Minnesota Thread 2018

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  1. Chembry

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    That makes sense to me. Finish just well enough to avoid the automatic bump.

    And you are absolutely correct about other states. I played on the east coast for 2 seasons, in Philadelphia. PA doesn't have an upper program. The highest they go is C. At C states you will see both Ryan Parfitt and David Miller playing. The majority of the teams play E even though they are really a D or C team. They get penalized for that though. The team I played for was a D team when I played with them and we finished top 12 or so out of 24-30 teams. I can't remember exactly. The year after I left, they petitioned down to E and played E for a few years going either 0-2 or 1-2 every year. Can't win games with inning ending outs and DBO's. Last year they played up in D, still classified as an E team, finished T-13 out of 31 teams...Go figure.

    FYI- PA does have 2 levels of D. They allow some teams that play D (both D1 and D2) to go to E nationals and some teams that play C to go to D nationals. I don't know how they decide which teams go where.
     
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    When I was living in Tulsa, OK it was that way. There were two "C" teams, a couple of "D" teams and the rest were E. One team placed 5th at NSA E or USSSA E Worlds (I forget which way this went) and played the other association as E and were cleaning up shop except when the tournament was "open" and they'd run into the C team(s). The best team around there evolved into the Insidious team that was in conference last year.

    I did get some lulz out of it when I saw one of those dominant local C teams go to ASA C Nationals and go 0-2 or 1-2 against other B/C competition that is typically there. Wanted to talk mad trash but realized I didn't even play in C that year so... I'd look more foolish than usual.
     
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  3. Beauner

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    Asa C: 3X Gear
    ASA D North: Shep's
    ASA D South: Jared Rudlong Construction
     
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    ASA C: Silverbacks
    ASA D North: Land Home
    ASA D South: The Crew
     
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    Why are you putting that kind of pressure on us?
     
  6. Yoke

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    I need the points. Maybe throw in the Herb Brooks speech from Miracle, get the boys riled up.
     
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    Noted. I'll start rehearsing.
     
  8. Beauner

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    This is like the first time I've not picked the Silverbacks in a weekend where they are playing (unless you count the Open tournaments). Watch them steamroll through state this weekend because the curse of Beauner is gone
     
  9. Yoke

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    Don't forget the suit.

    Oh, so it's your fault?
     
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    It must be your fault.

    Actually, this may be one of the first weekends that we have most of our team outside of Firemen's when we played open. But we could still be terrible. LOL
     
  11. tsfingrocks

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    At least you know we can't ever beat you! Pray for us to fall into your laps at some point. :)
     
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    Hey, we had a hard time getting you out at Kaposia Days.
     
  13. Beauner

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    So you're saying I should change my pick?
     
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    Anyone else playing in huff n puff this weekend?
     
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    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.
     
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    ASA C 3X THE BOX
    ASA D NORTH LAND HOME
    ASA D SOUTH POLLYANNA
     
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    ASA C: 3x Gear/ The Box
    ASA D North: Land Home
    ASA D South: The Crew
     
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    USA C: MN Maniax
    USA D North: Land Home Financial
    USA D South: Jared Rudlong Const.
     
  19. hedge

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    No ASA e bracket?
     
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    Showbombs
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  21. Jimbo81

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    C State: Silverbacks
    D North State: Land Home
    D South State: The Crew
     
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    ASA C: 3x Gear/ The Box
    ASA D North: Land Home
    ASA D South: The Crew
     
  23. Beauner

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    Who had Pollyanna, JRC, and The Crew all finishing outside the top 3? I sure as hell didn't.
     
  24. Yoke

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    Bemidji has a nice set up for tourneys up there. Fun place to play, and good fields.

    It was weird that they didn’t have enough balls at times. Each team had to throw one in during our first game. We had someone try to find our homers, but they couldn’t find them. Somebody from the tourney was out there later.
     
  25. tsfingrocks

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    I ended up out there today playing with Legacy. Took 2nd to Team Poop (Stoop with Decker, Arndt and Reggie Schulte) Stoop always rolling 16 deep, minimum! haha! Fun chip game, lost 24-30.

    C State - Until the fields out at Mound are leveled, both infield and outfield, it should not be used for any sanctioned weekend. The hops in the outfield were ridiculous and the infields had dips and waves. It was rough out there playing defense and watching 6' hops.
     
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    The fields were awful. Luckily, I was EH. ;)

    But when the third baseman on OA was a foot and a half taller than Tommy Brant at SS... Something is wrong.
     
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  27. Beauner

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    I played a game there Friday night with one of my dad's co-workers. Those tiny fences made me feel like a power hitter!
     
  28. Beauner

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    Viz came down to watch D after SBI got knocked out and said the infield up there were dangerously bad.
     
  29. Jimbo81

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    Retirment Sale.

    Worth Pitching Helmet with Tinted Visor. 100.00
    Monsta Roller Bag with extra shelf. 175.00
    15" Berserk RHT Glove Red/White/Blue. 190.00
    ChampionNet 7x7 hitting new with tee. (Tee needs a new clamp) 70.00


    What is left after my post on facebook this morning. lol
     

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