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steven imlay

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Phoenix, AZ

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Men's 60

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March 13, 2012
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT TEAM DOES EVERYONE PLAY FOR

I really like the concept behind this thread, it's always great to put a face to the name/handle.
I do not have as impressive resume as Larry Lopez (Double10), but who does! So here goes....

50 Major Plus Las Vegas Stars
55 Major Arizona Mob
55 Major Kids Forever
60 Major Plus MTC
55 Major Plus Hitmen
60 Major Plus GSF out of Phoenix

Looking forward to playing ball with Softball4B-Mike, Webbie25-Mark, Bob Bainbridge and all the guys out of Arizona. I have been very fortunate to play with some great ballplayers and people.

I'm number 9 and if we are at a tournament come up and introduce yourself.

SLi
March 13, 2012
sliplayer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee

I have to agree with Kennard. I had two brand new end loaded 30 oz Reebok Melee's and they both cracked with the wrapping still attached. I returned the bats following my reps instructions (over a year ago)and never heard a thing back from them. I still have one bat which I'm afraid to swing and granted it does have pop but I just have this feeling it's about to break. Just not a fan of Reebok the company anymore and they had such promise.

SLi
Steven Imlay

By the way I'm not looking for help on these bats I'm over it and moving on.
May 17, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patty Mac hospitalized

Bruce
Appreciate you updating us on Patty Mac's condition.
SLi
May 17, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patty Mac hospitalized

Patty Mac
Take care of yourself and get back on the softball field as soon as you're healthy. We are all thinking of you and wishing you the best and hopefully will see you soon.
SLi
April 13, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2011 SSHOF selections

I should have stated the honor of being in the HOF not the right.
SLi
April 13, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2011 SSHOF selections

Roland Belitz from MTC has applied and deserves the right to be in the HOF. 32 names are a lot of names anybody have any idea how many will be inducted?
April 11, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2011 SSHOF selections

Bruce and Kennard
Thanks for mentioning the LV Starís team it brings back many positive memories and reminds me why we all play this great game- competition and people. I believe we all have teams that are special to us (could be a new thread).
Itís great to remember the players, competitors and the games that we played against teams you werenít supposed to beat but did!
Sorry didnít mean to steal this important threadÖ.
SLi

April 3, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2011 SSHOF selections

Ray-Ray deserves to be in the HOF and so does Bruce. Both of you guys have my vote this year. I believe Rick Perez out of Las Vegas is up for nomination as well.
SLi
March 24, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Centenarian

I was able to swing the bat yesterday and even though it was windy the bat is getting hotter and hotter. It's tough to evaluate bats accurately sometimes because of different factors (such as how fundamentally sound the hitter is that day,weather issues and ect.)
March 22, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Centenarian

Weather didn't cooperate so no additional swings on the Centenarian. MM great job on the flyer.
SLi
March 19, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Centenarian

Bruce, I hear that you won HR hitting contest in Spring Training???
You're the one who can hit with a broom stick!!!!!
SLi
March 19, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Centenarian

Combat Centenarian Senior Softball
Here is my evaluation of the new Combat Centenarian bat. I have about 400 swings on the bat and hopefully I can get the swing count over 500 by end of this weekend.
MM I agree with your accurate description of the new Centenarian with the exception of it swinging heavy. The bat I was swinging was suppose to be an end loaded 28oz and to me the bat did not swing heavy maybe even light, but Iím use to hitting a 30oz end load and the heavier bat may swing heavier. The bat out of the wrapper swings like a exceptionally good broken in USSSA bat which is a very solid hitting bat, after a few hundred swings it loosens up and improves significantly, but still a little short of the Ultraís, MM yellow Combat (I havenít swung the new blue Combat but I understand itís comparable to MM yellow Combat) and the Reeboks. After 400 swings it has gotten hotter and hotter, last week I hit the bat and the ball was traveling a long ways and it was coming off the bat consistently (which is very important to me) and I was very impressed with the overall performance of the bat. Not only was the ball traveling well for distance the line drive hits were exceptionally hard.
Mike Kelly has described his perception of the break in of the bat and has been dead on up to this point. He is telling me that the bat will really loosen up around 450-500 swings. At that point the bat is going to be every bit as hot if not hotter than the other senior bats. I will let you know. He also described that the bat should get at least 700-1000 swings before it would possible break; again he has been correct predicting the response of the bat up to this point.
I hit this past weekend with Jerry Hester who was not overly impressed with the bat the weekend before (Iím being nice), but last weekend he loved the bat. Jerry was hitting the ball consistently well over 300í with the new Combat. Jerry did swing his Ultra ll twice and did out hit the Centenarian by about 10-15 feet. He did not swing his Ultra anymore because he was concerned it would break.
This is my interpretation of a seniorís desire in a bat:
The keys are performance, dependability and cost. The bat company that comes up with that combination is going to own a very strong share of the senior softball market. I get the feeling including from myself that senior players are getting frustrated paying $200 for a bat that last 40-100 swings, however I know they donít want to lose the performance that they have become accustom to with the other senior bats.
Iím not receiving compensation from any of the companies mentioned above so I have no bias over which bat I swing.
SLi

Feb. 17, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Town Square

I haven't received an email and it really is amazing how fast time goes by!!!!
Feb. 17, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Town Square

Indy Girl
Email me and we can catch up!!!
slisoftball@hotmail.com
Feb. 16, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Town Square

Indy girl did you play with Mark Gardner and that group?
Steve Imlay
Feb. 7, 2011
sliplayer
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: SSUSA are you there?

I really don't understand why Hank is being denied the opportunity to play with the team he basically has played with for the last 3 years. If someone can give a Hank an alternative place to play why haven't they done so? At least respond back to him and give him the courtesy of an answer.
SLi
Oct. 19, 2009
sliplayer
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Phoenix 60's Major Plus

Congratulations to GSF for winning the Senior Softball 60 Major Plus tournament. Excellent field of teams who all played hard and competitively, well run tournament with a few needed tweaks for next year. Great games on Sunday, in the heat with not so great balls (because of the heat) and the sun in our eyes in the final innings of Championship game (both teams no excuses), playing the game the way it is suppose to be played. I would hope in the future the management team would make sure championship games would be played on fields that the sun would not be a factor (we had opened fields).
GSF great ballplayers and even better individuals who play hard and fair and are very deserving this week end, good job Bob and Spider. Class Act!!!!
SLi
MTC

March 6, 2009
sliplayer
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 60+ Major Plus teams in Reno?

Bruce, MTC is planning on attending Reno - 60 Major Plus. It sounds like it's really shaping up to be a very competitive tournament for 60 Major Plus.
Steve Imlay
Oct. 3, 2008
sliplayer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Wny "no-warranty"?

Joe, I know your not going to get ANY pitches to hit.....I will take a blueberry bagel.
SLi
Sept. 14, 2008
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Let Matt Fahring play for EVOLUTION

Matt Fahring should be allowed to play with Evolution. Einstien should be allowed to play for the Mob. Neither situation is a team trying to take unfair advantage of the rules. Have we forgotten that the purpose of us playing softball is to get to play? I understand individuals have tried to take advantage of rules in the past but we need to look at incividual cases to make these decisions. I also understand that it's a tough situation for softball organization leaders to do this without being accused of favoritism. We still need to do what's right for players like Matt and Joe.

Steven Imlay
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