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Oct. 9, 2019
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking to take some BP in the San Francisco bay area

I'm heading to California this week and would like to take some BP while I'm in town. I'm playing in the Huntsman games next week and would like to stay sharp with some live BP.

I will be in the Menlo Park area tomorrow through next Tuesday and would be grateful if someone wants to hit some balls with me, or perhaps has room for an extra guy at a BP session or two...Anywhere in the bay area is fine.

Thanks
Oct. 7, 2019
Crusher23
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Player needed R.I. team 55 major team

Hey Bill. I'm a 55 M+ player so if you have room for an M+ spot and the position is still open let me know. Would love to hook up with you. I think I might know you. You can call me at 203-219-6334. The name is Jim. Thanks.
May 27, 2019
Crusher23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley HotW 14 replacement bat

OK, got an update. So the serial number on my replacement HOT W is 2212181247, which leads me to believe that it was actually still part of the first batch. I wouldn't have minded this except...

I took 20 more swings with it today on a beautiful 81 degree sunny northeast afternoon and by the twentieth swing it had cracks all over the barrel. A big paint chip came off and the bat was rattling like a set of maracas. It had all sorts of pieces of material flying around inside. I didn't even get to 50 swings on this one before it was done. I think this might have actually been worse that the first one I had.

I will be on the phone with my Dudley rep in the morning. This is insane.
May 27, 2019
Crusher23
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley HotW 14 replacement bat

Got my 14", 27 oz replacement HOT W recently and was finally able to hit it for the first time yesterday. I don't have the serial number on me, but here's some observations from the day:

It is really heavy, the heaviest 27 oz I've ever swung. I haven't weighed it yet, but I won't be surprised to see it weigh in closer to 28 oz when I do weigh it.

So, on the third swing of BP, I heard a rattle. Yep, the inside of the bat has particles rattling around in it already. Unreal. I said screw it, and kept hitting with it.

By the twentieth swing the bat had a nice pop sound to it and was hitting absolute bombs. I put a total of only about 30 swings on it and there wasn't a mark on the bat. It looked like it hadn't touched a ball at all.

I'm going to see if I can put another 20-30 swings or so on it today and see if it makes it through the day. I am skeptical, as it is showing the classic signs of a bat that's on its last legs already, but you never know...

I really need to just put it in my bag and only swing it in games as one of my BP partners said already. The problem there is that I still have an original Dudley Lightning as my gamer and that bat is ridiculous, nothing will replace it until it's time is done - which I hope is a long time away, which means that I'll never get to swing this damn bat. I really wanted the HOT W to be my practice bat, but I know that I'm going to have to scrap that idea after today. It's simply too hot and will have go in my bag and collect dust, waiting to be used in a game...

These things truly are hot out of the wrapper and "pre-broken in". They are obviously designed to get right into game action and are tournament ready from swing one. I guess if you get a few hundred game swings out the bat before it caves in well, that's a season's worth of tournaments, as long as you don't waste swings on it in BP. If you look at it with that perspective I suppose it's not a bad investment.

I'll update you guys later and let you know how it went today and if the bat held up. I'll also try to remember to get the serial number.
March 1, 2019
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cannabis topical - non THC

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Oct. 1, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for BP partner(s)

A big shout out and thank you to Tony (AJC) for letting me hit with him and his team yesterday while I was visiting in California from the east coast.

Good luck in Vegas bud, I will stop by and have a beer with you between games.
Sept. 28, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of Las Vegas

Excellent job Bruce! Thank you very much. Now we at least have a resource in which we can all help each other out with turny updates. Hopefully the site directors for the various fields will hop on board with this idea and then we're golden!
Sept. 17, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arroyo Grande

Check out a review of the park here: seniorsoftballaddict.com.

Sept. 14, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for BP partner(s)

Thanks again Tony. Pretty familiar with the area, I have family in Atherton/Menlo Park that I visit on occasion. I'll be staying with them that week between turnys. It looks like Woodside High is fairly close actually.
Sept. 12, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for BP partner(s)

Thank Tony. email me at jimcat3@optonline.net.
Sept. 11, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for BP partner(s)

I'll be in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto, CA area Sept 25th through Oct 1 recovering/prepping between the 55 and 50 world tournaments in Vegas. I would love to hook up with anyone for some BP during that time so if you're in the area let me know.
July 2, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55y/o Looking for a team for Las Vegas

I can vouch for this guy. I have played with him and he is good, plays hard, is a great teammate and is of excellent character. Any team that is heading out there from the New England area should not hesitate to reach out to this guy and add him to your team. You will not regret it.
June 27, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing Different Class Teams

Good point Tim, about the consistency in ratings - something I hadn't considered. Hey, good job with CT Turny, it was an enjoyable weekend with lots of good teams. As always, thank you for the opportunity to play in yet another senior tournament - I don't take any senior turny for granted and am grateful for every opportunity to play competitive ball with and against my peers.

