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Congratulations to our tournament winners!
A very successful weekend with some minor hiccups and a game delay but the tournament was a success

Congratulations to Team Burlington Periodontics



Congratulations to Team QB Sports Bar and Grill



Welcome to the hall of fame Scott Sinclair, Kevin Elkins, Ryan Findlay and Steve Bourke
Treasurer Extraordinaire!
Hey everyone,

Just wanted to take a second to give a huge shout out to Dale Latendresse who has decided to step away from the board, Dale has 11 years of board history which is absolutely incredible. He is not stepping away from the league so have no fear on that.

It's been amazing working with him as he has so much knowledge in regards to league history and policies and why they were implemented when they were and that knowledge is invaluable. He will be missed on the board but again he's not going anywhere!
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Tipsters odds for regular season!
From the Brilliant mind of the BOSL Tipster.

The warm weather, the summer patios with beers and baseball is back, this year is better than ever. With the Jays close to mathematically eliminated, the Leafs already golfing, it is now time to focus on the real season, Oldtimers Softball!

This year should make us laugh, make us cry, but mostly drink as many extra buckets of beers to qualify for that damn tasty QB's pizza. Here's a free Tip, upgrade it to meat lovers! Thank me later.

Pitchers and Catchers have reported, Opening day is just around the corner, so we need some Tipster Preseason Tips, Projections and Observations, so let’s start! Hopefully you have a laugh.


Baseball 365 - Expected Record – 16 -16 -2

With the sponsorship from the best Baseball store in town, this team will be well outfitted. Jamie and David as team captains might be relying on some juiced bats from 365 as the lineup lacks some of the top 15 HR hitting power. They are looking to improve on a top 6 finish last year, they had solid top defense and good pitching. Rumour has it they were working on conditioning in the off season, mostly utilizing a beer lifting regimen.


BOHC - Expected Record 14-18-2

Captains Al Fochuk and Hector Hong demand perfection in their players, but maybe not in their drafting unfortunately. Rumour is they have loaded up on 3rd basemen this season, so we expect some dissension in the ranks at some point. While much of the roster has rolled over from last year, they will be fighting to improve on last year's disappointing 10-14 -4 record. Rumor has it they were not working on conditioning, but instead Al was working on fundamentals, including hitting the cut off man and hitting home runs with a cigarette in his mouth.


Burlington Periodontics – Expected Record 18-15-1

A new team from last year, they have invested heavily in free agents like Steve Sheehan to shore up the defense. What happens to Herman, who likely will be dissatisfied with his new role at 2nd or OF. The team is captained by some veterans, Elkins and Sinclair so they should be able to control the clubhouse. Sinclair will be flamethrowing from the mound and the key acquisition of Mark Riley has the Tipster wondering…is it the Mark Riley of yesteryear? This team could be dangerous. Rumor is the off-season was mostly focused on Dental health, as they wanted to make sure they had some nice teeth for the end of year sponsor picture.


CornHole League – Expected Record – 21-11-2

Another new team and if we can judge by the name, they might not be focused on baseball as their primary game. Captains Erwin and Chris have been doing this for a while and they have drafted a balanced team skill, speed, power and fielding. The real question might be the health of Neil, if he is in mid -season form, I think this team could be unstoppable. One of the best pitchers in the game, a solid defense, this team can do it all. We will be counting on Erwin and Chris to mess it all up, we have seen what happens when teams try to sign aging veterans, but I think we will see a good year from these guys.


Deeth & Co – Expected Record 17-17-0

Always usually a powerhouse, this team was a better than average team, but had an even run differential, so they are back to fundamentals. Captains Mike and Brian will be looking to get more out of this re-tooled roster and they seem to have employed a Moneyball strategy. They do not seem to have any of the top 15 power hitters and are focusing on defense and average. Rumor is they have previous knowledge of the 150 ft cone Rule, as they drafted Koopman, who would exemplify a Moneyball draft selection with the new rules. Let’s wait and see how this shakes out, in today’s game we need power, so I am seeing a .500 team here.


Door Dudes – Expected Record – 22-10-2

As a second last place team last year, their ownership was right to make changes. The Russell Bro’s were fired and looking for new work, they brought in the established captains in David Quinn and Mike Nielson. The opposite of Moneyball, this team is top end loaded with 3 of the top 10 in HR’s last year. The rest of the roster looks solid and this team will be a problem, but like every offensive team….can they play great defense and avoid too many strikeouts? The Tipster thinks yes, but the off-season rumours were there was potential salary cap holdouts, so they might come into the season a little cold.


