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 http://SuperSeniorSoftball.com

  Liberty Park Rain-Out Hotline Number  952-3445  

 Dan Deratany

 Website Editor

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Super Senior   

Softball  

 (58 and over Men's Softball League)

 Presented By:

 The Brevard Super Senior Softball  League, Inc.

       

 

MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE

 

 

 

THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUE

(Click above to access the Thursday Night League Website)

LIBERTY PARK Softball Fields

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 Rain-Out Hotline Number  952-3445

 

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 The Goals of the Brevard Super Senior Softball League are:

 

Provide a healthy sporting activity for senior men 55 and over - An opportunity to make new friends - Enjoy one evening a week in friendly competition - Encourage each other while promoting fair play and teamwork.

 

The Brevard Super Senior Softball League is governed by a Board of Directors with the following goals: (1) Establish as evenly balanced teams as possible for each 13 week season, to have competitive balance.  (2) Players joining after the league begins play will be placed on a waiting list and assigned to a team as the need arises, while maintaining the other goals. (3) Oversee the participants play and behavior, in order to address issues that arise that are not consistent with the leagues goals and published rules.

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Around the League News

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 NOTE: The Master Schedule has changed, the City of Palm Bay is shutting down the fields at Liberty Park for maintenance, November 28th until January 8th, please check the schedule for the corrections.

 

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YOU CAN NOW USE PAY PAL ON THIS SITE TO PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION FEE, A $1.80 CONVENIENCE FEE WILL BE APPLIED AT CHECKOUT

 

Player Application Form

(Click above Application Form link to view, fill out, and print)

 

REGISTRATION PAYMENT

(Click above for PAY PAL Payment)

There is a $1.80 Convenience Fee added for using Pay Pal

 

IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY THROUGH PAY PAL, YOU MUST SEND THE APPLICATION BY MAIL

 

                   Team Rosters                  Schedules

(Click on the Team Rosters and Master Schedule above to view)

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Sponsorship Form

(Click above Sponsorship Form link to view and print)

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BSSSL Rules and Regulations

(Click on BSSSL  Rules and Regulations above to access:)

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SSUSA-Rulebook-2015-Web.pdf

Click on link above to view

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Monday Night League

2017-18 FALL-WINTER SEASON

REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE STANDINGS

Team

GP

W

L

Pct

GB

GATORS

  14

  11 3 .786 -

ORIOLES

  14

  10

4

.714

 1

FONZI TITLE

  14

  8

6

.572

 3

TWINTWO

  14

  5 

9

.357

 6

TRIAD REALTY

  14

  5

9

.357

 6

SENTINELS

  14

  3

11

.214

 8

       

Team

Runs/For

Runs/Against

+-

GATORS

 215

155

60

TRIAD REALTY  211 229 -18

ORIOLES

 246

214

32

FONZI TITLE  260 223 37
SENTINELS

 182

274

-92

TWINTWO  240 255 -15

During the season, in case of a tie in the standings, the teams with the better Runs For & Against record, or Highest Percentage shall determine position in the standings. For Final League Standings, first, head to head competition shall determine position, if there is still a tie the better Runs For & Against record shall determine, if there is yet another tie a flip of the coin will determine Final League Standings.)

 

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 Monday League Game Results

November 27th Game Results

Games

Teams

Score 
Game 1
TRIAD REALTY
FONZI TITLE
19
20
     
Game 2
FONZI TITLE
TRIAD REALTY
21
8
     
Game 1
TWINTWO
GATORS
6
15
     
Game 2
GATORS
TWINTWO
22
16
     
Game 1
 SENTINELS
ORIOLES
8
17
     
Game 2
ORIOLES
SENTINELS
18
11
     

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Upcoming Games

Monday

Home Team

Visiting Team

Field

Time

Jan 8 GATORS FONZI TITLE #1 6:45
" SENTINELS TRIAD REALTY #2 6:45
"  TWINTWO ORIOLES #4 6:45
"  FONZI TITLE GATORS #1 8:00
"  TRIAD REALTY SENTINELS #2 8:00  
"  ORIOLES TWINTWO #4 8:00

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Super Senior Batting Statistics

(Updated Player Statistics as of the November 27th Games)

