Travel Baseball needs individuals that have the best interest of the players in mind and act with integrity regarding their future.

Our duty on this page is to keep you informed of the rats that are lurking about. The Wall Of Shamer bounces checks, makes false promises, shorts entry fees, has unpaid balances for entry fees, pulls out of tournaments and messes up expected brackets and does all this with no shame, knowing human nature will likely take over and he will be forgiven, because he always has an excuse. 

Do not be fooled by the fast talkers, that promise you great things and are selfishly, only looking for a great high when asking for your money. 

You may be in the midst of the one "Coach Tom" that collects 150.00 dollars from each player on a team, picks up jerseys from a uniform shop and tells the owner "Oh I forgot the money, I will come back tomorrow and never comes back". Then repeats this same cycle over and over again all over Northern California. Be very careful not to get entangled in the triangle of the one Coach that steals by collecting money up front from his little league parents for a travel tournament. The Coach has all money in his pocket and then tells them their travel tournament was cancelled.  He then shows up with another team at the same tournament and double collects entry fees. Be careful of the Coach that commits forgery on a copy of your Sons birth certificate just to have an additional player for a tournament.

Do not get involved with a Coach that would let your Son pitch 11 innings, totaling 220 pitches within a 26 hour period on a Pony League Weekend. Tommy John surgery for a 13U player??? Yes, your sons nightmare is possible if you are hanging out with a genuine "Wall Of Shamer".

These are real life stories. Be careful who you entrust to look out for your players.

We have added Wall of Shamers below for specific Bigtimer Baseball situations and we will continue to update this page, fix spelling errors and Revise and add info whenever a "Wall Of Shamer"  has made good on any debts owed or a shameful act is forgotten or forgiven by parties hurt by "Wall Of Shamers" wrongdoing.

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Coach/Managers Name: ADOLFO OCHOA
Team Name: DOS PALOS COUNTRY BOYZ 

Thursday June 30, 2016 : Manager Adolfo Ochoa signed up for tournament in the 12u division for All Star Weekend July 9-10

Friday July 1st: We emailed Coach and asked for his teams status. Manager Adolfo Ochoa immediately responded and asked us to put his team on the schedule and he would call in on Wednesday with his credit card number to pay for tournament. We asked a couple Baseball people in the Los banos Area whether Mr Ochoa is a man of his word and were informed he is a reputable Century 21 Real Estate Agent.

Century 21 M&m And Associates
923 E Pacheco Blvd, Los Banos, California  93635-4327

We put his team in the brackets as requested.

Sunday July 3, 2016: We released our brackets and sent to the teams entered in All Star weekend including Mr Ochoa.

Thursday morning July 7, 2016: We emailed and text Mr. Ochoa informing him that we have not received payment for his team as of yet and would need payment. Mr. Ochoa emailed us back and simply stating "Sorry I'm going to cancel, a few players started with the flu" .

We are very aware of the remote possibility that a few players from the Los banos area could "start with the flu" in the middle of summer. We informed Mr Ochoa we could help " Coach Ochoa, We are not able to cancel your entry. Brackets have been out and sent out. Your team is committed to play and pay per all our policies. If you need a few players to fill in for the couple kids with the flu bug we will help you out with a few high level local players willing to play this weekend"

July 7, 2016: Mr Ochoa responded by email stating "Let me figure something out right now, let you know in a bit".

July 7, 2016: Last communication from Mr Ochoa was "we cant make it"

July 8-9: Our 12U Bracket was downgraded by the actions of an inconsiderate person that called himself a team manager from Dos Palos/Los banos area. We believe this persons actions have no bearing on the fact that the Los banos/Dos palos area is home to a great many Travel baseball Players and Managers with impecable repuations for being very honorable and upstanding people.


TEAM NAME
Country Boyz
AGE DIVISION:
12U
TEAM CLASS:
ALL STAR
MANAGER NAME:
Adolfo Ochoa
EMAIL ADDRESS
jr68mustang@yahoo.com
CHOOSE THE DATE(S) YOU WISH TO PENCIL IN FOR:
07/9-10/2016 ALL STAR WEEKEND
CITY, STATE ZIP CODE
dos palos ca 93620
STREET ADDRESS
8236 christiang Ave
CELL PHONE
209-996-3547
CHECK ONE:
2 DAY TOURNAMENT -- 13U AND BELOW


We believe Mr Ochoas actions truly warrant his admission to the list of persons on the "Wall Of Shame". Mr Ochoas actions and total lack of consideration at any level bestow him membership on this Wall.


