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Paul Frenette

Manchester, CT

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Aug. 20, 2021
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should a team get to compete?

I would like to clear up a few points: the Talaga Construction team was having its best year ever. Our record of 25-2 was more then we ever dreamed of. We have been playing Senior Softball for about 12 Years and we have only qualified for one TOC and that was when we were a 60 AA team. After that TOC we were moved up to AAA status. Over the past 6 years as a 65AAA team we won about 50% of our games never once winning a TOC tournament. This year everything came together and as stated it has been our best year. As for the upgrade to Major we know that there was a very good chance that would happen after the World Tournament. We never dreamed that SSUSA would move us after the Eastern Nationals. During my discussion with Terry Hennessy right after I was notified of the change in ranking I asked if it was possible to let us compete as a 65 AAA team and then move us after the Worlds. We had no issues being moved after the Vegas tournament. The answer was no.
As of yesterday the Talaga Team has withdrawn from the Vegas tournament. All of this noise has split the team in half - half wanting to still go and the other half deciding that they did not want to go because we were not being treated fairly. I understood both sides of this issue. I only hope that we can resolve this issue and be ready to play in FT Myers as a Major team. As for the number of home runs hit in the Eastern Nationals it was 5. We had 4 hit against us.
For the record the 25-2 record consist of playing
6-65 AAA teams
5-70 AAA teams
3-65 Major teams
2-65 AA teams
There were never more the 4 teams in our age group in any of the tournaments we played in.
Paul Frenette
Talaga Construction
Aug. 16, 2021
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should a team get to compete?

Brenco 13 - thanks for posting the question because my team is effected by this decision. We played the entire year following the rules set forth by SSUSA only to have SSUSA use the input from directors and data they collected from each tournament to justify the move to the Major division just before the Vegas tournament. Reason given was they can make a change in team ranking when they believe it would create an unfair competition and hurt the tournament. According to Terry Hennessy there were 3 or 4 team that had their ranking changed after the Eastern and Western Nationals. I had a very good discussion with Terry today about the timing of this move and what if anything could be done. As it turns out nothing can be done to allow us to play in the 65AAA bracket. We have been a 65 AAA team for the past 5 to 6 years and never even qualified for a TOC or the East West game. This year we are having a very good year and it cost us. I am very disappointed that SSUSA could not have told us prior to the Eastern Nationals so we could have at least tried to qualify for the East/West game as a Major team.
Dec. 13, 2020
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for Top Team in CT

I manage a 65 AAA Team out of CT. We play 9 tournaments a year starting in March and running through November. If you would like to discus please call me at 860 310 9090
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