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curt snow

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west warren, MA

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Dec. 5, 2011
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

I think that this is a rule that can and sometimes is abused. In a recent tourney, I witnessed a team that used 3 courtesy runners every inning, that were not playing defense nor batting. While they used other runners also, these 3 fella's only ran. My team was on the first base side, so these guys came to our dugout at the end of their defensive inning so as to be prepared. This was within the scope of the rule. Of course they were all fast and knowledgable on the bases. The real asset they provided was fresher legs and arms ( fatigue comes in other forms also)at the plate and on defense, especially at the end of a Tourney. I commend the coach for finding guys to do this!! However, my interpretation of the intent of the rule is not to gain an advantage, but to keep players in the game longer career wise. If a player is injured, do what we can to help him play, but if he can run in the out field he should be able to run bases. We all use the rule to our advantage, myself included, to go with a faster guy in situations. I would like to see the rule be modified to read that courtesy runners come from the line up players. This would include EH. I believe this might get more batters, EH's, in the game at strategic spots, so as to run for another player. But also treat the team with 20 players equal to the team that plays 10 or 11 guys when we get to Sunday, where fatigue from length of service comes into play.If defensive players are running for others, a good coach will be more restrictive of runners, prefering to keep all healthy. My version might read: Courtesy runner must be someone in the active line up, including all defensive players that have have been removed from the game. I realise that a shifty coach will figure out a way around it. Any one else?
Dec. 5, 2011
curty
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 2012

we had a "senior Baystate Bombers- now 60+ guys, that won @ the first 3 T.O.C.. I believe I am the only player to play on both teams, with 5 appearances. Great fun and a really good format, especially considering the extra curricular activities.
Oct. 24, 2011
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55AAA results worlds

bombers beat Titans in the if game after Titans outlasted a very tough and game Drillers to get to the finals.
Oct. 20, 2011
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: lews crew

Sorry to hear that. condolences to all involved from the Curty Lo's teams.
Oct. 19, 2011
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: lews crew

any update on the coach that was hit by a drunk driver in Phoenix?. I believe he is the coach of a womens team called lews crew.
Oct. 18, 2011
curty
Topic: Bats
Discussion: altered bat

A similar situation in our fall co-ed open league. The ruling at the time: ALTERED BAT= ILLEGAL. This was appealed and the ruling was upheld at the state level.
Oct. 18, 2011
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: joiful

thanks to all that played in the Joiful tourney and to the staff- especially Connie Stewart and husband Jeff. it was fun and a joyfull experience!! The reception was also quite entertaining though my team had to play late and arrived late. Jeff did a great job as coordinating umpire and except for the heat it was a marvelous event.
Oct. 4, 2011
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Championships action and team pictures

the joiful is a mini tournament between US, Canada, and Japan, with the ladies playing thursday and friday @ Rose Mofford. My team, Curty Lo's Ladies will be helping to host. Check with Terry H @ headquarters for schedule. Should be a fun international event. The mens team Baystate Bombers 55 is coming the next weekend.
Oct. 2, 2011
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Championships action and team pictures

hey jack, will you be @ rose mofford for the "joiful" event? I believe it will play thursday afternoon and possibly friday?
Aug. 25, 2011
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: We're simply amazed it's come to this...

bravo SSUSA. I no longer read threads with these 2 people involved
Feb. 26, 2011
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: A baserunner giving himself up and leaving field after being declared safe

once the runner left the playing field, passed the third base foul line, he is out of play and time should have been called.
Feb. 26, 2011
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: A baserunner giving himself up and leaving field after being declared safe

if it were not caught before a dead ball situation, such as the plate umpire calling time, then the runner would be declared out when the ball became live for being off the base. There is no penalty for not being on the base during a dead ball. If the plate umpire also was unaware of the call for some reason, he would naturally call time out, and even aware of the call, should call time when the player entered the dugout. The plate ump would then put the ball in play, calling for the pitch and rule the runner out.
Dec. 20, 2010
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Plate & Mat as Strike


i can't find where any one has said that the strike zone should be the same for everyone?
Dec. 20, 2010
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Plate & Mat as Strike

sorrry, got the directions back ass wards. Should be ball travels vertically, zone drawn horizontally.
Dec. 20, 2010
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Plate & Mat as Strike

Dirty, this is true if the ball is traveling on a vertical plane, but shouldn't it be more attuned to the arc of the pitch? in slo pitch it would seem to me that the zone is drawn across the plate vertically but the pitch,if legal, crosses horizontally.Just how I see it.
Dec. 19, 2010
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What was it like when slowpitch was born?

about 6-8 years ago Worth published a hard cover book about the history of softball that was an excellent reference. I don't remember the actual name or author, but if you contact someone at worth they may be able to help. It included stories of presidents and hollywood stars playing with a passion for the game that should be called "Americas Game" as I believe it is the most participant sport of the country.
Dec. 19, 2010
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Plate & Mat as Strike

I like the plate as a strike because the true strike zone is the area above the plate, shoulder to knee and it seems that in order for the ball to hit the plate it must pass through this zone. this is not necessarily true as by the mentioned curves, low, fast balls, etc, but if not illegal then it meets the requirement. As an umpire the mat takes the questionable call away. As a pitcher it creates a consistent zone and as a hitter it leaves little to "discuss" thereby speeding up at bats. Just how I see it. A good history of softball was around about 6-8 years ago from Worth and it may still be available, but memory escapes me as to actual name of this publication
Oct. 30, 2010
curty
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: What a way to go out!

My team, baystate bombers+,played 60 major all year without winning anything, but that is where we belong after being moved up from AAA. We didn't think we belonged there especially being from Massachusetts where the season is short, but decided to try it out and see. we didn't win very much, but have enjoyed the experience. phoenix was a disappointment for us,as the West Coast teams were very strong and we were not as competitive as we had hoped, but we will continue to play.I,m a little surprised that such a quality team would not accept the challenge of a higher division and thereby test themselves. Just my thoughts.
Oct. 9, 2010
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Phoenix World Championships - team pictures or action shots

hey Jack, hope you/crew can get over to Rose Mofford Thursday before noon to get some shots. We have a "social' for the ladies involving games, some surviving members from the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, and Pizza.
Oct. 9, 2010
curty
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Demo bats available to hit in Phoenix....

if there is enough interest,reps,etc. I'm sure we could make it happen. Rose Mofford is a large facility.I'll be there for as long as it takes!! I'm involved in some other activities from 10 'til noon, and will be at the complex most of the day-- managers meeting a must for me. We will have some of the surviving members of the original All American Girls Professional Baseball League ( A League of Their Own) in attendance and they are of primary concern for me. All are welcome and hope to see the new equipment.
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