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Don Ward

Location:
hendersonville, NC

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Aug. 15, 2012
jah#4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: obscure rules?

here is one the made look again
3. Major-Plus players (from the current or previous seasons) cannot
play on AAA or AA teams.

If this is the rule SSUSA use in there tournaments they must have a cutoff date in place where players van filter down, for I see at least 8 to 10 former Major Plus players playing AAA in the Southern tournament in Brimingham this coming weekend, maybe the is a cutoff date does anyone know how a player gets off the list? I know in SPA they have to have a Medical reason by letter only,

Aug. 13, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SOUTHERN

SSUSA STAFF LOOK AT THESE AAA ROSTER there are several former MAJOR PLUS player that I have played with these same players over the last several years that have filter down to AAA level. almost all of the has made the all=tournament teams @ the highest level now they won't play. Look at their rosters HoF players and all american then go the SPA and SSUSA sites see their names and their lever of play
Aug. 13, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SOUTHERN

SSUSA Staff by your early statement the SINGLETON TEAMS wins in the 55/60 birth are awarded by top finishing team. what about the singleton teams in the 60's playing 2 of 3 they are both singleton team with respect to their level of play. still runs or player is given to the lower team not one bit different by your own rule of playing down or up. My question why do these team tell staff we won't come and play by your rules.
SSUSA AND SPA should tell these teams to stay home they are ruining softball, look at what happen in flat belly ballDON'T IT HAPPEN IN SENIOR BALL
Aug. 13, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SOUTHERN

it has been that way all year where some of the better AAA ALMOST major teams dodge playing older teams. Even in the SPA tournament where you play the lower division rules where AAA hrs are limited to 3 and outs where it would help the lower seat teams. ALL this does it puts the upper level teams with no where to play at all. I for one can't see how ths staff in SSUSA allows this in there National tournaments, JUST TELL THE UPPER LEVEL TEAMS THAT THE 55 TEAMS ARE AFRAID OF PLAYING YOUR TEAM. then we can save our money and play in Vegas.Most the major and m-plus teams live in several different state and drive a long way,
Aug. 11, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on Steve Simmons

My prayers are with Steve and your family, Have email all of the SPA family and we are all praying for his full recovery.

May 14, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Willie Hunter of Reality Check softball team

Copy this from Jack Rule
Jack Rule
WE ALL LOST A FRIEND AND TEAMMATE THIS WEEKEND WITH THE PASSING OF WILLIAM HUNTER " WILL THE THRILL" AS I CALLED HIM. A GREAT FRIEND AND TEAM MATE FOR SEVERAL YEARS WILL YOU WILL BE SURELY MISSED BY ALL OF US AND JOANNY AND THE BOYS MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. WILL AND I SPENT MANY A DAY TALKING ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS AND HOW OUR TEAMS WERE PLAYING AND SHARING A LAUGH ABOUT OTHER PLAYERS AND ABOUT JUST BEING GRATEFUL WE COULD STILL PLAY, I 'LL MISS HIM GREATLY AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

May 14, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Willie Hunter of Reality Check softball team

Pray request for the family of Wille Hunter of Realtiy Check Softball in North Carolina. A former teammate Jack Rule sented me a message that Willie Paas away last night at his house. Willie a great person and a better teammate left a bunch of friends with some good softball memories on and off the field. always a smile on his face. I will truly miss him I will pray for his family and his friends I am just a loss for words.
Jan. 8, 2012
jah#4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 52 year old pitcher from TN looking for team. Pitched for Monster softball last two years

Brett
you can get Pete or leave a message @ 404 641 5774 or email southernelite6@aol.com
if pete is full DT Express is a excellent team to pick up on also
good luck
Don
Jan. 6, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Legend Stan Harvey has passed away......

Stan the man, rest in peace big man you and big Don can hit some now like the old days with Mr. Howard is watching.
He will be missed by many a true gentleman of the game and a great guy to talk about the game. It was a honor to have known you will be praying for the Harvey family for their loss
Jan. 5, 2012
jah#4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 52 year old pitcher from TN looking for team. Pitched for Monster softball last two years

Any team looking for a very good player Brett is your guy. Good clutch hitter and well give you 100%.
Brett hope you hook up with a team soon if not you may want to call Pete Fowler coach of the Southern Elite team they were looking for some players. see you soon
Don Ward
Crystal Pharmacy 60's
Jan. 1, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT TEAM DOES EVERYONE PLAY FOR

This year I am playing rightfield for
Crystal Pharmacy 60's out of Ga
in the past the following teams
Southern Elite
Kayson Grille
Kittrell's
Hollis Apparisal
Miken/Old South
Worth/ Specailly Tank
Carolina A's
Blackburn Trucking
JAH Masters
Southern Slam

Don Ward
Hendersonville NC
Dec. 21, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MERRY CHRISTMAS video RIDGE RAINDEER

a story about a stoke victim giving back to the people that helped him back to softball again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGJvp0XfYfY

GOD BE TO GLORY!
Don Ward
Crytal Pharmacy 60's
Nov. 2, 2011
jah#4
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA Question????

Omar can't say anything on that right now but that is being looked into by our legal dept.
Nov. 2, 2011
jah#4
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA Question????

