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Rob Robinson

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, 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.

, 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.
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