Beep Baseball Minnesota

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2009/2010

2010 Season

 

 Thanks to all who participated yesterday in the Double-Double Header in Stacy, Minnesota.  A fun time was had by all.  NOW WE MOVE ON TO GOOD OL' REC BALL!

 We met Saturday, August 28  at 10 a.m. at 1396 Hartford Ave, St. Paul, 55116 (Cretin-south field) to participate in a beep ball game with Marilynn's family. Marilynn created the line up with who's playing whom.  A good time was had by all.

 

Rochester Minnesota

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2010 World Series of Beep Baseball - Schedule   July 31 - August 8, 2010
 

Rochester, Minnesota
 



Saturday, July 31 -- Sunday, August 1, 2010
 

Teams Arrive in Rochester, MN
 

Official Hotel: 
The Kahler Grand Hotel 

Sunday, August 1, 2010
 

Teams Arrive in Rochester, MN
 

1:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Hospitality Room is open     Centennial Hall
 

9:00 pm -10:00 pm  Tournament Committee Meeting    Directors' Board Room,
 
(jan Traphagan)


Monday, August 2, 2010
 

8:00 am -- 10:00 am NBBA Committee Meetings, (Rules, Bylaws and Nominations)
 
Directors' Board Room, (Rules; Steve Stambaugh, Bylaws; Michael Garrett,
Nominations; Kevin Barrett)

10:00 am        NBBA Board Meeting          Directors' Board Room
 

1:30 pm          General Assembly    Marriott Ballroom
 

          Umpires & Scorekeepers Meeting Marriott Ballroom

          (Ken Bailey) (directly after the General Assembly)

          Coaches & Captains Meeting         Marriott Ballroom

          (Ken Bailey) (directly after Umpires & Scorekeepers Meeting)

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Hospitality Room is open     Centennial Hall
 

7:00 pm         Opening Ceremonies           Marriott Ballroom





Suggestions for MONDAY, AUG. 2
The General Assembly in the afternoon, and then the later Opening Cermonies that evening will keep us all busy. Suggest we stroll our area, and meet folks we met in Chicago.  We will meet Steve in the lobby of the Kahler Grand at 6:30 p.m. and walk the skyway to the Mariott Ballroom for the ceremonies.  He says to wear your jersey shirts.  Pizza will follow.
 Tuesday, August 3, 2010 

6:00 am          Hotel restaurant opens for breakfast
 

6:00 am          Fields set up  
 Fuad Mansour Soccer Complex

7:00 am          1st bus leaves hotel
 

7:15 am          2nd bus leaves hotel
 

There will be transportation going back and forth from the fields to the
 

Kahler Grand Hotel
 throughout the day.

 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 
 

7:00 am          Information/Volunteer tent opens 

8:00 am          Concessions open
 

8:00 am          Doggie Daycare opens
 

9:00 am          Game # 1
 

11:30 am        Game # 2
 

          LUNCH BREAK

2:30 pm          Game # 3
 

4:00 pm          A bus will go back to the Kahler Grand Hotel
 

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hospitality Room is open     Centennial Hall
 

7:30 PM, Fund-Raising Meeting, Regency Hall, (Steve Stambaugh)

Suggestions for TUESDAY
Most of you noticed that a bus leaves the Kahler Grand each morning at 7:15 for the fields.  Games start at 9 a.m., so we will discuss just when we should be there, and if our "Room Captains" (our team drivers) will be driving us to the field.  Doggie daycare opens each day at 8 a.m.  You will have to buy lunch at the concession stands.  A bus goes back at 4 p.m.
I am suggesting that this be a "pool night" to soak those muscles from the first three games.  Keep in mind just to the north is Central Park, a place for a homemade picnic if you wish.  The hospitality room is open from 4-10 each day to meet people, but my experience in 2007 was that not much was going on there.  They have fresh water, but what else, Steve?
As far as meals, TripAdvisor says food is so-so at the Kahler, but there will be specials for beepballers.  A seafood grill nearby that got a great rating is City Cafe, 216 1st Ave. S.W., 507-289-1949.  The prices look moderate to me.




