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Real name:
Jim Douglas

Location:
Seattle, WA

Division:
Men's 75

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, May 5, 2016
Crusher 70
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: new 85 team forming looking for players

Initially the youngest player on the team would help me drop kernels of corn from the first base dug out to my position at third base! it was easy for me to follow them back to our dug out. During an unusually long break between innings a flock of pigeons descended and ate my lifeline. Realizing this, a friend on the other team set out to get me in my dug out! Somehow or other he got lost in center field! Upon seeing this guy wondering around in the outfield one of our older guys went to rescue him, but on the way nature called and he asked one of their younger players to show him where the John was located!
Having a young and lucid umpire that realized what age bracket he was umpiring. also the fact that he was losing players at an alarming rate! He went to his backpack, pulled out a large 9/12 sheet of paper and preceded to draw an excellent diagram of the field, each position plus restroom locations- he took this masterpiece to the tourney director who used a copy machine to produce enough copies for all of our elderly bracket teammates!. Armed with these direction a miracle transpired---------------guess what---------------------------
No more corn was wasted, no offensive fielders were wondering aimlessly around among the defense, Nobody was lost in the John.- although we thought we heard some irate women tell some "masher" he needed to read
the door more carefully! And I NOW have my wife sit behind third base! If she's got a towel over her head I have to take out my directions and make my way to my dug out! I'm TOAST!
The older we get the more of a sense of humor we need! If you learn to laugh at your foibles as much as those of your teammates you are well on
your way to fit in to play 75-80-85 ball!
As you can guess this was written with an old tongue in an old cheek,but in my years of playing I can think of several umps and directors who would have gone the extra mile and actually done the paperwork!
My wife often comments on the help and concern that makes itself present when an injury or an illness happens at a tournament. Being "Senior" seniors we have often gone through these things ourselves, so we
Can commiserate and make suggestions comming from our experiences. The more you play Senior Softball, the more you realize how large your family Is!

Crusher 70 (Now 80)/H

, May 2, 2016
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas results

75 Major +
1st San Francisco Seals Ca.
2nd PDR Fastsigns Or.
3rd Top Gun Ca.
, April 25, 2016
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas results

Cuda: we think of ourselves as "Wiley veterans!" Age and cunning will do in many a young whippersnapper! I like to play teams in a younger bracket though. It's keeps us on our toes and makes us stay in shape!
, March 29, 2016
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Impending April Fool's Day Always Reminds Me of How Happy I Am to be Here!!

A million years ago, yet just yesterday! Thanks for putting yourself in harms way to protect the freedoms we enjoy every April first.
, Aug. 30, 2015
Crusher 70
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: bases being loaded

Hey Crusher 70, you youngsters are getting more bang for your buck than I am! Great presence of mind to touch man on third before touching that bag, especially if smart base runner stays on third base bag! Had same play this year and umpire missed that first tag and called runner on third safe, still got force at second and then the" friendly" discussions began. He did not change his call but even the runner at third knew we'd really gotten the best bang for our buck!






Crusher. I will be in Vegas with the San Francisco Seals 75's. Would be great to meet up with you. We play at BLD on Monday and Sunset Park on Tuesday and Wednesday!
, July 8, 2015
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hall of Fame--Fran

Well deserved Fran. Congratulations!
Jim Douglas
San Francisco Seals
75 Major Plus
, Dec. 30, 2014
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hall of Fame--Fran

You are in my prayers Mike. Looking forward to seeing you at some tournaments this coming season.
Crusher
, Nov. 16, 2014
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Results

Chain Link, great team effort today guys! Our best tournament by far!
, Jan. 21, 2014
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

Bogie: Looking forward to getting together with you and the other "Bombers"
In Vegas. First tournament of the year for our 75 San Francisco Seals is in a few weeks in Palm Springs. Can't wait to get back in action! Long balls forever! Crusher
, July 30, 2010
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: It can't happen to me?

