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Discussion: Phoenix World Tournament

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Sept. 7, 2009
MAC #7
6 posts
Phoenix World Tournament
I am looking to pick up with a team for the 50 or 55 and over World Tournament. Our 50 and over team Michael Valerio CPA has decided not to go to Phoenix. I already have plane and accomadations reserved for that week. I play the outfield and have played on numerious world championship teams.I have some versatility and can play some infield also. Our team plays out of Michigan. Please respond if there is any interested team that I could help fill in with for this tournament. Thank you Mike "MAC McLellan. I am 55 years old.
Sept. 8, 2009
Men's 55
178 posts
MAC would be a welcome addition to any team. I have played against him for many years, and had the honor of playing with him this year.(ISSA Worlds)Very good outfielder with an excellent stick. A very classy guy too. Good luck, Mike.

Jim (Wealth & Wisdom / Remax)
Sept. 8, 2009
Men's 50
1375 posts
I am sure MAC is an excellent player, but picking a player up for a 'World' tournament doesn't exactly strike me as proper. Shouldn't teams dance with who brung them?
Sept. 13, 2009
1606 posts
I will echo Jimmy's sentiments 100%. I've known Mac for a long time and not only is he an excellent player but he's a better person. It's unfortunate Mac's team encountered some "politics" and isn't making the trip to Phoenix.
I do agree with Dirty's point however. Teams should go to the dance with who they've had the whole year. But sometimes due to work, family and other unforseen happenings not everyone can make the trip. I do know USSSA has a 72 hr pick up rule--teams can add a player to their roster up to 72 hours before their world tournament. I'm not sure if SSUSA has a rule like that or not.
Sept. 14, 2009
23 posts
I believe that the only way that a team should be allowed to pick up a player for a national tournament would be if they only had 10 players and he would be the 11th. But the team should be checked during the tournament to make sure that they dont have more than 11. If they have more than that the team should be disqualified from competion this would keep teams from just loading up when they have enough players to play. I know that it is not the players fault when a team disbands or just cant go but it isnt fair to teams that keep there same rosters for the nationals.
Sept. 16, 2009
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
i do think you can add 2 if your down to 10 from your same age bracket,at least that what it used to if go add from the next older bracket(50 adding 55's) you can add more than 2.
i do believe most teams like to have the original roster for them to go with,but stuff happens.
Sept. 16, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
Read pages 27\8 in book, that should help.
Sept. 16, 2009
Men's 50
128 posts
Where do you find a rule book? Is it printed online somewhere?
Sept. 16, 2009
Men's 60
1718 posts
Click on "tournaments" above, then click on "rules."
Sept. 17, 2009
47 posts
Would like to play for 60 AA/AAA team at Phoenix. My team is not going. I already have transportation and lodging. Must be a team bordering Missouri. Play OF. 314-517-5994
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