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Rob Robinson

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Las Vegas, NV

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Men's 65

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Nov. 30, 2012
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking to play competitve softball slowpitch or fastpitch

What age group? We have several teams here you could probably fit in.
Nov. 29, 2012
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

There's no way Major+ champs should or will be dispersed, it just doesn't make sense. I can see 70' bases, possibly less HR's and runs per innings to speed up the games, and not much else. No way the screen is put in play, not yet anyway. Senior bats are a no brainer, they'll stay also.
Nov. 18, 2012
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds-Phoenix

Thanks SSUSA for quick score posting, much appreciated.
Nov. 18, 2012
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds-Phoenix

We had 1 for seeding games on Tues and Wed morning, and 2 for double elimination Wed afternoon and Thurs.
Nov. 18, 2012
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitching screens

Perhaps because Ray (DeMarini) was from Portland, the Pacific NW was loaded with his bats. They never did cost $300, they were $250, $51 higher than todays composites at list price.
In the Pacific NW, the umpires wouldn't allow a dented bat. They thought it was easier to hit if the bat had a flat spot!
Nov. 17, 2012
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitching screens

Omar, the DeMarini bats of years past cost us more than the composites do today. And, they didn't last as long as the composites I've purchased, they dented very easily...............
Oct. 22, 2012
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: New Teams

"beantown", we're a new team for 2013' and registered as a Major Plus. You can register higher than AAA, but not lower.
I'm sure Sacramento will look at new team rosters to make sure they are classified at a level proportional with player ratings from previous season.
Oct. 20, 2012
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 70' bases at Las Vegas

Webbie, maybe not true in 65 and 70. From what I gather, my 65 team mates prefer 70' bases. It's a better game,gives defense a better shot, and easier to get in 7 innings. I personally like 70'

Now he's on football! Wouldn't matter what the dimensions were, he hasn't been to a Super Bowl for either league ever, and most likely has no plans to attend.

I'll bet lowering the mound and the DH really chapped his butt. He's probably still calling the NBA over the 3-point line addition.


Oct. 17, 2012
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Take responsibilty

I've had Miken replace several over the past few years. All broke with very few swings on them. All appeared new out of the wrapper, and I had a receipt for each. although I've switched to the Ambush, I had no problem with Mikens service.
Oct. 12, 2012
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Thanks for a great weekend

Robo2, ditto for me! I worked as an LVSSA Co-Director at the Doc Romeo fields. There were a vast number of great teams in that division and provided us with some fantastic softball games. Enjoyed very much chatting with the ENR guys, a super bunch of guys. (and yes, they can play also!) Thanks and congrats, job very well done.
Oct. 11, 2012
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is SSUSA trying to go too far?

Is this the proper thread to propose that, fittingly, Cheyenne Park in Vegas be renamed G19 Fields? What do think Webbie? (Nice meeting you by the way. You had a super tourney. Always a pleasure to put faes with board names.)
Oct. 11, 2012
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: SSUSA ID CARD question

When you register in Phoenix, SSUSA will know that you have applied for an updated card. As in other tourneys, if you've already applied, you will be allowed to partisipate without a card............
Oct. 4, 2012
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 65 Majors and AA update at Shadow Rock Park...

Good team from WA, 1st American, beats Tharaldson's(NV) in the championship. Tharaldson's lost in the opening game and made it to the chmpionship through the losers bracket, playing 5 games today. Hats off to 1st American
Oct. 2, 2012
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Corky Pellen and SSUSA Truck Schedule

Left shadow Rock after playing 2 this morning, Corky must have slept in. Not there b 11:20am.
Sept. 30, 2012
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken U II vs Combat Ambush

If you're a 70 and ordered it, it will be there Monday!!!
Sept. 30, 2012
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Tourn. Updates

Hollis over GSF in 60 Major+
MTC over Sportsplex in 55 Major+ (mercy rule in 4 innings)
No "if" game in either..............
Sept. 30, 2012
curveball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken U II vs Combat Ambush

Will have the Ambush at Shadow Rock Mon-Wed.(Tharaldson Softball----65 Major-------#32) Will be working as a crew member at Doc Romeo on the 5th and 6th. If you need a bat dropped off at a hotel, just Paypal roblvnv@aol.com with weight and indicate Balanced or Full Load, #195. Orders before 2PM will be delivered same day, after 2 PM it's a maybe, next morning very early for sure.
Everyone have a super tournament.
Sept. 10, 2012
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is it too much to expect ice water in the dugout?

I addressed that issue several years ago at Hemet. The answer I got was they to don't want the liability of guys soaking sweaty towels and neck coolers in the drinking water and contaminating the water with possible bacteria problems. That said, I started bringing my own water.
Sept. 7, 2012
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player Ratings

I have been in both senerios, being the sponsor/player of a league team in Portland OR that "bought" the best seniors in the area and prceeded to beat the hell out of outmanned teams, in the 30-5 range. They couldn't improve, there were NO top players left in the geographic area. We grabbed every new upcoming star that was turning 50. We basically played in a local league with a Major+ travel team. Thought it was fun at the time!
Moved to Palm Springs and played in what I would consider one of the top senior leagues in the country, web site, scorekeeper with all batting stats, summer and winter league, organized batting practices, and lots of teams in 2 different skills divisions. All players are rated by their peers, from best to worst; a board meets and drafts the players on teams according to their ratings. On the top, for example, you have 2 of the best 50+ players in the nation, multiple time world champs( Guy Haberman and Paul Salow), and the top is rounded out with 50 Major, 55 Major+, and 55 Major world champs. Very quality league indeed. The drafted teams create parity, and, give all teams in a small community a chance to be "the champs". To place the best 12 in the area on one team would create joke for the remaining teams; we do that occasionally in open tourneys and play against the kids.
In conclusion, after playing a decade both ways, there in no doubt in my mind that in league play, where the entire league is made up of buds and guys you know, parity by drafting creates the best league. Close games are more fun that blowouts in a local senerio.
Tournament play, just the opposite! Go with the best you can get.
Sept. 6, 2012
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player Ratings

Fred, has your league ever considered drafting players? It does create parity, and does away with "loaded up" teams. You'll keep all members and the games will become closer.


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