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John Beasley

Location:
West Palm Beach, FL

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Men's 50

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Jan. 5, 2013
Beasley
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Cure for AAA after 3rd HR!

I have to ask - why would you build a AAA team that is going to hit more than 3 homeruns on a consistent basis?

I mean, if I was building a AAA team I might have one guy that was a legit homerun hitter. At least 3 times in the game he can swing away and we might get 3 homeruns out of him. All the rest of the players on the team would have to be real good base hitters.

Isn't that the intent of the AAA division? To allow players of that caliber to have a division they can play in?

I'm not trying to be a butthead, but isn't that the intent of creating divisions with fewer homeruns?

Maybe it's time for the sanctioning bodies to actually watch some of these teams and have the b#@@* to tell the team they're too good to be playing AAA and they have to move up. Yes the team may decide to go somewhere else and play but isn't the integrity of the game more important then the entry fee. I'd bet that if you actually forced teams to play where they belong you'd find true AAA teams coming out of the woodwork to play.

Just a thought guys.
Dec. 27, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: toc

Bernie,

That's one of the reasons I thought moving the TOC to November would be an excellent idea.

- It's the end of the same season that you qualified in.

- You're playing in the same division you qualified in (rather than winning a world, moving up and then playing down for this one tournament).

- Most teams have been playing and would enjoy a good season ending tournament (I'm not saying that the Masters isn't a good tournament).

- You shouldn't have any player turnover yet (no roster changes since you're using the same roster).

But I'm sure SSUSA has their reasons for keeping things the way they are.
Dec. 27, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: toc

JDub,

As you've stated you've never been to Florida in the Winter so how can you say that the west coast has the better weather for the dates of those tournaments?

The suggestion to switch the date of the TOC wasn't because of the weather, it was for a number of other factors.

But you're absolutely right when you talk about how expensive it is to travel. We know first hand in south Florida. But the alternatives are quit whining and play or pack up all my crizap and move to a more central location. I'd much rather be in Florida!
Dec. 27, 2012
Beasley
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

I don't know that going to a 1-1 count is really going to speed the game up that much but if it gets another inning or two, then I guess it served its purpose. I voted for the 1-1 count.

If SSUSA goes to a 1-1 count, players will adapt and they'll learn to get the bat off their shoulders and swing away.

Something that takes longer then the 4-3 count is pinch runners. How many times have you heard - who's going to run for Billy? You can't run. Quick count six batters. Time. We don't have anyone faster? He already ran this inning. Then the player getting the pinch runner waits on the base until the pinch runner goes all the way to the base, gives them "five" and we all watch the guy that just got the runner to WALK all the way to the dugout.

In the end, as long as we don't go to 1 pitch it's all good.
Dec. 27, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: toc

In a survey done in November, the question was asked whether people thought the dates for the SSUSA Winter National/World and the Tournament of Champions should be switched (i.e. TOC in November and the Winter National/World in February).

There was 100% consensus that the players would perfer to have the dates switched.

As for flip-flopping the site - why? The Masters Championship NEVER comes to the East Coast and it's just as hard for us to find the money to get to Vegas. You guys on the West Coast can't have it all......
Nov. 15, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50+ Winter National Results

Contratulations to Team 1 Sports for their come from behind victory in the "IF" game of the Major Plus division. The guys from AMR played two very good games that had Team 1 Sports sweating bullets heading into the bottom of the 7th.

Also, congratulations to The Blast for winning the Major division and to Miami Power for fighting their way to a 2nd place finish.

I don't know what the results of the AAA and AA tournaments were because they played at a different park and the results weren't posted at the North Collier park.
Nov. 5, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA World Series

Bruce - Team 1 Sports was able to squeak out a couple wins against a very good Hollis team for the 50+ Major+ World Series Championship.
Sept. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA World/Northeast Championship Results

I'm hoping to look at the results and then look at the teams entered and figure it out.

Thanks for the assistance Ho.
Sept. 21, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA World/Northeast Championship Results

Ho,

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'll be able to add the ISA World to my points spreadsheet and give the teams credit.

John
Sept. 21, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA World/Northeast Championship Results

Ho,

The results you pointed out don't show the complete results. In cases where there were more than 3 teams, they only listed the top 3 teams.

John
Sept. 21, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA World/Northeast Championship Results

Good morning SSUSA Staff. I know you guys are busier than a one legged person in an a$$ kicking contest, but do you know when you'll be able to post the results for the ISA World Championship and the SSUSA Northeast Championship?

Thanks.
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What does it take?

Good afternoon Mike,

Bruce sounds like he has it about right. I've managed to baby my bats for almost an entire year. It's nice to be able to swing them a little in BP and know you can depend on them in the game.

I also really enjoyed swinging the yellow MM but have switched to a Reebok. And now I'll be giving the Ambush a shot.

To answer the question - about 1,000 swings and I believe the current cost is about right if you're getting that amount of swings out of a bat.

