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Discussion: How many guys have had the pleasure of playing with their son(s)?

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Dec. 18, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
How many guys have had the pleasure of playing with their son(s)?
Ok, here's a positive post for you! My son is 32 and is a very good ballplayer with power, speed, and a great arm. We played on a good Class A team for 2 years together and there is nothing better than going 'back to back' homeruns with your son, or receiving a great throw from him in left center to me at third base to catch a sliding runner. Plus, the fun of having grandchildren of 7, 3, and 1 coming to the games. "That's my Grampa out there!!" It doesn't get any better than that!!! Merry Christmas to all from the Webers (Mark and Patti)
Dec. 18, 2010
Bomber #7
Men's 60
62 posts
Very special indeed.
Played on an open team with 3 dads and their sons. It was a fantastic experience. Merry Christmas to you also.
Dec. 18, 2010
Pitcherman
Men's 50
40 posts
Mark, it must be cool to play with your son on the same team, especially if you are still playing at a high caliber like you said. I doubt that I will ever get that chance though as I am 54 and my son is 6. I hope to still be playing when he is older but not with the young boys.
Dec. 18, 2010
AndyA25
16 posts
Played with my son for about 8 yrs. Unfortunately, he's had two back operations and is no longer playing. I've also played with two brothers, 3 nephews, a cousin, and two brothers-inlaw. I started the team back in 1975 and its still going. Although, I turned it over to my brother last season and retired to play senior ball. I did fill in for them a couple of times.

Going to a family party tonight. I'm sure we'll all be talking softball.

Dec. 18, 2010
hitman
Men's 65
309 posts
Played with my son for 20 years till a bad rotator cuff stopped his playing. We also umped together since he was 14 and is now 40. I'm still playing and he's done but he's still umping and is always in position to make the call.
Also played with my brother for years along with his 6 brother-in-laws. Almost had a family affair team.

The Hitman
Dec. 18, 2010
Duke
Men's 60
729 posts
I played coed leagues and tournaments with my 3 daughters. That was so much fun. My daughters have since relocated to places too far away to play leagues, and too busy now for tournaments. It was a blast at the time. The last 2-3 years, I have played coed softball with many of the girls that I coached when they were younger and now are in their 20's. Some of their parents play and some of their other coach's also participate. Everyone has a great time and usually went to dinner afterwards. We usually played in the summer leagues, so I could see pretty well, except for the 9PM games. Have a good holiday everyone!

Andy Smith,
Double Edge,
60 Major Plus
Dec. 18, 2010
Al33
Men's 55
183 posts
It certainly is special. Our senior 55 team plays in a kids summer league one night a week. A few of our sons are on the team with us. We all have a great time. Our kids will even often practice with us. They even hang out with us after the games. My son and I are Basketball officials. I've also had the pleasure of officiating many games with him. This also a special moment.
Dec. 18, 2010
audieh
Men's 60
242 posts
Webbie25 you hit it right on the head. Softball and family! A few years ago with the help of my 2 brother that play we put a whole Hollis team on the field and won the league championship. Me and my 2 sons, Curt and his 3 sons and Clay and his 2 sons. Fortunately for us all of the kids are very good. Every game was like a family reunion as my parents, other daughters, grandkids, etc. would come out to watch us play and laugh! A photo of the 10 of us is one I will cherish forever! Everybody have a great Christmas!
Dec. 18, 2010
ill41
Men's 60
11 posts
Been playing with my son-in-law the last twenty-five years in two leagues a week.Up until 10 years ago played in qualifiers every weekend,and the State tourney every year.My grandson started playing with us 3 years ago.He is a terrific player just like his dad.I think thats the main reason I'm still playing with these young guys.Merry Christmas to all.

