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June 2024 Edition
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The DCMSBL Digest aims to provide players and managers with important news and information about our league, MSBL National, and Technology 4 Causes.

We also encourage our league members to submit pictures and stories from your games throughout the season to share in each addition of the DCMSBL Digest.

If you have any information to provide for the newsletter, please complete the form by clicking the button!



Field Maintenance

As a general reminder, teams are required to follow the field maintenance rules specified at each field. When playing at Fairfax County HS fields, you should rake AND fill all holes created on the mount and around home plate. Field maintenance for Loudoun County and Montgomery County regional park fields are the sole responsibility of those agencies, meaning, our teams are NOT allowed to do anything to those fields. 

When you leave your game, please make sure to pick up all trash and take home all of your belongings.

To view field maintenance rules, click the button which will take you the "locations" page of the DCMSBL website. 


Inclement Weather

At this point, almost every team knows how frustrating the weather has been so far. Most teams have experienced at least one rain out, and some have multiple already. Please know that the DCMSBL/T4C team shares your frustration and is working hard to get games rescheduled! Thank you for your patience.

In addition, we wanted to thank the managers who assist our team with helping to determine if a field is playable. That being said, we remind you that the only people who can cancel games are the DCMSBL/T4C team or the county. We make the final call and will notify teams and umpires of any cancellations through LeagueApps. Please do not inform your team or the opposing team of a game being cancelled until the final decision. If you are aware of a field being unplayable or can provide us with photos as evidence, please send those our way. Again, we thank you for your assistance!

Let's hope for better weather soon as Summer quickly approaches!

Playoff Central

We have created a DCMSBL Playoff Central landing page that shows all dates and formats. As the playoffs begin, we will add scores and recaps to the page so that everyone can stay up to date on the games.

Click the button below to visit the DCMSBL playoff central landing page! Please note, this can also be found on the DCMSBL website.



Managers are reminded that your team must all have the same jersey on, and they need to include numbers. This is a league rule and we have been made aware that some teams are not following it. If this includes your team, please take care of this ASAP.

Over 70 Inaugural Season/Game

From - Larry Lombardi

The inaugural season for the 70+ age group was a tremendous effort by many players and managers in our league who sought to create the 70+ age group. One of the main characters was Heater Heatley. Given the fact Heater ran the Wednesday Hardballer’s practices for the last six years along with others, it became apparent there were enough players and interest for those who wanted to play in the 70+ age group, so we went ahead and planned in 2023 to create the 70+ age division for the 2024 season. Because of the initial success of this age group, we are anticipating an additional two (2) more teams for the 2025 season! 

With that being said, this has pretty much the same formula as to how we’ve created the DCMSBL 60+ age group a few years ago due to the overwhelming interest and number of players who qualified for the 60+ age group from those who were attending the Wednesday Hardballer’s practices. Rest assured, as these players mature in age, we will be ready to create an 80+ age group when the time comes! Thanks to everyone who have made this a reality!


Picture: Opening Day for new 70+ DCMSBL Division June 4,2024 at Nottoway Park. Nationals and Spirit teams plus umpires Mike Dobbs and Bob Jordan.

Over 70 Continued...

Scott Harris, leadoff hitter for the Spirit, gets on and later scores in the first inning of the inaugural DCMSBL 70+ game. 86-year-old Bill Lear on the hill with Mike Dobbs umping and Paul Smyth catching.

Free Tickets to the Congressional Charity Baseball Game June 12th

Ryan Thompson is arranging for free tickets to the game https://www.congressionalbaseball.org but it has to be done through the MLB App. Download the MLB App https://www.mlb.com/apps/mlb-app then send him an email before this Saturday and tell him how many tickets you need.


