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Real name:
John Barrow

Location:
Sonora, CA

Division:
Men's 55

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, Jan. 9, 2012
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving on up

DCPete . The two #4 and #5 hitters who are leaving were Major Plus rated , "the only two on the team ". They are being replaced with two Major rated players .
, Jan. 9, 2012
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving on up

The probable reason for the NorCal Reds not moving up next year . Is , that the #4 and #5 hitter, for that tournament, won in Vegas , will not be with the team in 2012 . Sacto. is aware of this .
, Jan. 9, 2012
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving on up

The probable reason for the NorCal Reds not moving up next year . Is , that the #4 and #5 hitter, for that tournament, won in Vegas , will not be with the team in 2012 . Sacto. is aware of this .
, Sept. 27, 2011
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softballs Used at Raleigh, NC

If the ball senior softball specs is 44/375 , then #19 , how can using a ball that is 44/375 in the heat be considered a techno homerun ?? All the X-Rock does is make sure you are hitting a spec ball in the heat ?
, Sept. 26, 2011
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softballs Used at Raleigh, NC

The problems described by the SSUSSA staff member are easily cured by using the X-Rock softball and they know it . It is the specified 44/375 , BUT ! it stays that way in heat and humidity . Unlike any other ball . Why the won`t make them the defacto ball is beyond me .
, Nov. 8, 2010
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Top Major Plus 55 - 60 Team in 2011

Joe I agree . The pitcher from the Nighthawks is a difference maker . Slowpitch is a hitters game . But a pitcher as good as he is can make the difference . I played against Double Play in Phoenix . Their pitcher is pretty good . Butthe Nighthawks pitcher is a cut above . Moves ball around . Never gives the same pitch or rotation and is not afraid to go 3 balls on you . He is also very good defensively .
, Sept. 28, 2010
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Iron-ing things out

Joe , there has been some studies , that show ,high iron levels in men = higher cancer rates . Check it out . JB
, Sept. 18, 2010
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: hotels in phoenix

How do you feel the Marriott Courtyard in Chandler is located ? Thx JB
, June 22, 2010
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MCT Balls

That makes 2 of us Joe . Go fishing ,or play more golf ,or find an organiztion that gives us a good combo .
, June 22, 2010
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MCT Balls

Dave . I never did get the "you hit em you get em rule ". I have owned restaurants for years and this would be like me telling the customers to wash their own dishes ,because ,they got them dirty . In my opinion , your tournaments have always been well organized and considering the logistics , this is no small feat . But I have never gotten the feeling , that your sole intent , is to please the customer . The tone of your replys have seemed to get more and more confrontational.I remember a situation in Scottsdale , where one of the guys on the team took his band off and you were very ticked off about it . I can understand the frustratiion , but things happen . I realize you will never please everyone and that this gets very frustrating . Believe me I know . But when a business owner gets tired and starts to take it out on his "customers" . In my opinion . It is time to move on and let someone who realizes , that without happy customers , the business will suffer . If I am reading you wqrong I aplogize . If we have to pay a little more to make sure we are always using MCT ball over 90 degrees and Baden Fires the rest of the time , I don`t think it would be a big deal .This would solve the problem and we could get on with just enjoying the game with what time we have left . I know I wouldn`t care and I pay the full amount for my team .
, June 21, 2010
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MCT Balls

Einstein I agree on microcell balls . Hit well no matter what the temperature is . Should be the mandatory ball used from May thru September . That is if the TD`s are concerned more about us enjoying the game than there bottom line .The comment the Td made about being "fortunate" , that the major plus guys played ,(in Carson City), on a field where the wind blew in , says it all . JB
, Nov. 26, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Players Association

Einstein: Excellent idea . If we don`t provide a united organized front to SSUSA , they will continue to do things as they please . Taits is right though . Teams would have to be willing to boycott tournaments . I think if other organizations got wind of this . They would respond . By providing the playing conditions , that the the organization ends up agreeing to .We would end up with plenty of tournaments . SSUSA would respond also . They don`t put on these tournaments because they care about Senior Softball Players, in my opinion . No one goes to this much trouble out of the goodness of their heart . In there defense , SSUSA does do an excellent job of organizing tournaments . They are doing it to make $$$`s . They would have to respond . This could be an opportunity for NCSSA to come up with some bigger tournamentsalso and see how the playing public responds . JB
, Oct. 28, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls in general

SSUSA staff . You are missing the point on the balls . A 44/375 ball is fine . Have no problem with those specs . But , it is not a 375 ball when it is over 80 degrees . This is the point you are missing and not addressing . The 44/375 microcell ball hits the same at 105 as it does at 70 . Told Hennesy this in Scottsdale and he said they had tested the ball in Sacto. and no one liked it . If this is the case , then it was not the same ball, either coincidentally or on purpose . If it is not being used because it is not Anaconda`s ball . Then have Anaconda make a microcell 44/375 . In my opinion , if you are specifying a 44/375 ball and are not concerned with it not being a 44/375 in hot weather . Then you are not sincerely interested in maintaing a 44/375 standard .
, Oct. 16, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Viva Las Vegas

trumpball Is it me or did your post referring to the 52/275 sales seem smug . No one plays ASA unless they have to. In most cases they would rather play Utrip . But , don`t have it as an option . In my opinion ASA cares only about girls fastpitch . Because , that is where the $$$$`s are . You can sell and like any ball you like . This is america . If the 52/275 ball sells then good for it . Should let seniors vote, at their tournaments, on what kind of ball they want . Whatever the majority wants , then that is what a smart TD would use .Senior softball exists , because there are enough of us , that want to play to create a market for whoever puts the tourneys on .If Td`s think they can force a ball on us , that we don`t like , I think they will see an inevitable drop in participation . I could be wrong . But , I don`t think so . Just because someone does not like the 52/275 ball doesen`t make them a lesser player or of weaker character any more than it makes someone the opposite if they like it . A 44/375 ball , that isn`t affected by heat , would be universally acceptable to the majority I feel . JB
, Oct. 5, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: huntsman games

The Mavericks out of Grass Valley were . Call J.R. at 530-272-2242 and see if he still needs someone . JB
, Oct. 5, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas is the model

My sentiments exactly Joe ! I wish all SSUSA tournaments were run as well . These kind of conditions make it worth the trip and even paying a little higher entry fee id needed . JB
, Sept. 29, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new ball talk

Joe , keep up the fight . The ball we are using . Should not be dumbed down . Can`t believe the animosity here concerning the ball. Derogatory names are not warranted . If they feel this strongly . They should look you up in person at a tourney . This is the problem with the internet . It allows people to take a stance and say things , that they would never say to your face . JB
, Sept. 29, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Renaldi-Address

Joe , I need your address . jbarrow@mlode.com
, Sept. 28, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55's in Vegas

Joe . If you use the same ball , that we did . You will be pleased. Best 44/375 ball I have used . Anything hit with force and rotation goes well over the net . JB
, Aug. 20, 2009
Foothills
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cal State Championships

Joe . The 44/375 is fine at about 78 degrees and below . The problem is, that is a temperature we rarely play at . In the heat the ball needs to be a 525 compression ball or one of the microcell balls . If it was a 525 ball , the compression would stii be around 375 even at 100 degrees . It is a simple fix . But ,TD`s don`t seem to be willing to go to the trouble . It would fix the problem . JB
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