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Dec. 18, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many guys have had the pleasure of playing with their son(s)?

Mark, it must be cool to play with your son on the same team, especially if you are still playing at a high caliber like you said. I doubt that I will ever get that chance though as I am 54 and my son is 6. I hope to still be playing when he is older but not with the young boys.
Dec. 17, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitchers rubber

If anyone has been pitching for 37 years and not seen the ball bounce off the rubber, then they don't play much or they have the best groundskeepers in the country. I have been pitching for 25 years and have seen this happen numerous times. The only time I have been hit in the head was due to this happening and I was just able to turn my head quick enough to avoid the ball right in my face. I agree the rubber is necessary though as without it, I know I would be stretching the limits by pitching as far back as I can get away with or from the side. The first thing I do now when I get on the mound is start kicking away the white lines and end up pitching more than 6 feet behind the rubber until the ump gets on me. Without a rubber, it will be even harder for them to tell how far you are outside the box. Just like batters kick away the batter's box, so do the pitchers.
Dec. 12, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: hey staff

I agree with both Harry and Joe. It would be much more fair if only individual posts were eliminated as people do put a lot of time and sometimes research into their posts. In addition, I do not understand why threads are continuously deleted and no action is taken against the party that caused the deletion. We assume they were deleted due to the poster breaking the rules of the board, so why is the poster not penalized for their actions?
Dec. 6, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ONE MORE TIME

Seems like someone is a bit paranoid! If you want someone not to attack you, it may be a good idea not to jump into their threads and start the attack.
Nov. 29, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who'd a thunk...

I try and respect everyone's opinion on this board but I do get really, really tired of this site's self appointed spokesman for all of senior softball as if they have polled every single senior player for their opinion on every possible subject. I do not remember seeing any requests for input on the subject of bat rolling but I can tell you that most of the players I have spoken to personally do consider it a form of cheating but I am not going to try and tell you that represents the entire senior softball community. That's not saying people don't do it as they may consider it a lesser degree of cheating but when they talk of it, it is in hushed tones as they don't want to advertise it as they know it is cheating and against the rules. Below are many quotes from just this one thread where someone attempts to speak for the "majority" of players instead of himself and his little softball world.

"Rolled bats are not thought
of as illegal or giving a player an unfair advantage by most players."

"Most players don't care about rolling
is what I said."

"Not an issue for most players
irrespective of anything else."

"Most seniors do not feel that bat rolling is cheating and someday
the rule will be changed."

"I get it's considered cheating, TH,
it's me who doesn't consider it cheating as don't most of the guys
I play with and against."



Nov. 29, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who'd a thunk...

I try and respect everyone's opinion on this board but I do get really, really tired of this site's self appointed spokesman for all of senior softball as if they have polled every single senior player for their opinion on every possible subject. I do not remember seeing any requests for input on the subject of bat rolling but I can tell you that most of the players I have spoken to personally do consider it a form of cheating but I am not going to try and tell you that represents the entire senior softball community. That's not saying people don't do it as they may consider it a lesser degree of cheating but when they talk of it, it is in hushed tones as they don't want to advertise it as they know it is cheating and against the rules. Below are many quotes from just this one thread where someone attempts to speak for the "majority" of players instead of himself and his little softball world.

"Rolled bats are not thought
of as illegal or giving a player an unfair advantage by most players."

"Most players don't care about rolling
is what I said."

"Not an issue for most players
irrespective of anything else."

"Most seniors do not feel that bat rolling is cheating and someday
the rule will be changed."

"I get it's considered cheating, TH,
it's me who doesn't consider it cheating as don't most of the guys
I play with and against."



Oct. 26, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PHEONIX - UNKIND TO SPA CHAMPIONS

Conman, Congrats on the win. Like Pat said, you guys are good guys and it's great to see good teams who win with class like you guys. See you next season.
John
May 28, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Anyone going to Salem, Va?

