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Tony Baltazar

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Southern California, CA

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Men's 55

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Oct. 8, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: results

1. Grants Posse
2. Windy City/Old Style
3. Wolfpack
Oct. 6, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 55 Major Results?

1) Grant's Posse
2) Windy City/Old Style
3) Wolfpack


Sept. 18, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

Mike,

Congratulations on your induction to the SSHOF. Can I still call you Mike, or is it Mr Adair now? Seriously though, my sincere congratulations on this honor.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major

Sept. 16, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fairness in Ratings

Correction to my post. Top Gun was not in Reno and therefore could not have been beaten. Houston Fire beat R&R 26-17 in the first bracket game.
Sept. 16, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fairness in Ratings

Chico,

Let me try to add my perceived SSUSA logic wrt your inquiry about Houston Fire. I just looked at facts and data.

* they went 1-1 in seeding games, losing to MBA Elite 27-26, and beating N.
State Screen Print 17-15
* in bracket games where they went undefeated, they beat Top Gun 26-17,
beat NSSP 16-12, beat Enviro-Vac 14-13, and then beat Enviro-Vac in the
championship game 15-13.

Sure, they went undefeated, but the fact is...they didn't blow teams away. The scores would indicate that the game were all close. The fact that they won the tourney doesn't make them Major Plus.

I play 55 Major, and our biggest competition won the first two ring tournies of the year, and finished third at the SSUSA/LVSSA Southwest Championships. They're a very good Major team, but certainly not Major Plus

My point is that aside from what SSUSA has already stated, winning a major tourney doesn't constitute an automatic bump in rating.

Hope this sheds some light.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
Sept. 5, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WMC schedules

A shout out to SSUSA staff for putting the participating teams by age and level. It's about time, LoL.

Tony
Sept. 5, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas - Session 1

SeniorMan,

The Hawaii teams are always represented well at the LVSSA/SSUSA World Championships for two reasons...1) they like to compete, and 2) they love to gamble even more. LoL. HJust sayin'

IMO, AA teams for the most part started at AAA and were dropped down due to little or no success at the AAA level. It doesn't mean that they don't compete, they're just not well represented at a lot of Major tournies.

Truth is, the AAA and Major levels are the most participated divisions.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major


July 29, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: player classification

SSUSA...specifically George,

TwinMotors makes very valid case for reclassification based on a 5 year hiatus from Senior Softball participation. I understand the two year waiting period for reclassification is tied to continuous participation, but c'mon man!

A 5 year absence, 63 years of age, and age related injuries should be sufficient enough to warrant an SSUSA management decision in favor of TwinMotors.

Hopefully, he gets treated fairly.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major


July 5, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anyone find relief for piriformis syndrome?

Bogle,

I too suffer from sciatica (right side) with pain localized to the deep glute area. Occasionally, the pain radiates down the leg near the back of my knee, but very rarely.

Aside from the stretching, I lay on my right side, support my upper body with my forearm, put a softball under the piriformis muscle area and roll that area on the ball. It seems to be a trigger point area and does offer some pain relief.

I also carry a tennis ball in my car...long drives tend to aggravate the pain in the glute area. When that happens, I just put the tennis ball right on the glute area (yes, I sit on the ball) and roll it right on the nerve. Temporary relief for sure.

Good luck

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
April 16, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA TOURNAMENTS...???

Scott,

Not that Fresno isn't on everyone's destination list, but teams show up to Reno and Vegas when it's 100 because...well, it's Reno and Vegas! I was in Fresno that year and it was in the 90's with just enough humidity to make it uncomfortable. We had an umpire go down during one of our games...not good. Since you're from the Fresno area, I'm sure you're used to it.

Fresno was SSUSA's attempt to pacify the Southern California teams that year and move it closer to So Cal, and probably won't happen again. This year the Cal Cup is going to be in Hemet where July temperatures will be at or around 100 degrees. We'll see how that goes.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
April 14, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Bats
Discussion: "The One"

Bob4242,

The short answer to your question is that this version just recently hit the market. Though I've not swung it yet, I've heard excellent things from those who gave. The previous versions of "The One" were good line drive bats but fell short of the performance level of the Miken, Reebok, or Combat bats.

