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Real name:
John Cole

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San Diego, CA

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Men's 55

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Jan. 20, 2011
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call

Ok first off I would never want this enforced unless it is blatant... to many guys running the bases tell runners ahead of them to stop or go and if an infielder hears it wrong he cuts the ball or lets it go and your called out or another runner??? The catcher I can see not saying illegal or a infielder telling a runner to slide which might cause an injury but as long as I have played the game ball players jaw at each other and if you don't have your head in the game than you better start paying attention to who saying what and how many outs there our...
Nov. 1, 2010
jolly52
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: rules of the game

I have also played unlimited arc and if you couple that with a 1-1 count it has the potential of making the games alot longer with walks unless you have one of the few and I do mean few pitchers who can throw consitent strikes at that hiegth! Yes we did have high scoring games but it seemed to me it took out the real softball experiance with hitting and pitching as it is now... 1-1 count just another way of hurring up a game and taking the enjoyment out of it...
July 28, 2010
jolly52
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Slide or give up

I have never seen an umpire not call you out, If your off the base no matter if you side steped a base to avoid collision. Seems like grey area that is certain to cause alot of arguments and some protests... With the umpire judgement the deciding factor this rule is mute point... But I will make a copy of this rule and use it when I can!! ;)
June 22, 2010
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA What is the REAL Problem?

Personally I don't care if you have put your "real name" to your bio... I choose what I read.. so let everyone post there ideas and opinions as reasonable men and women would... I don't care for removing Post's just because someone wants to use it for a personal attack on someone... just remove the offending comments from that person and leave the posting stand... Ohterwise all someone has to do is call someone a jerk or whatever and now they have the power to have that posting pulled...
May 30, 2010
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Game Of the Future?

I have been playing softball for over 30 years...playing organized baseball into my late 20's, listening to all this banter about hot bats and balls, not talking about altered just advancements in technology has always been part of the game and accepted by players as part of the game and to me make it more enjoyable, be it a bat,glove or shoes I will take advantage of whats out there and is acceptable by what ever league or organization I choose to play with and the key word is "I" choose! Getting back to the point I have heard more players complain about crappy field conditions and lighting, umpires and not so much as bats and balls unless the ball are dead...heres where we should draw the line on what were being forced to play on...getting umpires in for more trainning and a rating system for them... have the fields and lighting ready for players to feel safe to play infield or outfield without fear of injury's due to poor field conditions...Heres where we need to standup and say no to this ongoing problem...If your going to sue someone lets hold the places we play accountable for what there making us play on...
May 16, 2010
jolly52
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Warning on New Ultra Grey Ultra Bats

When you have to put a Warning label on a cup of coffee explaining that it is hot and could cause injury because some lame idiot spilled it on themselfs driving away from a fast food place and sued and won a settlement... There will be more and more of this warnings next it will be the balls than gloves,shoes,hats......
April 27, 2010
jolly52
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Age 50: Looking to join a club in AZ

You guys talking Phoenix I am moving to south of Tucson any teams down there or leagues to get on a tourny team when I get down there??

AZTOMC haven't seen you around for awhile this is John from the old Top Gun team plan on moving to AZ in the near future... take care
Feb. 22, 2010
jolly52
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: How to expand TOC participation

BruceinGA... The team I was playing for played at the AAA level most of the year and we came in 2nd in one tournament and were then moved to Major and given berth at the major level and reclassifed as a Major team and told we had to play as a "Major Team" and could not play as a AAA at the TOC??? I agree please explain how They were allowed to play "DOWN"??? as the rule clearly states you play at the higher level??
Dec. 29, 2009
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: game of the 90's

mad dog, when you buy your golf equipment when you play or if you play you don't buy the old shats and heads you buy what the most adavnced that would help you in your game... Pros are Pros in any sport and they will and are confined by rules which they follow up to a fine line forthe extra edge...If your worried about pitcher safty then make personel protective equipment a mandatory item... not to be signed away by a waiver which is useless anyway...I respect your opinion... I will play by the rules that are given to us by the differn't organazations... Maybe we could have tourny's that go back to the 90's spec's... but I just don't think you would have a good turnout of teams... Good Luck and Play Hard...
Dec. 29, 2009
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: game of the 90's