 

Thank you Paul Mouritsen for doing a great job of logging the stats for our league,

 

GATORS

 

ORIOLES

 

FONZI TITLE

 

SENTINELS

 

TRIAD REALTY

 

 TWINTWO

 

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MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE

HOMERUN UPDATE

Over-The-Fence Homerun Standings

(Team Managers please report all over the fence homeruns and they will be added to this list)

 

John Feronti (GATORS) 7

Gerry Duguay (SENTINELS) 2

Mike Lohmann (GATORS) 1

 

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Understanding How Teams are Drafted in our League

By Paul Mouritsen

Many of the players have asked how the Board organizes the teams consistent with the goal of providing evenly balanced teams.  The procedures the Board has followed for the past several seasons have resulted in more than one team coming to the last night of the season with a chance to win the championship.  

 

At the end of each season the managers rate their players from 1 to 6.  The ratings encompass hitting, throwing, fielding, running and general softball knowledge.  The Board uses these rating to organize the teams for the next season.  We begin by rating the players by position.  The top 24 rated outfielders are placed on the board.  The top rated player goes to team 1, the next rated goes to team 2 all the way through 24.  The six managers look at these ratings and agree that they are as even as possible.  The four outfielders ratings are then averaged.  The lowest rated team then gets the highest rated shortstop.  After the shortstops are assigned in order, the teams are averaged again.  The same procedure continues through pitcher, 1B, 2B, 3B and middle fielder.  All players not yet assigned are then assigned in descending order by rating.  Some of these players are catchers, some are fill in outfielders, others are fill in infielders.  Accommodations are generally made for players who request to play with another player and, for some who request not to play with another player.  Everyone who has registered and paid by the date the teams are organized are assigned to a team.  

 

After this procedure is finished, the six managers make any minor changes they can agree on to ensure the teams are as even as possible.  Up to this point the managers do not know which team they are going to get.  Thus it behooves them to agree that the teams as as evenly balanced as possible.  After they agree, the six managers then draw lots to determine the order in which they pick their team.  The manager who draws number 1 picks first, through number 6.  

 

After the managers have picked, a few changes are made to accommodate the rating of the manager and the position he plays.  For example, a manager who is a top rated outfielder may displace one of the outfielders assigned to his team.  That outfielder may become the fifth outfielder for that team or may get traded to another team to keep the competitive balance.  

 

Once the managers are assigned and all agree that it is balanced as possible, the teams are set, the players are notified and the games begin.

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(Click on the Direct Sports logo above to access their website.)

 Miken and DUDLEY Bat Sale

 You need to know that Direct Sports is offering our league players a great deal on Miken & Dudley, softball bats, the delivered price, including free shipping for any of the following bats is:

 

The Popular Miken Ultra II (Black) bat which is now only $142.00.

Miken Two-piece FREAK PATRIOT Maxload bat, which is only $155.00;

NEW 2017 Miken Two-piece FREAK Balanced bat, which is only $189.00;

NEW 2017 Miken Two-piece FREAK Jason Kendrick  Maxload bat, which is only $189.00;

NEW 2017 Miken Two-piece FREAK Extra Endload "Big Cat", which is only $189.00;

 

 DUDLEY LIGHTNING End-loaded 12" & 13" barrel models, which are only $144.46;
 DUDLEY LIGHTNING Balanced 13" barrel model, which is only $144.46;

NEW 2017 DUDLEY LIGHTNING Legend® 2.0 Balanced $165.00

NEW 2017 DUDLEY LIGHTNING Legend® 2.0 End-Loaded $165.00

NEW 2017 DUDLEY LIGHTNING Legend® 2.0 Advanced End-Loaded $165.00

 

OTHER SOFTBALL BATS (not pictured) OFFERED AT GREAT DISCOUNTS

Worth Rulli, which is only $79

Demarini Larry Carter Signature Model, which is only $159

Louisville Hyper Z, which is only $175

 

All you need to do is call 1-800-456-0072, make sure you tell them you are a Brevard Super Senior
 Softball League
player and you want our website advertised Senior Softball bat discount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lou Jiannine is a student of the hitting art and he is writing a series of articles on bats and batting for our website. Lou says, "selecting and using the correct softball bat is essential for the hitter who seeks to maximize his effectiveness." Just click on the following articles to review:       

