http://www.mikensports.com/

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 0 members ; 36 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for Longballr9


Real name:
Mike Williams

Location:
Anaheim, CA

Division:
Men's 40

Messages posted by Longballr9 »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

June 6, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock N Reno

That's an understatement about the wind. It's damn hard to hit a curve ball that breaks 2 feet!!
June 6, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Great Job, SSUSA!

Just a note of thanks and props to Dave & Fran for putting on a great qualifier tourney in Reno. My team enjoyed the format and the competition. It was a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all in Phoenix in October.

Mike Williams
Old School 40 Master's
Southern California
May 27, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls/Bats/Format

I agree that the manager should have this information before entering or paying for any tourney. However, get use to the new "whiffle" balls that are being used. They go hand & hand with the "middle games" taking place and the "hot bats" that are available on the market. All of the associations are in a position of liability and such have to protect their interests. I don't like hitting a 44/375 either...especially in 95/100+ heat....you'd get more velocity from a 16" mush ball. I wish I had the answer...I don't.

I do like SSUSA's format. Even if you have a bad tourney, you still get 5/6 games in and have a fair chance to do well.
May 5, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the call?

I agree with Ron on this one. If the appeal isn't made immediately, the umpire can only check the bats and remove the illegal ones. Otherwise, you leave yourself open for all kinds of problems. Umpires should have a list available to them. That's one of my jobs as catcher...watching for illegal bats.
May 3, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 45 team or league

I run a 40+ team. Give me a call: 714/229-4828.
April 15, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Stealing Bases

I think as a catcher, I'd enjoy throwing out everyone making the attempt. Crusher makes a good point about the ball spinning off. I'd be running over the umpire to get the ball. I can see where this could add to the game...as long as the knees hold up!!
April 6, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Waves Demarini 375

Bruce is absolutely correct. I used to swing Fat Boys. I loved them, except they weren't durable. I never had an umpire toss a bat for being dented, but if it cracked I tossed it. To bad about those bats. I swing the PST now. I've broken 4 of them...just can't win.
April 1, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bring Your Own Balls?

In every association I've played in the last year, the directors have required the teams to supply backup balls. You can't blame them for this. At $25 and up per dozen, it cuts deep into the profit. And, at places like the BLD parks here in SoCal, you have to walk a long way to retreive HR balls and fouls over the fence. Often times they can't be found. I guess this will be the norm of the future.
March 31, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Mark Purvis

I hope Mr. Purvis pulls through with flying colors. I've lost 2 friends this year do to early health problems. It's very sad. Best wishes to the Purvis family.

Mike Williams
Old School 40's
WNB Softball
SoCal
March 30, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Associations
Discussion: WHAT R U TRYING to do LVSSA?

10' circle as a batters box?? Sounds a little odd. I will say that having a larger mat is better for the pitchers. As for the hitters, this is no different than playing in ASA, NSA, ISA or USSSA where it's a strike zone format. Full count, gotta be, make an adjustment and go for it. I don't really think the larger mat will make much difference to the guys who can hit....which covers most of us old farts!

BTW-Walk; I'm in SoCal...I know a few of the Mavericks, Mike Adair, Bully, just curious who you are. Saw you guys play at The Yard a few months back. Your squad looked good. You all should do well this year.
Will you be in Reno in June? Hope to meet you sometime.

Mike Williams
Old School 40's
March 30, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 40+ Shortstop Needed in SoCal

Old School is looking for a shortstop. We have a very good team and a great group of guys that play hard and play to win. The player needs to be at least 40 in 2005. I prefer a experienced SS. No big headed players. This is a team. We all play that way. We plan to be at the Rock-n-Reno tourney June 4-5 and at the SSUSA Worlds in Phoenix in October. We will play at least once a month in local tourneys otherwise. We are unsponsored at this time, but I'm working on it.

If you are interested, please get in touch with me:

longballr@aol.com or 714/229-4828

Thanks, Mike Williams
March 25, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 40+ tournament team...

To bad you're not in SoCal. Un-sponsored team...I think the travel would get to you!
Anyway, good luck looking for a 40+ team.

Mike Williams
Old School 40's
March 7, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Standards

I appreciate reading the opinions listed here by men who have played this gam much longer than I. I've tryed to get Wooden Bat Tourneys going but not enough interest. I do think the new technology in equipment has both hurt and helped the game. I don't think there are any 100% correct answers here. I appreciate seeing a pitcher pick up a hot shot off of a hot bat just as much as I enjoy hitting a ball 400' when I do....and yes I still do once in a while. Fact is we all evolve in this sport and adjust to the changes. I prefer to remember why I play...to make friends and feel the youth in me which still exists.

Good Day to all.
March 7, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Joe Lecak!!!

Email me your phone number to longballr@aol.com.

Thanks, Mike Williams.
March 4, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 51 y/o Looking for Team

DW 7, see the post under "Teams Looking for Players." Craig from Full Count is a friend of mine. Give him a call. He's in Orange County. Good luck.
March 4, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do you hit farther off a tee or from live pitching?

I do agree with Crusher about the head game. I think alot of guys do well in BP but suck in a game because they/we think to much. When you step into the box know your job and have faith in yourself every time. Also, hitting off of a Tee is the best thing you can do for the hand/eye coordination. If you hit well off of a Tee, you'll do fine in a game.
March 1, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need 40+ Shortstop...

Ned a 40+ Shortstop for tourney this Saturday, March 5 at Quakes Stadium in Rancho Cucamonga. 40+ Tourney. Give a call: 714/229-4828. Must be 40+ this year. Thanks.
Feb. 23, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: READY TO PLAY SOME SOFTBALL?

Mike Williams, Manager, Old School, 40+, Anaheim, CA
Feb. 23, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ready to play some softball

Do you have a son named Erik? Can't be to many people with your last name. I've played some ball with him.
Feb. 17, 2005
Longballr9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Palm Springs

You know...if this was Seattle, we wouldn't be surprised...
« Newer messages       Older messages »
Senior Softball-USA
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Send us e-mail
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners