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Discussion: HOME RUNS

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Nov. 18, 2005
eje800
Men's 65
1 posts
HOME RUNS
NO HOME RUNS ALLOWED IN THE AA 65`S.IF YOUR 65 I THINK YOU SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO HIT A HOME RUN(IF YOU CAN! IT WAS FUN ANYWAY
Nov. 18, 2005
MK39
Men's 50
333 posts
eje800
Takes a heartless person to make a rule such as this at any level at this age bracket.
The 1 HR Equalizer and then singles would be the correct call and fair to both teams.
To hit a home run at 65 and be called out??? That just makes no sense at all.
IMO
Good Luck to you.
Mike Kelly
Kelly's Sport/sWorth
Nov. 19, 2005
Duke
Men's 60
698 posts
Who made this decision? We are here to have fun and play the game the way it was meant to be played.
Nov. 20, 2005
Rod
Men's 70
24 posts
I'm 68 and played in this bracket at Ft. Myers, I got upset when I read the format for the 65's regarding home runs, we played in six games and saw one hit (out) I'm not a HR guy but did go deep three times and I would have been happy knowing I could hit that far, but it would have been a let down to the team for making an out. I wrote an earlier post regarding this subject and explained that at this age bracket it would be great to hit one, also by allowing a HR to stand in this bracket would simplify some of the guidelines for the association coordinating the tournament.
Nov. 21, 2005
River Randy
Men's 50
9 posts
I totally agree, If you are playing in the 65 age bracket and if you are to hit the ball over the fence then you should be rewarded with a home - run not an out.
Nov. 21, 2005
Wes
Men's 65
310 posts
I think at the AA level they are trying not to have 4 or 5 person on a AA team that can hit it out of park. If a team has that many HR
hitter some need to move up to AAA
Wes
Nov. 21, 2005
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
I believe if a 65 year old hit a homerun in AA he should at least be given a single. I really only know a hand full of 65 + that can hit a ball 300+ and they want to play major or better.
Don Ward
Miken/Old South/STW
Nov. 22, 2005
lefty_9
Men's 65
5 posts
I'm 65 and do hit home runs, but ther is a AA player in ANY division hitting home runs he should come and play where he belongs. Major or major +
Nov. 22, 2005
Mitch
Men's 50
68 posts
What should the 65 yr old home run hitter do if there isn't a AAA or Major or Major + team in their area? Give up the game? We're all pretty well set in our ways and to try and change to a "singles" hitter when you're use to hitting HR's would be pretty hard to do, don't you think? I agree with the fact that HR hitters in the younger divisions should move up, but at 65? Come on, at least give them a single.
Nov. 22, 2005
Rod
Men's 70
24 posts
Regarding lefty-9 post, its good to hear that you can go deep and your in a group of a few at 65, however what Mitch stated is true if you have no other division what are you to do. From what I see most players in the 65's are AAA or AA. Lefty If you follow the tourament schedule of teams you will see this.
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