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July 22, 2015
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reedus or Crump22

Donnie...Congratulations on Carson being inducted ...well deserved!!
July 9, 2015
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hall of Fame--Fran

Fran...Congratulations!!!! You are one of the best people that I have ever dealt with in Senior Softball!! You are caring, intelligent and when you say you will do something...YOU do it!!! Well deserved!
July 2, 2015
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: knee replacement

I have a partial and a total knee replacement. had them 6weeks apart and would do it again. Been 8 years now.
June 19, 2015
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pat Carey, High Street Bucs

Pat...I know I speak for everyone on Superior Softball that we wish you a speedy recovery. You are one of the best people in our game.
April 29, 2015
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

I agree that the greatest impediment to playing major plus or major is between the ears. The statement that if you think you can or can not is very true. I certainly am not one of the hard hitters on my team but I accept the challenge of the competition. I think it is a thrill to compete against the best teams and players...win or lose. I have bad days just like everyone else, I just try to let it go and move on. I am no better than anyone else and am constantly trying to make myself more competitive. This would not be any different if I was playing at any division level....The bottom line is that I love to play softball.
April 29, 2015
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

I know that it is a difficult problem in Senior ball......I appreciate what the major organizations try to do to manage this situation. I would like to end some more f the speculation about our team being sponsored..We are fortunate enough to have someone who's pays the entry fees but other than that all of our players pay their own way. So when an organization tells us to spend our own money to go to their tournament and play our other 65 team two out of three we feel that is ridiculous and will not do it.....And so it goes on and on......
April 24, 2015
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

I am totally frustrated as are all my teammates on Superiors 60 and 65 teams. We tried to enter a SPA tournament in Maryland and basically were denied because they said that no one wanted to play us....Their solution was for us to play ourselves, of course after paying two entry fees. This is a problem across all the associations. I would like to ask the SSUSA staff if the answer is for us to play 55 major or 60 major with our 65s or if we would be allowed to play the younger major teams? is the intent of all the associations to force us to disband? I know that it is a problem that has no easy answer. I can't believe that more teams do not want to play at the highest level. I wish that there was some way to entice teams and players to play up.....Sorry for the rant!!!
Feb. 10, 2015
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Best Hitters in Senior Softball

I may be biased but
My teammate Don Clatterbough has got to be in any discussion of great hitters. Definitely one of the toughest outs that I have ever played with or against.
Oct. 12, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

I do not choose to get into an argument with anyone, I just thought it was amazing watching these two guys hit softballs. By the way I had the pleasure of playing against all the before mentioned players and they were great. I have witnessed the best the game has to offer and am still amazed by what I continue to see!!!
Oct. 12, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

All I'm saying is that it is an unusual feat...Something rare to see a softball go that far...And Dbax...I have no reason to lie!!!! YOU had to be there....
Oct. 11, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

A couple of guys from Superior softball were hitting in Vegas before the tournament a year ago and the Canseco brothers showed up to hit. we were amazed at how far Ozzy hit the ball. We thought that he was hitting it about 415 or so. His brother hit next and we witnessed him sending the ball over 550 feet or further...It was amazing.....We actually walked it off and it was closer to 600 feet!!! I have seen some of the greatest hitters in the game hit over the years and never saw anything like that before.
Sept. 18, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

Congratulations to all HOF inductees.It has been an honor to play against B. Davis and worry about being killed by those monstrous line drives up the middle!!!
Aug. 23, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Field assignments.

I have played in the 60 major plus for two years now. Two years ago we played in Cheyenne and it was atrocious. Last year I played at the complex that had the construction going on and I found out that the construction crews were not aware of the softball tournament that was to be played that weekend.
In addition there several fields that were sun terrible at certain times a day.
This year I see that we are in Boulder City for two days and then in the BLD on Sunday. I am starting to get a complex....I know that there are massive problems in putting on a tournament of this size but it seems that maybe seperating the age divisions a little more should be considered....Just my two cents on the matter.....
June 20, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

I too agree with Bruce. (One of the best hitters I have played against)
We have a BP club here in northern Va. And we have developed a little ritual that we go through every session. We always hit with a screen and begin our session by hitting up the middle. We follow that by hitting the 3-4 and 5-6 holes. We even practice hitting sac flys to different parts of the field. I think that it is important to know what your strengths and weaknesses are as well.
May 6, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championship

Is that what you are doing with Hamels in 65s......I would think they pose a danger to the other 65 s in Loudoun.
April 3, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

What about the bat with the holes in it to allow it to move through the air quicker???That bat ruined a lot of balls by cutting them up....
Feb. 10, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on Webbie's new knee?

Webbie....Just a little advice..if you have a pool that you can use! it is a great device to help you in your rehab.I had both knees done six years ago and was frustrated trying to get back to softball. My PT guy told me to simulate as much softball related motion as I could in the pool. it made a huge difference for me. I still do some exercise in the pool at least three days a week.
Just my two cents on the matter.
Jan. 13, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

I have been hit off of a deflection from the rubber...Broke my nose....I am always trying to fill in the hole in front of the rubber. In addition...I have been hit maybe six times over the years with worst being a broken leg in BP....I have never gotten angry at the batter just myself.... I saw something in canada at a tournament that I Thought would put pitching into the defensive mix of the game of softball. They drew a ten foot circle starting at the rubber and the pitcher could stand anywhere in the circle and pitch. it gave the pitcher some options.
Jan. 7, 2014
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

I have been pitching since the 1980s and I have seen some serious injuries to pitchers. I feel that I am pretty good defensively up the middle but I am in my 60s now. I will get use to the mask wether I like it or not because the position is dangerous. I play in the major plus division and I can tell you that some of those balls are going through the middle faster than 100 mph. I am also confidant that the great majority of players have no interest in hurting anyone and I have never thought that anyone was trying to hit me. There I have said enough.....One last thing...I would never expect someone to not hit the middle if he thinks he can get a hit.
Nov. 21, 2013
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing after knee replacement?

Webbie...I have had both knees replaced and play at a competitive level for superior Softball . Rehab is very important and I also worked in the pool doing softball motion drills.....Ray Ray also has had both knees replaced and he is running faster than he did when he was younger...We are both pitchers.
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