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May 15, 2009
4Four4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: team

smtty - Roch NY senior leagues are held at MacAvoy Park (Empire Blvd.)in Irondequoit. There are at least 6 travel/tourney teams across all senior age groups. Things are just starting up so you should be able to catch on with a team quickly. See you there.
May 14, 2009
4Four4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Senior Miken end loaded...

CAT - U2MAX - Pop=10+, Durability= hot until it breaks - mine has 200 shots - still HOT! (28oz but I always use an end loaded bat, qakhntr is probably right to have you drop down 1oz for the 1/2 oz end load.)
April 23, 2009
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Deleteing The PPR Rule

A major improvement in pitcher safety would be to change the ball (slightly). Surface hardness, density, and compression are all critical to coming up with a ball that is not a 100 mph brick. There are alot of smarter guys in here that know how to do this. They know that the big boppers can hit a week old grapefuit 300 feet. They know that we've all spent a gazillion dollars on our own personal equipment.
Let's not wreck this game with additional equipment and policies that aren't needed.
Change the ball. (Slightly.)
#4 - DH
The Tub
April 20, 2009
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: lets move up good defenses

jr - they DO move teams up for "D". We're up and we don't hit it over the outfielders - we just win - once in a while.
Good Luck in VA - our money's on you guys.
#4 - DH
The Tub
April 6, 2009
4Four4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team in Rochester, NY area

The AAA Rochester Classics (Retros)are a great bunch of guys, most of whom play in the Monday & Tuesday senior leagues at MacAvoy Park in Irondequoit. They are a seriously talented travel team. Don't know if they need anybody but Don Trimaldi or Dan Guilfoyle would be a good place to start.
DH
#4 The Tub
March 11, 2009
4Four4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: WHY THE PPR MUST GO

PPR or not - ARMOUR UP! Cmon guys, cut out the macho BS and wear some protection. Nobody wants to hit a pitcher but it happens. Nobody wants to make an out. Most guys situation hit and go with the pitch. Most guys try to hit the ball as hard as possible.
MVP (Leo) - you listening?? The team will buy this stuff for you!!! Armour up.
"You may scream - there is no shame." (Russian Col. to Rambo before really hurting him...)
DH
#4 The Tub

March 9, 2009
4Four4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: U2 Maxload

Hit my ML 40 times and its ready. Have to save it for the tourneys now.
DH
#4 The Tub
March 9, 2009
4Four4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: U2 Maxload

Is it also SPA approved?
DH
#4 The Tub
March 5, 2009
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MATS - One and One Count

The mat standardizes the ball/strike call leaving the ump to only have to call the corners and the arc. It's alot less subjective and minimizes player frustration. Good hitters can always adjust to hit a legal strike - and - nobody likes a walk - not hitters/pitchers/umps/fans.
The 1-1 count is just another strategy adjustment to make with the benefit of being able to get in more action in a shorter time. It can be used as a way to negate the runs-per-inning rules that many teams dislike (more runs - reasonable timing) but it's probably best suited to league play vs. tourneys. Games do seem to move better with it and a hustle in/ hustle out no BS between innings mentality.
DH
#4 The Tub

Feb. 19, 2009
4Four4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Readington Tournament April 4/5

Mike - Thanks for the response. There's plenty of time for us to make plans. - Dave
DH
#4 The Tub
Feb. 16, 2009
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher Protect - LARGE GLOVE

Bruce - Thanks. I have seen many larger than 14" mitts used in Major&AAA play. The rule - if any - is loosely policed and thats OK with me. I don't know how guys needing a quick response use them but if they provide additional safety I think they should be allowed.
Feb. 16, 2009
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher Protect - LARGE GLOVE

Is there a rule that dictates the size and shape of a fielder's glove? Does it prevent a pitcher (or 3B) from wearing any size or shape they choose.
Some may wish to go to the large scoop or oversized OF gloves now available.
DH
#4 The Tub
Feb. 2, 2009
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: There's STATS and there are stats...

When determining a team's MVP, stats are a significant part of the criteria, but not always the most important decision driver. When a team plays together for an entire season(s), often an individual performance of leadership, un-selfishness, or some other spiritually relevant reason should allow the team to choose it's MVP - not a tournament director. (You have to be on the inside to know who.)
DH#4
The Tub
Dec. 5, 2008
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What are some of your favorite Famous quotes, lines or sayings?

"The difference between a man and a woman is that, when confronted with the choice of catching a pop fly or a falling baby, a woman will always choose the child without first considering the score of the game or how many are on base....."
4Four4
(and yeah - I'm going to hell for this)
Oct. 23, 2008
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any unbelievable, spectacular, unusual or funny plays or calls to share?

Triple play turned in finals of winners bracket in Vegas 55AAs. Men on 1&2nd, ground ball to 2nd baseman, Eddie throws to Joe(SS) covering who throws to Denny (1st) just expecting to turn a DP but the guy on second hesitates going to 3rs long enough for the 1st to 3rd(Rico) throw to get him by a step. Fun to watch from left field.
Oct. 2, 2008
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas

A Pace player congratulates the Double Nickels for winning and the entire thread castigates his team for being sandbaggers...BS. These guys are class acts - all of them. They have 2 or 3 guys that can hit it out with any regularity just like any other TripleA team does. They're well coached, they play & PRACTICE alot together, they're guys who play in rec leagues with and against each other, The Major thing that they have is character.
I watched the Double Nics, Pace, Hawaii, and LVHeat all play AAA in Vegas. They were pretty much interchangeable with talent. Some teams just want it more!
Congratulations to all for great play.

DH
#4 - The Tub
Aug. 6, 2008
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anybody from Buffalo N.Y. ?

Rochester has a 50+ league full of rated AA, AAA, & Major players with some gus from Buffalo, Batavia, etc. The is a fall season slated as well. Lots of comraderie and an excellent mix of legends and newbies.
June 9, 2008
4Four4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Team in Elimination Brackets

In a game where you must spot a team 5 runs (1 per first five ins), would it not be more fair to allow the higher seeded team a choice of visitor/home as well?
May 5, 2008
4Four4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HEADFIRST SLIDING

Bones - Have seen many more guys hurt more seriously over-running bases than sliding in - especially when there is a play at the plate and not enough room between the scoring line and the backstop to slow down....chain links & poles don't give.....condition of the field and importance of the game provide the risk-reward rationale.
April 28, 2008
4Four4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: York SSWC Tournament

And the Sat. Midnight hotel putting contest brought out a couple of young ladies in their baby-dolls to umpire for us...I like York! Friendly place.
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