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Email Attachment of the Week

Joke of the Week

A man traveling through the country stopped at a small roadside fruit stand and bought some apples. When he mentioned they were awfully small, the farmer replied, “Yup”
The man took a bite of one of the apples and exclaimed, “Not very flavorful, either.”
“That’s right,” said the farmer. “Lucky they’re small, ain’t it?”

Email Train of the Week - usually have to read these bottom to top

- Kevin Kelly <kdk2nd@hotmail.com wrote:


Sorry all - I was asking if Sportsmonster replied to this email:


This is totally ridiculous!!! So much for customer satisfaction, I
guess you all striving for customer dissatisfaction. What is this so
called “BIG PICTURE”?

First, for over a week and half our team understood that we had a bye
for yesterday June 30. But instead you all change the schedule the day
before our schedule bye, without any kind of prior notification. Your
excuse when I called, “…we wanted to fix the schedule before we went on
vacation.” Duh!!! Did you maybe think that some of us had already made
plans because we were schedule “not” to play? In fact, many of our
players made plans to go out of town for the holiday weekend because we
weren’t supposed to play. Which left me to scramble to see who had not
left town yet. The better way of handling it would have been to
rearrange the schedule starting with July 7th. But no, that's too much
like right.

Second, instead of playing each team once like has been done in the
past, we are now schedule two play two teams twice. Which leaves two
teams we never play. Please explain to me how that’s fair to all the
teams in the league?

Third, now half of our games are scheduled to be played at 9pm!!! Then
we have three games at 8pm, one at 7pm and none at 6pm. How the heck is
that fair!!! I guess you have never heard of BALANCED schedule.

Fourth, since when does the home team not get a last at-bat if they are
losing by twelve or more runs after the fourth inning? Instead of
keeping good umpires you all get new umpires who either don’t know the
rules or does not have them explained to them. When you hire new
umpires you need to go over the rules with them particularly section
“SAMPLE OF GAME RULES TO LIVE BY” paragraph “7. Slaughter rule”.

Oh yeah, by the way I thought we were playing in a "men’s league" and
not a "coed a league" as typed at the top of the schedule you attached.

What type of Mickey Mouse operation are you all running? This is the
second summer in a row SportsMonster has screwed things up. Is it
SportsMonster's unwritten policy to charge each team almost a $1000 per
season then see how bad they can screw things up and piss-off the
teams? No wonder why there is such a high team turnover from season to


From: "z@homemail.com" <aziola@yahoo.com
Reply-To: z@homemail.com
To: Kevin Kelly <kdk2nd@hotmail.com, donald83@iwon.com,
steve@sportsmonster.net, SKean@rcn.com, cbrowndog@hotmail.com,
gtomlinson@srchicago.com, avanella@vanella.com, dwotruba11@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: THURSDAY SEWARD schedule
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 12:23:34 -0700 (PDT)

What is this?

Andrew Ziola
Team Mullet - thursday Seward

--- Kevin Kelly <kdk2nd@hotmail.com wrote:


Was there a response from Sportsmonster?

From: "" <donald83@iwon.com
Reply-To: donald83@iwon.com
To: steve@sportsmonster.net, kdk2nd@hotmail.com,
SKean@rcn.com,cbrowndog@hotmail.com, gtomlinson@srchicago.com,
Z@homemail.com,avanella@vanella.com, dwotruba11@hotmail.com
CC: bart@socialmonster.com


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