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Real name:
Tony Mitchell

Location:
Las Cruces, NM

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Men's 60

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, July 6, 2017
boston
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing on two teams of different age and different ratings

Could I get some help with this one scenario. According to how I perceive the Ratings Index. A 60 yr old rated a 55AAA player can play 60M & 60AAA. Would this player be able to play 60AA?
, June 27, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Texas State Championships

some other results from Texas State Championships.

50/55 Platinum Division:
1st-San Antonio Softball 55M+
2nd-Fully Loaded,Tx
3rd-Texas Bulls

50/55/60 Gold Division:
1st-SW Outlaws,NM 55AAA
2nd-Manifest,Tx 50AA
3rd-Gonzalez Insulation,Tx 60M 3rd.

55/60 Silver Division:
1st-NM Boomers 55AA
2nd-Electrifiers Tx
3rd-Texas Thunder

60AA Division
1st-NM Warriors 1st
2nd-Austin Wizards
3rd-Dallas Spurs

50AAA Division
1st Mancave, Tx
2nd Greywolves, NM
3rd Woodies, NM

65 Gold Division
1st-El Paso 911
2nd-New Concepts, NM

Hats off to the tournament director Don Brooks for running a great tourney. Also would like to compliment the umpires that did a fantastic job at all the games I played in and watched. The SportsPlex staff was also very friendly and did a great job. Well done El Paso
I would personally like to compliment Manifest 50AA. A great group from Austin that played well and beat 55AAA and 60 Major teams to make it to the championship game in their division. They were deserving of a TOC birth but being the only 50AA team fell short. It was a pleasure meeting you and playing against you.

"STAY THIRSTY MY FRIENDS"
, June 18, 2017
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championship

Thanks for the explanation. Like always very informative.
, June 17, 2017
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championship

Just a question concerning the 55-60 division for the TSC. I can understand putting the 2 60-major teams in pool play with 55AAA. My question would be why not have the 2 60-major teams play a best 2 of 3 for bracket play instead of playing in the 55AAA
Bracket. Just asking
, June 13, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dang pushed send to soon. To finish Hobbs and Clovis arent really part on NM its west Texas. Lol. I was trying to make a point that 8 teams were from El Paso and only 15 other Texas teams decided to make the trip. Which is basically equivilent to the teams coming from NM and Az.
, June 13, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dave everyone in our area knows El Paso isnt really part of Texas. Just like we know Hobbs a
, June 13, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

I agree Dave many of us in the El Paso/ Las Cruces area have traveled to Dallas, Austin, Houston, Georgetown, Bourne to play tournaments. We usually weren't impressed with the quality of the fields, the brutal humidity and horrible traffic. But we endured and went anyway. It appears there are 21 teams from either El Paso, NM and Az.
40's Div. 4 total teams 1-EP, 3-Az.
50's Div. 12 teams total 3-EP, 4-NM, 1-Az
55's Div. 6 total teams 1-EP, 3-NM
60's Div. 9 total teams 2-EP, 1_NM
65's Div 3 total teams all central/east Texas
70's Div. 1 team El PAso
75's Div. 1 team NM

I know 21 teams isn't alot for a tournament but This tournay would do ok w/o east/central Tx. It's sad that teams from 2 other states make up 1/3 of the Texas State Championships because people would rather whine about distance than play in their own State Tournament. Then blame everyone else for their decision not to go to El Paso. Sam Houston must be rolling in his grave.
, June 10, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cool thanks Dave
, June 10, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Would be nice to know how many Texas teams are showing up. The talk in EP is only one 60's major team from east of EP will be at TSC. I know of several teams from the NM/EP senior league will be present. Also a few from other parts of NM this is what I've heard from around the league who will be attending.
SW Outlaws-55 AAA
El Paso OS-55 AAA
Spurs-50 AAA
Angels 50's AAA
Team Trucha-50 AAA
911's-70 A,
NM Boomers-55 AA
Team Woodies-50 AAA
Gonzalez Insulation-60 Major
El Paso Bad Boys-60 AAA
Fully Loaded-50 Major
Texas Bulls-50 Major
EPT-40 Major
, April 26, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seniors to the Rescue

I just wanted to mention a situation that occurred at Hollywood Park during the 2:30 55AAA games that had nothing to do with softball. It does highlight the character of seniors and how they can come together when needed. There were a couple of parents having a fundraiser for their girls softball team. During the 2:30 games their money box was stolen by 2 teens. Seniors from the Southwest Outlaws pursued and apprehended one of the teens and turned him over to the police. The teen with the money box was able to get away. Even though he was pursued by Outlaws and an Oxnard Rookie into a housing complex. After the games, a player from Top Gun gave the ladies over $100 out of his wallet to make up for some $400 lost. This same player stopped every team that was leaving and asked players to donate something to help these ladies make up the stolen money. The players were more than happy to help and the women having the fundraiser were giving hugs with every donation. They were also overwhelmed with tears at the generous nature of the players. It appeared that the women were able to make their money back and then some. Thanks to the kindness shown by senior players and families. I'm sure you will be in their prayers for turning around a bad situation.


