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Dec. 17, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1975 posts
Funniest Softball Stories
This happened this year in Phoenix Winter Worlds, honest!
The Desperados were playing their first tournament as a 60AAA team. They were in an elimination game fighting to stay in the tournament. The game gets to the bottom of the seventh and they are coming back. They draw to within one run. A base hit loads the bases with two outs with one of their top average hitters coming up. He is coaching first so he sprints to the dugout to get his bat, knowing he has a chance to win it for them. He then proceeds to HIT HIS HEAD ON THE CROSSBAR IN THE DUGOUT AND KNOCKS HIMSELF COLD!! KNOCKED OUT COLD!! The umpire is motioning for a batter, and everyone is yelling that they have a medical emergency!!!! The coach looks at the dugout and the only person left to hit is recovering from knee surgery. What a way to go home.
Dec. 18, 2012
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
394 posts
Now that is when you know it was not meant to be. I hate to laugh but it is very funny...LOL. Thanks for sharing.
Dec. 18, 2012
hoovedog
Men's 50
71 posts
At least he got the hit, (on the head), Was playing with Tx Thunder AAA at the Vegas Worlds, 2nd pool game of the day against Tri State I think,, Desert Wind Fields, the one where there's an embankment behind the outfield with Picnic tables at the top. Playing right field, went back on a shot deep, started, back peddling ,, caught it at the fence,at the same time,it sounded like a Wolf Pack was fighting over the last bone of the day.A lady had 2 giant shepherds and was watching the game behind rt. field,, when I went back,I scared them, they rushed the fence,growling and snapping,I stood, and stared in disbelef ,, our right center fielder is screaming throw in the ball, throw in the ball, The guy on 2nd tagged and scored, the guy on first tagged and went to 3rd.I proably would have been better off to hit my head and get knocked out!! lol.
Dec. 18, 2012
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
419 posts
Finals of the 2007 NSA World Series in Gadsden, AL, 60 AAA division. We've come back from 8 runs down in the bottom of the 7th and have one out tying run on third, winning run on first. I'm coming to bat. Getting all kinds of instructions from my teammates. "Get it on the grass." "Get it in the air." "Go to right and stay out of the double play." There's a short delay, then the umpire says "Play Ball." I take my stance ---- at the scoring plate! Umpire says "You can stand there if you like, but we're playing over here."

Do you think any of my teammates remember that I drove in the tying and winning runs to win a national tournament. Of course not! But everyone remembers me setting up to hit from the wrong plate!
Dec. 18, 2012
chico senior
Men's 60
26 posts
We were playing in a NCSSA tournament which means we play 1 - up. Team we were playing was up one HR up late in the game in which we were up about 7. We were the home team. Bases loaded, two out. Batter hits little pop up in front of plate. Our catcher comes out to catch it and hits batter who is still in box. Ball deflects off of our guys glove and rolls back towards backstop. Our catcher starts complaining about interferrence to the ump. None of the baserunners move at the beginning because it was such a weak hit. Instead of picking up ball and forcing runner at home, he does nothing. Now one run is in and bases are still loaded with two outs. Next batter hits high fly to left center which our outfielder slowly drifts back on. As ball hits his glove, his arm hits top of fence and ball goes over. Ruled four base error and they are back in the game. Thank God we come from behind in bottom of the seventh to win the game. Easy to decide who's buying the beer!
Dec. 19, 2012
southernson
259 posts
Texas Transplant,
Now that was funny....heh, what can you say, you were focused..
Dec. 19, 2012
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
2010 SSUSA Vegas Worlds, 50 Major. Losers bracket game on Saturday night game that started around 10pm. I think it was originally scheduled for 8pm.

We are down 9 going into the bottom of the 7th with 1 HR left. We score 8 (without using our HR) with runners on 1st and 2nd with 2 outs. The guy on 1st is the winning run and he is a guy we ALWAYS run for. For some reason we don't this time.

Batter hits a hard line drive to left field that the fielder chargers and the ball takes a big hop over his head. Runner on 2nd scores to tie the game. Runner on 1st is sent home and is going to make it by a couple of steps. He gets to the home plate line (there wasn't a second plate, just a line) and he does a barrel roll over the line because he is excited that he is the winning run! He is called out for sliding.

Top of the 8th, the other team scores 9 runs. We come back and score 8 runs with our same runner on 1st and 2 outs. This time we pinch run for him! Same batter who should have had the game winning hit the previous inning comes up to bat and this time hits a HR. We win by 1 run.

