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Jose Castro

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Edgemont, PA

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Men's 60

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Oct. 23, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: seen this same question posted on another board.

I have been known to bring my glove with me. I am a singles/doubles hitter. If I could hit them out (even 1 out of 10), I'd probably be a .100 hitter, because I would try to hit one out everytime. My average, like others improves with the senior bats.
Oct. 23, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: seen this same question posted on another board.

mad dog, I couldn't hit one out with a metal bat or a senior bat. At least not on 300 foot fences. Not many I've known could hit it out with a metal bat. Sorry we got off the original thread.

Oct. 23, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rules on Rosters

Thanks, that's what I thought, but wasn't sure.
Oct. 23, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rules on Rosters

I know there a lot of you out there who deal with rosters and I'm in need of an answer.

If you have rostered on one team all year and want to play on a different team in Ft. Myers (Winer Worlds), do you have to get a release from your old team or is this just considered the first 2011 tourney of the year?
Oct. 23, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: seen this same question posted on another board.

Omar, as always you make passionate and lucid points. In my area (Pa-De-Nj)there does not seem to be a fall off of players and/or teams.

Granted, the majority of the leagues are of the single wall variety. There is only one senior bat league that is very well attended. The majority of the players in the non senior bat leagues are not tournament players and would probably not be suited to face senior bats.

The more competitive players from these leagues do enjoy going to tournaments to face the best competition with the best equipment. That's the nature of the beast. Play at the level where you are most comfortable and have the most fun.

As to the economics, I do agree that it is getting harder and harder to finance what is essentially a childs habit. Therfore our team usually only goes to one tournament a year requiring airfare. The rest are regional where car travel is the norm. Some stay 2-3-4 to a room to lesson their expenses.

I feel tournament players (at least in this area) know what they are getting into and love playing with the high-tech equipment.

It appears that a good portion of the peope who come on the board are from the western states, I'd love to sit down and discuss these topics in person but Ft. Myers is the furtherst our team ventures.

I'm playing 60's (Stahl Post) and 65's (De. Stars) in Ft. Myers. If any of you are there, look me up.
Oct. 22, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: seen this same question posted on another board.

DCPete, I agree with you. There seem to be at least as many teams/players as in the past few years.

Omar, I would like to see the stats about the players leaving in droves. We discused this before, I play in wood bat, single and double wall leagues. I would probably play with a tennis ball.....but, playing with the senior bats is the most fun.

Theres something for everyone, let each player make his own choice.

Check out the number of teams playing in Phoenix...and at great expense.Someone is enjoying it.

Play ball
Sept. 5, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournaments for league bats only

mad dog, I've tried the 52-275 and didn't like it at all. The only one's that I saw have sucess with it were the those that could spin the ball.

I agree the hits are harder/faster with senior bats, but that is part of the fun. It's not that much faster/harder than when we used metal bats and the 47/525's.

At least at the AAA level, good defenses keep you compettitive, even with the senior equipment.

To each his own, we are all 50+ and still playing ball, how bad can it be.
Sept. 5, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournaments for league bats only

gary c, I agree with most of your post. I do think there should be tournaments for everyone's liking (I've had these discussions previously with Omar).

I play in single wall and wood bat leagues, but much prefer the senior bats.

I'm not a homerun hitter nor is my travel team, a 60 AAA. We recently went undefeated in a tournament without one homerun.

So not everyone who prefers the pace of a senior bat tournament want to hit the ball 350-400 feet. So don't catagorize everyone who prefer senior bats as one dimensional.
July 25, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Glen Burnie

Cash for College beat Stahl Post in the finals with Va. Cav's third.
July 3, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what will you

salio2k...I agree.

E4/E6...I don't see a problem. Play the game you enjoy. If, as you say, there are as many who prefer the slower game, then use the board and your influence to have tournaments with restricted equipment.

If there is as much support as you say there is money to be made..."build it and they will come". There are enough seniors to support both.

Happy 4th everyone
July 2, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what will you

Dirty, I love to play at any level and occasionally still play with the youngin's. I still workout, try to stay in shape, but let's face it, at 64 you can't create the same bat speed you did when you were 25.

Using the senior bats gives me the illusion (at least for a little while) that I can still hit like I once did. I love the feel and sound of hitting with the senior bats. Let those that want to use them and let the others who yearn for bombats and SB 12's create their own tournaments.

By the way, some of the worked bats the kids use approach senior bats anyway.
July 2, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what will you

This is about the millionth time this specific subject has been discussed.

