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June 28, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I have noticed many on here do it.....

Don't know want difference it makes as to who and where GARY19 plays.I also did not know there was a performance requirement to post an opinion on the message board.

But to answer your questions, I do know GARY19 has played in the evning doubleheader league in the Silver League the past three years at least and has played very well.

Yes, he has also played on a couple of league championship teams. Does he play travel ball? Don't know but can't see how that would make his opinions more valid or less valid.

You either agree with what he says or do not agree with what he says...no need to ridicule the messanger just because you do not agree with the message.

He is contantly throwing out baited hooks to everyone just to see if someone will bite and they always seem to do. You all apparently make his day.

Ho
May 29, 2012
Ho
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: who's going to louisville this weekend

Way to they start asking for non-refundable deposits, that is when you should really start to worry.
May 23, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Quick Cure

Hey Capt:

Here is a quick cure...that really works.

I had a deep ham pull and went to my chiropractor and he had his assistant massage person give me a massage in the pulled area.

She really went deep...brought tears to my eyes (it hurt). Three one hour sessions over a week got rid of the problem and I was back to about 90-percent.

Told a few others about it and they have been going there now to get their pulls taken care of so they don't have to miss any tournaments.

Hope it helps you.

Ho
May 23, 2012
Ho
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: LOOKING FOR A PITCHER

He is a very good pitcher. Worked out well for both of us. You got a pitcher and we got our 18th AA/AAA (9 AA/9 AAA)60's team for our tournament.
Ho
May 20, 2012
Ho
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Jimmy Clark Memorial

Lemons:

Fourteen AA/AAA teams playing in Barberton in June.
April 15, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: roster rules

That one is easy..neither SSUSA or SPA allow you to play for more than one team in the same age division regardless of the rating.

Ho
April 14, 2012
Ho
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1st State Spring Classic.

A few 55 major going to Glen Burnie in early May..just like last year.

Ho
April 12, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not sure what this is saying, but.......

Gary:

The total is 14 teams, not 7 using the screen and senior bats and those are the leagues you were not eligible to play in because of your age (too young).

They are considering it for the other twenty teams later on. So I guess you left because they were considering it. I would expect a number of others will probably exit later on if happens, but I would also expect the majority of the 500-players to at least try it.

Sort of like me, can't say I agree with the decision but I will try it.

In calling different leagues to try and find teams for THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (by the way we have 90 AA/AAA teams this year and stopped taking teams in March) I was surprised to learn how many leagues are using the screens.

It looks like "Screens and senior bats" it is becoming more of a "rule" than an exception.

Ho

April 5, 2012
Ho
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Austin Texas Senior Shoot-Out !!!

Hey Capt:

The San Antonio Senior Softball League web page can be reached by going on the "Leagues" menu bar at the top of the page and then "Texas"

Nice site


Ho
April 2, 2012
Ho
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: women 50+ in waldorf,mn

Caryn:

You may have a problem receiving an answer. The headline says "Waldorf,Mn"...while the message says, "Waldorf,Maryland". The problem is compounded because there is a WALDORF MARYLAND and a WALDORF, MINNESOTA.

Once you figure out what stae we are talking about go to the "LEAGUES" menu on this site (top of page), then click the area on the map.

It gives you a list of senior leagues in that state and a few are women's leagues...at least it is a start.

Good Luck

Ho
March 24, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: montgomery

There were 34 teams in the tournament, I believe 16 in the 50's division.

Ho
March 24, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: montgomery

Article is also listed on the SPA NEWS site.

Ho
March 23, 2012
Ho
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a tournament team

Why don't you play with the CHIEFS or NISSAN, the CHIEFS almost won the SPA Nationals in 2012 and they're playing in about four SPA tournaments in the states this year.

Ho
March 18, 2012
Ho
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA Montgomery

The 50's also work but they are new to senior softball and just seem more ready and willing to attend a tournament if it is within a few hundred miles that they can drive to and drive back.

I really don't know the main reason there is a shortage of 55's attending qualifiers and the smaller "just to make a buck, we call them" Nationals, but you are right that does seem to be happening.

Ho
March 18, 2012
Ho
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA Montgomery

Our tournament is in Ohio,probably the easiest place to draw. Since we can draw into Ill and to the east coast, into Canada and to the Carolina's.

Are not limited by coasts, I would figure east coast tournaments are the most difficult to draw teams...nobody to their east. Granted Cal has no teams to the west but they have more teams in the area from which to draw.

Ho
March 18, 2012
Ho
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA Montgomery

Have to agree and I'm not promoting our tourney either because we area filled.

The 55's division last year was the toughest to fill and again this year (only eight teams, remember we are only a AA/AAA tournament) The 50's we had to close off at ten teams.

A lot easier to get the older teams (22 70's; 18 65's, 20 60's and 14 75's).

I think the problem with the 55's may be two-fold. (1. a work issue and (2 tournaments them selves.

The 55's really have to play Saturday and Sunday beacuse they are still working and even to go to some tournaments they have to take a Friday off. In the economy we have now, those are a lot of days of work players are losing to play five-or-six tournaments. That coupled with their own expenses takes a huge bite out of the wallet especially for the non-sponsored teams.

They have to be choosy as to where they play..probably Huntsman; SSUSA Phoenix/Vegas; SPA Dalton; maybe Rock n' Reno; SSUSA Fort Myers..it doesn't leve them many options for other tournaments.

Probably may not effect the Majors and super-majors but it does reduce attendance for AA and AAA 55's.

The other factor is having 55 AA and AAA teams attend a tournament and throwing them to the dogs against Majors and 50's and/or 60's teams. Who wants to travel 300 miles to play out-of-class teams or the same ones over-and-over.

It seems TD's are just happy to get betwen TWENTY teams and pat themselves on the back if they get TWENTY-FIVE. If you figure six divisions and all ratings that is about three-or-four teams a group (some tournament).

I really believe the reason for the low turnout in the 55's is the economics of attending tournaments where the competition is limited and the attendance is bare minimum.

Ho
Feb. 8, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Social Security benefits

I took early retirement at 62..the person at Social security told me I would not start losing money by going early until age 75.

To me it was worth it...took a part time job writing for a newspaper and that along with the monthly security check starting at age 62 more than covered any benefits I would have lost.

The key is to find a part time job after you take early retirement and you make out on the deal.

Ho
Feb. 4, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60's Team Ratings

Capt Kirk:

Your count of 60's teams will probably be off by around 50. If you notice, SSUSA has a lot of teams still registered from 2007 and earlier in divisions and doing the math, you know thet aren't there anymore. Probably a lot of 2008 teams do not exist either.

Ho
Feb. 4, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60's Team Ratings

They didn't waste much time because if you check the date, they moved a lot of teams and also kept some teams at the same spot all on the same day.

Looks like they made changes on SSUSA PHOENIX and SPA DALTON winners for certain...maybe some others from FORT MYERS.

But it looks like it was all done om the same date. Probably trying to get the ratings right before the 2012 officially starts in March.

Ho
Feb. 2, 2012
Ho
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a contact

Gary:

It is a "peek and plum" town near Hamilton, near the indy/Ohio border. You "peek around the corner and it is plum out of sight"

Ho
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