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Subject:Your 2015 LAFFBall Dates!
Time:08:11 pm
Your 2015 LAFFBall dates:

April 18 + Bowling
May 30
June 20 + Bowling
July 25 + Bowling
Aug 22
Sept 19 + Bowling
Oct 3 + Bowling


We have 7 games scheduled for this year. Also, not all the games could be scheduled the normal 4 weeks apart: blame all the extra cons and other meets for that XD. The dates are, as of right now, free of conflict, and 5 out of the 7 are SoftBowl dates!

As always, games are badgeless and free, and fursuiting is welcomed! (What’s a team without a Mascot anyway? Even the CUBS have one XD) Every now n then, if it isn’t too terribly hot out, we may have a short Fursuit game as well (time and weather permitting of course).

We will play at Madison Meadows in Lombard; this is where we've been playing for the last few years. Link to Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/1z31z We will play on the Western 3-pack fields (off of Fairfield Rd…turn onto Harding to get to the parking lot) for ALL of the games, unless they are taken. If those 3 fields are busy, we’ll decide where to go then.

I will post gameday updates on Twitter, under @LAFFBALL. I will NOT use email, LJ, FB or the LAFFList to post updates any more; Twitter reaches more people faster. I will still use LJ for rules, and (hopefully) scores, but Twitter is where gameday announcements will be posted. If you don’t see any notices on Twitter, then the game is on as planned. I’m sure Exile (@Huscoon) will be happy to re-Tweet them (cause he’s a dork like that XD).

Games will start PROMPTLY at 2 PM, so PLEASE get to the park by ! PM for batting/fielding/trash talking practice. Note: IF YOU ARE NOT THERE WHEN WE PICK ROSTERS, YOU’RE NOT PLAYING. We will NOT hold up the game because you aren’t there.

Other rules of note:
- No Baseball bats. If it doesn’t say “Men’s softball” or “ASA BPF 1.20” on the bat, it can’t be used. I also recommend against using fast pitch bats, because they are too small and light for playing the bigger 12” ball we use. Its an automatic out if the batter uses an illegal bat.

- Pitchers have to pitch from no closer than the pitcher’s mound built into the field, unless it is still deemed too close (i.e. under 50 feet). This is to prevent the pitcher from getting clobbered by a batted ball. (Not that pitching anywhere in the field will prevent it, but I’m trying to save people from injury as best as I can).

- Please bring your own mitts. We have a couple right-handed mitts that we can lend out, but we don’t have many lefty mitts (those that throw left handed).

- No metal cleats. Plastic only.

- (updated) We will now play modified 12” league softball rules. We will go back to a 0-0 count, and play 9 innings with a break after 5 innings (if wanted). Also, no stealing, no leadoffs.

- If a team has less than 12 players, there will be no walks. This will speed up the game when we have a ton of players.

- 2nd foul and you’re out. This is the league rule, and since we’ve had numerous discussions about it, I’m stating it before we start.

- Quasi and/or Huscoon will have the final say on rules interpretation. Also, if the umpire needs help with a call (i.e. everyone wants to overrule the umpire), he/she should ask one of us for help. It’s a Furry Softball game, not Game 7 of the World Series.

- If you start the game, please play the whole game; it is why you came out after all. If you leave, and you are not at bat within 1 minute, its an automatic out. If you are not in the field after 1 min of the inning starting, your team will play without you for that inning. We’re here to play ball, not babysit everyone.

- And as always: we play for FURRY FUN! Not to mention the exercise, the natural Vitamin D, and to see all of our friends. Even if you’re not that good of a player, we’ll still want you to play. No one will make fun of you for being bad. But we can ALL make fun of Huscoon for being...Huscoon XD

If its rained out, the game will be cancelled (look for an announcement on gameday). I -MIGHT- re-schedule the game for the next day (Sunday) or the next weekend, but that depends on players’ availability and other things. Watch for announcements. This is especially true for the October game.


Hope to see everyone this Spring n Summer!

