Greensboro Green COLT Baseball Team ready to play TODAY in Opening Game of 2022 COLT World Series:Team runs into “The Undertaker” in Atlanta airport, on way to ‘The Series'(Today’s game time now set for 1pm Eastern Time) Final Score:Greensboro 12, Aroma Park 1[GO GREEN!!!]

DAY ONE Final Score:Greensboro Green 12, Aroma Park, Illinois 1
Greensboro Green vs. the host team and Defending World Series Champions, Marion, Illinois, on Saturday night at 8pm…
GO GREEN!!!!!

On the way to the 2022 COLT Baseball World Series today, the Greensboro Green team ran into “The Undertaker” in an Atlanta airport….Greensboro Green on their way to the COLT World Series, in Marion, Illinois, where they play in the Series’ opening game on Friday, 1pm Eastern/12 Noon Central Time….Greensboro Green vs. Aroma Park, Illinois on Friday, and if the Greensboro team is successful in their Friday contest, they will advance in the Series, and meet the host team, Marion, Illinois, on Saturday night at 8pm…And we are going off of Central times, with all of these times…Seems like the Series/tournament was always on Central time, back when it was played in Lafayette, Indiana, for all those years…

And you might wonder, where was “The Undertaker headed off to this morning, when he was passing through that airport in Atlanta…Mark Calaway,(“The Undertaker’s” real name), could have been on his way to Nashville, Tennessee, to make an appearance at the WWE event for Saturday night, SummerSlam…Calaway could also be on his way to Nashville for the StarCast event, put on by Ric Flair’s son-in-law, Conrad Thompson…StarCast is running this week in Nashville, in conjunction with Ric Flair’s last wrestling match, set for Sunday night…Flair’s last match will be an Tag-Team affair with Ric Flair, and his other son-in-law, Andrade, facing Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett…The match, one of several on a full card of matches, will be held at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, which is supposed to seat around 9,000 fans…”The Undertaker” could also be flying into Nashville, for the ‘Ric Flair Celebrity Roast’, which will be running on Friday night, in ‘The Music City’….

Lots of wrestling going on this weekend, in Nashville, with the WWE SummerSlam, and the Ric Flair’s Last Match event…We should also note, that for non-WWE events/appearances, “The Undertaker” has a fee of $25,000 these days and he gets it, on a semi-steady basis…More on the way on “The Undertaker”/Mark Calaway/”Mean Mark Callous”, down below….

Plenty of baseball going for our Greensboro Green COLT Baseball Team this week, and here is their schedule, and itinerary…..

**********2022 COLT Baseball World Series in Marion, Illinois…..**********
Friday morning[July 29] at 12 Noon Central/1 pm Eastern Time:
Greensboro Green vs. Aroma Park, Illinois
(This will be the very first game/Game One, of this year’s World Series…If Greensboro Green wins on Friday, then they would advance to meet the Host Team/Marion, Illinois, on Saturday evening[July 30], at 8pm. Pretty sure all of these times are Central Time Zone times.)
++++++++++CLICK HERE for a full view of the 2022 COLT World Series bracket…++++++++++
Just CLICK ON Bracket…..

2022 Greensboro Colt All-Stars

Anderson, Christian                        Williams
Andrews, Tate                              Southern Guilford
Billings, Nate                             Williams
Clewis, Wesley                             Chatham Central
Gordon, Joaquin                            Chatham Central
Hicks, Trace                               Williams
Jones, Garrett                             Eastern Guilford
Jones, Jackson                             Eastern Guilford
Marley, Isaac                              Southern Guilford 
McMillan, Ian                              Jordan Matthews
Mora, Angel                                Williams
Obery, Gabe                                Western Alamance
Rippy, Jackson                             Western Alamance
Saunders, Jordan                           Southern Guilford 
Smith, Conner                              Eastern Guilford 
Woolford, Quinn                            Jordan Matthews

Coaches:Head Coach-Adam Gunn, assistant coaches-Brad White and Brett Garrett

2022 COLT LEAGUE WORLD SERIES FACT SHEET

OFFICIAL EVENT NAME
2022 Colt League World Series

CITY OF EVENT
Marion, IL

REPORT DATE
Thursday, July 28, 2022

TOURNAMENT DATES
Friday, July 29 thru Tuesday, August 2, 2022

COMPETITION VENUE
Rent One Park, 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, Illinois 62959 (618) 998-8499
The field surface is synthetic which will allow us to resume play as soon as the rain stops.
No metal cleats are allowed, rubber or molded cleats are allowed. Flat rubber shoes are not recommended.

