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Real name:
Andy

Location:
Simi Valley, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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Aug. 30, 2021
Duke
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a player run for another one twice in one inning?

B.J. You are probably correct. I read the question incorrectly, since he went in as a sub for player C, not a CR. Thank you!

Andy Smith
Aug. 30, 2021
Duke
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a player run for another one twice in one inning?

BTW, I do not believe the courtesy runner can bat for player C in the same inning that he ran for player A.

Andy Smith
Aug. 30, 2021
Duke
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a player run for another one twice in one inning?

Garyhitter59 is 100% correct! A courtesy runner may be used for a base runner at any time, but the same courtesy runner may not be used more than once per inning. Rule 8.5(1).

Andy Smith


June 25, 2021
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cal Cup?

Thank you Dave!
June 25, 2021
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cal Cup?

Who won in the 65's and 70's?

Thank you,

Andy
June 4, 2021
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'N RENO CHALLENGE...BRAVO !!

65 Major results are now back. Thank you!

June 4, 2021
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'N RENO CHALLENGE...BRAVO !!

correction, "currently on no team this year/season."
June 4, 2021
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'N RENO CHALLENGE...BRAVO !!

Dbax, The only 65 major scores that I can see right now are the seeding games. They did have most of the bracket scores up, but now all the bracket scores are gone for 65 Major. I already reloaded 4 times. 65 Major Plus, AAA, and AA are complete. If you have it all, then maybe you can copy and paste it here for us, thanks.

Andy Smith,
Currently on no team year. OK to play 65AAA, 70AAA, or 70 Major.
June 4, 2021
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'N RENO CHALLENGE...BRAVO !!

sbsoftball30, exactly what I was going to ask. It disappeared yesterday.
April 28, 2021
Duke
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Any team going to Reno need 2 outfielders in the 70 age group

Your wife is absolutely correct. You are a great hitter, great fielder, fast runner, and a team player!

JMHO Andy
June 21, 2020
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament Play

Capt Kirk, I think the parks and recreation are not only concerned about protecting the public, but trying to avoid a lawsuit. In my town, there will be no more league play or tournaments until there is a vaccine. This was decided about 2 weeks ago. To further express their viewpoint, there is one field that we play most of our senior games at, and they have locked the restrooms at that field location. At the other end of the park where they are playing tennis, the restrooms are open, which is about a mile apart. With the park rangers coming by and taking pictures of us playing, makes it difficult to go behind a tree.

We are allowed to play on the fields on a first come first serve basis, but there are signs saying the fields are closed. I have been hesitant to play any pick up games, but have had many BP days, where it is easier to keep your distance from each other. Wearing masks is just too hot and uncomfortable in the heat. I have noticed that several July tournaments are being cancelled in Southern California. These are mostly tournaments that are run by the cities.

I know we all want to go out and play again, including myself, but being a senior, we are more susceptible to catching or giving covid-19 and surviving, than a young person. The Major leagues have postponed their seasons, although they are trying to open up, but still have not. Although against my nature to wanting to play, I may wait until there is a vaccine, before I play again, or at least see how these players playing these pick up games, are doing after the about 2-3 weeks.

Just saying,

Andy Smith

June 8, 2020
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: schedule of game times at 60's Missouri open,june 6&7, won't ever play their again

Dave has always accommodated any team's request for an early or late start. I do not ask too often, but when I have, it has never been a problem. Thanks Dave and any other Directors. All you have to do is ask, and if possible, they will always do their best to accommodate.

Just saying!

Andy Smith
May 16, 2020
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: States "Re-opening" plans

BTW, I have to say that one of our players called the Director of parks and recreation to seek approval to use the fields, and they were good with that, as long as we were 6 feet apart. We are contemplating over-the-line this week.

Andy Smith
May 16, 2020
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: States "Re-opening" plans

The park rangers and staff have shown up at a few of our batting practices. We had taken down all the closed signs, and had our BP. They came over and just said, we all agree with you, and just ask that you stay 6 feet apart, which we were doing. They were not going to enforce any of Newsom's restrictions.