Quasi
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Subject:2016 LAFFBall Dates!
Time:10:34 pm

Here are the OFFICIAL LAFFBALL dates:

April 23

May 21

June 18

July 16

Aug 20 Picnic/fursuit game

Sept 17

Oct 1

If its raining for the Picnic, we'll try again in Sept.

We have 7 games scheduled for this year. Also, not all the games could be scheduled the normal 4 weeks apart: blame all the extra cons and other meets for that XD. The dates are, as of right now, free of conflict.

As always, games are badgeless and free, and fursuiting is welcomed! (What’s a team without a Mascot anyway? Even the CUBS have one XD) Every now n then, if it isn’t too terribly hot out, we may have a short Fursuit game as well (time and weather permitting of course).

We will play at Madison Meadows in Lombard; this is where we've been playing for the last few years. Link to Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/1z31z We will play on the Western 3-pack fields (off of Fairfield Rd…turn onto Harding to get to the parking lot) for ALL of the games, unless they are taken. If those 3 fields are busy, we’ll decide where to go then.

I will post gameday updates on Twitter, under @LAFFBALL. I will NOT use email, LJ, FB or the LAFFList to post UPDATES any more; Twitter reaches more people faster. I will still use LJ for rules (for those without FB access), but Twitter is where gameday announcements will be posted. If you don’t see any notices on Twitter, then the game is on as planned.

Games will start PROMPTLY at 2 PM, so PLEASE get to the park by ! PM for batting/fielding/trash talking practice. Note: IF YOU ARE NOT THERE WHEN WE PICK ROSTERS, YOU’RE NOT PLAYING. We will NOT hold up the game because you aren’t there.

Other rules of note:
- No Baseball bats. If it doesn’t say “Men’s softball” or “ASA BPF 1.20” on the bat, it can’t be used. I also recommend against using fast pitch bats, because they are too small and light for playing the bigger 12” ball we use. Its an automatic out if the batter uses an illegal bat.

- Pitchers have to pitch from no closer than the pitcher’s mound built into the field, unless it is still deemed too close (i.e. under 50 feet). This is to prevent the pitcher from getting clobbered by a batted ball. (Not that pitching anywhere in the field will prevent it, but I’m trying to save people from injury as best as I can).

- Please bring your own mitts. We have a couple right-handed mitts that we can lend out, but we don’t have many lefty mitts (those that throw left handed).

- No metal cleats. Plastic only.

- We will now play modified 12” league softball rules. We will go back to a 0-0 count, and play 9 innings with a break after 5 innings (if wanted). Also, no stealing, no leadoffs.

- If a team has less than 12 players, there will be no walks. This will speed up the game when we have a ton of players.

- 2nd foul and you’re out. This is the league rule, and since we’ve had numerous discussions about it, I’m stating it before we start.

- Quasi and/or Huscoon will have the final say on rules interpretation. Also, if the umpire needs help with a call (i.e. everyone wants to overrule the umpire), he/she should ask one of us for help. It’s a Furry Softball game, not Game 7 of the World Series.

- If you start the game, please play the whole game; it is why you came out after all. If you leave, and you are not at bat within 1 minute, its an automatic out. If you are not in the field after 1 min of the inning starting, your team will play without you for that inning. We’re here to play ball, not babysit everyone.

- And as always: we play for FURRY FUN! Not to mention the exercise, the natural Vitamin D, and to see all of our friends. Even if you’re not that good of a player, we’ll still want you to play. No one will make fun of you for being bad.

If its rained out, the game will be cancelled (look for an announcement on gameday). I -MIGHT- re-schedule the game for the next day (Sunday) or the next weekend, but that depends on players’ availability and other things. Watch for announcements. This is especially true for the October game.

Hope to see everyone this Spring n Summer!

