http://www.mikensports.com/

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 0 members ; 28 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for goforit


Real name:

Location:
,

Division:

Messages posted by goforit »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

June 26, 2012
goforit
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCSSA Wine Country Invitational Results

Congratulations to GSF,

Looks like you guys are starting to put it all together and become the team everyone thought you would be at the start of the year. But don't get a big head, we are still going to show up and try to kick your B--TT everytime we are in the same tournament. Again congratulations to Steve, Ron, Mark, Mike and the rest of the GSF monsters.

John Giesler
Master Collision
June 13, 2012
goforit
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS IN AURORA, COLORADO

Neck10,

I also started playing in 1972 in Twin Falls, Idaho -- first bat they handed me was wood and i used it all year. Was still able to hit home runs, Granted the fences were only 275'. Took acouple of years for the next level of bats (heavy metal) to make it to our area.

John
June 13, 2012
goforit
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS IN AURORA, COLORADO

Gary19,

I don't play the game because of the bats and balls, if the bats and balls were scaled back i would still be on the field whenever i could. For me its about getting away once in awhile and hanging out with team mates and other friends that i have had for years. There are quite a few guys still playing today that played in the 70's and 80's like i did. I started with wood bats nad then went to a heavier metal bat. At every level it was about playing the game not about the equipment. I will admit that the bats and balls used now a days do give you more of a chance to score more runs but since that is what the players and the association want to use then so be it. In your mind is softball no longer softball just because the equipment has evolved. I've never really understood your thoughts on why the equipment used today is so bad if everyone has the same chance to use it. Also you mention above that if the game does improve Mark may not do as well. After playing against Mark this year i'm pretty sure he would still be a very good hitter even if we all used scaled back bats.

I have not seen all your comments so if you want would you please tell me what improvements you feel would benefit the game and the players and then maybe i will understand better.

Thanks
John
June 12, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving to Major Plus

Paco13,

Good luck in the ISSA worlds, i'm sure you will do great. I agree that you have to have a desire, i never thought that i would be a Major + player but all of a sudden everyone that i knew really well in the Majors started to get on teams that moved to Major + so this worked out well for me. I get to still play with or against guys that i've known since i started playing softball again 6 years ago.

Take care
John
June 11, 2012
goforit
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS IN AURORA, COLORADO

Ron,

I always find it interesting how a simple comment or question can turn into such a large thread and then spiral out of control.

To answer your question -- yes Master Collision will play in the Western Nationals and i believe the guys from KC Kids said they were going to show up. Other then that i have not heard from the other Major + teams out West.

Congratulations again to GSF on a great tournament in Reno.

John
June 11, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving to Major Plus

Good comments,

Mad dog -- what about asking the Texas team that just won Reno 60 Major to move up -- they are good players and a great bunch of guys. They made us work very hard everytime we played them before we got moved to Major +. I understand the mileage difference, i live in Utah and my team Master Collision is based out of Colorado.

Paco -- you don't have to live in the same state as the Major + team that you play for. If you feel you are good enough and known to other teams -- make a call or send an e-mail to the team manager -- thats what i did to get on this team, maybe it will be ok for you to play on a local team and then meet them at tournaments they enter. As i stated above I play for a team that is based out of Colorado and i live in Utah, we all play in our local leagues and then meet at tournaments to play. Luckily they accepted me and continue to give me a chance to prove that i belong in Major +. They are great guys and we all get along -- that helps.

I respect all of your concerns and maybe Major + teams in other states require you to play with them in leagues, I guess all i'm saying is that if you want to play Major + look into all your options even if they are alittle out of your comfort zone.

John Giesler
Master Collision

June 11, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 Major Plus Las Vegas

Hi everyone,

Yes Master Collision plans on being in Vegas, i would assume that KC Kids is also going to show up. Always look forward to playing against the great teams in Major +.

John Giesler
Master Collision
April 30, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas friendships

Webbie,

Great seeing you this weekend, the two games we had against GSF were great games. You guys showed guts coming back and making it close in the first one when we had you down so far. The second one on Sunday was a classic back and forth and we just happened to have the hammer. Always great to see Steve, Ron, Mike and the rest of the GSF guys.

D & K - congratulations again, both games on Sunday were great. We just ran out of gas late in the IF game and you guys played very well.

See you all down the road.

John Giesler
Master Collision
April 5, 2012
goforit
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Weight

Good morning everyone,

I swing a 27 oz (not end loaded)most of the time because it gives me the ability to hit for average and for power. With the 27 oz i can get my top hand over faster and hit a lot of line drives and home runs every now and then. I find i hit more home runs with a 29 oz since my top hand does not get over as quickly and i get alittle more of the bottom of the ball but i sacrifice average some times by using the 29 oz since i don't feel i have as much control on where the ball will go. I also do not pull the ball as much with a 29 oz as opposed to a 27 oz so a lot of my power is to center and right. Swinging a heavier bat i believe does benefit the power game but if you can't control the weight you will find that you will also hit more pop ups and ground balls, but who cares if all you want to do is go WOW when you hit one 400'. Good luck everyone with what ever weight works for you.

