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VOLUME:XLIV ... December 1, 2018


 

21plateLATEST NEWS

 

We now have the APBA pitching grades via APBA GO website. It's not the BBW file. That won't be released until late January along with the actual cards. The bottom line is it's hard to get batter numbers. You have to pay $20 and then you can see them, one card at a time. I have tried to supply with as much as I can for now. I think this year in Lancaster we are going to have a large turnout which is great to hear. I won't arrange room rates until early December and I'll then let you know. The date of Lancaster meeting/draft is below

 

PROPOSALS:

#1- Late reporting: A penalty for reporting results after the 25th. First time warned. Then loss of draft pick.

... "Late series reporting: First time = warning. Second time = lose 3rd round pick. Next time would advance penalty one round higher and etc."

 

#2- Minimum ip by D SP to get No Limit allowance: Currently we require D relievers to have at least 5ip as a reliever to get the "NL". The point being only true relievers should get that NL. This would apply the same concept for D starting pitchers. Meaning that to get the "NL", you need to be a real starting pitcher and not one of the "openers". This proposal doesn't change anything regarding the number of allowed starts we're talking just the innings to keep guys with 2 starts from pitching 18 innings when they pitched 3 as starter.

... "Grade D pitcher with five or more start innings will have unlimited start innings.

 

Voting will end at the end of the month. As usual it will require 10 yes votes.

 

xmastreeMERRY CHRISTMAS

 

I wish you, your family and all your friends the very best Christmas ever and a Happy New Year better than any before.

 

Charlie Brown depressed about the commercial tilt of Christmas asks, "Can anyone tell me what Christmas is all about?" Linus replies "Sure Charlie Brown I can tell you what Christmas is all about"..... "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid and the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men....

...And that's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

 

 

 

... IMPORTANT DATES ...

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THE SHOW

 

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C --- Steve Christmas

1B -- J.T. Snow

2B -- Jamey Carroll

3B -- David Freese

SS -- Pedro Feliz

OF -- Matt Holliday

OF -- David DeJesus

OF -- Lee Tinsley

DH -- Rob Deer

SP -- Ken Rudolph

RP -- Al Clauss

Honorary umpire -- Mike Winters