COVID-19 Update: Recruitment Days Postponed

Mar 15, 2020

As we are all aware, the New York City region has taken extraordinary precautions to slow the spread of the COVID19 coronavirus. In the interest of the health of our members and new recruits, the Big Apple Softball League will postpone the Recruitment Days that were originally scheduled for March 28 and April 4. We will announce a new date for recruitment as soon as we can.

The league is considering all options to ensure that we get to play this spring and summer. Teams should expect a delay in starting the season, but the length of that delay won’t be clear for a while.

As a reminder, our next Governing Body meeting is confirmed for Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM. It will be via webinar/teleconference. This is a chance for everyone to ask questions and give input. Managers should look out for another email with the details on this remote meeting.

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay healthy and look out for each other. Together, we look forward to working through this challenging time.

BASL Goes Out: Charlie’s Angels

Nov 6, 2019

Big Apple Softball is partnering with Sony Pictures to offer free tickets to a screening of Charlie’s Angels ahead of its wide theatrical release. Join us this Monday, 11/11 at 7:30pm at the Regal Essex 14 theater! Click blow to get your passes, but move quickly because they are limited to 25 pairs and will go fast

Location:
Regal Essex 14
115 Delancey St. New York, NY 10002

Date & Time:
11/11/2019
07:30 PM

Get your passes here

 

BASL Goes Out: The Archivettes

Oct 15, 2019

BASL is happy to offer discounted tickets to THE ARCHIVETTES, directed by Megan Rossman, a player on Green-Batten’s Dive Bar team. The New York premiere at NewFest will screen on October 27 at 1:30pm. Click here for a direct link to the discounted tickets, or use promo code NF19BASL at NewFest.org.

About the Film

Led by local heroes Deb Edel and Joan Nestle in the 1970s, a group of young lesbians frustrated by misogyny and homophobia within academia huddled together and built an accessible archive of lesbian documents and artifacts for those conducting research, both professional and personal. The location: a bedroom in a modest apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

In its nearly 50 years of existence, the Lesbian Herstory Archives has weathered many storms, from the feminist sex wars to a move to Brooklyn. Today, with its founders in their seventies, the Archives is staring down its next challenge: a change in leadership. This highly anticipated feature debut from Megan Rossman is a thoughtful and more intergenerational expansion of NewFest 2016 Audience Award winner for Best Documentary short, LOVE LETTER RESCUE SQUAD.

Watch the Trailer

Fall 2019 Registration is Live

Aug 7, 2019

Head over to our Fall 2019 Page to learn more

Sach Division Fundraiser – Fri. July 26th

Jul 16, 2019

Join our Sachs Division for their Annual Fundraiser at The Monster Friday, July 26th Starting at 6:00pm. There will be 2-4-1 Drink Specials and some amazing Raffle Prizes!

 

All funds will go towards the Jesters, Clippers & Comets!

Now Accepting Board Members Nominations

Jul 12, 2019

Big Apple Softball League is run by committees of volunteers (see the current List of Board Members) and we are opening nominations for the board positions entering new terms for this upcoming season. Board positions are a great way to get more involved in the league!

The current Positions Open for Nomination are:

  • All Division Representative Positions (1 Year Term)
  • Assistant Commissioner (Open) (2 Year Term)
  • Assistant Commissioner (Women+) (2 Year Term)
  • Treasurer (2 Year Term)

Important things to Note:

  • If you think you have what it takes to run for a position you can nominate yourself!
  • If you would like to be a division rep you must actively be playing in that division during your term!
  • If two or more people accept nominations for a position we will organize an anonymous electronic vote
  • We will announce the new board members at the Awards Party.
  • If you have any questions reach out to the nomination committee (It is made up of board members not currently up for reelection so our current Commissioner Mike & Secretary Emma) at nominations@bigapplesoftball.com

Checkout the responsibilities of the Board Members below and submit the form to nominate a BASL member or yourself:


