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Real name:
Marv Ruddell

Location:
Murrieta, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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April 12, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: FV Senior Softball League needs players

Thumper00 you weren't there last night? One team was short players. You could have played with them. We will be there next thursday night so if you anyone else wants to play come join the fun. Good games last night. Both ended with one run deciding the outcome.
April 11, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: soc. aaa 50 team in need of players

VinnyG: The SCSSA in Hemet is not cancelled!! Don't know where you got your information. We have 26 teams coming this weekend and we are definitely not canceled.
April 10, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: FV Senior Softball League needs players

Thumper call Tom I'm pretty sure he can find a place for you. Or just show up Thursday night at 6:00 and we'll find a spot for you. Do you know where the park is?
April 8, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Tuff Shield

In case anyone is interested The SCSSA will have these for sale at the next tournament. Colors: Red, Black or Royal $10.00
April 8, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

HR: Boy what an ego too... Yes technically I worked for Joe cuz he was president. He had a personality like dracula. Well I guess he had no personality then. My boss was Dennis Holding VP of Sales. Now this will take you back. Remember the Frantic 4 top fuel dragster? The "Four" were Weekly, Rivero, Fox and Holding. Jim Fox and Dennis Holding supported the top fuel car with a paper route in Pomona. Yes a paper route. They threw papers at 3am to 7am and then went to work in the day. Fun days for sure!!
April 8, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Rob (curveball) glad you had a good race and congrats. I read somewhere Rick has his own ride. Its red in color I think. I'll have to do some research. Looked like a good race. I was rooting for an all girls final in Funny car though. I always liked Stardust Raceway in the old days. Haven't been to the new track as I don't get to vegas that often. Yes by all means come over. We have 11 tournaments a year. Next weekend we have 26 teams. Hemi guy enjoy the southern nationals. I was in atlanta once a lifetime ago when I worked for Mr Gasket. I had a blast in those days.

But reality and old age catches up to you. Sad day today my first real TV love (8th grade) passed on today. God bless you Annette... RIP. Bit of trivia for you old guys that were Mouseketeer fans. Mouseketeer Tommy was non other than Top Fuel TV Tommy Ivo. But I never watched because of the guys anyway just, Annette :O( If you're interested there is a very nice article about her on the FOX News web site

Have a good one

March 31, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: looking for a certain style bat bag

Mike go here: www.socalssa.com click on the roller bag under the picture on the left hand side of the home page. The individual compartments are pictured there. Prices are under the promo tab as well. If you don't find what you're looking for we also sell individual padded bat sleeves in various colors. These will do exactly what you're looking for. They are 34" long with a string tie at the openeing. Contact me if you're interested. Good Luck
March 30, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: FV Senior Softball League needs players

oops.... 6:30 and 7:45

Contact Tom Jadwin league coordinator at 951 805-4746 or patriotwind@live.com More info: http://socalssa.com/FV_League.html
March 29, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: FV Senior Softball League needs players

The French Valley Senior Softball League needs players to fill out teams. Some teams are short players. If you're 45 and over and want to play some softball please contact us today. We play on Thursday nights at Spencers Crossing Park in French Valley CA. Located just next door to Temecula and Murrieta CA off US 79 North. It's is a brand new facility with completely enclosed fences. Game times are 6:30 and 7:75 pm. Contact Tom Jadwin league coordinator at 951 805-4746 or patriotwind@live.com
March 27, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Promoting Tournaments

Scott Im not understanding you about the color scheme on schedules and the definition no "key". Schedules are always linked to a pdf. The lettering that creates the link and its color is determined by your browser settings. For example if I write "schedule" then link it then I give it a blue color you may not see it as blue. My browser uses orange for the links I view. I hope that is what you mean? The only schedule link up on the home page right now is the schedule for the French Valley Senior Softball League which starts tomorrow night. Originally I think it was yellow.
March 27, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Promoting Tournaments

We have been doing this for over a year and a half. www.socalssa.com Several teams have given us their schedules so we can post them in the RSVP listing under each tournament. It allows all the teams to see who is coming so they know who they may be paired with. We have an RSVP list that goes out past September. One thing it does is cut down on those "who's coming? " phone calls
March 22, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Rob I know Top Gun Thunder 50AAA have a Monsta. No Guts No Glory 60AAA have one. Those are the only teams I know personally that have one.

National Speed Center moved to Charleston in about 1983 or 84. It was a nice building I'd say around 3000 sq ft. I think the business closed down in early 2000s when Jim contracted cancer. Had a lot of good times with the people there. They carried all the products in my brief case :O)

As for Dondero how about Willy Borsch driving with one hand with his arm on the door of a AA/FA. You know Mike Lovelle lives there. (Lovelle Bros A/SR) His wife Linda is very active with the Republican party in the state

Maybe we'll see you guys over here one day
March 18, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Gods Sports Company FACTS

Corky I have several in stock and they all have the SSUSA logo and the BPF 1.21 stamped on the barrel. I have a FIB in stock as well. Monsta is sponsoring the Southern California Spring Championship in Hemet next month. For more info go to www.socalssa.com
March 18, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

I have several in stock and they all have the SSUSA logo and the BPF 1.21 stamped on the barrel. I have a FIB in stock as well. Monsta is sponsoring the Southern California Spring Championship in Hemet next month. For more info go to www.socalssa.com
March 17, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Thanks Rob it is a small world. Panella Trucking. Does that bring back some images. I remember his Blown AA/GS Anglia with a 4 speed (yes 4 speed) get sideways on every shift a old Irwindale one night. Ken Dondero was an unbelievable driver. These cars were only 100 inch wheel base!! Im so glad to have my two great recreation passions as the better part of my life. Drag Racing and Softball. Both make for wonderful friendships and some "Monsta" memories :O)

As a side note if you're in Vegas did you know the guys from National Speed Center on Freemont st?
March 17, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results from the Rain Delayed SCSSA Valley Invitational

What a difference a week makes. Last weekend rainy and cold. Absolutely great weather in the Helmet Valley for Saturday's one day event. Thanks to all those teams that participated.

