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March 14, 2013
Corky
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Other bats

Just got some new info from a local park director on a new bat company. He says the senior bat they are selling is as hot as the original gray ultra or the titanium....hesitate to buy the bat if its that hot, fearing it will be banned in a month like the gray ultra.......not sure if I can mention it on this site...I guess all they can do is delete it.....has anyone had any experience with Monsta Athletics senior bat 1.21bpf...monstaathletics.com
March 12, 2013
Corky
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

Thanks Staff.......I Umpired (the 65's n 70's)and played 55's in the Brickyard last year and was glad to see Dave Dowell in town to oversee the tournament. Wish other assoc. would follow your lead.
March 7, 2013
Corky
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

(For SSUSA Staff) I know you can't answer for SPA.....but... do you review and OK all local TD's rules that differ from what the SSUSA rule book states? Your scenario IS rare, as you stated, but a more common scenario would be aroung 12 to 15 after 5, times up and no open inning has been played?...Game called.. THIS REALLY HAPPENED(at a qualifier)....BUT this was the real good one.....TD rules stated 20 runs after 3, 15 after 4 or 10 after 5 as a RR limit. Since the situation never came up, nobody said anything. I was hoping someone would score 20 in 3. ;}











March 7, 2013
Corky
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

Without mentioning the teams.. I'll just say it was a large tournament in Ohio(SPA). We argued because we were behind,,,,,,,the other team said nothing of course because it was hot and they were ahead. As I discussed the absence of the open inning with the umpire, he brought out a sheet of TD's rules that were to overide the sponsoring Associations rules. And NO Omar he claimed he made no mistake. Lesson learned......read all the material in the Mgrs. packet and voice concerns before the tournament begins. The way we handle it in our leagues is to have the umpire anounce (with 10 min. to go) that we will finish this inning and go to the open. Heck I wouldn't have minded if they flip flopped in the open to save time....but that's just another argument waiting to happen. "Keep on Playin"
March 5, 2013
Corky
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

One other issue that get's me PO'd.....run rules on games with time limits, creates games where you may ever see the OPEN INNING...that should never happen...1 and 1 should speed the game up and allow for the open inning....I can't count on 2 hands how many times we put up big #'s in the open to come from behind to win. That's a rush......Was never so PO'd to have a game called on time limit, down 10 and not given the chance for an open inning. My 2 cents.
Feb. 28, 2013
Corky
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

As a player and umpire, I have no problem with the 1 and 1 count, for the following reasons.
As a hitter:Pitchers idealy want to get ahead in the count. With 1 and 1 the first pitch is critical to them and as a batter I'm prepared prepared to jump on the first pitch. If not (and its a strike) I'm behind and will have to hit something close, that I may not want to hit.
With a full count to work with, as a hitter I will at least wait for 1 strike and at bats are usually longer. (It IS a hitters game).
As an umpire: 1 and 1 makes hitters more aggressive and does speed up the game. We are usually paid on a per game scale and my $17 an hr game now becomes approx $11 for games going an hr, and a half......not many of you would like that kind of cut in pay.
Most seniors do not like playin after dark and the host cities want you out having dinner and spending $$$$. Just my 2cents........besides we aren't gonna quit playin either way!!
Jan. 31, 2013
Corky
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Pitcher

BTW Kirk Played with Brickyard Softball out of Indy.....Since he's moving up to 55's this year, I believe he'll be shovin for the "Antique Roadshow" out of Indy...
Jan. 31, 2013
Corky
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Pitcher

Although RJ from OKI is an aggravating pitcher with all his antics.......Kirk Stierwalt a converted 3rd baseman tosses some nasty stuff n fields the middle as good as anyone I've seen.
Jan. 24, 2013
Corky
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove Off Season Care

If you want something that works well and serves multiple purposes try Albolene...any drug store has it..Works great on gloves......takes off make-up and Dr.s recommend it for lubrication.....you'll have to decide what you will use it for :} (Haven't tried it to take off my make-up yet.
Jan. 24, 2013
Corky
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Pitcher

Webbie.......That's not what John tells me about his pitching prowess....course he's usually had a few when this conversation comes up.....have a good year
Nov. 27, 2012
Corky
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat

Sorry guys I just can't resist.......This may be a historic Thread.......not because of the topic, but because a certain profound poster has not weighed in so far. I suppose his paranoia will give him away.....what ya think. LOL
Sept. 18, 2012
Corky
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

Sounds like sour grapes.....let them enjoy a great season...Ones like they are having are hard to come by......BTW that #23 is a BEAST
Sept. 18, 2012
Corky
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Twilight

Anyone know anything about this bat??
July 30, 2012
Corky
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Columbus,Indiana

By the way: One of their losses was to us and the margin was so Large...They made us flip flop the open giving them 6 outs to catch us...go figure.
July 30, 2012
Corky
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Columbus,Indiana

FORMAT NEEDS REWORKED:::someone explain to me how you can play 3 games on Saturday (Bracket Play) lose 1 and show up Sunday morning only to play a team that had already lost 2 (in the brackets), they eek out a win and you go home with 2 losses and they are still IN with 2 losses....Why can't it be 2 losses in the brackets and you go home.....been that way for the 40yrs I've been playin.
July 23, 2012
Corky
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ISA Worlds rules

Thanks Staff.......glad we could avoid any controversy.....good luck to all
July 20, 2012
Corky
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ISA Worlds rules

These are the rules for the upcoming ISA Worlds: My question is: How can you have run rule limits after 5 innings without the possibility of getting to the OPEN INNING......I know because we have won many games due to the open inning, coming from behind by as many as 14 runs down........with the limits per inning, teams must be allowed to get an OPEN inning......time limits and then an open OK.......but not run rule limits........What's your thoughts guys............



Format: Full (2-game) Round Robin to seed 55-AAA 3 game guarantee Elimination Bracket
Home Runs - AAA = 3 per team per game, 1-up, Walks
Run Rule = 20 after 4 and 15 after 5 innings, in bracket play only.
NOTE: Retrieving out of play balls will be strictly enforced.
Runs per 1/2 inning - 5 runs per inning at bat (except open inning)
Time Limits - RR = 65 + open inn. Bracket = 70 + open inn. Championship game(s) = 7 innings full
Tie Breakers - Head to head (in full RR only), least runs allowed, run differential, coin toss
July 3, 2012
Corky
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Michigan Senior Classic

Thanks Guys
July 2, 2012
Corky
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: JUNE 22-24 ISSA WORLDS

Is that tournament in Manassas Va.
July 2, 2012
Corky
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Michigan Senior Classic

Heart of Ohio was full.........can't find anything else....Maybe a better question to ask is where can I find a comprehensive tournament schedule.....I tried asa...usssa....nsa....spa....issa..ssusa....where do most teams look to schedule their tournaments???
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