baseball mom

Newport, AR

#124 Apr 28, 2008
guest wrote:
<quoted text>I think Ive figured you out. Okay here's the deal you live in Jonesboro now, and would rather your child be playing on a USSSA team but, for whatever reason your son wanted to play here in Blytheville with his old friends " or maybe he really didnt make that team". No matter how well his team is doing your going to grip about some kids that " Im sure are doing just fine". GET OVER YOURSELF LADY>>
I don't live in Jonesboro, that's just the place that came up with my name. I didn't put it there. I live here which is why I'm talking about the Blytheville Little League.
baseball mom

Newport, AR

#125 Apr 28, 2008
Mom wrote:
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Why do you have to be so nasty? She is just talking about the big age difference in the Senior league where you have 13 yr olds playing with 16 year olds. It's not a good fit. It would be nice if Blytheville had a competitive team that could compete in all these tournaments, but Blytheville is in the dark ages when it comes to baseball.
Thank you Mom! Do you really live in Little Rock LOL!!
Mom

Mayflower, AR

#127 Apr 28, 2008
baseball mom wrote:
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Thank you Mom! Do you really live in Little Rock LOL!!
Too funny! And you are so welcome.
happy

United States

#128 Apr 28, 2008
i think that everyone needs to take a deep breath and think before you type....blytheville baseball is exactly what it is a great place for your kids to figure out how they fit in...as far as gw and jr leave them alone they bust their butts day in and day out as for all the volunteers who have the moxy to put them selves on the line day after day.....the abuse of last season verbally and otherwise for all parties envolved is ridiculos...im sorry if your past sports history was not satisfactory dont put out for others to deal with, i know for a fact these kids enjoy their awesome park and all the positive strokes from the volunteers and umpires !!!!!.....there is always room for those of you who wish to umpire to come on out as well as volunteers to help with the field , concessions etc. its always easy to critisize the work of others , why dont you try to show the kids how to build some one up rather than that lazy tear you down attitude.
GRAND SLAM

United States

#129 Apr 28, 2008
thats what im talkin about , you go happy its time for the positive to take the foreground in the BBSB world...tome much NEGATIVE BS lets go out and show out for the kids
Joltin Joe

Little Rock, AR

#130 Apr 28, 2008
happy wrote:
i think that everyone needs to take a deep breath and think before you type....blytheville baseball is exactly what it is a great place for your kids to figure out how they fit in...as far as gw and jr leave them alone they bust their butts day in and day out as for all the volunteers who have the moxy to put them selves on the line day after day.....the abuse of last season verbally and otherwise for all parties envolved is ridiculos...im sorry if your past sports history was not satisfactory dont put out for others to deal with, i know for a fact these kids enjoy their awesome park and all the positive strokes from the volunteers and umpires !!!!!.....there is always room for those of you who wish to umpire to come on out as well as volunteers to help with the field , concessions etc. its always easy to critisize the work of others , why dont you try to show the kids how to build some one up rather than that lazy tear you down attitude.
Good post. The folks that oversee Jonesboro's program saw the potential problems with dual participation years ago and have never allowed it. They have over 1000 kids playing baseball at Joe Mack Campbell Park which is for baseball only. They seem to be doing well with a "recreational league" and have many good volunteers because of it.
happy

United States

#131 Apr 28, 2008
thank you i've always been an advocate of the saying.." a good attitude can be just as contagious as a bad attitude " time for the happy people to speak up and tell all the volunteers THANK YOU KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..jr and gw dont let the neah sayers get u down youve been doing the right things for a lotta years keep it up all them kids love the sports world you have kept a rollin
Mom

Mayflower, AR

#132 Apr 28, 2008
We have a good recreational league, no doubt. I for one am fine with dual participation being done away with. My son chooses to play competitive baseball, it is his choice. He likes playing ball with kids who really love the game and like to compete like he does. We still go to the local ballfields and watch games and spend our money at the concession stands and we pay taxes that help pay for the complex. We voted for extending the tax so we could get the covered bleachers. We love the sportsplex.

It's just a shame that we don't also have competitive baseball as nice as our complex is. There is a ton of money to be made by hosting USSSA tournaments on the weekends that would benefit all those playing. Other cities do this and are reaping the rewards.
Upward Bound

Little Rock, AR

#133 Apr 28, 2008
Mom wrote:
We have a good recreational league, no doubt. I for one am fine with dual participation being done away with. My son chooses to play competitive baseball, it is his choice. He likes playing ball with kids who really love the game and like to compete like he does. We still go to the local ballfields and watch games and spend our money at the concession stands and we pay taxes that help pay for the complex. We voted for extending the tax so we could get the covered bleachers. We love the sportsplex.
It's just a shame that we don't also have competitive baseball as nice as our complex is. There is a ton of money to be made by hosting USSSA tournaments on the weekends that would benefit all those playing. Other cities do this and are reaping the rewards.
Travel ball is fine, it's just not for everybody, in fact I would guess that it would only pull three to five per cent of the kids out of your local league.