Paul
Dec. 18, 2010
birdie
Men's 60
687 posts
I have not had that pleasure (no Sons) but on a trip back to Pittsburgh one summer I did get to play with my brothers. The two babies are about 17 and 19 years younger than myself. There were 4 Westwoods on the field at one time. One night only but I enjoyed that as much as any night either on the baseball field or softball field. Thanks Harry
Dec. 18, 2010
batter4u
Men's 65
77 posts
a couple of years ago I played on my son's company team. I pitched, my son played short and my grandson played left field. was really a good feeling seeing them behind me. Merry Christmas to everybody. have fun and be safe
Roger
Dec. 18, 2010
Omar Khayyam
1004 posts
My son grew up around softball, so I was not surprised that he began to play with company teams and with buddies in this twenties. We played on the same team when he was in his late twenties (and I in my late 40s) for a couple of years.

It was a blast with one problem: his best position is pitcher and my best position is pitcher! Eventually he went back to a buddy's team. Now he no longer plays softball—disgusted by the hot conditions where guys don't earn the long ball.

Our best times were rooting on my grandson where two generations cheered his play (plus my mother at times!). Great thread. Sweet topic.
Dec. 18, 2010
Joncon
289 posts
My son got me started and I still play league with him once or twice a week.

I had the pleasure of informing him that he will be eligible for Senior ball (50's) in 11 years. I can't wait :)

I should also be able to squeeze in a few games with the grandsons in 8 - 10 years. I am really looking forward to that.
Dec. 18, 2010
The real deal
Men's 60
63 posts
Playing with your kids is the best! I have had the pleasure of playing with my 3 sons and son-in-law in city leagues and weekend tourneys for the last 5 years. Currently playing weekend tournaments on a father - son team: 3 of us dads and the rest are all our sons. Nothin' better...
Dec. 18, 2010
Mr. Manassas
230 posts
I have had the pleasure and I will always remember the experience. I am sure that it was more important to me than him. I am turning 60 and have decided to not play with the young guys anymore so it will be something that I will miss.
Dec. 18, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2734 posts
About 5 years ago our 50 team entered an ISA tournament. We were short a couple of players so I asked my son, 35 at the time and another teammate asked his.
My son played baseball in high school, played outfield and had a good arm. We played him in right field and me at first. I told him that any singles hit to right be ready because most young guys take a big turn at first. You guessed it, he threw out two in first game. The other teams watch saw this and ran the bases a little smarter.
It was great playing with him.
This past fall both sons played in a rec league, no association. I asked what bat rules and he said none. I loaned them our Reebok Melee Legend and were accused of using a superbat!!!
Dec. 18, 2010
Airbosn
Men's 65
322 posts
Played with oldest son and my granddaughter when she played third for the University of Maryland. Played with my youngest half man, half monster who could crush the ball but, fought with everyone...Not a great experience with the young one.
Dec. 18, 2010
Tater50
Men's 60
336 posts
Webbie25: great post. Son played OF in High School; never got to play SB together; but on our farm we have about a 2/3rds of a ballfield & we practice together: BB & SB; very warm experience.

