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Discussion: Bring Your Own Balls?

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April 1, 2005
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
612 posts
Bring Your Own Balls?
I had a discussion the other night, and I wanted to see if anyone had a different experience than our team. The discussion was about how more tournaments are requiring teams to provide their own balls. I have seen it Kentucky for years and BASA, but in all of our travels, this has never been an issue at a senior softball tournament. Has anyone ever played a senior tournament that had this requirement? Thanks.
April 1, 2005
Longballr9
Men's 40
48 posts
In every association I've played in the last year, the directors have required the teams to supply backup balls. You can't blame them for this. At $25 and up per dozen, it cuts deep into the profit. And, at places like the BLD parks here in SoCal, you have to walk a long way to retreive HR balls and fouls over the fence. Often times they can't be found. I guess this will be the norm of the future.
April 1, 2005
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2686 posts
Two years ago at the SSWC qualifier in Auburn, Al, we supplied our own 44/375 balls. I don't remember about last year.
April 1, 2005
turn2
486 posts
all associations should let teams hit there own balls, even if we bought them from the tournament director. i would rather buy our own balls than hit the sock balls that some associtaions supply. at least this way we could throw in new balls when ever we wanted.this way the teams could hit good balls all through the game. just my opinion.
thanks,
donnie
turn two / rekco / county sports
55 major plus
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