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Mark Weber

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April 21, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

So Dave, what you are saying is that if I am chasing a flyball in left field and accidentally step on my glove so it falls off my hand (unintentionally), that I could not take my cap off (thinking quickly) and make the catch with it? My head is only a 7 1/8 and smaller than my 13 1/2 inch glove, so it sure isn't a 'butterfly net'.
April 21, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

Wow-talk about reading something into a rule. Eventually, unless you have incredible dexterity with your feet, you must grab the ball from your belly or whatever part of the body you do trap it against with either your bare hand or your glove before it hits the ground. I've never seen anyone catch a ball with his belly and not use his hands. Or come running in with the ball balancing on his head and toss it with a nod to the umpire. If, say, an outfielder dives for a ball and it hits him and comes to rest on his back, it is not an out until he or another person secures it BEFORE it hits the ground or fence. And the way people secure it is with the hand or the glove. Now, if you catch a ball with the glove on your foot, it is not a legal catch unless you catch all balls hit or thrown at you with the glove on your foot, which would define the foot as the proper place for your glove.
It would really be an intense rhubarb if that umpire who said it was not a catch ever tried to make that call on the field. By securing the ball with the bare hand it was 'caught' legally at that point.
One other point I am surprised some guys don't know is that on a tag play, the runner may leave the bag at the initial touch of the ball by a fielder on a fly ball. He does not have to wait until the ball is secured.
April 19, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cor and compression

90% great! I know you aren't coming to Vegas, but maybe I will see you in Dalton. I played my first tourney last weekend-DH only-limited to no running-but hit solidly all 10 at bats for the first time in a couple years. The knee really felt strong.
Good luck to you!
April 19, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cor and compression

Garocket-great points. Yes, Bruce could hit anything out! Bruce-how is your rehab going? And, did you really get tats and earrings?? LOL
I remember the SB12 well. We went to Phoenix for a tourney that used it once and only 1 team hit double figures the whole tourney and I think there were 2 shutouts. If you hit .600 with it you were really good. That goes a bit the other way.
Mark44-I wouldn't argue a bit with the single walls and blue dots-that was even starting to get hot back then. And no mis-hit hrs either. But this is a hitters game and I see nothing wrong with seniors enjoying the power in the last years of their careers. We are all blessed to be playing-I still love every second of it.
April 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Since it is Easter

My first job was McDonald's in 1967 in Ann Arbor Michigan. There was a Little Caesars right next door and we would close on Saturday night and go have Pizza. I always thought it was the best.
April 3, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

I saw the 3 sided bat-the one I did see was wood. Nancy, I still have a few of the older bats in my garage-I have a 38 oz brown Louisville with the flat knob, and also a 35 black Louisville. I remember swinging the 35 for the first time and thinking it was too light to generate the distance, and also arguing with a lady at Demarini that maximum bat weight plus maximum bat speed equal best distance. She won the argument and I ended up selling them out of my trunk! But that is why the Pros have the 3 oz rule-a bat cannot be more than 3 oz lighter than the length, and you will probably never see then swing any kind of metal or composite.
April 2, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

I had several emails at the house from guys that didn't get it. We had fun with it anyway. I remember the old bent handle bat-do you remember the bat with water in it that was supposed to move to the end of the bat to make it swing like it was end loaded?
April 1, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

Mike, that's what I forgot to add-a GPS that told me where the next beer and prime rib is coming from.

Nobody caught the last line of the post.
April 1, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

I am happy to announce, in conjunction with Alan Tanner of Team One Sports, the latest innovation in bat technology. After 2 full years of top secret testing it is finally here. We proudly present---The Curved Softball Bat. Like the hockey stick, the curved bat will impart different reactions and different spins on the ball. By holding the bat with the curve to the left for a right handed batter, you can pull the ball stronger than ever. By a simple turn of the bat to curve to the right, you can hit to the opposite field-AND NEVER CHANGE YOUR SWING!! For left handed hitters just reverse the curve. Can't get that low pitch? Turn the curve down and whale away! High pitch a problem? Turn the curve up and Tomahawk with the best of them. Let the bat do it for you. Special notches in the handle allow you to know where you have rotated the bat as you hit so the defenses cannot read the bat curve. It is truly a bat for ALL HITTERS. It is available in 3 and 6 degree 'ARC CURVE'. Our introductory retail is $169.99 and we will ship free to the first 100 customers. It is available from Alan Tanner at Team One Sports beginning today!! Supplies are limited.

DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!!!

Mark Weber
HR Webco, LLC
Albuquerque
weber5069@msn.com

"Adrenaline Produced Results Increase Length Fortuitously, Optimizing Our Long Shots!"
March 27, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just want to say a BIG Thank You......

