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July 9, 2007
jc24
96 posts
JC24
Anyone, care to update the Midwest Region winners, etc from Champaign, Ill..

Thax...
JC24
July 9, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
HI JC24, I only have a few results,

50 aaa- Indiana Classics over Jim and Joes
50 major- Gekle over Midwest Express
50 aa- Chicago Prime over Mitchell-Missouri

55aa- did not stay to see who won, Chicao Gray was one of the teams

55aaa- Miller Lite Rhinos over Indiana Legends

60 aa- Silver Sticks of Columbus , Ind for the second year in a row

the rest i did not pay attention too or I forgot to look

Rabbit
July 9, 2007
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
424 posts
I can add that Michigan Merchants (from winners bracket) was playing Doc Martens (from losers bracket) in the finals of 60+AAA. Teeters of Ark was third.

This was a very good tournament, with good facilities, good umps, good organization and great weather.
July 10, 2007
Corky
Men's 55
449 posts
Would someone explain to me the logic of letting Major teams move down an age level and play at a lower skill level when there are enough teams in their age level to complete the bracket. I.E. 55 majors move to 50AAA with no equalizer, when they could stay in 55's and give the 5 runs or xtra fielder. Had some 55 major's move to 50AAA and then feel it was ok to pick up a couple 50 players (their 55 roster should be locked). If and only if there are NOT enough teams in their respective division, then let them play but don't give the place (berth or awards) in the lower division. This sets a bad precedent.
Any time you move down a skill level you should have to give the equalizer period. It's not rocket science.
July 10, 2007
SSUSA Staff
1323 posts
Complete scores and bracket results for Session #1 of the Midwest Regional Championships hasve been posted ... They are available from the Schedule Links on the Home Page ...
July 10, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi Corky/Ralph, Nancy Allen calls it the corncob rule, since the teams are all from the Midwest, Jim& Joes, CC Blue, Travelodge.
are the ones that are playing down.
I hope Bobby and the other two players legs (pulled ham strings) are getting better( what are the odds of haveing that done within 2 innings and the third baseman's eye is better also, I wish I could remember his name, that was a wicked hop, see you soon, Rabbit
July 11, 2007
JOHN BOB
Men's 60
76 posts
Hi rabbit,sure enjoyed playing your team last weekend.You have a very good group with a lot of class,very good arms in outfield.The 2 55 Major teams in 50aaa could not have any players under the age of 55.Our LC fielder is 62 & RC is 60,I play 3rd & will soon be 61.We knew we would have a hard time playing with you young guys but we just wanted to play there were no 55 major enter.Champaign was our 2rd tournament this year we are to old to waste the year.Again enjoyed all our games,great fields & good luck to all in future tournaments.Hey if the 2 55 Majors teams were not able to play 50aaa you would have only 3 teams in tourney.
July 11, 2007
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
616 posts
Rabbit, you are a dear, but Corky is not Ralph. He does play 50 AAA though. I know that there was a lot of discussion by others with Jerry (TD) on this over the weekend. This is not happening in the 55 AA bracket; so it does not effect us, but it does seem to be isolated to the Midwest. There is also another team that moved up in age and got moved down a division. I guess everyone just likes playing your team better. Congratulations on your win this weekend.
July 11, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi john Bob, Thanks for the comments on my team, and I completely understand why you are playing AAA, you are right, i do not know where all the 50 AAA teams are??, but after watching some 55 AAA teams in 4 different tourneys this year, there are some that should be playing up, or they should at least let you play 55AAA with the 5 run rule or 11 players, so you can stay in your own age group. Ed your lc fielder still plays like he is 50., as do a couple of other of your players.
Good luck in the upcoming tourneys, you should win some, I know I was worried about your team ( Jim and Joe's) and i hope maybe you will get some teams in your bracket, 55 Majors to play.
Are you going to Boaz,Al week after next.for the NSA Worlds? we will be there, then on to Elgin, Ill for Eastern Nationals, then to Dalton,Georgia for SPA 50 AAA Nationals. take care and good luck. Rabbit # 0 , Indiana Classics
July 11, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi Nancy, I am sure Corky is Ralph, I know he plays for Brickyard, if it isnt him, it has to be who?

How is John Hair doing ? he was down a long time Sunday, we heard he tore his hamstring apart, is this true? if so, he probaby looking at two years before he comes back, if he can come back, let me know, my players ahve been asking, thanks

After thinking about it I understand, I am getting a little tired of paying big money and only getting to play 4 or 5 other teams in each tourney, and they are always the same teams, We have played Brickyard at least 5 times already this year after 31 games.

