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Tony Baltazar

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Southern California, CA

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, June 12, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Huntsman 2017

We will. See you then.
, June 12, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Huntsman 2017

Dave (Dbax or Banned in Az),
I agree that it's one of the best tournaments of the year, plus lots of outdoor things to do in St George. I've played the last three years and definitely noticed some sandbagging. However, the staff does a pretty good job of putting teams where they belong after the seeding games.

Not sure how many games bringiton expects to play. Pretty much all tournaments we play are 5 game guarantees. Maybe he's a loser's bracket kind of guy, just kidding.

It's quite the undertaking to put these games on, so I'm ok with the $79 and $10 I pay to register. Also, Huntsman's Games are more than just a softball tournament.

See you in Sacramento or Vegas.

Tony Baltazar
Summy's Demolition - 60 Major Plus
, May 23, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ed,

After this past weekend in Cathedral City, you picked the perfect time to bring up the topic of night games. For those of you not present, a player from the So Cal Riptide team suffered a heart attack during play. Thanks to a number of people, but specifically a nurse in attendance and one of my teammates performing continuous chest compression's until paramedics arrived, this player is alive today.

It was hot over the weekend, and felt much hotter than the actual temperatures. It was still over 100 degrees, so the topic of playing at night is not so out of line... particularly for the tournaments coming up during the "dog days" of summer. It'll still be warm for night games...just no sun beating down on you.

Let's not talk about tournaments being about the survival of the fittest, war of attrition, who's in shape, who's not, but rather what change could be implemented to lower risks and improve player safety and/or well being.

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
, Dec. 14, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Roster Player Classification

Staff,

So a 60 Major rated player playing DOWN two age groups on a 50 AAA team runs the risk of having his R/I history changed, thus eliminating him from playing 60 AAA (even as a chip) for two seasons? The way I look at it, a 60 Major rating s/b equivalent to a 50 AAA rating. Doesn't seem fair to the player...after all he is 60 plus. You're penalizing the player for "having to ability" to play in lower age group.

Just trying to look at this rationally.

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
, Aug. 25, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series

This is what you get, LoL.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tfqq48OEDdo

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
So Cal 55 - 55 Major
, Aug. 16, 2016
gott2play
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Morro Bay , Ca on August 27-28 , playing 50AAA

Everyone knows you as Pineapple...that's who you are, well at least in the senior softball circles. Say it loud, say it proud! 😎👊
, Aug. 16, 2016
gott2play
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Morro Bay , Ca on August 27-28 , playing 50AAA

Uncle Mike,

You probably don't know Elecio by name, but you know Pineapple. One in the same. Just helping out. C'mon Piney.

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
So Cal 55 - 55 Major

, July 29, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SOFTBALL SHOES

AZTOMC,

If price isn't an issue, checkout the Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Running shoes. They are the most comfortable shoes you'll find. The Speedcross 4 model just came out so you may be able to get the 3's for about $90. The difference between the two is that the 4's gave a harder rubber bottom and different tread pattern. They carry at all REI stores.

Good luck in your search.


Tony Baltazar
Demolition 60 Major Plus
So Cal 55 Major
, July 11, 2016
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal Championships

Correction on 2nd Place 50AAA
2) Top Gun 50's

, July 11, 2016
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal Championships

wdodge,
I know the following;

55AAA
1) So Cal Guys 55
2) Braves

55 Major
1) So Cal 55
2) Tucson Bandits

50AAA
1) Kamikaze
2) Top Gun Rookies


Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
So Cal 55 - 55 Major
, April 25, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas results

60 Major
1. West Coast All Stars (Ca)
2. Ambush (Az)
3. War Eagles (Ca)

60 Major Plus
1. Nighthawks
2. Minnesota Masters
3. Demolition
, April 12, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas 50's Fields

Hey Gonedeep43,

If your issue is with the 50M and 50M+ teams getting preferential treatment, I've got an idea sure to get you to the venues you desire...move up to Major, just kidding. Valid as your complaint is, assigned field assignments don't leave everyone happy. Good luck in Vegas, maybe see you there.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
Demolition 60 - Major Plus
, April 4, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DoublePlay 55 softball team dissolves

Hey Bruster55,
Way to let the dust settle before jumping on an opportunity, just kidding but a little serious at the same time.

On a personal note. I'm sorry to hear about the dissolution of the Double Play Classic team. I've competed against fhem for the better part of seven years, and am friendly with many if not all the players from this very successful group. While our respective teams may have had our issues and disagreements from time to time, understand that we always respected you guys. Sometimes you've got to carry a little dislike for the team you want to beat. Much respect and best of luck to all of you, wherever that leads you.

Tony Baltazar
#35 - So Cal 55 Major
#35 - Demolition 60 Major Plus
, April 4, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: St. George tournament

Dbax,
Give me a call at 310-896-1875

Tony
, April 3, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: St. George tournament

By the way, his last name is spelled Galer. I spoke to him about an hour ago just as he was being released from Dixie Medical Center and headed to the Casablanca Hotel and Casino in Mesquite where he is staying tonight.

He's been through a battery of tests which resulted in his being released.

For those of you who have his cell number, he is available to talk or text.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
Demolition 60 - Major Plus
, March 28, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Jim Davis - NCI

My condolences to the family and friends of Jim Davis. Although I never played for Jim or his NCI team, I did have the opportunity to chat with him years back, at which time he asked me how as an Asian I was so tall...quite a character he was, LoL.

As stated by Kevin Evans, he was a fierce competitor, generous with his guys, and doing the best he could to put his team in the position to win. I recall many times him calling timeout, walking out in full uniform, taking his pitcher out...not asking, just doing...always managing.

He'll be missed by many. RIP Jim.


Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
Demolition 60 - Major Plus

, March 18, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Achilles Tendon Soreness

Ed,

Ice, ice, and more ice worked for me. I would also suggest trying CBD cream, or salve. It's a cannabidiol made from hemp. Since there's no THC in these products, they're legal. I'm also using a CBD alcohol rub. Do yourself a favor and do a Google search to gather information about the benefits of CBD products.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
Demolition 60 Major Plus


, March 18, 2016
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: St George

Dave,

I suspect that the upper levels (Major and Major Plus) will not be playing at the Little Valley complex because of homes beyond the outfield fences that are reachable for some, if not many. I know that for the Huntsman Games, the 50's and 55's do not play there.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
Demolition 60 - Major Plus
, March 2, 2016
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Are possible changes ahead for future TOC tournaments

B94,

Not sure moving the tourney back two weeks would guarantee better weather. I've been to the TOC four times over the past six years and have had bad weather two of those years. The other two, the weather was great.

We were just there this past February and had the Saturday afternoon games cancelled due to rain. We arrived for our 8am game on Sunday and were greeted with 40 degree temps and 25 plus MPH winds...not ideal softball weather. As long as the TOC is in Central Florida during the Feb time-frame, weather will be a consideration.
, March 1, 2016
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Are possible changes ahead for future TOC tournaments

I believe that the current contract runs through 2021. While at the TOC, a credible source shared with me that the contract with the Central Florida Sports Marketing Association had been extended for an additional 10 years. If true, the bottom line is that the TOC will be in Florida for the foreseeable future.
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