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Real name:
Audie Hollis

Location:
Jacksonville, FL

Division:
Men's 60

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March 4, 2014
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW "ROOKIE" ON TEAM SSUSA

Congratulations! Another "page" begins with a future women's champ!
Dec. 13, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Webbie 25

Webbie, glad to hear things went well. We look forward to many more years of competing against our west coast brothers! Also, I want to think you for expressing your opinions on the board!
Dec. 13, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Webbie 25

Webbie, glad to hear things went well. We look forward to many more years of competing against our west coast brothers! Also, I want to think you for expressing your opinions on the board!
Dec. 13, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR MIKE MACENKO'S RECOVERY

Get well Big Guy as you are in our prayers! The Hollis Appraisal team and Classic Spring Training guys are pulling for a complete recovery!

Dec. 13, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Audie Hollis, Hollis Appraisals, Major Plus
Vote NO o on DBO
Vote NO on mandatory face mask.

Now, for a couple of points for the associations to consider.

1) If you allow DBO for home runs over the limit then games will run longer. The more home runs that are hit the quicker teams will reach their 5 or 7 runs per inning limit. Base hits take a lot more time to get 7 runs than home runs.
2) You are setting yourself up to lose a law suit. By mandating a DBO after a certain number of home runs AND at the same time requiring mandatory pitcher masks you are telling a savvy lawyer (especially reading the comments on this bulletin board)that you recognize that the pitcher position is unsafe and there will be more balls hit to the middle!
3) I have watch the young guys play on the top level and they hit the middle frequent and hard even though they play a 5th infielder behind the pitcher. Why, because they have limited home runs!
4) Signing a waiver by the pitcher appears, at least on the surface, to me to be a better release of liability than a mask. If you go to a mask it would need to be only certain ones approved by a certification agency so that they could assume some of the liability.

But hey, this is just my opinions!
Dec. 11, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

I love the SSUSA, the SPA, ISF, etc. and playing in the tournaments. Out team plays in 10 to 11 national tournaments each year in the 60 major plus division. I am strongly against a home run being an out after an artificially set low limit of home runs. We need to keep the fun in the game for the major plus level and more teams will play in the top division. Please re-think this rule.
Dec. 1, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

Don, sorry I missed you this week up in Ashville! One thing I would like to see is the SPA dropping the impact player list as it limits the teams that will come to the SPA in the major plus division.

Nov. 11, 2013
audieh
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results from Ft. Meyers

Hollis Appraisals won the competitive 60 major plus over the Minnesota masters in the championship game!
Sept. 30, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Masters Updates

By far the best and most competitive major plus tournament we have played in 10 years! Thanks Terry and Fran for the venue and the opportunity to play against the best teams on the planet in the 60 division! Joe Brown as always brings big power and a great group of guys. Timberworks was awesome and has a special group of players. Superior is just that, the most technical team (read that smartest) with a line up of all time greats. It was good to play you again after you smoked us in Raleigh and Dalton!

Hats off to the Old Dawgs who played 4 straight on Sunday morning and put a whoooooping on us in that first game! A really good group of men and next time we are going to let Curtis hit an inside the park home run on us his first at bat so we can get him outta of there!

The rest of the field was just as impressive with the always hard to beat D&K, Line Drive with my buddy Gary Deaton, Jim and Joe's and the mighty Edge. Hope to see you guys soon!

Sept. 20, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sliding on Turf - Big League Dreams Fields

A simple Google search would show some problems with turf fields. Here is Florida on hot days the field is so hot and the heat radiates off so bad it is unplayable for extended periods. Personally I have seen more knee injuries on the turf than on the grass for flag football players. Perhaps this is somewhat due to players using cleats on turf rather than using turf shoes. Having said that though I like the turf for softball as the bounce of the ball is true and it stays consistent after a rain. The following info was from a University of Arkansas study from 2009 which touches on infections.

A recent survey of 1,511 active NFL players by the NFL players association found that 73% of the players preferred playing on a natural grass system, while only 18% preferred artificial turf (4). Nine-percent of the players had no preference.

Player injuries
There is a lack of research comparing injuries incurred on new in-fill artificial fields vs. natural grass fields (5). There are data indicating that the traditional artificial turf fields increased athlete injury, primarily due to increased surface hardness.
Although actual data are not available, anecdotal data are available from NFL players. Players were asked in a 2006 survey “Which surface do you think causes more soreness and fatigue to play on?”. Five-percent felt like natural grass systems increased fatigue, while 74% felt that artificial turf systems were more responsible for fatigue (5). Twenty-one percent felt they were the same. In the open comments section of the survey, the most common comment was “make all fields grass to prevent injuries.”

