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Itinerary

2012 S.L.A. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ITINERARY

JULY 15-22, 2012

Sunday-      Janice won’t be here, 2 years in a row. Craig, Aaron, and Tom solider on.

 

Monday-     Trennie Stick Day. Sandy starts her To-Do List, stops to call Patrick after she finds a pen and paper.

 

Tuesday-    Aaron runs up the account at Ace Hardware(How many light bulbs do we need?). DuCharme does NOT show up again to…

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Added by Craig Ruston on June 11, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Winter Meetings

3 December, 2011

People,

Well the Winter Meetings have come and gone for another year. No major trades to report as of yet, but there were some a number of conversations about some of the free agents that will be available. Ageless Steve Phelan....who has been playing for the Detroit Risers for over 30 years is trying to work a deal to play another year and then move up to the front office, the Risers farm system is very young but with Steve’s background he may be the perfect…

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Added by Craig Ruston on December 3, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Winter Meetings

8 November, 2011

 

 

The stately Tamaraack Pines have begun to turn the most beautiful yellow brown you can imagine. This is when we know autumn is here. All the other trees except the willow have shed their leaves, the grass is still green but winter is slowly turning the corner and coming up Main St

It’s rainy and cold here at World Headquarters. As November begins it’s blustery beat down, we are trying to complete the last of this season’s improvements to our…

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Added by Craig Ruston on November 9, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

x-Commissioner's Corner

8 November, 2011  

 

The stately Tamaraack Pines have begun to turn the most beautiful yellow brown you can imagine. This is when we know autumn is here. All the other trees except the willow have shed their leaves, the grass is still green but winter is slowly turning the corner and coming up Main StIt’s rainy and cold here at World Headquarters. As November begins it’s blustery beat down, we…

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Added by Stoopball League of America on November 9, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

commissioner's corner

20 July,2011

 

People,

 

All Hail:  E3 the 2011 Stoopball League of America World Champions!!!!!!!

 

What a week it was.  For eight wonderful days we at SLA World Headquarters enjoyed sharing with you and yours our home our hearts and our games.  Folks, you did yourself proud.  Thank you to one and all!  Each year we hold our breath as the days approach and every detail must be addressed.  Will we get the dry ice on time....will the…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 20, 2011 at 4:51pm — 7 Comments

Great Weekend

July 18, 2011 

 

Yesterday, after the traditional Champion's Breakfast and Press Conference. Many people chipped in to help clean and pack up Stoopball 2011. A big thank you to........

 

Aaron, Patrick, E3, Ginny, Michelle, Black Jim, Sandy, Chris Goode, Jessie, Shaun, Janice, Connor, Maeve, Colleen, Sarah, and anyone else that we forgot.

 

I hope everyone got home safe....and can't wait to see you all next…

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Added by Craig Ruston on July 18, 2011 at 2:53pm — 2 Comments

Stand 38

Stand 39 wasn't half the stand that Stand 38 was!  Of course that is neither here not there now!  Annette

Added by Annette Donar on July 16, 2011 at 6:24am — No Comments

commissioner's corner

 

12 July,2011

 

Big day today!  Sandy got the concession shit together and gave a little extra cleaning to the coffee pots, Trent took care of the old coffee maker for Aaron.

 

Oh by the way Ms Carol got into Black Jim a little about smoking in the house.....which he didn't do but Carol wanted to make sure he knew the rules.  (OK, maybe he did have a smoke in the kitchen with my permission and he dropped his cigarette and luckily I was there to catch it…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 12, 2011 at 4:34pm — 2 Comments

commissioner's corner

7/11/2011

 

Black Jim in the house!!! Arrived last night and was hard at today....well he got to breakfast anyway...2 up, hashbrowns and bacon.  Good to welcome him back and of course he immediatley challenges me to a concession duel!

