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Real name:
Bill McCabe

Location:
Laurel Springs, NJ

Division:
Men's 65

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Oct. 13, 2013
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team pictures action shots from the 2013 World Masters

Hi Jack, I think you took pictures of at least one of our (Jersey Masters) games at Lorenzi Park. Could you post these on the web-site? Thanks Mac
Nov. 9, 2012
Mac21
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: FT MYERS TOC QUALIFIER

Spicers won the 65AAA. They beat us in the "If" game after we (Jersey Masters) lost our fist game in double elimination on Wednesday. We won 8 straight to get to the "if" game. Spicers is a great bunch of guys with real class!!
July 19, 2010
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Jeresy Metro team

Just to set the record straight...we (Jersey Metro) did not appeal our Major rating. We were moved down to AAA based on the performance review by SSUSA Staff. WE have not played very well in SSUSA sanctioned tournaments over the last year. As it turns out the players we thought were going to help retain our Major rating are not going to be playing with us. We will re-evaluate our position based on our performance in Glen Burnie.
Sept. 16, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Homer Wimbush

As big as Homer was, his heart was that much bigger. He always took the time to ask about family and was genuinely interested in how they were doing. It's times like these we should remember...softball is just a game...the important things are the people we meet and the relationships we build while being involved.
Homer was a "big Teddy Bear" who will be missed. My condolences to all his friends and family.

May 14, 2009
Mac21
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Senior Miken end loaded...

Cat....My team has bought 6 or 7 of them and have broken 3 of them already. Another friend told me he broke 2 of his..so it appears they are not as durable as the balanced. Having said that...I just ordered another endload because they are hot!!!
April 20, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New HR rule

JohnBob..Thanks for the support....I have a feeling you played for the team that beat us in the finals 20-19!!! The 60 Major division at that tournament was very competitive with several 1 run games.
As you said it's easy for Jim16 to say he'd gladly be 0-6 but I'd be willing to bet his team has never done that. It's always easy to say you don't care about winning when you win!!! And as the saying goes "show me a good loser..and I'll show you a loser"!!!
April 20, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New HR rule

BruceinGa...If we were in the Spring Nationals this year we would play you...We play whomever we are scheduled to play. We're not there because SS-USA scheduled the Atlantic Coast Championships the same weekend and Virginia is a lot closer to New Jersey than Florida. We were in Mesquite and were the only team there that came from farther East than Colorado. We were scheduled to and played against GSF (60 Major Plus) there.

My team (I actually didn't play that year...was only 59) won the SS-USA 60 Major National Championship in Seattle in 2006 by playing the best softball they ever played all in one tournament. Several players had career tournaments that weekend. They got moved up to Major Plus for 2007. The 3 best players (with all the HR power) left the team because they didn't want to play Major Plus, but we didn't wine and complain and ask to be moved down. We played Major Plus the entire year in 2007 and won 4 games against Major Plus teams. Last year we were reclassified Major and were very competitive while playing a little over .500 ball. We really can't compete with 60 Major Plus teams but we play them when we are scheduled to play them.

I don't know what the solution is to getting teams classified where they belong and creating competitive divisions, but I know all of senior softball is facing serious problems.
April 19, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New HR rule

Jim16...You are entitled to your opinion, but you were not at the tournament where we refused to play so you don't know the circumstances.

You can read my post above and then add to it that there was the posibility we would have had to play 3 games that afternoon in our double elimination tournament. Turn Two was the only 60 Major Plus team there so the games were only "exibitions" for them. The TD could have set it up so that none of the 60 Major teams would have had to play 2 "exibition" games with the posibility of playing 5 games and being at the fields from 7:30am until 7:00pm on a hot & humid August day. We also had two players get injured, one on Friday and one in the game that morning.

I don't have to justify to you why we decided not to play that game, but it was not because we didn't want to play against Donnie's team. We will play anyone anytime but the circumstances that day dictated differently.
April 17, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New HR rule

Hey Donnie,
I play for one of the teams that refused to play you. I thought someone explained the reason, but if not I will now.
It was in Manassas last year. You were the only 60 Major Plus team there. On Friday they had you play your preliminary games with the 55 Major's and Major plus teams...which by the way you won easily. On Saturday morning they set up a single elimination 60 Major Plus Championship between you guys and the four 60 Major teams. This was only done to give you guys your 5 games. They had you play in a play-in game at 8:00am which you won 40 to 5 in 4 innings. We played one of the other 60 Major teams at 8:00am and beat them. Both of the losing 60 Major teams then went back to their hotels to rest up for the 60 Major double elimination that started at 2:00pm. At 11:00am you then played the 60 Major team that was given the bye and beat them 34 to 5 again in 4 innings. That team now also went back to their hotel to rest for the 60 Major double elimination.

So now the senario is they wanted us to stay and play you at 12:30pm and then start our 60 Major double elimination at 2:00pm having been at the field since 8:00am (in the mid August heat) while the other 60 Major teams were back at their hotels resting or getting something to eat after only playing one game (two of them having only played 4 inning games against you.)

