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Discussion: Pitcher Protection Gear

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Jan. 21, 2010
Rod Sweet
Men's 70
53 posts
Pitcher Protection Gear
I don't remember reading much on this board about suing until SSUSA posted the requirements for pitcher's gear and waivers. I now think that SSUSA has opened a can of worms.
Jan. 21, 2010
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Maybe, but I don't see the correlation. How do you sue an organization because you missed the ball?
Jan. 21, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
I'm sure thats where the Sharks come into play.
When you hear the ball but never see it, happens more often then anyone wants to admit I'm sure.
Jan. 22, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1973 posts
I sincerely hope that no one actually stoops to suing over this, an action that might ruin the whole game. Personal responsibility, we choose to play!!!! Seems like there is always one bad apple that ruins it for the rest. Sincerely hope not!!!!!
Jan. 22, 2010
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
If a player cannot see the ball perhaps he should take up checkers.
Jan. 22, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Boys, suing is just part of our modern lives. As long as our politicians continue to bow to lobbiests and special interest groups, instead of us, their constituents, our courts will be over burdened and lawyers will be there to represent.
Gary, thats where the assumption of risk comes into play, at least for now.
Jan. 22, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
what i would like to know is,why does someone post here that doesn't see fit to play our game,but continues to tell us how to play it.man up and play or go play your checkers.

there will be a suit with this bat/ball combo you can bet on it.this combo is way to fast for our declining reflex's under perfect conditions to play in,and we all know that very playing in good conditions rarely happens.
Jan. 22, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
E. Not necessarily true.
There's always ways to hold someone accountable for what they do to you,
sue-er or sue-ee, and karma and self-respect cannot be bought or sold.
Check out, "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
sometime, for a great illustration
especially for those who really like
pictures.
Right and wrong is the only way to go,
E.
You know, that don't you.
You were just messin' with us.
I wouldn't want to give any man
a reason to feel that I wrecked
his life after all the sacrifices
work and suffering getting this far, would you?
'Cause something life has taught me is you never know
who you're dealing with, really.
Remind me when we talk in Reno
and I'll tell you a couple of tales
from when I lived in New York City.
Bernard Goetz, the subway rider
in New York City over a decade ago
comes quickly to mind.
4 street toughs took him on and his nerdy look,
only to find he had a hand gun
and he shot 3 of them if I remember correctly.
Never give a man a reason
to want to hurt you
is a not a bad way to roll
in any society at any time.
Being overly aggressive/opportunistic
where real people are involved
is never a good way to go
for all the right reasons.
And that would be a majority opinion,
too.
I gotta start makin' a list,
like Letterman's Top Ten.
Einstein's Top Ten Senior Softball
Majority Opinions:
1. Don't BLEEP with people
who are not BLEEPING with you.
(more to follow)
Jan. 22, 2010
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Joe,
I am only stating the way it is. Not how I would like it to be or how it could or should be.
We all have insurance for most everything in our lives. Why? To protect us against those that would take from us. Whether legitimately or frivolously.
Take a look at the states that allow hand guns to be carried. Crime has decreased as much as 70% in some of the various cities in those states.
Bernard had been mugged more then once prior to the subway incident.
Most everyone knows right from wrong, getting everyone to play by the societies moral rules isnt always as easy.
Looking forward to Reno.
And Bleep is a 5 letter word! =)

Jan. 22, 2010
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Doesn't play "our" game? What, you own it? And as I posted to you earlier this week when you made the same type of comment, stay tuned.

Not to mention, when is playing 100+ games a year "not playing"?

sad pup, guys know the bat/ball combo when they take the field. Who are they going to blame if they cannot handle it but COMPLETELY VOLUNTARILY choose to play anyway.

Man up, pup, and understand there is, or should be, personal responsibility in live.
Jan. 22, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
stupid is as stupid does,with all your so called education you still sound like dumb and dumber.no common sense whats so ever.

by the way staying tuned is something i won't hold my breath for.
Jan. 22, 2010
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Dirty and mad dog:
Give it a rest,or take it somewhere else !
Jan. 22, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
would love to ken but when you only get stupid responses to legit post's,whats a person to do.he has been tossed from every message board he has been for just being a richard.
Jan. 23, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Once two guys get into something
it's tough to pull out of it
as something I've found on occasion
as hard as that may be for some to believe.
I've had a thing with both Robert
and Gary and find that both are legitimate, interested and involved
human beings with opinions that tend
to differ from the norm at times
and the courage to pursue their ends.
Remember just like it takes someone
to start a fight, it takes someone
to stop one, too.
Nothing wrong with apologizing
or letting the other know
you don't want to fight, just defend
when and if you have to.
That's why the "open hand or palm.
as in a hand shake,
is such a universal sign across cultures
of non aggression and potential friendship.
Take a break, guys.
Listen to 6 and don't be the first
one "to start".
You're both men of true value just
like the rest of us.
We all got better things to do
and bigger more important fights to take
on if we're gonna continue to make it
better together moving down the road
of senior softball.
Jan. 23, 2010
DoubleL10
Men's 65
816 posts
OK, who's on here posing as "Einstein"? Say it ain't so Joe!
Seriously, great post and let's all take it to heart!
Jan. 24, 2010
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
"being a Richard"????

Verrrrrry witty, sad pup!

Sorry Joe, I juat had to let him know how "clever" he was with that one.
Jan. 26, 2010
J R
182 posts
We used the new mask tonight from Worth. has the heat protector built in . The one approved by SSUSA. Looks great feels great. But when you look down to field a ground the face bar blocks view,and you lose sight of the ball.
Jan. 26, 2010
J R
182 posts
sorry head protector built in
Jan. 27, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
JR was it real bad when looking down,i just got one to use when i pitch for the kids and haven't used it yet.also i'm thinking of using the under armour skull cap(one you see the footballers use under their helmets),i use them now under my hat(or alone at night when there is no sun) as it can be very humid here in Texas.
for the shin guards,i have got a pair of hockey shin guards,as they are made to stop a hockey puck at 100 mph.
Jan. 27, 2010
J R
182 posts
It was bad lost ground ball completely. But it does have adjustments so i am working with it
Jan. 27, 2010
Mr. Manassas
227 posts
I just got one of the worth's and practiced with it yesterday. Was OK but still have to get use to it and ground balls were a little difficult.
Jan. 27, 2010
Omar Khayyam
994 posts
I'm interested in the new Worth, since it seems to be the only one that SSUSA approves as meeting their standard. From Worth's web site, it seems to have a lot of material in front when looking down. I pride myself on my fielding, and am not ready to give up the ground balls. Is the blind spot when it is hit right at you, or a slow roller to the side, or what?
Jan. 27, 2010
Mr. Manassas
227 posts
We have another indoor practice tommorrow. I can let you know then. I think that it is like wearing glasses for the first time.
Jan. 27, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
thanks JR,i'll have to give it a shot and see what i'll have to be putting up with.i don't pitch a lot for senior ball,just when i play with the kids.
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