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Real name:
Bob Farmer

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Phoenix, AZ

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Men's 55

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Aug. 13, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RAINOUT IN ISA NATIONALS IN BRIDGETON MO

I think that alot of people are missing the point. Not taking in consideration of the time off work, the hassles of flying, getting things in order, so you can leave, and entry fees, our team spend at a minimum of $6000. { airfares, car rentals and motels } That brakes down to $1250 a game. Then to blow off the tournament, with no effort to get the fields ready tells me, as a team we have to rethink traveling any distance to play. Or maybe your team has the money to blow and do not have anything better to do than spend all day Sunday waiting on their planes to leave. What is next, a hour rain on Saturday afternoon, or morning, are they going to blow off the whole tournament because there will not be enough time to get the games in? I understand that sometimes mother nature his her way. But we as a team from now on will be alot more diligent on tournaments we play. Before this tournament we asked, what bats are we able to use, what type balls are going to be used, and what are the conditions of the fields? Now we will add, what is your plan in case of rain? Do you have a ground crews, or a backup plan of any kind? Maybe, just forget any tournament that is not driveable or that is not out west. Maybe the west is the best. Bob
Aug. 3, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RAINOUT IN ISA NATIONALS IN BRIDGETON MO

While it was a nice little tournament, it left a lot of teams with a bad taste for ISA. It rained for a hour 8 to 9 AM sometimes hard. With no effort to try to get the fields playable, the powers in charge cancelled the tournament about 930 or 10 AM.
July 31, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: As a AA or AAA team would you police yourself when adding players

Guys, the best way to police teams, are the tournament directors. When you have a sanction tournament from any assocation, and a team, lets say a AA team thats hit 5 or more HRs { like what I heard that when on in Champaign,Illinois} the director should have the power to move that team up to AAA or Major immediately. I just think that teams policing themselves is a dream. As for teams that are misrated, they played themselves in to that position and they should play themselves out of their position. Bob
July 30, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock and Roll Trivia

YES #6 YOU ARE RIGHT ON BOTH COUNTS. SO FIRE AWAY WITH THE NEXY QUESTION.
July 30, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock and Roll Trivia

What famous country western singer gave up his seat to the Big Bopper on the plane that crashed that killed Buddy Holly and all those on board???
July 29, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock and Roll Trivia

HEY CARRIE ANN, HE AINT HEAVY, LONG COOL WOMAN,----------THE HOLLIES
July 24, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Public thank you for thoughts and help I received this week

OK, OK, OK, Joe you are alright, feeling great and still going to complete in the sprints in the Huntsmans games. I have asked before and enquiring minds want to know, What are you going to wear for your competition. The tank top and the tight shorts, like those of our younger days. Or something more conservative like shorts with those long johns underneath. Either way, this is one event I am not going to miss. Bob
May 11, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: COACHES CORNER-DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT A COACH

HI-JACKER, IT IS GREAT TO HAVE TO BACK STONEMAN. WE ALL HAVE MISSED YOU. THIS HANDLE { THE HIGH-JACKER} FITS YOU BETTER. BOB
March 7, 2008
breeze53
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new red senior Combat

update, I traded my red combat for a grey. So my experiment is over. I like the grey better. Or I just do not trust the red anymore. Goodluck
Feb. 29, 2008
breeze53
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new red senior Combat

Bought a red combat in late December. It took 175 swings to come around, which was about the same as the grey combat. Then around 200 to 250 the bat cracked. I called the rep and he said that the red is suppose to last longer because of the shorter barrel. He also stated that he has a red with 2000 swings. I have also heard thru the grapevine that other people have had their red combats breaking before 200 swings. But anyway I have bought another red and have 100 swings so far. It at this time does not compare to my grey. But time will tell. Bob
Dec. 26, 2007
breeze53
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for team near Tarpon Springs, Florida

Roy, if you are looking to get on a team, the best way is to come to woodland hitting club in st petersburg. they hit every tuesdays and thurdays at 800 am. take 22nd ave N off of I275. go east on 22nd ave n. and take the first right and that will take you to the fields. i cannot remember the street number you turn on18th or 19th i think. when you get there ask for dave north.he is the commish. if you have anymore questions call dennis at 727-384 2366. i am not at home and dennis can help you with any questions. i hope this will help. bob
Oct. 9, 2007
breeze53
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA - how Not to run a tournament

