from the MSBL-SoCo Manager’s Meeting, held February 24th, 2002.
Items and Results:
Item: MSBL/MABL Integration. Results:
MABL will have its own division, but work under the MSBL Committee.
Item: MSBL Committee Elections. Results:
Rick Forge’t elected President, 8-3 over Drew Matalus (nominated in absentia).
Aric Erickson unanimously elected Vice President (and thereby, also the
“MABL Rep”). Mike Luttmann unanimously elected as the new Scheduler (since
Ted declined to do it again). Kevin
Watson unanimously will take Mike’s place as Secretary.
Karl Bystrom unanimously reelected Treasurer, but this will be his last
year doing so.
3. Item: Divisional structure. Results: MSBL will have two divisions, one a “Rec” division that will NOT include MABL teams in the schedule, and a “Competitive” division that will play everyone, including the MABL teams. Assignments are not final, but Managers were allowed to select which division they would prefer to be in. Breakdown by team as of the end of the meeting:
|Open Division||Comp Division||Rec Division|
Note: At the
time of the meeting, we were not sure of the status of the Yankees. The A’s team will participate, but perhaps under a new team
name. Since the meeting, we have
made positive contact with the MSBL Cardinals and the Yankees. The
MABL might also add another team. These
developments may require us to reconsider division assignments.
Item: Wood bat use. Results:
We will continue discussion of using wood bats (for next year, 2003) at the next
Item: League policy on ejections. Results:
The current rule will stand, whereby an ejected player must sit out his team’s
The Draft was scheduled for 7 April.
Next meeting will mainly be about the Draft.
We can also discuss any other proposed rules changes, if necessary.
Currently scheduled for 16
March, 10:30 am, Sand Creek Police Station.
You may send additional agenda items for the Pre-Draft Meeting to Kevin Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org