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Rod Sweet

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Mystic,, CT

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Men's 70

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Jan. 22, 2011
Rod Sweet
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Team Looking For Players

60 hits, no takers, lets try again.
Jan. 18, 2011
Rod Sweet
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Team Looking For Players

Competive 70's team from Rhode Island looking for players for various positions. We play in a Senior League of 28 teams and are in a division of 8 teams, we play double headers on Sunday morings. We are also looking for players interested in our travel team, those players interested in travel must be from a state which surrounds Rhode Island. For additional info contact.

Rod Sweet
rodcsweet@att.net
Dec. 14, 2010
Rod Sweet
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitchers rubber

Gentlemen, you are talking about pitcher safety a subject that is discussed a lot, however little has been done about it. (that is at this level) Some of the fields I've played on use a fixed in ground screen with the approximate pitching rubber location and the additional 6 feet all encompassed, also some fields will have (3) pitching rubbers located for all levels of play.
May 11, 2010
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To screen or not to screen... (Continued)

I'm 72 and speak for only myself. I'm a pitcher and I'm good at what I do. In the 70's there are a lot of guys that can still hit with power. I'm for the use of the screen as I would like to be home for dinner. To elimate some of the dissatisfaction of using the screen I had suggested sometime back that the screen be use in say 65's and 70's. Seventy is a tough age as many things start to happen to your body and you can count the number of years you have left to play (and that's a bummer). In one of the post above it stated if the pitcher is protected how about the other players. That kind of comment is Bush League and not necessary, by taking age into account this would elimate a lot of those kind of comments. Identify 2/3 age divisions and live with it, let the young bucks play their game.
May 2, 2010
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Regarding "To Screen or not to Screen"

Presently their are 103 replies to this subject and if you were to see them for the first time it would take to long to read and follow what is being stated.
There is a lot of BS in some of those replies, I would imagine that their are only a few pitchers that have commented and the rest seem to like to use their keyboard, my understanding of the use of a screen is for safety and safety only. It seems a lot of comments are related to every thing but safety. Let's look at it this way no screen being used pitcher gets hit (dies) now all parties are concerned with safety, why wait,lets do something now.
April 28, 2010
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Screens Needed? Read This.

To George's family I am very sorry to hear of this incident. As a pitcher I say that George took the hit for all pitchers, and identifies that if a screen were used there could have been a difference.
March 18, 2010
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: end caps for combats

If I were to glue the end cap myself, would the bat now become an altered bat???
Jan. 21, 2010
Rod Sweet
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitcher Protection Gear

I don't remember reading much on this board about suing until SSUSA posted the requirements for pitcher's gear and waivers. I now think that SSUSA has opened a can of worms.
Jan. 19, 2010
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Masks or Helmets

Omar, your points are well taken.
I am sorry for all those that have purchased a mask before SSUSA decided to clarify the wording of "SUITABLE Head Gear" I for one bought the Game Face. This should be a lesson learned and I would expect any changes to SSUSA rules be provided well in advance before they are etched in stone, the players need to understand them and make comments if needed.
Jan. 17, 2010
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Good info

The information provided may be good, however that kind of info is now something the pitcher has to put in the of his cap along with all the other things to think about. The pitching position will always be there and the less suggested info I believe the better. In a number of post it is mentioned that if you can't field your position then you should change it, I would like to know how many would come forward and say "I WANT TO PITCH". Maybe the gang should have voted on useing the screen at least their would not be a death threat to the pitcher.
Sept. 28, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Bat Difference

Is their any difference between the Launch 510 GOLD and the new Launch 510 RED?
July 31, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mass Shootout

Tommy, would you post the resuts for all divisions?
June 29, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: General feelings/discussion/thoughts

It appears that those who are upset with the PPR rule and HR rule are (1) Home Run Hitters (2) Non pitchers. You could watch 50 games and not see one pitcher get hit but it only takes on swing and it could be over for the pitcher. Lets put that pride aside.
May 27, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Screen Vice PPR

The following is a brief summary of my interpretion of the comments received related to the thread "Ref. to the Thread" (First Taste Of PPR Was Bitter)

Let's say we have two groups age 40-60 Hot Heads and the 65-85 the Survivor's. Do not take offience to the name Hot Heads it was selected base on some of the comments received.

While reading the posts related to the screen and the PPR, those not in favor of the screen were the Hot Heads, while the Survivor's are happy they can play ball and have either used the screen or are willing to try using it.

Some stated if a screen is used (what if this, what if that) the what if's are details and any time you make changes you have details and their are those folks that resolve details.

What we are trying to do here is to play ball and not have a pitcher get hurt, by using the screen this allows the pitcher a feeling of being safe while doing his thing.

It could be that the screen would only be used in the Survivor's group and the other group can do their thing.


May 21, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Reference to thread "First Taste of PPR it was Bitter"

Again I state, if you want the PPR to go away use a screen.If I wanted to wear all the protective gear as Bruce Ga stated then I would have selected Hockey as my passion.
May 14, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PPR

DCPete, If I read your post correct, you stated that all the pitcher has to do is maintain the height at 15 feet, now that might help but do you have any idea how that's suspose to happen, and if he drops below 15 feet your right back where you started. Wouldn't it be easier to use a screen? For the record why are you against the use of the screen?
May 5, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Deleting The PPR Rule, " Pitcher Safety" Summary

My interpretation of the posts received regarding the subject: Deleting The PPR Rule "Pitcher Safety"
This thread received 45 posts most of them were related to the subject, I only read those that pertained to the subject.
One thing I noticed while reading the post that it is very easy to flow away from the main subject and of course their are those that just want to talk trash.
The screen has been used by a number of leagues and it's location on the playing field did not take away from the game, nothing was mentioned about the screen being hit. That is good news.
In one of my leagues the screen is only used during BP and is hit frequently. In my other league the screen when hit is a DB and is not hit that often. If a screen is used I would suggest that it be simalar to the Pitch Saf which is 76" tall x 38" wide. I agree with one of the post that if the screen is to be used useage should be determined by a certain age division. I would suggest 65's and 70's etc.
May 2, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Deleteing The PPR Rule

As the originator of this thread I would like to close on any further post. I would like to thank all who have provided their thoughts, and will provide a summary regarding my thoughts related to the subject. "Deleting the PPR Rule"
April 27, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Deleteing The PPR Rule

WOW, thank you for your responses,your thoughts are the same as mine regarding the screen and player safety.
April 24, 2009
Rod Sweet
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Deleteing The PPR Rule

Lets not loss site of the subject, (Pitcher Safety) one item should not make any difference, it is better than seeing a pitcher lying on the ground.
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