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Real name:
Terry Spears

Location:
Pensacola, FL

Division:
Men's 55

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Oct. 20, 2008
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Batting Box

This is taken from the rules page of this site:
1.5 BATTER’S BOX
The batter’s box is the 3-foot by 7-foot area to which the batter is restricted. The lines are considered as being within the batter’s box. Prior to the pitch, he may touch the lines, but no part of his foot may be outside the lines.

7.3 BATTING POSITION
A. The batter must have both feet completely within the lines of the batter’s box prior to the start of the pitch. He may touch the lines, but no part of a foot may be outside the lines prior to the pitch. (See 7.6C).
B. The batter must take his position within 10 seconds after being directed by the umpire. EFFECT: The umpire will call a strike. No pitch has to be thrown and the ball is dead.
C. The batter shall not step directly in front of the catcher to the other batter’s box while the pitcher is in position to pitch. EFFECT: The ball is dead, the batter is out and the runners may not advance.
7.3 (1) OBLITERATING THE BATTERS BOX
A batter deliberatly erasing any portion of the batters box will be called out. This is an umpire’s judgement.

7.6 BATTER IS OUT
C. When an entire foot is touching the ground completely outside the lines of the batter’s box when he hits a ball fair or foul.
D. When any part of a foot is touching home plate when he hits a ball fair or foul.
June 25, 2008
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just wanna play.

I have often said in private conversations with other players that as long as everybody else plays by the same rules I will play anytime, anywhere. I know that the other two guys who posted on this thread feel the same, and I know of many others that feel that way. In fact we may be the (until now) silent majority.
Jan. 9, 2008
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Would You Change in Senior Softball-Part II

As a firstbaseman I always take a ball out for the infielders because when I was a shortstop/third baseman I needed those couple of throws especially in the late innings. However if two infielders brought out balls and got in two or three throws it would accomplish the same thing, and players could decide for themselves if they really need it.
Nov. 7, 2007
terryspears
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Custom gloves ??

I had a glove made at glovesmith.com a couple of years ago. $165.00 total. Well worth the money.
Feb. 28, 2007
terryspears
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Remedy for Altered Bats

Just a thought. But, wouldn't it be less expensive to have the ability to detect altered bats at each tournament rather than to supply, and replace bats in each dugout. The time factor to check all bats might be a problem, but I'm sure there's some smart guy/gal out there who can overcome this small problem.
July 28, 2005
terryspears
Topic: Associations
Discussion: All World, All Tourn. Selections

Years ago I played tournaments in Oklahoma and Texas where the individual player awards were selected by opposing coaches. A coach would nominate two or three players for each category from any team but his own. It seemed to work great. A player could get AT, defense, offense, and or HR recognition without being on a team that finished in the top few places. I liked it.
May 4, 2005
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Henry Reid

For those who want to sent flowers for Henry's funeral the address is:
Joe Morris Funeral Home
701 N. Devillers St
Pensacola, Florida 32501
Sorry, I forgot to include that earlier.
May 4, 2005
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Armed Forced: Did you Serve?

Enlisted Army April 1966
Retired September 1991
Tried to go to the Nam, but the Army in it's infinite wisdom sent me to Germany. I ain't mad at 'em. MP, Field Artillery, Drill Sgt
May 4, 2005
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Henry Reid

Henry Otis Reid passed on Monday, 2 May 2005 at 5:40 AM.

Services will be held Monday, 9 May 2005 at:
Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church
210 W. Leonard St
Pensacola, Florida 32501

His fraternity will hold a special service starting at 10:00 AM. Open casket for this service. All are welcome.
Regular services will commence at 11:00 AM. Closed casket for this service.

Henry had many friends in and out of softball, and will be sorely missed by all who came in contact with him on any level. He is the reason that many of us are still in the game. Through his friendship, inspiration, and encouragement we sometime kept trying when we were ready to quit. Even now we will try to carry on in his absence.

April 12, 2005
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The "Rabbit" in Senior Softball

It seems that, as with most things, the best solution falls in the middle as discussed in this thread. CR's were probably invented to keep seniors with real problems playing, so the CR runner is necessary for the health of the senior game. However, misuse of the rule is usually a disservice to some of those that get used as rabbits. Personally, I use the CR for players who have real physical problems. Like, on Sunday, when my knee has had about enough and locks up on the the way to first base.
March 10, 2005
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: READY TO PLAY SOME SOFTBALL?

Terry Spears, 55+, Trying to get a new team going from Pensacola, "Team P". Montgomery SPA will be our first.
March 10, 2005
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: READY TO PLAY SOME SOFTBALL?

Terry Spears, 55+, Trying to get a new team going from Pensacola, "Team P". Montgomery SPA will be our first.
Sept. 1, 2004
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Teammate had a close call

Sorry to hear about my bud. Jackson is definately one of the good guys. on and off the field. My prayers are with him.
April 12, 2004
terryspears
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA TOURNAMENT IN AUGUSTA

Matador Club will be in Augusta. Hope we bring our bats this time.
March 1, 2004
terryspears
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WEAPON OF CHOICE FOR '04 ??

I play for the Matador Club out of Florida and I will be using the PST when my Miken II and Synergy are not allowed.
Jan. 5, 2004
terryspears
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ready to Play

Terry Spears, 55+, Matador Club
Nov. 20, 2003
terryspears
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What makes a good tournament for you?

TT: I think you've spoken for most of us. I would only add lots more shade at most parks.
Nov. 6, 2003
terryspears
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Toys for Tots

Last years Toys for Tots tourney was great fun. And the kids got a tremendous benefit from it. Hope to play with someone again this year. Hint, Hint.
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