Andy Smith
May 16, 2020
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestion SSUSA

OZ40,

Perfect idea, but you would be sending your letter to the wrong people. The governor could care less. You need to send your letter to any Republican representatives, but everyone needs to do this, not just SSUSA, etc. The best bet, is to construct a letter that will attract the eye of those that read these letters. Of all the letters sent to the White House, President Trump reads 10 of them each day. His staff decides which one's for him to read. If anyone does this, then you definitely should read the rules on how to properly address and write your letter, and must have a return address on that letter. You can find all of this online, when you go to google and search White House address. It would be great to play some softball again.

Good luck!

Andy Smith
May 16, 2020
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno 60's tournament

Hey Everyone,

If we all listen to Newsom, then you can just kiss softball goodbye until August at the earliest. Honestly gentlemen and ladies, we are being used as pawns(?) in a political scheme. If you cannot see that, then you should stay home and relax. There could be a bargaining situation here between Newsom and President Trump with this current 3 trillion package. Maybe President Trump can offer to take care of half of the Governor's poorly managed debt in exchange for opening up completely? Just a thought.

In my area of Southern California, we are using the parks to play pick up games and BP every day. I did tell any players with other medical issues to stay home for now, but to go out and get some fresh air away from the fields. Soccer games are being played as well. Parks with barriers have been ignored. There are several protests here, which if this lockdown continues, riots are in the forecast in the future.

Right now, there are more death cases for people staying inside than outside. In addition, many that have passed, had Vitamin D deficiency. Best natural way to get that is go out in this warm heat, and/or just take a pill.

What kind of rules do we have here? You can play catch with a small football, but not a large one. Hilarious! Or, the beaches are open, but you can only go on the wet sand, not the dry sand. I assume that is because our governor does not want anyone suntanning. I may be mistaken, but I think you could suntan on wet sand? Ludicrous! My personal experience with the post office. They were instructed not to leave large packages at my home, for fear of the virus. I got in my car and tracked down the post lady one day, and asked her where my package was. She replied in her truck. My question to her, how was not delivering my large package a problem or rule, but you delivered all my other mail and advertising different? She understood, and now I get all my packages. Last but not least, I was at the park having lunch, the park had one fraction of a kids play area open. You either close it or open it, no partial garbage. Oh yeah, last but not least. I only heard the end of this, so not sure how accurate this was, but some hotel owner with people inside told everyone that they could utilize the swimming pool, since it was so hot that day...........one person at a time! Are you kidding me? Maybe this one was a joke?

Anyway, just my humble comments and opinions. I do not mean to offend anyone, but we all need to take our lives back. If we do nothing, then we can start playing virtual softball. LOL!

Have a nice week everyone!

Andy Smith



Jan. 8, 2020
Duke
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: I need a team

Captain Marauder, For the current season, I will be looking for a 70 team, but cannot play until the end of April. It would be best for both of us to wait and see where your team is at that point in time. I have my name in with 4 teams that have a complete roster now, but at our age, players get hurt and are out longer. I do not wish for anyone to get hurt, but it happens to all of us. Since I cannot play right now, I thought it best to wait until April, before I commit to a team, or a team to commit to me. Next season, I will probably have my own team, when more of my regulars turn 70. If you need a player in April through the Vegas Worlds, please get back with me mid April. Thank you for asking. BTW, what position(s) are you looking for? I play 1B, pitch, and DH.

Andy Smith,
Free agent until April. Looking to play 70's.
Jan. 6, 2020
Duke
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: I need a team

I will take another guess here. I am going to guess Men's, because his name is Kevin.

Andy Smith,
Free agent until April. Looking to play 70's.
Jan. 6, 2020
Duke
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for team

I would take a guess at women's? What do you all think? LOL!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Andy Smith,
Free agent until April. Looking to play 70's.
Oct. 21, 2019
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 major playing with 50 AAA

50omaha, Yes, a 60M player can play with a 50AAA team. In addition, a 60M player can play with a 55AAA team and a 50AA team. All 3 situations are without any penalty for having a higher rated player on their team.

Andy Smith,
Retired player
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