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Rick Barlow

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Sept. 2, 2017
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60+ Pennsylvania Team Looking for a player or Two

Hey! Newly formed 60+ Team

Will be playing in Ft Myers SSUSA Winter Nationals.

Need a player or two.

Text 717-507-2555

May 10, 2017
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team rating Question?

Thanks to all who responded. I did email George & Tiffany.
May 9, 2017
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team rating Question?

Yep I was just curious. Then also if that Major Team loses those
three top notch players can they appeal to get bumped down to
the AAA level then?
May 9, 2017
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team rating Question?

Just asking a Hypothetical question. If a Major Team loses Three (3) of its best players to another
team and that team is rated at the AAA level currently, does the AAA team
now get bumped to the Major level? Just curious. Thanks!
Nov. 3, 2016
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MI team team looking for players for Winter Worlds

What state are you from? Thank you
Oct. 31, 2016
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Winter Nationals in Ft Myers, FLA

I'll be in Ft. Myers Coaching/Playing with my 50+ Team.

I however am 60 years old. Live in Pennsylvania.

Any 60's Teams that might be in need of a player, I just

thought I'd throw it out there.. I'd be happy to help

any team in need. Thank You
Sept. 27, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: North Collier Park- Hotel Rooms- Winter Nationals Ft. Myers

Hi! I have a block of 6 rooms reserved for the Winter Nationals
in the Ft. Myers area November 7-11. I was going to take a 40+ team
to the Tournament but it fell through and we are not going now.
The 6 rooms/suites DoubleTree Suites which are located 3 miles
from the North Collier Park. I believe the 40's, and the 50 Major
& 50 Major Plus Divisions will be playing there. If anyone wants the
rooms, text me 717-507-2555, you can have them. Thought I would offer
before cancelling the reservation. Thanks
Dec. 26, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Funniest Softball Stories

Ok this happened at the Las Vegas Senior World's this past September. Similiar to MurrayW above, but a little different. We were in the loser's bracket of the 55AAA and had an 8:00 pm start time. Well as luck would have it the game started at about 10:30 pm. In fact the Umpires kept us moving because they told us about the lights going off at Midnight.

What he did'nt tell us though, was that the Water Sprinklers in the outfield come on about 11:45 pm.

So it's a back & forth game. I think the score was something like 27-25. It's the top bottom of the 7th and the opposing team scores 2 runs to tie it at 27 apiece. There's a runner on first, the game winning run, and there's 1 out.

Guess what time it is now? Yes 11:45 pm. And guess what happens? Yes the water sprinklers go off in the outfield. Now, you see, we were the last game being played that night. So the Tournament Director was there watching the game. I'm the pitcher, guess what the TD & the Home Plate Umpire instruct me to do? Seriously...

They say Play Ball... I have outfielders out there running around to avoid the shower they are getting and these two guys tell me to pitch and keep on playing. I refused.

Then after a little discussion, they say Okay you guys need to come back tomorrow morning at 7:30 am to finish the game.

So we are a East Coast Team, so we really walked off the field at 2:50 am. Then the lights went out...

The good part, we came back the next day, got two quick outs and then scored 9 runs in the top of the 8th, we won the game.

Play Ball... Sure Okay why not!
Oct. 9, 2012
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV World Tournament Discussion

Just wanted to add to what Doorman said when he started this thread. My team - Roadhouse Blue's - from Pennsylvania did just about the same that Doorman's team did. We played in the 55 AAA division. Played a lot of softball and had a great time! But I have to tell you guys about the Water Sprinkler Game. It was last the game being played at Lorenzi on Saturday Night. The game started at 10:15 pm PST or 1:15 am EST. So we get to the bottom of the 7th,it's a tie game and it is now 11:45 pm. Two outs, runner on first, guess what happened? No the lights did not go out, we were told they would go out at 11:55 pm, BUT someone forgot to tell us about the Water Sprinklers... They came ON in the outfield! No problem right? Wrong! Guess what the Umpire & TD told us to do? Go ahead take a guess... They both very vehemently stated. Keep Playing, we have to get this game in! No kidding & they insisted we keep playing!! We said no way! Anyway it all worked out, we were told to come back Sunday Morning at 7:30 AM to finish the game.. Then the lights did go out.... Ouch!
Nov. 4, 2011
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50AAA teams going to Ft Myers

