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Discussion: 2008 Classic Spring Training

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Nov. 26, 2007
chollis
79 posts
2008 Classic Spring Training
I\'m posting this information for the seniors that have expressed interest in the event. The web site is at www.classicspringtraining.com The event will be held at Ringhaver Park in Jacksonville, Florida. The dates are February 8th, 9th ans 10th, 2008. I hope to see you there.

curt hollis
Nov. 26, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
Cya there again Curt.

For those of you that want a jump start to kick off the 2008 season this is the way to do it.

Especially those of us that are going on to the TOC. It's a great way to get all your work in after the winter layoff and get ready.

Hope to see many of you there.

Pete
Nov. 27, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
Count me in again. We've had some great times there in the past and hope to again!
Nov. 27, 2007
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
curt if u let that bruce guy come to this,weell i guess thats ok.:):) hope to see ya's again there.
guys this is well worth it, like pete says.
Nov. 27, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
It's good to see the Butler twins will be there once again.
Nov. 27, 2007
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
Curt,
I've heard great things about the Classic from Bruce and I plan to attend the 2008 camp. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to the game.
Nov. 27, 2007
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
yes pete, but i'm the better looking one.:):):)
Nov. 27, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
Pete, It took me a minute or so to understand the "Butler twins" thing.
My guess is they were seperated at birth.
Nov. 27, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Curt
I will be there along with some other from our team so we can get a jump on the TOC the next weedend
don
Nov. 27, 2007
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
Who won the home run hitting contest in the seniors last year? How about the young pups? Who won the seniors base running contest?
Nov. 27, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
I guess we could always ask them to bring their trophy for winning the event(s) ?????? ( 8
Nov. 27, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
TROPHY???????? I thought I would get my way paid to the 2008 ST!
I believe Steve Butler won in the under 50 class with JoshinTampa second.
Nov. 27, 2007
notretiredyet555
Men's 55
30 posts
The ONLY trophy that made it off Curt's wreck on the interstate is in my possession. (singles hitting) I will attempt to defend it in Feb. David
Nov. 29, 2007
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
So you guys believed that story about the trophies blowing out of the back of his truck onto the interstate and being run over by the semi? Haha. I was by his house yesterday and all of the trophies were there with inscriptions like MVP - Curt Hollis - ClassicSpring Training. Overall Home Run Champion - Curt Hollis. Best Defesive Player - Curt Hollis. Highest Average CST Curt Hollis.

Now, that could be the true story of what happened to the trophies!
Nov. 29, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
audie at less you did not list best arm and Fastest runner curt hollis
Don
Dec. 1, 2007
chollis
79 posts
Thats because that is a given! LOL.
Dec. 4, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
WOW, Stoneman will be at ST next Feb. Kreugs will also be there. We'll have a great time!
Dec. 4, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
GEORGIA PEACH: I will have the 1st half gal of Jack ready. Make sure that the other half of the Booze brothers will be there.

Look' forward to c u southern gentlemen.

The STONEMAN........
Dec. 5, 2007
chollis
79 posts
Stoneman,
It's great to see that you are going to make it. I hit with Don Norquist last night and he was excited that you are coming. I haven't heard from the other half of the Blue's Brother. Hmmm....since he got a job he won't return my calls. But, I know he reads this board and I should see him this weekend.
take care,
curt
Dec. 7, 2007
tcadmw1
Men's 55
62 posts
Curt,

Did you mean Booz Brothers or Blues Brothers... lol

Just kidding Stoney & Harrace.

Mike
Dec. 7, 2007
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
MW: There is NO jail in Dodge City, that could ever hold the "BOOZE BROTHER" in or out.

C U in Feb...... The STONEMAN
Dec. 7, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
Wow - the attendee roster is 1/2 full already. It's going to be an awesome time.
Dec. 10, 2007
tcadmw1
Men's 55
62 posts
Just talked to Curt this past weekend and he is planning a great event to include some very competitive games between the young and old guys!

Come on out and join us it will not only be lots of fun but you will get plenty of swings and practice in. It will help you get ready for the TOC the following weekend as well.

Take vacation or whatever you can do to spend the week between spring training and the TOC with us.

Mike Walker
Hollis Appraisals
Dec. 10, 2007
tcadmw1
Men's 55
62 posts
Curt,

How about posting the link to the website here for everyone so they can see what you are doing?

