a.p.
News: stay tuned
turn gypsy and just play wherever there's room?
join forces with the cricket club and use their field again this year for practices?
4. Skovlunde/Ballerup -
Plan B site for games again in 2016. Maybe for our first gameday on May 21st?
5. Tingbjerg or Gladsaxe -
plan C sites for games in 2016 and/or scrimmage games vs. Gladsaxe
Previous UA proposals to the Federation
expanding the Designated Player (DP) rule
result: success! The 2nd division now allows for two DPs per team, per game.
moving beyond the Mercy rule
result: nothing as of 2012... this needs to change for next year.
In the hold:
Post-season Tournament, men's Division II
result: nothing as of yet...is there any interest?
Warming up in the bullpen:
The Ringers - an emergency player pool for 1st division next year
Slowpitch Fridays - resurrect these events which went so well last year?
Scrimmage games for the ladies - can we get one organized for September, while the dude's are playing baseball?
Scoring system - as of now, the Danish Softball Federation scores wins (3pts) and losses (2pts) in a way that's nothing less than absurd. We need the standard softball scoring system of Won, Lost, and Games Back (W, L, and GB)