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Tony Mitchell

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Las Cruces, NM

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, 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.
, Sept. 26, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas 55AAA

First, I would like to say Congratulations to the So. Cal. Braves. Well deserving, Great group of guys. I was unable to attend Worlds last year due to a shoulder injury. I had apprehensions about attending this year, glad I changed my mind and went. We got to play 8 different teams (Dayton Legends, KC Big Daddys, KC Renegades, Minn. Speedwerx, Wash. Spin Tees, Alb.Desperados, Az. Old School, Hawaii Jus E Nuff). The umpires did an outstanding job and made the game all about us not them. The staff at the BLD complex gratious and friendly as always. Every team we played were competitive and great guys. Reminded me what senior softball was all about. Good competition and comraderie. I want to thank team Tuf-E-Nuff for your concern over my injury during our game. In case, you are wondering how I'm doing. I suffered a mild concussion and slight separated shoulder. Not bad considering how bad I felt yesterday and last night. Just a few weeks rest and some cold beer and I'll be good as new. Hope everyone got home safe and healthy. Rest up and hopefully see some of you guys in Phoenix in November


Stay Thirsty My Friends
Tony Mitchell
OG Outlaws LF #1
, Aug. 9, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Aurora 55 AAA

I was born and raised in Boston. In the Jamaica Plain, Columbia Point, Blue Hill Ave areas. Left 25 yrs ago never looked back. Get to play baseball and softball all year. I do miss seeing my Red Sox.
, Aug. 9, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Aurora 55 AAA

You would think with the cooler weather and I heard awesome complex people would go. Especially those from areas like mine in southern NM over 100 degrees for past 3 weeks
, Aug. 8, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Looking up past tourney attendance & results

Cool thanks
, Aug. 8, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Looking up past tourney attendance & results

I know we are able to find results of past World Championships. I was wondering if there is a way to find out about participating teams and results of other Ring Tourneys. The reason for this question is it would help players and coaches decide if a particular tourney was worth going to, based on past participation. On many occasions there may not be enough teams in your age and division participating.
, Aug. 7, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Aurora 55 AAA

Just looking to find out what 55AAA teams are headed to Aurora
, June 19, 2016
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HAPPY FATHERS DAY

Just want to send a HAPPY FATHERS DAY shout out to all my senior softball brothers. Enjoy your day with your loved ones and remember those fathers that have passed on. God Bless You All.

Stay Thirsty My Friends
, June 3, 2016
boston
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pay to play a quality tournament

It appears this tourney is a non-qualifier. This is the reason I don't play non-qualifiers in Az anymore. They play 3 pool games and a single elimination on Sunday. Who needs 3 practice/warm-up games. Especially, if you only have 10-12 players and your team is older. Alot of these tourneys don't announce the format until you arrive and it's to late to cancel anything.
, April 7, 2016
boston
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: St George results

Congrats to Oxnard Rookies and So Cal Braves. We (NM Outlaws) have played Braves 6 times between Winter Worlds and Spring Worlds. They are a great bunch of guys for Californians. lol Never got to play the Rookies but they sure seem to have fun playing the game. All the teams we have played to date have been competitive and good guys. See the Braves in Vegas and have a safe trip there.

Stay Thirsty May Friends
Tony (#1 lc/lf) Outlaws
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