Quasi

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Subject:Your 2014 LAFF Softball Dates!
Time:03:19 pm
Announced even earlier than last year! Blame huscoon, who's been awfully whiny about this in the last couple of days xD

Your 2014 LAFFBall dates:

April 26
May 17 (SoftBowl, ACEN)
June 21 (SoftBowl)
July 19 (SoftBowl)
August 16 (SoftBowl)
September 20 (SoftBowl)
October 4 (SoftBowl)

We have 7 games scheduled for this year. Also, not all the games could be scheduled the normal 4 weeks apart: blame all the extra cons and other meets for that XD. The dates are, as of right now, free of conflict (except for ACEN on may 17), and 6 out of the 7 are SoftBowl dates!

As always, games are badgeless and free, and fursuiting is welcomed! (What’s a team without a Mascot anyway? Even the CUBS now have one XD) Every now n then, if it isn’t too terribly hot out, we may have a short Fursuit game as well (time and weather permitting of course).

We will play at Madison Meadows in Lombard; this is where we've been playing for the last few years. Link to Google Maps: http://goo.gl/maps/1z31z We will play on the Western 3-pack fields (off of Fairfield Rd…turn onto Harding to get to the parking lot) for ALL of the games, unless they are taken. If those 3 fields are busy, we’ll decide where to go then.

I will post gameday updates on Twitter, under @LAFFBALL. I will NOT use email, LJ, FB or the LAFFList to post updates any more; Twitter reaches more people faster. I will still use LJ for rules, and (hopefully) scores, but Twitter is where gameday announcements will be posted. If you don’t see any notices on Twitter, then the game is on as planned. I’m sure Exile (@Huscoon) will be happy to re-Tweet them (cause he’s a dork like that XD).

Games will start PROMPTLY at 2 PM, so PLEASE get to the park by NOON for batting/fielding/trash talking practice. Note: IF YOU ARE NOT THERE WHEN WE PICK ROSTERS, YOU’RE NOT PLAYING. We will NOT hold up the game because you aren’t there.

Other rules of note:
- (updated) No Baseball bats. If it doesn’t say “Men’s softball” or “ASA BPF 1.20” on the bat, it can’t be used. I also recommend against using fast pitch bats, because they are too small and light for playing the bigger 12” ball we use. Its an automatic out if the batter uses an illegal bat.

- Pitchers will now have to pitch from no closer than the pitcher’s mound built into the field, unless it is still deemed too close (i.e. under 50 feet). This is to prevent the pitcher from getting clobbered by a batted ball. (Not that pitching anywhere in the field will prevent it, but I’m trying to save people from injury as best as I can).

- Please bring your own mitts. We have a couple right-handed mitts that we can lend out, but we don’t have many lefty mitts (those that throw left handed).

- No metal cleats. Plastic only.

- (updated) We will now play modified 2” league softball rules. We WILL play with a 1-1 count, and play 9 innings with a break after 5 innings (if wanted). Also, no stealing, no leadoffs.

- (NEW) If a team has less than 12 players, there will be no walks. This will speed up the game when we have a ton of players.

- (new) 2nd foul and you’re out. This is the league rule, and since we’ve had numerous discussions about it, I’m stating it before we start.

- (NEW) Quasi and/or Huscoon will have the final say on rules interpretation. Also, if the umpire needs help with a call (i.e. everyone wants to overrule the umpire), he/she should ask one of us for help. It’s a Furry Softball game, not Game 7 of the World Series.

- If you start the game, please play the whole game; it is why you came out after all. If you leave, and you are not at bat within 1 minute, its an automatic out. If you are not in the field after 1 min of the inning starting, your team will play without you for that inning. We’re here to play ball, not babysit everyone.

- And as always: we play for FURRY FUN! Not to mention the exercise, the natural Vitamin D, and to see all of our friends. Even if you’re not that good of a player, we’ll still want you to play. No one will make fun of you for being bad. But we can ALL make fun of Huscoon for being...Huscoon XD

If its rained out, the game will be cancelled (look for an announcement on gameday). I -MIGHT- re-schedule the game for the next day (Sunday) or the next weekend, but that depends on players’ availability and other things. Watch for announcements. This is especially true for the October game.


Hope to see everyone this Spring n Summer!

