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#164905 New changes

Posted by KERIPRINTS on 18 March 2015 - 05:33 PM

Boys and girls, we have changed again in hopes that we can look like before. A lot of complaints and hopefully we can look like we did before, still some things need to be moved over and that will happen over the next couple of days.


Shawn and Jesus.

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#178014 USSSA States - My thoughts.

Posted by KERIPRINTS on 08 August 2016 - 08:57 AM

First of all, congratulations to all the winners in each division, I think we were all concerned about the weather but Mother Nature helped out in a huge way.

I went to this tournament as a guest of Jorge Calzadilla and Carlos Garcia who are the sponsors of One Payment, and I want to publicly thank them for their hospitality, great sponsors right there folks.

As always, it is such an honor to see softball legends like Rick Wiley and Russ Robinson as they are still in this racket we all call softball. Saw a bunch of people who I handn't seen in a while, I will not name them because I will probably leave some out and don't want to disrespect them.

C teams complained about playing in the short field but without talking with Ralphie, I would venture to say that it was more of a logistic issue. C only had 10 teams while the other divisions had at least 3 times that with those fields being all close to each other rather than the 2 that were in the back where C played.

There are two things that happened this past weekend that makes me know that the time to slowly walk away from this game is just around the corner ( or maybe just concentrate on 40+ ). First of all, the bat issue has been around for a long while but for some reason it finally dawned on me that the vast majority of softball players are really not that good, sure they have this athletic ability that players didn't have 20 years ago but like my dear friend Luther would say....." i's bet ya a nibble of my lil sis' left tittie that most of you couldn't hit a lick 20 years ago ", and it's simple, no ability to hit them where they aint unless you are swinging glass, most couldn't swing a 32oz aluminum bat for a home run if your life depended on it, but with that weapon that you paid somebody to have it altered, you are now Big Time. Yeah, I know, in today's game ' if you aint cheating, you aint winning '.

The second thing is an occurrence that happened while the rain delay was going on. I always try to keep my ballplayers focused and not jibber jabbing with the opposing team so Ozzie from Russell's was talking with Papo and a couple of ' my guys ' by our dugout and I said to him in a jokingly manner to stop talking to ' my guys ', which he quickly replied, " I thought this was Papo's team? ", well, lesson learned for sticking my nose where it don't belong. That's when it hit me, what the f**k am I doing here other than look like I am undermining the coach of this team. By the way, this is neither a knock on Ozzie or me being disrespectful to Papo, just the plain truth.

Hope everybody is safe back at home.

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#169242 2016 C division question for directors.

Posted by KERIPRINTS on 03 August 2015 - 09:50 AM

I just realized that ' why the f**k am I giving an explanation for deleting posts '?.

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#166047 ISPS Player Reclassification ID Cards

Posted by hounds12 on 09 May 2015 - 05:37 PM

If you're getting protested EVERY time you come to the park you don't need an ID card, you need to stop playing that division.
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#10087 Hey Zipp..

Posted by tmpnick16 on 20 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

What do the green and red "reputation" tags mean?
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#177638 USSSA Florida State tournament 8/6-7

Posted by conch town4 on 18 July 2016 - 10:37 PM

With such a great turn out would be nice to see a paid birth to worlds and some travel ️money added to the price package ....
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#177004 GSL States 6/25-26 Ring Tournament Men’s & Womens

Posted by birdman2211 on 27 June 2016 - 02:01 PM

So a team can play C in freedom and E in GSL?
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#174841 ISPS Men's Bronze (E) at Shady Oaks Park in Fort Myers, Florida on Apr 9

Posted by Freedom Sports on 25 March 2016 - 12:50 PM

i think mike has officially worked for every sanction!

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#173944 Pitching in upper division

Posted by KERIPRINTS on 25 February 2016 - 05:20 PM

Those are two very good comments and observations by Lynch and Taco.
May I also add, respect the game, the opposing players and you will get the same respect back. There is a reason why Upper level ball ( C and above ) is left for a few players which I always called a fraternity.
Just my .03
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#172201 Freedom Sports Team Re Alignments and information

Posted by Cincy13 on 07 December 2015 - 12:42 PM

As far as i know ISPS is an International Association that is a separate entity not doing the bumps like we are, AS far as i know!

Wouldn't it be prudent to reach out to ISPS (or any other association that is throwing regular tournaments in Florida) in an effort to get as many "relevant" associations on the same page as possible?
International, intergalactic.....its not important.
What does matter is making sure that teams do not have an association that will allow them to sandbag.
At least making the effort with ISPS might help them make the same bumps that you are making (I really don't think it would be revealing national defense codes or the formula to original Coke, do you?).
Level playing field for all......everyone enjoys the success.
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#172065 Freedom Sports Team Re Alignments and information

Posted by zipp on 02 December 2015 - 09:13 PM

What's with you guys and this play E play bronze bullshit. We just played ISPs silver worlds and went 2-2 no complaints. We are not a C team so why make us play C? Because you "c teams never have enough teams" that's not my problem you should take a peak at D "down south" we sometimes never have more than 4 or 5.
Logs your posts are so irrelevant to this thread. We want to win we don't want to beat 5 teams and place top ten. We want to compete not get thumped every weekend. So many internet heros that have to give their 2 cents..

What's irrelevant is you getting upset about people commenting on your complaining about being bumped on a public message board. The minute you questioned it you opened yourself up to these comments. If you didn't want to hear them then you should've contacted the director directly and in turn none of the comments would have been made.

