AFSL News

2017

Please Don't Feed The LowLife

May 3, 2017

While it is sad (pathetic) that car prowling and break-ins happen at every ball diamond parking lot in the City - It is up to each and every one of US to put an end to it. We had a Week 2 break-in at Optimist Park on April 30 on the Quad side of the arena. It sucks and it's a terrible way to end a Sunday Fun Day.

PLEASE DO NOT leave anything of value on display in your vehicles when you head to your games. That includes 83 cents in a cup holder, a pack of smokes (full or empty) electronics, wallets, pieces of mail, bags or boxes of any kind, NOTHING!!!

If we do not provide feeding grounds for the lowlife, who will steal anything of minimal value, they will not come back to the ballparks. Seriously Calgary Ball Players  - Cull and Cut Out the LowLife - Let's Make This Happen People!

 

2017 AFSL Week Two Wednesday Words

April 26, 2017

Hello All,

If you ever have questions or concerns - We have answers so please send us an email. Certainly not the 39th Annual AFSL Opening Day Celebration we hoped for eh? How, when and if Week One is played will be determined at a later date​.Last week the forecast went from decent to bad as Sunday approached - The opposite is happening this week. Mother Nature has been on our side over 90% of the time during our regular season for decades - She can be mean in April though. We will follow the schedule dates as they are posted at these links:

Budweiser:calgarysoftball.ca/divisions.html?divID=2

Kokanee: calgarysoftball.ca/divisions.html?divID=1

Diamond Closures & Facility Status: cocnmp.com/facilitystatus/?id=3

If the weather is inclement, please refer to the Facility Status link above to check if your field is open. We will always notify everyone if a Sunday Fun Day is canceled.​ We have ZERO control over whether the Diamonds are open or closed. Park Workers have a mandate they need to follow and their decisions are always final. Their mandate includes protecting the players and the facilities. Someone diving for a ball on wet fields is a safety issue and, if they dig out a big divot, the "young" field then needs repair.Exception: Deerfoot Park is an un-manned facility so it's always open. However, if our other 12 fields are closed, we will most likely call off all games.​ Park Workers are Good People - Say Hello to them!

KOP Donations

We dropped off the AFSL $650 Kidsport donation and the Shaw Charity Classic does a 50% match so your 2017 KOP donation is now worth $1,000. Thank You: facebook.com/roy.larking.7 We are hoping for one more donation and then we will add the funds to the pages of our three BABC Crews.

Thank You for your patience as we get our 2017 Fun in the Sun with Family and Friends season rolling.

Cheers!

BB

 

AFSL 2017 Opening Day

January 1, 2017

Celebrating Our 39th Season - AFSL Opening Day Do Over is April 30, 2017

 

2016

2016 AFSL Champions

August 30, 2016

​Well, we had another amazing AFSL Championship Sunday - including two Finals that were won in bottom of the ninth in walk-off fashion! Congratulations to our 2016 AFSL Champions left to right: $wigs Express (Rolling Rock) Sons of Pitches (Budweiser) Buffalo Bob's (back-to-back Overall AFSL Kokanee Champs) and Knoxville's Tavern (Keith's). Thank You to everyone who contributed to our success this season. Amazing People = Amazing Fun in the Sun with Family and Friends!

Kokanee AFSL Overall Championship - Buffalo Bob's vs Tops Pizza

Although Ken and the Tops Pizza Crew snapped Buffalo Bob's full season plus winning streak, with a 15-8 win back in Week 6, Devan and the Bob's Crew were too much for Tops on Championship Sunday. Bob's jumped out to a early lead and never looked back as they posted a 25-7 victory to earn back-to-back AFSL titles. Bob's now have a shot at becoming (we think)  the first 3-Peat winners of the Overall AFSL Championship.

Budweiser Championship - The Brew Jays vs Sons Of Pitches

In a back and forth battle, from inning to inning, Chrissy and the Sons Of Pitches Crew held off Ryan and The Brew Jays Crew. Down 23-18 heading into the bottom of the ninth - the Brew Jays scored three runs but came up a little short in a 23-21 decision. Congrats to Sons of Pitches who also won the Mountain of Beer at the KOP. The SOP's are the first team to claim a MOB and a AFSL Championship in the same season.

Keith's Championship - Knoxville's Tavern vs The Blind Monk

Attempting to go back-to-back in the Keith's Championship, Pauly and The Blind Monk Crew battled Dave and the Knoxville's Tavern Crew. Another close contest, for most of the game, this one ended in spectacular fashion. Down by five runs heading into the bottom of the ninth Knoxville's chipped away before Josh hit a two-out - two-run walk off double - to send Knoxville's home as the Keith's Champs with a stirring 29-28 victory. A rather large gathered crowd witnessed that fantastic finish!

Rolling Rock Championship - The $wigs Express vs Ice Cold Pitchers

In the Rolling Rock Final for a second straight season, Renee and the Ice Cold Pitchers Crew battled Chad and The $wig Express Crew. This was another amazing finish. With the score at 18-16 for $wigs Express after eight innings, ICP scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to grab a 20-18 lead. $wigs Express tied the score at 20-20 but ICP recorded two quick outs. A couple of base hits and then a walk off - over the fence - home run earned The $wig Express a 23-20 victory.

Hollywood couldn't write some of the events, that happened on the field, in the stands and on the sidelines during our final 2016 Sunday Fun Day.

Thank You to all the Players and Fans for an amazing AFSL 2016 Season and Championship Sunday!

If you have any comments about anything that happened during the 2016 Season - Please touch base with us.

The AFSL is what it is because of our Team Reps, our Players, our Fans, our Kids, our Puppies and our generous Sponsors.

With my Whole Heart - Thank You Everyone!

BB

 

 

 

 

2016 AFSL Championship Sunday

August 23, 2016

Wow - The 38th AFSL Season has flown by in the blink of an eye. Time sure travels fast when you are having Fun in the Sun With Family and Friends! Congratulations to our eight teams that will battle for the four Cups on AFSL Championship Sunday. The games will be awesome and we encourage everyone to pass by Optimist Park to take in the action. Cheers! BatBoy

 

AFSL 2016 Semifinals Playoff Schedule

August 17, 2016

Our 2016 AFSL semifinals playoff matches are set as 16 teams continue the chase to claim one of the four Divisional trophies. All games go at 12:30 PM ET as per the schedule below. Weather looks awesoms and the ball should be the same. Good Luck All!

 

2016 BABC - Thank You AFSL Teams

August 15, 2016

Our official Batting Against Breast Cancer donation total is in and we are proud to announce that our three AFSL Crews raised $26,045.25 for the 2016 event. Despite a tough economy, and everyone feeling the pinch, we still managed to raise $4,473.25 more than we did last year. Together, over seven very fun BABC tournaments, the Diamond Divas, The Rack Pack and Happy Mammaries Crews have now raised $141,467.25 in donations to help eliminate the Evil C. The $2,100 we raised at the 2016 AFSL Kick Off Party was a great start for our Crews! Thank You so much to Everyone involved - Love & Hugs! BatBoy XOXOX

 

2016 Second Round AFSL Playoff Schedule

August 8, 2016

 

Batting Against Breast Cancer 2016

June 30, 2016

Would like to remind everyone that the AFSL has three Crews heading to the 2016 BABC Charity Slo-Pitch Tournament on August 6, 2016. The Ladies and ManSlaves come from a cross-section of our league and we are proud of the over $123,522 in donations we have raised over the last seven years - a number that continues to grow. Please click on any of the links below to make a donation to one of our teams. Your generous support is appreciated!

Happy Mammaries Where's Waldo Crew

The Pack Pack Greasers & Sock Hop Crew

Diamond Divas League Of Their Own Crew

Thank You Midnight Madness Entertaiment

May 19, 2016

Monster props and Thank You to Midnight Madness Entertainment for their continued support of our three BABC Crews and the overall tournament. Clayton & Crew have donated a Party Bus to transport one lucky BABC team to and from the 2016 event as an Early Bird draw prize. If your group needs transportation, for any event or party, check out Midnight Madness here:

http://www.midnight-madness.ca/

 

AFSL 2016 Week Two Update

May 5, 2016

We enjoyed an amazing Sunday Fun Day this past weekend - Let's keep it rolling.

