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doubleday

24 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2012 :  06:24:14  Show Profile
Most teams are interchangeable in the poll. It also has to do with the perspective of coaches, parents and organizations. Some teams are scrambling to pick up quality players that have left teams, some are holding their rosters firmly. Sunday wins are important but when a team is comprised of players from multiple states I would think that Sunday wins would be a given, so personally not very impressed. So what do you prefer, the ready built championship roster or the roster that is created and built over a season? Tough to have one poll that measures both types of teams...too many variables.
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ecb11

31 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2012 :  09:11:26  Show Profile
DD I agree. ECB Astros were built with National competition in mind so in my opionin they are in a different group. They have done tremendous against Georgia teams. 643, RBI, JCS, Hurricanes and such are tremendous teams but are locally built.
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aboutthekids

213 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2012 :  10:45:57  Show Profile
Which of these team(s) is compromised of players from multiple states that has had those players on more than one or two tournaments out of many that they've all played to date?

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Originally posted by doubleday

Most teams are interchangeable in the poll. It also has to do with the perspective of coaches, parents and organizations. Some teams are scrambling to pick up quality players that have left teams, some are holding their rosters firmly. Sunday wins are important but when a team is comprised of players from multiple states I would think that Sunday wins would be a given, so personally not very impressed. So what do you prefer, the ready built championship roster or the roster that is created and built over a season? Tough to have one poll that measures both types of teams...too many variables.

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SavannahBulldog

50 Posts

Posted - 05/28/2012 :  12:43:54  Show Profile
Bulldogs win the AAU North Florida District tourney...beat CBC Riverhawks 4-3 in the ship.
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itsbaseballtime

348 Posts

Posted - 05/28/2012 :  21:27:47  Show Profile
Great Job boys.......
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Originally posted by SavannahBulldog

Bulldogs win the AAU North Florida District tourney...beat CBC Riverhawks 4-3 in the ship.

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itsbaseballtime

348 Posts

Posted - 05/28/2012 :  21:31:56  Show Profile
Saw a great post from a fellow poster on 14u Board. It really does say it all....

"I like to think of it as the "maturing" of the board - by this age many of us have just about seen it all. Seems a lot of the same complaints and arguments arise each year and after awhile it just goes round in circles - look at the 15 and older forums here - hear the crickets chirping there - besides at that age most posters have moved into their local high school forums to argue...:)"..
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baseball_fan

72 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2012 :  12:00:54  Show Profile
looks like Ringgold is having a good weekend took down the Astros! Gl in Bracket play Ringgold
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spliter

121 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2012 :  20:47:13  Show Profile
[quote]Originally posted by baseball_fan

looks like Ringgold is having a good weekend took down the Astros! Gl in Bracket play Ringgold
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It was pool play. RBF loss to JCS. Great game. Astros still in headed to finals.
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Hitman6

33 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2012 :  21:59:54  Show Profile
Since the moderator won't post what I wanted to say....all I can say is that it was pool play. Astros won the tournament....where were you?
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Originally posted by baseball_fan

looks like Ringgold is having a good weekend took down the Astros! Gl in Bracket play Ringgold

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love4thegame

17 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  09:20:07  Show Profile
Why do you assume that someone from Ringgold made the post? Maybe someone just noticed that Ringgold played a good game. It was obvious on this blog that some people felt like they couldn't compete with the top ten. I think that they proved that they can. They have some work to do, but don't we all. I saw some of the best hitting this weekend that I have seen for a long time. I watched some great games and felt like most of the calls were pretty fair. I can't ask for much more than that.
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aboutthekids

213 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  14:07:29  Show Profile
You're right. All of the teams can improve in areas and that's what it's all about at the end of the day. Getting the kids ready for next week, next month and next year, working on improving at every aspect of the game.

I think it was some of the chatter from the parents on the Ringgold side that got a few others stirred up. I was actually watching the game on field #7 when that one was on field #8 and heard the Ringgold crowd up at the left field corner of #7. I called down to see what the excitement was about and was told they were up in the score. They were excited for their kids who were winning. Their excitement combined with the boom box made it seem twice as loud as all the other teams playing on all fields, in all age groups combined and that's what caused the reaction from others, even parents at the game I was watching were going "wow!". For the Ringgold kids it didn't matter if it was pool play or not, they won and against a top team.

Now is that contradictory to a post I made earlier about the "mentality" of it all or not? LOL

You can always see both sides or at least most times you can.

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Originally posted by love4thegame

Why do you assume that someone from Ringgold made the post? Maybe someone just noticed that Ringgold played a good game. It was obvious on this blog that some people felt like they couldn't compete with the top ten. I think that they proved that they can. They have some work to do, but don't we all. I saw some of the best hitting this weekend that I have seen for a long time. I watched some great games and felt like most of the calls were pretty fair. I can't ask for much more than that.

