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, July 11, 2016
Benji4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in 50+ div tournament's

I'll vouch for this guy. Vic would be a good pickup for any team.

Vic welcome to senior softball, but just like ps.com we have rules.
You must at least play in one senior tournament before posting your opinions on the message board ie. about provided bats. hahahaha

be safe brother.
Benji
, July 2, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

Dave good response.

Let me throw this out. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY NOT SSUSA.

I make the decision to show up and play no matter if it's 120 degrees or 30 degrees. I am responsible for me. I know my body my health issues and my limitations. I don't need your organization to tell me when and if I should play. I bring my own water and I do what I have to do to be prepared to play in any conditions.

I would never hold your organization responsible for me.......

When it's 130 plus degrees in Iraq I wonder if our soldiers complain or question the military for their health?

just sayin.............
, June 29, 2016
Benji4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for Men's Rec League team in Orange County, CA

Freddie

Get a hold of a guy named GATOR out of Fountain Valley Miles square park. There is a Thursday night 50+ league.

Gator's team consistently comes in 2nd place so I'm sure they could use the help.
, June 28, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

Patrick just curious what team are you?
, June 14, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My son Tim

Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Alan.
, June 13, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pay to play a quality tournament

I spoke to the USSSA senior director in Arizona and we will be working on providing a few good tournaments for seniors at good parks in Arizona.

Not trying to take away from SSUSA but just provide a respectable service with good balls, and a set of rules to be strictly followed.
And if we don't like you we will still let you play.

Joncon even though you drank the (seifman) Kool-Aid you can still play in our tournaments. hahaha
, June 10, 2016
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA Staff: Shaved Bats

Okay to clarify I didn't say there weren't any shaved bats in senior softball. And you guys that swing non senior bats make good points.

And the obvious signs like everyone swinging the same bat or the sound of the bat or a guy with a crappy swing who accidentally hits it 320 feet is suspicious.

But the Dudley's and new miken's sound like cannons right out of the wrapper so sound sometimes is deceiving.

And I have compression tested my senior bats that test higher than my USSSA bats so that's why I don't think compression testing is the answer. You can't always tell from the cap if the bat's been altered. There are other ways to remove the cap that don't leave a mark. If a guys bat fails compression because it's old and not altered, people will still accuse him of a shaved bat and that's wrong.

So my point is it's going to be hard for SSUSA to enforce this, and bat manufacturers aren't changing anytime soon.

I think it would take one team to call a guy out, put up $300 dollars, have the bat cut open and inspected and if it's shaved lifetime suspension. That would probably make guys think twice. If it's not shaved, give him the $300 dollars and you will just have to eat a little crow.....
, June 9, 2016
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA Staff: Shaved Bats

I personally don't think shaved senior bats are that big a problem especially on the West Coast. Bat performance is too good and most older guys are to cheap to pay $80-$100 dollars to get their bat shaved.

Besides a shaved senior bat would probably only last about 100 swings and once again nobody is going to want to keep spending money on bats.

Now guys that don't swing senior bats make me a little suspicious..

Compression testers are not accurate and I'm sure SSUSA is not going to start cutting bats open that fail compression, because if they aren't altered they would have to replace them.

And how come people are always complaining about senior softball making money?

I'm sure none of you worked for free when you were working......
, June 9, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team pics and action shots of Rock 'N Reno

Jack great job on the pictures.
, June 6, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pay to play a quality tournament

Thanks DC. Just feel people's pain for crap rick does. USSSA is going to push for more senior tournaments in Arizona so maybe there will be better options soon.

And you know very well I have no problem being brutally honest...hahaha
, June 6, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pay to play a quality tournament

Rick Seifman the director is the only reason nobody should play tournaments in Arizona.

Rick doesn't give three shits about softball just $$$$ in his pocket and how fast he can go home on Sunday. Dude has been doing it for years. I lived in AZ for 22 years and quit playing in his tournaments 10 years ago.....

I'll guarantee there are many more people who would complain about him than defend him.....


, June 6, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team and action pictures from Rock 'n Reno

50 Major Plus

1. Sommerville Softball
2. Arizona Elite
3. Nazzareno

, May 13, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

Vinny

If the runners on your team would have paid attention in little league when they were taught to tag up on a fly ball especially when on third base with no outs you wouldn't have to ask the question.

No wonder your team was looking to get reclassified.....hahaha

Love ya brother
, May 3, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: No more five innings games

I'm in favor of the 1-1 count. Last month at the Vegas tournament I don't remember anyone swinging at the first pitch. Why? The wind was blowing and the chances of a walk were in the batters favor. If you really think about it most hitters with a 0-0 count rarely swing at the first pitch. So it's a waste of time. It's almost like an automatic take sign for every hitter on the first pitch.

Most other associations play with a 1-1 count and you definitely get more innings in. We don't run out HR's anymore to speed up the game so why not go to 1-1 count.

The game is slowing down as we get older so why not help speed it up so we can PLAY A FULL 7 INNINGS......

Just my 02 cents...
, April 29, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Rock Complex

Nickname 36 sounds like you are whining now. Dbax was trying to stop play there.

Here is something for you: LIFE ISN"T FAIR. DEAL WITH IT......
, April 25, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas results

50 Major Plus

1. Sommerville
2. Arizona Elite
3. Cornerstone
4. JU Aftershock

On another note on behalf of myself and the Sommerville family we wish to express our thoughts and prayers to AZ Elite shortstop Mike Hofner and his family. Mike left Sundays earlier game due to a death in his family.
, April 21, 2016
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: why?

Vinny bring me a cigar for Freemont St and I won't tell others on here your weight....hahaha
, April 19, 2016
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: why?

Mr Grayhitter or whatever your real name is. I must have hurt your feelings.

Not seeking employment just sticking up for a few I know in SSUSA.

As for my information, didn't know I was suppose to post it nor do I know where too. Besides after 30 years of law Enforcement and a few death threats from gangbangers and drug cartel members I hardly doubt I'm going to post my address.

BUT, obviously you don't live on the west coast because Benji is my name and I play for SOMMERVILLE. I'm sure that alone is grounds for others hating.

And those that know me closely probably figured I was being dick, but I lied to not hurt your feelings. Guess I failed. Good luck to you and your team.

Benji 5'11 200lbs, Blue, and gray
MI
Leadoff hitter
Throw Right
Bat right
Play for Sommerville 50's major plus
Dudley/Elite Calif 40's major plus

There you have all my information and you can add smartass to your post too....

, April 19, 2016
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: why?

Grayhitter I get it now.

Basically you want SSUSA staff to come on this post and either apologize to you for not getting things done under your timely guidelines or you want them to make excuses why they can't get things done according to your standards so you can bash them.

I guess recognition photos aren't that important to me so I don't get that. The only important thing to me is a TEAM WIN.

I'm sure there are several reasons SSUSA does what they do. I'm not on staff but here's how I see it.

1. You can not play SSUSA events.
2. You can play ISSA/ISF and young buck tournies because they meet your standards
3. You can start your own organization and do all the things you are complaining about.

Not trying to be a dick but I think SSUSA does a pretty good job, and it's impossible to make everyone happy.


, April 18, 2016
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas 50's Fields

Let me clarify: I agree the fences at BLD are to short. The rest of BLD is nice to include the turf. Plus the Micheladas are damn good.
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