2019 LMBA CHAMPIONS

March 02, 2020 - 2019 LMBA CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Pirates Dynasty Rolls on With Sixth Straight 45+ Championship Game # 350 marked the end of the LMBA's 25th Anniversary season but the Vancouver Pirates continued their reign as LMBA 45+ champions with their sixth straight playoff title following a convincing 13 - 1 victory over a game White Rock Legends squad.  read more

2020 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

March 02, 2020 - The LMBA registration site is now open.  read more

THE LMBA IS IN GREAT HANDS FOR 2020

January 29, 2020 - TAKE TIME TO THANK THESE GUYS .  read more

LOWER MAINLAND BASEBALL ASSOCIATION CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF BASEBALL

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LMBA 25th Anniversary Hats and Golf Shirts

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March 17, 2020 - Updated Statement from LMBA Executive - May 28, 2020

Below is the statement received from Baseball BC on March 17, 2020.  It clearly suspends all organized baseball activities including practices.  Until LMBA teams receive permission from Baseball BC and local parks departments to resume practices the Executive expects all teams to observe the order.  Any organized groups holding unsanctioned practices are not insured - parks departments may permanently rescind allotments.  The LMBA Executive will not sanction any organized activities until permission has been granted by the British Columbia Health Authority, Baseball BC, and municipal parks departments.  

Attention: Baseball BC Membership (and affiliated clubs)

From: BC Amateur Baseball Association

Re: COVID – 19 UPDATES

 

Effective immediately Baseball BC has extended the suspension of all sanctioned in person baseball activity indefinitely.

Baseball BC sanctioned activities include but are not limited to, all tournaments,

practices, games, coach and umpire education and team building activities. The intent of this

suspension is to limit situations of close physical interactions.

 

 

 

                

 

Baseball in 2020 Return to Play Update

(May 20, 2020)

Provincial Sports Organizations (PSO) including Baseball BC are currently awaiting Return to Play guidelines from a committee comprised of Provincial Health Authority, WorkSafeBC, and ViaSport.  These guidelines are expected to be quite general in nature rather than specific to each individual spring/summer sport. 

Provincial Sports Organizations will then ensure that the guidelines are included in Return to Plan policies that will be forwarded to associations, leagues, and teams.  Most policies will be health related – physical distancing, number of participants, individual and team responsibilities, and expectations prior to games, during the practices/games, and following events.  There may be modifications made to games.

Lower Mainland parks departments will soon be instituting a phased opening of parks.  Games will not be part of the opening phases.  Most PSO organizations are starting with skill development programs involving small numbers of participants.  Some sports will not advance beyond this concept.  Sports organizations will need to renew allotments and applicants (including LMBA teams) will need to include PSO guidelines as part of their requests.  Applicants will also need to meet municipal expectations as well so any return to “baseball” will be in steps over time. 

All PSO organizations have received a letter of Covid 19 exclusion so liability is being downloaded and all groups returning to play will require their members to re-register and acknowledge a waiver.  No matter the scope of each organization – skills/practices/modified games/actual games organized groups will need to ensure that participants (whether individuals or teams) are adhering to all guidelines.

Once LMBA receives the Return to Play guidelines from Baseball BC the Executive will meet (virtually) to assess the viability of moving forward.  We will also need to consider that minor baseball groups may extend their seasons to offer some type of program and our umpires will likely be receiving instructions from BCBUA. 

We are asking our teams to contact their players for input/reaction to our current situation.  We already have a few teams that will not be playing in 2020 and some teams report individual players have indicated they will not be returning. 

In the meantime, everyone should stay safe.  British Columbia has done a great job and re-opening and return to play is being done in a responsible manner.

 

COVID – 19 UPDATE – MAY 1st

Friday, May 1st marked the 100th day since BC residents received formal government notification about the Covid – 19 pandemic.  We trust that all LMBA members, their families, and friends have stayed safe and it appears that it will be some time before restrictions are lifted to the point where recreational sports may resume.  In the meantime, we encourage everyone to maintain precautions to ensure that the number of cases continues to diminish.

Life has changed and there have been significant economic and social impacts.  While our season has been delayed we are concerned that many youth baseball players have missed the start of their season also, something that we did not encounter when growing up.  In the event youth baseball is played we have offered our assistance to work in a cooperative manner.

Many of our members continue to perform essential services during the pandemic shutdown – first responders, Canada Post workers, educators, food services, medical personnel, transportation and retail workers, and many more.  Thank you for your dedication and service – please stay safe.

The LMBA Executive has been in contact with municipal parks departments, minor baseball organizations, Baseball BC, and our umpires.  Baseball BC has submitted a proposal for playing baseball in 2020 to Sport BC and viaSport and we will pass along any updated information or decisions.  Meanwhile, we encourage our team managers to stay in touch with their players and remain in contact with the Executive.  We are hopeful that youth, senior, and oldtimers will all get a chance to play ball in 2020.

LMBA 2020 Season Update (March 23)

The LMBA Executive will continue to update everyone on a regular basis but we are encouraging our players, their families, and friends to remain safe.

