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John

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, AZ

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Men's 55

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Nov. 14, 2011
Rckound
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA,What's the procedure for a player to get re-rated?

Two former teammates, along with myself have been trying to get rerated for over a year now. This year I played in one tournament, the other two did not play at all. Had we been able to be rerated before the season, we would have easily played in multiple tournaments throughout the year. None of us are "impact" players by any stretch of the imagination, but because we are associated with a higher level team, we have been stuck with the higher rating. We were part time role players who didn't have a home run between the three of us, and were not among the team hitting leaders. Yet, because we filled in on a team short of players for a tournament we're an "Impact player?" That has no chance of being rerated unless we just don't play for two years? Seems kind of tough to have to just sit out for two whole years in order to play at a level where we can actually play. And yes I understand the definition of an "impact player" as far as getting moved down a level, but we're not even being afforded the opportunity. And even by being moved down a level, believe me, nobody is going to label us as an "impact player".

We have all attempted to contact someone about getting rerated with no luck. We have even had our former manager try on our behalf just because he knew we wanted to play somewhere and we were't going to be able to play at the level we are labeled with. We've had managers that offered to let us play on their team at a lower level try on our behalf with no luck. While I know whomever determines player levels can't possibly know every player out there, sure wish there was some kind of easier way to determine a player's rating.

Tried to call George. Was told he was too busy to talk to me and I should send him an email. Sent the email. No reply as of yet. I would imagine George is a pretty busy guy even this time of year with Winter World's and all. And from everything I have heard about him, he's a pretty good guy, so I'm still hoping to hear from him. That being said, after countless emails and phone calls already put in over the past year plus, I'm not holding my breath about getting rerated. Guess I'll just have to sit out for a couple of years and wait.
Nov. 3, 2011
Rckound
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee replacement thoughts

Not to hijack this thread or anything, but at what age were you all when you had yours done? I'm 56 and can still run pretty well, but the doc has said that I'll have to have both of them done eventually. I wonder about just how long I should put it off? Better to wait as long as I can stand it, or bite the bullet now and just get them done? Been getting the Synvisc 1 shots and they work pretty well but only last about 6 months and they're not cheap. All of you that have had replacements and are back to playing, let's just say that at least you give me hope. Go get 'em, guys!
Oct. 30, 2010
Rckound
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: rules of the game

Clarify a little bit, not making contact would mean not only swinging and missing, granted doesn't happen often, but also standing there and just not swinging because batter felt pitch was too high.
Oct. 30, 2010
Rckound
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: rules of the game

Having played in unlimited arc leagues, the pace of the game was anything but boring. The rules were unlimited arc with mat, runner may leave with pitcher releasing ball. If batter does not hit ball, throw back to base would result in pickoff, no tag needed. This kept things fairly even. If a pitcher did want to take a chance and throw something into the sky, the runner could take a chance and take off for the next base. This then puts the batter in the position of if he does not make contact, the runner could potentially be thrown out back at the base. Games were quick, high scoring affairs with a lot of action.
Oct. 1, 2010
Rckound
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Phoenix senior pickup game

Thanks for the time info.

Yeah, I'm actually looking forward to our two weeks of fall. Least I hope we get a couple of weeks of nice weather. Then again it's like I always tell people: We only have two seasons here, Summer...... and Summer's coming.
Sept. 30, 2010
Rckound
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Phoenix senior pickup game

Time please?
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