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Real name:
Mark Weber

Location:
Albuquerque, NM

Division:
Men's 60

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, Jan. 12, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is your favorite complex you've ever played at?

I didn't think about Aurora. Absolutely a tremendous complex.
, Jan. 11, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Everybody fill in the blank............$$$

I would finance a system for SSUSA to keep all tournament scores posted IN REAL TIME. I would be able to afford more than one 'game'bat at a time. I would hire Steve Imlay to be my bat caddy and pay him well. I would fly to all tournaments a couple days ahead instead of driving 10 hours and getting in at the last minute, and I would stay a couple days longer. I would sponsor my own team so I could play any level I wanted to.I would want to be cryogenically frozen so I could see how hot Senior bats will be in 2075. I would also donate to Donald Trump's campaign so he would have to answer to me instead of doing the right thing for the country (isn't that the way it really works?)
Ok, seriously, my wife and I would love to be 'Secret Santas' all over the world, and we would remember those that helped us through tough times.
, Jan. 10, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is your favorite complex you've ever played at?

I still have Golden Eagle as the best, with BLD right behind.
, Jan. 10, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Services for Nanci Shelley

Patti and I also send our prayers. Every day with your loved one is special.
, Jan. 8, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where do you play during the winter month's?

My senior bats hibernate in winter. I have very old hunk of metal bats for that.
, Jan. 7, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

Hey, Ed, good to see you on again. How's your health? Ed, you missed the storm in Roswell-20 plus inches of snow and 70 mph winds for 24 hours-10 foot drifts-it was almost 2 weeks ago and there is still piles and snow everywhere-and more coming!
, Jan. 7, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where do you play during the winter month's?

This year in the snowdrifts in Roswell. We have never seen a real blizzard like this here. But, seriously, we can usually practice outside most of the time, but it is cold-40's and 50's in Albuquerque. but not this year so far. Thanks El Nino.
, Jan. 1, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

Hehe-Bruce-I already hijacked my own thread. No apology necessary. Dave, am I banned for selfthreadhijacking?
, Dec. 31, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter

c'mon Dave-we are still cleaning up from 4 inches of snow in Albuquerque (Making 14 inches already this year) and it has not been up to 40 here all week. Roswell got 20 inches of snow with 60 mph winds for a day and has 10 foot drifts all over. Quit crying! LOL
, Dec. 31, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

Hey Steve-Same to you and Mary!
LeeLee-funny-I have somehow gotten the reputation for eating a lot of prime rib at tourneys-seems lots of guys give me a hard time about it. C'mon, we're athletes that need nourishment. Surely you don't think 30 ounces is too much?
Stick, I always felt if you stayed in condition you could forestall the aging process some. Lots of guys I play against attest to that being true, just by the shape they are in.


, Dec. 31, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy New Year

Same to you, my friend! Hope to see you on the field next year.
, Dec. 31, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HAPPY NEW YEAR'S 2016

Same to you Jose!
, Dec. 31, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

LeeLee50-If you know that I must know you, but can't put the handle with anyone. Who are you? (Could be Senior Memory lapse, too)
, Dec. 30, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

This was only meant to be food for thought. But I know there has to be a lot of others in the same boat. I love playing this game and will play for as long as the Good Lord allows me to. There just isn't a great answer right now. Stick, it sure is, but my wife and I try to treat trips as mini-vacations if we can. I look around at some of my friends my age that don't do anything any more and they look so much older and broken down-this game treats us well right back.
Fabe-you do have it the worst! I'm happy to have had a chance to meet you and play against you a few years back in Vegas. Happy New Year!
, Dec. 30, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

jrhunch-that would cut teams even more as each division would be smaller than the combination you suggest. I have been talking to people and really looking at what it will cost me to play 60 M+ this year. The closest team is at least 800 miles away I think this could just be a big factor in why there are not any more teams in M+. I have to travel for EVERY tourney I play, with Phoenix being the closest at 420 miles. If I fly and take my wife, rent a car, stay for 3 nights in a hotel and food it will be over $1000-($500-$600 for flights, $300 for hotel, $100 for car, and whatever we spend on food). If we drive-6 hours on the road each way, about $75 for gas, $300 for hotels, and food-at least $500. That's my cheapest trip. We can drive to Denver-6 hours, and Vegas-8 1/2 hours also, but every other trip is a flight. I do not like to go without my wife-we are a team for this. If I just play SSUSA main events like Mesquite, Spring in Vegas, Reno, Sacramento or Aurora, and Vegas worlds, that will be around $5000 for those tourneys. If I play on a team well away from my area, they will undoubtedly play some area tourneys which would cost the same for me for each one. Team continuity is important and I would like to commit to the entire schedule, but that would be economically impossible for me to spend $10,000 to play 10 tourneys in 7 months-not really a lot of playing-maybe 50 games-and that's about $200 per game. Whew!
I know there's not an answer, but it is reality, probably for a lot of people, until there are more M+ teams.
, Dec. 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

