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Aug. 15, 2013
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western National Championships

Aurora is a great complex. 12 wonderful fields. Don't let the 325' fences scare anybody. It's like playing on a 300' fence with the altitude. Our 55 major team played last year and had a great time but unfortunately we could not get enough to make the trip this year. Brock you are so right $$$$ talk and California has more clout than Denver.
June 2, 2013
Parman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Major vs AAA- "Equalizer rules"- 55+ division (or all other divisions)

Taits- Thanks for your comments. I always have fun playing (way for fun than not playing) and the team had fun playing, just seems like when we match up against a 55+ AAA team, it's a real big hill to climb. Its tough for our team to do all the "big" tournaments like Reno, Dalton, Vegas, West and Midwest championships as we are self sponsored where we could match up vs. other 55+ Major teams. We try to attend 3 of the 5 every year.
June 2, 2013
Parman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Major vs AAA- "Equalizer rules"- 55+ division (or all other divisions)

I play on a Midwestern 55+ major team and there's not too many of us around this part of the country. We have played 4 tournaments so far and in only one has there been any other 55+ major teams (and there was only one other in that tournament). We have played many 55+ AAA teams this year. I think our record vs. them is 1-8 and we were a top 8 team at Vegas last year. I understand AAA is "one step" down from Major but I think SSUSA needs to look at the "equalizer rules". Besides the AAA team getting 5 runs, the major team has to drop down to the 3 HR limit and then outs. This actually penalizes the major team "two steps" and makes it really tough to overcome when playing a team that is "one step" down. It should be one or the other, give the "one step" down team either 5 runs, or play even and use their home runs limits. The AAA team getting both "equalizer" rules really puts the major team behind the 8 ball. What do others think? Is playing down and giving up "two steps" too much of an advantage for the AAA teams?? or just about right??? I know there's some damn good AAA teams out there.
Oct. 9, 2012
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Congrats to the KC Barons

Congrats to all my ex-teammates I played with on the KC Barons. Very proud of you guys. Keep representing the Midwest.
Oct. 9, 2012
Parman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV World Tournament Discussion

At Shadow Rock in the 55+ Major Division, on the previous Sunday morning the games started 1 1/2 hrs late as no one from the Las Vegas County/City Parks Dept or whoever was responsible didn't show up and they were the only one(s) that had a key. The strike mats, defibs and tournament bracket posting and I dont know what else was stored in there. A delay like that should have never happened.
July 18, 2011
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

This particular game 5 HR's were allowed and neither team had hit more than 3 in the game if I recall correctly.
July 14, 2011
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

We sponsor ourselves and don't have a ton of money but I am going to try and convince everyone on the team to pitch in $5-10 each and buy Big ED a facemask and shin guards. There is no need to take a beating out there even if it is unintentional.
GaryHeifner, your idea of an 11th fielder within 5 feet either side of 2nd base is excellent.I think that would put a stop to this in about 3 seconds. There would probably be a lot more double plays if we went to this too. Guys would "avoid" hitting it up the middle.

July 11, 2011
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

I am going to try to convince our pitcher to at least get some shin guards. I know that would have helped quite a bit if he would have had some on when the rockets were coming right up the gut.
I just have a problem when shot after shot keeps coming up the middle and guys are shifting their feet to do it. No need for it, period.
July 10, 2011
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Blowing up the middle in Senior Softball - are screens next???

Is this really necesaary to blow up the middle?? Played another major team this weekend and at least 10 balls were hit right up the middle in the championship game. The last two, one hit our pitcher on the shin and the next one hit him on the ankle. After that I had enough and called this team out. They cried like a bunch of 2 year olds, thats softball, blah, blah, blah. One guy even said after they won the game and I quote "That's why we're here". I have no respect for a team like that and they showed they had no class at all. Yea, it's softball but don't tell me you can't control where you hit it. This team was purposely hitting shots right up the gut. I caught and I damn well knew what they were doing. Our team didn't hit any up the middle, nor did we even try to. Yea it's part of the game and yea our pitcher maybe should have worn equipment but I see very few pitchers that do in the tournaments we play. Everyone knows that Ultras, Combats, Reeboks are all hot bats but I just think teams can play the game without blowing up the middle. I have always agreed with Dirty that screens were an unnecessary evil but now I am close to reconsidering that maybe they are needed after all.
Aug. 2, 2010
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reebok Senior Bat

Curt
I use a 27 ounce balanced bat. Sounds like this might be a good model to try.
KC Barons would love to test one out too.
May 27, 2010
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CATARACT SURGERY

I went thru it Feb on my right eye. It is definitely worth it. Took 6 minutes, they dope you up and I stayed awake thru the whole procedure and didn't even feel anything. Eyesight (at least in that eye) is great now.
Insurance was 80-20 and cost me about $600 out-of-pocket. The whole procedure was about $3500-$4000.
Recovery time was about 4 weeks. They give you 3 kinds of drops you put in 4 times a day to prevent infections etc.
If my left eye deteriorates to where I need it, I will do it.
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