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Oct. 4, 2007
barko34
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA 2007

I was kind of lurking in this thread, minding my own business when a name popped up in the discussion of long homeruns....Jim Galloway. Replying to the Wood, anything you heard about him is true. Don't believe me, but if you see Sportsplex this week in Vegas, ask Gary Richter or John Davide. They played with him and saw it first hand. Remember this, however, and I saw it at least a dozen times. Playing third base, backhanding a ball over the bag and whipping it backhanded to Joe Petriello or Charlie Forte to start a 5-4-3 double play. With 60' bases. Davide and I talk all the time about what Jimmy would do with today's equiptment, if he was still playing. I think it's safe to say that on several occasions, you would have trouble seeing where the ball landed. There are people in Vegas who played with him and against him. Ask them. Also, with all the talk about the 500 foot homers, last week, what about Davide and Clatterbough each hitting .944 (34-36) for Turn Two?
Feb. 9, 2006
barko34
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 major plus teams

Donnie
Probably 60's with possibly a couple of 55's mixed in. A lot depends on how various people rehab.

Feb. 7, 2006
barko34
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 major plus teams

Donnie
Sal is taking over the Thermco team and they will have teams playing in the 50 and the 55. I know they picked up John, Pete and I believe Roger from the Statesmen.
Jan. 9, 2006
barko34
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ultra 2 bats

weakhitter
Pete
send me an e-mail at buzz34@erols.com and I'll get you up to speed
just had an e-mail exchange Hank. He sends his regards.
BTW anyone remember when all you guys were hitting the bejesus out of it with the old Howards bat?
Jan. 5, 2006
barko34
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ultra 2 bats

bohack and weakhitter;
Good to see you guys, whether it's in print or in person.
Sandy, how are you feeling? John D and I were talking about you the other day. Only good things. The pool party's set for June 24. Don't tell me you weren't invited. Give me a call. Sam has my #.
Weakhitter; how's the winter going? John told me you may be playing with him with that younger team, next year? He and Gary are really pushing me to come along. As far as the ultra 2, I never met a bat you and the bohack couldn't hit with.
Have a good winter.



Oct. 24, 2005
barko34
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: phoenix updates

turn2
Olde A's double dipped the NY Statesmen to win the tourny.

Statesmen scored 8 in the bottom of the 7th of the winners bracket final to tie, then won it in the bottom of the 8th on a Davide grand slam.

Olde A's came back, won the first final game on a blowout and from what Sammy told me, scored two in the bottom of the 7th to win after NY scored one in the top to go up by one.

Didn't get the other results. They were trying to catch a plane.

Barko
Oct. 17, 2005
barko34
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Results

Stoneman
Bruce Cerone played left center with the Levittown Legion back in the mid '70s to early '80s. He now lives somewhere in Florida. Used to wear a helmet with "Spaceman" on it. Used to be a whiz at taking away homers on an 8 to 10 foot fence. I remember playing/coaching against Denamark in the late '70s but don't remember which team he played for.
Stevie-Sandy Brown would probably have the answer to that one. BTW, on the Phoenix trip, ask John Davide about the ball he hit in Baldwin, back around '77 or so, where Cerone climbed the fence only to have the ball take one of those "Davide dips" and land on the warning track. Only time I ever saw Bruce look bad.

Steve Barkan
Aug. 6, 2005
barko34
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NSA Worlds

Bobby
Actually, I thought I was pretty easy, this year. There's just so many grounders one could hit to third or short and expect hits on. I kind of like the way Nelson Paint did it back in the day. They gave you a hit, if you reached on an error and an out if you hit a sac fly. Makes more sense in a game where the premium is on scoring runs.
Good luck the rest of the way.

Steve
Aug. 4, 2005
barko34
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NSA Worlds

DoubleL10
We hit it a little better in Ala than when you saw us, but we were definitely a little soft trying to catch it. I don't know how much it had to do with the balls, but when we're hitting homers, up and down the lineup, we're a much better team. Tinkered with the lineup on Saturday and it seemed to help a bit. I think I see our shortstop in this thread; Bobby, I'm thinking maybe we should have put John De behind you instead of in front.
Anyway, by the last game agasinst Rekco, I think we were down to 4 healthy players capable of running.
I spoke to Sammy and he's ok. Had an ekg done and all the requisite tests, and they didn't find anything. I will say this, when we saw him at the airport Thursday afternoon, we were all worried. He's feeling good enough to the point that he's back playing in the local Tuesday/Thursday 60+ league and was at the beach Monday and yesterday. I guess there is something to say for retirement.
I saw John Davide last night, trying to play shortstop against Radcliffe, one of the top 40+ teams around, in a local league. All I can say is, Bobby, you have nothing to worry about. We talked about this thread and he agreed that the balls we used in Boaz were pretty good. Field conditions were good, no bad hops anywhere that I saw, other than some of our gloves. Fields definitely had a pitch down to the outfield, probably a good 3 to 4 foot difference. Umps were ok although I agree with an earlier post in that they were pretty blasse about the courtesy runners.
I'm done for the year but the team is going to Des Moines, Vegas and Phoenix and John is going to Utah, with Rekco, so I'm sure he'll see you somewhere. The team is probably going 60 next year and I'm pretty sure John is going to sit out the year then go back in '07. If he does play anywhere next year, it'll be with Rekco, depending on the residency rules.