I remember playing with the wood bats when I first started playing and then came the metal bats which was going to change and ruin softball forever... then changes in all the equipment came gloves, shoes, clothing, bat trainning aids and so on and on it goes...All sports evolve as does life you stay current and play hard take advantage of the technology as it comes...Once I see everyone turning off the cells, computers and turning in the new cars for the old with none of the technologies, then maybe I'll forget about the new technolgy from other phases of my life...I did not start playing softball till my late 20's "Softball was for girls" and I was keeping it softball playing under wraps as all my Baseball buddies would be laffing at me... I learned to love the game and evolve with it and play by the rules as they evolve...JMO
Dec. 23, 2009
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wishing all a Merry Christmas!!

Just like to say hope this finds everyone in good health & ready for the new season!
Everyone Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Play hard and have fun!
See you all on the field!

John / DP 55's
Dec. 4, 2009
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New PPR & Middle rule

I know this has been discussed on SSUSA took out the PPR rule and added the middle ground rule but if the umps had a hard time seeing and enforcing the "BOX" how are they going to get an area 24"??? if the pitcher moves a inch or to upon release he's already off the rubber...Since the PPR is gone they should rethink the new pitching rubber rule and just put it back before the PPR rule and just lets play like we use to...jmo
Oct. 12, 2009
jolly52
Topic: Bats
Discussion: asa certified

Trip25 contact me at joly2@att.net leave a 3 to call.... thanks
Aug. 20, 2009
jolly52
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 2010

Just a Note: it is my understanding if you qualified for a TOC berth in AAA get moved up the same year and win another Qualifying Tourny in Major division you will now give up your place as a AAA team and have to play Major at the TOC.
Aug. 10, 2009
jolly52
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Should Umpires Be More Aggresive to inventory Bats before the game

I think the original question was checking bats the are approved for the tourny your playing in be it ASA, NSA,USSSA etc., I have seen bats banned in ASA tourny's being used and I think that should be an easy catch for any ump out there... Old thought on altered bats was sound but its not even close to 100% correct, just grap 5 U2's and they all have a differn't sound according to age and use. If you see a bat being used in a tourny on the bat banned list just tell the batter and give him a chance to fix the mistake as I know all of us at one time grab the wrong bat for tourny rules and started to the plate with it... with so many rules and bat list it would be easy to do... Give the player a break and just let him know... never had a problem with just letting them know... JMO
June 10, 2009
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Death & Senior Softball

Seems like everytime we go up a age bracket or maybe just hit the 50 mark it brings us all closer to that "DAY"... Is there something here in this organazation that helps out needy Players? To help with funeral costs? If not can we address this? like to get opinions on this when families are strapped for cash and worried about funeral costs. Seems like a few dollars from the tourment costs might be allocated to it? Again in a perfect world everyone has this taken care of but it's not always the case. I am not trying to offend anyone or put anyone on the spot but would like to know... thanks
June 10, 2009
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Steven J Weibel

My deepest condolences to both Family and Friends. Pink Rest in Peace...The Coles...
March 23, 2009
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ONE BASE AFTER HR

Just to add my opinion on this subject...Playing in the worlds a couple of years back I hit what I thought was a grandslam, but the runner on 3rd base either wasn't paying attention or had a senior moment and step on the home plate, he was called out and luckly it was only the second out of the inning.. I wasn't mad at the umpire or the other teams manager it was the runner I was mad at... If the rule states you must touch the next bag, then you should be heads up enough to do so... Rules are there for a reason so aware when in the game to understand them or get a runner who does!
Nov. 19, 2008
jolly52
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Nokona gloves

I agree bought the Nokona softball 14" edition glove and thought it would be a glove I would have for years to come... I was wrong always felt like I was playing with a weight on my hand never did feel comfortable and never seemed to break in for me... sold it after a year bought a Liberty worth and it is breaking in nicely... I will say Nokona was well made just to heavy and not very user friendly...
Nov. 7, 2008
jolly52
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for 55 AAA players So Cal

Looking for 55 AAA level players looking to combine with players already together to form a team for 09 season...If your interested e-mail me at joly2@cox.net... Main goal is to play hard and to have some fun... No Head cases or primadonas... Just be able to play AAA or better & travel.. So dust off the gloves fire up the bats and lets go...thanks hope to hear from you!
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