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Old 05-20-2009, 10:01 PM #1
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Battle for the Badlands IV

Well after much debate we have set up a date and place to play.

Date: Saturday, September 19th at 1pm

Place: Gress Softball complex field #3


Now after the collective groans and cheers I will explain the place and date:

Place: GRESS SOFTBALL COMPLEX A lot of you wanted to play on grass...hence the softball field.

Bad thing is there won't be any netting set up because we can't put pickets in the field plus now it can be windy as all hell and we don't have to worry about the netting coming down.

Good thing is that there is a hill that we will use as an assembly area for the teams and you will be able to watch the action. Another good thing is if it rains we keep playing on wet grass and not in a muddy rodeo grounds.

We'll have to be extremely carefull about where the test firing goes on and chronographing.

There will be a concession stand open with pop/ hotdogs/ candy etc...but it will be for sale. Budget cutbacks have limited us on a lot of stuff. Even the trophies might be downscaled this year.

Rock30 out of Dickinson is in discussions with us to be the paint supplier for the event. We are negoiating prices and what they will have there. This will be the only paint allowed. For those of you that are mad about this, that is how most tourneys are run. You will have to buy paint at the event and teams will be penalized for using outside paint.

Date: This may be a big issue with a lot of people because of school being in session (both HS and college) but we had only two options. It was either August 22nd or the 19th of September in order to get the softball fields.

We will be running two divisions this year: Open and rookie

We are is discussions to get a certified officiating crew.

It will be semi-auto only! no auto or ramping anymore.

I will keep you up to date on any changes.

Let the thrashing begin......
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:47 PM #2
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WOOT!! that is ****in awesome! way to go Shark! this tourney is gonna be awesome! cant wait!
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:48 PM #3
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Woop Woop!! Cant wait. Sucks its so late. But still WOOP WOOP!
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:09 PM #4
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Lucky for me, I don't have a football game to be at on the 19th. So I'll be there. I'm still gonna grumble a bit though cause that is very very late....

Why not the 22nd?
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:36 PM #5
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We wanted it on the earlier date but Park & Rec has a last chance Softball tourney on 12-13 September.

My big thing is I don't know how much paint will be left on the field and how it will break down with watering and the grass cuttings that follow.

Right now I am thankful that they are even letting us use it and I don't want to have to answer to pissed off softball teams in white pants that are stained if it doesn't break down quickly.

We're gonna try it and see. I know it doesn't fit into everyone schedule but right now if we want to play on grass thats the only option....plus we might get some DSU college teams out of this to compete.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:42 PM #6
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Refs....hmmm lol. Could be a good thing. Would be nice to watch and not have to worry about reffing.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:47 PM #7
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Refs....hmmm lol. Could be a good thing. Would be nice to watch and not have to worry about reffing.
Or cheating..
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:53 PM #8
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You would get some college people but you would not get many people from Dickinson that go to college other places that normally would be home over the summer.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:55 PM #9
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We'll have a officiating crew there regardless if we get certified guys or not.

In the past we've had myself and National Guard Soldiers as refs. It worked fine the first two years but the level of competition and speed of the players was an issue last year.

Plus the "the urge and necessity" to beat certain teams leads some players to skirt the rules a bit and that goes for every team playing.


...except for the true noob teams. Thats why we're having a rookie class this year so they can have a battle that lasts more than 10-15 seconds.

In regards to the late timeframe of this event...

I know its not going to make a lot of people happy but if it's early you guys will have to play on dirt or a cow pasture. I am not going to deal with a pissed off park and rec department and managers from softball teams demanding that the Guard cleans uniforms because some outfielder *** slid across a pile of paint we missed.

We could play out at one of the parks by the beach but then I'm dealing with getting vendors to sell stuff because we have no money to give away Powerade/Gatorade/water or free pizza. Those days are over with our budgets being slashed.

The very first BFTB was held September 22nd and if you guys remember it rained for three days prior. We held it early last year (August 2nd) and it was dry and hot as hell. The weather is not going to cooperate regardless and this takes some error out of a possible rain filled muddy rodeo arena.

plus my G-Ride still smells like horse ****......I know one of you turd smugglers hid one in it...

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Old 05-21-2009, 12:01 AM #10
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Haha yeah that's a good idea with the whole rookie class. I can't imagine it being fun when you get bunkered in the back of the head by Jake

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Old 05-21-2009, 12:26 AM #11
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What town is this in??
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:29 AM #12
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:33 AM #13
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Yeah there definately was a rookie class in wilton...or atleast a few teams that could have benfifitted from a rookie class.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:36 AM #14
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hmmm most interesting stuff lookin forward to it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:34 PM #15
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Sounds like a ****ing blast!
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:07 PM #16
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Ok well if someone needs a player i can go because my team will have left for there respective colleges.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:18 PM #17
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if casey 0 doesnt come out for it the militia might need some peeps
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:23 PM #18
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ok. Id love to play wit you guys. Chuck sent you a pm
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:56 AM #19
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if casey 0 doesnt come out for it the militia might need some peeps
you honestly think I would miss this one??
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you honestly think I would miss this one??
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:19 PM #21
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you honestly think I would miss this one??
ok well honestly if you guys need me i can play. If not im still gonna see if i can get a team but i doubt it.
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