Wednesday, August 4, 2010
 

6:00 am          Hotel restaurant opens for breakfast
 

6:00 am          Fields set-up  Fuad Mansour Soccer Complex
 

7:00 am          1st bus leaves hotel
 

7:15 am          2nd bus leaves hotel
 

There will be transportation going back & forth from the fields to the
 

Kahler Grand Hotel throughout the day
 

7:00 am          Information/Volunteer tent opens
 

8:00 am          Concessions Open
 

8:00 am          Doggie Day Care opens
 

9:00 am          Game # 1
 

11:30 am        Game # 2
 

          LUNCH

1:00 pm          A bus will go back to the Kahler Grand Hotel
 

2:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hospitality room is open      Centennial Hall
 

Suggestions for WEDNESDAY 
Two games each day through Friday.  9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free Sub lunches both today and tomorrow at the center tent at 2 p.m.   Tonight I am suggesting a drink at CJ's Midtown Lounge where karaoke starts at 8:30 on Wednesdays.  It is 1.5 blocks east on E. Center St. which borders the hotel on the south.


Thursday, August 5, 2010
 

6:00 am          Hotel restaurant opens for breakfast
 

6:00 am          Fields set-up  Fuad Mansour Soccer Complex
 

7:00 am          1st bus leaves hotel
 

7:15 am          2nd bus leaves hotel
 

There will be transportation going back & forth from the fields to the
 

Kahler Grand Hotel throughout the day
 

7:00 am          Information/Volunteer tent opens
 

8:00 am          Concessions Open
 

8:00 am          Doggie Day Care opens
 

9:00 am          Game # 1
 

11:30 am        Game # 2
 

          LUNCH

1:00 pm          A bus will go back to the Kahler Grand Hotel
 

2:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hospitality room is open      Centennial Hall
 

Suggestions for THURSDAY 
After the games, there will be free music all afternoon at Peace Plaza Downtown, next to Mayo at 1st. Ave. NW and 1st St. SE.
It's Summer Market & Music Festival which runs until 8:30 p.m.  Hope the market will have some nice food choices in the evening.
 On Thursday only from 1 p.m. to 3:30 you history buffs like me might want to check out the Heritage House in Central Park (just north of the hotels.) It's in Rochester's 1856 Town Square, and can give you a peek at pioneer life in the early 1800's.  Admission $4.


Friday, August 6, 2010
 

6:00 am          Hotel restaurant opens for breakfast
 

6:00 am          Fields set-up  Fuad Mansour Soccer Complex
 

7:00 am          1st bus leaves hotel
 

7:15 am          2nd bus leaves hotel
 

There will be transportation going back & forth from the fields to the
 

Kahler Grand Hotel throughout the day
 

7:00 am          Information/Volunteer tent opens
 

8:00 am          Concessions Open
 

8:00 am          Doggie Day Care opens
 

9:00 am          Game # 1
 

11:30 am        Game # 2
 

          LUNCH

2:00 pm          3rd Place Game
 

4:00 pm          A bus will go back to the Kahler Grand Hotel
 

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Hospitality Room open         Centennial Hall
 

7:00 pm          NBBA Board meeting          Directors Board Room
 

Suggestions for FRIDAY 
There is outdoor music tonight starting at about 6:45.  Core Freeman is the group performing lots of older Rock and country hits and some new ones. It's at Chester's Kitchen & Bar in University Square, 111 So. Broadway. 507-424-1211.  It's only 2 blocks from our hotels.


Saturday, August 7, 2010
 

8:00 am          Set-up Championship field
 

9:00 am          Buses will leave hotel
 

9:30 am          Information/Volunteer tent opens
 

9:30 am          Concessions open
 

10:30 am        Championship ceremonies
 

11:00 am        Championship Game           Fuad Mansour Soccer Complex
 

(If a 2nd game is necessary, that game will begin ½ hour after the 1st game
 

has ended.)
 

7:00 pm          Awards Banquet and Ceremony     Heritage Hall, Kahler Hotel
 

Suggestions for SATURDAY 
After we play in the championship game and win--we go for a celebratory Disk Golf Game at East Park--only 7 blocks from the hotels. It's at 201 4th St. SE.   We choose teams. Free.  Dennis and Kevin have disks.  Clean up and...
Get ready for the banquet--starts at 7 p.m.  Leave for home the happy champions.

These are only ideas--but fun ones!
 
Hope you can participate.


