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Real name:
Steve Paulsen

Location:
Iowa City, IA

Division:
Men's 50

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Jan. 5, 2014
CSinc
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 2014 50's AA teams attending?

Antiques of Iowa City, Iowa plan on attending the TOC as a 50AA team.
Sept. 14, 2012
CSinc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SLIDING!!

Anytime the play will be close, I'm sliding. I have seen more guys hurt themselves trying to toe dance their way in than I have sliding. The most frustrating thing is watching someone literally slowing up going into the next base to avoid getting hurt.If you have no intention of sliding, don't take the chance of going. On our team less than half the guys will ever slide. At our age I don't begrudge the decision not to slide, but please don't try to take the extra base if you aren't willing to get down on a close play. When I am on the field a whole different part of my brain takes over, so I play like I did when I was young...unfortunetly I may pay for that decision for days (or weeks) after I'm done!
Oct. 15, 2011
CSinc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Observation

In our area, I have not been awed by the home runs. I don't know if the guys discussing the homers are mostly Majors/Major+, but I don't recall having anyone we played this year make a home run out. Our team plays in an ASA league during the week, and to be honest the guys who hit a few homers in SSUSA are also the same guys hitting a homer or two in ASA ball. Of course we are AA team, just having been reranked from AAA, so we are not a powerful lot. Maybe the midwest is a different level of ball than the coasts...
July 19, 2011
CSinc
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Wouldn't it be nice

I agree...we have played in just two tournies so far this year and have been bumped out early, it would have been nice to see how they finished up. I have a teamful of guys that would like to track who's doing what and there is just no info the "qualifiers". I know the results all have to be submitted to the home office, why can't they update the tournies with a results section
July 13, 2011
CSinc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

As a pitcher I don't advocate going up the middle, but it often is unavoidable. You will get your occasional roidhead who has no morals or compassion and will try to take you down, but for the most part guys are just trying to hit the ball...at our age, even if you are playing ASA ball against the younger generation or senior ball, we need to PROTECT ourselves! The main issue I see, since the rules implemented to protect us(mask/shin guards, or sign off) is the machoism of guys even our age to put a little gear on. My buddy took one on the shin last year that swelled up like a watermelon and he could barely walk, but even he is too manly to even wear shin guards this year. Sorry guys I'm donning the shin guards & knee pads at the very least, and I am not "ashamed" to put on a mask if need be. We ain't kids anymore, if more pitchers put on the gear, there wouldn't be such a stigma attached to it.
April 15, 2011
CSinc
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50's teams for Milwaukee May 21-22

ChiPrimeMarty, sent our check off a couple days ago, see you in Milwaukee
March 31, 2011
CSinc
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50's teams for Milwaukee May 21-22

I would be interested in getting our team in this one, haven't heard much about past tourney results...we are ranked AAA. Don't want to travel that far without a few different teams to play. Anybody have any info or advice for the Milwaukee Classic 50's division.
Jan. 7, 2010
CSinc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waiver or not to waiver...

No offense taken E4/E6. Thanks
Jan. 7, 2010
CSinc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waiver or not to waiver...

I hope I'm not the only pitcher out there that realizes the danger of the position every time I step out there. For the most part I'm still playing against 20-30 year olds in local leagues, and some of these young ones rip the sh** out of the ball...I'm not too proud to say I think about the danger of being out on the mound, which is why I use steps to protect myself and am ready and alert after each pitch. If I need to explain the bat control statement I will, when I was younger, I had no clue where I was going to hit, it was just rip it and run like hell...now I spray the ball around the field with some level of control, be it left field, right field or wherever. So by bat control, I guess I mean I have some sense of where I expect to place the ball.
Jan. 7, 2010
CSinc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waiver or not to waiver...

For me, as a pitcher, it is very simple. I am going to protect myself with a mask when the situation dictates that I should. If I don't have myself protected, I certainly will not blame anyone else for my indescretion. When I started playing 30+ years ago, I remember many occasions of pitchers going down using Bombats and Blue Dots, I was young and had little bat control and put a few guys down myself in my early days. Most senior players our not out to knock anybody off the mound. Pitchers have been in danger from the beginning of time, surely more so now than 30 years ago, but I think maybe not as much as may be percieved. The balls we played with back then sure seemed as hard as any rock at the quarry. I was much more in fear 10-15 years ago when the DeMarinis first came out and the balls were not limited to compensate, than I am now days...that being said I am still going to wear protection, because many of us will still be in danger on the mound regardless of the bat/ball combination, simply due to the reduce reflexes of aging.
Jan. 5, 2010
CSinc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waiver or not to waiver...

I really really would question that a waiver would hold up under many court situations, if challenged. What I would hope that the face mask rule will due is take away the stigma that many players attach to wearing the mask. I am a pitcher, and typically don't wear a mask...but have in certain games where the opponent obviously had no regard for their rivals pitcher. Any pitcher with much experience can sense early on when they are involved in a game against a bunch of thugs. My point is that if the mask is a requirement,the five percent (or less) that wear them currently will be joined by a much higher percentage that will, because it is the most logical thing to do in our world of softball as things stand today to keep pitcher safe. If you don't want to wear it great, but assume the risk.
Oct. 15, 2009
CSinc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Winter Camp, Boynton Beach,FL.

Saw this advertised in Senior Softball News. Anybody have an opinion on whether or not this is worth the trip. A couple of buddies have expressed interest in something like this, but we want to make sure it's worth our while(and dollars). Thanks for any input, plus or minus.
Aug. 2, 2009
CSinc
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: would players come to arkansas

I would be interested in something like this, giving the time and place worked out. I attended a Mohr softball board "get together" years back, and it sound like this may be what your looking at. I do know it was a great time and we got to meet a lot of great people/softball lovers like ourselves. I think it's worth looking into.
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