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                                                       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!!!



  

   2017 will be the 54th. Season of "ASA"
   Slow Pitch Softball at Father Kelly Park
   Home of  the Jack Hackett Softball Field.

  WOW - How the Season have Flown Bye.

 


              SCSL  NIGHT LEAGUE CLOSED:                        
                                       15 TEAMS
                   SCSL NIGHT LEAGUE TEAMS FOR THE 2017
            COMPETING AT THE JACK HACKETT SOFTBALL FIELD
                                                 ******
     1. FATHOM'S BAR & GRILL,INC.
     2. ICE HOUSE
     3. WE GOT THE RUNS
     4. BRAMWELL FITNESS
     5. MITCHELL'S LAW                     
     6. SPECTRUM LIGHTING                     
     7. PAWS 'N" PLAY TOP DOGS
     8. ELLIS PAINTING                      
     9.TROY CITY MAULERS                         
    10.KRUSTY KRAB
    11. NEW BEDFORD WOLFPACK
    12 PLUMBING SUPPLY
    13. BRAYTON AVENUE CAFE
    14. BORDEN REMINGTON
    15.STACKHOUSE  CLUB

    SCSL SUNDAY MORNING RECREATIONAL LEAGUE : 8 TEAMS
********************************************************************************
  1. ELLIS PAINTING

  2 THE HORSEMEN                            
  3. WATCH DOGS                       .                         
  4. THREADS
  5. STRAIGHT EDGE BARBER SHOP
  6. UPPER DECKERS
  7.WE GOT THE RUNS
  8. SPECTRUM #2
  
                                      " AGAIN A GREAT TEAM RESPONSE"
             THANK YOU FOR ENTERING A TEAM INTO THE 2017 SCSL SEASON.


      


       
                   TO THE  UPCOMING  2017 TEAM SPONSORS
                                   "A GREAT BIG THANK YOU"
             FROM THE SCSL OFFICERS & TEAM MANAGERS
                                            & PLAYERS
                                         *****************
   



                 Team Sponsors  Help Greatly in Teams being able to Participate in
                                  playing the Great Game of Slow Pitch Softball.

                WHEN POSSIBLE PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SCSL TEAMS' SPONSORS
                                                          "THANK YOU"
                                                           ****************

                                                      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:
                        Skip Tallman           ststwestport@gmail.com      Tel.# 508-636-6311
                       Jeremy Ellis             jaehood508@yahoo.com      Tel.# 774-992-8969
                        Bill Santos                wsantos@cox.net                  Tel.# 401-864-6990 
                       Tim Lima                  tpllima88@yahoo.com           Tel.# 508-933-1901           
       Hall of Fame Chairperson:
                        Bob Hackett
       Secretary:
                        Natalie Hackett
       Field Supervisors:
                         Justin Mitchell       jroc508@yahoo.com           Tel.# 774-301-7289
                         Jamie Mitchell                 
     Field Maintenance:
                       Dave Conlon           
                        

      
       THE MEN-IN-BLUE" ASA" UMPIRE'S ASSOCIATION
       ***************************************************************
            HOME BASE FALL RIVER,MA. & TIVERTON,R.I.
            **********************************************************
                                ORGANIZED IN 1974 (43 Yrs.)
                                 ***********************************
   SCSL Director & Umpire/Chief:  Jack Hackett,
   Tiverton League Umpire/Chief:  Bill Santos

         OFFICERS;   Fran Desmarais, Armand Rebello
                                              Bill Santos,Skip Tallman ,Treasurer Natalie Hackett

                                          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 ( In Raynham-
                                             Dighton Rehoboth - Swansea)
  Tournaments: Brandon Little Memorial - Phil Rocha Memorial - Attleboro Church League
             - SCSL One-Pitch -  SCSL Memorial - SCSL Turkey Trot.

       ASA SOFTBALL IS ALIVE AND DOING GREAT IN THE FALL RIVER AREA
                                                                 ***********
    
            

         



          2017
  MEN-IN-BLUE "ASA"  UMPIRES'     ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                                    
       THE MEN - IN - BLUE 'ASA' UMPIRES' ASSOCIATION WAS
       ORGANIZED IN 1974(43 yrs.).HOME BASE IS FALL RIVER,
                               MA. AND TIVERTON,R.I.

