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, April 13, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 melee

Has anyone hit with the new Adidas 25 oz end loaded, if so, what do you think?
Capt Kirk
, March 19, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centerfield

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04KQydlJ-qc
, March 19, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centerfield

When I am 70 I can play centerfield in SSUSA 70+ sanctioned tournaments or I can play centerfield at 65 in SPA 65+ sanctioned tournaments, put me in coach I am ready to play (when my rotator cuff heals). Of course I am assuming the 5th Outfielders plays in a traditional outfield alighment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04KQydlJ-qc
, Feb. 29, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/bats/abi.html
, Feb. 29, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendoza_Line:
The Mendoza Line is an expression in baseball in the United States, deriving from the name of shortstop Mario Mendoza, whose mediocre batting average is taken to define the threshold of incompetent hitting. The cutoff point is most often said to be .200[1] (although Mendoza's career average was .215) and, when a position player's batting average falls below that level, the player is said to be "below the Mendoza Line". This is often thought of as the offensive threshold below which a player's presence in Major League Baseball cannot be justified, regardless of his defensive abilities. Pitchers are not judged by this standard, since their specialized work and infrequent batting does not require as much hitting competence. The expression has been also extended to other realms to indicate a low-end cut-off point.
, Feb. 20, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Quotes

Baseball Quotes:
"I can remember a sports writer asking me for a quote and I didn't know what a quote was. I thought it was some kind of soft drink."-Joe DiMaggio

"I'm glad I don't play anymore. I could never learn all of those handshakes."-Phil Rizzuto

"They broke it to me gently. The manager came up to me before a game and told me they didn't allow visitors in the clubhouse."- Bob Uecker

"I was in Little League. I was on first base-I stole third base. I ran straight across the diamond. Earlier in the week, I learned the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I argue with the umpire that second base was out of my way."-Steve Wright

"He slides into second with a stand-up double."- Jerry Coleman

"I have an Alka-Seltzer bat. You know-plop, plop, fizz, fizz, when the pitcher sees me walking up there he says, 'Oh, what a relief it is'."-Andy Van Slyke

"I'm praying 2 things: Please G-d, don't let them hit it to me...and, please don't let them hit it to Steve Sax."-Pedro Guerrero

"They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball. And they tell you to hit it square."-Willie Stargell

"The last time the Cubs won the World Series was 1908. The last time they were in one was 1945. Hey, any team can have a bad century."- Tom Trebelhorn

"I never questioned the integrity of an umpire. Their eyesight, yes."-Leo Durocher
, Feb. 20, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

On Base Percentage plus slugging (OPS) Calculation: https://www.easycalculation.com/sports/baseball-ops-calculator.php
, Feb. 18, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Quotes

SB: Losers assemble in small groups and complain ABOUT coaches and other players. Winners assemble as a TEAM and find ways to win.
, Feb. 18, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Quotes

Sometimes the only thing that is fair in life is the ball hit between first and third.
Don't think yo are to good sit and root for your team, be a team player.
Bruised, bloody, broken all for this sport. I'll never hold back. I play it, love it, live it. softball my sport, my love, my life.
Play for the name on the front of your jersey, not the name on the back.
A winner is one who gets up one more time then he was knocked down.
Discipline yourself so no one has to.
It doesn't sparkle but I guard this diamond with my life.
If what you did yesterday still looks big today, then you must have not done anything today.
Play ball, don't let the ball play you.
Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal, suck it up this is softball.
When the game is over leave it on the field.

Losers assemble in small groups and complain coaches and other players. Winners assemble
as a TEAM and find ways to win.

It ain't over till it's over.

I am sure there a many more Quotes, probably fill up a page with Yogiism.

, Feb. 14, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

We calculate OBP; hits (includes getting on as result of an error), & walks.
If a player hits into a force play, and gets on base, if will be AB but will not be included in the OBP.. Sacrifice(s) are not counted as a AB.
Capt Kirk
, Feb. 13, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

Which stat is the most important in determining a lineup, BA or OBP?
Also, should seed game hitting stats be used in determining a MVP or ATP?
Capt Kirk
Note: in the 2014 World Championship we played (8) bracket games and I used
the bracketed game's OBP, plus other factors, to select MVP and ATP, in 2015 we played
(5) bracket games, I used the seed games (2) and the bracket games (5) to select
MVP and ATP.
, Jan. 24, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Senior co-ed 40 team looking or league

JB, I checked with Earl in Austin about senior co-ed teams and he recommend that you check with Mike Rodgers.
http://www.softballtexasstyle.com/schedule.htm
, Jan. 22, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery

After icing it for the first couple of weeks, I am applying heat now before doing the stretching exercise (pulley), seems to work well. Thanks for all
advise.
, Jan. 20, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery

