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April 14, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: brickyard

The Chicago Gray Sox will be there. Yep, after a decade of coming we have now moved up to the 70s level. Bigger and better than ever???????Well, maybe slower, less power, slower reactions, get hurt more but still bad ass!!!!
April 9, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do you use a Heavy/Warm up ball

weighted ball is great for pre-season, pre-game and shoulder rehab.

2 warnings

1. Don't throw hard it's not for that.

2. Don't bounce it on concrete and look down. It is like a super ball. Dispite my warning two team members did it and recieved a bloody nose and cut lip.

March 28, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Code of Ethics @ Mesquite SSUSA Spring World Championships

Nope, your wrong. Don't like the screen. I pitch half the games-rest at other positions. Just put on my helmet, cup and shin guards. In fact, I am not just good defensively, I am freggin awesome. I can hit anywhere, leap tall buidings in a single bounce, the sidewalk cracks when I spit on it and eat nails for a snack.

I do take serious offense at something you did say. You can say something about my wife-mother or softball ability and it would bounce off. But to compare me to Obama in anyway is way over the line!!!
March 27, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Code of Ethics @ Mesquite SSUSA Spring World Championships

OK guys, hell with the game. Let's go middle and send a message. Bob and Joe, I know you are pull hitters with great power. but go middle. Lenny and Richie, you are machines and hit .800 to right field, but lets go middle. Forget what we do best. Let's get/show this guy. Maybe we can come back in the losers bracket. You send the best message by beating them soundly, shaking hands and let their team decide if this is the kind of player they want to go through a season with. I remember a few years back after the opening game of the Indy Classic a team sent a guy packing and not for his lack of ability.
March 25, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Code of Ethics @ Mesquite SSUSA Spring World Championships

Outsider1

When you posted this, I am sure you expected at least one response like the one from Adiktiv6-nonsense. Gotta think an agressive retaliation by your team would have led to a parking lot confrontation later which I have seen before.

Congrats on keeping your cool and your continued play by the code. I have only run into one such similar siuation over the 12 years I have played in SSUSA. Your situation was a total failure by the umps and the TD.

#13 might want to think if he really wants to continue in senior softball as Terry and Dave have no problem with banning/suspending players who mock the code.


March 24, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has anybody seen CERCE?

I think I know this guy. He signed with the Cubs and will never be heard of again.
March 22, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: best sunglasses for softball

I carry "6" pair of sun glasses. They vary from dark to light. All have performed nicely-clear with no issues. They were big bucks but I have recovered from the expense. $1 a piece at the Dollar Tree.
March 19, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Huntsman World Senior Games

Played there last year for the 1st time. Went for the experience. NO pressure. As a result, we had a good tournament. The 1st time I can remember I played without pressing in years. Enjoyed every moment of both the softball and watching friends participate in other sports. Hope to return every year possible.
March 12, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sofball Pants

Having trouble finding plain black long softball pants with belt loops and and prefer open bottoms not the ones with elastic at the ankles. Any ideas??
March 1, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCSSA 1st Annual Wounded Warrior Project Benifit Tournament - Mach 8-9 Hemet, CA

Ok Marv, You seem to think I am not in support of this project. I have donated over $500 plus more on two harley fund raising rides for just this specific cause and its' HEROS. This may seem like not too much, but I also give support to "4" other charities and Christian ministries on limited income. Also, Harley Davidson clubs are not shy about passing the hat for charity.

The blurp I saw on this really pissed me off thinking that a large portion this $ plus other donors $ could be lining the pockets of some dishonest people. I asked you publicly being you seemed to be someone who was deeply involved in this and might know the facts. Yes, I have seen Gary Senese speak on this project and I know he is really out there. It sounds like you will know exactly where the $ you raise will go and that is good. Just like one of my rides saw the $ go directly to remodeling the home of a wounded warrior for handicap access.

"If" there is some funny business going on, this post and discussion just might cause people in the know to get it right and get the help that the warriors deserve.

I have never cheated a man out of a dime in my life. I don't want the wounded warriors to be cheated.

P.S. I do a lot of parades and you would be shocked as to how much I have done for VFWs, MIAs etc. and their projects over the years and I am not even a veteran.

Thanks for stats Swing. If the $89 million under program expenses above indicates that it went to the HEROs, then it answers my questions and concerns. Thanks

Feb. 28, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCSSA 1st Annual Wounded Warrior Project Benifit Tournament - Mach 8-9 Hemet, CA

Marv

I think this is a great project. However, I would like to ask an honest question and I am not dishing your efforts.

I saw a little coverage about the wounded warriors program on a news cast. The guy said over $150 million has been taken in and only about $10 million has gone to the soldiers in need. Untold millions have been spent on meetings, salaries etc with no accounting for the rest. I have done some harley fund raising rides for these guys. Do you know if the above stats have any validity. Is the money/medical attention getting to the guys who need it?
Feb. 26, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Legit need reviews

I am sitting here looking at an ad that shows it is constructed from "4" pieces. Interesting!!!

How about some reviews from some of you that have actually hit it.

I would appreciate NO reviews from anyone who works for or at Worth and nobody who is a bat salesman, You know, just normal everyday players who are retired and must make every retirement penny count!
Feb. 16, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player classification

If I play 70 AAA on my regular team, it is my understanding I could also play on a 65AAA team.

Question: If I am like a super sub for the 65AAA and only play in a few tournaments when they are short handed and in one of those they win big and get moved up to Major: Would that knock me off my regular 70AAA team????
Feb. 12, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

Even though my posts may not always reflect it, I am a pretty smart IQ guy. Looks to me as though you bat guys are NOT going to sell a lot of new bats until the 2nd batch versions have some kind markings to indicate 2nd batch. What is the old phrase, Let the Buyer Beware. I am not challenging the integrity of the posters on this topic, but it looks as though you might not know what the facdtory is actually shipping you??????? You guys might want to drop a hint to the bat companies.
Feb. 11, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC

Your lap top sounds like some of the senior bats--NO durability
Feb. 8, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

About 4 years ago I was in Menards (it's like a home depot) and I saw a pair of Box Handler gloves for about $8. They are nylon with like dozens of plastic little knobs. They are designed to handle slick card board boxes. Not only do I get a great grip on a bat, When I wear them in cold weather, they hold the ball very securely and have no problem throwing the ball. Menards currently have the same type for about $7 but they are chartruse and have a NASCAR #27 on them. I am probably going to look a little silly with gray and red unforms high lighted by the gloves but what the hell, they work and most of my team thinks I look silly anyway!!
Feb. 7, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

cyborg45

I was not aware of the 1st and 2nd batch of the 2 piece. I didn't like my 1st one (end load) and some time later I bought another (end load) and really like it. Should I buy another, is there a way to tell if I am getting the 1st or 2nd batch model before I take the wrapper off.
Feb. 5, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

QUESTION:

Since the 2nd batch is a changed formula, it is a different bat. Does that mean it has to be retested and approved by SSUSA and added to the 2014 list of approved bats?????

If it does, it must have some type of code or serial number in order to test legality. If the 2nd batch is declared illegal, the TDs need to be able to identify them at tournaments.
Jan. 27, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: super bowl tickets

With the current price for super bowl tickets at $3000 ea.

Even if our average team entry cost was $500 per tournament this upcoming season, One SB ticket would enter my team into "6" tournaments.

Lets see, playing in "6" tournaments or freezing your ass off in the cheap seats at the SB with a bonus chance of being mugged in the parking lot.

Hard decision.
Jan. 27, 2014
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting to RF by a RH batter

Thanks guys-gives me something to try
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