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Discussion: B.A.S.A. WORLD TOURNAMENT

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Sept. 12, 2011
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
B.A.S.A. WORLD TOURNAMENT
THIS PAST WEEKEND I HAD THE PLEASURE TO PLAY IN THE BLACK WORLD TOURNAMENT HELD IN BIRMINGHAM, AL. OUR SPONSOR PUT IN 2 SENIOR TEAMS IN THE TOURNAMENT, 1-50'S & 1-60'S, WE WON THEM BOTH. FOR OUR EFFORTS WE RECIEVED MONOGRAMMED MIZUNO JACKETS; ON THE SPOT WITH ALL THE SIZES AVAILABLE. YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO WAIT 8-12 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY!! WE ALSO GOT WATCHES AND MIZUNO BAT BACK PACKS...AND RINGS. THE SHOCKER IS; THE ENTRY FEE WAS ONLY $375. THERE WERE OVER 275 TEAMS THERE WITH ALL AGE CLASSES AND A WOMENS DIVISION. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO SEE PRIZES AWARDED AT ''OUR'' SENIOR TOURNAMENTS? INSTEAD OF THE ''2ND PLACE'' HAT!! WE HAD A BLAST.
WE PLAYED FOR RATED ATHLETICS FROM CHINO, CA. [ARNIE] THANKS AGAIN!!!
Sept. 12, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
I have heard of this tournament before, and it is probably a good bunch of guys. And apparently a very well-run event.

But, as a philosophical question, does anyone wonder how a W.A.S.A. would go over?
Sept. 12, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
The is a big event every year. This is the first time I have seen a prize list though. Awesome.
Only other event I have seen that compares to team numbers and prizes is what I think is called the midnight madness event usually put on in Carson City or Reno. I think they held their this year in Carson the same time SSUSA was there for the Rockin Reno event.

Gary19, I think is that were to try to start that the ACLU would be all over them right or wrong.
Sept. 12, 2011
tg69
307 posts
No need to go there .Sounds like it was a big success so congrats to all the teams that participated.Maybe us white folk should take notice.
Sept. 12, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
tg69,some people just don't care on what they post,as long as it is negative.i have played in basa and it is a great time to be had......maybe we should take notice,you are right...........
Sept. 12, 2011
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
I too just got back from the BASA World. My team R-time won the 50íss division 14 teams in the lowers, & 7 teams in the uppers. Great competitors! Only one of several southern softball associations that hold world tourneys! Their prizes are always larger for the winners & 2nd place finishers! I won the BASA Senior 50 division 2 years ago and had to buy a carrier on to take home all the stuff we received... Seriously, bat bag, batting gloves, t-shirt, jacket, I got a GLOVE for all defensive player, and RINGÖThis year you have to buy your ring, but itís only $125.00 and I must say a little nicer then some other associations! Great fun a lot of trash talking, great Times...
Sept. 12, 2011
Sweet P
Men's 60
169 posts
I also played in this tournament this past weekend with teamates Billy Steel, Steve Imlay and Ron Danowski, who just happen to be non-black and several other top players. As Ron stated the BASA had over 270 teams in various divisions, including senior divisions with some of the top senior players in the nation participating including non-black players. What Ron Danowski and Ron Chenier were attempting to start a discussion on, is how can the BASA organization have a world touranment for just $375 per team and give away such a 'GREAT' prize package: bat bags, monogrammed windbreakers, watches and rings for 15 players on the winning team. Even the second place teams received bat bags and batting gloves. One thing that was also important to us is that the tourament director worked with the out of state teams to ensure they had a late start and that the tourament ended early on Sunday to accomodate Sunday flights. This meant that most of us working people didn't have to miss work on Thursday or Monday. Hopefully some of our other senior associations will talk with Mr. Hurcel Ivey from BASA about how they are able to keep tourament cost so low and give away such great prize packages.

Thanks Vice fot the shirts, tournament fee and bats and more importantly congratulations to you, Ron, Dave and the rest of the guys on winning your division.

Phillip
West Coast allstars
Sept. 12, 2011
softball4b
Men's 60
756 posts
Congrats to Phillip, Alvin, Kennard, CC, Conway, Ron, Ron, Steve, Billy and Arnie. I would walk on the field with you anytime anywhere. I know I missed some guys and I apologize.

Mike Adair
Sept. 12, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
sad pup, if you haven't already you might want to consider completing the act my cutting them off and just putting on a skirt.

