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Rob Robinson

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Las Vegas, NV

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Men's 65

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March 21, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: In Vegas this weekend

Talked with Dave about it Thurs, thanks though. I think he's going to hit in Henderson.
March 21, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: In Vegas this weekend

Brett, check your emails. Got you BP Monday at 10 AM.
Call me if you aren't getting emails in Vegas.
Have fun.
March 21, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pioneer park

Mario, there is only one Major+ team in this session, pretty easy to schedule that!
March 20, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds

Older teams don't want the 11th man at the upper levels as you indicate skid. That extra person came about years ago when talent level was quite a bit lower than today's talent. Idea was to involve more players in the game. Don't think it had anything to do with health or safety.
Whose common sense? Next you'll be advocating a 9 man team for the 50's playing only 3 outfielders(they are younger, stronger, and healthier). That would also make for a better game.

"There is times adjustments need to be made" If you think your age group would enjoy playing at baseball distance fields, get your a$$ to the national meeting at the end of the year and let your feelings be known. Perhaps you could make a difference. Personally, I think you are in the minority on your thoughts.

SSUSA Staff Hunter has only 1 field that is very close to standard. The field with the fence by the freeway is very short, 275' at best.
March 20, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: In Vegas this weekend

You won't have to, just have them check the rest room wall at the airport.


March 19, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: In Vegas this weekend

Brett, call me, got you hooked up for Sat.
760 668-6603 Rob
March 18, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds

skid7, not in the rule book. Whomever was scheduled to play on irregular dimension fields this large was not dealt a fair hand. SSUSA traditional field size is 300' fences, as it is also in other associations. It's what we play. I suspect teams sent in their $525 expecting to play on a traditional size field. In this instance, the 70's got games "stuck" there, certainly not by request. Perhaps another venue needs to be considered for this great event.

Double10.........You are one of the very few who can reach those fences with your bat; I know, I've served up a few monsters to you!!!! You are correct though, way to much space to patrol.....
March 16, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

Taits,
It's obvious you don't play the outfield. Do you realize the distance from foul pole to foul pole with 400' fences? There is no way Seniors can patrol that many acres, progressing even more difficult each time you age up. the older age groups would have no way to play on that size period.

Bullhead is already using the shit ball that keep HR's from being a reality. With that ball in play, without the Bullhead City afternoon gale force winds, there is no way that the ball goes out at 400'. Plan and simple, Seniors don't want fences anywhere near that distance, they physically can't play that size of outfield. (It's not a matter of conditioning, you can't get in shape for that abuse.) IF, you played at 280', you'll have to run a minimum if 120' if it's straight over your head. Further if you angle to the gap.
Think about it, the fence is 320' past where a 1st or 3rd baseman play. MLB kids aren't even subjected to those dimensions.

We love going to that tourney, and the one in the fall also. But in listening to other players, the combination of the new fields and the existing ball, will keep lots of us home.

For the less than 1% of Seniors who have ever hit a ball a legit 400+ feet, give us your thoughts.

Singles hitters with the outfield back at 280-300, rejoice, then take 2.

March 15, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

BHC,
What a novel way to trim the field well below the manageable level that you had this year! 400' fences!!!!!! Are you kidding? 400' fences will chase away a ton of teams. Have you ever played outfield as a senior with that many acres to cover? Have you ever chased a gapper back to a 400" fence? You are making a huge mistake, not sure where your research came from, or whose decision it is to go with a 400' foot fence, but in my mind, it's a huge screw up!
Also, had all the teams been notified of the type of ball you were using, you would not have had near that many teams this year. Those balls are horrible. Players will put up with the wind, but the combination of the wind and "powder puff" balls in not acceptable. In addition, the combination of using those balls in future tournaments and adding 400' fields will cause your numbers to shrink drastically.
March 3, 2015
curveball
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Back up pitcher 65+ needed

Just emailed, it comes back undeliverable..............is that email addy correct?
March 3, 2015
curveball
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Back up pitcher 65+ needed

I am. Sent you an email at the Travers City address as asked, didn't get a reply. I'll send one to this addy. Thanks1

65 cents, what level player can you pick up? Or, what level is your team?
Feb. 27, 2015
curveball
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Back up pitcher 65+ needed

What level? What rated player can you use?
Feb. 26, 2015
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BP Bat?????

neck, how much $$$ for the lot of 5 or 6? I'm interested.
Feb. 23, 2015
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

I would have preferred to this directly to Marv19 and hemiracer, but in my old age, can't figure out how to do that on this site. Couldn't find a direct mail option member to member.
Got a "white hot" driver! Put Justin Lamb in the Comp car last year for the fall Vegas race, he won the event. Followed up the next weekend with a Division 7 win also at LV. Next time out, yesterday, he won Comp at Crazy Horse (Phoenix). He also has his own Super Stock car; and, is leading the World points after just 2 events. The kid is tough, looks to be a fun year.

Feb. 8, 2015
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Lost in Las Vegas

Go to Lorenzi Park Tues or Thurs for game at 10 AM. Also same park at 9 AM on Sat BP and there will be a number of guys that can steer you in the right direction for a 50's team.
Let us know you if are there to play so we can park at a safe distance..........
Jan. 28, 2015
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BP Bat?????

If you can find an Ultra II Legacy, you'll get 1000's of swings out of it and it swings just like an Ultra II black one.
Jan. 8, 2015
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to Las Vegas, and looking for a team

Come out to Lorenzi Park on Tues or Thurs morning by 10 AM when the league plays. There are reps from most travel teams there that can point you in the right direction.
Jan. 7, 2015
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Do you use senior bats in non tournament games/leagues?

Las Vegas uses SSUSA rules on bats. There is a pitchers screen though.
"The Rock" is the official league ball.
Dec. 28, 2014
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The TOC

Bob, that's another glitch in the dates of the tourneys. There are several other negatives also, enough to warrant getting it fixed. I think they are leaving a lot of money on the table leaving it like it is. There's quite a few more teams would attend given a calendar change I'm thinking......

Homer sends a Happy New Year Bob...................
Dec. 28, 2014
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The TOC

Pitcher and 1974, you are both correct!!! My reply made as much sense and was as logical as the current scheduling of these two tournaments in the 1st place.
My answer was "tongue in cheek", intended to poke fun at an annual problem in our softball community. It falls on a "selective hearing" group.

We faced the situation several times. Dropped players, added new guys, played in a qualifier plus 2-3 local tourneys; then, had to try to re-assemble last years team (who have gone on to join other teams) and tell the new guys they weren't part of this group! Not enough players now, so, try to find players from an older division or ones from a lower rating to fill in. This ends up not the same team that qualified, and to me, skirts the intention of having a Tournament of Champions in the 1st place

The way TOC is scheduled with the Winter events just isn't a smooth venue for the teams qualifying. This subject has come up several years now. There doesn't seem to be any effort to correct it, for whatever reason.

Put the TOC at the end of same calendar year you qualify in. Move the Winter events to the winter, same date as the current TOC if need be for contractual obligations. Sure would save a bunch of hassle.

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