Mike
Dec. 10, 2007
chollis
79 posts
Hey Mike,

It is www.classicspringtraining.com

curt
Dec. 10, 2007
Southpaw55
Men's 55
50 posts
How far is the classic spring training site from Lakeland? This looks like it would be a great time. I might try to get my airline tickets adjusted to make it. Hey Audie, I see that your going...take it easy on me if I end up going, OK? Mike Boatright - Doubleplay
Dec. 11, 2007
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
Mike, I believe it is the other way around. You guys take it easy on us. At least let us look good on our home turf! Jacksonville is a good 2.5 hour drive up I-4 to !-95 to J-ville.

If it were me. I'd fly into Orlando where flights are frequent and cheaper. Rent a car and head north to J-ville about 1.75 hours away. Then after the CST back down thru Orlando to Lakeland which is about 1 hour or less southwest of the Orlando airport.

Look forward to seeing you there!
Dec. 13, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
Greetings from India! I bet I'll hold the record for the furthest post to this board. ( 8

With regards to flying into Orlando. I did that last year and rented a car in Kissimee. As I recall even after the taxi to and from the rental place I still cut the rental cost in half from what they had at the airport. That might be something to look in to.

Some of the other guys flew in to Atlanta and said that it worked well for them.
Dec. 14, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
What happend Pete, did you make a wrong turn? ;)
Have a safe trip back.
Dec. 14, 2007
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
hey pete how many cows is it gonna run ya,also maybe on this board u might be the longest,but micke has posted on classic spring training board from taiwan.
Dec. 14, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
Yeah - no ordering a hamburger here that's for sure. I'm not sure on the distance since no airlines fly over China (which looks to be quicker) we went the other way. First to Frankfurt, then to Qatar and on to Chennai, India from there with two 12+ hour layovers thrown in.
Dec. 14, 2007
the wood
1075 posts
Pete, I'm told that the native folk of India eat with the right hand and wipe themselves with the left hand. If they call you 'Lefty' it is not intended as a compliment.
:-)
BW
Dec. 15, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
That may be so but these people move so fast. It's unbelievable the pace they are under. From talking to our driver/guide he indicated that people out of the cities have a life expectancy well into their 70's but in the larger cities heart attacks around 40 are really common. I've been to a few countries and I've never seen a pace like this, almost frantic - and not a ball field in sight. We came here on personal business and will probably leave earlier than planned. There isn't much to enjoy here.
Dec. 16, 2007
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
Pete, are all of the motels run by Smiths similar to all of them here in the US being run by Patels?

Also, have you sent in your reservations for the Hawaii trip?
Dec. 16, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
592 posts
Audie - I'm not sure who own's the hotel we're in. You're correct on the name thing it seems to indicate area of origin, social standing, and vocation. A lot of the Doctors and upper level medical have the surname of Reddy or are related in some fashion. Almost clannish like the Smiths, Bakers, Masons, Thatchers, Weavers, etc. that we'd be familiar with from our ancestery. They've kept the tradition alive up to the present.

My family name is Scottish (Graham) so we were walking around clubing things and each other way back when so picking up a bat is probably only a natural extension of that........not sure what they did for a living just seems like those guys fueded a lot.

I'll get Hawaii handled upon our return.
Dec. 19, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Curt
Great job for the CST only 6 spots left, Hope the ones on the fence better hurry only taking 80 players
Don
Dec. 20, 2007
Lefty
Men's 65
464 posts
Is Curt going to stop at 80 players. Usually he waits until 2 or 3 wks. in Jan. Thank you.
AKA Lefty
Joe Falcon
Dec. 20, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
lefty
talked to Curt the AM he is going to take 20 signups if you go to the web site there is a list. If some has to drop out or don't paid their fee by a date curt going to the standby list
Don
Dec. 21, 2007
chollis
79 posts
Lefty,
What Don said except the "standby list" will be allowed to attend the event also even if the don't take a non-payers place.
curt
Dec. 21, 2007
Lefty
Men's 65
464 posts
Don & Curt thanks for the info.
Dec. 21, 2007
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
Lefty
Hope to see you at CST
Don
Dec. 24, 2007
hitman
Men's 65
298 posts
If you are flying into Jacksonville do you use the international or Regional airport?
Thanks and God Bless.
Merry Christmas to all!
The Hitman
Dec. 25, 2007
audieh
Men's 60
241 posts
You need to fly into Jacksonville International. There is no passenger service on airlines to any of the regional airports.
Jan. 2, 2008
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2617 posts
I cut this from Curt's website:
Sign ups for the 2008 Classic Spring Training event will be
closed at midnight tonight. We may announce some openings on
January 11, 2008.


The tonight mentioned is Jan 2. Only a couple of spots left!
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