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Discussion: out of area exemption rule

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Jan. 17, 2005
BillyMac
Men's 55
91 posts
out of area exemption rule
This exemption has been removed from "ALL" organizations. No more out of area players allowed.
peace
Hit to WIN!!!
B Mac
Jan. 17, 2005
BillyMac
Men's 55
91 posts
Except SSWS..sorry. my bad
Jan. 17, 2005
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
BILLY
When does this take affect? 2005 or 2006.
Don
Jan. 17, 2005
turn2
484 posts
billy mac,
did this come out of the summit metting or where? does that mean terry and ridge has fliped on there decision to have this rule?
thanks,
donnie chavis
Jan. 17, 2005
BillyMac
Men's 55
91 posts
Don & Donnie...This takes effect immediately (2005). We were not allowed in the meeting that this was decided, so I only know the result. Terry & Ridge have changed their policy to go along with the other organizations. All this took place at the summit.
peace
B Mac
Jan. 18, 2005
Senior11
9 posts
Its too bad that these guys who are in charge don't care about the players. I play on a 50 Major Plus team. The quality of play is tremendous. In my opinion there are only 8-10 legitamate major plus teams at the 50 age level. Why is it so hard for us to have our own set of rules. It is what we want and we are the ones playing. I think they should keep the bordering states rule and let California and Florida fall under the same guidelines as the rest of the country and allow 2 exemptions to go along with the bordering state rule. Use 47/525 balls, no 5 run innings, and use any bat you feel like (no titanium) and let the best team win. It is no fun for us to play against some major or even AAA teams in bracket play. It does no good for us or the team we are playing. So why can't NSA, SPA etc just let the players at the major plus level play the game the way we would like.
Jan. 18, 2005
william wallace
42 posts
"In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland,
starving and outnumbered, charged the fields at Bannockburn. They
fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their
freedom."

tobad this act of freeedom willnot be happenagain. the kingsof this land havewon and willonceagain hold down the majorplus players. it looks to me as ifthis is the death blow to the majorplus division.

whilei for onewill still fight for the freedom of the majorplus division i donot see it as a finalresolve. to the warrrior poets who fought so hard i salute you. to those who makerules to satisfy their fellow kingsand teams i haveno fellingwhatsoever for you.
William Wallace
Jan. 19, 2005
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
What in the world did you say William Wallace?
Jan. 21, 2005
KillAbrew
Men's 60
55 posts
I believe he stated he intends on fighting the king and the kings men. I hope BillyMac is not acurate with this post. Just seems very unfair for a player (in good standing) to not be allowed to play because of rules forbidding it.
Jan. 21, 2005
BillyMac
Men's 55
91 posts
I'm truly sorry to say that my info is correct. I rec'd this from Ridge on the telephone the Mondy after the summit meeting.

peace
Hit To WIN!!!!!
B Mac
Jan. 21, 2005
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
killabrew
I also talked to Ridge today he confirmed that there would not be any players allowed to play outside ther areas. unless they are a snowbird.
Don
Jan. 22, 2005
william wallace
42 posts
aye, theni guess there willbe manywho lie aboutbeing a snowbird.
William Wallace
Jan. 22, 2005
Buffalo
8 posts
William Wallace. Why wouldyou automatically assume that people will start cheating?

It really is time to start showing some love for each other. We're not on this earth for that long. Let's all at least attempt to be brothers and sisters.

I'm not being naive. I just think that we should all strive for something better than calling each other cheaters.

Buffalo33
Jan. 22, 2005
william wallace
42 posts
aye, but since we areon this earthfor a short time shouldn't we alsobe involved in associations that showthe samelove?

i amnot saying everyonewill cheat but itis obvious that players likethis walkguy have noplace to play and nolove is being showed. i would assume theonly thing he andotherlike himcan do is whati suggested.
remember buffalo it is exactly the ability to compromise that makes a man noble. sounds like tome the players involved here are willing tobe nobleand compromise but onthe other hand others are not. it reminds me of Longshankswho
spoke of peace and compromise whenI was a boy. And many Scottish nobles, who would not
be slaves, were lured by him under a flag of truce to a barn where he
had them hanged. I was very young, but I remember Longshank's
notion of peace and compromise.

today no one shallbe hanged but compromiseseems to be onesidedhere and as you say"We're not on this earth for that long." for one to haveto endure this.
William Wallace
Jan. 22, 2005
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
YOu players in the 70 division will recall Mitchells from PA . Well they are one reason for this rule I believe.
Jan. 22, 2005
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
william wallace
more you type on this board you sound alot like Mike Kelly in Ca. by chance do you know who he is?
Jan. 22, 2005
Older Than Dirt
Men's 50
28 posts
JAH#4 Very astute observation. I was thinking the same thing. All the same rhetoric with a different typing style. I even wondered if maybe it was Mike Kelly using a new board name to conceal his identity. In one of his posts, he gave Mike Kelly's phone number, which would lead one to believe that he at least knows him pretty well.
Perhaps William wouldn't mind coming out from behind his historical figure, and identifying who he is, and for whom he plays.
Jan. 22, 2005
william wallace
42 posts
I can assureyou two fine softballplayers I am not this mike kelly although i do admire what he tried to accomplish buthe is not me. i am amazed how someone who fights forfreedom and fairnessis alwys the onemiss understood.
now asfar as stepping out frm behindmy historic name that too shall cometo pass wheni believve thee thyme is correct. i amjust a lowly little senior league player fromva who at one thyme in the yer of ourlord 2004 considered playing sume tourney ball at the aa level. nothing more nothing less.
but since i am namedbill Wallace blank i thought i would jut tak the name William as mylogin name. i am not 7 feet tall.and i donot kils men by the hundreds, and i cannot consume the rules with fireballs from my eyes and boltsof lightning from his arse. but i am William Wallace, and what ithought i saw was a whole army of myfellow softball countrymen here in defiance of tyranny. i assumed you came here fight as free men against thesethoughtless rules. but instead yousay i use"all the same rhetoric with a different typing style" i am sorry if thisrhetoric does not please but in my long lifei have learned that it takes thesame old rhetoric said overandover to get thepoint across and the point issimple therules are not fair.

Alba gu bra!
William Wallace
Jan. 22, 2005
Older Than Dirt
Men's 50
28 posts
That's good enough for me William. Rant on, and good luck!
Jan. 22, 2005
Sticks
22 posts
Buffalo, I just took that as a takeoff on the Gary somebody statement that 95% of all the Major and Major + teams have cheaters on them. Using that as a measuring tool. I am sure he was not pointing any fingers at any one.
Jan. 22, 2005
Sticks
22 posts
WW can not be MK. Not anywhere near enough words misspelled.
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