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14U Ridgewood Raiders Baseball Team Takes District 4 Little League Championship!

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Ridgewood NJ, The 14U boys beat Paramus 5-0 & 4-1 to win District 4. Cheer them on as they move on to play in the Sectionals next Thursday in Sparta.
L-R Mike Staiano, Coach Mikita, Jack Foerch, Dane Mikita, Thomas McCarthy, Jay Wittmaack, Bobby Kuenzler, Daniel Weaver, John Gardner, Lucas Barker, William Taylor, Coach McCarthy, Chris Baney. Not Pictured: Coach Foerch.

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RBSA Opening Day Parade and Family Fun Fair

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Ridgewood NJ, The Parade will kick off from Wilsey Square on Saturday, April 27th at 9 am and finish at the Bandshell at Veteran’s Field where the first pitch will be thrown out to start the season. The Family Fun Fair will follow the Opening Ceremony. Come out and enjoy the day!

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Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association Reports Equipment Theft

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the Ridgewood Police on December 27th, a representative from Ridgewood Baseball and Softball Association responded to Ridgewood Police headquarters to report criminal mischief damage was discovered to an equipment storage box located at Citizens field. The storage boxed was reported to have been vandalized by an unknown party. The incident was documented as a matter of record.

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RBSA OPENING DAY PARADE & FAMILY FUN DAY

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THE SPRING SEASON IS ALMOST UPON US, SO LETS KICK IT OFF WITH THE…………

RBSA OPENING DAY PARADE & FAMILY FUN DAY

APRIL 21, 2018
9AM – 2PM
Parade begins at the Ridgewood Train Station in Wilsey Square and marches to Veterans’ Field for Opening Ceremony and activities

Sample fare from the Metro area’s best food trucks
Browse the Vendor Corner
Hangout at the Entertainment on Wheels Zone
Dance to the Live Deejay
Lots of Inflatables
Participate in Baseball & Softball Instructional Clinics
Sports Demonstrations
Carnival Games for all ages
Raffles

& MORE!!!!

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USA Baseball Bat Standard Change 2018 , Why, When, What?

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March 3,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, If you have yet to hear, starting January 2018, bat standards for Little League (14 and younger) will change to a more restrictive bat. The barrels on the bats can be 2 5/8—just larger than the 2 1/4 of previous years. The rule change will only affect those who play in leagues governed by Little League International, and of course, RBSA IS LITTLE LEAGUE COMPLIANT. RBSA ADHERES TO ALL LL REGULATIONS. 2018 Compliant bats will have a logo, similar to the images below.

The new USA Baseball bat standard, or USABat, will allow youth baseball organizations to reach their goal of wood-like bat performance in order to preserve the long-term integrity of the game, as well as instill a sense of uniformity among leagues. To identify officially sanctioned youth bats, look for the “USA Baseball” licensing mark, located on the taper.

On Saturday, March 3 rd , RBSA is offering purchase discounts in conjunction with DICK’S Sporting Goods in Paramus, located on Route 17 North.
USE THE ATTACHED COUPON FOR BIG SAVINGS in purchasing 2018 baseball bats.

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Reader asks what happened to the “RBA check “

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“Schedler protected from RBA? Check” Speaking of “check” what happened to the $100000 check the RBA paid to fund the project? Why was the check never deposited as required by law? Who authorized Sonenfeld to illegally hold and return the money? More shenanigans from the rogue former village manager. Who knew about the bait and switch application for county grant money?

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Reader asks Would the RBSA and Council bring in someone who knows how to test for actual pollution in both the air and the soil?

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Would the RBSA and Council bring in someone who knows how to test for actual pollution in both the air and the soil? Everyone is chiming in with what they think and what they “know” but unless an expert has done testing, who knows what is true? Such experts check the air and land quality before a school is built. At least in those cases, the children are inside and partially protected. With our children both completely outside and with home plate practically on the highway no one really knows what amounts they may be exposed to. Sound is also a problem but until we have an expert doing a pollution check, nothing more should go forward.

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Reader warns Sorry Schedler but once the ball starts rolling and Your Park is created ( no matter what the size ) the possibilities of what could happen are endless!!

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Speaking of habernickel. That was a give away to a business ( a friend of Roberta’s). There is a baseball field,- soccer field, parks and rec activities AND a very busy business owned by a private person who lives in NY ( a classmate of Roberta’s ) which brings in camps, buses, field trips, birthday parties, evening dinner parties and so on. Full use of 11 acres…all for $3700 a month!!
Sorry schedler but once the ball starts rolling and Your Park is created ( no matter what the size ) the possibilities of what could happen are endless!!
Beware

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Ridgewood Doctor Presses the Village Council on the Harsh Realities of Airborne Carcinogens Near the Schedler Property

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December 7,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, at last night council meet Dr. Salvin Santino made a compelling case during public comment  that Dr. Santino said he was flabbergasted that the Village was still considering  sports fields at the Schedler Property. The Dr. went on to say that is it “medically wrong”  to have children exercise in an area with close proximity to a very trafficked high way .

Dr. Santino went on to share the science data that led to his statement . “Pollutions comes in many different forms . Most pollution we talk about is small particle carbon dioxide but there are other kinds of pollution ie large particle pollution generated from cars and trucks” in exhaust, with diesel fumes being among the most carcinogenic   . The Doctor then referred to the brake down of rubber from car tires, and the release of carcinogens when brakes on cars are applied.

Exercise he said ,”only increases your metabolism  and increases your intake of carcinogens if you are near them”. he went on “Children are even more susceptible to the negative effects of these carcinogens.”

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Little Leaguers getting infected by adults’ bad sportsmanship

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By Phil Mushnick

August 19, 2017 | 7:59pm

Kids, by definition, are impressionable. They know only what they know, what they’re given to know and what they’re interested in knowing. And then that knowledge, often in the form of prompts, is applied.

Years ago my family was seated with the Drobnis family at dinner when talk turned toward the Vietnam War. Mike Drobnis said that after he was drafted he joined the Coast Guard.

His son, Danny, about 10 at the time, grew excited.

“Dad,” he said, “you were drafted?”

“I was,” his father answered.

“Wow,” said Danny. “What round?”

But impressionable cuts all ways, thus, by now, Bill Henel should have known better, should have cut himself a break and watched something else. Or read a book.

Henel was a Brick, N.J., Little League umpire for 20 years, and a member of its board of directors for 25 years.

“But this is my last year,” he wrote. “I’m tired of trying to tell kids about sportsmanship. It’s hopeless, and TV shows the worst of them as funny and cool. A sad state.”

His son, Danny, about 10 at the time, grew excited.

“Dad,” he said, “you were drafted?”

“I was,” his father answered.

“Wow,” said Danny. “What round?”

But impressionable cuts all ways, thus, by now, Bill Henel should have known better, should have cut himself a break and watched something else. Or read a book.

Henel was a Brick, N.J., Little League umpire for 20 years, and a member of its board of directors for 25 years.

“But this is my last year,” he wrote. “I’m tired of trying to tell kids about sportsmanship. It’s hopeless, and TV shows the worst of them as funny and cool. A sad state.”

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