The Plan

Posted by Gary Paukert on May 08 2021 at 09:51AM PDT in May 2019

A good Saturday morning to you all,

Are you sitting around, staring out the window watching it snow? Are you scratching your….…head and wondering: Just what IS the plan for slo-pitch this summer? Well, let me tell you what I know.

The Province has shut us down for three weeks, and the City of Calgary has cancelled diamond permits through May 31st. But with increased vaccine delivery we can hope for reduced COVID hospitalizations and fewer restrictions by June 1st. At least we plan to be ready for that. Therefore:

  • Registration will close at the end of the day May 23rd. If you aren’t registered by then, you won’t play in 2021.
  • Evaluation sessions for our 26 League ‘Newbies,’ (Welcome!!) are tentatively scheduled for June 1st.

Immediately after the evaluation sessions, AAA, AA, A and Dayball drafts will take place and teams will be formed. If restrictions at that time allow only 10 people to congregate, then diamonds will be available for scheduling and those teams will just practice by themselves as we did in April. If larger group gatherings are allowed, then we will start the season and finally have teams playing each other again.

If things don’t open up by June 1st, then we’ll just be ready to go when they do.

Please note: For liability reasons, you CANNOT practice or play in any League activities unless you have signed up for the CSMS season AND purchased an Alberta 55+ membership (which some registrants have yet to do). If you haven’t yet, please go to today and take care of this. I’m warning you, if you don’t, you won’t get any of the Nanaimo bars and orange slices Jimmy’s mom is bringing for after the game.

As always, watch the news and watch your email!

Stand-up triples and frozen-rope line-drives are just a few weeks away. Fingers crossed.

Best regards,

Gary Paukert
CSMS League Communications


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