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Real name:
George Troupe

Location:
Newburyport, MA

Division:
Men's 50

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July 16, 2015
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA how can we get reclassed? MTC 50 2014 major Plus

We actually played very well in Syracuse. The difference between AAA and Major is hitting. Only 1 game did we hit all HR's (nice wind blowing out). All other games we hit 0, 1 or 2 Hr's as we always do as AAA. As far as last yr Worlds your numbers are correct..middle of the pack and a high of 38 runs and a low of 2 runs in 1 bracket game. Middle of the pack does not warrant a bump up. I agree SSUSA is doing the best they can and we love playing we're just wondering where their numbers came from where they say the reason we are being moved to Major is due to a +5.5 avg over 12AAA games when it is actually +.75 . If we were winning by that margin over last 12 games we would have won a couple of tourny's and most likely a top 10 in Worlds
July 16, 2015
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA how can we get reclassed? MTC 50 2014 major Plus

LeeLee50-I agree with your point about variables but one thing I have learned pretty quickly in my 2nd yr in Senior Ball is that results on a Friday or Saturday (Round Robin) many times are by no means a real indicator of the true quality of a team..The bracket games are the true indicator from what I have seen.

Our overall record was 3-3 in Syracuse with wins coming against a team that really should not be in Majors but they caught "lightening in a bottle" at Worlds last year and got the autobump and a round robin game against a major team that rested some regulars as they say.
As far players are concerned We lost a very good hitter(top 3 hitter) from last year who went to a Major team and we brought in 2 brand new to Senior Ball players (50 and 52) who are solid players but definitely not Major Plus players. We did not add anyone from higher divisions...

Again, this move up had nothing to do with Syracuse it came after the 3 team tourney in CT and winnning the "If" game against a local team...Syracuse only confirmed that we are AAA team


July 16, 2015
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA how can we get reclassed? MTC 50 2014 major Plus

Mr Nick-our team, Silva Advertising(K&B Construction 2014/McWorlds 2013), just got re-rated (50 AAA to 50 Major) as well one week before the Northeast Championships. We asked for an explaination on 7/1 and still have not heard back. SSUSA stated the reason we got moved up was due to "performance of +5.5 runs per game in 12 games against AAA".... problem is we are only +.75 runs in last 12 games against 50AAA(total + 9 runs). Numbers dont lie and they are posted on SSUSA site for last 12 games including 2014 Vegas where we went 3-3 with pretty much same team as last year in 2015+- a guy or 2. I figured they made a simple mistake with scrubbing the numbers...as did numerous teams we saw in Syracuse who feel we got a raw deal. Our goal was to have a great season and warrant the bump up to 50 major post Worlds. In 2015 We played in a very small local tournament (CT Masters) with only 3 50 AAA teams (1 new team and 1 local team) and we won our very first tournament ever in the "IF" game by 3 runs...we were moved up shortly thereafter.
We had to play this past weekend in the Northeast Championships in 50 Major and we were in way over our head when it came to bracket play( when it counts) losing by 10-16 runs range against the other experienced 50 Major teams. Unfortunately , as a team that has been together for 3 yrs, we agreed that we cannot compete at the 50 Major level without dismantling our team which is not what we want to do. We agreed that we cant see spending the $ to travel to vegas or any other tournament when you know you , realistically, dont have a chance to be competitive in the division you are assigned. Best of luck Mr NIck
June 12, 2015
Kyphogt
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT MASTERS results

Agree with the previous posts,,great tournament last weekend, fields were in excellent condition, plenty of helpful staff, solid umps...

A shout out to Casa De Nana (50 AAA)for forcing us to "If" game in finals..played us tough

George (Silva Advertising)
March 26, 2015
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

Thanks Bud..so I can go to any of the fields (ie Buffalo Glen) and hit on Sunday during the day? Also, Is there a certain field/time where guys gather to hit?

thx George
March 26, 2015
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

I will be heading down to the Villages for the Easter Holiday weekend (4/3-4/6) and was hoping to get a few swings outside after a lovely winter in Boston where we will be lucky to get on any fields by 4/18. Any opportunities to hit with anyone before they close fields down after winter ball for maintenance? Thanks George
Dec. 13, 2014
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Naples Florida area

a bit early to inquire here but wondering if there would an opportunity to bring down some bats and get some BP in or a Senior pick-up game when I visit Naples from Boston in mid February?

Happy Holidays to all!

Oct. 13, 2014
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nothing like Senior ball

Tony-I agree..as this was not only my first visit to Las Vegas, it was also my first opportunity to play in a World championships of any kind. Being from the Northeast (Boston), and having the opportunity to gauge our team vs teams out west that are able to play year round was a great opportunity. The best part was participating and meeting guys from other parts of the country and watching some quality senior softball. I look forward to next years World Championships.

George Troupe
K&B Construction (50AAA)
April 12, 2014
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

thought I would try again..will be in The Villages visiting family Thursday 4/18-4/23 and was hoping to catch on with any senior batting practices or pick up games within the Villages during my stay. I am from Boston, new to Senior ball and have several new senior bats I am looking to hit with outside in "normal " temps (-:. Thanks..George
March 31, 2014
Kyphogt
Topic: Bats
Discussion: TPS Hyper Z

Gentlemen-the TPS Hyper Z is NOT available. I was directed to a bat company (Bats Unlimited), ordered the TPS Hyper Z and then received email to call them.. they were notified that the Hyper Z bats will not be available until next year due to early breakage in the demo's...just want to give everyone who is interested the heads up
Feb. 13, 2014
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

Hi Bud..as they say "timing is everything"..I appreciate your response and BP options during my stay.

George
Feb. 12, 2014
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

I will be visting in The Villages 4/18 thru 4/23 or 4/24 and was hoping to get some BP in and was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. If there are any "Villagers" on this board that I could connect with to get some swings in I would greatly appreciate it.

George
Jan. 12, 2014
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Breaking in a couple of new senior bats

Perl and Bruce..thank you for your input
Jan. 11, 2014
Kyphogt
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Breaking in a couple of new senior bats

This is my first go around breaking in new bats and have recently purchased a new one piece black Ultra II as well as a Reebok Melee end load. I live in the greater Boston area so the swings will be indoors. What balls are best
(.44/375)? Is there a certain ball brand that is better than the other? Also, with these bats when they are broke in..will there be a noticeable difference in the pop or will there be a visual on the bats I should look for? Any advice or help would be appreciated.
Dec. 14, 2013
Kyphogt
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee end load question

Happy Holidays!

I am new to senior ball and bats and have a bat question. I recently picked up an Black UltraII as well as slightly used Combat Centenarian and love the feel of both bats and their pop. I have been playing in a single wall league with the "kids" and have always used the Dimarini 26 oz White Steel. I am not a big fan of its end load feel and was wondering how the end load feel of the Reebok 26 oz end load Melee is compared to the White Steel?




Oct. 14, 2013
Kyphogt
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to Senior Ball and looking to join a 50+ team in MA next Spring

I will be eligible to play 50+ next Spring and looking for a travel/tournament team in the MA area. I presently play with the "kids" (24-38 yr old) in several leagues/tournaments and more than hold my own. My cell is 781-789-5752, if easier

George
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