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Tony C

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Redwood City,

Division:
Men's 60

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, Dec. 14, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

Omar, there was a 2nd question only if you voted for the 1-1 count. It was with a foul to give or without one.

Id like to see the 1-1 count. We already get to use the hottest bats on the planet with balls to match. After playing for years with the 1-1 count and even our senior league which uses ASA rules which uses the 1-1 count, the full count does seem to slow the game down. Granted there are many ways to speed the game up somewhat as mentioned above but the at bats seem pretty obvious. Ive seen many guys step in the box with 1 hand up, mark off 3 steps from the plate then mound a neat line of dirt for there back foot then finally when ready sit and watch pitches go by until they have a strike. Some at bats seem to go on forever.

Im sure this will never be put into place but also agree this would help in getting all 7 innings almost every game played ( i think this would have the biggest impact on the average of innings played ). That would be to play 2 innings before switching sides. For instance if you score your limit of runs for the inning, the other base runners come in and you start your next inning. This saves so much time while saving your outfielders legs. We use this in our senior league without a complaint from anyone, in fact everyone enjoys it better.









, Dec. 13, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count survey

Just got the email this morning for a survey regarding the 1-1 count. This looks like it could happen if there is enough support for it since they have tried it in the 40's division and it sounds like it was well received. The deadline for the survey is Dec 18th so be sure and check your email if this is something you would like implemented.
, Dec. 7, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2018 Rosters

Hat Man, sounds like good times for sure.

We played a variation of that a few times with a keg at 2nd in Menlo Park in my early 20's. Our game was very informal tho as it was just a bunch of friends playing. It was more like 12 on 12 with the girl friends there, music and bbq after. Had to drink 6 oz while at 2nd. Never got hassled there, i dont think we could get away with that today.......good times.
, Dec. 7, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2018 Rosters

Id prefer the keg placed at home instead of 2nd, id worry about half our guys turning triples into doubles.
, Nov. 14, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to renew

I just renewed online. From your homepage after you log on, there is a renew online link. Click on that and your on your way.
, Nov. 14, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Ty Staff. Forfeiting seeding games isnt something anyone on our team would ever want to do anyway. Even if it was allowed without dropping into the elimination bracket the travel and expense of going to the Worlds and potentially only playing 3 games really isnt an option. I just want to be informed of what the rule is so when next year rolls around and we do a headcount, it will help in making a decision on whether we will be able to attend or not.
, Nov. 13, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Speaking for only myself of course, 4 days instead of 3 days for the tourney is not appealing at all. Being self employed another day from work will be very costly. Im not trying to be negative or bashing in anyway but only stating my personal view and the effect it will have. We discussed it this past weekend at our last tourney of fhe year. It will be an issue for a few others as well. Im all for the 1-1 count though, it would be nice to keep the game moving a little more and maybe get in a full 7 innings, which is rare.

Question, if seeding games are on Thursday now instead of Friday, could a team forfeit these games and take the bottom seed for the start of bracket play on Friday. Im not saying this would happen but only want to be informed if this question comes up and it is a problem having tje full squad there for all 4 days.
, Oct. 16, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is it fair?

Cuervo, you asked if " they are still that good at there age ". Well i guess the answer is YES since they DID IT.

The question really is whether or not it was fair to the rest of the 50 major teams that shelled out the money to fly and attend the tourney. If your not a sponsored team, the 3 day tourney could easily exceed over a thousand for long weekend. I would think that anyone participating in this event would expect and want is a level playing field.

The irony of this year's event is that one of the guys who loudly protested the roster of Cornerstone who won it 2 years ago is on the roster of the team that won it this year.

With that said , congrats to Thunderstruck!
, Oct. 3, 2017
AJC
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: WHY DID YOU ALL PUT THE WOMEN TEAMS AT HOLLYWOOD PARK?

Ms Dee, we played this past Saturday at Hollywood. The fields were fine and playable. It was our first time playing there so i cant compare to what it was in the past but Im sure you will also find it very playable. Why make turn what should be a good time into a negative before even seeing the fields and playing in such a large and fun event.

Infielder, as far as your taking the insurance on your rental car. Use a little common sense and do not leave anything valuable in plain sight. You should not have any problems. We did not hear of 1 single issue there with break ins. As far as hearing vulgarity, i did not hear anything that resembled swearing there, the only people at the ball fields were the players and some staff.

I think you both are blowing this way out of proportion. Why not be thankful your able to play and have a great time.

Best of luck !
, Sept. 26, 2017
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Las Vegas 2017 Men's Master SSUSA!

Alan, what are the new Worth bats going for ? Are u taking credit cards ?

Hope to meet you in Vegas Alan.

Tony
, Sept. 23, 2017
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BP at Shadow Rock

We hit the jackpot and get to play at Shadow Rock next Friday. Is there an area there where we can have bp ? Any help would be much appreciated! Any other info on the park would also be helpful.

Thanks, Tony
, Sept. 8, 2017
AJC
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: VEGAS

John John, shoot me a text or call me. I wont be available most of tomorrow as were playing in a 1 day tourney. You can call and leave a message and ill return the call as soon as I can.

(650) 245-8747

Tony
, Aug. 25, 2017
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

Benji4, i caught part of a Sommerville game at Golden Eagle on Friday at the Reno tourney. WOW....great team, was fun to watch! I think your entire team was swinging Louisville bats. Im sure it wouldnt matter what senior bats you guys were swinging. Ill be surprised if it cracks top 5 tho.

Not that you guys need it, good luck in Vegas.


, Aug. 23, 2017
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

Alan, I'm in on the new Worth. Let us know when they come in.

Question for you, was the Worth Legit half oz. End load or was it balanced. Not a big deal but we had a small debate on this. Im referring to the gray, blue which i believe was 2013 or 2014. Some say it was end loaded and i thought it was balanced. Great bat tho.

Question also on this bat, would you recommend going up an ounce like with the old 1 piece Mikens ?

Thanks for the help and advice.

Tony
, 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.
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