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Real name:
Larry Lopez

Location:
Oklahoma City, OK

Division:
Men's 65

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Sept. 29, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

Just wondering how you guys feel about the facilities and umpires provided to handle 480 teams in Las Vegas? I' m wondering if we have reached the point of diminishing returns using sub-par fields and umpires who either are not knowledgeable about height rules in senior softball or simply do not care. Case-in-point, Sunset Park where I watched 60 M+ today; no orange safety bag and very hard infields. Games are being played in the early morning where the sun is very much a factor as well as after dark when most of us 60+ players will admit we don't see very well.

The umpiring I saw there was pretty good; however, at Shadow Mountain yesterday and Friday, there were a couple of umps who were not calling 15' pitches illegal! Furthermore, one umpire even told both complaining teams in one game I watched that " both pitcher have been pitching illegal all game, so I don't want to hear it!" I have heard many things in my 50+ years of playing this great game but that took the cake. These same two umps also had attitude problems making it appear to me that they thought they were more important than the game.

Does anyone else have experiences to share?
Sept. 10, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New HOF inductions

I agree with Steve's comments 100%! I have enjoyed playing with both this year! I will certainly be at the induction ceremony.

Aug. 30, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hotels in Vegas

I believe all the "Station" hotels charge a $14.95 per day "resort" fee for stuff most softball players don't use. Last time I stayed at Palace Station that was the case.
Aug. 27, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields

JamesLG, As FOFO said Shadow Rock is way out. It is not too far from the hotels along Boulder Highway - less than 10 miles from the Eastside Cannery. The place feels to me like you are in the middle of the desert it is relatively remote and the surroundings are stark. Parking is also a problem - there is not much of it. I will be playing 60 Major there as well. Good luck and hope to get a chance to meet a fellow board member. Larry Lopez #10 Texas Heat.
Aug. 25, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dalton tourney

Frankie, we'll be gone for a couple of weeks.
Aug. 24, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dalton tourney

Joe, my wife and I will be celebrating our 26th anniversary in Russia this year. Good luck to you.
Aug. 24, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

The reason I asked is I saw a blue Centanarian in my senior league last Tuesday night. I had not seen it before. The guy using it was crushing the ball but he is a very big man and crushes with any stick.
Aug. 23, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

Is the new Centenarian blue similar in color to the blue Macenko Gear?

Aug. 22, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

Congrats Dave! A true gentleman and credit to the game either as an opponent or behind the plate.
Aug. 20, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ssusa staff/right size mats

Hopefully, they will get it right this time!
Aug. 20, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SPA HOF

Congratulations, Audie! It was good to get to meet and speak with you at length in Dalton.
Aug. 8, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western National Championships

Allan55, the tournament detail for Aurora shows only 41 teams signed up for the Rocky Mountain Championships. Deadline for entries was August 2.
Out Texas Makulis team played in the Western Nationals in Aurora last year and my wife and I really enjoyed the complex and the Aurora area! For us, it was a "drive" tournament, so expenses were not too bad.
I just got back from playing in the Western Nationals in Sacramento this year with Omen from California. Although there were 104 teams, as was stated above, most were from California (71 by my count). Not one Texas team was on the list. We played at the Sacramento Softball Complex and the fields were below par - all needed to be mowed and some were sopping wet from too much watering from the sprinkler system. Otherwise, the fields were well-maintained between games.
I would certainly support moving the Western Nationals back to Aurora.
Aug. 5, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Championships 2013 updates

Bob, who did you play with?
Aug. 5, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Championships 2013 updates

Omen 65 Major Plus did not come close to hitting a home run in 6 games. However, I saw Ruth hit several in the Major class. The ball did not appear to be carrying much so line drives were imperative.
Aug. 4, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western National Championships

We played in the 65 division in the Western Nationals and concluded on Thursday. To date, I have seen neither seeding nor bracket results while the Eastern Championships which were played at the exact same time have FINAL results posted! Is Dave in NC? I know he was not in Sacramento. Is that the difference ?
July 27, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Yellow Combat MM Gear vs Blue MM Gear

Joe, if bad swings kill bats then I would have NONE left! My good swings are handle shots that spare the barrel!
July 26, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Yellow Combat MM Gear vs Blue MM Gear

Michigan and Rightrj, my experience with these two bats is just the opposite of yours. My Yellow MM was a good bat but it did not last me long. On the other hand, the Blue MM has been a great bat and is still going strong! I have had to reglue the end cap twice but this bat is still hitting them a long ways! And it is showing no signs of giving up the ghost yet (note: that is probably the kiss of death!).
July 25, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas 60 M+

Webbie, Mr Manassas pitches and bat 2nd for Superior. I played on teams with him for several years while Living in Virginia. Outstanding player!
July 22, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: for swing

mad dog, in the interest of fair disclosure, did you fail to mention you were hitting on a LITTLE LEAGUE field?? LOL! Stay thirsty, my friend!!
July 14, 2013
DoubleL10
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Dalton Georgia

Joe, I'm playing 60 Major in Dalton with the Texas Heat. The only 65 team I'm playing for is Omen out of CA. They are 65 Major Plus. Are you going to be playing with a 60 team in Dalton?
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