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May 6, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Sorry to disagree with some of you. I wore a pitching mask for the first time this year and I have pitched for 40 years. I have no problem with seeing the ball or fielding. I was hit in the shin but the batter immediately came up to me and apologized. It happens but I do not believe anyone tries to hit at the pitcher. Especially with HR limits as out the batter must try for the biggest opening and that is up the middle. So now I wear shin pads and a mask and I think it give me confidence to attempt to field balls that I may have in the past hesitated. That is my opinion. I do respect those of you that feel otherwise.
May 1, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championships

I believe Sweet Construction 55 Major will be there.
April 29, 2014
Robo2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any 55 Major teams going to Glen Burnie

How many 55 Major teams are going to Glen Burnie this weekend?
April 23, 2014
Robo2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Maryland Classic

Oh well, not many teams and once again we are playing out of our age group. At least we are playing softball and the fields in MD are always in great condition and the weather looks good.
April 18, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 TEAMS GOING TO FREDERICK,MD & ACC TOURNEYS

Still no word on what teams are in Frederick? When will listing be posted?
April 14, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Alan Gillespie

Thank God he is doing well and had this warning. My prayers are with him. Hope to see you guys in Frederick.
Joe L Sweet 55
April 11, 2014
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken's New Mike Macenko Signature Model is Coming Soon

One question about this new bat. How will it hold up? Let's face it Miken UII have a history of breaking easily. One of the longest lasting bats was the old yellow Combat. I am sure Mike, you remember that one! I like the 30 oz end load but curious how many swings will this one last.
April 9, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 TEAMS GOING TO FREDERICK,MD & ACC TOURNEYS

Sweet Construction 55 Major is going to both.
April 3, 2014
Robo2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who is going to Maryland Classic

what 55 Major teams are going to the Maryland Classic? I know Sweet Construction is.
April 1, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Good Luck Mike S

Good News: Mike is doing well after 4 repaired blockages. I understand he is already making passes at the nurses.
March 28, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Good Luck Mike S

It is funny that you said that in those words; his nickname around here for years was "Serve em up Mike". We hit Wed night (indoors)- he hit well (for him).
March 27, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Good Luck Mike S

I understand that many players are very upset that their batting average and homerun production will go down now that Mike is not pitching.
March 20, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Good Luck Mike S

For those of you who know Mike Santo (NJ); he is having open heart surgery on March 31. We all wish him well and hope to see him back on the ball field soon.
March 5, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW "ROOKIE" ON TEAM SSUSA

Congratulations Fran and Dave. My very best wishes for the health of mother and child. I imagine the smile on your faces.
Feb. 27, 2014
Robo2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Wounded Warrior Project-League Tournaments

What a GREAT idea and so well deserved. I wish the East coast (NJ) would have a tournament that would donate to the Wounded Warrior Project. I wish you the best of success.
Jan. 29, 2014
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting to RF by a RH batter

I suggest before a game go to the back stop and pitch a ball up and hit it into the back stop. Basically: set up in front of the home plate and away; turn your back to the pitcher after he let's go of the ball; let the ball pass you by; and hit liking you are pitching to yourself.
Dec. 20, 2013
Robo2
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

I pitch from time to time in Major division (and have for >10 years). I honestly do not think that any hitter tries to hit close to the pitcher. Not been my experience.

However, if all levels were unlimited HRs, then the games / innings may get over quicker due to reaching the 5 or 7 run per inning sooner.

I do know several tournament directors and they do listen to comments. Sometimes the answer is no.

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Joe L.
Dec. 20, 2013
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

I am not for eliminating senior bats because I have seen how people cheat with ASA bats. I am sure anyone who has played this game for any reasonable amount of time know this. Senior bats make it equal. Now if the tournaments supply the bats, then I would not care what bat is used.
May 9, 2013
Robo2
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Major Maryland team needs

Ross, are finally putting you out to pasture?
Jan. 3, 2013
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

Nobody ever gave me a reason why we just donot have unlimited HRs at all levels. The game would move faster; teams would show the difference quicker and could be moved up in ratings quicker (nobody ever said a team could not be moved up during the season). I have played against teams that were power teams that simply did not move because they were restricted and hidden by the HR rule and did not show the power on paper but the pitcher found out quickly when they started hitting the middle. A lot of talk is made about not changing the game but it seems that this HR rule is not mentioned.
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