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Re: Isnít that big con vention thing happening soon
Iíve been involved with softball longer than anyone on this board. I vaguely remember my Dad playing around 1949, yes Iím old!! I never played because Iím the person that canít chew gum and walk! My wife playing is what got me involved with softball. When our kids got old enough they started playing and played at the highest level. In our small town at one time we had over 100 menís teams and 40 womenís teams. Tournaments started in February and went through October and there was at least one tournament sometime more every weekend within driving distance. Now I donít know if anyone puts on a tournament any more. I think everybody will agree that sandbagging has a lot to do with the down fall of softball. I watched it happen many time a group of young guys get together and enter an E tournament, you know the lowest class there is? And they get there brains beat out by teams that having been playing E for years and they donít come back! Another thing is these stooopid bats! I never could figure out why the T-4000 ball and the Ti bats were banned shortly after they came out. Now they allow even hotter balls and bats! Makes sense? I donít know what the answer is to bring back the sport or there even is one! Sorry about the rant but itís to cold to go outside and yell at the dogs and kids to get off my lawn!