1. "Basic Bat Information"

2. "Selecting the Optimum Bat Weight"

3. "Balanced and End Loaded Bats"

4. "Miken Bats, Red or Black"

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 Have You Ever Wondered How Miken Bats Are Made

Click on the following link to see the process of how the Miken Carbon Fiber Bats are really

made, most of it is by hand, it's very interesting, check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkeZQmTMRE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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BSSSL HALL OF FAME PLAYERS

Frank Valenti, Bucky Miller, Pepper Hale, Lloyd Cheney

 

 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE FIRST HALL OF FAME PLAYER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1OKfRk62aM&feature=em-upload_owner 

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ACOUSTI 60's Tournament Team Article

 A REAL TEAM EFFORT AT IT'S FINEST, THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER

(Click above to read article)

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BULLETIN BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

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SOFTBALL SHOES FOR SALE

 

Boombah, size 11 Black/Columbia color, used once paid, $70  would like to sell for $40

Contact Steve Colantonio at (321-427-5275)

 

NIKE, size 10.5, never used, traditional black and white, paid $50, asking $25

Contact Dan Deratany at (321-543-1885)

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 Nana's House

 Click on Nana's House above for Volunteering details

Where Neglected, Abused, Needy or Abandoned children

can come and experience God's love

 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

 

http://nanaschildrenshome.com/

Click above to access their website

 

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  NOTICE:  NO SMOKING ALLOWED at LIBERTY PARK  

 Message from Troy Cox, Palm Bay Parks & Rec Dept

Attention all Liberty Park and Palm Bay Regional Park users especially Church Softball, Senior Softball, Flag Football, Baseball, & Recreation Partners:

There is NO SMOKING permitted at Liberty Park or Palm Bay Regional Park athletic fields & facilities.  Signs are posted everywhere especially at the Softball Complex. Previously, ash sand boxes were present to give people a place to put their smoking items out safely so they did not throw butts on the ground or in the trash containers causing a fire and a maintenance nightmare.  However, the message was not clear to people who insisted on smoking anyway and thus causing a health hazard for folks who do not smoke even after being told to put out their smoking item.  The Ash Sand Boxes are being removed immediately. There is no mix message here---------NO Smoking means No Smoking.  People who do not adhere to the rules & policies can be trespassed from the property. Please listen & adhere to the message. Our Playing Rules & Policies are CLEAR that Smoking is not permitted.  Our Staff will be monitoring more closely and will enforce the No Smoking Policy. Please pass the word that this a SMOKE FREE area.  We expect our Organizations to police themselves as well and keep this a healthy environment for ALL. Please post our message on your Organization’s website.  Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.

Troy Cox, CPRP

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Team Sponsors of our League

The following companies have graciously agreed to sponsor teams in our league, please consider giving them your support when in need of their types of services, those companies are:

 

Click on Sponsors Names Below to Link to their Websites

 

www.SentinelCare.org

321-725-6799

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321-956-0559

Islands Fish Grill is offering a 10% discount to all Players in our League,

to get the discount just mention that you are a player in our Senior League.

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 321-725-8200

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Penny Annie

 Subs & Pub

 2440 Minton Road, West Melbourne

321-727-1100

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(321) 890-7853
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 Please Support these Players in our League

The following is a list of players in our league and their specialties you might want to consider using when needing the type of services they offer. It's always nice dealing with friends you know and you can trust:

 

      Name                   Occupation               Phone number  

 Thomas M. Masone          Massage Therapy                772-664-8435 

 Mike Rios                     Realtor                          321-368-8771 

 Dan Deratany           General Contractor            321-777-7770 

 Marty Jacobson            Chiropractor              321-725-7003 

 Bill Kunzweiler      Estate & Personal Liquidation       321-537-2574 

 Braun Bransford        Tile Setter & Handyman        321-951-0524

 Ed Beigel                        Bat Sales                         772-559-4497

 

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Batter's Box

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We are fortunate to have in our league a couple of softball players that are excellent hitters and willing to share their expertise with anyone interested in learning how to improve their hitting skills. Check out the info below from both Lou Jiannine and Ed Rose and sharpen your skills:        

