Rainout Number

Bellingham Rainout Number 360-778-7055

Changes/Updates for 2016 Season

  • General Information
    • Jon Dillon and Ian Linterman will serve as Co-Commissioners for the 2016 season
    • League fees are $3000 per team and are due on or before the first game with $1000 earnest money due April 4th
    • Final payment due June 1st
    • If a player is ejected from a game there is an automatic one game suspension
    • There is to be no alcohol at any high school fields
    • Pick-up players (e.g. players not currently on your roster)
      • Can only pitch 3 innings
      • No pick-up pitchers are allowed the last 5 games of the regular season
  • Fields Available (in scheduling priority order)
    • Joe Martin
    • Sherman Anderson
    • Ferndale High School
    • Squalicum High School
    • Bellingham High School
    • Mount Baker High School
    • Nooksack Valley High School
  • Scheduling Information
    • Opening day TH at Mt Baker HS - May 7th
      • Pirates vs Mudcats - 10am
      • Colt 45s vs Cardinals - 1pm
      • Dodgers vs Reds - 4pm
    • 60 game schedule
      • Each team will play 20 games
      • Priority on 9 inning games and fewer DHs at night
    • Once a month Saturday triple headers
    • Regular season schedule randomly generated - this means there may not be a repetitive pattern to the order in which teams play each other but each individual team will play the other 5 teams 4 times for a total of 20 regular season games
  • Umpire Changes
    • One umpire during the first half of season
    • Two umpires during the second half of the season
    • Two umpires during the playoffs
  • Forfeit Rules Changed
    • If unable to field a team on the day of the game, it is an automatic forfeit
    • If a team notifies the commissioner and the other team before the day of game:
      • Both teams come up with two dates that work for both and submit them to the commissioner
      • If the commissioner cannot get a field for either of those dates - field and date choice is made by the commissioner based on availability
      • If either of the teams cannot field a team on the new date - it results in a forfeit by the team that originally could not field a team
    • If a team forfeits a game during the regular season that loss will factor into tie breaker considerations in the final regular season standings
    • Forfeits count for 1 loss and NOT 1.5 as in previous years
  • Post Game Responsibilities
    • The winning team is responsible for reporting the final score to either the commissioner or the website within 24 hours
    • Each team is responsible for a game summary for their team also to be submitted to either the commissioner or website within 24 hours
    • Statistics - BBL will not be using GameChanger for stats in 2016
      • A spreadsheet template will be provided to each team and stats should be reported at 5-game intervals
      • If each team provides stats in a timely manner, website will be updated to share league-wide statistics on a regular basis
      • It is recommended that each manager designate a stat person for their team
  • Playoffs
    • Playoffs start 9/5/16
    • Two umpires during the playoffs
    • Home team of the Championship Series is the higher seed
  • Playoff Seeding Rules - the following rules will be followed in order as needed to determine post-season tournament seeding
    • Overall winning percentage
    • Head-to-head record between tied teams
    • Best record for 2nd half of the season (for 2015 lets call this last 10 games)
    • Best record last 11 games, 12 games, etc
    • Run Differential
    • Runs Scored Per Game
    • Runs Allowed Per Game
    • Coin Toss

(4/25/16)