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Real name:
Tommy Loyd

Location:
El Paso, TX

Division:
Men's 55

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July 30, 2004
TommyL
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foul Ball!!!!

My contention is that a ball is considered fare until it actually touches something in foul terriotry, the positioning of the ball is determined not by its flight, but where it eventually ends up. An umpire can not assume a ball is out of bounds, until it actually is (touches). Wind and other factors may intercede and I've seen it happen. If a player touches a ball while he is inbounds and the ball only "appears" to be to be in foul terriory; I say the ball is a fair ball. What makes the situation so bad is that the umpire initially called the fall fair and upon objection from the opposing team, he conferred with a "resident expert" who ruled the ball fair because of the "position of the ball." Judgment calls can not be overturned; only infractions of a rule. This was purely a case of an individual not, first of all knowing what he was doing and secondly, a tournament director and a non-qualiried official being conciliatory in the heat of battle. Personally, I hope our team votes never to return to Pinetop again.
July 15, 2004
TommyL
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foul Ball!!!!

Can someone out there please explain to me what constitutes a foul ball? The answer you provide hopefully will be read by the boys in Pinetop.
April 14, 2004
TommyL
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Toll Free Number

What do other members think about SSUSA establishing a 800 number for calls? I don't know all the particulars in doing this, but certainly, to me, it would provide a service for its members, (us). Congratulations to Sacramento for the Las Vegas tournament. The weather did not cooperate, BUT THAT'S AT A HIGHER LEVEL, but the "shortened" version provided the opportunity for those of us who traveled a long distance to simply play and for us it was well received.
Jan. 21, 2004
TommyL
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hotel - Fields for Phoenix

Thanks, but I need reservations for the entire team and whatever spouses decide to come.
Jan. 12, 2004
TommyL
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hotel - Fields for Phoenix

Has a final decision been made on what fields the tournamnet in February will be played on? Want to get hotel in general vicinity.
Jan. 5, 2004
TommyL
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ready to Play

Nine-Elevens are a 55 AA team
Jan. 5, 2004
TommyL
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ready to Play

Tommy L - El Paso Nine-Elevens
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