     SCSL  UMPIRE/CHIEF & TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR JACK HACKETT
  TIVERTON LEAGUE UMPIRE/CHIEF  & TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR BILL SANTOS

  MEMBERSHIP; 23
  ********************** JOE ARGO   FRAN DESMARAIS  PAT AHAESY
                               TIM LIMA       JIM ROBIDOUX        DAVE BOTELHO
                              STEVE WINARSKI  DAVID LEPAGE ARMAND REBELLO
                         ROY VIEIRA   MARK ENWRIGHT  JAY PACHECO BEN CASTRO
                             JOE CARVALHO  SKIP TALLMAN   ART HENDERSON
                                   BILL SANTOS  JOE AGUIAR JOE RICARDO
                           BRUCE VANCOUR  NELSON MACEDO   BEN BURNS
                                                            *****
                             MIB TREASURER; NATALIE PETRONE HACKETT

   *** 2017 MIB BOARD OFFICERS - HACKETT - DESMARAIS - REBELLO
                                                                     TALLMAN -  SANTOS
            NUMBER WISE A SMALL GROUP, BUT A STRONG GROUP OF
            UMPIRES  WITH A GREAT DEAL OF SLOW PITCH EXPERIENCE
                                        AND KNOWLEDGE.


   
            

                  MEN-IN-BLUE "ASA" UMPIRE"S ASSOCIATION
                 **********************************************************
           2017 WILL BE THE 43rd, SEASON THE MIB HAS BEEN SERVICING
                         AREA SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES.
             ATTLEBORO, DIGHTON , FALL RIVER,SWANSEA, TIVERTON ,
                                             RAYNHAM.

                      "ASA" SOFTBALL IS ALIVE AND DOING
                          GREAT IN THE FALL RIVER AREA





          




 SCSL SECRETARY
        NATALIE
      HACKETT

          &

      R.I. "ASA"
 UMPIRE/CHIEF
          RON
   GOODINSON
                         
                                                                                             









           JACK & RON
   DISCUSSING ASSIGNING
              UMPIRES




          JACK GETTING "ASA" RULE BOOKS  AND  "ASA" REGISTRATIOM CARD
                           FOR THE MIB "ASA" UMPIRE'S ASSOCIATION                                         
                                    FROM R.I. "ASA" UMPIRE/CHIEF
                                             RON GOODINSON.





                                                                                          


                                                                             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 Woman 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 an Out 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 UMPIRE'S PRAYER

                                                         ****************************        
                                        THE UMPIRES HAVE THOSE PLAYERS
                                                          WHO LOVE THEM
                                                                     AND
                                OF COURSE  THOSE THAT DON’T LOVE THEM,
                                             MAY GOD TURN THEIR HEARTS
                                   AND IF IT DOESN'T TURN THEIR HEARTS,
                                            MAY HE TURN THEIR ANKLES,
                                SO WE THE UMPIRES WILL KNOW THEM
                                                    BY THEIR LIMPING.
                 Tim Lima

               2017
 MIB UMPIRING CREW
           **********
     SKIP TALLMAN

     RICK RAMOS
 **(Retired 2017)

    JIM ROBIDOUX

    DAVE BOTELHO

   ARMAND REBELLO

    THEY HAVE A
          WEALTH
   OF SLOW PITCH
        SOFTBALL
        KNOWLEDGE.
INVOLVED WITH THE
          GAME FOR
      MANY,MANY
        SEASONS.




        TWO  VETERAN "ASA" UMPIRES
       MEMBERS OF THE MEN - IN -BLUE

      PAT AHAESY & FRAN DESMARAIS

      THE LONGEST SERVICING  MIB
              "ASA" OFFICIALS
        
       THE SCSL TEAMS  HAVE A REAL
  PLUS  WHEN THESE TWO OFFICIALS
   ARE  OFFICIATING THEIR GAMES,
     THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR
                     DECADES.

THEY HAVE SEEN EVERYTHING THAT
      POSSIBLY COULD OCCUR IN A
      SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL GAME


   ** SAD NEWS, ART PASSED AWAY ON MAY 10, 2017.
                                      RIP
          *******************************************

         TWO OTHER  LONG TIME VETERAN
                     "ASA" MIB OFFICIAL
 ART HENDERSON & UMPIRE/CHIEF JACK HACKETT

            BOTH HAVE OVER 44 YEARS OF UMPIRING
                        SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL.