What was negative? I have no problem with the tournament, had sincerely positive things to say about it from what I have heard, and simply asked how the reverse would be received.

Though I do find it interesting that no one has been willing to directly answer my question. I have suspicions what that indicates, but no proof to state it here.
Sept. 12, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Make that "by cutting them off......."
Sept. 12, 2011
softball4b
Men's 60
756 posts
Ignorance does not need responding to, only prayer.
Sept. 12, 2011
Pricer
Men's 50
622 posts
Congrats to all the winners already this year and to the ones finishibg out the year. But cmon here fellas, what Gary did was asked a question after his compliment. He did nothing wrong here, so let's not make him out that he did. I have never had a problem with the Black American & Hispanic worlds. So are all of you indicating youve never had the same thought? I have! But the problem with our society, is the same problem we have right on here. Can't talk about it. Softball4b, your a little thin skinned here.
Sept. 12, 2011
Playrod
Men's 55
6 posts
Can I order a Tequila shot and beer from this site, the 50's team can paid for it, Dominoes Master Rodney(whip-that-axx)Davis
GREAT-TIME, THANKS VICE
Sept. 12, 2011
jimjoes-gman
Men's 55
80 posts
I got to play in the B.A.S.A. about 6 yrs ago in Mobile Ala. It was a great time & a wonderful experience...
Sept. 12, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
sorry pricer but he went racist with it,and thats that..........
Sept. 13, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Pricer, you EXACTLY got it. Clearly no one else did. Kind of scares you to realize the intellect of the people in this society.

By the way guys, and even you sad pup, go Google Shaker Heights, Ohio and see the racial composition of the city and our school district we put five kids through. Then let me know which of you lives in as diverse of a community. Any takers?
Sept. 13, 2011
Pricer
Men's 50
622 posts
MD, you read that the way you wanted it to read it. I see nothing racist in his comment what so ever. Some of you need to get a grip on life & stop living and talking like others want you to. JMO
Sept. 13, 2011
goforit
97 posts
Ron,
Congratulations to you, Steve, George and all the other guys that played in the tournament. Sounds like it was fun and the rewards for winning sound impressive. Hope you all got through the tournament injury free and will be ready for Phoenix. I look forward to seeing you all and playing some good games against you that weekend.

John Giesler
Master Collision
Sept. 13, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
and the next thing your gonna say,"is i have black friends"..........

by the way i can guarantee i'm much more diverse then you'll ever think to be.

pricer that is the way stuff gets started,you know it and he knows it.......
Sept. 13, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
What I am saying is for almost 24 years I have been putting my money where my mouth is.

Now what is the racial composition of your community? I did not think I would get any takers on that.

The way "stuff" gets started is to have ANY organization, event, or activity that has a sole, specific race in its name.
Sept. 13, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
well how about this,my kids are interracial,now tell me how diverse you are...

so all the religious groups are trying to start stuff......
Sept. 13, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Only if they hypocritically spend decades complaining about the lack of assimilation, opportunity, and equality, then run their own exclusive events.

Now, I never did say anyone was trying to start anything. NEVER! I just asked how well the W.A.S.A. would go over, and NO one has directly replied.
Sept. 13, 2011
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
Ok Gary, your question was really uncalled for! It pretty obvious you like starting Do Do & you bring Pricier along for helpÖ.So, Iíll just say this and wait on your responseÖ.Black, White, Green or Purple. These are all independent associations that hole these tourneys. They came about because we in the Black community LOVE playing ball and wanted to run our own tournaments, with our own rules! Whatís wrong with that? Iím not going to play the RACE card with you, because itís irrelevant! No one would have a problem (but maybe you) if someone would have, as you say a W.A.S.A World, you know why? Because they already exist. So maybe in the diverse community you say you live in, why donít you start the 1st annual WASA world? Iíll enter a team in your tourney!
Again, Congratulations to Phil Cobbs, George Robinson, Steve Imlay, Ron, Conway,Kennard, Tate & all the other 60's players you did a great JOB!
Sept. 13, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Just so that we stay on point here, and since you allege they already exist, can you tell me when and where is the next W.A.S.A. (in actual name or in spirit) tournament?

I think everyone on here loves to play, and as I said by all accounts it was a very well-run event. No qualms with that at all.

Just curious since you said "with our own rules", what were those rules and how did they differ from 'normal' senior rules? Lord knows I think many of the contrived rules need to be corrected/eliminated, just wondering what you guys used.