Quasi
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Subject:Great Year!
Time:07:48 pm
Well, today was our last game of the year. Many thanks to all who showed up, either to play or cheer the players on! And thanks to huscoon for being around when I wasn't :)

We had many new players this year, some locals, and some from WAY out of state! We've become that popular XD

Look for next year's dates around the beginning of February.
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Subject:Box Scores for April 2013
Time:03:03 am
Long time no post!Collapse )

Player of the Game: Kodi
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Subject:2 Week Notice!!
Time:05:19 pm
FINALLY!! Its almost LAFFBall time :) 2 weeks til the season kicks off with our first game.

Reemmber to get there early so you can warm up and start removing those excess winter lbs XD Practice starts @ Noon; game is  2 PM.

I will not be there (I gotta be an alligator in the afternoon :P ), so Huscoon will be making it all work!!
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Subject:Find Those Cleats!
Time:11:09 pm
Its that time of year! With Spring Training starting in 4 days, its time to post up the 2013 LAFFSoftball dates!

Your 2013 LAFFBall dates:

April 27
May 18 (SoftBowl)
June 15 (SoftBowl)
July 20 (SoftBowl)
August 17 (SoftBowl)
September 14
October 5

We have 7 games scheduled for this year. Also, not all the games could be scheduled the normal 4 weeks apart: blame all the extra cons and other meets for that XD. The dates are, as of right now, free of conflict (except for RCFM on June 15), and 4 out of the 7 are SoftBowl dates!

We’ll still be play at Madison Meadows in Lombard; this is where we've been playing for the last few years. We will play on the Western 3-pack fields (off of Fairfield Rd..turn onto Harding to get to the parking lot) for ALL of the games, unless they are taken. If those 3 fields are busy, we’ll decide where to go then.

I will post gameday updates on Twitter, under #LAFFBALL. I will NOT use email, LJ or the LAFFList to post updates any more; Twitter reaches more people faster. I will still use LJ for reminders and (hopefully) scores, but Twitter is where gameday announcements will be located. If you don’t see any notices on Twitter, then the game is on as planned. I’m sure Exile (@Huscoon) will be happy to re-Tweet them (cause he’s a dork like that XD).

Games will start PROMPTLY at 2 PM, so PLEASE get to the park by NOON for batting/fielding/trash talking practice. Note: IF YOU ARE NOT THERE WHEN WE PICK ROSTERS, YOU’RE NOT PLAYING. We will NOT hold up the game because you aren’t there.

Other rules of note:
- No Baseball bats. If it doesn’t say “softball” on the bat, it can’t be used. I also recommend against using fast pitch bats, because they are too small and light for playing the bigger 12” ball we use. Its an automatic out if the batter uses an illegal bat.

- Pitchers will now have to pitch from no closer than the pitcher’s mound built into the field, unless it is still deemed too close (i.e. under 50 feet). This is to prevent the pitcher from getting clobbered by a batted ball. (Not that pitching anywhere in the field will prevent it, but I’m trying to save people from injury as best as I can).

- Please bring your own mitts. We have a couple right-handed mitts that we can lend out, but we don’t have many lefty mitts (those that throw left handed).

- No metal cleats. Plastic only.

- We will now play 12” league softball rules. We WILL play with a 1-1 count, unless each team has more than 15 batters (this speeds up the game), and play 9 innings with a break after 5 innings. Also, no stealing, no leadoffs.

- If you start the game, please play the whole game; it is why you came out after all. If you leave, and you are not at bat within 1 minute, its an automatic out. If you are not in the field after 1 min of the inning starting, your team will play without you for that inning. We’re here to play ball, not babysit everyone.

- And as always: we play for FURRY FUN! Not to mention the exercise, the natural Vitamin D, and to see all of our friends. Even if you’re not that good of a player, we’ll still want you to play. No one will make fun of you for being bad. But we can ALL make fun of Exile for being...Exile XD

If its rained out, the game will be cancelled (look for an announcement on gameday). I -MIGHT- re-schedule the game for the next weekend, but that depends on players’ availability and other things. Watch for announcements.


