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Discussion: What IF ?? HUMOR ME

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Jan. 18, 2010
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
What IF ?? HUMOR ME
"What if", qualifiers really qualified you for something?.............What if ring tournaments really meant you get a ring if you win?..........What if Regional Champions,National Champions, and World Champions, were really tournaments with only those that placed in a "Qualifier" for those tournaments........ "What if" we only had an upper and lower division, and the age groups were in 10 year increments?

IT'S WINTER HERE AND I'VE GOT CABIN FEVER........HUMOR ME

Jan. 18, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh yes, what If! =)

Gary,
While we dont have the extreme cold and snow of the upper midwest, we are experiencing a great down pour. Suppose to get 8" along the coast and 20" in the mountains. This is of course only rain.
Jan. 18, 2010
taits
Men's 65
4343 posts
Quite a bit of wear and tear in the ten year spread difference. Add to it many teams have players older than the age bracket listed might add an extra grain of salt in a wound.
Lighter side I only see a 'possibility' or filling a whole bracket that way.
Do not see them re configuring ratings & teams or anything else to make this dream or nightmare come true. I believe it has been brought up before as well.
Rings, that is the humor, possibly a buy now earn later, or a lay away plan. Are a few you actually do not need to buy it, others you earn the right to purchase.
You might be able to get out & find a pile of snow to shovel.
Jan. 18, 2010
taits
Men's 65
4343 posts
Darn it. Any way the rain has been fairly consistent since yesterday afternoon, here at least...Fresburg.
Jan. 18, 2010
lemons
Men's 65
302 posts
Gary, What if rings were eliminated, other expenses were lowered, and entry fees were kept minimal so as to allow more to compete at the various tournaments? Sorry for all the rain you Californians are getting.........do you know how much snow that would be? :>)
Jan. 18, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Scott
Its been rain cats & dogs for the last couple of hours here in Huntington Beach.


Mel,
I'm guessing if our rain was snow, (which of course it isnt) it would be up to a tall indians ass. (No disrespect meant to our Indian brothers.)
And "almost" deep enough to keep Einstein Joe from hitting his Lively ball thru the infield with his Hot Bat.
Almost! =)
What If it were?
Jan. 18, 2010
birdie
Men's 60
680 posts
Corky, I am sure that when we all started to play all teams had to qualify to play in the worlds. If you did not win your sectional you stayed at home. My first year of playing was the last year of the un limited arc. I believe that if you lost you did not advance. Now the more you pay the more you play. Thanks Harry
Jan. 18, 2010
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Corky,

Nancy said if you were that bored maybe you should be standing in front of a mirror working on your strike, ball, safe and out moves for this year!!

birdie you are right used to have to win the State, Metro, or Regionals to advance to Nationals.
Jan. 19, 2010
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Be nice Butch it looks like I might be umpiring some senior games this year and your picture is on the bulletin board in the pro shop: You and a few of the other guys got my point on my tongue in cheek comments:......Qualify to play in Nationals.......If its a ring tournament give me a ring,if we win.......with 2 divisions and expanded age groups, tournaments should be full. Just my humble opinion....BTW even though Nancy trained me, I still haven't forgiven her for throwing me out of that Industrial World Series 9 yrs ago.
Jan. 19, 2010
crusher
Men's 70
388 posts
A sad part about getting advanced in age is the 5 year slots are (I think) very important. We are going back to how we started, the kids have tight age ranges for a reason, a 14 year old kid is much more advanced than a 12 year old in baseball. A team of 60 year aged players is much stronger than a team who's age range is 68-70..
I really, really hate to admit that!!!
Also, I had to buy a ring from a RING tour is I wanted a ring, I am not sure I understand that. you are or arenot..
Jan. 19, 2010
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Corky,

That must be what they use for their dart tourneys.
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