Duties and Responsibilities of the Assistant Commissioner (Open Division)
Assume the duties of the Commissioner in the Commissioner’s absence
Assume the office of Commissioner in the event the office becomes vacant, or call for a Special Election to fill the vacancy
Perform any duties assigned to him/her by the Commissioner and/or the Governing Body
Be a designated co-signer of BASL checks
Maintain and distribute Team Rosters
Coordinate the BASL Fall League (Open Division) or appoint an alternate representative


Duties and Responsibilities of the Assistant Commissioner (Women’s Division)
Assume the duties of the Commissioner in the absence of both the Commissioner and the Assistant Commissioner (Open Division)
Assume the office of Commissioner in the event this office and the office of Assistant
Commissioner (Open Division) become vacant, or call for a Special Election to fill the vacancies
Perform any duties assigned to him/her by the Commissioner and/or the Governing Body
Be a designated co-signer of BASL checks
Maintain and distribute Team Rosters
Coordinate the BASL Fall League (Women’s Division) or appoint an alternate representative


Duties and Responsibilities of the Treasurer
Assume the duties of the Commissioner in the absence of the Commissioner, Assistant
Commissioner (Open), and the Assistant Commissioner (Women’s Division)
Assume the office of Commissioner in the event this office, the office of the Assistant Commissioner (Open), and the Assistant Commissioner (Women’s Division) become vacant, or call for a Special Election to fill the vacancies
Act as the custodian of BASL funds
Keep an inventory of all BASL property
Prepare all approved BASL checks for disbursement, except in an emergency, when he shall assign this duty to the Commissioner
Be a designated co-signer of all BASL checks
In consultation with the Executive Committee, prepare a yearly budget for presentation to, and approval of, the Governing Body at its November meeting
Present a year-end written financial statement at the January Governing Body meeting
Present a written financial statement at each regular Governing Body meeting
Be a standing member of all committees involving the finances of the BASL
Provide to the membership a copy of the BASL Budget and Year-end Financial Report after presentation to, and approval by, the Governing Body
Submit yearly income tax reports to the IRS
Perform any duties assigned to him/her by the Commissioner and/or the Governing Body


Division Representatives Responsibilities:
Assist the Executive Committee in carrying out its duties with respect to the teams in his/her division. These duties shall specifically include:
Be a liaison to his/her division’s teams
Be a member of the Scheduling Committee
Advise division teams on the completing of their NAGAAA or ASANA ratings


World Pride March – June 30th

Jun 6, 2019

Join the Big Apple Softball League for World Pride 2019 in New York City!

We will be Marching in TWO Groups this year:


 

Group 1: Will be Marching with our New Sponsor, Coney Island Brewing, and their Mermaid Pride Float!

The Mermaid Float will have refreshments available, a DJ, Coney Island Brewing swag to distribute, storage space for small bags only, BASL Pride Shirts for marchers & Stickers to distribute!

Coney Island Brewing will be stepping off around 5:00pm but we will plan to meet before at a local bar to grab a cold Mermaid Pilsner before heading to the float together. #productPlacement

There is only space for 30 Pride Marchers. There is a $15 deposit to secure your spot* with the float and it will be first come, first serve so don’t snooze on this! You must fille out the form below AND venmo @paige-ponzeka your $15 deposit with your name and email to secure your spot.

*All deposit money will go towards Pride Swag! No refunds will be issued 48 hours before the Pride March.

All Marchers are asked to signup here.


Group 2: Will be Marching behind the MLB Float!

This group will have BASL Pride Shirts and Stickers to distribute and will carry the BASL Pride Banner!

This is the same set up as last year so anyone that marched last year is familiar with how the Marching Group works.

Launch Time: TBD! (We will follow up with information as soon as we know)

There is no charge to walk with group 2! Just Signup and show-up!

All Marchers are asked to signup here.

Questions? Email Paige at webmaster@bigapplesoftball.com

 

 

Drag Grizzlies – Fri June 14th

May 24, 2019

The NYC Grizzlies Softball Team’s Big Burly Bitches are back again to serve you fresh tilapia, shade, full on Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent, and drinks galore! It’s an extravaganza not to be missed!

This is the Grizzlies biggest annual fundraiser – so come prepared with CA$H to tip our queens, buy raffle tickets, and buy some drinks!

