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Discussion: Eastern Nationals

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May 19, 2022
26 posts
Eastern Nationals
Are those poorly maintained 400-foot fields being used again this year? After playing on them last year, I would consider it senseless to waste my time and money again.

May 19, 2022
886 posts
For whatever reason, you seem to have a negative attitude toward the program, the tournaments we host and the facilities we use. I'm not in really in the mood to argue with you but will say this-
Loudoun County provides first class playing facilities using maintenance staff that takes pride in their work. Fields are touched up at least every other game, given mid-day drags and pre-championship game drags. Heck, I've been there when they've cut the outfield grass in between games.

Potomack Lakes and Brambleton will be used for the Eastern National again this year. If those fields and that level of service are what you consider "poorly maintained" then maybe you should consider staying home.

Tim McElroy
May 21, 2022
491 posts
THANK you very much for your last comment.
People need to quit bitching about everything and just play ball.

Everyone complains about fields at some point in time ( I have myself), but both teams play on the same field and things are equal. Say your piece and get on with the game.
We are still playing a kids game at our age which should be appreciated.
Just my 2 cents, but again, thanks for saying what everyone else is thinking.
May 24, 2022
26 posts
I see you don't think or care much of your customers and their opinions. Excellent business model.

Those 400 foot fields are absurd and were in awful shape. Simple fact that can be verified by anyone who participated last year.

Anyway, thanks for responding.
May 24, 2022
26 posts
Brett, I guess you don't understand the consumer/business relationship. As someone who spends hard earned money playing senior softball, I prefer to be satisfied that I am getting the value I deserve.

And by the way, THEY are lucky we are still playing at our age not vice versa. You can call it complaining, I will call it fiscal responsibility.

May 24, 2022
Men's 70
4054 posts
Jeff50 ... Implicit in any "good-faith criticism" is a reasonable expectation that the critic provide an alternative they believe would mitigate the problem ... It's easy to shirk that responsibility as an anonymous poster like yourself ... What would YOU suggest we do for this year's Eastern National's in light of probably losing one four-field park (that MAY be replaced by a two-field supplemental location)? ... If you don't have one, that's fine, but the only logical reaction here would be to dismiss your comments as irrelevant ...

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