>I must say that I'm surprised at the whining coming from the West Coast.
Sounds like the whining from outside the West Coast all these years from those who can't win a
>There is no doubt that the best 18U and below softball is played in
>California and Arizona.
So what's your problem, Mark?
> And it appears you are victims of your own
More like victims of little kids who see they can't win. ROSS PEROT, MARK WILKINSON, SAME THING.
Take your ball and go home.
> For such staunch ASA supporters, you seem awfully upset that
>ASA is doing what it has always done. All you have to do is look at the
>multiple divisions in ASA slowpitch. When a group of teams become so
>good that they dominate the national competition, ASA has always created
>a new upper division. As other teams reach this level of skill, they too
>are moved up. Doesn't that seem fair?
I think the biggest problem here isn't fairness so much as boredom. So, one week we play a qualifier
in Claremont, listen to Gary Faucett make an ass of himself. Next week, more Gary Faucett making an
ass out of himself. Following week...etc. Glad Dale Moore and the rest had their butts rained out
last week...glad I didn't go, it would've been the same old ***as last spring and summer.
>California and Arizona teams have tremendous players who have the
>opportunity to play year round.
Wah, we in the Midwest can't play year around. We sure like talking about how we're catching up,
though. WHICH IS IT?
> Heck, your coaches might be better
Arguable. CA coaches give themselves too much credit, in my opinion.
>it's hard to judge when the playing field isn't level.
Let's see...60-foot bases, 40-foot pitching distance, same sized ball...what's not level?
> I guess we'll
>find out if it's the weather and players or that great California
>coaching in about ten years.
Does the previous sentence make any sense? Sounds like balancing the budget in seven years. WAKE UP.
> That's about how long it will take for
>Florida softball to develop.
Florida has better weather than California and isn't anywhere close, never has been, never will be.
>And if a team from Illinois or Indiana wins
>the A Nationals, it's still a national championship, Vince.
If I win a handicap bowling tournament in El Cajon, CA, I will feel like I just won the Firestone,
and you'll hear about it on this board.
>This is not sour grapes.
More like hemorrhoids for you.
> You guys have got it great! I would love to coach year
>round. Gold is just the price you have to pay for being so good.
What, you can't coach year around? Why not? Snow on the ground? Pitchers and catcher in California
refine their skills in a bullpen and batting cage. No room for that in the Midwest, I guess.
Paying the price for success? What kind of shit is that? Sounds like something a Democrat would
say...you make too much money, we the government are entitled to take more of it from you...you're
not allowed to be so good...
SUCCESS IS EARNED.