 

The final signs are here and ready.  Aaron got the rest of the concession floor done and Craig went over some very important things regarding this week.  For instance, the tokens.   Orange is $1, Green is $5, and Black is $10.  So…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 11, 2011 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

I am sending in my troops.  We'll see who wins the battle of how the chicken should be cooked!!  By the way: Stand 38 was in the bleachers, in Detroit.  Only the strong survive there.  I an still the…

I am sending in my troops.  We'll see who wins the battle of how the chicken should be cooked!!  By the way: Stand 38 was in the bleachers, in Detroit.  Only the strong survive there.  I an still the only one with Major League experience.  I'll be back.  AD Continue

Added by Annette Donar on July 11, 2011 at 5:55am — No Comments

commissioner's corner

10 July, 2011

People,

 

I'm sure all of you by now have seen the news coverage of the ugly and unfortunate happenings here at SLA World Headquarters.  'Queen of Concessions', Annette Donar, stormed the kitchen and tried to wrestle control of the League.  The gendarmes were called and thankfully no blood was shed....Ms. Donar released a statement through her attorney Guisseppe Hunzar, it read,  "I'm the only one with major league experience".  Well missy I hope that…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 10, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

commissioner's corner

 

 

9 July, 2011

 

All is well here at World Headquarters!!  Hot and humid as only July in the cornfields can be.  Head of Grounds and Operations, Aaron O'Bel, went over the campus and was pleased with the preparations so far.  He made notes and had me write down what still needs to be accomplished before the Hospitality Suites open on Thursday next.  He was a little disappointed in the pond, as Carol found it more important to visit with Shlomo, than to GET THE…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 9, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

commissioner's corner

 

 

7 July, 2011

 

I can't tell you right now how the excitement grows here at George and Zita Memorial Complex.  I am a little anxious as things start to get down to the final hours!  Craig is bringing the grill over even as I write.  We've started stacking and taking delivery on the supplies.  The list of things to get done is slowly getting to a manageable size.  I'm all butterflies as I  think of what will be taking place in the next 10 days.  Carig is  giddy…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 7, 2011 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

commissioner's corner

 

 

5 July, 2011

 

Back to regular pay today, so of course, Trennie....no calls/no shows!

 

Not me, I'm finishing up the new exterior outlets for the fancy schmancy shitters, and the Meganmobile.(I know it ain't comin' this year but we'll be ready .....)  The official Stoopball League of America balls got here today, and I have to get started on rubbing them all up with Detroit mud.

 

This year we will have a few new additions to the…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 5, 2011 at 9:43am — No Comments

commissioner's corner

 

 

4 July, 2011

 

Work around headquarters was especially upbeat today, as Trent and I knew we were making double time money!!!  We continue to put the final touches on the grounds in anticipation of the great event beginning in just a few days.

 

The refrigerators are in place and ready to go...we don't fire them up for a few days but the test runs were OK.  Credit Card terminals were installed and are waiting for your plastic.  The fields are all…

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Added by tom katroscik on July 4, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Did we make it through the hail?

I have never seen anything like that in my life.  Hope the complex dodged the holy crap sized hail.  See you all soon!

Added by Mike Katroscik on July 1, 2011 at 7:35am — No Comments

Age

23 June, 2011







Folks,





It's that time of the year, when teams start forming for the SLA World Championships. I wanted to pass on a reminder of the age restrictions on playing in the "Big Leagues". Players must at least 12 years old to play with the adults. This is for the physical and mental safety of our youths(you may ask mental....there is a lot of pressure trying to hit with runner's in scoring when you are in the "Bigs").







If this… Continue

Added by Craig Ruston on June 23, 2011 at 11:02pm — No Comments

commissioner's corner

23 June, 2011

 

People,

 

Two or three days ago it was 90 some degrees and the fatman had to get the new infield dirt down and raked in.  Today I get home from the club and it's about 60 degrees and cold and rainy...I could have waited and saved some serious labored breathing!!

 

The firewood came today and thanks to the cool weather I got it stacked behind Puzio's Portico in no time at all.  Of course I always think its no time but I  am a bit…

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Added by tom katroscik on June 23, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

2011 SLA World Championship Itinerary

2011 SLA World Championship Itinerary

July 10-17, 2011

 

Sunday- Championship Week begins! I’m hearing a lot of late arrivals this year. Not to worry, Craig and Tom will be on hand to welcome all. Dinner in Puzio’s Portico begins at 4:00 PM.

Monday- Maeve, now in her second year as head counselor, gets the Kids Kamp started.…

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Added by Craig Ruston on June 21, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

commissioner's corner

21 June, 2011

 

Figured 'I'd write this missive in the color of the new painted door!  That's right folks we have added a new door in the door gallery!  Bringing art to the people is important. 

 

 Hot and muggy at the old compound today.  We…

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Added by tom katroscik on June 21, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments

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