SEASON UPDATE – HOUSE LEAGUE SEASON CANCELLED, UMPIRE CLINICS

In Bloordale Baseball News by Edward Unger

Hello Bloordale Families, Below is a COVID-19 update that was e-mailed to all players registered with Bloordale for the 2020 season. House League It is with deep regret that we have to inform you of the cancellation of our 2020 house league season, including women’s slow-pitch.  The City of Toronto and the TDSB will not be issuing any permits for use of their facilities until at least the end of June. We will monitor the situation closely and hope that …

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BASEBALL ONTARIO

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BASEBALL ONTARIO Bloordale Baseball families, below is the media release link from Baseball Ontario, the governing body for baseball in Ontario. https://www.baseballontario.com/filestore/htmleditattachedfiles/covid_19_media_release_2_03-152020-03-15t16-27-37v001_by_292.pdf The Bloordale Baseball executive will continue to provide updates as they become available.

BLOORDALE 2020 HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Bloordale Baseball is pleased to announce that registration is now open.  You can register for the 2020 baseball season using this link: Register players for the 2020 season Please download the attached spreadsheet if you have any questions about rates, game days, or division ages. New this year is an acknowledgement for Rowan’s Law.  Rowan’s Law is important new concussion safety legislation that applies to all Ontario sports leagues.  Please take time to review this very important information with the …

BlOORDALE VOLUNTEER AWARDS

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

During the November 20 Etobicoke Baseball Association (EBA) Annual General Meeting, two Bloordale people received well-deserved rewards: Ryan Freeman won the EBA volunteer of the year award.  In a few short years at Bloordale, Ryan has made a significant contribution.  He has completely revamped the Bloordale website bloordalebaseball.com, and has helped launch TeamSnap software as the league registration system.  TeamSnap is now in use by all Bloordale house league, select, and rep teams.  Ryan has been the T-Ball convenor for several …

FORMER BLOORDALE PLAYER WINS MARLIE SPONSORSHIP

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Bloordale Baseball alumni Jake Sprenger was one of five local high school students recognized during the November 7 Etobicoke Sports Hall of fame banquet.  Jake received the prestigious Toronto Marlboros High School Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded annually to students who have distinguished themselves in the classroom and community as well as having excelled both academically and athletically. Jake learned his love of baseball during the five years he played with Bloordale.  He then graduated to the Etobicoke Rangers AAA …

BLOORDALE AGM – WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

The Bloordale Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday November 27, downstairs at the Canadiana Restaurant (Six Points Plaza).  During this meeting we will have a full review of Bloordale’s baseball operations.  Anyone who would like to learn more about Bloordale Baseball, or possibly become more involved, is welcome to join.  There will be light refreshments at 6:30 PM and the meeting starts at 7 PM.  Please RSVP to [email protected] if you would like to attend.

2020 Rep and Select Team Tryout Dates

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

We are currently confirming our rep and select team tryout dates for the 2020 season. All dates will be posted HERE Please fill out the pre-registration form at the bottom of the page. We encourage you to contact the person noted to make sure they are aware of your interest to tryout. If you are interested in learning the difference between our Rep and Select progams, we have an informative high level summary available here. Be sure to check back …

What is Select and Rep Baseball?

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Bloordale Baseball has an active Select and Rep team program across all divisions, with a number of Etobicoke, Toronto and Ontario championships to our name. A sampling of our past five years of success include: 2018 Toronto Champions – Rookie Select, Min Mosquito AA, Min Midget AA 2018 Toronto Finalists – Maj Mosquito A, Maj Peewee A 2017 Ontario Champions: Rookie Select 2017 Toronto Champions: Rookie Select, Min Peewee A, Maj Bantam A, Maj Bantam AA, Min Midget A 2017 …

Do I need a Release?

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

The world of Select and Rep Baseball can get very complicated around the question of releases, playing rights and roster limits based on where you live and where you want to play baseball. If you are trying out for a Bloordale Rep team (A or AA) or if you are currently a Bloordale player looking to try out for another club’s rep program , here is a quick reference guide: If you live in Etobicoke you do not need a …

NEILSON PARK REFURBISHMENT PROJECT COMPLETE

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

Friday July 19 saw the completion of a major park upgrade at the Neilson Park diamond.  The project, funded entirely by Bloordale Baseball, included the replacement of the old gravel infield with clay, as well as an increase to the playing surface area.  There are also new drop-in bases, a new pitching rubber, and a new home plate. This project will result in a better and more durable playing surface for the players.  The increased size will allow the park …