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Real name:
Jose Castro

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Edgemont, PA

Division:
Men's 60

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May 29, 2012
Jose #12
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Team Ratings

speedy247 To answer your question, the Stahl Post #30 plays SSUSA, SPA and ISSA. SPA has them rated as Majors but the other two Asociations have them as AAA. They are not the only team in that position. I'm assuming that each association has their own ranking system.

Jose
May 25, 2012
Jose #12
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championships 60s

I'm playing with the Stahl Post 65's. Not sure if we will venture west this year. Will you guys be coming east?
May 24, 2012
Jose #12
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championships 60s

Double 10, I played with the Stahl Post 60's last year in Manassas. I was Jack Boykins friend for Alabama. We sure had fun play against the GURU team. Your coach prented me with a GURU jersey. All of the games were super competitive, but it's always more fun when you win.

I have been following Jack on facebook and it appears the GURU team is not all together this year.

Hope I come across you during aour travels this year. I've been booted up to the 65's so be on the lookout for me.

Jose
Sept. 1, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Another thought on home run limits

Enviro-Vac, I agree. I have been playing 60 and 65 AAA all year and have only seen the limit hit by one team in one tournament.
Aug. 23, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 52 Core Ball

4X4...I try not to pick a particular side, but put forth my opinion based on my knowledge/experience with that subject.

4X4, I do have to agree with you, I've used several brands of the 52/275's and 52/300's. Both in batting practice and in game situations. I did not enjoy the experience. I am a line-drive/gap hitter who on rare occaisions one hops or hits a fence. I do not undercut, but strike the ball flatly.

I do not like the performance with any bat. I actually had more sucess in a 52 core tourney using a single wall bat.

All in all I did not enjoy the experience and unless there was NO OTHER game in town may be the only way to get me back.

I'm not going for the Einstein chant but experince a kindred spirt when he describes the feel and pleasure in getting rewarded for a good swing.

Scientificaly speaking...it's fun to to hit a ball on the screws and hearing the unique sound it makes

I feel the same. I've
July 4, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is Senior Softball to you?

I remember in the late 70's guys were starting to leave softball while still in their 30's. So I don't think I could ever have even envisoned then, stil playing at 65.

Senior softball has provided the die-hards a place to continue what we love to do. Playing on....
June 22, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Competition

Pricer, for one, at age 65 I can't generate the bat speed that I could at 25,30,35 etc. and using composites helps my diminished power (not for HR's, but for hits). Also when we were using metal bats we were using 525 compression balls. Not sure guys would want to play 6-5 games with metal bats and 52-300 balls.

When I started playing tournament in the 70's, good teams using Bombats and SB12 balls routinely scored 20-30+ runs. So it has always been a "hitters" game.

As to the HR hitters, Perly is right, HR's are limited base on your classification. I play both 60/65 AAA's and rarely see any team hit their alloted 3 HR's. Scores in the 18-22 range, normally win games.

Not sure I would want to see changes, for myself (and my teammates) we like it as it is.

Jose, Stahl Post 60/65's


May 27, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: well lets go to the ball again

Here we go again. I agree with Perly, there seems to be a lot of people on this board looking for a change in either the ball, bat or both. I personally like it the way it is, but why not poll the senior softball populus.

SPA did this a couple of years ago and the majority liked it the way it is. Maybe it would be different now but you need to get to a broader range than the one's who are on this board regularly.

I play on two teams (a 60 and 65) and of all the players, there is maybe one other who comes on this board.

So once and for all, send out a poll to all SSUSA participants.
May 2, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LOUDOUN VA. TOURNAMENT

Ken, the Stahl Post 60's are coming but not the 65's because of the Tues-Wed-Thursday scheduling.

We tried to find out how many teams were coming but Sacramento wouldn't say other than you play 3 days.
April 17, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ATLANTIC COAST - LOUDOUN, VA

Ken, the Stahl Post 60 team will be there but not the 65's. It's tough to play Tuesday, Wed., Thursday when a lot of people are still working. I'll have to force the 60 team to bring me along with them.
March 31, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher's Screen vs Rocket Bats/Balls

We have a very sucessful senior league (allows senior bats)in South Jersey that has used the screen for a couple of years. It's a dead ball if it hits the screen.No problems have really come up. If you want to move to the side it's your option.

