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Mr. Softball

This article is not the opinion(s) of Bill Chard, NKYSoftball.com, or anyone associated with NKYSoftball.com. They are the opinions of Mr Softball.

 

Mr. Softball

NKY softball fans, players, coaches, & directors, welcome to a new monthly article that Bill Chard is allowing me to publish here on NKYSoftball.com. Unlike other article that have been on this site and many others you will get an unbiased opinion on all topics. Although my identity will remain a secret, I will give you a little background about myself. I started playing softball here in NKY at the old Rolling Hills Park on 3L highway in 1972. I played with several of the top teams in this area for 20 years. I have won a world title with Avis Enterprises back in 1982. I am now retired from the game I once played, but still enjoy traveling around the area to watch. I do keep up with softball by going to games & reading all the different message boards and the Cincinnati Softball News.

First off I would like to congratulate the Nasty Boys & Tinas for winning the Great Lakes Divisional this past season. 2003 was a great year for all of NKY softball, several big tournament wins by numerous teams. Mike Hartfiel winning Manger of the Year in NKY for the 2nd consecutive year, Bill Chard winning "B" Cincinnati manager of the year & Kevin Greene having a breakout season by winning Player of the Year in NKY. Again congrats to all on great seasons.

2004 brings many changes to NKY. Chris Craddock comes out of retirement to lead the Storm. This team is loaded, but what class are they playing. I understand by rule they have to play in class "B" in 2004 unless they appeal. I also hear that they plan on playing "C" but will the new NKY sanctioning committee allow this team to play "C". I have a question for the Storm, why would you want to play "C"? Your team could win consistently in USSSA "B". The power and egos could be your downfall if you are allowed to play "C".

Reds Boys, this team is #1 bar none in NKY. A legit threat in ASA / NSA "B" for a world title. I would not expect Reds to have a wonderful record due to their schedule of "A" tournament after "A" tournament, but come September they will be primed to make a run at a World Title.

Nasty Boys, Joe Barnes has re-loaded and should be right in the mix of things in USSSA "B" in Cincinnati. I feel they could finish from 2nd to 4th position in any USSSA "B" NIT in Cincy in 04, Freeze is absolutley loaded and I dont see any Cincy area teams beating Freeze in this up coming season.

NKYSoftball.com, Bill I know this is your site but what and the hell are you guys playing "C" for? After the year you all just had. You picked up Brian Cook, who I feel talent wise is the best NKY has to offer. You all could still be right where you were this season competing for an NIT title every weekend behind Freeze.

I listed my top 4, in no particular order. I will list other teams in the coming articles. Here is a pre-season ranking for "C" & higher top 7 and a "D/E" top 10:

"A/B/C"

1. Reds Boys/TPS

2. Storm

3. NKYSoftball.com/Easton

4. Nasty Boys/Worth

5. OPP

6. Come Getsem

7. Southern Softball

"D/E"

1. Hamiltons

2. Dinos

3. BWW/Jefferson Roofing

4. Nasty Boys Blue

5. Jeff Wyler

6. Two N Out

7. Team Extreme

8. JLC Softball

9. Our Place Too

10. Team Havoc

Mr. Softball

NKY softball fans, players, coaches, & directors, welcome to a new monthly article that Bill Chard is allowing me to publish here on NKYSoftball.com. Unlike other article that have been on this site and many others you will get an unbiased opinion on all topics. Although my identity will remain a secret, I will give you a little background about myself. I started playing softball here in NKY at the old Rolling Hills Park on 3L highway in 1972. I played with several of the top teams in this area for 20 years. I have won a world title with Avis Enterprises back in 1982. I am now retired from the game I once played, but still enjoy traveling around the area to watch. I do keep up with softball by going to games & reading all the different message boards and the Cincinnati Softball News.

First off I would like to congratulate the Nasty Boys & Tinas for winning the Great Lakes Divisional this past season. 2003 was a great year for all of NKY softball, several big tournament wins by numerous teams. Mike Hartfiel winning Manger of the Year in NKY for the 2nd consecutive year, Bill Chard winning "B" Cincinnati manager of the year & Kevin Greene having a breakout season by winning Player of the Year in NKY. Again congrats to all on great seasons.

2004 brings many changes to NKY. Chris Craddock comes out of retirement to lead the Storm. This team is loaded, but what class are they playing. I understand by rule they have to play in class "B" in 2004 unless they appeal. I also hear that they plan on playing "C" but will the new NKY sanctioning committee allow this team to play "C". I have a question for the Storm, why would you want to play "C"? Your team could win consistently in USSSA "B". The power and egos could be your downfall if you are allowed to play "C".