Dependable Home Tech – Expected Record - 15-17-2

The regular season leaders last year are looking to stay on top. The Tipster sees a fall from grace, they have drafted a solid team, but it is hard to go back-to-back regular season league champs. Salary cap concerns have forced them to make some tough lineup decisions. Rumour is many of them were attending the Tom Brady roast and some players got into an altercation with some paparazzi, so we will see if there are suspensions looming.


Gamble Plumbing – Expected Record 23-9-2

Team captains Nate Gamble and Scott Clark look like they have assembled quite a team. Scott is a 5-tool player and Nate is a perennial 5th round pick somehow, which makes for great value in the captain seats. We know they run a new AI analytics team, so this draft looks to have gone well. Rumor is they are one of the pre-season Vegas favorites, but we think there is a likely chance of some heroics and fireworks this season. Hopefully resulting in another successful regular season. Maybe not in the tournaments though. A team to watch one way or another.


GTA Property Inspection – Expected Record 14-19-1

Captains Brad and Tim have come out and said this is the greatest team they have ever assembled. We think they meant drinking wise, but we will see their performance on field and at Qbs and check in on their progress throughout the year. We think they come out of the gate slowly and get better. Rumour is this team is up for sale in the off season as Brad and Tim want to transition to a more corn-hole focused summer. This likely affects team morale.


Maid Clean – Expected Record – 15-15-4

Randy and Mark told the media at the beginning of spring training that they hope this team can compete for some tournament wins. We aren’t so sure unfortunately. Rumor is the Gill brothers will look to take on the title of best set of brothers in the league, despite sounding like an up and coming country music duo.


PhysioLink Rehab - Expected Record - 17-15-2

Coop and Kyle will look to continue their winning streak as the captains with the most QBs winning performances. Anyone drafted onto this team will have a blast. This team isn’t just built for the bar ( maybe), they have drafted a very solid group of ball players and drinkers. We think the team camaraderie translates to some wins. Rumour is Kyle is giving up drinking for the season to focus on competitive baseball. We know most rumours aren’t true and this one is proof of that.


QBs - Expected Record - 13-17-4

Steve and Ryan will be looking to improve on last year's rebuilding year. They have some young, up and coming talent through the Cuban and Dominican pipeline soon, but this team could be a year away from being a year away. The Tipster is dubois and we see another rebuilding year. The rumour is that Vegas feels that Steve has been unfocused in his captaincy last season due his role as President. We will see if they can turn it around or if he is impeached and sent down to Del Boca Vista to ride out his remaining years.


Savvy Plumbing – Expected Record - 14-18-2

Derek took a 1 year hiatus from captain to focus on scouting every player in the league so he would be ready to make his triumphant return to captain with Dale. We don’t expect this will translate to many extra wins however. They say experience and age should be useful in a captain role, but maybe just a little (LOT?) too much of both. We see a solid team, but not sure they can compete for titles. As Mark Twain said “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” I think this says it all.


Verwey Automotive – Expected Record - 18-14-2

Reporters have talked about this draft from Randy and Michael whether Verway can have another strong season near the top. We say yes, they have assembled a nice roster and they will again be a force to be reckoned with. Rumours are abound that claim that a certain former Dodgers star is betting on them to win the league ... so it could be a rough year.


Vanderhout Flooring – Expected Record – 18-15-1

Last year they were a middle of the pack team. This year we see an improvement. Rumour is they will be instituting a Bat Flip policy, which should be good for morale, if not a few bench clearing brawls. We think it likely ends up nailing a few innocent batters in on-deck circle and maybe an umpire or 2. If the latter happens, it will have been a successful year by all accounts.


Zion - Expected Record - 17-17-0

The Russell Bros try for a second time at captaining, and let’s hope it goes better this year. They brought in some draft consultants and seem to have put together a stronger squad this year. Advanced analytics show this roster as a top 15 team, so that is promising. Unfortunately it is a 16 team league, which is less promising. We see a rebound for a 500 team here and a higher chance the Russill’s fight each other at a tournament beer tent than a tournament title.


