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Discussion: 50 yr old Ohio player looking to see what is out there as far as Major + teams

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Jan. 12, 2012
won3
9 posts
50 yr old Ohio player looking to see what is out there as far as Major + teams
Play SS, MI, or CF, basehitter. Email rekazy@gmail.com
Thanks
Jan. 20, 2012
pug
144 posts
Where do you live in Ohio.
Jan. 20, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
pug, one of his earlier posts said NE Ohio.
Jan. 21, 2012
won3
9 posts
Correct NE Ohio 20 minutes east of Cleveland.
Jan. 21, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Sounds like somewhere in western Lake County?
Jan. 21, 2012
Jawood
Men's 50
798 posts
Check out the OKI team...but only if you're 6'4" and 250 lbs! lol.
Jan. 30, 2012
neck10
498 posts
that OKI bunch are a good buch of fellows but they do take the game serious
Jan. 30, 2012
17Black
Men's 50
220 posts
won3, I'm just asking because we have to live in same general area??? I'm in Mentor 30 minutes east of Cleveland, also 50's.

Potential new 50's team coming together. A few guys I recruited for a "new" team, backed out this past week to stay with their former teams. My remaining crew might be merging with another team, at least in negotiation stages as of today.

We are "likely" not going to play major this year, although with the potential cast of characters it appears "might" come together-----it could be possible. I think we'd want to start in AAA and see where chips fall though.
Jan. 30, 2012
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
You still trying to get into the Maple league?
Jan. 31, 2012
Ho
230 posts
Hey 17;
Why not check out the SILVER LEAGUE (barberton,Ohio..500 members and 35 teams).

http://silverleaguesoftball.com/

You can't bring your team in as a unit but there are currently individual players from the BUCKEYE CLASSICS;OHIO SILVERADO's; STEEL DAWGS; MITCHEM's 65's;ECSM PROPERTIES (SMITH ELECTRIC); BRENNAN"S AKRON 70's; AKRON 75's travel teams playing on different teams in the League.

Your 50's Division is a double-header league either on Monday or Wednesday night (can't remember the day). Same for the 55's league.

Although you can't go in as a team (it is a draft league), you will probably have at least two-or-three of you on the same team (eight team league)..the important thing isn't so much that you are playing as a team but rather that you are playing somewhere.

The complex is the same complex THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC is played. Four fields, lights, dugouts and 300-ft fences. The season is 24-games plus league play-offs and league tournament. Starts in May end in August, also has a Fall League.

Check it out

Ho
Jan. 31, 2012
won3
9 posts
Willoughby Hills, No disrespect to anyone, but I'm looking to play Major+ with/against the best.
Jan. 31, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
About all you can try right in the area is Northern Ohio Printing out of Maple. Do you know Jim Bubsey?
Jan. 31, 2012
won3
9 posts
Yes, NOP is Major.
Jan. 31, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
I thought so, but they could be a viable option for you. Just not a lot of Major+ teams nationwide, much less in this area.
Jan. 31, 2012
17Black
Men's 50
220 posts
won3 e-mailed me and he is an outstanding player whom I've played against many, many times, mostly when we were not as "mature" as we are now.

BTW how do you keep looking like a 35 year old (or younger)???

I agree with Gary19, Cleveland Area (east side), no Major Plus that I know of, however, if anybody could point you in the right direction, it's probably Shelly Hoffman.

Gary19: doesn't Maple put together an all-star team that travels to Major/Major Plus though??? I think they had a team go to Florida sometime around Thanksgiving???

Jan. 31, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Gary, not that I am aware of. Their "all-star" team that travels is essentially the Northern Ohio Printing team that is made up primarily, I believe, of guys from that league.

At least that is the impression I have from stopping up there off and on during the season and talkig with their manager. I think that is the team that went to Florida.
Feb. 1, 2012
DoubleL10
Men's 65
833 posts
17Black, is Shelly still playing; I haven't seen him at a National tournment in many years.
Feb. 1, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
I think he said last year that he wasn't, but he is still involved and backed a couple of teams in their league last year.
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