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Real name:
Tommy De Rocher

Location:
Chino, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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, April 26, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home advantage

Would like the Rules Committee to take another look at providing the Higher Rated Team automatic Home Team. There is a very good reason that Teams want to be Home Team,(not counting the Teams that want to be Visitors to have BA against a lower rated Team). There is a distinct ADVANTAGE, (can you hear me?)to being the Home Team. This change has lessen the intended purpose of trying to equalize the game and has penalized the lower rated Team. As I have suggested earlier if the purpose of giving the automatic Home Team Advantage to the Higher Rated Team is to help keep the games on time, I suggest you limit the scoring in the open inning to a 10 run lead. Let the coin flip allow the Managers to make the call not arbitrarily disadvantaging the lower rated Team.
Tomar
, April 15, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Steve Imlay hitting clinic

Nails, Marv has it right. Steve schedules Clinics in various locations. Need to contact his website and get on his email list. That is how I did it. He emailed me a few months later on the San Clemente Clinic.
Tommy
, April 14, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Steve Imlay hitting clinic

I also attended Steve Imlay's Hitting Clinic in San Clemente CA. I had gotten into some bad habits, Batting Stance etc. Steve and his staff were very helpful with their suggestions. I now have a complete make-over on my approach in the Batters Box. I am not a power hitter (singles hitter), still their suggestions are such that it forced me to FOCUS and to drive the ball much harder then previously. I increased my Exit Seed by "10mph"! Just finished BP today. 1st 50 pitches O.k., 2nd 50 pitches a noted improvement even my fellow BP Mates noticed the improvement,(ya they still gave me "S--T"). Steve and his Staff 'worked us' they stayed on us and kept encouraging us. They not only shared their knowledge but help to build our confidences. I also bought a Tee to continue to train my Batting Technique and Muscle Memory. I still need work, but at least I am comfortable with the knowledge shared by Steve and his Staff. Special Thanks to Steve's Son Drew who was patient in reinforcing my new and Improved Hitting Stance. Shout out to my fellow Clinic Mates all made for an enjoyable learning experience.
Tomar, (Tommy)
, April 13, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for 1 or 2 Outfielders

Tony contact me at 909-913-1366c
We are all set for Southwestern, however we are going to Reno and could use another O.F. player.
Tomar (Tommy)
, April 12, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament seeding

Since the change in allowing the Higher Ranked Teams to have the Advantage with the "HAMMER" it has proven to neutralize the Equalizer ! I have Managed Teams with the Higher and Lower Rankings, obviously receiving and getting the "5 Run Equalizer". I agree that teams take advantage of the open inning to pile on. I also agree with the implication that it is unsportsmanlike but it is a part of the game. Hold the Team and Manager accountable but, you can't make Teams play with class. Plus one of the tie breakers is Run's scored against NOT how many Runs a Team scores. So this speaks to the situation that there is no need to pile on except to have "BA" against an overmatched Team. Still I as a Manager should have the responsibility on whether I want to give the other Team Visitor or Home Team (based on winning the Coin Flip). I have in the past taken the Visitors knowing the opposing Team would likely run the score up. Point is I had the choice. Now I just shake my head knowing that the Rules have circumvented my Teams option by giving my lower rated Team a disadvantage thereby neutralizing in most cases the 5 Run Equalizer. As far as keeping the Games on Time I agree that it is important, but not at the 'expense' of putting Teams of a lower level of skill, (most likely new Teams and rebuilding Teams). Makes for an elitist approach. There are I am sure better alternatives then penalizing a Lower Rated Team. Maybe limit an open inning scoring in which a Higher Ranked Team can score up to a 10 Run Lead. Just a suggestion. Again I have Managed at both ends of the old Rule. I never felt it was unfair. In fact it is my belief that we have more Teams playing because of the 5 Run Equalizer. Now, (as it was at the Spring Worlds), we get 5 Runs but we are penalized by giving up any fair chance of receiving the Hammer. Seems that the squeaky wheel got the oil and we got "Hammered".
Tomar
, March 28, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for 1 or 2 Outfielders

Need to add 1 or 2 Outfielders to an established, very active 65 Team. Currently rated AA looking to move up to AAA, but need to add some solid O.F. to make that happen. Must be willing to travel we are going to Reno so if that fits into your agenda give us a call or email.
Git-R-Done So Cali
909-913-1366c
Tomar-2002@hotmail.com
Tomar
, March 28, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring World Championships in Mesquite

I consider Field 3 (Baseball Field) at Hunter Park a "Very Dangerous Field". With the wrinkles on the Artificial Turf, the Berms on the Infield caused by sand/dirt at the edges of the Infield Cutouts it is the worst Field in Mesquite, and probably west of the Mississippi. A few years back I was lucky I did not have my arm broken when a hard hit ground ball took a bad bounce off of the Infield Berm. Fortunately if glanced off of my arm and became a Fly Ball in left Field! I understand the need to maximize Field usage to get all the games in. But in my humble opinion the safety of our players should be paramount and this particular Field should be eliminated from play. Yes I am fully aware that "Bad Bounces" happen. I accept the inevitable. But to exacerbate the situation by putting us on what is obviously a field that is defective thereby creating a stronger possibility of injury I submit it just isn't worth the risk. If the powers that be can maintain the Field to overcome said above defects using the Field despite the Infield Artificial Turf the Pitching Mound on the Infield and the "Outsized Outfield" we just have to deal with it so as to keep the Games played on a reasonable schedule.
Tomar
, March 6, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Southern Cal Player 68

