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Sept. 18, 2012
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA Glen Burnie, Md.

If 60 AAAs play Fri/Sat/Sun (no Thursday)we will probably go. Not much public info available on this.
#4 DH
AO/Trovato
Aug. 22, 2012
4Four4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken is NOT taking care of the problem Ultra IIs

Same letter yesterday. Now I have a $200 U2Maxload doorstop. Its a dud.I'll never use it in a tourney unless I break the others. Time to find a bat from a manufacturer who takes responsibility for the inherent variability in his processes in case same thing happens to them. Have swung the Reebs & Combats - like them too. Bye Miken.
DH - #4
May 21, 2012
4Four4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championships 60s

Congratulations to STahlPost60AAAs. Great tourney. Great comeback. Class acts.
Glad Joe was OK.
dh-#4
2B-AthleticOutlet

May 10, 2012
4Four4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: $200 - 3 Game Guarantee - McAvoy Park, Rochester NY

What's the homerun rule Commish?
April 25, 2012
4Four4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: reebok bat

4x4 - Have a microwave batwarmer and I'm a plastics guy (30 yrs.). Continuous operating temp high limits of the resins (epoxies/polyesters) and reinforcements (carbon/aramid/fg) used to make bats are about 300F so don't heat 'em up above that for any length of time or you may do some damage - especially with cool/cold ball use. Hotter is not better. Used correctly they won't hurt or alter a bat and might help the life cycle up here in the north. JMHO. Good luck.
#4 - DH
AO 60s

March 12, 2012
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rawlings Heart of Hide PRO-701TL

Would that be for baseball or softball. (Bump). Joe goes through more equipment than anybody I know. Maybe you should just check every Marriott in the USA - I bet you left it at one of 'em. Miss your smiling/growling face (and 800 avg.) on the field Joe.
DH #4
Feb. 21, 2012
4Four4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team in the Syracuse area

bike- if you can hit a ball harder than Pat - you're probably hired..he's a beast.
DH #4
AO/Bathtub Billy's

Dec. 15, 2011
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What sport consisted of your athletic career?

Stick/$Bill - our home field was 19th St. btwn 7th & 8th Aves. The two-o precinct would block off the street so we could play teams from other neighbs on weekend mornings. We pitched a one-hop pinky and used 4footers with tape. Cars were in play. Balls that didn't come back down (roofs/balconies/etc.) were outs. A proud McManus Mutt!
#4 - DH
AO/Bathtub Billy's
June 28, 2011
4Four4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Houston National Senior Games - interested in feedback

Congratulations LA Legends! You guys played great and well deserved the GOLD! We really enjoyed the competition in this tourney (even if there were some administrative issues).
The teams we got to play - LA Legends, San Antonio Mission, Texas AC Legends, Tellico TN, and Delaware (to name a few) - were deep in talent and class.
Hope to see you all again sometime.
#4 - DH
AO/Bathtub Billy's
June 15, 2011
4Four4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitching Rules

Tiant, Tekulve, Valenzuela, Marichal,Quisenberry all made the big game more challenging and fun to watch with their deliveries.
Many more did it with their timing, control, and forethought.
It's hard to fault a pitcher for being athletically creative to get an edge in a hitters game.
DH - #4
AO/Bathtub Billy's
June 9, 2011
4Four4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: National Senior Games

Any bat sellers going to be at the NSGs in Houston? We expect to break a few...
DH - #4
AO/BB
June 1, 2011
4Four4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No illegal runner penalty?

Thanks guys - SSUSASTAFF owes us an apology and corrective action report (fat chance..) - at least the TD should acknowledge the blown call (slim chance..) - it was a long way to go for some of the poor calls we saw.
May 27, 2011
4Four4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: National Senior Games

We won the 55Gold in Palo Alto 2years ago but its not a "World" or "National" competition softball tourney - at least not yet. If softball is all you do - this won't make you happy.
What it really was for us - it was an Olympic atmosphere with thousands of diverse participants competing at high levels in many of the sports we all did besides baseball.I was a pole-vaulter but I can't imagine doing 13ft. now like these guys do.(Stanford U. was the main track venue.) I've never been to Huntsman but that sounds similar but smaller. The softball venue is a Big League Dreams complex - Yankee Sta./Fenway/Wrigley etc.
We're not a sponsored team - and we're not rich - but we hope to have as much fun in the Houston area as we did around San Fran. (Never been to a beach in Texas - can't wait.)We heard there's good food, too.
Oh - and the big heavy shiny gold-looking medal on a ribbon they gave us will be great to drape over one of my grandkids when they need to "win" something someday.
DH - #4
AO/Bathtub Billy's
May 25, 2011
4Four4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No illegal runner penalty?

