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Real name:
Sonny Johnston

Location:
Asheville, NC

Division:
Men's 60

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Nov. 19, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking

Send me your contact information and your experience and I will let know what may be out there for you......t.johnston@charter.net
Oct. 29, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team move-ups

Paul...to win the ACC, which is the best tournament in the east and winning the USA Championship (btw how did you qualify to play in that anyway) and you indicated you won one other tournament in five, not to mention you took the World to the "if "game....that's would be two 1st and two 2nds in five tournaments. If this is correct it would seem the bump is justified plus you are a young 60's since just moving up and you can bring up the guys you left behind. You keep scoring in the 20's and play defense you will be good to go in Majors.....only problem you will find there is nobody to to play except Dalton and Vegas. BTW we played Major in Vegas and not one team went limit on HR's and most games in 20's not 40's.
Oct. 21, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Northern Va. Force new 65 team

Harry, how's you guys doing on putting your 65 roster together, heard you were going to Myrtle, best of luck down there and hope to see you soon"
Oct. 20, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USA Championship seeding game

So I think here's your options, play East/West for 1 or 2 seed, lobby to change the rule, and if you go to East/West and don't win go to Vegas and play for seeds 3 and above and of course you always have the option to stay if home.
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Oct. 14, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas World ( batters box )

If you can't move the front line forward due to it lining up with the base line then move strike matt back......shouldn't effect the pitcher, they very seldom use the rubber anyway.
Oct. 13, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas World ( batters box )

That would be correct by the book but it sure makes it difficult for the tall players with a big stride,, the only way to stay in, is to stand back in the box and then it is difficult to cover the strike that hits the front of the plate and when they do it is usually hit in the dirt or turf, which could or could not be a problem for the infielders. I'am not a pitcher but it sure seems the more experienced pitcher throw to the front of the plate. I don't have a suggestion for a solution but I do think it should something for consideration going forward.
Oct. 13, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas World ( batters box )

Dave, it is my understanding that the front of the box should be 4' feet from the back rectacle of the plate......is this correct and if so are you saying that is the case at Big League Dreams and other parks. It did seem short to me and I thought the set up was not taking into consideration that the front of the plate is a strike. Just asking.
Oct. 12, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Sparky
Not sure why the animosity to a player who basically is passing on what he observed, and I have played with this gentlemen and he one of the best high average hitters in the game as well as a excellent pitcher with numerous championships, with integrity with no reason to be nothing but forthrigt. As to the players you mentioned I have played with some of them and against most and none have hit the ball as far as what has been mentioned..... which I could care less about and have no respect for the author of this thread, and I can personally tell you that none of the players you mentioned would act in such a manner that I have witnessed. I respectfully request this thread be closed and for the author to understand humility is a virtue.
Oct. 11, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USA Championship seeding game

It wasn't their fault no one showed up, anyone can enter, they understood the importance of the tournament and spent the dollars and the time to participate, which would probably be between $3,000-$4,000 for all the players costs....they earned it because they showed up and made the investment. If we could get teams to show to a great venue and compete then they would know where they stand and if you can't finish 1 or 2 at the Eastern you really have no business going to Vegas to compete. I don't understand when the Eastern teams develope their schedule why this tournament isn't included. So with that said don't blame the team that made the commitment, and if your team is considering Vegas go to the Eastern and see if you have the talent to compete before investing thousand's of dollars on travel, unless of course you our going for the social experience.
Oct. 10, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USA Championship seeding game

What needs to change is for teams in the East to take advantage of a great venue and a central location and come play.....I don't believe there is any restriction on entry.
Oct. 9, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Thanks Bruce, will keep that in mind, have some back issues that may keep me out for a while, MRI today and hopefully some PT will suffice, hoping to be ready for TOC in Feb. Would really like to spend some time with Bogie to better understand his rotational hitting philosophy, he was very impressive in Vegas. Best of luck rest of the year.
Oct. 9, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Bruce, Bogie also hit one against us that had to go 400' and I saw him hit numerous others that were some of the hardest and farthest I've seen, not sure he could compete with the 50's but he certainly was impressive.
It was nice finally meeting you....how did you guys finish and do you know who won?

Sonny Johnston #15
Cobra's
Oct. 7, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

Anybody know who won the 60 Major, heard MBA and Pope were in finals......would have been Pope's 5th game, 6th if it went to if game....they took us out at 8am.
Oct. 5, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

60 Major plus

1. Superior SRr. Softball
2. Old Dawgs 60
3. Minnesota Masters/ White
Oct. 3, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Why not give it a try if you are a two-piece guy, and the swing weight is similar to your gamer and you take a lot of BP. The bottom line especially for the 50's and 60's power hitter's that are break breakers, you pay retail that is $120 for two bats, they will only replace only one. Who knows it may become your gamer.
Oct. 2, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

Just left park
65 Major Plus
1. Full Crcle
2. Hamel's
3. Omen

60 Major not complete but 4:13 in finals and someone would have double-dipped.

Aug. 16, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: East vs West National Championship game

Thank you for the clarification.
Aug. 16, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: East vs West National Championship game

The only reason to play in the Eastern would be to compete for the Triple Crown, being seeded one or two would not apply since in most brackets there were not five teams.......staff is this a correct assumption.
Aug. 1, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: moving to Naples Fl. area

What age bracket are you qualified in?
What level have you played, AA, AAA, Major or Major Plus?
What"s your email address?
July 23, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Nationals - Who's Playing?

Eastern does not appear to have the competition coming, see only 2 Majors and 1 Major Plus.in 60 and 65. Staff, when is the schedule coming out for the 65's and with small field will we be held for three days.....plenty of fields with only 20 teams in all brackets from 65-85.
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