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*This page will REPLACE email updates* 

please refer to this site regularly for all news and updates

01-20-2017  --  Thai Pan Alley Restaurant

There will be a post-game gathering at Thai Pan Alley this coming Tuesday, January 24th

Whether your team plays or not, come join us and show your appreciation for a great IRB-SSL Sponsor.


01-20-2017  --  Do you have Questions / Suggestions / Concerns or Want to Volunteer ?

Check out the BOD Directory, located on the Members Only Page, for a complete list of the Board of Directors contact information and their area of responsibilities.

Please contact the member associated with the topic that interests you. 

Additionally, this process should be used for all future questions, concerns, suggestions, etc.

01-20-2017  --  Board of Directors Meeting  

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th at 5:30pm at the Beach Art Center

All members are invited to attend.


01-17-2017 -  - BOD Directory

The BOD Directory is now available on the 'Members Only' page.  This directory provides contact information for each BOD member, their roles, responsibilities and functions within the Board of Directors for our league.

If you have any questions regarding a specific function of the league and/or would like to help, please look up the BOD member associated with that role and contact them directly.


The monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held Wednesday, January 18 @ 5:30 PM at the Beach Arts Center.

All member are encouraged to attend.

The meeting agenda is posted on the 'Members Only' page 

01-12-2017 REMINDER - Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

The monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held Wednesday, January 18 @ 5:30 PM at the Beach Arts Center.

All member are encouraged to attend.

The meeting agenda is posted on the 'Members Only' page 

01-08-2017  --  2017 Winter Season Umpire Schedule

The Umpire Schedule is posted on the 'Members Only' page

01-08-2017  --  Traveling team - Indian Rockers & Boomerangs

Season opener is Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00am (warmups at 8:30) at Madeira Beach.

Games will continue thru March 31st

Contact Al Bartolo (Gold Team Manager) for more information

01-07-2017  --  Facebook Polls

Be sure to check out the IRB-SSL Facebook Page for the occasional polls where you can have a voice in some the league issues.  We will post notice on this page when we will be asking for your input on a specific subject, so keep checking here too!


01-06-2017  --  January Board of Directors meeting

There will be a BOD meeting at 5:30pm on Wednesday, January 18th at the Beach Art Center

All IRB-SSL members are encouraged to attend.

The Agenda will be posted on or before Monday, January 16th on the 'Members Only' page at

The monthly BOD meetings will be held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the same time and location unless otherwise posted on

01-05-2017  --  Volunteers Needed !

The league needs volunteers for the following positions:




If you are interested, please contact Head Umpire, Guy Coreno or Mike Riva, Green Team.


01-03-2017 - Preseason Games

There are 3 games scheduled for this week

All games will start at 4:00pm

Today, January 3rd --  Green  vs  Blue

Wednesday, January 4th --  Gold  vs  Black

Thursday, January 5th  --  Blue  vs  Red

01-03-2017 - Doug Valery

I want to take this opportunity to thank Doug Valery for all of his hard work and managing all league email correspondence.  He spent a lot of time over the past couple years keeping us informed with his email updates.   now that we have the website, Doug won't have to devote as much time to this and it will free him up to do his real job (I'm sure Bert will be happy!)

Next time you see Doug, please take a minute and thank him for all of his hard work he has done to make this league better.

Thank you Doug!

01-03-2017 - 2017 Winter Season Team Names

Scott Allen - Green Team (the Green Machine)

Al Bartolo - Gold Team (the Gold Nuggets)

Rick Farrow - Red Team (the Sons o' Beaches)

Bob Scholz - Blue Team (the Blue Ballers)

Larry Krutsinger - Black Team (undecided)


01-03-2017  -  2017 Winter Season Player Draft

I would like to thank the following for their help with the Player Draft last night:

Jeff Petracco for allowing us to hold the Player Draft at his office

Dino Raptis for all his photography (pictures to be posted on website)

Scott Allen for all his hard work putting all the pieces together to make the best Player Draft yet

Additionally,  we would like to thank all the Team Managers for their enthusiasm and help for making this the best player draft yet.

01-02-2017  --  Madeira Beach Softball League

Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 3rd at 8:30 AM there will be a meeting of the IRB team that will play in the Madeira Beach Winter league. 

There will be a pickup game or two including players from other teams.  

There is no cost involved as the Sons of Beaches have reserved the Madeira Beach Field for all.

Starting next Tuesday, Jan 10th the Madeira Beach League will commence.   

