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John Coffman

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Men's 60

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May 17, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To screen or not to screen... (Continued)

None of us wants to hit Crappy balls Joe,but if I remember right last fall there were a tourney in Vegas and a real hot ball was used and that's what started this stuff about screens and some wanting a more balance game. I'm fine with the 44x375 ball but nothing hotter than that should ever be used with the senior bats,but also feel that a toned down ball would be better. Its crazy that a Pitcher makes a good pitch and batter miss hits ball and it still goes out of ballpark.

May 15, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To screen or not to screen... (Continued)

Joe,whether we like it or not Liability is a big concern for SSUSA-SPA etc in today's world. I do not know if the 52x275 ball is the answer or not but one thing I do know and that's a screen is not because most good defensive Pitchers will not play. They love to field their position as much as you like to hit a ball out of sight and do not want to hide behine a screen. One Question I have is you say that a great majority agree with you,do they not post on here?
I don't know if your last sentence was directed at me but I'm player/manger play 3rd base 60M and love and understand our senior game as much as anyone and do not let my ego get in the way of common sense.
May 13, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To screen or not to screen... (Continued)

Hey guys lets just back off,enistein is not going to change his mind. The common sense thing to do is go to the 52-275 ball that will protect the whole infield and the HR hitters will still hit thier's. Putting up a screen would change the game why to much. We need to let Terry H and others know our feeling and Joe and the other 5% of senior players that want the hot ball will whine some but will join the fun!
May 6, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Clearing the Air

Sad thing is some people worry more about their ego then the GAME!!!
May 5, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fort Knox Tournament

Good luck in Pensacola. Another close tourney that should have a good number of 60 M teams is the SSUSA qualifier across the Ohio River from Louisville in Clarksville,IN 1st weekend in June.
May 5, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fort Knox Tournament

wazoo,our Jim & Joe's 60 Major team will be in Fort Knox and it looks like a go. I talked to Wes yesterday and he said there were 21 teams and thought a few more may get in.
As far as the Gallatin tourney it's always 1st weekend in May and the 6 teams here in Louisville can not play that weekend due to the KY Derby plus Indy and Agusta have tourneys same weekend. I talked to Ridge last year and asked him to consider moving date of TN tourney and was shocked to see it was left at same weekend. I belive that event has been canceled 3 out of last 4 years due to lack of teams???
Hope your team will come to Ft Knox we just want to play,went to TOC in Fed. and have not play since.

May 5, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitchers Reaction Time Study

mad dog,great post I agree 100%. Common sense says something has to be done,and the most logic thing to do is cooler bats or balls. Most agree that the senior bat helps kept doctored bats out of our game,so the thing to do is tone down the ball. Most if not all good competive Pitcher's do not want a screen and say they would not duck behine it after pitching anyway,so why put it in the middle of infield ?
Einstein says most senior players wants to hit hot balls with the senior bats. Reading all the post on this subject why aren't all these players speaking up? Most of us that play this great game want to play the game as close the way it was played in our prime and a screen would change it way to much. Most of us are happy to hit our line drives and ground ball singles and let the HR hitters hit their HR's and do not have to stroke our ego's by hitting one 100+ feet over the fence. Also a cooler ball will stop a lot of miss-hit balls from going over the fence.
May 4, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD RESULTS

Steve,is there any way this tourney could be moved one week? There are 6 Louisville,KY teams that would like to play because its so close but can not due to the KY Derby on same weekend. I'm probably beating a dead horse (lol)but thought I would ask.
May 3, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fort Knox Tournament

Capt D-any more info on the Columbus,IN tourney in mid June?
April 29, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fort Knox Tournament

Just got a call from Neal at SPA and was told that this Tourney in mid May has only 5 teams and could be canceled. If your team is planning on playing in this event please give Neal a call ASP. Thanks
April 28, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Screens Needed? Read This.

I hate to hear about this and my prayers go out to George's family and friends. But I agree with Dirty the hot bats are the problem. I play 3rd base and have had line drives go by me so fast I could not move my glove,luckily they were not right at me. A screen is not the answer in competitive softball,maybe reck ball,co-ed etc
Joncon,was MR Crisp playing with the young guys like 30 year olds, and was the batter a runner. I belive that if the running in box was stopped this would help,a lot of the time a runner will be 4-6 feet in front of plate when he hits the ball and Umps never call them out of box. I'm not talking about one step but a batter starting in back of box and running 3 or 4 steps. MHO
April 27, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: INDY - April 24-25

Good to hear from you Nancy. Ya that little Horse race 1st week of May kepts about 6 Louisville teams home on that weekend. We went to TOC in Feb. and have not played since. Funny thing is SPA has Tourney in Gallatin,TN on same weekend so 2 close early Tourney's that we have to miss. I talked to Ridge about moving his to another weekend and was told he would check it out but he left it the same.
See ya,don't work to hard!
April 26, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: INDY - April 24-25

Where is Nancy ????
April 25, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Columbus, IN Tournament

Anyone have any more infro on this Tourney ? I sent email with no response yet. Thanks
April 13, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Jimmy Clark Memorial Tournament

Jimmy knew all about Bats, he had one or two of every make.
March 20, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Jimmy Clark Memorial Tournament

Thanks Gary, so you all are having 2 teams this year 50 and 55 AAA, good deal!
March 16, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Jimmy Clark Memorial Tournament

Attention 65 and 70 teams this Tourney has been extended to include these two age groups.
March 14, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Jimmy Clark Memorial Tournament

Yes hitman tourney will be at same complex as last year, gald your team is coming. I knew you would like the name change.


March 11, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Jimmy Clark Memorial Tournament

ICELADY,I love the name change for this tournament! February 26th made it a year since we lost Jimmy and I can see him up there now with that big chest stuck out and grin on his face telling everyone that he has a big softball tournament name after him. He loved this game as much as anyone that I have known. THANKS

March 10, 2010
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Thanks monty,your right with it being a toss up with the weather. Last year in Phoenix we had record highs and last month at TOC record lows. I looked up average temp for Birmingham for April and its 74 & 48. In our part of country there are a lot of tourneys in June,July & Aug but very few early one's. I know there were not many teams in Birmingham last couple of years,combining divisions, age groups etc. Seems like there would be more teams show if it was in April or even May,because August is a very busy month. IMHO
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