Sunday, August 8, 2010
 

Teams Depart

 2010 NBBA World Series presented by Qwest
August 3 - 7
Championship Game: Saturday, August 7 at 11:00 AM

Fuad Mansour Soccer Complex
Rochester, MN
(2100 Block of college view Road SE)

14-16 teams from across the country

No admission charge;  Free to the public

Event Partners:  Qwest; Qwest Pioneers; Lions Clubs of Minnesota; 
Rochester Amateur Sports Commission; City of Rochester, MN; 
Kahler Grand Hotel and others

Quest 

 


  Our Upcoming Practices and Games



 

 

 The 2010 Season is in full swing! This year are fielding two Minnesota teams. Not only do we have our spectacular recreational team, we also have a  "semi-pro" team that will compete in the Beep Baseball World Series to be held in Rochester, Minnesota in August.

 

Because of the additional cost of adding the World Series Team, we have gone out to secure extra financing, and the call is being answered! Some of the great sponsors that have stood up at the plate are:

 Our Sponsors:

Highland Family Eye Care 651-699-5400
Matt Entenza for Governor
Von Hanson's Meats--20 locations
O'Reilly Auto Parts --80 locations
Scott Ja Mama's Ribs, 54th & Nicollet

Susan Gaertner, Ramsey County Attorney 

Fat Lorenzos, 5600 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis 

DeLaSalle High School

Cretin Derham Hall High School

Edina Lions Club

St. Louis Park Lions Club

The Saint Paul Saints  St. Paul Saints

and last, but not least.... 

Midway Lions Club

 

And, as our sponsors support us, let's support them! Tell your friends... 

 

 2010 Calendar (Click Here)

 


 

 

High School Reunion 

Saturday, June 20, 2009. Nineteen high school students from around Minnesota played Beepball with the Midway Lions today at Aldine Park, 1717 Iglehart Ave. in St. Paul. "Their hitting and running was spectacular" remarked coach Dennis Stern. "They were much better than anyone thought they would be.

 

 

(Photo by Zach Hahnen) 

The team 

 The day started out with the students learning how to run the bases. They learned very quickly that it needs to be "quiet on the set" in order for batters to hear the base, run with abandon toward it and hit it. Any noise can be a distraction and the difference between getting a point or being put out. While the length of time it took for players to run the 100 feet and hit the base varied, there were some who were within two seconds of the professional players. 

Next, the students had batting practice. Again, they learned quickly to hit the ball off the tee and run to the proper base. The Midway Lions team did all the fielding so the scoring was held to a minimum, but the students excelled with this as well. Playing short stop center, Marilyn (age 70), played her usual fierce game and showed the students they still had things to learn.

The day ended with Rich Hahnen giving a short "inspirational" speech. He said his giving an inspirational speech to them was like comedian Jim Carey giving an inspirational speech to Abraham Lincoln on the train to Gettysburg. The real heroes were the beepballers gathered in front of him.

He went on to talk about the "market women" of Liberia who almost singlehandedly brought peace to their country. (Click here to listen to the story on Bill Moyers Journal.) Despite their handicap of being poor, powerless, they didn't feel sorry for themselves or see themselves as victims. They got up and walked together to accomplish great things. In a similar way, beepballers do the same. They aren't afraid. They trust themselves and walk with others to overcome obstacles some would think too overwhelming. They are brave and yet have the courage to be imperfect. The laughter, joy, and community is contagious; a lesson being learned around the globe, in a fragile, imperfect world.

Rich ended the talk with a story of a little boy who used to sit in his father's barbershop three blocks from where the practice was. The boy was shy and loved to draw, but his cartoons were rejected for his high school yearbook and while the St. Paul paper published some of his drawings, they didn't think he was good enough to be published daily. But he didn't give up, and he didn't change who he was. He kept refining his art. And, although he died nine years ago, his estate still collects over forty million dollars a year from his cartoons. The man was Charles Schulz. A simple, but honest man that made the world a better place.

Rich concluded by retelling a Peanuts Sunday comic strip story. The first frame was Snoopy standing next to a button that said "Push Button To Cross Street." He pushed it. And then, he stood there and stood there and stood there, frame after frame. Finally, Charlie Brown came along and looked down lovingly at his dog Snoopy and said "You know, you have to move your feet too."  Snoopy's face got red and as he started to walk across the intersection he said "How embarrassing!" For all of us, too, it's not enough to know what do do. We must move our feet as well.

