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May 20, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championship Compliment and Criticism

Tim thanks for responding to my above post. I know we can't re-change this past weekends results so Thank you for saying going forward that teams who do have them can't use them. This will make it fair and cut down on the complaining from teams going forward. Thanks again.
May 20, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championship Compliment and Criticism

This post is both a compliment and a criticism on this past weekend at the Atlantic Coast Championships. I first want to say thank you to Tim Mcelroy for the way he handled the moving up and the moving back of the games due to the suspected weather conditions. The forecast was not good but he managed the schedule in a way that we were able to complete this tournament. It's a difficult thing to do. Also a compliment for a well run tournament because the competition was good and the fields and complex were second to none. My one criticism for the tournament and this is based on the teams that were affected by this in the tournament was the use of two different balls that were being used in games. When we checked in on Friday we were being sold the red laced Baden Balls 44/375 compression but I believe was a synthetic covering. These balls hit ok except when the day became more humid they became more restricted on distance. On Saturday there were teams swinging the black stitch balls which many teams who were on the receiving end complained because these balls had a better exit velocity through the infield ( 10 mph better than red stitched based on teams opinions) and better distance up to about 25-30 feet more than the red stitched baden balls. My team didn't see this first hand until sunday morning when these were used against us around the 3rd inning in a tight game. And yes we noticed the advantage the other team swinging these received. Some my criticism is that if we are to be swinging the baden fire ball red stitching then don't allow teams to use a different ball unless you allow both teams to agree on it or allow both teams to hit the same ball in the game. I went up to the tent to try and purchase the black stitched balls and was told they weren't selling them. So where they came from who knows but going forward in ssusa tournaments this should be either agreed upon on, sold to everyone or don't allow teams to use them. By the way my team will play in it next year. Thanks and I am sure other teams may have a different opinion. Thank you.
April 24, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Gem City Results

Thanks Stick8
April 24, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Gem City Results

Just curious if anyone knows the results from the recent Gem city tournament. Haven't seen anything posted. Thanks
Feb. 13, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southern Championship Dalton, Ga in March

Hey if your a team attending this can you list your team name and divion. Just seeing who may be going. OTC Elite 50 major
Jan. 7, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New rule on shaved bats

Casey39 I kind of like your thinking on this. But if the bat is found to be legal then pay the player $400 because the the team lost their appeal plus the player loses his bat and has to buy a new one.If its illegal then suspend the player!
Jan. 6, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings bump and then after back down again

Dave thanks for the explanation. Makes sense. Thanks again and happy new year.
Jan. 6, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southern Championship Dalton, Ga in March

Thank you for the feedback. Looking forward to it
Jan. 5, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southern Championship Dalton, Ga in March

Just a genral question to the teams out there. We are looking to attend the Southern Championship in Dalton in March 50 major division. We looked at last years tournament which was held in August which only had 1 major team. Are we anticipating more major teams at this event this year due to the event date change? Just curious because of the distance we are traveling. Thanks for any feed back.
Jan. 5, 2024
Johndoc#7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings bump and then after back down again

I have a question for Dave. In OCT-NOV after worlds teams received a bump in rating. If you look at the ratings today they wentback to their original rating before worlds. Maybe you can explain the rational or the criteria behind it. Just curious. Thanks.
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