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Jan. 14, 2013
Paco13
364 posts
ISSA OR SSUSA TOC
If any team bordering VA is in need of either a 50 or 55 AAA/MAJOR player please let me know. However, I will need assistance with the flight and hotel cost. I play SS/2nd with the flat bellies and mainly play OF on senior ball. My speed is more helpful on the OF on senior ball than with the flat bellies. I did not play any SSUSA tourneys last year. Played few ISSA 50M AND one 55AAA tourneys last year.

PR NINJA OUT

JESUS TE AMA...
Jan. 15, 2013
bucs15
19 posts
Paco13 you need to join one team and stay with them instead of freelancing every tournament.I have played against you numerous times and you are a excellent ball player in either 50 or 55.IMO you do not belong playing AAA at all.Maybe I'm wrong but we have been told you can only play these tours with the roster that got you there.Maybe rep from issa or ssusa could verify.Anyway good luck this year and I'm sure I'll play against you somewhere.Dan (Who's on First)
Jan. 15, 2013
Paco13
364 posts
Thanks for your comments it is greatly appreciated especially coming from somebody with your resume. Here is the problem most of the Senior Tourneys are out of town (VA Beach) and it cost a lot of money to play senior ball...It is very difficult for me to committ because the expectation is for you to be there at every tourney...you are talking between gas, hotel, food over $200-300 a weekend. Most teams play every other weekend which money wise cost around 400-500 a month. I can't afford that. Metro Stars was different they were fully sponsored, but driving 200-300 miles by yourself gets old especially coming back on Sundays after playing the entire weekend. So we parted on a mutual agreement...one of the best teams I ever play with, amazing bunch of Gents and for ever I will be in debt to the Marks and the team. I enjoy senior ball but can't afford it...so I play mostly with the flat bellies at no cost or very little maybe $20 here and there. I can play senior now and then but most good teams need committed players which is understandable. That is why now and then I come on the board and put my name out there...Personally I believe that it should be allowances withing the various Senior ball organizations to allow players like me to play as needed...I know a lot of people spend a lot of money to play, perhaps they have it like that, I don't. So is not a commitment issue as much a is a finance issue. Again thanks.
Jan. 15, 2013
the answer
Men's 55
104 posts
the same with me paco..just cant afford all that traveling all year long so I hope to make 1 trip to fla with wife and kids to escape the winter .I am also looking for the ssusa feb toc..found a team for Issa.I am driving cant afford 4 plane tickets will be in fla jan 23 and hope to play both toournaments
Jan. 15, 2013
the answer
Men's 55
104 posts
can play 50 or 55 aa aaa or major..will need an ssusa card I believe so let me know asap thanks
Jan. 16, 2013
Webbie25
Men's 60
1973 posts
Paco-from one who could not afford much travel most of his career, I understand that problem. It's one reason I didn't play much outside New Mexico-could not afford it. Back in the late 70's and early 80's I even sold furniture to make a couple tournaments-ex-wife didn't like that very much. Until I was 50 I was paycheck to paycheck. Finally, a couple breaks, and I can travel now. But I still have to be careful.
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