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Discussion: What's the thought on Heartland NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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Aug. 29, 2010
Men's 70
339 posts
What's the thought on Heartland NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
I know Herb wasn't there and in the Hospital but organization left a lot to be desired.
Rules changes between games, during games, having to play 3 in a row in pool play, schedule changes, pitching from 50 feet, but great fields and mostly good umps.
Let hear what the rest thought.

The Hitman
Aug. 29, 2010
Men's 65
317 posts
Hi Hitman, it was nice putting a face to a name in Chattanooga, you are a very good pitcher in my book, as far as the tourney, what a mess, I agree with you on the fields and and the rest of the park, they were great, and would be a great place for a National tourney, balls were very good, umpires, were for the most part good, some had a hard time seeing.

I did not like the way they did the mat at all, didnt even make sense or even why?, 50 feet is too close with these bats , the hour and a half time limit was too much in 94 degree heat, with unlimited runs, games lasted forever,like you said, had to play 3 in a row and finsh a day early for some unknown reason, most of us were on empty Friday afternnon.
Then on Friday they change to runs limits (7) and no open inning??? then the next game they had a open inning, To say the least it was not well organized and I know Herb was in the hospital, so I guess they guys that took over only had 3 days to get it ready, I was told.So they did the best they could in a very short time. They told me,Herb was doing it all him self and they didnt know what he had done or said he was going to do.
They were just trying to get it done,and they had a lot of teams drop out at last minute,and some even left after playing a game or two,They also move teams up,and some down I was told.
This was their story to me.

Again, it was a pleasure meeting you and having a chance to play against you and your very good team,The Express

Rabbit # 32 third base on Job Central/Indy 60's AAA
Aug. 29, 2010
Men's 70
694 posts
Great complex. If they would have played senior ball rules it would have been a good tourney. Don't plan on going back with unlimited arc. I never heard one umpire say to high. We had to play a very good 55 Major+ team best 2 out of 3. I guess the TD did the best he could do with what teams he had at the park. Saying that the sponsor wasn't a happy camper. See everyone next year. Have a great winter. Get well Herb.
Joe Lefty Falcon
Aug. 29, 2010
Men's 55
412 posts
I agree great complex good balls. I thought the arch was a different twist also agree not organized and believe it would have been a lot different if Herb had some one to help before he had the stroke and not after.

Hope he is going to be alright as his health is more important than a disorganized tourney.

Hats off to all the people that helped and although it got confusing at times
I think they tried with what they were handed and it could have been worse they could have cancelled at the last minute and left us all hanging with reservations and some with plane tickets.

The umpires did a good job and I for one liked the 1.5 hr schelduling for games. I think all tourneys should use it to keep games on time.

Herb get well you will be in our prayers.

Aug. 30, 2010
680 posts
tournement went fine with the director in the hospital looking forward to going back next year,hope they have more teams who's going to asa in north carolina this weekend
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