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2019 Baseball Season is underway

Posted: April 21, 2019 by Dan Field | Leave Comment

The 2019 Boston Men's Baseball League season is officially underway as the MSBL Metrowest division kicked things off with a set of games last weekend. Opening Day in the MABL, MSBL 28+ and MSBL Masters' divisions will take place this week. As we all prepare for another exciting Summer in the BMBL, here are a few updates to be aware of this season across each of the four divisions.

MABL

The MABL division will remain at 9 teams for the 2019 season. The Newton Dodgers will not be returning and as a result, a new team has joined the MABL division for the 2019 season. Welcome aboard, Merrimack Valley Marlins. Also, the North Shore Snappers have changed their team name to the Lynnfield Cardinals.

Of the 9 teams in the MABL, the top 6 teams will qualify for the playoffs with the top 2 seeds receiving a first round bye. Seeds 3-6 will be wild cards and seeded based on the most points earned during the regular season. Click to view the official list of MABL rules and regulations.

Opening Night in the MABL is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th at 8:00pm and will feature a 2018 MABL Finals' rematch between the Cambridge Spinners and the Boston Sox.

MSBL METROWEST

The Metrowest division will drop from 9 teams to 8 teams in 2019 with the loss of the Northborough Phillies. The Worcester White Sox have changed their team name to the Worcester Expos. Click to view the official list of MSBL Metrowest rules and regulations.

MSBL Metrowest action will continue on Sunday, April 28th with four games slated in the early morning.

MSBL 28+

The teams and divisions in the MSBL 28+ division will remain the same for the 2019 season except for a change in team name. The Winthrop White Sox have changed their team name to the Boston Dodgers although their home field will remain in Winthrop.

A reminder that all regular season and postseason games will consist of 7 innings. The top 4 teams in each division will be eligible for the postseason. Click to view the official list of MSBL 28+ rules and regulations.

Opening night in the MSBL 28+ will take place Thursday night, April 25th as the North Shore Havoc battle the North Andover Thunder at Breed Junior High School in Lynn.

MSBL Masters

The MSBL Masters division will grow from 9 teams to 11 teams for the 2019 season. Welcome aboard, Boston Cardinals and Bistro 781 Bulls. There are also several changes in team names to note. The Brockton Rockies are now the Avi Nelson Rockies, the North Shore Havoc are now the North Shore Gators and the Winthrop White Sox are now the Boston Dodgers.

With the addition of 2 teams in 2019, the postseason qualification will change slightly. Instead of an 8-seed versus 9-seed single play in game, just the top 8 teams will qualify for the postseason and we will reseed after each round of playoffs so the highest seed plays the lowest seed after the completion of each round. Click to view the official list of MSBL Masters rules and regulations.

Opening night in the MSBL Masters division is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 22 with 4 games on the board.

Best of luck to all teams in 2019! Let's play ball!


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