http://www.mikensports.com/

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 1 member: azdevildog; 20 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for stick8


Real name:

Location:
,

Division:

Messages posted by stick8 »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

Feb. 17, 2015
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Factors in defining what a good hitter is

Dave that is very good!! Giving yourself up for the team is something many players struggle with. I think we all want to be "the man" but sacrificing for the team can make the difference between winning and losing a 1 run game.
Feb. 17, 2015
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Factors in defining what a good hitter is

So true Dale. I've seen great hitters freeze up in clutch situations. Heck I've been there done that!! Do you think players should take a different approach when coming up in a late inning clutch situation?
Feb. 15, 2015
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Factors in defining what a good hitter is

What makes a for a good hitter? Is it:
1)high batting average
2)home run/gap power
3)consistency day in and day out
4)coming thru in clutch situations
5)a combination of some or all the above
Tell the board what you think


Feb. 13, 2015
stick8
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Best Hitters in Senior Softball

Chuck, Oz I certainly admire the intelligence you both have!! lol In reality, I'm just a little bloop in a huge sea of bangers. Playing 50 major plus for 7 years I've had the pleasure of sitting in the front row watching an aerial display. You could take 3 or 4 hitters from each 50 major plus team and arguably make a case for them being the best. And I've seen some strong major players as well.
Ain't senior softball great?
Feb. 10, 2015
stick8
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Best Hitters in Senior Softball

Count me in the club of being biased but in my 7 years of playing 50 major plus 4 names stick (no pun) out in my mind. OKI teammates Vern Hensley and Carl Underwood. Former teammates (now on DLB) Bob Woldyke and Paul Stanley.
Another one that stands out is former Mavericks leadoff hitter Gary Springer. He arguably has the best bat control I've ever witnessed.
Jan. 30, 2015
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Facing one batter

Staff if I may add one more to your list:
--no throwing the ball around the infield after a recorded out. ball goes right back to the pitcher
Jan. 25, 2015
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: crossing commit line

Staff, that would be the way I'd look at it. A baserunner cannot interfere with a fielder attempting to make a play whether it's accidental or not. This actually happened in a rec co-ed league that I umpire in (they use the same 2nd-scoring plate rule). Girl was attempting to score and ran into the catcher trying to corral the ball. She couldn't stop or shift away and essentially plowed her over--accidental of course. Had to call interference.
Jan. 23, 2015
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: crossing commit line

Staff, in following up on this suppose a runner is trying to score and has crossed the committ line. The throw home is up the line and the catcher goes up to get the throw. In doing so the runner runs into the catcher trying to make a play on the ball like an infielder would. As I read your post that runner would automatically be awarded home scoring a run. True? And if true is the play still live or dead?
Jan. 21, 2015
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run

Excellent, thanks for the correction!! Hit and sit is a much better option.
Whoever runs this website should put in the updated version because I copied and pasted the rule from the on-line rules on this cite. Thank you again for the correction
Jan. 21, 2015
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run

Here's the rule for SSUSA:
"the home run batter need only touch first base and then return to dugout; all other runners need only touch the next base then return to dugout. EFFECT: Batter or base runner shall be
called out for failure to touch the next base."
Umpire(s) need to watch the batter and any baserunners to make sure they touch first and the next base, respectively. If the batter or any baserunners go back to the dugout before touching it's automatically supposed to be called an out. The home run still counts toward the team total.
Dec. 28, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitcher safety screens.

I play in a 55+ daytime league and teams have the option of using a screen. If a screen is used and a batter hits the screen the batter is not out--it's considered a no-pitch. If he hits it again he's out. If a team doesn't use a screen and a ball goes thru the middle from the pitchers height and below it's a dead ball out. The debate the league has is if a team uses the screen can the pitcher be a fielder?
Dec. 25, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Merry Christmas

Hope Santa is good to everyone!!
Dec. 20, 2014
stick8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

Neck10, you have mail!!
Dec. 19, 2014
stick8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

Neck, Stewie is doing great!! He and I play together on a 55+ daytime league (when I can make it) and he pounded the ball like he used to all year.
I too lost contacts when I upgraded my cellphone. Unfortunately, his happened to be one of them. Not to worry, I see him at the gym quite often and I'll get his number for you.
Dec. 16, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Steve Roeder

As a teammate of Roe's the last 4 years we became pretty close friends. My prayers are with him and his lovely wife Michelle for a full recovery. Dale, any updates you get let me know.
Dec. 16, 2014
stick8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

As a teammate of Dales on OKI for the last 4 years I will say their isn't a better teammate you can have. Always positive & encouraging, plays hard, does whats best for the team and never causes any uproar or panic. Oh and I dare say he hits it a TON!! He will be an asset to any team and like titanhad says he won't be looking very long.
Neck10, I've actually done that very thing without a screen!!
Dec. 1, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

"I understand that some guys still use cheater bats with these senior bats!"
How sad is it that some need to resort to using shaved senior bats?
Nov. 27, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Just curious is anyone or does anybody know of anyone playing in any kind of a senior tournament this weekend? It could be a local-yocal type.
Nov. 27, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

Although I agree with the above sentiments regarding games taking longer having courtesy runners is one of the lures of many who play senior softball. Personally I would prefer to have it such that once players are on base they cannot get a courtesy runner after the first pitch to the next batter. IOW, if I get a base hit and once the first pitch is thrown to the next batter, no courtesy runner would be allowed for me. Get a runner for me before that first pitch to the next batter. jmho
Nov. 15, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

Hurler, Stewie is doing very well. He is pretty much back to his normal self--smashing it all over the field and going deep if he chooses to.
Older messages »
Senior Softball-USA
Email: info@SeniorSoftball.com
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners