Your grandpa sponsored us for around 4 years...and no.. I do not believe he was paying my players to beat his team on the field.
Your grandpa did buy or tried to buy $$$ a few players off our Dan Smith AA team...
Chris Alvarado and Alex Lavarico left our team to play for Dans team, and Mike and Ernie Rodriguez were courted to leave us for your grandpas team, if I remember right, he flew up and gave them some Christmas cash to “consider”... but they ended up getting a letter deal with Ray and Charlie’s labtec team.
On all occasions I had no problem with those guys leaving us for money... heck...with Alex and the Rodriguez’s I walked
them through how the get the best deal possible$$$$$.
Chris was a SJ boy and did his own deal..I figured it was coming and understood why Chris did it..cash was important to his new young family. And....Your dad and Steve liked him.