Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday Palmer!

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Summer got away from us......and wanted to wish Palmer a Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great one!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

KC Dirtbags League Champs!

GREAT season KC Dirtbags! We went undefeated in the league for 5U Coach Pitch and won our league tournament tonight! All the boys have done such a wonderful job this season! It has been such a fun time and we look forward to many, many years of good baseball, good friends, and good fun!!!! Stay tuned for our end of season party at (of course the best restaurant in the world) Buffalo Wild Wings! Thanks BWW for sponsoring us - we look forward to doing you proud in the years to come! A special thanks also to our coaches who truly care about seeing each boy do well. Your dedication, knowledge, and encouragement will carry these boys to success both on and off the field. It has been an awesome time - but I know we all won't miss the rain & rainouts!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Updated Snack List

May 4 - Ty W.
May 8 - Andrew H.
May 22 - Jackson G.
May 23 - Palmer F.
May 25 - Dawson K.
June 1 - Harrison B.
June 2 - Matty W.
June 5 - Brody H.
June 8 - Dawson S.
June 10 - Ryan Q.
June 12 - Lucas D.
June 15 - Ryan W.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Updated Schedule

The schedule has been updated (on the right side of this page). Due to all the rainouts, we have been scheduled to play on some weeknights. Please update your calendars accordingly! Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!

Happy Birthday Ty!

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Happy Birthday Ryan Q.!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Snack Schedule

May 4th - Ty W.
May 8th - Andrew H.
May 11th - Matty W.
May 15th - Ryan Q.
May 16th - Palmer F.
May 18th - Ryan W.
May 22nd - Jackson G.
May 25th - Dawson K.
June 1st - Harrison B.
June 5th - Brody H.
June 8th - Dawson S.
June 12th - Lucas D.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The 2010 Season Begins!

We are so excited to start the season with the awesome group of boys we have! They have worked really hard practicing this Spring and we hope they will continue to learn with each and every practice and game we have.

I truly feel like the luckiest coach to have such great families behind our team. Thank for allowing me to coach the KC Dirtbags and thanks to the other coaches who dedicate their time and energy into making each child succeed.

Here's to a great 2010!

Happy Birthday Jackson!!

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Hope you had a great birthday Jackson! Best wishes!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


The start of the season is fastly approaching!

Make sure everyone is getting their uniforms pulled together:
1. Jersey
2. White pants with belt loops
3. Black belt
4. Black socks
5. Hat (with sponsor logo embroidered on it)
6. Protective cup

Registration forms and league fees are due at our next practice.

Practices are updated on the sidebar and I will also email reminders. If the weather is bad or if the ground is saturated, please check the rainout line.

Happy Birthday Matty!

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I know you had a great cake Matty!!!! Happy birthday!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Please help support us!

Dear KC Dirtbags Blog Followers:

The KC Dirtbags, along with our friends the Diamond Kings and Scorpions, are hosting a poker tournament on February 26th to help raise money for various expenses such as equipment, uniforms, field rentals for practice, and tournaments.

If you would like to contribute in our efforts - we are selling raffle tickets for $1.00 each.

Additionally, if you are a poker player and would like to play - it is $50.00. Specific info on the tournament can be emailed to you upon request.

If you own a business - we are also looking for table sponsors. It is $25.00 to sponsor a table. Your name and/or business name will be displayed at the center of the table.

Please contact Bobby or Brandi if you would like to participate in any way.
bwisdom5061@hotmail.com or brandi5772@hotmail.com. Or you can also contact the family you know who has their son on the KC Dirtbags team as they are selling tickets too!

Thank you for your support in Little League Baseball!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter Practice Schedule

We currently have 4 dates scheduled for practice at the Maple Woods Sports Training Center. Please check the sidebar of this blog for dates/times. Each practice will be 1 hour. We hope to see you there and let me know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Poker Tourney Update

We have secured Friday February 26th for the poker tournament. The registration will begin at 6:00pm with the tournament starting at 7:00pm. We are hosting the tournament with two other teams - the Diamond Kings and the Scorpions.

Instructions about selling tickets, selling raffle tickets, and getting a raffle donation will be sent to you soon via email.

Just wanted to get this basic information out since it's really not that far away!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Ryan Q. has a new little sister to watch over!
Congrats to Lisa, John, Ryan and Taylor on the birth of
Lindsay Alexis
born @ 8:03am
8lbs. 3 oz. 21 inches

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A HUGE Thank You!

