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Jan. 14, 2008
Men's 65
4549 posts
Summit representatives
It might be well worth knowing at what level\age bracket each of the representatives is in this posted along with the other info already supplied.
I thought the “Summit” was brought about for the good of the whole, and not necessarily, as the reality might prove, that they have a specific interest to look out for. And for sure, some do.
From exchanging ideas, all the debate and all the way through the vote, the process should be for that purpose, the benefit for all. Not for some deep down “Well I need to look out for my interest, age, division, area, etc, etc.” You need to represent more than that here, for not every region is represented.
If you just happen to be one of the fortunate ones, that are a heavily funded or provider of those funds for a team, I can’t help wonder where your priority lies. Unfortunately it’s one of those reality things; it’s going to happen anyway. After all, it always comes down to the money; follow the money trail it always goes home.
When I got involved, it was for those 50 and over. At 49, I couldn’t play seniors, I tried. I continued to play u-trip and ASA.
I guess one could say that allowing the younger men in “seniors” is akin handing them a learner’s permit to play. We’d be there to watch them, play, and reach the age of majority.
The titles for assn’s that state “Senior” somewhere in it should be just that. Perhaps now the younger you are, is really, the older you are. Pretty soon, once you become 18, you will be welcomed so we can guide you into the fold with a “senior” assn. Younger men & women do have a large variety of other assns to play in. It’s not like they are not going to have a place to play, but they might not be able to use the Ultra2 bat. I’d think they don’t need it anyway.
We already let women play on the “men’s” teams, but men cannot play on their “women’s” teams. That’s because the women were smarter than the men in writing up their bylaws. Maybe we should call it co-ed senior ball, or start one. Just another way to bring in revenue, a goal, all is seeking.
Just do the right thing.
Jan. 14, 2008
Men's 65
3146 posts
Your mentioning of women in senior softball reminded me of the situation at our senior league. Last week we had three women try out. I heard that one was very good while the other two were "lacking" in skill.
I'm curious to see how this plays out.
Jan. 14, 2008
Men's 65
4549 posts
Bruce we have 5 in our league. But the BOd tries to discourage them by hanging rules. These gals are in no way tournament quality.
The only allowed them in to avoid the risk of a law suite.
When I was on the BOD later I was able to get them to apply for a tax exempt status which they got but they failed to go all the way and get a 501(c).
Leagues need to consider them both.
I was only on that specific board for a year, but it was a good ride. Later they changed terms of office and more rules. It's totally messed up now.
Aah, but that's the way it goes sometimes.
I love to see a gal who can play ball. The main sporting event I attend is Fresno States girls softball when I'm not playing ball somewhere and they have a home game.
I hope it works out...Or you might just have 5 weak spots,even at catcher.
Jan. 14, 2008
the wood
Men's 65
1123 posts
What is it that you are trying to ask/say? Is it that those players that are less than 50 shouldn't be perceived as seniors? If so, how does having 40 & 45 divisions hurt us?
Yes, the Summit Advisory Board should be for the benefit of the whole. The US Congress should also look out for the best interests of the US populace as a whole but history has shown that they first seek advantages for their constituents.
The Advisory Board is no different... other than we don't get the same level of retirement income as Congressmen and Congresswomen.
I know from my own perspective, we try to do what we feel is in everyone's best interest as long as it doesn't negatively impact our own team or division. There are certain times that we will 'go against our own grain'.
But if you feel strongly about it why don't you 'throw your hat into the ring'?
Jan. 14, 2008
223 posts
we have 12 women in our league in houston,we have 24 teams 4 skill levels,some of the women play on womens senior tournament teams. They are very active ,some manage and do well in drafting players.some are very good,some catch,and ever pitch goes to to screen .but the municipality that gives us the fields say anyone over 50.
Jan. 14, 2008
Men's 60
113 posts
I watched the three women that Bruce mentioned get evaluated Saturday. One could could probably play somewhere in the league, but not in the National league. The other two would most likeky get hurt at any level of men's play. I have no problem having women in the league as long as the level of play is not compromised.
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