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: hemi racer; 9 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for snowed-in_new_yorker


Real name:
Joe

Location:
rochester, NY

Division:
Men's 50

Messages posted by snowed-in_new_yorker »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

May 25, 2010
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Does SSUSA have a refund policy for rain outs?

Does SSUSA have a refund policy when you don't get all or none of the 5 games that you were guaranteed because of rain?
I can understand that there may be field rental costs that they can't get out of & maybe some umpire fees. Seems to me that someone other than the players are coming ahead here.

June 22, 2009
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Crabtown Classic play in games

The problem i see with cross-over play is that the SSUSA is using these preliminary games to evaulate your team. As a brand new 50 AAA last year, we had to face Major teams in preliminaries in 2 tournaments during the year and then 2 major teams at the TOC in January. We won a couple (with the extra 5 runs) and lost a couple by close scores. what does that mean? Did the Major team lay down because it was just warm up games or did we out play them? every team takes preliminaries differently. Because we had a 2-2 record against Major teams, we were moved up to Majors for 2009. Not right in my mind.
April 29, 2009
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any update on the woman who got hit in the head this past weekend at the A.C.C in Virginia?

I heard a woman was hit with a (~375' -?) homerun ball (in flight) near the kiddy park while walking her kids in a stroller. I hope she is alright.
April 9, 2009
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hobbies

My hobby, other than trying to manage 1 of our local over 50 travel teams, is the collecting & the restoration of paper mache bobbing head dolls (nodders) that were made in the 1960's. I used to collect trading cards with my son when he was young but turned to collecting sports nodders after card collecting got out of hand. I have a personal collection of over 180 dolls - primarily hockey, football & some baseball. I even created a website to show off just my hockey dolls. Seems like a strange hobby but my restoration business keeps me busy during our long winters. Tough to get outside and practice -- We even got snow yesterday!
April 6, 2009
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championships in Louden, VA

Rochester Ny 50's will be there!
April 6, 2009
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: New England Classic

Rochester NY 50's are going!
Oct. 6, 2008
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas "World Masters" part 2

I would like to congratulate the South Florida Heat on their win in the 50 AAA division this weekend. They are powerful team that hits with power all thru their lineup. I stopped counting at 20 over the fence in the championship game. I have 1 issue with how the LVSSA handled having a Major ranked team in the AAA division. I have no issue playing a Major team but why could they not use the same rule as SSUSA has (13.3(8)-E ) that states "Recommended equalizers for teams in mixed skill and/or age groups: The weaker, or older, team gets a choice of adding 5 runs to their score OR using an extra defensive player." The LVSSA takes alot of heat on this website for not keeping the integrity of the game. I understand why the team was allowed in the AAA division AFTER being reranked in late august by SSUSA. The LVSSA had their Major division play Aug 28-30. The 5 run equalizer would or could have created a different outcome because the S. Florida team won their 1st 2 games of the tournment by 1 run! Enough said about that. A question for all of you that understand the rules; is the "FLIP / FLOP" rule different in each assossiations?. SSUSA states that it can only be used in the 6th inning of a game . This weekend, the umpire asked the coaches in the bottom of the 4th inning, with 2 outs; if we would agree to the Flip/Flop rule because they were running late. it seemed like a strange time to asked the coaches to do this.
March 3, 2008
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What is best bat available that is ASA compliant for 2008

which bat would you use for ASA? any comments are appreiated on these 3 bats! THANKS
Combat Anti-virus
RIP-IT Senior
RIP-IT Reaper
Jan. 20, 2008
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Bats
Discussion: which ASA bat is better? please vote or give comments

to MAD DOG = whic RIP-IT bat were you refering to?
the SENIOR or the REAPER? thanks for your reply

I haven't seen many comments on the Demarini Juggunaut
bat.

I understand the Mutant 98 has more flex than a 1 piece constructed bat? is it noticeable or hard to get used to?

for those of you use the Eastom HELMER - is it a balanced or end-loaded bat?

anyone have any issues with RIP-IT's 30 day money back guarantee? I may have to wait until mid- April or May to buy a RIP-IT so i can try it outside with real balls. It's a bitch finding softballs in the SNOW! Especially today when its only 10 degrees outside. thanks for everyones help!
Jan. 19, 2008
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Bats
Discussion: which ASA bat is better? please vote or give comments

Now that the Combat LV (Lady Virus) has been banned for ASA as of 1/7/08,
which ASA bat do think is better for distance or for line drives?

RIP-IT Senior ASA (slight end-load)
RIP-IT REAPER ASA (slight end-load)
Demarini Juggenaut ASA (balanced)

I used the RIP-IT Senior this morning ( in the gym) with an indoor ball and the 27oz felt pretty nice. I usually swing a 28oz balanced Eaton Synergy2 (also banned this year).

I understand the ASA REAPER is a new bat so i was hoping some of you WARM weather players have used it.

the other difference is the ~$80 difference in the SENIOR to the REAPER & the JUGGUNANT. is it a case of " you get what you pay for?"

thanks for all your comments in advance!
Dec. 20, 2007
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Lady Virus bat - any one use this bat?

thanks everone for all the input

has anyone out there used a Demarini JUGGENAUT bat?
I understand that it is ASA approved and is "balanced" (which i am looking for. I read some good write ups on it on the www.batsbatsbats.com webite

MERRY XMAS to all!
Dec. 15, 2007
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Lady Virus bat - any one use this bat?

thanks all who gave input.

the WOOD -- This "MAROON" senior combat that you mentioned. Is it the Combat B198 B1 98mph ASA Balanced Softball Bat?

ALL - how would you rate these 3 bats in order?

Worth Mutant 98 (is this bat end-loaded or balanced??)
Combat anti-vrus ASA
Easton Helmer ASA
Dec. 14, 2007
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Lady Virus bat - any one use this bat?

Has anyone out there used this bat? I understand that the Combat lady-Virus has alot of pop. I was told it has a better performance than its brother the "Anti-Virus".
It is ASA approved, 11" barrel, only comes in a balanced weight and a length of 33". Model # VIRSP3

I need a new bat for my ASA leaques so i am looking like everyone else. HELP!! thanks & merry xmas to all!
Dec. 5, 2007
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting practice equipment or trainers - HELP!

nae21 -- thanks for the reply. tell me more about the SOLOHITTER. is it true that it takes a long time for the ball to go back to a hitting position? I read somewhere that the 300 model was under weighted and it bounced or moved around? do you have the 3000 or 5000 model??
was your price better than $189 plus shipping for the 3000 model? I'd love to ask more questions but have to go back out & fire up the snowblower!
Dec. 4, 2007
snowed-in_new_yorker
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting practice equipment or trainers - HELP!

Anyone out there familiar with any batting practice training equipment that can be used indoors for those of us that don't live in Florida? I am looking for some piece of equipment that i can use in my cellar during the winter & also not have to worry about smashing the drywall. I have found the SKLZ Hit-A-Way (ball goes around a pole), the SOLOHITTER - 3 models ( ball attached to pulleys and tensioning cables ) & the SWINGAWAY - 2 models (ball attached to pulleys and tensioning cables). Is anyone familiar with these machines or any others?
I read where the ball in the SWINGAWAY machines is quick to return to position (3-5 seconds) where the SOLOHITTER can take 15 seconds or more. Any info would help.
Senior Softball-USA
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Send us e-mail
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