I had rotator cuff surgery (left shoulder) on 12-21-15. I am seeing a PT 2x a week plus doing exercises at home.
I had a full thickness 3 cm tear at the musculotendinous junction of the supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons. Moderate impingement upon upon the subacromial space and rotator cuff.
No glenohumeral jpint instability is identified. The biceps-labral complex is intact.
Lots of medical terms for saying I torn a tendon, I had surgery, they had to reattach the tendon.
Naturally I would like to accelerate the downtime recovery (4-6 mos). I have increased my vitamin intake for c & d. Any suggestions?
, Jan. 18, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Words of Wisdom

Our league has a PPR in place and finally we are implementing a rule that all pitchers must wear a mask:
PITCHER PROTECTION RULE (PPR)
The PPR is applied ONLY when a batted ball actually strikes the pitcher (except on the arms – see “Judgment Call” below). Near misses, balls batted sharply through the pitchers box or in the vicinity of the pitcher, without striking the pitcher, DO NOT result in the automatic application of the PPR. The PPR is automatically applied when a batted ball strikes the pitcher’s head, neck, torso or legs. The pitcher MUST be either in the pitchers box, in front of the pitching rubber (within
the width of the pitching rubber), or leaning out of the pitchers box with one foot in contact with the pitchers box. A pitcher who delivers a pitch and loses contact with the pitchers box by stepping to the side to assume a fielding position IS NOT covered by the PPR.
JUDGMENT CALL: When a batted ball strikes the pitcher on the arm (including the glove), while the pitcher is, in the umpire’s judgment, in the process of making a reasonable defensive play on the ball, the PPR does not apply, this is a PLAY ON
situation.
40+ - Any ball hit through the pitchers box (up to the height of the pitcher) will be declared a dead ball and the batter called out. Runners cannot advance.
(For their protection, pitchers are encouraged to wear protective face mask, chest protection and shin guards.)

, Jan. 15, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Words of Wisdom

Correction:
Sometimes I make a mistake and post something before I proof read it, it would be great if we could edit our post(s):
Words of Wisdom Post
is: facebook
sb: (facebook)
Thanks
Capt Kirk
, Jan. 15, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Words of Wisdom

Cecil, posted this message face book that should resonate with senior softball players:
I have at least 2 friends that have been hit in the face with softballs recently. One is blind in one eye from now on and the other is lucky to only have 15 broken bones around his eye socket. If you are taking batting practice, use a screen. If you pitch without a mask or helmet, your pride will one day be bigger than your ability. Be safe my friends, and to my not so lucky friends (you know who you are), I pray you recover the best you can and am happy you live to play another day.
, Jan. 13, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Texas Softball Hall of Fame

The Texas Softball Hall of Fame was founded in 1985 by Ralph Hall, Jr., in the Houston, Texas area in the United States. The Texas Softball Hall of Fame has produced over 867 tournaments, 675 leagues, and 1,545 events since its founding. It has also awarded over 19,000 champions, and directed more than 1,900,000 participants. They have played adult slow-pitch softball games at 30 different locations and on 69 different fields in and around the Houston area. Ralph Hall is a writer of "Ralphisms" and of numerous thoughts on softball and baseball. Ralphisms can be compared to a Yogi Berra type of humor.

Ralphisms[edit]
Here is a small sample.

More teams get beat by alcohol and by themselves than by the other teams.
When you come to the fork in the road, be sure to clean it well before you eat with it.
My deliverer is coming, but He isn't carrying a pizza.
Do ump to others as you would have them do ump to you.
We work. You Play.
If you respect our history and care about our presence, you may wear the trophy of honor in our future.
The tasks ahead of us are never as great as the power within us.
We do not invite the great teams to humble the rest. We invite the humble to become great.
Hall things are possible and winning the future is one of those possibilities.
Never stop connecting with the One who gave you your dreams. To follow Him is more important than to follow your dreams.
, Jan. 7, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: San Antonio Senior Softball League Banquet

Looking over the 2016 tournament schedule for Texas, I would suggest that SSUSA in the future look at having a
qualifier in San Antonio. The Kennedy softball complex
in SA would be the best fields to support a qualifier.
SA would be better location than San Marcos for the labor Day Classic. The Texas Senior Games for Softball are played at Kennedy Fields.
, Jan. 4, 2016
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: San Antonio Senior Softball League Banquet

San Antonio Senior Softball League:
Our League play starts in March 2016, we have leagues for the following age groups:
75+, league play on Tuesday, first game starts at 10 A.M.
70+, league play on Tuesday, first game starts at 10 A.M.
40+, league play on Wednesday, first game starts at 7 P.M.
50+, league play on Thursday, first game starts at 7 P.M.
60+, league play on Saturday, first game starts at 9 A.M.
We welcome team(s)/players, no player left behind.

Go to our Website and checkout what our league has to offer
for senior softball players:

http://www.sassl.org/
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