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Discussion: who do you trust

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May 6, 2009
Men's 60
1175 posts
who do you trust
I have a question for all, we went to play in a fun tournament in Baytown. It was a SPA tournament.We picked up a few players who were friends and good ball players.We played 3 games on Friday and then the rain came and it was cancelled.We found out later that one of the players we picked up to play went behind our backs and tried to pick up some of our players to play on his team, I don't know, it just didn't set well with some of us, your thoughts.Thanks.
May 6, 2009
Men's 50
202 posts
He must have been a good player because no friend would do that to a team. I know a few people like that in the Pacific Northwest. It's a shame people have to be like that butt they are around.
May 6, 2009
316 posts
he wasn't that good of a player,he's more of a legend in his on mind
May 6, 2009
Men's 55
108 posts
I've been coaching senior ball for 6 years now. I have been in the same situation many times, plus I have also been the recruiter, still am, looking for a SS in AZ(55AAA). When I'm looking @ a player on an other team, I always let the other coach know that I'm going to talk to him. The one thing that I love in the ballplayers, the ones I've talk to, if they have made commitments to their teams, they keep it. They don't jump ship, leaving the team hanging.

Agave Realty
May 7, 2009
Men's 60
1175 posts
Thanks guys, The good thing is the players he talked to came to us and wanted to know what was his problem and we said he had too may problems to talk about, Thanks again and good luck this year !
May 7, 2009
Men's 65
271 posts
I recently had a player jump from my team to another. I figure if the player is that willing to leave a team just prior to a tourney than it,s probably best for both.Managers who recruit player's without at least letting the current manager know is BUSH IMO. I don't own my player's they have the right to play on any team they want,but they should at least respect the their current teammates and not leave them hanging.I would like to clarify that the Mgr who added the player that left our team, I do not believe is at fault,there were other circumtances which were in play.
May 7, 2009
Men's 70
502 posts
We always told our kids that if they made a commitment to an activity (sports, church, extra curriculars at school) they had stay through the season. Seems to me like if it was good for kids, it ought to be good for seniors, as well.
May 7, 2009
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
well ,thank goodness your players came to ya and let ya know what was going on.or this situation, you could of been told by your team that there has to be a vote for ya to stay b/c ya missed 1 tournament last yr and might have to missed some this yr b/c of the economy.
May 12, 2009
197 posts
Although a Mgr. can't control where anybody wants to play, it would appear your better off without this kind of "friend"
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