WE the (Houston Raiders) were kicking Graystone a$$ (15-7) in the 5th inning when we had to put our coach in because one of the players was cramping. Graystone knew the only way they would win would be to possibly protest our coach and hope he is not on our roster. Now that is a ****ty way to try and win in any state take your lost like a woman. Now this is the part were USSSA sucks at. During the protest they couldn't find our roster so they gave us the lost I believe it was something crooked going on . GRAYSTONE we will meet again and we will kick that a$$ again. PACE cong. you won worlds like real men.
you and 5 other teams were disqaulified when you didn't have rosters that were legitimate. don't get me wrong, you guys are a very good team but play by the rules. we were made to finish a game that was being played under protest. that last three innings of the game were meaningless. we will definately get a chance to see each other again. we don't need your congratulations because after our game with you, we still had some unfinished business. we handled ours, make sure you handle yours next year and we'll give you a shot at taking our title. hope you had a safe trip home!
there was something crooked going on. that's why graystone protested. your state director was at the tourney, he had no roster and no roster was received by usssa. what the hell is that? don't blame someone else for your mistakes. you just got caught breaking the rules. period. a win is a win. you sound like a woman on here talking about how you lost and it was because of your own negligence. stop crying!!!
Not taking sides here, but was there any kind of team check in or roster verification before games were played? This was supposed to be a world tournament and you mean to tell me that the state director was there and had no knowledge of this team turning in a roster? The team shouldn't even have been allowed to take the field let alone play. Question for Graystone, if it really went down as described, would you have questioned the roster if you were winning the game? Tell the truth.
it's just like a bad call during a game. if your coach hadn't gone into the game with airforce one's and blue jean shorts on, there probabaly would have never been any question. our roster was frozen by the second week of august and was in question the very first game we played. we had had to take a loss our very first game because we only had nine players and coaches weren't allowed to play. we took our loss and used the experience to our advantage. it just so happened it was your second loss. we were done the same way. save the crying. in 100 degree weather, in the losers bracket sometimes you need luck on your side. we still had to play nine other games. save the crying!!
Come on man, you can answer that question for yourself, Would you have protested if you were winning the game? Probably not. The point is, if the Raiders would've had their game AND their paperwork in order this wouldn't be an issue. We all have to play by the rules or there is consequences, simple as that. Good luck to both teams in 2006.
Airline ticket to Orlando......$250
Hotel room.....................$80 a night
Admission to Disney World......$35
Over priced cheeseburger.......$4.75
Going to a world tournament without your roster turned in and having a team question it giving you a cheap loss when you were winning the game...........................PRICELESS!!!!!!!