The Northern States League

Newsletter #477- May 9th, 2018

 

NEW ENGLAND AND COASTAL BREAK OUT TO THE BEST RECORDS IN THE LEAGUE AFTER 16 GAMES.  CREEKSIDE TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN THE CELLAR.  TITEST RACE IS THE BRETT WHERE THE TOP 3 ARE ALL WITHIN ONE. PLENTY OF APBA CARDS DONATED AND WE DID WELL WITH THEM

 

Dear Members,

 

We’re underway and despite some hiccups as we sometimes get in the opening month, we’re caught up and plunging in to the three series month of May.  Here are your opening month results:

 

Series 1:

Dun 3 at MC 1, MC 0 at Dun 4                                  NF 1 at NE 3, NE 2 at NF 2

Gle 1 at NH 3, NH 2 at Gle 2                                     GB a at Coa 3, Coa 3 at GB 1

Cro 2 at Sou 2, Sou 2 at Cro 2                                    Key 2 at Yk 2, Yk 2 at Key 2

Lon 2 at Mar 2, Mar 2 at Lon 2                                  Fra 0 at Kal 4, Kal 3 at Fra 1

Cre 1 at EY 3, EY 3 at Cre 1                                      SL 3 at Cle 1, Cle 3 at SL 1

GM 3 at VT 1, VT 2 at GM 2                                     Alb 2 at IN 2, IN 1 at Alb 3

 

Series 2:

NE 3 at GM 1, GM 0 at NE 4                                     Alb 1 at MC 3, MC 3 at Alb 1

Fra 2 at NH 2, NH 2 at Fra 2                                      Coa 3 at Cro 1, Cro 1 at Coa 3

GB 2 at Sou 2, Sou 2 at GB 2                                     Yk 3 at Cre 1, Cre 1 at Yk 3

Cle 4 at Mar 0, Mar 2 at Cle 2                                    SL 2 at Lon 2, Lon 2 at SL 2

Gle 1 at Kal 3, Kal 1 at Gle 3                                     IN 2 at Dun 2, Dun 2 at IN 2

NF 2 at VT 2, VT 1 at NF 3                                       Key 3 at EY 1, EY 2 at Key 2

 

With the delay from last month and my recent trip out of town it’s probably not needed to review the first month of the league results.  At the end of April, the division leaders were Duneland (4 games), New England 4, Kalamazoo 2, Coastal 4, Longstown 2, and York 1.  I’m pretty sure these things will change- and likely in this month of May at hand when we play 3 complete series- and after those 3 series, we’ll be at 40 games (1/4 of the season) with a great idea of which way most franchises are headed.  My usual month in review will return next month and hopefully we’ll do a little better at staying on time.

 

So that being said- remember this is a 3 series month- and it is tough to get all 3 series in with the time constraints we all have.  By this time you should be well in to your May series and pointed towards being on time with your results and stats.

 

Both Burnie and Si have been under the weather and are thoughts are with these two veterans.  Hopefully with spring finally here these two guys will get back in to the pink soon.

 

Several guys donated their 2017 cards to the league and we sold them on eBay.  From Mick’s cards, we netted $57.63.  JB’s went for $49.31, and Scoop’s went for $73.09.  Wow- thanks guys!  Then Al donated a slew of cards he’d been holding on to for a few years- we netted $402.34 from Al’s donation- that’s incredible, isn’t it?  Anyway- the funds all went directly in to our treasury and the league thanks and salutes all you guys. 

 

It’s a perfect time to give a shout out to Bob Chalfant for his web site maintenance.  It is a thankless job and Bob updates daily without fail, making sure you have the latest NSL news you might need and keeping that bulletin board updated with all your comments and ideas (positive).  You can never say “thanks” enough- to me this sounds like a great time to say it- thanks, Bob!

 

Recently the Veteran’s Committee of the Hall of Fame voted in 4 players.  Unfortunately, one of them was Gary Sheffield.  Sheff is still on the regular ballot- I believe this is his 4th one coming up, so he would not have been eligible for the Veteran’s Committee to vote him in yet.  So for now, Gary will have to wait until his eligibility has expired to be considered for the Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee.  Questions regarding the Hall of Fame should be directed to Coach Kerr.

 

Sorry to be so short tonight, but this is all I have on the desk right now.  Remember how important this month is with the three series, play in a timely manner, and communicate with your opponents and the league offices. 

 

I hope everyone is well and we’ll talk again soon!

 

                                                                                                Best Wishes,

 

 

                                                                                                Rich