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Discussion: Rules for new seniors (Tongue in cheek)

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Dec. 4, 2007
Lecak
Men's 55
1005 posts
Rules for new seniors (Tongue in cheek)
I'm one year in senior ball, this weekend I played with some veterans no names (Hank and Steve) and spent a fair amount of time hanging around and received a lesson in rules on how new seniors should behave. You veterans out there feel free to add to this list.
1.) Young seniors are to be seen and not heard
2.) You must love the 0-0 count
3.) Whatever brilliant ideas as a new senior you have, remember the veterans already had that idea it can't be good if the veterans aren't doing it.
4.) What's a triple I had to explain that concept to both of them.
5.) New seniors carry the equipment
6.) The new seniors must keep the veterans hydrated.
7.) I drove thank god they both slept all the way home, never interrupt nap time for the veterans.
8.) Never suggest that your wife found a new place to shop when the older seniors wives are present. (remember rule 1)
9.) Run with your head up when on the bases with an older senior on the base in front of you. Don't assume they're going.

I got a long way to go I got yelled at all day long but they said it for the best.
Dec. 4, 2007
sjuhoops
123 posts
hey no name(joe) i am proud that you have come so far in just two days together. you have surpassed many other new seniors in your ability to grasp and learn what the veterans try to teach. i do agree though that you have a long way to go. we will try to help you along as best we can. ill see you in tucson this weekend and when you are in between games come on over to our field and we will go over some new material.
Dec. 5, 2007
jim16
Men's 65
169 posts
Hank, Lecak is a keeper. I'm going to print this and get our rookies to sign it so there will never again be a miscommunication. I will talk to Terry about putting this in the 09 rule book, Too bad the 08 book is already to press.
Dec. 5, 2007
sjuhoops
123 posts
jim joe is a keeper. he still needs work. example. on sat joe forgot to pick up MY bat after a game and someone else had to get it for me. after i reprimanded him he did the same thing after a game on sunday. twice in one weekend he forgot MY bat. can you believe that. but he is young and we have time to work with him.
Dec. 5, 2007
docswear
Men's 55
97 posts
Lecak:
You must be a pretty perceptive and bright guy to have realized all of these important points so quickly in your career. You obviously have excellent tutors. I might add one.... If a veteran senior (what exactly is a VETERAN SENIOR?) happens to hit a weak pop fly to the infield or a routine grounder goes through his legs, it is merely the veteran senior offering an OPPORTUNITY to the rookie senior to be in a position to "have the veterans back" and to show his (the rookie's) skills. Remember to thank the Veteran Senior for allowing this opportunity and praise him for his ability to open up this door to you.

Good luck,

docswear
Dec. 5, 2007
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
HANK, COULD YOU AND STEVE COME TO ARIZONA AND HOLD A CLINIC FOR THESE 50 YEAR OLDS ON HOW TO TREAT THE ''SENIORS'' THIS COULD BE A BETTER PART TIME JOB THAN CARRYING LUGGAGE AT THE VEGAS AIRPORT.....MY BROTHER, SEE YOU FRIDAY IN TUCSON, THE BEER IS IN THE CAR ALREADY
Dec. 5, 2007
sjuhoops
123 posts
hey Ron my arizona brother. i will definitely see you friday. the good Lord willing. I will have a cold one with you. Steve will be there also with the mob. perhaps we can ask him to come over to the 50's and give a little talk.
Dec. 5, 2007
Lecak
Men's 55
1005 posts
Hank I was going to write something witty but then I would be breaking rule 1 be seen and not heard I will make sure and stop by and say hi.
Dec. 5, 2007
DoubleL10
Men's 65
811 posts
Hank-As one VETERAN SENIOR to another, I was going to add something witty here but it slipped my mind! For those who asked, that is one of the disadvantages of being a VETERAN SENIOR - forgetfullness! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Larry
Dec. 6, 2007
sjuhoops
123 posts
Speaking of forgetting who are you? HaHa just kidding Larry. Have a great Holiday Season. say hello tp Pam and I hope to see you next season.
Hey Joe. You are learning (haha). Ill come over before our first game ans say hi. Good luck
Dec. 6, 2007
AlleninGa
Men's 60
113 posts
A note for those new to senior ball (rookies); a Senior Rip-It is "not" passing gas in the dugout. That is just wrong, although not always controllable.
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