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Real name:
Tony Baltazar

Location:
Southern California, CA

Division:
Men's 55

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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

Aug. 13, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Championships 2013 updates

Lgoehrig,

Since you're new to this division, you'll "learn on the job" about team ratings. Most teams new to senior softball start out as a AAA team and can get moved up or down based on their performance against the competition over a number of major tournaments. Most recently, there has been some re-rating of teams that have left people scratching their heads or asking questions. After Vegas last year, a lot of teams (some that didn't even make it to Sunday) got bumped to Major. FYI, there were alot of HR's hit in Vegas.

Like I said in my earlier post, I don't have a dog in the fight. Was just looking for some clarity from SSUSA (which I got) regarding rationale. Personally, I started out in 50AAA 7 yrs ago, got bumped to Major after 2 years, and currently play both 50 and 55 Major.

Best of luck to you.

Tony

Aug. 10, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Huntsman St George Utah 65 year old team St George Huntsman

Andy,
Check out this site for details
Tony


Http://www.seniorgames.net/happenings/25/

The men's 60 and 65 play 10/7 thru 10/11
Aug. 9, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Championships 2013 updates

SSUSA,

Having just seen the results of the Eastern National Championships, I noticed that Florida Automated Shade won the 50AAA division. If my memory serves me correctly, they won the TOC for 50AAA in Feb 2012. They were bumped to Major prior to the TOC (Jan 2012) and played the remainder of that year at the Major level.

Prior to the bump, they won the Winter Nationals in Nov 2011 (start of 2012 season) to qualify for the TOC in Feb 2013. My old team, the Desert Dawgs played them at this TOC and found them to be rated properly (we were rated Major also).

So, my question to SSUSA is...what was the rationale for their being re-rated to AAA? Unless they lost all but 3 players, the team and their players should still retain the Major label, that's the general rule isn't it? I don't have a dog in this fight, I'm just curious.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
June 25, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player Classifications 60major + versus 55 major

Maint, great question. I can't wait to hear the official word from SSUSA, although IMO they'll say "he's rated Major Plus" and therefore he would become the 4th Major Plus player on a 55 Major team. The team would have to move to Major Plus.

Tony Baltazar
Desert Dawgs - 50 Major
So Cal 55's - 55 Major
April 17, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Disappointed

Tim,

I take it that you were a "pay to play" team. A group of 60 to 65 year old men and you're owed monies from last year, now that blows and more importantly speak volumes. I hope that you not only get reimbursed the monies you're owed, but with any luck, get the uniforms back. If not, a lesson learned and you're better off. I've learned over my almost 8 years of senior ball that being older doesn't necessarily make one more honorable or trustworthy. Just my two cents worth.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
April 1, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rudy Flores Memorial Fund

To anyone performing an Electronic Funds Transfer or Wire Transfer, please be informed that the account that has been set-up belongs to Anthony Baltazar (So Cal 55's) but the KFCU Acct# 11700034181657 is a sub-account tied to Rudy Flores. I found out that someone had a problem as they perceived the Account Name under Rudy Flores. The correct Account Name is Anthony Baltazar (see detail below)

Contributions should go to:

Kinecta Federal Credit Union (KFCU)
Account Name - Anthony Baltazar
Routing/Transit# 322278073
KFCU Acct# - 11700034181657 (this # is tied to Rudy Flores)

Kind of the same thing with the walk-in contribution at a participating (other than Kinecta)

Contribution to Kinecta Federal Credit Union (KFCU)
Account Name - Anthony Baltazar
Account Number - 3418165, Suffix 17 (tied to Rudy Flores)

Thanks,

Tony Baltazar
March 27, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Memorial Services for Rudy Flores

Memorial Services for Rudy Flores have been scheduled as noted below:


Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 11:00am

Calvary Chapel La Habra
1370 S. Euclid Street
La Habra, CA. 90638

Phone: 714.446.6222
Email: info@calvarylahabra.org


A reception will follow the Services at the church.
March 25, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rudy Flores Memorial Fund

As a teammate of Rudy's on the So Cal 55 team, we are all shocked and saddened by his passing. Upon receiving the news Friday night, we met as a team and agreed that Rudy would've wanted us to play game he so dearly loved. We were able to make it to the championship game... and we tried to bring it home for you brother, but just ran out of gas. I hope we did you proud. RIP Rudy.

When Rudy's family stopped at Hunter Park on their way to St. George, the So Cal 55 and Double Play teams were able to go to the family to offer our condolences and support. I was touched by the show of support that the senior softball community displayed.