But the rating board says there are 512 teams in the 50's division, but I wonder how many are actually still playing? they sure are not playing here in the Midwest, maybe they will show up in Alabama, or Elgin,Ill, or Dalton, Ga, I have heard that there will be a lot of teams in Las Vegas in late Sept for the LVSSA Worlds, we will be there also.

Let me know about John, see you soon, Nancy, your friend

Rabbit
July 11, 2007
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
616 posts
Rabbit, Corky is not Ralph, and Ralph has a different user name when he does comment on here. We can talk off-line about who is who.

John is getting an MRI today because the X-ray did not show anything. There was a lot of bruising, but nothing was balled up like a tear. I am sure that he would like to thank your team, Zeppelins, and Brickyard for their calls and concerns. It did give the other team a much needed rest and took the wind out of our sails after scoring 14 runs.

I was hoping that you might show up at Midwest last night to listen to all the tales and woes from all the Indy teams.

Congratulations to our friends, Zeppelin for winning the bracket. I thought that our bracket was very even, and anyone could have won which does not happen too often for us.
July 11, 2007
Corky
Men's 55
449 posts
Just to put your mind at rest Coach, Corky is #44 in the book, #1 in your heart. Next time we play I'll tell ya the story on how the nickname Corky got Started. Good Job BTW
July 11, 2007
ritter69
Men's 55
20 posts
rabbitt,/Russell, this is Ralph. My name on this board is ritter69. i am currently at work right now and have been called as to remarks I supposedly made. I am not Corky!!
I do not get envolved in conversations just to be commenting. My name of ritter69 comes from; I went to Cardinal Ritter High School and graduated in 1969. So for further reference my real name is Ralph Adams. Also you have my number and could have called to see if it was me. I hope you are never a witness to a crime!!!
July 11, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi Ralph/Ritter69, yep, i should have called, got you in my cell phone, didnt even think about it, you are right, i would not make a good witness,Ha

by the way, I agree with you for the most part,on jusr about ever thing you say, i am only having fun today.

Ralph check out out web site at Indianaclassics.4t.com and go to 2007 results on the side and look at a good looking bunch from last weekend, if you a not tired of looking at us

I hope Bobby and the rest are on the mend, see you soon,Rabbit
July 12, 2007
Gary33
143 posts
Nancy keep us posted on how John is doing. Hope everything turns out O.K. Gary 33 Zeppelin
July 12, 2007
Corky
Men's 55
449 posts
Now that Mr. Wilhoit aka "Rabbitt" (just havin some fun) knows the identity of corky, I might as well go ahead and address John Bob's thread. It was a great tournament. I'm not upset or have any bad feelings toward the TD or any participating teams. BUT !
John, we would have had 5 not 3 teams in our division.
Yes the 2 AA teams would be given the equalizer, just as you would have had to do in your age division.

It would be like (got these ratings from the board) Monkey Joe's or Scrap Iron moving into your division with no equalizer.
Hope ya just consider my point and not take it as sour grapes.
I just think it sets a bad precedent. Have a good one Bro and keep on playin.
July 13, 2007
JOHN BOB
Men's 60
76 posts
Corky,I see your point.The reason we played in 50aaa we thought there would be a lot more teams & I don't like giving up 5 runs when your limited to 5 an inning.Giving up 5 years is a lot..You guys had a lot of injuries our last game or you probably would have beat us,we were waring down.What do you think about playing finals of winners brakcet on Sunday Am, loser has to win 3 games in a roll.We only played 1 game Sat.
July 13, 2007
Corky
Men's 55
449 posts
Thanks for your consideration John. With the 5 game guarantee and the (first time I've heard of it) triple elimination, it gets to mind boggling for me. But coming out of the loser's bracket i usually expect to play back to back. Since you know most of our players you know that most of them should be playin 55 anyway. We didn't want to leave the few 50's we have hanging. We gave a good AA team 5 runs and got beat 25 to 22 in pool play so I know what your saying about giving up the runs. With us playing 50's we don't have that option. See ya in Elgin.
Bobby wants you guys to bring him some fish sandwiches from King Fish. Keep on playin
July 13, 2007
FOG33
8 posts
This John Hair, Number 33 from the Indy FOG. Thank you so very much for your prayers and concerns for me while I was down for the count. I will keep you updated on what the MRI and doctor says, hopefully I can see you all in Dalton Ga. If not maybe in Pheonix Az.
July 13, 2007
CAT
149 posts
Most of you cotinue to talk about the five run differential between the two different classifications...However, no one mentions about taking the 11th. man. I have found it to be much more affective than the five runs..Even though we played in many worlds, this may just be coincidental to our team..Can those with much of team National experience shed their opinions on this.....thank you......
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