June 26, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing Different Class Teams

Hi Dave, yes, the equalizer is indeed optional, but the right to play up to the higher rated teams rules should also be an option as well. That option to play up to the higher level rules is what is not always offered to the lower rated team and I think that it should be. We just went through this at the CT Master games and no lower rated teams were allowed to play up to the higher level teams rules, even though most of the lower rated teams asked to do so.
June 26, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WORLDS AND NEW 4 DAY FORMAT

An extra day in Vegas? Sounds like absolute torture...
June 26, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing Different Class Teams

I think it's great that lower classification teams have the opportunity to play up to the next class. This allows them to get their feet wet at the next level ahead of what should eventually be their next step.

I agree with everything Tim stated about the gap between levels, it is very real and the equalizer rules are fair to compensate for that gap. However, I do think that in addition to the five run (or extra fielder) equalizer the lower rated teams should always have the option to play the game at the higher rated teams rules, if they wish.

I play on a major team that when we come up against a major plus team we will always offer to play up to their rules. Sometimes the turny says OK, but sometimes they won't allow it. What I'm saying is that this option to play up should be written into the SSUSA rules so it universal among all SSUSA events.
May 21, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS schedule vent

So I'm 57 year's of age this year and I have been playing 50+ for several years. This year I was also fortunate enough to hook up with a 55+ team so I am able to play in both age levels. Lovin it. Damn, I love my softball!

I was looking forward to going to worlds in Vegas for both teams and then I saw that the 50's and the 55's are scheduled TWO WEEKS apart from each other. This sucks, I can't afford to fly out to Vegas and then stay there for two full weeks, especially after blowing a ton a dough in Louden this past weekend and having nothing to show for it. This is a royal bummer, now I have to choose to play for only one of these teams - the one I don't choose will disown me. Just great.

I know that putting a schedule together for 600 teams or so is no easy task, but I know that there plenty of guys out there in the same position as me that play in both 50 and 55 and will now be faced with the same decision of having to pick one team over the other for financial reasons. Hek, there's probably plenty of guys that are playing both 55 and 60 and they're screwed also, since both of those age groups are playing the SAME weekend together. Pick one team over the other. Bummer.

I would suggest for next year that perhaps the scheduling committee take into consideration that many of us play in two adjacent age groups and try to schedule all the adjacent age groups one weekend apart from each other. The way I see it, this could be accomplished by alternating every other weekend on the schedule for each 5 year jump in age group - Put the 50's, 60's,70's & 80's together on one weekend, then the 40's, 55', 65's, 75's & 85's together for the next weekend. No one would have to be faced with having to choose one team over another, nor would they have to stay out there longer than back to back weekends to play on both teams.

I'm sure that SSUSA will tell me that the numbers of teams in each age group don't make it possible for a balanced schedule like I suggest above, but I'm sure something very close could be arranged.

OK, I feel better now. Thank you all for letting me vent.


April 13, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count and new ball

HEAR, HEAR OZ40! Crusher, it just makes sense to me. If hitters are dominating the game they'd be putting up 5 x 6 + open inning = at least 30 runs a game....if I'm spending 2-3 hundred bucks for a bat, and especially if it's a close game, I would like the option to relax and be comfortable in the box, maybe take a pitch in lieu of possibly a better one. I want my team to be my top priority, not speeding up the game for the next team waiting to play. As teams we all pay just as much entry fee and just as much hotel costs, just as much gas costs, food cost & travel time as any other team. Why players accept the hurry up and get the hell back home thanks for your money don't the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out treatment is beyond me. Oh well, JMO
April 11, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count and new ball

OZ, you are spot on again. Some people just don't get it...

Feb. 27, 2018
Crusher23
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WOULD YOU QUIT PLAYING?

Dilly Dilly!
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