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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!
Donny Baseball: He loved his teammates and the game!
Roy Hobbs asked a number of his baseball colleagues for remembrances of Don for this Player Spotlight.
Read their responses HERE>
NEW PLAYER CHECK IN PROCEDURES FOR THIS YEAR’S WORLD SERIES
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a couple significant changes to this year’s Player Check-In that will enable us to more smoothly and safely get our players through the gate. The latest blog by Tom contains more information so be sure to read it (above).
- Player Check In at PDC – there will be multiple tents set up in the parking lot with signage designating which teams will check in at which tent. Please look for those signs to ID your team’s tent and get in the appropriate line. One player at a time at each tent/table; all other players should wait in line at the socially distance markers.
- We will NOT be requiring each player to have $1 when they check in; managers will be paying a set fee for their team upon their check in. Players should make arrangements to reimburse the manager if need be. Each player will still need a photo ID to check in.
- HOUSING FORMS – To save you time and to limit contact, we are asking ALL PLAYERS to complete the housing form (usually filled out when picking up Welcome Bags) by using the pdf provided HERE and bring it to the table at check-in.
- ALL PLAYERS AND GUESTS MUST HAVE A MASK IN THEIR POSSESSION AND AVAILABLE AT CHECK IN AND GATES OF ALL SITES.
Please click HERE to see the full list of precautions and directives that we are instituting for the 2020 RHWS.
HERE’S THE RHBB BUZZ THIS MONTH
205 TEAMS! DID YOU SEE WHO’S COMING?
Want to find out which teams have committed to the 2020 RHWS in each division? Click HERE for the link to the page with the list.
TIME TO GET YOUR ROY HOBBS LOGO WASHABLE MASK!
Six logos to choose from and all come with filters. Cost is $20 each, including shipping, with 15% of proceeds going to the Roy Hobbs Foundation. Take a 10% discount when purchasing multiple masks.
Click on the photo below to get the details and order yours! OR visit the Roy Hobbs Pro Shop during the 2020 World Series. Quantities are limited, so order your’s today and thank you on behalf of the Foundation!
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.
See our videos HERE
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!
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS ARE BACK FOR THIRD YEAR!
In case our players haven’t noticed, for the past two years Roy Hobbs Baseball has been proud to be able to contribute to a few of the local High School Clubs and Organizations by offering volunteer staffing in several areas of WS production – most notably at player check in on Saturdays and Sundays. These students represent a broad spectrum of interests at the High School level and come from different schools in Lee County. Look for them in their 2020 WS tee shirts and IDs at the check-in tables or helping out in other areas at PDC and say hello!
Past & present groups that have benefited by volunteering their time and efforts in making our players feel welcomed include: Estero HS Foreign Language Club, Dunbar HS Girls Basketball, Mariner HS Thespians, Estero HS AICE Student Union, Ft. Myers HS Deaf & Sign, and Estero HS Student Government and Model United Nations Club. We are grateful for their participation and hope to involve more schools and groups in future events.
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. He’s currently keeping a Covid Diary. Many of us can relate. Read his blog posts current and past HERE>
And be on the lookout for Glenn at the RHWS as he tracks down stories for our Inside Pitch issues.
THE ROY HOBBS WORLD SERIES IS ONLY WEEKS AWAY! 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.
RHBB World Series Senior Staff
The Senior Staff of Roy Hobbs Baseball looks forward to seeing you in Ft. Myers for the 2020 RH World Series. Look for these supervisory personnel who will be on hand at our PDC Headquarters if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for attending this year’s event!
Tom Giffen, President
Meg Giffen, Marketing & Social Media
Marc Landals, Umpire in Chief & Operations Manager
Ellen Giffen, VP & Pro Shop
Mac Chambers, IT Director
John Martin, Concessions
Rob Giffen, Director of Tournament Operations
Mike Murphey, Locker Room Director & Asst. Operations
Rod Jones, Senior Staff & Site Manager
GET YOUR RH GEAR! Cool shirts, awesome equipment and other items you wish you had.
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR LINE OF BATS, GLOVES & MORE AT THE WS GEAR TENT AND PRO SHOP AT THE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX DURING THE WORLD SERIES
FIND YOUR PASSION
What’s ours? Baseball, sure…but we’re also invested in Challenger Baseball and the Fight Against Cancer!
SEVEN SELECTED TO CLASS OF 2020 AND DICK PAVLAK AS AMBASSADOR.
The Class of 2020 includes seven gentlemen – players, administrators and managers – Ronnie Alexander (South Carolina), Flip Harrison (Virginia), Dick Hill (Maine), John Oehlers (Ohio), David Darrah (Florida), David Fauth (Minnesota) and Eric Sallee (Washington) and, 89 year old Dick Pavlak will be honored as the 2020 Brian Mueller Ambassador of Baseball. Dick continues to play and pitch in the 50s division of the Miami Valley RH League in SW Ohio.
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.
ARE YOU “TRUE BLUE”? Check out our updated interactive feature and test your rules knowledge. New scenarios in every newsletter.
Information about this year’s induction will be posted soon on our RH Dugout and Roy Hobbs Baseball Facebook pages and sent to all inductees and sponsors.
READ MORE ABOUT OUR 2020 INDUCTEES HERE>
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