Opening Day Tuesday, 7/14. Please See Where > Melas Park Page.
Doors are typically open at 8:30AM. Please show up for batting practice from 9:00AM thru 9:45AM as games start at 10:00AM. Lineups are fairly established between 9:45AM and 9:55AM. If your magnetic name tag is not pulled and placed on roster board by that time it creates lineup decisions that impact everyone and often delay game starts. If circumstances delay your arrival until after 9:45AM, please be considerate and contact a fellow ballplayer and ask him to put your name on roster board (advise how late you will be). Failure to have your name on roster board by 9:45AM will result in you being slotted as the last batter, as a rover and/or even assigned to a diamond other than your usual diamond.
Arlington Heights wants us to remind all that alcohol is prohibited on their premises - including parking lot.
Our goal is to have fun, exercise, socialize and enjoy time on the diamond. In our pursuit of these goals we all play with passion. Please remember to keep your emotions in check. We want to ensure we are promoting a fun and safe environment. What we ALL cannot allow is an anger situation that leads to actions that could very well result in us ALL losing our welcome to the facility. We don't want to be told to leave the facility and not come back because a couple guys lost their cool. Friendly teasing or constructive criticism is expected but not to the point that is pushed beyond accepted limits. Nor do we want a situation to occur where one or two individuals disrupt the play of 20 plus guys because they 'lost it' - for ANY reason. Should any situation occur it may result in a player or two being suspended for an appropriate period of time by consensus of the committee.
Games are generally 7 innings in length. Exceptions are made for different circumstances where they are 9 innings. If 7 innings a double header is usually played. If 9 innings, one game is played.
The maximum number of runs allowed per inning is four with the exception of the last inning in which runs are unlimited.