I will be there along with Wagon, Baer and Paco. Looking forward to a good tourney.
May 22, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC Bracket Seeding

I'm sorry mom, I will take responsibility for my own actions and if Johnny jumps off a cliff, I won't do it too.
May 22, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC Bracket Seeding

Dave, I think you and your staff do a great job and do not disagree with what you say at all. However, if a team does take positive action to determine their schedule, talks to the tourney director, provides their contact info and is told that they will be contacted, then that should happen. I agree the best way is for the director to give out his number for the team managers to contact, but my understanding is that's not what happened here. The director could have easily said, here is my number, it would be better for you to call me. I also appreciate that you update the web-site data but would certainly think in this world of email and web-sites we live in, that this would and should be normal procedure and would certainly make the communication of schedules easily accessible to all. If you happen to read this tonight and have contact info for the tourney director, it would definitely be appreciated as they are calling for a lot of rain tonight. I hope you have a nice vacation.
May 21, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC Bracket Seeding

Its ridiculous, games start at 8am and we have no clue what time we play as of 10:30 pm.
May 20, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SHAVED BATS?

Can someone please tell me why someone on an open message board for a topic we are all so passionate about would degrade people so much for their differing opinions and call them ignorant, clueless, whiners, self serving, in the minority, unaccountable, unmanly, gutless and non-credible because they donít state their true name here and above all masturbators? Also, if you donít want to armor up, risk your life with bats and balls needed to make men with declining skills feel good about themselves and put up screens in the middle of the field to change the game in a manner never seen in all our years of playing ball, you should step down because you are not a man?

No answer necessary!

April 29, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To screen or not to screen...

I have been pitching for 25 years and the last 5 years I have played major/major plus and I can and do field the middle. I will play no matter what bat/ball combo is used but seriously doubt that I would play with a screen. A huge part of the game is defense and a screen changes the defensive game in a way that nothing else has done in my lifetime. I believe that there is no reason but ego and/or declining skills that requires the bat/ball combo that we use in senior ball. People can say all they want that the majority would only play with the hot ball/bat combos we have now in senior ball but we all know that is not the truth. True ball players will play regardless.
Jan. 28, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anonymity on the board

My name is John Moore and I don't care who knows it. However, I think that stating that people's opinions don't matter unless they declare their identity has no merit at all. I have been reading many posts on here and while I do see some distinct differences of opinion, I do not generally observe real animosity or anybody just trying to be stupid or post comments just to stir up trouble. I see truly valid opinions and mostly constructive comments and have no idea why stating your identity makes your opinions or comments any more valid or meaningful.
Jan. 22, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee Pain

Ross, who are you trying to kid, it was probably the first time in years you have been upstairs without an escalator.
Jan. 15, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Good info

The only time I have been hit near my head was due to a bad hop. It was a hard shot back up the middle. I went down for the ball and the ball hit the rubber. I had no chance to get my glove back up and just instinctively spun my face out of the way and it drilled me in the side of the head. Lucky for me I have a hard head. I was amazed that I only ended up with a nice headache. So, I can see someone turning their head due to a bad hop and the side protection saving them.
Jan. 6, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for 50 over tournament in va

Rabbit, I also play with Diamond Fever. We play in most of the big tournaments and some local also but we haven't set our schedule yet. We should be having a meeting soon to firm up our plans for this year.
Jan. 3, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee Pain

I totally agree, weight is a huge factor and I shouldn't have said my only option was a new knee. I am currently changing my lifestyle (not a diet) in order to help me lose weight, keep it off and keep playing ball. I started out at 250 lbs and have lost 12 pounds so far and already feel a difference. I will probably still take the pills and ice all the time as it all helps. However, everything I have been told from doctors and therapists is to avoid squats above all the knee exercises.
Jan. 3, 2010
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee Pain

I have had the injections 4-5 times and while they do help some, if your arthritis is as bad as mine, it is not significant help. My only resolution is a new knee and I want to put that off as long as possible. I take 800mg motrin and 750mg vicodan about every 4 hours during tourneys.
Dec. 29, 2008
Pitcherman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Let's kick a dead horse

What does "okay everyone once is a while" mean?
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