As for fielding, the problem is your reflexes diminish more quickly than your hitting skills. Honestly while playing both 60 and 65 last year I couldn't tell that much difference in the hitting. I could tell a lot of difference in the running, fielding and throwing aspects of the game.

The screen offers an option. You can still use the senior bats and balls, while offering protection to the pitcher.

I'm not advocating, just offering an option. There is no way to please everyone. Take away the bats and some are going to be upset, use the screen or armor and others will be upset.

I pitched for years (not in seniors) and got hit playing with metal bats and juiced balls. But I had much better reflexes than I do today. The screen is just a compromise.
Feb. 21, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament in Wilmington De.

I'm trying to see if there is interest for 60 and 65 teams in the PA,NJ,DE,MD area for a non-sactioned tournament in honor of Smokey Weik, longtime coach of the Delaware Legends/Stahl Post teams who died in 2010.

The tournament would be held at the Del Castle complex on April 20-24 (65's Wed-Thur and 60's Fri-Sat.) There would be a 5-game guarantee and the cost would be $325.

For further information you can contact Jose (jr12c@aol.com) I can get you in contact with the tournament director.
Jan. 21, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call

I disagree, I think the whole thing was bush. The ball went right over the bag (in my opinion) but I've seen worse calls over the years. Why would you continue running when you hear foul ball. Maybe you have eyes in the back of your head and maybe you can tell the difference between the catcher and the umpire's voice. If you think so, so be it. Obviously the umpire didn't think it to be gamesmanship.
Jan. 21, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call

I agree in theory, but when you hear a distinct "foul ball" call, you assume it's the umpire.

You have to remember, these were young guys, and it didn't take much hesitation on my part for the RF to get to the ball and get me at first.

It won't happen again but this action definately escalated into a full-scale shouting match.

Jan. 20, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call

I had a similiar play happen to me Re: verbal interference. I am a LH hitter and hit what I thought was a ball directly over the 1B bag (playing young guys, no second bag). I started running to first but from behind me I heard foul ball. I turned to look around and realized it was the catcher who called the ball foul. By the time I turned again the ball had been retrieved and thrown to first. The umpire called me out and a spirited argument ensued.

Our manager protested and quoted some ASA rule (not sure there really is one)about decieving the other team (similiar to faking a tag). The umpire reveresed his call and awarded me first base.

Is there really a specific rule re: verbal interference or is it just a respect type rule.
Jan. 12, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee Deliveries

mad dog

I live in the Philadelphia-S. Jersey-North De. area. I can only speak to the leagues I play. Only one league in the area play with senior bats (the others play single wall).

The younger leagues are ASA/NSA. I know of at least one league with 52-275 ball. Again, I haven't hit that ball for a couple of years but I did not enjoy the expereince. I'm a line-drive/gap hitter and it really affected me.
Jan. 12, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee Deliveries

Omar, round and round we go. Numbers in this area, both leagues and tournament teams have stayed the same or increased.

Maybe there's just too many other things to do in California.

I agree with wagon487, we(60 AAA) reached our HR limit in exactly one game of the 10-11 tournaments we played in 2010. In several tournaments (5-6 games) we hit no HR's. So it has to be something else.
Jan. 11, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee Deliveries

Don't know if this was directed at me, but I prefer the way things are now.
Jan. 11, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee Deliveries

pitcher55

I haven't seen a poll by SSUSA but there was a poll last year by SPA that overwhelmingly wanted to continue the senior bat and 44/375 ball. It may have changed since then,but I don't think so.

Maybe SSUSA should poll their members and see what the "majority" really does want. I would be interested to see the results and I think others would too.
Jan. 2, 2011
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What was the greatest moment in your softball career?

Great topic. Although I have been lucky enough to have been associated with playing on championship teams, my best memory was recently. My team won the 60 AAA tournament in Ft. Myers in the bottom of the 7th with my 87 y/o Mom watching. (I'm 64 (for another month)and it's the first time she had seen me play since I was 21)I don't know who was more excited. Not many players my age have the opportunity to share an experience like that.
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