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Real name:
Clint Berger

Location:
Overland Park, KS

Division:
Men's 60

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Oct. 20, 2010
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Can we make this a PHX Worlds Score thread?? Post results here

To Andy, and everyone on Double Edge. Yes, we had been scoring a few runs in our games (prior to our championship game with you).....averaging 29 per game. Guess we should have saved a few of them for you guys, huh. I'm sorry we couldn't give you guys a better game. I honestly feel there were a few factors that played into our letdown. It seems as though we were setting goals for ourselves throughout the double-elimination portion of the tournament. Palm Springs Heat had beaten us in pool play....we had the opportunity to play them again in double-elim, and beat them. Minnesota Prize had beaten us earlier in the year at another tournament, so we wanted to take care of them, and did so when we met them in double-elim also. We played Bay State Bombers in the very 1st game of the double-elimination portion of this tournament. They are the ones that set the stage for our long treck by putting us in the loser's bracket in that very 1st game....so we wanted to avenge that loss, which we did. Then we had our sites set on Master Collision, because they double-dipped us back in the Rock-n-Reno tournament's championship games earler this year.....that mission was accomplished. At that point we had just finished our 4th back-to-back game on Sunday, and the championship lay ahead of us. I honestly feel my guys had been "getting up" for each-and-every game up to that point, and had simply given all they had to get there. They had climbed one mountain after another (playing a total of 10 games up to that point), and as much as we all wanted to win 2 more, it was just too much for them to make it through another game. We simply ran out of gas!!!! Sorry.

All this being said, however, I do not want to take anything away from the way you guys played. You are very strong defensively (I feel you played GREAT fundamental ball).....and played "smart" defense. We got only a couple of balls past your pitcher, nothing past your 3rd baseman, etc. You are also solid offensively. I simply wish we could have given you better competition.

Congratulations !!!!!.....and good luck in the Major+, if you guys stay together and go that route.

Clint Berger
Coach -- KC Kids
Aug. 7, 2010
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Gallatin TN

Sorry but I can't accept the fact that the flooding a few months back had anything to do with the current condition of the Triple Creek fields in Gallatin. If anyone stayed around and got soaked -- as I did Saturday night (instead of hustling to the car before the rain started) they were able to see the primary problem with those fields. They were "horribly" designed/built. As I walked out of the park after that downpour (grateful that I hadn't gotten struck by the numerous lightning bolts that afternoon) both the infields, AND OUTFIELDS, were under about 2-3 inches of water. The ONLY parts of the outfields that were not under water, were the places where the "very few patches" of grass were growing. That was a clear indicator to me as to why there was so little grass out there.....because grass in any of the other parts of the outfields had no chance to grow. Any rain on those fields puts the other parts of the outfields under water (thus drowning out any grass seed, etc., attempting to grow). The land where the fences were located were at a higher elevation than the rest of the field......the water had no place to drain. So it just sat there -- drowning out any grass attempting to grow. It's hard to believe someone "just recently" designed, and built, those fields to those specifications. Those fields are NOT worthy of hosting a National Championship tournament !!!!! No warning tracks in the outfield either.
July 12, 2010
berger
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SPA MAJOR NATIONAL,July 15,16 & 17th

Sorry, but the KC Kids had to drop from the tournament as of yesteday. We were down to the bare minimum of players going to begin with -- since 4 of our player did not want to take off work, or could not get time off to travel on Wed., and then play Thurs. & Fri. Saturday, obvoiusly, was not a issue. Anyway, over this past weekend we had another 3 players drop (due to various reasons -- death in family, etc.).

Majority of our players have played in this tournament in the past, and know how good it is, and really wanted to be there, but it would have "pretty much" been a waste of time, and money, for us to show up with a skeleton crew. Sorry.
July 1, 2010
berger
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SPA MAJOR NATIONAL,July 15,16 & 17th

KC Kids will be there.
June 15, 2010
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 60 Major Division

Sorry to burst your bubble Jyoji, but the KC Kids have never been Major +. I’m the originator of the team, and if you look at SSUSA’s Ratings page, you will see that we’ve only been in existence since March of 2008……and we've been a Major team since conception.

I guess I also need to apologize to you (based on your disgust), that I continue to attempt to improve the team. We were a 55+ team until this year – i.e., this is our first year playing 60+. Yes, it happens, we’re getting older also.