Same repsonses each time about the changes needed in the bat/ball combination.

However, league play and tournaments are two separate entities.

I wish we used good balls and senior bats in our leagues, but we don't. I somewhat understand because there is a wide discrepency in the talent level and ages within the the players in the league.I won't quit playing locally.

But I will say, again and again, my team would not be travelling to tournaments and incur the expenses we do without having the opportunity to use our Senior bats and a good ball.

So mad dog, this may be hedging, but I do truly belive my opinion is an accurate reflection of the players on my travel team and the players I have spoken to at the tourneys in which we have participated.


May 31, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Game Of the Future?

Omar, I like your passion and realize how much you must love the game. But, I'm still not sure why you want to change the current game so many of us love.

No one is forcing anyone to play in a league/tournament where senior bats are utilized. There is a freedom of choice to pick and choose where they want to play.

I've said before, if the equipment changed, I would still play, but it certainly wouldn't be as much fun.I play in enough leagues with single wall bats. Not as much fun as using good bats and ball.

If enough players disliked the equipment so much, they would quit coming to the tournaments or attend those using lesser bat/ball combos.

Let those who like the way it is now to continue to play with the current rules.
May 28, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Good stuff v the risk and the game equip used, et al

I'm still not sure why there seems to be so much effort on some peoples part to to change the current bat/ball combination.

I agree with Robo2, if you are not satisfied with USSSA, SPA, etc. Then get other players/teams to go to ASA events or form your own Association/s that use lesser bat/balls.

There should be alternatives. There appears to be a lot of posts on this board regarding the need to change equipment we now utilize. The energy would be better spent focusing on creating an environment (tournament)that would meet their own particular needs.

I enjoy the current environment and don't want to see changes but would not be offended if other associations were formed.

There is no need to coerce others into changing, just create something you'd enjoy.


May 20, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SHAVED BATS?

T think tournament ball is a different animal from playing league games. In the leagues, you usually have a greater discrepency in age and talent level. So saftey becomes more of a concern,i.e. a sixty year old hitting against a 75-80 year old.

Tournament teams are usually made up of the best players/more highly skilled players, who are closer in age, who are more up to the challenge of the hot bat/ball combo.

I have seen a few injuries, especially pitchers, but not always with senior bats. I agree with Dirty on that when I pitched, it was ususally a lapse in concentration that caused the problem.

We can all agree on one thing...we must all love playing. Choose your poison there is something for each of us.
May 19, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SHAVED BATS?

salio2k...I play on the opposite coast from Einstein, so I don't have any paricular loyalty. I play in several senior leagues with single wall bats and I don't enjoy it half as much as the one league (plus tournaments)that allow senior bats.

mad dog..I play OF and 1B and enjoy the challange of playing defense with the current bat/ball combo. I'm not trying to demean or put down those who don't want the senior bats, that's their choice. I just enjoy the senior bats more.

We obviously all love softball or we wouldn't be here arguing about the specifics. I'd play even if we went back to Bombats and SB 12's, but I wouldn't enjoy it as much and I certainly wouldn't travel to tourney's.
May 19, 2010
Jose #12
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SHAVED BATS?

I haven't been on the board for a while but read it everyday. I may not be as vocal about the topic as Einstein, but every poll that I've seen taken favors keeping senior bats.

I wouldn't stop going to tournaments, but surely wouldn't enjoy them as much without the senior bats. I can't speak for the majority on this board but I can speak for my team and most of the players I 've spoken to on other teams and I haven't heard any of them say they wanted to stop using the senior bats.

Maybe there should be a poll similiar to the one posted by SPA. I think that's the only way to determine what the majority really wants.

We stopped going to ASA events because we never knew what other teams were actually using.

Just one mans opinion.
June 18, 2009
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A story about weather

I play ball in the Philly/S. Jersey/De area and we have had rain for 10 straight days with more rain in the forecast. We have played about half of our scheduled league games and have had at least some rain at each tournament so far this year.

Unfortunately I'm one of those Seniors who still has to work, but would love to relocate to warm/dry climate and not worry about rainouts anymore.

Watching the rain instead of playing...maybe there will be sun again someday.

Count your blessings Lecak....


May 28, 2009
Jose #12
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Salem VA june 12-14 anyone going?

Just go on the site International Senior Softball Association. There is a section for registered teams.
April 11, 2009
Jose #12
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Break-in time for the Miken Maxload

Thanks, that's good to know. Maybe I won't share, that's probably why so many of my bats have broken.
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