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Rob Robinson

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Las Vegas, NV

Division:
Men's 65

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March 14, 2024
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Walking to pitch

If you get that answer from an umpire, just call for the tournament director to straighten it out.
Sept. 21, 2023
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Thread Closed

The posting of scores seems to be the biggest "complaint dept' on this board each year, it does ruffle feathers. We need to figure a way to correct this without putting undo pressure on staff, so we don't provoke comments like "asinine time-wasting insult-fest," those just stir the fire.
After the Worlds, isn't there some time that can be set aside to get this issue behind us? Don't need excuses, there's a lot of members just wanting timely results.

Sept. 13, 2023
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: softballs that are kept in a cooler

Just to convey a "Paul Harvey" moment, the rest of the story. I was the sponsor and a player on the team Dave feels annoyed and wasted time protesting the performance of various balls at the Worlds. This was not about what color the stitching was, is was about performance. Followed advise from the No. Cal office and sent actual game ball samplers to The Sports Science Laboratory at Washington State University in Pullman Washington, the choice of testing for that time, maybe even still used today by SSUSA. They confirmed that the "burglar ball" which was the ball we were complaining about, was in fact higher compression and was in fact a "hotter" ball than the X Rock without the "burglar" stamp that we were issued at check-in. Your 50-50% non-meritorious argument is wrong. WSU testing confirmed they were not of identical performance.
We had 3 balls tested, a new X Rock, a game used X Rock, and our competitors game used X Rock with the "buglar" stamp.
June 17, 2023
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 60s Tournament Team AA or Triple A

Raul, we are doing hitting at 7 AM and Pick-up game at 8 AM this time of year at Lorenzi. We have reps from all the Vegas teams there you could meet up with. Monday and Thursday. Russ is the field commissioner and will point you in the correct direction.

Feb. 13, 2023
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 16' inch Tournament Arizona

That's a great question Bronx Bomber Guy, posted Jan 27 and never came back to answer any questions. Must be a no go.
Jan. 29, 2023
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 16' inch Tournament Arizona

Old style---bare handed, or gloves?
Jan. 13, 2023
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Mask requirement when using pitching screen

What is the purpose of having a screen if it's not required to be behind it on batter contact?
Dec. 2, 2022
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Uniform supplier

Four Seasons Athletics, Milwaukie, OR
Have used for decades, top of the line!
Ask for owner, who is also a great sponsor, Rick Ross
July 10, 2022
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to Join Tournament Team

Listing your state and age will be of help to those looking for players Frank.
June 16, 2022
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player ratings

That I will do, thank you.
June 16, 2022
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player ratings

Sometimes the Team Rating is very tough on an individual player. In 2021, very early in the season, I was tagging along with buds on a 70 Major team, totally as the last extra guy or a pinch runner if needed. I think I pinch ran twice, and had a total of 3 at bats. That was my contribution to the team. Manager (friend) passed away, new management, I was out. The rating of 70 Major is way above my skill level, I'm a 79 year old and rated 70 Major! I can play 80's... I've been unable to land on a team I'm qualified to play on, no tourneys since early 2021, hoping I can get this Team Rating off my back after sitting out for 2 seasons. 78 and 79 are NOT the years you want to sit not playing. There aren't that many years to waste.
As teams called Sacramento to add me to their roster, they found out my current rating. Rules are the rules, I'll live with them, but don't have to like them.
May 28, 2022
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Fair or Foul

I agree with you Franjan.
April 9, 2022
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hollywood Park

Dan, your best bet may be to hit at Cheyenne Park and drive East to play. It's not real close, but it may be your best option. Good luck in the tourney.
Feb. 3, 2022
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team Jersey

Four Seasons Screenprinting in Milwaukie, OR Been buying from owner Rick Ross for decades. Top quality and service, great prices, and they are very long time sponsors our our game. Highly recommend.
Nov. 14, 2021
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question about where player is rated...

Thank you, will do.
Nov. 14, 2021
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question about where player is rated...

Excuse Me!
Question should have been, "What is the correct player rating index for two situations." Couldn't locate in the rulebook!
"Rating experience history" transforms into a grade by which players are actually graded as to which teams they can play on. I understand that. But, looking for a rule to cover the "one and done" guy who perhaps hasn't even played in 2 years. Would one shot as a pick up classify him as his experience history would have nothing else to compare to? Thank you, have a great Sunday.
Nov. 14, 2021
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question about where player is rated...

Due to Covid-19 and a variety of injuries, a 70 Major team is allowed by Sacramento to pick up a 70AAA player for the Worlds in Vegas. After the Worlds, is that player a Major player based on the last team he played for?
Other side of the coin. Same 70's Major situation, picks up a Major+ player. Is that player a Major player after the Worlds?
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?
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