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July 8, 2010
730 posts
post that was deleted
I had posted that I coud not go to and event called the CST because there were bat DR's there. That is the reason that I don't go.

It seams as though many mis-interpeted my comment.

1, a couple of Dr's go to this event, out of the 100's that go and enjoy a great time I know of 3.

2. Curt and Audie do a fantastic job of putting this event on every year and it continues to grow.

3. In my position I cannot engage people that are involved in this, and the Hollis's cannot tell people that have done nothing to them not to come. I know one of the guy's involved in this. He is actually a great guy doing something dumb. That is JUST MY opinion and my opinion only.

So any of you that think there is more to this are wrong, they do a great job of putting on this event. I Just can't get involved in it. Like I said to Curt this morning. I am married so I wouldn't put myself in the position of having a stripper hanging around me either.
July 8, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
kevin,i hope post wasn't deleted b/c of my asking you to come down,and than referring to something that happen to have always been very staunch on the non-association with doctors,and i don't blame you.good luck in your future ventures.
July 8, 2010
79 posts

Thank you for the post clearing that up! As most everyone here knows, Kevin is in a position, through his association with Anaconda Sports and his work behind the scenes on several committees, including those involving bat standards, that he feels he can’t attend open softball camps such as the Classic Spring Training because anyone can attend these event, including even known bat doctors. I can appreciate his commitment to holding the highest standards for himself and I respect his decision.

To further explain what happen a good faith offer by Maddog was made to Kevin asking him to come to the CST event (run by Curt Hollis) where he could get the bat some exposure. The following post was by Kevin who mentioned he couldn’t come to the event because his doesn’t associate with known bat doctors.

I received calls from around the country from guys saying “Curt, I know your not like that” and why would Kevin trash you like that on a national board. I got to say, this got my blood pumping like it hasn’t pumped in years!

After viewing the thread, I called ask Terry and asked him to delete the “white bat thread” as I felt it was slandering me and my event. Terry read the thread and agreed to delete it.

In the meantime, Kevin called me to clear this misunderstanding up. I’ve known Kevin for several years and he has always treated me fairly. He explained what he was trying to say and that he didn’t mean it the way I and several other people had intrepid it. I fully accept his explanation and I look forward to our continued friendship for years to come.

Now, to the guys that read the thread before it was removed. About 125 guys/gals attend the event and 2 are known bat doctors, that’s less than 2%. I have played softball games where there are more bat doctors on the field than this. Please don’t go away thinking the CST is a bat doctor’s convention because it isn’t. The non profit event is put on once a year by softball players for softball players. It is as much a social event as it is a softball event.

I want to thank a couple of people, first off I want to thank Terry Hennessey for his quick response but even more so for what he does for softball. Its guys like this that make the world go around. Thanks again Terry!

Secondly, I want to thank Kevin for his work behind the scenes to clean the game up. Kevin has being working in this direction for years.

I have been doing some work behind the scenes also. I’ll soon be bringing what I have been working on to the national stage for everyone’s critique……any hopefully…some help.

God Bless,
curt hollis
July 9, 2010
Men's 65
3146 posts
Those of us that know Curt, Kevin and the CST didn't take Kevin's post as a slam on Curt or CST. Looking back on it I do see where some that haven't been involved with the event or Curt may have taken it the wrong way.
July 9, 2010
Men's 55
12 posts
Ditto Bruce. Next year will be my fifth yesr attending and it is a quality event. Curt and all of his staff put forth a great effort for it to be successful and fill the needs of all attending. I did not take anything Mad Dog or Kevin said as trashing the CST.
July 9, 2010
Men's 50
3114 posts
Curt, Wow.
Well said, complete, respectful
without pulling any punches.
Terrific response.
Good luck in all your endeavors.
July 9, 2010
Sweet P
Men's 60
186 posts
Trumpball, will you guys be at the SPA next week in Dalton. A few of us or looking to purchase new Combats.

West Coast
July 10, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
curt sorry this made such a stir,i didn't realize that people would take it so sir run a very good camp for us early birds,to get our year of softball started.thank you very much curt.
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