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Real name:
Jeff Thomas

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Ocala, FL

Division:
Men's 70

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May 12, 2020
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball and Phase 3

There is a rumor going around that The Task Force has designated Softball as a contact sport. It that's true we may not be able to play for quite awhile. Any body else hear that rumor or have information on that determination.
May 10, 2020
cheezhed1
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Anticipated Restrictions from SSUSA when the Tournament Schedule resumes

With many states going into Phase 1 and the possibility of Phase 2 to follow soon, what restrictions will SSUSA consider implementing when Tournament schedules resume?
Oct. 23, 2019
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley LLBSP (black and yellow)

Ron4, I have a 2016 LLESP 26oz with a 12" barrel. A dear friend passed away from cancer and I inherited the bat. It's in very good condition with maybe 100 swings on it. I already have 3 senior bats and would consider selling it if you're interested.
July 7, 2019
cheezhed1
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Does the run count?

Recently in our local senior league we had a play that needs clarification. Runner on 1st and runner on 3rd with 1 out. The batter hits a fly ball to the outfield that is caught for the 2nd out. The runner on 3rd tags up and runs home. After the throw to an infielder from the outfield, they realize that the runner from 1st advanced to 2nd base without tagging up. The infielder throws the ball to 1st base and is called out. Does the run count?
Dec. 29, 2018
cheezhed1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Freak Pro Jason Kendrick 2pc compared to Worth Wicked XL 2pc

I am not a bat Guru but would like feed back on these bats. I purchase the the Worth Wicked XL 2pc from Alan Tanner and am very pleased with the bat so far. I have a softball buddy who is interested in the Miken Freak Pro 2pc. One of the bat dealers told him they are the exact same bat with a different cosmetic appearance. Input please.
Nov. 28, 2018
cheezhed1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rethink Stride as a Smooth Positioning Step for better Timing and Power SwingMakeover 83

Went to You Tube, put swing makeover 83 in the search engine and that video didn't come up. There are sooo many swing makeover videos, but not #83
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.
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