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Michael Phillips

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Newbury Park, CA

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Men's 55

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Jan. 13, 2012
Michael
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Mike Phillips looking for a team

My name is Mike Phillips and I'm looking for a team. Played in 2010 for Double Edge 60 Major. Did not play in 2011 for a variety of reasons. Line drive hitter with occasional power. Can play 3rd, OF etc. Can play 55AAA, 60 AAA, 60 Major. Southern California area (Ventura County). If interested call 805-231-1224 or email qpasa1@aol.com.
Oct. 14, 2008
Michael
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Were sorry syracuse merchants

OOPS! The "Rankings thread " has mysteriously disappeared. Basically it said that if you won a number of qualifying tournaments or a "major" tournament you wouldn't be moved up until after the "World Championships" or until the Winter Worlds in November. I may not be quoting this totally accurately since the thread disappeared. The "Thread" came from SSUSA.

Michael
Double Nickels
Oct. 14, 2008
Michael
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Were sorry syracuse merchants

No Dice earned the right to play in this game. Is SSUSA going to take them out of the AAA division in the TOC? This is not right. You win a tournament that has a specific reward then you get the reward. SSUSA is becoming increasingly inconsistent (See the"Rankings thread" message on the board). No Dice, you're right you've been burned.

Michael
Double Nickels
Oct. 1, 2008
Michael
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas

The Pace team and the Hawaii team were the best two teams we faced all year. Not only did we just barely beat Pace by one run it was their 5th game of the day. My hat goes off to them for the effort and competitiveness they displayed. Games like that final are what we play softball for.
July 20, 2008
Michael
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A team's rating!

First of all let me say that I am a member of the Double Nickel (Formerly Base Hawg) team. This was going to be a fun year for us as a team. We have been waiting for 3 years for everyone to become 55 eligible. Our guys have not won any major or regional "ring" tournament at the 50 level or 55. Just a good bunch of guys who enjoy playing together. Enough about that. There seems to be some sort of rule out there that determines whether a team moves up or not. If someone can clarify that rule for me I would appreciate it. Run differential is the reason stated for moving us up. In the recent Rock N' Reno tournament (A TOC qualifer) a 55 AAA team was moved up after winning their division and having a plus 70 run differential in the tournament in 7 games. Fair enough. Another team in the 55 AA division won their division and had a run differential of 75 in 6 games and was not moved up. Our run differential as stated above was 6.6 in non national or regional events. So, maybe it's whether or not you've won a big tournament (A TOC or "ring") well a team that won last years Western regional and the 2008 TOC at the 55 AAA level is still 55AAA. A team that won the 2008 Spring Worlds in Palm Springs is still 55AAA and a team that won the 2007 Las Vegas Winter Worlds is still 55 AAA. This is not an attack on any team but rather just an attempt to find out what the reasoning is behind moving us up when the tournament directors of the tournaments we have played in have said that while we are a good to very good AAA team that we are in no way a Major team. One director after seeing us play said that we have an outstanding base hitting team for AAA but basically a AA defense. You who frequent this website have opinions on this subject and maybe this is the time to express them. Maybe we can change this system that seems to have no rhyme or reason to something that has a no guess work kind of way to rate teams. This subject is a very frequent visitor to this site and maybe if we make enough noise this time we can form a change in how they view our opinions. It is quite clear that as of now, and not just for my team, that they do what they want in a very random manner.

Mike Phillips
Jan. 30, 2007
Michael
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ? About the Ultra 2 Advance

Lefty, If you click on batguyaz's name you will find that he's a shill for the rip it bat. I haven't hit the new Ultra yet but I can't imagine that Miken would spend the money to re-engineer the rest of the bat when all they seem to be doing is changing the knob so that it prevents people from cheating (younger guys) by painting the bat to make it look like something else. You might want to research it a bit further. Some of the bat experts on this site are pushing other bat companies and some of them could hit homers with a piece of wood. Good luck.
Oct. 27, 2006
Michael
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: LVSSA WORLD TOURNAMENT

The only group who didn't get shortchanged by the LVSSA was the LVSSA. They asked us to compromise and play an adjusted schedule but why didn't they "compromise" and refund a portion of their entry fees? It seems fair to me, especially if their goal is to put on a world class tournament that the players can count on as being one of the best every year. This kind of action would distinguish them as an organization that cared about the players. If their goal is simply to make money for their organization then, of course, there would be no desire or need to make any refunds. In regards to the fields at Freedom Park, they were definitely playable. In regards to cheating teams the LVSSA had only to look at the National rating service that we all look at and find that their home team, the Las Vegas Heat, was rated as a major team and yet they were allowed to play in the AAA division. As for other teams that were cheating, I'm sure there were some because there always is.
June 2, 2006
Michael
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55 AAA player looking to sub.

