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SJMSBL News - 2009

West Coast Bigfoot Makes Semi-Finals in 25+ Central at World Series!

October 30, 2009
2008 World Series 25+ Central Team Picture

San José's West Coast Bigfoot went 5-0-1 during round-robin play before being stopped 14-12 by the Oregon Outlaws in the Semi-Final of the 25+ Central Division at the 2009 MSBL World Series in Arizona.

Read the article.

2009 MSBL World Series - 25+ Central Players Wanted.

September 28, 2009
2009 Phoenix World Series

Brian Ticoulet, coach of the 25+ Central Padres, is looking for additional players for the 2009 MSBL World Series in Arizona. He's looking for a catcher, pitchers, shortstop, and outfielders.

The 25+ Central division is scheduled for October 25th - October 31st.

If you are interested, contact Brian Ticoulet at bticoulet@yahoo.com.

Padres Rally to Claim American Championship.

September 20, 2009
2009 American Division Champion - Padres

The Padres rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the top of the fifth, scoring seven runs, to capture the American Division Championship. The 13-6 Padres win at Prospect High completed a sweep of the Orioles that began last week with a resounding 20-10 win at De Anza College.

Read more about the Padres 2009 championship season here.

Orioles vs Padres Playoff Games for September 20th Moved to Prospect.

September 14, 2009

The Orioles vs Padres Playoff games for September 20th have been moved from De Anza to Prospect High School. The Playoffs page has been updated.

Giants Sweep Indians To Repeat National Championship.

September 14, 2009
2009 National Division Champion - Giants

The Giants swept the Indians in a repeat of last year's National Division Championship, winning 3-1 and 6-0 at Gilroy.

Read more about the Giants 2009 championship season here.

Mets(18) Recapture Atlantic Division Championship From Reds(18).

September 10, 2009
2009 Atlantic Division Champion - Mets(18)

The Mets(18) swept the Reds(18) to recapture the Atlantic Division Championship in a rematch of last year's finals.

Read more about the Mets(18) 2009 championship season here.

Playoff Schedule for September 13th and 20th Posted.

August 24, 2009

The Playoff schedule for September 13th and 20th has been posted on the Playoffs page.

Blue Jays Capture Pacific Division Championship.

August 24, 2009
2009 Pacific Division Champion - Blue Jays

Travis Talbot and Dan Ferreira pitched the Blue Jays to the Pacific Division title Sunday, sweeping the Cardinals at Aptos High School.

Back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fifth powered the Blue Jays to victory in Game One. Mike Barnes blasted a two-run shot followed by Ferreira and Talbott to blow open a close game.

The Blue Jays scored early and often in ending Game Two after seven innings. Barnes and Guy Guiffre each hit three-run bombs and Ferreira kept the scrappy Cards at bay, allowing seven hits.

Read more about the Blue Jays 2009 championship season here.

Playoff Schedule for August 30th Posted.

August 24, 2009

The Playoff schedule for August 30th has been posted on the Playoffs page.

Playoff Field Changes for August 23rd.

August 18, 2009

The League has lost Ohlone for the first week of the playoffs. This affects the Cardinals/Red Sox and A's(18)/Reds(18). The Cardinals/Red Sox will be playing at De Anza and the A's(18)/Reds(18) will be playing at Del Mar.

Orioles/Rays "Flood" Doubleheader Rescheduled For August 23rd at Oak Grove.

August 18, 2009

The August 9th doubleheader between the Orioles and the Rays that was cancelled due to a flooded field has been rescheduled for August 23rd at Oak Grove. Game times are 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.. Both games will be 7 inning games. 2:45 time limit on the first game, 2:15 time limit on the second game. 10-run rule is in effect for both games.

Ohlone Lost for August 23rd. Stay Tuned for New Fields.

August 18, 2009

The League has lost Ohlone for the first week of the playoffs. So far this affects the Cardinals/Red Sox and A's(18)/Reds(18). Fields may switch in those series or we may only play one game in each series this Sunday depending on field calls.

Playoff Schedule Posted

August 17, 2009

The 2009 SJMSBL Playoff schedule has been posted.

A new "Playoff Schedule" menu item has been added to the 2009 Season Menu above. You can also view the schedule here.

Postponed August 9th Orioles/Rays Doubleheader to be Rescheduled for August 23rd.

August 16, 2009

The August 9th doubleheader between the Orioles and the Rays that was cancelled due to a flooded field will be made up on August 23rd. At this time a field has not been confirmed. A field will be confirmed by Wednesday. Stay tuned for updates.

Playoff Schedule Updated with Field Confirmations

August 16, 2009

The 2009 SJMSBL Playoff schedule has been posted / updated with field confirmations.

Note for the American Division. The Orioles will be playing a makeup doubleheader with the Rays and will not start their playoffs until August 30th. The Yankees and Padres will play one game on the 23rd.

A new "Playoff Schedule" menu item has been added to the 2009 Season Menu above. You can also view the schedule here.

Playoff Schedule Posted

August 16, 2009

The 2009 SJMSBL Playoff schedule has been posted.

