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Mike Williams

Location:
Norco, CA

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Men's 40

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Dec. 19, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule Chaanges discussion

I can tell you that I've seen first hand the same problems with altered bats that HIJ has. It's a problem with no easy solution. Yes the associations offer remedies and avenues of resolve, but if you don't have $100-$300 to throw away everytime you suspect a problem, that's it.

I can usually hear the shaved bats. They have a different cracking sound when hit. Or the teams who all use the same bat during a game...that's a sign.

I do think the umpires should have more to say about it. If you hear it, have them put it away....simple.

BTW-If you have to swing a shaved bat to compete, you better go find another game...there's always ping pong.....

I'm sure this will shake a few people up.
Dec. 18, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all from Anaheim, CA...at least 1 corner of the county!

Mike Williams
SSUSA National 40+ Director
Manager, OSM
Dec. 18, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southern California Senior Tourneys

Gentlemen:

We will be having 2-3 tournaments here in Orange County, CA in 2009. They will be qualifiers. We are in hope that 1 will be a Wooden Bat Tournament, open age groups, 40's, 50's, 60's etc. They will be non-conflicting with other large tourneys.

You can e-mail me, oldschoolmasters@yahoo.com for more details and interest. I should have dates secured by early January.

Have a happy and safe holiday!
Dec. 18, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40+ Teams Schedules

Joe...good idea for all...I'm stealing it!

40+ men's teams: Where are you playing this year?

OSM will be at the following tourneys:

Jan 24- WSL 40+, Poway, CA
March 28/29-Spring Nationals, Mesquite, NV
May 30/31 Rock n Reno, Reno, NV
July TBD-Top Gun, Menifee, CA
Oct 16/18-SSUSA Worlds. Phoenix, AZ
Nov 21/22-Winter Worlds,Las Vegas, NV

We will also be playing ASA-C division in the B4B-NIT's.

Share your schedules!
Dec. 18, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rule changes

Wooden bats and .50 core balls...that should level the field a bit....
Dec. 17, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULE CHANGES...COMMENTS

Lecak doing a "naked" check in? That's a bad mental picture and just way to much baldness for me...
Dec. 16, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What are some of your favorite Famous quotes, lines or sayings?

I have to add this one...it's something I truly believe:

We're all travelers in this world, from the sweet grass to the packin' house, birth till death, we travel between the eternities - Robert Duvall
Dec. 16, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What are some of your favorite Famous quotes, lines or sayings?

OMG, Dbax...I started crying when I read your's...damn I laughed hard...

Here's mine:

Well, son since you haven't learned to respect your elders maybe it's time you learned to respect your betters! - John Wayne
Dec. 15, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULE CHANGES...COMMENTS

Interesting comments.

Something that hasn't been mentioned here: This could call for teams having to be revamped. How many AB's in the average game...4-5? If you're allowed, let's say 6 HR's, then you need guys that can basehit and hit them out. The design here seems to be the elimination of teams that only hit HR's. This rule will make the selection process for these manager's change a bit.

I like hitting the longball as much as the next guy but I see this as more of an equalizer.
Dec. 9, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Greenish-Yellow balls

I personally think the field lights have alot to do with it. It's hard for me to pickup the ball at dusk as well, but some of the fields we play on don't have the type of lighting that works with a fast moving ball.

Difficult to find what's best 100% of the time...maybe we could stay young and still know what we do now...hahaha!
Dec. 8, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2009 ASA National Tournament Location and Dates

What age groups?
Nov. 21, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Inoxicated player

My turn...

I knew this topic would bring out many comments and opinions.

As a manager, my first responsibility is to the team. One rotten apple spoils the barrel....nothing could be more true. If I have a player who has a problem, i.e. drunk, wasted, physically injured or just plain can't get his mind on the game, that player is ridin' the pine...period. If you don't make that move you risk the whole team...you lose your players respect which means you will probably not be successful nor will the team. I've been on both sides of this fence.

My rules & requests are simple:

1. Show up to the park prepared and ready/willing to play.
2. No drinking during the tournament. If you need to drink, I'm sure there's a saloon somewhere that has a place for you. Besides...I will buy you a beer after the tourney...if you're thirsty!
3. Conduct yourself as a gentleman at all times...this one can be tough.
4. If you have a problem with me, do not call me out in front of the team....if you do I promise you I will send you packing and leave you in the dust.

I try my best to apply these rules to myself as well as the team. The last thing you need is these problems, especially when you're 500-1000 miles away from home playing in a big tournament.

Hats off to you, Coachron, for making a tough but necesarry decision.

Mike Williams
Manager
OSM
Nov. 20, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: who hits it the longest

Mike...you might be in trouble there...I guess you could always have a pool installed!
Nov. 20, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: who hits it the longest

This is something that should be considered at SS Worlds next year....and I've seen Rick Perez and Steve Imlay hit as well. What a pleasure it was to play on the same team as these two men.

Fun times.
Nov. 10, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: GRANDMA FRAN

Congratulations Fran & Dave. I haven't reached that point yet but I'm sure it's not far away.

Have lots of fun!

Mike Williams
Nov. 10, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for 50+ team in SoCal

Calikid:

Send your info to me at oldschoolmasters@yahoo.com

Include our phone number

Thanks
Oct. 31, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: What talent will be interested in moving into the 55 bracket

Gramps: Monday nights @ Brookhurst, Anaheim...to far north for Big Mike!
Oct. 31, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BAN THE ULTRA

Pesonally, I can't see banning any of the senior bats available to us. They are part of the draw to Senior Softball. My thought is if these bats were banned there would be alot more players doing things like...shaving bats.

I'm very much against shaving bats, but I always use the hottest legal bat allowed to a tourney. Just my humble opinion.
Oct. 31, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Senior Softball Win-Place-Show 2008 Worlds

Hey, Bashbro: I managed to get on your site. It's great. I lived in Buckley and Puyallup over 20 years ago. I miss it there. Great country. I get back whenever I can.

Really enjoyed your site...thanks for making it available to us.

Mike Williams
40+ Director
Oct. 29, 2008
F.O.G.
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Senior Softball Win-Place-Show 2008 Worlds

Bashbro: Trying to get on your site...Partial cover page only. Is this my end or yours?
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