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|Jan. 4, 2005|
Discussion: Ultra II Beyond 2005
I totally agree, let them change the balls and leave our bats alone, we pay a lot of money for them, get used to them, so let us keep what we have. Another nice thing about the Miken is it lessons the shock for guys who have arthritus in their arms and hands, hence another good reason to vote for keeping this bat...
|Sept. 10, 2004|
|Topic: General and miscellaneous|
Discussion: Senior Softball credibility at Fresno
Davy, if you are going to post something like this then get ALL your facts straight first. When the teams went up to the Fresno tournament they were first told that they would be playing within their classified divisions (that would be a first).
Then the bracketing came out and several of the teams complained about the Major + teams being combined with a group of AAA and AA teams. It is not bad to jump up one classification level but to jump up two levels just does not set too well with most people. This was then discussed on the phone prior to our going up with the tournament directors and they said it would be discussed more at the managers meeting prior to the tournament and something would be worked out. At this meeting it was kind of left up in the air as they said 'we will just have to wait and see how things pan out'... well the "panning" out created quite a controversy and a questioning of playing to your full strength and ability (known in some venues as 'sand bagging').
After all the dust had cleared the director said yes, two of the AAA teams would have to go up and play against teams that were two classification levels above them.
At that point these two teams said 'why???, just let us play each other for third place and be done with it as there is no way we can beat a major+ team'.... it would kind of speed things up and we could get on the road back home.
Well the director made a call to Sacramento and the call came back that the final tournament should be within classifications and hence the splitting of the major+ teams off into a two team tournament of their own.
It is unfortunate that there are not more major + teams out there that will travel to these tournaments so the major, AAA, and AA teams can play within their classifications. This is what classifying is all about it right? Hopefully in Las Vegas all teams will only play in their classification levels...
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