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Real name:
Jeff Thomas

Location:
Ocala, FL

Division:
Men's 70

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June 14, 2018
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC TOURNAMENT AND SPRING NATIONALS ETC HELD IN AUBURNDALE POKE COUNTY FLORIDA

It appears there is a little confusion as far as which complex, Auburndale or Loyce Harp(Carter Road)complex we were discussing. Having played at both many times, Auburndale, next to the speedway, is by far a better facility. My comments were directed towards Loyce Harp and the poor conditions. I was under the impression that G Man was referring to Loyce Harp, which is south of Lakeland, not Auburndale. G man, please clarify which complex you were talking about and Dave, you were referring to Auburndale. Correct me if I'm wrong.
June 14, 2018
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC TOURNAMENT AND SPRING NATIONALS ETC HELD IN AUBURNDALE POKE COUNTY FLORIDA

I totally agree with G man. I have been a member of FHC for over 20 years and this is one of the worst, if not thee worst, complex we play at. When it was called Carter Road complex years ago, it was in very poor condition. FHC stopped playing there because of renovations. Most of us thought it was going to improve the field conditions. It appears that the only renovations and additions had nothing to do with the softball fields. I understand that FHC searches for complexes to accommodate many teams and availability can be a challenge. This complex should be eliminated from consideration until the necessary improvements are made and approved by FHC. I have no doubt when Polk County is listed as the monthly tournament location, every manager and player holds their breath hoping there division won't be playing there. Come on FHC! Your main concern should be safety for it's members and decent field conditions. It's challenging enough to realize, as seniors, the older we get, the better we used to be. We deserve and have earned the right to play at complexes that are acceptable while playing the game we all love.
March 18, 2018
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player classifications

When can a Major plus player eligible to play at a lower rating level? We have a new player, who moved to Florida, that played on a major plus team in the 65 age group. He is now 70 and playing on our team that's rated 70's AAA.
Dec. 6, 2017
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Wicked

Now that the dust has settled and the "Worth Wicked" has been in the hands of players, what are the latest opinions of the bat? I purchased the bat when it first came out, but haven't been able to swing it due to back surgery. So, my fellow players, what are your thoughts?
Nov. 24, 2017
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WORTH WICKED REVIEW

Just a clarification...the last sentence in my post is "sarcastic humor". I hold Alan in the highest regard and will continue to trust his judgement in softball equipment and knowledge of the game we all love. He's not only is a good and honest man, I'm proud to say he's my friend. (now will you give me discounts on future purchases?) Yes, fellow softball players...more sarcastic humor.
Nov. 23, 2017
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WORTH WICKED REVIEW

You need to have a somewhat warped sense of humor to appreciate Gary's post. I don't know the man personally, but I immediately understood the point he was making. I have been buying bats from Alan (correct spelling) for some time now and have never been mislead or disappointed in his recommendations. I had back surgery in September and bought the Worth Wicked in October based on Alan's recommendation. All I can do until the first of the year is look at it without being able to swing it. It drives me crazy not being able to unleash this weapon of softball destruction until then. So Alan, thanks for putting me through this addition pain and suffering. :-)
Sept. 10, 2017
cheezhed1
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home plate force play

What is the ruling on the catchers foot position when there is a force play at home. The standard home plate was the smaller version with the point towards the backstop. since home plate has been extended, can the catcher position his foot to be anywhere on home plate or does he have to be in contact with the front part. We have a mat with a pre-painted home plate in our league and there is a black strip that separates the original size and extension.
July 19, 2017
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat for an ASA 52/275 ball.

I've purchased several bats from Alan over the years and have never been misled or disappointed with his recommendations. I purchased the Miken Freak Platinum from him and couldn't be happier. Everything he said about the bat was spot on and then some. I have been swinging Miken bats for over 20 years, in senior tournaments and local leagues here in Florida. The ASA Freak platinum is nothing short of incredible. Hot out of the wrapper and just keeps getting better.
March 19, 2017
cheezhed1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Location and Schedule for March 24 Spring Nat'l in Florida

At 70 years young, paying attention isn't one of my strong suits. If anyone asks why I posted a similar statement, I'll tell them Grayhitter59 made me do it!
March 19, 2017
cheezhed1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Location and Schedule for March 24 Spring Nat'l in Florida

It's 5 days before the Tournament and still final field assignments and schedule?????
Feb. 26, 2017
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Need help valuing a couple bats

If you are near a "Play it Again Sports" store, ask for the market value of both bats (they can only offer about 40% of the market value). Then, if you're going to resell the bats on Ebay or to someone else, you'll know what they're worth.

