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May 28, 2015
Malo37
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Whats Best

I think the 2015 models are better. I personally swing the balance and there's a night and day difference for the better. I know my teammates that swing the 2015 end load have great things to say about it.
May 27, 2015
Malo37
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Whats Best

I swing the new 2015 Demarini Balanced One and absolutely love it. Very durable and the ball jumps off it! Lot's of guys are using the Demarini End Load and swear by it also.
April 28, 2015
Malo37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

I was asked a simple question. What separates major plus players? My answer - commitment, and hard work. I don't know if I'm right but that was my answer. Our team Az Elite is not any different than most teams except that we still love the game and work at it. Benji made great points in his post. We want to be better. We take BP. We work at getting better. Many of us work out. We know we have to in order to be competitive. We want to compete against the best. We love to win, but we love to compete against the best more. I'd rather lace them up in a tournament where multiple teams could win versus showing up against poor competition. We got bumped up to major plus and never complained and have always just shown up and done our best. When you lose you tip your cap and congratulate the other team. When you win you know you earned it against great competition. Playing against the best has always been the driver for us ....... Playing a great game against a great team, there's nothing better on a ball field .......... Good luck everyone. I hope you have a great 2015!
Feb. 18, 2015
Malo37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

I got it bad. The softball sickness, I got it bad.
I personally, and I know I can speak for my team, enjoy playing the best. The worlds this past year in Vegas was great! Every game was against a very good team. I think the plus division is getting better with more teams. I look forward to playing the best! That's why we do this, not to go out and win easily. It's about being challenged and digging deep. When we lose we tip our hat and congratulate the other team. When we win it's good to know it was against a very good team that could have beaten us as well. I enjoy the competition. We also were bumped to plus without winning the worlds. We never complained and actually have enjoyed the competition. If we win a ring it's because it was earned. I'm super happy with my teammates. I love these guys and would hate to be forced to break up. I will never support that thought.....

Dave Quiroz
Az Elite
Dec. 10, 2014
Malo37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

Az Elite will be playing both 50 & 55 major plus. Trying to figure it out
June 23, 2014
Malo37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Teams going to Call Cup in Hemet

Jeff,
Congratulations on your championship yesterday. 36 runs against AZ Elite. We tip our hat to you and say Congratulations! AZ Elite will be attending the tourney in San Clemente as that's where the best teams will be (Except for LAF). It's a great tourney and venue. So I hope you guys are preparing for Major + .......
Dave
AZ Elite #37
May 9, 2014
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROLL CALL FOR "ROCK N RENO"

AZ Elite will be there. Good Luck everyone!
May 4, 2014
Malo37
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dimarini One

Hey Jeff,
This is Dave with AZ Elite. The 2014 Demarini bat's are really really good. I compare it to the Reebok line, only better. Me personally I've never been a fan of Miken. I use to swing Combat's and Reeboks. Give me a call 602-885-5437. Vegas was fun, I hope your guys get healed up.

Dec. 21, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rules and communication

Wow, I've been out of it and just found out about these new rule changes. AZ Elite started out as a 50 majors team, we were bumped up to 50 major plus and we didn't argue, we've never been afraid to compete against the best. When we were young playing A ball we couldn't wait to play in major tournaments. Our attitude hasn't changed. Over half of our team is over 55 but we want to stay together. We love the brotherhood that we have on our squad. My thoughts, only MY thoughts.....
1. I wish we could just show up at a park and play against all the 50 yr old teams. May the best team that weekend win. We've won our share and gotten beat as well. When you lose, you tip your hat and congratulate the other team. Make a vow to try and get better. We'll play anyone anytime. We'll battle, not sure we'll win but we'll battle and that's what we care about as a team. The competition and our teammates. We all love the game of softball, this softball disease that we share. That's why we do this still at our age. The softball sickness.....
2. I personally don't care what the HR rule is. We'll adapt and we'll do our best to compete.
3. I do care about trying to play in the best tournaments with the best competition. Out west we've started a major plus email communication so that we all share where we're playing so we can maximize teams and expenses. Major plus teams please join us and respond with an email address and we'll include you in our communique. There's power in numbers. If we stay together, communicate, then we'll be able to play in well attended tournaments. Whatever the organization is....
Lastly, Marv (god bless him) mentioned our 13-12 game with Nazzareno. He didn't mention the hurricane winds coming in from the outfield to the plate. Thus the score....
4. Sorry I haven't done this earlier. Congratulations to Flip and Nazzareno for winning the 50 major + worlds. I wish we could've given you a better game. No excuses but 5 games in a row on Sunday was too much for our old butts! You guys really rolled through the tourney, congrats again!!
Looking forward to battling in 2014. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Dave Quiroz
AZ Elite #37

Oct. 17, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Suspensions

I saw the whole thing after our game finished. The sun was down low and was creating a dangerous field and no way of seeing a ball hit hard at 3rd or SS. It was dangerous, It was brutal.... Braves 3B said he wouldn't play under those conditions and walked off the field. Then the talking started. Tournament officials decided to move fields and the talking continued as they were changing fields. The real shame of this is that it was only a handful of guys talking combined between both teams and now all players are suspended. For sure not fair to those who said or did nothing that was unsportsmanlike. Which was most of the players.....
Sept. 25, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

I just sent the major + coaches that I have an email. Good luck to everyone in Vegas. We look forward to the competition!
Sept. 17, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

AZ Elite will be in Vegas and Phoenix
Sept. 17, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

Gotcha Rev, I'll be in touch. Tightline, no, best way is to leave or start a message here
Sept. 16, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

Northwest Legends are a very good team out of Seattle. there's also some other major teams out of Washington and Oregon.
Sept. 16, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

Last call. If you'd like to attend a meeting for 50 major plus coaches please send me your info. Email - davidquiroz37@gmail.com or call/text at 602-885-5437. The purpose of this meeting is to gain better attendance of 50 major plus teams in tourneys. Communication will be the key. Good luck in Vegas fellas. Az Elite is looking forward to the battle.
Dave Quiroz
Az Elite #37
July 26, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

Still need a central point of contact per team. Thanks for your number. How about email?
July 26, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

Senior Softball. Is there anyway to get a list of the 50 & 55 major + teams and the managers contact info? I think we can drive better major + attendance to tournaments with some better communication between ourselves. Just need contact information in order to do so.
July 26, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

Tim, can you send me your contact info please. Also, anyone else's that you might possibly have. For that matter anyone reading this if you'd like your team to be involved please send me your contact info and team name to davidquiroz37@gmail.com
July 25, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

I agree with some communication and planning we should be able to make this work. FYI I left Norm a message.
Thanks,
Dave
July 25, 2013
Malo37
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

First thing I need from all Major + teams wanting to participate is contact names, email address, and phone numbers. We can even do a conference call which I can arrange. Please email them to me at davidquiroz37@gmail.com Any questions call me at 602-885-7550. I think if we communicate and agree to certain tourneys we can have some fun and really be able to compete. Hope this works. I'm willing to put in the work to make it happen.
Dave Quiroz
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