Friday, June 14th – 7pm – 10pm

Rockbar NYC

185 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014

RSVP on Facebook

Rain Update – 5/4/19

May 4, 2019

Update 11:49am:

Central Park Games will start at 3pm and be 1 hour games

Update 10:00am:

All 11 am & 12 pm Randall’s Island games are cancelled due to field conditions.

All games on Randall’s Island Field #25 are cancelled. 

Randall’s Island Field #34 opens at 1pm.

All East River Park Games are on as Scheduled

Women+ Division: Please Check your Email for field adjustments.

Field #13
Venom vs Hellcats 1pm (Earlier Start Time)
Hellcats vs Lady Heat 2pm (Earlier Start Time)
Lady Heat vs Venom 3pm
wild project vs Brewers 4pm
Brewers vs wild project 5pm

Field #14 
RPF vs Dive Bar 3pm
RPF vs Dive Bar 4pm
Dive Bar vs RPF 5pm

Mets Pride Night – Aug 10

Apr 21, 2019
 
This year Big Apple Softball League is offering the Party Pack add-on to every ticket purchase through the league. All League members & guests are welcome to attend this event.
 
Tickets will be available for the Coca-Cola Corner (Same Place as Last year) for $46 each.
 
All BASL members & guests can add a Party Pack for an additional $49.00 for EACH ticket, The party pack add-on gives 1 ticket holder access to:
Unlimited domestic/premium draft beer, soda and bottled water.
A food voucher good for a hot dog combo, hamburger combo, or 2 slices of Two Boots cheese pizza.
Food and beverage will begin an hour before first pitch.
**As with Stadium policies, Alcoholic beverage service will end at the end of the 7th inning or 2 hours from the regularly scheduled first pitch, whichever comes first.
 
 
If you have any questions please reach out to hello@bigapplesoftball.com

COVID-19 Update: Recruitment Days Postponed

By BASL Webmaster | Mar 15, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Update: Recruitment Days Postponed

As we are all aware, the New York City region has taken extraordinary precautions to slow the spread of the COVID19 coronavirus. In the interest of the health of our members and new recruits, the Big Apple Softball League will postpone the Recruitment Days that were originally scheduled for March 28 and April 4. We will announce a new date for recruitment as soon as we can.

The league is considering all options to ensure that we get to play this spring and summer. Teams should expect a delay in starting the season, but the length of that delay won’t be clear for a while.

As a reminder, our next Governing Body meeting is confirmed for Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 PM. It will be via webinar/teleconference. This is a chance for everyone to ask questions and give input. Managers should look out for another email with the details on this remote meeting.

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay healthy and look out for each other. Together, we look forward to working through this challenging time.

BASL Goes Out: Charlie’s Angels

By BASL Webmaster | Nov 6, 2019 | Comments Off on BASL Goes Out: Charlie’s Angels

Big Apple Softball is partnering with Sony Pictures to offer free tickets to a screening of Charlie’s Angels ahead of its wide theatrical release. Join us this Monday, 11/11 at 7:30pm at the Regal Essex 14 theater! Click blow to get your passes, but move quickly because they are limited to 25 pairs and will go fast

Location:
Regal Essex 14
115 Delancey St. New York, NY 10002

Date & Time:
11/11/2019
07:30 PM

Get your passes here

 

BASL Goes Out: The Archivettes

By BASL Webmaster | Oct 15, 2019 | Comments Off on BASL Goes Out: The Archivettes

BASL is happy to offer discounted tickets to THE ARCHIVETTES, directed by Megan Rossman, a player on Green-Batten’s Dive Bar team. The New York premiere at NewFest will screen on October 27 at 1:30pm. Click here for a direct link to the discounted tickets, or use promo code NF19BASL at NewFest.org.

About the Film

Led by local heroes Deb Edel and Joan Nestle in the 1970s, a group of young lesbians frustrated by misogyny and homophobia within academia huddled together and built an accessible archive of lesbian documents and artifacts for those conducting research, both professional and personal. The location: a bedroom in a modest apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

In its nearly 50 years of existence, the Lesbian Herstory Archives has weathered many storms, from the feminist sex wars to a move to Brooklyn. Today, with its founders in their seventies, the Archives is staring down its next challenge: a change in leadership. This highly anticipated feature debut from Megan Rossman is a thoughtful and more intergenerational expansion of NewFest 2016 Audience Award winner for Best Documentary short, LOVE LETTER RESCUE SQUAD.

