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Discussion: A Few Thoughts From the Hemet Ca.Tournament Qualifier

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Sept. 10, 2012
Uncle Mike
Men's 55
90 posts
A Few Thoughts From the Hemet Ca.Tournament Qualifier
The Oxnard Rookies were eliminated from the Hemet Ca qualifier yesterday by forfeit. The coach of LAF, who we were supposed to play @ 12pm threw a childish tantrum because the "directors" had decided to change the starting time of our game. The problem was they neglected to tell us of the change. The directors excuse was:

1) it is up to each teams' manager to check the board for updates and start times:
We did that- but they had 2 boards, and only updated 1 of them- and of course we
checked the wrong one. But of course that's our fault. Next time I'll ask how many boards are in the complex.

The directors said they told 1 of our players about the change- if you told a player that wasn't the manager, why do teams have managers ? I know my guys, they would of told me right away- so YOU ARE LYING !! Anyone who has ever played against us knows how close we are as a group- ALL 20 OF US !!! We were playing at the complex when the Desert Dawgs dropped out- why didn't you walk over to our game and tell us then ? We returned to play @ 9:30am the next morning, why didn't you tell us to stay on the field ? You let us leave the field and people went back to check out of the hotel and pick up loved ones who didn't attend the first game- because no one notified us of the changes, which they knew about the day before. You had my cell number- I know that because because you texted me on Friday.

Don, for $350 I expect you to make more of an effort to keep people informed- $350 should of bought me someone walking 50 yards to tell me the bracket was changing- OR update BOTH boards. That was pure laziness. All I am getting from you is lip service, that was utterly pathetic. Giving us a 10 minute deadline when we are 15 minutes away.

We really take offense to you, LAF #13, LAF SS, and the LAF coach to suggest that we could put 5 injured players on the field to start the game. 3 pulled hammies, 1 pulled rib cage muscle, and most of all- our guy recovering from brain surgery.

@ the Coach of LAF- Senior Softball is a little more about stepping onto the field and deciding games between the lines- not lobbying for a victory that way. You acted like some AA Team by taking that route. Thank you to the LAF guys that wanted to play- we respect you guys !!! @ the Nighthawks- Don great game !!! You guys are awesome, see you again- but probably not in Hemet unless we absolutely have to. @ both Mike's- Desert Dawgs & TG Thunder- nice to see you guys again !!

Sept. 11, 2012
Men's 60
496 posts
Mike I know you're frustrated and I can feel it in your tone. BUT please do not say you will never play in Hemet again. The SCSSA (our oganization) has no affiliation with Don at SCSST. We are a completely independent organization from them. We hold 8 events in Hemet each year as well as in Temecula and San Clemente. I hope this clears up any confusion you may have. We wish you the best in the coming season and hope to see you in the future.
Sept. 12, 2012
Uncle Mike
Men's 55
90 posts
Touche Marv !!! Point taken, we like your events !!!!
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