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bernie white

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Northeast, PA

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, Feb. 22, 2013
bernie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Over 45 Softball Players and Teams Wanted


Palmer Veterans Senior softball is looking for teams or players over 45 interested in joining our Easton PA 45 and over, formerly over 50, softball league. The league is headed by John Dinunzi(610)659-6728 and he is available for contact by those with any interst or look under leagues section here under the Pennsylvania header. The League is expanding to include 45+ players and teams to increase competition. League play begins May 3rd and scheduling is progressive to meet the needs of each team. Contact Bernie White also with questions at 570-236-3319.
, Feb. 20, 2013
bernie
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: PENNSYLVANIA PLAYER LOOKING TO PLAY TOURNAMENTS

Kenny: Did you and the HOF coach part ways? Hope you hooked up with that 65 guy.
, Feb. 15, 2013
bernie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Really wide and/or comfortable cleats

I have a 4E width foot and have been wearing Boombah Turf Shoes now for eight years. Absolutely the mot comfortable show I ever wore. The new rage shoes, both turf and trail all shoud be odrdered a 1/2 size up for maximum comfort. Just giving you my personal experience.
You should try a pair before having custom shoes made up. They are priced really reasonable and come in a variety of colors and styles. Check 'em out.
, Jan. 25, 2013
bernie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new softballs

In Pennsylvania, the ASA used the 52/300 ball for all the senior state tournaments last year. The ball was implemented to negate the effects bat doctors work. It is the reason ASA bats now are a little hotter than before because the ball more than makes up for the increase in performance.

With senior bats though, a lot of fly balls that were easily out of the park with the 44/375 ball, only flew to the 290-330 foot mark. It turned into a warning track ball. Another problem is that because the 52/300 is actually HARDER than the 44/375 ball, I saw four instances where a pop-up to shallow outfield actually bounced so high upon hitting the ground, that the ss-2b fielders over ran the ball as it bounced over their heads back toward the infield. Infielders, wear a mouth piece because this ball does screwy things on a less than perfect infield. Any ball not hit square becomes a pop-up or a ground ball.
, Jan. 12, 2013
bernie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1st State Classic

We are in Joe. 55AAA, Roadhouse Blues.
, Jan. 12, 2013
bernie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: place best hitters last strategy

Being that statics play a large part in how we determine success in this sport over time, many fctors play out in choosing a lead-off hitter.

On Base Percentage is probably a top priorty along with natural speed, ability to hit to all fields, base-running smarts and a natural ability to step up in big situations.

Given that the lead off spot in the order would always have the most AB opportunities over a season, why wouldn't you put that "lead-off" hitter in the number one spot vs 12, 13, or higher where he can maximize his opportunities.

Having a good hitter on the bottom of the order is of importance to set the stage for the top, but certainly not your best hitter. The only scenario I could see is if that hitter has no "wheels" forcing him to limp to first and foregoing extra base hits. Then it may make sense to some.
, Jan. 12, 2013
bernie
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for league or tournament

Budda: I play in a local league in the W/B area. Email me and I can be of help to you. rhblues1@yahoo.com
, Jan. 1, 2013
bernie
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 2013 AAA Florida Team Looking for Players

Rick: This guy is a true five tool player. Wish he didn't have a hankering for warm weather or he probably would be the centerpiece of our 50+ team. By the way Hank, it's 18 degrees and dark in PA.
, Dec. 27, 2012
bernie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

1 and 1 count is a great idea. We are playing Slo-pitch after all. I just don't understand giving a "Courtesy" foul ball with two strikes. It defeats the purpose of having a 1-1 count.

If guys are worried about striking out, look for a good pitch on the very first one instead of watching that good one go by.

This game will never be a pitches game but come on now, take a little different approach and embrace this part of the game. Sometimes change is actually good.
, Dec. 27, 2012
bernie
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: toc

As a manager of a team in the Northeast, You have to understand that no warm weather tournament in inexpensive to travel to AT ALL for any of us. We don't have the liberty of outdoor play from Thanksgiving unti April Fools Day either. If the TOC were out West, the number of teams attending from the east probably would be greatly diminished. Since Worlds are ALWAYS held out west, it is only fair that TOC is down east. At least flights to FL are reletively cheap for us and hotel rooms can usually be found for a very reasonable price at that time of year for everyone. As a point of interest, in the World Tourney, the percentage of champions and top finishes in each division vs the total entered teams from each coast overwhelmingly favors East Coast teams inspite of the fact that most teams are "Local", from the west coast.
, Dec. 22, 2012
bernie
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: toc

give me a shout at rhblues1@yahoo.com
, Dec. 15, 2012
bernie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 2 ??

Not only do you not have to win an ISSA event to qualify, only have had play in a 2012 event, but they consider this a 2013 event and you can bring a new roster of your choice even if guys played for other teams last year. So with an updated roster of guys who weren't eligible last year even because of age, you can go and play as a whole new and different team. Where are the champions and won't they all be happy to be spanked around by a younger stacked team?
, Nov. 21, 2012
bernie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat

Hey Phil: No yellow Combat Mike Macenko bat has sold for over $175.00 on ebay since before June, 2011...Just wondering if you are taking your meds faithfully because the hallucinations are begining to cloud reality for you. Bat sold originally for $199.95 so unless your doctor has medicated it too, you are way out in space.
, Nov. 16, 2012
bernie
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Eastern PA 50 AAA team seeks players

We are setting up a roster for 2013 season. Need one or two more quality players to round out our team. Please be from Eastern PA or NW NJ. The 50+ Schedule is being hashed out this weekend at our organizational meeting.
, Nov. 14, 2012
bernie
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Update from USSSA National Convention

This is just another instance of the game passing the heirarchy of the rightous and all knowing softball associations by, inspite of a clearly successful format being used for years right under their noses..Do any of the kids organizations recognize the ability of 50 year old seniors? These rules have been obviously designed to protect the multitude of 75 and over players from breaking a hip. No offense to all you 75 and older guys, please.
, Nov. 12, 2012
bernie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so few AA teams

It is my understanding that all teams when new are rated AAA. So in order to become a AA team, you must have shown, in at least three tournaments, your inability to compete at the AAA level. You have had to take your lumps so to say in order to play AA. Funny though that there are very few AA teams at 50 or 55 in the northeast or mid-atlantic perhaps because most tournament teams are very competative.
, Oct. 23, 2012
bernie
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Player wants to play in Tournaments (will Travel)

Give me a call at (570) 236-3319 Today. I have a newer 50 team you can play for. I need you to contact me about your info.
, Oct. 5, 2012
bernie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA Glen Burnie, Md.

Tried to contact Bob Holland numberous times since Ocean City tourney on Labor Day. Finally got the skinny. It is a standard USSSA tournament just with age restrictions. Usual pitching antics and low arc are the norm. None of the senior rules you have come to be familiar with will be used. I think Bob is out of touch with the senior game as we know it. In spite of both Glen Burnie Md and Cape May NJ being the same distance from our area, we will choose Cape May that weekend just because we would prefer to use senior equipment and get a good look at our new guys using it.
, Aug. 24, 2012
bernie
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Eastern PA 50 AAA team seeks players

Give me a shout by email Joe...Include your phone number so we can talk.
, July 13, 2012
bernie
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Eastern PA 50 AAA team seeks players

We have a newer 50+ AAA team out of eastern PA looking for players preferably closer to age 50 to increase tournament play. Existing base of eight 50+ players would like to add 5-6 men looking to play a 2-3 weekends a month. Please reply to rhblues1@yahoo.com with your info and we will contact you.
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