Euless, TX Major NIT

The team I continue to call too old to win has proven me wrong again. Resmondo/Specialty Tank/Worth has now made it two in a row over arch rival Dan Smith/Menossee/Combat. The sod boys had it pretty easy going through the winner’s bracket, but in the first game of the finals they had a battle royal. Resmondo scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th to win the championship 44-43. I have said all along there would be a big battle every time the three super teams play each other and it is proving to be that way. I know these two, Smith & Resmondo are still very good teams, even if they’re getting older.

This season looks like last year so far with Resmondo winning NIT’s again and Smith being the runner-up. I can tell you, remember last year when it counted at the USSSA Worlds Resmondo came up short. We will see what happens at the end of 2009. Congratulations to Resmondo on winning it’s second Conference NIT of the season, and good luck in your next one.

Dan Smith/Menossee/Combat got the runner-up spot this past weekend as they could not find a way again to beat the sod boys. The Smith boys, who won the first two NIT’s of the season in Florida have since fallen on hard times the last two outings. I know some of the big hitters are not getting it done when it counts, and that is why they are not winning. I still think this is the best offensive team in the country, but they’re going to have to prove me right to start beating Resmondo again. I also know that Resmondo only lost to Smith in the stadium by one run in each game. They also got run-ruled by Long Haul in the stadium. I still believe that Resmondo and Smith are very close in talent and believe that Long Haul will be a force against both Smith & Resmondo all season long. Congratulations to Smith on a good weekend, and good luck on your next one.

Woodlaw gets third place in this one and is proving they belong in the top 10. This team, who is ranked Class B and obviously belong in the A division and have some people who can flat out play the game. I now believe they belong up there with Jean Shoppe, Taylor Made, Bud Light and GTL as the top five Class A teams in 2009. Congratulations on another great weekend and good luck in your next one.

GTL/Cartel/Stucco/Worth is off to a slow start, but finished fourth this past weekend. They will have to get it going soon, if they expect to climb up the rankings and be there with the better A teams. I know they have enough talent to do it and they better get it going. Congratulations and good luck the rest of the way.

Special Notice: I changed my board back to what it used to be after numerous softball people wanted it. Since the change I have read a number of bashing, slandering and personal assaults on people who read the board. I can only say I’m going to let this board stay the way it is for a short time if this behavior doesn’t stop. I am going back to the sign on board to eliminate the people who want to post this kind of trash. A lot of the people who continue to post this junk don’t have the balls to sign their name. I don’t agree with everything that Tim Millette writes and talks about, but I respect the fact that Tim is a knowledgeable softball man. I’m asking you Tim to please refrain from bashing or attacking anyone personally and not only Tim, but anybody else who is doing the bashing.

You guys are ruining it for everyone who enjoyed the old board back. It’s a lot easier for me to have the sign on board and believe me a lot less headaches. I also want to say that there’s two sides to every story, and that some people make their own beds getting bashed and ripped and maybe they deserve it. So for the people who feel they’re getting bashed and ripped maybe you ought to look in the mirror and see if you are doing things wrong. I’ll end this now by saying I hope that both sides of the scope will clean their act up starting today and let this message board be for the enjoyment and information highway for Bigtime Softball!! ENOUGH SAID!!!