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Bert Cochran

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Dec. 9, 2011
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

I like the discussion and I can see both sides.
As I said earlier the entire issue can be solved by allowing unlimited CR's in the AAA and AA, but as Major and Major+ players are supposed to be elite players, there should be some sort of limit in those divisions. As billcoo stated, being able to hit the ball over the fence does not make you an Elite player. This would also prevent teams from stacking a team with nothing but large slow guys who can do nothing BUT hit homeruns, which I fear we will see more of now that SSUSA has made the mistake of making any homerun over the limit a walk rather than an out. Why should we reward this action by letting the big slow guy who is in no way injured, that hits the homerun walk be replaced by a rabbit, which can definitely alter the outcome of a game?

Dec. 6, 2011
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

I believe that CR's should be limited in Major and Major+ divisions, as these are supposed to be the elite players, and if you can't run, are you really an elite player?
Let the lower divisions have as many as they want.

Nov. 23, 2011
FOFO
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: results

In 50 Major I heard Worth 50's won and After Party LV took 2nd and I think Wast Bay was 3rd.
Nov. 15, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RANKING THE MEN IN THE 40S

Pricer, I agree with your thoughts. I guess the thought of 40 year olds swinging Ultras isn't any more frightening than them swinging the cheater bats they currently swing. Heres to hoping we see no altered senior bats.
As for Ranking them, If they only have a limited amount of teams, seems an upper and a lower division might work.
Nov. 13, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RANKING THE MEN IN THE 40S

The reality is that the kids are using hotter bats than we are. The cheating going on in kids ball is ridiculous.
Nov. 13, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RANKING THE MEN IN THE 40S

I like the idea of a 45 Jaw. I just think 40 is a little young for Senior status and bats, although having just pitched in a kids tournament, I think they may be swinging hotter bats than we are. The cheating going on is sad.
As for the initial post I would agree that with that few teams upper and lower may be the way to go.
Nov. 13, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RANKING THE MEN IN THE 40S

Little off topic but the thought of 40 year old guys swinging Senior Bats is pretty scary.....
Don't quite see the need for the division. Most guys are still very competitive with the kids when they are in their 40's.
Nov. 12, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a new 50's Major team

I heard about what happened to After Party Brian. Hard to believe what some people are capable of. I guess you just never know about some people.
Good luck hooking up with a new squad.
Nov. 12, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA VS SSUA

This is a little off the topic of the thread, but NSA approved Senior Bats, and rumor has it the Nevada director may throw a couple tournaments. Not sure about any details, but rumor I heard is that Tournaments will be two day events. Be nice to have a few options for Senior ball.
Nov. 3, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC Entry Fees

Another thing that bothers me about this tournament is that as it takes place in February very few teams that play are actually the same guys that qualified for the tournament in the first place. It's a fun tournament, but for my money Phoenix is far and away the better tournament.
Oct. 16, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runners

I'm with you Mad Dog. I think what makes a good player should include the ability to run, play your position etc., not just hit the ball 400. In the 50 divisions you should limit CR's. My team uses them only for injury and that's the way the rule was designed to be used.
Oct. 16, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runners

That would work as well Jaw.
As stated above CR's should not have as big an impact on games as they do.
With the new home run rules I fear teams will add more guys who are capable of only hitting HR's and not much else. It would be nice to see some of the run once in awhile.
Oct. 16, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runners

How about limiting CR's by division. Major + and Major division would get the least, say one per inning and AA would get unlimited. After all, Major + and Major divisions are supposed to be the best players and part of being a good player is being able to run..........
Oct. 14, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major+ Worlds...OKI

Gary, I live in Vegas and 30 years we were able to play USSSA and ASA "B" tournaments in town with a fair number of local teams and C was loaded. Now with 5 times as many people there are no "C" tournaments due to zero local "C" teams. WTH!
Only tournaments are "D" and "E".
"E" in this mans opinion ruined softball and was nothing more than a money grab by the organizations.
Swampy, I am with you. Unlimited home runs does not appeal to me. I like a little D in a game. Maybe it's because it's the only part of the game left that technology and pharmaceuticals can't make you good at.
Oct. 14, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Made in USA Ultra II

I got a 26 last week and put about 20 swings on it. It seemed pretty hot right out of the wrapper. To early to make a call on durability.
Oct. 14, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Anyone else swing utrip bats?

I swing a Original Freak and a Long Haul for league and BP. The only time I use my Senior bats is during tournament games. It certainly makes my senior bats last a lot longer.
Oct. 14, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major+ Worlds...OKI

Jaw,
I think you're right. I don't know of anything that can fix the problem because the facts are some teams/players are just better that others and most don't want equalizers etc. I just felt they should do something to make the plus divisions more attractive while somewhat handicapping the rest, thereby motivating teams to want to move up. Seems they have done the exact opposite.
Well whatever they do I for one will continue to enjoy the game.
Oct. 14, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major+ Worlds...OKI

Jawood, Don't you think that will give teams even less motivation to play Major+. I for one like the home run limits as it puts a little more emphasis on playing "D" and makes teams loaded with power hitters want to move up.
Oh well, what do I know.
Oct. 13, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major+ Worlds...OKI

I play Major and don't like the equalizer, don't like the idea of merging Major and Major + any more than I would Major and AAA. The teams are classified for a reason. Some are just better than others.
Major + should be unlimited HR's and let the bombers bomb. Leave everything else as is. By looking at the numbers the only division in trouble is Major Plus which indicates that style of ball isn't attractive to most players.
Oct. 4, 2011
FOFO
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas

Congratulations to West Coast on their win. Anytime somebody beats Rapid Erectors they have earned it the hard way.
Great tournament and looking forward to doing it again in Phoenix.
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