Standings are up to date here:

Budweiser Division: http://calgarysoftball.ca/divisions.html?divID=2

Kokanee Division: http://calgarysoftball.ca/divisions.html?divID=1

Mother's Day is upon us and, as is the case every Sunday, we are playing a doubleheader.

***  If you are ever in need of players - Head over to Facebook and visit Calgary Slo-Pitch Subs.

It's an awesome resource dedicated solely to Softball in Calgary and you can find subs literally in minutes:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/calgarysubs/

*** So very sad to see the massive destruction our neighbours are facing up North.

If you have the means - Please donate to the Canadian Red Cross:

https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50610

Alberta is an amazing place where neighbors helping neighbors is the way we roll.

Enjoy your weekend and we wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing Mom's out there.

Look what our Friends at Labatt Brewery have done...... Very thoughtful, generous and caring of them!

 

AFSL 2016 KOP - BABC Thank You!

April 26, 2016

Thank You to everyone who helped with donations at the 2016 AFSL KOP. We have planted a $700 fundraising seed at our three Batting Against Breast Cancer team pages here:

Happy Mammaries - The Pack Pack - Diamond Divas

 

AFSL 2016 KOP Donations - Thank You!

April 22, 2016

Mega-sized THANK YOU to the 32 AFSL Member Teams and their Players, plus our generous AFSL Sponsors, for helping us raise $2,600 at the 2016 KOP. We will be adding $700 to The Rack Pack, Happy Mammaries and Diamond Divas 2016 Batting Against Breast Cancer team fundraising pages and $500 has been donated to KidSport Calgary to help two Kids play sports this year. Thank You to everyone who has helped our three BABC Crews raise $117,522 in donations - and counting - over the last six years.

 

Team Needed - Thank You Hatt Automotive

April 21, 2016

We have space for ONE new team still available for the 2016 AFSL season. If you are interested, please click HERE to send us an email.

Monster size Thank You to Trevor for keeping Jimmy on the road way longer than it should have been. It's like asking Picasso to paint by numbers but Trevor has taken care of Jimmy for years now. He is the shop manager at Hatt Automotive Bay 4, 4970, 102 Avenue SE. If you want excellent vehicle repairs, at a fair price, that's tied together with 100% honesty and integrity - Go to Hatt Automotive!

 

AFSL 2016 Update - Team Needed!

April 4, 2016

Hello Everyone! Golden Ball Billy's Big Adventure has moved to our 2016 NEWS SECTION. We have updated the Division and Team Rep information - Schedules will be posted soon. Click on the Kokanee or Budweiswer label below to access your Division. We have space for ONE new team still available. If you are interested, please click HERE to send us an email. Cheers! BatBoy

No Sponsor visit today but we would like to remind everyone that the AFSL KOP is the kickstart of our 2016 Batting Against Breast Cancer fundraising drive. Thanks to the amazing people of the AFSL The Rack Pack, Happy Mammaries and Diamond Divas have raised $115,422 raised over our six one-day BABC tournaments. Your Support is Greatly Appreciated - Thank You!

Golden Ball Billy's Big Adventure

March 18, 2016

Want to thank the Deerfoot Inn & Casino for their generous donation of two "Stay & Play" packages for the AFSL 2016 KOP. One will be added to our MOB prize package. The other will be used to help our BABC fundraising efforts and we are also going to sponsor one Child to play Little League through the KidSport Foundation. Thank You!

No more Billy's Big Adventure Clues but we would like to say a huge Thank You to Mike & Crew at Hudsons Canada's Pub at 16061 MacLeod Trail SE for their generous KOP donation. The Hudsons Crew have been long time supporters of the AFSL and our KOP and we appreciate their Friendship! Three more sleeps y'all.......

Golden Ball Billy has been on a fantastic Big Adventure visiting Friends of the AFSL and has now reached his Final Destination. Can you guess where it is? If you have been following the journey, but won't be at the KOP and want to add a guess, please send us your answer in an email to afsl1@shaw.ca Nice to visit Tuxedo Source For Sports again. It is an amazing store operated by amazing people. Go there for your gear!

1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
5) From modest to majestic.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
15) No, You can't steal home in the AFSL.
16) Where is the delicious smell of BBQ coming from?
17) Spinning wheels can sometimes be found close by.
18) Searching around Mother Tucker's? You are getting warmer.
19) No, You don't need to toe the rubber when pitching - Pitch Safe!
20) Love the sweet smell of hops and barley.
21) Viewing stand over yonder could use some peat - aaaah the peat.
22) The answer is two words and a Calgary Community.

Example: Car Wash in Inglewood

Great to see that our Friends at The Unicorn Super Pub have transitioned nicely into their new space at 223 8th Ave SW. Long time supporters of the AFSL and the KOP we thank them for their generosity over the years. Big Adventure Clue 21:

21) Viewing stand over yonder could use some peat - aaaah the peat.
20) Love the sweet smell of hops and barley.
19) No, You don't need to toe the rubber when pitching - Pitch Safe!
18) Searching around Mother Tucker's? You are getting warmer.
17) Spinning wheels can sometimes be found close by.
16) Where is the delicious smell of BBQ coming from?
15) No, You can't steal home in the AFSL.
14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

Yee-Haw! - What a haul! Nice to visit our friends at The Pint on 17th Avenue and 14th Street SW. Renovations are coming together and they will back pulling pints soon. Thank You to The Pint for your generous KOP donations of Gift Certificates, 20% off anytime cards and the Admit Two tickets for Knoxville's Tavern during Stampede. Billy's Big Adventure Clue 20:

20) Love the sweet smell of hops and barley.
19) No, You don't need to toe the rubber when pitching - Pitch Safe!
18) Searching around Mother Tucker's? You are getting warmer.
17) Spinning wheels can sometimes be found close by.
16) Where is the delicious smell of BBQ coming from?
15) No, You can't steal home in the AFSL.
14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

A post-midnight run to Digital Post to get our KOP ticket printing order in on time = Prior to the Monday morning deadline. Billy's Big Adventure Clue 19:

19) No, You don't need to toe the rubber when pitching - Pitch Safe!
18) Searching around Mother Tucker's? You are getting warmer.
17) Spinning wheels can sometimes be found close by.
16) Where is the delicious smell of BBQ coming from?
15) No, You can't steal home in the AFSL.
14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

Took a trip down memory lane and passed by the old Mother Tucker's Restaurant. In addition to being a Calgary eating and drinking icon, for over three decades, in 1979 they were the first ever Gravy Sucking League (AFSL) Champions. Directional clue today. Billy's Big Adventure Clue 18:

18) Searching around Mother Tucker's? You are getting warmer.
17) Spinning wheels can sometimes be found close by.
16) Where is the delicious smell of BBQ coming from?
15) No, You can't steal home in the AFSL.
14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

Whiteboard Prize Wheel for the "Spin To Win & Go Balls Deep" portion of the KOP. The Wheel is not marked up yet but every spin will win a prize. Billy's Big Adventure Clue 17:

17) Spinning wheels can sometimes be found close by.
16) Where is the delicious smell of BBQ coming from?
15) No, You can't steal home in the AFSL.
14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.


No Sponsor visit today but we would like to remind everyone that the AFSL KOP is the kickstart of our 2016 Batting Against Breast Cancer fundraising drive. Thanks to the amazing people of the AFSL The Rack Pack, Happy Mammaries and Diamond Divas have raised $115,422 raised over our six one-day BABC tournaments. Billy's Big Adventure Clue 16:

16) Where is the delicious smell of BBQ coming from?
15) No, You can't steal home in the AFSL.
14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

Meet The MOB! Or at least the beginning of the Labatt Mountain of Beer that someone is going to win at the 2016 AFSL KOP on April 18. Huge Thank You to Lisa Seymour and the Crew at Willow Park Wines and Spirits for all their help setting up our KOP order. Billy's Big Adventure Clue 15:

15) No, You can't steal home in the AFSL.
14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

As the official equipment supplier to the AFSL, since 1985, it is always awesome to visit Jack Gregory and his Family up at Tuxedo Source For Sports - 2520 Centre Street North. At 31 years, TSFS the longest consecutive sponsor of the AFSL, our KOP and our BABC events. No matter the sport -TSFS is the best sporting goods store on the Planet! If you need ball gear, TSFS has a fantastic season opening sale on now. Tell them you play in the AFSL to receive our league discount. Here is Billy's Big Adventure Clue 14:

