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Discussion: Field condition

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Aug. 4, 2008
JR Cincinnati
3 posts
Field condition
I am not disappointed so much with the rain and field conditions as I am w/ the choice of fields by the director in this so called world tournament in St. Louis. You can't do much about the weather conditions.Even if they had a grounds crew ,it would of been late Sunday before things would of rapped up.My concern is that we drove 5 hours to basically play all 4 games on the same practice field( field 4).The outfield was terrible and the fence was a three foot net with a iron pole stuck in the ground every 15 ft for support.Very dangerous to say the least.It would of been nice to play at least one game on the good fields. So,whoever was responsible for field selections next time remember that the AA team's money and time is as good as the other divisions. Thanks.
Aug. 6, 2008
Jawood
Men's 50
794 posts
Does it always rain at these tournaments back east? Come on out to the west coast, no rain out here! (At least in July and August!)
Aug. 7, 2008
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
611 posts
Last year no rain; this year we had the 100 year flood. Fortunately the New Madrid fault did not let loose. Every environment/location has issues at some time or another. St. Louis did not have rain in the forecast last weekend. Went to play in Phoenix one time and was inside for rain for 2 days with CNN talking about people flocking there to see the flowers caused by the unusual rain. We had a USSSA national tournament here the year of Katrina about a month after it. There was a women's team that was entered long before from Louisiana, but one of them called to say that they did not even know where 6 of their players were. So every day that we wake up is a good one, and a lot worse things could be happening to us than what happens at a tournament.
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