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2018 Tournament Dates:
Mudcats: June 8th, 9th & 10th
Sharks: July 6th, 7th & 8th
Old Sox: August 10th, 11th & 12th
September Long Weekend: August 31st, Sept.1st, 2nd & 3rd
Wind-Up: Hilary Blues (date TBA)
GO JETS GO!!
The CMFL would like to "welcome" Jeremy Thiessen as our new CMFL Treasurer replacing Blake Harris who has moved up to Vice President!
Congratulations to the Canadians! 2017 CMFL A-Side Champions!
Congratulations to the Hawks! 2017 CMFL B-Side Champions!
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And so ends the 53rd CMFL season........
The 2017 Labor Day Weekend schedule has been posted under "Handouts"
All players and coaches please take note:
All Players and Coaches must wear ball pants.
Home team throughout the playoffs will be based on the final standings.
Home team will have the choice of batting first or second.
There is a maximum of 2 courtesy runners. These players must be declared to the opposing coach before the start of the game. A player that is injured during the game can have a courtesy runner.
Teams are to announce player changes to the umpire and opposing team as soon as they occur.
There are no time limits to the games.
A team can quit after 5 innings of play if they wish. Regardless of the score, they will be charged the maximum of minus 7 for the plus/minus calculation.
A 2 umpire system will be utilized for all games except for the 2 A-side semi finals and the A-side final where a 3 man system will be used.
Pitchers are not allowed to “step out of the chute” or “replant” to deliver the ball. Umpires will call this as an illegal pitch.
The Home team will supply and set up the bases for the Friday night games. It was mistakenly said the visitor team at the meeting Can we have 2 sets of bases to be used for the rest of the weekend? .
Blake Harris will bring balls to the games at Varsity View for the night games. Friday
Teams that play back-to-back games will not have to move dugouts.
Teams are to ensure that all their bats to be used on the weekend are legal. They must have ASA 2000, ASA 2004, or ISF2005 stamp.
Blue looks good in black & white!
Congratulations to Randy Dutiaume on his induction
into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame!!
Did you know?...............
That the 2017 Summer Games are quickly approaching (July 28th - August 13th)
That there are some CMFL players (Dad's) with daughters competing in Softball?
Well there is! Lets get out there and cheer Team Manitoba on! (August 7th - 13th)
Games are at the John Blumberg Softball Complex in Headingley!
Canada Summer Games website: https://canadagames.ca/2017/
Good Luck Team Manitoba from the CMFL!
CMFL T-Shirts were ordered on July 11th & distributed at The Hawks tournament. Thanks to everyone who purchased a CMFL and supported the league! What to get for next year?.....hmmm....
-2017 CMFL Printable Schedule available under "Handouts"
: 2017 Tournament Dates
HOST: Mudcats- June 9th-11th
HOST: Sharks- July 7th- 9th
HOST: Hawks- August 11th-13th
FINAL TOURNAMENT: Sept.1st - 4th
BANQUET WIND-UP: Westwood Royals - October 14th
-No changes in Bats! Same bats as last year are allowed for the 2017 season.
-HELMET RULE UPDATED: Helmets with 2 ear-flaps and padding inside is required for all Batters, On-deck batters, Runners & Catchers.
Congrats to the 2016 "A-Side" Champions - The Mudcats!
Congrats to the 2016 "B-Side" Champions- The Saints
Congrats to the 2016 "C-Side" Champions- The Sharks!
ALL players must read the CMFL constitution and acknowledge the rules and sign the Player Roster form, as well sign the Waiver of Liability form!
- New Player printable forms are under "Handouts"
- 2016 Blank Rosters are under "Handouts"
- 2016 CMFL Constitution is available under "Handouts
ALL players must read the revised 2015 CMFL constitution and acknowledge the rules and sign the Player Roster form, as well sign the Waiver of Liability form!
CMFL RULE CHANGES (2015):
- Metal Cleats are allowed this year, please observe and respect the safety of others if you choose to wear them.
- Bats with the approved stamps: ISF2005 , ASA2000 , and ASA 2004 . All bats must still be 100mph or lower. Bats on the previous banned list are still deemed illegal.
-There is a maximum 7 import players per team.
- Any import player playing 4 consecutive years in the CMFL will have the "import" designation lifted.
- Any new players must all read and sign our
"New Player Information Package" . Failure to do so will result in these players being ineligible for all league and tournament play.
- Gorilla Grip is allowed.
CTV News coverage of CMFL 50th Anniversary Opening Ceremonies on August 9th, 2014
Great article on the CMFL's 50th Anniversary in The Metro- online edition (July 31st) !!!
The league was formed in the summer of 1964 when some friends living on one bay in Crestview challenged friends from another bay to an afternoon recreational ball game. Little did anyone realize that this was the beginning of a community men’s fast ball league that would span 50 years to become one of the longest standing men’s fastball league in North America.
Originally families and friends played with no real rules or uniforms, just folks having fun. As time went on and word of the games got out the league began to develop into the Crestview Men’s Fastball League; allowing teams to recruit player only from their respective streets or bays. Now a-days the league boundaries are a little wider but stay true to the neighbourhood with the majority of the approximately 180 members in the league living in the Crestview, St. James and Charleswood area. The league has progressed to a ten team competitive men’s fastball league comprised of fathers playing with sons and brothers playing against brothers.
The community spirit of the original teams continues with many team names still identifying the original bay or street they were founded around, such as the Hilary Blues, Voyager Hawks, Westwood Royals and the Cavaliers. There is one player in the league who played in the original year at the age of 19 and is still playing in the league this year. We bet he has some great stories to tell!