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Rob Robinson

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Las Vegas, NV

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Men's 65

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, Nov. 5, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

I have no idea why so many balls are hit up the middle with an extra fielder. The extra fielder isn't usually standing directly behind 2nd base, he is usually 6-8 feet from the side of the bag, leaving the biggest hole in the infield between himself and either SS or 2nd baseman, depending on right or left hand batter. I'd guess the batters are trying to hit that hole; and, with not having to hit like that(having to change swing) in decades of playing, I guess they aren't very good at it.
As to why implement the 11th in younger groups, the younger groups are using the extra player format in their infields now, may as well give them the 4th outfielder and make the rule uniform. The younger groups are the ones that would do better against the 11 man "D". It will create some outs though and that would quicken up the game. May even help getting more 7 inning games.
I've seen several mentions that type rule belongs in the younger age groups, not the older where they need all the help they can muster.
Jar, don't you see a lot of teams in the 40's and 50's using the 5 man infield?
, Nov. 5, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ratings for the New Season

Thank you, much appreciated.
, Nov. 5, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ratings for the New Season

"A team that wins one of the three "automatic move" championships in a bracket of more than five teams ... Those three tournaments are ...

1. The LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters in Las Vegas;
2. The SPA World Championships in Dalton, GA; and
3. The ISA Senior World Series in Columbus, IN

is automatically moved up.

Is this quote from the SSUSA office still correct?
, Nov. 5, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Jarwood, the middle extra fielder doesn't stop balls from being hit up the middle. SSUSA needs to implement the "extra" fielder in the younger age groups, where it's being used now. THE 70's DON'T LIKE IT; after a long career in a game without it, as the skills diminish, you stick another player out there on defense. Lots of younger teams employ the 5 man infield where it is needed, let them play with 11. I watched them at Doc Romeo during the worlds, I'd say the majority of the Major and Major+ teams used the 5 man.
GET RID OF THE 11th MAN RULE IN 70's.
, Oct. 9, 2015
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it illegal to glue your endcap back in?

Hey Yinzer, I feel you owe me a refund. That Ultra II Legacy you sold me cracked last week at BP. Shouldn't I have gotten more than just 3 years and about 5,000 wings out of that Legacy that was very well used when I bought it from you?
They don't make them like that anymore.....
Hope all's well Vin.
, Oct. 1, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70 Major Results????

Ruth Realty
AMR
Tharaldson's
Michaels
, Oct. 1, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Outfield conditions a BLD

Like Bruce, played there Mon thru Wed, I play the extra fielder position, didn't see any problems on the fields we were on, nor did I hear any of our outfielders complain about that type of problem.
, Sept. 23, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Sunset Park

Eastern Ave @ Warm Springs St.
, Sept. 21, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LASIK, bifocals & contacts question

Tim, had Lasik in 2002. Never wore contacts, just glasses. Best decision for my eyes I ever made. 72 now, pitched as a mid 60's player in an open age night league with senior bats in "kids" (30's) hands. Eyesight was just fine. Still pitch some, 70's don't get any night games, but I assume it hasn't changed in the last 5 years, and would still see as I did then.
Yes, small print in dim lighting is not great, but I don't think it's any worse than it would have been with glasses before Lasik. A very mild prescription pair off the rack readers at a local drug store ($9.95ea) cures the problem when going to dinner where the menu in tiny print and dim lighting does make it hard to read clearly. I dine with others with good natural eyesight that also can't read fine print in the same situation!
I went from a fairly strong prescription to being able to read the stock market page the day I had it done. That was outside in good light though.
From my current knowledge, if I had known about Lasik earlier in life, I would have done the surgery the very 1st day possible.

, Sept. 14, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mad Dog

Very sorry to get this news. Get well soon Bob, "Homer" and I send our best and are hoping you recover quickly.
, Aug. 27, 2015
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in Vegas in 2015

To my knowledge, unless you are picked up by a Major+ team from east of the Mississippi, you must play in a qualifying tournament to be eligible to play in the Worlds at Vegas.

, Aug. 19, 2015
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: footwork when pitching

BJ, the words "contact with" should have been inserted after "planted" in..... I was trying to answer the problem kingofmen had about walking in the box, by stating pivot foot has to be planted. Wasn't trying to define the box and how to use it. I assumed all pitchers would know they are legally in the box when touching any part of that box, basic knowledge, but some don't realize they must keep pivot foot planted..................


, Aug. 17, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: las VEGAS TOURNEY

Sorry gman and diesel, mixed up your posts!!! My bad.
, Aug. 17, 2015
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: footwork when pitching

A pivot foot must remain "planted" in the pitchers box while delivering a pitch. Can be either foot. Walking into pitch not allowed.
, Aug. 17, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: las VEGAS TOURNEY

Diesel, Huntsman Games will be short of the Vegas total teams entered by approx. 150-175 teams.

, Aug. 14, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Results

Dave, I couldn't find any scores, I must not know how to open the correct area. When you put out the seeding games schedule and the elimination bracket, we used to get that format filled in after the tourney with the scores. This allows us to track our competitors. I can't find that info.
Lots of postings from players on results, but very seldom can we get scores.
Thank you.
, Aug. 14, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Results

Patience dawg, we're still waiting for the SW results from April.....
, Aug. 10, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS - 70 MAJOR

1. State Roofing
2. SF Seals
, 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.

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