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Discussion: States "Re-opening" plans

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May 11, 2020
Bob21
34 posts
States "Re-opening" plans
Nebraska governor announced today that team sports, specifically Baseball and Softball, may be resumed in June with strict guidelines (such as those proposed by SSUSA). Beginning June 1, team practices may resume, and June 18, competitive games can be played. That is good news for our Senior league as well as a glimmer of hope for the tournament season. Nebraska is one of the few states that did not have house arrest orders.
May 11, 2020
DieselDan
Men's 70
376 posts
Our St. G Tue./Thurs. league starts up again tomorrow. May other rec leagues start again soon.
May 11, 2020
Bob21
34 posts
AHH, not so fast... To complicate matters, the Governor's Office clarified that the guidelines only apply to Youth baseball and softball.
May 12, 2020
Capt Kirk
531 posts
Before cities can open up their softball fields for tournaments, the liability issues would have to be resolved before they allow 100's of 65+ players to congregate & play ball. In Texas we have several senior softball tournaments scheduled in June, all we can do is wait & see.
May 14, 2020
txnighttrain
89 posts
We've been having batting practice in Texas the past 3 weeks.
May 15, 2020
OZ40
525 posts
Residing in a 'Blue state' our pick-up group has been relegated to finding tucked away obscure fields and areas in which to swing....sad, I guess that's why they call 'blue states' 'blue'.
May 15, 2020
Wood_1966
Men's 50
87 posts
WE have not stopped hitting since the stay at home orders were put in place, we have just had to find other places to hit, and have had to deal with the police a few times. We will continue to hit regardless of what our state says, not letting them dictate what we do with our lives!
May 15, 2020
Dbax
Men's 60
1855 posts
Wow, what a rebel!
May 15, 2020
OZ40
525 posts
Right on Wood. Rather be a rebel than cower at shadows. Our drop in group has had to deal with law enforcement on a few occasions too.
May 15, 2020
curveball
Men's 65
663 posts
We have hit at least twice a week right on through the pandemic. We use social guidelines and keep our distance. Usually only have 4-6 at BP. Police, park workers, and Marshalls have all waved or greeted us "good morning." Open ares of parks have remained open, with ball fields closed. Keeping social distance has allowed us to hit without creating any problems.
May 15, 2020
Lightning2
12 posts
In that case curveball your team must spot runs lol.
We had about 6 of us taking BP last Saturday in Milpitas California cop rolled up on us and kicked us off. I think it just depends on the particular officer whether they're going to enforce or not.
May 15, 2020
OZ40
525 posts
Lightening, possibly it depends on who they are getting their orders from within the 'administration'. Are we going to get a rebate on city taxes for the parks and other services we cannot use?
May 15, 2020
curveball
Men's 65
663 posts
LOL Lightening! NO, we play on 3 different teams.
Good one OZ, wouldn't hold my breath on the rebate...
May 16, 2020
Duke
Men's 65
888 posts
The park rangers and staff have shown up at a few of our batting practices. We had taken down all the closed signs, and had our BP. They came over and just said, we all agree with you, and just ask that you stay 6 feet apart, which we were doing. They were not going to enforce any of Newsom's restrictions.

Andy Smith
May 16, 2020
Duke
Men's 65
888 posts
BTW, I have to say that one of our players called the Director of parks and recreation to seek approval to use the fields, and they were good with that, as long as we were 6 feet apart. We are contemplating over-the-line this week.

Andy Smith
May 17, 2020
curveball
Men's 65
663 posts
Thumbs up Andy, good news on BP.
May 17, 2020
Jawood
Men's 50
926 posts
We have a small group of guys taking BP too, with no problems. BP is an activity that is quite easy to stay 6 feet apart.
May 18, 2020
Capt Kirk
531 posts
In Texas We have tournaments scheduled in June, based on Governor Abbott's decision today, May 18th, will determine if cities, who are hosting tournaments, will reopen.
For us 65 & over players, Texas Dept of Health & Science is using this basic guideline:
Individuals aged 65 or older are at a higher risk of COVID-19. To the extent possible, avoid contact within 6 feet with individuals aged 65 and older. Individuals aged 65 and older should stay at home as much as possible.
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