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Gord Davidson

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London, ON,CAN

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Men's 65

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July 4, 2008
hoover13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: team ratings

To Taits: Yes, I am with Dorchester Canadians, and our manager has requested an explanation as to why Cape Cod are still sitting AA after having won the TOC. All SSUSA does is offer some lame excuse for our having been moved up, and ignores the Cape Cod issue. I have lost all respect for SSUSA and their "fly by the seat of their pants" attitude...costantly changing the rules on a whim and making exceptions!!!

To Ken: I hope you are right about the Summit group meeting July 10th regarding ratings. As luck would have it, we will be in Champaign for the Mid-West Championships two days prior to the meeting, and should be able to spend some time with the SSUSA convenor and hopefully, be able to convey our concerns. Also, for the magic number, you heard correctly....they advised us we were moved up because we were a plus 6.8 runs , with no explanation as to the number of tournaments, or number of games, etc.

To Misty: we're getting a little off track here, but to be honest, there is no justifying a AAA team having 8 major players on it. Just another illustration of how badly run SSUSA is!!!
July 2, 2008
hoover13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: team ratings

Thanks for the input guys. I'm trying to do the right thing here by believing SSUSA knows what they are doing, but doesn't know how to explain exactly what that is. What I failed to include in my earlier e-mail is that we were made aware prior to the TOC, that the Champion would automatically be moved up from AA to AAA. What I'm seeking to find out is can somebody offer me a credible reason why the team that won the TOC Championship is still rated as AA , and we're now AAA. I've tried over and over again to rationalize "why", but do not like the answer I keep coming up with, as it stinks to high heaven!
July 2, 2008
hoover13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: team ratings

I'm hoping somebody out there can expain to me how a team can finish second at the TOC, losing in the championship game by one run, after playing the winning team for the fourth time in the tournament (splitting the four games), and then get moved up from AA to AAA, while the championship team stays AA. As a matter of fact, we kept hearing all through the tournament how the team that won, shouldn't have been in the TOC AA division....everybody seemed to feel they were definitely a AAA team.

My issue isn't about our team being moved up to AAA, it's all about being treated equally! When you give prefential treatment to the TOC winner, which just happens to be a USA team, and stick it in the left ear of a league team from a small town in Canada, I think it's time to re-think the support we have been givivg the many organizations, whose tournaments we have been regulars at for many years.

Can anybody offer an explanation that makes any sense???

GD
Jan. 23, 2008
hoover13
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2008 TOC 65 Division

Two no-response weeks have passed since I learned of four teams who are coming to the 65AA TOC. Are there any others who have confirmed?
Jan. 9, 2008
hoover13
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2008 TOC 65 Division

Thanks Mike. I'm with the Dorchester Canadians. I guess I'm just very curious as to whether we'll see any of the teams from California.
Jan. 9, 2008
hoover13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Teams going to TOC in Feb

The Dorchester Canadians 65 AA will be there with their portable igloos.
Jan. 9, 2008
hoover13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What would you change in Senior Softball?

I've always watched the first pitch, and therefore I absolutely hate the 1-1 count, but I do have to admit it defitely speeds the game up, so maybe it's time for me to change my approach to hitting?
Also, as a pitcher on windy days, it would make a lot of sense to have some extra inches on the width of the mat. I'm a 65+ pitcher, and in my many years of pitching have probably never walked more than 3 players in an entire season, but last year in a tournament, on a very windy day walked a total of 7 batters in one game. Does that slow down the game or what? Widen the mat!!!
As for hitting up the middle, and remember I'm a pitcher, I love it when teams try me, and why shouldn't they, I go up the middle myself. Just allow the pitcher to move back further, so he has time to defend himself.
Jan. 9, 2008
hoover13
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2008 TOC 65 Division

Can somebody tell me how to find out what teams are CONFIRMED for this years TOC, in the 65 AA division?
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