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Discussion: Des Moines close to a joke

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Aug. 29, 2005
Drak
6 posts
Des Moines close to a joke
Well they sure gave us good reason to come back in another life. These people running the show don't seem to understand the amount of money it costs for a team to play for 4 days. We were hosed out of the winners bracket because the times were changed after we were told what time to show up(interesting we got a message at 317 pm that we missed our 245pm game which we were on the practice field at that time getting ready for the 445pm.). While I guess you can look at that two ways, bottomline this was a first for our 14 players . Oh everyone was sorry.. but just could not seem to understand the impact (or did they??) of a team going to suddendeath after not playing a game. Further more they were mort concerned with the team that got the bye(sure they are happy with their Championship if the beat the local team)The kicker, was that afternoon when two of these concerned people were making fun of the situation at Ceddars. I am sure they don't care ... loosing a team or two is nothing when you have 130. but our team will spend $5k or $6k in some other town this time next year. Mr Maas sure could have given these folks a education on how softball should be handled. Well overall I think our players handled this BS well , much better than the tourney people!! Nobody went to the hospital or to jail.
Aug. 29, 2005
KansasCo
8 posts
I heard what happened and the team that got the free win won it. A Des Moines team --go figure
Aug. 29, 2005
Drak
6 posts
We should have played better in the game we had in the losers bracket. Those people are looking at the $$$'s more than the GAME. I know you have to have both, but! In the other organizations I bet they would have made darn sure someone knew about the change before time! These people didn't care enough to worry with it, call it and move on.
Aug. 29, 2005
lulu2
1 posts
I would have to agree that Des Moines was a pure "JOKE"! In the 37 years of playing softball...I've never forfeited a game for any reason especially not due to No notification of a time change! I guess there's a first for everything.It seems like the people penalized should be the ones that failed to contact all parties involved (like the team playing the game) Thanks a lot to the organization for a memorable tournament!!!!!
Aug. 30, 2005
KansasCo
8 posts
Hi Drak,
I need to get in touch with your manager about a 55 team. Would you have him email me at Kansasthunder100@yahoo.com
Thanks !
Aug. 30, 2005
blaster57
Men's 60
6 posts
The NASCS Des Moines, Ia tournament named after Ken Maas who recently passed away was a travesty to his ideals. Changing game times without any notification to out of state teams while collaborating with home town teams to play 2 hours earlier would make Ken roll over in his grave. Sportsmanship, fair play, or just common decency was not present that day at Des Moines, IA. If a championship ring is important enough to those who would cheat to achieve it, Heaven help their souls. We all will invariably answer for our sins, and the association officers and directors of that tournament are no exception.
Aug. 30, 2005
Drak
6 posts
kANSASCO I will let him know
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