14) Running water - Now that's a novelty we LOVE.
13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

We close out the week with a visit to our good Friends at Keys Please Designated Driving Service. Friends of the AFSL and supporters of the KOP for many years now, we greatly appreciate the awesome service Keys Please has always delivered in the past. Please Don't Ever Drink and Drive - Bring 'Em Back Alive! Billy's Big Adventure Clue 13:

13) Wow really? One key unlocks this and so many other sites.
12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

What do you think of me new ride? Billy on top - Labatt beer on the bottom. Great to visit with our Friends at Canadian Tire on Southland Drive. Will be handing out a few of these beauties at the 2016 AFSL KOP. Billy's Big Adventure Clue 12:

12) Can anyone else hear a rousing rendition of O' Canada?
11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

What can I fix you up with? Providers of many fantastic AFSL in-game lunches over the years, it always great to visit Abdula Mustapha and his Mr Sub shop 5253 Richmond Road SW. Best Subs in Calgary Folks! Here is Clue Number Eleven:

11) Wow, things really travel far around here eh?
10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

Wonderful to visit our amazing friends from Banditos at K&K Ranch. Dee, Krista and Kris are AFSL Triple Threats = Co-Team Reps, AFSL Volunteers and original members of our BABC Family. Thanks for always being willing and able to help out! Clue Ten in Billy's Big Adventure is a directional clue. If you are searching for the Billy's Golden Ball near K&K Ranch in Coventry Hills.......

10) You are going the wrong way if at K&K Ranch - Coventry Hills.
9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

Trophies are excited for their Spa visit! Great to see Eduardo and the Crew at Winners Circle Trophies and Awards (3519 14 St SW) who have been Friends of the AFSL for decades. If your need trophies or awards - Winners Circle is the very best in the business! Billy's Big Adventure Clue Nine:

9) AFSL trophies have never been awarded here.
8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

What if you had a party and no one attended? That would never be the case at JulBen Ranch that has hosted many AFSL video shoots and Sunday Fun Day after-game celebrations! Thank You for the visit Ben Cannon = It is always uplifting to see you. Benny is a Triple Treat Guy - Co-Team Rep, AFSL Volunteer and part of our BABC Family. Clue Eight in Billy's Big Adventure:

8) A patio table setup here gets warm sunshine all day long.
7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

Wonderful to visit three AFSL Sponsor Pubs - All home to a 2015 AFSL Champion! Partners Sliders, Buffalo Bob's and the Blind Monk. Billy's Big Adventure Clue Seven:

7) Me believes a wee dram is in order.
6) It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.
5) From modest to majestic.
4) Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
3) Fireworks can fly without warning.
2) Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
1) Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

Happy Friday! Can I pull you a pint? Great to visit with Marlo and the Crew at Labatt - Yes - They do have a bar in their office! We are very happy and proud that Labatt is our Beverage Sponsor for the 2016 AFSL season. Our decades long friendship is so appreciated. Check out the many delicious brands of Labatt products and Enjoy! Billy's Big Adventure Clue Six:

  1. Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.
  2. Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
  3. Fireworks can fly without warning.
  4. Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
  5. From modest to majestic.
  6. It's a dangerous trek but you can get a bird's eye view from here.


Always inspiring and fun to visit the amazing Crew at Creative Packaging. Their generous support of the AFSL and our Batting Against Breast Cancer fundraising is so very much appreciated. Plain and simple: If you need to wrap something, and you want it to look perfect, get 'er done at Creative Packaging at 6105 Centre Street SW. Clue Five for Billy's Big Adventure:

  1. Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.
  2. Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
  3. Fireworks can fly without warning.
  4. Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.
  5. From modest to majestic.

After a visit with our Friends at Digital Post in Shawnessy, we are reminded to remind everyone that the KOP RSVP deadline is April 4, 2016. Please email your full name and team name to afsl1@shaw.ca Everyone who sends us a proper RSVP receives a personal ticket package at the door when they arrive at the KOP on April 18. Here's the fourth clue for Billy's Final Destination.

  1. Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.
  2. Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
  3. Fireworks can fly without warning.
  4. Hit a tree, it's cruel, we know.


After visiting our Friends at the Marquee Beer Market & Stage, it's double clue Tuesday time. Plus, the first team to TEN proper KOP RSVP's sent will win Golden Ball Billy's Booth at the KOP!

  1. Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.
  2. Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.
  3. Fireworks can fly without warning.

What's a Big Adventure without some road pops? Always great to see Lisa Seymour and the Crew at Willow Park Wines & Spirits. Had to check on the Mountain of Beer inventory for the KOP and all is in order. Remember, if you are buying beverages, shop at Willow Park and use code AFSL TEAM MEMBERS when you checkout to receive our league discount. Golden Ball Billy's Big Adventure Clue Two:

  1. Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.
  2. Majestic Rocky Mountains give way to the rolling hills.

First ride on an escalator was fun - little rough at the bottom but fun. Great to see our Friends at Promotional Bridge in South Center Mall. They have awesome gear and promo stuff. Plus a visit and chat with Lindsay Beyko is always a spirit booster! OK, Here it is - Clue One to help you determine the Final Destination of Golden Ball Billy's Big Adventure is:

  1. Be careful - or not - but you can get hosed in this area of town.

 

​​Hello! Hanging out on the front lawn at the Bat Cave, while BatBoy looks for his keys, please allow me to formally introduce myself. I am Golden Ball Billy – Some of m’ladies call me Honey Pot. With the 2016 AFSL KOP celebration just four weeks away, today we begin our Big Adventure to meet the Wonderful Friends who help make our Sunday Fun Days happen. It's going to be FUN!

We will be dropping helpful hints along the way that should lead you to our Final Destination. Once our journey is over, we will drop one last Mega Hint and everyone will have one shot at predicting our final destination at the KOP. The Pot ‘O Gold is a Golden Ball and initial "control" of the MOB at the KOP. We will drop the first clue later today - Here and on Facebook.

Before the Big Adventure begins - would just like to say Golden Ball Billy was framed on that Walmart deal! Actually, we had had to make a pit stop at Michaels Arts & Crafts the AFSL's favorite place for framing and tons of other fun creative stuff.

 

Escape From Walmart is a Success!

Golden Ball Billy Walmart Breakout

Alright Fellas, I'm sure gonna miss you all but I'm going over the wall. Will lay low for a couple of days and once I make some outside contacts we'll try to bust ya out. Operation "Free Billy" is going down - We're bustin' out of this Walmart joint y'all.....

2016 AFSL Welcome - Happy Spring Everyone!

January 22, 2016

Blown away by another amazing season opening response from the AFSL Family, we have almost completed our 2016 registration process. Thank You for your continued friendship and support. Plans for the 2016 KOP are well underway and we have another fun, exciting and prize filled night planned. 90% Firm Date: April 18, 2016, at Marquee Beer Market & Stage - in like 86 more sleeps. We can't give you much more information at this point - it's super secret - but we can tell you that "Go Balls Deep & Spin To Win" will be a big part of the festivities. Stay tuned for more info! Only 92 sleeps until Opening Day - YAY!

2015

2015 BABC - Thank You AFSL Teams

August 18, 2015

The 2015 BABC numbers are in and we are proud to announce that the Diamond Divas, The Rack Pack and the Happy Mammaries Crews raised $20,692 in donations this year. That brings the six tournament total for our AFSL Crews to an astounding $114,362. Amazing people do amazing things. Huge Love & Hugs to everyone who supported our BABC Crews XOXOX

 

 

AFSL 2015 Playoffs - Put Away The Tanks!

July 23, 2015

Hey All,

We have had some unfortunate incidents that have caused some games to be cancelled during the regular season. For that reason, we are giving the nine teams that have make-up games until August 3, 2015, to play those contests. We are hoping that a 22 will be in everyone's "Games Played" column by August 3. We will understand if time doesn't permit it but...... Games not played will be left as 0-0 matches in the standings and they will left out of the GP column.

If you are not in that group of nine and want to play an X-Game between July 27 and August 3rd - let us know. We will pair teams up and help with the diamond locations.

2015 AFSL PLAYOFFS

Put away the tanks......

After carefully pondering the very much appreciated comments and suggestions everyone sent us regarding the AFSL Playoffs.....

Kind of a sheep being sent to the wolves type scenario has developed during Round One of the 2015 AFSL Playoffs.

