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May 21, 2014
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tee-shirts or other prizes?

When I run my NCSSA tournaments, I have recruited sponsors to cover my anticipated awards expense. For my two tournaments with a total of 7 brackets total, I have 4 wineries that cover the cost. Their banners are displayed at the event and their logos are on the backs of the t-shirts I give out. I don't pre-order the t-shirts, but order them to the specifications of the winning teams and send them out Priority Mail. We also provide the Costco shorty bottles of water, I think they are 5 oz free of charge. In the past I have charged $275 per team and still make about $3000 a year for our Big Valley Seniors Club.
Treacy Elliott
The Saints 60's
May 19, 2014
Caveman
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Senior Softball Leagues in the Santa Rosa, CA Area

I have a friend that is interested in starting to play senior ball. He lives in the Santa Rosa area. Does anyone know of any leagues that are available for that area?
Treacy Elliott
The Saints 60's
May 19, 2014
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Signing a waiver doesn't really relieve any entity from liability, nor does mandating equipment usage. All you need is a good lawyer.
Treacy Elliott
The Saints 60's
Jan. 31, 2014
Caveman
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

Hemi,
I've worn the gloves I described above in 30 degree weather (not playing softball) and they do keep your hands comfortably warm.
Treacy
Jan. 29, 2014
Caveman
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

Try these. We use them at work and I think they might fit the bill. They are not sports gloves. They are made of a stretch material so they form to your hand like a second skin without being uncomfortably tight and the palm and fingers have a rubberized material for grip. Haven't tried them for throwing but I did put one on and picked up a softball and it seems like it would work

G-Tek MaxiFlex Ultimate
www.atg-glovesolutions.com

Fastenal has a similar product called Body Guard. Both sell for under $5 a pair

Treacy Elliott
Saints 60
Jan. 19, 2014
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitchers new rule of mandatory face masks for pitchers..

I've switched to a worth batting helmet with face guard. I used a mask before, but at times I took it off because of the sun issue. Also, my mask was the polycarbonate material and it obstructed my view on grounders once the got about 3' from me. I don't have the same problem with the helmet/mask combo. It is warmer, but definitely worth the change
Jan. 16, 2014
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can someone tell me why DeMarini Black Ops bag is so expensive

Try the Tanel 360, it is reasonable and also if you look through some of the discussions there is a code that will get you a 20% discount
Jan. 16, 2014
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ca players etc etc

Taits,
Treacy here. Just curious, what are they reporting in LA regarding the drought conditions. In Norcal, we are facing mandatory 20% reductions in water usage. Is it the same for Socal?
Jan. 13, 2014
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NCSSA Tournament Schedule

schedule is now posted on the NCSSA website
Jan. 7, 2014
Caveman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Southerson, I still agree that it should be an option and I think SSUSA is covering their behind on this one
Jan. 7, 2014
Caveman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Southerson, I've pitched 40+ years and have never seen anyone hit in the face, yet I won't take the chance. If a guy wants to hit the middle, go ahead, but if I know you are trying to hit the middle and hit me, protection or not, you will pay the price one way or another. I'd much rather get a rash than have my face deformed by a 100+ mph softball
Jan. 7, 2014
Caveman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

I'm with AcePV, I wear a helmet and wire mask, wire mask is much better than the plastic. This should be a choice, not a requirement. I chose to wear it, not worth the risk
Treacy Elliott
Sacramento Saints 60
Jan. 3, 2014
Caveman
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bats and cold weather

I always try and keep my equipment in a controlled temperature environment i.e. indoors. It is the constant temperature changes as Crusher suggests that damage bats. Heat also damages shoes and gloves and dry cold air in the winter dries out your glove
Treacy Elliott
Dec. 30, 2013
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NCSSA Tournament Schedule

Cruzer951
Here is the NCSSA website

http://www.norcalseniorsoftball.com/
Dec. 27, 2013
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NCSSA Tournament Schedule

I spoke with a board member yesterday. Looks like mid January.
Treacy Elliott
Sacramento Saints
Dec. 10, 2013
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NCSSA meeting TODAY 127 @10 am

Deal,
They also are allowing all area reps, both primary and alternates to vote on issues at Board meetings, other than that, Scott pretty much summed up the activity at the meeting
Treacy Elliott
Dec. 10, 2013
Caveman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

I believe it should be a choice not a mandate. I do wear a helmet and mask, but that is my choice. I started using the Gameface mask and it did have some blind spots on ground balls when they got 4 feet or so from me. Switched to a batting helmet with wire face guard and that eliminated any blind spot. I suspect that any of the wire style masks would have the same effect.
Treacy Elliott
Nov. 27, 2013
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: pitchers shin guards

catchers type are the best overall protection, covers knee cap and top of foot. They are a bit pricey, but I got mine at Play It Again Sports for $25 used. The are not too restrictive either
Treacy Elliott
Nov. 27, 2013
Caveman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Thanksgiving to the Senior Softball Community

Let us all be thankful for having the opportunity and health that enables us to continue playing the sport we all love. And that we have the ability through this board to share our knowledge and opinions with each other. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Treacy Elliott
Sacramento Saints 60
Nov. 12, 2013
Caveman
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Rolling Bat Bags

#6
Thanks, I saw the code on the shoe discussion and used it, appreciate you sharing that. Will be using it again to order new turf shoes after the Holidays
Treacy Elliott
Sacramento Saints 60
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