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Nov. 15, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Florida Bound

Hi surf88-There is a Veterans Military Tournament going on in The Villages that will be ending on Sun. Nov. 23. I will be playing on the Army Team #1. We have teams comprised of veterans from the Army, Navy, Marines &, Air Force .The tournament starts tomorrow and the winners will play the finals on Nov. 23. I play in the Central Florida League here on Tuesdays as well as the Villages Rec. league on Wed. and Friday and you can take BP with my teams if you like. Also, Sundays are open BP days when there are no tournaments going on. Bud
Oct. 20, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages softball tournament

Hi PJ3P-I find it interesting that you mention Miami Power-Team 1 losers bracket final game. I watched the game on field 3. It was the first game of the day on Sunday morning. Team 1 Sports hit 4 home runs in the first inning alone and proceeded to out homer every team in the tournament. In the 2 games against Bradenton Blast ,Team 1 scored 29 and 24 runs with a lot of home runs. Some of the balls must have been good, or maybe they went over the fence sideways. Good luck with your team. Maybe the tournament will be better next year.
Oct. 19, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages softball tournament

Results from The Villages tournament- Winners were-50's Gold-Team 1 Sports----50's Silver-Talon Wealth Mgmt. 60's-Hollis-Appraisals----65's-SW Fl. Thunder. The Home Run hitting contest was won by Hank Garris of Steve Levin Financial. The Canseco Bros. did not participate in the home run contest. They played for Talon Wealth Mgmt. of The Villages. Ozzie at third base and Jose at shortstop.
Oct. 14, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages softball tournament

leftybob-they would be playing for talon wealth mgmt. The Villages 60 team is World of Beer
Oct. 14, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages softball tournament

Hi leftybob- the canseco's and miami power won this 50's tournament last october, but the rumor at the fiield today was that they were going to play for the villages. Ossie lives nearby in Ocala, and Jose was looking to establish residency there also. Thanks for posting the teams. I will post the winners on Sunday nite.
Oct. 14, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Hi jrhunch-What you say about the MLB players union might be true, but Jose definitely threw some union members under the bus as well. We all know money talks in pro sports.Then when something happens,everyone starts pointing the finger at someone else. As you know,for years the club owners controlled the teams and all the players. Many players held jobs in the off-season to make ends meet. Then Curt Flood and the lawsuits started and the union and free agency took over.I would have liked to think that Jose would have taken the fall without taking others with him,but I guess unless you are in that spot yourself, you wouldn't know what you would do. Also, Jim Galloway was the most powerful hitter I ever saw, and the most powerful batter I ever played against was a lefty batter named Lou Russo.
Oct. 12, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Villages softball tournament

Any one coming to the villages softball tournament Oct. 17,18,19 ? I heard that the Canseco brothers were coming again this year. Not sure who they are playing for. Possibly the host team. As usual, there will be a home run hitting contest. Dave Reed of Hollis-Rose has won this event a couple of times in the past. The Villages top home run threats are Hank Culley and Dave Norvall. Should be a lot of good softball.
Oct. 7, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Hi Ceres-I have to disagree with one thing that you post. Jose,as a union member, turned in other union members.I do not respect him for that. Obviously the book was written to make him money at the expense of others. That being said, I met Jose and Ozzie at the Villages softball tournament last Oct., and they both were not only fine players on the field, but very nice guys off the field. As I always say to team mates, he who is without error may cast the first softball.
Aug. 20, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for my son

Hi Kenny-Tomorrow is the feast day of Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland. I will light a candle for your son at Mass tomorrow. Bud
Aug. 12, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Strangest play I have ever seen

Hi jrhunch-I agree with you. That is exactly the point I made in my post of june 23. Sometimes it is the interpretation of the rule by the ump at the game that takes precedence, but common sense should prevail.Perhaps this is another timing play?
July 14, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Red Miken Maxload

Hi LP-Direct sports has the 30 0z. Red max-load. Same as the TOC max-load. Bud
June 23, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Strangest play I have ever seen

I would have thought that since 2 runs had already scored before the 2nd out was made, that they should have counted. If the batter hit with 2 outs and he missed 1st base, then I would say no runs scored if the appeal was enforced. I'm surprised that such a unique play is covered in the rule book.
June 11, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II TOC Limited Edition Senior Softball (ULTTOC-UII Slow Pitch

I got my bat at Direct Sports for 170. They have a 30% senior discount
June 6, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II TOC Limited Edition Senior Softball (ULTTOC-UII Slow Pitch

I have hit with the Miken Ultra II TOC limited edition. I have hit a hundred balls off a tee, and it does not hit as far as my red Miken max-load. It is supposed to be the same bat,but I'm not getting the distance I get with the red miken. The sweet spot doesn't seem to be as good. Maybe I need more hits on it.
April 14, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

Hi Gary-Our Fall season ends in December so you will have no problem finding open practices in the month of November. Where are you staying in The Villages? Bud
April 14, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

Hi George and Gary-The Villages fields are closed from April 12th until april 26th for maintenance. During the season there are open practices all day Sunday. You might find an open field to practice on in the afternoons during the week We are in our Fall season during the Winter nationals in Nov., so you will be able to find an open practice without any problem.
March 9, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new ultra 2

Hit with one this morning off a tee. The bat feels and sounds just like my red miken max-load. I gradually rotate the bat after each swing to break the bat in evenly. So far, so good.
March 6, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Phone Number

Hi Cutty-Mike's # is 330-419-0205. You can also get all info that you need at www.bigcat844.com Bud
Feb. 13, 2014
BudLeftField
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

Hi George-The winter season ends on 4/11, then they close the fields for maintenance until the summer season starts in May. There are a couple of fields outside of the Villages that can be used for practice. There are two batting cages right out side the Villages on Rolling Acres Road and SR 466. There is a field nearby where you will find some open practices going on. It is about a quarter of a mile north of Rolling Acres rd. and 466, on rolling Acres. It's called Harry Sachs field and is pretty well kept. The outfield fence is 250 ft. Hope this info helps. Bud
Dec. 28, 2013
BudLeftField
Topic: Bats
Discussion: REEBOK BARRAGE vs MIKEN ULTRA 2PIECE MAXLOAD

Hi surf 88-There is open practice on all fields in the Villages. There are 8 fields available. 4 at Buffalo Glen and 4 at Saddlebrook complex. Players start arriving early, around 7:45 and it goes on all day. The Villages is about 20 minutes south of Ocala, and Buffalo Glen complex is on 466 about 2 miles east of 301, directly across from Fresh Market.
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