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June 18, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

donll. Well said . I totally agree.

Instead of try to get better just cry and whine about teams with too many good players.

Then legislate to break teams up after they win.....
June 17, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Tim wasn't complaining only asking if picking up players and then taking the extra guy proves my PUSSIFICATION theory.

And before you pop off about PED's go do some research, get tested, try the therapy and then maybe your old saggy ass will feel and play better.

Until then just keep playing on lower level teams and underachieving.
June 15, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

So i'll throw this out:

This weekend in Hemet Team Rawlings who use to be a 50 major plus team until a few players quit and now is a major team, picks up 5 major plus players.

Team Rawlings enters as a major team and proceeds to take the runs or extra player despite having 5 major plus players playing.

My question:

Is team Rawlings reinforcing my theory of PUSSIFICATION by taking the runs or extra player despite half of it's team major plus players and the other 5 players the same players as when they were classified major plus prior?

And a new guy who once was a NFL running back who is still in great shape.

Just asking?

Rawlings lost other major plus players because of conflict with the coach. Now you pick up 5 different major plus guys for a tourney and still want to be a major team ????? And then refuse to play straight up.....I was just a fill in player but I thought this was totally BS.....



June 8, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Great Smokey Mountain Senior Classic

Just got home from Maryville, Tennessee playing in the Great Smokey Mountain Senior Classic and all I can say is WOW!!!!

The atmosphere, crowds, the scenery, and the competitiveness from all the major plus teams, made for a great tournament. I'm not taking anything away from SSUSA but this is a tournament all teams should experience.

Congrats to my Sommerville Teammates for battling all weekend including those with injuries to help us win the championship. American Metal Recycling, Southside and Mid Atlantic are all very good teams. We were hoping to get to play the powerhouse Florida team (Team 1 Sports), but never saw them in the winner's bracket.

The level of play from all the teams was top notch and I can say the competition was the best we (Sommerville) have seen in one tournament. Every game was a battle. Playing on a field where the centerfield fence is 350 feet makes for long days in a 3 man outfield, but our guys did it and never complained.

Hopefully everyone made it home safe, and special shout out to my LE buddies Jake, Ross, and Disco.

Hopefully Sommerville makes this a yearly event.
Benji
June 1, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

Most Pitchers stand 3 to 5 feet behind the pitching rubber so why not move the batters box up a little. Most umpires call a strike when the ball hits a 1/2" in front of home plate anyway. That pitch is pretty much impossible to hit.

Reno was a joke. Those painted batters boxes are not 3 feet wide...

Mango makes a great point about the spirit of the rule compared to the letter of the rule. I hardly believe if a guy steps out of the box with one foot that he gains an advantage. Even if it's in the front of the box.


May 17, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 runs or 11 fielders

Mango.
I am disappointed in you.
How about:
Never take the extra runs
Never take the extra player
Play the better teams straight up and GET BETTER.............
See you Wednesday at BP

May 9, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: senior z

Lefty
Do 20 pushups before BP you will feel stronger and the ball will come off that bat harder.
And for future reference I get a pretty good deal on that bat....
May 3, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: senior z

My Hyper Z has more than 500 hits on it. The bat is as hot or hotter than any other senior bat.
April 27, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

So Cal Z and Crusher I commend you.

My point was if you or your team are not trying to get better to compete at the highest level than that's a problem. we screwed up in society by giving trophies for last place and accepting mediocrity as a way of life. it's not okay to be average or mediocre and not try to be the best you can be.

If teams worked hard to get better there would be more major plus teams.

Focus should be on competing at the highest level not a stupid ring you won at a lower level. Dedication, effort, practice and hard work defines winning.

And let's not forget even the best stacked teams lose it's underhand pitching.....

And to clarify I'm not saying every major or lower player is a vagina.

I'm saying if you or your team aren't trying your hardest to get better and compete at the highest level than you are a contributor to the pussification of America.
April 27, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Tim Really??????

