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April 11, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: VEGAS

Thanks Dave and VegasBob.
April 11, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: VEGAS

We are playing at the Big League Dreams next week. Anyone know of a good place to hit near the fields?
April 3, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scrap Iron loss of a great player and person

This past Easter Sunday the Scrap Iron family lost a great player and person in Darrell "Skip" Walker. Skip had been battling Pancreatic Cancer for the past year. He is one of the finest Outfielders I have ever played with, or coached. A true five tool player he played at the Major and Major Plus level.
The kind of guy that never complained, but just went out and did his job.

His last tournament was last year in Phoenix and he played with our Scrap Iron 3n2 70 Major team. After a few games he approached me and stated that he could not go back out to the outfield as the chemo and radiation he had been undergoing had drained him. He did not want to hurt his teams chance of winning.
Skip did not sit on the bench. He went out every inning and coached 3rd base. He did everything he could do to help his team win.

This is the way Skip played softball, and the way he lived his life.
Skip played on World Championship teams with Scrap Iron, won many MVP awards, and is now on the All Tourney team in heaven.
God Bless Skip and his family.
July 30, 2017
Topic: General and miscellaneous

Thanks, Jim. If anyone has materials pertaining to a PSS please send to:
Mike Massong
6011 S Quail Way
Littleton, Co. 80127
July 30, 2017
Topic: General and miscellaneous

In Colorado we are discussing using a pitchers screen in our over 70 leagues Only. We will be discussing this at an open meeting and we are looking at input from those who have used them.
I have listed some of the concerns that have been brought up. Please add your input or experience with using a screen.

Placement of the screen.
Size of screen.
It eliminates double plays hit back to the pitcher as it is a dead ball
infield fly rule: if ball comes down and hits screen
a thrown ball that hits the screen by a third baseman or other infielders
plays at the plate where ball coming in from outfield hits the screen
double plays where ball goes to 2nd and then goes to home for the force from 3rd

Please note this is for an over 70 league only.
Mike Massong
CSSA Board Member
Jan. 22, 2017
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat prices

Miken Ultra II MSU2 can be purchased at a number of places for $189 and they ship it to you. Shop around.
You can always order from some fly by night operation and get it really cheap. Maybe you will get your bat, and maybe not.
Recently some players sent in money for a bat from a rip off company and never got their bat. Deal with a reputable company.
Oct. 14, 2016
Topic: Teams looking for players

We are a Colorado team "Scrap Iron Phiten 65's" that have moved up to the 70 year old Major Classification. We had a couple of players that cannot play and we now need to fill their spots.
Looking for middle infielder and another infielder/outfielder or pitcher.
Must be good AAA, Major, or Major Plus and adjacent to Colorado. We are always a contender in tournaments and have won 2 World Championships in the past 5 years.
Please contact Mike 303.324.6421 or Bill 303.588.7565 or
Aug. 17, 2015
Topic: Tournaments

Rocky Mtn Championships:

65/70 Platinum Division
1. Scrap Iron/Phiten 65 Majors
2. Cen Tex 65's
3. Scrap Iron 70's Major Plus

Aug. 14, 2015
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Results

Here is an idea! When you win a tournament why doesn't the winning team post it on the message board? Everyone will see who won it the day after the tournament and Dave will get the scores to us as soon as possible.
I'll start:
Western Championships: 65 Major
1. Scrap Iron Phiten
2. Enviro-Vac Marauders
3. Stixx

Anyone else?
Oct. 11, 2014
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Why Not Reward Performance?

Don, I agree 100%. I have played in tournaments for over 40 years and the Senior Softball tournnaments are the only ones that have not awarded the winners bracket team the home field choice. We just won the 65 AAA in Vegas and were the visitors in the Championship game. We won it, but still should have been given the choice to be home team. The other thing that needs to be looked at is the automatic seeding for the East and West coast champions.
MIke Massong
Scrap Iron Phiten 65AAA
Aug. 17, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous

65 AAA
1st Scrap Iron Phiten
2nd Scrap Iron Diamonds
3rd Scrap Iron Reds
May 1, 2014
Topic: Teams looking for players

Need and outfielder and infielder for Reno, Sacramento, and a few more tournaments. Scrap Iron / Phiten 65 AAA team. Contact Bill at or Mike at
April 30, 2014
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join 65+ team for Reno

What state are you from? We are a Colorado team looking for an outfielder. If you in our area get in touch. Mike 303-324-6421 or
April 29, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEED PLAYERS

Due to injuries we are in need of 2 players. We are a 65 AAA team and play under the name of Scrap Iron / Phiten. We have a very solid team but are down to 10 players and need an outfielder and an infielder. We will be playing in Reno, Sacramento, and most other major tournaments.
Please contact Bill at or Mike at You can also call me at 303-324-6421.
April 9, 2014
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken's New Mike Macenko Signature Model is Coming Soon

Good to hear you are doing well. It will take time, but you are a fighter, and will succeed in coming back to the "Gorilla Boy" we all know.
I had to do the same, but I feel great now and looking forward to a big season. Keep in touch.
Your Colorado connection.
Scrappy 6 - Mike Massong
April 2, 2014
Topic: Tournaments

SSUSA do you have a list of the top finishers in each age group from the Spring Worlds in Mesquite? Don't need all the scores but top 3 per age group would be great.
March 1, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Face masks

I have been in the business of protective gear for players for over 25 years. Both for catchers and fielders. Our opinions for pitchers protection do not mean much right now because it is the rule in SSUSA.
Don't be cheap when you look at protection. It is your face and your career. You can buy cheap masks or step up and get better protection. NOCSAE requirements for facemasksa is only in the 60 mph range. I don't even think there is an official requirement for pitchers masks. Some companies state they pass a NOCSAE test but remember it is only 67 mph.
Go to the web site. Go to protective gear and they show some tests of a ball hitting a mask at 70 mph. Use your judgement but I have seen them all and some of their tests. Our pitchers wear the Combat mask. It is more expensive but like the old tv ad says "you can pay me now or pay me later".
Investigate the product. You get what you pay for, and no I do not have any affiliation with Combat.
Scrappy - Mike Massong
Feb. 23, 2014
Topic: Teams looking for players

We lost our second baseman for the season due to an injury. Looking for long term replacement. Must be adjacent state to Colorado. 65 plus AAA player. Our injured player was top notch in fielding and hitting. Hard to replace but that is what we are looking for. Solid, top competitive team. Please contact Bill @ 303-588-7565 or Mike @ 303-324-6421. Scrap Iron Phiten 65+ AAA team. e-mail or
Jan. 23, 2014
Topic: Teams looking for players

Due to the loss of one of our starting outfielders, and infielders, due to injuries we are looking for a couple of top notch AAA players. Our team is the Scrap Iron Phiten 65 team from Colorado. We won the Winter Worlds and were looking towards having a great season this year. Please contact us if you have interest in playing on our team. Our first 3 tournaments are Mesquite, Vegas, and Reno. We will be playing several tournaments this year. Contact Mike at 303-324-6421 ( or Bill at ( Bill just had back surgery so please use his e-mail.
Dec. 13, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous

I have know Mike since the 80's. He is a good friend whom I speak to often. What a shock. This is a guy with a heart as big as anyones. My prayers are for Mike and his family.
I played against him on the field but we spent a log of time together as friends.
Hit one more Home Run Big cat and get through this thing.
Scrappy6 Mike Massong
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