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Somerset Patriots Tickets
"SPFBL Night" - Saturday, April 26th

SPFBL Night at TD Bank Ballpark!

Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 7:05 p.m.
Somerset Patriots vs. Long Island Ducks

Join us for SPFBL Night at TD Bank Ballpark!!  Tickets are on sale now!!!  PAY BY APRIL 16TH.  PAYPAL ORDERS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 18TH (PAYPAL ONLY)!!  Click "Continue..." for more information and to order tickets.  NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS VIA PAYPAL!!

Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League Announces Award Winners, Opens 2014 Season
Coverage in The Alternative Press of Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League Announces Award Winners, Opens 2014 Season

John Mooney

Sunday, April 13, 2014 

http://thealternativepress.com/towns/scotch-plains-slash-fanwood/articles/scotch-plains-fanwood-baseball-league-announces-a

 

Scenes from Opening Day 2014

Under sunny skies on Saturday, April 12th, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League opened its 2014 Spring Season.

Opening Day Ceremonies
Saturday, April 12th - Arrive 8:35am, starts promptly at 9am

Opening Day Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, April 12th at Booth Field.  Arrival time for teams, managers and coaches, staff, etc. is 8:35am.  Kids should be IN FULL UNIFORM (cleats okay but not necessary).  We will start promptly at 9am.  We are expecting a great turnout from our teams Tee Ball through Majors division.  We are honored to have a cast of dignataries and award winners with us this year.  We are expecting world renowned opera singer David Murray with us to sign our National Anthem live.  It's a great kickoff to baseball-filled day for all, and a wonderful 2014 spring season!

Managers, Coaches and parents are being relied on for a strong showing!  Ceremony should only go until 10am max.  Any questions can be directed to your manager, division VP or to us at spfbaseballleague@gmail.com.  Looking forward to seeing everyone out there to get us kicked off right!!

SPFBL Fundraising Dinner & Social
Save the Date: Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL) will host its annual gala on Friday, May 9th, from 7pm - 11pm. at the Italian American Club, 1976 Valley Ave (near the intersection of Valley Ave. and Union Ave.) in Scotch Plains.

This event is a major source of fundraising for the league.  It enables us to replace equipment, make improvements to Booth Field and other facilities in town, and pay for any costs not covered by registration fees.  It’s always a great night, and we are looking forward to a great turnout.  The evening will feature a buffet dinner, dessert, beer, and wine, music by local band, "The Dumbwaitors", "tricky trays" and silent auctions.  

Tickets are $60 each, couples $100 which includes food, drink and fun.  Payment can be made online below via PayPal - CLICK "Continue..." BELOW TO PAY VIA PAYPAL  Or alternatively, payment can be made by check - make payable to "SPFBL" and send to SPFBL, P.O. Box 264, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076. Please indicate your name, address, phone number, email address,  # of tickets being purchased.  In any case, payment MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN APRIL 30TH, 2014!

We hope to see you there for a night of music, fun, community, auctions, tricky trays... and fun!!

CLICK "Continue..." TO PAY BY PAYPAL

MODELL'S TEAM WEEKS
15% OFF ALL PURCHASES - NOW thru 4/17/14

You can save big time on all of your baseball season purchases.  Modell’s Sporting Goods and SPFBL will be teaming up once again to offer a 15% savings on ALL regular and sales priced merchandise as part of Modells TEAM WEEKS.  For each dollar we spend as a league at Modell’s, they in turn will donate a percentage of the total spending to SPFBL.  So you can help yourself with 15% off while you also help our league.  The coupon is good at any New Jersey Modell’s location from March 7th through April 17th.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MODELL’S COUPON

Managers & Coaches Meeting
Handouts from 3/25 meeting

Need to download handouts from the Managers & Coaches Meeting on March 25th?  Click "Continue..." below:

What do I do until Opening Day?
Bambino Activity Sheets

Get your kids started right for Baseball 2014 - Download and print these activity sheets!  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY SHEETS

Registration for Spring 2014 is Still OPEN!!
Until Division MAX OUT achieved - then waiting list...

It's late, we are accepting registrations on a case by case basis, as division/team size warrants.  Teams have already been established, so late registrations will be placed on the next available team (if any).  We can no longer accept any special requests.  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM), or email any inquiries to spfbaseballleague@gmail.com.

Click "Continue..." for more information

Field Conditions
President's Statement Regarding Field Conditions

A short open letter to the SPFBL Baseball community regarding the current state of fields and facilities.  Click "Continue..." below.

SPFBL Merchandise
Starts Black Friday - Friday, November 29th

The perfect holiday gift.  Give the give of BASEBALL!!  $10 GIFT CARD!!  CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILS...

New Field Status Alert Feature - Testing completed
New feature is operational

We have finished testing a new Field Status Alert feature, located on the right-side of the screen. This feature is now fully operational.  You can check the status of field closures right from our homepage!

Do you own a business (or know someone who does)?
We need your sponsorship help...

Click here to go to our Fundraising page.  Team sponsorships available!!!  And more...

Bat Regulations - 2012 Rule Changes
Updated 3/16/2012

In 2012, SPFYBA will permit the use of bats that meet the standard of Babe Ruth League / Cal Ripken.  This is a change from recent years.  However bat availability and additional research on the subject has brought the Executive Board to the conclusion that in 2012 we will follow the Babe Ruth standard.  ALSO: (3/16/2012) Update on Nike and Marucci bats that FAILED standards and will be ineligible for use in Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken play!

Continue reading below to learn more...

Special Needs Program
Volunteers Needed

This season, we are offering a baseball program focused on children with special needs.  Click below to see how you can help make a difference...

SPFBL Ballfield Hotline
For Field Status due to Inclement Weather

Please check the ballfield hotline if weather is questionable. Call 908-322-6700 x226.  PLEASE NOTE:

  • Updated by the Township of Scotch Plains by 3pm weekdays, and as needed on weekends.
  • Refers ONLY to SCOTCH PLAINS TOWNSHIP REC fields (Memorial, Brookside, Rt. 22, VOTECH, Farley, etc.), FANWOOD BOROUGH REC fields (LaGrande, Forest Road Park, Watson Rd Basin, etc.) and BOARD OF EDUCATION fields (SPFHS, Terrill Middle, Park Middle, etc.).  
  • BOOTH FIELD IS ENTIRELY OWNED AND OPERATED BY SPFBL.  IT ALSO HAS INCREDIBLE DRAINAGE.  So it is not unusual for the town and board of ed to close all of their fields, and we still play on Booth Field.  Please check the website for updates on the condition of Booth Field.
No Parking on Valley Road
Violators may be ticketed

Everyone should be reminded that there is No Parking on Valley Road. This includes anywhere near the parking lot and anywhere near the batting cages. Coaches should drop off equipment and park in the lot. No parking in the little drive up area by the cages. Parents may NOT wait outside the cages in their car for players. Please adhere to these rules. Our neighbors have been patient with us, and we don’t want to see anyone issued a parking summons. THANK YOU!!

Sun, Apr 20:
Easter
Sat, Apr 26:
Somerset Patriots Night 7:00pm
all fields
are open
As of 3:32 pm EDT, Wed Apr 16

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