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Oct. 15, 2009
Doctor J
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bats & balls

as i read through comments on player safety, bats and balls, and home run limits...an obvious thought comes to me; why are players over 50 using such explosive bats and balls!? i mean, we are 50 for christ's sake! as much as i hate to admit it...i don't have the reflexes of a 25 yo. but even if i did, they would be no match for the technology. i just don't understand the fascination with home runs, especially with the equipment we are allowed to use. the easy solution to all of these issues is to go back to bats and balls that are similiar in performance to the original wood bats and leather covered balls. no athletic event is free of risk, but this would certainly eliminate the needless danger associated with our current equipment. we could then do away with home run limits and simplify our classification system. we could once again take the field with the knowledge that our risk of significant injury or death was within that expected for a recreational sport.
Oct. 8, 2009
Doctor J
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rankings

barrym,
looking back to when i played in what was called the masters divisions in ASA...there were no classifications except for age. 3 HR and then they were outs. everyone who entered played at the same level. proof of age all that was required to play. made it awfully simple!i realize this is almost too simple to work...but what we have now is being made needlessly complicated and unfair!
Oct. 8, 2009
Doctor J
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rankings

taits & brett, not to beat a dead horse; but we, like others, were rated to major+ because we won under the rules. bumped up to a division with a different set of rules!
as you know senior softball is as good as it gets...as as bad as it can be. i think we have more control than we think. as do certain individuals who are running senior softball! we're not talking about rocket science here. we know that they are influenced too much by the money. what they don't seem to understand is that if they opened up major, or whatever they want to call it, they would have a record number of teams. and what a fun competitive division! forcing teams to play major plus isn't working. we just don't play! they end up with 2-4 teams per tournament, and the same 2 or 3 win. how about a little common sense. do things the right way and it's amazing...the money will take care of itself!
Oct. 8, 2009
Doctor J
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rankings

if it is a walk or single...players don't have to change their swing. i for one, and i think many others, get no enjoyment out of watching 30-40 balls sail over the fence, even if they are only 1 base at a time. if that's what an individual enjoys, play major plus with unlimited home runs. heck; why not just set up a home run derby division...just like we used to play in the backyard as kids! of course we could go back to wood bats and a ball with a leather cover and a spun yarn core, and have only one division with unlimited home runs. that would eliminate the major risk of injury and make a home run mean something again!
Oct. 8, 2009
Doctor J
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rankings

a lot of chatter about windy city...i'm 5'6'' 140lbs and have never hit a home run(over the fence), even with the ridiculous bats and balls that are used! i joined windy city because of great friendships that i have with the players, and the opportunity to play with a group that plays all aspects of the game...hitting, fielding, baserunning. over half of our team never or rarely hits home runs! but because we won tourneys playing by the established rules in major, we were moved up to major plus so that i could stand on the field and watch teams hit 50-60 HR a game! i can't learn to hit home runs...but anyone of any size can learn to base hit! i would favor that anyone who wants to play major be allowed to play major. limit the HR and make the rest outs! it would be a great division and bring back some of the other teams like ours who have put together teams under the rules and been penalized for winning! the powers that be in senior softball do not realize that if they were willing to do this that they would put a great product on the field. they continue to bend to the desires of those who prefer to play home run derby!
Oct. 8, 2009
Doctor J
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rankings

a lot of chatter about windy city...i'm 5'6'' 140lbs and have never hit a home run(over the fence), even with the ridiculous bats and balls that are used! i joined windy city because of great friendships that i have with the players, and the opportunity to play with a group that plays all aspects of the game...hitting, fielding, baserunning. over half of our team never or rarely hits home runs! but because we won tourneys playing by the established rules in major, we were moved up to major plus so that i could stand on the field and watch teams hit 50-60 HR a game! i can't learn to hit home runs...but anyone of any size can learn to base hit! i would favor that anyone who wants to play major be allowed to play major. limit the HR and make the rest outs! it would be a great division and bring back some of the other teams like ours who have put together teams under the rules and been penalized for winning! the powers that be in senior softball do not realize that if they were willing to do this that they would put a great product on the field. they continue to bend to the desires of those who prefer to play home run derby!
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