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Discussion: championship rings

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Oct. 29, 2004
king of pain
10 posts
championship rings
has this ever crossed anyones elses mind about tournament championship rings from the spa torurnaments. why is it that only major-major plus teams get these rings? does this seem fair to all the aa- aaa teams that play in the same tournaments run by the spa but are considered second class because thet dont hit home runs every time up?? why is it aa-aaa pay the same entry fee as major- plus teams but end up getting 10$,dimestore watchs for winng the championship! why is it that aa-aaa teams spend just as much money to play in these tournaments but dont get the same rewards if their fourtanate to win one, why is this?? agian, are major teams just so superior that the spa feels they deserve rings??i think not. as as matter of fact, winng a national in any bracket is a major accomplishment and should be rewarded justly. as a fact, it IS harder to win a aa-aaa crown just for the fact you have 5 times as many teams to play compared with maybe 4 or 5 major teams playin each other 3 times each to win the fact is its harder to win aaa-aaa just because of the amount of games you play, why shouldnt you get a ring?? i think this is wrong and needs to be address by the spa as soon as possible.
by the way, ive played at every level of ball(major,aaa, aa) and have won a world title or the national title so this is not sour grapes by any means, just what should be fair to ALL divisions, not just favot the major teams.
Oct. 29, 2004
Men's 55
451 posts
Oct. 29, 2004
12 posts
I agree, when we won in Co in 98
we weregiven watches and even the band on mine was broken.All pay the same all should get the same awards............
Oct. 29, 2004
Men's 50
3114 posts
I think all should be entitled to get rings that reflect their accomplishments.
Yet, only one can say world champion without classification and that's the one for major plus.
The others should say what they are and I don't see any problem in that.
If a tournnament like SPA wants to give major plus rings as a special reward to the best players in the country, what's wrong with that .
You earn the right to the highest award possible when you open up to play the to best teams in the country.
Don't you?

Oct. 29, 2004
Men's 60
203 posts
You know Einstein, I actually agree with you this time. Besides, a big disparity in prize packages might just be the best way of keeping teams from playing down.
Oct. 30, 2004
king of pain
10 posts
einstien, personally i have won 3 world titles in 3 different levels of play and let me tell you it was no less gratifying to win at aa as it was to win at major,it was all a great feeling,and maybe it will never happen agian because as you know winng 1 time is hard enough and you have to have some luck to do it, thats why i feel the rewards should be the same for aa as major as unfortunatly not every player is a stud and cant compete in the majors but the winng of a world or national title shoud not be considered second class to the major level. thats my thoughts!!
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