We would like to thank the following for their donations to the KC Dirtbags! A few of these "thank you's" are far overdue!

Weers Electric - Kevin W.
A&B CARSTAR - Brett B.
Mom of 3 Embroidery - Jenn W.
BNW Photography - Brandi W.
Jenn W. (Matty's mom) - raised $60 from her Tastefully Simple Party this past Sunday

We are officially set up with the IRS and a local bank. So anyone who seeks sponsors for our team should tell the business that checks can be made to the KC Dirtbags. Our financial statements will be always transparent to our team.

Brandi will be aggressively looking for more sponsors this winter! So if you have any leads, please pass them her way!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pizza Party

Our pizza party will be held on Sunday October 25th at 5:30pm at Pizza Shoppe in Platte Woods (off of Prairie View Road). Check your email for details!

See ya there!

Your Dirtbag in Costume!

When Halloween arrives, make sure to snap a quick picture of your Dirtbag in costume and email it to Brandi! I will post a slideshow on our blog for all to enjoy! A reminder will be sent via email after Halloween!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Lucas D.!

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Happy Birthday Lucas! He turned 5 on September 30th! Hope it was a great one!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Game 9/29/09

We will have a game tomorrow!
Please arrive at 6:00pm. Gametime 6:15pm.
Location is at Platte Purchase - Field #9

Please have your son wear his uniform (jersey, pants, socks, hat, etc).

There won't be enough time to do pictures tomorrow - so we will figure out another date to do them.

Christy Dillman is bringing snacks for the kids.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you son cannot make it.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you tomorrow evening!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

No game today 9/26

AGAIN, no game today due to the unfortunate timing of the rain! The field has a nice river of water from first to almost home. However, if it drys out the least bit, we do have the the Barry Platte field reserved tomorrow at 5:30pm. So if anyone wants to practice, Ty and I will be there (just check the blog for any updates/changes). Also, I wil try and see if the Knights are available for this Tuesday for a practice game at Platte Purchase Field #9, 6:15 game time. I will keep you posted.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Next Game

Our next game will be Tuesday Sept 22nd at Platte-Purchase, Field #9 at 6:15pm. PLEASE HAVE YOUR SON WEAR HIS UNIFORM JERSEY! Arrive at field at 6:00pm.

Our last game will be Saturday Sept 26th at Barry Platte at 11:00am. Please arrive at the field at 10:00am as we will be doing pictures. Have your son in his jersey, white pants, black socks, black belt, and hat. You will be emailed the order form to bring to the game.

If you have any questions, please don't hestitate to email Bobby or Brandi!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Official Dirtbag Fan!

Taylor is the little sis of Dirtbag player Ryan Q. LOVE this pic! Thanks for sending this to me Lisa!
Anyone who has cute "Dirtbag" pics or stories....send 'em my way! I swore I heard someone say that their son named their new fish DIRTBAG??! Stuff like that.....we want to know about!!!! It makes for a great/fun way to document the KC Dirtbag Baseball team! Also, don't be afraid to post "comments" in the postings!!!!!

Open Practice this Sunday

Coach Bobby will hold an open practice this Sunday from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. It is NOT mandatory - but he would like to invite anyone who wants some extra batting time to please feel free to join. In case of rain, please make sure to contact Bobby (preferably text) prior to leaving to make sure practice is still on. Location WILL BE AT BARRY-PLATTE PARK (WHERE WE HAD OUR LAST GAME).

Brandi :)

Happy Birthday Dawson K.!

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Happy Birthday Dawson! Hope your day was filled with fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yet, again, another change!

There will be no game on Tues Sept 15th. We will have practice at 6:00pm at Platte Purchase instead. For those of you who can make it, we'll see you then!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

GAME Tues Sept 15th

Bobby spoke to the coach of the other team last evening and he stated that his team could not play next Saturday (the 19th) due to parents signing their kids up for soccer.

So it appears that we will have our next scrimmage game this TUESDAY September 15th at 6:30pm. The location has not been determined, but there were discussions about having it at Park Hill.

Please stay tuned - but just wanted to give everyone as much notice as possible that we will be having another game Tuesday.

Thank you for everyone's patience as these last minute changes/decisions keep coming up! Your boys are doing AWESOME and we hope they are having fun!

Brandi :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Srimmage Game September 12

Srimmage game Saturday, September 12th, at 1:00pm - Barry Platte Park (Barry Road and Old Stagecoach Road). Parking is limited at the Park, so please use the overflow parking at the elementary just east if necessary (the school parking is best accessed from 87th and Platte Purchase).

