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Apr, 2022

Opening Day Spring 2022

Franklin Township Baseball Families:

It's finally here! Opening day is this Saturday, April 16. We wanted to send out a few communications and reminders to everybody before the season begins.

 - It's been a cold and wet spring. A lot of teams have not gotten a lot of practice time. Please give your kids, their teams, and the coaches some time to figure things out. It may take a couple games for everybody to get into baseball form.

- Picture day is this Saturday, opening day. All pictures for the league will be at Thompson Crossing Elementary. Your child's coach has the team picture schedule. If you did not get an order form, they will have them at the school when pictures are taken. 

- You can't take pictures without uniforms. Unfortunately, our uniforms will not be ready for pickup until this Friday. This is not your coaches' fault. Please don't blame them. The supply issues and labor shortages are affecting everybody. They still have hats and jerseys coming in and are printing all hours of the day to get our order to us. Please work with your coaches and be flexible when it comes to picking up the uniforms. All team uniforms should be handed out to all coaches by late Friday afternoon, if not sooner. 

- All ballfields at both sites will be closed to practices this Thursday (April 14) and Friday (April 15) so we can get them ready for opening day on Saturday. Teams may hold practices but not at the ballparks. 

- Reminder, both ballparks (Thompson Crossing and Wanamaker) are on Franklin Township School Corporation property. No alcohol, tobacco, or firearms are permitted on school property. 

- Dogs are not permitted at the ballparks. We all love dogs but please keep them at home. This is for everybody's safety.

- Please return all foul balls to the nearest dugout. 

- Parking, Parking, Parking..... Every year we ask all coaches and parents to please park at the school parking lots. We ask that if your game is at Thompson Crossing to please not park in the grass. Remember, children play in the grass and they can be hard to see. If your game is at Wanamaker, please do not park near the concession stand, even if you play at the Majors or Jr/Sr fields. Parking near the concession is limited to board members, umpires, concession workers, and the elderly/handicapped. We need to keep this area as uncongested as possible in case we need an emergency vehicle. This year at Wanamaker we will have attendants at the gate. They will only open the gates for the aforementioned groups. Everyone else will need to park at the school. Please remember that Bazil Avenue is a tow zone. No parking is allowed on the streets and the neighbors can call the police to have your vehicle towed. The gate attendants will be kids trying to earn some extra money. Please do not give them a hard time. 

- Umpires: We have a zero tolerance policy on any harassment of umpires. A lot of our umpires are just starting out and this is where they learn. Yes, they will make bad calls and get things wrong. Only the team manager may talk to an umpire. Talking to an umpire and/or commenting on their calls from behind home plate is prohibited. Our umpires have been instructed to stop play if verbal harassment is detected. Anyone caught harassing an umpire will be given a warning and could be asked to leave the ballpark. 

Let's all remember that this is Little League baseball. That means summer is almost here and it's time for us to have some fun again. Go watch your kids and neighbors play baseball (or pick grass in the outfield), eat a lot of junk, get a sunburn, and laugh with your family and friends. With everything else going on in the world, this should be our escape. Baseball is good!

Thank you all for your support and for continuing to make Franklin Township Little League a great place to play. We wish you all a great season.

Play ball!

FTLL Board

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Franklin Township Little League
PO BOX 39051, 4008 S Bazil Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46239

Email: [email protected]

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