              THEY GREATLY ENJOY THE COMRADE
  THAT TAKES PLACE WITH THE OTHER OFFICIALS
                                           AND
                 THE TEAM MANAGERS AND PLAYERS.
 I HAVE TO MENTION--THE UMPIRES TWO FAVORITE
                                    WORDS
                                     ARE
                             STRIKE & OUT.

 
                  MIB "ASA" UMPIRES

                FRAN DESMARAIS
                             &
                 JAY PACHECO

          WELCOMING ABOARD
    
              NEW MIB OFFICIAL
                  DEAN LINSEY

   DEAN OFFICIATES HIGH SCHOOL
     GIRL'S FAST PITCH SOFTBALL.
  HE NOW WANTS TO GET INVOLVED
 OFFICIATING SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL
                       GAMES.
   WHAT BETTER UMPIRES TO HELP
     BREAK  HIM IN --- FRAN & JAY.



                              MIB "ASA"OFFICIALS
              JOE CARVALHO  AND RICK RAMOS

      RICK IS WELCOMING JOE BACK TO
 OFFICIATING SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL GAMES.
   *** RICK RETIRED FROM OFFICIATING IN 2017

  JOE AND RICK ARE BOTH IN THE SCSL HALL OF
 FAME AS OUTSTANDING PLAYERS DURING THEIR
                     PLAYING DAYS.

  JOE ALSO OFFICIATES  HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
 AND GIRL'S HIGH SCHOOL FASTPITCH SOFTBALL
 GAMES.  HE ALSO WORKS FOR ASSIGNER
    JOE ARGO OFFICIATING COLLEGE GIRL'S
                      FAST PITCH GAMES.

  MIB "ASA" ASSIGNER JACK HACKETT IS VERY
   HAPPY TO HAVE HIM BACK AT KELLY PARK.


TWO OF THE MIB"S TOP OFFICIALS
*******************************************

STEVE WINARSKI - Former BMC Durfee
**********************     High School
                                Girl's Softball Coach
                                 Won State Tourney.

 Former BMC Durfee Football Coach
Last Coach to have a Winning Season.

  2016 Head Football Coach at Diman
           Vocational High School.

                    MARK ENWRIGHT
                   ************************
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL OFFICIAL

 FORMER HIGH SCHOOL GIRL'S
  FAST PITCH  SOFTBALL  OFFICIAL

                            


                                    TEAM FUN BUNCH WAS THE LEAGUE AND PLAYOFFS
                                CHAMPS IN THE TIVERTON MEN'S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL
                                LEAGUE FOR MANY SEASONS. MARK WAS A VERY GOOD
                                                                           PLAYER.

                 HE NOWS DOES A GREAT JOB OFFICIATING SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL.


 
                              THE  2017 SEASON---
                       ( 54th. SEASON OF THE SCSL )
  
       
                    * SCSL "ASA" NIGHT LEAGUE
                            15  TEAMS  -- " GREAT"
                             **********************
                  * SCSL  SUNDAY MORNING LEAGUE
                                         9   TEAMS
                                       *****************

          *FALL LEAGUE- Starts  Saturday-September 9th.
          Maximum  12 Teams (3 Divisions/Teams 4-4-4))


           ****  SCSL WILL HAVE A GOOD NUMBER OF
                      TEAMS COMPETING in 2017
                                           
     SOFTBALL PLAYED APRIL TO END OF NOVEMBER "

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


    SCSL Director
     Jack Hackett
           &
    Bill Santos

Bill an MIB & SCSL
       Officer
 will be Returning
       in 2017
    "GREAT"

   He is Greatly
 Respected by all
Managers,Players,
  Fellow Umpires.
   He knows the
  Game of Slow
  Pitch Softball.



