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May 1, 2009
fastover50
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 60 player in Tidewater VA

60 year old looking to start playing again. I live in Tidewater VA area. Portsmouth. Would like to get back into playing ball. Need some contacts.
April 22, 2008
fastover50
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Major Plus 50 and 55 player looking to play this weekend in Lakeland

Our 55 Major Plus team backed out at the last minute. I play 50 major plus and 55 major plus...I will be in Lakeland this weekend and would like to play. I'm a utility player. Will play wherever I'm needed. 904-612-5477 Keith
Jan. 29, 2008
fastover50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: hitting the pitcher

I'm sorry to see any pitcher hit with the ball. I"ve pitched and I've hit pitchers. I think anyone that intentionally comes out with a headhunter attitude should get a reality check. We are 50 year old guys playing a game we love for the fun and competition. What's happening here? This is my 5th year playing 50 major plus and i don't think i can remember anyone intentionally hitting anyone. I'm kinda like Bruce on this thing...I hit the middle but never at the pitcher. If I hit a pitcher it's an accident. I have a real issue with all of these new rules directed at Major +. Einstein getting hit was a fluke. The guy is an excellent defensive player and probably relaxed a little too much and didn't expect Don to hit him and it doesn't sound like he meant to hit him either. Do we really have a problem with constant intentional attacks on pitchers? Common guys...You limit the home runs and you know immediately that the middle is going to get action. What's next girls....now we get to use 25 core balls and wooden bats and if anyone gets hurt you get a suspension.
Jan. 27, 2008
fastover50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: OK You Gym Rats Out There

Pete: Someone once told me it wasn't one thing but a combination of things that would make the biggest difference. Audie was right about working the core. Abs, increase your core strength. Forearms will increase grip and swing. Legs will certainly increase your strength. Keep doing what your doing. Your on the right path. Hitting a lot of softballs will improve on your distance. Don't listen to Bruce..he's already is killing the ball...the last two balls i saw him hit haven't even landed yet....and forget working out with Audie...he just wants to show off...the guy is ripped.....good luck
June 15, 2007
fastover50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What would your average drop as you go up in classification?

I agree with Audieh. One thing to keep in mind though. Many times players that play in lower levels are more casual about their training. Moving up to a Major Plus level requires a commitment to up your level of play. I think I know the guy Audie is talking about and he probably hasn't missed a week of hitting since he started playing Major Plus. He did what he needed to do to step it up. Are there potential Major Plus players in AAA. I'll bet there are. Is there a difference in the defense in Major Plus and AAA. You better believe there is. The ball is hit harder and your playing sometimes the best of the best. To say it's only on the mound that the difference is made? Play some infield and tell me that. Watch some of these major plus players hit line drive peas into the fence and tell me they hit the same as the aaa players. Defense and offense are different. Just my opinion.
Aug. 27, 2006
fastover50
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Divisions

I agree with Bruce and Pat. Lets go back to 47 core balls. Then lets do what Audie suggest and get a circuilt of Major 50+ teams to play 6 or 7 tournaments a year and no regional restrictions. Put the teams together and let's play. Sea you guys in Las Vegas
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