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COVID-19 Update 5/19/20
Starting May 26th we can proceed with the baseball season, within the guidelines of the protocols from Governor DeWine's office. Games will start back up on June 6th. Please review these as there are a couple of challenges to work thru, but I don't see anything on the list that we can't make work. Coaches should be reaching out to you shortly to discuss practice schedules, etc. and revised game schedules are being developed and should be ready after this weekend. Also, below is a copy of the letter from Greater Cincinnati Knothole addressing the situation.
We want to once again thank all of you for your patience with this unprecedented situation and look forward to seeing some baseball!
LMYB Board

May 18, 2020

Coaches, Parents and Players,

On behalf of Knothole Baseball’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone for their patience as we navigated together through these unprecedented times.Your patience has paid off! Government officials have announced we can begin participating in youth baseball on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020. Based on the updated information, our board has confirmed we will start our 2020 season on Saturday, June 6th, 2020.

Knothole Baseball - 2020 Season:

  • It will be a shorter season compared to past seasons. 
  • We are asking all teams to please commit, to play, no later than Wednesday, May 20th.
  • Opening Day will be Saturday, June 6th, 2020
  • End of season will be Tuesday, July 7th, 2020. 

Knothole Baseball - Tournaments:

  • All tournaments will start on Saturday, July 11th, 2020. 
  • All tournament formats will be determined based on the number of teams interested in participating.
  • Location will be determined.  

Knothole Baseball’s top priority is to provide the opportunity to play youth baseball in a safe and healthy environment, under the guidelines of the state and local government and health officials.  The 2020 season will look a little different from previous seasons.We will be required to follow guidelines provided by our state and local government and health officials.These guidelines will cover practices, games, pre-game, in-game and post-game requirements.It is important that all participants do their part and comply with all required guidelines.  Knothole Baseball has been in existence since 1932. We stayed our course through these unprecedented times so we could provide a 2020 season.Now, we need your help!Please promote, encourage and monitor social distancing.

Again, thank you for your patience, understanding and support of Knothole Baseball.Please stay healthy and most of all, take care of each other. We look forward to seeing everyone on the baseball fields soon.

Thank you,

Jeff Wiles

Jeff Wiles

President, Knothole Baseball, Inc.

Executive Supervisor, Knothole Baseball - District 5

Board Member, Knothole Baseball - North Region

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by posted 05/19/2020
COVID-19 Update 5/9/20


First and foremost, we hope this email finds you all safe and doing well. I'm sure you are all as anxious as we are to resume our normal lives, although there will be a new "normal" for a while, we believe.
Since Governor DeWine has not yet set a release date for youth sports to resume we have to go by how the current stay at home order stands. That being said, with the Greater Cincinnati Knothole Association board members having met late Thursday evening, this is our latest update from GCKA;
"Since Dewine didn't say anything today (Thursday 5/7) that clarifies youth sports, Knothole Baseball is going to stick with a season opening date of June 6th. This date could change when DeWine finally defines a youth sports start date; we are hoping this is June 1st. That would give everyone some practice time."
We, LMYB, are hopeful that this will be the final delay as we're not sure that we can extend any farther and provide an acceptable game schedule/season. For our SWOL teams, scheduling is a little different and they will face a slightly different challenge with the ability to extend deeper into the summer. We know there will be challenges for all our teams even with this start date such as social distancing requirements, temperature monitoring, etc. that we will need to address before the season gets started.The safety and well being of you, our members, is and will continue to be our first priority. We also want to make sure we provide you with the product that you've come to expect from LMYB. These are unique times for sure and it may look a little different this season, but we'll do our best to make it an enjoyable baseball season. Thank you all for your continued patience and understanding.
LMYB Board

by posted 05/14/2020
COVID-19 UPDATE 4/21/20


First and foremost we hope this email finds you well as well as ready and waiting for the baseball season to start. Last night the Knothole Leadership met via conference call and we wanted to get the information we received out to everyone in a timely manner. The following are the highlights from their call:
"Good evening,


Tonight we had the Knothole Baseball, Inc. Board meeting by conference call.  Based on the definition

of the different phases of re-opening the States of Ohio and Kentucky, organized sports will not be

allowed in Phase I.  Right now, organized sports would fit the definitions of Phase II.


Therefore, we believe organized sports, if everything goes right, will be allowed to resume around

May 15th.  That would allow baseball teams to begin practice that day.


Knothole has moved its opening day back to Saturday May 23rd for the first scheduled games.  The

regular season will run roughly through the end of June.  Tournaments would start Monday July 6th;

World Series, North Region and District 34.


Obviously, if the Governor delays the start of phase II or changes what is included in it, our opening

day could be moved back further.  We have yet to determine what date is our “throw in the towel”

date on the 2020 season.  I say if we are delayed beyond June 1st.


We are also discussing protocols for running baseball games once restrictions are lifted.  Things

like no handshakes after the game and do we replace that with something else, like a team line-up

on respective foul lines with a “tip of the cap” to end the game, etc. !?


That’s all I know for now.


Chris Kuczek"


The above is what we know to date and we continue to do what we need to do to be prepared to start the season when we can. We are as anxious as everyone else to get the season started but we want to make sure we are proceeding in the safest manner possible for our players and their families, and will continue to follow the guidelines that are laid out for us by our government leaders. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to any of our LMYB board members.



by posted 04/21/2020
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