Hi all, looking forward to our first official game of the season tonight! 6PM at Hyatt Field. (Hyatt Field is near the Scarsdale / Eastchester border, near the Edgewood section of town. If you go to Crossway, you will be on the complete opposite side of town!)
Please let me know ASAP if you are unable to attend.
A few items to note:
-Pete and I are still getting to know your players, and where they can / cannot be placed. As we get through the beginning parts of the season, there may be less positional rotation than in years past. We will work with the players to get them to the point where everyone can safely play each position by the end of the year... but these first few games you'll see a lot of the same kids pitching, catching, and playing first base.
-When it comes to catching, Pete and I have two sets of catcher's gear: one from SLL and one from fall ball a few years back. Glad I held onto that one. Historically, catchers were swapped in and out, perhaps every inning. We are going to take a more conservative approach, and have 2 kids catch each game (3 innings each), with each kid getting their own set of catcher's gear. We will wipe down the catcher's gear between games. Now, I am not COVID-phobic, but this just seems like the right precaution to take. With my knowledge of restrictions on hockey programs, sharing of equipment was always verboten.
-For kids who are on both Travel (Scarsdale or other), there are strict pitch count limits that we are often under. Please note that Pete and I are aware of these limits, and who can / cannot pitch each game. For those travel parents, please confirm when your son is under a strict "no pitch" limit. We will do our best to limit innings on THIS team.
-I also like to try to get the pitching and catching assignments out ahead of time, in the event that your kids like to know in advance. This is always subject to change. Also, keep in mind that Inning 5 is a crapshoot as to whether we play it or not, and Inning 6 is a REAL crapshoot as to whether we play or not.
Innings 1-2: Xavier
Innings 3-4: John
Innings 5-6: Zac
Bullpen (1 or 2 batters, depending on game situation): Judah, Kyle
Innings 1-3: Zac
Innings 4-6: Kyle