Contact me @ Tomar-2002@hotmail.com
Tommy
, Feb. 3, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need player for TOC

Jack,I believe you are correct. Our Team had to add a player late in the game, a few years back we contacted SSUSA they were good with our addition. Hope it works out for your Team. We enjoyed the Hell out of the TOC.
Good Luck,
Tommy
, Jan. 25, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Texas Rattlers AA ?

Got it. I believe I saw that explanation earlier on this Board. Thanks for the reminder.
Tommy
, Jan. 25, 2017
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Texas Rattlers AA ?

Reviewing Teams in our Division I noticed that the Winner of the 2016 World Masters Texas Rattlers are still Rated AA ? Am I missing something here ? It was my understanding that if your Team won The World Masters then said Winner was automatically moved up to the next Rating. Certainly happened with our Team and was expected.
Not to pry, but am I missing a rule change or is something else in play ? No conspiracy implied by my questions.
Tomar
, Dec. 31, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Seeking players for Git-R-Dine 80's

Same Group out of Southern California.
, Dec. 26, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Seeking players for Git-R-Dine 80's

Your welcome Fred S.
Here's to a Enjoyable and Winning Senior Softball Season to you, SSUSA Staff and to All my fellow Senior Softball Brothers & Sisters.
Tommy & Martha

, Dec. 26, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Seeking players for Git-R-Dine 80's

You can contact Bob @ 808-639-0848 or Gene @ 951- 316-7828. They can speak with you re: our 80's Team.
Tomar
909-913-1366
, Nov. 9, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Git-R-Done 80's

KC Jim, I now Manage our 65's Team. I will be there during the week. So will miss you. Good Luck during the Winter Worlds except against our 60 AAA Team. I always follow what you are doing on this Message Board. So glad that you are still active in the Senior Softball Community. Eventually we will meet up. In the meantime take care.
Tommy
, Nov. 7, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Git-R-Done 80's

Looking to add several players to our newly formed 80's Team. We have a solid nucleus but need more player's to complete our Roster. Please contact Bob Merkle (808)639-0848 or Gene Dick 951-316-7828.Join an established Softball Organization out of Southern California.
, Oct. 1, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields at Shadow Rock

Pizzaboy, first of all I love Pizza's I bet you make a mean tasting Pizza. Have to try it sometime. Take another look at my message. I stated that we played on Fields 3 & 4 only. By anyone's standard they are more than adequate, in Fact they are Good. Now, Fields 1&2 are Bad !If they are not the worst fields I have ever played on, they are damn close. Played on Fields 1&2 a few years back they were horrible and still are. So I hope I cleared the air re: my comments. We are in agreement re: Fields 1&2.
Rest Easy, glad you gave me a chance to clarify.
Tomar
, Sept. 30, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields at Shadow Rock

We played all Day Games on Fields 3 & 4 only. Being that the outfields were artificial turf they played FAST and with high bounces you could adjust to. Infield is dirt and fairly well maintained. So all in all Fields were good.
Tommy
Git-R-Done 65
, Sept. 30, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 65 AA

Congrats on your Championship. We did not play you guys but watched parts of your games. You all played well. Beating a very good Tequila Team. Plus in general a strong AA Division.
Good Luck at The TOC
Tommy
Git-R-Done
, Sept. 2, 2016
TOMAR77
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting released from a team you don't want to play for any longer

I am glad that greyhitter59 was released. I am in the camp that if a player wants to be released so be it, I release him. A couple of years ago my Team became a Major Team, we earned the Rating and were proud to have achieved the Rating... and then it happened ! All of a sudden the vultures started circling our Team, they started recruiting our players, even in front of me in the BLD snack bar in Las Vegas. I of course was offended these so call Teams have no class. They know who they are. If I knew which Team they were with I would post it. But really it isn't that relevant. In the end we won the Winter Worlds that year then went to the Spring Worlds and were blasted out of the Tourney. At that point our Team was decimated by defections of players to other Teams. I Released all Players that requested their release without prejudice. They remain my friends to this day. Others on our Team that were also recruited stuck it out till the end of the season. I will always honor their loyalty. If the players that left us would have stayed with us and with our new players no question we could have been a force to be reckoned with. It was not to be. With-in 4 months of that year we went from possible decent Major Team to an average AAA Team. We could not compete. We end up finishing the year as a Major Team. the next year we were re-rated AAA. A tough year indeed, but still we played we competed we enjoyed the game. Bottom line, Release the player, in the end its a Game, enjoy it, don't spoil it.
All's well that ends well
Tomar
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