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Jan. 10, 2011
QC Softball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Indiana Player Looking for a Team for 2011

Have played Major or Major Plus for 8 years (will be 59 this year). Team folded after the Phoenix Worlds in 2010. Lifetime .700 hitter with some power (2-4 homeruns a tournament). Play outfield (mostly right & right center) and 2nd base. Pitch in young man softball not much in Senior softball. Live near Cincinnati, Ohio but in actually in Indiana. If interested replay back and we can set up to talk.

Sept. 11, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Grayhawk Park Softball Complex

Our team played on these longer fences (Gallatin, TN) and it create a lot more doubles, triples and even inside the park home runs. There were a lot less home runs. If you play like the fences are 300 feet it is easy to get burned and the batter gets a triple. IF you play back then what used to be a single is now a double (our arms aren't what they used to be. 325 foot fences or more is asking a lot of 50,55 & 60 year old men and women to play on. The longer fences did not lower the scores. We just played less innings because of the time limits. Just my opinion!
July 3, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NSA World Series (looking for a team)

My team is not playing in the NSA and I'm looking to play that weekend in 50 Major or 55 Major Plus. Currently play outfield and infield for a MAjor Plus team out of Indiana. I live in Southeatern Indiana. Can start contact on this site.
Feb. 26, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seniors and Home Runs

I like the homer run rules because I'll take my changes that most home hitters can't change their swing to hit singles and I want to catch some of those halve swing fly balls. If the have trouble changing their swing they usually can hit the pitcher. The real power hits can hit pretty much where ever they want. Those guys don't swing for the pitcher. Our major plus team needs the limits to compete with the big home run hitting teams. We hit a lot of singles and doubles and use our team speed to win. If the big guys just hit home runs the don't have to run and their bench doesn't have to run for them. I want to see these teams that depend on the home run run of offense and play defense.
Feb. 26, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I have a simple question for those who have pitched.

I've pitched ASA & USSSA since the 70's and still do for young man ball but I don't in senior ball. I don't even like play infield in senior ball. The ball does come back a little faster but the big difference I feel is the hardest of the ball. Remember when we used to start a game with two new balls because the ball would get soft by the third or fourth inning. I can remember getting hit several times but the ball only bruised you, it leave knots or break bones. Question a lot faster or a lot harder?
Feb. 24, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A simple

I'm a 55 major plus and still say YES
Feb. 22, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR's cry me a river

So if I put 10 homer hitters on the field of which maybe 5 are good defensively and you throw out 10 good defensive plays that can't hit the ball out of the park. Situation: there is a 5 run limit per inning and the homer hitters are home team for the open inning. Who has the advantage the homer hitters that donít have to run on offense and only a little on defense or the team that has to run everything out? At the lower levels there needs to be an equalizer. Not sure if the home runs limit is the solution but it an attempt. Einstein anyone that has ever seen you play (Iíve had the chance to play against you 6 or 7 times) canít say you're not a sandbagger but there are teams and players out there. When have more than one or two divisions you will always have some players and teams playing down to win.
Feb. 22, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR's cry me a river

I agree with wagon 487. We've had home runs limits most of our softball lives. It is the only way to keep teams and players from sandbagging.
Feb. 22, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seniors and Home Runs

I play in a league with some guys that are fun to play with but the skill level isn't even 55 AA and no one on team had ever hit a home run over the fence. I brought my U's and now three of them now can't say that ever again. At the lower levels a home to single is maybe OK (how to police is tough)but at the higher levels there has to be some limits to bring back softball as I knew it. Defense has to be part of the game also.
Feb. 22, 2009
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A simple

Answer is YES. Our Major plus team averages 3 home runs a game. That means we have to run the bases more and when it gets hot people tire out. Unlimited home runs take that part of softball away. Make the big guys run and play defense and let's see their batting averages drop. I pitch still in young man ball and they have home run limits yet pitchers are not getting beat-up. Oh that's right they can't use U's. Take away the U's and you can have your unlimited home runs. You shouldn't have both. Too many home runs by guys that couldn't hit home runs when they were young.
June 25, 2008
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Midwest Championships

Any 55 Major Plus teams going? Travelodge 55 will be there!
April 13, 2008
QC Softball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pre Indy Tournament -- Good Deal

Does any one need a player for this tournament? I could really use the swings. I play outfielder (can play infield) for a 55 major+ team out of central Indiana. If you need someone contact me thru this website.
Sept. 5, 2007
QC Softball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ASA Nationals in NC