Hope to see everyone this Spring n Summer!

Quasi
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Subject:2 Weekend Warning Til the next game!
Time:06:44 pm
Let's have more than 9 poeple show up this time, please! Last game of the season.
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Subject:'Cause I Keep Forgetting
Time:10:04 am
This is your 8 day reminder about LAFFBall. Next weekend, we play!

See ya there!
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Subject:T-12 Days
Time:12:49 pm
Next game is on the 18th. We're prolly gunna be on the 3 pack again, and probably for the rest of the year.

See ya then!
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Subject:2 Week Warning..and a Change of Date
Time:09:58 pm
Yep..its finally 2 weeks til the next LAFFBall game!

Also...:

Due to the amount of furs wanting to go to the Walk tor Wolves at Wolf Park, the Sept game will be moved ONE WEEK LATER...so its now on the 22nd. I will make an announcement on the LAFFlist.

See ya on July 21!!
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Subject:Because I Forgot to Post This on Sat...
Time:06:04 pm
its now your 11 day warning announcement for LAFFBall! :)

See ya there!
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Subject:It Could Be..Its Way Back...
Time:06:41 pm
Current Mood:excitedexcited
YES!!! Its your 2 Week Notice!!

Only 2 short weeks til the first LAFFSoftball game of the season! Time to polish up your cleats (plastic only of course), find your mitt, and hunt for your favorite baseball cap!

See ya in 2 weeks in Lombard! :)
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Subject:2012 Dates are Up!
Time:10:14 pm
Your 2012 LAFFBall dates:

April 21 (SoftBowl)
May 19 (SoftBowl)
June 23
July 21 (SoftBowl)
August 18 (SoftBowl)
September 15 (SoftBowl)
October 13
(Thanks to Huscoon for researching all of this)

We have 7 games scheduled for this year. Also, not all the games could be scheduled the normal 4 weeks apart: blame all the extra cons and other meets for that XD. The dates are, as of right now, free of ANY conflict, and 5 out of the 7 are SoftBowl dates!

We’ll still be playing at Madison Meadows in Lombard; this is where we've been playing for the last few years. We will use whichever North field is open for us (by the parking lot), under the trees again if the fields are wet. However, we'll more than likely have to use the Western fields (3-pack) for at least the Sept and Oct
games, due to Peewee football on the usual fields (possibly the Aug game
as well).

I will post gameday updates on Twitter, under @LAFFBALL. I will NOT use email, LJ or the LAFFList to post updates any more; Twitter reaches more people faster. I will still use LJ for reminders and (hopefully) scores, but Twitter is where gameday announcements will be located. If you don’t see any notices on Twitter, then the game is on as planned. I’m sure Exile (@Huscoon) will be happy to re-Tweet them (cause he’s a dork like that XD).

Games will start PROMPTLY at 2 PM, so PLEASE get to the park by NOON for batting/fielding/trash talking practice. Note: IF YOU ARE NOT THERE WHEN WE PICK ROSTERS, YOU’RE NOT PLAYING. We will NOT hold up the game because you aren’t there.

Other rules of note:
- No Baseball bats. If it doesn’t say “softball” on the bat, it can’t be used. I also recommend against using fast pitch bats, because they are too small and light for playing the bigger 12” ball we use. Its an automatic out if the batter uses an illegal bat.
- Please bring your own mitts. We have a couple right-handed mitts that we can lend out, but we don’t have many lefty mitts (for those that throw left handed).
- No metal cleats. Plastic only
- We play 12” softball rules, modified a bit for us. We do not play with a 1-1 count, unless each team has more than 15 batters (this speeds up the game), and play 9 innings with a break after 5 innings. Also, no stealing, no leadoffs.

If its rained out, the game will be cancelled (look for an announcement on gameday). I -MIGHT- re-schedule the game for the next weekend, but that depends on players’ availability and other things. Watch for announcements.