Reds Boys, this team is #1 bar none in NKY. A legit threat in ASA / NSA "B" for a world title. I would not expect Reds to have a wonderful record due to their schedule of "A" tournament after "A" tournament, but come September they will be primed to make a run at a World Title.

Nasty Boys, Joe Barnes has re-loaded and should be right in the mix of things in USSSA "B" in Cincinnati. I feel they could finish from 2nd to 4th position in any USSSA "B" NIT in Cincy in 04, Freeze is absolutley loaded and I dont see any Cincy area teams beating Freeze in this up coming season.

NKYSoftball.com, Bill I know this is your site but what and the hell are you guys playing "C" for? After the year you all just had. You picked up Brian Cook, who I feel talent wise is the best NKY has to offer. You all could still be right where you were this season competing for an NIT title every weekend behind Freeze.

I listed my top 4, in no particular order. I will list other teams in the coming articles. Here is a pre-season ranking for "C" & higher top 7 and a "D/E" top 10:

"A/B/C"

1. Reds Boys/TPS

2. Storm

3. NKYSoftball.com/Easton

4. Nasty Boys/Worth

5. OPP

6. Come Getsem

7. Southern Softball

"D/E"

1. Hamiltons

2. Dinos

3. BWW/Jefferson Roofing

4. Nasty Boys Blue

5. Jeff Wyler

6. Two N Out

7. Team Extreme

8. JLC Softball

9. Our Place Too

10. Team Havoc

Mr. Softball

NKY softball fans, players, coaches, & directors, welcome to a new monthly article that Bill Chard is allowing me to publish here on NKYSoftball.com. Unlike other article that have been on this site and many others you will get an unbiased opinion on all topics. Although my identity will remain a secret, I will give you a little background about myself. I started playing softball here in NKY at the old Rolling Hills Park on 3L highway in 1972. I played with several of the top teams in this area for 20 years. I have won a world title with Avis Enterprises back in 1982. I am now retired from the game I once played, but still enjoy traveling around the area to watch. I do keep up with softball by going to games & reading all the different message boards and the Cincinnati Softball News.

First off I would like to congratulate the Nasty Boys & Tinas for winning the Great Lakes Divisional this past season. 2003 was a great year for all of NKY softball, several big tournament wins by numerous teams. Mike Hartfiel winning Manger of the Year in NKY for the 2nd consecutive year, Bill Chard winning "B" Cincinnati manager of the year & Kevin Greene having a breakout season by winning Player of the Year in NKY. Again congrats to all on great seasons.

2004 brings many changes to NKY. Chris Craddock comes out of retirement to lead the Storm. This team is loaded, but what class are they playing. I understand by rule they have to play in class "B" in 2004 unless they appeal. I also hear that they plan on playing "C" but will the new NKY sanctioning committee allow this team to play "C". I have a question for the Storm, why would you want to play "C"? Your team could win consistently in USSSA "B". The power and egos could be your downfall if you are allowed to play "C".

Reds Boys, this team is #1 bar none in NKY. A legit threat in ASA / NSA "B" for a world title. I would not expect Reds to have a wonderful record due to their schedule of "A" tournament after "A" tournament, but come September they will be primed to make a run at a World Title.

Nasty Boys, Joe Barnes has re-loaded and should be right in the mix of things in USSSA "B" in Cincinnati. I feel they could finish from 2nd to 4th position in any USSSA "B" NIT in Cincy in 04, Freeze is absolutley loaded and I dont see any Cincy area teams beating Freeze in this up coming season.

NKYSoftball.com, Bill I know this is your site but what and the hell are you guys playing "C" for? After the year you all just had. You picked up Brian Cook, who I feel talent wise is the best NKY has to offer. You all could still be right where you were this season competing for an NIT title every weekend behind Freeze.

I listed my top 4, in no particular order. I will list other teams in the coming articles. Here is a pre-season ranking for "C" & higher top 7 and a "D/E" top 10:

"A/B/C"

1. Reds Boys/TPS

2. Storm

3. NKYSoftball.com/Easton

4. Nasty Boys/Worth

5. OPP

6. Come Getsem

7. Southern Softball

"D/E"

1. Hamiltons

2. Dinos

3. BWW/Jefferson Roofing

4. Nasty Boys Blue

5. Jeff Wyler

6. Two N Out

7. Team Extreme

8. JLC Softball

9. Our Place Too

10. Team Havoc

 

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