Posted by admin on Mon May 13, 2024 2:41 pm
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Presidents Message 2024
I would like to thank these gentlemen for their time on the board!
Chris Waters
Kevin Roseneck
Mark Riley

I would like to welcome
Carl Camilleri
Jason Gauci
Kyle Hadley

And I would like to welcome back
Erwin Mendoza
Grant Connelly
David Quinn
Dale Latendresse
Brad Hazledine
Steve Bourke

We will be meeting within the next couple of weeks to assign positions and to get to work right away on a lot of items.


Posted by admin on Fri Oct 20, 2023 9:15 am
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Just 1 month away!
Hey Oldtimers,

It's hard to believe but draft day is just a month away. The board is working hard on getting things ready for this year which includes the draft, jerseys, securing supplies and equipment as well as yes planning for the return of our charity golf tournament and year end banquet!

We are hosting the new player evaluation February 19th and draft day is March 4th.

We will encourage you all (if you can) to join us after the draft to meet your brand new shiny 2023 team! If you cannot join that is ok as your team will likely hold some BP sessions before the season starts and if they don't we will be hosting the league stag at the legion the week before the season starts.

While it seems like it a few months away the season will be starting in no time!

We do still require some people to sign up as well as 1 set of captains. As well, if you are already signed up and not paid you would have received an invoice from Dale, please ensure you pay that to confirm your spot.

Steve Bourke
BOSL President


Posted by admin on Fri Feb 03, 2023 10:48 am
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President's Message 2023
Hello Burlington Oldtimers!

If you are not aware we just hosted our AGM this past Tuesday and we have voted in your 2023 Board of directors. We had a healthy attendance who voted in your 9 board members.

I’d like to welcome the newest board members in no particular order:

Erwin Mendoza
Chris Waters
Mark Riley
Grant Connelly
David Quinn



I’d like to welcome back in no particular order:

Dale Latendresse
Kevin Roseneck
Brad Hazledine



And a huge thank you to Brian Bishop, Mike Maycock and Scott Sinclair for the support on the board for the last several years, we look to take the items we have learned and carry them over to 2023.

I was appointed president by the current board members. Thank you all for having the trust in me to run this league with all of your support! For those who do not know me……shame on you….and those that do……I’m sorry Smile

I have been with the BOSL since 2014 and have been a captain and board member and sometimes both at the same time since 2016. My involvement and level of devotion to this league and membership is hopefully transparent to everyone but if not you will see that this year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

The board's involvement with the league’s future is never completed and we are looking to start the 2023 discussions about the season next week. The first action items are discussing our local charity for 2023 so if you have any suggestions please reach out to me so we can discuss it.

We will be looking for captains this year as we want to get back to 16 teams so if you are looking to run a team please let me know.

Steve Bourke
BOSL President


Posted by admin on Thu Oct 27, 2022 2:10 pm
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Mid Season Tournament Wrap Up
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to send everyone a note to thank all of you for a great weekend!! Other than the wind on Friday the weather couldn't have been better.

Vanderhout Flooring took home the Championship over Carson Law in a nail biter. Physio Links Rehab came out on top in the Consolation round over Verway Automotive. Congratulations to the 2 winners!

Everyone seemed to be having a great time and we received positive feedback from everyone. Special thanks to the Board of Directors for the planning and execution of the Tournament. For a first time Tournament Director, Brad Hazeldine did an amazing job. There were also quite a few members who volunteered their time to help with diamond set up and tear down. We also have the late nighters who help the Servers pack up at the end of each day. I want to thank all of you for your help. A special thanks to Mike Drexler for spending both Friday and Saturday night at the park as our security. Mike also donated all of the Auction items which raised money for the Burlington Food Bank.

As for the Burlington Food Bank, we raised $707 from the auction and we expect $120 from the Can Collection!! The Food Bank wanted me to thank everyone again for their food and money donations on Saturday.

I had the honour to present some long service award over the weekend as well. During COVID we had a quite members reach milestones. We had 11 members receive their 15 Year Pins. We also had some incredible milestones. We had 4 members reach 25 years with the BOSL. Congrats to Mike (Moose) Wright, Jeff Chapman, Norm Poyton and Randy Petrie for their 25 years of service. We also had 3 members reach 30 years!! Congrats to Jeff Palmer, Greg Moore and Richard Krummenacher. All 7 of these recipients have either served on the Board and/or Captained for many years. Their dedication to the BOSL is the reason the league is what it is today.

