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James English

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Wylie, TX

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Men's 70

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, Oct. 9, 2015
crusher
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 70 AAA schedule Masters-Bitch time

Shadow Rock should never be used in a National Tournament.

I have no issues with a 3 day tournament if night games are eliminated period.... More mature eyes can not see the balls at night at Shadow Rock. Lights seems to be misaligned.
We were lucky as no one got hurt.

Outfields went from 5" high grass to bare dust. The 2 turf outfields are worse playing on then the dust/grass.

The tournament flowed ok, did not verify actual time of games but all seemed to be on schedule, so good job.

Only had one bad ump, in between games he really displayed his ego and during games did not know what was going on.

"ALL OTHER UMPIRES WERE REALLY GOOD." <-wish I could bold that

C
, Oct. 8, 2015
crusher
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join team and play for

Rhino35, Stay away from Senior Softball, it is all bad, You could find yourself addicted to this Stuff and wind up tied up with this game to well over 85 years of age.

Forcing yourself into travel, expenses, friendships, and just plain fun.

Hey, hope you find that great bunch of guys to play Senior Ball with.

James
, Oct. 7, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What About The Miken Freak Black Senior?

Steve, the Freak Black is USSSA approved.
The freak is a good bat. It does not perform as good (IMO) as the Ultra II.

One league I play in (no age limits) only a USSSA bat can be used. Almost all players use one bat over and over,yeah, it is a Miken Freak. It will just not break but the distance is about 30 to 40 feet less than the Ultras.

C
, Oct. 1, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Rock & Hollywood Field Conditions

Wind was not a factor. we were so happy when a breeze came up. It was completely hot.

The problem is I play 70+. You have to play close on most batters, so any little hit on the ground or a fly ball between the fielders went all the way to the fence seeming to pick up speed. If you are playing the younger ages you are back towards the fence so it is not so bad. When you run all out for 100 to 125 feet to the fence a few times in 102 degree it takes some out of you.

On the grass fields the ball stopped before it got to the outfielders most of the time.
, Oct. 1, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Big Cat

Been using a 30oz balanced (for reference only).

Used a Miken 28oz Big Cat (endloaded)at Las Vegas this week.
WOW, what a bat, 1st time to hit with this bat. The balls used at SSUSA Worlds & LVSSA felt soft to the touch like a sponge ball. However, this bat did not care how the ball felt. This is truly a Hit & Sit bat.

James
, Oct. 1, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Rock & Hollywood Field Conditions

nickname36, just finished playing this week at Shadow Rock. So far in 20 years of Senior Softball I have not played on fields so BAD!

Bad bounces on infield, the 2 grass outfields have bare dirt and then 4 to 5 inch high grass, the 2 fields with turf on the outfield allows an easy hit ball to roll all the way to the fence if between fielders and a ball hit 75 or so feet high will bounce over the outfielders head. Any org that puts players at this complex has only MONEY for its interest. They do not care for Seniors that have spent lots of their own money to play in a big tournament.
2 of the fields do not have any shade period. The only real shade is a small area around the bathrooms and food stand.
The temp was 102 according to local tv.

Teams should wait to send their money in each year to see where their age bracket will play, if it is Shadow Rock it is best to bypass this tournament.

James
, Sept. 21, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LASIK, bifocals & contacts question

Tim, I use lined bifocals with zero issues.

I did have problems with progressive bifocals as the progression made the ball change course visually.

I normally play outfield but playing tournaments I am switched to 3rd base, again zero issues, I do not even know they are bifocals.

In far past I wore contacts and windy conditions when the dust storm happens on infield caused me major problems.

Hopes whatever you do works for U.

James
, Aug. 30, 2015
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: bases being loaded

C-70 I play with Bank of Rison 70 AAA.

My number 51.

Will be at Arroyo Grande Monday 28th and BLD Tue & Wed.

, Aug. 30, 2015
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: bases being loaded

It was a triple play, and 3 bangs not 2 bangs
bang1 guy on third tagged
bang2 steped on third base for 2nd out
bang3 throw to 2nd base for 3rd out
, Aug. 23, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New/Old Senior Bats

Swing, thanks for response.