All four Cup Chases will be resorted at the start of each round.

1 vs 16,  2 vs 15, etc etc etc...... will be the First Round format in the Budweiser and Kokanee divisions.

It's a rare Round One scenario and it's part of the experiments that are aiding us in our pursuit of AFSL Playoff Perfection.

Budweiser Round One non-winners will move to the Rolling Rock Cup Chase

Kokanee Round One non-winners will move to the Keith's Cup Chase.

Playoffs are August 9th, 16th 23rd and Championship Sunday is August 30, 2015.

Everyone has a game on the 9th and 16th - The season ends for non-winners on the 16th - FAKITY FAK FAK!

More on the who, what, where and when of the playoffs will be sent out on August 4, 2015.

Full playoff information will be sent via email and posted on our schedule pages at the website.

If you have questions or comments - please email us.

Good Luck in Week 12 - Have FUN Everybody!

BB

AFSL Boys Playing With BABC Girls - Register Here!

July 9, 2015

Thank You for your interest in teaming up with the AFSL Crews for the 2015 Batting Against Breast Cancer softball tournament. For the first time ever, after 27 games played over five years, three lucky Boys will get to play with the Girls during the 2015 Batting Against Breast Cancer Softball Tournament on August 8, 2015. We are thrilled to be heading out to Chinook Winds Park in Airdrie for a sixth straight year and we hope you will join us this fantastic event.

The Boy who raises the most donations gets to play with the Girls on the team they register with. Boys who don't get to play with the Girls are welcome to join us as ManSlaves or just hang out with us and have a good time on game day. If you have any questions about anything pertaining to this years BABC event, please click HERE to send us a message. Click on the team name link below to register for the 2015 Batting Against Breast Cancer event.

 Register with the Diamond Divas Las Vegas Crew

Register with The Rack Pack 80's Rockers Crew

Register with the Happy Mammaries Minions Crew

 

AFSL Boys Playing With the BABC Girls

July 7, 2015

 

AFSL boys Playing With BABCthe Girls

We are happy to announce that the three AFSL Batting Against Breast Cancer Crews have raised over $7,000 in donations for the 2015 BABC event on August 8 at Chinook Winds Park in Airdrie. Thank You for your support in helping us raise $2,100 of the funds above during the 2015 AFSL KOP. Our fundraising continues - Will you join us........?

If you are an AFSL Boy who would like to play with the fabulous BABC Girls PLEASE CLICK HERE for more information or to register with the Crew of your choice. If you would like to donate online to any of our teams or individual players, please click on the links below. Email enquiries regarding the  AFSL BABC Crew can be sent HERE.

Donate to the Diamond Divas Las Vegas Crew

Donate to The Rack Pack 80's Rockers Crew

Donate to the Happy Mammaries Minions Crew

AFSL 2015 Week 8 Rescheduling

June 22, 2015

Huge Thank You to everyone for your efforts in helping us reschedule our Week 8 Sunday Fun Day games.

There are circumstances surrounding some of the games but those have been discussed with the teams involved.

Please drop us a line if you have any questions. Here is the overall scoop for June 28, 2015.

 

Thank You For Your Support

June 3, 2015

Want to thank everyone who donated to the fundraising efforts to support Lenin "Mincho" Hernandez from the Knoxville's Tavern team. The Big Bottle winning number was: 429065 while the Prize Bucket winning number was: 770027. Overall, between the fine folks in the AFSL and the awesome Crew at Hudsons Taphouse we raised $1,205 to help Mincho in his battle versus the Evil C. We miss Mincho and his faithful and happy Family and Friends during our Sunday Fun Days and hope they all are back soon. Please watch for a major Batting Against Breast Cancer announcement soon!

Please Don't Feed The Lowlife

May 23, 2015

Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and welcome back to our regularly scheduled Sunday Fun Days. Week Four is upon us and we are happy that so many of you are using the website to track your 2015 AFSL season. Though still a work in progress, the nuts and bolts are in place when it comes to schedules, scores and standings. Vehicle Break-Ins: Please do not leave items of value in clear view in your vehicles while you are playing ball. Take them with you, put them in the trunk or leave them at home. We are communicating with the City on this issue but it starts with all of us: Please Don't Feed The Lowlife!

UPDATE: We now have reports of incidents at Glenmore and Tom Brook Parks. Please DO NOT leave valuables in you vehicle!

AFSL 2015 Schedules

April 30, 2015

AFSL 2015 Schedules, Standings and Team Rep information is now posted. Please click on your Division Logo below to view the information. As is always the case, if you have any questions, concerns or comments, please send us an email: afsl1@shaw.ca

AFSL Week Two Schedule

April 28, 2015

Hey All: Very sorry but we have hit a snag with our new website. Here are your Week Two schedules. Will email all Team Reps on this. Please remember that Diamond numbers correspond with the numbers on the Diamond map here:

 http://calgarysoftball.ca/diamond-maps.html

 

AFSL 2015 Opening Day Schedule

April 22, 2015

Welcome to the 2015 AFSL Opening Day. This is the first and last time that we will use the Chalkboard to post regular season schedules. Full schedules are being worked on and will be posted at some point soon. Guidelines will be posted at some point on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  If you have any questions >>> you can click on the link below to send us an email. 

Please Click Here If You Have Questions

 

AFSL 2015 KOP Update Part Two

April 1, 2015

KOP UPDATE 14/04/2015

Event Date: Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Marquee Beer Market & Stage

There is no charge to attend the KOP and everyone will receive a personal ticket package at the door. Be sure you know your proper TEAM NAME at the the door.

*** Please bring a $5.00 donation for a chance to win some amazing BABC donation specific draws - They are awesome prizes.

Marquee and Labatt are each supplying a drink (Hi-Ball or Labatt Beer) for everyone - so your first two drinks are free.

2015 AFSL Kick Off Party Buffet

The Crew at Marquee have carefully created the KOP Buffet menu posted below. Being as some people eat prior to the event, others arrive just before the presentation, and general feedback has always pointed to leaving food up to our Guests, the Buffet is optional this year. There is a $16.00 charge to chow down - click on the Ticket-Fly link below to purchase your Buffet Ticket in advance.

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/824361-afsl-2015-season-kick-off-calgary/

To reserve a buffet ticket and pay at the door (no $2.54 Service Fee) email our office by clicking here afsl1@shaw.ca and fill in the blanks. There will be limited buffet tickets for walk-up purchase but it's best to reserve your tickets with one of the options above.

*** Book a ride home with Keys Please Driving Alternative in advance here:

http://keysplease.net/.../10/Calgary-Time-Call-Form-2014.pdf

General Door Prize giveaways include, bats, gloves, bat bags, coolers, and barbecues.

Big Event prizes include two Mountains of Beer, twelve Texas Mickeys and a ton of other amazing prizes.

Email us at afsl1@shaw.ca if you have any questions.

Cheers!

Team AFSL

Welcome to the 2015 AFSL Kick Off Party!

Thanks to the efforts of so many fantastic people, we have an amazing evening of Fun, Friendship, and Frivolity planned and we are excited that you are joining us at the KOP Celebration. We are very proud to be celebrating 37 seasons of Sunday Softball in Calgary = Fun in the Sun with Family and Friends. Please visit our Friends Of The KOP page and support our generous Sponsors whenever you can. Our sponsors are a very integral part of the overall success AFSL Members enjoy. Let's party on eh.....

Our Amazing KOP Venue: Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Time & Date: Doors Open at 6:00 PM on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Cocktail Hour & Buffet: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Food Service: Please See Below

Evening Presentation & Big Event: 7:15 PM to 10:30 PM

*** All Guests attending the KOP will receive the following "Swag at the Door"

One General Door Prize Draw Ticket
One Big Event Audience Participation Draw Ticket
One Mountain of Beer & Big Bottle Prize Draw Ticket
Two Drink Tickets = Labatt Beer product or Hi-Ball

One $25 Marquee Beer Market & Stage Gift Certificate (Next visit use please). We thank Doug Rasberry and Marquee for this generous offer to all of our approximately 400 Guests. 

Please Support the AFSL 2015 Batting Against Breast Cancer Crews

All Guests are encouraged to donate $5.00 at the door to the Rack Pack, Happy Mammaries and Diamond Divas 2015 BABC fundraising efforts. If you do >>> You will receive an additional General Door Prize and Big Event Ticket. Two is the maximum tickets anyone can have for the General Door Prize draws and the extra Big Event Ticket will be included in separate draws during the course of the evening. We have gathered some awesome prizes and the list will continue to grow as we get closer to what is going to be an action packed evening. Load up and Prosper People.

