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Bert Cochran

Location:
Las Vegas, NV

Division:
Men's 50

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Oct. 8, 2013
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

As far as umpires knowing the rules most the umpires don't officiate Senior ball very often it appears. It surprises me that umpires are not handed a rule sheet at the start of every day to reference should they need it. I know when I'm officiating a tournamemt in which standard rules for the organization I officiate aren't being used, our director provides us with a rules sheet. Comes in handy. Unfortunatley it doesn't help poor judgement, lack of hustle and bad mechanics.
Oct. 6, 2013
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50,s M+ & M

Finals of 50 Major Plus AZ Elite and Nazarrano. NW Legends 3rd.
Sept. 20, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Desert Breeze Park

Ball bounces pretty high if its coming down at a steep angle but not too bad. I like playing the outfield there.
BP will be a mess but on Friday or early on the weekends the soccer fields are the best bet.
Sept. 20, 2013
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Doc Romeo and Shadow Rock

Doc Romeo has a couple little league fields on one end, then i believe 4 softball fields located more towards the middle and the a baseball field at the far end.
Sept. 19, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Desert Breeze Park

Played at Desert Breeze last night. The base paths are dirt but the rest of the infield and outfield is turf. Good shape and will be a good place to play.
Sept. 17, 2013
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Compression Testing Device

Our NSA director in Nevada has had one for quite some time. As an umpire I'm required to confiscate the bat any time a defensive player is struck by a batted ball and has to leave the game as a result. He then uses his compression device to test the bat, and if it fails it is then sent to the manufacturer for final disposition. A bat does not have to be shaved to fail. Some will fail just because they are old.
I believe Corky has one on his truck as well.
Sept. 9, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Desert Breeze Park

Yes Shane. Outfields are all artificial. Infields are dirt. I start league out there Wednesday so i should know more about the conditions after playing a couple games.
Sept. 9, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Hemet this weekend - need a 55+ player

How did everyone finish up?
Aug. 31, 2013
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hotels in Vegas

Closest decent hotel is probably the Holiday Inn Express.
4035 N Nellis Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115.Probably 10 minutes from the park, however it is a ways from the bright lights of the strip.

Aug. 27, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields

JT9, just so there is a breeze you should be bone dry.
Desert Breeze is 300ft as well. I haven't played there often but last time I did I hit one out with an old Freak so it must carry pretty well. The ball always carries well in the fall in Vegas but Arroyo Grande is the Homer Dome. Ball flies out of that place.
Aug. 26, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields

Arroyo is a nice 4 field complex and Russell is a 2. Both are in good shape and have natural grass outfields. Good venues with 300ft fences. I play league at both. Shadow Rock is a 4 field complex and is way out of the way. Two of the fields are artificial turf outfields and nice, and two are turf and not so nice last time I played there. All four have 300ft fences. It is used mostly for girls fast pitch league last I heard.
Aug. 26, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA TOP GUN SUMMER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Great tournament. Congratulations to Thunder and Double Play in the 55's.
Bert Wongs #5
Aug. 26, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields

Desert Breeze has turf outfilelds and dirt infields. Pretty good place to play ball unless it's in the middle of the summer then it's a little hot.
Aug. 26, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields

Fields are in pretty good shape. all have 300ft. fences and natural grass outfields with dirt infields. There are no concession stands so bring your own food and refreshments.
July 22, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas 40+ World's

Hey Guy. Great hearing from you. Talked to Scott Sharp last night and with the team you guys are bringing out I would jump right into Major as I believe in AAA home runs over the limit are outs in AAA but in Major only walks. With the bats you guys will have plenty of power and your defense will be solid as well. Playing in that tournament league will be a great warm-up.
July 20, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas 40+ World's

Glad to hear you guys are going to play. Great team and group of guys. How many of the original guys are going to play?
As for the competition in the 40's, it's tough. Most of the guys playing are still playing kids ball so they are in great shape. Combine that with the fact they're swinging senior bats and there are some rockets being hit. Most pitchers are wearing face masks and some sort of shin guards, so come prepared. Bottom line is you'll have a blast. Hope to see you guys out there.
Bert Cochran
July 16, 2013
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: San Clemente SCSSA

Hey Johnny,
What was the format? Did they place all the 55's in a single division and use the equalizer?
June 25, 2013
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

Not sure about combining Major and Major Plus. I believe the mistake SSUSA made was aloowing Home Runs over the limit to be walks in the Major division. Without the penalty of excess home runs being outs fewer teams that are loaded with power hitters will want to move up. Make Major Plus more appealing by making it the ONLY division where home runs over the limit are walks.
April 23, 2013
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seeding Games

Three seeding games and double elimination, but if they offer more I would take it. It's tough to travel someplace to play in a tournament and play 1 or 2 times in a day.
April 22, 2013
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How can SSUSA possibly reclassify an established Major+ team

Look at the bright side. Should they be fortunate enough to win, I'm sure SSUSA will move them right back to M+.
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