In response to Denver Parks & Recreation’s decision to not issue youth sports permits until at least August 9th, thus dramatically restricting our field supply, the Southeast Denver Baseball League will be immediately moving to a Saturday/Sunday (vs. Sunday-only) schedule for the first six weeks of the season for all recreational divisions up through the 11/12 Ripken division. Schedules have just been released/posted for the following weekend/dates (including this upcoming weekend):
Schedules for the balance of the regular season (August 22nd-October 18th) for these divisions will be released by the week of August 10th.
Commencement of games in the Babe Ruth (13-15 year-old) division will be delayed until at least July 19th, as we currently don’t have access to appropriately-sized fields for this age division. Rest assured that we will schedule games for the Babe Ruth division as soon as we have access to fields. Our plan is to have those older teams still play a full 12-game schedule, and also complete their league play by the final weekend in October.
Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding as we do our best to navigate a vastly-restricted field supply in the current COVID environment. Rest assured that we are doing our best to provide a safe and enjoyable baseball experience for all members of the SEDBL family. We appreciate your understanding, support, and flexibility during this challenging period.
COVID Update: Dear Families of the Southeast Denver Baseball & Softball League (SEDBSL),
June 12, 2020
The Southeast Denver Baseball & Softball League (SEDBL) is excited to announce that its 2020 regular season for all rec baseball divisions will commence, as planned, on July 12th. Games will be held each Sunday through October 18th, with a break for Labor Day Weekend. Division directors will be contacting coaches over the next two weeks to confirm rosters and make preparations for the coming season.
The SEDBSL is committed to player safety. In order to create a safer playing environment in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SEDBSL has developed a series of on-field protocols. To provide some examples, we’ll be doing-away with conventional dugout arrangements and asking teams to extend their player seating down each foul line, spacing players out at a minimum of 6 feet apart. The home plate umpire will be moved to an area behind the pitcher and the catching position will be eliminated. A “pitcher’s pocket” (small strike-zone sized screen) will serve as the virtual catcher, meaning that batters will essentially have the home plate area to themselves. For our older divisions, lead-offs won’t be allowed until after the ball crosses home plate. This rule change will result in first basemen not needing to hold runners on in close proximity, creating a safer environment on the base paths. Furthermore, the league has placed an order for a huge quantity of masks (PPE) so that coaches will have them on-hand at all times for players and family members requesting such (wearing of masks during games won’t be required, but certainly encouraged). Coaches will also be asked to monitor and enforce on-field social distancing, encourage safe practices such as regular hand sanitization, and be in ongoing communication with families around player health concerns. Players or family members that show any symptoms potentially associated with COVID-19 will be asked to voluntarily stay home in keeping with current guidelines from local health officials. A full list of safety protocols will be provided to coaches in the coming weeks for communication to their players and families, and rest-assured that our guidelines will evolve throughout the season in keeping with local safety regulations and recommendations.
We look forward to seeing your children on the baseball field soon, bringing a degree of joy and normalcy to each of your lives through the beautiful game of baseball. Stay tuned for more information, coming via your respective coaches, over the next two weeks. Thanks to all of you for being a part of the SEDBSL family.
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Southeast Denver Baseball League
“Babe Ruth League Headquarters has advised all local leagues to follow the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), our state’s public health department, and other county and/or local authorities including area school districts and government agencies."
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CONGRATS to SEDBSL 12u All-Stars headed to CalRipken World Series!!!!
12yo Cal Ripken World Series Appearances by SEDBSL
2014 - Team Dinges/Monroe/Thompsen
2016 - Team Brady/McHugh
2017 - Team Palmer/Swigris/Pavelko
2018 - Team Padalino/Evans
2019 - Team Prentiss/Stork
3rd in the Nation 2017!
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