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Tony C

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, Aug. 9, 2017
AJC
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: MONEY

Its like going to a SF Giants game and getting 2 beers and the cashier saying that will be $24. Then saying " thats way too much, where does does all the money go." We all have a choice to either buy the beer or say Im not going to pay that much and ill get it elsewhere. But we cant expect them to explain why it costs that much.
, Aug. 9, 2017
AJC
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: MONEY

SS11, I'm not arguing on any of your points, I just cant think of any other business that would state where their money goes and how much everyone on the payroll makes as income and bonuses. Do we control how much people earn, its probably more like we control how many employees can earn a paycheck from the company. For every team that says were not paying that, a new team signs up.

Im not standing up for them, im only saying its unreasonable to expect SSUSA or any other company to open their books and share any financial information. Like any other business, when fees seem to be getting to high, customers will look elsewhere.
, Aug. 8, 2017
AJC
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: MONEY

Wolfman, with all due respect, how many businesses have opened their books or told you where your money goes and how much profit is in it for them. Im sure you could count that number on one hand, in fact id be shocked if it has happened even once. Does it really matter to us as the consumer how their business is structured. We have the choice whether to give them our business or not. Is their product good ? From what Ive seen, the product is very good. As far as the ball goes, the Stote could ne improved but both teams have to use the same ball so at least its fair in that regard.

As far as you asking about the money ( tourney fees ), while im not trying to justify the costs of the tourneys , i feel the costs come from everything else. Even as expensive as Vegas is, $745, once you split that among the team, that comes to around $60 per guy. That has to be a small percentage when compared to flights, hotels, food, etc.

All in all, i think we are lucky to have a SSUSA and im thankful for the time and effort they put in so we can continue to play this great game.
, Aug. 4, 2017
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

Pizzaboy, no disrespect at all intended as im sure your son said that in fun and as a joke. I look at his ' if you aint cheatin your not competen ' statement the complete opposite. I look at it as ' if your cheating your not competing. ' this topic seems to come around every year but this year it seems to be discussed way more than in years passed.

It is really disturbing to think this could be really happening, especially in senior ball. I mean to be over 50 and consider this to be an option is crazy. These bats are crazy hot out of the wrapper. Why would anyone have a need to make it hotter. If your already a homerun hitter you dont need additional help. If your a base hitter, you dont need a hotter bat. What kind of person would even attempt to have a bat shaved and be ok with it? I would not want to play with anyone that used one of these. Maybe im naive but i find it hard to believe that these bats have found there way into senior ball. I would hope that the punishment for using a ' dirty ' bat would be very severe. Maybe a 10 year ban and possibly have their names posted somewhere as ' players caught using an altered bat '.

I have been softball for almost 40 years, like most of us playing senior ball and i dont think i have hit a softball then any further than i do now. These bats we use today are already unreal


, July 28, 2017
AJC
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter hitting the strike mat

Exactly what i was thinking Mulewhipper. Hard to imagine hitting a ball square with that swing plane. Is this guy the Lawn Dart Champion ? That swing has to be hard on the 2 piece bats.
, July 14, 2017
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

I think its a tough position for SSUSA to be in, they put together some of the largest tourneys for us to participate in and especially the largest one of all, Vegas coming up and have the logistic issue of having enough fields to accommodate everyone. Yes, if your like most teams and self sponsored, everyone is spending a considerable amount of money. The one complex that i have heard not one good thing about, actually more like it might be one of the worst facilities anywhere to play on is Shadowrock. Im sure SSUSa would rather have everyone play somewhere else but they use it due to the needs of so many teams that participate.

Just my opinion of course and good luck to all who plan on attending Vegas, look forward to attending this year.
, July 14, 2017
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

It looks like Local is talking about Reno Sports Complex at Rancho San Rafael. We just played there about a month ago. The place feels old but both the infield and outfield were playable. We played 3 games on Saturday and even during the last game i did not see any bad hops. While id much rather play at Golden Eagle, this field serves its purpose. Reno is Reno, weather gets extreme and with the drought that we had before this year im sure they cut back on watering a lot of parks. Rockin N Reno was well run and we look forward to playing in it next year even tho we played about as bad as we ever have, it had nothing to do with the fields.
, June 19, 2017
AJC
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump Stote Balls

Local, it is not the balls. We played recently in Reno with temps in the low to mid 80's on one of the days and the ball was performing very well. There was some balls being every but as far as the Baden Fire that we use in NCSSA. todays bats are every bit as hot as they were years ( 10 ) ago.

