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, April 17, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Lester does raise some very good points there so, I'm going with him. We do play by the hour (or hour and a half).
, April 14, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

That would be the solution Bruce.

I suppose the organizers want to make the game fit in the minimum time slots so they can schedule more games.

For the players benefit, they really should schedule around a maximum time. Of course that drags out your waiting time between games so some won't be pleased.

To properly address the issue, you would really have to look at the data (if any is compiled) and determine the best time to allot.

It's been a while since I've played Senior ball. What is the normal game time? It seems like it was 1.5Hrs?

In league ball we get 7 innings in under an hour 95% of the time.


, April 14, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

And, it's not just a 2 hour game that caused scheduling headaches. A few games that run 15 minutes long create a back up that can turn into an hour really quickly.

One game that is ten minutes over can start to snowball. Toward the end of the tourney you have players waiting an extra hour and a half to play their scheduled game. That always makes grumpy old guys happy :)
, April 14, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

"""I ask because last time I looked, a game in men's slow pitch softball is a "7 inning game", not a 50, 60, or 70 minute game!"""


Where did you look?

The rules will specify the time limits.


Should there be no time limits? For the sake of one game, of course. That's why the championship games are a full 7 innings.

For the sake of the tournament, one game can influence and inconvenience a LOT of other people so there has to be some time structure.
, March 31, 2016
Joncon
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: coaches touching a runner

"""Obviously, ump used no common sense."""

Or he was unfamiliar with the rule change.

Whoever wrote the original rule used no common sense.
, March 24, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

Slack jaw? lol

You need to attend an insult camp :)
, March 23, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

Thanks! I'm here all week.

Don't forget to tip your waitresses and bartenders.
, March 23, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

areyoutoooldtolearnpunctuation? :)
, March 23, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

Xavier isn't completely clueless. He's just a stereotypical, stubborn old guy. He is the guy that I strive not to be :)

He might be an excellent player but he is simply set in his ways and there will be no further discussion as far as he is concerned.

That said, he does seem pretty clueless and negative when it comes to learning something new.....but at least he stopped talking about money :)



, March 22, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

Maybe there is a camp for stubborn old guys???

I will pay for you :)
, March 22, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

xavier seem awfully concerned with our money :)

I believe we are all able to learn and improve anything, no matter how old we are.
, March 21, 2016
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

Bat speed is only one ingredient.

I think it would be due to the subtle techniques like the wrist snap just before contact and the hip/back leg dynamics.

Slight differences can have a huge impact, good and bad.


, March 3, 2016
Joncon
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: what is the call

That^ would be a heads up play!!
, Dec. 20, 2015
Joncon
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team for 2016 in AZ or CA

Senior ball Noel? WTF???

I'm assuming it's only the 40+ kids division lol.


It's been about a decade. Good times!!

I hope life is treating you well.

John

, Dec. 4, 2015
Joncon
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking For a Team in PHX

Even though Senior ball has the 40+ divisions, only a couple/few teams put something together and they seem to play just enough to qualify the worlds.

During the year, they are nowhere to be found.

But....you are almost there!!
, Dec. 4, 2015
Joncon
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RULING WMC 50-Major Matter

At least he livened things up in here.

Hell, I even miss Einstein's hard ball rants.

You see, my life has no drama so I need to find it somewhere else :)

Also, I'm not a fan of any kind of censorship but, it's not my board to run.


, Oct. 9, 2015
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: First time for everything

""" situations that occur on the field that were the first time observed."""


1) A coyote picked up a home run ball and took (presumably) to his den (North Phoenix desert).

2) A pack of (maybe 10?) Javalinas wandered through the outfield in North Scottsdale.

3) Not senior ball but, a brand new enthusiastic rookie player finally gets a hit after several at bats. It was a fly ball and the runner on 1B wasn't sure if it was going to be caught so he was "half way". The rookie passed him at full speed, rounded second and slid head first into third.

4)For the first time ever, the lights went out during league play TWICE this season. We have a very reliable grid here. It was an operator error thing. Everything is remotely controlled by an energy management company somewhere.




And finally, the umpire got every call right, no one complained about anything and no one got hurt.


That one ^ hasn't happened yet.
, Sept. 30, 2015
Joncon
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No batters box, Umpire calling batter out for hitting outside the batters box

""""Can't remember the last time we played on a field with the baselines completely erased""""

That's cause yer old :)

Umps must often make judgement calls and we must accept them, sometimes begrudgingly.
, Sept. 30, 2015
Joncon
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No batters box, Umpire calling batter out for hitting outside the batters box

""""Are you really saying it's OK for the ump to call the batter out because he thinks he may have stepped out of the box even though the lines are no longer there?"""


Of course it is.

If the chalk baselines are gone he still has to make a fair/foul call.

But is was probably a chickenshit call :)
, Aug. 20, 2014
Joncon
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher does what?

Depends on the details. What are the runners like? What are your defenders like? Where exactly was the ball hit and how hard?

The most likely DP would be the standard 2B to 1B as the players are accustomed to this play.

In some cases in senior ball, the 3B then home would be the best play. It's a "force" play and a runner can't really beat a run down in that situation.

The least likely DP would be home first because....well catchers are not know for their arm strength.
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