My Senior Bat is a Combat Centenarian 30oz balanced.

I finally got a backup Jan 2015. It is a 2014 close out 27oz short barrel White Centenarian to use in batting practice. $79.15. The 2015 model has a different wrap.
, Aug. 23, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New/Old Senior Bats

Just curious, How many Senior Bats are in garages that have been replaced by a new and better Senior Bat that has lots of promises.

My Senior Bat is in its 4th year, first ball out of park was 21st swing in Dalton Ga. Numb of swings on bat is 6-700 MAX.
Only use is in tournaments.

This is a simple question, please do not go into What-If and 50+, etc.etc.

James
, Aug. 19, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where can I post "bat for sale"

Bruce, I also am doing great. Hard to believe we do seem to slow down in our 70's. I had to limit my playing to 4 teams this year.

Looking fwd to Dalton and Las Vegas.

James
, Aug. 19, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where can I post "bat for sale"

Bruce, Hope U R N great ball playing shape having fun.

I agree with your post (comment), I posted similar comment a couple years ago. There is a little stuff that does go on. The good thing so far is SSUSA's control has prevented this becoming a full Craigs List.

James
, Aug. 5, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 250 Wrist Snaps daily, bring 80yr. Rudy, 340' Power. Amazing. SwingMakeover#33

Right On HP.

I "Do Wop the Ball With My Wrist Snap"

LOL,
crusher
, July 31, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 250 Wrist Snaps daily, bring 80yr. Rudy, 340' Power. Amazing. SwingMakeover#33

Hey bogie, U R working with SENIOR EARS here, give us a break (LOL).

I do like your teaching videos, they really help me keep my attention on the mechanics of the swing to get the most from it and as a side effect to keep my eyes on the ball (no head pull).

Thanks,
C
, July 29, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 250 Wrist Snaps daily, bring 80yr. Rudy, 340' Power. Amazing. SwingMakeover#33

LeeLee51, you should just order one from Alan today.
If U can get a bat that will last 2000 solid swings and
hit with the traditional Miken, just do it.

I just hit a 52/300 ball close to 400' (with a 15 mph wind) using an Ultra II that is well broken in and with not much life left. I would guess the New Miken Will just be getting
started at the number of swings this current bat has!!

C
, July 17, 2015
crusher
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Nitric Oxide

I just got an e-mail from someone saying they are an 'SSUSA" sponsor.
Saying Nitric Oxide will improve your softball performance.
I looked up some reviews. I have never heard of taking nitric oxide.

Looks like if you want it you can do a search and find 90 caps for ten or so dollars at your local pharmacy.

Question, has anyone tried to improve their softball performance using Nitric Oxide??????????

C
, June 29, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: texas state championships

If SSUSA takes a local tournament and turn it into a 3 day 3 nite event How Many Will Attend? Are the one that are being concerns/complaints (from Staff) wanting to pay for an additional day and night of expenses.

I doubt I will attend. This is not negative as I do have reasons, I just will not be able to attend.

James
, June 27, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: LIGHTER BATS

manny 41 - this is a guess only..

When you swing a very lite bat the ball will overpower the bat, especially for seniors.

The young pro's are probably swinging END LOADED 26 and 27oz.
These bats will swing like a 30oz BALANCED.

I swing a short barrel 27 balanced and it is super close to the 30 balanced. The short barrel seems to make it like an end loaded to me.

C
, June 22, 2015
crusher
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pool games....???

I would not go and spend time and money if U went directly in bracket play.

It is fun to play teams form around country getting to know lots of players. In senior ball (20 yrs) have had very very few times a top player got hurt. That is good.

In young league there were lots of bad words and jesters aimed at other teams many times. In Senior Ball there are lots of times U will say Great Play to your opposition.

I think 90% of Senior Players are still just as competitive as we were at 25. What has changed is we do understand it is just a game and that real life is much more fun.

I hope you enjoy Senior Ball.
James
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