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Jan. 4, 2013
big cat7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

How do you sandbag in a game that you can only score five runs an inning? Whats the difference if you score them by homers or singles?Couldnt a team be put together of the best base hitters and never be beat?And if so would you make them move up from AAA to major just because they beat everyone but dont hit homers?And finally ill ask again what good does a ASA bat do ?If you hit it 350 with a senior bat you can still hit it out with the ASA bat and a line drive is still a line drive no matter what bat you use.And its slow pitch softball you dont hit middle on accident you go that way because it is the easiest place to try for a base hit.
Jan. 4, 2013
big cat7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

Im sorry but what would bringing out an ASA bat do? Is that going to make line drives at the pitchers head any softer when they hit him oh i get it that makes the 32O ft homer a 295 fly out so if i know that i cant hit it out with that bat wouldnt i be more prone to hit middle even more trying for base hits?Im sorry i may be the only person that feels this way but i liked softball alot more in the old days when there werent home run rules and you either played or you stayed home.Sure there were alot more homers hit then but very few balls were hit up the middle and pitchers didnt fear for their lives or have to wear hockey equipment to play.
Jan. 4, 2013
big cat7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

No disrespect because anyone still playing over 60 is okay in my book but if you look at all the comments the ones saying homers should be outs are all over 60.And maybe they are right for them 60 should have limits but under 60 should have different rules.Some of us 50 and 55s can still hit with the young guys but cant run,throw or field with them so its not much fun,and why should they be penalized because they can still hit. I dont think the 60 year olds would feel the same about hitting middle if they had to face some of the 50 and 55 guys hitting rockets back at them because the home runs were all used up.
Jan. 3, 2013
big cat7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

That would be nice no home run rules either bring it or stay home. Of course that will never happen but it was fun in the old days.I can remember being on A and B teams and playing major teams because the tournaments were open an we actually beat some of those teams but that didnt mean we had to move up.I dont mean any disrespect to anyone playing softball in the senior division but it seems like most of the people having problems with home run rules are over 60. So let them have their rules and divisions under that have one up or walks or even unlimited ganes will not take any longer because you can still only score five runs in an inning and do away with the open inning and just play the last inning the way you play the rest of the game that way no team really explodes and hits ten or fifteen in the last inning
Jan. 3, 2013
big cat7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

But lefty no disrespect but youre talking about 60 AAA not hitting any homers.There is a alot of difference between 50 and 55 AAA and 60 AAA.There are lots of guys playing 50 AND 55 AAA that can still hit it a mile and very hard. I know youre going to say they should be in major and you are probably right but some times there are no major teams in that area so to play you have to play where you can. I play on a 50 major team and also a 55 AAA team ireally like the 50 team but i prefer the 55 because its fun playing with and against guys my own age.And no do not like the home run limit in the AAA, but i have no choice but to play AAA as there are no 55 major teams near my area.
Jan. 2, 2013
big cat7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

I think not enough attention is given to the ages of players in the tournaments.My opinion is different age brackets should have different home run rules. Its only common sense that 50s and 55s whether AAA or major are going to hit more homers so their home run rule should be different from the 65s or 70s that dont hit any or very few.It seems the three and out thing applies to all ages and it shouldnt be that way.
Jan. 2, 2013
big cat7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

i agree with bighurt, the home run rule will end up getting a pitcher hurt.and i dont think that many players hit them out just for their ego.most good hitters swing the same way even if they are going backside or the middle. you are taught not to let up on your swing so sometimes you hit solo homers to right or center it doesnt mean you were trying to feed your ego.if everyone is so concerned about pitchers getting hit then having home run s as outs is not the answer. more people will hit middle after homers are up. i would rather have teams hitting homers as singles than have them hitting singles up the middle almost decapitating our pitcher. thats just my opinion and im sure not everyone will agree
Dec. 27, 2012
big cat7
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Performance enhancing

Im 56 years old 6ft2 and 270 pounds i work out five to six days a week for at least two hours a day and other than no explode and protein take nothing. Ive always been blessed with being able to hit and ive hit over a hundred homers in each of the last three years.My issue is what about us guys that take nothing but get accused of it all the time.Last year playing in a tournament on a field where the wind was blowing in 30 miles an hour i hit two very long home runs and in the innings after the other team which was a major team were crying that i was all juiced up.Some people may juice but most of us maybe just work hard at the game because we love to play
Dec. 17, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

sorry i dont know who cobbie is so i think you have the wrong big cat, there seem to be alot of guys with that nickname. i got mine because im 6ft3 and 270 pounds and mostly pitch catch or just do what i do best and thats hit anyways i was catching one night and a bad throw got by our pitcher and i yelled at our shortstop see you didnt think i could move and im as quick as a cat, and he said a real big cat and the name stuck.As far as the border battle games every year they run out of homers it has nothing to do with strategy its because to those guys 300 ft fences are bunts.if you watch it they hit as many out for outs as they do ground balls.and noone (young guys ) especially major players play asa anymore.
Dec. 13, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

and if you went to bigger fields or open fields wouldnt that be worse than having home run limits.how many gap home runs would be hit and how many over the outfielders heads homers would be hit so actually wouldnt there be more homers hit that way than by having a fence.
Dec. 13, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

