http://www.seniorsoftballstore.com

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 3 members: PJ3P, Tri18, sleek05; 21 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for F.O.G.


Real name:
Mike Williams

Location:
Norco, CA

Division:
Men's 40

Messages posted by F.O.G. »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

Jan. 26, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: OSM 40+ Team Tournament Schedule

Mango,

To answer your question, in my tourneys, I'll use the SSUSA Bat List which allows Ultra II's, 510 Launch, Geezer, Mike Macencko Combat, Senior Combat and all other ASA, NSA and USSSA approved bats.

As you can see...I allow a Buffet of bats for you to choose from!

We will be using either the Trump 44/375 or the X-Rock 44/375. They should be optic yellow.

I'll be posting my other tourney dates as well as other associations dates for 40+ here in SoCal soon and I include Bully and Ken in my e-mails(I assume this is Mango with Courtesy Auto). If you want on the list send me your e-mail to: oldschoolmasters@yahoo.com.
Jan. 25, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSAA Masters 40, 50 & 60 Tournament

Barry,

We appreciate you including 40+ in your tournament. Thanks for the post.

Mike Williams
SSUSA
National Director 40+
Jan. 22, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: OSM 40+ Team Tournament Schedule

Took care of that, Joe. I don't know if I want to play you guys or not....you're pretty good!

See you tomorrow
Jan. 21, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MRSA (Staph Infection) and the senior player

Yes, he did. He'll never be the same.

Long pants are looking pretty good at this point!
Jan. 21, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: OSM 40+ Team Tournament Schedule

I'm posting this in hopes of finding out where other 40+ men's teams are playing in 2009!

OSM 2009 Tournament Schedule

Date Association Where Class

January 24 WSL Poway 40+
February 7 ASA Chino-BLD C Opener
February 28 ASA-B4B W.Covina BLD C NIT
March 14 SCSA Buena Park 40+ Fundraiser
March 28/29 SSUSA Mesquite, NV 40+Spring Worlds
April 25 ASA-B4B W.Covina BLD C NIT
May 16 SCSA Buena Park 40+ Fundraiser
May 30/31 SSUSA Reno, NV 40+ Qualifier
June 27 ASA-B4B Chino-BLD C NIT
July 11 ASA-B4B Riverside BLD C NIT
August 1 ASA-B4B Chino-BLD C SoCal Finals
August 15 ASA-B4B BLD-Cat City C Finals
August 28/30 ASA Masters Mandan, ND 40+ Nationals
October 3 SCSA Buena Park 40+ Fundraiser
October 16/18 SSUSA Phoenix, AZ 40+ Worlds
November 7 SCSA Buena Park 40+ Fundraiser
November 21/22 SSUSA Las Vegas 40+ Winter Worlds
December 11/13 USSSA BLD- Cat City C/Open T4T

As you can see, when we can't play 40+, we'll play ASA C's.
Jan. 21, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MRSA (Staph Infection) and the senior player

Joe,

Excellent subject. Dan Gonzales(Dano) had the exact same thing happen to him 4 years ago in Chino Hills. Hit ball to the shin while pitching.

I saw the injury after the fact...nasty stuff and it could have killed him slowly.

I look forward to hearing more regarding this subject this coming weekend.
Jan. 20, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40+ Teams

Rawlings10,

If you send me your email, I can send you team contacts and local tournament director's in your area.

In order to get more 40+ tourneys sometimes you really have to impress upon these director's that there is a market for them in your region.

Mike Williams
40+ National Director
oldschoolmasters@yahoo.com
Jan. 16, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a competive men's 40 team

Wildman: Email me...oldschoolmasters@yahoo.com

Let me know what travelling you're willing to doetc. Make sure I have all of your info.

There are alot of teams looking for good players.
Jan. 16, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ammended rules now posted

Gentlemen,

One thing to consider here...these new homerun rules parallel the ASA/USSSA Major/A-D rules. There is no division that I'm aware of that allows open homeruns....not even Open Major. I'm as interested as anyone because I'll be eligible to play 50+ next November....and I'll play at least Major if not Major+.

I think this is and will continue to be a heated subject. You can believe that I enjoy hitting homeruns as much as the next guy...but that's not what softball is all about. I don't see this as a slap in the face...I do see it as more of a leveling of the field.


2009 will tell the story. Good luck to all this year. Hope to see alot of you in Mesquite.

Mike Adair: Good luck in Menifee this weekend!

Mike Williams
OSM-Southern California
40+ National Director
Jan. 16, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fran Dowell Named One of Top Sports Planners in America

Congatulations, Fran on this WELL DESERVED honor...I don't know how you do it.

See you next weekend!

Mike Williams
40+ National Director
Jan. 15, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2009 Spring Worlds in Mesquite, Nevaca

I appreciate it, guys.

To bad I can't spell Nevada.......ooohhffff
Jan. 14, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2009 Spring Worlds in Mesquite, Nevaca

Just a heads up: The 2009 SSUSA Spring Worlds Tournament in Mesquite, NV, March 24-29 is quickly approaching. Teams from all over the United States and Canada are expected to attend.
I just spoke to Fran and SSUSA is fielding alot of calls concerning this event.