Sept. 13, 2011
Pricer
Men's 50
622 posts
rightrj1, first off if you read any of my post. You would know I ride with no one! I have been born and raised in Detroit with many ethnic backgrounds and have never had issue with anyone. I will apoligize right here and now if anyone thought I was being anything but straight forward and honest. I'm comfortable talking about this issue, because I have no axe to grind here. Also rightrj1, your community is my community a well. Let's not make this something it's not. Sometimes it just don't pay to be honest. Why is it when Gary or anyone raises a issue that makes people think, they're trying to create a problem or start an argument? There's no winner here.

MD, I don't see where this is personal.
Sept. 13, 2011
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
WOW....I GUESS I OPENED A CAN OF WORMS!!! I STARTED OUT BY LETTING EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT ALL THE 1ST AND 2ND PLACE PRIZES EVERYONE GOT FOR 1/2 THE NORMAL WORLD ENTRY FEE!! JACKETS, BAGS, WATCHES, BATTING GLOVES, RINGS ETC.
JOHN....WE HAD BILLY STEELE, IMLAY, KENNARD, CONWAY, OCIE, ALVIN, GEORGE ROBINSON, C.C., PHIL COBB[MPV DEF.], LITTLE GEORGE[MVP OF.]CHARLIE, AND MYSELF....GREAT BUNCH OF GUYS!!
ANYONE NEED A ''CHIP'' FOR THE HISPANIC WORLD!!!
IMLAY, STEELE AND I ARE AVAILABLE!!
Sept. 13, 2011
Pricer
Men's 50
622 posts
Sorry, sader. Should have started another thread.
Sept. 13, 2011
goforit
97 posts
Everyone,
This thread was started by Ron to congradulate teams on good wins and for a tournament well run with GREAT REWARDS FOR WINNING (hoping other organizations are watching). Can't we just stay on that topic, i realize other comments have come up that may not sit well with everyone but please take them to another outlet. On this board, there is no way we are going to change the way people think or what was really meant by a comment. I think everyone had complaints about two individuals that don't seem to post any longer for a reason. We don't need others to jump in and take their place. Just my thoughts.

John Giesler
Master Collision
Sept. 13, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
John, all points well taken.

But to compare Pricer and I trying to be a bit philosophical and thought-provoking with Gary C and Einstein is a weeeeee bit of a stretch.
Sept. 13, 2011
goforit
97 posts
Ok Gary it may have been a stretch but i thought it was really starting to get out of hand. I'm happy to see its starting to calm down.

Ron,
That is a great team you all put together. I need to get into that inner circle and go to one of those tournaments some day.

John Giesler
Master Collision
Sept. 13, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
Gary19- Every ASA tournament is a WASA. When I go to any White ran Tournament itís a WASA. LVSS, SSWC, SSWA, USSSA, the Majority is White. Fast Pitch, Slow Pitch, Its all
WASA. And Now You want to start some Shit. Who are You? This was a nice place to share information but you want to start some shit. We Blacks Like to have something to call our own, But you don't like that idea of Black People having something or you would not have asked that question. M F YOU!
Sept. 13, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
The VAST majority of America is white, so why should softball participation be expected to be any different?

And given the widely-held believe that fewer blacks are now playing baseball, which is often where softball players come from, I don't expect a change in that anytime soon.

The degeneration of your post is not at all surprising.
Sept. 13, 2011
stick8
1295 posts
Crusadervb it sounds like some pretty good prizes were handed out. I'm going to guess that the prizes you elluded to were donated by the companies who produced them. Or they were offered at a substantial discounted price.
Sept. 13, 2011
softball4b
Men's 60
756 posts
Kennard, We may have misunderstood Gary's post. He may not have intended to imply a white ASA tournament.

It could have just likely have been

Wussy ASA, Whiney ASA, Wimpy ASA, Wannabe ASA,WouldaCouldaShoulda ASA, Whatsup ASA, Wuh ASA, Whoopsthereitis ASA,Whatever ASA,Whiff ASA, WhippingBoy ASA, Wienerschnitzel ASA and my favorite Wanze ASA.

Whatever the intent, he hijacked a thread that was intended to honor those who hosted and participated in a softball related event.
Sept. 13, 2011
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
Gary do you really play ball? Do you have a softball resume? I for one, would love to hear what it is...you remind me of the guy who has NO talent but is always quick to critize others who are playing the game well!
You never have anything positive to say...
You must be a LONLY OLD MAN!
Last time I looked the VAST majority of America are AMERICANS!!!!!!
Sept. 13, 2011
Funk
43 posts
Johnny Giesler makes an excellent point,

this conversation was positively started

by Ron-D to simply discuss how well

a tournament can be run...

