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Bob Farmer

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Phoenix, AZ

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Men's 65

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Nov. 15, 2019
breeze53
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER WORLD'S 65/70-Platinum Update

Dave, gloating is not becoming of you. I did not hear you gloating last year, when you allowed Timberworks destroy the 65 Major division in the Southwests Championships. You got away with it, this time.
And no matter what the discussion, there is always one brown nose, that gets involved with the threat.
Nov. 7, 2019
breeze53
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus Teams in Winter Worlds, Session 1

SSUSA has something against the 65 Major division. They screw over the Major group in the Southwest last year by letting Timberworks in 65M bracket play. And, wow, they won the tournament. Now letting a 70 Major Plus team in the 65M bracket play. Even tho they have the same team index as 65 Major. They are allowed 11 defensive players to 10. I'm trying to understand how that is fair.
These teams recruit all the best players west of the Mississippi, to the point that no other teams want to play in the major plus division. So, with no one to play, SSUSA allows the few or 2 teams to screw over the 65 Major teams. It makes me wonder if there is some politics going on in Sacramento.
SSUSA leave the 65 Major division alone.
Aug. 28, 2019
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Neuropathy

Dantheman, having diabetes myself, I take 900mg a day of gabapentin. It seems to help. I lace my cleats very loosely. The more I play the better the feet feel. My hands tingle, but does not seem to hinder my play much. I'm sure diabetes affects everyone differently. Good luck.
Nov. 2, 2018
breeze53
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy runner

Why not just let the CRs come and go as they want. It is a stupid rule to let's Joe beer belly trot to first, so the fastest runner available can run for him. Then because the umpire does not keep track, or there is no official scorebook, that fastest runner can run again in the same inning. Then the umpire plays dumb. Why enforce one rule for the CRs and not the others.
Rule should be changed to the CR comes from the last batter to make a out. Stop all this chaos.
Aug. 30, 2018
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocky Mountain tournament

When you have a monopoly, you do not have to keep your customers happy. SSUSA has a monopoly out west. You can throw out any excuse and the players have to take it. Posting scores on a timely matter is all the players want. This has been a beef for years. But as for SSUSA, they seem not to care.

April 14, 2018
breeze53
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Jealous of my friends in my old state who travel ... I want to get back into serious slow pitch

Curt, you gave no contact info. Give me a call 618 975 5704 Bob
Jan. 18, 2018
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating???

mck71, thanks for adding to the discussion. As for the NJ Hitmen, if what you say is true, why did SSUSA post on Jan. 3, 2018 that the NJ Hitmen were Major. There would have been no need to re post the same rating if it was not some discussion in Sacramento. Maybe it was a mistake.
Dbax, always good to hear from you. Hope to see you in league in 2 or 3 weeks. If not sooner
Andy, thanks for the greeting and your thoughts. Thinking of playing 65 with Results out of Vegas. I hear, per BH, you have added some players that just might put you in the same boat as the 3 teams I have mention. Be very careful. Anyway, good luck and hope to run into Used2be this season.
P.S. Andy, I do not think that either the Ancients or Enviro Vac are major plus teams. But, what do I know.
Jan. 18, 2018
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating???

I am totally confused. Being a 65 player I will post this only concerning the 65 ratings.
1. Why was the Old As request to be downgraded to major denied? Most of the team had quit before the Vegas worlds. 2 players quitting and running to Timberworks. The manager still put a team in the tourney, picking up 4 or 5 players who had not played all year with the Old As, and were not playing in the tournament just to fill a team. Which was not easy. While the rag tag bunch did win a few games. They were not a major plus caliber team. So the thanks for supporting SSUSA and putting a team in their tournament. You are punished and have to play Major plus even though the teams roster was and would be totally different than than the roster of the 2017 season.
2. Now I hear Timberworks has put together such a monster team. They have to give 5 runs when playing other major plus rated teams in their division. I'm confused.
3. In the 2017 Vegas worlds [ I am going by memory because SSUSA still has not posted the scores from the tournament] in the 65 major division. The top 3 teams were 1 New Jersey Hitmen 2 Enviro Vac 3 Arizona Ancients. The new ratings come out and the Ancients are the only team moved to major plus. The top 2 teams remain major. I sorry but I am CONFUSED.
Bob Farmer
Dec. 19, 2017
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating???

