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Nov. 27, 2010
JimS
Men's 60
11 posts
Topic for Tucson
This is an issue that came up at the managers meeting in Ft Myers when eveybody was warned not to use the parking lot at Lee County Sports complex for pregame batting practise. It is time for the associations that run tournaments to arrange for suffient authorized areas to be used for pregame BP for all the participating teams. Not all complexes used for a tournament have room for teams to warm up on and since the associations are already working with the local park districts it should be an easy thing to arrange. This would relieve teams from having to search for a warm up area and also relieve any potential liability issues
Nov. 27, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
jim yeah it gets to be a big prol trying to find warm-up area's,let alone bp area.most of the time we have to wait for a game to be done and hopefully get out there before the start just to get some throws in.
Nov. 27, 2010
birdie
Men's 60
680 posts
Jim, I find that our coach takes time before the tourney to find a place to hit. Last year in Phoenix we hit in an open field with rocks etc. The open lot was right before some entrance to an outdoor concert place. It was a little dangerous with batted balls but I know that I did not get in front of anything. This year in Phoenix there were plenty of soccer fields but the fields were locked up. I do believe that a better effort could have been made to make these fields available. I believe that each tourney is different.The Lee county complex has some fields that are baseball but most of the times they are being used for the Roy Hobbs baseball tourney. Thanks Harry
Nov. 27, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
birdie we do the same,this year in dalton we went up to the college and used their soccer field,we stayed off the field for the batter,tho,so as not to create a place in the grass that gets messed up.
Nov. 27, 2010
birdie
Men's 60
680 posts
Robert, Very considerate of your team. If more people where that thoughtful maybe we could access more fields. Harry
Nov. 27, 2010
kbl
Men's 60
528 posts
birdie...i like to get all the info i can wherever our team is going to get permission or a permit to use a field for BP. this year for lakeland and auburndale for the TOC, i will look for the person in charge for permit in these areas. harry, hope to see you guys at TOC and you have a good tournament.
Nov. 27, 2010
birdie
Men's 60
680 posts
Ken, All that I know about last year's TOC is it was cold. I do not remember having a problem with finding a field to hit. A permit is a good idea but to me it seems like a lot of trouble to go through to have batting practice. I hope to see you again at the TOC. Best of luck to you are your Spring Ford Team. Thanks Harry
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