I want to impress upon the 40+ teams that this years competition will be better than ever. More and more 40+ teams are forming. There are 10 or more 40+ teams here in Southern California and 3-4 in NorCal. Mesquite is a wonderful venue. They work hard on their fields and the weather should be very nice.

I really want to see a good showing at this tourney. Even if you've never played in an SSUSA event, once you try it, you'll be hooked. It's great softball and better competition.

If you want anymore information on SSUSA 40+ events, give a call: 714/393-6453 or e-mail me: oldschoolmasters@yahoo.com

Look forward to seeing you at Mesquite!

Mike Williams
40+ National Director
SSUSA
Jan. 14, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New team

McJeep:

You can email me your phone number...I might have some insight.

Mike Williams
40+National Director

oldschoolmasters@yahoo.com
Jan. 13, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need a good 44/375 ball for a men's ASA league

Call Kevin @ Anaconda...he can probably help.
Jan. 8, 2009
F.O.G.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitcher Safety Rule

I've kept quiet a long time about this rule. I guess I'm in one of those moods today...so here it is:

With the changes and advancements in technology today you have to consider that more players are at risk of getting hit by a 100 mph+ ball than ever before.

I've witnessed many pitcher's, 3rd basemen and 1st basemen limping off of the field after taking a shot from a hard hit ball. I personally saw a great 3rd baseman hit twice in a row, once in the mouth at the hands of strong pull hitters with Ultra II's in their hands. Several pitchers were killed nationally after being hit in the first two years of the Ultras.

Many states impose similar laws that are hated by many...seatbelts and motorcycle helmets. They are imposed because many people think that it won't happen to them.

Has anyone stopped to think what would happen if you lost concentration for just a second? It can and will happen....that's inevitable.

The rule, when administered correctly is designed to make hitters place the ball somewhere other than at the pitchers head. It is not designed to take the pitcher out of the game or kill the possibility of a double play. It is designed for the protection of the pitcher who, regardless of what anyone thinks or wants to believe is getting slower with age.

BTW-I think all pitchers should wear some kind of protective gear, i.e. mask, chest protector, shin guards.

For those of you who think that when the homeruns are outs the pitcher will be the target, we've been playing with similar rules for a long time. If a hitter can't make the adjustment...it's time to take up ping pong. When I take BP I hit my first 15-20 balls as hard and far as I can. Then I practice spray hitting....cones as targets, right & left sides. Because of that I can carry .800-.900 batting avg. in most tournaments....not bragging, just proof of alot of practice. For all of you retired guys, you have time to hit a couple of days a week. 300-500 balls a week. To many? You want to excel in the sport that you love? That's the answer.

Gentlemen, things in this world are always changing and there's always debate whether or not these changes are for the better. If you strive to work with the changes implemented here, it's my belief that you'll become a better, more rounded hitter that your teamates and opponants will respect.

Mike Williams
40+ National Director.
Dec. 31, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy New Year Thanks SSUSA

Happy New Year to everyone from Orange County, CA.

Mike Williams
Manager, OSM
SSUSA 40+ Director
Dec. 31, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: T-Shirts - What to do?

I have a friend of mine that makes blankets as well. I'm not into that. I just donated 9 bags of clothes...mostly old softball shirts & pants to Goodwill. Let someone else get some use out of them.
Dec. 26, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should I get an AARP membership and why?

Joe,

If they offer a discount on hair transplants maybe you should reconsider....hahaha!!
Dec. 24, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Twas The Night Before Christmas...Softball Style

Twas the night before Christmas,
And through Softball Nation,
A new season is welcomed,
With calm trepidation.

When what to my eyes
Should suddenly appear?
It's Santa, and a M+ Team,
Dropping to play AAA-Ball this year!

"On Nocona, on Shaved Bat,
On Longball and Ropes,
We'll open the middle,
We'll riddle these Dopes!"

They all swung one bat,
It was shiny and pretty,
And they all hit like Kings,
When the fence was two-fitty.

Next day on the board,
You've yet seen so much raggin'!
"Santa's a cheat!"
"Those Elves are Sandbaggin!"

"You've got to be kidding!
Please tell me you're fooling!
Arnie, what's your email?
Please give us a ruling!"

The new year brings questions,
New rulings and doubt.
Is a homerun a homerun?
Or is it an out?

Who's the best left handed shortstop?
The best catcher for power?
Who's the fastest outfielder?
Who's the man of the hour?

Did you hear about the fight?
It's all over the board,
There was a collision at second,
Some guy pulled a sword!

Oh, it's all in a day's work,
I'm sure we'll be fine,
And I wish you the best
In 2009.

Here's to you and your family,
I hope all turns out right,
Happy Softball to all,
And to all a good night
Dec. 23, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Merry Christmas To All!

Just want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. I look forward to seeing everyone on the field in 2009.

Mike Williams
National 40+ Director
Manager, OSM
« Newer messages       Older messages »
Senior Softball-USA
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Send us e-mail
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners