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Tony Baltazar

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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
Dec. 18, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Kamikaze

Tom,
It just occurred to me that Dan also lives in Westchester. I left him a voicemail and pointed him to your post.
Tony
Dec. 18, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Kamikaze

Tom,

Sounds like you're looking for a contact for Kamikaze. That team is run by Dan Hall and he can be reached by cell at 310-713-9420 or email at dan.hall@att.net. I think he runs toe 50 team as well as his new Kamikaze 55 team.

I'll give Dan a call and point him to your post.

Good luck

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
Dec. 17, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Southernson,

Agree with you whole-heartedly that the two changes are in no way independent. There's no doubt that the mandatory pitching mask rule is a direct result of the new over limit HR DBO rule.

I don't like the rule for any division, particularly for the Major and Major Plus divisions. If you allow players to use the hottest bat/ball combination, what do you expect? Just saying that you shouldn't be penalized for hitting a ball out. Listen, I'm 6' 3" and weigh 225lbs and by no means a regular HR hitter. However, if I square up on a ball it's going out, bottom line. Our 55 Major team has quite a few guys that can hit the ball out. Some games we hit a couple, and some games we hit over the limit...we shouldn't be penalized for that.

What concerns me about the new rules is that strong hitters trying to keep the ball down will be hitting seeds at or through the infield and in the area of the pitchers. We all know certain players that when they come to bat, every infielder moves back, but I guess 70 foot bases is the safety valve there and will take care of this issue.

Bad decision for all, IMO.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major

Oh yeah, for those of you blasting the Major Plus guys as egomaniacs. C'mon man! Don't we all have egos? Just not at the Major Plus level, LoL. Don't kid yourself fellas, egomaniacs are at every division...even at AA.

@ Steve Imlay - Happy Holidays to you. See you at next Studs and Duds
Nov. 19, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WINTER WORLDS 60's MAJORS

Steve,

My assessment of the "if" game, our team completely lost it's focus, and DP started hitting. After 3 innings, we're up 15-4. DP scored 16 runs in the next 3 innings to our 4. We hit into double plays in the 4th and 5th innings, scoring only 1 run.

In our open inning trailing 20-19, first hitter...one pitch fly out, second hitter...one pitch fly out, third hitter...second pitch fly ball dropped by OF, next hitter...grounder forcing runner. Game over. Have to get guys to focus better in championship games and....keep you in the Yard.

Great hitting Steve and always great to see you. Congratulations and we'll see you at the next tourney, or as team members on Studs and Duds.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's


Oct. 24, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 50AAA & 55AAA Players needed for Palm Springs Tourney Oct 26th- 27th

Hey Mike,

I suggest you contact Mike Schaefer, he used to run the Desert Dawgs, lives in Palm Springs, and knows a lot of guys in the area that might be willing to com out on short notice. Give me a call at 310-896-1875 and I'll give you his info.

Tony Baltazar

Oct. 17, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: sick players at Sunset Park

Let me get this straight, the park facility or SSUSA makes certain there is a 5 gallon jug with drinking water and cups for participants, and some players dip their towels, or in some cases their injured foot in the jug?...WTF! What are we, a bunch of Neanderthals? I guess women calling men pigs has been validated.




Oct. 15, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad state of affirs at Huntsman.

My reply to Mike, I'm referring to softball4b
Oct. 15, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad state of affirs at Huntsman.

Mike,

Very well stated. As senior players, we get to use the hottest bat/ball combination so it boggles the mind that one would consider shaving a senior bat. Hell, shorten the life of your bat for more distance, a poor trade and even more worse decision, in my opinion.

Also, I think the original post alluded more to teams sandbagging at the Huntsman Games than altering bats. I've never played in the Huntsman (hope to next year) but have heard rumblings about sandbagging. I think everyone gets reclassified after the seeding games into two levels (Gold and Silver). Certainly no way to police possible sandbagging.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
Sept. 6, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Huntsman St George Utah 65 year old team St George Huntsman

Andy,
There was an inquiry a couple of days ago. Haven't heard anything since. Since some of the guys will be in Hemet this weekend, perhaps it'll be addressed. I'm also not sure if we've missed the registration deadline.
Tony
Aug. 30, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hotels in Vegas

DoubleL10,
I'm staying at Palace Station and the resort fee is $7.99 per night. I believe it varies from hotel to hotel.
Tony
Aug. 29, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hotels in Vegas

Dbax,
You are correct. The Boulder Station stay includes two vouchers per room/per day fr the breakfast buffet.
Tony
Aug. 29, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hotels in Vegas

James,

From a distance from hotel to Shadow Rock, either Boulder Station or Eastside Cannery would be your best bets. Both hotels are priced right and have very nice rooms. As for dining choices, Boulder Station offers much more. Good luck.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
Aug. 27, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need 2 or 3 55 yearold or 55+ to fill out our team for Huntsman World Senior Games

Sorry,
310-896-1875
Aug. 27, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need 2 or 3 55 yearold or 55+ to fill out our team for Huntsman World Senior Games

RochRob,
Give me a call at 3-896-1875. I also sent you an email.
Tony
Aug. 26, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove care

Barbasol shaving creme. Just work it in with your hands and wipe off the excess. It's cheap and will last awhile.
Aug. 22, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

Boise,

A better alternative to the bulky boxes are the ones made out of heavy plastic with the reflective material behind a thick clear plastic cover. There's a guy out here in So Cal named Max Edmond (619-855-8474) who plays senior ball and owns an upholstery shop. His versions are lightweight, fold up in a backpack bag, made to order in the color of your choice, and he'll make to hold one or multiple bats...mine hold two but he can do whatever. They come with clips so you can hang on the fences. He'll ship to you quickly. Give him a call.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major


Aug. 20, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Top Gun Tournament, Aug 24 & 25

Phillip,

You're not alone with your comments. If we're required to send our tournament fees 3 weeks before a tourney, then I don't think it's out of line to get games schedules at least a week before. Not sure why they just didn't let Kevin from Top Gun do this. After all, this was their tournament before they teamed up with SSUSA.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major

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