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Dale

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June 5, 2007
Dale
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: strike zone/mat

Wow! A Totie Fields reference.
How old are we?
May 9, 2007
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pensacola

Airbosn are you out there?
Any way to know the schedule yet?
Will 50s and 55s play at all on Friday, May 18?
If so, how early?
Late Friday or Early Saturday would be great.

Thanks
Jan. 23, 2007
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: world series date/place

You can fly into Nashville via Southwest (about 2.5 hours/175 miles). Nashville's nice that time of year.
Jan. 18, 2007
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PRAYER REQUEST

Bob
Get well man! I don't know the nature of your illness, but you are one player who all players should model their game after. You play hard and very well. You probably don't know me by name (Mid-South Travelers -2B), but you are one of the few players whose name I learned by playing against you. I'm a believer in prayer and I pray that I'll see you on the field performing at your usual high level.

Jan. 10, 2007
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should we combine 50 with 55's?

I don't know if combining age groups is the answer, maybe it is. But, IMO I think we should let the Majors and Major+ teams battle it out in their HR Derbies, with the rules and limits that they currently have in place. As for the AA and AAA teams, I think they should combine and play all tournaments, all the time, with the 1-up HR rule. HR's beyond the 1-up limit are outs. In other words , if a team has homered and the other team has not, then all HR's by that team are outs until, and if, the other team homers.
That way AA and AAA could coexist in the same tournament, only we'd just have one division (maybe called AAA).
The argument could be made that it would open up the middle as a 'shooting gallery', but, isn't that what that level of play is anyway?
I realize that most of the posts on this board are from Major and Major+ players, but I would like to see this implemented to involve more AA/AAA teams in qualifying tournaments (as well as Nationals).

I'd also like to put in my 2 cents worth about 'SENIOR' bats, and 'SENIOR' rules. Why are we allowed to use all this 'HOT' equipment? Why can't we exist with the 'legal' equipment (ASA approved) that all the 'young bucks' use?
Are there actually guys out there who would give this game up if not allowed to use there U-2's and Combats and other 'Seniors-only' equipment?
We all grew up in the 'glory days' of slow pitch softball, and yes, there will always be 'cheaters', but why are we special?
There's plenty of other great equipment out there, that's legal by all the other associations, not just Senior Associations.
I don't blame the bat makers and associations for listening to the squeaky wheel (those Monsters of the Midway who feel that the longball is all this game is about), but it was just fine 'thank-you', before the advent of the 'hot stix'.
Well, that's my post for the Winter, and I'm sticking to it.
Thanks for listening.
Jan. 10, 2007
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournaments for AA/AAA and Senior Equipment

Well, it worked that time. Don't know why it didn't before.
I'll make it shorter than my last post that was dropped.
AA/AAA teams should play as 1 division and play under the one-up HR rule (then an out). You can keep going one-up, but if you go 2-up, it's an out, as are all subsequent HR's until the other team catches up. That way stronger AAA's playing AA teams may be limited to 1 HR (and outs after that), if the other team hits none. Let the Majors and Major+ play under their current rules.

While I'm at it, what's with SENIOR bats? Why are we special? Why can't we play with the same stix as the young bucks (ASA,or whatever association approved).

This post is not as eloquent as the one that was dropped, but you can catch my sentiment and hopefully put in your 2 cents, as I have.
Jan. 10, 2007
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournaments for AA/AAA and Senior Equipment

Well, it worked that time. Don't know why it didn't before.
I'll make it shorter than my last post that was dropped.
AA/AAA teams should play as 1 division and play under the one-up HR rule (then an out). You can keep going one-up, but if you go 2-up, it's an out, as are all subsequent HR's until the other team catches up. That way stronger AAA's playing AA teams may be limited to 1 HR (and outs after that), if the other team hits none. Let the Majors and Major+ play under their current rules.

While I'm at it, what's with SENIOR bats? Why are we special? Why can't we play with the same stix as the young bucks (ASA,or whatever association approved).

This post is not as eloquent as the one that was dropped, but you can catch my sentiment and hopefully put in your 2 cents, as I have.
Jan. 10, 2007
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournaments for AA/AAA and Senior Equipment

I've tried to post earlier and it did not show up on the board.
This is a trial run..
Dec. 7, 2006
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Other bat companies

Why do Seniors have to have a 'specially' made bat?
When and why did Seniors get a 'free pass' from the rules and regulations that have been established in other Associations?
Why don't we hit with the sticks that all the 'juniors' hit with?
Most of us play in leagues that only allow ASA approved bats. What's wrong with that?
A lot of the gripes on this board concern safety, yet we continue to want hot bats and even hotter balls.

