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April 27, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
SPA TOURNAMENTS
Any comments about the Spa tournament held in Baytown
this weekend (April 26-27) I heard Spa sucked as usual. Why is it they charge so much for a tournament that is ran SO LOUSY!!! We should ALL NOT PLAY IN ANOTHER SPA TOURNAMENT UNTIL THEY GET THERE ACT TOGETHER , IF THAT EVER HAPPENS. (Sorry about the caps , I am just sick of dealing with them )
April 27, 2008
bigdog
Men's 70
40 posts
don,t feel bad i just played in the soring natl. in polk co fla. won the tourney and did not get anything. iam sure we will but that not the issue. we were told that the awards would be there in an hour.if we wanted to wait. i would still bethere waiting. no score keeper one umpire. teams had to wait some times 2 games to play and they had empty fields. to be a natl tourney it was not run to good
April 27, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4316 posts
bigdog
Don't you read post ../
It e awards problem was NOT SSUSA's fault... get over it.
As for the other stuff,I wasn't there. But you will return. I would also. Best game going.
April 27, 2008
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
Hey bigdog- I saqw the Miken travel bags that were given out here in Tucson this weekend. They're really nice and everyone was excited about them. You'll probably like it to when you get yours. But you also probably won't want to admit that and break your "losing streak" of all of your posts being negative. Makes me wonder why anyone would even want you on their team in the first place
April 27, 2008
bigdog
Men's 70
40 posts
hey desertguy. i don.t want to sound negative that is not my style. i know it sound like it but alll iam trying to do is to show guys what weare up againest in some of these tourney. when you put out a lot of money and get nothing. iam not the only team or guy who feel that way about this tourney. when you hear thing like this from the florida legend.these kind of teams. i peronally would not have anyproblem playing with any team.iam sure we will get the bag and iam sure they are very nice.
April 27, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
first off #6 the date was turned to just the 26th(b/c of weather).i also felt like we needed to be refunded something from that tourney.the worst rule of all time was used to play this tourney(60 minutes drop dead).let me explain the rule,we play 60 minute time limit and when the 60 min were up game stopped,no matter who was batting.yes even if the home team was batting and behind.my team won our div,b/c we were able to manage the time clock.we also took visitor when given the chance b/c being home was no advantage with the drop dead clock.by far this was the worst managed tourney i've played in(and i like playing SPA torney's).
April 27, 2008
GT
Men's 60
162 posts
The decision to do the drop dead was terrible. They could have opted for other ways to go. 45 minute game and leave the last inning to unlimited scoring. The way they had it there was never a possibility of scoring more then 5 in any inning. Ridiculous. These rules were for all teams except the three Major Plus teams.
PS That tourney director needs a class in dealing with people. He was not a good representative of SPA, that is for sure. (We all undestood the weather conditions.)
April 28, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
mad dog, my bad. I knew it went to one day. This is not the frist time we played in a Spa tournament and got screwed. Could anyone explain the reasoning behind the 60 minute drop dead rule? I think it is the worst rule EVER ! One other thing , I heard the Major teams played by the regular rules, any truth to that ?
April 28, 2008
J R
181 posts
My 65 team which is rated aa,was put in gold div. with major,and major plus,while there was a lesser,div,Here is the killer,i help coach Texas Thunder 50 plus team .We were playing Team Houston going into the top of the seventh,we were up 1 run ,they quickly tied the score,and had the winning on third,we walked batters by throwing balls they could not hit,the clock ran out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh.The rule was go back to the last complete inning we win .That opened up a very heated battle. When i asked why major plus played regular tournament, i was told we raised HELL.,got what we wanted.
April 28, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
#6 no prol,i was just spoofing ya b/c of the debacle we had there.
JR we didn't go back to the last inning in our games,whatever the score was when the clock ran out was it.
also the M+ games were played with the normal rules,i also talk to them about that,and they said if didn't play that way they weren't going to play by the drop dead time limit.they had 3 teams just like the div my team was in, but we had to play by the stupid time limit rules.
April 28, 2008
wingfoot
15 posts
JR, I agree with you concerning way tournament was
handled this weekend. But, all teams are considered
aaa until they have played in at least 2 tournaments.
And after your team killed everyone in georgetown
I don't blame them for putting you in the gold bracket.
Also there are several of your players that are well
above aa level. If you play as good as you did in
georgetown you want to be classified higher.
Good luck in the future!
April 28, 2008
b blake
8 posts
SPAs decision to use the DROP DEAD RULE (like there realy is a drop dead rule in slo-pitch softball) is stupid. it should have been the we have there MONEY lets get the games over with as fast as possible so we can keep it.
SPA dosent care if you play real games or use real rules its all about the money. the major-plus played with there rules
and not with the drop dead rule, because they were going to leave and not play at all with the drop dead rule. SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!! an spa tournament offical was arguing wiyh players about the drop dead ruyle and got quite rude, i guess he forgot who works for who at these tournaments
April 29, 2008
#13
8 posts
thereis no 60 minute rule or drop dead rule but there is a rule that says any that uses tactics to delay or hasten the game is a forfeit which the umpires never enforce.
April 29, 2008
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
597 posts
I have seen time limit and done in seeding games in youth softball and baseball but never in adult games. Whoever thought of putting a rule called drop dead in senior softball probably has no business being around it. Any time could be our last at bat; so naming a rule that is pretty darn thoughtless and insensitive. I usually try to find a positive in any situation, but I can find no redeeming qualities in the rule and especially not the name. I am with the gentleman selecting visitors when faced with such a rule/restriction.
April 29, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
well #13 just wish u were there to explain that to the TD.
nancy its just the name we gave the rule as when the 60 min time limit was up,it was game end,no matter what the score and who was hitting,so anotherwards ,home could be behind and not get to finish the inning or game.
even in the champ game it was appiled and we took vis to make sure we got more at bats to be safe.
oh we also used the 5 run rule per inning so if the time was running out before the 7th(open inng) and home team was down more than 5 it was basically impossible to catch the team ahead at the time.when i say open(which never happen)it still would have stopped if the game time ran out,even if the vis team was hitting putting the home out without being able to hit.
April 29, 2008
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
597 posts
MD, I understand the concept; I just don't like the name. Of course you have to understand I have had a senior catcher holler, "Two dead" and call time. Why? I am looking for the victims of course. You have to take what I say with a big grain of salt because it is not my first rodeo either. Take care.
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