04/15/2017 Board Minutes

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017 

EASTSIDE VFW - ST. CLOUD, MN

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT RICHTER AT 10:00 AM 

THERE WERE 18 BASEBALL ENTHUSIASTS IN ATTENDANCE 

ROLL CALL SHOWED THAT ALL MEMBERS WERE PRESENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DAVE HARTMANN 

MOTION BRENNAN, SECONDED LEMKE, CARRIED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING 

MOTION BARRY, SECONDED NAGEL, CARRIED FOR THE FOLLOWING TEAMS TO PLAY NON-MBA TEAMS:

-CANNON FALLS TO PLAY BAY CITY ON 6/29 AND RIVER FALLS ON 7/20 & 7/23

-WINONA TO PLAY LA CRESCENT, WI AND SPARTA, WI

-ST. PAUL CAPITALS TO PLAY OSCEOLA, WI 7/15, EAU CLARE, WI 7/22 AND TO  PLAY IN THE SPAM TOWN TOURNEY 6/22-6/25

-SHOREVIEW TAR HEELS TO PLAY RICHMOND, WI ON 5/21

-MINNEAPOLIS MUDCATS TO PLAY SPRING VALLEY, WI

-ST. PAUL MUDHENS TO PLAY OSCEOLA, WI 6/18, RIVER FALLS, WI 7/15D AND ELLSWORTH 7/22

-RED WING TO PLAY BAY CITY, WI 4/30 AND 7/28 AND THE BURNSVILLE BULLDOGS (OVER 35)

-MINNEAPOLIS ANGELS TO PLAY RIVER FALLS 7/14 AND OSCEOLA 7/21

-NORTHFIELD TO PLAY KEWASKUM A’S, WI 6/22

-HASTINGS TO PLAY SPRING VALLEY, WI 5/5, ELLSWORTH, WI 5/7, ELMWOOD, WI 5/12 AND RIVER FALLS, WI 5/17/ & 6/7

-EDEN VALLEY TO PLAY SILVER SPRINGERS 6/13

-MILROY YANKEES TO PLAY BROOKINGS, SD 5/31 AND 7/21

-HINCKLEY TO PLAY SPOONER, WI 5/6 AND 5/27

-FIRST NITE/GOPHER LEAGUE INDIVIDUAL TEAMS TO PLAY SIOUX FALLS, SD

-ELK RIVER WOODDUCKS TO PLAY SPRING VALLEY, WI ON 5/20

-DETROIL LAKES TO PLAY FARGO METS, ND

-RANDOLPH TO PLAY SPRING VALLEY, WI 4/28 AND BAY CITY 6/10 

IT WAS DULY NOTED JEFF AMANN’S, SARTELL STONE PONIES PLAYER REQUEST 

MOTION FORSMAN, SECONDED LEMKE, CARRIED TO APPORVE THE FOLLOWING TOURNAMENT SANCTIONS:

-CANNON FALLS TOURNAMENT 6/16-6/19

 -LAKE HENRY AND ST. MARTIN FOR THE “STEARNS COUNTY CLASSIC” 6/2-6/4

-NEW PRAGUE ORIOLES TOURNAMENT 6/9-6/11

-SARTELL MUSKIES AND THE ST. STEPHEN STEVES TOURNAMENT 6/2-6/4

-DUNDAS DUKES BASEBALL TOURNAMENT 6/9-6/11

-DETROIT LAKES TOURNAMENT 5/31, 6/2-6/4

-ARLINGTON/GAYLORD MILLER HIGH LIFE TOURNAMENT 6/16 – 6/18

-ALEXANDRIA TO HOST A FOUR TEAM TOURNAMENT 

IT IS DULY NOTED THAT TREVOR SMISEK, MONTOMERY TO PLAY WITH DULUTH HUSKIES OF THE NORTHWOODS LEAGUE AND MONTGOMERY 

MOTION KREGER, SECONDED BARRY, CARRIED TO APPROVE ANDREW JOHNSON TO PLAY WITH MAPLE PLAIN PENDING LEAGUE APPROVAL 

HARTMANN TO APPROVE MIKE KVASNICKA TO PLAY WITH MEISVILLE PENDING LEAGUE APPROVAL WITH ALL APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK SUBMITTED.   PLAYER IS NOT ELIGIBILITYTO PLAY UNTIL MBA SECRETARY HAS SECURED ALL DOCUMENTS. 

PAT KELLY’S PRO-PLAYER QUESTIONNAIRE NEEDS LEAGUE APPROVAL.  MBA BOARD IS REQUIRING PAT TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD AT THE MAY MEETING TO DISCUSS DETAILS OF HIS RESIDENCY 

MOTION ROUFS, SECONDED KREGER, CARRIED TO NOT ALLOW FREDDY GONZALES TO PLAY WITH PRIOR LAKE JAYS 

HERITAGE RULE PLAYERS:

-MOTION FORSMAN, SECONDED NAGEL, CARRIED TO ALLOW ADAM MILLER TO PLAY WITH LAKE HENRY

-MOTION ROUFS, SECONDED BARRY, CARRIED TO ALLOW JEFF STROM TO PLAY WITH EAST BETHEL

-MOTION BARRY, SECONDED FORSMAN, CARRIED TO ALLOW RILEY KRAMER TO PLAY WITH BIRD ISLAND

-MOTION NAGEL, SECONDED BRENNAN, CARRIED TO ALLOW SHANE FREIBORG TO PLAY WITH SACRED HEART 

MOTION FORSMAN, SECONDED NAGEL, CARRIED TO APPROVE CHARLES VAUGHN TO PLAY FOR ST. JOSEPH 

MOTION FORSMAN, SECONDED BRENNAN, CARRIED TO GRANT THE LAND O’DUCKS LEAGUE A 5 MILE RADIUS EXTENSION 

MOTION FORSMAN, SECONDED NAGEL, CARRIED TO ADOPT THE MLB INTENTIONAL WALK RULE EFFECTIVE 2017 

IT IS DULY NOTED THAT THE REGION 16 REGION FORMAT WAS APPROVED AS A SUPER REGION CONCEPT 

BREAK FOR LUNCH WITH REGION/SECTION COMMISSIONERS 

MATERIALS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL COMMISSIONERS, AS WELL AS, REVIEWING REGIONS AND SECTIONS FOR 2017. 

MOTION SCHOENBERG, SECONDED ERICKSON, CARRIED TO APPROVE REGIONS AND SECTIONS FOR 2017 

OLD BUSINESS – THE AGREEMENT WITH BIG (BUSINESS IMPACT GROUP) WAS REVIEWED AND APPROVED VIA MOTION FROM FORSMAN, SECONDED BY LEMKE, CARRIED FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. 

NEW BUSINESS - HERITAGE RULE TO BE RENAMED “HOMETOWN RULE” NEXT YEAR 

MARK FORSMAN TALKED ABOUT CRITERIA AND NOTED THAT EACH MANAGER WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILL OUT 2 DIFFERENT ROSTERS – ONE FOR CRITERIA PROGRAM AND ONE FOR SCOREMONSTER ON THE MBA WEBSITE 

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS, MOTION LEMKE, SECONDED BRENNAN, CARRIED TO ADJOURN AT12:55 PM 

NEXT MBA MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 AT THE EASTSIDE VFW IN ST. CLOUD AT 11:00 AM 

Respectfully submitted by Dave Hartmann, MBA Secretary