I would hope that there are no efforts to

get away from all the positives that we can

learn and gain from this tournament...


Congrats to Rated Atletics 50's and 60's

team for tearing it up...Ron-C you are a great

coach and leader and I am extremely proud of

you and your team !!!!!


George Robinson ( Thanx Vice !!! )
Sept. 13, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
"Last time I looked the VAST majority of America are AMERICANS!!!!!! "

That drivel is the best you have???????

I repeat "Kind of scares you to realize the intellect of the people in this society"

:(
Sept. 13, 2011
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
JOHN, I HAD NOTHING TO DO PUTTING THIS TEAM TOGETHER, I BELIEVE IT WAS ALL GEORGE, PHIL AND KENNARD.
STICK8, I HAVE NO IDEA IF THE PRIZES WERE DONATED OR WHAT, BOTTOM LINE...WE GOT THEM!!
WHY RESPOND TO THE GUY FROM OHIO, MAYBE HE'LL GO OFF INTO THE SUNSET. IGNORE HIM!! SEE YOUSE GUYS IN VEGAS!!!
RATED ATHLETICS ''CHIP''!! INSIDE JOKE FOR OUR 60'S TEAM.
Sept. 13, 2011
Pricer
Men's 50
622 posts
Like I said earlier, there will be no winners here!
Sept. 13, 2011
SSUSA Staff
1261 posts
Gary19 ... We found you a team that we're reasonably certain "...plays the game the way it should be played!..." No obvious "Special Bats" or other gimmicks either! ... This looks tailor-made for you! ... Enjoy!

JUST KIDDING! (sort of ... but levity much needed!)


Sept. 13, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
oh staff your to much,i really don't think he could make the team tho.......

George thru it together,ok funk u be in trouble now,better hope i don't see you in phx......DOH,LOL.....for you i might just bring sharon,and she gonna give you a beat down......LOL........
Sept. 13, 2011
Funk
43 posts
Bob,

Thanx for you positive comments...

Looking forward to seeing Sharon !

Funny Stuff SSUSA...

G.
Sept. 13, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1980 posts
Hey, goforit (John) are you the tall guy I was talking to in the restaurant Saturday and then after the tourney was over Sunday with the GSF guys?

Mark Weber
Sept. 13, 2011
hitman
Men's 65
306 posts
Staff best post of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HONORS for the STAFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THEY WIN THEY WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALL DIVISIONS ALL AGE GROUPS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sept. 13, 2011
goforit
97 posts
Webbie,

Could it have been Friday night?; if so i'm sorry that i did not introduce myself. I enjoyed the conversation but I walked away after the conversation wondering who the heck i was just talking to (i was pretty tired after a delayed flight and then the car ride to the hotel) still no excuse. I usually like to meet as many people as i can at each tournament and get names. On Sunday i started to put two and two together as you were packing up and driving away to the park (since you were still in the tournament).

See you at the next one
John
Sept. 13, 2011
goforit
97 posts
Ron,

I knew that George and a few others were behind that monster team, i was just using you since you started the thread. George knows people and he knows talent. I guess i better start working on my game again and see if George will throw me a bone someday and invite me (that is if the people above me on the list can't go).

Take care and see you in Phoenix
John Giesler
Sept. 13, 2011
rightrj1
Men's 55
208 posts
Thanks Guys...It's not easy putting 12 guys that don't know each other & who never played together, then meet out of town and win the damp thing!. THANK YOU!!!!with all this stuff on the board I forgot to thank my TEAMMATES R-Time
Senior 50's BASA Champs...
Jimmy,Barry,Dave,Demontro,Willie,Tommy,Eric,Al,Arnie,Kenny & Ricky for a job WELL DONE.....Can you say repeat!!! See ya in St.Louis next year!

