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April 23, 2006
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Death of a Hero

We started senior league play last week and Jimmy Costello wasn't there. I asked around and nobody knew why. As I read today's paper I found out why Jimmy Costello is not playing ball. He and his wife were pictured, obviously grieving, at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where they were burying their son who died a hero in Iraq! It breaks my heart to think how difficult it must be for a father to bury his son. I can only hope that Jimmy realizes that most Americans grieve with him and his wonderful family. Jimmy has always been so very proud of his son and I'm sure, while hurt, and maybe even broken inside, that pride is just as strong as ever. Whether you agree with the war or not, Most of us feel this nation owes a depth of gratitude to the Jimmy Costello's of this great land. He gave us his son. May God repay him because we cannot! Pat Herod
March 24, 2006
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a competive team:

Carlos, give me a call at 314-517-5994. We have a 60's tourney team practicing this weekend in the city. We play league @ Bridgeton starting soon and we are going to Hot Springs in about 3 weeks. Not world beaters but a good group of guys who are competitive but have a good time.
March 13, 2006
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for 60 AA/AAA team

Looking to play with a 60 AA or AAA team from Missouri or bordering state going to Fla for Spring Nationals 24-26 Mar. Good speed and arm. Not a HR hitter but high OBA. 314-517-5994
Jan. 9, 2006
Topic: General and miscellaneous

There are tournament "55" teams in KC and STL as well as leagues. Contact in KC is plavergne and in STL it's If your near STL we are always looking for new guys for our league!!!!
Dec. 10, 2005
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Florida workouts

Will be spending most of Jan in either Orlando or Port St Lucie areas and was hoping to find a place to place some Ball, either pick-up or tournament, while there. Is anything going on?
Nov. 29, 2005
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team in the St Louis MO.

Jrock, get in touch with Bob @ 314-739-2941. We have recreational and Tournament teams.
Oct. 22, 2005
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Terry, Is it time for a "2" division senior national?

I don't want senior ball to go the way of most slow-pitch softball. The young guys have practically destroyed tournment play both at the local and national levels. Back when I began playing slo-pitch (several centuries ago) you could find several 30-40 team tournaments every weekend at any local park in St Louis. Today the parks are bare and rundown. When the young guys do get a decent size tourney (8-12 teams max) it's mostly juiced up bangers, some who can't play a lick of defense. The scores are rediculous and the games go on for hours. Boooring! Give me a game where a good play by the SS in the hole results in a DP that actually means something. There are a few old guys that can still run, catch and throw; who can punch the ball to the opp field to advance the runner or score an important run. I'll play and watch that type of ball any time over the one-dimensional crap that the goons call softball. If you want to keep senior ball growing then don't allow us to die the way the young guys killed their game. Let's keep our game alive and vibrant (at least at the AA and AAA level) . If the majors and major plus guys want to play goon ball let'em have at it.
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