Participating for a sixth year, the amazing Ladies and Man Slaves who make up the AFSL BABC Crews are poised to blow past the $100,000 donation level this year. The AFSL Family has been a huge part of our fundraising success and we hope that we can count on you again this year. Please bring a few extra bucks to purchase tickets to participate in The Big Event and for Mountain of Beer & Big Bottle draws >>>> It's all a secret for now :~) BatBoy is bursting though.

2015 AFSL Kick Off Party Buffet

The Crew at Marquee have carefully created the KOP Buffet menu. Being as some people eat prior to the event, others arrive just before the presentation, and general feedback has always pointed to leaving food up to our Guests, the Buffet is optional this year. There is a $16.00 charge to chow down - click on the Ticket-Fly link below to purchase your Buffet Ticket in advance.

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/824361-afsl-2015-season-kick-off-calgary/

To reserve a buffet ticket and pay at the door (no $2.54 Service Fee) email our office by clicking here afsl1@shaw.ca and fill in the blanks. There will be limited buffet tickets for walk-up purchase but it's best to reserve your tickets with one of the options above.

Please stay tuned our Final KOP update on April 13, 2015.

Thank You for your continued Support!

Cheers!

Team AFSL

AFSL 2015 KOP Update Part One

February 27, 2015

Welcome to the 37th Annual AFSL Kick Off Party!

Thanks to the efforts of so many fantastic people, we have an amazing evening of friendship, fun and frivolity planned and we are excited that you are joining us at the KOP Celebration. Please visit our Friends Of The KOP page and support our generous Sponsors whenever you can as they are such an integral part of the overall success AFSL Members enjoy.

Our Amazing KOP Venue: Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Time & Date: Doors Open at 6:00 PM on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Cocktail Hour: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Food Service: To Be Announced

Evening Presentation & Big Event: 7:15 PM to 10:30 PM

As of February 27, 2015, we have not determined the food service nor do we have a complete list of what everyone will receive at the door. We do however know that everyone attending will definitely score the following goodies:

  • One General Door Prize Ticket
  • One Big Event Audience Participation Ticket
  • One Mountain of Beer & Big Bottle Prize Ticket
  • Two Drink Tickets = Labatt product or Hi-Ball
  • More announcements regarding your "Swag at the Door" will follow.......

Everyone is encouraged to donate $5.00 to the Rack Pack and Diamond Divas 2015 BABC fundraising efforts at the door. If you do >>> you will receive an additional General Door Prize and Big Event Ticket. Two is the maximum tickets anyone can have for the General Door Prize draws - Big Event tickets are unlimited. We have already gathered some wicked prizes and the list will grow substantially as we get closer to what is going to be an action packed evening. Load up and Prosper.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the "Kick Start" for The Rack Pack and Diamond Divas Batting Against Breast Cancer fundraising drive. Participating for a sixth year, the amazing Ladies and Man Slaves who make up the AFSL BABC Crews are poised to blow past the $100,000 donation level this year. The AFSL Family has been a huge part of our fundraising success and we hope that we can count on you again this year. Please bring a few extra bucks to purchase tickets for the Mountain of Beer & Big Bottle draws and to participate in The Big Event >>>> It's a secret for now :~) BatBoy is bursting with anticipation.

We will update the KOP course of events as additional details are finalized so please check back here in the League News section from time to time. Team Reps will be contacted directly when we announce further details. If you would like to be added to the weekly AFSL email list, please CLICK HERE and let us know. We will get you into the General update loop.

Please stay tuned for further details and Thank You for your continued Support!

Cheers!

Team AFSL

The Rack Pack & Diamond Divas ThankYou!

 

2014

AFSL 2014 Championship Sunday

September 21, 2014

Day of mixed emotions at the Bat Cave today. Congratulations to Titans Tavern (Kokanee Overall AFSL Champions) Team Roadhouse (Keith's Champions) Bayside Tigers (Budweiser Champions) and Rock Lounge (Rolling Rock Champions) on your respective victories. Huge thanks to The Chief, Krista, Dee, Christa, Pauly, Barry, Spencer, Jay and Benny, plus the Crew at Optimist Park, for all their help in making the 36th annual AFSL Championship Sunday a rip roaring success. Images to follow. Love & Hugs to the Angels among us for organizing the PERFECT weather ~ BB

AFSL Championship Sunday Update

September 13, 2014

Hello Everyone,

We now have the Elite Eight that will compete in the four Championship Finals on Sunday. Amazed by the awesome conditions at Optimist Park this past weekend, the last of the semifinal battles played out under a mostly sunny sky – on a near perfect day.

Kato & James and the Crew from Titans Tavern are looking for their sixth Overall AFSL Championship in twelve years. Devan & Josh and the Buffalo Bob’s Crew are aiming for their first AFSL Championship after they were runner-ups in the Keith’s Cup Championship last season. Good Luck to Everyone in the Finals – Remember – Fun in the Sun!

Thank You to Krista, The Chief, Barry and Spinner for stepping up and umpiring the semifinal contests on Sunday. The Chief and his Crew will be out in full force to umpire the four Championship matches. The Quad at Optimist Park will be jumping on Sunday!

Everyone is invited to soak up the Sun while taking in the AFSL Championship Chase Final contests. We have four awesome games to close out the 2014 AFSL festivities.

Round Three Playoffs - September 7, 2014

September 10, 2014

Hello All,

It is often said that “all good things must come to an end” and so it is with Summer & Softball in Calgary. Following the Round Two contests 20 teams have moved on and 14 teams have been eliminated.

We are closely monitoring the journey through the 2014 AFSL playoffs. Please remember that Playoff Roadmap was carefully planned and largely completed long ago – in a far away place. While we have noticed some bumps along the path – we have also had some pretty amazing games.

Perfection is tough to obtain and we do recognize that some of you had a pretty rough playoff path. This will be looked at closely as we continue to reach for a fair and balanced AFSL playoff format.

On the positive side – there were a lot of very close contests in Round Two as seven games were decided by three runs or less – many in the bottom of the ninth inning. As well, some of the scores on the attached sheet are not entirely indicative of how close certain games actually were = two rough innings were the deciding factor.

Playoff Eliminated Teams

If you would like to play an X-Game on September 7th – please email us. Diamonds are in wickedly short supply on that weekend but we will see what is available once we know how many diamonds we need. We would like to get this scheduled and wrapped up as soon as possible so please us let know as soon as you can.

We would like to keep you up to date on the Championship Chases with our General Emails moving forward. If you prefer we didn’t send them please drop us a line. Championship Sunday will play out on the Quad at Optimist Park and we hope that many of you will attend the festivities.

AFSL Championship Chase Contenders

Congrats on your success to date. The final path to all four AFSL 2014 Championship Chases has now been mapped out. All four Chases are now in single game elimination mode and your current ranking sticks with you the rest of the way.

Due to Week Night Leagues encroaching on Sundays with their season ending tournaments and because we have never booked diamonds this late  – we were unable to get all of the games at Optimist. Our next best option was the cozy confines of the Quad at Shouldice.

Teams DO NOT need to bring bases to any of our remaining playoff games.

Please Remember the Playoff Home Run Rule = All Diamonds

After FIVE balls clear the fence (inside the park home runs don’t count) – the rest will be OUTS on all diamonds in all games. Strategically manage your Five Home Runs and keep it in the yard if you reach the maximum.

Stealing of second and third is IN PLAY in all AFSL playoff games – please put an experienced player behind the plate.

If anyone, still in the playoffs or not, has any questions or comments – please drop us a line. Our next General League Email will arrive at an inbox near you soon after the Labor Day Weekend. Positive that most of you have amazing plans for the LDW – Have a good time when doing that thing you do.

Cheers!

BB

Round Two Playoffs - August 24, 2014

August 22, 2014

Hey All,

Watching the weather and keeping our fingers and toes crossed for a sunny Sunday Fun Day – it does look like we will get a decent day.

A few reminders in advance of the AFSL Round Two Playoff contests.

Eligible Players:

Do not stack up your team for your playoff games – it’s not right – just don’t do it.

