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Real name:
Mark Weber

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Albuquerque, NM

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Men's 60

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, April 28, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CONGRATS TO AZ LEGENDS, WEST COAST ALL STARS, AND AZ EXTREME!!!!

I watched a few innings of the Nighthawks win over Minnesota-the D shut them down, including a GREAT backhand running catch by the aforementioned Kenny Vaught. Hawks looked tough.
Congrats to the AZ Legends for a great tourney, too.
, April 24, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: las vegas TOURNEY

In the 60 M+, the Nighthawks beat Minnesota to win. Congratulations to all my former teammates, and all my friends on the Hawks.
, April 24, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas 50's Fields

Well, Shadow Rock again proved that it should not be used. The upper two fields are dangerously uneven-we even nicknamed the big hump behind second base 'the grassy knoll' on field 2. The grass, what there was of it, was deep enough to hide a softball in places. But then, when things went late, the lights would not come on in the 6th inning of a very competitive and entertaining game, and we had to stop for an hour until they got them on. Sorry, Dave-not a slam at you because I understand Las Vegas limits you tremendously. But some of the hops on those fields could have injured people. I am more disappointed that Las Vegas doesn't treat SSUSA better.
, April 23, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I Believe in Softball

That's a great post. Can we add on?
I believe if you have a bad at bat-the next one will be better. I believe if you have a bad game the next one will be better. I believe that if you have a bad year, the next one will be better. I believe if we are down 15 in the open inning we can still win! I believe if you hustle every play, that sometimes it can even change a game that seems lost. I believe in saving that last home run for the open inning. I believe it takes the entire team to win or lose a game. I also believe there is no way I could do curls with a 40 pound weight. God bless this game and the people that play it and make it happen!
, April 23, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas 50's Fields

Congratulations to you and Fran! Family is still more important! Dave wasn't kidding-we alternated in right field on the bottom field and could hardly stand up at times. The wind by the plate was partially blocked and swirled, making it tough for even seasoned pitchers to throw strikes. I think we 'out walked' our 2 opponents.I know one of our guys never swung the bat until his SEVENTH at bat and another until his SIXTH at bat.
, April 22, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas 50's Fields

I figured you would give me a hard time about that post. Hope I get a chance to say hi out here sometime this weekend.
, April 22, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first bse

I have played first base a lot. There are times, especially when stretching for a throw and barely holding the base that I could not possibly tell that the runner missed the base. I wouldn't know to appeal that.
, April 22, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas 50's Fields

Well, here we are getting ready for Friday in Vegas and the weather report is for winds of 30 gusting to 40 or 50. And we get shadow rock where they will probably hit 120 or so. LOL. Dave, your timing for this tournament was amazing! But we understand 40 TO 50 MPH is no big deal---IF YOU ARE A HURRICANE.
, April 22, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 melee

I got a chance to hit with the Melee yesterday with Steve Imlay and Mike Adair. It seems exceptionally live. Mike hit a huge bomb-with the wind, but we figured over 450. I liked the feel and hit some pretty well with it.
, April 18, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Hey, Bruce-again you and I are on a similar page. I would change the 10 year to 8 year age groups to 74. I wonder if SSUSA would consider offering 1 tourney a year where we did play those old style rules with just a couple small variances from today's game. Lets play with non-carbon fiber or double wall bats-like my old Steele's Bat or Louisville 38 oz bats, and play on 275 fences. Or maybe even wood bats on 250 fences. We could put together non-sanctioned teams for this one tourney with no restrictions. Call it a 'Retro' tourney. there are similar tourneys out there locally now.
, April 16, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Bruce, you are too much. But you are right. I bowled a perfect game last week, but I stopped in the 7th frame. Does it count? Lester, you are right that it is a good day. but it sure feels better to finish the full 7 innings. On the other hand, if we just play for an hour and a quarter, maybe we can play 8 innings.
, April 14, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

A dik-when I was with Joe Brown's-60 M+-we went to Dalton a few years back and played 3 games in one day and spent over 7 hours on the field, with the long one being a 48-37 loss to Line Drive that took three hours.The others were a 33-24 win and a 38-26 loss-we scored 96 runs in 3 games and went home. Yeah they can happen.
, April 10, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

So you are saying, as a runner if I miss the bag going by, but beat the throw, I am safe, and remain safe if I get back to first before the appeal, even if the first baseman has the ball on the bag before I touch it? Or am I out at that point? I have seen runners called out in that scenario before when they missed the bag.
, April 8, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

As long as the first baseman catches the ball touching first base, the ump calls him out-not an appeal. The man officially never reached first.
, April 5, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: asking for opinions

Hi coop. I made this suggestion several years ago when I was 58. Now that I am closing in on 64, I am not so sure. There seems to be bigger drop offs in physical abilities as you get older. I thought I held on well through my fifties and into my early 60's, but now seem to be losing it faster each year. I think it would work for 50-57, but the 58-64 is more problematic.


, March 30, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bryce Canyon & Zion

It will warm up quickly-that's the way it is in spring. Storms come through roughly weekly, but temps recover quickly. Should be nice this weekend.
I never leave my bats in the car anyway.
Look forward to playing you again, Timmy
, March 30, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Impending April Fool's Day Always Reminds Me of How Happy I Am to be Here!!

Thanks for the reminder of what men that fought for our country went through. Thank you for your service.
Mark Weber
Tucson Bandits 55M
USMC 1972-78 (never saw action)
, March 27, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Number of Posts

I noticed again that a relatively new member recently came on and was immediately critical of one of our members that has posted a lot. Guys like that don't realize that some of us enjoy conversing here, batting around hitting ideas (pun intended), debating controversial calls, remembering teammates, friends, and on field competitors that have passed, and sometimes battling 'controversial and adversarial' posters. (Read Dirty/Gary19, Einstein, Tim Millette). Some of us have been posting for 10 years or more, so 2000-3000 posts isn't really all that many. I have many friends now that I met on the field and we realized we had been talking here for a long time. It has been fun.
We are a unique community of players-playing well past our primes with tremendous passion to play the game we love. I have found that the camaraderie on the field is like nothing I have experienced in my career. I know I will continue to come here to relax, debate, dig a little at some people in fun, and enjoy the message board. Thanks, Dave (And SSUSA Staff), for the venue.
, Feb. 29, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mendoza Line

Also, is there a Mendoza Line for a player that is only a DH? Would that be higher than if he was a position player? What about different positions, like between a pitcher and a first baseman? Good pitchers are in big demand-would their Mendoza Line be lower?
, Feb. 29, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mendoza Line

I am just curious-what would a reasonable 'Mendoza Line' be in slow pitch softball. Does anyone have a personal Mendoza Line-an average that he shoots for each and every tourney? Or are there feelings among coaches about what their Mendoza Line is for keeping a guy in the lineup or on the team.
In baseball, if memory serves-.200 was the Mendoza Line and was referring to a shortstop who hit about that for his career and it was debated whether he could contribute enough without the offense, no matter how good he was defensively. And, is your Mendoza Line a bit more forgiving if the guy hits for power, but hit for a low average?
Thanks.
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