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Jan. 5, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thought....

Garyheifner,thats why I gave up pitching at 61 years old.Thats why I only pitch with you guys on Tuesday morning.As with collisions at home plate,they happen all the time with the kids.We had a game this year where a guy tried to bowl over our catcher.The guy was knocked cold for ten minutes.I see many ambulances coming down to the softball complex because of home plate collisions.
Jan. 4, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For the guys who still play with the kids.......

I love playing with the kids.I pitched twice a week until last year.Last year caught and EH"d.Didn't really feel like I was in the game.When you play in a 18-35 years old league,you have too many Rambo's shooting the middle.I still play with my Grandson and Son-In-Law one night a week and play with the Seniors on Tuesday mornings.
Aug. 28, 2011
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

I played with Tom Spahn and Charlie Baumgartner in the 1990's.Tom was the first player picked in the American Professional Slo-Pitch League.Charlie also played in that league.Great teammates.Also played against Dan Prater,Bernie Carroll,Brian Schultz Jim Cushing and Al VanGampler.All members of the USSSA Hall of Fame.
April 23, 2011
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Naperville IL senior softball team

Hi George,
When will you guys start playing in Joliet?I know the weather has been pretty bad.
Dec. 18, 2010
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did you get your start in softball?

Graduated from high school in 1967 went to work for Caterpillar in Joliet.Tried out for there fast pitch travel team.Traveled all over Northern Illinois great times only lasted 2 years,then got into slow-pitch unlimited arc.Still play in the 18-35 leagues in the Joliet Park District.

Dec. 18, 2010
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many guys have had the pleasure of playing with their son(s)?

Been playing with my son-in-law the last twenty-five years in two leagues a week.Up until 10 years ago played in qualifiers every weekend,and the State tourney every year.My grandson started playing with us 3 years ago.He is a terrific player just like his dad.I think thats the main reason I'm still playing with these young guys.Merry Christmas to all.

May 6, 2010
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitchers Reaction Time Study

I feel the best way to protect the pitchers,without messing up the game,is to go back to unlimited arch with the mat.This would give the pitcher time to back-up.And make the home umpires job easier.I believe you would see less pitchers injured.
Dec. 28, 2009
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fly zone Repealed

I agree with LP.It seems every team has its headhunters.There sole purpose is to knock you out of the game.Seen it many times the last 42 years of pitching.
Dec. 17, 2009
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Every dog eventually has his day!

15 years ago,we were playing in the local city tournement.Most of our guys were between 40-50 yrs.old.We played a local Junior College team that just won the Junior College World Series.They were young and cocky.All during warm-ups they were trying to intimidate us.Of course they weren't use to hitting a softball.Final score 15-1 in 5 innings.some of them wouldn't shake our hands after the game and the ones that did keep their heads down.A great feeling.
Dec. 11, 2009
Topic: General and miscellaneous

I've pitched for 42 years,by just watching wear the batter stands in the box is a good indication where he is going with it.You have to mix up all your pitches.If he's on top of the plate,he likes to pull it,jam him inside or hit the outside corner.Move your pitches all the time.
June 14, 2009
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Sliding into Home? Your thoughts...

Why would a runner want to slide into an unmanned plate?Sliding would just slow down his momentum.
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