Note that locations have not been confirmed. Check back in the next couple of days for field confirmations.

A new "Playoff Schedule" menu item has been added to the 2009 Season Menu above. You can also view the schedule here.

August 16th Yankees-Rays Doubleheader Moved to Sobrato.

August 15, 2009

Sorry for the last minute notice but the League was informed that Independence is still not playable after last weeks flood, thus the Yankees-Rays doubleheader for August 16th is being moved from Independence to Sobrato.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

August 9th Indepedence Lost to Flood. Orioles-Rays Doubleheader Postponed

August 8, 2009

A water main break at Independence has flooded the field and made it unplayable for August 9th.

Since there is no other field available, the doubleheader between the Orioles and Rays has been postponed.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

August 9th Indepedence Lost to Flood. Orioles-Rays Stay Tuned.

August 8, 2009

A water main break at Independence has flooded the field and made it unplayable for August 9th.

At this time the League is trying to find another field. Please stay tuned for updates.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

August 9th Giants-Tigers Doubleheader Moved to Sobrato.

August 8, 2009

The Giants-Tigers doubleheader for August 9th is being moved from Willow Glen to Sobrato.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

A Recap of the 2009 SJMSBL All-Star Game Now Available.

July 26, 2009

A recap of the All-Star Game on 7/22/2009 is now available. Read the article...

July 26th Schedule Changes.

July 24, 2009

The League was informed that Willow Glen will NOT be available again on the 26th so our fearless Schedule Master has had to make the following changes.

  • Cubs@Reds moved from Del Mar to Sobrato.
  • Indians/Giants Doubleheader is moving from Willow Glen to Del Mar.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

Update. Brewers' Gaona Breaks Arm.

July 23, 2009

Brewers' Manager Jim Hadley has sent this update on the status of Jesus Gaona, the Brewers' pitcher who snapped his arm at the All-Star Game.

Jesus has a spiral fracture and is having surgery on Friday.

National Beats American, 9-5. Brewers' Gaona Breaks Arm.

July 23, 2009

The National League jumped out to a 5-0 lead in an error-laden first inning on their way to a 9-5 win over the American League. The American League commited four of their game-high six errors in the first inning.

The crowd was stunned in the seventh inning when Brewers' pitcher Jesus Gaona snapped his pitching arm while throwing to the Tigers' Melvin Souza. The loud crack of his arm could be heard throughout the stadium and the game was delayed for some 20-30 minutes while EMTs attended to Gaona on the mound. There's been no confirmation on his status, however, the sound was typical of a spiral fracture.

The thoughts of the entire SJMSBL are with Jesus and his family.

Read about the All-Star Game. The box scores and rosters are currently available and an article and photos will be added shortly.

2009 SJMSBL All-Star Game Information.

July 20, 2009

Below is information for players and fans who will be attending the 2009 SJMSBL All-Star Game.

Players should arrive in uniform at 5:30 p.m..

Infield from 6:30 to 6:45 p.m. for NL team.

Infield from 6:45 to 7:00 p.m. for AL team.

Player introductions from 7:00 - 7:10 p.m..

Game time is 7:15 p.m..

Parking in the stadium lot will cost $8 (city parking lot).

Street-side parking is available but watch out for foul balls.

Admission is free for everyone.

Concessions stands will be open.

No coolers or ice chests (city ordinance).

Police will be on duty inside stadium.

NL - third base dugout.

AL - first base dugout.

July 19th Schedule Changes Include First Ever 8 AM Start Time.

July 15, 2009

The League was informed that Willow Glen will NOT be available on the 19th so our fearless Schedule Master has had to make the following changes.

  • Cubs@Tigers moved from Oak Grove to Wilcox with an 8 AM start time. YES! 8 AM.
  • Braves/Giants Doubleheader is moving from Willow Glen to Oak Grove with the normal start times.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

July 12th Indians-Tigers Doubleheader Moved Back to Del Mar.

July 10, 2009

Wilcox is NOT available July 12th so the Indians-Tigers doubleheader is being moved back to Del Mar.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

July 12th Indians-Tigers Doubleheader Moved to Wilcox.

July 8, 2009

The Indians-Tigers doubleheader for July 12th is being moved from Del Mar to Wilcox.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

June 28th Indians-Braves Doubleheader Moved to Gilroy.

June 24, 2009

The Indians-Braves doubleheader for June 28th is being moved from Sobrato to Gilroy.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

New Printer Friendly Schedule.

June 12, 2009

Have you ever wanted to print a nicely formatted schedule without all that extra website crap on it and stick a copy in your bag? Well now you can. Visit the Schedule page. There are two "Printer Friendly" links to choose from. One for an HTML version and one for a PDF version.

May 17th Yankees-Mariners Doubleheader Moved to Willow Glen.

May 6, 2009

The Ohlone Junior College baseball team is currently ranked sixth in the nation and has been selected to host a NCAA Super Regional on May 15-16-17. For this reason the Yankees-Mariners doubleheader for May 17th is being moved from Ohlone to Willow Glen.

Updates have been made to the Schedule.