As for only having tournaments with 4 or 5 teams I couldn't care less either way. Softball is softball, end of the day it's a girls sport. Hounds was 100% correct in his comment and it is pretty sad you have to see and hear grown men constantly bitch and complain and damn near beg to play the lowest level possible. What's worse is the facade that a lot of the lower players have that they couldn't compete at a higher level. How do you know if you haven't tried?
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#170294 South FL D Division

Posted by zipp on 27 August 2015 - 02:05 PM

I agree that classing players is the way to go about doing this but Rome wasn't built in a day.
The first step is to have the teams bumped/play where they are supposed to and not allow reclassifications of any teams nor players for at least a year until a database of player rankings is formed. 
Yes there will be instances where the lower few guys on a team get dropped and need to find a place to play but that is what the two drop downs in E is for. 
You say many of these players are "just looking to play with friends on the weekend and get away from the house" anyway so they can form their own team and chip in $25 a guy to play like a lot of teams do now already.

Best way to do it is like you said, have 1 centralized database on say Florida softball and have every association use strictly that list for classification. The problem is even IF you can get the associations to agree to use it, some jackass will start the 35th association in this state and allow people to play where they want. Now we could block directors from posting tournaments on our site if they don't use our classifications but then that would more issues and problems than I care to discuss publicly.
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#169623 Freedom Sports in South FLA

Posted by Freedom Sports on 12 August 2015 - 09:19 AM

Freedom Sports Family would like to welcome Jeff Whitman "Whit" back to the family.



Whit will be running events in south Florida to give teams the chance to qualify for worlds and also play fair and level events!



We are all glad to have him on board and look forward to long and prosperous tournaments in South Florida!!!!





Welcome back WHIT~!!!!

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#169389 By the numbers.

Posted by MAFIATACO33 on 05 August 2015 - 05:53 PM

A bat for going 0-3, that's how you encourage teams to get better?

Tournament ball is not for everyone, it wasn't designed for everyone in mind. The purpose of tournament ball was to assemble the best players you could to compete against someone else's best. Plain and simple. Tournament ball is to see who is the best at the end of weekend and who stayed hot until world's. Tournament ball was not designed to see who could go home with shit you can buy yourself.

The notion that everyone is entitled to tournament ball is the entire reason divisions were created thus sandbagging followed. It's amazing what levels grown men will go to to play at the bottom of a sport then gloat about being the best at it.

Never mind..... my rants on this subject are as old as this site. Good day.
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#166699 Teams playing up.

Posted by KERIPRINTS on 29 May 2015 - 06:12 PM

Bryan, it might not work down here but in West Florida and Central Florida where there are a whole bunch of D teams, it could work. I know down here is near impossible that is why other sanctions stay away from SoFlo as you well know.
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#109871 Hey Zipp..

Posted by zipp on 20 March 2012 - 02:30 PM

What do the green and red "reputation" tags mean?

when you post something good users can click on the sherrifs badge below your name to add reputation. Basically its used to rate users on their post quality.
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Posted by Sims44 on 02 November 2016 - 09:46 AM

I would like to say as of yesterday I have joined the Florida Utrip family as a DIRECTOR for the WOMEN'S DIVISION. No I am not replacing Carlos Childress in any way he is still the Women's State Director for Florida and will have his tournaments like he normally does. With me coming on board it gives you ladies a chance to play 2 times a month possibly. That all depends on field availability which i will more at a later date. Also the division as a whole needs to grow. There were a total of 37 women's teams registered in the state of Florida in 2016. That's only about 450 players if each team has 12 players. In COED you had 75 registered teams and lets say 7 women per team and thats about 525 women players. Also just an FYI ladies there is NO E division in Florida D is the lowest class offered. If any of you players, coaches, or sponsors have any questions for me my number and email address are in my signature on here. If wecare friends on FACEBOOK send me a message there. If anyone is reading this and might not know who I am my name is Shawn Allen and feel free to friend on fb. I am looking forward to 2017 with you ladies. Also thank you to Ralph for giving me the opportunity to do this as well i really do appreciate it.
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#179501 GSLSouth Championship Belt Series 11/4-6 @ Sebring & Dunedin

Posted by Sims44 on 28 October 2016 - 01:22 PM

this was suppose to be GSL worlds, therefor youd have to have already played in states, an nit, and 2-3 locals so how is it that a new team can pay its sanction and create a new team with a "new" roster on GSL's website and play in a tournament without having to play in the required tourneys like the rest of us... but keep missing the bigger picture guy lol idiot

Here you go trolling on another Utrip tourney under fake name running your mouth about something you know nothing about as usual. Be a man instead of a bitch and either leave your name or pick up the phone call someone. Playing for a ring is getting old like your post. Just about every big tourney offers a ring and where is the good in that? You are being offered something different and you bitch about it. Give me a break. I am sure it was ok for those E teams in Valdosta to pick up whoever they wanted to for LOWER WORLD so someone could get the hotel kick backs and entry fee money from teams. I didnt see you complaining about that. The team that won had players on there that werent on their frozen roster but i didnt see you bitch about that. So now its a problem that he has moved this tournament 2 times cause it would of conflicted with another big tournament so teams had a chance to play in it but yet you have an issue because said teams didnt play in this or that. Give me a break
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#179136 USSSA E Worlds bracket.

Posted by Jade25 on 03 October 2016 - 09:34 PM

The C States that you all are talking about had 2 C teams in it. One C team also had more then half its roster gone due to a wedding and the other played the finals with 9 guys and with 3 of them not being close to C caliber. But it's all excuses. I get that.
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#178999 USSSA E Worlds bracket.

Posted by Harpo34 on 26 September 2016 - 08:06 AM

I could be wrong but it would most likely just be a forfeit/win for the other team

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