Watch the Trailer

Fall 2019 Registration is Live

By Paige | Aug 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Fall 2019 Registration is Live

Head over to our Fall 2019 Page to learn more

Sach Division Fundraiser – Fri. July 26th

By Paige | Jul 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Sach Division Fundraiser – Fri. July 26th

Join our Sachs Division for their Annual Fundraiser at The Monster Friday, July 26th Starting at 6:00pm. There will be 2-4-1 Drink Specials and some amazing Raffle Prizes!

 

All funds will go towards the Jesters, Clippers & Comets!

Now Accepting Board Members Nominations

By Paige | Jul 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Now Accepting Board Members Nominations

Big Apple Softball League is run by committees of volunteers (see the current List of Board Members) and we are opening nominations for the board positions entering new terms for this upcoming season. Board positions are a great way to get more involved in the league!

The current Positions Open for Nomination are:

  • All Division Representative Positions (1 Year Term)
  • Assistant Commissioner (Open) (2 Year Term)
  • Assistant Commissioner (Women+) (2 Year Term)
  • Treasurer (2 Year Term)

Important things to Note:

  • If you think you have what it takes to run for a position you can nominate yourself!
  • If you would like to be a division rep you must actively be playing in that division during your term!
  • If two or more people accept nominations for a position we will organize an anonymous electronic vote
  • We will announce the new board members at the Awards Party.
  • If you have any questions reach out to the nomination committee (It is made up of board members not currently up for reelection so our current Commissioner Mike & Secretary Emma) at nominations@bigapplesoftball.com

Checkout the responsibilities of the Board Members below and submit the form to nominate a BASL member or yourself:


Duties and Responsibilities of the Assistant Commissioner (Open Division)
Assume the duties of the Commissioner in the Commissioner’s absence
Assume the office of Commissioner in the event the office becomes vacant, or call for a Special Election to fill the vacancy
Perform any duties assigned to him/her by the Commissioner and/or the Governing Body
Be a designated co-signer of BASL checks
Maintain and distribute Team Rosters
Coordinate the BASL Fall League (Open Division) or appoint an alternate representative


Duties and Responsibilities of the Assistant Commissioner (Women’s Division)
Assume the duties of the Commissioner in the absence of both the Commissioner and the Assistant Commissioner (Open Division)
Assume the office of Commissioner in the event this office and the office of Assistant
Commissioner (Open Division) become vacant, or call for a Special Election to fill the vacancies
Perform any duties assigned to him/her by the Commissioner and/or the Governing Body
Be a designated co-signer of BASL checks
Maintain and distribute Team Rosters
Coordinate the BASL Fall League (Women’s Division) or appoint an alternate representative


Duties and Responsibilities of the Treasurer
Assume the duties of the Commissioner in the absence of the Commissioner, Assistant
Commissioner (Open), and the Assistant Commissioner (Women’s Division)
Assume the office of Commissioner in the event this office, the office of the Assistant Commissioner (Open), and the Assistant Commissioner (Women’s Division) become vacant, or call for a Special Election to fill the vacancies
Act as the custodian of BASL funds
Keep an inventory of all BASL property
Prepare all approved BASL checks for disbursement, except in an emergency, when he shall assign this duty to the Commissioner
Be a designated co-signer of all BASL checks
In consultation with the Executive Committee, prepare a yearly budget for presentation to, and approval of, the Governing Body at its November meeting
Present a year-end written financial statement at the January Governing Body meeting
Present a written financial statement at each regular Governing Body meeting
Be a standing member of all committees involving the finances of the BASL
Provide to the membership a copy of the BASL Budget and Year-end Financial Report after presentation to, and approval by, the Governing Body
Submit yearly income tax reports to the IRS
Perform any duties assigned to him/her by the Commissioner and/or the Governing Body


Division Representatives Responsibilities:
Assist the Executive Committee in carrying out its duties with respect to the teams in his/her division. These duties shall specifically include:
Be a liaison to his/her division’s teams
Be a member of the Scheduling Committee
Advise division teams on the completing of their NAGAAA or ASANA ratings


World Pride March – June 30th

By Paige | Jun 6, 2019 | Comments Off on World Pride March – June 30th

Join the Big Apple Softball League for World Pride 2019 in New York City!

