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Manatee Adult Baseball, Inc.
A Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation
"So much more than just games."

Rain-Out Message at: 941- 400- 9041 updated at 5:30 pm on game days.

OFFICERS
Debbie Montgomery,Commissioner
Joe Zejavac,Vice Commissioner
David Montgomery, Jr., CPA.,Chief Financial Officer
Robert Bodi, League Chaplain
David Montgomery, Sr., Esq. Founder, Flunkie and Fashion Cop
DIRECTORS
Rob Else, Communications Director
Bobby "Sey" Shindler,Resident Baseball Historian
John O'Rourke,Retirement Advisor
Juan Aviles,Token Yankee Rep.
MANAGERS COMMITTEE
Jeff Bowman,Chairman - Pirates
Jimmy Ptak,Braves
Brooks Venderzee,Cubs
Steve Pulcinella,Marlins

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"It is not wether you win or lose. It is wether you win or lose respect." - Baseballism.com

"I see great things in baseball. It's our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us." - paraphrase of a quote from Walt Whitman relayed by Horace L. Traubel (1888).

"I've never quit the game... I (still) play ball simply because I like to."
- Honus Wagner at age 49 - long after retiring from his legendary career with the Pirates.

"One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it." - Knute Rockne

"I think if I had my life to live over again, I'd do things a little different… I would have had more friends." - Ty Cobb

"(N)o person can obtain admission in the club merely for his capacity as a player; he must also have the reputation of a gentleman; ...." - From Charles Peverelly’s 1866 look at the early history of the Knickerbockers.

"To me, America is like baseball. If I swing at a pitch and miss, what am I going to do, give up the next two pitches? If I swing and miss at this pitch, that's just a swing and a miss. There's no morality attached to failure. Failure morally has a moral component, but failure in a creative or professional sense is just information. That's one of the big things for me about the U.S. Our kids, by the time they're five years old, know that if they can hit a ball three times out of 10 pitches, they'll go to the Hall of Fame. They know that seven misses or seven failures are no disgrace. That's just playing the game. Beat that attitude!" - Craig Ferguson (Scotsman now American citizen)


  MISSION STATEMENT  
Founded in 1992, it has been the mission of the Manatee Adult Baseball League to be a league of "inclusion" and to provide a wholesome participatory wooden bat baseball program for adults where "baseball relationships" and the enjoyment of the game for all players of both teams are of the highest priority. We believe that baseball is a journey; not a destination. We try to play baseball as it was meant to be played - for the enjoyment of all participants, inning by inning..

"Club Perspective"

We play "CLUB BASEBALL" in the tradition of New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club the 1850's New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club. Originally, "Base Ball" games were played by social and fraternal clubs seeking exercise among friends. Then money got involved. "Somehow or other, they don't play ball nowadays as they used to ... . I don't mean to say they don't play it as well. … But I mean that they don't play with the same kind of feelings or for the same objects they used to." said Pete O'Brien of the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1868, the year before the Cincinatti Redstockings became the first club to ackonwledge that it paid its players. Then, the game became "Profesional"; a commerical spectacle. Baseball has become professional baseball. It is its own focus and an entire industry. Our's really is more of a "club" than a "league". We seek to embody baseball's roots by rededicating ourselves to baseball's social and fraternal roots. Our focus upon the virtues of competition MUST be secondary to our relationships with each other as club members in a baseball fraternity! "If you are not prepared to be our friend, then please do not join our club."


In Non-COVID times: We invite teams to play scrimmages. Roster More info.
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Pittsburgh Pirates BP baseball shagging crews.
Back: (L-R) Will Lazar, Pete Livningston, Walter Winship, Jimmy Pickett, Joey Barnes
Front: (L-R) Steve Karp, Vinny DeMarco, Joel Freed, David Montgoemry, Sr., Brian Adornato
Not shown: Robert Bodi

TurkeyBowl
  2012 Turkey Bowl Double Header  

Our League Chaplain - Robert Bodi - Reminding us "What it is all about!"

In the
Manatee Adult Baseball League
(operated by Manatee Adult Baseball, Inc.)

We strive for a "club" atmosphere where all teams play at the same time and at the same complex on the same day each week. Batting practice and warm-up begin one hour before game time. The season ends with what is essentially a double-elimination playoff tournament.

We play on Wednesdays. We do not have try-outs. Anyone who wants to play gets to play IF we have an opening that evening. All players sign in as they arrive.

We TRY to put no more than 12 players on a team in games.

We play at Roster Lakewood Ranch High School in Manatee County, near I-75 (1 and 1/2 miles east on SR 70 ( 4 lights) then left (north) on Lakewood Ranch Blvd. 1 mile north of SR 70.)


  RESERVATIONS POLICY  

We make commitments based upon clearly defined participation goals. In order to determine whether we can expect to meet those participation goals, we issue a call for reservations with a clearly set cut-off date and time. At that cut-off date and time, we make our "Go/No-Go" decision based upon those reservations. Consequently, any who has a reservation who cannot fulfill that reservation will be charged for the activity unless 1) they cancel the reservation a reasonable time before the event AND 2) we reach our participation goals without them fulfilling the reservation. The League reserves the right for ANY reason to charge for the reservation even if these two conditions are met.


Mail to: Manatee Adult Baseball, Inc.
2103 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida 34205
E-Mail: ManateeBaseball@yahoo.com  

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