Monday, May 18, 2009

The season is winding down.....

What a great bunch of kids and parents we have this year. I have really enjoyed this season and I hope your kids have too!

Just a few details....

5/21/09 Thursday night practice at 5pm at Malloch

NO GAME this Friday due to Memorial Day Weekend

5/28/09 Thursday night practice at 5pm at Malloch

5/30/09 LAST GAME Saturday 9:00 p.m. Tigers v. DODGERS Malloch Field 3

Snacks - Locatelli / Drinks - Cargile


T-Ball Dodgers End of the Season Party
Saturday, May 30, 2009
4:00 p.m.
Orchid Park (Next to Forkner Elementary - Valentine & Herndon)
Coach Brad will provide hotdogs, buns, fixings & dessert
Please sign-up to bring a side dish
Please bring beverage to share (cans or bottles / large ice chest will be available)
Please bring lawn chairs or blankets
Plates/Napkins/Utensils will be provided
We are in need of EZ=Ups and Food Tables. If anyone can bring these items, please call Coach Brad to let him know 977-2882.

Please RSVP to 977-2882 or by May 28th.

Trophies will be awarded to all T-Ballers!

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just a few reminders:

5/14/09 Thursday night practice at 5pm at Malloch.

5/16/09 Saturday 1:00 p.m. DODGERS v. Red Sox Malloch Field 4

Snacks - Wilson / Drinks - Casheros

See you on Thursday!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grizzlie Day was a blast!!! Hope you all had fun....

Just a few reminders:

4/30/09 Thursday night practice at 5pm at Malloch.

5/2/09 Saturday 9:00 p.m. DODGERS v. Padres Malloch Field 4

Snacks - Olivas / Drinks - Pulido

See you on Thursday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This week in T-Ball....

Great job to all who sold tickets to this weekends Grizzlie Game. Our team sold approximately 50 tickets. It should be alot of fun!

4/23/09 Thursday night practice at 5pm at Malloch.

4/25/09 Saturday 1:00 p.m. Indians v. DODGERS Malloch Field 6

Snacks - Hreische / Drinks - Meza

See you on Thursday!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hope you enjoyed Easter and Spring Break.....

Just a few reminders....

Practice resumes this Thrusday, 4/16/09 at 5:00 p.m. at Malloch.

Game: Saturday, 4/18/09 1:00 p.m. Yankes v. DODGERS Malloch, Field 5

Snacks - Lawton / Drinks - Garcia

Don't forget to bring your Grizzlie Ticket Sales / Money to the practice on Thursday. Any questions please email or call 977-2882.

Lastly, at the last game we came home with Ryan's baseball hat, by accident. My son Elijah hat is missing. If you by chance have it, please bring the hat to practice so we can switch. Elijah's hat has the name ELI written in it. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


We had to do some switching...please note the highlighted changes:

4/18/09 Snacks - Lawton / Drinks - Garcia

4/25/09 Snacks - Hreische / Drinks - Meza

5/2/09 Snacks - Olivas / Drinks - Pulido

5/9/09 Snacks - Toledo / Drinks - Tomasetti

5/16/09 Snacks - Wilson / Drinks - Casheros

5/30/09 Snacks - Locatelli / Drinks - Cargile

Monday, April 6, 2009

Grizzlies Game - April 26, 2009

Bullard Cal Ripken Parents and Families: On Saturday I handed out the Grizzlies packets for ticket sales. For those of you new to our league, Grizzlies Game Day is a very special day for our kids and their families. At the Grizzlies Game on April 26 the kids will all get to arrive early in their uniforms, line up and walk all around the Grizzlies game field (on the field itself) before the game starts. The announcer will announce each team, they'll get shown up on the big screen as they walk by, and they'll get to wave to their families and friends up in the stands as they proudly walk around the entire baseball field. Parker, the Grizzlies mascot, will be there, and they might even get to high-five some Grizzlies players. It is a wonderful picture opportunity for the kids and families. I've found that Grizzlies Day is a day the kids always remember, and is one of their favorite baseball memories.

Grizzlies Day is also an important fund raising day for the league. Bullard Cal Ripken is given a portion of every ticket that is sold by our league for Grizzlies Day. This money helps us keep our registration costs down, and also helps us provide all of the equipment, uniforms, field work, and so on. The kids are asked to sell as many tickets to this game as they can. They can sell the tickets to anyone and everyone (families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc). They just need to collect the money and turn it in to Coach Lawton by practice on Thursday, April 16. The league will then deliver the tickets and the kids can hand them out to all purchasers the week before the game.

There are GREAT prizes for teams who sell the most tickets, including sitting in the dugout suits with free food for the entire game; the Field of Dreams (going on the field with the Grizzlies players for the national anthem); participating in the contests between innings, and for the kid who sells the most tickets: throwing out the first pitch at the game.

It is REALLY a great time, especially when the entire team attends and walks together with the coach. It really is a proud moment for the kids, and a very fun night for all.

WE WILL ALSO AGAIN HAVE THE AUCTION AT THE GRIZZLIES GAME, AND WE'RE STILL TAKING ANY AND ALL AUCTION ITEMS YOU CAN DONATE FOR US TO AUCTION OFF. If an item is small, we'll package it with something else, so please reply back to me and/or Kip with any and all items you can donate.