Because of the bone-headed running play the previous inning the game is extended by about 30 or 45 minutes and the next game starts around midnight. We get into the 4th inning and the lights shut off! They can't get them back on so they tell us we need to come back at 7:30 Sunday morning to finish the game. We get up the next day and it is raining, about 45 degrees and the wind is blowing straight in about 40 miles an hour. Neither team is too thrilled that we have to be out there in these conditions all because our runner extended the game the previous night. We end up losing the game and are eliminated from the tournament.
Dec. 19, 2012
zonk
56 posts
This happened in late October this year in a tournament in NJ, in the 70+ division. I am blessed to still have decent speed; and, I leadoff the inning with a clean hit. I see that the OF is taking his time getting to the ball. Thus, I decide that I am going for two.

I head toward 2nd base and slide simultaneously with the ball arriving at the bag. However, the second baseman takes the throw, and lunges his glove at air (about chest high). At this point the second baseman has this look of bewilderment, wondering where is the runner. I yell up to him, hey I am down here (at the bag). I guess he's not used to seeing 70+ guys slide.
Dec. 19, 2012
BudLeftField
56 posts
A few seasons ago, I was playing in the rec league and a team mate hits a home run over the 300' fence. As he rounds third base , he high fives the third base coach and misses third base. After he touches home plate, the other team appeals and he is called out. We're playing on the same team this coming season and I can't wait to remind him. Now we have hit and sit after an over the fence home run so I guess he is safe for awhile.
Dec. 19, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
873 posts
I was in the game playing for the "Desperados" in Phoenix. I advanced to 3rd from 1st on a base hit and scored from a base hit to get within one. Thought we had that game as the momentum was with us. Walking over to the dugout, everyone was milling around and I knew something was up but didn't know what. Then saw Bobbie out cold on the bench with a lump on his forehead the size of an egg. He just couldn't make it up to the plate and we lost it by one.
Dec. 19, 2012
Dbax
Men's 60
1269 posts
I would have sent the knee surgery guy to the plate and thave him try to draw a walk.
Dec. 19, 2012
J R
181 posts
I played on a team 60 plus in 2004. A teammate tore a shoe bought new one between game. He was the shortstop .I was playing 1 st.I saw the look of pain on his face in the dugout I said what is wrong. He new shoes are killing me.He same size as always. Someone said take them and let's see. A teammate pulled the paper out of the shoes.
Dec. 19, 2012
Sisavic
138 posts
SUPER SLIDER. It was late in the Championship game and I reached first base with a bloop-hit into right field. Harry Barber hit a screaming hard liner into left-center. I headed for second and watched the ball. The left fielder picked it up cleanly just before I reached second. I slowed down as I rounded the base and watched the relay to the shortstop in short left field. The shortstop muffed the relay and I took off towards third base.

I was almost to third and realized I had made a mistake when I heard my stern but loveable, manager, yell, “Slide! Slide!”

I knew I was in trouble. I had learned the game in New York City concrete school yards and had never learned to slide. However, because of the roars of the Coach, I launched myself the way a championship swimmer would dive horizontally into the water. I flew toward third base perfectly parallel to the ground with a headfirst slide hoping not to be called “out” by the ump and balled-out by the Coach. I’ve been told my slide was a thing of beauty with a big cloud of red dust and dirt.

I was lying flat on my stomach with hands straight out when I heard the ump yell,” Safe! I made it and felt great! But the euphoria didn't last. The dust settled and everyone noticed my outstretched fingers were four inches from the third base bag. The loudest ever “You're out!” rang through the stadium including the Coach’s steaming ears.

The slide became legendary when Harry Barber awarded me the Super Slider at our year-end team party—a vest with small training wheels attached at the chest area. So now you know how to identify me on the field. Look for the bright orange Super Slider vest!
Dec. 19, 2012
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
We were playing a local qualifier in Yorba Linda a few years back when this happened. Our mgr and my Bro in law called his own number to run for one of our less then speedy team mates. What he neglected to check was his spot in the batting order, he was suppose to be on deck. Needless to say we and he were pissed. Well the man at the plate strokes a ball to left center and our runner takes off, rounds second with the throw behind him muffed, 1st baseman picks up the ball, throws to third, 3rd baseman muffs the throw and our runner continues on to home, where you guessed it another muffed throw and catch, there were actually 3 errors on the play allowing our fearless leader to not only score, but to pick up his bat and hit. Only in Senior ball.
I wont name Ernie as the runner, but his initials are ES.
Dec. 19, 2012
garyheifner
360 posts
In a tournament at the 65 level, the score is tied going into the top of the 7th. We have played the 1st 6 innings in about 30-35 minutes. The ump says to me leading off, this is really a fast game, maybe we should play "2". We score 1 run and they score 1 run. Now we go into the top of the 8th. One hour and 5 minutes later the game ended. We got "24" in the top of the 8th and they came back with "12". The ump said after the game, "me and my big mouth."
Dec. 21, 2012
southernson
259 posts
Did you guys see the post in the list of topics?