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Lou Jiannine is a student of the hitting art and he is writing a series of articles on bats and batting for our website. Lou says, "selecting and using the correct softball bat is essential for the hitter who seeks to maximize his effectiveness." Just click on the following articles to review:       

1. "Basic Bat Information"

2. "Selecting the Optimum Bat Weight"

3. "Balanced and End Loaded Bats"

4. "Miken Bats, Red or Black"

5. Tips for Hitting from the Tee (New)

 

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Ed Rose is a master in the art of hitting and a welcomed addition to our league for the past two years. For those of you who didn't know, in 1999 Ed Rose was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame, he has over 20 world titles to his name as a player and manager. Ed has recently written a Hitting Instructional Paper to help you fine tune your hitting skills and he has graciously agreed to share it...To review it just click on "The Three T's of Hitting" below.

 The Art of Hitting a Slowpitch Softball Using

 The Three T's of Hitting

    Ted Williams and Ed Rose, back in the day...

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 Have You Ever Wondered How Miken Bats Are Made

Click on the following link to see the process of how the Miken Carbon Fiber Bats are really

made, most of it is by hand, it's very interesting, check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkeZQmTMRE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Sports Injury Corner

Marty Jacobson, who is one of our League Directors, is also a Chiropractic Physician,

he has written a few great articles as it relates to Senior Softball Injuries,

Check them out by clicking on the following links, you'll be glad you did!

 

By Marty Jacobson

Article #1, Senior Softball Sports Injuries and Preventions

 Article #2, (Shoulder Injuries)

Article #3, (Achilles Tendinosis)

(Click on the above links to view articles)

 Stretching Exercises

Check out the “Stretching Exercises 1 & 2 below to help you prevent injury by using the proper stretching techniques.   It is very important, especially at our age, to show up at the field prior to the games and spend time jogging around the field at a slow pace, just to get warmed up prior to stretching out your leg muscles; this will help prevent leg injuries during the games.  Also, it is a great idea to purchase a pair of “compression shorts” to wear under your softball shorts or pants; they really do make a difference.  

 

                Stretching Exercises 1                         Stretching Exercises 2            

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(Click on the Direct Sports logo above to access their catalog.)

 

Direct Sports, (800) 456-0072 is also offering a 10% discount on most items in their catalog, just notify them that you are with the Brevard Senior Softball Association, to get the discount. Click on their name above to access their website and check out their catalog.

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Click on their name above to access their website and check out their catalog.

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 A Tale of History and a Hero

By David "Bucky" Miller

 

Carl Miller

(Please click on Carl's photo above to read his heroic story)

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CHECKOUT THESE FOLLOWING VIDEOS

The Greatest Play In Baseball History

(Click above to see the Greatest Play in Baseball History Video)

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John Fogerty Singing "Centerfield" and

Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First"

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x219sr_john-fogerty-centerfield_music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M&feature=related

Click on above links to watch the videos and listen to the song

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The Greatest Catch In Baseball

(Click above to see the Greatest Catch in Baseball Video)

 

I want this girl on my team!!!  

(As it turns out, this video was staged by an advertising company, for a Gatorade commercial. The Ball Girl is actually a stuntwoman and was rigged with cables. See full story at: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,371143,00.html

I still want her on my team!

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Unbelievable Must See Story

"My Dad used to tell the story of the man who complained because he had no shoes, until he saw a man who had no feet". Next time you feel like complaining think about the following story!

http://www.heraldleaderphoto.com:80/2008/05/31/adam-bender/

(Click above to see an amazing Baseball Video)

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Video Dedicated to Umpires, Check it out!

The International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) made public a video dedicated to the outstanding ASA Umpires who have worked over 5000 slow-pitch games since 1995 at ISSA and ISF Senior Tournaments and whose support and commitment to the senior division has made these events special for the senior players. Thanks to Charles Moss, Umpire-In-Chief for his untiring efforts over the years that made each tournament a rewarding experience for all the participants. The video titled Play Hard at the ISSA is posted on You Tube at:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_XW8gpHhRs
(Click above to check out Umpire Video, it's cool, check it out!)

