Spring 2019 Season General Information

The January 14 games are RAINED OUT.  The Spring 2019 Season will slip one week and start on January 21.
The single-elimination tournament will slip 2 weeks due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Refer to Spring 2019 Schedule of Games – Rev. 1 under the Schedule & Standings page on this website.

The 1/4/19 Board Meeting minutes has been posted on the Board Minutes page.

Our next board meeting is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 25 at the Pizza Factory/French Valley after BP at Lago Vista Park (around 12:00 pm).  Topics will include the Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament 2019.
As always, league players are welcome to attend.

The 2019 Spring Season schedule, standings, rules, rosters, and player rating have been posted on their respective pages.

None of the “2019 SSUSA Rule Changes” were adopted by MVUDSS.

It has come to our attention that there is a safety concern during the pre-9:00 am games batting practice when one team hits from the infield and the other team hits from an outfield corner.  Effective immediately:
On the replica fields: (1) in games involving out-of-area teams vs. local teams, both teams will hit from the infield, and (2) in games involving local teams only, both teams will combine to hit from the right field corner.
On the minor league fields, either (1) or (2) above is OK independent of the teams involved in the game.

It appears that some may not be aware that league historical information such as pictures, archives (final standings, playoff/tournament results, a brief summary article for every season), disabled veterans tournaments, an In Memoriam page, etc. can be found on the Archives page under “Useful Links”.

There seems to be some confusion as to which fields are BLD1 and BLD2.  As you are aware, a sign is posted at the entrance to the park indicating which of the six fields we will be using.  The first field listed will be BLD1; the second field listed will be BLD2.

After the last game on a given field, the local home team will be responsible for taking down the pitching screen and giving it to Steve Baranick or one of the other Board members.  However, if the last game involves only one local team, that team will take down the screen.

A new page identifying businesses and services provided by some of our players has been added to this website.  If you’d like to advertise, please give your business card to Steve Baranick.
Refer to the Businesses/Services page under “Useful Links”.

Initial Schedule

The 8-team Spring 2019 14-game regular season will start on January 14, 2019 and will run through May 13, 2019; followed by a single-elimination tournament on May 20, 2019.
There will be one doubleheader for each of the 6 local teams in the initial schedule; however, this may change and/or the season may even be extended a week or two to make up games such as rainouts/cancellations.
We will be playing on MLK Day.  We will not be playing on Presidents’ Day or Memorial Day.

Tournament Format

  • All teams will be seeded based on the SSUSA seeding criteria.
  • All eight teams will play a post-season single-elimination tournament.
  • Teams may pick up players from the league players, the waiting list, or the player pool.
  • The higher seed will have its choice of home or visitor.
  • Separate awards will be presented to the regular season champions and the tournament champions.

Rule Additions / Changes

  • 4. Rosters:
     a. Local Teams and 12-Man Rostered Out-of-Area (OOA) Teams: …

     b. 13- or 14-Man Rostered Out-of-Area (OOA) Teams: Out-of-area team rosters are limited to 14 players until reduced to 12 by attrition. …
  • 8. Pickup Players:  When a local team or 12-man rostered out-of-area team is playing against an 13- or 14-man rostered out-of-area team, it may replace one and only one of its lowest-rated (e.g. rated 2-6) missing players with any full-time or pool player. …
    Refer to Rules-Spring 2019 under the Rules & Policies page on this website.

League Fees

$45/player for all 8 teams.  
Fee due Monday, January 14, 2019.  Make checks payable to Steve Baranick or Joe Hansell.
DO NOT make them payable to MVUDSS.

Pitching Screens

The Monday league board of directors has unanimously agreed that pitching screens are to be used only for Monday league games, batting practices, and other league-sanctioned events.  They are not to be used for any other purpose.

Batting Practice

We will be having batting practices:

Schedule (next games)

Week 1 January 21, 2019 – NEW Start of 2019 Spring Season
Time BLD1 BLD2
9:00 am North County vs. Royal PITA Hankster’s Gangsters vs. Better Red Than Dead
10:30 am Sammy’s Cafe vs. North County Whitey Fjords vs. Gray Matter
12:00 pm Blue Bolts vs. Sammy’s Cafe  

Home team listed first.


2019 SSUSA Rule Changes

Several rule changes/clarifications were approved by the SSUSA Rules Committee and went into effect on December 1, 2018.
MVUDSS reviewed, but did not incorporate the following rule change into its spring 2019 season.

  • §7.3(1) • OBLITERATING THE BATTER’S BOX – Removes the “out” for first offense, with an automatic ejection for first offense, to read: Any player A batter, in the umpire’s judgment, deliberately erasing any portion of the batter’s box will be called out.  A second offense by the same player will result in the player’s ejection ejected from the game. • PASSED: 10‐1‐1
    Not adopted by MVUDSS