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Found Bat & Lost Balls

Posted by Gary Paukert at Apr 21, 2021 4:17PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Good practices this week, gents! Great to get out in the sunshine and see those we’ve missed all winter. So far no complaints from the neighbours about too much screaming as we all pulled and tore muscles we haven’t used all winter.

Phil MacDonald found a nice 27oz. Miken MV1 bat on one of the Triwood diamonds after this afternoon’s practice. He says the owner can have it back in exchange for a case of beer. Contact either Phil or me.

Also, I came home with about a bucket-load fewer of the Trump Stote Team1Sports softballs than I started out with. They are marked ‘GRIZ.’ I’d appreciate it if anyone runs across any of them, if you’d save them up for me.

Look for an email on future practice coming to an email box near you this weekend.

Get out the snow shovels!

Gary Paukert
CSMS League Communications

The forecast for Thursday is for a high of -1degC and snow.

Therefore the Thursday 5:30pm CSMS League practice has been moved to TUESDAY (tomorrow) at 5:30pm. Please email IF AND ONLY IF this changes your attendance plans. There are still a few open spots left for this practice.

Meet a few minutes before 5:30 Tuesday at the Charleswood 1 diamond. Find me and I’ll send you to your assigned diamond.

The Wednesday 11:00am CSMS League practice remains unchanged. This practice is now full.

Practices next week will continue on the original Wed/Thur schedule, weather permitting.


Gary Paukert

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Correction: Practices Start NEXT WEEK

Posted by Gary Paukert at Apr 17, 2021 7:48AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Those of you who can actually read a calendar probably figured this out, but CSMS League practices start next week, NOT the week of April 28/29. Therefore, they will be held:

Wednesday, April 21st (11:00-1:00) and Thursday, April 22nd (5:30-7:30), weather permitting.
Show up at Charleswood 1 and we’ll form groups of 10 and disperse to the various diamonds.

If this makes a difference in your availability, please contact me at to change.

The CSMS Communications Department apologizes would like to assure you that those responsible for this error have been sacked.

Most regretfully,

Gary Paukert
Director, Communications Foul-ups

It's Time. Let's Practice!

Posted by Gary Paukert at Apr 16, 2021 7:45AM PDT ( 1 Comment )

Well guys, who knows when the city will allow us to use our diamond permits and get the 2021 Season started? It’ll happen. We’re just ‘on hold’ until they do. But that doesn’t mean we have to lie on the couch all day.

Let’s Get Out There and Practice

Your Board wants to provide opportunities to practice and so we have reserved the Charleswood and Triwood diamonds for Wednesday, April 28th (11:00-1:00) and Thursday, April 29th (5:30-7:30). Current AHS guidelines allow 10 or fewer players per diamond to participate in outdoor adult sports as long as it is casual recreation and not official leagues.

With four diamonds, we can accommodate a total of 40 players for batting practice and shagging flies. We will have pitchers for you and set up nets to protect them. We will also supply disinfectant liquid and paper towels to clean equipment. Bring your own bat. Do not congregate closely in the dugouts.

+In order to participate, you must reply by email to Gary Paukert at First come, first served. Limit of 40. + I want to especially invite and encourage those of you who are new to the League this year to come on out, meet all us crazies and get yourself warmed up.

Depending on turn-out next week, and weather, we intend to run these practices (and perhaps more) weekly until the season begins.

Come on out and get a head start on pulling those muscles you haven’t used in six months!

Best regards,

Gary Paukert
CSMS League VP and Communications Director

Lyn Irwin's wife Laurie Has Passed Away

Posted by Gary Paukert at Apr 7, 2021 8:04AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hello League,

Norm Buckley has informed me that Lyn Irwin and his daughter Lyndsey would like the league, and especially AA Division, to know that Lyn’s wife Laurie Irwin passed away on March 30th.

Lyn has played in our league for 15 years, from 2005-2019, and so many of you may have known Laurie. I’m sure you all join me in letting Lyn know of your thoughts and support of him at this difficult time.

Laurie’s obituary can be found here:

As is the unfortunate norm these days, a Celebration of Life is delayed until COVID restrictions are eased sufficiently.

Donations in Laurie’s name can be made to the Calgary Women’s Shelter or Canadian Cancer Society, as mentioned in the obituary.

In sympathy,

Gary Paukert
CSMS League Communications