The only one that can answer that one is Ridge. the SPA board are meeting in Dallas Nov 17th to discuss alot of things that gone wrong this year. Without Ridge being present sometimes the change of command is sometimes not as good when problems arise because you are spending money that not yours to spend.
Myrtle Beach is a prime example when fields was taken at the last second. We had to jump thur so many hoops with the city and the responseable person and try to find other fields out in the county so we could just hold the tourney because the teams were already there or coming in with hotel already paid for. In the past Ridge would go and do all the footwork himself and make sure everything is correct and not trust others to do it for him.
this another thing will be talked about in Dallas along with many other subjects.
Don Ward
Spa Director
Crystal Pharmacy 60's team
Nov. 2, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2012 CLASSIC SPRING TRAINING

hey a great place to start the season off the right way. Curt a great guy that alway has a lot of door prizes to give away a Homerun derby and hitting and pitching clinics too. you also can hit till your hands bleed if you would like.
Nov. 2, 2011
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MYRTLE BEACH FIASCO!!!!!!!! SPA

Thanks Joey
I know this board is very good to let everyone know what we like and dislike about tournaments and helping people find places to play and just talking at times.
But with this tool the Directors of tournaments need to pay attention to our customers (the Players) and listen and improve our tournaments so each and everyone has a chance to come back and play. There will be some postive changes in 2012 I know for a fact in SPA as SSUSA has already done. There is a great fellowship of seniors we are blessed with I know myself I have builted some longtime friendships that I treasure friends like Bruce, Elmo, big John, dutch, Patty Mac,RT, bogie, Audie, gunny and so many others that I can call if I ever need something. This is what Senior Ball all about friends
I Will do my best to not to let my friends down and make SPA a better place to play.
Don Ward
SPA director
Crystal Pharmacy 60's
Nov. 2, 2011
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MYRTLE BEACH FIASCO!!!!!!!! SPA

Paco13, GMan, Tater50, Mc4, Omar,
Thanks for all your comments and I have talked to Ridge and we in SPA Nov17th meeting in Dallas will work on this problem and other things that is happening in our tournaments. when I get back I will post what is going to happen and what is changing to make it better. There is going to be some MAJOR changes I know because Ridge already put them in place and will inform the ex. board and other will be put in in Dallas. IF anyone has any suggestions email me and I will ask the board to address them.
I know there will be a better guideline for combo teams in pool and bracket play so another Pensacola will never happen again, and the Fiasco at the beach has some big policy changes for in which we will discuss in Dallas and will make happen to make our program better for the senior players we serve. Paco, Big John Omar and everyone my email address is donward4@ymail.com send me your suggestion I will answer all before or after Nov 17th and will forward all to the other board members as well.
As RIDGE has always said this is your association and we are here to serve you.
Thanks to all my friends and look forward to hearing from all of you.
Don Ward
SPA Board member
Crystal Pharmacy 60's
Nov. 1, 2011
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MYRTLE BEACH FIASCO!!!!!!!! SPA

to Mc4softball I know you are upset with SPA but if you feel so stongly about SPA send your SPA card in and I will ask the staff to refund your money and you won't even have to play in the Dalton Tournament.
Nov. 1, 2011
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MYRTLE BEACH FIASCO!!!!!!!! SPA

Just got back in from the Beach, I will agree it was beyond a FIASCO TOURNAMENT!! Being on the board of SPA we will have ALOT of thing to overcome to our loyal SPA players Men and women. Cutting games moving games time limits it is all true.
We was down on Wedneday and found out we had 4 fields that were told we had a contract on we didn't have them to play on. This is after they took the Market common fields from us two weeks before. There is no one to blame but SPA and our staff.
We trusted on group to get fields and help setup and they didn't. But it falls back on SPA. I for myself am sorry for what happen to all my friends that I have played with for all these years, and will only promise to do my best to correct this in the future.
I know alot of you won't play in some of out tournament again and I really don't blame you some of my our teammate feel the same way untill SPA proves they can hold another tournament without all these errors.
But having 4 field taken Thursdays morning and having 60 teams we had to cut games and hope we could get some more fields to play on. It was going to be a as Mike said more than a Fiasco and it was. the more we tryed to overcome our problems the worst they become. HECK I WAS PRAYING FOR RAIN.
I hope all my friends will help SPA overcome this tournament because we need more places to play
Thanks for bearing with me.
Don Ward
Crystal Pharmacy 60's

Oct. 14, 2011
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 teams @ Myrtle Beach tournament this month

Hey all players going to the BEACH I was traveling to the beach trying to to find more fields.
We teams and their first game should be on SPA site today or tomorrow, thats the good news. the bad can't find anymore fields and have to turn away 12 teams that wanted in at the after the last day.
We lost some of our fields because of constuction of new fields at the air force base ( market commons)
so with that in play we could only take 62 teams at this year. To my knowledge the 60 and 55 will be playing on friday BUT PLEASE LOOK AT THE SPA SITE TO MAKE SURE, they have changed the grid 5 or 6 times to try to get more teams in for everyone to play.
Make sure you look if not call there is some big brackets where there maybe long play on SUNDAY because of the feild limitation put on SPA
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