Ron 22
Sept. 13, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1980 posts
goforit-yes, that was me-I was going to go with Dennis and some of the GSF guys to Hemet, but I pulled a hamstring in Denver and had to scratch. I didn't realize that was you either--I was the guy giving our big (6'5") guy heck because they walked me to get to him. That's always a mistake, though. He had just won that night game with a 2 run single to cap an 11 run 7th.
Sept. 13, 2011
GeHall44
Men's 55
92 posts
Congrats on the victory Guys.
My 2 favorite "George's" shined from what I hear and I would love to have been George #3 on that team any day. The convention in Charlotte was a powerful positive event just like a Senior Softball World Victory can be, so I came out of the weekend a winner as well. George R. only one mistake out the whole weekend? Awesome. Little George MVP ! Yeah baby.
See you guys in Vegas.
Dave Dowell - please post a picture of that huge pile of cash that SSUSA has been collecting for us, will ya? I bet that will create a good thread, ha-ha.

George Hall
Sept. 13, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
hey funk,congrats,as i know you know how to throw a team together.keep me in mind next year,wouldn't mind seeing some of the old LA guys i used to play against.......
Sept. 13, 2011
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
Congrats to all the west coast guys, Steve, George, Ron.


Always a pleasure to see you guys. Next time dont be so hard on us. For our third place finish even we recieved batting gloves. Thanks to Motown Stars for letting me be a part of their team.
Great to see all the OG guys both 50 and 60. Always get to see
people at this tourney that I havent seen all year for one reason or another. Looking forward to next year already.

Butch
Sept. 13, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Well if those are all one ounce courant gold coins and gold is still hovering around 1500 a ounce thats quite a haul, especially if only for one tourney...lol
Sept. 13, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
Mike,Wuss uh......

Thanks Arnie, the owner of RATED ATHLETICS of CHINO, CA. Who gave both the 50ís and 60s team shirts. Thanks Man, I'll play for you and Ron C anytime. Yeep! I got two rings this past weekend.
Cognates to George and Phillip Cobb, West Coast Stars. Big OC, Ron (Titans), George (Northern Cal Little George) who hit 1000 for the tourney-MVP.Billy Steel my wife loves the way you fielded those ground balls, She said smooth, Big Ron D keeping everyone loose as a goose(or Billy)LOL... And Two Hall of famers Conway Waddy and Steve Imay, With guys like that in front and back of you ..well you got to hit , My friend Alvin Tate(who is hitting his ass off) the sweetest 2nd basemen west of the Mississippi.(we turn 4 double plays) 5 to 4 to 3(Big RonD), Charlie Carter(CC)the Fastest 60+ man I know on planet Earth. Phillip Cobb, Man your USSSA pitching was a sight to be held. Phil was and still is one of the best utrip pitchers in SO CAL.

And Ron D. Yes the Awards that we received were the Best. We were playing for Rings But the Extras...Watches (Real nice), the Bat Bags, and the Mizuno BASA pull over. BASA was not Cheap when it came to giving out nice awards. Heck just the Ring and 1 item still would have out done any of these other Associations while paying them $600+ dollars entry fee. We Senior Players should expect nice Awards. This is America, the riches country on Earth.

I will be purchasing both my 50 and 60 Rings that I was so proud to be a part of.

Sept. 13, 2011
Funk
43 posts
Thanx Kennard,

What you did for both teams was awesome !!!

It was a honor to play with you over the weekend...

You come prepared and you come to win...

I am always going to be supportive of you and

I can't wait to play with you again !!!

George Robinson !!!!
Sept. 13, 2011
gott2play
Men's 55
146 posts
Ron,
Congratulations to you guys on winning BASA. Great to hear that you were able to put together a team capable of winning it all...that's a big deal. Adding to what Kennard stated to Gary19, I thought the World Championships in Phoenix were the WASA Worlds :) Just kidding...enjoy the well earned BASA Champion status.

Tony Baltazar
Barcelona Bandit (ex) - 50 Major
So Cal 55 - Major
Sept. 13, 2011
Dbax
Men's 60
1279 posts
Staff, this is great. Are telling us we can post pics now????????????????
Sept. 13, 2011
Marv19
Men's 60
444 posts
CRUSADERVB and Sweet P: At $375 per team X 270 teams that's $103,125.00
Can you tell me how many teams in each prize paying division? How many fields? Also before you do the math I'd bet the fields don't cost $250 each per day either. Prizes are a by product from the gross net profit. Its the last thing calculated once you estimate what could be left. Or the first depending on how you lay it out. The bigger the gross net the larger the prizes can be. It's just pure economics. Congrats to the winners :O)
Sept. 13, 2011
softball4b
Men's 60
756 posts
I was remiss in not mentioning the brain trust responsible for the putting together and managing 60 team.

George "The Colonel" Robinson.
Sept. 13, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3936 posts
no mike ya got the wrong,he was a commander(or was it captain there funk),he was navy......LOL.............

