February 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019 

EASTSIDE VFW – ST. CLOUD, MN 

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT RICHTER AT 11:00 AM 

THERE WERE 13 BASEBALL ENTHUSIASTS IN ATTENDANCE 

ROLL CALL SHOWED ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT 

MOTION BENNAN, SECOND SCHLEPER, CARRIED TO ACCEPT MINUTES FROM DECEMBER MEETING 

MOTION ROUFS, SECOND KREGER, CARRIED, TO REINSTATE MINNESOTA LAKE FOR THE 2019 SEASON 

RANDY SCHOENBERG, REGION 15C COMMISSIONER WAS PRESENT TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF RESTRUCTURING REGIONS TO ADD THE COUNTY LINE BACK TO REGION 15C FOR THE 2019 SEASON.  HE HANDED OUT DIFFERENT SCENARIOS SHOWING MILEAGE BETWEEN VARIOUS LEAGUES, ETC.  AFTER SOME DISCUSSION, IT WAS TABLED TO HAVE POTENTIALLY AFFECTED LEAGUES AND LEAGUE OFFICERS AND A SUBCOMMITTEE FROM THE MBA BOARD REVIEW VARIOUS OPTIONS TO DISCUSS AT THE APRIL BOARD MEETING. 

MOTION FORSMAN, SECOND LEMKE, CARRIED TO APPROVE THE FOLLOWING TOURNAMENT SANCTIONS:

-SHAKOPEE/JORDAN “COORS LIGHT” CLASSIC ON 6/28-6/30

-WATERVILLE INDIANS JUNE 6/29-6/30

-NIMROD GNATS TOURNAMENT 6/28-30

-HINCKLEY KNIGHTS TOURNAMENT 6/21-6/23

-ATWATER BASEBALL ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT 6/14-6/15

-ARLINGTON A’S REQUEST NON-MBA TEAM TCMA BLACK SOX  TO PLAY IN THEIR TOURNAMENT.

-BELLE PLAINE TIGERS TOURNAMENT “TIGERTOWN CLASSIC” 6/7-6/9

-CROOKSTON REDS TOURNAMENT “JIM KARN MEMORIAL” 6/14-6/16

-ST. MARTIN MARTINS AND LAKE HENRY LAKERS TOURNAMENT 5/31-6/2 

MOTION KREGER, SECOND SCHLEPER, CARRIED TO ALLOW THE FOLLOWING TEAMS TO PLAY NON-MBA TEAMS:

-ISANTI REDBIRDS TO PLAY OSCEOLA, WI 6/20

-ISANTI REDBIRDS TO PLAY AN ALUMNI “OLD TIMERS” GAME AGAINST THE CURRENT ISANTI REDBIRDS ON 6/16

-CHASKA CUBS TO PLAY SOUTH DAKOTA TEAM (FOUR CORNERS) ON 6/9 

-CHAMPLIN TO PLAY HUDSON, WI 5/11, CHAMPLIN ALUMNI 7/21 AND RIVER FALLS, WI 7/31

-JORDAN TO PLAY THE TEMPITO BANDITS, TEMPE ARIZONA 6/27

-BELLE PLAINE TIGERS TO PLAY AN ALUMNI GAME ON 6/28

-EAST BETHEL BANDITS TO PLAY NEW RICHMOND, WI 6/12

-NEW LONDON-SPICER TWINS TO PLAY THE BROOKINGS, SD CUBS 6/16

-CROOKSTON REDS MINNESOTA TEAMS WHO WILL PLAY IN THEIR TOURNAMENT APPROVERD TO PLAY THE FOLLOWING TEAMS IN THE “JIM KARN MEMORIAL” TOURNAMENT:  PILOT MOUND, BONIVITAL AND CARTWRIGHT ALL FROM CANADA AND TOLNA, ND

-FIRST NITE AND GOPHER LEAGUES TO PLAY GAMES AGAINST SIOUX FALLS SD AMATEUR TEAM AND THE WELCOME OUTLAWS (OVER 35) FOR THE 2019 SEASON 

IT IS DULY NOTED THAT NICK BRUNING, HADLEY BUTTERMAKERS WILL PLAY IN SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA FOR THE 2019 SEASON 

MOTION ROUFS, SECOND LEMKE, CARRIED TO ALLOW TYLER HEBRINK TO UTILIZE THE HOMETOWN RULE TO RETURN TO PLAY WITH BIRD ISLAND 

OLD BUSINESS 

MOTION NAGEL SECOND BRENNAN, CARRIED 8-1 (ROUFS VOTING NO) TO RECLASSIFY AUSTIN GREYHOUNDS TO CLASS C 

ROCHESTER ROADRUNNERS WILL BE CLASSIFIED AS A CLASS C TEAM WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS; THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO HAVE CURRENT ROSTER GRANDFATHERED WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THEY ONLY SIGN PLAYERS THAT EITHER LIVE WITHIN THE ROCHESTER CITY LIMITS AND/OR HAVE GRADUATED FROM ONE OF THE ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOLS. 

SANCTIONS PERTAINING TO THE JORDAN BREWERS ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT WITH NEW CRITERIA SYSTEM. 

NEW BUSINESS 

THE QUESTION CAME UP REGARDING HIBBING’S ROSTER AND THEIR RECLASSIFICATION TO CLASS C AND JOINING THE EASTERN MINNESOTA NORTH LEAGUE.  HIBBING WILL NOT HAVE AN EXPANDED RADIUS AND THEIR 2018 ROSTER WAS NOT GRANDFATHERED.  THIS MEANS THAT IF HIBBING UTILIZED STUDENT ATHLETES THAT PLAYED COLLEGE BASEBALL AND WERE USING THEIR COLLEGE ADDRESS FOR ELIGIBILITY, THESE PLAYERS WOULD NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITH HIBBING AND REMAIN A CLASS C TEAM IN 2019.  IF THEY HAVE GRADUATED AND ESTABLISHED RESIDENCY PRIOR TO MARCH 15, 2019 IN HIBBING OR WITHIN THE 30 MILE RADIUS THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE.  NEW HIBBING PLAYERS CANNOT USE THEIR COLLEGE ADDRESS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY AS A CLASS C TEAM.  THIS RULE IS IN EFFECT FOR ANY CLASS B TEAMS THAT HAS BEEN RECLASSIFIED TO CLASS C FOR THE 2019 SEASON. 

ADJOURNED TEMPORARILTY UNTIL 2:00 PM FOR LEAGUE OFFICER MEETING

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