Division #1
W - Rated Athletics
RU - West Coast 50s

Division #2
W - Kamikaze
RU - Got the Runs

Division #3
W - D & K
RU - OTE

Next up: the Monsta Bats Spring Championship

C U then
March 17, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Boy you guys triggered some old memories. How about this one for softball and drag racing. In the 80s I managed a fast pitch team in Orange county. For a while I had a nice younger guy that traveled all the way from Pasadena every Friday night to play with us. Pretty good second basemen too. But his passion was for drag racing and he had to leave us to peruse it. You Mopar guys will know him as Rick Houser the driver for over 25 years for Jim DeFrank's California Car Covers Hemi. Hemi Racer if you ever see him tell him I said hello. Come to think about it recruit him Because he's a senior now :O) Anytime any of you guys want to bench race at our tournaments please feel free. From the time I first drove into Old San Gabriel Dragway at 18 to now I love the sport. So I have lots of stories. Have a good one guys and remember "if it don't go chrome it" BTW Speaking of Monsta Bats take a look at our web site ... Wouldn't want Carl to think I hijacked his topic.
March 13, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

Hey guys, How about starting your own GSC discussion subject. This is unfair to the owner of Monsta Bats. If somebody came in late and they didn't know better they might think you guys were talking about the Monsta bat. I know its really easy to get off on a tangent but this one now is more about GSC than it is about Monsta.
March 5, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

The fact that somebody is new doesn't automatically make them not worthy. I've been in marketing most all my life and I have seen little companies grow to do battle and like David and Goliath come out the better. I use to sell to skeptics like some on this board. When I had my agency I sold products from a little company that made clutches and flywheels. Being the former Sales Manager of Hays Clutches I knew first hand this company was going somewhere. The product was great but the owner and I differed on how to market the product sometimes. Even the name of the company had no meaning. He closed his eyes and opened the phone book and put his finger down and that was how McLeod Clutches was born. Or the name anyway. Dave Russell was selling steel braided hose and fittings in paper bags in a 7 x 10 office space in Torrance CA. I had to convince him to shrink pack the product and create a wholesale price schedule. A little over a year and a half later Russell Performance hit 1 million in sales. in 1977 I took on a little company in Irvine selling to body shops in a generic paper label bottle. Trust me there was nothing sexy about that package. Nice guy too. You may see him on TV from time to time his name is Barry Meguiar. I sold the very first red bottle of Meguiar's to the performance market. My point is keep an open mind. It’s the biggest asset I think I have. Always be open to new and innovative products and ideas. I have met Carl and he is very sincere guy. He has something that no one has. Its his floating inner barrel concept. (FIB) He is trying hard to make his little niche in this market. All that being said however we sell all brands of senior bats. Monstra is just one. To Scott: Yes I am familiar with the GSC bat. But I really don’t want to treat it like a cows third meal of the day. But I’ll share what I know anytime. Just not here. Pray for sunshine and we'll see a lot of you this weekend in Hemet.
Feb. 25, 2013
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

Come on guys if we are going to criticize products made in china we will have to hang up our phones, turn of our TVs and not start our computers. Companies have to start somewhere.

I like many of you watched the Daytona 500 yesterday and I bet many of you noticed the Autometer Stickers on EVERY CAR out there. In 1975 a very small company came to my agency and had what they called the best product on the market. It was unique and lived up to the hype but it needed representation to tell the story. We took on this product and worked it for the better part of the 19 years I was in that business. In the early days NASCAR’s Bill Franz Sr. told them to hit the road because in his words “Stewart Warner” was the best and that's all he would ever approve for NASCAR. If it wasn't for perseverance, a quality product and belief in the company Autometer tachs and gauges would not be on those cars. I'm proud to say I had a part in their success here on the west coast.

Carl demonstrated his Bats at our last tournament. We had him at an open field and he let the guys swing his bats for about 3 hours. To my knowledge the bat was received well. The Monsta as well as other Senior Bats are available from us at the tournaments. I believe in giving companies exposure because you never know when a new Autometer will be starting out.

BTW I do not know if the law has changed or not but when I was in automotive components could be shipped in and if assembled in the USA those products could be labeled "Made in the USA" that means a bat can come in without end caps and then put together by American workers and then labeled “Made in the USA”. Case in point MSD (another company I pioneered) circuit boards are still made in Mexico. The covers are cast in the USA and the two are assembled in El Paso. The product is labeled "Made in USA" I really suspect many of the bats we use have components made in other countries. Paco 13: Unlike the brand you mentioned I have actually seen and held this bat. Its not an enigma :O)
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