Kevin: Get yourself well buddy! Looking forward to again seeing you bouncing it off the bat a couple of times and then blasting it out of the park! It was great fun when we were testing the protos of Mike's bat. My thoughts and prayers are coming your way. "Crusher" 70' Sidewinders
, Sept. 11, 2009
Crusher 70
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: fickel seniors

Hey Joe; Can't wait to see our "Bombsquad" DVD! I'll be in Las Vegas with the 70 Sidewinders in a few weeks. Several other "Bombsquad" members will also be there. We can have a party and and watch it together. Should be good for some friendly critiques! "Long balls forever!"
"Crusher"
, Feb. 9, 2008
Crusher 70
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Rip-It comin' around the bend

Hey Joe; If your going to send those bats to Bash get me in on the action too! Looking forward to seeing you at some tournaments this Spring. Long "taters" forever!

Crusher
, Sept. 11, 2007
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Bomb squad of Seattle

Bash; A separate round of kudos to you for organizing a great event! I know you spent a lot of time organizing the "Senior Bomb Squad". You got your payback though. The smile on your face said it all when you blasted it off the ice rink wall! how's that for poetry? Keep those long balls flying!

Crusher
, Sept. 10, 2007
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Bomb squad of Seattle

Bogie.Bash,Einstein,Tommy.Jimmie D. and Bud:
Thanks for picking me as a member of the "Senior Bomb Squad". I really enjoyed hitting with you guys last week. What a great way to get together and do what we love best. Bogie, thanks for the tip on the dominant hand/arm push. As we saw ,the results were immediate. I'll continue to practice it in Arizona this winter. Bogie, some of the bombs you hit onto the roof were amazing! Bud, great pitching, and you hit some great line shots up the middle! Einstein, or is it "Mr. 400' ? I'll see you in the World Masters in Vegas in two weeks. We can hoist a few and I can enjoy your rendition of "Lazy Mary" and also swapa few more tall tales. Tommy and Jimmie, keep hitting those line shots! Long "taters" forever.

Jim "Crusher" Douglas , Joeseppi's 70's
, Oct. 22, 2006
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tell us your superstitions and quirky things before or during games

When I'm on dec k , I will pick up the batter's bat if he gets a hit, if he doesn't, I won't touch his bat and the next guy in the batting order gets it. Something about positive Karma----works for me!
, Oct. 13, 2006
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A SENIOR BOMB SQUAD?

Einstein; if you're playing in the 50's division in St .George we'll both be there next week. I'I be in the 70's division. I'm the dufus with the mismatched shoes.
Look me up and we can swap lies. Crusher 70

, Oct. 13, 2006
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A SENIOR BOMB SQUAD?

Hey Bash: Hope your team did well in St.George. We leave for there this Sunday the 15th. Had a good practice with the freak and decent balls on wednesday. I'm taking the green Mayhem 120 but doubt it will crack 350' like the Freak will. talk to you when I get back and we'll have that practice session. "Long taters forever" Crusher 70
, Oct. 1, 2006
Crusher 70
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Best ASA bat

batguyaz I will be in St. George. Bought a Mayhem there last year but never got enough swings to break it in. I never did feel comfortable with it . I use a U2 or Freak in most tournaments but not allowed to in St.George. I need new bat for there. Should I break in the Mayhem or would you tell me what that hot bat is so I can get one and break it in in time. Crusher 70
, Sept. 28, 2006
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A SENIOR BOMB SQUAD?

nice to talk to a younger Crusher. Agree with your breakdown of reasons to reach 300'. The big variable though is the bat and the ball. Recently in Palm Springs we used the Freak with a 44-375 ball. Temperature was 101 and even if you got all those percentages together it did'nt fly away! Put the same scenario together in Mesquite Nevada in November when it's 55 degrees and you're looking at 350' + long taters forever C70
, Sept. 28, 2006
Crusher 70
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A SENIOR BOMB SQUAD?

nice to talk to a younger Crusher. Agree with your breakdown of reasons to reach 300'. The big variable though is the bat and the ball. Recently in Palm Springs we used the Freak with a 44-375 ball. Temperature was 101 and even if you got all those percentages together it did'nt fly away.
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