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Discussion: Fields

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Aug. 26, 2013
Capt Kirk
408 posts
Fields
Our team will be playing at Doc Romeo in Las Vegas, any comments from players who have played there?
Capt
Aug. 26, 2013
FOFO
Men's 50
171 posts
Fields are in pretty good shape. all have 300ft. fences and natural grass outfields with dirt infields. There are no concession stands so bring your own food and refreshments.
Aug. 26, 2013
cyborg45
82 posts
What about Desert Breeze. Never played there. Thanks in advance.
Aug. 26, 2013
FOFO
Men's 50
171 posts
Desert Breeze has turf outfilelds and dirt infields. Pretty good place to play ball unless it's in the middle of the summer then it's a little hot.
Aug. 26, 2013
missouridave
Men's 55
72 posts
Anyone played at Arroyo Grande or Russell Road? Thanks for any info.
Aug. 26, 2013
JamesLG
303 posts

Good Topic:

Any word on Shadow Rock Park where 60M will be playing.

Thanks:

James
Aug. 26, 2013
FOFO
Men's 50
171 posts
Arroyo is a nice 4 field complex and Russell is a 2. Both are in good shape and have natural grass outfields. Good venues with 300ft fences. I play league at both. Shadow Rock is a 4 field complex and is way out of the way. Two of the fields are artificial turf outfields and nice, and two are turf and not so nice last time I played there. All four have 300ft fences. It is used mostly for girls fast pitch league last I heard.
Aug. 26, 2013
JamesLG
303 posts

FOFO:

Thanks for the input. sounds like 60M may have got the short end of the deal this year.

James
Aug. 26, 2013
missouridave
Men's 55
72 posts
FOFO, Thanks for the info on the Vegas fields. Good luck to you and your team.
Aug. 26, 2013
kel
21 posts
FOFO, how far are the fences at the Desert Breeze fields and how well does the ball carry?
Aug. 26, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1280 posts
Now it's getting ridiculous.
Aug. 27, 2013
JT9
Men's 55
36 posts
Are you sure......If the breeze is out of the northwest what would the wind speed need to be before the beeds of sweat on my body begin to cool my core body temperature in my new Under Armour dri-fit shirt? :)
Aug. 27, 2013
DoubleL10
Men's 65
833 posts
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. 27, 2013
FOFO
Men's 50
171 posts
JT9, just so there is a breeze you should be bone dry.
Desert Breeze is 300ft as well. I haven't played there often but last time I did I hit one out with an old Freak so it must carry pretty well. The ball always carries well in the fall in Vegas but Arroyo Grande is the Homer Dome. Ball flies out of that place.
Aug. 27, 2013
JamesLG
303 posts
Thanks Double10:

I may just get a room at the Eastside Cannery if that is the closest. I play on the Marauders out of BC. I heard that the two turfed fields are 310-320', is that not correct? If we play on 320' fields the outfielder will be wore out by Sunday.

Thanks:

James
Aug. 27, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1270 posts
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION There seem to be some questions about the 2103 World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, so here's a bit of an update ... All fields at the tournament will have two (2) each of dugouts, foul lines, batter's boxes and coach's boxes, but will have only one (1) outfield fence ... Those fences, at all except Big League Dreams where distances vary slightly, will be between 300' and 305' from home plate ... There is one field at BLD that has a big green monster lurking in left field that may cause unpredictable results on occasion ... Another field there has a very short porch in right field for left-handed Yankees, and one field has camouflage painted vines on the fence to hide small bears ... Each field at all sites will have four (4) bases, but the one closest to the batter's boxes will be covered with a black rectangular rubber mat ... Some fields will have artificial turf infields, but most will have dirt ... Some will have artificial turf outfields, but most will have grass ... None will have dirt outfields ...

Softballs will not fly into Las Vegas, but rather will arrive rather unceremoniously in large brown trucks before the tournament ... Once there, balls will fly off the bats of hitters who hit the ball hard (but not so much so for batters who don't) ... Breezy conditions are common in Las Vegas and may have an effect on ball flight patterns ... Lastly, extended exposure to certain "playing" venues along Las Vegas Blvd. after dark has been known to sometimes result in adverse effects on players the following day at tourney venues ... Hope this helps, HAVE FUN [!] and Good Luck everyone!

[grins]

Aug. 27, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1003 posts
what kind of dirt are the infields and what color is turf! ;-)
Aug. 27, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1280 posts
How far will the ball fly if the wind is blowing in?
Aug. 27, 2013
JamesLG
303 posts

Good response SSUSA and you are 100% correct. We will all have a blast and it should not matter what fields we are on.

James
Aug. 27, 2013
Capt Kirk
408 posts
From Fields to Hotels, check the fine print, most hotels in Las Vegas charge a resort fee, it varies from hotel to hotel. The hotel we are staying tacks on another $12.99/day + taxes. The rate is still good since we are playing Monday-Thursday. It is one those charges that sneaks up on you when you get there.
Capt
Aug. 28, 2013
paul0784
Men's 60
130 posts
Arizona Charlies does not charge a resort fee and the rooms are 32 and 62 + tax per night. Stayed there last year close to all complexes and not bad place. Food is outstanding in the hotel. Last year included a breakfast but this year not available not sure why. Not a bad place though.
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