Potential increases in infections
An aspect of synthetic turf that is now receiving increased scrutiny is the potential for increased incidences of infections among players that play primarily on in-fill systems. In a report titled “Texas Football Succumbs to Virulent Staph Infection From Turf”, at least 276 football players were reported to be infected with an antibiotic-resistant staph infection, a rate of 517 for each 100,000 individuals (6). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta reported a rate for the general population of 32 in 100,000. These infections were primarily associated with increased skin abrasions associated with synthetic turf and the risk of infection that might occur off the field from infections. In-fill systems must now be routinely treated with special disinfectants to reduce the likelihood of infections, adding another cost to the maintenance of these fields.

High temperatures
Artificial fields cannot be played on all the time due to temperature build-up on warm-sunny days. Artificial field surface temperatures have been documented as high as 199°F on a sunny day with an air temperature of 98°F (7). Researchers at Brigham Young University reported that the surface temperature of a synthetic football field on campus averaged 117°F, with a daily high of 157°F (8). On an adjacent natural grass field the surface temperature averaged 78°F, with a daily high of 89°F. Researchers at Penn State University studied the effect of using irrigation to reduce surface temperatures of synthetic fields and discovered that temperature could be decreased with irrigation, but the effects were short-lived (20 minutes) (9). Because of these high temperatures, an artificial field will remain largely unusable during warm days. Additionally, practicing on an artificial field could increase the incidence of heat stroke, muscle cramping, and overall athlete fatigue. Coaches holding practices on synthetic fields will need to monitor athlete health more closely and will need to limit the duration of practices on these surfaces to reduce the risk of athlete injury.
Sept. 20, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sliding on Turf - Big League Dreams Fields

In Florida at a turf field we play football on they brush and dis-infect the field regularly. However, turf fields are noted for staph infections based on what I have read on the NFL teams. Play hard but play clean! lol
Sept. 6, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

I would like to second your comments Steve. When we have played against Rick we could not get anything passed him at third. After he had made about 4 incredible plays against us in one game we decided to shoot every ball at him until he misplayed one! He never did and we lost the "round robin" game.

Vern is a pain in the Keister! I have told my outfield on several occasions that I do not care if he burns you I DO NOT WANT HIM MAKING IT TO SECOND on a base hit! Pete Rose hasn't made it into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but we've got our Charlie Hustle in Vern.

All three men, Rick, Vern and David are great players and men! Well deserved fellows!
Aug. 9, 2013
audieh
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Championships 2013 updates

Webbie, here is my take for what it is worth. We built our team on speed and power in order to compete on the east coast. The balls in Raleigh did not perform well in the heat. Basically, our power hitters were struggling and did not adapt to the balls by trying to hit base hits. That was our fault and it sure limited our fun. Riding back home for 8 hours it made me wonder if we should limit our playing in June, July and August when it is miserably hot and the balls are soft. After all we play for the fun and sport of it and if you are not having fun!!!!!!

That said, we are totally looking forward to playing in Vegas in late September, the Villages in October and the Winter Nationals in November to finish the year. In the meantime I will be practicing a lot more hitting the 5/6 hole, and the middle!!!
July 24, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas 60 M+

Webbie, good to see you and the west coast boys in Dalton! We had our typical let down in Dalton but the Hollis team will see you guys in Vegas. Looking forward to another competitive tournament! Line Drive played well and we hope they will show up as well as Superior and Edge from the east coast!
July 16, 2013
audieh
Topic: Associations
Discussion: FHC

Duane Jones is the man to talk to: 813-453-8302
July 8, 2013
audieh
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Will be 49 in August - Looking for Central Florida 50+ team

Jimmy, give me a shout. Curt Hollis with Hollis Appraisals at 904-262-9500 or 904-303-7798.
July 4, 2013
audieh
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern Nationals in Raleigh N. C.

Hollis Appraisals 60 Major Plus will be there.
May 13, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Babe Ruth's swing vs BJ Fulk supermajor slopitch player & What Focus the Pros use when Hitting. Swing Makeover 8

Bogie, another great video. I really enjoy your work and insight. It has given me pause to change my swing! I appreciate your efforts!
May 6, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dominican Republic Goodwill Game - Christian Mission

Guys, I hope this is the right forum for this plea. Forgive me in advance if it is not. The Hollis Appraisal team is playing a Goodwill Tournament in Santiago, Dominican Republic from June 13-17. This is a Christian ministry for our team and we are donating numerous new and used bats, gloves, balls, jerseys, etc. to several adult and youth teams in the poorer mountain areas. We have arranged free shipping from Melbourne, Florida. This would be an excellent time to clean out your garage or closet.

Items can be sent to Ed Rose, 2800 Allen Hill Drive, Melbourne, Florida 32940 or call ed at 321-223-9640 and he can help with shipment. We thank you in advance.
May 3, 2013
audieh
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock balls

Big Mike, we accept your challenge! We will meet in Dalton after a game and time your fastest 3 guys plus you going around the bases in a relay. Then we will time ours plus me to establish a winner. If nothing else it will start as a world record! haha Should be fun. I suspect me and you will be the slowest but for sure the most fun to watch! I have a sun dial for us!
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