I have been the USSSA route a few years back. The bulk of the money goes directly to USSSA. Most of the time they will have a regional director or coordinator who makes $50,000 to $60,000 per year depending on how many tournaments he can book in his region. It is all about money, with some tournaments costing $500 per team to enter and then USSSA keeps most of the gate. It is a big business that left a bad taste in my mouth. I think that the three best programs for kids are Little League, Cal Ripken and Dixie Youth. JMO
ball parent

Little Rock, AR

#134 Apr 28, 2008
my daughter plays softball at the complex and she plays travel ball on the weekends neither interfear with each other so what is the problem with playing both if your kid wants to mine loves it and i do also we get to go to other towns that we would not be going to during the summer and we have a great time at all the ball parks and the attractions of other cities.
Mom

Mayflower, AR

#135 Apr 28, 2008
ball parent wrote:
my daughter plays softball at the complex and she plays travel ball on the weekends neither interfear with each other so what is the problem with playing both if your kid wants to mine loves it and i do also we get to go to other towns that we would not be going to during the summer and we have a great time at all the ball parks and the attractions of other cities.
Dual participation is not allowed with Blytheville League. Is she playing on 2 different teams? If so, she is breaking the rules put in place by BBSB.
Mom

Mayflower, AR

#136 Apr 28, 2008
Upward Bound wrote:
<quoted text>
Travel ball is fine, it's just not for everybody, in fact I would guess that it would only pull three to five per cent of the kids out of your local league.
I have been the USSSA route a few years back. The bulk of the money goes directly to USSSA. Most of the time they will have a regional director or coordinator who makes $50,000 to $60,000 per year depending on how many tournaments he can book in his region. It is all about money, with some tournaments costing $500 per team to enter and then USSSA keeps most of the gate. It is a big business that left a bad taste in my mouth. I think that the three best programs for kids are Little League, Cal Ripken and Dixie Youth. JMO
True, it is not for everyone. However, teams aren't paying $500 to enter the tournaments. The most our team has paid has been $300.

I don't pretend to know how the tournaments work as far as how much USSSA gets. I do know this. Southaven made in the millions last year hosting these events. Pocahontas, Marion, Paragould, Cordova, to name a few, have all gotten into hosting the tournaments. There is money to be made and the local communities do benefit. Not only directly at the sports complex, but the hotels, restaurants, merchants will all reap the rewards. We are missing out!
ball parent

Little Rock, AR

#137 Apr 28, 2008
no she is not it is allowed
ball parent

Little Rock, AR

#138 Apr 28, 2008
they had a tournament this weekend with travel teams if it were against the rules then this tournament would not have taken place
ball parent

Little Rock, AR

#139 Apr 28, 2008
read the rule again you cant play on another team OUTSIDE of the bbsb but they have travel teams within the bbsb check it out
Mom

Mayflower, AR

#140 Apr 28, 2008
ball parent wrote:
read the rule again you cant play on another team OUTSIDE of the bbsb but they have travel teams within the bbsb check it out
That is why I asked the question if she was on 2 different teams. I know the rule. I was just curious if softball is different. Playing on 2 teams within the league wouldn't be dual participation.
Mom

Mayflower, AR

#141 Apr 28, 2008
In Little League, travel teams aren't supposed to get together until the season is over. I am assuming that the softball league is not under little league and therefore is done differently.
ball parent

Little Rock, AR

#142 Apr 28, 2008
right
guest

Newport, AR

#143 Apr 28, 2008
I know some girls who didn't play in the local league because of the dual participation rule and ended up playing for teams out of Paragould. These teams are made up of girls from all places (Paragould, Bly, Seneath, Armorel, Gosnell,Jonesboro, etc.) and they are travel teams that start to practice in January. We have had several girls not returning to our league in the older groups. But, I have heard that there are some girls who played with a different team in a tourn. a few weeks ago and are on a league team. Sounds like the rules are made to fit the person and from what I've read, against the boys.
goz bb fan

Little Rock, AR

#144 Apr 28, 2008
Mom wrote:
We have a good recreational league, no doubt. I for one am fine with dual participation being done away with. My son chooses to play competitive baseball, it is his choice. He likes playing ball with kids who really love the game and like to compete like he does. We still go to the local ballfields and watch games and spend our money at the concession stands and we pay taxes that help pay for the complex. We voted for extending the tax so we could get the covered bleachers. We love the sportsplex.
It's just a shame that we don't also have competitive baseball as nice as our complex is. There is a ton of money to be made by hosting USSSA tournaments on the weekends that would benefit all those playing. Other cities do this and are reaping the rewards.
This is so true!

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