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

                       2017 SEASON - FIELD WORK IMPROVEMENT
                 JACK & NATALIE HACKETT, TIM LIMA, JEREMY ELLIS
               & DAUGHTER  AMYA  ELLIS,  JAMIE & JUSTIN MITCHELL
             ALSO HELPING MIB UMPIRES DAVE BOTELHO , ROY VIE1RA
                                AND BALLPLAYER TOM  SOUZA
                                TO ALL  GREAT BIG "THANK YOU"


                            Three Cheers for the Fall River Park Workers
                             ******************************************************
At a time when it seems we are always Complaining, I would like to take this opportunity
            to send out a Thankful Cheer to some very willing and helpful people.
           Keeping our Parks looking well groomed at times is a Thankless Job.
But on one of the hottest days (85 degrees) I requested some much needed help to remove some extremely heavy bags(12) of playing field mulch.
Being a Friday and collection day, I knew the Park Department truck would be by Father Kelly Park early that morning to empty the barrels. It is amazing how much trash collects in a week at the parks. So I decided to ask the  truck driver if he could pick up the mulch. The truck he was driving could not  accommodate the removal. They immediately contacted the Park Foreman Ron Cabral. Ron responded they would get on it right away.
Knowing how that can go, I figured I  would be waiting for a day or two. But to my complete surprise two workers showed up in ten minutes( “Isszy” Teixeira and Erick Garcia).
Within a wink of an eye these two workers, and I mean workers, had lifted the heavy bags (12) onto their small truck and then cleaned up the remnants and were off to do other jobs in the parks.
 I just want to  publicly Thank all those at the Fall River Park Department , Park Board Members , Nancy Smith, Ron Cabral and to  all the park workers, who are always there to help when called upon.

   The Park Department Crew may not have a healthy budget, but their warm  smile and
   pleasant attitude goes a long way in accomplishing and helping our City Parks to look 
    good..
              “THANKS AGAIN”

                                       Director Jack Hackett
                                     Fall River Scholarship
                                  Slow Pitch Softball League
                                            Father Kelly Park

                   I AM HAVING TROUBLE BRINGING ALL THE PICTURES OVER
                 ON THE 2017 FIELD IMPROVEMENT THAT THE WORKERS  DID.
                  I PLAN TO  HAVE NATALIE'S DAUGHTER CHRISTINE RECTIFY
                                             THAT PROBLEM SHORTLY.
                     

          
                     25 Yards of Clay
              From Stoughton, Ma.
                Delivered for the Infield.
           2-50lbs Bag of Infied Mixture

                          LANDSCAPER
                       ********************
                        Ryan Carvalho
                   Spread and Leveled
        Spread Loam in 4 Outfield Bare Spots
              Spread & Level Clay in Infield.


 
                              2017 SEASON
  A NEW CORK BOARD ERECETED ON STORAGE
     AREA FENCE.IT IS USED TO POSTER SCSL
                       LEAGUE  NEWS.

 THE BLUE TARP IS USED TO COVER THE SCSL
      NOTICES DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER.

             The New  Bases have  just arrive be at the Playing Field May 9th.
THE ELECTRICIAN WAS AT THE FIELD - NEED 4 BULBS AND THE LIGHT REDIRECTED.
       THIS WILL BE DONE BY BRIAN BISHOP A FORMER SCSL HALL OF FAMER.

       
            

                SCSL OFFICERS AND FIELD WORKERS
                        JUSTIN AND JAIMIE MITCHELL

          REPAIRED OUTFIELD FENCE AND SPRAY PIAINTED IT
.
                ALSO MOVED THE STONEDUST TO THE
                             WARNING TRACK.
     


   

         

         SCSL OFFICER
                         &
     FIELD SUPERVISOR  TIM LIMA
                   **********
      GETTING  FIELD MOWER,
         GASED UP AND OILED
           AND READY TO GO.

        


       


         2017 SCSL OFFICERS SAY "THANK YOU" TO BILL SANTOS
    FOR DOING UP THE TEAM NAME SIGNS FOR THE  NEW SCSL
     STANDING BOARD IN THE STORAGE AREA AT THE FIELD.

             EACH SEASON BILL DOES THE TEAM SIGNS . SIGNS
          ARE VERY COLORFUL ON THE SCSL STANDING BOARD

  

  
       ELECTRICIAN
       BRIAN BISHOP
             WILL
     REPLACE BULBS
 NEEDED - FIELD LIGHTS
                 &
      SCOREBOARD

                               2017   FIELD IMPROVEMENTS  WERE MANY
                                                              *******
                                   THE FIELD WILL BE IN TIP TOP SHAPE,
                 LET'S ENJOY PLAYING  AT THE JACK HACKETT SOFTBALL FIELD
          THE EXCITING AND COMPETITIVE GAME OF "USA" SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL