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Real name:
Mark Weber

Location:
Albuquerque, NM

Division:
Men's 60

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May 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

Ok, it's STOOOPID BATS-
Go Rogue??? If I didn't have so many good friends on that team I would.........LOL Cya soon!
May 23, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

Oh Yeah:
13) JDub not talking about STOOPIDD bats!! LOL
May 23, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

We may have the pattern shift. The pattern did hold through this weekend with cool and rainy weather in Reno, but the 10 day appears to show this as the last storm-which gives a nice forecast for Reno! Yeah!
May 20, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

11)Dirty, Gary19 and his reincarnations posting either. He doesn't seem to have tried to 'sneak' on again lately.
12)Tim M. not advocating a breakup of M+ championship teams

May 19, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

Lee lee, I also had my tongue squarely in my cheek. I give Dave a hard time all the time but think he does a great job. I still think it will be unsettled that weekend.
May 19, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

Wow-this site is amazing-you put up a generality about weather patterns and it becomes an indictment of the fact that Dave posted the tourney information too early.
May 17, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

We are playing at Carson City, and I know that will make a difference. I also know how iffy the reports are, I was talking trends that I have followed for many years. I hope it is nice.
May 15, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

I've lived in the west-Albuquerque-for 37 years.I have been concerned about this for 2 weeks. One of the patterns this time of the year, is that storms come through a week apart, like clockwork. and, trend number 2 is that the weather forecasters tend to underestimate these storms in the long range and the forecast gets worse as it gets closer. They began coming through on weekends 3 weeks ago. It hasn't happened for about 3 years because of the RRR (Ridiculously Resilient Ridge-a High pressure system that would not go away) and the La Nina effect on the west, but that has reversed. We have been very wet and cool in New Mexico for a month and these are mostly the same systems that affect Reno.
Unless we see a pattern shift in the next 2 weeks, I will be prepared for cold weather play, and likely windy conditions, and possible rain/snow.
(I hate cold weather-ugh!) I hope I am wrong-with all my heart.
May 12, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad News

My goodness he had to have been related to the family that owns bill Knapps restaurant in your area. I used to go there all the time. Patti and I send our prayers and condolences.
May 9, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA STYLE PITCHING IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

It would only be a few thousand cuts-no biggie! I understand there is a composite wood grown in the Amazon rainforest that can only be harvested at 2:25 am on the night of September 5th each year-and he would just have time to make a special bat for Worlds. Should we get started?
May 8, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA STYLE PITCHING IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Interesting-I just commented on this over in the rules category. Again, I do think that if SSUSA sponsored one or two wood bat tourneys they might be surprised at the turnout. I would love to play one with my GSC team.
May 5, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still Trying To Live It Down!

Bruce, I am kind of glad that you're watching this thread. I have to admit, to my eternal embarrassment, that when I saw you out of uniform 2 years ago at Worlds I did not recognize you for a while until we talked.it does get frustrating.
May 5, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still Trying To Live It Down!

Glad you survived-Southpaw. My memory is suffering badly now (maybe way too many concussions in sports when I was younger)-I have met so many people in the last 4 years in my business and across the country in senior softball that I am overwhelmed and forgetting way too many of them. It is hugely embarrassing at times. I even have forgotten names of guys I played with long ago. And, I hadn't seen my ex-wife of 20 years for 10 years and saw her a few months ago, and it actually took a minute or so to realize who she was. Whew! To all of those that I have done that to, I am sorry.
April 29, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

I just reread this thread and nobody said just anyone can play M+. I was saying there are a lot of guys that can play and choose not to for a variety of reasons. And that a lot of guys that don't believe they could, actually could. As Wood said-a lot is between the ears. Desire and hard work does still improve us, even at this age. But, there is no easy answer to this-as we have proved many times over the years on this board.
April 28, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

Crusher-I am not trying to twist anything. This is from observation. I am an outfielder to the bone-all my life. Due to circumstances at times with my knee I have played some third. I am now playing third for GSC 60 M+-2 tourneys so far. Plus 2 other tourneys against 55M competition. I do not expect to get every ball-make fantastic plays-stuff like that. But I try to make the routine plays-don't blow the easy plays-those are the ones that hurt. The rockets-oh, well-that was impressive as I heard-not saw-it go by. LOL. But I am going to get shin guards and possibly a face mask. While I have had to look at my face in the mirror for almost 63 years and might consider a change-my wife doesn't want that to happen-bless her and her poor eyesight! But I have seen many, many players that are intimidated by it, and they are plenty capable of handling it-- much better than I do.

Bogie-well said-I second that. Patti and I are blessed to be friends with Steve and Carroll. He is the best hitter I have ever played on the same team with. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you someday, also.
April 28, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Hi Paul-long time no see-hope you guys are doing well! My knee replacement has been a success so far-I am at about 90% and enjoying playing again.
I understand the problems-I just am saying I don't really see an easy fix. I just pointed out some obvious problem areas. You always had a very tough team-best of luck to you guys.
Hitman-that's the big thing a lot of people have forgotten-playing teams that are better than you makes you better-AMEN.
April 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hot Bats and Hrs

I have always felt the term 'Hit a bomb AT WILL' is extremely flippant and, for the most part, not true. My goodness-every player out there is human. Every player has his good days and bad days-good games and bad games. If you could really hit it out at will, every home run would be at least a 3 run job, unless you are selfish enough to try for it every time no matter what the situation.If you really look at the HR output-it does go down a lot after 60. That's just a fact of life-no matter what we do Mother Nature is going to win. If you look at it another way, the percentage of guys that do hit near one a game in ALL of senior ball is very small. 7 runs an inning and you are done. 9 home runs a game and you are done. How much more do you want to limit it?

Mark Weber 60 M+
April 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

Hi wood-you are right-this week Steve Imlay had an unbelievable week-he was even better this weekend. I think he was 46-50 or something like that in the 2 tourneys (60 M+ and 65 M+) and hit the walkoff GS in the IF game yesterday. I think he maybe had 6 or 7 HR's for us-not really that many. WOW! We (GSC) never hit 9 HR's in a game all weekend-even with the wind blowing out. But most of the ones we did hit were NOT solos. That really is the key.
April 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Tattooball-Interestingly, unless I missed a state that is better-Tennessee based teams would have access to the biggest population segment in the country and I believe about 20% of the population actually lives in Tennessee or in states touching it. I do understand the small state issue, too. Pity poor North Dakota-touching Montana, South Dakota and Minnesota only and the distances are big. Maine touches New Hampshire only. I don't know how you would make it better. If they tried to draw lines that had even populations, it would get to be just like the political system-with teams attempting to redraw their districts to include people they want on their teams. SSUSA does the best they can. If so many guys and teams didn't try to twist the rules to their advantage, maybe more reasonable requests would be granted as far as exceptions, like the 12 mile one you noted above.
April 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Darn Mark-I knew I missed one and can't believe it was them after we just played them 3 times this weekend. THAT is oldage.

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