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Real name:
Joseph Gogolsky

Location:
Rochester, NY

Division:
Men's 65

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Nov. 18, 2013
JGogo
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Al Dreschler - Pace Softball - Suddenly Passed Away

Very sad day for the Pace Softball Club of Rochester, NY. Just received word that Al Dreschler, teammate, roommate and all around nice guy, suddenly passed away yesterday. Al's wife, Trudy, passed away several weeks ago. Al has two children, Al Jr and Amy. Please keep the Dreschler's in your thoughts and prayers.
Nov. 17, 2013
JGogo
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: finding results of tournies

I just spent three weeks playing in the MSBL Baseball World Series in Phoenix. We played in major league spring training complexes all over the Phoenix area. All of our scores were posted on line immediately after the games. The managers call a number and the scores are verbally transmitted to a staff member who inputs the scores.

The Roy Hobbs Baseball World Series in Fort Myers is in it's fourth week and all the scores are posted on line the day if the games. This subject has been brought up many times in the past and SSUSA just ignores these posts and continues to do business as usual.
Aug. 22, 2013
JGogo
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2013 Brookhouse Tourney, Rochester,NY

Congratulations to Bostonian Shoes 65's who beat Brantford Nissan 65's two games to win the 2013 Brookhouse Tourney in Rochester, NY, last weekend.

The games were played on turf fields and ASA bats were used. Runs were scored in the low teens for the majority of games and ground balls were a pleasure to field on the turf fields. No dirty hops and body bruises which are normally encountered on the dirt fields.
July 22, 2013
JGogo
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for the Drechsler Family, Pace Softball Club

The Pace Softball Club in Rochester, NY received some sad news this morning. Al Drechsler's wife, Trudie, passed away this morning. Al is a true gentlemen and Trudie was a great supporter of Al and the Pace Softball Club. Please keep the Drechsler family in your thoughts and prayers.
Nov. 13, 2012
JGogo
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: fort myers

I spent three weeks in Phoenix, Arizona playing baseball in the MSBL World Series and all of our scores and standings were posted after each game. Roy Hobbs is presently going on in Fort Myers, Florida and all of the scores for the day can be found on their website.

Maybe, SSUSA ought to contact these groups and find out how they can get their results on line immediately after the days games.

Also, it was a real pleasure playing baseball with wood bats. Baseball players are dumbfounded with the use of the senior bats in softball. They wonder how senior players can field balls that are struck with such velocity that it is almost impossible to field a hard grounder.

There was not a single baseball hit in the 20+ games that I played in that approached the speed of a softball off a Miken, Combat or Reebok bat. Senior baseball is wood bat only and the decision to go to wood was made to protect the players from high velocity balls struck off metal bats.

Go figure!!!
Sept. 7, 2012
JGogo
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hypocrisy

I have got to chime in on this discussion. I am fortunate to be one of a few who plays MSBL, NABA and Roy Hobbs baseball. I play baseball for the Washington Nationals and Chicago Skyliners and Chicago Windy City. I also play Senior Softball for Pace 60's. I enjoy both games but I say a prayer before each softball game because of the senior bats. I play shortstop and the softballs that are hit to me do not compare to any baseballs that I have caught in the last 15 years.

Senior baseball players have decided years ago to go to wood bats because of safety reasons. I have never seen a ball hit over the fences with wood bats in any Senior Baseball Tourney that I have played in. I am fortunate to play in the National Division in baseball which is the Super Major equivalent in senior softball. We play MLB rules and there are no runners and 90 foot bases with stealing. The major league diamonds that we play on in Arizona and Florida are huge and the wood bats with slower pitching really shrinks the field. We are seeing fastballs in the 60/65 division that top out at 70mph. The hitters can hit but the balls don't travel as far and as hard because of the slower pitching.

I just can't figure out why senior softball players with slower reflexes like the senior bats. Most balls that are hit come out like rockets. My baseball buddies watch the game and they are amazed at the speed of the balls coming off the senior bats. They ask me why I play softball and I tell them that in Rochester,NY there is really no alternative other than golf because our Senior baseball teams start at age 25 and the young guys don't want old timers with slower reflexes and slower foot speed.

Senior Softball is about money and the organizations don't care about safety. I was a Safety Engineer for 35 years and I can tell you that these senior softball bats are dangerous and should be outlawed. It is going to take several deaths before something is done.

Again, I am not trying to trash anyone or anything. I chose to take the risk and play softball with senior bats and i am just trying to share my opinion from a Senior Baseball player perspective.
March 9, 2012
JGogo
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rawlings Heart of Hide PRO-701TL

I lost a used Rawlings PRO-701TL Glove and a brand new one that was a spare. This was a great glove. Does anyone out there have a Rawlings PRO-701TL that they would like to depart with?

Joe Gogolsky
Rochester,NY
May 31, 2011
JGogo
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: why does it take so long to put the results in for a tournament

I am going to chime in on this discussion. It is 2011 and there are many computer geeks out there. When I participate in tournaments there are several people sitting around who could be entering scores. I inquired at Lansing last year and the tournament director told me that only certain people can enter scores. This is just not acceptable. Teach someone at each site how to access the site and get the scores and brackets updated. I know that Dave busts his ass and he is a good guy. Get him some help!!!

