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Mark Weber

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April 19, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championships -- Posted Game Results

Great job, Dave. Now, I have been looking for the first days scores from the Rock'n Reno Tourney. Have you got them yet? (Lord forgive me)
April 1, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The New Artificial Intelligence Cap

Olden Slow, I couldn't use that because it clashes with my Brylcreem.With my hair, a 'little dab'll do ya' turned in to half of a tube......
April 1, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The New Artificial Intelligence Cap

Hi Dave. I remember when you sent me that and I still have a copy. I appreciate your help with a bit of humor over the years. We have sure pulled a few good ones.
April 1, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The New Artificial Intelligence Cap

Good morning. We have been working on an AI cap now for almost a year. We finally have the bugs worked out. Utilizing only basic wiring from the cap to the skull, this new AI cap can eliminate most Senior Moments. We have had a 75% success rate. The SMI cap-(Senior Moment Inhibitor) will send off small shocks in your head when it senses that you are about to have a senior moment. It can be on a pitch that can be nowhere close to the strike zone that it senses you are about to swing at. It can be that you intend to take a pitch that will be a strike with one strike on you. It can warn you not to hit a ball down the third baseline with men on first and second and no outs. That small shock that is triggered by the SMI cap will alert you in time to save you. It works the same way in the field. An invisible neural net will set up a stasis field (Called and Asimov field) attached invisibly to your body and will alert you when it senses you are about to throw to the wrong base, or if you forget the base runner situation or how many outs there are. And, as a bonus, it can sense when you are going to close your glove too quickly to catch a ball, cutting down on your errors. This is a must have and the need increases with age....I know that from experience. For the low price of $999 you can cut your senior moments and enjoy the game again!!!! Have a great day.
March 24, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

I didn't advocate any change of box size. Where did you get that?
March 24, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

This is my 56th year playing softball. I have to agree with Montanapnc. I would be furious if I did the same thing and was called out for being totally IN the batters box.I have watched both right handed and left handed hitters do exactly what Montana did-shift LEGALLY in the box to go to the opposite field. I do it. As I see it, you have now changed the rule to accommodate the guys that run up in the box at the expense of the hitters that have worked for all of their careers to do it legally. I disagreed with it's adoption and that won't change. I also think you are going to see this happen more and more.Thanks for the forum for this, Dave.
March 21, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Double play or force out?

We all have our days. LOL I have actually hit into 2 triple plays.
March 19, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player can play defense but cannot bat.

Are ' Senior Moments' also covered?
March 17, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: website has unwanted software

Firefox has cleared it this morning.
March 2, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 70 Major Plus teams playing in Vegas

T-mon-thank you and always a pleasure to compete against you guys. I think I first met you about 15 years ago, I think. Yes, our Scorpion team is a bit stronger, but a lot hinges on if we can stay healthy. We should see you guys in Reno. Best of luck and say hi to the guys for me!
March 1, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 70 Major Plus teams playing in Vegas

Hi T-Mon-I heard Enviro-Vac had split into 2 teams, one at 70 and one at 75. Have you been able to fill both? Hope to see you guys in Reno!
Feb. 22, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Double play or force out?

Absolutely a double play. A few years ago in Winter Worlds, we were playing Socal 55's, I think it was. They had 2nd and third, nobody out and 5 on third. We walked the next batter to load them up. the next guy hit a one hopper to the third baseman who tagged the runner that held on the base, then stepped on third and then threw to second. The second basemen did not realize we already had the triple play and threw to first to complete the quadruple play. The umpire laughingly said 'You're all out!!
Feb. 14, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

Scott, with the front of the box at 39 inches from the front of the plate, if your stride is 18 inches, then you can line up with your back foot even with the front of the plate. Set your feet 20 inches apart. An 18 inch stride will leave you 1 inch short of the top of the batters box and therefore legal, and you will be in front of the plate so the pitch will be higher for you. Good luck.
Feb. 14, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

Scott-the actual distance in 39 inches from the front of the plate to the top of the batters box. I agree with Dave. The batters box has been there, for a reason. Why change it now? I also agree on the difficulty of an umpire calling it. Do we draw a line, which will be gone in one inning, in the box? I don't think the new rule really changes anything.
Feb. 13, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

Nails-Section 7.3. Yes, a batter striking the ball fair or foul is out if out of the batters box.
Feb. 12, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

Welcome to the art of pitching, Scott. The hitter has every advantage in the world. The pitcher has to throw the ball at a certain height and hit a mat a certain size. If he can do this legally and throw a pitch that is hard to hit well, he has done all he can. Good pitchers vary it up between the short, low pitch and the high deep pitch. I happen to agree that there should be a limit to how far a batter can advance in the box to hit a pitch. I've seen Murray hit that low pitch a long ways. He adjusted. It can be done.
Feb. 5, 2024
Webbie25
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to the board and to senior softball

BIGDIESEL77-Good choice, Don. It's still fun. I'm 71 and never dreamed I would even be playing at this age. Many of us believe that the key is to NEVER STOP PLAYING. Have fun, and work back into it slowly.......muscles that haven't been used for some time pull so easily. Good luck.
Dec. 29, 2023
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New rule on shaved bats

I sure didn't mean to infer that it was. I did say I was fully confident they are not. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Dec. 28, 2023
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New rule on shaved bats

I have to weigh in. Maybe I am in a shell, but I cannot tell by the sound of a hit if it was a shaved bat. I have played against teams and been told later that my teammates were SURE they were using enhanced bats. I never knew. I play this game for the competition, the fun of playing, and the camaraderie. I don't watch what equipment my teammates use. It's not my concern. But if they were to use a shaved bat, I am not sure I would even know how to determine that outside of the obvious signs described in this thread. My feeling is that it is a sorry state we are in that cheating in a game that we are playing into our seventies and eighties is a target for cheating. Just WHY? Our Glory Days are behind us. Who is going to ever remember that an 80 year old hit 22 home runs with a shaved bat???? Who the heck cares? I am 100% behind disqualification if anyone is stupid enough to do this. I have bought 2 bats from AAA teammates-Dudley Lightnings. They are lively bats, but I am fully confident they are not 'enhanced'. But now I am hesitant to use them. We are Seniors, playing a game that kids play, at a level that people from our era never dreamed possible. Why do people have to cheat-even here?
Dec. 10, 2023
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

BJ, we were playing the standard SSUSA count stating with a 1&1 count and one foul to waste. The player took a strike and then foul tipped the ball to the catcher, but not over his head. Had he swung and missed, it would have been a strikeout. But the rule is there is one foul ball to waste. The rule, 1.29 states that a foul tip is out if it is the 'final' strike. Our question here is to define the 'final' strike. Is the final strike the foul tip that does not go over the catchers head and is caught by the catcher as the rule is applied in baseball, or does that rule only apply if the batter had already used his foul to waste. We feel we need a clarification.
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