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Real name:
John Thompson

Location:
Sedalia, MO

Division:
Men's 55

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Oct. 12, 2014
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Just so we keep it all in perspective. Ex MLB players using the hottest bats on the planet hitting very good balls should be able to hit some monster bombs. No sure why all the hoopla.
Oct. 4, 2014
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: JEALOUSY AND ENVY ONE OF MANS MANY WEAKNESSES

Pearl.....and some can be very thin skinned. I also do not see any reference to a charity event is his initial post. Might have been viewed differently if he had done so.
Oct. 3, 2014
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

I absolutely love this message board. Classic stuff all around! [grins]
July 14, 2014
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nice job getting scores from NE Championships posted!

I have been very critical in the past as to the length of time it took to post tournament scores given the technology we have today. I can say without reservation (now as a dues paying member) I was very impressed with the expeditious manner in which the Midwest Championship scores were posted. I might also add the Tournament Directors on site were very accommodating and even grabbed a rake to help work some wet field conditions.
No need for the jr. high computer club! [grins]
Nov. 20, 2013
JT9
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: finding results of tournies

Mr.Dowell,
Thank you so much for the speedy manner in which you posted the detailed
game scores and bracket results for both events and even 2500 miles apart. Wow! you must feel a real sense of accomplishment in satisfying your members, again what a novel idea. No whining, just a simple request that my jr.high computer class could have accomplished. If you have any more tenuous communication issues networking let me know, I will alert my class.
So:
Listen to your members!!
Nov. 19, 2013
JT9
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: finding results of tournies

(This summer)137 teams ages 8-18.....4 venues, scores posted no later than 1 hour following the games. Simple phone call/text of game scores to an individual with administrative rights with laptop linked to the USSSA website. Pleasing the customer.........what a novel idea.

By the way.....does SSUSA ever put out an end of the year balance sheet? If so, please post on the board for all to see.

Thank you!
Nov. 18, 2013
JT9
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: finding results of tournies

Not difficult......can be done with relative ease. Until it beomes a priority it won't happen.


Nov. 15, 2013
JT9
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: finding results of tournies

17Black It can be done with relative ease if it was a priority. Sounds like the software might need an upgrade :)
Oct. 14, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad state of affirs at Huntsman.

With all due respect......why cheat at anything?
Oct. 13, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad state of affirs at Huntsman.

Average guy with an average swing.......watching a guys warm up swings...I hope you are kidding!
Sept. 7, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

phantomf4j, I think that is a great idea on your part to just stick with talking about softball!!!!!!!!!
Sept. 3, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Fabe,
The problem being...concepts and humans combined in a cohesive fashion can work. It takes vision and a willingness to take chances, explore and assess. I have played and enjoyed the experience all over the country. Unfortunately, four colon surgeries (two botched) has sidelined me for awhile.

Tim,
When you place a benchmark as runs per inning and combine teams that consist of the athletic talent I have seen over the years I would disagree with you. Will there be those that are what may be the elite, sure there will be..... that is the beauty of competition.. I think you are selling your fellow senior players short.

Good luck with your balance issue....just not the way competition is supposed to work. The associations have done a great job just to keep the sport solvent by allowing the run benchmark balance, extra player and runs.. Keeps them coming back.

Enjoy the rest of your season!



Sept. 3, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

HJ, stating that society needs to be more diverse and open is not a political view at all. That line of thinking crosses all spectrums of the world we live in......even the softball community. Is not the softball community part of society?

My point of view is applicable to all facets of the competitive world.

You are correct that as the technology surpasses the playing ability of the participants accomodations are necessary. If this doesn't happen the event usually tends to exist.

No pulpit at all and I truly understand what this board is.

I challenge you to get real, take the blinders off and remove the hand from in front of your face, apply open a diverse thought into your softball world and strive to initiate change to a game that appears to need some help.

Again, let us take baby steps and combine major and major +. We all know that most major teams could compete with the major+ teams. As least most competittive softball players I know would agree.
Sept. 2, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

That while it might be a realistic point of view it is not absolute. Or is it just plain old common sense? Maybe I should give people more credit than I presently do. We could dig deeper but some things are better left unsaid.

Sept. 2, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

From a global perspective intrinsic values are gone as exhibited even on this board many times.

Don't kid youself, many of those disabled I have worked with over the years know exactly what that ribbon means.

Nothing political about having a diverse and open way of thinking. You proved my point by citing it is not germane to this discussion.

Making softball a better game is very subjective. What is better for one may not be the same for someone else. I enjoyed the game when I played but I believe I kept it in the proper perspective.......it was a recreational game to me and nothing more. I would offer what has been offered many times on this board.....a start would be to combine Major and Major plus. Won't happen as long as the organizations are financially solvent. Not really open or diverse in scope just common sense, another value lacking today.


Sept. 2, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Intrinsic values are gone. As a society we are proficient in the art of adaptation even to the point of acting or looking like a fool.

Tell the mom that her daughters death because of bullying was a "right of passage" Survival of the fittest I guess...very confusing logic.

While the human brain hasn't changed, our knowledge of its workings has......we should all be greatful for that.

Spend some time with the disabled and you will understand the value of that trophy/ribbon just for taking part.

Part of the problem with society today....we need a more open and diverse way of thinking.


Sept. 1, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Bob Dylan said it best....."The Times They Are A-Changin. And if I might add......faster than we are able to keep up.
Aug. 27, 2013
JT9
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields

Are you sure......If the breeze is out of the northwest what would the wind speed need to be before the beeds of sweat on my body begin to cool my core body temperature in my new Under Armour dri-fit shirt? :)
Aug. 4, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western National Championships

4 day event 127 teams 5 venues ages 8-18 scores were poated no later than 1 hour after the conclusion of the games. Might be a software issue but again, I believe it to be a priority issue.
Aug. 4, 2013
JT9
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Midwest Championships 2013

No excuse.....just not a priority.
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