I coach high school baseball and I am able to update 18 players stats immediately after each game, call in the results to the local paper, submit umpire vouchers, file reports with the Varsity coach and still have plenty of time to relax. I am not a computer geek but I have my kids set up text trees and I can have messages out about practice, games or other issues in seconds. Please use the technology that is available to us.
Sept. 14, 2010
JGogo
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ASA WORLD IN BURLINGTON

I heard in parts of the country that tournaments are being run where the association running the tournament is providing the bats for the teams. Each team has the use of one of several bats provided. This would eliminate shaving, rolling and all other things that are going on. It is a good idea but the teams that cheat may not attend. I have played in several tournaments where the majority of batters used the same bat. On our team, each guy has his own bat and nobody else uses them because if you break it, you but it!!!
Aug. 31, 2010
JGogo
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Umpiring - Northern Championships

I have been playing SSUSA Softball for four years and have participated in many tournaments and I feel that the umpiring in the 60AAA Northern Championships was outstanding. The umps never missed a call in any of our games, the strike zone was perfectly called and the umps hustled all the time. They did such a great job that you would have thought they were invisible. This was the first time that I have played where the umps were right on. Kudos for a Outstanding performance!!!!
Aug. 31, 2010
JGogo
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question about Ratings

I have been playing in the SSUSA for four years and for the most part the ratings have been fair. However, this weekend in Michigan I faced a 55AA team in the 60AAA bracket that was totally underrated. There is no way that multiple 55AA players should be hitting balls over the 325 foot fences. The team must have hit a half a dozen or more balls off the the top of the 325 foot fences in addition to the two that went at least 350 feet. The team was at least a major or possibly a super major team. How they were rated AA is beyond me. There was not a weak out in the lineup and all balls were hit like rockets by all who batted. Oue team has played 55AAA for the past three years before moving up to the 60AAA and we have never encountered a team in 55 AAA that pounded the ball the way this team did. I am sure that there is a good reason for this team being misclassified. The team was made up of true gentlemen. They laid down for several innings to keep from running the score up. I am sure that the game was not fun for them.
June 10, 2010
JGogo
Topic: Bats
Discussion: hitting with a baseball bat

Webbie25, was my buddy Dave Harvill at the camp?
June 9, 2010
JGogo
Topic: Bats
Discussion: hitting with a baseball bat

The NCAA is changing the bats testing requirments effective 1-1-11. They are going from BESR to BBCOR. The bats are going to be more comparable to wood. The composite bats are way to hot. The High Schools must comply in 2012. The testing methods for the new BBCOR bats are going to be closer to what a wood bat looks like. It is just a matter of time until the girls follow suit. Baseball scores should not be in the teens. I play baseball and softball. I am a shortstop and I can tell you from my experiences that I have never had baseballs hit as hard to me as softballs off Miken bats. Somebody is going to be killed one of these days with these Mikens. All Senior baseball Tournamnets that we play in are wood bat tournamnets and the games are exciting and low scoring. I have never played in a over 50+ wood bat baseball tournament and seen a ball hit out of the park whereas in softball many average players with a MIken become Barry Bonds like.
Feb. 14, 2010
JGogo
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: safety

This is my second post and I am just stating an opinion so please take it easy on me. I wrote the following opinion on Oct.12 and I did not get many responses. So, here goes againa. I am a retired Safety Engineer and I started playing Senior Softball (55+) three years ago after playing baseball for 20 years. I have seen numerous pitchers and infielders get struck with Frozen Ropes in the face off the Senior Softball Bats. I, also play baseball and all of the MSBL,NABA and Roy Hobbs Senior Leagues and tournaments that I play in we use wood bats. I have not seen a pitcher or fielder struck with a baseball like I have seen in softball. I am a shortstop in both baseball and softball and I can tell you that I have never had a baseball struck as hard consistently and hit to me like the softballs that I get hit to me off senior bats. I don't get it!! Senior Baseball Players lobbied for wood bats to slow the speed of the ball down and prevent injuries while Senior Softball wants to use Senior Metal bats that are dangerous and increase ball speed. Baseball pitchers are 60 feet away and the fielders are about 100 feet away while softball players are much closer. Why do Senior Baseball Players go with wood to reduce injuries while senior softball like senior juiced metal bats. I just don't get it!! Can someone explain to me the different philosophies?
Feb. 12, 2010
JGogo
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Forgive Me for Being a Bit Selfish: A Prayer Request

Steve, I will light a candle for your granddaughter, Mena at church on Sunday. I realize the pain and suffering that you are going through. I inherited two boxers from my daughter when she got married and the five year old female boxer has cancer and I have become so attached to her that I am having a very difficult time handling this. I know that many say that time heals all wounds but right now I am very teared up. Both of my boxers kneel down with me each evening and pray, We will make sure that we include Mena in our evening prayers for the time being.
Oct. 12, 2009
JGogo
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat and Ball

This is my first post and I just stating an opinion so please take it easy on me. I started playing Senior Softball (55+) three years ago after playing baseball for 20 years. I have seen numerous pitchers and infielders get struck with Frozen Ropes in the face off the Senior Softball Bats. I, also play baseball and all of the Senior Leagues and tournaments that I play in we use wood bats. I have not seen a pitcher or fielder struck with a baseball like I have seen in softball. I am a shortstop in both baseball and softball and I can tell you that I have never had a baseball struck as hard consistently and hit to me like the softballs that I get hit to me off senior bats. I don't get it!! Senior Baseball Players lobbied for wood bats to slow the speed of the ball down and prevent injuries while Senior Softball wants to use Senior Metal bats that are dangerous and increase ball speed. Baseball pitchers are 60 feet away and the fielders are about 100 feet away while softball players are much closer. Why do Senior Baseball Players go with wood to reduce injuries while senior softball like senior juiced metal bats. I just don't get it!! Can someone explain to me the different philosophies?
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