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Real name:
Sonny Johnston

Location:
Asheville, NC

Division:
Men's 60

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May 3, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Andy, this seems to confirm my concerns for pitchers with the DBO rule, I am sure you know when you throw any pitch middle or outside its coming your way, I would never suggest anyone is trying to hit the pitcher but they are simply trying to get a hit and keep it in the park. I would like to hear your opinion on this based on your extensive experience.

I am playing in a tournament this weekend with this rule and its seems the pitcher has had much more activity than previous events with the old rules, fortunately no won hurt YET.
Jan. 29, 2014
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DeMarini Swing Chute Trainer

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Dec. 8, 2013
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Indoor batting practice balls

Hey Harry, how are things coming along with your shoulder? As to the ball I would recommend based on our last sessions of BP the 44/375 should be fine for you indoors.....LMAO. Harry the ball your looking for is the Total Control Ball 82, www.totalcontrolsports.com...708.486.5800.

Look forward to seeing you at the TOC, safe travels and Happy Holidays to you and Terri.

SJ
Nov. 11, 2013
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: winter worlds

50 Major
1. Gulfcoast
2. Levin
3. AMR
Aug. 4, 2013
Sunshine1949
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Championships 2013 updates

Congradulations to the Syracuse Merchants for winning the 60 Major, we took them to the if game but they dominated us and deserved the win, best of luck in Vegas representing the East.

Sonny J.
Virginia Vilers # 12
July 6, 2013
Sunshine1949
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: North Carolina 60 Looking For Tournament Team

Live in Ashevill, NC looking to gets some tournament reps. Would like to play Major or high level AAA in 60 age bracket, would consider 55 if someone is short. My position would be first base and outfield, run well and hit around 750 with occasional power around 15% HR's. Play FHC in 60 and 50's this year and will play in championships in December also playing in Villages October tournament.

If anyone is short or needs a fill in please contact me at 828.260.2130 or t.johnston@charter.net. Stats available and thanks in advance for any consideration.

Sonny J.
Dec. 19, 2012
Sunshine1949
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: dannyr

What is your contact information, I may know someone that may be looking.
Feb. 17, 2012
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: being i like the combats

Mario, did you call the number I gave you a few days ago, he sells the bat.
Feb. 4, 2012
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BP in Cape Coral

I'm in Fort Myers and would be available for some BP, you can give me a call to coordinate a location and time.
Sonny
828 260 2130
Sept. 4, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken's defective bats

I have heard all the durability issues with Miken, why is everybody putting up with this.. for an extra 10 feet!!!
I have Combat Centanarin with 700 hits and it hammers it. I will mishit mine and blow it by any infielder and hit it 330' so why put up with the durabilty issues.

Bottom line if you want to pay for the minimal extra performance....do it and stop the complanimg.

There are options but as long players don't make the Miken's and Reebock's of the world accountable for durability.. why would they
modify their action. REVENUE DRIVES DECISIONS, MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AND THAT WILL FORCE THEM TO DO THE SAME.

Signed
Sick and Tired of the whinning.
Aug. 25, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: We're simply amazed it's come to this...

It appears that they have been given numerous opportunities to change their rhetoric. It also seems like the majority has heard enough......if you have the ability SOLVE THE PROBLEM. Once problem, solved players with good intentions can continue to respectfully debate without the rambling chatter.

Sonny

Aug. 21, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southern Chapionship/ Birmingham

Why did IDC forfeit championship game?
Aug. 21, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southern Chapionship/ Birmingham

Whats going on in Birmingham for the 60's
Aug. 8, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to Join 60's Tournament/Travel Team

I'm 62 years old and live in Asheville, NC. Just got started back playing again last year in rec. ball. Played in a senior tournament and enjoyed experience and would like to get back to travel ball, would like one to two tournaments a month.

I play 1st base and possibly some outfield, deecent speed, hit around 750 in rec. with some HR's. If anyone is intersted please give me a call to discuss at 828 260 2130 or 828 898 8438.

I would be willing to travel to show my abilities to play on a competetive team....on my dime. At that point we could both decide if there is a fit.

Thanks in advance for consideration.

Sonny


Aug. 7, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: combat centenarian

I'm just getting back into softball, played in two touraments and only have seen one other combat...talked to the guy and he loved his. Seems most guys are using the Ultra's, it would be nice to get some feedback from guys that have used both.

Also the durability on the Combat is to be determined and the Ultra's seem to go around 200 hits, based on what I have read.

Sonny
Aug. 6, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: combat centenarian

I have had mine for 6 weekks and the ball flies off the bat...line drives too hot too handle...HR's 30 feet further than my u trip bat. Played with kids this weekend hit several HR over 350'. Dont't know how compaares to Ultra....all I knoww it explodes off this bat. I'M 62 and hitting with kids....there threating to have me tested.

Based on my reps., which is 500, I would highly recommend this bat.
July 28, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Associations
Discussion: ASA Bats/warranty/cold weather

I recently asked about recommendation for ASA bat. I'm also looking to play in colder weather and would prefer to buy one bat for both.
Came across Clapbat on ebay...this is an alloy bat with full warranty regarless of weather. Spoke with owner and it sounds like a great product. You can go to ebay type in clapbat and then go to utube link, I think you find it intersting.

Has anyone tried this bat or have an opinion on it, it sells for $149.00 on e bay.
July 20, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Do You Think

I feel the defensive players need to take advantage of the equipment available to protect them, if the senior nat is being used,I realize it is not the macho things to do, maybe it should be mandatory to some extent.
The other point I would like to make is to the senior bats. I played a game three weeeks ago in a rec. legue with the kids and hit a Miken MV out of the, probably went 340....someone in the stands brings me a Combat Cent. and next time up I hit that ball out probably went 330, a line drive. I was stunned by the velocity of the ball leaving the bat. I bought one and use it because it is legal in my league and I'm hitting over 900 with it but the velocity concerns me for the fielders, not as much in the rec. league because I'm playing against 20 yr. olds but more so with seniors, we don't have the same reflexes we once had.
The point is I think we need to keep the pace moving with a live ball so we can score runs....who wants watch or play a 6-5 game.
Maybe a USSSA/ASA bat is enough, for us as well.
Guys that hit HR with senior bats can still hit it out, if they hit it solid, isn't that the way it should be.
I will end with this since I got the senior bat, when I hit it out or drill a line drive it is no longer my ability, ITS THE BAT, in the opinion of others. They forget that I hit out with the Miken MV.
July 17, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

Omar,this is my first year at senior ball and I have not hit a pitcher yet....but I did come awful close last weekend and it bothered me, and that is why I joined the conversation. I also realize that the pitchers do not have complete control over their pitches and when I have to hit an outside pitch, I'm trying to hit it out to right center....but as I did this last weekend I pulled it a little, and it went up the middle. I totally respect the pitchers and with these hot bat/ball combination I feel they should where the protective gear to avoid an unintended shot up the middle. I would hope that no one intentionally trys to hit a pitcher but incidents will happen.. by accident.
But I have had pitchers that have enough control that they throw a lot of outside pitches and they are aware they are raising the odds of getting hit...hopefully unintetionally. If you are one of those wear the gear.
July 16, 2011
Sunshine1949
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

I don't have as much control as to the exact location of where I'm hitting the ball....I just try to drive the ball, if the pitcher throws it outside he needs to prepare himself for the obvious and not complain about the outcome. I would never want to hurt someone but that is realty.
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