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Mark Weber

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Albuquerque, NM

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Men's 60

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Oct. 7, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Play at the plate

I never meant to infer that Steve did try to tag me or did anything that he should not have done. When I came to the plate there were several people in the way. It turns out the one I had to avoid was our next batter. But it does raise an interesting question as to a runner having to cross the batter's box to avoid someone in the way to avoid a collision. from my angle I saw the Umpire our on deck batter and the catcherall moving in different directions. I was unable to get around all of them without crossing the batter's box.
Oct. 7, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Play at the plate

Mike, I did go across the corner of the box. I just could not cut quickly enough to the right after going around whomever it was. Just curious, was he a runner that scored or someone picking up a bat? I saw Steve coming out from the back with the ball and reacted a bit to that but realized he could not tag me, but I wasn't sure who I had gone around. Odd play for sure.
Oct. 6, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Play at the plate

This one also happened to me and I didn't argue, because I didn't really know. I came around to third base on a play against GSC. The throw came in from the outfield and skipped by the third baseman toward the plate. I saw this and took off for home. As I got close, there was Steve Imlay retrieving the ball and headed toward me with it. It was a blur, but there were other people in the way, too. I think someone was getting the bat, the umpire, possibly another runner that just scored, I can't be sure. But I went to the left to avoid being tagged by Steve-not remembering in the middle of the play that he could not do that, and then cut back across the corner of the box and was called out. I know Steve was not trying to do that, but that was my reason for going left, and going around at least one other guy.
If anyone remembers differently, can you respond here? I'm just curious. Did I have an argument that I reacted instinctively to Steve coming toward the plate? Probably not.
I'm going to shut up now and look for some thoughts.

Oct. 6, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: When there is no double bag at first

This happened at Boulder City this weekend. We had no double bag and so we were required to MISS the bag and step where the orange bag should have been. Why??? It is totally counter-intuitive. Why not just play the game the way it had been played for so many years before the orange bag? I saw numerous people, including myself, called out for touching the bag. The safety bag is great, but in the rare cases where one is not available, we are big boys and can handle playing the game the 'old fashioned way'. If that is not acceptable, then why not get some orange chalk and chalk in an orange square where the bag should be so when the batter/runner is headed to first it will serve as a reminder NOT to touch the bag?
Thanks.
Oct. 1, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

You guys realize only a small percentage of players ever post here. If there really was more interest, one person from each team that ended up in the top 3 in any division could be asked to post their position here, or post the top 3 when they are done. Then Dave wouldn't have to worry about trying to post one heck of a lot of games.505 teams with a 5 game minimum is 2525 games, and most teams play more than 5.
Sept. 23, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

Mike don't worry about it. Talk as long as you want. I will bring plenty of No Doz.
Sept. 20, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

I also want to congratulate ALL of the new inductees for 2014.
Sept. 19, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

Bobby and mike, congratulations to both of you for an honor well deserved. Both of you represent the best in senior softball. I will see you both in vegas.
Sept. 15, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50AAA Bracket

Dave-you do a heck of a job-and to try to put a 62 team bracket together, along with all of the other large brackets-well, I challenge anyone out her to do better! I figured if we lost the first round we would have to win 13 straight to win it-making 16 games for senior players in one weekend-whew! Dave, I hope you have paramedics out there for the late games!
Sept. 15, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50AAA Bracket

I was checking the 50AAA bracket and tracing what might happen and cannot seem to find where the losers of games A59, A60, N59, and N60 go. The winners are there of those games, but it is a winners bracket game so the losers have to be somewhere. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Guess I am getting old!
Sept. 6, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WMC schedules

When is the last time you saw a 62 team bracket. Wow-7 games to the championship-and that is through the winners bracket. And we are taking 12 guys-whew.
Sept. 3, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Jose and Ozzie Canseco looking to play 50 and over together in Las Vegas September tournament

I was being tongue in cheek....I have heard they are awesome.
Sept. 2, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Jose and Ozzie Canseco looking to play 50 and over together in Las Vegas September tournament

can they play defense?
Aug. 29, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: toughest position

Capt. Kirk-I have to agree with you-player/manager has to be considered. Having done it, your mind is constantly on everything but your own performance. I really don't ever want to do it again.
Aug. 29, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher does what?

Interesting thread. It just dawned on me that there may be another alternative. If the third baseman is not too deep, a quick throw to third, and then to home might work very well as a planned play. Especially if the catchers arm is suspect or you don't trust the double play combination up the middle.
Aug. 29, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher does what?

Wayne, I do play some third-most third basemen know to just go ahead and touch the base and chase you to the commitment line and lob it to the catcher for the double play. Maybe a good play would be to hold the bag and see if the fielder might make the mistake of touching the bag before he touches the runner, thereby making the runner safe. Either way-you should be toast!
Aug. 17, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Aurora LostCooler

The way the ball is flying here in aurora, you sure don't need to chill the balls. Fred Purvis hit one at a baseball field that the stewardesses could have served dinner on that flight!
Aug. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

Love spellchecker on phones especially doing it verbally. That's funny. Back to typing.
Aug. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

teams have been trying to gain an edge ever since the game started.I remember teams microwaving softballs because we believed they would go a little bit farther back then.this is just another case of that and they got caught.I guess the next step is to give the Empire a thermometer and let him check the temperature of every ball that's thrown in.seriously, I believe that forFeiting out of a tournament is enough of a punishment for a first offense. That plus the stigma of it would embarrass me for sure.
Aug. 11, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 7 run rule

While I can see the merit of your argument and I have alluded to the difference between 50 m+ and 60 m+ on the impact of the HR rule, can you imagine the confusion if you had a different home run rule for every age group in addition to every level? It's bad enough as it is.
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