Also, some guys just have an affinity for Miken and will never change regardless of any new product hitting the market, IMO.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major


March 31, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Field Assignments

Garocket,

Not worried about it, just curious. I'm a detail guy and just like to know things. As for your question about lodging we will be keeping our rooms regardless of where we're playing.

How about this...would you order a steak and not ask how it's cooked, book a rental car and not care whether you got a Economy or Full Size, book a room for you and a teammate to share and not care whether you get two queen beds or one king?

It doesn't cost a thing to ask. Just sayin


March 31, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Field Assignments

Garocket,

Some people care, others like yourself could care less about how many miles they have to drive to play. You drive 20 miles to play league ball, you're a better man than me. I live in LA so 20 miles in our traffic blows, understood it's a choice I make.

As for rooms, Eastside Cannery (where we've booked) is already sold out, just to throw it out there.

As for the driving distance from South Point to Shadow Rock, I Google Mapped the two addresses, so there you go.

Apparently, you can't ask SSUSA for anything without it being construed as crying...in your opinion. Gimme a friggin' break dude!

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 Major
March 31, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Field Assignments

Dave, Fran, George, Giovanni, or whoever penned this,

I understand that this is only the 3rd year of the Southwest Championships being held in Vegas after years in Laughlin. Historical data shows 112 and 144 teams participated for years 2012 and 2013. I haven't done the research, but I would guess SSUSA would be safe to assume 130 to 150 teams max, and you pretty much know which age divisions are larger draws. You could certainly put out "tentative" field locations. In my experiences over the years, tentative field locations haven't changed, at least for the age/division I play in.

Just sayin' and JMO

Tony Baltazar
March 31, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Field Assignments

SSUSA,

At the very least, this is a weak response to Sweet P's inquiry. He didn't ask for game schedules, but merely tentative field assignments as you've already done for Reno...which is two months away. Teams are simply trying to coordinate lodging accommodations based on possible playing locations. As an example, if you book at South Point and end up at Shadow Rock, a 20 mile drive each way awaits you. Not good.

C'mon man! I think you can do better by your customer base.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 Major



Feb. 13, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

JC,

You're out of luck on this issue...at least for the next 7 to 8 years. I believe that SSUSA has a 10 year agreement and/or contract in place with the Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing organization, and just completed year 2 or 3. The TOC will be held in Florida fir the foreseeable future.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
Feb. 9, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC

Congratulations to the Desert Dawgs 55 team on winning the TOC for the 55AAA division. Way to go! As a member of the Desert Dawgs 50 team that won the TOC last year...nice going and enjoy.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major


Feb. 2, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: non roster tournaments

Gman1,

The PS Invitational Tourney has no roster implications as far as SSUSA is concerned. Don't know if the are any 65 teams, but do know there are at least five 60 teams signed up. We are a full rostered 55 team, and the only 55 team that will be there. Good luck with your search.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 -Major

Jan. 15, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any 55 teams playing the Palm Springs Invitational Feb. 15-16?

To see the tournament flyer, go to:

1). www.palmspringsca.gov

2). Scroll down and click the "Government" tab under the picture.

3). On the left side, click on the "Departments" tab and then the "Parks and Recreation" tab.

4). Scroll down and click on the "PS Invitational Senior Softball February Tournament" link.
Jan. 15, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any 55 teams playing the Palm Springs Invitational Feb. 15-16?

Shout out to all California, Arizona, Nevada, and other 55 teams!

The So Cal 55 Major team will be playing in the Palm Springs Invitational Senior Softball tournament on February 15-16. Looking to see if any other 55 teams will be going. If less than 4 teams are entered, the tourney will either be cancelled or combined with other age groups, in this case 55's combined with 50's and/or 60's. Come on out to great weather and last years HR rules.

This tourney is the weekend after the SSUSA TOC so I wouldn't expect a couple of teams (Double Play, Desert Dawgs) to be there as they will be playing in the TOC.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
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