What is up Stoney. I realize that you have to defend LVSSA, since you were or are part of the organization. But I do not how the comments on our roster has anything to do with how the tournament was ran. I do not get involved with the politics with our team, but I know that our roster is legal.
As for the 7-11s near by. We had to scramble to come up with a candy bar etc for a player on another team that was having a sugar attach. I also a diabetic did leave the fields close to game time to go to the 7-11.
As for the 1-1 count, we laughed when they started it on sunday, because with the extra foul with 2 strikes there would not be a difference in the length of the games.
You tell the N J connection thanks and goodluck.
Bob
Oct. 8, 2007
breeze53
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA - how Not to run a tournament

I have to agree that is was the worst ran tournament I played in 30 years. There was numerous problems. It was as if they had never ran a tournament before.
1. They did not use sanction umpires until Sunday. There were numerous arguements over calls and strike zones.
2. The games fell way behind. I do not know why. The games were not that high scoring. Our team played only 2 games that went to the seventh inning, one was the last game saturday night, The other because the game was tied at the end of the 6th. There were alot of players that had tickets for shows that they had to miss. Our team arrived at 830 am and did not finish playing till 1115 pm. All for 3 games
3. Playing on a field with the lights poles inside the playing field. They had the winners bracket championship on that field, with the losers bracket on the good fields.
4. The concession stand was close by 2 or 3 pm each day. With the seniors there are a few with diabetics playing and need to keep eating something to control their sugars.

While we enjoyed playing Endzone, Sportsman and the Indiana Classics etc. and even though it is Las Vegas, I know that all will think long and hard before deciding to return again.
Bob CJ S 50 AAA
Aug. 20, 2007
breeze53
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count-interesting comment

Wow, I am taken back by the comparison of MLB to senior softball. To me they are 2 different games.
1. Larger ball
2. Our pitch speeds are 15 to 20 mph, not 90.
3. We are seniors, not young studs.
4. We use a mat for ball and strikes
5. We allow numerous pitch runners per inning or games.
6. We have time limits.
7. We use hot composite bats.
8. We allow no sliding at home plate, so we have a line to cross. And a alternate base at first, to prevent injuries.
It is a different game. To me it is frustating to travel to different tournaments, spending hundreds of dollars and only get to play 5 or 6 innings per game. { except championship games}. Playing in Florida Half Century with the 1 and 1 count and completing most of the games, then moving to Phoenix where we rarely play a complete games was a shock to me. To me 1-1 is more fun and takes nothing away from our game.
June 6, 2007
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: save it for the confessional

DCPete, you are correct that unlimited arc would make it safer for the pitchers. Because nobody will be playing.
May 20, 2007
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BP IN PHOENIX

HEY PHOENIX, DOES ANYONE KNOW IF AND WHERE A PERSON CAN GET SOME SWINGS IN DURING THE WEEK? BOY I NEED IT. I HEARD THAT THERE WAS A GROUP IN SUN CITY. THANKS
March 20, 2007
breeze53
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CONGRATULATIONS DOUBLEPLAY ON SPRING WORLDS CHAMPIONSHIP

DOUBLEPLAY, Congratulations from Bob on the CJ&S Express. You have a great group of guys. It will be our turn next time. good job
Sept. 16, 2006
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Doctored Bat in Seattle?

if you take the u2s from senior ball, there will be a huge revolt. i know that the using alter bats is a big problem. but if everyone is concern about safety,mainly the pitcher, why not use a pitching net for the pitcher. if the ball hits the net the batter is out. it does not solve the problem with the bats but the pitchers will be happy.
Sept. 15, 2006
breeze53
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: player 53 moving to phoenix, az looking for a team

you can contact me at bobray53@yahoo.com
Sept. 15, 2006
breeze53
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: player 53 moving to phoenix, az looking for a team

moving to phoenix and looking to play aa or aaa ball. if there is a team that is competitive in need of a outfielder a line drive hitter with occasional power, let me know. i will be there on the 24th of sept.
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