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                     DEAR FRIENDS OF SOFTBALL

                                WISHING YOU 
                      A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND
                    PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

SCSL League Officers: Jack & Natalie Hackett , Bill Santos,
***************************           Joe Carvalho , Tim Lima ,
                                                         Bob Hackett


                                                       WELCOME TO THE
                       FALL RIVER SCHOLARSHIP SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES
                                                              WHERE
                                                    "SPORTSMENSHIP"
                                                    ************************
                                                              IS AN
                                                    "EXPECTATION"
                                                     *******************
                                            LET THE PLAYERS PLAY
                                         LET THE COACHES COACH
                                       LET THE UMPIRES OFFICIATE
                                   LET THE SPECTATORS BE POSITIVE
            VICTORY IS NOT FINAL,DEFEAT IS NOT FATAL-- ONLY A GAME- ENJOY!!!



  

   2015 will be the 52nd. Season of "ASA"
   Slow Pitch Softball at Father Kelly Park
   Home of  the Jack Hackett Softball Field.

  WOW - How the Season have Flown Bye

 

                                                      KITTENBALL
                SOFTBALL WAS DEVELOPED AROUND  1895 BY  LEWIS  ROBER,
                A   MINNEAPOLIS FIREFIGHTER AND  WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED
                KITTENBALL .THE FIRST SOFTBALL LEAGUE WAS FORMED IN
                                              MINNEAPOLIS  IN  1900.


       Director:
                        Jack Hackett            riversedge9@comcast.net   Tel.# 508-801-6518
       Assistant-Directors:
                        Bill Santos              wsantos@cox.net
                        Joe Carvalho           joeyc1015@yahoo.com               
       Hall of Fame Chairperson:
                        Bob Hackett
       Secretary:
                        Natalie Hackett
       Field Supervisor:
                         Tim Lima
                        


      
       THE MEN-IN-BLUE" ASA" UMPIRE'S ASSOCIATION
       ***************************************************************
            HOME BASE FALL RIVER,MA. & TIVERTON,R.I.
            **********************************************************
                                ORGANIZED IN 1974 (41 Yrs.)
                                 ***********************************
    Directors:Jack Hackett, Bill Santos, Joe Carvalho,Tim Lima
   Clinic (Rules & Field Mechanics )- Instructor Fran Desmarais
    

   The Associations Officiates all the SCSL Leagues(Night, Sunday Morning ,Co-ed, Fall)
              Tiverton Men's "ASA" Night League- NECA "ASA" Church League.
  Tournaments: Brandon Little Memorial - Phil Rocha Memorial- Attleboro Church League
                                  SCSL One-Pitch - SCSL Late Seasonal - SCSL Turkey Trot
              ASA SOFTBALL IS ALIVE AND DOING GREAT IN THE FALL RIVER AREA
                                                                 ***********
       MIB "ASA"2015 Organizational Metting will be on APRIL 22nd.-WEDNESDAY
                             Italian Progressive Club - 310 Slade St. Fall River
                                              Time: 6:30p.m.(Sharp)
              New Recruits are always WELCOMED-IF Interested Contact Hackett
                                   Tel.# 508-801-6518 or Email: <riversedge9@comcast.net.>
            


        




        
     MEN-IN-Blue
           ASA
      UMPIRES'
  ASSOCIATION
      HOLDING
 A RULE CLINIC
   BEFORE THE
       SEASON



          The MIB "ASA" Umpire's Association was organized in 1974
                                Home Base Fall River, Ma. & TIverton,R.I.
                                            Members-- 17
                                           "Men In Blue"
                       Umpire-In-Chief/Assigner--Jack Hackett  
                  Bill Santos                   Justin Medeiros     Steve Winarski   
                  Rick Ramos                 Tim Lima                 Barry Petrin
                  Fran Desmarais           Pat Ahaesy            Jay Pacheco
                  Joe Carvalho               Ken Burns             Armand Rebello
                 Skip Tallman                Art Henderson       Chris Camara      
                                                      Mark Enwright      

       "  NUMBER WISE A SMALL AMOUNT-BUT A STRONG UMPIRING CREW "
                   "  A GREAT DEAL OF SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL KNOWLEDGE "

          



       
             SMILE - YES WE DID
             ***************************
             R.I. ASA UMPIRE/CHIEF
                SUSAN JOHNSON
                        &
  SCSL DIRECTOR   &
            MIB ASA UMPIRE/CHIEF
                            JACK HACKETT
 
          THE MIB ASA UMPIRES
           ASSOCIATION WAS
               ESTABLISHED
                     IN 1974
         HOME BASE TIVERTON,R.I.
                                &              
                 FALL RIVER,MA.

