What to Expect at the NTABL Tryout

Originally posted in 2015, we’ve edited to make appropriate for this year. 2019 NTABL Tryouts for all divisions will be held at Prestonwood Christian Academy. Check in begins at 1:00PM. With six different divisions and four different age groups, the North Texas Amateur Baseball League is home to players of all ages and abilities.  At…

2019 Season Info

2019 NTABL News The Winter Manager’s Meeting will Be Tuesday, January 29, Ole’s Neighborhood Tex-Mex.  (Palios in Las Colinas has closed) 600 E Sandy Lake Rd #106, Coppell, TX 75019 Taco Bar for those attending (NTABL is covering food, alcohol available for purchase) All returning and prospective managers need to plan on attending or sending…

Gerry Mecca, MSBL National Hall of Fame

            By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Gerry Mecca is the past commissioner of the North Texas Amateur Baseball League, located in and around the Dallas area, a position he held for many years before recently vacating the post in favor of current head man Kirk Pruitt.  Gerry began his MSBL career in…

Kirk Pruitt, MSBL National Hall of Fame

   By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications Kirk Pruitt is the president of the North Texas Amateur Baseball Leaguelocated in and around the Dallas area, a league he has called home since 2001.  Residing in Bedford, Texas with his wife Suzanne, he is the 53 year old parts specialist at Park Place Mercedes-Benz. Because of Kirk’s tireless…

Voyage Dallas – A New Kind of Media

Originally posted on Kirk Pruitt:
From VoyageDallas.com: Every neighborhood in Dallas has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates the various neighborhoods but rather what they all have in common. From Deep Ellum to Arlington (and everywhere in between) we’ve been blown away by how many…

10-15-1

http://mark-shonka.squarespace.com/new-blog-avenue/ 10-15-1 August 26, 2017 “10-15-1.” “Ten, fifteen, and one.” “We won ten and lost fifteen this year. We tied one too.” Any which way your say it, a record like 10-15-1 doesn’t exactly sound super impressive. It’s not a winning record by definition. It means we left the field in defeat more often than…

Scattershooting, July 3, 2017

The Independence Day Holiday affords a little break for the league.  Back in the “olden days”, we took a ten day or two week break around Independence Day.   The league was set up a bit differently then, and teams from Dallas participating in the Texas Cup had a big impact on the schedule, but…

2017 Open American League Preview

American League Preview 3/22/2017 0 Comments  2014 Champions: Dallas Orioles 2015 Champions: Oak Cliff Pelicans 2016 Champions: Dallas Nationals 2017 Champions: ?????The American League Division has seen some serious growth not only in the number of teams but in amount of quality in the past few years. The New Guys Texas Renegades: This is an…

2016! Already Gone? Wow.

This post was started- according to WordPress – seven months ago.  The original title was “2016 Already?  Wow!”  NTABlog is a little ashamed…OK, a LOT ashamed nothing has been done with it since February. You can thank or curse Mark Shonka and his excellent blog piece on the Old Fashioneds for inspiring us  to sit on our butt and write…

Team Fees Due Now

Team Fees Due Now.  No words in the English Language strike more dread in the heart of the Adult Baseball Manager. They dread chasing down grown men and begging them to pay for their summer hobby.  Our particular hobby, at about $300 per player, is a relatively inexpensive one when when you consider a season includes 20+ games spanning…