Call For Players and Teams - Graduate Recreational Softball League 2013
Interested in getting some exercise, staying in touch with friends over the summer and having a good time? Start or join a GSA softball team!
The season starts in May with games taking place on weekday evenings on-campus. Each team generally plays once a week. The season culminates in an annual tournament in August.
Submission of team rosters are required by April 26. A minimum of 25 players is required per team. If you are interested but don’t have a team please submit your name and department and you will be put on an interdisciplinary team.
Team/Player submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this is a strictly recreational, co-ed, non-competitive league and all skill levels are welcome to play.
The Grad Recreational Summer Softball League
The Grad Recreational Softball League (GRSL) is a slow pitch league, open to interested players of any calibre, with a minimum of seriousness and a maximum of fun. The league is strictly recreational and non-competitive. Those of all skill levels are welcome to play, and it is “pitch-until-you-hit,” meaning there are no strikeouts. Five nights a week from early May to the end of August, a variety of teams come out to the baseball diamond behind the Nesbitt Biology Building.
Teams are typically drawn from faculties like Physics and English, although there are mixed teams of students and alumni like the Hacks and the Barflies. Games start at 6pm and typically conclude with a celebratory beverage at Mike’s Place.
And the season would not be complete without our own annual all-day softball tournament in mid-August, which remains the summer’s not-to-be-missed event. It’s a tradition that is intended to provide a break from summer hours and late-night studies in a fun environment.
The Grad Recreational Summer Softball League History
Back in 1984, a few dozen people on campus turned off their Prince records and picked up their bats and gloves. From these friendly pick-up games emerged a loosely organised league dedicated to getting students, faculty and staff out to the field for a little sport and a lot of fun. As interest grew, an annual tournament was added in 1987. Other than a brief hiatus in the late 1990s, the league has continued its fine tradition of good cheer, good friends and “bootism” right up to today.
In 2009, the season-end tourney was rained out but the top teams were NPSIA, Legal Studies and Physics. Lets hope for better weather in 2010!
In 2008, NPSIA Alumni stormed ahead to break both the 2007-winning Barflies and perennial favourites Physics to clinch this year’s tournament victory – NPSIA’s first victory since 1994. Congratulations NPSIA!
In 2007, perennial favourites, Barflies, broke a three-year Physics winning streak to clinch the tournament victory. Congrats Barflies!