Posted by Jose Flores on Sep 02 2003 at 05:00PM PDT
_______________________________________________ Date: Sun, Sept 12 2004 Many thanks to the Boyle Heights Dodgers for putting on a very well run Labor tournament. Our team has been playing in your tournaments on and off for almost a year now and have always enjoyed in playing in your/CABA tournaments. Thanks, Steve McDaniel Beach Cities Whitecaps _______________________________________________ Date: Mon, Sept 22 2003 ON BEHALF OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AZTECAS I WISH TO THANK YOU FOR A VERY WELL RUN AND ORGANIZED TOURNAMENT. MY COACHING STAFF, THE PLAYERS AND THEIR PARENTS ALL ENJOYED OURSELVES VERY MUCH. WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING INTO YOUR NEXT TOURNAMENT AS WELL AS SEEING THE BH DODGERS IN OTHER VENUES. ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU AND PLEASE KEEP THE SFV AZTECAS ON YOUR MAILING LIST. COACH DON BENNETT SFV AZTECAS _______________________________________________ Date: Tues, Sept 2 2003 Thank you for inviting my team to Las Vegas. We had a blast. Thanks for everything. Craig Outlaw Inglewood Outlaws _______________________________________________ Date: Mon, Aug 18 2003 Thank you for allowing us to participate in your weekend tournament. Both my kids and parents had a wonderful time watching the boys play. Your organization and facilities along with the umpiring were excellent! Your hospitality made everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. This was without a doubt one of our most memorable tournaments that the Cypress Defenders have participated in. Despite the final score of the championship game this was a fantastic experience that everyone enjoyed. Jose, we look forward to playing in more of your tournaments in the future! P.S. Your Boyle Heights Dodgers played with a lot of Heart this weekend. I was very impressed with the team's level of play, you truly have a fine team that you should be very proud of! Alan Munoz Cypress Defenders _______________________________________________ Date: Mon, Aug 18 2003 On behalf of the Beach Boys and their parents, I sincerely want to thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience with the August 16-17, 2003 C.A.B.A. Baseball Tournament. We played against some of the best 12 And Under baseball players in Southern California. We had some of the greatest games we could have possibly had. And we had a lot of luck. All of the teams came back and fought hard, but we were the Cinderella team and were able to stay in every game. The Championship Game against the Bell Eagles was the game of a lifetime for all of the kids. Bell took control early, but we battled back to tie the game 2-2, then roared ahead 5-2. But Bell came back and tied the game 5-5. We went to the last inning tied up 5-5. Our second baseman made probably the greatest 12 year old diving play on a hot smash grounder that I have ever seen. We had the momentum. But on the last pitch of the game, Bell scored on a line drive down the third base line to win the game. All of the players on both sides were totally emotionally spent. There were tears and cheers. But I'm telling you it was the most exciting championship game I've ever been a part of. It was a thrilling Tournament from start to finish. We ran out of luck on the last pitch. I never jumped and screamed so much in my life. I lost my voice. Its going to take me two or three days to recover. The Tournament was well managed and the umpires were great. A lot of calls went for us and against us (including the last line drive that landed right on the chalk), but the calls were all made consistently and with a love and knowledge of the game. I developed a real respect and good rapport with each of the umpires, who I could tell really knew and loved the sport. Its hard to disagree with the judgment call of an umpire who had more about baseball knowledge in his little finger than all of the coaches combined. I met a couple of those guys as umpires. I'm sure you know the ones I'm talking about. Again, I want to thank you for letting us into the Tournament on such short notice and under flexible circumstances. Our baseball parents absolutely loved that Tournament, and we will carry some joyful memories about butting heads with some truly great 12 year old champions for a long, long time. Sam Reece Manhattan Beach Boys _______________________________________________ Date: Thu, April 17 2003 I wanted to thank you for all of your efforts in putting on another successful tournament. I know how much time and dedication goes into making a tournament a success and you did a great job. When the trophies were awarded on Monday you pointed out how important parent support is to a team and I can't agree with you more. I was amazed by the dedication the parents of your team have. They were there the entire tournament in January and again for this tournament. I didn't see any bad attitudes, comments or actions... they always were smiling and making the best of it!! They even came out and had snacks for the final game in the rain and cold. You don't know how much those simple hot dogs meant to our players and families on that cold and rainy evening. One parent said that the hot dogs that night were better than a filet mignon! Too often parents think that only their child is on the team when in reality mom, dad, sister and brother, grandma and grandma... are crucial members on a team and I think the families of the players on your team understand this concept. In recognition of your hard work and the hard work of the people that helped you make this event such a success the HorsePower would like to donate $50.00 to your team. Again thank you for putting on such a great tournament! Managers like you who put such dedication into not only their kid but also other people's kids are hard to find and you have certainly EARNED my respect and admiration. Sincerely; Chip HorsePower (11u) _______________________________________________
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