Big Mike-is there going to be a place in Las Vegas in April where we can take equipment to donate? I have a couple new bat bags that I could donate. And, if so, could you list some needs you might have so guys that want to can help?
March 24, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Code of Ethics @ Mesquite SSUSA Spring World Championships

After receiving numerous calls today from my friends across the country, I found out the team is from Farmington,NM, about 200 miles from Albuquerque. I'm not familiar with who is on the team, but I had played against some very good teams from there in the past, and never had a problem with something like this. I hope the situation reaches a resolution soon.
March 19, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has anybody seen CERCE?

Last year in January a pitcher came on here claiming to be nearly unhittable from Long Island. Did he pick up with anybody? How did that work out? Bobby Davis-did you get any tips from him?

(doggone it, I can't keep my tongue out of my cheek sometimes)
March 19, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Novi, MI 55+ league looking for teams and individual players

stick-you may be a little bit optimistic about the snow being gone by then. LOL
Feb. 21, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

curty-I remember you guys very well-we played you several times and every game was tough.I was the lefty with the big blue knee brace-which I will not have to wear any more. That will be different. The other thing about the TOC is EVERY team is a tournament winner-never an easy game. I hope to get another chance to play in one.
Feb. 20, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dennis Wiley

Kelly
Patti and I send our prayers also to you and your family. Thank you for putting this on the board.
Patti and Mark Weber
Feb. 19, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

curty-I think you put it best. Yes it is not perfect, but they really go all out to put on a great time there, and securing facilities, etc. is not easy. I have watched them do their best for a long time-I am not sure that if I was actually working for them that I could have done any better. It really is a huge job to have everything come off as planned.
Feb. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

titan-Desperados-50AAA, 2011
Feb. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

Somebody did a count of TOC winners I think it was 2 years ago and there were as many from cold climates as there were from warm climates.If you are not in Florida or the far southwest for TOC, that leaves south Texas climatewise to consider and it gets cold there too. Houston had a snowstorm/ice storm event about 2 weeks ago. We won it 3 years ago in 55AAA and we are a cold climate team-January averages are 45 high and 24 low- I don't play in that. In February 3 years ago went to -7 one night and a high of 5 the next day.BRRRR!
It's just tough to get a good schedule to play TOC and Winter Natinals and make it work.
Feb. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

Tom, I know it isn't perfect and that cold hangar was very cold, but it would have been a fantastic setting for the dinner if the weather had co-operated.But I'm not sure where you really change things up. Would TOC be better attended in November? It would be interesting to know what percentage of teams that qualified for TOC actually went. And if you put winter nationals in February, you still have the possibility of cold weather anywhere you go. Phoenix averages around 70 and 45-50 for lows, but has been in the 20's at some time almost every day in Feb. Fort Meyers is slightly warmer, averaging 70's and lows in mid 50's but has been in the 20's in February also. You just cannot totally get away from cold weather in Feb. We were also at the park with limited facilities-Sunset. They are still getting acclimated to a tournament of that size and the City of LV has been a little less that cooperative. I do expect that to change in the future as it crosses 500-600 and more teams. In 60 Major Plus we had 9 teams 2 yrs ago and I think it was about that this year-memory fails again. That's a lot for M+.
In SPA Dalton last year, in bracket play, we won a 31-25 game and then lost to Line Drive 45-38 in a 3 hour game in 98 degree heat. Thinking we were done, we got our stuff off and relaxed, only to have the schedule changed and we had to play Superior that same day. They changed it!! We lost that game 38-24 or something like that and went home-totally exhausted. We had a couple guys very near heat exhaustion after over 7 hours of playing. There are problems with every association. But I, for one, will still be out there playing and appreciating that someone does provide the venue!!!
Tom, I look forward to seeing you out there again!!
Feb. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

I've had the pleasure of playing in 2 TOC's. SSUSA treats this tournament totally differently from any other tournament. They really roll out the red carpet for you with all of the activities they put on. The dinners are great. I had a lot of fun at both. I know, the weather has not been the best-our 2 years the first was very cold all 3 days and the second got brutally cold on Sunday, but that's life. In the weather world, the next 7 TOC's could be in the 70's and great weather.
tg69-I personally do not have a problem with them making money. It is a business, but it also provides tournaments across the country for us. I know they all work hard to make it the best they can. Is it perfect? No, but nothing ever will be and you can't please everybody. We are a small minority that post here, but the vast majority of the players I have talked to that have gone to a TOC came away having had a great time. I've missed going the last 2 years. I always say if you are so unhappy with the way things are, and you think you can do it better-go for it. Start your own association and run it the way you think it should be run. SSUSA did that and I am glad they are there to provide these tourneys for us.
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