Highlights of the 2021 Rumors Chat - 10/14/2020
DWSBC - Sports Reach will try AA this year as well as SNI
DWSBC - Oldscout Post by AC03 on October 14, 2020, 10:09 am, in reply to "Re: Doubt it "
To be completely honest this is stupid. I failed this team as the leader and have thought 1 million ways I could have helped my guys pull that game out. Bottom line we didn't get the job done and that falls on me. I'm playing for DS OR I'm hanging my cleats up (addressing the rumor). I love this game with everything in me but damn is Board is out of hand. To my guys on DS ..... If this isn't motivation I don't know what else to say.
kelly camby - Steele Lewis will be somewhere OTHER than with Resmondo and will have a chip on his shoulder when playing them
DWSBC - From 2007 to 2015 we had about 40% turnover in teams, sponsors, and players each year. 2016 to 2020 it was 20%. This year looks to be under 20% turnover.
Major Teams (4-6 but most likely 5):
Backman returning to Major? doubtful
Pure Sports ?
Bubba Mack - I will not be with Dan Smith next year. I will be with Travis and Brett as long as they will have me.
DWSBC - Seth/Thunder is back with Resmondo
guest14373354 - MPT going major
DWSBC - Wegman is rumored to be retired.
DC - Don Cooper said Wegs was making his decision today or tomorrow I believe!
DWSBC - TM60 said he will lay off the ped talk.
Tw - Sounds like PURE is recruiting players with intention to stay Major
DWSBC - I have 40 condensed games coming out on youtube in the next two months. Major, Womens Major, AA, A, and Team USA.
DWSBC - If you look at all the Thunder guys that made all world at the major, they probably would have won it. Fyffe, Baartman, Riley, John WIlliams, Kyle Pearson, Migues all had big worlds. Mcbryde played well, LC Watson pitched a bunch of games. Tyler Wilson was big.
Nostradmus - Thunder would've had a great chance to win.. Fyffe took AA mvp , a bunch of all major worlds.
DWSBC - Ok lets move on to the AA division
guest14373354 - Rumor is Sonny is making a AA team next year
DWSBC - 'AA' Teams (6-8 but most likely 7):
Bay Area Legends (multiple sources)
Nightmare (A or AA?) (source was Nolan at the B World)
Sonnys (multiple sources)
Sports Reach (confirmed)
Jason - Riot/Klutch/Treedem will be back.
Wham - Elwanger, Neil, and Magnum to MPT , word on the street of cincy
Brian23 - Nolan bringing nightmare back said senior ball wasn't the same.
kelly camby - MWS did any bats fail for cheating reasons? or will the public never know this anymore?
DWSBC - I was told they cut open all of the top 6 teams bats and any that failed or broke during the Major and all were clean.
Sticks - Jmag and Steele will be together next year.
BPic - I think next year is where you will truly see the financial impact of Covid
wow - also rumor has it the DS party will spend even more in 2021 to make sure they win it.
DWSBC - Ok lets move to the A division.
DWSBC - 'A' Teams (most likely 19 or 20):
BaughFord (multiple sources)
Turnkey/CCP/Dan Smith group (confirmed)
Cheap Suits (confirmed)
Chick-fil-A/HB Sports (confirmed)
Kut 4 Sports ?
L&S Glass (confirmed)
MPT B Champs moving up ?
New sponsorship group with Gorillas core
Steele (TX) ?
DWSBC - MPT B is probably moving to Conference A.
DWSBC - I think 2021 conference already has 28 to 34 teams. Which is the most at this time of year ever.
Lurker - Some friends with Competitive Edge said they let go most of the team
DWSBC - Steele may come back.
Brian23 - Comp Edge will most likely have a big texas feel to it next year. Steel or Steele for next year?
DWSBC - Actually Kendrick builds wildly successful teams. Albicocco, Thunder, TDB right out of the gate but I don't think Kendrick will be back unfortunately.
Lurker - I don't think Competitive Edge will have a Texas feel at all
WHALO19 - DW i have heard in my neck of the woods the empire team from two years ago that won the bush got some sponsorship money and may be making a run at conference
SlamDiego - Welborn from turnkey is on major DS radar
Lurker - Levels will be back
Baugh11 (This is Tommie Baugh) - Baugh Ford will have a team next year.
Jdub - T&W sponsor is retiring. Waiting on Premier
DWSBC - Link to list of Questions for The Conference Questionnaire being sent to teams:
DENNY - There may be a Conference "B" team from Minny next season as well... Hearing Bob H will be keeping his money local
NC5 - Wouldn't be surprised if worksteer comes back into play late in the offseason, sponsor called it quits after last season to go fishing then teamed up with briggs before branching out on his own this season. gotta feeling somethings in the works. unless he loses some key pieces
Jl3 - Conerstone from Ky will be conf A next year. From the info I got.
Gc88 - GS/Nallys looking for another sponsor to jump on keeping most of the team from last year. Looking to add maybe a few conference proven hitters but more than likely will be Conference A next year
MidWest99 - Tailgaters?? “A” Team?
'B' Teams (4 teams all rumors):
Bigger Den Me ?
Cheap Suits 2 ?
Old Bag ?
WM Comm ?
Teams that could compete with a few players added:
Dirty Vegas ?
Lazer Sports ?
Legion of Boom ?
Rebel ? (Put the band back together?)
DWSBC - Thank you to all the sponsors I know it was a tough year with all the scheduling changes etc but the product you put on the field and the competition was great.
DWSBC - Thanks and check out softballcenter and the SW48 youtube channel all off season. I will be releasing 58+ videos from World tournaments plus team videos from the 2020 season as well as rosters as I get them, final computer rankings, the final pickem results, and reports from each of the big world tournaments soon.
DWSBC - There will be 40 Condensed games in that list of videos also.