 


 

Hubert H Humphrey Dome

One of the highlights of the 2009 season was playing at the Metro Dome. This was the last Twins season in the Dome before the opening of Target Field, so the event took on even greater significance. Although the field was littered with chewed sunflower seeds, and all of the fans had seats on the field, just being in this mammoth facility was well worth the price of admission (free). 

Check out the photos below to see the Fighting Minnesota Lions in action... 

  

Check Out Dome Photos Here!

There are 88 photos. One way to view them is as a slideshow. 

 

 

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The Last Year of the Metrodome for Baseball

 

 

 

 


 

 

End of Year Party 

The Famous End of the Year Party was held at  Fat Lorenzos, 5600 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis

for all the players and coaches.  It was Free for any players or coaches, while guests and others paid their own share. (Scott and Laura of Fat Lorenzo's picked up the tab. Thank you Scott and Laura!)

After eating what is arguably the best pizza in the State of Minnesota,  stories about the season were shared by all the players.. 

 

 Fat Lorenzo’s, owned and operated by Scott and Laura, was established in 1987 as an independent Italian eating establishment known for its great food and wonderful hospitality. We are committed to using the highest quality ingredients to create an unsurpassable dining experience. If you join us at our restaurant, situated across from the southern shore of beautiful Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, check out the unique murals painted by two of Minnesota’s fine local artists. These originals grace the building’s exterior and interior.

 


Picnic and Last Game 

The final game and picnic was held Saturday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m.  at Aldine.  Kent brought delicious pork sandwiches and Jerry brought  beer and Kathy brought a dessert.

 A good time was had by all!

 
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On August 8th a Beep Ball game was played  AT THE POWDERHORN PARK ART FESTIVAL. Although the day was hot and muggy, a great game was played for the festival patrons that had never seen Beep Ball before. "It's amazing" quipped a young woman runner in shorts and tee shirt who stopped to watch. "I can't believe how good they are. I'd never be able to do that."

 

After the game, most of the players took a cruise around the lake and toured the art vendors. Gary paid $10 for a hot dog and fresh lemonade. "You've got to expect that," he said. "But it's worth it. You don't have fun like this everyday."

 

 
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Midway Lions 8   Celeberties 1

 

Congratulations, not just on winning 8-1 at Midway Stadium, this year, but for getting together and having a good time, and also raising over $1,000 for a combination of our beep ball team and Vision Loss Resources.  We won't know the exact total until the checks get here.  I think the crowd was very responsive. We hope to schedule some games this summer that will go one to one and half hours, so that everyone gets some exercise and fun.  And of course, we have our weekly Saturday games where, for now, we play against each other.
 The Saints have been so good to us giving us over 80 tickets that we used this year.  Several of you bought extra tickets for family.  VLR bought some extra tickets, too.  The Saints also play a great brand of outdoor baseball as evidenced last night.  Their announcer, Joe Weiner was excellent as he read the lineups and described the action of our game, too.
 We thank Steve Guerra and his family for coming up from Rochester to play.  We hope to see them soon on a Saturday.  Steve made several great blocks in centerfield last night.
 Did any of you meet Ann Kempainen? She was the mother of 2 daughters and their friend, who came on the field with us.  Her sister, Jean, sight-impaired, passed away some years ago, and Ann donated some money in memory of her.
 

 

THE LINEUP FOR THE ST.PAUL MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS WAS:
1. Matt McCoy, shortstop
2. Clarence Schadegg, writer, teacher and left fielder
3. Steve Guerra--guest player from Rochester, MN and current secretary of
the National Beep Ball Association playing centerfield
4. John Schmitz, dh
5. Mike Hally, infielder
6. Annie Young, competes in triathalons--and is sponsored by Von Hanson's
Meats--20 metro locations.
7. Marilyn Highland, fast running grandmother just turned 70, plays the
in-center fielder
8. Jennifer Dubbin--computer expert, looking for a job--starts at 2nd base
9. NikNak Mattson--outfielder--says hi to her grandfather
10. Jerry Lindau, former softball player, outfielder
11. Joel Reinbold, future math teacher, infielder
12. Chris Bell, former attorney--dh
13. Nancy Schadegg, infielder
14. Nikki Schlender--utility player
15. Jo Taliaferro--Encourages others to live as solution-seekers

 

  MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

(Click Here for Practice Photos) 

Thoughts....