      THE MIB MEMBERS REGISTER
                   ASA WITH HER.
  SHE HAS BEEN VERY HELPFUL TO
                OUR ASSOCIATION.



SUSAN HAS 200 ASA UMPIRES OFFICIATING FOR HER
                                    IN R.I.
      ASA SOFTBALL IS STILL GOING STRONG
 

 

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                                           AN "ASA" UMPIRE
                                              "BLUE PRIDE"
                      Of All the Thankless Jobs on Earth,whenever Duty Calls;
            The Worst is His or Her who must Decide between the Strikes and Balls.
                    Who always has to Say at Once if it is Foul or Fair.
                 When some Determined Player Hits the SoftBall in the Air?
           The Man or Women whose Eyes must Rove the Field and Cover every Base;
                    And Figure if the Defense or the Runner Won the Race.
                He or She is the SoftBall Umpire who must be Prepared to Talk;
                          When there is an Argument about a Run or Walk.
            But Whether Crowds Stand Up and Cheer,or Politely Boo and Shout.
              He or She are the Ones the SoftBall World Can Never Be WITHOUT.
                                "RESPECT YOUR GAME OFFICIALS"

 
                              THE  2015 SEASON---
                       (52nd. SEASON OF THE SCSL)
  
       
                    * SCSL "ASA" NIGHT LEAGUE

                  * SCSL  SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE

                             * SCSL  CO-ED LEAGUE

                      *FALL LEAGUE- Saturday-September 12th.
                       12 Teams (2 Divisions/6 teams/division)

                                          ********
                    
  "  SOFTBALL PLAYED APRIL TO END OF NOVEMBER "

            SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL IS ALIVE AND WELL
                         AT THE JACK HACKETT FIELD
  

         2015 SCHOLARSHIP SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES
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                                       SCSL NIGHT LEAGUE
                  SCSL  SUNDAY MORNING RECREATIONAL LEAGUE
                                     SCSL CO-ED LEAGUE
                                     SCSL FALL LEAGUE(Saturdays)
                       *** TEAM OPENINGS IN ALL LEAGUES
                       *** NEW TEAMS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED

                                                              "ASA" SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL AT ITS' BEST                            

Slowpitch Softball League Openings
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Director Jack Hackett of the Fall River Scholarship Slowpitch Softball League that plays it’s games at the Jack Hackett Softball Field on Globe St. has team openings in the  2015 SCSL Night League , Sunday Morning Recreational  League and the Co-ed League. Team Flyers on all Leagues will be mailed out to the Teams Interested on January 30th. A $50 Deposit is required to Secure a Spot in One of the SCSL Leagues.The Deposit is Due before Saturday-March 14th. New Teams interested are requested to contact Hackett at 508-801-6518 or Email<riversedge9@comcast.net.. So he will have your address to mail you a Flyer.
The 2015 season will be the League’s 52nd. Season of Organized ASA Slow Pitch Softball.

Your’s in Softball,
Jack Hackett

   
2015 SCSL LEAGUE MEETINGS:
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 1st. Meeting:  March 25th.-Wednesday - Italian Progressive Club-310 Slade St. Fall River  
 ***************                         (Hall Upstairs) - Time 6:30p.m. (Sharp)
                                                   All Teams Must be Represented

 Final Meeting: April 29th.-Wednesday - Italian Progressive Club-310 Slade St.
 ****************                      (Hall UpStairs) - Time 6:30p.m. (Sharp)
                           ** ALL ENTRY FEE BALANCE MUST BE PAID THIS EVENING
                IF NOT TEAM WILL BE" DROPPED" FROM THE RESPECTIVE SCSL LEAGUE
                                                   THE TEAM WANTED IN.
        SCSL OFFICERS ARE NOT BILL COLLECTOR-THEY WILL NOT BE CHASING THE $$$

 There will be  Alot of Field Improvements
         in the Upcoming 2015 season.
1. Will once again Upgrade the Infield-
                         More Clay.

2. Looking to Hydro-Seed all of the
                     Outfield Grass
.
3. Repaint the OutField Fence
4. All New Bulbs in the Electric Scoreboards.

