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Discussion: Sand bagging in round robin

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Oct. 26, 2006
153 posts
Sand bagging in round robin
Just returned from the Huntsmen Games. We played 55 AAA. Last year we moved up to 50 A and were gone 0-2. This year we win 3 RR games and we end up in AAA, again 0-2. I can't help but think some teams dog it to stay in the lower brackets. Modesto BlackHawks (always a contender) won the C division ! Other very good teams happen to stay in the lower brackets. SSUSA seems to be the only association that has it right.
Oct. 26, 2006
mad dog
Men's 65
4149 posts
local what is your point and who did you play for.i played with the blackhawks and they had 10 guys plus the coach who can barely move,he is due for knee replacement just after thanksgiven.we played 3 rr games and did not sand bag 1 bit(we did lose all of them).we were missing 4 guys who were a major portion of the team not able to make it there.we did not ask for the c div or play to be put there.
i also played with a 50(envirovac marauders,a 50 AAA)who ended playing in the major div b/c we had won our 3 RR games.we did not complain about it.we just played,so get over it.
bob butler
Oct. 26, 2006
153 posts
The point is this. If your a Good team all year i.e. Playing on Sunday in the title round at National tournaments in Reno and SSWS Seattle. Why would you want to play C ball. I think (my opinion) you should be placed in a division that is consistent with where you have played all year. You guys playing C ball is a joke.

Maybe Ruth Reality should play B ball if they are missing a couple of players, I don't think they would want to do that. They know where they belong and continue to prove they are one of the top teams in the country. You should be proud to play on the team you do and play the best teams in your division. That's my point. I am over it !!!
Oct. 27, 2006
Men's 65
601 posts
Local, nobody sand bagged on that team. Of the eleven player there 8 of us could have played on a 60's team. We would have played in any division we were assigned but that was where we were placed. We played very good competitive teams during and after the round robin and did not change players or approach to ANY of the games. The ONLY change that was made was that 4 of us went out and bought new bats mid way though the tournament as the sad assortment of bats we originally brought were clearly way below what the first few teams we played were using. It was our first trip the the Huntsman Games so bat wise we were intitially unprepared.
Any questions? Seek us out in Vegas - Pete #13/1B/Black Hawks. Cya there.
Nov. 13, 2006
7 posts
Having played the Blackhawks this year I can tell you this team does not sandbag.They play hard but they are honest and fair.We have played them at least 10 times this year.If you talked to them you will see they are a good group of guys.The manager of this team would not allow them to do that.They are just a team that never gives up.I wasn't at that tourney so i don't know how things happened.But one thing I am certain of is that the Blackhawks are not sandbaggers
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