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hoser

16 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  15:47:18  Show Profile
To defend ringgold just a little bit, they are far from the only team with a boom box and most teams seem to enjoy the music no matter which side its coming from! It was a great weekend of baseball all the way around. I saw some amazing pitching, amazing hits, and amazing defensive plays by all teams. Good stuff.
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aboutthekids

213 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  16:16:01  Show Profile
No need to defend Ringgold. Wasn't beating them with a rubber hose just noting their fan's excitement and that the fans combined with the boombox was louder than all other fields combined. No bashing whatsoever.
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Originally posted by hoser

To defend ringgold just a little bit, they are far from the only team with a boom box and most teams seem to enjoy the music no matter which side its coming from! It was a great weekend of baseball all the way around. I saw some amazing pitching, amazing hits, and amazing defensive plays by all teams. Good stuff.


Edited by - aboutthekids on 06/05/2012 21:49:00
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love4thegame

17 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  16:24:35  Show Profile
I don't know if I agree with that completely aboutthekids. I heard a loud crowd in the EC Stars who were playing in the field behind us. Glad they are still having fun at their age! :)
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Hitman6

33 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2012 :  19:48:35  Show Profile
I have nothing against a boom box.....unless it has the language that was coming out of the one Ringold was playing. The "F" word is not suitable for 11 year old kids or their siblings. A few parents were upset by it....that's all I am saying. We all heard it and there is no denying it. As far as cheering for your team.....great! Nothing wrong with that either. However....when the parents stand up and say "We are the real deal...Astros"...there is no reason for that. No one said they weren't. Playing in some major tournaments will prove if they are or not. It just seems that they have not been in many of the top tournaments. Maybe it is a logistics thing...I'm not sure. But pounding your chest when you beat a team in pool play just doesn't sit well with with me. Bracket play says it all and until you make it to the championship in a MAJOR tournament with top teams in it I don't think you can say that. Ringold is a good team...I admit that. I think the parents are a little overboard though! Just my opinion....no harm meant to anyone.

Edited by - Hitman6 on 06/06/2012 09:21:30
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Lordjeff1

8 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  01:07:20  Show Profile
It's clear from his post that Ringgold struck a nerve with the hitman. Reality is that any time one puts on Astros uniform at whatever age there is a bullseye on their back whether it is a scrimmage, pool play game, or bracket game. Right or wrong that is the case. Add that to the Ringgold fans being frustrated being the only team to play one pool play game per day (2 of which were 8AM) and entering the game thinking that they needed to win to advance to bracket play created an exciting and charged atmosphere. For those that don't like the music, it's a youth baseball tournament and not the Masters, the boys like their walk- up songs and the between innings tunes add some entertainment and relief when you are spending all day at the park. And if you didn't like Ringgold' s between innings tunes which paid tribute to the great state of California, get a sense of humor, you made your bed. I thought the Astros ripped off 3 great ones after the Ringgold game and deserve congratulations on winning a tournament that had a stronger field than several SNITs
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itsbaseballtime

348 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  09:19:46  Show Profile
Boys, I missed this Sunday of baseball after getting bit by a copperhead snake and being in ICU until yesterday. What happened? The Astros came back to win in bracket play. Why not Great Job and way to get it done. We were down to 9 players until a local aaa pickup was added. He played great from what I hear.. The TC tournament was NOT full of Major teams and the best team won. This TOC was the most loaded GA tournament to be played.

Am I missing something? The Astros beat the Bulldogs, 643 and the hot Warriors on Sunday. What else do they have to do before all of the other crap stops?

Coach Richard

Drama? Yes I heard about some but it was not with the Astros..
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hoser

16 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  09:55:42  Show Profile
Well I guess I missed the f bomb, all songs seemed fine from what I heard but if any team is playing foul language then shame on the TD for not putting a stop to it.
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Bigwhitevan

67 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  10:59:02  Show Profile
I don't mind music, which I enjoyed. Lots of 80's fun songs. BUT how loud does it have to be?? Just because you or I think it is fine surely doesn't mean it is ok. So have some respect for others. The attitude and comments from the crowd was just charged parents, but dont be surprised when it rubs the other parents the wrong way. Clapping madly when a 11 year old throws a ball???? Let the kids learn to fire themselves up. I know EVERYONE wants to knock off the top teams but tame your attitude so the kids can play ball. Those kids from Ringold were good, coach was fun. Loved the trot around the bases after warm ups. Astros did what they had to do to win. Big ball and small ball. Not to mention some outfield range and dives. More impressed with the win over dominating 643 and Warrior teams. Those two teams were scoring runs like MAD!! It was one great tournament. How about that JCS team though?? Can you say giant slayers?
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aboutthekids

213 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  12:11:13  Show Profile
I couldn't make out all the words to the songs from the Ringgold boom box because of the distance I was from it. If the F bomb was there they need to get a clean version of that song or delete it from their playlist.