5. New Foul Pole Flags.
6. Looking for New Dugout Benches.
7. Ordering a New Sprinkler System.

8. Repair Field Light Bulbs  that are out &
   Re-adjust the Lights.

      **Field Supervisor Tim Lima does a Great Job
  Taking care of Infield Conditions during the Season.
 
  Jack still has not given up on Constructing a Bocce Court.
            This might be the Season to get it up and running.

     The Playing Field will be in TIP-TOP Shape.
     SCSL Officers Jack - Bill - Joe -Tim - Natalie are
     Always  looking to Improve the Playing Conditions
            and make it the Best Field in the Area.

     SCSL LEAGUE FIELD SUPERVISOR
                         TIM LIMA


                                              "A SMALL STAGE- ???"
                                               ****************************
      There are people , and often they are ridiculed, who will give their lives to things
      as diverse as Scout Troops, Stamp Clubs, Churches , Fishing Clubs, and Veteran
                                                         Organizations
                                                                 AND
                    SOFTBALL LEAGUES ( SCSL Officers - Jack - Natalie - Bill - Tim - Joe - Bob)).
       It is easy to make fun of these people because they are very nearly defenseless
                                                     in their enthusiasm.
      But they rise above it and they keep driving themselves to meetings , volunteering       
                          their time and energy. They also have to work with juggling a small
                                                       operating budget.
      The above SCSL Officers in particular make  Playing in the SCSL Leagues FUN,
                                      EMOTIONAL, AMUSING and INSPIRING.

                                     " IT IS NOT A SMALL STAGE TO THEM"




     SCSL OFFICERS  - DEDICATION - JOY - ENTHUSIASM - INSPIRING -  HARD WORKERS
                                           VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME

         

          NATALIE TIEING DOWN TEAR DROP YELLOW FENCE
                             GUARD ON SIDE FENCES.

       



           NATALIE GRASS SEEDING THE OUTFIELD AREA



       
                 NATALIE PAINTING THE FIELD BARRELS
                                       DON'T LITTER

       


                    BILL INSTALLING NEW USA FLAG ON BACKSTOP

    

           


           BILL ERECTING THE TWO (LEFT FIELD & RIGHT FIELD)
                                      FOUL POLE FLAGS.

         

 
   BILL PUTTING IN THE NEW LEFT FIELD AND RIGHT FIELD
                            PERMANENT FOUL LINES

    

         FIELD SUPERVISOR TIM LIMA UP ON THE BOOMER
     WORKING AT REMOVING THE OLD BACKSTOP FENCING.

      

         TIM PUTTING UP THE NEW USA FLAG ON THE
                SECTION OF THE OUTFIELD FENCE.

               NATALIE READING THE DIRECTIONS




           TIM TOUCHING UP STORAGE AREA FENCING.

 Some of the Improvements over the Seasons:
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   EACH SEASON INFIELD UPGRADED(CLAY)-OUTFIELD SEEDED AND FERTILIZED-
  NEW FENCE ALL AROUND THE FIELD-NEW BACKSTOP-DUGOUTS GROUND                       CEMENTED-NEW DISTANCE SIGNS ON OUTFIELD FENCE-NEW DUGOUT SIGNS
(VISITORS) &(HOME)- USA FLAG ON OUTFIELD FENCE AND DUGOUTS-NEW STORAGE AREA BUILD(EQUIPMENT)-PA SYSTEM & SPEAKERS & NEW TRACTOR-2 ELECTRIC SCOREBOARDS-NON-ELECTRIC SCOREBOARD-HIGH SAFETY FENCE(THIRD BASE &
FIRST BASE)-FOUL POLE FLAGS-TEAM STANDING BOARD(#'s & TEAM NAMES)- CORK BULLETIN BOARD(SCSL NOTICES)-NEW WARNING TRACT OUTFIELD & ONE NEAR HOME PLATE AREA.PINE TAR BOARDS-BUCKET BARRELS FOR BUTTS- LEAGUE BANNERS-
YELLOW FENCE GUARD ALL AROUND THE FIELD FENCE -  NEW DUGOUT BARRELS.EACH SEASON NEW HOME PLATE-PITCHERS MOUND-BASES-HOME PLATE MATS. WHITE PERMANENT OUTFIELD FOUL LINES. FIELD NAME SIGNS ON BACKSTOP.
2 PICNIC TABLES ERECTED. NEW BENCHES FOR FANS. NEW TREES PLANTED.
PORTER JOHN AT THE FIELD.
               FATHER KELLY PARK & JACK HACKETT SOFTBALL FIELD
    "THE PLAYING FIELD AND PARK AREA HAS IMPROVED GREATLY SINCE 1963"
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