George will be looking for ya in phx.
Sept. 14, 2011
curveball
Men's 65
400 posts
Rightrj1, "Gary do you really play ball? Do you have a softball resume? I for one, would love to hear what it is...you remind me of the guy who has NO talent but is always quick to critize others who are playing the game well!
You never have anything positive to say...
You must be a LONLY OLD MAN!
Last time I looked the VAST majority of America are AMERICANS!!!!!!"

You hit the nail on the head! He's been called out for his ability and "computer softball trashing" many times, always manages to avoid the issue. I find it ironic he refers to Maddog as "sad", for sad gary19 is. Hard to place any true value of his opinions where he doesn't partisipate in our SSUSA tournaments. Local league play hardly gives him any inkling of what transpires in tournament play.
I've invited him all expenses paid to pitch BP to our guys using non composite bats without a screen after he bashed screens. I asked him his relationship with the big names of the past when he drops them to make you believe he was one of that group, no reply. Name dropping phony........


"What I am saying is for almost 24 years I have been putting my money where my mouth is."
That's what he claims; well, then answer this, in the past 5 years, what National(or as you refer to them Regional) SSUSA Tournaments have you and your team attended that would help place any shred of credibility on your opinions of the sport we partisipate in, and the rules we play by. I'm saying you don't know about the tournament trail, and don't play at a level that would lend credibility to your thoughts about rules and equipment, and what's best for divisions of our game. And, if they were all changed to be exactly like your "silly" thoughts, would you even attend tournaments then? Put your $$$ where your mouth is, give us some credence.....

Sept. 14, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
There is another called BSC that moves the events all over, Link to one next month in Tn looks like a nice park. http://www.blacksoftballcircuit.com/
Sept. 14, 2011
stick8
1295 posts
Crusadervb I have a bit of experience on the business side of this. Usually in a national tournament and one that draws a lot of teams such as this one did, bat,shoe and glove companies will many times donate prizes strictly for advertising purposes. Did any of the companies have a booth on site selling merchandise?
Sept. 14, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
curveball (name unknown, parts unknown; I will leave it to you to figure out the reference),

I have played in a half-dozen tournaments over the past 5 years. Not a ton, but for some of us it doesn't take that many to see and assess the state of senior tourneys. Both years I did it was the same teams in the same tiny brackets.

As far as the screens, they are ridiculous. Perhaps they are needed due to the special bats, but that pretty clearly points out yet another problem the bats have caused. But you knew that, we have been over it.

By the way, I never lived in Nazi Germany but had pretty good reason to believe it wasn't a very good idea. Same with Castro's Cuba.
Sept. 14, 2011
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
MARV & STICK8....
AS FAR AS I KNOW; WE PLAYED @ THE 5-DIAMOND COMPLEX IN JASPER, ALABAMA. THERE WERE 2 OTHER COMPLEXES THEY USED IN BIRMINGHAM. THERE WERE NO SOFTBALL VENDORS AT OUR COMPLEX, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WAS DONATED.
Sept. 14, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Gary19,
"curveball" is not unknown, had you taken the time to look you will find that out.
I found out who you were 3 monikers ago with some work, but he is here, really.
Anyway, I don't think the info is really needed, but rather the content of the post.
Stay healthy.
Sept. 14, 2011
Dusty
Men's 60
7 posts
I'm a little late to the party but I would like to say Congratulations to my friends, George Robinson, Billy Steele and Ron Danoski.

Dusty
Sept. 14, 2011
curveball
Men's 65
400 posts
Gary19, I'm Rob Robinson,home-Las Vegas, play 65 Major+ and 60 Major. Played 60 Major and Major+ in CA before moving here, played AAA and Major before that out of Palm Springs. Attend and enjoy a minimum of 8-9 SSUSA tourneys per year. Have played as many as 12 playing in 2 age groups.
Once again, by your standards($$$ where mouth is), please enlighten us with which actual Tournaments and the team that left you so disillusioned. We'd like to include your observations as credible by someone who has been there and done that, not from someone who is an outsider perhaps jealous of peers having a great time.
When you played in SSUSA Worlds in Phoenix, what part of no competition could you share with us? How many teams were in your Phoenix bracket? Also, with the fields so small and such a lack of competition, did it bore you to win?
Sept. 14, 2011
Funk
43 posts
Thanx Dusty...It is great hearing from you Alan...

Looking forward to getting back with you and Diane !

Again Thanx.....
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