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Real name:
George Comerford

Location:
Johnston, RI

Division:
Men's 50

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, April 3, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mat vs. board

Thanks Dave. Just curious, does SSUSA supply the mats or is it the parks that supply them as DieselDan suggested?

Another thought, if boards are out of the question what about using white mats?
, April 3, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50 this year..looking for a team

There is a league in Mass, google Emass senior softball. There is also a Sunday morning 50+ league. Google R.I. Senior Softball. Hope this helps.
, April 2, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mat vs. board

I play 50+ league here in R.I. and we use a board instead of a mat, made from 1/2" plywood and painted white with the outline of home plate on it. I've played in quite a few tournaments now and some use a mat, some a board. I'm curious if anyone else has a preference, I know I do.
I prefer a board for multiple reasons, first and foremost there is never a doubt if the ball hit it or not due to the sound. In 2015 when I played in the WMC I was at bat and the first pitch clearly hit the mat but the ump called it a ball(thanks). This would not have happened with a board. I've also seen a lot of iffy pitches on the edges that were called the wrong way, IMHO. Again, with a board this doesn't happen. When a pitch hits the edge of the board you know it.
Secondly, the mats are usually black and for me, with my old eyes, not always that easy to see. The board, painted white stands out and is a much easier target.

I think if SSUSA mandated use of a board it would make the umpires job easier and would also help out us pitchers with our old eyes, opinions?
, March 12, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Female pursuing action to join all male league

Put her at third base and when she gets beaned you'll see what the difference is. I don't get this need women feel to do this. Can I join the women's team and play in the women's tournaments? I think not. What's the point? Plenty of coed leagues and tournaments to play in.
, March 12, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New ball ?

The umpire made you swap balls in the middle of an inning for no other reason than they wanted to? It is BS! What good can come of that?
, March 12, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Female pursuing action to join all male league

I don't like it, there are men's/women's/coed leagues. A man can't play in the women's league so it should work both ways. Otherwise why even designate gender titles to leagues in the first place. I would suggest they go play in a coed league together.
, March 12, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New ball ?

Question: If I'm pitching and the hitter asks for time and they throw a new ball to the ump with the intent to put it in the game, do I have to accept it? The idea of the team on offense subbing in a ball when one is already in play opens the door for funny business IMHO.
, March 10, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: CT/NY border

We spoke after Vegas 2015? I don't recall that(doesn't mean we didn't lol)In all fairness Mike, the fact that I sponsor and pitch has nothing to do with anything. Perhaps you should talk to Doug. I sponsor but do not interfere with him, it's his team and roster decisions are his to make. We strive to carry 3 pitchers minimum at all times so when you say "their sponsor played my position. you know how that goes" I have to wonder what you mean. I like you Mike, I'm sorry you feel that way.
Again, call Doug. We may have an opening or 2 this season but Doug doesn't post here and I don't think he reads it either. Good luck this year and I hope to see you out on the field!
, Feb. 23, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: Product review
Discussion: bat break in

SSUSA...........comment please
, Feb. 18, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A True Equalizer

Benji, even though I'm only a lowly AAA player I tend to agree with you. I don't want no stinking handicap that way after we get done kicking your ass you can't use the excuse that we had a handicap.

Seriously, I'd play either way but if you're going to have a handicap system then it has to be one that gives the lower rated team a fair chance to win. That's what a handicap is. That being said I'd be all for no handicaps but you would have to separate classes after pool play otherwise why have skill levels at all?
, Feb. 10, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: Product review
Discussion: bat break in

On their site it reads:

"Unlike the rolling of a baseball bat which is literally just crushing the fibers and doing long term damage to the bat, our process will not damage the bat nor will it void the manufactures warranty nor would it make the bat illegal in any leagues or tournaments."

This is the part that makes me think it's illegal:

"Due to Proprietary information concerns, we are only going to say that heat and a stretching of the carbon fiber's all the way up and down and around the barrel is a part of this treatment."

Sounds like they're rolling it while it's heated? Heating it will make the fibers less brittle and more likely to stretch than break? Just a guess.


This would appear to the average person that not only are they not buying an altered bat but that it is OKAY with all sanctioning bodies. I am hoping that SSUSA staff will post here if that is in fact true or a misrepresentation by Kellys.
, Jan. 30, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: National Senior Games In Birmingham AL

JB, good catch!

, Jan. 30, 2017
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: National Senior Games In Birmingham AL

Wes, national games are held every year. Last year Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year is Birmingham Alabama.
, Dec. 19, 2016
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player fees

I am a sponsor so my/our situation is different. I, as sponsor, pay for uniforms and all entry fees. Travel and lodging is the responsibility of the players. Hasn't been a problem for us.
Would you be able to just calculate Uniform costs and entry fees and have your players book their own travel and lodging plans? It simplifies things and will make the amount you need to collect from your players much less.

George Comerford #17
PGC Enterprises Softball

facebook.com/PGCsoftball/
, July 16, 2016
PoollShark
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Paulie D

Paulie's profile says he's from Texas and plays 50+ if that helps.

, July 11, 2016
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Northeast Championships Results Session One

Congrats to all who played, a lot of great teams competed hard all weekend.

I've posted up pictures of all the brackets on our team facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/PGCsoftball/
, May 20, 2016
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for two or three major-plus players to play in Reno

I hear ya Chico, a team up here played in over a half dozen tournaments and never did better than .500, won a 4 team tournament and got moved from AAA to Major. They split up over it and now over half the guys on the team have nowhere to play. Nobody cares.
, May 20, 2016
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What do you use to track league stats?

We use leaguelineup.com, this is a link to our league if you want to check it out.

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=riseniorsoftball
, May 14, 2016
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tourney updates

I know this has been brought up in the past but I need to bring it up again. I have a few friends playing in the ACC this weekend in Loudon and it would be nice to be able to see how their teams are doing. It would not be difficult at all to have the TD take pictures of the tournament brackets at the end of each day of play and post them to social media. It might take a whole 10 minutes to do? It would certainly make a lot of players happy. It is time for SSUSA to step up their game technologically speaking.

I follow SSUSA on both Facebook and Twitter and I'm beginning to wonder why. Step it up guys, what I'm suggesting is far too easy to not be done.
, May 14, 2016
PoollShark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOME PLATE UMPIRE POSITION

As long as he's standing still I'd have no problem with it.
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