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Real name:
Michael Santo

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Hampton, NJ

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Men's 50

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Nov. 25, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

This has bothered me also. Seems as though the TOC should be played first, then the Winter Nationals and Winter Worlds.

It is possible for a team to win as AAA then move up to Major but still play the TOC as AAA.

If we did not win the Northeast Championships, TNT would have qualified 55 AAA and 55 Major since they won Winter Nationals as AAA were moved to Major for remainder of the 2009 season.

Teams do change and it is hard to change before the TOC.

Mike Santo
Sweet Construction 55 Major
Nov. 22, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for players

Sweet Construction 55 Mens Major team is looking for two outfielders and a second basemen for this years T.O.C.

We also need the same postions for the 2010 season.

Our team has been hit with three major injuries and at this time have only 9 for the T.O.C. At he end of the season we were playing with only 10. Even though Sweet Construction 55 could not get enough for this years Winter Nationals, 5 of us combined with Cryans and won the 50 AAA.

Each player pays their own way. We have a group of softball whores that just want to play.

This year we took seconds in the 2009 T.O.C, Atlantic Coast Championships, Eastern Championships, Northeast Championships, Virginia Beach Winter Nationals, and lost to Roberts at the U.S. Championship in Phoenix.

Only respond if you are from NJ, Delaware, NY or Pennsylvania and are eligible to play 55 and over.

If interested contact me, Mike Santo, pitcher/manager Sweet Construction 55 at: mspieman@comcast.net.




Nov. 2, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: major nj team looking for players for ft.meyers

Cryan's is set for Ft. Myers so no need to contact me.

Mike
Nov. 2, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: major nj team looking for players for ft.meyers

Cryans is also out of New Jersey.
Nov. 2, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: major nj team looking for players for ft.meyers

Snowman 195. What is your age group?
Cryans 50AAA could also use an outfielder. Anyone snowbirding or interested give me a call or email.
Mike Santo
908-303-7919
mspieman@comcast.net

Nov. 2, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What 50 AAA teams are going to the TOC?

Ross, you are correct. I was thinking of Ft. Myers. I will be playing with Cryans 50 AAA team.

Mike
Nov. 1, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What 50 AAA teams are going to the TOC?

Cryans is going to be there with a combination of new 50's and some 55's.

I was under the impression if you won the Worlds you automaically move up to the next level.

Mike Santo
Aug. 27, 2009
Pieman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Torn Bicep Tendon

I have detached biceps tendons in both arms. In 1985 and was dicouraged from surgery and then in 1987 detached the other. Get it sewn back on. I played ball 7 weeks after surgery in 1987. Tried to have the 1985 injury repaired but atrophy set in and all they could do is pull it down and tie it into another tendon. Get it repaired right away.

Mike Santo
Sweett Construction 55
June 30, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Crabtown Classic

I played for Sweet Construction 55 and 50. I do have a couple of complaints. One, having to play AAA with Major teams in our double elimination. Even though we stunk in our first game of elimination we played a Major team and got knocked down into the losers bracket.
We had a number 3 seeding and had to play the number 5 team. Never does 3 play 5. With 10 teams 8-9, 1 plays winner, 7-10, 2 plays winner, 4-5, 3-6.
Lastly, I do not like the pitcher protection rule. I got nailed three times with having the batter called out once. I like to back up and believe if they are going to use the rule, I should be able to go back as far as I want within the plane of the pitchers rubber. I always say to the batter no problem it is part of the game when I get hit.

Mike Santo
April 23, 2009
Pieman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PPR

To all of Nicks family and friends. I am also saddened by the news about Nick. I know his strength will pull him through. Atletes are a different bread. I also will say a pryaer.

Mike Santo
April 14, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS - Update

Dave,

After finding out the schedule and seeing we were not playing until 3:00 Friday afternoon, Pam cancelled our Thursday night rooms. We were all going to dirve the four hours Friday morning.

I hope you new schedule does not disrupt our plans.

Mike Santo
Sweet Constuction 55
Feb. 27, 2009
Pieman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I have a simple question for those who have pitched.

I have been pitching for 30 years with 8 seasons in senior ball. Two of those seasons were Major+ and 5 seasons of 50 Major. Last year our 55 team was AAA.

4 years ago I broke my fibula when a ball was hit back at me. This year at the Atlantic Coast I got nailed in the neck.

Both instances were my own fault becasue I did not get myself ready to field.

I am against the pitcher protection rule mainly because it doesn't protect me. I back up and I am always out of the box.

I say if you want to give me protection let me back up all the way to second base.

I find the ball coming back at me just as hard as when I was younger. It takes alot of skill to pitch and field and I pride myself on the fact I can still do it. If it's too hot then get out of the kitchen.

I would never want to pitch with a screen. I wore shin guards but stopped. Never wore a mask or chest protector.

I am a proponent of the 5 man infield, that seems to deter the middle shots.
Maybe add a extra defender might be the answer.

By the way I do remember T4000 and there was a warning label printed on it. I also remember the DeBeer Rocket ball.

Also, don't think enough credit is given to the pitcher when it comes to all tournament awards either. Almost everyone takes the pitcher for granted.

Mike Santo
Sweet Construction 50/55
Feb. 18, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: ANYONE NEED A GOOD PITCHER FROM NJ?

Glenn,

Nice talking to you today. Goodluck with hooking up with a team.

Mike
Feb. 18, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Readington Tournament April 4/5

I am going to run a one day tournament for NJ and surrounding states for 50&55 teams on April 4 with rain date April 5.

I want to know if Motion, Central Pa., TNT, Thermco, Conn. Sportsplex, Galleria, American Legion, Fredericks,
Pat's Pizza are interested.

Give me a call at 908-537-4414 or email me at mspieman@comcast.net.

Mike Santo
Sweet Construction 55's
Jan. 26, 2009
Pieman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hey Mike Santo

Ed,

How are you doing? I plan on running the tournament again either April 4 or 11. Have not reserved the fields yet.

Mike
Jan. 19, 2009
Pieman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2009 TOC - Action pictures

Jack,

Yes we are still firends.

Thanks,

Mike
Jan. 18, 2009
Pieman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2009 TOC - Action pictures

Jack,

Nice pictures. Just a bit disappointed no action shots of any games between Over the Edge and Sweet Construction.

Mike Santo
Sweet Construction
Jan. 12, 2009
Pieman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks for the T.O.C

I just want to let Terry, Dave and all those who made the T.O.C. a memorable experience.

I thought the whole venue from the All Star game, skills competition, mini games, and tournament were great.

The shirts and certificates for the players were a nice touch along with the awards.

Over all, I thought the umpires did a fine job and were willing to discuss questionable calls with each other.

I understand the awards banquet was also exciting but I wouldn't know. I was in bed at the hotel for 15 hours with my ankle elevated so I could have a chance to play on Saturday. My wife Pam represented the team and myself and felt very welcome.

Mike Santo
Sweet Construction 55
Jan. 12, 2009
Pieman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: congrads

I want to take the time to also congratulate the Over The Edge guys for a well deserved championship. Our pumpkin could not get home before midnight and that last inning was all your's.

Mike Santo
Sweet Construction 55
Dec. 24, 2008
Pieman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HITTING THE MIDDLE

As a pitcher for Sweet Consruction 55, I believe that it is the pitchers responcibility to field their position. I know that if I make the plays the batters will stop hitting the middle. I am also a proponent of the 5 man infield which will influence the batters comfort zone.
I do not wear protective gear and feel that pitchers have that option and should use them. I am just slow to give in to protective gear such as a face mask.
I am totally against a screen and an out if hit by a batted ball.

Mike Santo
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