Tater50
John (Member of SSUSA/SPA for 10 years)
Dec. 19, 2010
coop3636
59 posts
My son started at the ball park when he was only 3 days old. He probably saw me play 150 games a year while growing up.
When he was 18, he started playing with my team. We played together for 5 years and then I went to play for another team without him. It was not as much fun. I am going to play for his team in 2011 when I am not playing 50/over ball. It is a blast being able to play on the same team as your son. Just a little FYI, A team that he was on finally got a win over a team that I was on. It was one of those OMG moments..lol
Coop3636
I was a rookie on the 50/over last year with Monster softball from memphis TN
Dec. 19, 2010
Hippe
Men's 50
13 posts
I`ve had the pleasure of playing with my son. We both played the outfield, I was in leftcenter he was in left. He`s away at college now but the time we had was priceless for me. The first time he came out to play he sat the bench which I didn`t want to happen so I faked an injury saying my knee was sore so he went in for me in left and made an outstanding catch a flat out head first catch. It made my year we played only twice more and off to college for him. So it is a memory I`ll never forget.
Dec. 19, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
Gentleman-if there was ever a validation for SSUSA's action last week, this is it. There are 9 posters here who have under 50 posts, 5 with under 10 posts, one first time poster, and one that hasn't posted for 3 years. Addition by subtraction, SSUSA? Merry Christmas to all!!!!!
Dec. 19, 2010
Norq44
58 posts
I have three sons playing softball. The oldest is still playing at the highest level,in left field for Resmondo, I never had the opportunity to play with him, but I have played tournaments and league with my two youngest sons. Once in a tournament in Las Vegas we went back to back to back homeruns, all for inning ending outs. we already had that game well in hand, but it sure shortened the game.
Dec. 19, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
Norq44- Tell me that with the game in hand you guys didn't think about doing that for fun!!!!!! :-) Great post!
Dec. 19, 2010
ALLPRO
43 posts
I have 2 sons that I played with in a "kids" league in Vegas at Sunset park, we also went back to back to back, but they all counted! I was the last to bat in that sequence and was getting some real pressure from my sons , but the "old man" came through and never let them forget it. It was great fun and a great, unforgettable experience! It was even covered in a short blurb in the local paper.
Dec. 19, 2010
RedEye
Men's 60
92 posts
I will add a little twist to this. My first softball game was with my Dad at the age of of 14 with his work team, I was his runner after he reached first base, because of his wooden leg, I cherished those games until I played with my son in a tourny with his Navy buddies, we came in 2nd back in 1995. Since then have played with him & against him in leagues & tournies & umped some of his games. Next up is grandaughter who is 15. Cant wait.
Dec. 19, 2010
Ho
235 posts
I have played with all my sons at one time or another but the biggest thrill was ten years ago when I played in an 18 and over league with the three of them..the oldest played shortstop, the middle one was at third, the youngest at second and I was at first..that was a pretty special year.

Don't play together any more..the youngest (33) is playing open softball, the middle one (45)40-and-over Roy Hobbs, while the oldest (49) is the owner and president of the nations largest baseball training academy..U.S. Baseball Academy in 32 states with over 17,000 "campers".

Ho
Dec. 20, 2010
Mario
Men's 50
399 posts
Just started playing with my son this season. I'm 50 and he is 26. Had a lot of fun so far. I would really like to play in some tourneys together. Looking forward to the day when we can go back to back like some of you have. I've always batted in front of him so the pressure has been on him a couple of times and he did not come through. I always let him have it about that.
Dec. 20, 2010
tg69
315 posts
My son started playing with my old team while still in high school before going off to college.After that we played on several teams together and since won our state 35 over tourney.That was pretty special to me,anyhow.Even had the oppertunity to playon a team of both sons,my daughter,daughter in law, son in law and my sons fiance.that was fun as well.TG69 Monster softball
Jan. 7, 2011
TXinPA
3 posts
Just signed up, and reviving this thread. I had the pleasure of playing with my dad for several years in San Antonio Tx. I play because of him and continue to play because of him..It has been many years since we have played together, but those years I had some of my most memorable games ever. We actually had 3 pair father/son on the team. It was a great time of my life that I will always cherish..I look forward to maybe being able to be at some of the same tournaments this year. Me 40+,and him 60+.
Jan. 7, 2011
JBTexas
Men's 65
266 posts
Played with both my boys and my daughter, and now with two grandson and son in law. Tough playing with a 18 year old but fun to see him grow to love the game.
Jan. 7, 2011
Goater
54 posts
I've played with my son on four different teams over the past few years.I currently play with him on one team. He is 27 and I am 64.

I'm not sure what I like best .. when he has a really good game ... or the occasional game when I put up better numbers than him
Jan. 8, 2011
hayden
Men's 60
21 posts
This is a great thread. I was on a team most of us in late 40's during the summer 3 of us had sons come home from college and play with us. That was a great experience. One game my older son and I each homered, the next week my younger son and I homered. One game we each had hits in the same inning and were on 1sts, 2nd and 3rd at the same time. I will always remember those summers.

Rich
Jan. 8, 2011
pitcher55
Men's 55
130 posts
I HAD COACHED MY 2 DAUGHTERS TILL HIGH SCHOOL.WE HAVE PLAYED LOTS OF TOURNEYS AND LEAGUES TOGETHER.MY YOUNGEST STILL CALLS ME WHEN SHE NEEDS A PITCHER.
Jan. 9, 2011
htw826
6 posts
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