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To my baseball peers,

Please join me in my sorrow at the announcement of the passing of Ray Rangel Jr.

As a child, Ray and his brother Robert played at South Side Little League where his parents were active board members.  They migrated to Ocean View PONY Baseball in the early 90's where his younger brothers, Roger and Ryan, grew their game.

He and I teamed to coach our young sons in the OVPB's Shetland (5/6 year old) program back in 1997.  From there, we coached together and against one another in league and all-star play throughout our kid's childhoods.  Ray donated his time in support of our league through service to the board, coaching of our kids, and umpiring of our games.  

For reasons unknown to us, he tragically took his own life in the early morning hours of June 4th, at the age of 50 years old.  

He is survived by his parents, Ray Sr. and Roxanne, his brothers Robert, Ryan and Roger, his nieces and nephews and his children, Ray III (Boo) and Miranda.  I join his family in their sorrow at the loss of a great soul, and friend.

Greg

 
On the eve of the 2024 District Tournaments,

we wish ALL of our teams the very best of luck.  We know our kids have it in them and  look forward to seeing a District 13 team playing for the championship in each age group! 
 
Be reminded, that while attending District games, you are representing your league. In advancing tournaments you are also representing District 13.  As our ambassadors, we ask that you keep a few things in mind:
  • It is all about our kids.  Cheer and encourage them to do their best.  Applaud the other team when they make a good play!  At the end of the day, the most important thing our children take away from the game is sportsmanshipPlease be a good example!
  • We are all volunteers!  Your coaching staff, the host site workers, umpires and the local Little League staff are all donating their time for your kids.  An offer of assistance or a word of praise goes a long way!
  • Cleaning up the bleacher area after the games is the responsibility of the spectators, not the coaching staff or the hosts.  Put your trash in the receptacles and we will take it from there.  We know you are in a hurry to get home and so are we!
  • Drive safely!  We want to see you and your kids at our tournaments in the future!  Avoid the rush by leaving for the games a few minutes earlier.  Your kids will thank you for it!
  • Please leave your pets at home.  Most hosts do not allow pets, and we don't want your furry friend to have to sit in the car all day!
  • Report scores!  Our website depends on updated scores.  If you are attending the tournament games, especially in advanced tournaments, please send the final scores of all games to scores@cad13.info

Rule 3.09: Players, managers and coaches of the participating teams shall not address, or mingle with spectators, nor sit in the stands during a game in which they are engaged.  Managers or coaches must not warm up a pitcher at home plate or the bull pen or elsewhere at any time.  They may, however, stand by to observe a pitcher during warm-up in the bull pen.

  We offer our best wishes for success to all of our teams.  While a championship is every team's goal, our hope is that every one of our District 13 ALL-STARS has an enjoyable and long lasting memory of their tournament experience from the summer of 2024!