We refused to play the game because we felt it was unfair for us to have to play another game immediatly before starting our double elimination, NOT because it was against you. We have played you in the past (suprisingly a couple games have been realitively close) and will play you in the future if scheduled to do so.

By the way, as I'm sure you remember, they did the same thing to the four 55 Major teams because Hollis was the only 55 Major Plus team there. The remaining 55 Major team also refused to play that last game against Hollis so they had you and Hollis play at 12:30 and you back doored them in 4 or 5 innings too.
April 11, 2009
Mac21
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Break-in time for the Miken Maxload

Yo..Jose, Do you remember the theme song from Rawhide? Rollin..Rollin..Rollin.......
March 23, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: the history of pitcher safety concern

Omar...Your last sentence summed it all up. It's the equipment of today. Back in those days you talked about we used aluminum bats and SB-12's that were mush after 3 innings...we always gave the umpire two balls and he threw in a new one after 3 1/2 innings. I also pitched and got my share of whacks back then but you almost couldn't get hurt. I took a line drive in the eye socket and finished the game (turns out it did break my nose), but I don't even want to think about what damage would have been done with todays bats and balls. I got hit in the shin last year in April and didn't heal until July.

Back then we played on a field that was 317' down the left field line and the fence went straight across so it only got longer as you went across. There would be at most a dozen home runs hit there a year and we were in our 20's and 30's back then. Last summer our 4 hitter who turns 50 this year hit 4 out in one game and they were to left center where it is about 330'. So to answer your question yes, it's the bats and balls that have caused the concern for pitcher saftey.
March 7, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: With All Due Respect...

SSUSA Staff....Thanks for responding. I understand the rule and I'm aware of the "White Paper" on the application and iterpretations of the PPR and have read it more than once. However, there have been posts on this message board that indicate it is not being applied correctly. There were posts that complained that an umpire was callig dead ball outs if the ball passed through the pitchers box without striking the pitcher. Another post complained that line drives that passed directly over the pitchers head were called DBO's. There were a couple other examples that I don't remember at the moment...but my point is if the rule is going to stand, lets make sure it's applied correctly.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it the rule should never be applied unless the ball actually strikes the pitcher in the head, neck, torso or legs and in some instances (which are explained in the "White Paper") the arms including the glove. At no time should the rule be applied if the ball does not strike the pitcher.

I know that before we start any game this year we will ask the umpire to explain how he or she intends to apply the PPR.
March 6, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

George,
We won the Worlds in Seattle in 2006 and were moved up to Major Plus for 2007...We didn't complain even though we knew we were not a Major Plus team. We won 4 games against Major Plus teams in 2007 and appealed our rating at the end of the year. We were moved back down to Major for 2008. It's not the end of the world to be moved up...just grin and bare it and you'll end up where you belong.
March 6, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: With All Due Respect...

I agree with you Bob....it's time to shut up and play ball with the rules we've been given. It's obvious to most of us that no matter how much whining there is about them...they are not going to be changed. Only time will tell how the rules will play out. So we either play ball with the rules as they stand or you sit on the sidelines as it appears Einstein has chosen to do.

I only ask one thing. Since we are going to have to play with the Pitcher Protection Rule the only thing I ask is that the rule be handed out and explained to all umpires at every tournament so it is applied correctly and uniformly. It is obvious from previous posts that not all umpires understand the rule and how to apply it.
Feb. 20, 2009
Mac21
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

By the way, if you click on "Tournaments" and go down the list it gives you the June dates, but if you use the "Tournaments Map" it gives you July dates. The "Tournament Giude" you sent out with the paper conflicks with itself and has two different dates in July.
Come on guys we need to know the correct dates.
Feb. 20, 2009
Mac21
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

It also conflicts with the ISF World Cup in Salem Va.
Feb. 19, 2009
Mac21
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

OK SS-USA Staff, it's time to clarify the dates for the Midwest Championships....This is the third set of dates you have posted for this tournament...is this final now?
Feb. 8, 2009
Mac21
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Screens and Sun

In the 2007 ASA Nationals in Burlington NC they suspended games until both pitchers agreed they could see well enough to protect themselves. It should happen more often.
Feb. 7, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any 60 Major's going to Mesquite

Desert Dave,
By the way those rares are for doubles with two Queen beds, so it's only $17.50+tax Thursday and $22.50+tax Friday and Saturday per man.
Feb. 6, 2009
Mac21
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any 60 Major's going to Mesquite

Desert Dave,
Like Lecak says..Click on Tournaments Then click on Spring Worlds. Call the number listed for hotels which is 877-438-2929.
I made our reservations (Monkey Joe's) at the Virgin River Casino..$34.99+tax per night for Thursday night and Sunday night and $44.99+tax for Friday night and Saturday night. You can't beat that!!! Dave, what team do you play with?
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