oh not me im not good enough for people to pay to watch or play on a major team. as pricer said im old already and a punch and judie hitter so i couldnt help anyone that good.i just have me opinions on home run limits just like you do and actually i think the limits should start at age 60 the 50s and 55s should be able to hit more they are younger and stronger but thats my opinion so ill let it go.
Dec. 13, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

home runs have always been part of softball,put teams on two fields one having unlimited homers and the other no homers and charge admission to watch and lets see which game most go watch.but hey if you guys ruin senior ball like you did regular ball with all these rules and limits theres always golf. oh is there a limit on how far you can hit one of those?
Dec. 13, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

i agree that maybe 6o and overs dont hit more than 3 a game but 50s and 55s do.maybe every tournament should be open at first and then you get classified like in the old days.that way you do build your team around what you think you will be playing.the only problem is that there just arent that many major or major plus team in every area so therefor there arent that many major players to choose from.so an AAA team from a area that only has a few teams might have one or two guys that could play major but cant so because these two or three guys can hit it the whole team should be major. oh i know what everyone is going to say if they can hit then they can hit it down when the limits are up.man that sure takes the fun out of the game just like the crybabies did back in the 90s when the limits started. softball isnt baseball the game is and always has been about hitting
Dec. 13, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

so okay have limits but make them more believable like AAA 6 homers or at least a walk after three.most guys at 50 to 55 can still hit them out and even if you are a great hitter like so many of you seem to be and can go backside and hit it down when you want three homers isnt anything.the rules that youre making dont go with the balls and bats we are using.alot of guys can hit 3oo ft line drives and they are trying to hit it down. you say change the bats and balls so if they do that would you go for unlimited homers then because i assure you that the guys that can hit them will still hit them and then what will you do to try to even the playing field
Dec. 12, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

I like that softball4b having hitters instead of homers would definately be a better way to go.Guys that could hit them could still do so and base hitters could still do their thing.And they wouldnt be penalizing my kind of player im a base hitter with little power but i dont agree with home run rules.I think tournaments should be a two way format one side unlimited homers and the other no homers and unlimited arc ,i wonder which would have the most teams week in and week out
Dec. 11, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

SO BASICALLY PENALIZE A GUY THAT MAY WORK ON IS GAME YEAR ROUND AND CAN STILL HIT BUT CANT TRAVEL OR THERE ARE NO MAJOR TEAMS IN HIS AREA SO HE PLAYS ON A LOCAL AAA TEAM.SORRY EVERYONE HAS THEIR OPINION ON THIS AND EVERYONE HAS A VALID POINT.MY OPINION IS THAT NO PLAYER SHOULD BE PENALIZED FOR WORKING ON HIS GAME AND BEING ABLE TO HIT.I WOULD RATHER SEE A BIG GUY CRANKING IT THEN WATCHING HIM FALL ON HIS BUTT TRYING TO HIT BACKSIDE JUST BECAUSE HIS TEAM HIT A WHOPPING THREE HOME RUNS.
Dec. 10, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

I played on a class a team in the mid 80's and there were no limits we played major teams class b teams c teams and it was all you could hit and no one ever cried about it when they went to limits it first was a limit on hitters you could have so many home run hitters and then they were outs if anyone else hit them.3 homers are fine but it should be walks after not outs.in 1986 and 87 i played on a class a church team we played in every usssa tournament that we could , we played against steeles , howards, maroadi tranfer,smythe and got beat but it was fun one of the highlites of my career that i will always remember was playing bruce meades team ken michaels and i had hit three outand the fourth time they walked me intentionally. that doesnt sound like much but for a major team to walk a little church player was a big deal to me, that was when softball was fun you knew going in who was there and you either chose to play with them or you didnt
Dec. 10, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

what is the difference if a team scores thirty runs with forty hits or scores thirty by hitting fifteen homers? the name of the game is to score more runs than the other team who cares how its done.if i build my team around power and you build yours with ten guys that base hit the heck out of the ball dont you think that on some days conditions will help either team. some days the wind could be blowing in and the base hitting team will win some days blowing out for the power team.thats the idea of sports you take your chances and just play your game .i loved the old days and the pitching idea of here it is im serving it up to you get yours because we are going to get ours
Dec. 10, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

Doesnt anyone remember softball when it was in its best years, that was unlimited homers and play in whatever class you chose to play in, if you were to good for that class you got bumped up. i played in many tournaments where major and aa teams played class b and c teams and the b and c teams never cried about it.Then came the home run rules and in my opinion thats when things stared going down hill the bats getting juiced up and so forth.And i know bats were juiced back in the good old days to but who cared you hit em or you didnt.Now senior ball is going the same way everyone is crying about home runs,why do players want to penalize people that work hard on their game and can still hit them out.Maybe there are no major teams in their area or they dont want to travel all the time just to play.Home runs should never be outs after the limit is reached.Noone should be penalized for still being able to hit
Nov. 18, 2012
big cat7
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Phoenix

What bat seems to be the popular choice in phoenix at the winter worlds?I still havent seen many reviews on the new ultra or twilight, some people have said that they hit them but havent gone into much detail.
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