Hope to see everyone this Spring n Summer!

Quasi
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Subject:Another Great Year!
Time:12:06 pm
A big THANK YOU to everyone that played or attended the LAFF Softball games this year! Apart from the blunder when I called the rain out, we had fun each weekend that we played; even agains the Jersey Shore Boys XD. I'll make sure that I do a better job at calling around instead of just staring at radar maps and trying tyo predict what the lake will/won't do :P

Look for next year's schedule around the end of Feb.

Quasi
Softball Skunkie
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Subject:10 Day Lead Time!
Time:10:08 am
Yup..the next game is already around the corner! Why so soon? Cause October weather isn't exactly lovely, so I've scheduled it for he first weekend just to give the best chances of better weather.

See ya then!
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Subject:Missing softball....again.
Time:11:11 am
Current Mood:crappycrappy
Hi all.

Sorry I won't be at today's game....again. In addition to sleeping very poorly, and having a VERY sore pitching arm (still don't know what i did to it) I ate a bit of outdated cheese. I threw most of it away 'cause it didn't smell or taste right, and shouldn't have swallowed what little I did.

Anyway, feeling just a little nauseous. I think I'll be OK, but I don't want to go to the game just to start puking my brains out or anything.

Overall, it's just not a good time to go. Hopefully I'll be at the season's last game next month.
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Subject:Under 2 Week Notice!
Time:12:44 pm
Didn't we just have a game? Well, yeah, but it was against a bunch of Jersey Shore people. Altho fun, it was quite the showdown, with the Furs losing after 3 innings (all we could play).

That said, its time for our next game...on the 17th; another SoftBowl weekend.

Game starts at 2 PM...be there by then, or yer not playing! Practice is at Noon. We'll more than likely be playing on the 3 pack, on the West side again, but watch the Twitter account for last minute changes!

C'mon..you know ya wanna play again!
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Subject:You Want Game? You Get Game
Time:09:26 pm
Due to the rainout, we cancelled today's game.

HOWEVER...

Rain date is tomorrow! yes, Sunday the 21st.

When: Get there at Noon...Game starts at 1 PM.
Where: Not sure as of yet, due to availability of the fields. The 3 pack (west side) fields may be occupied, BUT MEET THERE FIRST!!!!! We'll see where to go after we get there, and I'll Tweet it.

Quasi
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Subject:Won't make it today.
Time:09:47 am
Current Mood:disappointeddisappointed
Hi softball LAFFers. I've decided to stay home this weekend. The weather looks pretty uncertain....besides, my pitching arm hurts like hell today. Not sure what I did to it.

If everyone plays, I'm sorry I missed you all, and I'll do my best to be there next month. Cheers!
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Subject:13 Day Warning!
Time:09:02 pm
Yep...that time of the month again. Game's more than likely going to be on the 3pack rather than the usual field facing Madison St.

2 PM Game Start time. BE THERE BY THEN OR YOU'LL BE WATCHING FROM THE BLEACHERS. THIS IS A HARD RULE NOW. If you can't be there by 2, we will not hold the game or insert you into it when you get there.

Who's gunna be there?
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Subject:Box Scores for Furry Softball 2011: LAFF July Game
Time:11:20 am
Yeah, they're a week late, but at least they're done. Enjoy!Collapse )

Honorary Player of the Game: Dusty
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Subject:2 Weeks til the Next Game!
Time:07:50 pm
Current Mood:bouncybouncy
Yup...yer Early Warning is out!

Same times n place as always.

Who's gunna be there?
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Subject:Box Scores for Furry Softball 2011: LAFF June Game
Time:11:01 am
We don't have a mercy rule, but we do have parameters for 'rape'. :PCollapse )

Honorary Player of the Game: Dane
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Subject:2 Week Warning :)
Time:02:23 pm
I will not me there this game! *cries* I have to be in Champaign for a job that weekend. Stevie already has the bases, and Aragorn will bring the game ball up (RC will bring him to the game).

Who's gunna be there?

Quasi
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