There are only 5 players from the Travelodge Bears of 2006 and only one has Homerun power. The 2006 Travelodge Bears are gone and the players are now playing with other teams or not playing at all. Some of the players are playing as low as AAA. The Travelodge 55 team started in November of 2006 with 5 old Travelodge Bear players and a combination of AAA, Major and retired players from bordering states. The coach told the summit who would be on the team and was given a 55 Major status. There are only three 55 year old players. Everyone else is 56 years old or older. Yes Travelodge 55 got very lucky and was handed a tournament they should have come third on. They went on to win the TOC in February over a 60 year old team and W.E. Ruth (and Ruth won two of the four games over Travelodge 55). Wow! Won a three team tournament and got moved to Major Plus in 55 (not suppose to move up if less than 5 teams)

Because of the money involved Travelodge didnít want to go to tournaments and play one other team in a best of three (which is what happened in Manassas, Burlington & others). Travelodge 55 asked and was granted the right to play 50 Major if they used only their 55 and older players. So until the ISA the Travelodge 55 team record was only 6 wins and 9 losses against the real 50 players. Not a real scary team. Ok yes they won a four (4) team ISA World Series. Then a four (4) team SS-USA Eastern Nationals and now finally an eight (8) team ASA National. Yes they should have to play 50 Major Plus next year by the rules even though two teams in the tournament hit more homeruns in fewer games. Travelodge 55 catches the ball and hits a lot of singles but that is not like some of the teams that can hit 37 homeruns in one game.

Long winded sorry but Iíve been storing this up for awhile. I read the message board about 4-5 times a week and like to read all the comments. Travelodge has always followed the rules of the summit and not taken a year off or lost games to get moved back down like some teams Iíve seen.
June 7, 2007
QC Softball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Lookin 4 team - Manassas

What teams have you played on and at what level (also position)? We will be in Manassas and might be looking for a player.
May 18, 2007
QC Softball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does your team pick tournaments they think they can win, or do you try to go to the tournaments with the most teams?

I played on a 50+ Team last year that is now a 55+ team. We usually fly twice a year and drive to the rest. So our main concern for the fly tournaments was how many different teams might we see and how did the tournament people treat us. On the drive tournaments it was how many teams would be there and could everyone make that weekend. We try not to paly in back to back weekends but every year we seem to paly at least once back to back.

We'll won a tournament this year (TOC) that only had three teams. Not much fun (except with the guys on my team) to see the same two teams for three days.
Jan. 1, 2007
QC Softball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 50+ (or 45) team in Greater Cincinnati area

There are two teams I can think of for you out of the Cincinnat, Ohio area. Travelodge from Indianapolis IN had three players from the Cincinnati area (two might move to 55) and then there is Declare Insurance out of Sardinia, Ohio. Those are major or major plus teams. If you are looking for AAA or AA there is the Dayton Legends from Dayton OH and the Indiana Classics out of Greensburg, IN. I might add that senior softball is more expensive than young man softballer. The tournaments cost almost twice as much and because of where you are from you have to travel to play.
Oct. 9, 2006
QC Softball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vote on Changing SSWC Format!!!!!!!!

Terry why don't you come up with two or three possible solutions and let anyone holding a Natinal SSUSA card vote on which one would work better. Give a deadline and if a member doesn't respond then they can't complain.
June 1, 2006
QC Softball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II's Why?

I hear everything you are saying; so don't complain when I (or my team mates) hit the middle with this juiced Ultra II bat. It was outlawed in mens open divisions because of the infielders (who are much quicker than us) were unable to get out of the way. I still play open ball and hit hit one out every eight at bats with an ASA legal bat. Now you put an Ultra II in my hand. GREAT! Every bat cost about the same to make. The difference of the $300.00 Easton compared to the $200.00 Miken is called profit! And the store of .500 hitters turning into .750 hitters is and was real.
May 27, 2006
QC Softball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II's Why?

We played in a tournament in Indianapolis the first weekend of May and everyone was allowed to swing the Miken Ultra II. Of the five games we played only two went to the seventh inning because we ran out of time. With the Ultra easy fly balls now go the base of the fence and some even go out for Home Runs. I understand why teams that can't catch or hit want these bats but why would any good softball player still want this bat allowed. The USSSA legal bats have plenty of pop and hits are hits not Home Runs. We had two guys that can't a Home Run without the Ultra hit two out each. Without the Ultra these guys can't hit .500 but with the Ultra they are .750 hitters. The Ultra needs to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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