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Real name:
John Beasley

Location:
West Palm Beach, FL

Division:
Men's 50

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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.


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

Oh, you got me there Gary. I misspelled a word. My gosh, how am I going to sleep tonight.

Who's deflecting now Gary?

You hate the game so much because you never have and never will make a significant contribution to it.

As for the variables - yes, if you wanted to spend hundres of thousands of dollars to set up a very static environment, you may be able to compile data on each bat hitting each ball pitched at a certain speed.

Again, when has any, ANY, bat manufactuer provided this type of data. Come on big boy, give me an instance.

As for my level, you're just showing how little you really know about softball. I don't have to qualify myself to you.
Aug. 22, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Testing

No Gary, if you go back to the original message and read it, it asks if Tri18 if it's possible to test the speeds of today's bats/balls verses bats/balls used back in the day.

When Tri18 replied, you jumped in and implied he was incompetent.

All Tri18 did was use his softball experience and enginuity to develop a bat that is comparable to the best bats on the market today. Are you jealous you didn't do it?

He never said he was a scientist or that his conclusions were based on actual scientific data. That I'm aware of, no bat manufactuer ever has but it hasn't stopped them from touting their new product as hitting it further or sharper. None of the testing that I've heard people refer to has supplied one bit of actual data. They may show a guy taking a bat out of the wrapper and hitting some balls off a tee and giving his opinion. Ohhh, that's about 400 feet. I haven't seen your comments on their YouTube videos?

So why don't you just go sit in the stands with the other want-to-bes and enjoy the game. Or better yet, just stay home.


Aug. 17, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

Then I guess it's a good thing that we have Terry Hennessy.
Aug. 17, 2012
Beasley
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review

Here's a news flash - the game, as we knew it back in the 70s and 80s will NEVER be the same. It's not coming back, not even in younger softball.

People didn't like watching Steele's, Rich's Superior, Bell Corp, Howards, Smyth Soxs or any other team play 3 hour marathon games so they changed the game. They created B, C, D and even E divisions so everyone had some place to play. The all mighty buck!

The created homerun rules in the lower divisions because an "A" player didn't like to play against his equals, so he dropped down and became the big fish in a little pond. Shame on him!

Teams didn't want to work at getting better so they could compete so the created homerun rules in the Super Open division to bring the best down to their level. Now they want to do the same here by talking about breaking up the Mavericks or any other team in the Major+ division so that they can think they can compete.

As much as I'd like to see the days of unlimited homeruns come back, it's not going to happen. You might find a tournament here and a tournament there that will let you open it up, but for the most part those days are a distant memory.

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