The batting order will be where we left off, since a few kids didn't get to bat twice:

1) Harrison #8
2) Ty #3
3) Dawson S. #10
4) Jackson #15
5) Ryan Q. #5
6) Brody #4
7) Lucas #15
8) Andrew #11
9) Matty #6
10) Ryan W. #7
11) Dawson K. #1
12) Palmer #9

See you all at Barry Platte Park!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Scrimmage Tuesday Sept 8th

We will again scrimmage on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:15 (game will start at 6:30). Again, please have your child wear any color blue t-shirt for this game. We will play at Park Hill High School, on the west side of the school. The coach of the Knights told me that he has the practice field, next to the 2 girls softball fields, reserved for Tuesday. Apparently the field is just "average at best" and has no bleachers...so bring lawn chairs. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Harrison!

A very Happy belated Birthday to Harrison B.!!! He turned 5 on August 30th!! Hope it was a great time!!!!
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Happy Birthday Dawson S.!!!!!!!!

Happy Belated Birthday to Dawson S. who celebrated on August 16th! We hope you had lots of yummie cake!zwani.com myspace graphic comments
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Our first game full of great moments!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

08/25/09 KC Dirtbags 6 vs. 6 Scrimmage

Here are all the photos I took at the Scrimmage game last week. I tried to get several of each player, some are really good and a few they have eyes closed, etc. Since I am a scrapbooker I have to have them all, so I put every photo in slide show. I would be happy to email any of the photos of your player to you, just shoot me an email at micahzane@yahoo.com. Please specify which player if yours as I am still learning all the names to put with faces.

Christy Dillman- Proud Dirtbag Mom to #18 Lucas

The Line-Up!

Please plan on being at English Landing Park by 6:15pm. We will scrimmage at 6:30pm! Please try to be on time!

Here's the line-up!
1. Jackson G.
2. Ryan Q.
3. Brody H.
4. Lucas D.
5. Andrew H.
6. Matty W.
7. Ryan W.
8. Dawson K.
9. Palmer F.
10. Harrison B.
11. Ty W.
12. Dawson S.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

8/25/09 Practice Pictures

Baseball Pants

Some of you wanted to know where we got Ty's baseball pants. Here is the link.

He got a size SMALL. They fit him awesome.

Washed them for the first time last night and the material is ok - not super best quality though.
I am happy enough with them that I would buy him the same kind in the future.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Next Practice will be Tues 8/25

There will be no practice this week due to the rain. We will see you all next Tuesday 8/25/09 at 6:00pm! Have a great rest of the week/weekend!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Practice is cancelled tonight 8/18/09

I will be speaking with the other Coaches about the date of our next practice.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Rain, Rain

Well, the plan is to check the league Rainout line on Tuesday to see if the fields will be available for practice (you can check it too if you would like, the link is on our blog). If we cannot practice Tuesday, we will definitely find another day to squeeze in.

Got word that the league may move first Fall games into next week (Tues or Wed) due to the rain this week. So we may not have our first game this Saturday as we had originally thought.

Sorry I don't have many answers - just passing along what I know. Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

8/11/09 Practice Recap & upcoming practice info

On our 2nd practice, The Dirtbags faced the Heat from Mother Nature. The kids worked really hard on more baseball fundamentals - and I was proud that they stuck with the coaches through the hot temps.

The "Practice Prize" has officially become a Dirtbag tradition and also a "hit" with the boys! This weeks winners of baseball cards for the most accurate throw to First Base was Palmer F. #9 and Jackson G. #15. Great throw kids!!! Our big hitters from practice and owners of a miniature Dirtbag bat were Brody H. #4, Andrew H. #11 and Lucas D. #18.
Brody H., Andrew H. & Lucas D. receiving their Practice Prizes

Lucas D. is proud of his Practice Prize!
Andrew H. was a big hitter at this practice!
Our most accurate throwers, Palmer F. and Jackson G. receiving their Practice Prize from Coach Bobby.
The Coaches have really seen many positive things from our team and can’t wait to see the boys in action for years to come. Keep up the GREAT work Dirtbags and the same to all the parents. Keep practicing with your child –catching, fielding, throwing and hitting. IT REALLY SHOWS WHO IS WORKING HARD OUTSIDE OF PRACTICE.
Harrison B. working hard!
Ty W. and Dawson K. working hard Brody H. showin how it's done!
He was also the winner of the Big Hitter Practice Prize!

