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Discussion: 2006 Plano results,anyone got them?

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July 16, 2006
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
2006 Plano results,anyone got them?
Hi,has anyone got the Plano results in the 50 majors and 55 majors, this past weekend, and how hot was it??, look like on TV it was well over a 100 degrees, we will be there on August-10-11-12-13, probably will be hotter then,who else is coming that weekend for the 50 AAA's??, Rabbit, Indiana Classics
July 17, 2006
RIK56
Men's 50
120 posts
METRO COORS LIGHT WILL BE THERE.
July 17, 2006
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi RIK56, it is good that you are comimg, we have been wanting a chance to play you again anyway, Rabbit.
July 17, 2006
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2696 posts
Rabbit, you didn't ask about 50 Major Plus but I'll reply anyway. Specialty Tank placed 4th. When we left Sunday morning Old A's and Ca. Thunder were playing for the loser bracket. Undefeated Randy Smith was awsome Sat night. They would be tough to beat.

I did see Kittrells leave Sunday morning so they must have placed high. Turn 2 Reco was undefeated at that time.

The heat was brutal, 102 according to the thermometer in the car and heard reports of it being 106.

Ridge decided to give all teams 1 dozen balls for us to use at our discression. We could buy more if we wanted. We were told not to keep them on ice but many didn't listen to that. It did make it easier on SPA because they didn't have to chase hr balls.
July 17, 2006
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Hi Bruce, thanks for the info, I was talking to a friend of mind who played in the majors, and he was telling me about the balls, he said teams were calling timeout to put a new ball in and some of the bigger teams had bought 3 or 4 dozen of them, to keep the ball hard all during the game and the games were lasting a long time in the heat because of this, only repeating what i was told, he also said the diamonds were not very good out at Frisco, like you said the heat was brutal. One question, were there a lot of HR hit ? with the 44-375 ball, that they switched to this year? with the Miikens? I would imagine he didnt really matter which ball they used. Rabbit
July 17, 2006
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
421 posts
I watched several games on Saturday and Sunday and saw lots of home runs despite the heat, including one of Bruce's shots against the Mavericks.

All fields in this area are extremely hard and dry. Most area cities are on watering restrictions. We are about 20" inches below our normal rainfall for the last year (normal is only 35-40") and the fields are suffering.

Maybe we'll get lucky and get some rain before the AA & AAA tournaments in August, but it doesn't look very likely at this point.

July 17, 2006
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2696 posts
Thanks TT for the compliment. You know what they say, a blind squirrel finding a nut every now and then.

As for the amount of hrs, we hit anywhere from 4 to 12 or 14 per game.
Saturday night Randy Smith may have hit 10 or 15 in the first inning or two.

The balls were good.
July 17, 2006
SLUGGERS13
35 posts
50's Majors were as follows
1. Anglers Inn
2. Florida Sluggers
3. Sweet Construction
July 17, 2006
DoubleL10
Men's 65
836 posts
50 Major Plus
1. Randy Smith

55 Major Plus
1. Turn 2 / REKCO / County Sports
2. Connecticut Sportsplex (Thermco)

60 Major Plus
1. Team Florida
2. Ruth Realty
3. Old A's
4. Hendricks Sports Management
5. Thomas Engineering
6. NY Statesmen


July 18, 2006
Architect
Men's 60
15 posts
55 Majors:

1 - American Marking (AMI)
2 - DK, Southern Cal
3 - Arizona MOB

My car showed 107 degrees one afternoon and 103 degrees every other day.

Umpires were great, fields were OK but very hard due to high temps. There were very few home runs hit in any of our games. I don't think anybody ever got "pushed".

Generally a great tournament.
July 18, 2006
camps
3 posts
To the Florida Crush- We played the game before yours Saurday at 12:30 on Field 1 in Plano. A 28oz Ultra II was left on the bench, a Number 8 is on the knob and in the M in Miken. If someone from your team picked it up, please ship it back to me. I will pick up all shipping and handling. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated. you can reach me at bcampbell@cellulan.com
July 18, 2006
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2696 posts
Camps, I am guessing that you mean Specilaty Tank/Worth since we have three players from last year's Florida Crush team.
I didn't see a bat or hear of anyone that found one. I'll send an email out amd maybe someone has it or knows where it is.
July 20, 2006
the wood
1087 posts
We (GSF - 55) felt that there were a lot of good things about the SPA 55 Major + tourney. But, no big news here, it is very hot in Texas this time of year. fortunately, the humidity was low due to their drought.
we like the demeanor of the their umpires and their awards. We used to like the fields but, in the past two years, we have played most of our games on their lesser fields.
The issues that we have are... 1) we played the winner bracket final while facing the setting sun... hardly seems fair to either team ... and 2) even in the winner's bracket on Sat, we had to warm up three different times... never had consecutive games. We were told (in Plano and elsewhere) that most teams prefer this over consecutive games. We had games beginning @ 8:30am and the thrid one was @ 6:30pm. This sort of ties up the whole day.
Is it out of the realm of possibility to expect shorter days when in the winner's bracket? What would most teams prefer?
July 20, 2006
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
421 posts
wood,

You just hit one of my pet peeves when you mentioned hitting with the sun in your face. I've encountered this twice in past SPA nationals, also in the LVSSA, and in 3 of 6 games at last years SSWC worlds in Phoenix. In all of these cases the sun was directly behind the pitcher. Sure it effects both teams equally, but it sure does take a lot of joy out of the game. It seems like these field/time of day situations would be known conditions and could be anticipated and avoided. It's especially bad when it happens in a critical game as it did to you.

By the way, it got even hotter this week than it was for the tourney.
July 21, 2006
DoubleL10
Men's 65
836 posts
TT-
Ouch! It got HOTTER?? Wow, I'm glad I'm back in Houston where it is "only" in the high 90's...not to mention the high humidity!

It took me a couple of days to recover from being out in that heat for most of Friday and Saturday. Unfortunately (fortunately?), we got clubbed by the Old A's on Sunday morning and spent THAT day driving back to Houston.

As always, it was good to see old friends, although with several of the 55 teams out at Frisco, I did not get to see anyone until Sunday morning.

Congratulations to Team Florida for winning the 60 Major Plus. That's two for my old Orange Crush teammates Max Reed, Danny Maus, Ed Rose and Tommy Giles (class of 1996).
LL
July 21, 2006
OREO
Men's 60
88 posts
DOES ANYONE KNOW FINAL STANDINGS IN
PLANO FOR 60+ MAJORS????
July 21, 2006
camps
3 posts
BruceinGA,

Thanks for the help, the bat has surfaced. Good luck this year.Maybe we;ll see ya in Seatlle. CC Red
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