We will be Marching in TWO Groups this year:


 

Group 1: Will be Marching with our New Sponsor, Coney Island Brewing, and their Mermaid Pride Float!

The Mermaid Float will have refreshments available, a DJ, Coney Island Brewing swag to distribute, storage space for small bags only, BASL Pride Shirts for marchers & Stickers to distribute!

Coney Island Brewing will be stepping off around 5:00pm but we will plan to meet before at a local bar to grab a cold Mermaid Pilsner before heading to the float together. #productPlacement

There is only space for 30 Pride Marchers. There is a $15 deposit to secure your spot* with the float and it will be first come, first serve so don’t snooze on this! You must fille out the form below AND venmo @paige-ponzeka your $15 deposit with your name and email to secure your spot.

*All deposit money will go towards Pride Swag! No refunds will be issued 48 hours before the Pride March.

All Marchers are asked to signup here.


Group 2: Will be Marching behind the MLB Float!

This group will have BASL Pride Shirts and Stickers to distribute and will carry the BASL Pride Banner!

This is the same set up as last year so anyone that marched last year is familiar with how the Marching Group works.

Launch Time: TBD! (We will follow up with information as soon as we know)

There is no charge to walk with group 2! Just Signup and show-up!

All Marchers are asked to signup here.

Questions? Email Paige at webmaster@bigapplesoftball.com

 

 

Drag Grizzlies – Fri June 14th

By Paige | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Drag Grizzlies – Fri June 14th

The NYC Grizzlies Softball Team’s Big Burly Bitches are back again to serve you fresh tilapia, shade, full on Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent, and drinks galore! It’s an extravaganza not to be missed!

This is the Grizzlies biggest annual fundraiser – so come prepared with CA$H to tip our queens, buy raffle tickets, and buy some drinks!

Friday, June 14th – 7pm – 10pm

Rockbar NYC

185 Christopher Street

New York, NY 10014

RSVP on Facebook

Rain Update – 5/4/19

By Paige | May 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Rain Update – 5/4/19

Update 11:49am:

Central Park Games will start at 3pm and be 1 hour games

Update 10:00am:

All 11 am & 12 pm Randall’s Island games are cancelled due to field conditions.

All games on Randall’s Island Field #25 are cancelled. 

Randall’s Island Field #34 opens at 1pm.

All East River Park Games are on as Scheduled

Women+ Division: Please Check your Email for field adjustments.

Field #13
Venom vs Hellcats 1pm (Earlier Start Time)
Hellcats vs Lady Heat 2pm (Earlier Start Time)
Lady Heat vs Venom 3pm
wild project vs Brewers 4pm
Brewers vs wild project 5pm

Field #14 
RPF vs Dive Bar 3pm
RPF vs Dive Bar 4pm
Dive Bar vs RPF 5pm

Mets Pride Night – Aug 10

By Paige | Apr 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Mets Pride Night – Aug 10
 
This year Big Apple Softball League is offering the Party Pack add-on to every ticket purchase through the league. All League members & guests are welcome to attend this event.
 
Tickets will be available for the Coca-Cola Corner (Same Place as Last year) for $46 each.
 
All BASL members & guests can add a Party Pack for an additional $49.00 for EACH ticket, The party pack add-on gives 1 ticket holder access to:
Unlimited domestic/premium draft beer, soda and bottled water.
A food voucher good for a hot dog combo, hamburger combo, or 2 slices of Two Boots cheese pizza.
Food and beverage will begin an hour before first pitch.
**As with Stadium policies, Alcoholic beverage service will end at the end of the 7th inning or 2 hours from the regularly scheduled first pitch, whichever comes first.
 
 
If you have any questions please reach out to hello@bigapplesoftball.com