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Re: E W.S. game on White Easton
It's not just a NorCal problem. I'm sure participation numbers are down everywhere. When I started in about 2010, you had about 3-4 tournaments every weekend. Bg had NSA, and utrip would sometimes run 2-3 themselves. McKinley, zets, and Graham would be splitting teams in different locations. Then came along all world. The early bird at the creeks was always a great season kick off tournament with a ton of teams playing, but that died out. I wish there were more tournaments at the creeks, but baseball brings in more baseball. Playing with teams from the peninsula, it gets old driving to Manteca for every tournament. Hopefully they have more open tournaments next year, assuming we'll be allowed to get on the field. I think people getting bumped is working. I don't even recognize some players or teams anymore, where years ago, you'd definitely see the same teams and players sandbagging. There's more parity lately. I honestly don't think the effects of what happened 10-15 years ago is still lingering. We just live in a time where people are choosing to do other things, or not as many kids are playing rec ball...more travel ball than anything.