2nd Half of '21 Season, Playoff Format Finalized, and Managers Committee Meeting Scheduled

Posted by Fresno Senior Softball League on Jul 10 2021 at 09:46AM PDT in 2021 SEASON FIRST HALF

With a large crowd in attendance at last night’s Board meeting, the Board finalized the following key decisions that impact the 2021 season only:

• As originally communicated to all managers on draft night, teams will remain the same for the 2nd half of the ’21 season. This topic was discussed at length and all league member guests and Board members were provided the opportunity to speak at last night’s meeting. The majority of opinions clearly favored staying with the original plan to keep teams intact for the remainder of 21 only.
• To address the issue of new 2nd half players and those players not coming back, a Managers Committee Meeting will be held at Black Bear Diner (W. Shaw Ave.) this upcoming Wednesday, July 14 at 6:15pm. The goal is to have new players allocated as fairly as possible that night.
• In order to schedule and provide for the Managers Committee meeting, the start of the 2nd half has been pushed back one week. The 2nd half will begin the week of July 26th.
• Finally, the Playoff Format for 2021 only was decided. For the 50s and 58s, the two division winners for each half will participate in a divisional round playoff, with the winners meeting for the championship. In the 63s, the 1st half and 2nd half winners will face each other for the championship.

As mentioned above, the Board appreciated the input from league members who attended last night’s meeting. One example was long-time league member Alan Sherian. Alan submitted a proposed rule change involving the pick-up player rule. The Board will consider rule changes at a later date. Thank you to Alan and other guests who provided the Board valuable input.


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