Great practices this year. Both hitting and fielding improved greatly. Batters were, for the most part, more consistent with their swing - a must for getting batter and pitcher in sink. There were quite a few hits from pitched balls this week.

 Fielders, for the most part, were quickly lying down to stop the ball. Spotters did a good job of calling hit lanes and players were doing a better job of communicating to avoid wipe-outs. There were a few "bad hops" by very well hit balls resulting in some spectacular home runs.

Base running still needs some work. While Steve, Gary and Clarence were clocking in just a hair over six seconds, the rest of the team could pick up their pace a little. Next year, coaches will have players run all the way through to the base even if a fielder has caught the ball ten steps into the run. Not only will players get more exercise (a good thing), but coaches can time players so they can improve their times and skills.

A big thanks to Steve for his pre-practice pep talk and encouraging words during our practice/games. 2010 will be another great year!

Dennis Stern

    

 

Our Great Loss in 2009

 

 Joel Reinbold

 

Joel Reinbold, age 29, of Mankato died Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital, Mankato from complications of pneumonia. Joel was one of our most beloved Beepballers and an inspiration to players and coaches alike. He always had a kind word and a gentle spirit. 

“I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life, but that great consciousness of life.” -Jack Kerouac

 Joel was loved and will be missed greatly. But he will live on in all of us who knew him and were touched by his warm heart and lofty spirit. 

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Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2009 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mankato with Rev. Tim Biren officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Vision Loss Resources, American Cancer Society, or the donor's choice.

Joel was born on June 28, 1980 to Jerry and Judy (Frost) Reinbold in Mankato. He graduated from Loyola Catholic School in 1998. He attended South Central College where he earned a degree in Automotive Technology. He also attended Minneapolis Community and Technical College and earned an Associate of Arts degree. Joel was also a graduate of Vision Loss Resources in Minneapolis. Joel had been employed by Autotronics and Mankato Oil and Tire. Joel enjoyed listening to sports on television, NASCAR racing, and Twins baseball. He enjoyed music and going to concerts. He played various instruments including the guitar, drums, and saxophone. 

Joel was an amazing person who loved his family and friends. He always had a smile and the ultimate attitude. The big guy up above had bigger and better plans for him. Joe had a heart of gold. He always held his head high and was optimistic despite the challenges he faced. He was the greatest guy we've ever met. He'll be deeply missed by all.

Joel is survived by his parents, Jerry and Judy Reinbold; brother, Bill Reinbold; sister, Christine Reinbold; grandmother, Ethel Frost; uncles, Jim Frost, Larry Reinbold, Rick (Jerri) Reinbold, and Steve (Tami) Reinbold; aunts, Rita (Jim) LaVoi, and Lori (Mark) Kopischke; cousins, Teri and Kristen Frost-Tibben and their son, Nathan, Shelly and Eric Mayo and their son, Jonathan, Stacy Sexton, Amy Sexton, Trisa and Nick Hoffman and their children, Braydon and Kendyl, Coty Kopischke, Missy Reinbold and her children, Bianka and Kaitlyn, Bob Reinbold, Travis Volk, Becky and Jonathan Reinbold.

Joel was preceded in death by his grandfather, Eddie Frost; grandparents, Bob and Marge Reinbold; and aunt, Sue Armstrong.

 

Chicago 2010!!

Beep... 

The Minnesota Fighting Lions Have Stunning Tournament Success!!

The skies were threatening but it was the Minnesota Lions that rolled through Bolingbrook, Illinois with thunder and awe.  Big underdogs n the annual Chicago tournament, the Lions started by scoring 6 runs against the top ranked Kansas Allstars. Although they lost 14-6, Matt McCoy started off with a powerful run to show the world the Lions could roar.

The second game with the Boston Renegades was a back and forth duel that ended with the Renegades squeaking by with with a 7-5 victory. But the Lions weren't deferred.

Even though the third game was  with the Indy Thunder (Home to the 2011 World Series), who had just defeated Boston, the Lions would not be intimidated. They came out swinging and making incredible outs and led for most of the game. But Indy tied up the game at the bottom of the 5th of a six-inning game. As the dark clouds approached, threatening more rain and thunder, the Lions scored two more runs going up 7-5. With rain starting to batter players and crowds alike, the Thunder scored a run at the bottom of the 6th, bringing them closer to a come from behind victory. But the Lions held and stunned Indianapolis with 7-6 win.

