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July 11, 2011
tucsondoubleplay
5 posts
Old South
I continue to see players complaining about no water in the dugouts.We play in Az. Nm., and Nv. with 100 plus weather June, July & Aug. and we take our own water to the games.
July 11, 2011
Marv19
Men's 60
433 posts
Here are a couple of stories I'll share with you. On a real hot day one time at a tournament that had those big insulated containers. A guy took his sweaty towel lifted the cover and dunked it in the ice water... ek At another tournament a guy hurt his ankle. His team mates took the container down and he dunked his foot in it. Granted the team notified the grounds grew and they dumped the water. But they just refilled it... ek. Here is food for thought: What if you follow a team in a dug out at a tournament that you beat real bad in pool play? :O) And last: Do you really think that those things are sanitized between tournaments? I never drink out of those things. We don't have water in the dug outs either :O)
July 12, 2011
hitman
Men's 65
302 posts
We played on the same fields for 5 hours on Sunday and water is needed. Our team brings our own but when you are there for 5 hours you run low.
If you play in 100 degress out west try playing in the South when 95 degrees with the high humidity equals 110 to 115 degree heat indexes.
Clearly this tourney wasn't prepared.
They did go and purchase 3 coolers for 3 fields but when it was down to one field they didn't have water in each dougout as most tourneys do.
They used one UMP for each game including the elimination games.
One female UMP was wrong on every close call for both teams and didn't know how to call balls and strikes at all along with not knowing what an illegal pitch was or how to call it. I was told she also had a very short fuse and liked to eject players.
At least the TD stepped up and replaced her for the championship game.
But what has happened to having two UMPS in the elimanation games.
The UMP also ran the scoreboard and kept up with all the subs and pinch runners as he should.
The last tourney we went to had two UMPS for all games and a scorekeeper and scoreboard operator.
It's all about the $$$$$$$$$$.

The Hitman
July 12, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Hitman, you have to talk with your checkbook.
July 12, 2011
Garocket
Men's 55
149 posts
Lets see
Wheeled cooler from home
4 cases of bottled water from Sams Club
$3.99 per case of 32 thats $16.00 for 128 bottles of water
two bags of ICe at $1.99 thats $4
total of $20.00 thats less than $2.00 per player
And we have water all day. thats less than 1 water at the concession stand.

This is the only way to go
July 12, 2011
hitman
Men's 65
302 posts
Garocket,

That's just the way we do it and we add the Gatoraid and other drinks to keep hydrated.
But say you flew in or had a large group traveling together it's often difficult to have room for coolers and cases of water etc. and if you are on the field for 5 straight hours it's hard to keep the coolers filled with ice.
The norm has been an ice water cooler in every dugout.
Just my comments and thoughts about how a new tourney went and was run.

The Hitman

July 12, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
i always bring my own water/concoction.i fill a half gal thermos(aka bubba keg from walmart)and put in some recovery powder with water/diet green tea(no likey sugar drinks) add a little protein powder during the day,and keep extras in the vehicle for replenishment,(oh in a cooler).another thing you can do,is fill your hat with the cool water from the water thermos and put it on,also use ammonia in water with a hand towel to wipe your face and head with.
July 12, 2011
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2641 posts
Bob, use spirits of ammonia not household ammonia.
July 13, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
bruce except for the price of the spirit(which is hi),is there a whole bunch difference with the use.our coach just used the regular ammonia,seem to work ok.....
July 13, 2011
hitman
Men's 65
302 posts
Mad dog,

The spirits of ammonia I believe are marked for inhalous ammonia which means the fumes are safe to inhale when diluted.
The other ammonia is cheaper but is a cleaner and doesn't dilute well and is dangerous and can be deadly to inhale.
It's hot in the South and we don't want no Dead Dogs swelling up!!!!!!!

The Hitman
July 13, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
DOH,LOL... that wasn't nice........LOL....

thanks hitman wasn't sure if there was a bad effect from the cleaning ammonia vs the spirit. i do know the lady's (men don't clean,LOL)when cleaning, need to be careful in what they mix together b/c of noxious fumes.
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