JCS, RBI, 643, Alpharetta, Savannah, Astros, Ringgold and the list goes on for this past weekends TOC. Great job to all of them.

I must've missed the song related to California as well. Also have no idea what that comment refers to unless it was before my time playing in and around the northside predominantly.
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Calif_Baseball

292 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  12:21:09  Show Profile
I heard they thought the Astros had a couple of Calif. players on the team. So playing any type of music about Calif is not very smart. You may think it is Funny or a Joke, But what about the kid from Calif? Lucky for you the Calif kids weren't there. I have seen a lot of kids come out from other states and play in Calif. They are welcomed and treated with respect.
Maybe we are not as Hardcore about sports as you in the south.
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love4thegame

17 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  13:35:16  Show Profile
I didn't know that there was a song with the "F" Bomb in it. We always get the clean version of the songs, but I will have someone check the play list. We certainly don't want to offend anyone. We just like to have a good time. Cali- we were not the team who thought CA kids were on the Astros team. We have played against the Hobgood kid several times so we knew him going into the tournament. Please can we all move on...
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Calif_Baseball

292 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  18:03:45  Show Profile
The point I was trying to make is that it shouldn't matter if a team has players from Fla,TN,TX or NY for that matter. Obviously they are there to play baseball and to have a great experience. I have said it in prior posts that we travel to all parts of the country on occassion to play with friends that we have met through baseball. It is more about my son having a good time than winning for us. I just think some Adults get to wrapped up into who's playing for who and where they are from. They are just kids playing a kids game. Let's try not to lose sight of that.

Well for those of you that were looking forward to us coming to GA your will have to wait. We will not be coming to TBS as planned. The Nomads will be making the trip but my son and I will not. I was really looking forward to having a few cold refreshments and debating CA vs GA baseball with a few of you Knuckleheads...LOL

Edited by - Calif_Baseball on 06/06/2012 20:17:04
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aboutthekids

213 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  21:46:01  Show Profile
I never thought I'd openly say this although I don't mind who plays for whom in a standard tournament. In rec ball I could see a problem. Let's say that in the rec league (2A on average for example) that you bring in two of the top players from any of the top major teams to hit 3 / 4 and pitch and catch against your local rec rival in a non sanctioned game.

That'd be a bit much.

In travel baseball though the kids are still 11 and if thrown into a pile, drawing a team blindly by positions I think you'd still come out okay regardless of who you are.

I remember a parent mentioning that a team sometime in April or May brought in a kid from Florida to play with them. The team had just had another kid move out of the area and had one other player combating an arm injury. The kid from Florida wanted to have the experience of playing out of East Cobb. That was a choice made by the kid and his family.

He had a great time from what I gather. Did he make or break the outcome of the tournament in question. I don't believe he did and I'll leave it at that.

Cali I'd love to have had the chance to have met you and if you ever are in need of a kid from Georgia for a weekend that we're off let me know. LOL Just kidding, that's a bit of a trek for us.


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The point I was trying to make is that it shouldn't matter if a team has players from Fla,TN,TX or NY for that matter. Obviously they are there to play baseball and to have a great experience. I have said it in prior posts that we travel to all parts of the country on occassion to play with friends that we have met through baseball. It is more about my son having a good time than winning for us. I just think some Adults get to wrapped up into who's playing for who and where they are from. They are just kids playing a kids game. Let's try not to lose sight of that.

Well for those of you that were looking forward to us coming to GA your will have to wait. We will not be coming to TBS as planned. The Nomads will be making the trip but my son and I will not. I was really looking forward to having a few cold refreshments and debating CA vs GA baseball with a few of you Knuckleheads...LOL

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hoser

16 Posts

Posted - 06/06/2012 :  22:25:27  Show Profile
Cali, I don't have a problem with teams who fly kids in or pick up kids to help out but I certainly am not impressed when those teams win. Why wouldn't they? Anyone can get a team full of fantastic baseball players and win baseball games! Then it makes me laugh when they think its crazy for parents to talk about it. When a team that plays together as a team and has the same kids day in and day out working hard together win tournaments then I am impressed. It doesn't take a coach to put together a team of elite athletes from all across the country! Just my opinion.

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Originally posted by Calif_Baseball

The point I was trying to make is that it shouldn't matter if a team has players from Fla,TN,TX or NY for that matter. Obviously they are there to play baseball and to have a great experience. I have said it in prior posts that we travel to all parts of the country on occassion to play with friends that we have met through baseball. It is more about my son having a good time than winning for us. I just think some Adults get to wrapped up into who's playing for who and where they are from. They are just kids playing a kids game. Let's try not to lose sight of that.

Well for those of you that were looking forward to us coming to GA your will have to wait. We will not be coming to TBS as planned. The Nomads will be making the trip but my son and I will not. I was really looking forward to having a few cold refreshments and debating CA vs GA baseball with a few of you Knuckleheads...LOL

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