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Real name:
William Dodge

Location:
Villa Park, CA

Division:
Men's 50

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, Nov. 11, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Annual Meeting

Is there an annual meeting?

When/where?

Players and Managers still encouraged to attend?
, Nov. 11, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Dave

I figured on the schedule, but wanted to ask. I have a few guys on the team that are in union shops and they have to put their time off requests for 2018 in by early January.

While I understand the field issues in Vegas, I believe that there are going to be issues with teams having problems getting their players to commit to to taking 3 to 4 days off work for Worlds.

Play begins Thursday.. Managers meeting on Wednesday... and East Coast people leaving monday... the equates to 4 days off.

Bill
, Nov. 11, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Hat Man

It is FAR cheaper to stay in Mesquite. There is drinking in St George. There are a couple sports bars with in 5 miles of Canyons Commplex.

The hotels in St George are typically over $100 per night

Best of luck.
, Nov. 11, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Staff and Mr. Dowell,

Thank you for getting the schedule out. A question and complaint/issue...

Question: Is there still a So Cal Championship? Just waiting on location or has it been discontinued?

Complaint: Before deciding to make 50s and 55s a 4 day tournament, maybe a player poll should be taken. As a manager, I KNOW right now, I am going to have issues fielding a team on Thursday. All of my guys work and have families and pulling 2 to 3 days of vacation from their families for the tournament is going to force players to make a choice of keeping family happy or skipping worlds. My players have no problem playing late into the night on Friday and Saturday. Most of my guys, and I am fairly certain that this runs across the board arrive Thursday night or Friday morning depending on our start time. Plus the added cost of an additional hotel night.

This will leave many teams struggling with the decision of putting a less than competitive team on the field Thursday or not coming to worlds at all.

Bill Dodge
Horn Softball 50s & 55s
, Oct. 5, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Team Expanding

email address: hc50ssoftball@gmail.com


, Oct. 5, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Team Expanding

Hi All

We are looking to age up to 55AAA, and are looking for a couple of outfielders. At the same time, we are planning to keep our 50AAA team going, so we will need to add a few players there as well.

We are based in Southern California.

Email me if you are looking for a new team, new to senior softball, or just looking for a change of pace.

Best

Bill
Horn Softball

, Sept. 15, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Mike

Will you have anyone out there for the weekend the 50's are playing to collect?

Best

Bill

, Aug. 8, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Mike,

Toothpaste? Unused toothbrushes?

Bill Dodge
Horn Softball
, May 23, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

I am all for doing what is safety for all players, so I will apologize in advance for throwing a bit of "devil's advocate" in here.

I will start by saying, I like playing at night for a number of reasons, its a little cooler, I hate the smell of sunscreen and for some silly reason I hit better at night, BUT:

Things to consider:

1. I know for me, when playing the field, I don't see the ball as well at night as I do during the day. I am sure that there are many others that have the same issue due to inconsistency of lighting at the fields. Not bagging on them, but it happens.

2. Assuming the fields are available, and we start at 6:00 pm, who will play the games at Midnight? Based on the small field of teams at BLD Cathedral City the last game started at 2:30 pm. That equates to 12:00 am start time.

If there is a way to make it work, I am all for it. As for me, thought my guys complain a little, this is why I bring 14 players. People may not admit it, but they need a rest.

On a side note, I am glad to hear that the player from Riptide is going to make it. We were playing on Fenway at the time it happened, and it was a very ominous feeling to stop play as they drove the ambulance across our field.

Just my thoughts on the playing at night. Good luck with your survey.


Bill Dodge
Horn Softball
, Feb. 9, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Fl shortstop/utility infielder for TOC

Did you find a spot to play. What is rating?

Call me at 714 393 7694

We had two players tell us today they weren't coming.

Bill
Horn Softball
, Feb. 6, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Experienced Senior player looking for a 55 AA or AAA team in Southern California

Good player, consistent hitter, great attitude, constant hustle.

Even a better person.

Phillip will be an asset to any team that picks him up.

Bill Dodge
Horn Softball



, Feb. 5, 2017
wdodge22
Topic: Bats
Discussion: TOC / Bats

I dont know if its still active, but the Shergill had a groupon.

, Aug. 17, 2016
wdodge22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun Summer Classic

Is Google maps delinquent in updating their map showing the connection of the two parts of La Pata?

Thank you,

Bill
, July 11, 2016
wdodge22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal Championships

Dave - Thanks for the response. Looking forward to all the details when they are published.

Gott2play, FOFO and Lefty - Thanks for the details. Saves me a number of text messages to see how friends did.

Best of luck to all for the balance of the season. Play well, play safe.


, July 11, 2016
wdodge22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal Championships

Any results from So Cal Championships this last weekend?
, July 4, 2016
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

C'mon guys.... Be Nice.

Patrick is a good guy who tried channels.

But he is a little handcuffed in that his employer doesn't allow him to use his phone during normal business hours. Perhaps an accommodation can be made to help him out.
, June 19, 2016
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HAPPY FATHERS DAY

Thank you.

Same to you as well.
, June 14, 2016
wdodge22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Price Went Up? Worlds

Actually, most qualifiers increased in price this year between 4% and 8% over last years prices.

But at the same time, most municipalities at least in California have raised their field rental fees due to cost of labor, fuel, insurance, etc...

Even Big League Dreams raised their entry fees from $3 per person to $5 per person.

Worlds last year was $695, so its only a 7.2% increase. Which I think is the first increase since 2014. ( I could be wrong on that one. )


, June 6, 2016
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team and action pictures from Rock 'n Reno

50AA/55AA:

1. Horn Softball (CA)
2. 808 Hawaii (HI)
, April 15, 2016
wdodge22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New team division drop process

Word of advice, having lived through this process...

To answer #3...

Once you are dropped back, you can't add ANY players from a higher rating for 1 year, meaning you don't have 3 chips.

I.E. If you are dropping from 50AAA to 50AA ( we did this ), I don't have access to 3 50AAA chips. If we need players, we access 55AAA or 60M players.

If you have players that carry multiple ratings across different age brackets, you may also lose access to those players.

Hope this helps...

Bill
Horn Softball

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