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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League to start up for 2020

from Eric Colvin
On behalf of the 2020 GCMFL Executive

The Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League will be playing ball for the 2020 season the league executive announced last week. With the mandated city and provincial guidelines of a "Bubble" league with a maximum of 50 players, including umpires, the executive needed to get creative to adhere to this criteria. With 5 full team rosters wanting to return, the executive selected a random draw to pull (4) teams of (12) players each to meet the maximum of the 50 person bubble. While it will look a little different on the diamond, the executive is ecstatic to at least have some Fastball played in Glen Cairn in the summer of 2020.

Tom Flood, one of the founders of the GCMFL, informed the executive in March that this would be the 50th year of operations if and when we start the season. The league plans to have Mr. Flood join us on opening night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on the 50th season of the GCMFL.
The plan is to start the season on Tuesday, August 4th. Games will take place every Tuesday at 6:30pm & 8:30pm and run for a total of 6 regular season games per team ending on September 8th. Following the regular season, the teams will be ranked #1 through #4 and play a best of 1 series in the semi-finals and finals.

The safety of our members is the GCMFL's top priority. With consultation from the umpire in chief, league members and, City of Ottawa officials, the Executive has plans in place to adhere to the social distancing requirements set out by the City of Ottawa and the Provincial Government.



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