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Mark Weber

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Albuquerque, NM

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, 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.
, Feb. 29, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

Hey, someone else knows what the Mendoza Line is. I made that comment during a tourney recently and nobody knew what I was talking about. If memory serves-dubious at this age-it was a major league shortstop that hit around .200 which was supposedly the cutoff point for how low a person could hit and still contribute enough to play in the major leagues.
I do have one more thing to say about stats, too. They can almost be a negative, especially if someone is struggling. It puts extra pressure on, and sometimes you just don't need that when you are 'lost'. I say don't put too much emphasis on stats.
, Feb. 23, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

Stats can lie, also. This past weekend I made 2 outs in 16 or 17 at bats. I made one error in 5 games at third base and in left center. Good? Well, I hit one easy fly ball lost in the sun,had 3 infield hits that I reached base on without an out being recorded that were hit so poorly the ball hardly made it to the fielder, and walked twice in situations where 5 was on 3 and they were setting up the force. In the field I went until the 5th game and had a total of 4 balls hit to me-and booted one. Doesn't sound quite so good now, does it? There also has to be some interpretation of your performance, too.
, Feb. 23, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Peoria, AZ Sidewinder's Tourney

I also agree it was great!And it was nice to have the 88 degree weather. Got home and it is snowing in NM today. Yuckk! Nothing worse that a cold sunburn.
, Feb. 18, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

I agree with the thought about a solo home run-but only to a point. There are occasions when a solo can spark a flat team, or provide a needed run late in the game when homers are available. But I think a solo that wastes a home run should not be counted as a HR in the stats, and that grand slam with the 5th run on 3 and no outs should be counted as an out. Maybe that early solo could be evaluated at the end of a game. If you have homers left, then it counts. If you ran out, it does not count in your stats. This is why stats can get complicated.
, Feb. 15, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

Lots of good points here. I agree with the double play being 2 outs-unless it is because a runner made the mistake-getting thrown out trying for an extra base, leaving early on a fly or something like that. I do believe also in the sac for the 5th run or to win a game, but only if it has a big effect on the game. Outside of that, I am embarrassed to hit a 'sac'.
Lots of players cause errors just by hustling. If the other team knows you will come out full speed no matter what-they will make more errors. Also, maybe taking a look at 'slugging percentage' might help.
I have known guys that counted fielders choices as hits-unbelievable for sure. Probably the same guys that count batting practice home runs in their home run count for the year.
OZ, you are right about the guys that hit in the clutch. We often know who not to pitch to in those situations, and there should be some way to reflect that in the stats.
One other interesting fact-last year in San Clemente we were out of home runs, but still had scored about 20+ on some team in the open inning, and Mike Adair told me he would give me credit for a home run anyway if I mercifully hit it out. I did, and he did! Take that, 'Stat Purists'!
, Feb. 8, 2016
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Was it just me Superbowl

I wrote that this morning early, and forgot about the fumble-that just says huge things about who he is. I was also shocked they punted from their own end zone late in the game-I seem to remember this year Aaron Rogers was in the same situation and threw 2 Hail Marys to tie the game. They gave up---in the SUPER BOWL. And then Cam walked from the news conference. Just like a 5 year old throwing a tantrum when things didn't go his way. One of my customers said "He was supposed to be there the whole game , but just made a Cam-eo appearance."
Going for 2 was an easy choice. With a 13 point lead 2 touchdowns and 2 extra points beats you, and with the 2 point conversion that only makes it a tie game. No-brainer.
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