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Real name:
Rich P

Location:
Campbell, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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May 31, 2013
Hacker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: rockin reno...scores

Wow!, I was pleasantly surprised to see the scores posted so soon. Since I left right after our "elimination" game I was curious to know who had won...

Great job posting the scores so quickly!!
July 22, 2012
Hacker
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken U2 Performance

I too had a DEAD Miken Ultra II Maxload 1.21 bpf (Red bat), unfortunately I bought it used about a month ago from eBay and it looked like it was brand new when I received it!. After several days of BP I wondered why it didn't feel like it had much pop...now I know why! I eventually sold it to a friend and he is having the same problem...do you think Miken will still allow a return? I'd like to give him a new bat if I can.
July 12, 2012
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Prizes

Doorman, you are correct, our team also won our bracket and I was very disappointed with the CHEAP Miken bat bag award which I will never use...I couldn't even give it away!

Although there was a nice plaque awarded but the team Manager gets that!

Since this was supposed to be a major tournament it would have been nice to "sport" some kind of casual recognition that your team won a "ring tournamt" without having to buy the ring.

I like your idea of a cap that reads something like "SSUSA Cal Cup Champions 2012", now that I would wear alot!

In a few years I may not even remenber that we won that tournament!


June 3, 2012
Hacker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup 2012

Capt, to answer your question regarding the 65 AAA Championship - Steve Levin (FL) beat the Mustangs in extra innings 21-20.
May 27, 2012
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock &Reno

Budda12, good idea because sometimes SSUSA doesn't post the results for longer than 2 wks!
I'm still waiting to see who won at the SSUSA/LVSSA SW Championships in Las Veas last month!!
May 5, 2011
Hacker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: western nationals

The California Starzz - 65M plan to be there.
Sept. 8, 2010
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: auto-return w/team or must be reinvited each yr?

A question regarding a returning team's "next year roster".

Do players on your team (anyteam) assume he can continue with his current team for the next year if not told otherwise or should everyone have to be "re-invited" each year?

I think most players assume they're still on the team unless told otherwise...

How do most returning teams handle this?
Feb. 11, 2010
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Team Names

I like "Master-Batters" & "Bottom of the 5th"
Feb. 7, 2010
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BRING YOUR LONGJOHNS TO THE TOC

Showers are in the forecast for both Friday & Saturday with the highs at 65 and the low at 48!

I don't think I'll need to pack my summer shorts!
Feb. 7, 2010
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any artificial turf fields at TOC?

I am packing for the TOC, does any one know if we might play on any fields that are artificial turf (60 AAA)?

I am trying to keep my baggage-weight as low as possible and I'm wondering if I should bring any turf cleats?

Thanks
Nov. 11, 2009
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: AAA Teams at the TOC

Hi Win,
The Mustangs 60 (Livermore, CA) are also going to the TOC. Wow... all that way and we could be playing you guys again!!

Good luck to you guys, you have a great team.

Rich
Aug. 22, 2009
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prescription Eye Glasses Versus No Glasses

Although I normally wear progressive I went with Oakley prescription lenses using my distance only prescription. I pitch and play OF...no problem with them...I originally bought the rose colored lenses for bright sunny days but have since purchased a second set of lenses and got the grey transitions for use on cloudy and night (under the lights) and they darken well enough to also use during bright days, they are now my all-around glasses. The lenses are interchangable on the frame - "Half Jacket" style. They come with a nice case that carry both the frame and an extra set of lenses. Check out the Oakley web site for more info...there are several styles to chooses from. Your eye doctor can order for them you.

Rich
June 3, 2009
Hacker
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PPR-Reno

Situation:
Runner on first, less than 2 outs, batter hits a hard grounder to pitcher's right foot, pitcher attempts to make a back-handed grab but ball hits his glove and quickly bounces to the bag at 2nd where the 2nd baseman fields the ball, steps on the bag for the force-out but the umpire had already called “DBO” so no double-play was attempted.
Strangely, the mgr of the offensive team challenged the call?
I wonder if the “DBO” would have been called had the pitcher fielded the ball...probably not!

Although there were quite a few (around 10?) "shots" up the middle during our 5 games, this was the only one called.

May 15, 2009
Hacker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO ENTRIES LIST RELEASED

BrianWin33 - you can find a listing of the teams (by name) if you go to the tab:

Tournaments
2009 Events
Rockin' Reno
203 Teams
May 8, 2009
Hacker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northwest Championships June 26-28

Our team (Mustangs 60 AAA) from Northern Calif are going again. Great complex, nice area. If I recall, there were only 4 or 5 teams from Calif last year...would like to see more!
Nov. 21, 2008
Hacker
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Nokona gloves

Allen,

My opinion on glove size/weight is primarily based on your field position.

You mentioned that you’re interested in an infielder’s glove.

I would recommend a 12.5 – 13.0 for infield.

I would consider the weight of the glove, especially if you’re a pitcher (or third base)
I would opt for a lighter glove because the line-drive reaction time is minimal at those positions and you have very little time to put your glove in position to make a play.

If you prefer that a glove should “swallow” a ball (like first base or catcher), then go with a larger size, weight is not as much of a factor.

Middle infielders tend like a medium or smaller glove which is easier to maneuver and is ideal for a quick ball/hand exchange.

All size gloves can lose their shape and become “floppy”, this occurs because their laces have become old and worn…re-lace your old glove with fresh firm lacing and you’ll be surprised how rejuvenated it looks and feels.

Good luck choosing a glove!
Nov. 19, 2008
Hacker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TRAVEL INFORMATION TO THE TOC

db14,

I purchased tickets from SJC to Tampa on US Airways for $275 round-trip...thought I did great until I discovered that I had to pay baggage fee of $15 for the first bag and $25 for the second...both ways!!

Also, my ticket was a non-refundable type and now that my team has pulled out, it will cost me $150 to use this ticket a later date!

Something else to consider...weather in January!

Since most flights will have a stop-over somewhere, try to avoid flights stopping at an airport that could have weather related delays like Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, etc. (mine was Phoenix..no problem there).

Good Luck

Rich 60AAA
Nov. 19, 2008
Hacker
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Nokona gloves

AlleninGa,

I have a 13" Nokona which I bought about a year ago.
It is indeed a high-quality glove and will probably outlast me.
It's cowhide...I hear the kangaroo won't last as long.
The model I have is heavier than I would prefer and is still not quite "broken-in" (over 1 year!).
I've regularly used Rawling "break-in" oil and other types of conditioners but it's still not soft enough.
I think it will take several years before it's properly broken in but it will always remain heaver than I would like.
Unfortunately, I don't use it as my preferred game glove 'cus it's still a little too stiff.
I believe their less-expensive models might not be as stiff.

My game glove is a WORTH that I bought in 1987...great glove!
Nov. 11, 2008
Hacker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Lodging for T of C - Florida in January

J3, thanks for the info, we'll be looking for hotels in the area too...especially with good places to eat!!

Rich - Mustangs 60 AAA
Oct. 27, 2008
Hacker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC Florida - Tampa or Orlando airport?

Our Norhtern California team is considering attending the TOC in January 2009.

The question I have is which airport would be the better destination from Northern Californa area (San Jose/Oakland/SF), would it be Orlando or Tampa and why?

Either seem to be about 50 miles for the Winter Haven fields.


Thanks,

Rich - 60AAA
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