Gordon: will be the IRB team manager.  

If you wish to be included on the team please make every effort to attend tomorrow. 




Al “The Pizza Man”

12-30-2016  -  Sunday Pickup game

Sunday is New Years Day, but if you're not too worn out from New Years eve, come on out and play.

Game starts at 10:00am - arrive early to warm up


12-30-2016  -  2017 Winter Season Pre-seaon game schedule

This will give the teams a chance to play a game with their new roster.

Subs will be allowed, if necessary, so come on out and play.

Tuesday, January 3rd at 4:00pm          -     Green  vs  Blue

Wednesday, January 4th at 4:00pm     -     Gold  vs  Black

Thursday, January 5th at 4:00pm        -      Blue  vs  Red


12-30-2016  -  REMINDER: 2017 Winter Season Player Draft

The Winter Season Player draft will be held Monday, January 2nd at 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm) at Jeff Petracco's office



The 2017 Winter Season schedule is now posted on the website



The start time for today’s (December 28th) and tomorrow's (December 29th) pickup games has been changed to 4:00pm

The Little League just informed me that they will need the field by 5:45pm


12-28-2016  -  2017 PLAYER DRAFT

The Player Draft for the upcoming Winter Season is scheduled for 6:00pm, Monday, January 2nd at Jeff Petracco’s office on Walsingham Rd. in Largo



The 2016 Annual Board of Directors Meeting will be held Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00PM at the Arts Center.  

All members are encouraged to attend.



According to information provided by the Board of Directors, the following items have been scheduled:

  • A Pre-Season schedule should be available by December 13th

  • 2016 Annual Board of Directors Meeting will be held Tuesday December 20 @ 6:00PM at the Arts Center.  

    All members are encouraged to attend.
  • 2017 Spring Season Schedule should be available online by December 21, 2016

  • 2017 Spring Season Player Draft is scheduled for Tuesday, December 27 @ 6:00PM at Jeff Petracco's office

  • 2017 Spring Season starts Monday, January 9th (tentative)


NOTE:  the 2017 Spring Season Rules have yet to be finalized. However, they will be made available to the league once completed by the Rules Committee.  


12-09-2016 - MEMBERS ONLY PAGE

Some of you have asked about the 'Members Only' page available on the website.  Currently there are no postings on this page. This page is reserved for information we don't want shared with the public.  Once we have completed this page a password will be sent to members.  Stay tuned! 


This website was created to share information and improve communication for all league members.  If you have any suggestions and/or content that you would like to see on this website please let us know via the 'Contact Us' page.  

Also, if you have any pictures or videos you'd like posted on the website, please forward these to Dennis Donovan.    


Do you need a contractor?  

An AA sponsor? lol

Have something to sell?

IRBSSL now has a classified page.  You can now post on this site and when a league member responds, you can receive a notification. This will be a great way for all of us to help each other.


The Annual Board of Directors meeting and Election of New Board Members is tentatively scheduled for December 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM at the Beach Arts Center.  Watch your email (or check back here) for date and time confirmation.

Please be sure to attend this annual meeting and election of our new Board of Directors!

Proxy voting is allowed should you be unable to attend.  Remember: YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

10-28-2016 - PICK UP GAMES

Pick up games will be scheduled during Thanksgiving week and the following week (Monday November 21, 2016 through December 2, 2016).   There are two regular season make up games that will be played during this time as well.  Check with your team managers about the pickup games if you want to stay active during the holiday break.

Don't Forget -  We will have our regular Sunday morning pick-up games at 10:00 AM.

Fall Season Playoffs still begin on Tuesday December 6th


​​10-08-2016 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


Committees are forming for the 2017 Winter Season.  If you would like to contribute a little time to help make the league better and run smoother, please contact:  Dennis Donovan (Green Team)


10-08-2016 - IRB 'Rockers' (the IRB - SSL traveling team)

If you would like to be considered for the traveling team roster or help the team, in any way, contact:  Al Bartolo (Gold Team)


09-27-2016 - Thai Pan Alley

Everyone is invited to join us at Thai Pan Alley after today's game for our usual post-game nonsense.

Let's show some support for a great sponsor.

Come join us !

