Achievers Spring Training updates

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.

 

 

 

2016

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

 

3. Kløvermarken

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

 

 

2015

Previous UA proposals to the Federation

Leading off:

expanding the Designated Player (DP) rule

result: success! The 2nd division now allows for two DPs per team, per game.

 

On deck:

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)