by Donn King
Now that the regular summer softball season is concluded, the tournaments are over and the champions have been crowned, it’s time to start Creaker Winter Ball. In California we are fortunate to live in a climate that supports year-round outdoor sports. There is no extra fee for participation in Winter Ball and the tone is more casual. There are no team jerseys and wins and losses are not recorded.
For some Creakers, Winter Ball is the best time of the year. It’s a good time to try your hand at a new defensive position, try different batting techniques, or experiment with playing in a more skillful division. Winter Ball is friendly; there is less commitment. Winter Ball allows you to stay in touch with your friends, keep your skills from getting rusty, and play with a different assortment of softball colleagues and friends.
This year Winter Ball starts in mid October and runs through February.