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June 7, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

Webbie, thanks for the kind words.....I guess we are all in agreement, that throwing is God given and most guys don't practice throwing at all. Most guys don't practice throwing, is because most guys don't know how to throw properly....Meaning over the top, good leg push, and follow-though with wrist snap upon release...Some guys have told me i have a weird release, I always say I throw with my wrist, not my arm....The only bad thing with having a good arm is 1 throw and then guys won't run anymore....Makes for no fun sometimes on my end!
I have also notice a lot of guys don't charge the ball either, making it a even longer throw to the cut-off man. Long Toss has always help me stay fluid, as well as yoga & Spinning (indoor bike Cycling) try it, it might help you!
June 5, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

Omar, TX, Fred you all are correct, most players don't practice throwing, and most of them warm up with that DAM HEAVY BALL, I always wondered why, to me it seems like going into the gym, and pressing 300 lbs and then start your workout with 150 lbs....My arm hurt me for 3 months after using that heavy ball.
I also find that lifting heavy weights cuts down on a fluid throwing motion, which cause weaker throws! Yes, as we age, the strength starts to leave, but so does the base runners speed, so I guess it's a wash! LOL
June 4, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

While playing in Reno this past weekend, I had the pleasure of getting 6 assist while playing my right field position…I think I have an above average throwing arm….I think throwing is God given…Not like hitting where if you’re a bad hitter, you can become a good hitter just bye practice! I was asked how can you a better thrower, and my answer was you either have a good arm or you don’t. Long toss may make it SLIGHT better, but over all we all have what we have when it comes to throwing……..What do you guys think?
Can an average arm , become a GUN just bye practicing?

May 25, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: IVAN DENNIS PASSES

Wow...My payers and well wishes go out to his Family! Ivan was a BADDDD MAN with that softball bat.....I had the pleasure of seeing some those Bombs go over my head as well as the fence on several occasions...He is a Legend On the Black Softball circuit and his Hendrick's teams were always one of the favorites in most of the tournaments he played in... Great Guy, Great teammate! He was quiet, but always took time to have a nice conversation with me!
You will be missed!

Ron Chenier
May 12, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock n' Reno Trny...

Spidey? Welcome to Plus! You guys should do well up there....One question? How do you get moved to plus after 1 tourney? or was it a mistake for you guys to be playing Major from the start?

Ron
May 1, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Makers

I wondering what bat manufacture you guys think overall is the best, most consistence when it comes to Senior Bats and what are wants & desires are as players?

My vote goes to combat, over the years, IMO they always seem to come out with several different types of Senior Softball bats that have Performance, Durability, Swing weight, feel, Good Pop along with a nice break in period.

I think their overall inventory is more consistence with what we as Senior Softball players want in a Senior Bat! (No I don’t get paid my Combat)

I know other Bat makers & Players have the favorites, but I was just wondering what the masses thought as far overall inventory?

May 1, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thanks

Webbie, Boston, thxs for the kinds words, in the end, I got a few throws in but you guys won the game….I’ll trade you any time….LOL I hope your knee gets better, I kept telling our guys you hit Bombs most of the time . I could tell you were hurting…Keep rehabbing, hope to see you in Reno….Boston, I thought I got you at second, Blue made a bad call…LMBO….Nice hit & Nice to meeting you also, hope to see you guys again down the road and make sure to tell your guys to keep running, I like that kind of game!!!
May 1, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thanks

Webbie, it is always a pleasure seeing the guys you have play with and against for years...We as older men can't remember the names, but the faces we can remember and all the laughs we share together, as well as the competition...Just in case you don't remember me, I'm the right fielder on MBA Elite team, I think Rio 55 guys will know or at least the 3 guys I threw out on the bases...LOL Good seeing you again..Ron Chenier MBA Elite!
April 1, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

Wow another bat for us OLD guys to try!!! I'm sure I'll get me one.... Webbie I love your Motivation for pumping up the guys and making them think they will be a better hitter if they purchase this bat! Great Sales Pitch!!!

Just remember OLD MEN, If you can't Hit a softball on a consistence bases now, what makes you think you'll be a better hitter just because there's a curve in the BAT? "Its not the BAT its the BATTER".

I know Alan & Webbie to be Outstanding Men, but I guess the LOVE for NEW Toys will keep our interest in the new Technology! Please purchase this bat, knowing that it will NOT increase your production at the plate...WE ARE WHO WE SAID WE ARE!
Feb. 3, 2014
rightrj1
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 55 Major Team in Northern California looking for a Pitcher for 2014

Maint11, who else is on this team? Who's your SS and right fielder? Who's your 1st pitcher?
I'm asking cause I might ask to play with you guys, but would like to know who else is playing the important positions....LOL

Dec. 27, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: All the hate on DBO with senior bats...how about this?

