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Dec. 29, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT TEAM DOES EVERYONE PLAY FOR

Coop3636
I play for Monster softball out of Memphis TN
We are a 50 major team

Dec. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For the guys who still play with the kids.......

GSWP001...
Where are you from? Maybe if we play in the same tourney we can get a few r-ball games in.
Would be fun
Brett
Dec. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For the guys who still play with the kids.......

I still play "kids" tournament ball just about every weekend I am not playing senior ball.
I pitch against the youngsters and have a blast doing it. Maybe its just in my mind, but I still feel I can play with the youngsters. (Im 51 and play/ pitch with Monsters (majors)out of TN)
The best thing is that I get to play on the same team as my son. That makes it worth it if nothing else.
I am not a power hitter so it doesn't matter to me if I use the u trip bat or the senior bat.
The only bad thing I see about the kids ball is that some of the youngsters dont have the heart that the older guys do. I try to tell them that ANYONE can hustle whether you have talent or not.
Brett

PS. Most of the bats the kids use nowadays are shaved and just as hot as the senior bats.....
Dec. 24, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Holidays to all...

I hope santa brings everyone all the latest updated softball items on your wish list.
I know santa will bring me everything I ask for because I stole his checkbook.
Hope everyone has a Mery Christmas.
Be safe and enjoy the holdiays
Brett cooper
Monster #36

CYA on the field in just a few months
Oct. 7, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Feedback on this idea?

What is everyone's opinion on the following:

I think the team that wins the finals of the winners bracket should automatically be home team in the first game of the Chamionship. They earned that right. If it goes to the IF game, flip for home team as usual.
Just aking for opinions.
Lets hear them
Brett Cooper.. Monster #36
Sept. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70 foot bases

The 70' bases make it move of a total game again.
It has more defense, more dbl plays and it makes people have to hit clean base hits. (and is a bit safer because infields get to play a few feet back)
I like the 70' bases and i am slow as a turtle..lol.
The scores are lower, but you almost always get the full 7 innings in.
Just my 2 cents worth.

And the composite bats are here to stay, (too much $$ involed)so we have to change the game to go with technolgy to keep people playing.
Sept. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching rubbers

Pricer
The idea is to get rid of the rubbers, not add another
I have pitched on fields that have FIVE rubbers
Its crazy, but it happens
Rubbers are very easy to take up and put down, most have 3 spikes in them
I say take them up unless you need them for kids pitching.
And if the caulk lines get erased, so be it. I think it is better for a pitcher to get away and pitch a little further back and a pitcher having to worry about getting cut up when the ball hits the rubber

...and mad dog, I ALWAYS cover up the rubber just so I dont have to see it..lol
(BTW I have been pitching for over 30 years)
Sept. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70 foot bases

I agreee that 70' bases are the way to go.
WSL has been using them for years and it makes the game alot better IMO.
coop3636
in both seniors or young guys leagues.
Sept. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching rubbers

Just looking for comments.
I am a pitcher and I believe they should get rid of the pitching rubbers.
You usually get to pitch up to 5' back anyway, so why keep something that is an obsticle in front of you.
I don't mind getting hit at (I actually like the action) but raised rubbers worry me more than anything. You can't defend against them. Even slow hit balls are dangerous.
My idea is just to mark it with caulk and play ball.
Please lets hear what others have to say.
Thanks
Coop3636
PS I know the caulk will be gone asap, but I don't know of any pitchers that want to pick in front of the 50' mark anyway, so it shouldnt be a problem.
Sept. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Changes to the HR Rule - needs more thought

I have never heard of HRs over the limit should be foul balls. I think this is a great idea.
If it is the 3rd strike, are you out? I think you should be.
This is probably the best idea I have heard yet.
Maybe some tournaments will try it.
Coop3636


Sept. 6, 2011
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: I turn 50 in November, am I eligible for Fall League?

Hey Kyller,
You have been eligable all year.lol
As long as you turn 50 on or before dec 31, you can play anytime during that year
Sorry you missed your rookie season.
Where do you live?
Sept. 3, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: REALLY, WHY ARE THERE LESS TEAMS?

lol
The p[ost above mine was not there when I wrote my thread. It says about the same thing.
Just we wrote it at the same time
Brett
Sept. 3, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: REALLY, WHY ARE THERE LESS TEAMS?

