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Real name:
Jan Schiffmann

Location:
Newbury Park, CA

Division:
Men's 50

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March 31, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses

In Mesquite, my team had games on Friday and Saturday at 5:00pm on the same field with the sun low in the sky in right field. Right-handed batters, like myself, had trouble seeing the pitch, even though the sun was not directly behind the pitcher. Some of the guys on the other team seemed to be able to see the pitches okay, and attributed their success to the polarized lenses in their sunglasses.

I prefer not to wear sunglasses at the plate, since they seem to affect my depth perception. But I guess in cases like this, I either need to wear glasses or learn to hit left-handed.

Do you guys have any recommendations? What do you do in situations like this? What sunglasses do you like?

Thanks,
Jano
Feb. 11, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Team Names

I have a friend ("TK") who always talked about a hypothetical team with a proposed name of "Master-Batters". Their motto would be "You can't beat us. We beat ourselves." :-)
Feb. 1, 2010
Jano23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SPA survey

Mad Dog,
I, too, was wondering what you were talking about when you stated that

"well it also looks like mostly hitters responded,no real responses from fielders or pitchers that i can see."

It seems to me that everyone who responded was either a DH, or a fielder/pitcher. Are you saying they were all DHs?

Doesn't seem likely.
Jano
Jan. 15, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What are some of your favorite Famous quotes, lines or sayings?

Yes, but there is an "m" and an "e".
:-)
Jan. 15, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elderly Care

Thanks for that careful explanation, Omar!
BTW, I think I AM in California, but luckily the person I am concerned about isn't. :-)
Jan. 15, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elderly Care

Yes, it does help. Thanks again to all of you who responded!
Jan. 14, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elderly Care

Thanks a lot, TT. That's helpful.
Jano
Jan. 14, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elderly Care

Thanks, E! I'll look into that.
Jano
Jan. 14, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elderly Care

Thanks for the info, Tad!
I'll talk to you about this 'offline'.
Jano
Jan. 13, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elderly Care

I hope some of you 'old' guys can help me. An acquaintance of mine seemingly has an increasing need for 24 hr/day care. The family is horrified at the costs of nursing homes ($6000/mo.). Also, the cost of having someone come to the family's home to help is a few grand a month. This person's spouse is going crazy under the pressure, and being old themself, doesn't have the energy to do all the needed work themself.

We don't know much about all of this, including getting govt. (or other) assistance. Can any of you guys help steer us to some useful information or give some useful advice?

By the way, this person probably played softball at some point in their life (if you were wondering what the connection was).
Jan. 4, 2010
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waiver or not to waiver...

The way I see it, the bats and balls we use now in SSUSA tournaments are perfect.

Pretty much everything in life is a compromise. You canít say that ďsafety is the number one priorityĒ and mean that it is all-important, because if it were, we would be using rolled up newspapers to hit nerf balls. Obviously, there are lots of priorities that need to be balanced. Clearly, having fun is an important one. Most people I have encountered donít have fun hitting a sock, even if the other team has to hit it also. As a matter of fact, they will usually moan and complain about how crappy the ball is.

All of this has been covered ad nauseam in previous threads on this message board. I donít know what has started this obsession with changing things. There have been numerous authoritative-sounding guys on here quoting statistics indicating that, of all the injuries that occur in softball, the class of injury in which the pitcher is harmed by a batted ball is very small percentage-wise. Of these injuries, there is the question of how many of them would be mitigated by using other bats or balls. Also, it is currently perfectly legal for the pitcher to armor up. I donít buy the argument that this should be mandated because some guys wonít do it otherwise, out of a fear of looking like a sissy. Such guys ARE sissies.

I also donít buy the technology-is-hitting-your-homers argument. Even with an UltraII and a good ball, you still have to hit the ball well to get it over the fence. I played on a 50AAA team in Phoenix last year. By my recollection, our team hit 18 homers in the tournament and 17 of them came from 2 guys. Clearly the bats and balls are not turning ordinary men into supermen. We have been playing for years with this same equipment and we like it.

To whatever extent that it is obvious that our game is unsafe, people who elect to play are aware of this and accept the risk when they play.

SSUSA please donít ďfixĒ what ainít broken.

Dec. 14, 2009
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best cleats

pushin60
Ken, if you're wearing 'em to the bar, no wonder they have a "durability problem"!
Dec. 5, 2009
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nashville meeting

Where are these new rules revealed?
Nov. 14, 2009
Jano23
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Phoenix Worlds

I would like to pay respect to the crew who provided the nice field maintenance we had in Phoenix last month. The field maintenance crew wet and dragged the infields of our fields before every single game we played. Nice job!

Also, I was honored to meet Mike Macenko at that tournament.
Oct. 31, 2009
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: At last, A Ball Solution

Mad dog,
My position is that things are very nice the way they are. Your position is that things should be changed. Why should _I_ have to leave and start an "extreme softball assoc."? I suggest that if you don't like SSUSA softball, it would be more appropriate for _you_ to start a new association or join a wood bat and sock league.
It seems I disagree with almost every post you make. Your desire to eliminate courtesy runners because it is annoying for you to try to throw out fast runners all the time is ridiculous. Also, for a person whose "number one priority" is safety, why would you want to force people who are unfit to run to run the bases? Your drug testing idea was incredible! Things ain't broken. Please stop trying to fix them. We have enough of that going on in the country generally.
Hope your rain ends soon. :-)
Oct. 29, 2009
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: At last, A Ball Solution

Mad dog and Garocket, I apologize for the jackals "blast".
Oct. 28, 2009
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: At last, A Ball Solution

Gary19/TheNextGeneration/Dirty: It seems that since some jackals (e.g., mad dog & garocket) happen to temporarily agree with you (inexplicably, since you don't play in senior tournaments), you feel empowered to attack the status quo.
By the way, why do you have a history of at least three screen names?
Is there some revealing history that explains this?
I think that SSUSA's current bat and ball combos are excellent, but I am open to Einstein's suggested modifications.
Oct. 28, 2009
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nice job, SSUSA

Nice going, SSUSA, on getting the results of the Phoenix Worlds posted so quickly.
Oct. 28, 2009
Jano23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: At last, A Ball Solution

"Most everyone"?
You must be joking, after all your problems with Einstein's (legitimate) claims to represent the majority of senior softball players.
Sept. 17, 2009
Jano23
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team to play for in Las Vegas

Andy,
I would have guessed it was a Freudian slip. Is "Fraudian" something worse?
:-)
Jano
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