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Sept 20 - Cancelled
by posted 09/20/2021

Greetings all:

As suspected with the forecast, our game tonight is cancelled. You may have gotten a communication from EBA, but just in case you are not on their list I wanted to follow-up.

Get out and play catch with your ball player sometime this week and enjoy cooler autumn temperatures. See you Saturday!

Peace,

Justin 


 
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Monday night
by posted 09/19/2021

Greetings Blue Jays fans! 

Another fun game on Saturday! Thank you for working with the coaches to find some green space for a quick practice with fast drills. I suspect we may have to do that often, esp. on our Saturday games. Thank you for your flexibility. 

Our next game is scheduled for 5:15 pm on Monday, September 20 at Courtney Fields. We will try to squeak in a practice/warm-up at 4:45 pm. I recognize this is a tricky time with shuffling around and dinner. So, grace abounds! When you can make it, we will celebrate your presence! 

I also noted that rain is the forecast for much of the day tomorrow. Edina Baseball Association will make the call on whether we can get the game in or not and ought to send out a notificiation. So, watch your phones/emails. It will depend on how much rain we get earlier in the day and field conditions. Of course, if it is still raining around 4:30 pm, I suspect it will be called. We will wait and see. 

See you on the field - either Monday or Saturday, weather permitting.

Peace,

Justin 

 


 
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See you Saturday!
by posted 09/16/2021

What a great game on Monday night! Kuddos to the kids for their enthusiasm, attention to the game play, and effort! So fun to watch.

Looking forward to our game on Saturday, September 18 at Courtney Fields. 3:30 pm first pitch; practice/warm-up at 3 pm. Remember to RSVP if you haven't yet so we can prep the line-up beforehand. 

Go Blue Jays! 

Justin 


 
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Game Recap
by posted 09/11/2021

Great game! Lots of hits, lots of outs, lots of smiles! Thank you, parent/guardians, for your support. I'm pretty sure we had the louder cheering section! And thanks to Coach Kara, Coach Tim, and Coach Mitch for making it all happen. 

I am learning a few things about EBA baseball in these opening weeks, for I've coached only for SLP Little League. I was told per the umpire and the other team's coach today that all non-infielders play in the outfield. That means we could have 5-6 outfielders if our whole team is present. (We did 5 today as I went with the suggestion.) I do not like this. It makes for some sloppy play as kids don't actually learn to play the positions. Plus, it doesn't give the hitters the opportunity to hit 2Bs and 3Bs as often - which is a fun part of baseball! So, from now on, I will play only 4 kids in the outfield per standard Little League rules at this age level. I think it is safer and teaches better skill development. This means if 11-12 players are present, some kids will have to sit on the bench each inning. That, too, is part of baseball. I just wanted all to be aware of this, even if the other team chooses to load up the outfield.

Also: I would really love our players to experience the catcher position. The other team opted not to suit up catchers and just have kids stand off behind the plate. I do not like this either. It is time for our kids to learn this position. I know my son, Soren, would play catcher all day, every day. He loves it! But, I want other kids to experience it and begin to develop these necessary skills for baseball. So please talk to your kiddo about playing the position. It isn't for everyone; I know this. But I think each kid ought to discover it for themselves. Who knows, maybe the next Joe Mauer is on our team? The one caveat: they need an athletic cup behind the plate (as I mentioned in a previous note). So, please consider having your ball-player try out the catcther position. You can purchase a cup at Target, to be sure. But, Dick's Sporting Goods or another sporting store will likely have a larger selection.  

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

It really is a ton of fun coaching this group of kids. I look forward to greater skill development over this brief season we have together. And, perhaps we can cobble together a win or two! :) So close today - 11 to 12. Next game is Monday at 6 pm at Normandale Field. Practice starts at 5:30 pm. 

See you on the field! 

Peace,

Justin 


 
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Game Day - Sept 11
by posted 09/10/2021

We are looking forward to our first game tomorrow!

September 11: 12:30 pm practice, 1 pm game. Courtney 4 (7505 Ikola Way). 

Go Team 4!

 

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