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Discussion: Vegas 60's AA ?

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Sept. 26, 2011
local
128 posts
Vegas 60's AA ?
Couple of teams showed up at the Vegas Masters as 60 AA and got moved up after seeding games. One team from Tucson, Skate8 (?), scored 44 runs against a Aro Glass. Aro had to spot them 5 runs. The tournament directors move them and another team up to AAA for bracket play. Someone said they where the OTD team from AZ. OTD won Worlds last year as a AAA and are rated as a Major according to SSUSA. I don't know the team or if this is true or not. Anyone know the real story if there is one. Credit the directors for taking action.
Sept. 26, 2011
Duke
Men's 60
725 posts
local,

If that team was in fact OTD, they won the Phoenix Worlds from the loser's bracket last year in the AAA division by double dipping the team from the winner's bracket and have been rated Major all year. Assuming it was the same team and players, why would they enter the AA bracket? Also, it was commendible for LVSSA to move them up to AAA, but I would be disappointed that they did not bump them to Major. Again, the assumption is that it is the same team(OTD), playing under a different name. This is another reason, that merging with SSUSA, that this will not happen. Rosters would be checked prior to beginning the tournament. I do admit, it can be difficult at times, because a few years back, a team in the Winter Worlds for SSUSA, entered as a AA team, but loaded up with 4-5 Major players. Once caught, they were bumped up to AAA or asked to go home.

Andy Smith,
55 Major/60 Major Plus
Sept. 26, 2011
local
128 posts
Duke,

They got double dipped on Sunday.
Sept. 26, 2011
Cabs51
Men's 60
12 posts
No "real story" here. Only 4 OTD players from last years team. Only two that started and the Manager (me) that never played. It is a Sunday league team that has not played in a tourny all year long. We got hot in the open inning scored 19 runs. Next game got run ruled by another "AA" team after only scoring 12 runs. Agian no "real story" just a bunch of buddy's that wanted to play for the fun of it. It started out a AAA AA bracket. Ended up with 4 AAA and 5 AA teams. Congrats to the Aro Glass team played 4 in a row and did double dipp us. Great bunch of guy's good luck in Phx.

Paul Land
OTD manager (for about 25 years)
Sept. 27, 2011
#19
Men's 60
252 posts
Why didn't you play "just for the fun of it" at a higher level? ... AA??? ... Really??? ... Doesn't pass the smell test!
Sept. 27, 2011
Cabs51
Men's 60
12 posts
I should have added that OTD folded after key players moved on to other teams and I steped down as manager. Some of the guy's moved down to play with a couple of local Tucson teams. The team I played on in LV only hit 3 home runs in 7 games. Two of the other "AA" teams that got moved up hit 6 out in one game. We played Aro Glass 4 out of 7 games a very good AAA team and even better guy's I enjoyed playing you guy's. Best of luck to all the teams going to Phx this year stay safe and have "fun"

On another note, one of the players that rode back with me passed out and I gave him CPR. He was taken to the Kingman Hospital and thank god is doing great. If you do not know how to perform CPR learn. I learned at a meeting in Tucson for all the players of the Tucson Sunday league.

Paul Land
Sept. 27, 2011
local
128 posts
Cabs,

Thanks for the clarification. I have never based anything on "rumors". The other rumor was Aro had the advantage because we are from the Washington State and were use to the heat!!! Wow it was hot .
Sept. 27, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Why would Varsity-caliber players ever want to play at the Freshmen level?
Sept. 27, 2011
Cabs51
Men's 60
12 posts
Hey Local,

That was a cool weekend for us desert rats. And you guy's had the advantage because you hit S word out of the ball and catch the pop ups LMAO.
Sept. 27, 2011
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
403 posts
Any team that can hang with Aro Glass is a very good team. Aro is a very solid AAA club with a great group of classy players.
Sept. 27, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1992 posts
We stayed 55AAA to stay away from them!!!! LOL Good luck in Phoenix!
Sept. 27, 2011
Cabs51
Men's 60
12 posts
Would like to add that OTD played in every LVSSA Maters since 9/14/01 at the 50/55/60 level untill this year so we did support LVSSA and enjoyed our trips there. This was the first year I went as just a "player" and had a blast untill I came up lame in the last game. About 5 years ago was knocked out cold by a ball to the back of the head but still kept going back for some crazy reason oh that's right for "fun" LMAO.
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