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Rob Robinson

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Las Vegas, NV

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Men's 65

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Aug. 17, 2021
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should a team get to compete?

You are correct Se11out
April 19, 2021
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament


Jon 44:
"It's true some fields are not great. That's not a SSUSA thing. That's a Las Vegas City/lack of $$$ thing. You can't polish a turd."

I have felt the same as you Jon, yet the organization that did field prep the past few years has been blasted on here for field condition. I never felt it was right or justified, that's why I asked how everyone enjoyed the field conditions this year. Sure would like those that were unhappy in the past to voice their opinion and compare to this years.
April 19, 2021
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament

Curious, the past organization that was responsible for field conditions @ the SW's got blasted on here for lack of job they did. How did the new organization do in field prep at each complex? Everyone happy with their field conditions?
March 31, 2021
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentional walk used to nulify a dominate hitter.

Our league made that simple, no batter walks. If the batter gets 4 balls, "put a runner on." Count goes back to 1-1. Can't pitch around a batter.
At least everyone gets their swings...
March 3, 2021
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

"Gary, you seem to want to steer this thread into a political forum for your personal views .."

Isn't the entire protocol your using based on political, and not science? With the decisions certain municipalities have made, it's obvious it's political. I agree with you, protections are a must. BUT, at what level, therein lies the political.
Jan. 21, 2021
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: VEGAS

Very nice, thank you.
Jan. 21, 2021
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: VEGAS

"Everything will be the same as in prior years..." Using The Rock Ball?
Jan. 7, 2021
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun Winter Classic, Bullhead Jan 12 - 17, 2021

80's Gold Seeding 10:30 am needs some minor correcting.
Dec. 23, 2020
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Should there have been a call

I don't have it on my ledger as a major issue whatsoever. Closer to I could care less, but interested in the "woulda, coulda, and shoulda's" and how to make our game better.
Safe Christmas and New Years to all.
Dec. 23, 2020
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Should there have been a call

Runner is 2 steps past 2nd when ball arrives at 2nd, and he is headed to 3rd because 3rd baseman is out of position, wouldn't appear to be a call at all.
Contention is it depends on where the runner is when ball is thrown to 2nd.
Dec. 23, 2020
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Should there have been a call


Dave said: . I thought I said essentially that "..give both a verbal and a hand/arm signal.." (twice so far!) ... Ha! GOT IT, AGAIN!

BJ said: "umpire should"

stick8 said: "appears to"

The way Randall described the situation, the runner had passed 2nd base. I still contend it matters how far past for any call to be made. Also, like said in post above, physical sign 60' away doesn't help those involved in the play. (BJ, IF the ump is good, and does come out 15' or so, he's still 60' or so from 2nd as I stated above)
I once again contend a physical sign from that location does nothing, and like Dave pointed out above, a verbal sign should be given. Our back and forth on this is an unclear picture of where the runner is; if past the bag and headed to third, no call because if past the bag there is no play.
At some point or if the runner is a certain distance past 2nd, common sense will prevail and there should be no call. Dave, how far past 2nd do you think that would be?





Dec. 22, 2020
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Should there have been a call

You did. But the physical sign doesn't do a thing Dave if it's 60 feet away. Making the point that the verbal is the key to the play.
But to Wayne's point Dave, on where the runner is, we don't really know by Randall's description where the runner actually was.
Merry Christmas to you sir and your family.
Dec. 22, 2020
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Should there have been a call

With single man mechanics for the umpire, a safe call somewhere around home plate area won't do a damn thing to help the "D" who are involved in a play at second and first. They can't look to home area while fielding and throwing. If you are saying more is better Dave, there HAS to be a verbal.
Wayne brought up a good point. How far past the bag does the runner have to be to consider it no play? Thereby no call from ump.
Dec. 18, 2020
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Should there have been a call

I think you did just fine Randall.
Dec. 14, 2020
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun Winter Classic, Bullhead Jan 12 - 17, 2021

Rooms looked fairly priced this morning, $29-33 double occupancy at the usual oopular hotels in Laughlin. Good luck finding discounts.
Dec. 2, 2020
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Senior League Play with Pitcher using a SCREEN

Mostly agree with your ideas spider. Pitched over the screen in our Palm Springs League when I lived there, loved it. If you HAVE to pitch over it, it's very hard to cheat as a fielder off to the side of the screen. Pitchers must be able to field batted balls if behind the screen at contact.
Las Vegas Field Commish. said NO to pitching over the screen, and LVSSA doesn't enforce pitcher having to stand behind it till contact,
but pitcher is allowed to field the ball. What that does is give the "D" an extra fielder! THE PITCHERS SCREEN should be used in a manner to protect the pitcher, not provide more "D"
Pitching over a minimum 6' screen also eliminates 100% of the flat pitches being called...
Oct. 6, 2020
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: moving to minnesota

My thinking is with Jawood!
Sept. 26, 2020
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: brackets

With all that's going on in the world and with SSUSA, what a rude way to ask a question! Dave's a better man than me, I would have slightly unloaded back at you.
Aug. 25, 2020
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Worlds-field location

Bars got another 2 weeks of closure yesterday in Clark County.
And yes, some casino/hotels are open(I think the number of them is 8). Bars serving food were allowed open for a while, social distancing rules in effect. They are allowed 16 slot machines by law, they were able to open 8 of them with 6" spacing. The County allowed them to open, then several weeks ago said close them. Yesterday they just added to the closure.
LVSSA league and BP is still going at Lorenzi under a current permit.
Strict social distancing practiced.
Aug. 15, 2020
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results

"Now I know......." Damn keyboards.
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