The Board will be conducting a tournament debrief in the next couple of weeks. We acknowledge that some of the scheduling could be improved and we will be looking at it for the Year End Tournament.

I hope everyone recovers quickly from all of the injuries and sore muscles! Thanks again for a drama free weekend. See you out there on the diamond soon.

Scott Sinclair
BOSL President


Posted by admin on Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:51 am
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Season Opening Update #3
Dear BOSL Members,
The draft is a month away!!

Parks have been firmed up and plans are being made for the tournaments. With things opening up we’re optimistically hoping for back to normal.

As of today, our numbers haven’t improved since the last update, despite advertising efforts. Since registration is low at this point, we have no choice but to run this year with a max of 14 teams. Even at 14 teams we only have enough for 13 players per team. Keep in mind that we still do not have enough captains, even for 14 teams. We currently only have 12 sets of captains so we’re looking for 2 more. As I mentioned in the last update, we had quite a few captains step down after last year. We still need some members to step up and consider volunteering for this year. We are looking for captain pairs or singles. If you are interested in captaining for the 2022 season, please contact me at smsinclair1966@gmail.com or Steve Bourke at crazycanuckeh@gmail.com.

Finally, we have quite a few players that have registered but not paid. I would like to remind everyone that if you’re not paid, or at least made arrangements with the Treasurer, you will not be eligible for the draft. Also, at this point in the year it’s first come first serve for the draft. This means that if we get more players than openings for the draft, those players that have paid the latest will be added to the waitlist. If we don’t get enough captains OR any registered players back out between now and the draft, the possibility of a 12 team league is very likely. If we end up at 12 teams, the waitlist will be long. Please get your payment in asap by e-transfer to treasurer@bosl.ca to ensure your place in the draft.

I hope everyone stays safe and looking forward to seeing all of you soon.


Scott Sinclair
BOSL President


Posted by admin on Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:11 pm
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2022 Ramp Up
Dear BOSL Members,
Just a quick update on league business. Looks like things are trending that we’ll be fully open for a May start to the season!

We are currently firming up our park permits for 2022. The parks open on May 10 so our season will begin on that date. We’re making plans for the tournaments and we have received confirmation that our weekends have been approved. The Mid Season tournament will be held on June 17, 18 & 19. The Year End Tournament will take place on September 9, 10 & 11. The one-day BOSL Charity tournament is scheduled for Saturday August 6th. Once again, we are trying to get all games scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As you might guess, many leagues in Burlington are vying for diamond time so this might be difficult thing to get, but we’re trying.

One concerning issue we currently have is registration numbers. Our numbers are quite a bit behind where they should be at this point in the year. We are considering some advertising campaigns, but we need everyone’s help in recruiting. Due to the current membership numbers we are pushing the draft day to Saturday April 2nd to give us more time to recruit. The location of the draft is TBD but we have a couple of options. If we don’t get enough membership to field 16 teams, we are contemplating a 14 team league for 2022.

If we happen to get enough players for 16 teams, we still do not have enough captains. As I mentioned in the last update, we had quite a few captains step down after last year. We still need some members to step up and consider volunteering for this year. We are looking for captain pairs or singles. If you are interested in captaining for the 2022 season, please contact me at smsinclair1966@gmail.com or Steve Bourke at crazycanuckeh@gmail.com.

We still have 2 Board positions open as well. If anyone is interested in being on the Board of Directors, there is still time to volunteer. Anyone that is interested can submit their name and the current Board will approve their appointments. If you are interested or have any questions about the Board responsibilities, please reach out to me.

I hope everyone stays safe and looking forward to seeing all of you soon.


Scott Sinclair
BOSL President


Posted by admin on Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:57 am
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AGM and Playoff Update
Good Morning Everyone,

A quick update on the Annual General Meeting. We have set the date for the AGM to be held on Thursday October 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm. The AGM is held every year to present the status of the league, financial updates, Board of Director election and proposed Bylaw amendments. You must be a member in Good Standing for 2022 to vote on any Bylaw amendments or vote on the Board of Directors. This means you must be registered for the 2022 season.

