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Discussion: Injury at the Winter Worlds

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Nov. 21, 2006
EV-Bob-17
1 posts
Injury at the Winter Worlds
In the Saturday night game between Vancouver Merchants and Top Gun III, the Vancouver shortstop took a bad hop off the side of the head.
All we know is that he left in an ambulance!
Can someone let us know how he is making out?

Wish him all the best,
Bob
Nov. 21, 2006
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2634 posts
We all hope he is ok. Let us know.

In Ft Meyers there was an injury on the field next to us. I was told that a player broke his ankle. This was on one of the Lee County fields. Anyone know how he is?
Nov. 21, 2006
Easy E
Men's 55
44 posts
Hello Everyone,
We (Top Gun III) got a message from a member of the Merchants team on yesterday and the short-stop (Herman) is doing okay. There wasn't any major damage to his head, but he did have to get 22 stitches on his ear to close the gash. We pray for a speedy recovery for Herman who was released the next moring from the hospital. Happy Thanksgiving to all from Top Gun III. Eric Overstreet #1
Nov. 21, 2006
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
391 posts
Glad to hear hes okay, as it looked really nasty. I think you can blame a lot of that bad hop he took on a really hard infield even though the shot that hit him had something on it. The Vancouver Merchants club has some boys that can hit them hard. We had to play right after that game and never made it back to our hotels till after midnight and then got the 9:00 game on Sunday morning.

One other comment Id like to make is that I think anyone of the teams in the AAA division could have been in the finals. What a closely matched division showcasing some very good talent.

Jim Klassen, Manager
Nov. 22, 2006
doubleplay10
14 posts
WHY ARE THE TD'S NOT MORE RESPONSIBLE WITH KEEPING THE INFIELDS IN SAFE,PLAYABLE CONDITION?
THIS IS A PROBLEM, SYSTEM WIDE.
OUR BEST TO HERMAN FOR A GOOD RECOVERY.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!
BOB FALKINS
KAYSON'S GRILLE
Nov. 22, 2006
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2634 posts
Bob, stop screaming!
Nov. 22, 2006
Dbax
Men's 60
1264 posts
Gimme a break! How can you blame the TD's for a bad hop? The infields at Cheyenne were well taken care of.
Nov. 22, 2006
THECAT
59 posts
I understand about the fields but how about the lights? I understand that a team refused to play because of the bad lighting at cheyenne or was that not a problem either.
I also agree with the comment about any one team could have taken the AAA division. But give credit where it is due to the teams that did end up on top.
While on the subject, how did a team in the 60 AA division end up with 3 or 4 Tharaldson players on it. I guess they still could not win, but still how?
Nov. 22, 2006
jolly52
Men's 55
49 posts
Dbax is right, fields were as good as they could be, actually thought they did a good job.. I was playing in the game that the player was hurt, just a good hit and good effort by the SS to make the play ball just hit a softspot with a ridge and up it came.. TD's did a good job at Cheynne with the ground crew working them between games .. I would give the a B+ overall there. If we could get the other fields we play on to be tended like these.... thats another story.. Take care and have a good turkey day!!
Nov. 22, 2006
jolly52
Men's 55
49 posts
Cat, lights were fine were we played...no problems at all at Cheyenne... over all good job and great tourny close games and meeting old foes and friends alike..
Nov. 24, 2006
OREO
Men's 60
88 posts
I AGREE FIELDS IS VEGAS LOOKED GOOD AND WERE
WELL MAINTAINED. HOWEVER THE INFIELDS WERE
VERY HARD AND CREATED SOME BAD HOPS.
WITH THE HARD INFIELD WITH LOOSE GRAVEL ON
TOP ALSO MADE IT HARD FOR TRACTION FOR BOTH
INFIELDERS & RUNNERS. THE HARD SURFACE ALSO
TOOK IT TOLL ON THE KNEES OF THOSE RUNNERS
THAT WER ON BASE OR RUNNING FOR SOMEONE.
AS FAR AS THE LIGHTS ARE CONCERNED, WE
PLAYED OUR LAST GAME AT CHEYENNE UNDER
A HALF LIT FIELD! AND I LOOKED OVER AT THE
SCOCCER FIELD AND IT LOOKED LIKE DAYLIGHT,
WHO WOULD NEED THE LIGHT THE MOST, A LARGE
SCOCCER BALL COMING AT YOU OR A SOFTBALL
TRAVELING AT XXXMPH? FELT THAT SUNDAY
SHOULD HAVE STARTED EARLIER, HAD PLAYERS
WHO HAD TO PAY PREMIUM TO TAKE FLIGHTS
NEXT DAY.
Nov. 27, 2006
SouthernLeather
22 posts
The fields...were done as best they could be...

But, I believe there could have been several improvements especially for a National / World Tourney.

The lights were terrible and actually unsafe for night play. That should never happen at a National, the tournament director has to take control.

There was only one umpire...In 27 years I have never seen only one umpire in a National Tournament. It impacted the accuracy of calls several times in many games.

Scorekeepers? Still listed on the endangered species list apparently in LV. It's a National tournament...get a scorekeeper.

Nov. 27, 2006
cpope
Men's 60
160 posts
Hope all players with injurys make out OK.
I understand about lighting and bad fields.

Our SPA tournament winners bracket gamd was played on a cow paster, I thing the hogs were in the outfeild the night before and rooted all night long. While 2 other better groomed feilds set idle.

Now the SSUSA feilds at the Field on Chiquita were dragged about evrey 4 or 5th game. Don't know about the other fields but ours were great all three days.

Bob, I can still hear you way down here in Crystal River. See you soon.

Leather, I agree that 1 umpire is not enough, at least the Championship and the "if" game we had 3 umps. Guess they needed the extra money.

Over all I think it was the best tournament I had played in this year. But I only played in 25 tournaments (including FHC) and didn't get to seeall the fields west of Plano.
Nov. 27, 2006
TotallyRec
Men's 50
32 posts
After reading all of the encouraging responses from teams and players regarding the injury to a very valuable member of the Vancouver Merchants family, it makes me proud to be a part of such a fantastic organization. I too am glad for the speedy recovery of Herman and look forward to playing against him in future tournaments.
BTW...the fields at Cheyenne were well maintained throughout the day by staff and volunteers of the North Las Vegas Recreation Department. Thank you for your efforts.
On a side note, I would try not to schedule games on field #1 at Lorenzi field. Having four light poles at about 270' from home plate makes it tricky for outfielders to play.


Kevin...Manager, Top Gun III
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