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Nov. 30, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Performance enhancing

HGH , steroids and any other PED's for a medical issue is a no brainer when it comes to someones health. Some people use that stuff to improve thee appearance. That's a personal preference knowing the effects it could have on your life. But to use that stuff to enhance your game of softball is a joke.....

Just a reminder: a 301 foot home run counts the same as a 400 foot home run. With the life that these bats have there is no need for any more enhancement.

I agree with mad dog that whey protein helps keep u going into Sunday after the first 2 days. IBU's and a lot of ice help as well.

Lets face it we are all over 50. I think that we are victims of CALO-ROIDS more then anything.

JDUB does this require an IMHO?
Nov. 27, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Nice Post JDub.....and thanks u just took over my virgin status...lol
Nov. 27, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Thats the best thing about senior softball playing with and against guys you have known for decades.

Nov. 26, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

I agree with that Tim.....3 day events in the 50's is tough cause most of us still have full time jobs.
Nov. 26, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Tim we often talk about why we still play. I come to the conclusion that its a kind of a sickness with no regrets.

We travel to Southern California and Vegas cause we can drive to them. I would not call it chasing championships. If we are gonna play we want to play against the better competition. All the better Arizona 50 major teams have moved up to the 55 division.

Well i am sure (marsh)Malo37 will be happy to know that someone wants you around.


Local, i like your thinking, it would of helped us in seeding....but in reality to win the tourny you are gonna have to beat the best anyway so it really does not matter. There are teams that dont worry about seeding games. Saving your legs and strength for sunday is what matters. I can see your point that it may encourage more teams to play in those tournaments.
Nov. 26, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Tim that was a good "virgin" analogy. LoL i am glad i can still wear white.

Our team is staying the way we are. We have a few new 50 year olds in our area that will help. I heard talk about California not being able to go outside the border....Florida as well. If thats the case a merger would not work anyway. Malo37 is right when he states we don't have the finances to play a solid plus schedule. Yes we have traveled just like your team has, but on a limited basis.


Nov. 26, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Hey Stick8 sorry about the sting. I was really trying to go over you down the line....my bad. Nice play though....
Nov. 26, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Stick8...Thanks for the nice words about our team. I am by no means downplaying your team. You have a very good team and i agree with the fact that you guys were a bit fatigued with that being your 4th game of the day. We are not young anymore.... I enjoyed competing against your team... you guys hit well as i seen a lot of hard hit balls sailing over my head at shortstop. I believe you played infield as well so you know what i mean ....its no day in the park.

Your right the tourny in Phoenix had all good teams. It was very competitive.

I agree with no spot of 5 runs...i believe 9 hr's with 7 runs per inning would be a good equalizer.
Nov. 26, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Tim, this is actually my 3rd year as well in the seniors. Your right it is good to see alot of the guys that you have played against for years.

You know as well as i do that the rumor mill stirs up a lot of misinformation. We are not merging and we should be seeing your team this year. Our team is built on border city's not border states.

I am a softball minded player. Labels don't do anything for me. All's i hear is who is a major or plus player....we are all over 50 years old we should not need a pat on the back to convince ourselves of our ability.

Hopefully soon they will come up with a balanced set of rules that work. You can't please everyone but maybe it will slow down the complaints.

Hey Tim how many posts do i need to lose the virgin status....lol


Nov. 25, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Thanks Jawood , i never worry about who i play against since i only play one way. I agree with the 70 foot bases. It definately helps on defense for sure. Pitchers are in a dangerous position, its bad enough playing 3rd or short. I am not sold that a screen is the answer though. Maybe in the older divison cause the bats are live. To play major plus a team needs finances. It is hard on sponsors with the economy. Maybe we will see u out there sometime.
Nov. 25, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Well Jawood we beat OKI 27 to 23 they batted 7 innings we never batted in the 7th...we went into the inning up 10. I think we would of scored in our 7th. We beat the others by more then the spot except Sommerville we beat them by 5 and then they beat us in the finals with 6 runs in the bottom of the 7th. Both good games. Lets all admit that every team hits with these bats. I can see your point that the rules get tougher with expanded rules and the 5 runs given are harder to make up against good major teams.single. The only way i would understand that it hurts them is if all the plus teams were scoring 5 runs the majority of the innings with 1 or no outs. I dont feel the plus rules would hurt our team. What keeps us competitive is we have a good defensive team. We turn alot of doubleplays which as you know kill rallys. What i dont understand is that a major plus teams should not get hurt by major rules. If plus teams only score 3 or 4 runs in 3 or so innings in a plus tourny chances are they will get beat. Same goes in a major tourny. HR's are not outs after 7. Keep hitting them its just like a single. I would be ok if they changed the rules for the so called Platinum tournaments when major and plus teams are combined. Maybe 9 hr's and 7 runs an inning. I think the competitive level is really good in both levels. Lets hope that they figure out an equal set of rules. For now alls we can do is play by the ones that they have. I heard that they are considering screens for pitchers, that will add a whole new twist.
Nov. 25, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Tim, your right its my virgin post. I dont usually get involved in message boards, but i am far from a virgin of the game of softball. I am not trying to hide. i have no problem telling u more info, my name is Dominick Calise, i have played against your teams a lot since the early 90's. I play with Arizona Elite 50's now. Also played with the original Az Elite team and Prime Time Sports. I am not down playing any team, let alone plus teams. Actually i wish they would go back to one division where you just played who ever showed up. I am just stating facts of the teams we have played which include Nazareno, Demolition, Somerville and the team we just played last sunday OKI. We have played a few others as well as some very good major teams and some 55 major plus teams that were in our tournys. All very good teams in my judgement. Not saying they cant have games where they put up alot of runs. Against us on average i have not seen it. To be honest i think what hurts the plus teams the most is the short fields. A team with good defense will pick the hard hit ground balls and the 260 to 280 foot line drives they hit are caught on a smaller field. A good hitting bat control major team picks apart a 3 man outfield in the gaps. All this is my opinion from what i see. We had a very good year this past season. I see on here that you like to talk a lot but i can say you have always put together quality teams. We actually had one of your guys play with us years back....Bobby Newman also Denny Jones but not sure if he actually played for you. Again this is all my opinion based on my factual experiences. Since this is an opinionated message board i hope it does not offend anyone.
Nov. 25, 2012
DC13
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

I have read all the discussions about the major rules vs the major plus rules. The one I can agree with is Stick8's on giving the major team the 5 runs and playing the plus rules of runs per inning limit as well as home runs per game. That would make it close to equal. I play on a 50 major team and we have played against plus teams many times. We have beat every plus we have played at least once. The thing that no one has mentioned is the plus teams don't even score the 5 run limit more then 2 or 3 innings a game on average. There are a lot of good teams playing now but. A good defensive major team with bat control will beat plus teams more often then not. Just my opinion on what I have experienced. Take It for what its worth as I know some won't agree.
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