PPBA News

Important Message About Games Scheduled During Spring Break

We are receiving many requests to cancel games the week of April 14-22 due to the public school, Easter, and Passover holidays.  It is impossible for the PPBA to manage all these requests and there are not enough open field slots to reschedule those games to.

We are therefore doing the following:

We are assuming that the games scheduled for all divisions from Monday, April 14 through and including Saturday, April 19 will NOT be played and no umpire will attend.  These games will NOT be rescheduled. (There are no games scheduled on April 20.)

For games scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, April 21-22, it is assumed these games WILL be played, and if a team has too few players to play, they should initiate a rescheduling request through their organization. There is a procedure to follow.

If both teams who were scheduled to play the week of April 14-19 have enough players and want to play a game, they should confirm that with each other and then send an email to president@ppba.info at least 48 hours before game time so an umpire can be scheduled to work that game.  The email must include the team names, division, day, date, time and field.

The fields will remain reserved for the teams that were scheduled to play there.  That means that those teams have the option of
1/         deciding to play a game and follow the procedure noted above,
2/         go to the field and have a pickup scrimmage game or practice, or
3/         not go to the field at all.

These cancellations will not count as forfeits for the purpose of determining qualification for the season-ending tournament except in the case where teams have informed us they want to play game and then do not appear.

Thank you for your cooperation. Enjoy the holidays!

Eddie Albert

President, Prospect Park Baseball Association