Ryan Thompson ryan@liveoakstrat.com


Players of the Week

Greetings from MSBL! We want to take a moment to re-introduce you to a successful feature we have provided throughout the years called the ‘MSBL Players of the Week.’ This concept will recognize any pitchers or position players from the previous week who achieved an outstanding league or tournament game. We will share their achievement on the national website as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages and as part of our monthly newsletters.
If you have a player on your team, or in your league, who had an outstanding game, either at the plate or on the mound, please send the information to Steve LaMontia at msbllamontia@aol.com. Please include their name, which league, which team and age division, and a brief description of their heroic day in as much detail as you wish to provide, including any startling defensive efforts.
If you happened to grab a picture of them after their special day, please send it along! Steve will also be happy to contact the player directly for any comments or pictures so please include their email address, if possible.
We look forward to hearing all about any special efforts in your league. We will notify you if your player is recognized and you can also notify them. In addition, Steve will send you a link to the story to post on your league or team websites and social media platforms. There is no limit to the number of players we recognize.
We at MSBL are very excited about recognizing the players from around the country this year. Good luck in 2024!

T4C/B4C News

Upcoming Events

Baseball 4 Causes, a branch of T4C, has a number of upcoming events on the baseball diamond that you are able to participate in. For the events sold out, please keep an eye out for future announcements as we will hold more, maybe even this year!

See below to learn more about the events!

Ripken/Harford Experience

Join us for our 2nd annual B4C Ripken/Harford Experience on Tuesday, July 16th and Wednesday, July 17th. This year, half of the games will be played on the Yankee Stadium replica turf field on the Ripken Complex, with the other half being played on the turf at nearby John Carroll.

Proceeds will benefit the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, and the event will again host an evening dinner reception.

The cost to participate is $375 and you must be at least 35 years old.

If you would like to learn more or register, click the button!


Over 60 Series


On Monday, July 15th, join us for our 2nd Annual Over 60 Classic. These games will be played at John Carroll in Bel Air, MD. This venue offers a state-of-the-art all turf playing surface.

Each player will play a minimum of two 7-inning games depending on the final number of players. Games will be fantasy camp style rules (no stealing). Players will be assigned to teams with a goal of achieving a competitive balance. We will seek to accommodate playing requests amongst friends but will generally limit those to groups of two or three.

All participants will receive a lunch as part of the player fee. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Baseball 4 Causes' Gear 4 Kids program.

The cost to participate is $125.

If you would like to learn more or register, please click the button!


Father / Son/Daughter Game


On Monday, July 15th, Baseball 4 Causes will host our inaugural Father/ Son/Daughter Game. It will be played on the collegiate-caliber turf field on the campus of The John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD. Spots will be limited as this is a single game, so act fast when registration begins! This is open to sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews (16/varsity, or over) to play with their dad, uncle, aunt, or mom. The young guns will be able to pitch up to two innings each, so bring your A-Game. Advancing on passed balls outside of the brown turf area is permitted.

The cost to participate is $35.

If you would like to learn more or participate, please click the button!



DCMSBL Website

The DCMSBL website provides access to your player dashboard, field information, and so much more!


DCMSBL Communicator

Click the button below to complete the form for an issue that needs immediate attention. This may include no umpires showing up at the game, or issues with or accessing the field. Note, if you are having issues with the field, you should also contact the emergency line for that county.


DCMSBL Facebook Page

Please note: The T4C team will have to approve your request to "like" the page. Those who will be accepted include active players and those personally invited by current members of the page. If your request gets denied and you believe we made a mistake, please send an email to dcmsbl@dicorp.com.


Technology 4 Causes Landing Page

At Technology 4 Causes (T4C), we are committed to empowering and amplifying local charitable programs for the betterment of the community. Through our expertise in technology, networking, and collaboration, we strive to enhance the productivity and impact of the organizations we support. Our primary goal is to increase charitable activity and education within communities by providing technology and associated services to tax-exempt organizations. By harnessing the multiplying powers of technology, we enable these organizations to expand their reach and impact, and make a positive difference in the lives of those they serve.


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Baseball 4 Causes, or B4C, is the philanthropic branch of Technology 4 Causes, a non-profit organization focused on using technology and support services to make a positive impact. B4C aims to create a positive influence within the baseball community and the local community at large through various initiatives by staging events, providing a community platform, and helping other organizations run charitable events.