The balls that are used in tournaments are for the most part the same for everyone that plays in that tournament, but the bats can be regulated. ASA has 'the bat list' that is most widely recognized. Why not make that list the only list that is recognized and put all the other bats away.
I'm sorry for sounding like an old 'putz', but would that not put an end to lots of the problems?


Dec. 5, 2006
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: isa and ssws worlds

Gary19 - Your point is well taken.
Just by paying your entry fee, you are 'qualified' to play in a 'National Tournament'.
What happened to playing your way into the tournament?
I love playing this game and would travel wherever I needed to to play in a real "National Tournament".
I'll have to say that over the past 5 years of playing Senior Softball, I've found the tournament action to be quite competitive. But, why not at least make teams 'win' their way into National Tournament play.
I suppose the first argument would be having qualifying/regional tournaments with enough teams in each division to make it a 'worthy qualifier'.
Another argument could be made for travel/vacation arrangements being made in advance, but Gary19, as you said, we did it in the 60s/70s.

And Gary19, having read your posts of the past, I agree with you on bat issues as well.

Boy, I guess there have always been bat-cheaters, but I've never heard so many players (especially those 50 and up) so in love with there equipment.

What happened to grabbing a bat (any bat) and going to the plate and taking your hacks?

As you can probably guess this post is from a 'singles hitter' who would also call himself a softball 'purist', and one who has played this game at a copmpetitive level for 30+ years
(and hope to play for 30 more).



Sept. 22, 2006
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Shelbyville Tournament

Lefty
Rained out this weekend.
Call me so I'll know you got this message.
Call Tommy and let him know, I lost his number.

They are going to play it next weekend.
I won't be here next weekend, but if Jerry wants to get it together, tell him to call Dwain by Monday.

Thanks
Dale
Sept. 20, 2006
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Shelbyville Tournament

Nancy

What is the schedule for the 55's - TenneSeniors?
I talked to Dwain on Monday and he only told me when our first game was.
Don't know when or who we play after that.
I'm bringing the ragtag bunch from Tennessee.

Thanks
Aug. 31, 2006
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Shelbyville Tournament

Nancy

Send me a flyer. Give me your email on the board, if you don't mind.

Thanks
Aug. 2, 2006
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Statistics Shamistics

Boy, do I feel stupid. I'm wrong, guys.
You are right. According to Major League Baseball, OBP = Hits + BB + Hit by Pitch (for baseball stats) divided by Plate Appearances. Should have checked that out before 'spouting off'. Well that means I'm now 99-100.
That's an OBP of .990 (not bad).

The balance of my original post was what I feel strongest about anyway.

Play for the fun of it, but, play hard and play to win.
Feel good about the effort you put forth.
Aug. 2, 2006
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Statistics Shamistics

You can reach base on 2 fielders choices and 2 errors.
You're 0-4 but have reached first base safely every time.
Your OBP is 1.000
Aug. 2, 2006
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who\'s going to Plano?

Why did they change this tournament to August?
Mid-September is hot enough, but August in Texas?

Aug. 2, 2006
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Statistics Shamistics

OBP? In slow pitch softball? You can go 0-4 and have a
1.000 OBP. OBP is not a worthy measuring stick in slow pitch softball. I'm not saying that BA is the true measure of a players value, but it sure rates ahead of OBP.
Statistics don't lie if you're scorekeeper is fair and knows what he is doing. But, as for awards, it's nice to be recognized by your fellow teammates, however, an 'atta boy' is enough for me and should be enough for any 50-85 year old man. Come on kids, we're not 8 years old anymore.
We don't need a 'participation' award to make us feel like we've accomplished something.
I pay out of my own pocket (as do 99%of the people on this board) to play this game that I love. I want to win as much as the next guy and I'll sacrifice my stats to help us win.
But, when I go home, I don't write down what I accomplished or care if anyone else knows what I did.
I love this game that I've played for, lo, these many years.
And I'm going to continue to play as long as the Good Lord allows. And, if I'm not given an award, that, in my mind I might have deserved, or, Gary 19, if they take away the U-2 (which you and I don't use anyway), I'm still gonna be there laughing and running,diving and sliding because its what I've always done.
Whew! I didn't mean to ramble on this early in the morning.

June 9, 2006
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Columbus, In. June 10

Thank you for the info.
June 9, 2006
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Columbus, In. June 10

I've still not heard the schedule for the 55s.
Does anyone have times and places for 55s?
I've heard differing times....

Thanks
June 8, 2006
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Columbus, In. June 10

What time zone is Columbus, Indiana?
Same as Chicago (CST) or same as Cincinnati (EST)?
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