BLOORDALE 2020 HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

In Bloordale Baseball News by Edward Unger

Bloordale Baseball is pleased to announce that registration is now open.  You can register for the 2020 baseball season using this link: 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 players you register.  These links from …

BlOORDALE VOLUNTEER AWARDS

In Bloordale Baseball News by Edward Unger

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 Edward Unger

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 …

Best Buddies Challenger Program

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

From the Best Buddies website, Challenger Baseball is a league designed for youth 5 to 18 years of age with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the thrill of playing baseball, being part of a team, and developing their physical and social skills. The benefit of participating in the Challenger Baseball League is that it is structured to your child’s abilities. Our philosophy is very simple: ‘Play, just for fun!!’ Please see this link for additional information, dates, and registration. …

BLOORDALE BASEBALL THANKS THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS FOR MILLWOOD 2 GRANT

In Bloordale Baseball News by Patrick McConnell

As announced on the April 14 Toronto Blue Jay pre-game show, Bloordale Baseball were the recipients of an incredibly generous grant from Jays Care, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays. Bloordale had submitted a request to upgrade the Millwood 2 diamond.  This project was one of fifteen grants awarded to projects across Canada. The upgrades to Millwood 2 will include new fencing, a new enclosed players’ bench, and a pitcher warm-up area.  These changes are in addition to …