As per AFSL Guideline #27

http://calgarysoftball.ca/league-information/league-guidelines

To be eligible to play in the play-offs all teams must be able to prove that players were part of their active roster for at least three weeks of the regular season. The proof is in the scorebooks so please keep accurate records.

That said – there are circumstance that happen and we kindly ask all teams to be flexible.

That said – Should you have someone filling in for an injured player or someone who has left your team recently (back to school etc.) PLEASE discuss the replacement with your opponents Team Rep BEFORE the game begins. If the player doesn’t have the required eligibility, your opposition is within their rights to say NO to the replacement player.

Hey, we are all friends here – please be flexible.

Stealing Rule:

Stealing of second and third is in play in all games during the playoffs and can’t be “voted” on by the two teams. Please put an experienced player in the catcher position.

Playoff Home Run Rule:

After FIVE balls clear the fence (inside the park home runs don’t count) – the rest will be OUTS on all diamonds in all games. Strategically manage your Five Home Runs and keep it in the yard if you reach the maximum.

If you have any questions – please drop us a line.

Start doing your sun dance today……..

Cheers!

BB

Round One Playoffs - August 17, 2014

August 16, 2014

Here are the Playoff Games for Sunday, August 17, 2014. Team Captains have all the information regarding how we arrived at these match-ups.

Please refer to AFSL 2014 Playoff FAQ  if you have questions about the playoffs.

If your question is not answered in the FAQ section – Please send the details in an email and we will get you an answer.

Good Luck & Enjoy the Postseason Party!

AFSL 2014 Playoff FAQs

August 14, 2014

Hey All,

An expanded explanation of the Playoff Home Run Rule:

After watching a billion balls fly out of the yard during games at Shouldice earlier this season – we felt something had to be done for the playoffs.

Being as we pushed the playoffs back so far – and couldn’t get it all arranged with the City until mid-May due to weather – we will be playing some playoff games on fields with short porches. This includes some Playoff Week 3 games at Shouldice Park.

We don’t want to make separate rules for separate venues so >>>> we changed it across the board. Home Runs over a 226′ fence are a fairly easy task – they should not be the main factor that decides games.

Another experiment on a long list of experiments during the Year of the Experiment.

Hope everyone is cool with this…….

Cheers!

BB

Hi All,

Some answers to some questions as Week One of the 2014 AFSL Playoffs approaches:

Q – Who is eligible to play in the Playoffs

A – As per the AFSL Guidelines: To be eligible to play in the play-offs all teams must be able to prove that players were part of their active roster for at least three weeks of the regular season. The proof is in the scorebooks so please keep accurate records.

NOTE: If a player has come onboard late to replace someone due to injury, or someone who has gone back to school, or some other personal reason, we kindly ask teams to be flexible. Please bring this up prior to the start of the game. On the other side of the coin – DO NOT stack your roster for the playoffs – it’s not fair and, if brought to our attention, forfeits could be issued to the stacking team. If you have to explain our rules to someone half way through the game – you probably have a “ringer” – Just Don’t Do It!

Q – Is stealing allowed in the Playoffs?

A - Yes – Stealing of second and third base is IN PLAY in all games in all divisions during the playoffs.

Q – What is the Playoff Home Run Rule?

A- After FIVE balls clear the fence (inside the park home runs don’t count) – the rest will be OUTS on all diamonds in all games. Strategically manage your Five Home Runs and keep it in the yard if you reach the maximum.

Q – Are the playoff games timed?

A - Yes and no. There won’t be someone hanging around with a stop watch but all of our diamonds have two games scheduled this weekend. Games are slated for 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Please be on time for your games.

Q – Are we playing one or two games?

A - All playoff games are ONE nine inning game.

Q – Who is responsible for putting out the bases at Pop Davies?

A – We kindly ask that both teams bring bases to your games this weekend – to make sure we have them. While it is normally the HOME team that puts out the bases during the regular season – you can flip a coin to decide who puts out the bases during the playoffs. In the end – how they get put out doesn’t matter as long as each game has bases.

Q – Are there Umpires for the playoffs?

A - As has always been the case, Umpires are not assigned to playoff games until Championship Sunday – please umpire your own at-bats (FAIRLY) during the first four playoff weekends. We will be asking for assistance in finding Championship Sunday umpires so please let us know if you can help out – THANKS!

PLEASE REMEMBER: Though we are entering the playoff stage and things can get a little “tense” all players on all teams must remember the AFSL Mantra: Fun in the Sun with Family and Friends!

If you have questions that are not included above – please drop us a line as we have answers.

Good Luck & Have FUN out there!

BB

AFSL 2014 Week Four Update

July 9, 2014

Hey All,

Another amazing weekend of Fun in the Sun with Family and Friends is in the books.

Thanks to the Crews from Titans Tavern, Karma, Banditos, The Black Swan, Monstar and Studio 82 for participating in the contests played on non-fenced fields on Sunday. Games were held at Glamorgan Park and at Chief Many Beers Field up in Coventry Hills. All indications point to the games going off without a hitch. Thank You to everyone :~)

AFSL Points To Ponder

*** In A Pinch & It’s Important >>> Call BatBoy

We are receiving a ton of fantastic emails telling us that the season is rolling along just super – we thank everyone for that. However, sometimes an important issue will arise during a game. In these instances, please call us at 403-860-8508 and we will help you rectify the situation. The BatPhone is live during game days and there is usually someone around to answer it. BatBoy likes to enjoy his Sunday Fun Days but he is also available to help if needed. If anyone has a smart phone you can always give the guidelines a quick scan. We are over-hauling the website and it is going to be very mobile friendly.

http://calgarysoftball.ca/league-information/league-guidelines

*** There Are No Ties In Baseball As Per AFSL Guideline #34

No game shall end in a tie. A regulation game that is tied will go into extra innings and play will continue until a winner has been decided. If a tie is called in, we will use a flip of a coin to decide the winner. Heads is always home, tails is always visitor. Understanding that we have limited diamond time >>> ties still need to be broken. Moving forward, if you play at a field where other teams are not showing up right at 3:00 PM >>> please play on and break the tie. If time is tight, and both teams agree, the winner of the first inning of the second game can be awarded the Game One win – that inning would count for ONE run.

*** Home Run Rule

Having measured the fences at our various ball diamond locations, and paraphrasing the amazing Shania Twain, Home Runs – That don’t impress me much. Couple points still need to be noted here please. If one team has reached the MAX five home runs and someone hits another – that goes as a single, all base runners move up ONE base – including home if a runner is on third base. After a team reaches the FIVE MAX – the other team must get to five before the first team can hit a sixth that counts as a round-tripper. The Home Run Rule is explained in greater detail in the AFSL Guidelines at the link noted above.

*** Leave ONLY Your Footprints 

We want to remind everyone that before you leave your diamond, you should triple check that only your footprints remain. While we wish every league was as good about diamond clean-up as the AFSL Crews are – that isn’t always the case. I If the City supplied trash cans are full, please leave any garbage bags you may have at the base of the trash containers. f everyone picks up one piece of litter – there will be no litter to pick up.

 *** Standings Update

We didn’t send a hard copy of the standing last week as we wanted to know if people actually take note of the emails with the hard copies. The Verdict: Not So Much.  That said, we will continue to update the website and email hard copies of the standings.

Drop us a line if you have any questions/comments/concerns.

Keep Our Celebrations Rolling.

Cheers!

BB

Roy Larking
BatBoy
afsl1@shaw.ca

http://www.calgarysoftball.ca

403-860-8508

AFSL 2014 Week Five Game Day Update

June 15, 2014

Hey All,

We need a few Ladies and ManSlaves to join the two AFSL All Girls teams in the BABC tournament August 9, 2014. Please mention this to your players, Gals & Guys, and if anyone is interested – PLEASE put them in touch with BatBoy at afsl1@shaw.ca

The details in a nut shell are on the Chalkboard at the website: http://calgarysoftball.ca/ It really is an amazing and stress free event for everyone and we hope some AFSL peeps will step up and help us out. We Need: Approximately four Ladies + three Guys.

Weather & Skeeters

Some scattered morning showers in and around Calgary but they are going to give way to game time sunshine.

According to the official City facility status website – all of our diamonds are OPEN so we are all systems go today.

While BatBoy was out at the diamonds last night – he was swarmed by Skeeters.