The reason major plus is down because we live in a Vagina based society nowadays and people are afraid of losing. There are very few warriors anymore.

Why should good players not be allowed to play together?

How about going to One division...............

Then players would have to do things like take BP three times a week, go to the gym, take supplements, and play league so that they GET BETTER...... Is the ring that important or is it about being competitive and playing at the highest level? I've had my ass kicked lots of times as well as won lots of time, but it doesn't mean I quit competing at the highest level after losing.

Until we as a society quit accepting PUSSIFICATION as an excuse people will play down so they can win rather than COMPETE....

Most major plus players could care less about winning it's about COMPETING and playing at the highest level possible. Winning is just the bonus for putting in the work. I realize some players are limited due to injury or other complications so then have one division UPPER and LOWER......

Not allowing teams to get the best players possible or limiting the number of good players is flat out ridiculous. So we will have tryouts and people will sandbag like little league when you wanted to get on a certain coach's team. Who is in charge of saying whether a player is good or not, and who dominates. I play on the team I do because I love every one of those guys and will play my ass off all the time for all of them.

I don't know you or if you play major plus or not but limiting players on any certain team is not the answer.
GETTING BETTER and putting in the work is the answer............
April 27, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question for Staff

That happened before the first pitch of our game (Fatboyz Monsta). I spoke to the umpire's buddy who said he was suppose to have a stint put in and would be okay.
April 21, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2015 Rock'n Reno Tournament

Sommerville will be there with all the regulars......
March 17, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

BHC
Thanks for responding. Most directors would not.

Game times for the playoffs were pushed up on Sunday morning because of chances of rain so therefore that sharing fields explanation doesn't fly. I have no problem in round robin games but as for playoffs losing on a tie is completely BS. 1-1 count is better in my opinion.

As for your two umpires they were from Kingman both old as hell didn't hustle and one even complained his eyesight was bad. So that explanation of getting the best umpires isn't working for me either.

I won't be back but I wish you luck with teams in the future considering your rules, umpires and crappy balls.
March 16, 2015
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Required Face Masks

Masks should be optional. What next no sliding, everyone uses the same bat, the right fielder can't use a glove, the catcher has to be left handed?

We are all adults and should be given the choice. Pitchers know the risks. We all agree on the safety issue but people should decide for themselves not be told by some director.

I can see Bullhead also making rules like if the game is tied in the second inning the visiting team gets extra runs or the home team has to play an inning with 8 players.

Don't we have enough government control in our lives?
March 16, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

Going to farther fences will only eliminate the 5 man and make the pitchers more of a target, besides wear out the outfielders. There is a limit on HR's so that's not a problem.

I agree that the balls were horseshit and many teams would have not shown up if they knew they were using those crappy ASA balls.

I won't even go back to how bad the umpiring was................
March 14, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: God's Sports Company P413 Senior Bat

My buddy Steve from AZ invested 10K in the company and got two free bats. Guess that's one way to get a bat...HAHA
March 14, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

I wont dog the director from Bullhead but the stupid rule that if teams tie after 7 innings then the visiting team gets 1/2 a run and is deemed the winner is ridiculous. Stupidest rule I have ever heard of. This stupid rule was also used in the playoffs and there was no conflict with time restraints for fields.

I can honestly say our team will never go back.

The fields were okay but the umpires who worked the major+ games were probably in the top five worst umpires I have seen in my 30 years of playing softball. Inconsistent ego maniacs who thought people were there to watch umpire dramatics rather than the players. Whatever team yelled the loudest got the call.

My two cents. Congrats to AZ Elite..
March 13, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: God's Sports Company P413 Senior Bat

Buy a hyper Z
March 12, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: state directors changing rules

DC
You left out the parts that if he thinks you are too good a player he bans you from playing or if he doesn't like you he won't let you play.
The guy is a TOOL....................
March 11, 2015
Benji4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: state directors changing rules

I'm assuming the director was Rick Seifman?
If so enough said.....................
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