Tony Mitchell

"Stay Thirsty My Friends"
, April 4, 2017
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Tourney-- Saint George Outfield Conditions

I agree about the conditions of the OF's at the Canyons. I have played on these fields on 3 different occasions and this was the worse they have ever been. St. George is a tough trip but the fields make it worth it. I took my 11 yr old grandson on this trip. He is a competitive baseball player. I told him these were some of the best looking fields he will ever see. The outfields are usually like a putting green. When we stepped on them on Friday we were both disappointed with the conditions of the OF. I believe it was Field 1 that had a mud puddle on the left field warning track during the championship round. Extremely disappointed this time around.


Stay Thirsty my Friends

Tony Mitchell (SW Outlaws)
, March 14, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Female pursuing action to join all male league

I hate the idea of women in men's leagues. PERIOD Be careful with this. Soon it will go from one women on a team. Then 3-4 on the field, then whole teams of females. All I'm going to say is, in your by-laws cover yourselves. Either state no women, limit the amount of women on the field, put a minimum age (maybe 40).
, Feb. 10, 2017
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I-15 to St. George

Is anyone aware if there is any construction on this road from Mesquite to St. George? Last year was a nightmare going to St. George if you stayed in Mesquite.
, Jan. 4, 2017
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds

SSUSA Staff: Any idea when you will post the city that each age and division will be playing for Spring Worlds? Thanks
, Dec. 15, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What does it take to get an SSUSA tourney in your town

SSUSA staff what are the procedures to try and get a tournament in a town. I live in Las Cruces, NM and we have 8 mens softball fields and 3 womens fields. Plenty of sunshine for those that like batting with the sun in there eyes lol. Thanks
, Dec. 15, 2016
boston
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Sun rule

I cannot believe at our age people are still questioning our manhood and trying to prove how tough they are. Many of us have participated in competitive sports at a high level for many years. Some of us were fortunate enough to play in college others went on to amatuer and professional ranks. I remember the days playing hockey from ages 12-21 w/o a helmet & getting several concussions, knocked out teeth broken noses but continued on. How about the days we played HS football and the concussion protocal was if the coach put up 2 fingers u saw 3. They said close enough get out there. Baseball w/o batting helmets that was always fun. Basketball cutting across the middle and having a big man elbow u in the nose or someone undercut you going to the basket. I'm sure these are all memories many have experienced if they played any of these sports. One more experience I had in my 50's was racing BMX bikes with my kids. I started at 50 quit by age 53 suffering 6 concussions, seperated left shoulder, broken ribs, nerve damage, sciatica injury and getting my groin impaled on handle bars. I have always played with a reckless abandon. Just this past Worlds in Vegas I crashed into a wall at BLD (not the 1st wall or fence I've crashed into)and separated my right shoulder and suffered another concussion at the ripe age of 62 playing 55AAA. I'm not fully recovered yet but when I am and go back to the outfield forgive me for pulling up short and thinking of my health. If that's whiney or wimpy "So Be It". With all that said the sun in your eyes while hitting is not a safety issue. Glad the rule is gone. I have played in several of those games in SSUSA and USSSA. Just get up there and have at it. One time I tried swinging the bat with one hand while my other I used my cap to shield the sun. Webbie hope your feeling better than the last time I saw you. Win, lose, rain, snow, wind or sun we all know the beer will taste good at the end of the day and tourney.

"Stay Thirsty My Friends"
Tony Mitchell
, Nov. 16, 2016
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tucson Senior Softball Tournament - December 3 and 4th, 2016

Skate what is the format? Double or single elimination
, Oct. 23, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Expected Tentative Field Assignments for Winter Worlds Phoenix

Gentlemen, This is always a tough issue for both sides. Over the past 5 or so years I have come up with my own solution. One I am sure others have found as well. I personall prefer to book rooms in advance by several months. I have found the prices are cheaper than when the date of an event is scheduled. as for places like Phoenix and Vegas. I book a couple of rooms on opposite sides of town. In Phoenix its usually Scottsdale and Phoenix close enough to Rose Mofford and Desert West. Vegas is usually Henderson and The Strip. You have plenty of time to cancel the room you don't need. Works for me but that's just my 2-cents.


Stay Thirsty My Friends


, Oct. 19, 2016
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where to get a pitching screen

Our coach has the pitchsafe net and I have the powernet. The pitchsafe is $300. The powernet is $80 on ebay. The powernet goes up quicker and is lighter than the pitchsafe. Only problem I see with the powernet. You should stake it down. When the ball hits the net, the net will lean backwards toward the pitcher. I don't stake mine down, I just pitch and take a step back. The pitchsafe appears to stay in place better. JMO


Stay Thirsty My Friends
, Oct. 14, 2016
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Photos: Babes, Fans & Umpires

Jack, do you have any pics of the OG Outlaw 55AAA. We were at BLD and played total of 8 games Friday and Saturday.
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