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July 10, 2012
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Slowpitch, US National team vs US Futures team on ESPN2 at 8:00pm or ES2HD

Beaz, on deck does not mean standing there with a cup of water (LOL) .. I wish I had the scorebook from that game.
Bobby Kozak and Mark Baker played with us that year. Don't remember if Ernie Toth or Eric (EJ) Jackson played with us that night or if that was later in the season. Someone, may have been Mike Bolen or Craig Elliot hit one off me that probably hasn't landed yet. Sal let me hear about that one for a long long time. At least until Lafayette that year when Eddie Berg hit one over the lights. I ran into Eddie a few years back and thanked him for all the abuse from my teammates I got!

Conman

July 6, 2012
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Slowpitch, US National team vs US Futures team on ESPN2 at 8:00pm or ES2HD

A T one thing I do remember (other than the butt chewing) was every time a home run or foul ball was hit, Mr Neale threw in a new Steele's ball.
No one even tried to go after the ones that were hit out. The kids had a field day. Never saw Avery that happy either. lol I think Killer,
Harold Kelly had a fairly good game also.

Conman

May 31, 2012
Conman
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Player needed for smokey this weekend

A T you should have called me.
Kim and I were wanting to get up to the mountains and were hoping we were playing.

Con
May 29, 2012
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Talking Trash

When we were kids, intimidation was a small part of the game. Whether it was the spoken word or merely having your entire team stand outside the dugout the whole game. Teams I played for were never big on playing verbal volleyball. We always believed in letting a sleeping dog lie.

I think one thing that may or may not have been mentioned is that Bird, Ali, Sanders and Huff were ALL professional athletes paid to play their sport. I don't believe there are many on this board making a living playing softball.

When I was younger my nickname was "Serious". After having angioplasty done at age 36 I gained a new perspective on a lot of things. I still want to win as bad as anyone, but trash talking and buzzing the middle are nothing I want any part of. Winning and losing with class is something I have always believed in and I preach.

I enjoy my teammates and have made a lot of friends in this game. Having a cold beverage with some of the guys you just played against and swapping stories is why I still play.

Con
May 29, 2012
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Website

JB,

No ... I parked my slender catcher's body on Sanibel Island with an unlimited supply of ice cold Stella close by for 3 days. While A T was out running 11 miles, I was thinking how far it was to walk back to the hotel room from my lounge chair on the beach to replenish the ice chest.

Then while I was checking out the beach "scenery", Kim wacked me in the back of the head. Is there such a thing as a grade 3 concussion?

Con

May 25, 2012
Conman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Tourney in Loudoun County, VA - 50's Major results?

Congrats to Donnie, Doc and the guys from ENR. Great job last weekend guys. Always good to see you.

Dave Alarcon

May 25, 2012
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Website

AT do us a favor. Leave for Dalton at least 2 days in advance to make sure you get to the hotel without getting lost. And bring a car charger for your GPS because I am sure you're going to drain the battery on your phone driving around.

Con
May 23, 2012
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Website

BJ .. Extra balls?? I guess Beaz and AT didn't tell you just HOW tight our budget is!! (lol) Thanks for coming out and helping us on short notice. I hope you find a place to play soon. I know you can definitely help a lot of teams. Enjoyed playing with you and I am sure we'll cross paths again.

Still not sure if AT (Magellan) got home yet. Never seen anyone get lost EVERYTIME we left the hotel before!!

Dave Alarcon (Conman)


April 2, 2012
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring National Auburndale

Congratulations to Good Times on winning the 50 Major bracket yesterday in Auburndale at the Spring National. Kurt and Jack, you guys played extremely well and hit the you know what out of the ball. Was great to see some old faces again. Donnie, Boomer, Moose and the rest of the ENR group as well as seeing the Florida teams. Again, congrats to Good Times and I hope everyone made it home safely.

Dave Alarcon (Conman)
S Fla Renegades

Sept. 28, 2011
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Change

Time limits ... there should be none. Sorry but we pay a lot of money and travel a long
way only to play 5 innings sometimes.

No game should start before 9 am. Let me say that it's not the getting up early that bothers me. I am at work at 5:40 am. It's having to play on wet fields (especially here in Florida. Not very much fun to play on.

The new one-up rule and the home team not being able to go up. I don't think it's
fair that the visiting team could bat and swing for the fences and the home team can't.
The visitors had the opportunity and either tried not to hit a home run or were unable to cash in.
To be honest, I don't like the one-up rule. If your HR limit is 7 then you hit 7. If it's
3, you hit 3.

