Wow! Y'all are really making me re-think checking out the Showdown next month with my little one.
You know what, it's really sad to read all of this.
I'm originally from Southern Cali. I grew up in an area with an almost equal mix of Blacks/Whites/Hispanics. I've always associated with whites and mexicans, but I've always, ALWAYS held a strong love and pride for my black sisters and brothers.
Since moving to Fort Wayne almost 4 years ago and seeing hardly any Blacks on the diamonds, and NO Hispanics, as well, I really started feeling homesick for the comradery of my people. I'm not saying I've always only played with Black folks, but there was usually enough around that I felt like I was "at home."
All I'm trying to say is, Black people, when we get together, it should be to celebrate our blackness by having fun, keeping it respectful and maintaining some integrety. All this plus more can be done and should be done.
Don't play into the stereotypes that when we all get together there's going to be trouble.
Keep if fun, keep it light or keep it moving.
First of all, I don't think people should comment on situations unless they know how it went down.During ESP-TBI,both teams were talking smack as well as each teams fans.No kids were cussed at.A TBI player said something out of the way to the female in question so she responded to his comment and some people ran with it.I just think TBI took it the wrong way because they are always on this web site poppin' it and they came up short.As I said before,we look forward to seeing you cats again.TBI has a nice squad so lets not put a black eye in tha game!
There is always problems with Eastside and their fans, that is a known fact.The team is always poppin off at the mouth,but I can excuse that b/c that is part of their game.What is unexceptable is those hood rat girls that they bring with them,popping off at the mouth.That team has been doing it for years and don't expect it to change!!! matter of fact I like it, keep it up!!
Here is the whole problem with trash talking…..You never know when something you said in fun is not taken in fun. We would hate for things to escalate one day. Umpires need to take more charge and tell the teams up front that there will be no ish on the field and eject players if necessary. And another thing why can't we just play the game. Lets examine why I need to degrade you anyway even if we say it's in "fun".
Come on now Eastside 20...We love the BASA ciruit b/c we can come to compete, have fun, talk some friendly trash & thas it...A fan calling a whole group of other fans, including the kids, a "bunch of bi#!@es", has no place in this circuit, or any circuit for that matter!...If our own fans get out of line, you better believe that we will check 'em right then & there!...Incidents on the field with players will happen & hopefully we can leave it at that b/c we're all grown men & women (at least I like to think so) just playing a kids game...Problems with fans, whether it's ours or anyone elses has to be avoided b/c there's usually kids right there in the middle of it all...If it's ok for fans to disrespect one another & act foolish, then maybe someone needs to look in the mirror!...Fan support makes any game so much better but there has to be some kind of line drawn to avoid situations that went down in Cincy...Eastside, after all that went down we now have a rivalry going on & look forward to playing you guys on the circuit...Good luck the rest of the way...
ANY FANS THATS CHEERS FOR A CERTAIN TEAM...THOSE FANS
REFLEXS THAT TEAM..ANY COACH OR CAPTAIN OF THAT TEAM
AND IF THAT FAN BELONGS TO SOMEONE SHOULD KEEP THAT
PERSON IN CHECK: DON'T LET YOUR FANS MAKE YOUR TEAM
whats up eastside 20. well im the one who said something to the lady and she said what she had to say and i left it alone because i was not going to get caught up in all that with a fan. you right both teams was talking and we have no problem with that because after its all said and done win or lose we are all still family playing a game we all love and no we will not put a black eye on the games becaue you win some and lose some but im sure there will be more great battles between us. the last thing is you have never been on this board and heard any of my teammates talk trash on the board or say anyhting how good we are. now when we put them rings on our finger you going to hear it everyday!!!! good luck eastside in the lou and will see yall in naptown.
To TBI-24, the female in ? said she was just responding to a comment made to her and it was directed at that PLAYER only.The whole incident is over.We know how you guys feel and vice versa.There are no ill feelings toward TBI or any of their fans.One last thing,I beg to differ about that ring scenario.I personally invite YOU to our ceremony!See you guys in Nap and have a safe trip.
To keep it up!What problems have ESP and their fans always had?We have the same problems that any other team has,the difference is that speak our minds about the situation.To add to the problem is you calling our female followers hood rats.That's how **** gets started because that was uncalled for.But we can accept that and we'll keep rolling.To U though,live by your moniker and KEEP IT UP!
I FEELIN YOU EASTSIDE 20. ITS ALL GOOD BETWEEN US AND THE FANS. ITS GOONA BE A GOOD RIVALRY AND LOTS OF FUN PLAYING YOU GUYS. WHERE MY NI$$AS ESP 21 AND 3 AT?
FIRST OF ALL SOFTBALL PLAYER FOR EVERY ACTION THERES A REACTION, AND NATI BOY I ALREADY SAID THAT ME OUR MY PEOPLES DONT DO THAT,SO DONT BE COMING AT ME LIKE THAT BC IM ABOUT THAT DRAMA TOO. AND TO U KEEP IT REAL MY GIRL LOOKS BETTER JUST WAKENING UP THAN YOURS IS GETTING READY TO GO OUT,SO SAVE THAT HOODRATS FOR SOMEBODY ELSE
YEA EASTSIDE #21, WE KNOW YOU ABOUT THAT DRAMA AND SO IS THE REST OF YOUR TEAM,THAT'S WHY THE FOCUS IS ON YOUR TEAM.I'VE WATCHED YOU FOR THE PASSED COUPLE OF YEARS GET INTO IT WITH THE A's,Stl Stars,Derrty,Graystone and now TBI.WHO'S NEXT ? WE WILL FIND OUT AS NEXT WEEK IN INDY!!.NOW I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE LOOKS OF YOUR GIRL,BUT IF SEE WAS THERE THIS WEEK,YOUR HAVING REAL PROBLEMS WITH YOUR CATARACTS.
Everyone will talk to talk, sometimes it goes to far I think. The "B-word" when my daughter is in the park only lets her know that it's disrespectful to each other as black's, and towards one another. Cause you never know what or how someone is going to take it, or for that matter where they are going to run with it. LEaves a bad taste in ya mouth disrespecting each other like that BI&%# this and Bi&%# that.
Now a moment of prayer for all the Bi&%# bombs flyin last weekend
To keep it up!Words are words as long as it doesn't get personal.We've had words with many teams but that's all it was.I guess ESP is the only team on tha circuit that has words with teams.Furthermore,who are you?Since you won't name yourself and since you seem to be at every game where ESP has words with other teams I'm going to call you Eastside Groupie.So Eastside Groupie keep coming to our games,we appreciate your support!