I tried to reach Stolle several times since he called me earlier today and left a brief message.
It's good to know that he is feeling better, but nevertheless it could of been avoided if Dan Crowley, who was the batter that hit the ball and who is currently serving a 3-year ASA of PA suspension wasn't playing, because supposedly the tournament director didn't know of his suspension, which is the same suspension I made him aware of when he was the tournament director of the UAW Local 1069 Softball Tournament a few weeks ago and did not allow Crowley to play at that time.
Chris Stolle is a good friend of mine and a huge asset to the ASA of PA District 6 in both the Modified and Slow Pitch divisions of play.
I will make this promise to him, that the ASA of PA and District 6 will pursue the events that happened today pertaining to his injury by the suspended player to the fullest extent of our association, which will include the call to the police and the report that was taken after I was threatened by Dan Crowley at the tournament.
If and when Dan Crowley applies for reinstatement to once again participate in ASA of PA softball in the year 2015, it will be reflected in the record that in just the first 5 months of his suspension he violated his suspension by being ejected during the playoffs in the Millennium Furey Softball League while wearing a team shirt and trying to coach 3rd base for Key's Tippling House, this after making derogatory remarks towards the umpire who told him suspended players were not allowed to participate in ASA of PA sanctioned events.
It will also be noted in the records that at today's tournament he threatened the ASA of PA District 6 Commissioner and made many derogatory remarks towards him that were ignored and were witnessed by many.
In the future there will now be new guidelines put in place to how I decide whether or not to sanction a tournament ASA of PA.
Here is what I did as the ASA of PA District 6 Commissioner for the tournament director of today's Halloween Thriller Softball Tournament to ensure everything would run smoothly.
1. Obtain the field permit, originally for the use of Camp Upland and then for the Fields at Furey Road when it was decided to play at that venue instead and further cleared the way with the Delco Parks and Recreation for another permit to play at Clayton Park in the event that the Furey Road Fields weren't quite ready to play on by Saturday.
2. Made sure the tournament was properly insured for a nominal fee of $50 with Bollinger ASA Tournament Insurance, that also included coverage for the field owners.
3. Supply the softballs for the tournament at cost.
4. Provide an ASA of PA plague to the tournament at no cost.
5. Sanction the tournament ASA of PA with the state office.
6. Waive all team registrations (a savings of $25 per team) based on the fact that all the teams in the tournament had previously registered ASA of PA this year at some point, whether in league or tournament play.
7. Registered the new ASA of PA umpires that were used for the tournament.
8. Create the tournament bracket hand-out and continuously advertise the tournament on this message board.
Total cost to the ASA of PA was $220 of which no money went to the District 6 Commissioner.
So as the District 6 Commissioner I did everything mentioned above and especially gave up my time to help someone run a tournament and did not receive "one dollar", nor did I care to do so.
I simply want people to be successful in running ASA of PA sanctioned events and to have fun in doing so.