09-27-2016 - Sand Bar

Next Tuesday, October 4th, we will all be going to Sand Bar for post-game libations and our usual 'lively' discussions and post-game analysis.  Sand Bar has expressed interest in sponsoring a team and we want to show them what they're getting into, so come join us. LOL


            Largo man on a mission to find

            the owner of a lost American flag 



Ted Froberg found the flag on the side of U.S. 19 in Clearwater. (Katie Jones, staff)

By Katie Jones, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2016, 11:39 AM



A Largo man has made it his mission to reunite a perfectly folded American Flag with its rightful owner.


  • Ted Froberg of Largo found a neatly folded flag on the side of the road

  • He'd like to reunite the item with its rightful owner

  • If you think this could be yours, he's encouraging the owner to reach out to him


Ted Froberg found the flag on the side of an overpass while driving on U.S. 19 in Clearwater Saturday.
























"Immediately I knew what it was because I saw white stars on a blue field, and I thought, 'could that really be a flag?'" Froberg said.


Froberg said the flag brought back old memories.


"It brings me back to when I was 11 years old and my father had passed away and his casket was draped with a flag," said Froberg. "I remember the honor guard or American Legion folding it like that and presenting it to my mother. I still have that flag and it means a lot to me. I thought it probably means a lot to somebody else."


Froberg hasn’t unfolded the flag out of respect and knows nothing about where it came from. He's made it his mission to find the owner. His Facebook post has gone viral, with 10,000 shares and counting.


"I'm just thrilled to death that people are coming together all over this country for the right thing to do," he said.


"It shouldn't be lying on the side of the road and if it was, even if the chances are one percent that it had draped somebody's casket and belonged to a family, that's worth finding the owner," Froberg said.


Froberg doesn’t want to give exact details of where he found the flag because he doesn’t want it to end up in the wrong hands. If you know anything about whom it may belong to you can find him on Facebook or reach out to Bay News 9.




The Red Team won the 2016 Summer Season League Championship beating the Blue Team 8-1

in front of a capacity  crowd of 6,342 fans. 


​08-19-2016 – 2016 Fall Season Player Draft

The Player Draft will be held Wednesday, August 24th at Jeff Petracco’s office located at 13498 Walsingham Road in Largo.  Doors open at 5:30pm and the Player Draft will start at 6:00pm

Bring your beverage of choice.  If you’re hungry, food can ordered for delivery.


08-19-2016 – Fall Schedule

The Preseason and Regular Season schedules will be posted by the end of next week.


08-19-2016 – The Summer Season Finals Matchup is set

Blue beat Black 7-4 last night to advance to the Finals against Red.

The first game will be Tuesday, August 23rd at 5:00pm

Blue must beat Red to advance to the Championship game.


08/17/2016 -   2016 Fall Season Player Draft UPDATE

Date:        Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30 pm

Location:  Jeff Petracco's office

       13498 Walsingham Road

        Largo, FL 33774


Bring your own drinks.  We will have pizza delivered.  

Draft will start promptly at 6:00 pm

08/17/2016 -   Playoff Game #2 - RAIN OUT/POSTPONED

Black vs Blue - Thursday, August 18th at 5:00pm

08/15/2016 -   Playoff Game #2

Black vs Blue - Tuesday, August 16th at 5:00pm


08/15/2016 -   2016 Fall Season Player Draft

​Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 24th at 5:30 pm at Jeff Petracco's office located at

13498 Walsingham Road

Largo, FL 33774


Bring your own drinks.  We will have pizza delivered.  

Draft will start promptly at 6:00 pm

REMINDER: This is a tentative date.  Please check back here for updates and confirmation.


​​​08/14/2016 -  IRB Traveling Team - email from Al


Hello fellow Indian Rockers.


Around 1 month ago we traveled to Hoyt Field the Home of the Gulfport Boomerangs and although we played well we ended up on the short end of the scoreboard.


Today we returned to the scene of the crime and avenged that loss.   In fact… we spanked them 17 – 0,  You read that correct a big fat goose egg… in a nine inning game!


Afterwards, many players from both teams went to O’Maddy’s in Gulfport and we all represented very well with the food and drinks.  J


We plan on returning to Hoyt Field in about 1 month for a rubber match. 


Thanks to Earl Wesson for orchestrating this successful field trip, Scott for bringing the Bagels and Joe for throwing out the Ceremonial first Pitch!


Congratulations to all my teammates for a flawless performance.

 Al “The Pizza Man”

Sidenote:  5 of the 12 players in this game were from the Red Team.   Need I say more?

08/12/2016 -   Thursdays Playoff Game

Black beats Gold 13-7 and moves to the next round .  Black vs. Blue is Tuedsay, August 16 at 5pm.  