I think it has more to do with age. You mentioned your now playing 65 and over. I will turn 60 this year and have noticed a fairly significant difference from when i first started playing 10 years ago. Hang in there my friend, these bats and balls are extremely good. With some luck in another 5 years, i will be playing 65 and over like you are now. We are blessed to still be playing this game !
, May 28, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Practice at Golden Egle

Cyborg, the keyword is " extra ". Im pretty sure Dave meant that as a joke as in we all have had a drink "coupon" or "token" but there is never an " extra " one because we redeem them.
, April 22, 2017
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking for a bat.

Wow, guess I should read what I'm attempting to write before I hit the post button. Butchered a couple words and left out " when my 1.20 cracked I ordered a new Miken ( the black balanced 1 pc ) and the bat had the 1.21 stamp on it ". I noticed this bat was hot out of the wrapper but durability was definitely sacrificed.

Best of luck Stretch in finding one, it might take a while as these haven't been made in quite some time but they are a great bat.
, April 22, 2017
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: senior bat

Agreed with Fred. If it's ASA senior league then the bats will need to have a ASA stamp. Senior bats will not be allowed. Our senior league uses ASA rules. ASA approved bats and most likely 52-300 balls ad well.
, April 21, 2017
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking for a bat.

Stretch14, your spot on on the 1.20. They stopped making those maybe 6 - 7 years ago and started producing the 1.21. The 1.21 while they no doubt are a hot bat, the durability isn't there. My first bat was the 1.20 and while it took some swings to get broken in, that bat was really good for awhile ( at least a full year ). When it cracked I ordered a new one which didn't last but a few tourneys. Good luck in finding one, there had to be a few of them still our there.


, March 7, 2017
AJC
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 85+ TOURNAMENT TEAM

Looking for a 85+ tourney team ?! Wow, that's great you're still lacing the cleats up. There's some Mondays I find it takes a little longer just to tie my shoes due to being sore from the weekend. I wonder what it will feel like a most 30 years from now.

I wish you the best of luck on finding a team and figured I'd give this a bump in hopes if you haven't found a team yet, you will soon.

I should add that you should leave what state you are from and some contact info.

Best of luck !
, Dec. 24, 2016
AJC
Topic: Associations
Discussion: west coast majors

Nor Cal Warriors, very good team and seems like a good bunch of guys. Layer Cake Wine is also very tough.
, Dec. 15, 2016
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miken softball gloves

Does anyone have any info on Mikens softball gloves ? I'm looking to get a new glove and someone mentioned that the leather is actually pretty soft and we'll made. From what I've heard was the break in period isn't that long as a lot of other gloves that are much stiffer. Any info would be appreciated!


, Nov. 27, 2016
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question 4 U Bat/Math Geeks

Dave, that's 1 fast fly. I'd have to say since both trains would have met at the 50 mile mark the fly flew a distance of 70 miles, providing of course he didn't stop anywhere along the way to rest.
, Nov. 26, 2016
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When did bats start getting END CAPS ?

The first end cap that I remember seeing was in the mid to late 80's. I hadon't two of them, they were the Easton SX-1 Power Core. The end cap was semi clear. I believe they labeled it as CU-31 Alloy. It was a great bat at that time.
, Oct. 22, 2016
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee Bat Problems

Ed, I played today in a NCSSA tourney in Pleasanton and they had a tent sent up with bags and bats. I picked up the Melee there as did four of my teammates as well.

Just wanted to update you as I said I would contact you on Monday and I didn't want you to think I flaked on you and I hope this doesn't sound like I'm rubbing it in. It seemed like a very convenient purchase and was able to walk away with the bat the same day.I couldn't pass it up. If any others on our team want a bat though I will give them your info !
, Oct. 21, 2016
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II vs Dudley Lightning

Jimmy, sorry to hear about the bat but there isnt 1 bat manufacturer that produces senior bats that will replace a bat that has that many swings on it. I also bought the new Bug Cat toward the end of last season and it lasted just over 300 swings. I've had quite of few Mikens and that seems about as many swings as I've seen them last. The only difference is this bat developed cracks going up and down the barrel like the Reebok where all the other Mikens cracked going across the barrel.

As far as durability goes I'd have to say Dudley would have the edge. It really comes down I would think as to which bat fits your swing better.

Good luck!
, Oct. 20, 2016
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee Bat Problems

Ed, thanks. I'll be in contact with you most likely on Monday at the latest.

Thanks again, Tony
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