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Discussion: SPA Winter Nationals

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Oct. 10, 2009
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
SPA Winter Nationals
Haven't heard much from those who attended the
SPA Winter Nationals in Pensacola this past weekend. Just wondered how things went. i.e. Fields, Balls, Umps, and Winners?????
Oct. 10, 2009
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Not much interest I guess
Oct. 10, 2009
DRob
34 posts
Corky
There was some conversation, at the hitting club Monday, about the possibility that a team, maybe a 70s team, got moved up mid-tournament. I'll try to confirm that with the Mayor of Zionsville.
Oct. 11, 2009
Airbosn
Men's 65
319 posts
41 teams were in attendance with the 50/55 playing at the new park on 9 mile roda (John R. Jones Sportsplex. A new Baden ball was used and enjoyed by all. The new Axe handle bat was made available for players to swing and buy.
Field crews did a great job in getting field ready for each game. Heard nor observed any issues with umps...Did heard some grumbling about teams playing down, however, it was very minor. Go to exchangepark.net and you will find the brackets.
Oct. 11, 2009
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
the 50's played at the 9 mile park 310 fence, the new baden ball was great, lot of HRS hit ball really jumped. great staff to work with keep anyone informed. great awards jackets for the 1st place team Vendors there for the players.

Randy Smith won the 50 major division, Kittrells was secord, Texas was third
Don Ward
Oct. 11, 2009
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Thanks for the info "Air". Sounds like the major division was pretty strong.
Oct. 11, 2009
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
DRob: I was wondering how Roger and the 70's did. Hope you are just joking. I also heard the new local team out of Brooklyn IN. won the 50 Gold? I think they call themselves......"Antique Roadshow"
Oct. 11, 2009
DoubleL10
Men's 65
809 posts
The 60s played at Exchange Park. The fields appeared about 285 - especially Field 4 with the big net (25'?) to protect the parking lot. Many balls were hit into the net and several were hit OVER the net into the parking lot. The Baden ball was very good and held up well. The competition was good and I had an opportunity to make some new friends.
Oct. 11, 2009
DRob
34 posts
Corky
I suspect Roger and/or Mert will be at the hitting club Monday AM. We'll see.

I've seen a guy wearing one of those "Antique Roadshow" jerseys. Might have been a week ago Thursday at Metro. If they are who I think they are, they should be a fair-to-middlin' ball team.

Here's a thought. How about the guys who played in the 50 Comp spring league that folded? Heck of a lot of talent not playing senior ball!
Oct. 13, 2009
DRob
34 posts
Hey Corky: Roger wasn't at the hitting club but he should be at Metro tonight. I looked at the brackets at exchangepark.net but they didn't have results for the 70s. Looks like all the 70s teams who showed in the SPA ratings were AA. They split them 3 in Gold, 5 in Silver.
Oct. 13, 2009
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Thanks DRob.......I did some digging myself and couldn't find anything posted, but heard through the grapevine that in the 50's They had a Platinum (6 teams) and a Gold divison (8 teams)

Randy Smith won the Platinum with Kittrells placing 2nd and Texas Legends 3rd..........In the Gold.....Antique Roadshow won with the OG's in 2nd and Pinehurst Pub in 3rd
Oct. 13, 2009
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
See ya Friday
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