Nov. 10, 2016
cheezhed1
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump ASA 52/300 softball

Would like feed back on this ball. One of the local Senior leagues I play in during the week, just went to the Trump 52/300 ASA softball. The ball has a "thud" or dull sound when hit and the distance is questionable at best. It's performs like a restricted softball. I swing the 2016 Miken Freak 52 bat that was designed for this ball. I am disappointed with the lack of velocity and distance. At 70 years old, my home run days are behind me, but I still have the ability to hit sold line drives and an occasional home run. This ball, in my experience so far, leaves a lot to be desired. Amy thoughts?
Sept. 12, 2016
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 3N2 Shoes

I've been wearing 3N2 shoes for about 9 months now and they're starting to pull apart where the top material is separating from the sole on the side of the shoe. I also ordered 3 pair for other players in our senior leagues and they're having a problem with separation in the heel area. Is anybody else having issues with the 3N2 brand?
Dec. 14, 2015
cheezhed1
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Pitcher

Top Five Florida Half Century 65 team looking for a pitcher that lives in the 3-C area. Please contact Jeff Thomas for more info at 352-509-4949.
Nov. 6, 2015
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

For those of us that pitch or used to pitch, who haven't been hit by a laser beam line drive, we've been lucky. With the technology in bats, everyone is subject to being "lit up". I know 2 pitchers, one of them a close friend, who were hit in the face and required reconstruction surgery. Both were quality ball players in their 50's and play very competitive softball. We all want to think we are manly men and somewhat bullit proof. The bottom line is we are "SENIORS" and our vision, reaction time and the ability to defend ourselves just isn't what it used to. I, for one, don't want to spend the rest of my life having to adjust my eating habits or endure undo pain because I was too stubborn to either wear a mask or have the protection of a screen. Guys, it's just not worth rolling the dice. All it takes is one well hit ball up the middle and have to go to the emergency to have it surgically removed (LOL). We have all played this game that we love and don't want to end it because of being stubborn. Let's face it, the older we get, the better we used to be!
June 4, 2015
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

Update....The Z3000 is no longer available on the Dicks Sporting Goods website...sorry
June 4, 2015
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Humor

I'm 69 and have been playing in the Florida Half Century Association for 19 years now. While we all (Seniors) remember the "good old days", we experience the issue of the mind saying "yes still can" and our bodies tell us "I don't think so". Bottom line is, the sooner we accept the fact that, that was then, this is now, we will adjust accordingly. For many years now I have subscribed to the fact that "The older I get, the better I used to be"! I still love the game and listen to
the young man inside of me saying "you still can", just not like you used to.
June 4, 2015
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

I"ve been playing in two Florida ASA senior softball leagues year round for several years and in FHC for 18 years. I swing the ASA Miken Freak 52 Maxload and the ball jumps off this bat. Several players also have the Freak 52 and absolutely love it. I've heard from a few players that have the Louisville Slugger Z3000 and they have nothing but good things to say about that bat. Dick's Sporting Goods has the Z3000 on their website for $129 with a one year warranty.

If my Miken Ultra II endload two piece would break during a FHC Tournament,I'd have no problem using the Miken Freak 52...just sayin
Oct. 28, 2014
cheezhed1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: List of teams and seeding games schedule

When can we expect the seeding round schedule for the Nationals in Ft Myers?
Oct. 13, 2014
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Help for those with Vertigo

Hey Davey, we've talked several times at FHC tournaments. My name is Jeff Thomas (the old fart with the glasses, mustache and hairy chin)and I play with Globe Trailers 65's. I thought I had Vertigo 14 years ago because I got dizzy and walked funny. Turned out it wasn't Vertigo it was Miller lite-itus. So I quit drinking and it cleared right up! Several years ago my (ex)wife said I was too dizzy. I told her I thought it might be vertigo. She assured me that's not what she was referring to. We got divorced and...yep you guessed it...it cleared right up. Just when I thought I was over it, I got the final divorce settlement and damned if it didn't come back again!

All kidding aside Davey, I will share your information with anyone that may have Vertigo. You are truly a caring, compassionate man on and off the field. It is my honor and pleasure to have you as a friend. Hope to see you at the Winter Nationals in Ft Myers.

Jeff
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