I put this on another thread, but think it is worth exploring a bit. I think this illustrates my point about out of area players in M+. These states have NO access to a 60M+ team, therefore, any 60 M+ level player in one of these states is out of area for any team he wants to play for (and also has much larger travel expenses)-WA, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NE, KS, MS, ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, SC, CT. These states have access to ONE team-ND, SD, NM, TX, OK, LA, MO, FL, NY, DE, MD, MS. California has 5 teams (Joe Browns is no more and R&R is playing 55M). IN and OH have 2 teams each. Out of 17 60 M+ teams, I believe 10 played in worlds, and AZ Rogue, who played in worlds, is also gone now. That is a total of 16 states with NO access and 12 more with access to 1 team (28 of 48 states with AK and HI not included). And there is even less access to teams that went to worlds. I know that if you raise the limit to 4 out of area players it raises the specter of teams with money getting stronger, but I believe it would give more players a chance to play at that level.
SPA does have an impact players list. Maybe SSUSA could have one of those also to limit out of area IMPACT players, but that would allow teams to put non-impact players from out of area on the team, and maybe we would get more teams. I realize it does get tough to be fair about who is truly an impact player and opens a brand new can of worms. I thought I would put this out for thought, though.
Another possibility is players in states that have access to 0 or 1 M+ team be allowed to play on a team with 2 out of area players already, if the 2 existing out of area players have played at least one or two years with the team. Maybe you could limit a team to one of these players per year. That would keep teams from 'loading' at one time.
I didn't realize how limited my options are here in NM until I became a 'free agent' a month ago. There must be others in this boat.
Thanks!
, Dec. 23, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: West Michigan

Hey Joel, I am from Michigan, Ann Arbor HS grad-western Michigan is small compared to New Mexico, where I live now-458 miles north to south and about 370 miles east to west. LOL The closest tourney I was able to play last year was Phoenix-a 6 hour drive.
, Dec. 23, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Status of the GSC bat

bkb555-As one that played for GSC/Joe Brown's this year, I know Mike Adair felt, and was given assurances many times, that GSC was coming through for all involved. I actually do have a GSC bat in my bag right now-they did produce some. Mike was duped like everyone else and DOES NOT DESERVE ANY CRITICISM HERE. For those who know Mike like I do, know his honesty is above reproach. And I will also say there is NO ONE on our team that should be attacked in any way over this.

Mark Weber

, Dec. 22, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NEEDED

I did this quickly so please forgive any errors, but I think it illustrates my point about out of area players in M+. These states have NO access to a 60M+ team, therefore, any 60 M+ level player in one of these states is out of area for any team he wants to play for (and also has much larger travel expenses)-WA, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, NE, KS, MS, ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, SC, CT. These states have access to ONE team-ND, SD, NM, TX, OK, LA, MO, FL, NY, DE, MD, MS. California has 6 teams (Joe Browns is no more). IN and OH have 2 teams each. Out of 17 60 M+ teams, I believe 10 played in worlds, and AZ Rogue, who played in worlds, is also gone now. That is a total of 16 states with NO access and 12 more with access to 1 team (28 of 48 states with AK and HI not included). And there is even less access to teams that went to worlds. I know that if you raise the limit to 4 out of area players it raises the specter of teams with money getting stronger, but I believe it would give more players a chance to play at that level.
SPA does have an impact players list. Maybe SSUSA could have one of those also to limit out of area IMPACT players, but that would allow teams to put non-impact players from out of area on the team, and maybe we would get more teams. I realize it does get tough to be fair about who is truly an impact player and opens a brand new can of worms. I thought I would put this out for thought, though.
, Dec. 20, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NEEDED

LeeLee-they have done everything they can to move more teams up, but teams either break up or move back down as soon as they can. You are debating with one on another thread right now. I just don't believe it will ever get much bigger than it is right now. You are correct, the players are there, but they won't move up for a myriad of reasons, including friendship, proximity to teams, etc. etc.
I may end up playing 55M or something this next year just because there are no teams close to me at 60M+.
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