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Mark Weber

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Albuquerque, NM

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May 31, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

Alan, great time to talk about this. I have a bit different take, I think.

AA-1 home run and DBO.
AAA-3 home runs, then the next ball hit out is a walk, and then DBO after that.
Major-5 home runs, 3 walks, then DBO.
Major Plus-9 and walks after that-no DBO.

This give a little leeway to AAA and Major teams and should take a some heat off the pitchers as the batters will know they can 'make a mistake' and it's not an out right away, but it does not give them 'carte blanche' to launch for walk after walk.
The leeway increases as you move up to a higher division. I also believe that the guys who do move up to major plus and play the highest division should not have a DBO. The run limit per inning is the limiting factor. A ball over the fence does not take any more time than a batter hitting a single, unless you run out of balls.

We are all blessed to be able to play!

Mark Weber
60 Major Plus
May 20, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Unusual play

We actually had that play happen in an SSUSA tournament. If the catcher has the ball, in contact with the plate, as soon as a runner crosses the commit line he is out. In our play, it was an attempt at an inside the park home run and the hitter was one step behind the runner. The ball got to the catcher and the front runner was out by less than a step and the hitter was already across the commit line. The ump admittedly had a smile on his face when he pumped both of them out. That is the kind of play that really leaves one team stunned and the other team euphoric!
May 1, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thanks

Ron-I will never forget your arm now. Wow! You made several strong throws and that one to third was amazing from deep right field. I did not put you together with rightrj1 until now. Thanks Ron!
May 1, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thanks

I wanted to say thanks to all of you that came up this weekend and said hi as I stood in and hobbled around to help the Rio Grande 55M team that only had 10 guys for Friday and 11 on Sat. I have been a bit overwhelmed by the number of people I have met in the last 2 years and sincerely apologize to the people that it took a few minutes to remember.
To me, this weekend was very much what Senior Softball camaraderie is about.
Thank you All.
April 26, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

A dik-I was going to say something also, but didn't want to 'out' you here. You never know who is going to protest what to get an edge.
Nancy-don't forget the Dr. Scholl's hand pads for that hand boot, either. Keep 'gellin'.
April 22, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

You guys are falling asleep out there. I really expected some debate on whether a glove on a persons foot would be considered legal if he used it that way all the time, as if he only had one arm. I have played against a guy in Albuquerque that really did have one arm, and he would occasionally hit it to the fence.

Ok, I'm bored.
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.
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