>I obtained almost that entire list from an issue of FastPitch World
>that went on for pages and pages about how ASA is unconstitutional and
>other accusations. What made me really upset was a three-part hit
>piece on Prime Sports Network a month ago about how corrupt ASA is.
How was the information presented? There are a LOT of people out her
(myself included) who have no idea what you're talking about. I've
heard there was a major expose of ASA a few months back, but I've
never seen the particulars.
How would ASA be unconstitutional? Did they mean ASA has a monopoly
on running softball? ASA may be in a dominating position, but there
are other organizations out there.
This and the WWW are excellent forums for displaying the results of
investigations. If the results come out in favor of ASA and the status
quo, great. If they come out indicting ASA management for something,
that's OK too. Let's have the truth out for everyone to see.
>I'm going to reverse the tables on these jerks. I have a couple
>friends helping me with background on these anti-ASA people. You'll
>find the common ground with these people will be Rayla Allison (WPF)
>and Bill Redmer, publisher of FP World, with Donna Lopiano,
>pro-*** activist from the Women's Sports Foundation.
Going a little far to slant your pitch aren't you? True or not, this
kind of ***doesn't belong in a posting where you're trying to
convince people you're unbiased and open-minded. You should discuss
your postition with ASA - I gather you're a coach of one of the major
teams - and what kind of stake you have in the organization.
When people are fully informed about your background and what you may
or may not have to lose by diminishing ASA's power, they will be
better able to evaluate your postings.
> These people
>want the power and the money that goes along with being the NGB of
>fastpitch softball. I do not want them in charge for a variety of
>reasons that I will state, among them will be the group's heavy NSCA
>(NCAA women's) influence.
What is wrong with NCAA influence? For that matter, what is wrong
with input from all the softball organizations? Or with attempting to
create a single unified body for rules development? I mean, aren't
there like 6 or 7 rule books floating around?
> What would men's fastpitch think about that?
They probably wouldn't like being "dominated" by women's fastpitch.
>Also, having small, lesser known, poorly run organizations represented
>and ASA out in the cold. ASA is the biggest and the best, despite what
>problems it may have.
Big is not necessarily good. Small is not necessarily poorly run.
Organizations are healthy only as long as there are open honest forums
for people with new ideas.
"Best" is not an appelation I would lay on an organization that
grants sanction to some of the sleaze-weasels I've seen in SoCal to
continue to coach young people.
>When the Olympics is over, I believe these people are going to take
>another shot at NGB status. Watch the fight over control of fastpitch.
>It could be ugly.
Every time a sport moves into the Olympics, things get ugly. Too much
money. Too much politics. Too much pressure.
>When my research is done, there will be no more suspense. I want to
>show that these people have no interest in the betterment of anything
>but their pocketbooks and egos.
If you can prove that, great.