You know that today in sports guys often say that they gave 110% well we're looking for guys who hit 1.100 so .900 ain't good enough.
May 31, 2006
Michael
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55 AAA player looking to sub.

Duke, I guess the market must be soft on .800 hitters.
April 25, 2006
Michael
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team in So. Cal. Agoura hills area

Ricky,

We are 55 AAA team out of the Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park area and we would be interested in talking to you. You can email me at qpasa1@aol.com . We are playing this weekend in Fresno but we play tournements in SO.Cal too.

Mike P.
April 10, 2006
Michael
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2006 Oxnard Gold Coast Challenge - 50 Division Results

Richard always does a great job of communicating before, during and after his tournaments. He has somehow managed to figure out how to post results the day after a tournament ends. He schedules games in one and a half hour increments and guess what he doesn't run late. Congrats Richard!
April 1, 2006
Michael
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New player

I just sold my business and I'm looking to play Senior ball. Just turned 55 but could pass for 40. Solid .850 hitter with lots of power. I've hit a softball 450 feet with a wood bat. I'm extremely fit and can still run 100 meters in 11 seconds flat and bench press 400 punds. I can play any position except pitcher. I would be willing to sponsor a team (Hotels, travel, etc). My name is Mike Aberillfoolzdaeski
March 27, 2006
Michael
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: I want to find a team for the 2006 season

Sorry we're in So Cal. Good luck.
March 26, 2006
Michael
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: I want to find a team for the 2006 season

Doc One, what state do you live in?
Feb. 25, 2004
Michael
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Phoenix SSUSA tourny results.

In the AA 50 division the Base Hawgs (CA) beat Full Count (CA) 19-17 in the championship game on Sunday. I'm not sure, but I think SWAT (AZ) played the Tolleson Rookitos (AZ) for 3rd place. I don't know who won that game. There were 8 teams in the tournament; 3 from California, 1 from Texas and 4 from Arizona.
Dec. 11, 2003
Michael
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: lasvegaswinternationals

The banter goes on. At least now we know that the Jackson Merchants weren't at fault. So now we know that our own organization doesn't know how to follow it's own rules and guidelines. And I quote,
" The tournament director cannot change your classification prior to tournament play. He/she can only give their opinion after watching your team play."
In regards to missing a few players, you go, you play AAA, you get your butt kicked, and you enjoy Las Vegas. Right?
After all every day we wake up is a good one. Maybe SSWC will wake up.
Dec. 10, 2003
Michael
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra ll for sale

Lawdog, I'm interested in your Miken. Do you still have it? If so email me at qpasa1@aol.com
Dec. 9, 2003
Michael
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Winter Nationals

It doesn't matter if Jackson was a bunch of nice guys or a bunch of bad guys they were in the wrong bracket. The question I have is why doesn't our organization follow their own rules and guidelines for running a successful tournament? And I quote from Senior Softball News, "Guidelines for a Successful Tournament by Johnny Perry, a SSWC National Qualifier Tournament Director, Make the director aware of your team classification such as Major, AAA, AA, etc. (This is not your opinion of your team classification, but the rating given by the associations) If you report an incorrect classification it could result in improper scheduling. The tournament director cannot change your classification prior to tournament play. He/she can only give their opinion after watching your team play." The ratings seem to be pretty accurate to me after all a AAA team did win the AA division. However, SSWC didn't do as bad a job as LVSSA, they had at least 8 AAA teams in the AA bracket. And yes a AAA team won that AA tournament also. Answer this for me, why would a AAA team even want to be in a AA tournament in the first place?
Oh! Maybe that's it, they wanted to be in first place.
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