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April 28, 2012
salio2k
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Uniforms

Gary19...........What we have "is" the "great" game of softball. We Seniors have what Bob Mitchell envisioned in '88 when he formed SSUSA.
The game you allude to is being played by boys and girls. This is Senior Softball.
Check out the history of Senior Softball on this site. They were walking the bases back then!

" Senior Softball dates to the 1930s, when Eveyln Brown Rittenhouse, a retired stage actress from New York, moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, to manage a retirement community.She was asked to recommend a way to keep older people active. Her idea: Softball. In those days, the players walked the bases. That practice has long since changed."

The way Senior Softball is being played today is the way Senior Softball was meant to be played. The Senior Softball Tournament playing community has voted by their participation.

April 28, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: play in in reno tournament

Just having fun with your typo........bordering vs. boarding. Like room and board. Stay well.
April 27, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: play in in reno tournament

He doesn't want him to move in, he just wants him to play softball.
April 26, 2012
salio2k
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Uniforms

Gee,Gary, haven't you ever been on a team that can hit well enough to score 5-10 runs without making an out? I'm not talking about errors either. Good teams will do that.
April 24, 2012
salio2k
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

It affects older people. Maybe you need to have the condition to understand it. Apparently, hombre understood what docswear spoke of.
April 22, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Need your input

garyheifner...........You're describing tournament ball, whereas Gary19 sounds like he's describing recreational ball. Big difference.
April 16, 2012
salio2k
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not sure what this is saying, but.......

If we all went to bed tonight and somehow had our memory of senior bats removed and somehow all senior bats were removed from Earth, we would be playing without what is now known as senior bats.

Yes, if the only game in town, on Earth, was without senior bats, players would play. What else are they to do?

Senior bats are here. SSUSA, SPA, ASA, Look in the dugouts.
April 13, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Product review
Discussion: new combat centenarian......short

Omar........You are correct in that those coming up in their 30's and 40's are not as keen on softball as we were at that age. I believe that the yearly pool of potential players is also not as keen on softball. They have other things to do. Also do not underestimate the clout of their significant others in making the decision to play. I've known players that quit just because of family. If the little lady doesn't want you to play, you don't play.
April 13, 2012
salio2k
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To all the softball purists

Sorry, I cannot speak for the 60's and 70's. I was playing fast-pitch then. The quality of your pitcher determined the team rank. In the higher rankings, there were no long games. The pitching was too good, therefore the scores were low.
April 12, 2012
salio2k
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To all the softball purists

How can you not want to play with a clock? Players do not want to show up at 5:00 for a 6:00 game and be told that we are running behind and your game probably won't start until 9:30 because there were a few of long games today. The tournament director has to have a time limit in order to hold a tournament.

The 5,7, or 9 runs per inning helps to get more innings in a timed game.
April 12, 2012
salio2k
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To all the softball purists

Posting on this softball board does work. They have already got at least 5 seniors on their side.
April 11, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Product review
Discussion: new combat centenarian......short

Pricer......I re-read my post. What I said is nothing I would not say to your face. I would not expect you to be offended. In your post before mine you wrote "Do you or anyone else think that a 750.00-1000.00 per year is a little much for softball bats or has softball been berry, berry good to us?" I said that I hoped one of you would go to Vegas this month to see how many bats we seniors carry in our bags, that's all. In the past when some spoke of seniors not liking the senior bats, I told Gary and others to go to Phoenix to see what bats were in the dugouts. Of course, I knew the answer to be nearly 100% senior bats.

I know that I said that it was obvious that you two do not partake in a slew of tournaments, but Gary did acknowledged such and you did also when you said "I never once indicated I was Mr. tourney guy!"

I did not question your skill. Without personally seeing you play, I can not make any judgement.
April 10, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Product review
Discussion: new combat centenarian......short

Pricer...I re-read my post. I did not say anything that could be misconstrued as "tuff guy". Gary understood and answered accordingly. I have said 3-4 bats in bag, but one does not always break one or two at a tournament. You want them there in case one should break. As far as the cost goes, as others have said, we buy them because we can. I have personally had as many as 20 senior bats at one time. A Bat whore? By any interpretation, YES. I may have used a teammates bat because he wanted me to try it, but I have never had to borrow one. I even have friends that carry two sets of golf clubs in their car. Why? Because they can.
April 10, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Product review
Discussion: new combat centenarian......short

Pricer and Gary............It's pretty obvious that you guys don't go to many tournaments. Hope one of you is going to Vegas at the end of the month. Check out the bat bags, they will have 3-4 bats in them. Also.........there are seniors that hit 2-300 balls in batting practice per week. Those that take the game seriously get in a lot of hitting and fielding even when not in tournaments.
April 9, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Combat Centenarian 10" barrel

Buggs...........You are an "Evil" man. The truth is this bat is definitely not for you!
April 9, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Combat Centenarian 10" barrel

4x4....well said

Go Boom....I don't think that Kevin's bat is for you. You should probably get a balanced bat. If you were to buy Kevin's bat, you would be coming back here to tell us what a terrible bat it is because you can't hit with it. With new bats, you should first ask to try out one of your friend's.
Those of us that have dealt with Kevin over the years and actually used the 10" Combat, know that what he tells us is the truth. Should he do an about face, and burn us, we will then not trust him in the future. Good luck with whichever bat you purchase.
April 8, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for pickup games

3dogs.....welcome to the board. Tell us where you live. Someone will help you.
April 8, 2012
salio2k
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ON MY HONOR 3

Jesus Christ, The Son of God. Happy Easter.

If you don't like the message, it isn't for you.
April 8, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Product review
Discussion: new combat centenarian......short

swing....one is for batting practice. Don't want to break a gamer during practice.
April 8, 2012
salio2k
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Need your input

cheezhead.........The associations are not trying to fix anything by banning senior bats. They are here to stay. In fact, ASA is now allowing senior bats in tournaments.

Local leagues are different. Your local sports directors can set their own rules for open league, co-ed, etc.

Some players on here just have a problem with those that would champion the hot bat, then speak of safety in the same sentence. Not all seniors are gentlemen. Some will go middle to "protect" their pitcher. I'm sure that a lot of pitchers have been fortunate to knock down or catch some of those liners that could have injured them. These un-gentlemen players are in the minority.

Like you said, softball isn't broke, have fun.

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