With a win under their belts, the Fighting Lions were now in contention to take home a trophy. So, early on Sunday morning they faced the tough Wichita Sonics. The Sonics were fast and furious, but the field was wet, over-grown and slow. The Lions played it up close and made some spectacular outs. It was anyones game, but some great pitching by Brett, flawless catching by Zach Hahnen and sensational hitting by just about everybody, gave the Lions the "W".

The trip home was jubilant and mildly miraculous. Dennis hit a deer on I-94 and no one was hurt!  Way to go Dennis! Way to go Team!

 

Saturday, June 26th--10 a.m. at the Cretin Soccer Fields (1396 Hartford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116)  for high school students--ALL Invited! This field is just south of where we usually play.

 


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July 4th weekend--OFF
Saturday July 10 (Cancelled)

Sunday Jul 11th 9:30 AM to 11:15 AM (New Time) Cretin 1396 Hartford (ADDED) The same field as with the high school students.

Saturday Jul 17th 10 AM Cretin Practice/Game (Cancelled)

Sunday, July 18th 10:30 AM to 1 PM  

Place:  Wolner Field ( just behind the SA station located on Co. RD 15/110 in Mound)
Date:  Sunday July 18, 2010
Field Reserved:  9AM - 3PM  (so you will have time for practice prior, as per your request).

Game time:        11:30AM - 1:30 PM ( not a real game, maybe a demo for the crowd and a couple innings with celebrities and kids ending around 1:30PM) 
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(Game starts at 11:30 AM) Game vs. The Mound, MN Lions and city officials wearing blindfolds at the day after the Spirit of the Lakes Days ( All are invited to come and play the townspeople and Lion members. (Click here for more information.)

Sunday July 25 10 AM at Cretin (ADDED) 

World Series--Aug 2-7.
Saturday Aug. 14--Vacation week?--re-assess--new plan etc. Season continues Saturday Aug. 21, 10 a.m.
Weekend of Oct. 22-Midwest Vision Conference--Madison, Wis. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

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The Last Year of the Metrodome for Baseball

 

 

 

 


 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

Check Out Dome Photos Here!

There are 88 photos. One way to view them is as a slideshow. 

 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

Check Out Dome Photos Here!

There are 88 photos. One way to view them is as a slideshow. 

 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

Check Out Dome Photos Here!

There are 88 photos. One way to view them is as a slideshow. 

 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

 

 MIDWAY FIGHTING LIONS GET MORE HITS THAN THE TWINS!

Saturday, 29 August 2009( Metrodome, Minneapolis) Beep baseball players from around the metro played their favorite sport today in the famous Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. A gift from the Metrodome staff and the Minnesota Twins, a full game was played on the artificial turf.

"Wow, the balls really move fast here," remarked Gary B. as a well hit ball went out past the outfielders. "It would have stopped years ago if we were back on the lush natural grass of Cretin Durham Hall," he added.

The Lions Beep Ball Team--this time the Connectors led by captain Marilyn, defeated the Felines, led by captains Jennifer and Nancy,--8 1/2 to 7 1/2 on a dramatic line drive up the middle by Jerry in an extra inning.  Jennifer made a great dive in the centerfield territory previously patrolled by Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter.  She missed Jerry's hit by inches. 
That evening the Twins were shut out by the Texas Rangers 3-0--a game that saw the Twins only getting four hits.  Conversely, our beep ball team got many good hits that morning.  That beepball game will be the last played in the Metrodome--just like this will be the last year for Twins games there, too.  Our players really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this history.
Bobbi Ellenberg of the Metropolitan Sports Commission was the kind and generous lady who allowed us to use The Dome without charge.  I'm asking for her permission to give us her email so you can thank her personally. Marilyn Highland asked if The Dome would be available this winter.  Coach Kent said he heard the regular charge was $130 per hour. 
Coach Rich took some tremendous photos of every player that day.  See them on our website. (Click here)
The September 12th final practice, game and picnic will start at 10:30 a.m., but we are not sure of the location at this time.  We are leaning toward Aldine Park because it has a roofed shelter.  More to come later.
 
And see you all then,
 
Thank you,

Dennis 

 

Check Out Dome Photos Here!

There are 88 photos. One way to view them is as a slideshow.