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Tony Baltazar

Location:
Southern California, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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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.
Jan. 10, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Services for Nanci Shelley

On behalf of myself and my So Cal 55 teammates, our deepest condolences to Al and the Shelley family on the loss of wife and mother. May your faith and family strength help you during this time of sadness.

Tony Baltazar
Top Gun Elite 60's - Major Plus
So Cal 55's - Major
Dec. 8, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Rules

TheCat43,

I understand this issue is settled. The SSUSA Staff response was that every single team competing at the WMC made changes to their qualifying roster. Not sure what the extent of these changes were, but don't really care. The statement itself invited my comments. Teams are required to play a qualifying tournament with the players they want to take to Las Vegas for the WMC. Most regions will have a last chance qualifier to get everyone qualified for Las Vegas, in our case it was the Top Gun Summer Classic in San Clemente, Ca. Of course, if everyone from your team plays in every qualifier, you'll have no roster issues.

Your request for me to explain the Master Roster tells me that you're not the Manager of your particular team. The Master Roster is the roster that is on file with SSUSA for every team...ours had 18 players. The Master Roster is not a qualifier for all tournaments.

Every team's rosters are wiped clean after the WMC as everyone becomes a free agent prior to the Winter Worlds in Phoenix. Assuming your team plans to compete in SSUSA sanctioned tournaments commencing with the Winter Worlds, all teams are required to register their teams annually at cost of $35.

Hope this helps.

Dec. 8, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Rules

SSUSA,

Your response would seem to imply that every team deleted/added players to "load up" for the WMC tournament. I would guess that the majority of teams added players already on their rosters who didn't make the tourney used to qualify for Vegas, in my team's case, the Top Gun Summer Classic. I'd be curious to know how many of the 546 teams added players not on their Master Roster.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - 55 Major
Top Gun Elite - 60 Major Plus
Nov. 26, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who won 55 Major and 55 AAA in Phoenix??

Here you go people. Winter World results.

Women's 40+ Major
1. Kiss Our Stix (CA)
2. Old School 40's (CA)
3. Theraldson Softball (NV)

Women's 40+ AAA
1. Blue Heat (NM)
2. SoCal Toxic (CA)
3. Misfits (CA)

Women's 50+
1. Dreamgirlz (VA)
2. Sudden Impact (CA)
3. 50 N' Over It (CA)

Women's 55/60+
1. Cal Express (CA)
2. Arizona Castawaz
3. SKORMOR (AZ)

Women's 65/70+
1. Fun Bunch (MO)
2. Saints Express (CA)
3. Ye Olde Bats (NV)

Men's 40+ Platinum
1. GTS (ID)
2. Nicon Trucking (CA)
3. Team Joose (NV)

Men's 50+ Platinum
1. Arizona Elite/Demarini
2. JU Entertainment (CA)
3. Phoenix Bulldawgz (AZ)

Men's 50+ AAA
1. Hawaii Five-O
2. Down & Dirty/ComBat (NM)
3. Sugamele Golf (CA)

Men's 55/60+ Platinum
1. L.A.F. 55 (CA)
2. R & R Strokers 55 (CA)
3. Arizona Old School 55

Men's 55+ AAA
1. Sidewinders 55's (AZ)
2. OG Outlaws (NM)
3. Mr. Softball (NM)

Men's 50/55+ AA
1. Tuscon Buds/Los Buds (AZ)
2. Manifest 50's (TX)
3. Scrap Iron Coyotes (CO)

Men's 60+ Major
1. Gonzalez Insulation (TX)
2. Desert Dawgs 60 (CA)
3. Four Seasons Printing (OR)

Men's 60+ AAA
1. Agway Steelers (ON)
2. Rocco's 60's (AZ)
3. Team Texas San Antonio

Men's 60+ AA
1. New Mexico Boomers
2. Stagecoach Saloon (OR)
3. YMC/Keith Enterprises (ID)

Men's 65+ Major Plus
1. Timberworks Const. (CA)
2. Omen 65 (CA)
3. Enviro-Vac Marauders (BC)

Men's 65+ Major
1. CenTex 65's (TX)
2. Arizona Ancient
3. Scrap Iron/Phiten (CO)

Men's 65+ AAA
1. Prime Time (CA)
2. No Guts, No Glory (CA)
3. Ftn. Valley Outlaws (CA)

Men's 65+ AA
1. Duke City Dynamite (NM)
2. Git-R-Done 65 (CA)
3. El Paso Nine-Eleven (TX)

Men's 70+ Major Plus
1. Scrap Iron 70 Legacy (CO)
2. Tharaldson's (NV)

Men's 70+ Major
1. Poncho's 70 (AZ)
2. Top Gun Swat (CA)
3. Nick's Diner (AZ)


Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 Major
Top Gun Elite 60 Major Plus







Nov. 11, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Wishes to Terry Hennessy

I know I speak for my So Cal 55 and Top Gun Elite 60's teammates in sending Terry positive thoughts and prayers for successful treatment and recovery. We look forward to seeing you back soon.

Also, thank you for stressing the importance for all of us to have prostate exams. So many never do this for a myriad of ridiculous reasons and/or some old school thinking. Thank you for the public service announcement to the senior softball community. Hopefully, some thinking will shift.

Tony Baltazar
Top Gun Elite - 60 Major Plus
So Cal 55 - 55 Major

Nov. 10, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: So Cal 60M team looking for a couple of players for Phoenix

mikeem,

You might want to talk with SSUSA as they show your team rated Major as of Nov. 4th.

Tony Baltazar
Top Gun Elite - 60 Major Plus
So Cal 55 - 55 Major


Oct. 6, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Online Renewal

Gentlemen,

I called the Sacramento office to ask the same question relative to why only the 1 year renewal option on-line. I just turned 59 a few days ago. I was told that the additional years option would be available to me on Nov. 1, after the Oct 31 expiration date of my current 55 card.

SSUSA, if this us incorrect, please clarify.


Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
Oct. 6, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shirts/Dri-Fit jerseys from Senior World Master tourney in Las Vegas

Rick,

Carlos Vega from Elite is the guy to talk to. He was in charge of the Elite booth at BLD on Sat and Sun when I was there for the 55's. I have his business card. Contact him at the following:

714-787-8445
softball4life@yahoo.com
elitesportsusa.net

Good luck,

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
Sept. 27, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas

Final for 55 Majors
1st - Oregon Flatliners
2nd - S.I. Rocky Mountain Thunder
3rd - Wolfpack
4th - 50 Caliber

Aug. 19, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun San Clemente

Thanks Mike,

With our first game being at 8am, my departure from home at 5:30am shouldn't pose a problem. Staying Saturday night in San Clemente, so no issue there either. I know some groups don't start until 5pm...now that's gonna be a problem. Good luck to you and your team.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
Aug. 18, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocky Mountain Championships

Dave,

You've got this right. I played at the Aurora Sports Complex the last time the Western Nationals were held there, maybe 3 to 4 years ago. Great complex with 12 fields set up in three quads. The entire tournament at one facility, great for watching other teams. Huge fields surrounding the softball complex where teams can hit prior to games. I was initially concerned about the elevation and how many of us sea level dwellers would fare, but all went great.

Perhaps SSUSA will reconsider this venue for future Western Nationals.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
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