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Discussion: Las Vegas

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Nov. 17, 2007
J R
182 posts
Las Vegas
I played 65 aa at Desert Breeze,fields were great,well maintained,umpiring was good,Dave did great job as director,very good tournament
Nov. 20, 2007
Brett
Men's 55
239 posts
Freedom Park fields (where 50+ major and major + played) were in poor shape, holes in outfield, no concessions, poor umpiring.
Nov. 20, 2007
OREO
Men's 60
88 posts
VEGAS: PLAYED AT ROMEO FRIDAY, FIELDS WERE
GOOD AND MAINTAINED VERY GOOD. UMPIRES
WERE NOT FAMILIAR WITH SLOW PITCH RULES
AND DID NOT COVER INFIELD ON CLOSE CALLS.
PLAYED DESERT BREEZE, DID NOT CARE FOR
"GRASS" USED IN INFIELD OR OUTFIELD, DEPENDING
ON SPIN OF BALL, IT MAY BOUNCE 2 DIFFERENT
DIRCTIONS. FIELDS WERE NEVER WORKED ON ALL DAY SATURDAY. UMPIRES WERE VERY WEAK!!!
ELEMINATION GAMES SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE
"2" UMPIRES. MISTAKES WERE MADE ON BOTH
SIDES, COULD HAVE BEEN GAME CHANGERS.
UMPS DID NOT KNOW SCORE, EVEN HAD TO ASK
WHAT THE BALL/STRIKE COUNT WAS ON
BATTERS.
WILL NOT SPEND THAT KIND OF MONEY TO GO
THAT FAR TO HAVE ONLY 1 UMP AND NO SCORE
KEEPER!!!!
Nov. 20, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Hollywood park Fri: Lawn needed mowing and nasty lips where infield meets grass. No lines 1st game. Maintance poor.
Doc Romeo Sat: fields ok, but we had the worst ump in the CA,
Nov. 20, 2007
SouthernLeather
22 posts
OREO,
I feel your pain, it happens every year, one umpire and no scorekeeper in a National tournament...

You want it to be good, heck it's Vegas....but that tournament just sucks the money and doesn't show any desire to the participating teams to get better. It is by far the worst representation of a National tournament I have ever seen in 30+ years....

And I really hate to say that cause any reason to go to Vegas is a good reason....but, it is what it is...
Nov. 20, 2007
Mac10
2 posts
Finished 2nd at Vegas in the 50 AAA Division ( Island Boys ) Great awards for 2nd place 1 Tanel Hat and nothing else.
Nov. 20, 2007
arizonaken
Men's 65
22 posts
We played in the 65 AA at Desert Breeze. The artificial grass was interesting to play on. As an outfielder it made playing a short fly or a hard hit line drive a challenge. One thing for sure all the bounces were true. I thought the umpiring was great. TD did a great job. The Texas Holdems are a great bunch of senior softballers. To bad somebody had to lose.

Ken Skinner
Left Fielder
65 Sidewinders
Nov. 20, 2007
Lecak
Men's 55
1012 posts
As a local resident of Las Vegas and active in the local leagues and tournaments, several points in defense of SSUSA and their field selections. SSUSA from what I can gather has to contact of number of parks and rec people to cobble together fields for us to play. Three of the better complexes in town are very rarely available, Arroyo Grande, Cheyenne and Russell Road. We almost always have a young guns tournament or two going on in town at the same time that us Seniors play. Field maintenance is always a problem in town due to the weather extremes and lack of water (mother nature still provides the best sprinkling system). I hope everyone enjoyed what Vegas provides and enjoyed the weather. We had probably the best weather conditions imaginable mid 70's calm winds and plenty of sunshine. Thanks SSUSA.
Nov. 20, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
We played @ Desert Bloom on Friday and Sat. The outfields were more like desert than bloom, (dry/hardened with holes and tire ridges ringing the outfield and bare grass areas of about 40%) We then moved to Desert Breeze for the final games on Sunday and these fields were a pleasure to play at. The combination infield turf to dirt base paths - to turf for the outfield was somewhat unusual initially but nice fields to play on.

Other than one call by an Umpire that was physical impossiblity all went well.
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