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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF EMASS SENIOR SOFTBALL.
EMASS is a Massachusetts Not-For Profit Corporation originally created in 1995 and incorporated in 2008. EMASS is managed and administered by a Board of Directors all of whom are volunteers serving without compensation. We have approximately 350 Members (men and women) ages 55 to 80+, who continue to love to play organized softball from early Spring until the snow begins to fly in the Fall in an organized, competitive and safe environment. EMASS offers multiple divisions of play for players of all skill levels.
Our Mission Statement is as follows:
While all games organized by the Association should be played with the intent to win, the goal of the Association is to ensure to the best of its ability that the Members of the Association (i) have a positive, fun, athletic, and social experience, and (ii) compete and play in a sportsmanlike manner. It is an essential principal of the Association that all games and activities be conducted in a constructive, non-criticizing manner and to ensure that all members are treated with respect and dignity, and are provided a fair and equitable opportunity to participate.
Please explore our website and feel free to contact us for further information.
PICK-UP GAMES MONDAY, MAY 20th (WAYLAND) AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 22ND, 6:00 PM (ASHLAND) -- SIGN-UP INFO.
Posted: May 17, 2013
A NOTE WORTH READING
THE FOLLOWING LETTER WAS FORWARDED TO ME BY THE WAYLAND RECREATION DEPARTMENT:
My name is Jennifer Richards and I'm emailing you in hopes that you could help me. This morning my Great Aunt Jill was laid to rest, her funeral procession went from Everett & Sons in Natick to St. Stephen's Cemetery in Framingham. On the drive to the cemetery, more than a few people were in such a hurry they cut off the procession or honked at us, it made a stressful situation almost unbearable. Needless to say, everyone was very upset.
As we drove past Cochituate Field on W Plain St in Wayland, I noticed that the gentlemen who were playing ball had stopped their game and and were standing with their hats off and their hands on their hearts. I can't tell you how much that meant. I will never forget the respect they showed my Auntie Jill and our family in doing that. It truly touched my heart.
I understand that you cannot give me any names, but if you could point me in the right direction of who I could thank, or if you could tell me if they play there every Monday, then I could properly thank them in person and tell them how much their respect meant.
Thank you so very much for any help you could offer.
Posted: May 14, 2013
EMASS APPAREL STORE RE-OPENS (CLICK HERE)
The EMASS Apparel Store has re-opened for ordering and will remain open only until Sunday, May 19th.
It will take approximately 30 days for the order to be processed, made and shipped. Your order will be delivered to you personally on the field when it arrives.
Please be sure to check out the alternative EMASS Softball Playing Jersey which will be great to wear in the summer.
Posted: May 1, 2013
EMASS FAMILY DAY GAMES - JULY 4, 2013
The traditional "family games" will take place in Wayland on July 4. John Stewart will be sending an invitation to all EMASS players in late May with specific details and rules for participation. Anyone interested in helping him organize these games, please call or write: Johnstewart@alum.bu.edu, 617 969 0950.
Posted: May 1, 2013
REMINDER - 2013 EMASS PITCHING SCREEN POLICY
Anytime a softball activity takes place on a field and at a time for which EMASS holds a valid field permit, the pitching screen MUST BE in place and used properly by the pitcher in accordance with EMASS rules. This policy applies to all league games of any kind, practices, scrimmages, pick-up softball games, BATTING PRACTICE BEFORE GAMES, post season games as well as any non-EMASS games utilizing the fields under an EMASS permit."
(A) With respect to pick-up games and pick-up batting practices any EMASS Members participating in such activity where there is a failure to utilize the pitching screen as required shall not be entitled to participate in any EMASS pick-up games for the remainder of the calendar year.
(B) Failure to utilize the pitching screen during batting practice before official EMASS games will result in the cancelation of the games and a double forfeit being recorded.
Posted: March 31, 2013
EMASS SEVERE WEATHER POLICY
In light of the significant danger posed by lightning and the potential legal liability to both Umpires and the Manager of a team who fails to act reasonably under adverse weather circumstances, we have implemented a strict policy based on the ASA Guidelines and the National Weather Service Guidelines. This is not a discretionary call on the part of the Umpire but is MANDATORY.
AT THE FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER, THE UMPIRES HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO SUSPEND PLAY AND SEND ALL PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS TO THEIR CARS. PLAY MAY NOT RESUME UNTIL AT LEAST THIRTY (30) MINUTES HAVE PASSED FROM THE LAST THUNDER CLAP OR LIGHTNING FLASH. Each time additional lightning is observed or thunder is heard, the minimum 30-minute waiting period should be reset.
Posted: March 30, 2013