Come out and watch! We had almost 30 people in the stands last night. To view schedule and game results, click here.

08/09/2016 -  PLAYOFF GAME #1 is POSTPONED until Thursday, August 11 at 5:00pm  (weather permitting)

Check schedule posted here for updates


06/24/2016 -   Makeup Game Reminder

MONDAY, JUNE 27th AT 4:00pm  NOT 5:00pm  - BLACK vs RED

06/22/2016 -   Black vs Red Makeup Game

This game will be played Monday, June 27 at 4pm     Not 5 pm!!

06/22/2016 - Doug Valery Needs Help Moving    

Doug's inlaws will be moving from IRB to Holiday, FL.   Doug needs as many people as possible to help load and/or unload the truck.  Pleased contact Doug directly if you are able to help.

06/22/2016 - Indian Rocks Beach Senior Softball Travleing Team

Anybody intereseted in being on the IRBSSL Traveling Team and play other teams in the area can contact Al Bartolo (Blue Team), Earl Wesson (Blue Team) or Dennis Donovan (Red Team)   It's only $20 to join!  You'l get a special team jersey and will be invited to play in all scheduled area games.   No Commitment.  If you can't make all the games... no problem

06/19/2016 - Gulfoport Boomerangs - 15     Indian Rocks Beach  - 10

The field is huge!!!

06/16/2016 - We've Been Challenged!

A team from Gulfport has challenged us to a game at their home field this Saturday, June 18, 2016.  We need players!

If interested, contact Al Bartolo (Blue Team) or Earl Wesson (Blue Team)

06/09/2016 - Game Start Time Reminder


06/08/2016 - Tuesday June 7th Game Rescheduled

The game scheudled for Tuesday, June 7th between Black vs Red has been postponed.  

This game will be played on Monday, June 27th at 4pm

06/01/2016 - Game Start Time Change

Effective Tuesday, June 7th all games will start at 5:00 pm

05/24/2016 - Poker Party

Saturday, June 11th at Jeff Petracco's office starting at 5:00pm til ?

Contact Bob Scholz or Jerry Wicky if you intend to play or just show up to hang out.


05/10/2016 - 2016 Summer Season Team Rosters

The Summer Season Player Draft was held last night.

The Team Rosters are now posted on the website.

Go to 'Team Rosters' page to see which team you're playing for this season.


05/10/2016 - Preseason games

4:00 - Tuesday, May 10th - Black  vs  Blue

4:00 - Thursday, May 12th - Red  vs  Gold

Pickup game - 10:00am - Sunday, May 15th

Regular season games start Tuesday, May 17th

Go to 'League Schedule' page to check when your team is playing


05/09/2016 - Summer Season Player Draft

The Summer Season Player Draft will be held today at 6:00pm at the Red Lion


05/06/2016 - Upcoming events

Sunday, May 8th at 10:00am - Pickup game

Monday, May 9th at 5:00pm - Team Managers meeting at Red Lion

Monday, May 9th at 6:00pm - 2016 Summer Season Player Draft at Red Lion

Tuesday, May 10th at 4:00pm - Preseason game:   Blue  vs  Black

Thursday, May 12th at 4:00pm - Preseason game:  Red  vs  Gold

Sunday, May 15th at 10:00am - Pickup game

Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00pm - 2016 Summer Season starts (schedule to be posted soon)


05/04/2016 - Pickup games

There will be a pickup game on Thursday, May 5th at 4:00pm

Also, we have pickup games every Sunday at 10:00am

Show up early for warmups.

Everyone plays.


05/04/2016 - Summer Season Player Draft

The Summer Season Player Draft will be held Monday, May 9th at 6:00pm at The Red Lion.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Come early.  The Draft begins at 6:00pm sharp.


05/03/2016 - Old-Timers game

The first ever Old-Timers game was a huge success. 

If you weren't there, you missed a great event from warmups to the final pitch. 

A big 'Thank You' to everyone who helped make it a special event.

*  Sandy Sullivan, our League President, for working with Crabby Bill's to provide a great place for the Post-game party, as well as a generous donation

*  Crabby Bill's for their generous donation to cover the cost of the cool jerseys for everyone.

*  IRB Mayor RB Johnson and City Manager Greg Mims for performing the ceremonial first pitch.              

It was flawlessly executed

*  The Umpiring crew led by Larry Krutsinger at the plate, Jeff Petracco at 1st base, Paul Stanley at 2nd base and Scott Allen at 3rd.