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Umpire Name:    ADAM LEAHY

August 2014 through January 2015: We attempted to text Umpire Adam leahy countless times about reimbursing money not earned and all communications were never returned. We communicated through email countless times to Mr leahy and again email communications were never responded to. We also made countless phonecalls to Mr Adam Leahy asking for the non earned payment to be returned and again no response from Adam Leahy. We believe Mr Leahy has earned the right to be the first Umpire displayed on The Wall Of Shame.

08/09-10/2014: Umpire Adam Leahy was assigned a full weekend of games, Mr Leahy had been an ongoing umpire, very reliable, very professional and was trusted. We prepaid our Umpires for their assignments on this weekend, making sure they were paid even before they set foot on the field that weekend. Umpire Adam Leahy was paid 240.00 dollars and neglected to show up for his games this weekend due to personal reasons. Umpire Adam Leahy never failed to honor his assignments before this weekend. We believed this was not a big deal, we would just make up the amount paid on his next assignments, not understanding that Mr Leahy had decided not to umpire any longer.

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Coach Name:    Michael Ceman  A.K.A Coach Buzz
Team Name:      TRI VALLEY DAWGS

01/09/2013: We received communication from Coach Buzz and he has assured us payment is forthcoming and apologizes for entry money not paid. We will absolutely update and delete this entry off this wall when payment is made.

05/27/2013: We believe coach Buzz Ceman has registered his team or teams in an Allworld Sports event and/or events and has played in these Tournaments by informing Allworld Sports Directors that he has made good on this outstanding debt. These debts were incurred at Allworld Sports Events and Coach Buzz Ceman still owes this money.


Coach Buzz already owed 50.00 dollars from a previous tourney because "one parent forgot money" and he promised to pay later.

Coach Buzz was to pay the 50.00 dollars owed and the 500.00 dollar entry for Monster Bash tournament before 1st game on Saturday. The Coach at the tournament stated he needed to get the check from a parent for the 500.00 dollars Saturday and promised to pay before last game on Saturday. Team was allowed to play Pool Game #1 on Saturday. We delayed the 2nd game to try and collect payment. No payment was made,  Coach Buzz was contacted on the phone and he stated he forgot to give check to parent and would send in mail. Tri Valley Dawgs were allowed to play and became the #1 seed going into the Sunday playoffs. Coach Buzz and Tri Valley Dawgs team never paid for tournament.

Coach Buzz would continue a string of excuses that he sent check in the mail 4 times, someone stole from his team, a parent stole the money, then to top it off he was banned from playing another travel tournament until he paid the amount owed. Coach Buzz decided to lie to the Tournament Director that he made good on the money owed and TD let him in the tournament.

If Coach Buzz is your Coach or was your Coach and You are on the Roster below, please inform him that he still owes this money on behalf of your team. We believe Coach Buzz is irresponsible with Money collected from parents and has abused his position and is absolutely worthy of being on this wall.

Team Roster of Names:

BRADY BOWMAN

MICHAEL CASSETTI

NICK ESPINOZA

NATHAN GARCIA

THOMAS GAVELLO

JACK GRANT

JAYDEN HURSKIN

DALTON JOHNSTON

ROBERT KOEL

NICK LACAYO

ZACK LONESTAR

GAVIN NAIPER

MICHAEL OHARA

ANDRO PETERSON

LUKE SINCLAIR

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Coach/Managers Name:    FRANK PARRA
Team Name:      SOLEDAD DIRTBAGS

Manager Frank Parra signed up for tournament and asked for special consideration because he was a local team that needed to collect from parents the day of tournament. We agreed to the cash payment at tournament request.
Soldedad Dirtbags did not show for tournament as a team, however one player did show up and had no knowledge of where his team was. Coach Parra never returned phone calls and has never made good on the tournament fee owed. 

Teams that travel a long distance to play in tournaments are expecting to play the team that we bracket out. managers should not sign up and guarantee to be in a tournament and not show up.

Frank Parra and the Soldedad Dirtbags are absolutely worthy of being put up on this wall.