2022 Board of Directors - We have a few current Board members who will not be running for re-election. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, please refer to the Election Process in the Bylaw section on the web site. To submit your name for consideration you have until October 14, 2021 to do so. Please send your notice by e-mail to me directly at smsinclair1966@gmail.com. The voting and counting process will be the same as last year.

Bylaw Amendments - Again, please refer to the Bylaw section on the web site for the process to submit an amendment request. Same deadline applies, Bylaw Amendment requests must be submitted by October 14, 2021 and sent to me as well.

Once again, due to COVID restrictions, we will need to hold the meeting virtually. More instructions will follow on how we will manage the meeting. Since we need to send invite links out to all of those who would like to attend, I would ask that you respond to me by e-mail that you would like to be added to the invite list.

We will also be looking for non-Board volunteers to assist with the counting of votes. If you are interested in helping out, please send me an e-mail.

Playoffs - Great job to everyone getting round 1 completed. This week's weather doesn't look great but please remember that playoffs are rain or shine!! Only the City can cancel games by pulling permits or the Umpires can cancel games due to lightening or dangerous field conditions. We are working on contingency plans to make up any cancelled games, should they occur. It may mean back to back days, double headers, different parks or even different days. Lets hope it doesn't happen but we are working on it in advance to minimize the impact.

Good luck to everyone in Round 2 and thanks for your patience and understanding this year. It's been a challenging season to get completed but we're almost there.

Scott Sinclair


Posted by SteveBourke on Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:54 am
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Shave a beard for the food bank
Michael Drexler Jr AKA Drex, AKA Junior, AKA Drexy has offered to shave his beard if we can reach $1000 in donations for the foodbank!

We will use the month of September to collect donations and on our last game whether we make it to the finals or not we will live stream the shaving of his miraculous beard!

Help us reach this goal by donating any dollar amount you are comfortable with to treasurer@bosl.ca if you cannot etransfer please make contact with myself with your cash donation and I will make arrangements to etansfer the amount.

We will keep the overall donations a secret so everyone can be surprised.



Posted by SteveBourke on Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:04 am
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Playoff Update
Greetings Everyone,

The draw for the Playoff POD seeding was conducted yesterday by the Board. The website has been updated to show the first round POD's and the updated schedule. PLEASE NOTE: Every team's schedule will have changed to reflect the new playoff schedule. Second round game schedules will depend on the results of the first round so these haven't been determined yet. We would ask that everyone review the new schedules. Also, Captains - please review the schedule with all of your teams.

Playoff games begin Wednesday September 8, 2021.

Please be reminded of some playoff rules:

Maximum innings of any game is 7. Therefore, game ends at time (90 minutes, no new inning after 75 minutes) or 7 innings, whichever comes first.
Plus or Minus tie breaker is in effect so the home team will bat in the last inning if leading by less than 8 runs. Maximum plus/minus is 8 so the home team would only bat until they reach an 8 run advantage.
Coin flip to held by the umpire to determine home and visitors. 6:30 games are to share responsibility of diamond setup.

Replacement Players:

Historically we do not allow replacement players in the tournament playoff format. Given that rosters are reduced this year AND we are playing a midweek playoff, we are going to allow replacements. The allowance of a replacement will be as follows:

Any team needing a replacement will only get 1 player. If a team has 9 players showing up, no replacement, they borrow a catcher. If a team has 8 players showing up, they borrow a catcher from the other team and qualify for on replacement. If a team has 7 players showing up, they borrow a catcher from the other team and they qualify for one replacement (must play with only 9 fielders). If a team only has 6 players confirmed, they forfeit. If a team asked for a replacement but 9 roster players show up for the game, the replacement player IS NOT ALLOWED to play. The team will simply borrow a catcher.

Replacements will only be supplied from the Pool list and be approved by the Membership Committee. If any team uses a Non approved replacement, the game will be forfeited. The replacement provided will be a player as close to the AVERAGE rating of the players that are going to miss the game.

To request a replacement, Captains must contact the membership committee 24 hours before your game starts. Same day requests will not be addressed so please advise your captains as soon as possible if you are going to miss any games.

If anyone is interested in joining the replacement pool that isn't already on the list, please contact the Membership Committee.

The teams that finish first in the Championship and Consolation side playoffs will receive the usual tournament playoff award.

Good luck everyone and see you on the diamond!!

Scott Sinclair
BOSL President


Posted by SteveBourke on Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:28 am
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