SPRING NEBAS is cancelled

Posted by NEBAS League on Mar 24 2020 at 06:15AM PDT in 2020 Spring

Folks, it is with a heavy heart that I am going to pull the plug and cancel the SPRING NEBAS season.

We look to Williamsport baseball for guidance and although we don’t follow their rules verbatim, we reference them often.

Williamsport announced on Monday March 16th that their season was delayed to open until the minimum of May 11th.

By following this lead, we would only have 3 weeks to play games for Spring NEBAS. Extending the spring season into the summer season is not a good idea and one in which we are NOT interested in pursuing.

I am a lover of the game of Baseball and I think it is in our best interests to focus on what we can look to accomplish for future seasons. To that end, I recommend we focus on working with Westwood to get the Summer NEBAS season up and running for 2020.

Summer NEBAS forms are posted now on the NEBAS website.

AND towns should focus on getting some kind of limited town rec baseball programs in place, just to return to a sense of normalcy.

I have great records of who has paid Closter Recreation for the spring season, and I would like to send everyone back their registration fees. Unfortunately, I shredded everyone’s mailing address :( when I got their reg fees.

PLEASE email me back where to send your refund- and WHO TO MAKE THE CHECK PAYABLE TO.

I know this is a tough call and a sad day, but we MUST do everything we can to stave off the spread of this virus and I firmly believe that we need to be following the recommendations of the authoritative organizations on this issue.

If you have any questions, please send me an email at

Thanks – Stay safe

Jim Oettinger


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