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Discussion: 2007 AAA in Dalton

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Sept. 8, 2007
Leoslocks
Men's 60
45 posts
2007 AAA in Dalton
Too bad SPA can not post the tournament results like SSUSA does. Seeing how I was laid up on the couch nursing an Ultra II induced bone bruise on the right ankle, I would love to look at the match ups, critique the brackets and envision being a part of the madness.

Please, post your experience here.
Sept. 8, 2007
monty25
Men's 55
96 posts
Howdy leo ,Sorry you could not be here. I have not tried the dalton p&r board yet ,they may have the brackets. Saw Rabbit's post , It was a tough group to play against. We played 4 teams we never saw before. !-willie's wolves 2-sw fla. 3-jim&joes 4-texas legends. Every game we got better with the sticks but could not hold a lead. Last game down by 11 to end up loosing by 1(30-29).This was the last for the silverhawks , hope to be some where next season. Latter Monty25
Sept. 8, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi Monty, looks like you recovered just fine from that first game , when you played Willie Wolves. I was talking to one of Willies players after we were put out today, he said, they really should have been in the AA division,and Ridge would not let them, go figure, even after they were number one seed,, I think they were rated major earlier in the season,

Who won??, got any other results, probably will be a week before Layla post anything,
It was good to seeing you again, and now we are going to Vegas in two weks to rap up our season, so probably see you somewhere next season, God willing, take care, Rabbit

same to you Leolocks ,take care

ps- I have been a SPA man for 9 years and tryed to help them, but this years tourney has left a bad taste in my mouth, not likng what I am seeing happening, just my opinion
Sept. 8, 2007
Tater50
336 posts
Leo: Missed you also; the Monster team had a "special link" missing.

I have to agree with Rabbit: there were many teams at this AAA tourney that could have competed easily at the Major level.

The way the teams need to be classified is not just by the tourneys they win, but by the runs allowed & runs scored.
Guys were rifling the ball thru the infield; hitting as hard as any Major & Major Plus players that I have competed against since 1999.

An incredible venue for the competition, weather was great; got to see alot of old friends & put some faces with board names. Met the Madog, Bro. Bob (I believe)

Tater 50
John W. Hayes
Sept. 8, 2007
Tater50
336 posts
Also; needed to add. Thanks to this board that allows us to post about any association cause the SPA Message Board is worthless & a waste of internet space.


Tater50
John W. Hayes
Sept. 9, 2007
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
tater was nice to see ya and meet you.the 55 aaa seem to be pretty even from what i saw, now the 50's i didn't get to see much of them.the tx legends i think should been a major team,they have way to much pop for a AAA team.
oops almost forgot,i was also able to meet fred scerra(sp) from massachusetts(sp) he was in the 75 age group.
bob butler
55's team texas # 77
Sept. 12, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Bob
I will have to agree both of the Texas team could play Major, The legends almost had enough pop to play Major They were the class od the 50 brkt. the Chicago team had a good AAA team . The Jim and Joe major team that ended up 5th is a borderline AAA -major team. all the rest of the field that I saw was pretty well all AAA.
See you in Spring Training
Don Ward
Kayson Grille 55
Sept. 13, 2007
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
Mad Dog: It was great to meet you also. I had planned to go around and try to meet the other members that listed they were going but schedule didn't allow it. It wasn't my greatest tournament hitting though. I did manage to get a couple of good shots. Mostly timing was way off. I missed my Wheeler Dealer on these tournaments I have to fly too. I need my 40-50 hits before a game to get into the swing of things.

I thought that it was a great site and tournament. The only thing I couldn't quite understand was the ball set up for the games. The changing of balls each inning didn't make too much sense since they were supplying the balls.
Sept. 13, 2007
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
fred it was good to see a fellow mass guy(berkshires for me).
don both texas teams?
the balls we used were given us at the manager's meeting,we did swap them out with the umps each inning.over all thought the tourney was well run.
Sept. 17, 2007
JOHN BOB
Men's 60
76 posts
This was a very even tourney with a lot of 1 run games. I was very proud of our team,we could have won both games we lost. but could have lost some that we won. In our game with Double 0 we lead by 7 & they scored 8 runs in last of 7th to sent us home. In our other tourney loss 19-15 to Willie we hit into 4 double plays. Jah#4 your take on our team is right on,we are a league team all players live in Louisville area, our average age is almost 59 & in 7 games in Dalton we hit 3 home runs. We usually play good defense but our infield had a hard time,would like to see infields cut deeper. Overall great tourney we really enjoyed the city & as usual the class of senior softball teams
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