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Dec. 16, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Automatic Move Ups

Ron, is it ok for us to refer to you as the "one hit wonder" from now on.

It's not our fault you were stuck on the mound and had to see that weaker right fielder not get to that hard hit line drive over his head.
Dec. 16, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

Mario brother is a beast with the bat...he had the game changing hit against us at the worlds last year...a five hopper down the first base line.

He always had a good time and carried himself in a professional manner during all games.

If Dale lived in our neck of the building (we don't have to many woods around here) I'd be working hard to add him to our squad.
Dec. 16, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Automatic Move Ups

You are right swing..it could have been caught...

That's probably why the Rated brain trust moved the pitcher that "one hit us" to right field the next game.

I am sure the "one hit wonder" would have caught that ball if he wasn't stuck on the mound...

"One hit wonder" now that's a nick name I can remember;-)
Dec. 15, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Automatic Move Ups

Leon..I haven't followed this thread but...is a guy that pitched a one hitter against our "major plus" team while playing for another major plus team complaining about having to play major plus to the point they traveled across the country to play down??

I don't understand?? Did this marvelous team that one hit us actually run all the way to Georgia for a major instead of driving a few hours to Vegas to Play SSUSA Major Plus?

Leon, Is that what happened?

Or is there something else evolved? Maybe they found discounted tickets to the east that were cheaper then the price of 30 gallons of gas????? You gotta remember gas was expensive last summer..I think it got up to around $4 a gallon down south.

I thought that rated team was good enough to at least try to compete in Plus last year???? Kinda like we "tried"..

If I remember correctly????? Their catcher/coach/sponsor was a pretty funny guy.

I remember their shortstop was good but...I can't remember any one else?

Oh...I think I do remember...wasn't that guy that used to drive up to play with Ranaldi the rated pitcher?? I thought his name was Geoge or something like that..not Ron

You remember Leon...the guy that didn't pitch when we beat them the next time we faced them.

I think that's the case because I seem to remember saying...what coach doesn't start a guy that one hit a team the next time they play them;-)

Anyway...isn't senior ball fun? We get to act like five year olds well into our late 50s.
Dec. 15, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Letting go with your top hand should not effect your bat speed at contact unless/which does happen occasionally...the hitter slows down his hand speed before he finishes hitting through the ball.

It's not guaranteed but a do know a couple top hand release hitters that ended up with elbow/forearm issues latter in life.
Dec. 14, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

My view is...seniors should not waiste any time trying to learn to make a seniors swing look like the younger "elites".

For the most part those guys have purchased (steroids) their ability to shorten their swings and still have HUGE bat speed. I'd call it the Bonds factor.

They also mostly play against USSSA pitching which is like comparing apples to oranges for our senior games.

Also understand that many of the younger elite power hitters have had to become pull hitters because the elite events are being playing on baseball fields with the shortest distance to the fence being down the lines. Our senior fields are symmetrical/usually 300 feet all around.

While talking about baseball field demensions..there is a reason the park gets bigger the farther you go from the foul lines...linear extension hits the ball farther and...it's easier to get extension hitting a ball alley to alley...so don't waiste your time becoming a pull hitter...there is a reason it's called the power alley.
Dec. 14, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Ken, your swing evaluation two posts up is right on, although I think we see proper weight shift and arc of the bat slightly different based on some of your videos I has seen.

I assumed when you were talking rotational hitting you were talking about the craze that's taken over many baseball schools of thought..ie...short arming your linear arm extension.

In the end...tutoring senior players limbs/backs/legs/eyes..ok..lets just say BODIES, into a successful softball swing is more of a Rube Goldberg then an exact science.

The first thing I ask a new senior student is..do you have any ailments that limit your mobility?

After that question is answered...most often I have to pull out my Rube Goldberg senior softball hitting book.

The power chapter is the shortest chapter..it's one page long...it says..

I don't know how we are going to get there YET but somehow we need to get the bat head from here to there moving as fast as possible.
Dec. 13, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

It's my believe rotational hitting is senior softball reduces your power.

The main reason rotational hitting is often used in baseball is because the batter doesn't have the hand speed to catch up to the fastball.

In senior softball...no pitcher can throw a fastball past the hitter so..if your a senior player shortening your linear extension by rotational hitting is cheating yourself of as much as 20% of your bat speed. There is a reason bats cannot be longer then 34 inches it limits your linear extension.

If you doubt my believe on this subject??? Just look back to the top precomposite softball players swings. Linear swings is what was required in the aluminum era...unless of coarse..you stuck a needle in your azz.

