Base­ball Sask leaves Swift Cur­rent out of AA Provin­cials

The Southwest Booster - - SPORTS -

To the edi­tor: Base­ball Sask. demon­strates once again its in­abil­ity to gov­ern the game of base­ball fairly in the prov­ince of Saskatchew­an.

The board of gov­er­nors voted the Swift Cur­rent Pee Wee In­di­ans to be ex­cluded from provin­cial play­downs, tak­ing away our kids op­por­tu­nity to com­pete for the provin­cial ti­tle. Even our own zone di­rec­tors and gover­nor seem to be un­able or un­will­ing to rep­re­sent the ath­letes of south­west Saskatchew­an in the voting process.

How­ever, Base­ball Sask.’s own hand­book states on pg 42 “MORE teams can en­ter into the fi­nal” but noth­ing is writ­ten about ex­clud­ing teams from Provin­cial play­downs. Yet this is ex­actly what this elite group is man­dat­ing. fIn fact the rules state;

Base­ball cen­ters with a pop­u­la­tion of 6,500-50,000 shall com­pete in the AA di­vi­sion.

The ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers over­ruled on the own pol­icy, man­dat­ing the only way SC would be al­lowed to play provin­cials was to reg­is­ter for the AAA di­vi­sion. This di­vi­sion is re­served for base­ball cen­ters over 50,000! But is doesn’t stop there. In or­der to be al­lowed to com­pete in the AAA di­vi­sion, the Swift Cur- rent Pee Wee team would have to guar­an­tee we will NOT go to Na­tion­als if we WIN!!! Un­less we agree to these con­di­tions BS (Base­ball Sask) will not even al­low the Swift Cur­rent Pee Wee team to com­pete at all!!!

Our city should be out­raged that the larger cities pol­i­tics to win tri­umph fair play, com­pet­i­tive spirit, and sports­man­ship. Shame on you BS mem­bers. Come on people of Saskatchew­an this is an em­bar­rass­ment to our prov­ince, and the great game of base­ball.

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