We’re gonna need a bigger truck

I want to thank all the bloggers and everyone who came out and donated items for the LA Mission. It was an incredible day of giving as can be seen in the photo above of my rental truck. This is not all that was given. The donations also filled the trunk and backseat of another car. It was such a great feeling driving all this down to the mission on Monday morning compared to the last time I made that trip. The people at the mission were so thankful for everything and very overwhelmed by the generosity of all of you. I want to thank the players from Dodgers Lowdown who donated an incredible amount to secure the reward of starting every game with a two run lead.  You guys and gals really outdid yourselves. I also want to thank Jon SooHoo for coming out once again to shoot the event. I know he had a busy Saturday with other obligations but he still made it out to the event. So before anyone asks. Yes there will be another one next year. I just need some time to recoup from this one. I just ask one thing for the next one. Please get your teams and players registered before the week of the next one. All I want to do is just come out there and play softball and chill. Not be running around like a dog chasing its tail the day before and of the tournament. That’s my only request. I love you guys. But, can you help me out next time? If you have any suggestions for the next one. Feel free to share your thoughts with me. I know you know my email. Because it seemed everyone of you blew up my phone wanting to know when the games start. A little tip. Get your rosters in, finalized and everyone paid the week before and I can get the game schedule up sooner.  OK I’m done. Pat yourselves all on the back. You done good.

Thanks again

Mike

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Tournament schedule

Gates open at 7 and I would like all teams to be onsite and checked in before the first game so I can award the blog / team with the most donations. The team with the most donations gets their choice of playing as home team throughout the three tournament till the playoff round. Or starting each game with a two run lead till the playoff round. So remember to bring all you donated items to the check in table. see the previous posts here to see the items needed. you can contact me at thelfp.com@gmail.com

 

See you guys in the AM.

Also if anyone is coming in from the Ontario area. I have a team that has a player that needs a ride.Contact me if you would like to help.

 

Thanks again

Mike

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Softball update

The tournament is only four days away. Most teams are complete with only a few needing players. So if you want to play and don’t care for who. Now is the time to go signup. I myself am looking for two female players to fill out one of my teams. so how about it ladies?

The most important thing you can bring on Saturday morning other than yourself is some food or donations for the charity. I changed the rules this time to reward the team that brings the most donations for the cause. I have submitted the final count of teams at nine. I shall have the schedule in a day or so and will post it here. Please take note of your first game time. This event will start the first games at 9 AM this year.

That should give everyone time to get to the park and a little extra sleep from the previous events. I would like all the teams to be here before 9AM so we can tally up the donations for each team before the first game starts. Mgrs and Captains I will need your help in driving this home with your players. I have some teams that only had one or five three players sign up for. I will be combining them with other teams that may need players or only have ten players. Its a long day and people get tired and injured. So this will help some teams give their players a breather.

Some of the items to bring for the charity are listed below. I’m not asking to bring a shopping cart. But maybe clean out your pantry or pick up a few items and bring them along.

Any canned or non perishable food item is welcome
Canned tuna or chicken
Pasta
Beans
Rice
Sardines
Stews
Soups
Peanut butter
Jelly
Canned fruits & vegetables
Water
Clothing
New Tube Socks
New Underwear (Boxers)
New Women’s Undergarments (Sports Bras and Plus Sizes)
Men’s Pants (especially sizes 34 & 44)
XL, XXL, XXXL Men’s Shirts
Men’s Tennis Shoes Size 8 and Higher
Shower Shoes
Pajamas (Tops and Bottoms)
Teen Clothing
Personal hygiene Products
Soap
Shampoo
Mouth Wash & Tooth Paste
Deodorant
Razors
Diapers & Formula

 

I will post the schedule as soon as I get it. So keep checking back here on this site. I thank all of you the players, blog admins and everyone who helps make this a great event every time we do this. I couldn’t do it without you guys and gals. If anyone has any questions. contact me at my email thelfp.com@gmail.com or on the LFP Facebook page or Twitter. Talk to you soon.

Softball tournament registration

Park info and directions

Mike

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2017 Charity Softball tournament

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Spring training is among us as winter slowly releases its grip back East here. There are plenty of open roster spots on this sites team as well as others. So get out and brush up your skills to be read to play come April. This years tournament will once again benefit the Los Angeles Mission. One of the new rule changes is. The team that donates the most food will receive their choice of beginning each game with a two run lead or as home team through out the tournament. I hope this rule change will make a difference in the amount of donations from previous tournaments. I know some blogs have merged or gone away. If you played for one in the past. You and your teammates are welcome to represent them in this tournament also. No one will be turned away if they want to play. due to the fact there are less blogs. I will open this tournament up to any team who wants to play. I will try to have a separate division for those teams.

 

What can you expect the day of the tournament other than one hell of a good time.

Included are the following:

  • 3-Game Guarantee on Major League Baseball Replica Fields
  • Single elimination Playoff Games (for qualifying teams)
  • Tournament Director
  • Umpires
  • Softballs
  • Bracketing for all teams.
  • 1st Place trophy
  • 2nd Place plaque
  • 3 Large pizzas and 4 pitchers of soda per team.

Here is a list of items you can donate the day of the tournament.

Food
Any canned or non perishable food item is welcome
Canned tuna or chicken
Pasta,
Beans
Rice
Sardines,
Stews,
Soups
Peanut butter
Jelly
Canned fruits&vegetables
Water
Clothing
New Tube Socks
New Underwear (Boxers)
New Womens Undergarments (Sports Bras and Plus Sizes)
Mens Pants (especially sizes 34 44)
XL, XXL, XXXL Mens Shirts
Mens Tennis Shoes Size 8 and Higher
Shower Shoes
Pajamas, Tops and Bottoms
Teen Clothing
Personal hygiene products
Soap
Shampoo
Mouth wash tooth paste
Deodorant
Razors
Diapers and formula

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Location: Big League Dreams in West Covina

Cost: $42.50 per Player

This tournament is open to EVERYONE who wants to play.

Contact LA Mission of Hope for more info an other ways to give.
Link to rules
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2017 Softball Tournament

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Sorry for the sites absence this past year. For those that don’t know or forget. I run this site from the east coast. The last year or so work has prevented me from doing this site but I know how much you all enjoy doing the softball tournaments. So lets do it again.

The tournament is open to all Dodger related blogs, websites and social media fan pages. I know some sites have merged or gone away since the last time we did this. So If you played for one of those sites and want to do so under their name. You are more than welcome.

The last tournament did not go as smoothly as the first two. Teams and players entered and never showed up. Food donations were way down to the point all the food collected fit into the trunk of my Camry rental car. Unlike the first two tournaments where it took a truck to deliver the donations. So I want to address the new rule that might motivate some teams. The team that donates the most food wi ll be rewarded with their choice of starting each game with a two run lead or playing as the home team. I hate to do it but I was embarresd as hell when I took the donations to the charity. There are some other new rules so take a minute to read them on the Tournament link located on th left side of this page.

Anyone who wants to play and does not have a favorite site or a team. You are more than welcome to play for one of my teams or any team you’d like. This event will not turn anyone away.So site owners and admins let me know if you want to enter a team and I will do all I can to help you through the process. The registration page link and entry fee page link should be up this weekend. I will announce when it goes live.

Thanks for taking time to read this. If you have any questions comments or suggestions. Feel free to contact me at. thelfp.com@gmail.com

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