HOST
City of Marion, Illinois, VisitSI, Black Diamond Harley Davidson, Oasis Outdoors, and Rent One Park

PONY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
Steve Miller, (M) 618-967-4073, (E) s.miller@pony.org

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN
Rachel Stroud (E) stroud.arachel@gmail.com (E) rachel@swinfordpublications.com

RECOMMENDED AIRPORT
Lambert International Airport (STL), St. Louis, Missouri

BUS TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORT TO MARION – INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
Southwest Bus Company, Sarah Juelfs, (B) 618-826-2323 sjuelfs@swibco.net

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR FOR INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
Ashley Spiller (W) 618-997-3690 (M) 618-922-1547 aspiller@visitsi.com

TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR FOR ALL TEAMS
Ashley Spiller (W) 618-997-3690 (M) 618-922-1547 aspiller@visitsi.com

HOUSING AND FEEDING
$800.00 day of arrival until elimination. *Must Attend Mandatory Events.
Daily Pay Out times from the host are listed on the Daily Schedule.

HOUSING DIRECTOR FOR ALL TEAMS
Ashley Spiller (W) 618-997-3690 (M) 618-922-1547 aspiller@visitsi.com

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS HOUSING – ALL TEAMS
Country Inn & Suites, 1306 Halfway Road Marion, IL 62959 (618) 997-2444 Nightly Rate TBD Plus Tax
2 Double Beds/Mini Fridge & Microwave, Complimentary Breakfast, Internet, Parking and Indoor Pool.
Fairfield Inn/Suites By Marriott, 1400 Champion Dr. Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-3011 Nightly Rate TBD Plus Tax
2 Queen Beds/Mini Fridge & Microwave, Complimentary Breakfast, Internet, Parking and Indoor Pool.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2609 Blue Heron Dr. Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-5602 Nightly Rate $139.00 Plus Tax
2 Queen Beds/Mini Fridge & Microwave, Complimentary Breakfast, Internet, Parking and Indoor Pool.

Here is the link for all hotel rooms. pony.hotelplanner.com/event/3d35
Failure to stay at approved PONY Housing will result in loss of per diem.

PRE-TOURNAMENT MEETING *
Thursday, July 28, 6:00 PM at Rent One Park, Diamond Club, 1000 Miners Drive, Marion, IL (618) 988-8499
* This meeting is mandatory for all managers and coaches.

BAT TESTING
Will be conducted before and after the PRE- TOURNAMENT MEETING in the Diamond Club.

OPENING CEREMONIES *
Friday, July 29, 6:00 PM at Rent One Park – All players and coaches in full uniform.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAME *
Saturday, July 30, 6:00 PM at Rent One Park – All players and coaches in full uniform.

WELCOME TO MARION AND RENT ONE PARK PRE TOURNAMENT PARTY
Thursday, July 28, 5:00 PM at Rent One Park – Diamond Club.
Fans, Players, and Coaches will enjoy a night at the Rent One Park.

2022 COLT WORLD SERIES SKILLS COMPETITION
Thursday July 28, 7:05 PM Home Run Hitting Contest 2 Players from each team.
Thursday July 28, 7:30 PM Fastest Runner Contest 1 Players from each team.
The Fastest Runner Contest will take place after the 1st round of the Home Run Contest.

ADMISSION/ENTRY FEES FOR FAMILIES AND FANS
Daily Fee $5.00, 2 and under free
Colt League World Series Pass $25.00 – good for all games and Thursday Night Skills Contest.

GIFT EXCHANGE
PONY Recommends exchanging a small gift with your opponent before your “first” game.

OFFICIAL BASEBALL
Wilson A-1030 SST

PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Please call Randy Crompton (M) 618-967-0321 to make arrangements to use the local practice fields.

EXTRA GAMES ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY
A signup sheet will be available for extra games on these days.

ILLINOIS CONCUSSION PROTOCOL
The State of Illinois has passed new “Youth Sports Concussion Protocols” legislation effective August 3, 2015.
The new law applies to all youth sports organizations which sponsors or conducts amateur sports competitions.

More on “The Undertaker”/Mark Calaway, from www.wikipedia.com:
********************Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965), better known by the ring name The Undertaker is an American retired professional wrestler. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Calaway spent the vast majority of his career wrestling for WWF/E, and is best known for his critically acclaimed “Deadman” Undertaker gimmick, for which he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022. Calaway remains employed for WWE through a 15-year contract signed in 2019.

Calaway began his career in 1987, working under various gimmicks for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and other affiliate promotions. He became USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion and WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion during this time. After signing with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989, he had a brief stint in the mid-card as “Mean” Mark Callous, before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1990.

Calaway was rebranded as “The Undertaker” once joining the WWF. As one of WWE’s most popular and enduring characters, The Undertaker was known for his undead, funereal, macabre persona, which gained significant mainstream popularity and won him the Wrestling Observer Newsletter award for Best Gimmick a record-setting 5 years in a row. The longest-tenured wrestler in company history at 30 years, The Undertaker is one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era–a high ratings, envelope-pushing generation of the WWF/E in the latter 1990s.********************

3 Comments

  • Andy Durham says:

    Greensboro Team up early in the game, 4-0…

  • Andy Durham says:

    Greensboro Green is up 12-1, in the bottom of the sixth inning….

  • Andy Durham says:

    Final:Greensboro Green 12, Aroma Park, Illinois 1

    Greensboro Green up next vs. the host team Marion, Illinois on Saturday night at 8pm…

    Marion, Illinois defending World Series Champions

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