80+ team looking for player.....I swear, unbelievable.
At that age I wanna be holding a blonde, a bourbon, and a fishing pole. I'll set the blonde down once in a while if I get a bite, or was that the fishing pole I set done if I get a bite from the blonde. Either one works....


Dec. 21, 2012
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Son, you do realize that blonde on your lap will also be 80 years old, dont you? You may get lucky and get some 80 year old bourbon tho. And those bites will be from mosquitos most likely. Merry Christmas =)
Dec. 24, 2012
southernson
259 posts
Made me laugh E4/E6...Guess I was counting on my 80 year old eyes and the bourbon to help make her look 45 again!

All the best...
Dec. 24, 2012
garyheifner
360 posts
You can buy a 1 pound rehab rubber softball (correct size) at many sporting goods stores. You play catch throwing it softly and it is great for shoulders.

Had a teammate come up and ask if he could join in playing catch. Forgot to tell him it was the heavy ball. 1st lob, it hit his glove webbing and drove the glove into his lip-spilt it open in one spot.

Had another time a guy joined in and I warned him it was a heavy ball. He caught it and wanted to see if the rubber 1 pound ball bounced. He fired it off the black top and it rebounded quickly into his lip and cut it open. They bounce like a super ball.

Its great for shoulder strength but use caution!!!!!
Dec. 24, 2012
stick8
1282 posts
My tourney team at the time was playing in USSSA A NIT. We're in the field and the batter hits one into the right center gap. He rounds second heading for third when his pants fell down and then he fell down. He got up tried to run and fell down again. Somehow he then yanked his pants off and tried to get to third where we easily threw him out-- otherwise he would have made it standing up. The guy was pissed as hell as he walked back to retrieve his pants while everyone else there was cracking up.
Dec. 24, 2012
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
419 posts
Back in the early 50's my father was playing in a city fastpitch league in Rogers, AR. It was a small town, so everybody knew everyone else, but being small town Arkansas in those pre-television days, there wasn't much else to do and they took their softball pretty seriously.

One of the teams featured a good left-handed hitter named Pete Graham. Pete was especially serious about, and proud of, his hitting ability.

The other guys conspired to paint a grapefruit white, then slip it into the game. The pitcher threw Pete a legitimate fast ball well off the plate, which Pete took. Then the catcher substituted the grapefruit for the ball and returned it to the pitcher. The next pitch was a meatball and, of course, Pete swung from the heels and made solid contact. The grapefruit exploded in a thousand pieces, splattering Pete and everyone else within 50 feet

Pete lived to a ripe old age. The last time I heard anything of Pete, he would have been well into his 80's and his cronies still called him "Grapefruit."

It was a simpler time.
Dec. 26, 2012
2awesom
Men's 50
296 posts
Ok this happened at the Las Vegas Senior World's this past September. Similiar to MurrayW above, but a little different. We were in the loser's bracket of the 55AAA and had an 8:00 pm start time. Well as luck would have it the game started at about 10:30 pm. In fact the Umpires kept us moving because they told us about the lights going off at Midnight.

What he did'nt tell us though, was that the Water Sprinklers in the outfield come on about 11:45 pm.

So it's a back & forth game. I think the score was something like 27-25. It's the top bottom of the 7th and the opposing team scores 2 runs to tie it at 27 apiece. There's a runner on first, the game winning run, and there's 1 out.

Guess what time it is now? Yes 11:45 pm. And guess what happens? Yes the water sprinklers go off in the outfield. Now, you see, we were the last game being played that night. So the Tournament Director was there watching the game. I'm the pitcher, guess what the TD & the Home Plate Umpire instruct me to do? Seriously...

They say Play Ball... I have outfielders out there running around to avoid the shower they are getting and these two guys tell me to pitch and keep on playing. I refused.

Then after a little discussion, they say Okay you guys need to come back tomorrow morning at 7:30 am to finish the game.

So we are a East Coast Team, so we really walked off the field at 2:50 am. Then the lights went out...

The good part, we came back the next day, got two quick outs and then scored 9 runs in the top of the 8th, we won the game.

Play Ball... Sure Okay why not!
Dec. 28, 2012
southpaw
Men's 60
733 posts
Years ago, in a little un-sanctioned league, my team was playing one August night. It was 95+ degrees and the grass was very dry. My right fielder was smoking in the OF. A fly ball was hit his way; he took one last draw and threw his cigarette down. He caught the ball and threw it back in as everyone else on defense starting yelling and running toward him. He was standing in a circle of fire! We all stamped the flames out, then proceeded with the game.
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