The Badgers

2006


Hey Badgers!

The forsythia is in bloom!

And you know what that means . . .

Badger baseball is back!

We will have the same three fields as last year, but home fields haven't been assigned. All games will continue to be on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Fees this year will be $25 per player, payable forthwith.

We need your name and contact info for the permit. If you are interested in playing ball this year, please respond soonest.

Since I am now the league Rules Secretary, I have done a revision and reformatting of the Rulebook that I hope will make it easier to read and understand.


Rule changes for this year:

1.00 - Objectives of the Game

The bases will be fastened to the ground.

2.00 - Definition of Terms

The infield fly rule does not apply in this league.

3.00 - Game Preliminaries

When a team is playing shorthanded and a missing player or players arrive, they may enter the game at any time the ball is dead.

Ground Rules:

At Riverdale Park or Stanley Park, balls that are interfered with by soccer or Frisbee players will be dealt with by the best judgment and good will of the players and managers involved.

4.00 - Starting & Ending the Game

All games begin at 6:30 p.m.

If a game is called for any reason after 4 complete innings have been played, and the score is tied at the end of the last complete inning, the game will be scored as a complete game and a tie.

8.00 - The Pitcher

The pitcher must deliver the ball from a position within 1 metre of the centre of the diamond.


Then there's the ball question. Ah, the balls!

We have decided that we want to settle on one ball to be used by every team in every game. No, not one single ball, silly, one type of ball. In order to choose this ball, we will be having an historic second Captains' meeting this year on May 1 at 8:00 p.m. at Clinton's. On this Ball Squeezing Night, we will poke, peruse and ponder a selection of Mr. Worth's finest until we settle on one that "feels like a baseball" but "probably won't kill you". Wish us luck. If you want to come out and squeeze our balls, feel free.

Rumours of league expansion this year have come to naught, as all of Opera's best players have taken their $400 bats and stomped off to form a new team in another league. What a shame.

The league has a spiffy new website this year at , so bookmark that puppy right now. It's loaded with features, and I'm sure it will be lots of fun once I find time to learn how to use them.

We should have a schedule by May 1, but expect to play an exhibition game on May 3 or May 10.

In fact, let's just decide to meet at Greenwood on May 3 for exhibition or pickup or whatever.

Until then, the Bain Bantams are playing pickup at Withrow Park on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. and all are welcome. BYOB

Send me your contact info NOW!

Semper arribare!

Wayne
416-407-7009


Schedule, scores & standings 2006


BADGER SCHEDULE 2006

All games are on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.


Parks

Riverdale Park is on the west side of Broadview, between Danforth and Gerrard (north diamond)

Greenwood Park is at Greenwood and Dundas (southwest diamond)

Stanley Park is on King St, south side, just east of Strachan (and west of Bathurst).


Game 0: May 3, 2006 Greenwood Park: BADGERS 24 @ Bain Bantams 27 EXHIBITION

6 2 3 2 0 5 6     24
3 3 4 5 7 5 x     27


A good workout untainted by defence on either side.

Daniel

Game 1: May 10, 2006 Riverdale Park: Badgers 31 @ Toronto Life 12

5 5 0 4 7 2 8     31
2 0 4 1 1 1 3     12


Many Badgers make light work.

With 10 men and 7 women (and one player yet to report), this is the largest Badger squad ever fielded in the modern era.

Please note that this is our official Game One, since TO Life are unavailable next week.

Which would leave Badgers alone in first place.

Tina & Katy

Game 2: May 24, 2006 Greenwood Park: Badgers 18 @ Redwood Mavericks 11

6 2 2 4 0 1 3     18
2 0 1 6 2 0 0     11


Mavericks make it scary in the middle, but the Badger defense holds.

Lynne & Peter

Game 3: May 31, 2006 Riverdale Park: Remnants 25 @ Badgers 12

7 4 3 4 0 7 0     25
3 1 3 1 2 1 1     12


Rain clouds threaten, but every day is a lovely day for baseball.

Jonathan

Game 4: June 7, 2006 Riverdale Park: Bain Bantams 13 @ Badgers 11

0 1 7 0 3 2 0     13
2 0 1 6 2 0 0     11


Defence rules in a tight and exciting contest that was tied after five complete.

Shylo

Game 5: June 14, 2006 Riverdale Park: Opera 7 @ Badgers 17

2 0 2 1 0 1 0       7
4 0 0 7 4 2 x     17


Defence rules. Badgers make few mistakes.

After one tour through the league, the Badgers are three and two.

Richard

Game 6: June 21 Riverdale Park: Badgers 18 @ Toronto Life 16

1 0 5 7 0 5 0     18
6 0 3 6 0 1 0     16


A nailbiter at Riverdale Park.

The double play in the seventh forgives the fumbling in the fourth.

David & Lynne

Game 7: June 28, 2006 Riverdale Park: Redwood Mavericks 12 @ Badgers 13

4 0 2 2 0 2 2     12
1 1 1 1 0 6 3     13


For the first time in living memory, the Badgers go into the sixth inning with only four runs, but finally solve the impressive Maverick defence.

Kelly

Game 8: July 5, 2006 Stanley Park: Badgers 9 @ Remnants 22

4 1 0 1 0 2 1       9
6 5 0 6 4 1 x     22


Badgers begin a gruelling three-week road trip.

Ross

Game 9: July 12, 2006 Greenwood Park: Badgers @ Bain Bantams



After several days of rain, the fields are a bit soggy.

Game 9 is rained out.

Water Tree

Game 10: July 19, 2006 Stanley Park: Badgers 9 @ Opera 19

3 2 0 1 0 2 1       9
3 1 1 7 3 4 x     19


Badger bats once again fail to crack the double digit threshold.

Shadow

Game 11: July 26, 2006 Riverdale Park: Toronto Life 18 @ Badgers 19

1 3 0 2 5 3 4     18
5 0 3 5 1 2 3     19


Toronto Life keep it close and pull ahead in the seventh, but Badgers end it with a walk-off homer.

Verne

Game 12: August 2, 2006 Riverdale Park: Badgers 22 @ Redwood Mavericks 5

2 6 5 3 0 5 1     22
1 0 4 0 0 0 0       5


A summer scorcher. Hot?! You'd better believe it!

Paul

Game 13: August 9, 2006 Stanley Park: Badgers 5 @ Remnants 18

0 0 0 0 0 1 4       5
2 7 0 2 2 5 x     18


Oog!

Daniel

Game 14: August 16, 2006 Riverdale Park: Bain Bantams 15 @ Badgers 13

4 5 0 2 1 0 3     15
2 4 0 5 0 1 1     13


Argh!

Jeremy

Game 15: August 23, 2006 Stanley Park: Badgers 11 @ Opera 14

3 2 2 3 0 0 1     11
5 0 3 5 0 1 x     14


Ugh!

Wayne

Semi-final: August 30, 2006 Stanley Park: Badgers 9 @ Remnants 11

0 0 0 0 2 7 0       9
0 2 5 0 1 3 x     11


Badgers throw a scare into them, but Remnants hold on and go on to win the final.

Connor

Final: Sepember 6, 2006 Stanley Park:
Bain L at Remnants W



I forget the score, but it was a good, close game. Bain scored a whole bunch of runs in the sixth to take the lead and Remnants had to pull it out in the bottom of the seventh. Some great defence by both sides.

Tina & Katy

The Badgers Badger Pics 2006