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Discussion: Interest level for an anything goes Senior tournament

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Jan. 17, 2008
Lecak
Men's 55
1006 posts
Interest level for an anything goes Senior tournament
Hypothetically speaking let's say an organization was willing to put together an anything goes Senior tournament. Open rosters, best bats, good balls, unlimited runs, unlimited Homeruns, even allow a limited number of younger players, weekend only possibly even one day, which would mean nite games and probably 4 to 6 games in one day. Is there any interest. If you are not interested please don't tell me why this is a bad idea. It's kind of like buying a Mercedes if you have to ask about the price of gas you're not the target audience.
Jan. 17, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4344 posts
I think it would depend of where it was.
But you'll ge a lot of interest here.
Jan. 17, 2008
WOW
197 posts
Why not the negative side. There is good and bad in every idea. if your not open to having a "real" discussion, you're wasting your time..........
Jan. 17, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4344 posts
Your post could refer to either of us.

But if you want some positive +++ and neg ----
Hypothetically speaking here of course....
Pos+++
Anyone can play no matter age, ratings, location.
Bring what you have to use.
No fear of being called out for a HR
Good balls
Lots of playing time, maybe.

Neg----
Location may be a problem
Insurance might be a problem
Bat police will be watching, you know it
Not enotgh games
One dayer not good
COST not mentioned ???

Opened up to a lot of uncertain hypothetical things.
Jan. 17, 2008
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
I think it a good idea as long as there was some kind of main age brackets.
Jan. 17, 2008
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
LECAK: How about us' U-trip / ISA bats? GET RIDE of ALL THOSE SENIOR BATS....

Balls? How about us' the new 53 cor balls that have a 260 comp? One needs to hit that ball & players will earn any Home Run that is hit.....

Location... how many Seniors want to take off 1-2 days to play ball??? How many Seniors want to spend over $ 400 in plane tickets?? Spend $ 150-$ 300 for rooms???

Joe, many, many Senior pitchers, do NOT or can NOT c @ nite. Will hit' a pitcher @ nite be an out??? Will there be a Screen to protect pitchers dur' nite games?? hOW LONG OF REST BETWEEN GAMES. This would be great, if, one is play' in a HOT climate....

Will this take us back to a time when there was only 1 division???

I would like to c bring ur own balls & the other team can hit theirs or ur balls?

3 games in 1st day. 2 back to back w/ only a 1 hr rest between the 2 & 3 game.. No play' 1 game, rest 1-2 hrs, play ones 2nd game ; then a 1-3 hr rest before the 3rd game.....

Time to hang NO-MO. The STONEMAN....
Jan. 17, 2008
WOW
197 posts
Great idea. Anybody plays and anything goes. No bat rules no ball rules. no 5 run innings no time limit. If it starts to drizzle..........who cares.
Jan. 17, 2008
Jawood
Men's 50
791 posts
Replace a tournament like this in place of the TOC, have it in Arizona in March during spring training.
Jan. 18, 2008
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
391 posts
No
Jan. 18, 2008
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
How about anything goes but keep it in the age brackets, 50+,55+,60+ etc.. You can play down but not up. Setlle on a good ball and play it early in the year.
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