It is a City wide problem and while would like to fog Calgary with Deet – we don’t have that cache or cash :~(

Our best advice is to stop into a Canadian Tire store or the like and pick up some bug juice before heading to your game. If you have questions or concerns – please call us on the cell: 403-860-8508 as we are away from the computer for the rest of the day now.

Enjoy Your Games Everybody – Play Fair – Be Nice :~)

Cheers!

BB

Roy Larking
BatBoy
afsl1@shaw.ca

http://www.calgarysoftball.ca

403-860-8508

AFSL 2014 Week Two Preview

May 24, 2014

Hey All,

We are back in action on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

**** Want to make sure everyone is following the officially OFFICIAL schedules here:

http://calgarysoftball.ca/schedules/budweiser-bashers-division

http://calgarysoftball.ca/schedules/kokanee-krushers-division

We understand that many of our Team Reps like to give their players a hard copy schedule and we appreciate your patience.

We have an individual schedule for each team – if you want a copy – please drop us a line.

**** Playoff dates are posted on the schedule pages above.

**** Please Remember: Designated Home Team puts out the bases at these locations:

Deerfoot Park
Chief Many Beers Field
Glamorgan Park
Pop Davies Park
Woodbine Park

**** Who Bats First is always determined at the start of each new Sunday.

Designated Home Team decides the process -  can be a coin toss, bat toss, fake Bocce Ball (BatBoy is 2-0 this season) mix it up, be creative, be fair and have fun with it.

Winner decides to bat first or second in the 1st game – roles reverse in the 2nd game.

Please let us know if you come up with a Who Bats First Decider of your own :~)

**** Home Run Rule

If one team hits five home runs, until the other team hits five of their own, all subsequent dingers are singles. Once both teams reach five HR’s it becomes one for one after that.

**** Please play safe and in control – Respect the Park Workers and the neighbors surrounding your ball field community – Leave just your footprints behind please!

If you have any other questions or concerns – please send them to us in an email.

Enjoy your Fun in the Sun with Family and Friends Softball Sunday!

Cheers!

BB

2014 AFSL Schedules Have Been Posted

May 7, 2014

Our 2014 AFSL regular season schedule crafting journey is complete. Thank You everyone, Team Reps and Players, for your patience as we get the 2014 AFSL Season rolling. With Optimist Park closed until late June,  a ton of teams from a ton of leagues were displaced and finding replacement diamonds was a challenge on certain dates. We would like to send a huge Thank You out to the Crew at City of Calgary Facility Bookings for their AMAZING efforts while we sorted out the 2014 AFSL diamond inventory iist.

UPDATE (07/05/14)

Ignoring the weather forecast, that is not good again, the schedules have been revised and reloaded. The website schedules are the only schedules that are OFFICIAL – always. We pushed the playoffs back one week – so far – and we added August 10th to the end of regular season schedule. We need to confirm a few things with Facility Bookings when it comes to extending the season. As such, the schedule is subject to being revised at a later date. For now, please view the schedule one week at a time.

Please click on your SCHEDULE from the link in the tool-bar above. Please email us at afsl1@shaw.ca if you ever have any questions, comments or concerns.

Cheers!

BatBoy

2014 AFSL Schedule FAQ Update

April 29, 2014

Hello and Thank You for stopping by!

Below we have outlined Frequently Asked Questions regarding the 2014 AFSL Schedule. If your questions are not answered below, please email us at afsl1@shaw.ca and we will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours. We welcome your questions and comments.

2014 AFSL Schedule FAQ ‘s

Q – What happened to the original Week One games?

A – Our original Opening Day – Sunday April 27, 2014, was clearly a rocky start in certain instances. New teams, new diamonds, weird weather, Park Workers not yet in mid-season form, and diamonds not in mid-season form, were all contributing factors. Being as 50% of our teams were unable to play, the “unofficial” Week One goes down in the history books as “X-Games” and the “official” AFSL Opening Day is now May 4, 2014.

To those who won their games – especially The Chief and his Banditos Crew who spanked and swept the defending Overall League Champions Karma >>> good efforts – sorry they don’t count. If it helps >>> the bottom line is, as it always should be, some of you got out and played ball while having Fun in the Sun with Family and Friends last Sunday.

Q – How do we know if the diamonds are OPEN or CLOSED?

A - For diamond locations, other than Deerfoot Park, the website link below is the “Final Decider” when determining if your weekly diamond is open or closed. We had a lengthy conversation with the City of Calgary Facility Bookings Crew on Monday , April 28, 2014. They have assured us that the online Facility Status Tool will be updated regularly now.

If any of our diamond facilities are posted as CLOSED at the website – they are CLOSED. Please eliminate the dial-up Rain Out Line as a source of determining the status of our diamonds. In the case of Deerfoot Park and scattered fields – they are always open.

To All Teams: Please communicate with your opposition Team Rep if we are faced with inclement weather. This is the one and only Facility Status Tool that should be used:

http://cocnmp.com/facilitystatus/?id=3.

Q – Why did it take so freakin’  long to generate the the 2014 AFSL Schedule?

A - There were several factors that delayed the publishing of the schedule. They include, but are not limited to, the Optimist Park temporary closure (until June 22, 2014), adding new teams, losing diamonds, adding one/two week diamonds, as well as “One Year Test” of Divisional Restructuring. We went from 28 teams playing on 14 different diamond locations last year – to 34 teams playing on 28 different diamond locations this season. Suffice to say >>>> AFSL schedule making has been a huge challenge this season.

Q – What does Home & Away signify on the schedule?

A- Home Teams are responsible for putting out the bases. They are also responsible for providing the game balls on single game weeks and for the first game of a double header. The Away Team supplies the balls for the second game. The schedule designated Home Team will also toss the coin to determine who bats first – Please see next question.

Q – How do we determine who bats first?

A - Team Reps are to meet at home plate prior to the start of Game Day EVERY Sunday. They will exchange pleasantries and the home/visitors will be decide by a coin toss. The Home Team listed on the schedule tosses the coin and the Away Team calls it. The coin toss winner determines if they want to bat first or last during single week play. For double headers the winner of the coin toss decides whether they want to bat first or last in the FIRST GAME. The roles are then reserved in Game Two.

Feel free to get creative with something other than a coin toss. Try the old “Bat Toss” game! Or, as BatBoy likes to do, play fake Bocce Ball. BatBoy and the other Team Rep each get one roll of the game ball >>> from home plate out to a beverage container placed on the pitchers area. Closest to the container, from any angle – without knocking over the can or hitting the other ball, is the Home/Away Decider. in this instance, the Away Team Rep is given the option to toss first or second. Try it as it’s a nice “icebreaker” start to the day.

Q – How was the 2014 AFSL Schedule Created

A - While we are always in search of the most state-of-the-art scheduling tools, inputting team names, dates, times, and locations and hitting a button to create our schedule is still not possible. Our scheduling tools are however a huge help in getting to Step Two. Once the schedule is randomly generated, we need to chop that down to fit our number of weeks while ensuring that no team plays another team twice during the season. We then add the diamonds to the mix – carefully making sure that no diamond is used twice on any given week in either Division. The results are sorted, re-checked ten times, and then published.

Q – Do certain teams get preferential Diamond or Scheduling treatment?

A - The short answer here is YES! If Team A has played in the league for two decades – they have more than paid their dues. It needs to be noted that it wasn’t that long ago that the AFSL played on every Tom, Dick and Harry crappy School Field and never at the venues we enjoy today. As time has passed, we have accumulated the diamond stable we boast today and we are always looking to improve the list. Getting back the question – if  we have to make a decision involving a veteran team versus say a third year team – the bend is normally towards the veteran team. Being FAIR to every team in Priority One!

Certain teams have been responsible for our Facility upgrades in the past and/or, they have played on the same diamond for years, they will generally get that field as their “priority” diamond each year. Further to this, a Team Rep may also be a Diamond Liaison between the AFSL and the City Park Worker. We want Park Workers to know where to go should any issues arise and we are grateful for the assistance these Teams Reps provide.

Last, but certainly not leasts, we receive a TON of requests from a TON of teams regarding Diamond Allocation or to play certain teams. We do our best to accommodate all requests and we are very proud of our 30-year track history in that regard.

Q – We have a game on a non-fenced ball diamond – Is this an AFSL trend?