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THE HUMOR CORNER

 

 For a Little More Humor Click on the Jokes Below:

 

Comic Strip Joke

Sent in by Dick Chamberlain

 

Softball Joke 

Sent in by Johnny Leader

 

The Cat in the Hat on Aging

Sent in by Dan Deratany

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Dugout Protocol For Using Another's Bat

By Bill Kunzweiler

One of the decisions players must make when joining a softball league pertains to equipment choices. So often they hastily go out and buy a new bat or glove without the benefit of others experience; and often they are unhappy with the performance of their acquisition, especially in the area of bat choice. Those “Old-Timers”, who play a lot generally know what works the best and where to get it! As most know, online internet purchases from sites like “Direct Sports”, if you mention FHS (Florida Half Century) softball, there is a significant discount. That’s where most get their Miken Ultra II’s, which brings up another subject and that is “dugout protocol”. It’s always appropriate to ask someone if you want to use their bat; never just grab someone’s bat without their permission. Especially since good composite bats cost a lot and wear out after so many swings. Generally they start at $185.00 on sale and go up from there. So as a matter of team protocol and respect, always get permission to use another’s equipment!

Please checkout the three articles in the Batter's Box, that Lou Jiannine has written for our league, he has provided us with some very valuable bat information.

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Code of Ethics

Article 1:  Abide by the “Official Senior Softball Guide and Playing Rules” to the best of my ability.

Article 2:   Accept the decision of the umpires and my team manager in good sportsmanship.

Article 3:    Neither taunt nor degrade my opponent.

Article 4:   Avoid bodily contact that may cause injury to others or myself.

Article 5:   Never direct abusive or profane language at officials or opponents.

Article 6:    Exercise control over family members and friends to the extent of Articles 3 and 5.

Article 7:    Not commit any act that could be considered unsportsmanlike conduct.

 

 

Are you having problems viewing some of the links on this website?

If you can’t open some of the links on this website you may need to download and install a free copy of Adobe Acrobat to enable you to view the PDF files, such as Stretching Exercises, Team Rosters, Master Schedule, etc. Just click on the link to Adobe Reader below to access it.

                                                                                                                                                                                            

    

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 A LITTLE SOFTBALL TEAM HISTORY

 Dodgers Shirts Given to Undefeated Team Players

On Monday night retired team shirts were distributed to the Dodgers players of the only team in BSSA league history to record an undefeated season at 24-0. The Summer 2009 season league championship team, the McMaster Construction Dodgers (pictured below), set a few league records that season; in addition to being undefeated, they were only the second team to ever score 20+ victories in a season, they also scored a record 182 runs more than their opponents, and they were the stingiest team in the league to score against. What a Defense!!! The Dodgers dedicated the last four games of the season to teammate Paul Osiecki, who had died during the season, he was the catcher and backup pitcher for the Dodgers.

Team manager, Dan Deratany attributed their success to their excellent defensive efforts, in addition to being a group of great guys who had terrific chemistry together, not a lot of super stars, but a lot of great enthusiastic team players. “Every player on that team encouraged and cheered each other on, when you have that combination, along with a very vocally supportive fan base in the stands weekly, it makes you play better and you just can’t be anything other than a winning team, it’s all about team effort and team spirit.”

 

  Undefeated McMaster Construction Dodgers players:

From left- Ray Mazara, Dave Cosumano, Chester Johnson, Joe Schier, Freddy Mazara, Bill Peters, Mike Rios, Toby Flanary, Rob Scarfone, Steve Colantonio, Team Manager-Dan Deratany, and, kneeling Jim Hardin. (Missing from the photo, Paul Osiecki) Great job this season Guys, what a team!!!

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Your Feedback is Requested

 

We would appreciate any feedback players might have regarding improvements we can make as far as running our league.  We do have some concerns in regard to decreased attendance by players for games during this past season and we want to consider ways that we can improve on this. Also, if you have any suggestions regarding rules you would like to see changed or added please take this opportunity to let us know.  Lastly, we would like to hear how would you rate your overall experience this past season.  Remember, our league is very unique.  Not only are we a "seniors only" league, we are a self governed league.  That means we all have a say in how things are run, so take this opportunity to let us know how you feel, by emailing us at alpine@cfl.rr.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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