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Discussion: Congrads to Geckle Builders

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June 23, 2008
Michigan Vet
Men's 55
230 posts
Congrads to Geckle Builders
Way to bring the gold home to Michigan!!! And a special
nod to Stick and Eddie K for their first Senior Championship!!

Chuck #8 Mike Valerio/Pinnacle
June 23, 2008
wagon487
Men's 50
522 posts
Geckle Builders is a great team. Played them this weekend, They need to step up to majors plus for some
competition.
June 23, 2008
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
WHICH TOURNEY DID THEY WIN?
June 23, 2008
Michigan Vet
Men's 55
230 posts
Sorry, they won ISF 50 Major in Salem Va!
June 23, 2008
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
Thanks. It's not their first.It may be their first this year. I know they won Champaign last year.
June 23, 2008
Conman
Men's 50
72 posts
Ron & Bob .... congratulations on your win. Hope to see you down the road.

Dave Alarcon
Conman
June 23, 2008
biggflyy53
16 posts
Wagon487-Thanks for the props, however Gekle's is not ready to step to the Major+ division. They handled the major opposition well, which, in my opinion was subpar this year. They played Damon's (Major+) and was easily mercied by them.
Champaigne will be a much better test of their "greatness".
The ISF put on a nice tourney (despite some scheduling snafus)-excellant facilities, good field maintenance, good umps and nice weather. However, once again the balls used (Baden-Luxem) would be better suited for a pumpkin patch rather than a world tournament. Gekle's played the finals with their outfielders playing 150-200ft against a major team. Does that say something about the ball and/or the competition?
The Champions of the 55AAA stated that they thought their competition was not on par with past years as they mercied all or nearly all of their opponents.
Many teams complained about the ball which is of no surprise when it comes to ASA sponsored events. Could this be the cause of better teams deciding bypassing this tournament for other associations, especially with the current cost of travel? Teams will probably be more selective.
With the tournament cost, cost of travel, and price of hotels, I doubt if Gekle's will be back next year to defend their title.
June 23, 2008
2awesom
Men's 50
296 posts
My Team was there also. Great fields, decent Umps & great field crew guys! I also did not care for the balls
either. But I won't make any excuses, when you don't hit, you don't win! Congrats to the Geckle Bldr's Team.
Rick #22 Frederick Chevrolet- E&E Metal Fab
June 23, 2008
wagon487
Men's 50
522 posts
Biggflyy, I played on Damon's that last two years.
LF/LC and lead off. I've been around enough to know a major plus team. You got the power, defense and speed.
You will get tired of 10 running everyone. The bad thing about majors plus, not enough teams.
June 23, 2008
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
I couldnt agree more about the balls very poor quality.We more than likely wont be back for the reasons mentioned includeing the asa bat rules.Despite of that the event as a whole was very nice includeing host community.We played poorly against Damons while missing 3 starting players SS,OF and EH but thats common place in this game.In my opinion Damons was the only Plus team there.We have our moments but I think we would lose to those guys 7 out 10 games?But as far as using Chanpaigne as a measuring stick we won an 11 team bracket last year (major) and plan on defending this.And I do agree that the compition was subpar for major level (ssusa).
June 23, 2008
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Oh yeah,
Thanks for the props once again #8 Mike Hope to see you guys some time this year. G.B.
June 23, 2008
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Hey Stick YOU out nice work this week end

R.E.M.
June 23, 2008
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Just to clarify, my reference to subpar was directed to the ISF tourney not Midwest.
June 23, 2008
stick8
1268 posts
Thanks for all the props. I really enjoyed playing at the facilites, especially botecourt. It's awesome that the workers sweep and rechalk the fields after every game. I'm sure my teammates will vouch for me on this but we're not used to that red carpet type treatment in Michigan. .
As far as the balls they were soft but I actually like that. IMO, the true hitters shine using those balls. Maybe they can allow the U2's if you use a soft ball like that? Just a thought.
As far as us playing major plus? I'd love it, I played it last year and i can tell you there are some serious bashers in that division. The team that beat us in the play-in game, damon's, is a real good team and can do well in major plus. As any competitor would be, I'd love to get another shot at them since we didn't give them our best, but I'm sure teams that we've beat say the same thing about us. I guess that's the competitive drive that lies within most of us.. Congrats to Damon's on winning their division and the other teams winning their divisions. Good luck to all teams the rest of the way.
June 23, 2008
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Hey Stick didnt mean to slight you on your stats on the all world tourney team you acually hit 15-18 .833 not a bad wk ends work
R.E.M.
June 23, 2008
pizzaboy
11 posts
Gee guys thanks for reminding us that we're not very good softball players.I hope your next tournament brings you better competition than Salem did.Sorry we didn't give you a better game in the finals but we tried our best.
Pill&Pill
June 24, 2008
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Pill&Pill was I in know way trying to disrespect you guys for your effort.I Think you guys should be very proud of your runner finish after a first rd lose.My comparison was with teams that we have been in the FINALS with in some major touneys in the past.You guys are a great bunch and I wish you all the luck the rest of the season.Only having 10 runs scored against us in 3 rounds in winners bracket was a little strange .
June 25, 2008
stick8
1268 posts
Ray I didn't even see the stats. Thanks for the props though!!
What time did you guys get home?
June 25, 2008
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
stick got in about 12:30 a.m. long drive.
June 26, 2008
stick8
1268 posts
Ha Ha. I walked in my house just after 10. Definitely have to fly to this event if we go next year.
June 26, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
How many teams in Gekle's bracket?
June 27, 2008
Michigan Vet
Men's 55
230 posts
There were 7 teams. I think this moves Geckle to Major +
next year.
June 28, 2008
Shiek
3 posts
Congrads to Gelke Builders, but I have a question. How are they at 50 Major when they won Champaign 2007? We, Rhinos 55 won same time and were moved up immediately. Maybe they lost some players. Good luck rest of year.
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