We'll see you on Sunday, April 26 at the Grizzlies Game.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Snack Schedule -UPDATED

4/4/09 Snacks - Cargile / Drinks - Carpenter

4/18/09 Snacks - Casheros / Drinks - Garcia

4/25/09 Snacks - Hreische / Drinks - Meza

5/2/09 Snacks - Olivas / Drinks - Pulido

5/9/09 Snacks - Toledo / Drinks - Tomasetti

5/16/09 Snacks - Wilson / Drinks - Lawton

5/30/09 Snacks - Locatelli / Drinks - Lawton

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Great job Dodgers!

Whew - we all survived Saturday. Thanks to all the great parents who endured the hour and half wait for pictures. At least our little ones were able to play a little bit of t-ball. The carnival was a great success and it was nice seeing our little Dodgers having such a great time. Thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time to work a booth or two.

We will meet for practice this Thursday night at 5:00 p.m. at Malloch.
This weeks game: 3/28/09 11:00 a.m. White Sox v. DODGERS Malloch Field 4

See you there!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Practice Schedule Update....

Starting this coming Thursday, March 19th, we will go to practicing 1 time per week....Thursdays, 5 p.m. at Malloch.

Thanks to all who donated water/gatorade/soda etc.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The 2009 T-Ball schedule has arrived.....

March 21, 2009 Game / Carnival / Picture Day

9:00 a.m. GAME: DODGERS v. Rockies – Field 10-left field (FIGARDEN)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CARNIVAL (FIGARDEN)

Season Schedule

3/28/09 11:00 a.m. White Sox v. DODGERS Malloch Field 4
4/4/09 9:00 a.m. DODGERS v. Cardinals Malloch Field 5
4/18/09 1:00 p.m. Yankess v. DODGERS Malloch Field 5
4/25/09 1:00 p.m. Indians v. DODGERS Malloch Field 6
5/2/09 9:00 a.m. DODGERS v. Padres Malloch Field 4
5/9/09 11:00 a.m. Rangers v. DODGERS Malloch Field 5
5/16/09 1:00 p.m. DODGERS v. Red Sox Malloch Field 4
5/30/09 9:00 a.m. Tigers v. DODGERS Malloch Field 3

I will hand out a this schedule and a schedule of snacks/drinks at our next practice. See you then!

Don't forget....

Don't forget to bring to practice tomorrow:

1) any water/gatorade donations

2) your completed Carnival Wristband/tickets form with payment

I should have the Game Schedule / Picture Schedule / Carnival information for
March 21st shortly and will update this website.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Practice Update

Sorry, I forgot to mention that practice will be held at Malloch Elementary. See you on Tuesday!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

T-Ball Practice Update

The practice schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 3/3 5:00
Thursday 3/5 ?? (we can discuss a time preference at the first practice)
Tuesday 3/10 ??
Thursday 3/12 ??

We understand that not everyone can attend both weekly practices and ask that your child attends at least one.

Once the season starts on March 21st, we will only be practicing one night per week with a game on Saturday.

Any question, feel free to email me at

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Important T-Ball Dates!

Welcome to the Dodgers! The game schedule should be available within the next week. For those of you new to T-Ball, games are held on Saturdays at Malloch Elementary School. The first game is Saturday, March 21st. My plan is to hold 1 practice a week during the season (day & time to be determined). Before the season I would like to practice 1-2 times per week. I would like to start next week and will email you shortly regarding the date & time.

Important dates for the 2009 T-Ball Season:

March 14th - Last day to donate water, sodas, juice boxes, gatorades, etc. for the Carnival and snack bar during the season. The two teams with the highest donations will win prizes! Please email me if you would like to donate so that arranagments can be made to collect your donations. This is also the last day to turn in your form and money for pre-sale wristbands for inflatables and tickets for food. The pre-sale forms allow you to purchase the items at a discounted rate. I will hand out the pre-sale form at the first practice.

March 21st - This is a BIG day! We will have our first game, team pictures AND the carnival. The Bullard Cal Ripken Carnival is the largest fundraiser of the year and we really encourage you to come out and participate in the fun. The best part is the carnvial, pictures & games will all be at one location, so there is no reason not to attend. If you would like to volunteer to help at the carnvial, please contact Shelli Armstrong at 905-1085 or Parent involvement is greatly needed and appreciated!

April 26th - Grizzly Night at Chuckchansi Park - more details to follow.

Team Responsiblities -
** Each team is responsible for obtaining a $200 sponsorship. Should the sponsor want an advertisement the donation is $300. If anyone knows someone/company/etc. who would like to sponsor the T-Ball Dodgers please let me know. Should we not find a sponsor, the team responsiblity would be +/- $15.00 per player.
** Each team is responsible for 5 hours over two different days to volunteer at the Malloch snack bar. I will provide a schedule to you prior to the first game. The schedule will not conflict with your child's game.

Looking forward to a FUN season!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to the Dodgers!

A schedule will be posted soon regarding practice and games. Keep checking back.

Glad to have you on my team this year!!!! Go Dodgers!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Welcome to 2009 Dodgers T-Ball

- Brad Lawton
- Greg Lawton