barko


Aug. 2, 2005
barko34
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NSA Worlds

LL10
We (the Statesmen) had no problems with the ball in the 55 MP. For the weekend, we hit more homers in 7 games (28) than we hit in the previous 12 games (24). As far as scoring, in the 3 bracket games, we scored 57 runs in 19 innings with 10 homers and maxed out in homers once. In the 4 double elim games, we scored 91 runs in 22 innings with 18 homers and maxed out twice. All in all hit much better than in Plano, with 6 different guys hitting two or more homers, but still not there yet. Sammy (severe chest pains) and
Roger (bad quad strain) stayed home, so we basically were down to one pitcher all weekend and it bit us in the end. Anyway, we were happy with the ball.

Barko
Dec. 20, 2004
barko34
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MK39...opinion wa ted if you ever got a chance

Hank and Larry;
I'm sure if he could figure out the Internet, Davide would add his holiday wishes to both of you and the families, so I'll do it for him. All the best from both of us.
BTW, if you all could get something going with our own rules for the major +'s, I'm sure you can count on the Statesmen.
Barko
Dec. 2, 2004
barko34
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Kombat bat by DeBomb


Sorry. Meant to type SSWC.
Dec. 2, 2004
barko34
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Kombat bat by DeBomb

The Pro
Thanks for the reply, but don't all the associations (except USSSA and SSWS) use the ASA banned bat list?
Just wondering.

Steve
Dec. 2, 2004
barko34
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Kombat bat by DeBomb

Anyone know about the legality of this bat for the '05 season? MK39, have you heard anything?

Steve
Aug. 25, 2004
barko34
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISSA Tourney

DoubleL
I spoke to Gary Richter, of Thermco, Sunday and he said Thermco had 7 homers in the tournament, but Eddie Berg had 5 of them. Said the ball was slightly better than what we hit in June, but not by much.
Speaking of bad balls; we (Davide and Wick of the Statesmen) are playing in Smithtown tonight (with the same socks we used in the ISF) against bohack(Sandy Denicker), Sammy, Sandy Brown and Cozzie (from the Statesmen) tonight in the league. I can't guarantee the games will be very good, but they will be loud.
See you in a couple of weeks.

Barko
Aug. 18, 2004
barko34
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who Playing in the SPA Tourney in Plano TX in Sept

Larry
We're looking forward to seeing everybody down in Texas. Syracuse was no fun with the wind blowing in all day, but it least it felt like the snow was coming at any minute. No excuse though...we scored enough runs, we just couldn't catch anything other than a cold. We did OK at the casino though (you have to get your priorities straight in life). Anyway, Eddie's a little banged up but everyone else is feeling good, so we should be ready to go next month. Am looking forward to it and like I said, we're looking forward to seeing everybody again.
Be well.
Steve
Aug. 18, 2004
barko34
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who Playing in the SPA Tourney in Plano TX in Sept

NY Statesmen will be there in 55 +. Hope we remember how to play in the warm weather.


July 13, 2004
barko34
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The Truth About Bats And Balls

Hank
I think Mike Kelly hit the nail on the head with a previous answer. Let the lower classifications hit a lower compression ball and let the Majors and Major +'s hit a 525. At least you have some justification, then, for raising the classifications for the teams that should be raised. I must admit though, that being the traditionalist that I am, I miss the days of the 38 oz.Howards bats and the RF 80 balls. With those conditions, you knew the only guys that were hitting the homers were the guys who were supposed to. I guess I'm still trying to justify our Delaware tournament where Eddie Finigan hit 5 homers.
Anyway, I'm glad to hear you'll be coming to Syracuse with us. I'll definitely be there. Also Plano, if they don't screw around with the balls there. BTW, they brought in the same crap ball in Smithtown that they used in Manassas. We've got ONE homerun as a team, in 12 games. Yeah, it's been a real fun summer.
Steve
July 12, 2004
barko34
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The Truth About Bats And Balls

Hank
Good to see you out here.
As far as RB saying the good balls were coming "later", we (Statesmen) beat Bell Corp/ Dans 7-6 in the ISF finals. Afterwards, Davide and I were talking and we counted a TOTAL of 12 homeruns in the 50 and 55 Major + in Manassas. Thermco, who won the 50's played 5 games averaging about 26 runs a game and hit a total of one, by Richter. The Statesmen, who were averaging about 5 a game, hit a total of 7 in the five games. We (Sam, John and I) confronted RB after the tourny to complain about the balls and his reply was that they had ordered 240 DOZEN of them and that's what they will be using. John was so po'd that he stormed into the parking lot and told me he was never going back to Mannasas again. In talking it over with the team, we've decided that we're not going back for the ISSA.
I agree totally with Bruce when he says that something has to be done, and I think it's we the players and teams that have to send a message to the TD's. If we have to start our own associations with our own standards, then so be it!
Give my regards to Sue and hopefully, I'll see you in Plano.

Barko

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