SSUSA,when are you going to post the new ratings for 2018? Those who played their way up or those who applied for re ratings?
June 24, 2017
breeze53
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: AAA Arizona 60's team needs 2 Outfielders for the next 4 tournaments - SSUSA ID Card required.

Old Stool, your cell phone number is not valid.

June 4, 2017
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

After reading my friends post on illegal balls used in Reno, I knew he would received nothing but venom. If he asked me I would have advise him not to post this issue. But that being said, I would guess that all of those that responded to this post are major plus and or home run hitters that would like nothing more than the use of rock balls be part of all of SSUSA tournaments.
Sure there is history between DD and Timberworks. But that is another story. But,I would like to say that "major plus" and home run hitters should not dominate this post and senior softball. But we all know the huge egos of most of the major plus players. Here are my thoughts, but from a AAA player, this was the 3rd day of the tournament. Not the 1st day, The stote ball was provided by SSUSA . It was not 1 ball but 3 that was given to the umpire. You can claim ignorance if you want. But it makes me wonder, does this manager provide, maybe, shaved bats to the team? Just wondering out loud.
Bob Farmer no team
April 8, 2010
breeze53
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 40 and over team in Salt Lake City

A friend of mine is looking for a 40 team in the Salt Lake City, UT area. Please call Steve C. at 801-637-7275.
March 12, 2010
breeze53
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 55/50+ team in the Sierra Vista, Tuscon, Phoenix Area

big sexy, how do we get in touch with you??????
Dec. 6, 2009
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

This rule needs to be reconsider. Talking to a player today and the word going around is that this rule was put in to benefit the owner of SSUSA and his teams W.E. Ruth out of Washington. I do not see the logic unless someone can explain it " like if I was a 5 yr old ". Alot of teams bordering California will be hurt if not totally destroyed.
Florida teams for the most part will not leave Florida for major tournaments because of the Florida Half Century League. That leaves alot of players looking for teams outside the state for the opportunity to play in the worlds, nationals etc.
Someone help me out here!!!!
Aug. 23, 2009
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: senior leagues in phoenix

Rik56, I think leagues do not start till October in Phoenix. It would be best if you call Dennis at 602-214-4292. Bob Farmer
June 30, 2009
breeze53
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: ISA Nationals

56 year old, outfielder, resident of Florida, looking for a team to play on at any capacity for the ISA Nationals in Gallatin Tennessee on July 31-August 2. e-mail bobray53@yahoo.com
March 2, 2009
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New home run rules

WOW, email me at bobray53@yahoo.com we can talk. Bob
March 1, 2009
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New home run rules

Listen, we all know that our senior bats are being alter. I was shock to what extend it is going on. I have had many players come out and tell me what they do to their bats. It is going on in AA all the way to Major plus. Now these are the hottest bats made and we are still doctoring them.
Now, I understand the rush from hitting HRs, but when I see 150-175 lb men hitting ball 350 plus. And the big boys hitting some 450' plus. Something is not right.
We did it to ourselves. So, I am in favor of giving the new rules a try. I do not think it will stop the doctor bats. But, at least the field will be leveled, somewhat.
The true homerun hitters will be hurt. {HI Bogie and Joe.} But something needs to done. Just my thoughts. Bob
Dec. 25, 2008
breeze53
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tampa-Brandon-Riverview 55+ player looking for a team

Wiseman, call Jim Stancil He has the only 55 team that does anything in the area. 727-460-7127 Bob Farmer
Dec. 1, 2008
breeze53
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: thoughts on FLA NAPLES

Florida fields as a whole are mediocre. The grass in the outfields are usually manicure and fairly nice. But, the batter boxes are a joke. Every field the boxes, especially for right handers are never fill in and tamped. They just fill in the craters with loose dirt or sand. I rarely seen that problem out West. I do not know who to bitch too, so I will do it here. Playing the 55 AAAs we also had problems with the sun for the 8AM games. Bob
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