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Beyond The Diamond

The official newsletter of Menomonee Falls Jr Phoenix Baseball

November 2022 Edition

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Top of the First

A monthly message from the Board:

Hello Jr Phoenix Baseball families and fans!     

We've started this newsletter as a tool to regularly communicate all the happenings, key details and accomplishments of our youth baseball program.   There is a lot that goes on in our organization and we hope to tell everyone about it here.

If you've got an idea for something you'd like to see regularly covered in the newsletter- please let us know.    Ideas about how to distribute it, format it or even catchy section title names-  we want those too.   The goal is for this to be useful and maybe a little bit entertaining too.

Look for a new edition of Beyond the Diamond around the middle of the month going forward.   Thanks in advance for any feedback you send our way.

Calendar Watch

 Upcoming Organizational Events

Date

Event

Nov 2022 Indoor Practices Begin at the FHOB!
Nov 2022 Optimist Club Leaf Raking Volunteering- all teams 9U and older
Nov 2022 Raising the Steaks Fundraiser- see fundraising section
March 2023 Spring Jr Phoenix Baseball Apparel Sale
April 15,  2023 Annual MFJP Beer Tasting Fundraiser at Village Bowl

 

Baseball Fundraisers

Menomonee Falls High School Christmas Tree Sale

The Falls High School Baseball Program is again selling trees and wreaths this year.  Sales start 11/25 and go until trees and wreaths are gone.  4-8PM on weekdays, 9AM-7PM on weekends at the Hot House Tavern on Appleton Ave.    More details on this flyer.

Fall 2022 Raising the Steaks Fundraiser

From now until 11/28, we are partnering with Raising the Steaks for  a cookie, kringle and pizza fundraiser.   Half of what each family sells is used as a refund for this coming season's player fees.    The order forms and items available are linked here and can be found in the Documents section of the website.   Check with your age group's General Manager for more details.  Orders are due to each age group's General Manager by 11/28. 

Highlights and Hardware

The Falls Jr Phoenix 10U team went undefeated in league play last season posting a 16-0 record in WSYBL C division.    Great work guys!

Stat-a-tat-tat

There are currently 136 players registered for our 8U-14U Jr Phoenix teams for the coming season.    Here is the breakdown of where our players attend school.

Facilities and Fields

Falls House of Baseball (FHOB)- our indoor training facility

Did You Know...

After years of rotating between multiple temporary sites for winter training, the FHOB was opened early in 2021.  The facility is over 6000 square feet and provides our teams with a high-quality, updated and safe indoor training site.    

The current location isn't the original location though!  The original FHOB was right next door to where we are now.   For 2022, the landlord asked that we move to our current spot to allow expansion of one of the neighboring businesses.  This move allowed us to upgrade and obtain more usable space for training.

Baseball Poutpourri

What Baseball Movie?

Name the movie, extra points for the character and actor.  Answer next month. 

"Juuuust a bit outside"