That same linear extension still gives you more bat speed then short arming your swing with a rotational swing you do not need to use because the pitcher has no way to throw a fast ball at you.
Dec. 11, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

nazzerino not hazarding
Dec. 11, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

Cal energy is no more we picked up one of their guys, the MTC varsity picked up another and hazarding picked up two..

Does anyone know if Flip is building a 55 team?
Dec. 11, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

Dave, that's great news.

I figured you guys were making a 55 team when you added a "chicken" to your pot of stew.

The more teams the better.

It sounds like Northwest Legends are a year away from getting back together for a 55 team also.

We are looking at 50 majors and or, the 55 Major Plus World.

Our guys are really looking forward to being one of the younger teams on the block instead of aging out..

This senior stuff is interesting...you get to see many/most players drastically slow down for individual divisions as they get to the back half of the age group.

As the say...the new young is 55 or 60 or 65 or 70. And......

The new old is 53/54 or 58/59 or 63/64 or 68/69...



Dec. 9, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

So let's see...

Does that mean there are FOUR west coast 55 Major Plus teams total?

1 SoCal 55 Plus team/nighthawks

1 Oregon 55 Plus team/ Grants Posse

The MTC 55 varsity (champion winners)

And our NorCal MTC 55 Jayvee squad

Who is missing?


Dec. 8, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

Our MTC 50 team is moving to major plus in the 55 age group.

Other then the nighthawks and our MTC 55 varsity team (we will be called the MTC JV because they own all the "hardware") how many teams can we expect in our new age group Plus Division?

any info would be helpful
Dec. 8, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

But the big difference between the reebok and Dudley for Mario is..

Mario couldn't punch a two hopper between first and second with the reebok;-)
Dec. 5, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Bruce, your name sounds familiar...

For some reason when I hear Bruce Wood I think of Bunca or Jimmies.

In my younger days I was a Pro Team, American Reality/Budweiser SF, Dan Smith player.

Who'd you play for?

I to played younger ball latter in life..major World Series till 43, B worlds at 48/Disney, C Worlds at 49/at Liberty Park.

Glad there is senior ball...it's nice being one of the young guys every five years.

Dec. 4, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

BW, I will agree that USSSA has not evolved into anything special at this point.

I paid no attention to how there worlds went but..I would guess they didn't do well.

On the USSSA issue...at least in the plus division they running a glorified homerun contest giving everything the power hitters wanted..it started out as 15 hrs then walks..I don't know how it ended up but that more or less killed it for me.

Usssa also decided not to use the already set SSUSA division format of AA, AAA, Major and Plus. A big mistake as far as I am concerned.

USSSA also turned down running their world earlier in the year...maybe playing thier world the same weekend as a couple of their Big Conference events..

Maybe during the Smoky Mountain Classic in Maryville run the Eastern Senior Worlds except having it start on Sunday at Sandy Springs/late Saturday if possible at the satellite fields and end Monday night at sandy springs.

Then maybe after a Conference event in the west running the Western senior worlds Saturday night and ending Monday..

They did a smart move trying to run their western worlds in SoCal where there are many teams except I think they should have run their worlds about 1 month before SSUSA not after it.

I doubt very mich that USSSA will walk away from senior ball...they will tweak it till it works.
Dec. 4, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

I would say...only two players can be pinch run for each inning.

In the open inning, if the player that was pinch run for earlier in the inning gets on base again he can be pinch run for again.
Dec. 4, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

BW, on the number of Plus teams at worlds I could swear some guy called that an "anamaly"????

Does that sound familiar?????

Maybe we will just call that a senior moment;-)
Dec. 4, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

No need to compare abilities....

How about getting back on the subject of what would be the positive and negative effects on the game with an enlarged mat.

Less walks

Batters wouldn't be able to sit around waiting for that cookie

Pitchers could use more angles with their pitch

Pitchers would not get behind in the count as often and need to throw cookies

Pitchers would have a better chance of hitting the mat while pitching from the back of the box(giving them more reaction time)

Pitchers with the ability to throw breaking balls would have a better chance to hit the mat.

Batters woukd have to cover the outside corner of a larger mat/thereby requiring them to stand closer to the mat..which would give the pitcher a better chance to jam the batter with an inside pitch

Now I know...according to many...I have shown my ignorance so...maybe you geniuses can use this as a teachable moment and help me out.
Dec. 3, 2014
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

I actual gave hitting lessons to many of the old As players over the years so...I know many 60+ players/although many of those same players are now pushing 70 years old...and, on occasion watch them/now the Omen players play in NorCal events.
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