Bases loaded/NO outs. Batter hits deep fly ball to LCF that is caught for out #1. All 3 runners move up (3B scores - men on 2nd and 3rd). Batter takes over as 1B coach. Just before the next HE JUMPS ON 1B and the pitch is hit for a single scoring men from 3B and 2B. He runs to 3B (nobody expected him to be on). Batter stays a 1st. When play stops we immediately tell homeplate ump (2 umps in game)about this runner. Runner hears this and leaves base to his dugout admitting he was out.

Umpire says that there was no change in the play because of his actions so there is no penalty. We disagreed. The Tournament Director is called over and he promptly agrees with the ump. No penalty.

So you can just jump on and run the bases and if you get away with it everything is cool?
Doesn't sound right to me - what do you think?
March 14, 2011
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Is Tougher?

SU&P - Baseball! Played 3b/C in both for many years. Play even with the bag. Its always been harder for corner IF to see location on a pitch - especially if its a curveball/slider/k-ball. The ball itself is harder with relatively larger stitching causing it to bounce off field surface imperfections differently. More "true" hops in softball. And, 70ft. sound s good to me,too.
#4 - DH
The Tub
June 4, 2010
4Four4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: TITANIUM /COMPOSITE BAT

Capt - I have a -5 (34/29) Lvlle TPS titanium thin wall with a NITROGEN BLADDER in it that was actually NABA legal 9-10 years ago (baseball). This bat is a weapon! I once hit a ball seemingly just over the pitchers head and over the center field wall into the Genesee River and I never even felt it go. Talk about he trampoline effect. U2 don't compare to this - but my Maxload is really hot.
DH - #4
Roc City 55s
Roc City 55s
May 13, 2010
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: curveball

Stick - Over-running 2&3 isn't working in our 50+ league. While the intent is for safety's sake the result is not. When a runner must go to the base (Sliding or not) - at least both he and the fielder know where he's going to go. Over-running puts them both in jeopardy of collision, and I've seen some hard one's with no malice intended - just indecision or lack of control.
Our fields are turf with no dirt (skin) on the infield anywhere except home plate so sliding also is a problem - not illegal - just bloody. Tags are required without a forceout in effect.
We are trying to get this changed.
DH - #4
RC55
May 5, 2010
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Son of a .................

Jon - just ask the man if he thought it was already cracked but be prepared to buy him a new one (about 180). I use the U2Maxload red and I break them. First they crack and the are still hot until the crack breaks. They spiderweb a bit before the crack but its such a good senior bat that I don't care. (My next one is somewhere in UPSland as we speak.)
They break easy but don't sweat the small stuff - offer to buy it and he should offer to split it.
Good luck this year.
DH - #4
ROC City55s
May 3, 2010
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Safety Glasses Work

We get alot of bad hops at rocket speed in this game. In tournament racquetball, it always the mishit shot that hits you from a wierd angle that you can't react to. A significant amount of eye injuries are now being prevented using safety eye glasses/guards. Please consider this a reminder.
Armor up. Play hard.

DH - 3B/LF
#4 RC55s

March 22, 2010
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Way to go, Guys

Who decided that softball is a non-contact sport? Just as a good, clean, hard slide (no malice intended) is a significant offensive tool - the skill required to throw out, catch, and tag the runner is necessary and decisive.
This ain't co-ed rec ball. We play it because its as close to the "real" thing as we can get. Please don't water these plays down. (I caught hardball into my 50s, I miss the plays at home plate.)
DH #4
The Tub
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