A - The short answer here is >>> this is absolutely NOT a trend that will continue. Out of our 187 diamond locations this season, just three fields, at two locations, are non-fenced ball diamonds. One location is Glamorgan Park which was our Championship Sunday venue not all that long ago. The other field is Nose Creek and Krista & Kris from Banditos will be graciously hosting two games at the location. We fully expect that we will back on nothing but fenced ball diamonds for the 2015 AFSL season and we look forward to it :~)

We hope this answers any Schedule questions you may have. If you still have questions, or if you would like to send us your thoughts, please send us an email via the Say Hello! tab in the title bar above. Have an AMAZING Fun in the Sun 2014 AFSL Season Everyone.

Cheers!

BB

AFSL 2014 Team Rep Contact List

April 26, 2014

Hey Everyone,

Below is the highly “unofficial” Team Rep Contact List – but it is official for Week One.

Divisions and scheduled are about to be loaded but now we want to see what happens with the wacky weather.That said if you are scheduled to play anywhere except Deerfoot Park,  please check in at this link for a Softball Facility Status report. For those playing at Deerfoot Park, the City doesn’t designate a worker to that venue so it is always open. We do not advocate playing in less than ideal conditions and puddle soaked diamonds can be an accident waiting to happen. Please drop us an email if you have any questions.

Please check the Chalkboard for the most up-to-date Opening Day information.

Let’s hope we can get out and have some Fun in the Sun with Family and Friends!

Cheers!

BB

Softball Facility Update Link

April 26, 2014

Please check the status of your ball diamond, any time after 9:00 AM on any AFSL Game Day, to see if your diamond is open.  The link below opens as a new out-bound link to the main Facility Status page at the City of Calgary website. Please click on your venue.

http://cocnmp.com/facilitystatus/?id=3

As Noted at the City of Calgary Website

Field Status is updated by 4:00 PM weekdays and 9:00 weekends.

Manned Parks – Fields may be closed at anytime by facility staff if fields are no longer playable and endanger player safety. Sites include: Shouldice, Optimist, Glenmore, Tom Brook, Foothills, Renfrew, Forest Lawn.

Unmanned Parks – If field conditions change after 4 pm weekdays or 9 am weekends, it will be up to the game officials to determine field playability to ensure player safety. Sites include: Frank McCool, Woodbine, Acadia, Pop Davies, Ernest Manning.

AFSL Provided Amendment: Plus Deerfoot and Glamorgan Parks.

Please Remember: We are always just a click away via the Say Hello! link in the toolbar above – upper right. If you have questions – we have answers – please ask away.

Cheers!

BB

jakd Claymore Bat - Bat Ban Update

April 21, 2014

Hey All,

Thanks once again to Patrick from jak’D for providing the fantastic jak’D bat, glove and bag prize for the KOP.

Congrats to Matty from Karma for winning it >>> image to follow!

For more in formation on jak’D gear, please contact Patrick McCormick: patrick@jakd.ca

The USSSA has certified the jak’d Claymore bat so it will be allowed during the 2014 AFSL Sunday Softball season.

To view a PDF of ASA banned bats please visit this link:

http://www.asasoftball.com/about/build_batlist_one_page.asp

Here is a quick look:

 

Please Remember: Don’t use Killer Bats and make sure they have one or both of the following imprints:

 

 

2013

AFSL 2013 Sunday Softball Champions

August 25, 2013

Hello Everyone,

Images to follow……

In perfect playing conditions, surrounded by an amazing group of Friends, the 2013 AFSL Sunday Softball Season wrapped up this weekend. Imagining that not many of our Team Reps are wake yet – following a Sunday of Celebration – we don’t have the game scores but >>> we do know this……

2013 AFSL Overall League Champions

Congratulations to the Crew from Karma on winning their fourth AFSL Championship! Team Reps Darcie and Al, along with the talented Karma squad, battled a very game and spirited Melrose Crew – inning for inning – before capturing an extremely close one run victory.

The level of play was surpassed only by the sportsmanship shown on the field by these two awesome AFSL teams. This was definitely a Sunday Softball Final for the ages. We thank Melrose, Karma, as well as their strong showing of fans – especially the young ones, for an amazing and memorable AFSL Championship Sunday – that goes out to fans of all teams!

Keiths Krankin' 'Em Out Division Champions

For the third time in their history, and now back-to-back, team Reps Rebecca and Conrad, along the Crew from the Black Swan are the AFSL 2013 Keith’s Division Champions. In the rubber match of their 2013 season series, against a very talented Buffalo Bob’s squad, the Swan’s bats proved to be just a little too hot to handle on Sunday.

Congratulation’s to both teams on their fine seasons – will we be seeing you both in the Kokanee Division anytime soon? Something to ponder over the coming winter :~)

Budweiser Bashers Division Champions

Congratulations to team Reps Patty and Gary along with the Crew from Rock Lounge as, for the second time in the building’s storied history, Studio 82 Rock Lounge is home to an AFSL Championship Team. It’s fitting that Patty Roy would drill a ball down the first base line to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as Rock Lounge earned a closely contested win over Hudsons Canadian Tap House. Patty, Ray, Rick and the Staff at Studio 82 were amazing Friends of the AFSL, as well as the Diamond Divas/Rack Pack Family, once again this season >>> some “Karma” definitely rolled their way this weekend!

We would also like to thank Krista, Dee, The Chief, Paul, Rob and Barry for their donated time and efforts over the weekend. This awesome Umpire Crew handled all five games on Championship Sunday – with amazing spirit, passion and solid expertise!

Folks, BatBoy needs to step back for a few weeks to heal his heart and health – physically and mentally.  A “State of the League” email will be sent out in late September. In the meantime, if you have comments on the 2013 AFSL Season – GOOD or BAD – we would like to hear them. The AFSL is YOUR LEAGUE! If you know something that can be improved upon – please drop us a line!

Thank You to the 2013 AFSL Team Reps and to everyone associated with our Sunday Softball League Family!

Cheers!

BB

AFSL 2013 Championship Sunday

August 19, 2013

Hi Everyone,

Well, we said it last week and we’ll say again this week – it was another amazing weekend of Playoff Softball in the AFSL! Pictured below is the schedules for Championship Sunday on August 25, 2013, @ Pop Davies Athletic Park. The weather forecast looks fantatsic!

Hope to see you out there – even if you aren’t playing in the Championship games!

Overall 2013 AFSL League Championship

As indicated in the subject line of this email – then there were none – as in no undefeated teams are left in the AFSL this season The last hope for a perfect season was snuffed out on Sunday as the five time Champions – Titans Bar & Grill (20-0) fell to an inspired Crew from Team Melrose. Down 17-4 late in the game, Melrose put on a huge rally, pulled out some magical defense, and went on to defeat the 2012 AFSL defending Champs by a 21-20 final count. Melrose will now face Team Karma in the AFSL Championship

Karma defeated a very game Tops Pizza Crew – sorry, we don’t have the final count. Karma has knocked off teams with a combined  20-19 record while Melrose has won two contests against teams that had a combined 31-8 record. With many of the Diamond Divas Family playing, umpiring, and watching this game, along with one Beautiful Angel looking down on us from above, this contest will be an awesome AFSL 2013 Championship Final.

Keith’s Krankin’ ‘Em Out Championship

With wins over Three Crowns Pub and The Big Cheese, the Keith’s Division Championship will be decided by the top two teams during the regular season in the Keith’s Division. The Black Swan and Buffalo Bob’s finished the regular season with 15-4 records and they split their doubleheader match during the last weekend of the season – by scores of Buffalo Bob’s 18-17 and The Black Swan 11-8. Another epic battle is brewing here as well!

Budweiser Bashers Championship

Due to an unbalanced number of teams in the Budweiser Bashers Division, four teams still have a shot at the Bashers Championship. The upstart Partners Sliders (20-5) will battle Hudson’s Taphouse (15-8) who needed extra innings to knock of a very game The Grays Crew on Sunday. The other Bashers Championship finalist will be decided during The 20-3 Roadhouse versus the 17-4 Rock Lounge contest. The winners of those two games will immediately square off in the Budweiser Bashers Divisional Championship match-up.

All three Championship games will begin at about 1:15 PM this Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Pop Davies Park. Everyone from the AFSL is encouraged to come out and watch what will be an amazing 2013 AFSL Championship Sunday. Hope to see you out there!

Good Luck to Everyone Involved!

Cheers!

BB