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Discussion: Corky

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Nov. 3, 2013
Capt Kirk
389 posts
Corky
We are going to miss Corky and his truck at SSUSA tournaments,
but he lives just down the road from us San Antonio and Austin, TX senior softball players, I am sure we will see him again. Corky you and your wife are invited to our SASSL Banquet, I will call you.
Capt Kirk
Nov. 3, 2013
LP
266 posts
your right CAPT. he will be missed at the tournaments Corky is a good guy,and if you are reading this call me at 361-727-7072 i have your bat and need to get it back to you. I also wonder is this a fallout from o'bama care.
Nov. 3, 2013
garyheifner
334 posts
Yep, bad move. I can't see anaconda giving you a special price if you are repeat loyal buyer. I can't see anaconda dropping by and watching you swing when you are in a slump and give advice to improve your game. A smart bat/sport equipment company should pick him up quickly.
Nov. 3, 2013
Big Mike
61 posts
My thinking is SSUSA didn't quite think this through far enough and what Corky gives back and does to our sport. Besides providing products to players and such, he is a source of information. He would help anyone if they had questions. He is probably one of the best good will ambassadors our sport has.
If this is about economics, this is poor thinking. Anaconda has to be paying SSUSA a tidy sum to take this business. It's almost a guaranteed income and customers base of sorts. Poor decision I would say....if asked....Looks like I will be buying my stuff online from now on. I don't think it will be from Anaconda. I already bought a bat from them last year and didn't get it. But they had no problem taking the money. Just a sad state.
Nov. 3, 2013
Olden Slow
Men's 65
169 posts
I agree with Big Mike and gary...Corky did a lot more than just sell equipment. He was always affable and gave some really good advice..Bad PR move...
Nov. 4, 2013
bogie
Men's 55
141 posts
It was always a pleasure to see Corky, and I am sorry to see the truck go. I know it would have been very expensive to run, and a lot of work for Corky and the staff, but I will really miss it and seeing Corky at the tournaments. I hope the SSUSA will be able to have some product for sale at the larger tournaments, and I wish the best for Corky...one of the best ambassadors of softball.
Nov. 4, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4251 posts
Corky will defiantly be missed. We is a mainstay for senior softball. Not even making it 2 years for this part of the 'merger' as it were, says quite a bit.
One thing for sure though it has to be very tough on Corkys family life. Traveling back and fourth, up and down the contiguous states has to leave a major void for home time.
All that has been said is true on here and hopefully he will do something his way to keep some events as a stopping points once again.
But once again another bad decision was made however by whom doesn't really matter but his family life is really more important.
I'd think and the gas\diesel cost savings can now go into the credit side rather than the debit side of the ledger. But that should have been week known long ago what it was or would be.
We'll miss you. Maybe Huntsman will still be on the books.
Stay healthy & safe Corky.

Nov. 4, 2013
Jawood
Men's 50
784 posts
What a convienence to have Corky at the various sites. He even gave a ride back to the hotel from Golden Eagle to a player that had one too many up in the bar and got separated from his team (not me). Like everything now days, it seems that the personal touch is losing out to economics.
Nov. 4, 2013
mad dog
Men's 60
3921 posts
well first kevin leaving anaconda....now they are pushing corky out of business......well like big mike says ..i will not buy anything from anaconda what so ever.......corky would give ya the shirt off his back,he would lend you a bat to test at anytime......looks like the walmart has pushed the little guy out of business again.......
Nov. 4, 2013
ffdonnie
Men's 50
90 posts
Does anyone really know if he was forced out? Or are you guys just jumping to conclusions?
Nov. 4, 2013
tattooball
601 posts
Mad dog thanks for the props, but I left on my own and glad I did. Things couldn't be better, look for some exciting things coming soon for our direction.
Nov. 4, 2013
tattooball
601 posts
PS I too will miss Corky.
Nov. 4, 2013
Marv19
Men's 60
424 posts
Kevin how was SEMA? Start another thread I don't want to hijack this one
Nov. 4, 2013
VINNY LV
Men's 50
178 posts
sorry to see ya go Corky..Good luck in your future endeavors and hope to see ya down the road soon..

Like Mad Dog said " Corky would give ya the shirt off his back".. well in Spring worlds this year Corky did give me a windbreaker and a tossle cap to wear while umpiring cause it was so cold.. after games I went to give back and he told me to keep them.. At World Masters he got out his batting tee, bucket of balls and the new Triad and said lets go hit some balls.. Couldn't fnd a better ambassador to the game we all LOVE..
Nov. 6, 2013
ROCKO55
Men's 55
8 posts
I have known Corky since the 80"s..In fact I have played on tournament teams with Corky..He has been a great person to be around and share softball info with...He is very knowledgeable and knows about the game with the best. Corky has and still is a true gentlemen and is definitely going to be missed at these tournaments ...I sure wish him the best and hope that he entertains the game of Senior Softball...He will absolutely open the eyes of many players of the talented skills that he has...Corky hope to see you soon playing....
Nov. 6, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
845 posts
I hope that Corky appears with a new gig and I'm sure that he will. He and I always enjoyed each others company at tournaments and he was an asset to SSUSA and to Miken. He bought bats from me and I bought bats from him. We are friends and I know he'll do well whatever he does.
Ed Andrews
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