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Real name:
Tom Townsen

Location:
Prescott, AZ

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Men's 65

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Oct. 16, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The way softball was played back when:

I'd play in a heartbeat...70' bases were fun for me..Just have to run harder....
Oct. 11, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2012 vegas worlds

bp3: A video would be appreciated. I also agree that from comments that it appears that Some Umps left a lot to be desired..I just did not see it at my venue...Please slow down next time...But my point is still, I will play as long as I can. There was a guy that I talked to that was playing and not Umping...He did make an interesting comment about the 1 Ump I was talking about..He said " If an Ump looks at his clicker on every pitch...Trouble is brewing" But that was an isolated incident..
It is too bad that the Umps at your venus played such a big part of the tourney..
Oct. 10, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What we got for winning National Championship

skip..Did you play for the Silverados ?..You guys beat us 2 times and were just a great group of guys..Too bad about the bags..When you expect to get something for winning..It's not right that you received something inferior...Congrats on winning..
Tom
BaseHawgs #6 @ 2b..
Oct. 10, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2012 vegas worlds

ballplayer3..Not saying things were perfect..Just stating the facts as I saw them where I played...Didn't see but 1 Umpire that filled the descriptions given...Don't know where you played..But it wasn't that bad where I was...My point was...I play because I can and want too,,My wiffle ball comment was just to point that out. Next time I'll type slower and use smaller words so as not to cause you any confusion...
Oct. 10, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2012 vegas worlds

I was also in Vegas...We had some good umps and a few not so good...But bottom line is..Umps don't win or lose a game..The team does..Each team gets it's own share of good calls and bad calls..Just play and stop whining..As far as the old rules..I'd play with a whiffle ball and rolled up newspaper if that's what was required...I use the latest bat but wouldn't care if we went back to wood bats..I just show up / play and run for myself...Just my .02
Oct. 7, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Renewal

SSUSA..How do I go about geting my renewal ? Do I just download the 2012 form and change the date ?...I am moving to AZ and just want to make sure..
Thanks
Oct. 2, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bases @ 70'

I agree. 70' bases made all the games I played much more interesting.. I still run well and although I did get thrown out on a play that I would have been safe at 65'. I still had my share of extra base hits..Just my .02
Sept. 27, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need three players for team

d45..What age ? I am assuming 65-69 AA..I play for a 60AA team as of now but just turned 64, which means I can play 65 next season..Currently living in Cali but will be living in Prescott Az full time as of 11/1/12..May be playing for a Prescott team but nothing has been confirmed...Let me know..
BTW: I play almost anywhere but prefer LF / LC / RC..But can play anywhere in the Inf as well..
e-mail tomtownsen@gmail.com
Sept. 16, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SO WHAT DO WE GET OTHER THEN PLAYING FOR $675.00 PER TEAM IN VEGAS

Shane gets it..I play...well, because I still can...
Sept. 16, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bases @ 70'

I played in Vegas early this year...Yes, there is a little difference...But come on..quit whining about it..It's not going to change and it's the same for everybody...Just show up and play..
Aug. 9, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Guys..Thanks for all the constructive points. some interesting things to ponder...For the other morons....It must be sad to have to be the way you are...Being an old guy, I tend to look at things on a more positive note. That being said, if you are going to post assinine comments, you're only wasting your time because no one really cares what you think except mommy and daddy..
Aug. 9, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Monty...Just looking for opinions..My hitting is fine but not great...But I figure until I bat 1.000...It can improve...
Aug. 9, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Guys..Thanks for the input..Bubble Gum, my hitting is fine but I figure a person can always improve by listening...Except apparently for you. I guess you have it figured out.
Aug. 8, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Lighten up guys...0 ?..I'm not looking for an answer...Just curious..And no, all the guys on my teams don't use the same stance...Know the names..Helmer,Crine and Machenko but as most of us..We're not in the same category as they are. I'm sure as heck not..
Aug. 8, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers needed for the Dowell family

Prayers to you and your family Dave...
Tom Townsen
Aug. 8, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Tim...Senior softball is fairly new to me..What do you mean "launch position"..I am familiar with "launch angle" in golf...I am basically a line drive hitter with occasional pop and I find this subject interesting...
?: Rose.Ruth etc are trying to hit a 90 mph fastball...Slowpitch is a little different, but I understand your point..
Aug. 8, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

G19..Which one ? Take 6 months off and then quit or neutral stance ? :-o)
Aug. 7, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

This may have been discussed before but I am curious..Reasons for open or closed batting stance. I see both and personally I am a closed stance hitter..Any comments..
Thanks
Aug. 7, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hamstring Pull

surf..Having been a runner mosat of my life.(19 Marathons, 4 Ironmans and many many other races)..I'm glad you are better. have always and will always warm up for at least 20-30 minutes prior to game. I was a sprinter in HS and had a great coach that always pushed us to warm up properly...I realized that I had abnormally large hammys (skinny upper body...big legs )..I stretch 2 times a day and have for almost 50 years and knck on wood have had minimal muscle issues..Find what works for you and STICK WITH IT...I am now 64 and ALWAYS RUN FOR MYSELF ( and others also :-o)

July 31, 2012
Olden Slow
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 run spot that allows 6 runs per inning to lower rated teams

G19..Basic question..basic answer..If we are spotted 5 and win by 2...Nope..We lost..The only thing we won was on paper..Just my .02..
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