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Rob Robinson

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Las Vegas, NV

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Men's 65

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July 19, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields in Vegas

wdodge is on the right track. The biggest gripe on Shadow Rock is the length of grass on the 2 fields. It's always way beyond time to mow. Having the grass cut at a proper length several times before the tourney started could help a bunch. It would be time well invested to have a conversation with the head of the grounds crew.

July 10, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pool games....???

Four teams brackets or less, go to a max 2 game seeding followed by round 1 the first day. Day two, complete the tournament. Full days expenses saved for every ball player, also, a full day saved for other things in life. It could work out you only get 4 games in some tourneys, so be it. Get um' next time. Stretching a 2 team bracket over 3 days is a joke.

June 15, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas BP

I know of no BP on Wed. or Thurs in the LV area that you could attend. League pick up games for LVSSA members is on Thurs @ Lorenzi Park. "If" you were able to sign a waiver and play, you'd get 8 swings before the 9-10 inning game, and most likely 6 during the game.

May 18, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball B.S. In lee county

taits, the X-Rock-ISA-Y, the ball used at the SSUSA Worlds at the end of the year, is the ball I was referring to. It is a ball that holds up under any weather conditions. It stays lively even in the heat. We use them over and over all summer in the 100 plus temp and don't see any drop in performance. 7-10 of us hit twice a week with BP balls mostly the Rock, they hold up for many, many swings and there doesn't seem to be a performance drop off after months of hitting.

I don't know anything about the other 3 Rock balls you refer to, only used the X-Rock. You'd have to ask those that may have experience with them.
May 18, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball B.S. In lee county

Just designate the "Rock" ball as the only official ball, problem solved!
If that's the ball of the World Championships, lets use it in all events.
April 16, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Field Assignments

800 See DaveDowell post just above you.............
April 15, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Field Assignments

tommy45 you've got to be kidding! Those are great fields. The fee is $3, part is given back to you as token for purchase of food or drink, not a bad deal at all.
SSUSA (Dave) works very hard to schedule so that as many teams as possible get to play at such at BLD. It's the venue that the majority of teams request. Maybe Dave can figure out how to keep you happy and schedule your team on the grass fields at Shadow Rock! You'd save $3/day playing there in entry fees.
There are no pat downs at BLD, bags are "kinda" checked, not very well though!
As Omar has stated, the facility is superior.
April 14, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

Like Mario, played on a team from 3 states also, Oregon, Arizona, and California, ORCAZUM. Played out of Palm Springs.
Played in one tournament, the Gold Glove in Phoenix, played well above our heads, a once in a lifetime level for the entire team, got moved up right after that 1st tourney where we never could have competed, and that was the end of ORGAZUM. Disbanded. Most guys went back to just playing local league ball.
Guess it's safe to say we were a "one night stand."
March 21, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: In Vegas this weekend

Talked with Dave about it Thurs, thanks though. I think he's going to hit in Henderson.
March 21, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: In Vegas this weekend

Brett, check your emails. Got you BP Monday at 10 AM.
Call me if you aren't getting emails in Vegas.
Have fun.
March 21, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pioneer park

Mario, there is only one Major+ team in this session, pretty easy to schedule that!
March 20, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds

Older teams don't want the 11th man at the upper levels as you indicate skid. That extra person came about years ago when talent level was quite a bit lower than today's talent. Idea was to involve more players in the game. Don't think it had anything to do with health or safety.
Whose common sense? Next you'll be advocating a 9 man team for the 50's playing only 3 outfielders(they are younger, stronger, and healthier). That would also make for a better game.

"There is times adjustments need to be made" If you think your age group would enjoy playing at baseball distance fields, get your a$$ to the national meeting at the end of the year and let your feelings be known. Perhaps you could make a difference. Personally, I think you are in the minority on your thoughts.

SSUSA Staff Hunter has only 1 field that is very close to standard. The field with the fence by the freeway is very short, 275' at best.
March 20, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: In Vegas this weekend

You won't have to, just have them check the rest room wall at the airport.


March 19, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: In Vegas this weekend

Brett, call me, got you hooked up for Sat.
760 668-6603 Rob
March 18, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds

skid7, not in the rule book. Whomever was scheduled to play on irregular dimension fields this large was not dealt a fair hand. SSUSA traditional field size is 300' fences, as it is also in other associations. It's what we play. I suspect teams sent in their $525 expecting to play on a traditional size field. In this instance, the 70's got games "stuck" there, certainly not by request. Perhaps another venue needs to be considered for this great event.

Double10.........You are one of the very few who can reach those fences with your bat; I know, I've served up a few monsters to you!!!! You are correct though, way to much space to patrol.....
March 16, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

Taits,
It's obvious you don't play the outfield. Do you realize the distance from foul pole to foul pole with 400' fences? There is no way Seniors can patrol that many acres, progressing even more difficult each time you age up. the older age groups would have no way to play on that size period.

Bullhead is already using the shit ball that keep HR's from being a reality. With that ball in play, without the Bullhead City afternoon gale force winds, there is no way that the ball goes out at 400'. Plan and simple, Seniors don't want fences anywhere near that distance, they physically can't play that size of outfield. (It's not a matter of conditioning, you can't get in shape for that abuse.) IF, you played at 280', you'll have to run a minimum if 120' if it's straight over your head. Further if you angle to the gap.
Think about it, the fence is 320' past where a 1st or 3rd baseman play. MLB kids aren't even subjected to those dimensions.

We love going to that tourney, and the one in the fall also. But in listening to other players, the combination of the new fields and the existing ball, will keep lots of us home.

For the less than 1% of Seniors who have ever hit a ball a legit 400+ feet, give us your thoughts.

Singles hitters with the outfield back at 280-300, rejoice, then take 2.

March 15, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

BHC,
What a novel way to trim the field well below the manageable level that you had this year! 400' fences!!!!!! Are you kidding? 400' fences will chase away a ton of teams. Have you ever played outfield as a senior with that many acres to cover? Have you ever chased a gapper back to a 400" fence? You are making a huge mistake, not sure where your research came from, or whose decision it is to go with a 400' foot fence, but in my mind, it's a huge screw up!
Also, had all the teams been notified of the type of ball you were using, you would not have had near that many teams this year. Those balls are horrible. Players will put up with the wind, but the combination of the wind and "powder puff" balls in not acceptable. In addition, the combination of using those balls in future tournaments and adding 400' fields will cause your numbers to shrink drastically.
March 3, 2015
curveball
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Back up pitcher 65+ needed

Just emailed, it comes back undeliverable..............is that email addy correct?
March 3, 2015
curveball
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Back up pitcher 65+ needed

I am. Sent you an email at the Travers City address as asked, didn't get a reply. I'll send one to this addy. Thanks1

65 cents, what level player can you pick up? Or, what level is your team?
Feb. 27, 2015
curveball
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Back up pitcher 65+ needed

What level? What rated player can you use?
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