BULLPEN NEWSLETTER

Welcome to our July issue!! We love that you’re a member of the Roy Hobbs Baseball Family!

Baseball is in our blood; and the infield dirt, the smell of the grass and the crack of the bat fuel us and drive us to consume more. More time on the field. More equipment. More news and stories. More – well, you get the idea. So, take a few minutes to discover all that’s new in YOUR family. And thanks for your time and patronage of Roy Hobbs Baseball!

“A Winner of A Trip”

Dan Berlin looks back at his RHWS appearances with the Oakville Golden A’s and the special experiences he encountered.

Read this story HERE>

Dan Berlin

ROY HOBBS WORLD SERIES #32 – OUTSIDE THE WHITE LINES

RHWS 2020 plans continue to move forward barring any future setbacks by Lee County officials. Simply put – if the fields are open, we will play. The safety of our employees and our guests/players are still foremost in our minds and actions. RH President, Tom Giffen shares his plans on his latest BLOG POST.

You can subscribe for future posts and be notified automatically. There is no cost and you can unsubscribe at any time. *Note: when you click on the link it will take you to a WordPress log in page; but look at the top and click on Tom’s Blogosphere to bypass.

RHWS FREE AGENT LIST IS FORMING

If you are a Player who has not yet found a team and you want to play in the RHWS, sign up as a Free Agent so that our WS Managers can contact you to add to their rosters. Click HERE to view the details and add your name to the list.

If you are a Manager and are looking for additional players to add to your roster, view the available Free Agents listed HERE. Remember to notify us when/if you pick up one of these available players.

SUNSHINE CLASSIC 2021- UPDATE

We have set the dates for the 2021 Sunshine Classic, with an expanded lineup of age groups and potential additional dates.  Ordinarily, invitations go out in September, as space is limited and NO team is guaranteed a spot.

However, the uncertainty of Covid-19 and the rules and guidelines Roy Hobbs will have to follow from Lee County will force us to DELAY invitations until we know exactly what we can and cannot do.  Please DO NOT make any arrangements that cannot be rescinded.  The dates are tentative until they get official approval from Lee County.  We do not expect any issues with these dates, we just have concerns about what services we can and cannot offer in 2021.

The full list of dates and divisions can be seen HERE>

NOTE that we will have a 50+ AND a new 55+ , as well as 2 separate 60s events.  Another reminder– except for the 35s division, the age minimums for underage players is moving up to only 2 years underage. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: MANAGERS MUST SEND A REQUEST TO  ROB GIFFEN VIA EMAIL TO GET ON THE INVITATION LIST! The initial invitations will be sent to all returning teams in good standing with RHBB.

WE’VE BEEN GETTING QUESTIONS ALREADY ABOUT FREE AGENTS FOR THIS EVENT – LOOK FOR THE LINK ON OUR WEBSITE TO BE ACTIVE SOMETIME DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

HERE’S THE RHBB BUZZ THIS MONTH

CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST BASEBALL PROJECT!

We Stand Together! And our RH Baseball Family is missing playing the game that they love. So we started a little project to bring our family together remotely and encourage others to stay safe, stay distant and look forward to getting back on the fields again soon.

Check out this video !

Put on your team’s jersey and participate! Video yourself while doing the following:

 

  • Catch a ball thrown from the right
  • Speak your name, your team’s name and where you live/play ball (include the country if not in the US)
  • Toss the ball out of the shot to your left
  • Send us the video by uploading to THIS LINK
  • Watch our Facebook page for new videos as we get submissions!

ROY HOBBS™ BASEBALL WELCOMES NOKONA™ GLOVES. 

Nokona™ Baseball has graciously agreed to add Roy Hobbs™ branding to a limited line of baseball gloves.

The branding starts today with the introduction of the inaugural NRH-1200, a versatile 12-inch glove that is adaptable to several positions in the infield, outfield and, even on the mound.

Click on the Nokona™ logo to check out these NRH-1200 gloves.

The Nokona™ gloves, hand-crafted in the USA, follow the Roy Hobbs™ Made in the USA line.  That line was discontinued by the manufacturer in the spring of 2019, and we have been looking for a replacement since, with the understanding that any Roy Hobbs-branded gloves had to have a USA imprint on them.  That led us to Nokona, with whom we have been talking since last September.

The Nokona™-Roy Hobbs™ NRH-1200 glove is hand-crafted in the USA from Nokona’s full-grain, US Steerhide and provides a rich, burnished Walnut Crunch™ color with a traditional baseball look.  Break-in is minimal.

 Roy Hobbs™ still has some of its Made in the USA line available, although limited; 90% of the remaining stock is for left-handed throw players.

GLENN MILLER HAS BEEN BLOGGING articles, thoughts, experiences and opinions since 2013. His archives are a gold mine for all things baseball at all levels. Since you’re likely spending a lot more time at home these days, you might want to pour through the entries for great reading. 

Read his blog posts current and past HERE>

WHEN YOU’RE READY TO MAKE YOUR PLANS FOR THE 2020 ROY HOBBS WORLD SERIES, WE CAN HELP WITH ACCOMMODATIONS AND MORE!

Let RHBB and the Lee County Sports Organizing Committee help you get that taken care of! Click below for the SOC link.

PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR HOTEL SPONSOR-PARTNERS HERE 

A Line Up Card of our scheduled events that can keep you on the field all year!

Did our roving Social Media Guru, Meg, catch YOU at one of our events? 

Take a look at some of our “Faces of the Family”

GET YOUR RH GEAR! Cool shirts, awesome equipment and other items you wish you had.

FIND YOUR PASSION

What’s ours? Baseball, sure…but we’re also invested in Challenger Baseball and the Fight Against Cancer!

RH HALL OF FAME DATA REVIEW  AND BALLOTING HAS BEGUN

As of today, the evaluation and election process for the Roy Hobbs Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is in the hands of the Members of the Hall of Fame.

Read the full announcement HERE>

GOT THE BLUES?

Some guys have a different view of the Game.  We know our RHUA Umps like to be in on the calls we’re making at our events. View our updated RHUA page and keep yourselves up-to-date on our rules, opportunities and more. 

2020 RHUA APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN SENT. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED ONE AND YOU WOULD LIKE ONE, CONTACT MARC rhump@royhobbs.com 

ARE YOU “TRUE BLUE”?  Check out our updated interactive feature and test your rules knowledge. New scenarios in every newsletter.

YOU MAKE THE CALL>

A list of teammates who have departed this life but are with us in spirit.

Getting closer to playing baseball again!  Give us your feedback or suggestions: rhfamily@royhobbs.com  Thanks for subscribing and Play Ball!

 The crack of a bat; the smell of freshly mowed grass in the outfield; the pop of the ball in your glove. You found it again as an adult in Roy Hobbs Baseball. So if you know someone who’s still sitting in the stands get them back on the field. Send them our newsletter and tell them Roy has a spot on his roster.

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