April 2020: Welcome!! 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
“Paul Simon Meets Johnny Cash”
Players and managers in the Roy Hobbs Family would be hard-pressed to tell you who Sean Jenkins is, and surprised to know that they see his work year after year in our event and marketing designs. But wait – there’s more! Meet Sean Jenkins, musician…
Listen to Sean perform ‘Till it’s
Gone’ with his band, Billy Two Shoes HERE>
TEAM REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2020 RHWS!
We’re excited to announce that we already have 170+ teams registered for the Roy Hobbs World Series and more coming in every day! Glad to see that we’re not the only ones confident that we’ll be back on the fields again this fall. See you in Ft. Myers!
Click on the link on the WS page of our website to register your team for our 32nd RHWS.
2020 Gateway City Baseball Bash Canceled
After serious discussion about the ability to hold this event within the newest guidelines for COVID-19 safety precautions, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Gateway City Baseball Bash in St. Louis.
Our sincere thanks to the St. Louis Baseball Forever League managers and league officials for their assistance and support for
this event in the past and hopefully the Memorial Day Baseball Bash will be back.
2020 Sea Otter Baseball Festival Canceled
In order to continue responsibly dealing with Covid-19, we are cancelling the 2020 Sea Otter Baseball Festival over Independence Day weekend. Even in a best case scenario where we are playing baseball again in June, we feel it is not wise to encourage our players to travel and gather so soon. We feel it would be better for local leagues to schedule more games over that time and for all of our players to get back on the fields in their own neck of the woods and under the guidelines and restrictions suggested by their regional health officials. Hopefully, we can all end the baseball season
this year at the World Series in Fort Myers, FL, this Fall.
Sunshine Classic 2021
We are excited to announce the dates for the Sunshine Classic next year. Just a reminder– invitations go out in September, the space is limited and NO team is guaranteed a spot. So, do NOT make any arrangements that cannot be undone. The dates below are tentative as they have not been officially approved; however, we do not expect any issues with these dates.
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.
ROY HOBBS SUNSHINE CLASSIC – PART 1
Fort Myers, FL / January 31 – February 2, 2021 (tentative)
- 70s Timeless Division (Jan 31 – Feb 3)
- Family Ties Division (Feb 4 – Feb 7)
- 65s Vintage Division (Feb 8 – Feb 11)
- 60s Classics Division (Feb 13 – Feb 16)
- 55s Legends Division (Feb 18 – Feb 21)
- 50s Legends+ Division (Feb 25 – Feb 28)
ROY HOBBS SUNSHINE CLASSIC – PART 2
Fort Myers, FL / March 20 – April 1, 2021 (tentative)
- 45s Masters Division (March 20 – March 23)
- 35s Veterans Division (March 25 – March 28)
- 60s Classics Division II (March 29 – April 1)
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.
HERE’S THE RHBB BUZZ THIS MONTH
COVID-19 : HOW IS IT IMPACTING ROY HOBBS BASEBALL AND OUR EVENTS?
LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP & INSURANCE – As we are all looking at uncertainty about playing baseball this Summer, all we can do is watch to see what happens in the coming weeks. However, we are encouraging our leagues to start making arrangements to start their season at some point this Summer. We do not expect any leagues to pay their membership/insurance invoice until they are confident in a start
date. So, for now, we just need to keep doing what we are doing and kick this Covid thing to the curb. Then we can focus on getting back on the field. When you are ready to sign up your league and purchase your insurance, please start by filling out the form on our website.
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.
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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!
With the current distraction of the Covid-19 pandemic, we got a little side-tracked with our trustee meetings. We will be scheduling trustee meetings over the next couple of weeks and opening nominations for this year in May. Watch for the nomination form in May’s Bullpen eNewsletter and on our website.
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 WILL BE SENT OUT ON OR BEFORE MAY 4TH.
ARE YOU “TRUE BLUE”? Check out our updated interactive feature and test your rules knowledge. New scenarios in every newsletter.
YOU MAKE THE CALL>
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