Unless I can get them cheaper!
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

You're killing me Salio...
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

I guess I didn't word that very well. I probably won't be going to any in the future.


Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

See how well we know one another, I am relaxed. I figured you were kidding and I was being a smart .... I rarely watch baseball and will probably never step foot in a major league ball park. But that's a whole different story.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on the whole testing thing. IMO, if you're going to test something you do it controling every possible variable. Otherwise you're just doing a comparison or an evaluation.
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

Dang, you got me again. I am the bat boy. When I watch major league baseball I watch the bat boy so that I can see how a professional does it.

But you know, what team I play on or what level I play is misleading. I may be the slim lanky guy that's really not a Major+ player but fills a vital role that makes the team Major+.

As for the insults, I followed your lead big guy. How does it feel to have your BS turned around on you? People that enjoy Senior Softball - even with it's faults - get tired of seeing your "mad at the world attitude" on here.

But I will give you credit that it does appear that you're a good father, husband and provider for your family. Please thank your son for his service and I hope that my kids that are in or have served this country get along better than we have on this board.

And the Cops thing made me laugh because I have been known to watch an episode or two. It's probably just me but sometimes it's enjoyable watching some of the "good guys" bust up some of the "bad guys". It rates right up there with watching a video of an Apache helicopter take out a group of insurgents in the middle of the night.
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

Since you asked, the next two tournaments I'm playing in are The Villages and the SPA World Series. The Villages tournament doesn't use the conventional divisions used by other senior associations but I'm sure our team will be in the upper division of the 50+. At the SPA World Series we will be playing in the Major+ division. Now, does that really tell you anything about me or my abilities?

As for your attempt to provide specifics - YOU FAILED. It's a pitiful start. That's not very specific at all. You barely address one factor of the test and didn't even address it well.

I would have thought for all the crap you give everyone else that you would have jumped at your opportunity to shine. Your opportunity to really show us how smart you are and why we should actually give any creditability to a word you say. But you FAILED.

All you did was validate that when someone on the message board sees a post by Gary19, they should just skip over it because it's no better than the white speck on the top of chicken crap.

Climb back in your recliner, watch your black & white TV, while wearing your wife-beater undershirt, boxers, dress socks and sock garters. Be mad at the world as it passes you by.
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

Gary, you're deflecting. I asked for specifics. What, can't you provide them? Come on big boy, we know you can do it. Give us the specifics! Quit BSing around and show us how it's done. You're quick to jump on everyone else about not providing an answer to your questions. Set an examples and show us how it's done.

I hate to break it to you Gary19, but the varibles you describe and your controls are, as you put it BS! Another half a$$ed effort. If you're not going to do any better than that, why do them at all. I can see that you really haven't thought them through. But why haven't you thought them through? Come on big boy, show us how smart you are.

Yes Gary, that's the best I can do. You want to see me play get on a team and come to the field and play. Who I've played for and what I did yesterday, last week, last year or 20 years ago is all history. What counts is what I do in my next game, my next at bat and my next defensive opportunity.

My mouth, you make me laugh. It seems to me that your mouth is the one that's knows around the message board. Seems to me that you're the one hiding - still playing with little boys....
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

Gary, you're deflecting. I asked for specifics. What, can't you provide them? Come on big boy, we know you can do it. Give us the specifics! Quit BSing around and show us how it's done. You're quick to jump on everyone else about not providing an answer to your questions. Set an examples and show us how it's done.

I hate to break it to you Gary19, but the varibles you describe and your controls are, as you put it BS! Another half a$$ed effort. If you're not going to do any better than that, why do them at all. I can see that you really haven't thought them through. But why haven't you thought them through? Come on big boy, show us how smart you are.

Yes Gary, that's the best I can do. You want to see me play get on a team and come to the field and play. Who I've played for and what I did yesterday, last week, last year or 20 years ago is all history. What counts is what I do in my next game, my next at bat and my next defensive opportunity.

My mouth, you make me laugh. It seems to me that your mouth is the one that's knows around the message board. Seems to me that you're the one hiding - still playing with little boys....
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

You want to know what level Gary, suit up and get on the field.

Yes, hundreds of thousands. Think about it. You'd need every bat and ball that has been made for softball. That in itself will cost more than the thousand you've quoted. You'd need a device to swing the bat at a calibrated speed each time. You'd need a device to pitch the ball at a calibrated speed each time. You'd need multiple devices that would record the volicity off the bat at various positions in you test environment. You'd need accurate (to the inch) distances in your test environment. And last of all you'd need a facility big enough to house the equipment and allow a softball to be hit and land to accurately measure the distance. Then you can add in controlling the tempeature, humidity and wind resistance.

Besides, in your posts you didn't ask for creditible, did you? You said a competient tester would be able to control the variables. So, how do you control the wind for under a thousand dollars? How do you control the swing of a bat for under a thousand dollars? How do you control the speed of a pitched ball for under a thousand dollars? Specifics please!

And you say you can do all that for under a thousand dollars. Then lets see it big boy. Lets see the Gary19 test center.


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