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Real name:
Joseph Lecak

Location:
Las Vegas, NV

Division:
Men's 55

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June 24, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Umpire Situation

Is senior softball about the players or the umps. If it becomes backwards would that bother anyone?
June 23, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Umpire Situation

Pee are you sure you have the whole story? At some point if this thread turns ridiculous I will add some local Las Vegas flavor.
June 20, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving to Major Plus

Boston you have bigger problems than just softball. I'm going to tell you a story and don't care if you like it or not. I have a friend here in Vegas who has had two hip replacements and after one of them suffered a major setback due to infection. This gentleman was a monster of a player back in the day. What your advocating most likely may have killed this gentleman. You could see the determination to come back and play even at a much reduced capacity and folks here in Vegas were glad to accomodate. His love of the game as you put it probably saved his life. I've seen guys crawl to the park to be with their friends theres a dignity to getting out and trying. In some cases it is more noble watching someone struggle than watching the healthy guy who doesn't appreciate what he has.
June 11, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving to Major Plus

Webbie sometimes the manager won't let a player move up. Interesting how that works sometimes. Steve Imlay and I were talking about that same scenario just last week. Hard to imagine any scenario where a manager would keep a player from trying his hand at major plus. Can you even fathom that Webbie given the positive experience you have had.
June 10, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: On Base Percentage (OBP)

I have a feeling Gary19 is going to agree with me but OBP and batting average really gets bastardized when you don't have to make 3 outs. If seniors required 3 outs per inning that would crater some of the 700 plus OBP you read about. Imagine what recording 21 outs would do to these numbers.
June 8, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: On Base Percentage (OBP)

Plano a number of years ago I worked up something for myself when I was putting a team together. I asked some folks what was important and OBP and runs scored came up 1 and 2. All you have to do is look at any level of baseball and Batting Average can be a very hollow stat. We determined that a team OBP off 500 would yield 8-13 runs a game, 600 would yield 13 and 20, and 700 would get you 21-27. We stopped tracking BA and went after guys who got on base. Not taking walks leads to all kinds of poor hitting decisions. Moneyball baby
June 5, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: On Base Percentage (OBP)

HJ I will go you one further I manage a team and the only I look at is OBP. I have one philosophy you can't score if your not on base. I keep my book that if you get on base you get credit for a hit. The last thing I want are doing math in their head trying to figure out their BA. You get on without causing an out you get credit. I haven't heard a peep all year and guys don't mind walking. I'm sure the purist will cringe but it works for me.
May 30, 2012
Lecak
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cost To Manufacture a Bat

I was in the plastics industry for 25 plus years, everything I ever made the eventual markup from the original manufacturing was 90 per cent. I wouldn't be surprised if the manufacturing cost is $20.00. Once it is made it has to be packed and shipped, advertised, shipped to you and the beat goes on.
May 24, 2012
Lecak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: THE LECAK THREAD

DD what is a minion is that one of those 350 lb guys you spoke of.
May 24, 2012
Lecak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: THE LECAK THREAD

Dennis I can't remember everything you have said the web is not a big enough place. You have said so many things my head would explode. Why let exact quotes get in the way of a good story. The bottom line instead of dragging the major teams up of which there are far more than the major plus how about tweaking the major plus to look more like major teams. You could do it with just some minor tweaks. By the way always good to visit with you enjoyed seeing you in Vegas stay healthy.
May 24, 2012
Lecak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Reno...Home Run Rule

DD you left out setting up the garbage cans in the parking lot and getting points for hitting balls into the cans. Your losing your touch deep breaths. From my limited conversations you cannot just legislate Major Plus and major and put them together. Let me ask you since you are major plus would your team give up the two East/west exemption players and go with border rules. Also major plus teams can just show up with any eleiglible player they want and don't have to qualify that player. If you want to add a player go with the same rules as the major teams, you should have to spend the money to enter a tournament, get hotels etc. etc. to get that certain player on your roster so you can move forward. I haven't talked to a major team yet who would bark about combining the divisions if the roster rules were the same for both divisions.


May 20, 2012
Lecak
Topic: Associations
Discussion: AGE & RATING MIXING AT TOURNAMENTS????

Why would they put a 60 team with 55's. The 60 team only getting 5 runs doesn't seem like enough equalizer.
May 3, 2012
Lecak
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Good tourney in Vegas, Southwesten Championships 50 AAA div

There was a rumor floating around that one of the 50 AAA teams hit 21 balls over the fence in one game at Shadow Rock last weekend.
April 16, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LTB 26el or 27bal yellow senior combat

GACMan they are worth alot and I mean a lot from what I've been able to determine. I'll bet you could get $300 for it.
April 13, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To all the softball purists

G19 I would highly recommend that you do your research, put together a comprehensive package for SSUSA to add to their year end agenda, make arrangements with the brass to attend the meeting (which I believe is in Mesquite Nevada at the end of the year), make sure they know you are attending so they can get your items up to vote. When I went they gave me all the time I needed, both in front of the large assembled senior organizations as well as individual time with the heads of the organizations. It's hard work and time consuming though you need to be forewarned. You can't just show up and say here I am change everything. If you can't beat them join them. Without the effort your crusade is sure to fall on deaf ears.
April 12, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To all the softball purists

Pricer and G19 maybe the two of you should do what I did. A number of years ago there were several things that Senior softball did that I took exception to. Instead of pissing and moaning I went to the senior rules convention, did my homework and stated my case to all of the Senior organizations. I had several main objectives, grow the 40 division, bring some additional tournaments to Las Vegas and raise objections to the way players have to receive a release. If you two choose to voice your opinions via the message board I'm sure they are read, but you will continue to abdicate to players like myself and players like Webbie who take the time to show up and pitch our cases.
April 11, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To all the softball purists

Please remove the rotary phones from your homes, your Kodak film is expired, you can remove the tin foil antennas from your 11 channel black and bite television set, movies are now talkies, you don't need to wash your laundry down the river on a wash board, you can take the fish out of your ice cooler, no need to go the bak yard to take a poop.

I'm with the Wood play ball
April 5, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOP SECRET!!

Ron I have a job I'm a consultant with the Las Vegas tourist commission. Part of my duties is to make sure that the fields don't get damaged to badly. With the GSF squad we are nervous that your team will overgraze the newly sodded fields.
April 5, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOP SECRET!!

Ron if you would like I have several suggestions I could make to Sacramento. I'm sure you would be pleased with my decisions.
April 5, 2012
Lecak
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOP SECRET!!

Ron GSF will be playing in an extra special park.
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