We have been receiving notifications from Baseball Canada, Baseball BC, municipal health authorities, municipal parks departments, and minor baseball associations.  Basically, all parks, community centers, fitness centers, swimming pools, ice rinks, and most/all recreational facilities have been closed and the closures and cessation of programs, including all adult recreational sports will likely extend for some time.

Please note the following LMBA organizational instructions.

March 28 Meeting - Cancelled

Registration – Our online registration system is open – players, coaches, managers, and Executive members should register for the 2020 season – this will enable us to communicate directly with each member rather than using the 2019 registration list.

League Fees – Some teams have submitted full fees to Tim Everson (LMBA Treasurer).  Teams which have not should WAIT until we are closer to opening weekend – in the meantime, teams should collect from their players but hold until you receive instructions from LMBA.  If we only get the opportunity for a shortened season league fees will be adjusted.

Schedule – 2020 schedule has been posted – it is unlikely that we will open on the weekend of April 17/18/19 – whenever we receive permission to use sports fields, the schedule will begin at that point in the schedule.

Baseballs – We currently have 120 dozen baseballs – when we resume we will issue 3 dozen baseballs per team along with scorebooks and lineup books – if we are unable to arrange a meeting facility, we may have a central distribution point such as Central Park parking lot.  We are awaiting delivery of another 80 dozen baseballs but issues regarding shipments from China have delayed indefinitely.

Insurance – we have renewed our Accident and Liability policy with Baseball BC.  We have also received notifications from parks departments that individuals and teams using parks are NOT covered for the duration of closures.

Practices – LMBA is instructing all teams not to practice until parks have been re-opened – per instructions from Baseball BC and all Lower Mainland municipalities.

We are optimistic that we will get in some baseball time in 2020 and will keep everyone updated. 

Stay safe everyone.

LMBA Executive

 

COVID - 19 - DIRECTIVES - BASEBALL CANADA AND BASEBALL BC

THE LMBA EXECUTIVE HAS BEEN MONITORING THE COVID - 19 SITUATION AND HAS RECEIVED NOTIFICATIONS FROM BASEBALL BC AND SEVERAL MINOR BASEBALL GROUPS WHICH SHARE OUR PLAYING FACILITIES.  THE OVERALL SITUATION IS VERY FLUID AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE OUR TEAMS AND OUR WEBSITE.  THE PRE-SEASON MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED.  

 

March 17, 2020

Attention: Baseball BC Membership (and affiliated clubs)

From: BC Amateur Baseball Association

Re: COVID – 19 UPDATES

 

Effective immediately Baseball BC has extended the suspension of all sanctioned in person baseball activity indefinitely.

Baseball BC sanctioned activities include but are not limited to, all tournaments,

practices, games, coach and umpire education and team building activities. The intent of this

suspension is to limit situations of close physical interactions.

 

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing the way that we, as global citizens, think, act, gather, learn, and live our daily lives. That includes how we play baseball.

With the most recent announcements from the public heath officials and the government, Baseball B.C. is suspending all sanctioned in person baseball activity indefinitely.

This decision is difficult, but it is our duty to help society follow social distancing protocols (keeping at least 6 feet apart and avoiding congregate settings). It is our hope that by doing this, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to monitor the situation and take our guidance from public health officials, the government, and Baseball Canada.

Baseball B.C. is committed to doing the best we can for the safety and well-being of our players, families, volunteers, and fans.

 

We urge all member organizations and affiliates to enforce and support the suspension of in person baseball activities in their respective associations as well.

 

 

 

 

MEETING CANCELLED - COVID - 19 PRECAUTION - TO BE RESCHEDULED WHEN APPROPRIATE

2020 LMBA Pre-Season Meeting

Saturday, March 28th 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Edmonds Centre – 7433 Edmonds Street, Burnaby

All teams need to attend the LMBA’s 2020 pre-season meeting on Saturday, March 28th at the Edmonds Centre in Burnaby (7433 Edmonds Street) from 1:30PM to 3:00PM.  A short agenda containing issues covered at 2020 Executive meetings will preclude the distribution of baseballs, scorebooks, and line up books.  League fees are due and you may complete payment at the meeting (cheques, e-transfers only – no cash) or contact LMBA Treasurer Tim Everson (tim@ballparksports.ca ) prior to the meeting.

2020 Registration

The LMBA registration site is now open.  All players, managers, coaches, and Executive members must register for the 2020 season.   

Registration – The LMBA website is now accepting 2020 player registrations so please pass along these instructions to your players. (Dan Sitar – LMBA Registrar – dsitar@gmail.com )

            MAKE SURE you register for the 2020 season (GROUP/SEASON)  AND make sure to include your team as well (TEAM – find your team on the scroll down function)

IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR MORE THAN ONE TEAM OR IN MORE THAN ONE DIVISION you need to register for the first team, then log out, then register again for the second team. If you stay signed in the system won’t let you register the second time.

NEW PLAYERS – If you are new to the LMBA and not part of a league team, do not register as an individual player – if you are looking for a team, please use the CONTACTS menu button to contact the coordinator for the appropriate age division.

 

 

 

 

 

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