I count 4 teams that border Pennsylvania. I live in PA, and am going to Ft. Myers to play with a 55 AAAteam. If any of those teams need an extra player, let me know! I'll Help any of you guys! The 55 AAA bracket games on Friday will be done before the 50 AAA games get started. Just putting it out there. Thanks. 717-507-2555
Oct. 3, 2011
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking to play

Having played with Jeff, he would be a fantastic addition to any 50+ team!! And to the team who picks him up, you need another player? Count me IN!
Jan. 29, 2011
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Trying to Play 55+

Hey bernie thanks again! yep problem solved!
Jan. 28, 2011
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Trying to Play 55+

Thanks for the info. Mr. Omar you make some great and valid points.
Honestly I can play 55 Major if I wanted to, I certainly feel I could hold my own. It's just frustrating not
being able to find a team to hook up with and then when you do, sorry you might be too good to play for them.

Again SSUSA was very cordial. There's
no hard feelings. They will allow me to play AAA, Major etc. That's fair.

But again the bottom line, I won't be playing anywhere. There's no 55+ AAA or Major teams looking for players.

If you know of any, in Penna or adjoining states, let me know. Until
then i'll just have to play USSSA with the young guys!
Jan. 28, 2011
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Trying to Play 55+

Hi No did not send any $$ in yet. In fact my SSUSA card has expired. But you are correct about being a sub/sponsor. SSUSA should really look
at the entire picture. Thanks
Jan. 28, 2011
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Trying to Play 55+

I just wanted to get some other points of view. I helped start and was the sponsor of a 50+ team. It began in 2006 as a AAA team. The team did well. When we played AAA in 06 & 07 I played alot.
But as more & better players turned 50
we picked them up. My playing time went to basically coaching third base with an occasional few innings played in meaningless games.

Since we did well, the team got bumped to Major and then Major Plus.

Knowing that I was turning 55 in 2011, I did not attend any functions with the
50 team in 2010. So I sat out the year. The 50 team changed sponsors and went on their way without me.

Now 2011 arrives. I attempt to join up with the only 55+ team that has an interest in me. Regardless of what their class is, they are the only team that I can find to play with.

As it turns out they are a 55 AA team.

So what happens next? The 55 AA team does the right thing. They inquire about myself with SPA & SSUSA. I have never played SPA, they say I'm OK to play with the 55 team. Take a guess what SSUSA'S position is?

You got it, they say I am a Major+ player, therefore I can't play on the 55 AA team.

I appeal in writing. Ok now they say we will bump you down to Major. Still
can't play AA though, AAA is the lowest
level I can play.

SSUSA was very cordial but I just don't
get it? If I sit out another year, then they would re-evaluate my status in 2012 and perhaps then I would be moved to AAA status.

All I want to do is play some 55 level Senior ball. I suppose playing SPA only is ok but then I would not be able to make all of the 55 team's tournaments.

I think SSUSA should re-look at individual player classifications. I really don't think that 1 player would really effect an entire team at the 55 AA level, perhaps I'm wrong. Especially one that is not a Long Ball hitter.

I'm sure SSUSA has this ruling to curtail cheating or whatever, but
each case should be judged on it's own merit.

Thanks to everyone who may respond to this post.
July 20, 2010
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So who won the 50 Major in Dalton?

Congrats to Sweet Constr on winning the 50 Major! How did my man Jack McNulty do?

With any luck we will see you guys in Manassas.
July 15, 2010
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 55+ Team

BTW I live in Penna. Sorry!
July 15, 2010
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 55+ Team

Just thought I would put it out there.
I am eligible to start playing at the 55+ level in October.

My 50 team is going to the ISSA Nationals in VA BEACH in October and
to the SSUSA Winter Nationals in Ft. Myers in November.

I would'nt mind hooking up with
a 55+ team to play with.

If you are looking let me know.
AAA and above though!

Thank You!
March 6, 2010
Topic: Bats
Discussion: synergy bats

I would have an interest in your synergy bat. Did send an email.

Weight & Price? thanks!
Jan. 15, 2010
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What are some of your favorite Famous quotes, lines or sayings?

Here's a good one, actually a good one for several people on this Board....

From the movie "Happy Gilmore"

"How bout a nice warm glass of Shut the
He** up?" Ben Stiller....
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