I have never understood why we don't play any night games (besides the cost of lights)
The teams would acutally save money if you charged a bit more and played them on just sat and sundays.
The money you save on missing work and hotel rooms will be more than what lights cost.
We are going to Dalton to play and we will play 2 games on Thursday. To me, this is crazy. You can play this whole tournament Friday - Sunday and probably get more teams.
Just my opinion, but from talking to players, they really don't want to play on Thursday.
I can see maybe the 65-70 age groups playing on Thursday because most of them are retired.
50-55's , alot still have jobs and we all travel alot to play in tournaments.
What does everyone else think?
coop3636
Sept. 2, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age Brackets & Divisions

Mario
On an average, how many teams do you have in the Major + division in the tournaments that you go to?
Sept. 1, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age Brackets & Divisions

Hey Mario
If a team is not made up of homerun hitters, it doesn't make them a rec team.
We probably averaged 2 hrs a game (if that) last year and had a very good year.
If you have a one up rule, and both teams want to hit hrs, they can hit all they want.
If you make it 4 and one up or 10 and one up, if both teams are BIG hr hitters, it shouldn't matter. Hit all you want.
It only keeps it fair for a team that has good base hitters and good defense to play in the upper division.
Like I said, just my 2 cents worth
and by the way, I am a base hitter, so I might think different than a HR hitter.
Sept. 1, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age Brackets & Divisions

I will put in my 2 cents wortth.
I think that you should have just an upper and lower in each age group.
Make the lower 2 hrs and an out
Make the upper 4 hrs and 1-up

IMO, it make it closer to equal than what we have now.

Let the teams classify themselves.
See how it goes, and then move teams if it is too unbalanced or teams are just too good to play down. (after the first half of the year so teams can prove themselves one way or another)

Anything that happens will not make everyone happy, but most people are calling for some kind of change
Sept. 1, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: mandatory move ups....

I acutally like the 3 win in a year idea if all the tournaments have a good number of teams in it. Anything under 7 teams should not count toward a move up.
I also agree that anyone can get "lucky" and win one tournament. It happens all the time and is not fair to get bumped up because of that one weekend.


Sept. 1, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: mandatory move ups....

I would like to hear comments from other players on this .
here are my thoughts.

Senior softball moves teams up because they win one tourney or have a good year. Teams need to win consistently for two years to have to move up. This way a when you build a team you can play together for a couple of years in the division you want to. In the senior level, all sorts of things happen to players, teams etc. injuries, moving up an age group, retirement, death, all sorts of things that change a team for year to year or even month to month. I have talked to many players from many teams and most have the same opinion and it seems that if you have a good year or maybe just win a BIG tourney, you are moved up and then have to play the next year and get killed all year long. This is NOT fun for players and makes teams break up most than necessary.

Please list some suggestions here and myabe the associations will get some good ideas.

Mine is to move a team up aftert 2 years of winnning.
or just let teams play where they want to, HR limits will keep most teams in the division they need to play.
Sept. 1, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Another thought on home run limits

Hey
What if all the divisions had the one up rule?
This way if you team doesn't hit many homeruns, then it doesn't matter either way, but if two teams hit more homeruns, it makes them happy also.
If we would make all the limits with a one up rule, then we would not have as many 3 team tournaments (which we had 2 weeks ago in B'ham). My opinion is that most AAA teams wouldn't mind playing major teams if it was a 3 hr and one up limit, and would be a little better for the major teams. This being said, all after the limit would be outs.
Just my 2 cents worth.
Brett Cooper
Monster # 36

Aug. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who was disappointed in Birmingham the way the tourney was run?

Hey Rightrj1...
We actually went by the Jasper fields on the way home.
Hope you are not an outfielder...lol
There are REAL rough looking and the foul lines are come to about ONE foot from the foul line.
They also slope way down toward the outfiel fences.
We didn't play on them, but by the way they looked then, they are not too special.
Having said that, they might have them in GREAT shape for your tourney.
There is a nice lake and pavalion there, but.....

Hope this helps.

PS WATCH out for JASPER police, the road off 78 goes to 45 real quick.
Good luck
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