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Discussion: Terry et al

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Oct. 8, 2007
Men's 50
3114 posts
Terry et al
I've just learned that SSUSA will not
release Pat Tobin from the Kidsforever roster
to play with whomever in Phoenix.
What a mistake!
What a seemingly political decision denying the right
of a player to play in an open tounament because more
powerful and influencial members whisper in Terry's ear.
I was told that Terry is a super advocate of human rights
and as a one time journalist believes strongly that powerful institutions should never mean more than the dignity and basic rights of any member of a society.
But that''s not what this looks like at all.

Free Pat Tobin, Terry.
There's still plenty of time till Phoenix.

And while we're at it
I met no one at either LVSSA weekend who said they supported
the enfranchisement of Gary 19 on the message board
and, check this out
no one who thinks you're doing the right thing
letting him and the situation slide into oblivion.
Oct. 8, 2007
Men's 60
53 posts
I am with you all the way about TNG (Gary 19) but have one suggestion. If you are going to contact Terry, do it directly and not on the web site. I have problems with the lack of enforcement but I did not use the web site as a sounding board but sent a message to him directly.

See you in Phoenix.
Oct. 8, 2007
Men's 50
3114 posts
I've been speaking with Dave Dowell
about these matters at great length
and have gone "public" to get/show support
to right some wrongs as I and many others
see them.
Thanks for the support.
Oct. 9, 2007
Men's 60
1024 posts
I hope someone from SSUSA will look at this post and review their stance on keeping and active 60+ adult grounded. Medically there is no logic for this thought process by SSUSA. If someone from outside senior softball looked at this ruling they would question the sanity. The human body was designed for motion, as a group participation at the senior level needs to be celebrated. I copied something from what I gather is SSUSA's mission statement sounds like it's collecting dust in a closet instead of proudly displayed for all to see.

Men must be 50+ and women 45+ to play and everyone is welcome. "This is a sport that doesn't discriminate," said founder Bob Mitchell. "Not by age, not by sex, not by race and not by religion. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for any senior to play softball."

Time to make the right decision. Again good luck to Mr. Tobin.
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