This Tuesday, August 18th, the Dirtbags will have a scrimmage against each other, a 6 player on 6 player game. So if you cannot make it to practice please let me know ASAP!

Dawson K. #1, Matty W. #6, Ryan W. #7, Harrison B. #8, Andrew H. #11, and Jackson G. #15 ---PLEASE WEAR RED SHIRTS

Ty W. #3, Brody H. #4, Ryan Q. #5, Palmer F. #9, Dawson S. #10, and Lucas D. #18 ---

We possibly will have a 2nd practice this week to try to get the kids acclimated for Saturdays game. I am going to check on a couple of days and see if a field is available (I will keep you posted). If you can make it, we would love to see ALL the Dirtbags there.

We should be receiving our schedule soon, but I have heard that we will play on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons. Our first game is possibly Saturday, Aug. 22, so pencil the date in! Once we receive a schedule I will send it to you all immediately.

I wanted to mention again that we are looking for sponsors. We would like to get our sponsor banner going soon but only have a few businesses so far. Thanks ahead of time for your willingness to seek donations for our team.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Practice tonight

Just wanted to remind you all practice is tonight at 6:00pm. Remember to bring water!

Also, don't feel like your son has to wear baseball pants at practice tonight. It's too hot and we won't be doing any sliding. Just dress him comfortable.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We've got spirit, how 'bout you!!!??

Just a reminder that Jenn Wolz has t-shirts and hats available for purchase! If you did not get her price list at practice the other night, I will be emailing it to you. You can have your merchandise personalized and her turnaround time is very quick! Any questions can be directed to Jenn at wolzfam@kc.rr.com.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Practice Recap

With our first practice under our belts, I wanted to give a big hand to all the Lil' Dirtbags. The kids did a great job hanging with the coaches and battling the heat. I think I can speak for all of the coaches and say we saw a lot of good things from this team. We may be little and young, but the kids all have big hearts and a ton of desire!

I heard so many funny things from these kids but the three that stand out are: Dawson K., the first winner of the practice prize, must of asked me 20 times if he could have the prize and what it was. So Dawson must have been destin to win it - Great throw Dawson K, you are also the winner of a new nickname "Questions". Second, when Brody H. was asked who his favorite baseball player was (during stretch time), he replied "Babe Ruth." Not sure if he knows who Babe Ruth was, but I loved the answer! Last, when Matty W. was asked what his last name was, he replied Mikey. Well Mikey is actually his older brother, but I thought it was a funny response.

A recap of practice through a little chaos: At the first station, the kids worked on throwing the ball and attempting to hit a bucket. This fundamental drill was to work on proper throwing, arm strength, and accuracy. The second station, the kids were working on fielding with Coach Kevin. The kids were getting in the proper fielding position and fielding the ball in front of them and using their throwing hand to secure the ball in the glove "alligator". Lastly, the kids hit live pitching, some for the first time, and did a great job.

A short recap of the quick parents meeting:

1.) We need sponsors! Sponsors will be displayed on our future sponsor banner.
2.) Any type of money donation will be gladly accepted.
3.) Financial expenses and donations will ALWAYS be transparent.
4.) Uniforms - will be in soon. Thanks to Jenn Wolz for all of her hard work. The jersey tops will have a lot of wiggle room, but they are the smallest jersey on the market. This should allow a few seasons in this jersey.
5.) Fundraising: NO candy bar sales!!!! Coming soon information about Super Bowl Jackpot and a Poker Tournament (Febuary 2010).
6.) Parent T-shirts and ball caps are available through Jenn Wolz. Carly Hufft will be introducing some baseball clothing items as well.

See you next Tuesday and keep practicing with the boys!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Practice Update

WE WILL BE ON FIELD #9. I will be checking the rain out line this afternoon to make sure the fields are open. So stay tuned just in case.

If you have any trouble finding the field, please feel free to call my cell phone 816-507-1091.

REMEMBER: Registration form, Birth Certificate, $85

If you ever can't make practice, please let me know either by email or phone.

Can't wait to get the boys together.

Info For Our First Fall Ball Practice

Please remember to bring your registration form, $85, and birth certificate.

Practice will begin at 6:00pm at Platte Purchase Fields. I am still waiting to hear back from Clay-Platte officials on what field we will practice on. I will let you know hopefully by Monday night/early Tuesday.

Registration form link:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Welcome to the KC Dirtbags Blog!

This blog will have useful infomation about practices, games, upcoming events and fun stories about our Dirtbags. Please tell your family and friends about our blog! We love visitors!