John Giesler
April 4, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ON MY HONOR 3

Good thread,

I can't say that i've ever played with or against anyone using a shaved bat. Not something i would know unless it was brought up by someone else. But i will tell you this, i play third base and the ball comes pretty quick, i have the bumps and black & blue marks from the last tournament to prove it. If someone was caught in a game that i played in i would like the chance to put that person at third with no glove and let me take 10 or 15 swings with the shaved bat and let them see what it feels like. Then you can suspend them for 5 years. Anyway, never will play with someone that has to cheat to win.

John Giesler
March 19, 2012
goforit
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Giving 5 runs to "inferior" teams

Mark,

I'm not blameing one person, we have the same problem with some not able to make the tournament. I do know that GSF still has plenty of players to field a team just like we do. Everyone understands its early in the year and its tough to field your regular team. I just wanted to play some teams that we will be playing against during the year in our division and have a chance to play them straight up. We are still building our team and it would be nice to see where we stand against other 60 Major Plus teams.
Look forward to seeing you in Vegas

John
March 18, 2012
goforit
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Giving 5 runs to "inferior" teams

Well here we go another year and no other 60 Major Plus teams are showing up in Mesquite. Since we needed a tournament to use for a warmup we will now have to face a bunch of good 60 major teams (some should be major plus by now)and give five runs every game and then have to win the tournament to qualify for anything. I agree with the Wood on his earlier post, it should make us play harder but it will be the first time outside for some of us and we won't have everyone.

No real crying here, i'm just disappointed that no other 60 Major Plus teams like GSF , D & K or MTC came to this tournament.

Lets hope the weather is good, we see lots of friends again and we have lots of fun.

John Giesler
March 18, 2012
goforit
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mesquite or should I say St George!!!!!

There are two or three casinos in Mesquite, but they fill up fast even when there isn't a softball tournament. Its only about a 35 minute drive to St. George or Mesquite depending on where you play and end up staying. Plus even if you play in St. George and stay in Mesquite the rooms will be cheaper to offset the extra gas.
March 18, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I never dreamed it would be this hard to start playing again.

Its great to see other stories like mine, i stopped playing softball in 1988. I ran into and old friend of mine outside of St. George Utah in 2005 and he told me about senior softball so i decided i wanted to play again. I found my old glove and practiced alittle and got lucky and hooked up with some great guys that were starting up a team called the Arizona Mob, After we broke up acouple of years ago i started playing for Master Collision out of Colorado. I've been blessed to come back and play on good teams with great guys.

Keep having fun everyone

John Giesler
Feb. 23, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Phoenix Feb 18th weekend

Webbie,

Your right its all about the people you meet in this game; 4 hrs one game and 0-4 the next but the good people will still be there for you. No one better in my mind then Steve Imlay, i've played with or against the others you mentioned and i enjoy being around them all. Again sorry we won't see you guys in Mesquite/St. George but i look forward to Vegas in April.

John
Feb. 22, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Phoenix Feb 18th weekend

Webbie,

4 HR's in one game, i don't remember seeing anything on the news about hurricane winds in the Phoenix area last weekend. Sounds like you had a great game. Keep it up and i look forward to seeing you guys in Vegas.

John
Feb. 17, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2012 CLASSIC SPRING TRAINING

The camp sounds like a great place to work out the cold weather kinks and have some fun. I live in Utah, it would be nice if they put one of these on out west -- maybe in Nevada or Arizona. Have fun everyone and good luck in the upcoming season.
John
Feb. 15, 2012
goforit
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Oooops there goes another U2.......

TheBull --thanks for the info

Gary19 -- maybe i should have mentioned that the little guys are 6'2" 210LBS.
For most of us on this site we feel senior softball is where we want it at this time. I did not mean for my comments to provide you with another forum against the state of senior softball and how we choose to play the game at this stage of our lives - it is what it is.
John
Feb. 15, 2012
goforit
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Oooops there goes another U2.......

Webbie,

Just curious, have you or anyone else tried the new Ultra 2 "USA" model grey bat? 4 or 5 of our guys used it in Vegas and even our little guys were hitting it out against the wind. Supposed to be more durable - only time will tell. I picked one up and will start using it in Mesquite/St. George in March.

John
Feb. 10, 2012
goforit
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC hitting clinic

This is for anyone that went to the TOC hitting clinic: Can you give me an idea of what is taught at the clinic. Do you practice hitting off a tee or a pitcher? Are there infielders and outfielders in normal positions when you hit? What do you feel were the areas that you improved on. Thank you, just trying to get an idea if it will be beneficial in the future.

John
« Newer messages       Older messages »
Senior Softball-USA
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Send us e-mail
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners