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Mark Weber

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Albuquerque, NM

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Men's 60

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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.
Feb. 11, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on Webbie's new knee?

Mr. Manassas, MurrayW-thanks for that-it is fabulous advice. When I had my ACL replaced in 1990 I 'ran' miles in shoulder deep water in the pool at the Riverpoint Club here in Albuquerque. I think I will see about doing that again. Thanks!
Feb. 10, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Orphan Team SoCal

Need a water boy??? I could bring the water, but I will not squirt it into their mouths like the pro players demand because they are too important to actually get a drink themselves.
Feb. 10, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC

Seriously, Dave?? Just had to see what would happen if you did that, eh?? LOL
Mel, I was raised in the Ann Arbor area. My friends there say it is the worst winter they have ever seen and they have been there all of their lives-and they are my age. Global Warming!!!
Feb. 9, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on Webbie's new knee?

Mel-email me-weber5069@msn.com--I'd like to keep up with you on your surgery. Is it a total knee replacement? Thanks, Webbie
Jan. 23, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting to RF by a RH batter

The same thing applies to a lefty going to left. I used to go to left a lot, but with the advent of the hot bats I found out I could hit for power AND a high average just pulling the ball as hard as I could. But, admittedly it has made me a bit lazy. To go to left, I keep my left elbow in a bit and wait a little longer and I find I can drive most pitches to left. These are not major moves and it disguises the fact you are going that way. The other thing of course is pitch selection and waiting for the outside pitch. Don't overswing!
Jan. 21, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Equalizer runs

Anybody know where I can get a flashing yellow apple??
I played with a manager that would try to shorten the game by stalling from the outset if he felt we were outmanned. I felt he was taking a lot away from the game. That should not be a strategy in slow pitch.
Jan. 17, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

mnmasters-I understand congratulations are in order-welcome to major plus. Having seen you play-you will be very competitive in a tough division! My doc is also telling me a full year for a full recovery, but my wife told him I always beat the estimates. This is a bit different, though, so I am just going to take it as it comes and do the best I can.
Steve-there are few guys that can hit 450, and you are one of them, Steve. I'm happy with 305 on 300 foot fences.
Jan. 17, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

This is hilarious!! I suspected also-patterns of thought were similar. 46/36-swing you have a great memory!! LMAO
Jan. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

Hi Bogie-thanks for the shout out. I do look forward to meeting you-Steve Imlay has talked about you a lot. I saw that with interest about you, Bruce-having watched your beautiful stroke before you got hurt, so I will be aware of it. One of my Albuquerque teammates-Lewis on here-had both knees done in September. I watched him take his first batting practice Saturday. Lewis is an Albuquerque Hall of Famer who has been hurting for a long time with those knees. He is so strong he was hitting balls off the fence with NO legs in the swing and not even making real good contact. When he gets used to his new knees, he is going to open some eyes out here. It is great to see a guy face a double surgery with the great attitude he has. Steve Brown (Lewis)-go get 'em this year!!!!
Jan. 15, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

Swing-I was wondering the same thing-I have been waiting for a pitcher to show up in a hockey mask all decked out in skulls and intimidating colors and pictures-just like goalies do. Could be a new fad, and if they can stop a puck at 100 mph, they should do a reasonable job on a softball. SSUSA, you may have to start writing regulations, though, about what can be on a mask, so it doesn't offend anybody. LOL
Jan. 13, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why are teams not rated the same in USSA SPA ISSA

L-reading between the lines, I would venture a guess that a serious rift occurred between the associations and it has not been repaired yet. Every time I think about talking about a team's rating, I think of how many teams they are rating and all of the things that go into it. It is tough and there will always be those that disagree. Also, we have to realize there are really very few of us that blog here-it is a very small proportion. The feedback they get from the tournaments themselves would weigh a lot more and we would never know what they are told. No matter what, yes the softball junkie in me will be out there asap.
Jan. 11, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Skeptical-I have seen 3 and they were all serious shots with the first one back in about 1979 that destroyed a pitcher's face. The other two resulted in a badly broken nose and a broken jaw. That's why I still lobby for it.
Jan. 11, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

I started writing letters to ASA and USSSA 25 years ago about doing away with the rubber in Slow Pitch as its only function is to deflect balls into pitcher's bodies. I hope they finally start listening!
Jan. 10, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

Another great video. thanks, Bogie-I learn something every time. Bruce-good luck in Cocoa Beach-let us know how that first tourney goes!!
Bogie-Imlay says you are the man to talk to-I have a question. As a left-handed batter that just got a total knee replacement on my right knee, are there any adjustments that I need to make to compensate for the new knee as a hitter? Will it change my stride into the ball at all?
Thanks, Mark Weber
Jan. 7, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on Webbie's new knee?

Sorry you did not get the move up-when do you go in? Keep me informed, ok?
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