You guys that don't like the rules need to get a life!!! DBO, No DBO, Aluminum bats, no senior bats...Dam when will the crying STOP...Play the game, hit the middle, hit homers, hit with whatever bat you wish...just STOP BITCHING! everyone will NEVER AGREE, so just play the game, try your best to win the game, then come have a beer with me!!!! Enough Bitching guys!!!
Dec. 9, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

The rule will make teams and pitchers chose if they want to play in SSUSA events....Our team has already decided to limit the tournaments sanctioned bye SSUSA to 2 0r 3 in 2014,as compare to the 6-10 we've played in the past....My experience has been, the more gear a pitcher wears, the more guys WON"T have a problem hitting the middle, they won't do it on purpose, but if they do, they won't feel bad cause he's wearing protection gear! IMO SSUSA should have done a players vote for this rule change or at least a survey...Once they see the $$$ going down, they'll change their thinking on this rule!
JBTexas makes a great point, the mask does limits your view of the ball coming off the bat....My question to SSUSA is, why would you even bring this rule into play? How many pitchers have complained that this was needed? I see more infielders getting hurt from bad hops from poor field conditions then pitchers getting hurt with balls hit up the middle....If you really want to protect pitcher, GET THE RUBBERS REMOVED FROM ALL fields, they are more dangerous then Hitters hitting the middle!
Dec. 3, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Performance Formula

I hear ya Alan, however for me that's 2 pills too many...let me know when it's in water form & I'll give it a try!
Everything still works as if I was 30....LOL
Dec. 3, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

Crusher, I thought the kickbacks come from total teams entered or staying at a particular hotel in that city, still they are being sanction bye SSUSA...

Dec. 1, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

I would like SSUSA to make any division with less than 4 teams enter, to make that tournament a 2-day tourney instead of the current 3-day tourney, it just makes no cent for teams to travel out of town & make them play their games over 3 days!!!
Dec. 1, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Performance Formula

Hey Alan, This might be a dumb question, but is there any way we can get this in liquid form??? I hate taking pills & will die quickly if I have to take pills to prolong my Life!
Oct. 15, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Performance Formula

Everyone and I mean everyone should STAY AWAY from any BASA EVENT.....The director is Authur Drake and he is a THIEF, SCAMMER and just a bad human being, he will have a painful deaf!!!! BASA has screwed so many teams over the years, it's just sad that they are still in business!!!
I could go on & on, but I'm sure you guys get my point!!!! Crump understands what I'm talking about!
Oct. 12, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

Tim.....I will answer your questions as I did earlier in the thread.....

FROM THE MOUTH OF SSUSA DIRECTOR!!!! SSUSA WILL NEVER CATER TO A GROUP OF PLAYERS THAT DON'T MAKE THEM $$$$$$ that means as far as Major + & the Women's divisions are concern! From a business stand point, their correct!

Remember SSUSA doesn't need the Major + the Major + Players need SSUSA, if we want to play!
Since we pay the same fees as the other divisions, you would think it would be different!

Mike you & I will have to agree to disagree on this one!

This is a hobby for the players, if it was business, I'm sure we would take our $$$ somewhere else.

It would really be nice to have a choice, but ASA is weak on the west coast & usssa won't allow Senior Bats they also want to have a screen on the field....

So Tim what can 1 of 200 players nation wide do???? Stay home on the weekends & play with MOMMA??....lol
Oct. 9, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

Jawood,
Taking into account the time limits, then we only played 3 games…….The director will never be fired!!! Management has his back!!!
To me, the only way to fix this, is a team limit…1st 400 team entered get in, we only have a limited # of fields to handle 400 teams…or if you want more teams, spread the tournament out over the entire month… All Major + divisions 1 weekend, Majors the next weekend, AAA following, then AA….make all seeding games 65-70 minutes…Bracket games 7 innings, that way everyone gets what they pay for!! SSUSA still get all their money & Us Players get to play!!! Just my 2 cents!

Oct. 9, 2013
rightrj1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

Tim,
This happen to my team Rated...We were told that because of the league that plays at Sunset Park all games had to be completed bye 3pm....however we were also told that because of all the extra 40 teams there ,that need to play, is another reason for the cut in our games....They cut the ladies games to 5 innings because they had no lights!!! We played 2 games Friday, 1 Saturday & 1 Sunday.....Now the killer, I over heard 1 director say SSUSA will NEVER FIX MAJOR PLUS because we don't make them $$$$$$$$$$$.....They said that with only 200 players Nation wide their only job is to give the + players somewhere to play!!! Not cater to them, they said the same goes for the Women divisions.......Looks like only AA, AAA & Majors get the LOVE!!!!
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