May 3rd Rainouts Have Been Rescheduled.

May 5, 2009

Updates have been made to the schedule for games rained out on May 3rd. The rainouts have affected other games so make sure to check the Schedule page even if you weren't rained out.

The postponed games on May 3rd are highlighted in red and all other updates are temporarily highlighted in yellow.

Win Up to $200 in 2010 Player Fee Credits by Entering the 2009 SJMSBL Photo Contest.

April 27, 2009

Get out your digital cameras and start snapping those action photos again. The SJMSBL is continuing it's Photo of the Week contest and this year we're adding a Photo of the Year with the winners receiving credits toward their 2010 player fees.

Find out all the details here.

Fremont High Not Available After Early June. Schedule Updated.

April 21, 2009

Just one day after the complete season schedule was posted our President and Schedule-master was informed that the Fremont High School field will be having renovations and will not be available after early June. He quickly adjusted the schedule and updates have been posted to the Schedule page. All updates are temporarily highlighted in yellow.

Complete Season Schedule Posted.

April 19, 2009

The complete season schedule has been posted. You can view it here.

A special thanks to our President Mike Zamba for persevering through late field confirmations and for navigating the intricacies of scheduling four divisions with an odd number of teams in each division, cross-over games, bye weeks, and games requiring teams to travel between games.

Opening Day Schedule Posted.

April 15, 2009

The Opening Day schedule has been posted. You can view it here.

All teams will play a single game.

Schedule to be Posted Soon.

April 14, 2009

The 2009 season schedule was due to be released yesterday April 13th. The schedule is 95% complete. All matchups for the season are done, however, the League is still waiting for some final confirmations on field availability dates.

For this reason, the Opening Day schedule should be available in the next couple of days. The full season schedule will be available shortly after receiving the final field confirmations.

Welcome the Rays to the SJMSBL.

March 27, 2009
2009 Rays Team Photo
Rays Logo

The SJMSBL welcomes the Rays to the American Division for the 2009 season.

The Rays will be managed by Gerardo (Jerry) Quiñones. Jerry has been in the league since 2002 and spent the last two years as a member of the Yankees. Before the Yankees Jerry had stints with the Giants(18) and the Tigers(18), both teams no longer in the league.

Joining Jerry from the Yankees is Cristian Martinez. The rest of the players will be new to the SJMSBL.

"One of the players with good expectations will be Cristian because he was one of the key players with the Yankees. This is our first year as a team. We might have a slow start but we are hoping to finish strong. From all the Rays players, good luck to everyone. Let's enjoy the summer and play ball."
-- Jerry Quiñones, Rays Manager

Twins(18) Morph into the Cubs(18) and Red Sox.

March 27, 2009
Cubs Logo
Red Sox Logo

Last year's Central Division Twins(18) have decided to split into two teams for the 2009 season. Steve McLean and Darren Headley will be keeping some of the younger players and remain in the Atlantic (formerly Central) Division as the Cubs(18) while Matt Johntone and Tony Anderson will be taking some players into the Pacific Division as the Red Sox.

Cubs(18) manager Steve McLean said,

"For me it was only about giving the Reds and Mets a run for their money and that couldn't be done with the old Twins. I am trying to start a dynasty and I want people to see that this team ain't no push around and kick some ass. Reds and Mets we're coming for you!"
-- Steve McLean, Cubs(18) Manager

On the other side, new Red Sox manager Matt Johnstone basically looks at the situation from a numbers perspective.

"It's all about the numbers and the playoffs. 5 teams vying for 4 playoff spots playing with the veteran division, compared to 7 teams vying for 4 playoff spots and the Reds, Mets, Blue Jays, and Phillies to deal with. Its just that simple. When faced with such dominant powerhouses, I am running away from that fight every time..."
-- Matt Johnstone, Red Sox Manager

2009 Season Preview - New Teams, Realignment, and Schedule Highlights.

March 27, 2009

New teams formed, old teams folded, some moved around. Read the 2009 Season Preview to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming 2009 season.

Player Workout and Draft Scheduled for Sunday, March 15th.

February 17, 2009

The 2009 Workout and Draft are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Sunday, March 15th at De Anza College (map here). Warm-ups and registration begin at 9:00 AM.

More information can be found here.

First Three Managers Meetings Scheduled for February, March, and April

February 11, 2009

The first three Managers Meetings for the 2009 season have been scheduled. They will be held at the Straw Hat Pizza on Meridian on February 25th, March 25th, and April 22nd at 6:30 p.m..

A $250 team deposit will be due at the February 25th meeting.

Straw Hat Pizza
1535 Meridian Avenue (near Flames restaurant)
San José, CA 95125
(408) 266-0216

Go to the Maps and Directions page for directions.

2009 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic - 45+ Players Wanted

January 22, 2009
2009 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic

Phil Lacki is organizing a 45+ Wood Bat team for the 2009 Las Vegas Kickoff Classic. The 45+ Wood Bat division is scheduled for March 14-16th.

If you are interested, contact Phil Lacki at placki35@sbcglobal.net.