I've said it before guys ... we can moan and groan about this rule and that rule. But you know what? It sure beats sitting home doing "honeydo's" all weekend.


Conman

Aug. 25, 2011
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: We're simply amazed it's come to this...

Sorry but this was way over due. Thanks to the SSUSA staff for bringing some sanity back to this board.

Conman
Aug. 3, 2011
Conman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: There's so much wrong with Senior Softball - Brackets

Actually I have it pretty good Stick. She has "allowed" me to play ball with the rest of the kids for over 40 years now.
I guess I'll keep her around a while longer. Now I have to go find where the heck she hid my bat bag !

Conman
Aug. 3, 2011
Conman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: There's so much wrong with Senior Softball - Brackets

Doak .. I agree. The bottom line for me also is to play and have fun with guys I enjoy being around. The new friendships made and the ones found again, especially running into old adversaries after so many years and sharing memories means a great deal to me. Winning is always sweet but that's not why I continue to play the game.

I read about playing with hotter balls and bats but I am sure many of the guys that read this board still play with the youngsters and don't have a problem swinging non-senior bats. As long both teams play by the same rules and with the same equipment, I don't have an issue. Personally, I am not a fan of the senior bats, but when in Rome

Seeding games, that's a mixed bag to me. It's is an extra night's expense for hotel rooms and is sometimes difficult to get everyone off. This past weekend we had to play with 9 guys on Friday. But usually we use these games as an opportunity for everyone to get playing time that normally would not see a lot of game time once the bracket play begins.

As far as tournaments with lots of teams, how many games do we need to play to be content? 8? 10? It's always nice to play different teams but the today's economics has curbed teams going great distances anymore. And really, how many true "National" tournaments are there in any association at any age group or class at any level anymore?? I am also referring to the youngsters divisions.
The TOC and SPA come close in senior ball and if the TOC was held in November or earlier in the same year that a team qualified, I am sure there would be an even broader representation. That's about it.

Could things be better .. sure. I mean I absolutely hate time limits once the bracket play begins. I would like to eliminate
8 am games (especially here in Florida where the ground is soaked in the morning) and maybe play at night once in awhile.
I could also sit at home and grouse about how things are not perfect and end up not playing. Everytime we choose not to play for whatever the reason, it's an opportunity lost. Why not enjoy what we have for as long as we can? I will. Or at least until my wife tells me I can't come out and play anymore.

Conman

May 16, 2011
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patty Mac hospitalized

Patty Mac

Our prayers are with you ... be well and see you soon.
Sal also conveys his best wishes to you for a speedy recovery.

Dave Alarcon
March 8, 2011
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rudy Strauss

Rudy was a wonderful gentleman who went out of his way to help others. He would periodically send inspirational e-mails out or just comment on life.
A few years ago he made the trip down to S. Miami for the celebration of life we had for a fallen teammate.
As Audie said, he will be missed. May God Bless you Rudy. Rest in peace.
Feb. 16, 2011
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: top of your game

Congrats to you Stacks, Big John, Pat, Baer, Tread and the rest of the squad. Great tourney and good luck down the road.

Dave alarcon (Conman)
Morgan Keegan
Feb. 16, 2011
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC Updates

Audie,

Congrats on winning and good luck with the Classic Spring training camp this week.
You have to consider the "Rose" factor when it comes to the umps (LOL).

Dave Alarcon (Conman)
Feb. 16, 2011
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC Updates

Audie,

Congrats on winning and good luck with the Classic Spring training camp this week.
You have to consider the "Rose" factor when it comes to the umps (LOL).

Dave Alarcon (Conman)
Feb. 16, 2011
Conman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks to Kayson, Pete and Curt!

Pat,

Glad everything worked out you with the rental. Congratulations on winning the Major division. You had a very strong group and also congrats to ENR. Looks like both games were down to the wire. See .. you guys didn't need all that BP we got the past few weeks.
Sorry I missed you guys but 2 of my grand daughter's were baptized on Sunday and Pop Pop could not miss that. Had 2 days of fun and saw some old faces i hadn't seen in awhile.
Good luck to you and stay warm.

Dave Alarcon (Conman)
Morgan Keegan
Jan. 7, 2011
Conman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

Pat,

Morgan Keegan will be attending this function in the 50 Majors. Looking forward to seeing you ... hopefully we won't have the bad weather we had last year!!!

Conman
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