at the asa super in oklahoma city in 1990.
I was with Budweiser out of norcal/SF
ALL of us lived within 50 miles of each other. Half of us played in the same city league.
we run ruled instant landscaping in the opening game of the tourney on the main field.
Garris was a fast right fielder that had recently finished being a running back (if I remember correctly).
A never worth a darn guy was five for five with five homeruns against you.
the next day Bruce Meade hand delivered the morning newspaper to him at breakfast with the not worth a dam guys picture on the cover of the sports page.
Our Bud team finished third or fourth..being knocked out by superior with KEGs and cranker on the team.
we had two first team all americans. one led the tourney in obp..one led the tourney in HR per at bats.
it was a glorious era when top local talent pulled and taught top local potential into the upper levels of softballs.
Alan, sadly...that era you are referencing is not understood by most of the top leadership of usssa right now so they cannot understand how helpful it was when local l top talent was more or less forced to teach local top potential how to move up.
Even Dale..refers to it as some meaningless years ago thing that no one cares about.
If you doubt that...Dale even referenced such a thing before he deleted the recent post shining light on this issue.
You see... It appears as though Dale’s ignorance of these type things was too much for him to handle.. heck.. Dale might even delete this post of mine..cowardice has very few limits.
This issue was too much for him to even address the DDT in an interview.. and.. I doubt DDT told him to avoid it.. the Donny I knew.. would never be afraid to address any softball related issue. He was brough up by a dad that I might have bumped heads with.. but Donny jr never ran from a debate.. I am sure he raised his son in the same manner.