That said, the So Cal 55 and Double Play teams have decided to separately collect monies from their team to help defray costs that will be needed for the family in the immediate term.

I've spoken to Dave Dowell about posting information on how to contribute to the family via a fund I've set-up at my credit union under the name Rudy Flores. Dave not only agreed to allow posting of this information on the Discussion Board, but insisted on it. I would like to personally thank Dave for his support of this gesture to assist the family.

There are two options available to contribute, one being a wire or electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your bank to the established account and two, an in-person contribution to a participating credit union through the "cuswirl" website.

Details are provided below:

1) Wire or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

* Financial Institution – Kinecta Federal Credit Union (KFCU)
* Routing/Transit# - 322278073
* KFCU Acct# - 11700034181657

OR

2) Walk-in contribution through a participating CUSWIRL credit union.

* Logon to “cuswirl.com”
* In the “Find a Branch near you” box, type in your zip code and hit Enter
* On the left side under “Locate” click in the CU Service Center box and click the
Go box
* A listing of participating credit unions will pop up. (if you have to refresh it,
hit Go again)
* Go to the nearest participating branch to contribute
* Collecting branch is Kinecta Federal Credit Union
* Account holder - Anthony Baltazar
* Account# 3418165, Suffix 17, which is for the Account Name - Rudy Flores
* You will be given a receipt for your contribution
* Will be able to convert funds to a Cashier’s Check and send directly to the
Flores family.

Thank you all,


Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's


Jan. 25, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: OFF season Hitting drills

Mike,

That some funny stuff. Go Domingo!!!

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
Jan. 25, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: simple question

Timmy,
Specifically Section 14.1(1) Divisions of the SSWC, Paragraph C. That should make everything clear.
Tony
Jan. 24, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: simple question

Timmy,

You can add these 3 Major rated players and still keep the team's AAA rating. If you added a 4th Major rated player, the team would be required to compete at the Major level. The new 2013-2014 Rules are out, check out Section 14.1(1) to confirm what I've stated here.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
Jan. 21, 2013
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: loosing toenails

Fellas,

My wife and some of the girls on her women's team were having a similar issue, although not as bad. My wife said that she kept jamming her second toe (next to the big toe) inside the shoe which caused not only discomfort, but also the loss of that toenail sometimes.

They are all using a product called "Pro-Tec Athletic Toe Caps", a gel cap that fits over the toe. A condom for your toes boys. They're available on Amazon, $11.04 for a 4-pak. See attached link.

http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Tec-Athletics-Toe-Caps-Pack/dp/B0002RFO2A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1358813902&sr=8-5&keywords=toe+savers

Tony
Jan. 15, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

Lonell,

My bad. It looks like both Fat Nancy's/Gubiotti and Gonzalez Insulation got bumped late in 2012, with both teams most likely qualifying at the AAA level. The 55 AAA and 55 Majors will most likely be combined for the seeding games and then break off for the double elimination.

Tony
Jan. 15, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What were the results in Menifee this weekend.

Mike, have a couple of great pics to share from Menifee. You'll get a kick out of them. My office email is "anthony.baltazar@boeing.com" send me an email with yours and I'll forward to you.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's
Jan. 15, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

Participating teams list is out. Looks like four (4) 55 Major teams,

Addison Park (Deerfield Beach, FL)
Fat Nancy's/ Gubiotti (Syracuse, NY)
Gonzalez Insulation (Victoria, TX)
Kinnco Services (Martinsville, IN)

Jan. 8, 2013
gott2play
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in the TOC

Dee, we are a California team and are currently short players too, and scrambling to field a team. This seems to be a common problem when the TOC can be up to a year after a team qualifies...we qualified in Feb. 2012 and the team isn't even together now. Also, we're a younger team so we can't help you, LoL.

Would be nice if we could get at least a tentative list of who's confirmed for the TOC. By the time we know who's coming, it'll be three weeks from the tourney. SSUSA seems to be more concerned about pushing their 1st TOC Fantasy Camp, really?...a fantasy camp for senior players, you've got to be kidding me! Talk about trying to squeeze blood out of the turnip.

Priorities, priorities, priorities.

Tony
Nov. 25, 2012
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Performance enhancing

Ron,
You're absolutely right, you will not be getting many confessions, or acknowledgements of usage to this inquiry. I suspect that there are certainly players amongst us that are/or have taken HGH or possibly other PED's. I also understand that HGH is rather expensive, so I would expect the number to be low...but they're out there.
Tony
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