Soft Spot Softball Raffle

Each member of the Saturday/Sunday McCarren Park Softball leagues will receive a Membership card for the Soft Spot Softball 2013 Raffle!!

Present your membership card at The Soft Spot each time you buy a $4 Bud Light during the season and fill out a raffle ticket!

$1 from each purchase goes towards the creation and maintenance of four different first aid kits, one for each field on Saturday and Sunday. A second dollar from each purchase goes into the cash prize kitty!!!! One winner will be announced at the end of the season. The Soft Spot will keep a cash tally running in the bar as the season progresses. The more Bud Light you buy, the bigger the cash prize gets!!!

Membership cards required to play. We only want Ballers to be the cash winners!!

2013 Season Starts April 6

Get excited, everyone. Softball season throughout Brooklyn, including our league, will start on April 6.

We’re still waiting for two things:
* Our permits to arrive. They are “in the mail.”
* The removal of the light post that fell during Superstorm Sandy.

Once our permits arrive, we can draft a schedule, which we will distribute to managers as soon as possible.

McCarren Cup Finals

The Finals are underway.

It’s the battle of the Bedford Ave Bars! The Gibson Robots are leading the Soft Spot Specials in Game 1, 12-8. We will resume the game this Saturday, September 29, at 3:30. It will be the top of the sixth inning with no outs.

Game 2 will commence immediately afterward.

Game 3, if necessary, will be on Saturday, October 6.

Please, everyone come out for some great softball.

Playoffs Continue on Saturday

The Soft Spot swept Matchless in two games to advance to their first-ever appearance in the McCarren Cup Finals. Congratulations.

Meanwhile, we have a split in the other series. Top-ranked team Mables won the first game against the Gibson, 11-8. The Gibson came back late in the second game and edged out Mables, 5-4. The two teams will conclude the series this coming Saturday.

After completing the deciding game, the winner of the Mables-Gibson series will face the Soft Spot. We hope to start at 5:00 or shortly thereafter.

Good luck to all.

Weather Update for September 8

The National Weather Service has forecast a 60% chance of rain for the metropolitan region and a tornado warning for Brooklyn and Queens until 11:30 AM. The region has seen heavy rain this morning, but it looks like the heavy rain will be passing soon. There will be another small storm after that. If the storm continues at its current pace and direction, we should be clear by 1:00 PM. Fingers crossed.

For the current status, check the league website and follow the league Twitter: @MCarrenSoftball.

Update: 2:20 PM

Scheduled games are on. We will undoubtedly have to clean up the field because, as we all know, it floods quite easily. Please arrive early, by 3:00 PM, to assist in clean up.

Playoff Games, Saturday, September 8

We begin the 2012 playoffs with the elimination round this Saturday, September 8. There will be two single-elimination games. Lower-seeded are responsible for bringing the bases to the field and returning them to the Soft Spot.

Time Away Home Field
4:00 PM #5 Soft Spot Specials #4 Archived Bears 1
4:00 PM #6 Gibson Robots #3 Balls Deep 2

The winners of each game advance to face either #1 Mable’s or #2 Matchless on September 15.

Good luck to all!

Softball Schedule for Kite Day

Thanks to all of the managers who responded quickly and tried to organize their teams on such short notice. Three teams were able to rally their troops and put together teams for Saturday.

Players not on the Levee, Balls Deep, or Baked, you are welcome to take the field at 4:00 PM and stay for a league game on Saturday, 5:00 PM, at McCarren Park, vs. Baked. (See below for details and sign up on Facebook.) If we have too many sign up, we’ll add another game at 6:00.

The Levee hosts Balls Deep at 4:00 on Field 1. This game will count for both teams towards the standings.

At 5:00, Baked will play against a collection of McCarren players on Field 2. (To sign up for this team, visit our Facebook group page.) This game will also count in the standings but only for Baked. Should they defeat this motley crew, Baked will hold a slight advantage in the standings. If they lose, they will take a loss.

Both games will be umpired by our usual officiating crew.

Don’t Have a Facebook Account?

RVSP to the league commissioner as soon as possible.