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Discussion: Want to go to Seattle

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Aug. 18, 2006
Gene22
Men's 55
78 posts
Want to go to Seattle
The Ohio Silverados 50 AA are not going to Seattle to play in the National Championship game and the World (not enough players). We came in 2 firsts, 2 seconds and 1 third. I am a Good Pitcher, Catch, 1st Base and EH. I am 54 years old (will not be 55 till June 07). I bat right handed 700+ w/ back side hitting w/ average speed. Last year in Phoenix, the team I played for, came in second 50 AA. Willing to pay my own way if necessary. I will be willing to play AAA. I live in OHIO. Please respond at this message board or at: OhioSilverado22@AOL.COM

Thank You in advance,
Gene D. Riddlebaugh
Ohio Silverado # 22
Aug. 21, 2006
bucky
Men's 50
13 posts
It's been awhile since we talked.Sorry to here that happend. Hope you latch on with a team. I left Lima and moved to Chicago.

Bill
Aug. 21, 2006
Gene22
Men's 55
78 posts
Bill: It was a good year. I got 2 All Worlds this year. Yea, I realy wanted to go with the Silverados, but I guess it was not to be. We are going to the Winter Worlds in Ft. Myers. Keep in touch and good luck. You will like Chicago, if you can figure out the colors (Chicago Blues-Reds-Pinks Etc.), but all good teams.
Gene
Aug. 22, 2006
JTS2
Men's 55
88 posts
Just a question. How can you pickup with another team having played with the Silverados all year? According to the rules a team that has already qualified can only pickup players from the next higher age classification. This is one of the biggest problems I see in the World tournaments. Teams pickup good players and add them to their rosters just for the world tournament.
Aug. 22, 2006
jc24
96 posts
Gene22...just a recommendation...I'd call Terry H. on this before you get yourself and a team in a forfiet situation out in Seattle.
I'm pretty confident if you are NOT on a roster by now to a team going to Seattle, NO ONE ELSE can add or pick you up for their roster.
I'd check it out!
Aug. 22, 2006
Michigan Vet
Men's 55
230 posts
Gene, he is right, you can not add players to your roster for Seattle. The players that played in Qualifying tourny are the ones that have to go to worlds! We lost 4 guys from last years team and added one 55 yesr old (Buzz) and three 50 year olds, that is why they moved us up tp AAA. By the way Buzz is no longer on our team, he is not going to Vegas!

Chuck
Pinnacle #8
Aug. 22, 2006
Gene22
Men's 55
78 posts
To all respondents:

The point is moot. There are no teams boardering Ohio going to Seattle (this is a must). It's so sad that no teams (midwest and east), other than Chicago Classics are going (good luck guys). The TD (SSUSA) can OK a 50 AA player to play 50 AAA and up. A team that has lost players, can make a request to replace with additional players (1 or 2). As for the statement that I would place a team in a "Forfeit Situation" through my actions, is just stupid on your part, as when you tried to keep Forest Hickman from playing in Manassas with us with your lies. As for you sir (Jerry Carter/Dayton Legends 50), I will take up this matter with you the next time I see you. Between the player who will protect himself + cost of travel, room and board, the manager that will protect his team and SSUSA that will protect the game, as stated above and in my post, in this case (The World), it could not happen. All I wanted to do is PLAY and Play Fair.

Gene D. Riddlebaugh
Ohio Silverado # 22
Aug. 22, 2006
Gene22
Men's 55
78 posts
Oh, I forgot.....Chuck, Moot means....resolved and thus not worthy of discussion. Ha Ha love ya buddy.
Aug. 23, 2006
Michigan Vet
Men's 55
230 posts
Thanks Gene, I was going to ask Mike what that meant!!
It was just too expensive for us ti go to Seattle, four of our guys just refused to go. Are you going to Vegas?
Aug. 23, 2006
CAT
148 posts
Gene, you are coming down a little too harshly on JC of the Dayton Legends. In general, he was correct. You can not just be added to a team unless done by the sanctioning director. And then the TD would probably like to see you on a qualifying roster with the team that you had played. AS for the Manassas incident with Mr. Hikman or the likes, you can always move up in competitive level however, you can never move down. In this case, I believe Mr. Hickman played for a AAA team and the Silverados were AA.....The only possibility of playing down is outside your age bracket. I hope that this confers with the issue in hand. Personally, I like the SSUSA but I think that they made a BIG mistake about playing the Worlds and Nationals in Seattle. Again, it is just about money. My advice is to save your money and spend a little longer in Ft. Myers enjoying the weather and playing ball while the other many other players in the "rust belt" are freezing their tooches off !!
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