Great job guys.  You kept the game moving, made all the right calls, and eliminated arguments.

*  The Video & Picture crew of Dino Raptis down on the field, Ted Froberg shooting from on top of the dugouts and Shane Yuill operating his drone.  I can't wait to see how all the video and pictures come out.

*  The Broadcast crew with Bobby Florio handling all the annoncements and Jimmy Jeswald handling the scoreboard.  Great job guys.  There may be a future for you with ESPN.

*  Doug Valery for arranging to have BayNews 9 out on the field for pictures, video and some interviews.

That just might get us some new players to join the league.

*  The Grounds crew of Mike Tyson, Bert Valery, Guy Coreno and Sandy Sullivan.  Great job guys. The field never looked better.

*  The Bat-Girl team of Carolyn Shuey and Kathy Raptis.  They both have a bright future in the Big Leagues.  They'll be practicing all year so they'll be even better next year.

*  Last, but not least, Mark Moston from Moston's Business & Sporting Apparel for designing and printing the player jerseys.  The jerseys looked great.


04/29/2016 - Poker Party

Bob Scholz and Jerry Wicky are trying to put together a Poker Party.

If you're interested in playing or just coming to watch and hang out, contact either one of them for details.


04/29/2016 - 2016 Old-Timers Game

The 2016 Old-Timers Game is Scheduled for Monday, May 02, 2016 at 4:00pm.  All players are asked to be there by 3:00pm for warmups.  Team pictures and pregame activities will start at 3:30pm


04/27/2016 - Old-Timers game

All the players in the Old-Timers game are encouraged to come to the field at 4:00pm on Thursday, April 28th for practice and to get acclimated to playing together before the biggest game of the year.  Also, if you're not an Old-Timer, feel free to come by the field and help with the practice session.


04/27/2016 - 2016 Winter Season League Championship

Congratulations to the Gold Team !

Gold Team held on to win the game after Green Team, down 7 runs, fired up a 7th inning two out rally to score 6 runs to cut the deficit to one run with bases loaded.  A fly ball deep to centerfield was caught for the 3rd out to end the Green Team's hope for a miracle win.


04/22/2016 - It's party time !

Dino Raptis and his wife Kathy are throwing a 'Going Back to Indiana' party at their house at

2004 Bay Blvd. on Saturday, April 23rd starting at 4:00pm until ????

They will have hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salads, etc. 


RSVP by April 21st to


04/22/2016 - Poker Party

Bob Scholz and Jerry Wicky are trying to put together a Poker Party.

If you're interested in playing or just coming to watch and hang out, contact either one of them for details.


04/22/2016 - Winter Season Playoff Finals Game

Tuesday, April 26th at 4:00pm - Green  vs  Gold

It should be a heck of a game.  Come on out to watch, ump, or sub.


04/19/2016 - Pictures & Videos

If you have any pictures and/or videos or any other information you would like to add to the website, contact Dennis Donovan or go to 'Contact Us' page.


04/19/2016 - 2016 Winter Season Team Pictures

If Team Managers want to add a 2016 Winter Season team picture to the website, contact Dino Raptis or go to 'Contact Us' page to arrange a day and time to meet at the field with team jerseys.


04/19/2016 - Game Day Notification on your I-Phone

If you would like to receive a notification right on your phone each day your team has a game scheduled, contact Ted Froburg or go to 'Contact Us' page.


04/19/2016 - Summer Season 'Sub' List

If you're interested in being on the Sub List for the Summer Season, contact Sandy Sullivan or go to 'Contact Us' page.  Deadline to be on the list is Friday, April 30th


04/19/2016 - Team Manager needed for Gold Team for Summer Season

If you're interested in being the Gold Team Manager for the Summer Season, contact Sandy Sullivan or go to 'Contact Us; page.

Deadline to be considered for Team Manager is Friday, April 30th


04/18/2016 - 2016 Summer Season Player Draft

The 2016 Summer Season Player Draft will be held Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Red Lion.


04/18/2016 - 2016 Old-Timers Game

The 2016 Old-Timers Game is Scheduled for Monday, May 02, 2016 at 4:00pm.  All players are asked to be there by 3:00pm for warmups.  Team pictures and pregame activities will start at 3:30pm


4/17/2016 - 2016 All-Star Game

The 2016 All-Star Game is scheduled for Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 4:00pm.  Rosters for this game will be available no later than Friday, April 29, 2016.



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