And yes, I did pick up some players from last year’s KC Bombers team -- for this year’s KC Kids 60+ team. The Bombers began playing, last year, as a 60 Major+ team, but did so poorly that by mid-year they were allowed to drop back down to Major……and as a result of their continual down-slide throughout the remainder of the year, were no longer in existence by the end of 2009. So, I can only imagine that your contention of labeling us as a Major+ is based on a few of those players being with us……I don’t know. It does make me wonder, however, that if you, or someone on your team, recognized those few players being on our team, does that mean that you, or one of your guys, may have played on a Major+ team against them last year…????
May 4, 2010
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno- 60 Major teams

KC Kids will be there.
April 9, 2010
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: indy brickyard 2010

KC Kids were there last year also, but are heading to the Gallatin, TN (SPA) tournament this year.
March 15, 2010
berger
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: friday play

This is not only a SSUSA issue. It's across the board for 60's. Our team just went 60 this year also. Never had such extensive Friday play until this year.

We've got our schedule figured. 12 total tournaments: 5 with SSUSA (3 of them 3-day tournaments). 5 with SPA (3 of them 3-day tournaments). 1 ISA -- a 3-day tourney. 1 LVSSA -- a 3-day tourney. Not all of these 3-day tournaments are Fri-Sun. 1 is Thurs-Sat, and 1 is Sat-Mon.

So, 9 out of our 12 this year are 3-day tournaments. Last year, when we played 55, we also played 12 tournaments.....with most of them being the same tournaments as the ones we're entering this year. 3 of them, last year, were Fri-Sun tournaments.

#6, I also definitely agree with you. 70% of our players still work.....which means players have to take vacation to go to these 3-day tourneys.

And "oldbie", I also agree with you, I think more players' wives would be able to accompany the players if more of the tournaments were Sat-Sun only.

Not to mention, more players themselves would be able to go. I am carrying more players on my roster this year -- mainly because I already know a number of them can not play all of those 3-day tournaments. And what do you think it does for me, as manager, having to try to be at all of them.
March 11, 2010
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: New Ohio Tournament Sylvania

Midwest ??
March 3, 2010
berger
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for Team

Lank, need to know how to contact you. Please provide e-mail address, or something.
Jan. 1, 2010
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: midwest nationals

smooth01, couldn't agree with you more....especially when the only other SSUSA tournament going on that weekend is the Western Nationals -- that appears to have been moved to Lacy, WA this year (from Salt Lake City last year). Having the Western Nationals in the very Northwest corner of the US doesn't make a lot of sense either, but KC is more "midwest" than Champaign (for any sort of Midwest Regional, or Championship, tournament). There is a SPA tournament in Columbus, OH July 15-18.
Dec. 30, 2009
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: midwest nationals

Brett, I'm with you....KC !!
Dec. 17, 2009
berger
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking to join a team

frueh, you have a contact e-mail address?
Oct. 29, 2009
berger
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: KC, MO - 60 Major Team Looking for Few Good Men

Young Kansas City, Missouri 60+ Major team looking for a few good men -- primarily a pitcher for the 2010 season....and beyond. Also in need of an infielder - other than 1B. Average age of players on this team (moving up to 60+ division) in 2010 will be 61. If you “fit the bill”, contact me at clint.berger@dexknows.com or give me a call, anytime – 913.481.7937.
April 14, 2009
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: reno what 55 major teams are going

KC Kids (Kansas City area) will be there
March 26, 2009
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

Chicago (Midwest Championships)....Dallas (Texas Championships). Kansas City -- JULY 11-12 -- is kind of in the middle of the two. ??
March 26, 2009
berger
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MONTH OF JULY

....and if Ohio is not Midwest enough, how about Shawnee, Ks -- a suburb of Kansas City. Mid-America complex has 10 good fields.
March 17, 2009
berger
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Taking Chances

I have no problem saying that it DID bring me to tears.....numerous times. Awesome movie!!
March 13, 2009
berger
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 66 years old looking to play in tournaments

Never mind, I thought you were in Orland Park, KS....however, I see you are in Orland Park, IL.
March 13, 2009
berger
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 66 years old looking to play in tournaments

Larry, I forgot to ask, but what is your contact information (if someone wants to get in touch with you)?
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