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Dec. 26, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules of the Game-Love them

I respectfully disagree. I think that you can still make it difficult for the batter by how you attack the mat/zone. I cannot tell you how many umpires that I have had that look straight down at the area behind the plate and call a ball or strike regardless of where it crossed the plate.
Dec. 26, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For the guys who still play with the kids.......

I guess that being in disagreement with someone is really not a problem. We are all entitled to our opinions. That being said.....There is no perfect game and yet we still play............Merry Christmas!!!!!!
Dec. 26, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules of the Game-Love them

Nothing wrong with the mat and I pitch. It does seem to standardize the strike zone at least a little across the country. It does take away the sweeping curve to the outside but gives it back to the inside. I like it when I am up to bat because it keeps that umpire who likes to call the deep strike from making you swing at balls over your head.
Dec. 26, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For the guys who still play with the kids.......

Gary...Rules change all the time and will continue to do so in all divisions...There is nothing wrong with that ...It is the nature of "Human" games. I stopped playing with the young guys last year at the age of 60. The "Senior" game for me is outstanding, the players make it so.....
Why do you object so strongly to everything that you feel is a change? Change happens all the time...YOU can't be upset all the time ...Are you???
Nov. 24, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Product review
Discussion: pitchers shin guards and facemask

I wear modified Hockey shin guards. They go on fast and provide adequate protection.
Nov. 19, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Bats

I was under the impression that one did not have to identify oneself unless he wanted to. Is there some shame involved.
Nov. 16, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Bats

Gary19.....It is truly amazing.......You have an opinion on everything!!!!

The new Reb. (asa) with the hole in it is pretty good. We tested it at our BP club.
Nov. 4, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee replacement thoughts

I had both knees replaced and my two cents on the matter is that the rehab is more important than the actual operation.
I had the use of a pool and in addition to the formal rehab I simulated the motions that you use in a game in the water...including the running motion. I used the pool 5 days a week.
Nov. 4, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Phoenix Worlds

I do think that some of the umps were letting the pitchers go a bit too high.(13-15) They were generally consistant and that is all you can ask for but I do think that a lot of the umps need to check out what 12 feet really is. I know that it is a tough job...having to call the pitch moments after it is released.
Oct. 28, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Safety Questions

It's not just the equipment!!! It has something to do with our AGE!!! Reactions are slower and healing is slower. I personally like to play and not have to sit out while I heal from some injury,...Just my two cents....
Oct. 24, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 major plus

Donnie...How did you do at the Villages tourney?
Oct. 3, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas

Turn Two...Congratulations...You guys are the best year in and year out!!!!!! See you this weekend....
Oct. 3, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Change

You know that the "Bat" and "Balls" wars have been going on as long as I have been playing softball(1970). Wood to Aluminum to thinner Aluminum and airplane Aluminum and doublewall Aluminum, etc.( Not to mention; cryogenics, bent handle, perforated, ceramics, etc.) Now it is carbon composites. It is never going to end with someone always trying to build a better mousetrap.....AND getting you to buy it!!!!
Oct. 3, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas

Can anyone tell me how Turn Two did this past weekend?(60 Major Plus)
Sept. 6, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BP/practice

That is why when we take Bp you have to hit a strike or you lose a turn. We make a game out of it and ridicule each other but it does make you hit anything close...just like in a game.
Aug. 28, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BP/practice

We started a BP club in Northern Va. with two guys about 30 years ago...This is what we do : We put a screen up and put cones at the 5-6 hole and the 3-4 hole. We hit in groups of three or four and take sets of four swings into the designated holes. The whole group will hit every ball into the designated hole. You lose your swings to the next guy if you take a strike or foul the ball over the fence.( that's more for fun). My buddy and I show up rain or shine
because you have to play sometimes in "poor" conditions.
This helps my mindset in games because I too have already decided where I am going to hit the ball based on the defence. We also work on the power swing(sac. fly for the base hitters) as well. If some one outside our group wants to hit with us they have to use our system or we won't let them hit with us.....
July 28, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Todays game?

My thought here is that there must be more than ONE guardian of the "Holy Grail" of softball. If not we will all be held hostage to the dictates of ONE crazy man.
July 26, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Todays game?

Does anyone else think that some of these discussions are taken over by a chosen few???? Is it possible to have an"adult"(as the president would say it)thread without the name calling?
July 25, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: hitting the middle

M..If it was a cheap way to get on I think that batting averages would be higher.
July 25, 2011
Mr. Manassas
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Todays game?

Again...Way too much negativity....The battle between too live equipment and not live enough will go on forever. IT already has!!!!The insurance companies will eventually win out and we will play with whatever is left!!!!
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