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Mark Weber

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Albuquerque, NM

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, Dec. 13, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NEEDED

I meant to be tongue in cheek, but in retrospect went a little too far. Sorry. I'm still looking to play M+ ball, but at 63 may be too old to help.
, Dec. 12, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NEEDED

No spot for an out of area, aging pseudo infielder? I can play left out, pitch as long as strikes are not necessary, and outfield as long as I am not required to cover much area or catch the ball! And I still have home run power on my grandson's little league field. Thanks!
, Dec. 6, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RULING WMC 50-Major Matter

I debated Tim several times here. I admit I DO NOT understand the mentality of wanting to be re-rated down. Personally, I want to play the best, and if I come up short, then so be it. But I can understand guys that have changed as they have gotten older to enjoy the game more and be less competitive. The discussions passed the time and could be stimulating at times. And I enjoy someone that will have intelligent debates. Einstein was another that could do that, but he crossed the line, too, by a long shot. But I miss the debates with him. I understand Tim is a heck of a player, and maybe that's why I don't understand the urge to move DOWN. But, by banning him SSUSA did not infringe on his free speech rights. They just punished him for crossing the line and not pursuing the issue in the proper avenues available to him. Free speech comes with responsibility. And we, as Americans, have too often lost track of that.

, Dec. 5, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RULING WMC 50-Major Matter

Thin2win-who was hiding in the bushes? SSUSA had their annual convention and was waiting for him to come-IN PERSON-and make his case. He did not have to pay the $175 attendance fee. If it meant so much to him all he had to do was go and make his case the proper way-to the committee. They would have given him the latitude to say whatever he wanted to. But HE chose to make his charges here-which is only a message board-not a forum for making a case in a situation like this. He crossed the line numerous times calling Fran, Dave, and Terry liars, and did it hiding behind the keyboard. It appears that SSUSA acted well within the existing guidelines, but maybe the guidelines need to be re-examined. Tim could have presented his plan or suggestion to the committee for consideration to change the way the rules are written. Whether he was right or wrong about the issue-Tim did this the wrong way, and that's why he was banned. He had every chance to do it right.
, Dec. 5, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: prayers for T Rex's (Terrell Stokes) wife, Becky.

Prayers from Patti and Mark Weber.
, Dec. 4, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Joe Browns' All-Stars Disbanding

I didn't see this thread until today. I admit to still being a bit in shock, but Mike did everything for this team, and I can certainly understand that it became too much. While I do wish we had tried to stay together, that is all in the past now.
Mike, thanks for all you did. I have enjoyed the ride. Now it is time to embark on a new adventure. I will miss playing with my old friends, but they will remain friends. I trust the future includes new friends.

, Nov. 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

It would have to be a phasing in, as the fields are the ones to make the change, not SSUSA. But if they made it a requirement by, say 2018, maybe it could be done. I think it is a significant safety issue, at least equal to the issue that resulted in the advent of the orange bag at first.
, Nov. 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can you get faster?

At our age, fast and faster are relative terms. I think it is more who slows down less so they appear faster than everybody else.
However, since my knee replacement, I have slowed considerably, so I am going to work in the off season on running sprints and trying to gain something back. It seems that after a surgery like that you tend to shorten your steps. Running down a hill will force you to lengthen your stride, and in theory that will help. (losing weight helps too).
It's worth a try.
, Nov. 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why have the mat?

19-the game will never be perfect. We are all amateurs,(except for the few paid players), and umpires are hard to find that will take the crap and still try to call. This just takes some of the guesswork out.
I think each field should have a 12 tall pole available and before each game they should stand it up between the mound and the plate and let each pitcher throw a couple pitches next to it. I think a lot of players and umpires would be surprised at what they see for height.
, Nov. 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Softball Spring Training

I have been reading all year about how when the Dudley opens up it is amazing. Mine finally did in Phoenix, and it became extremely hot overnight. I must have 500 cuts or more on it. And the durability is also amazing.
, Nov. 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Thanksgiving to all from the SCSSA

Happy Thanksgiving also from the Webers.
, Nov. 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

rightrj-You are right that the next 5 were also close to you. As dark as that field was, I also felt it was on purpose. But the need to win is stronger in some, and they will try at all costs. By the way, it was great getting a chance to play with you, for one tourney at least. With the demise of Joe Brown's All Stars, I guess we will have to wait for another chance with another team.
Curveball, I first wrote USSSA and ASA about this in the 80's and wrote them for many years after without ever gaining traction. It can't be that hard to make a removable rubber. I think people are too lazy to want to make the change.
, Nov. 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Southernson-you hit the nail on the head for a lot of us. Fear of lawsuits. The worst facial injury I ever saw was in 1978-with an old piece of metal aluminum bat on a shot that hit the rubber and deflected up into a guys face. It has always been part of the game. But the fear that some guy that 'didn't realize the risks'--YEA, RIGHT!' is going to sue someone is so prevalent it is ruining the game. I play third base now. Any at bat a guy could hit a bad hop ground ball or a knuckle ball line drive that could hit me. Will I sue? HECK, NO! I could probably wear Goalies equipment to ensure I wouldn't get hit. Crap! Man up!It is part of the game. And EVERY guy that plays knows it.
, Nov. 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team 1 Sports Fall Camp Report

Mike, glad to see you are back and reasonably healthy! Prayers do work!
, Nov. 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tanel cleats

I think I will go back to Tanels or something else. The Elites I bought this year lasted about 1/2 a year-not good!
, Nov. 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: First time for everything

I still love the play about 6 years ago against Arizona Rogue where we had 3 guys trapped off base on the same play. With runners on first and second, our batter hit a single to right. The runner from second rounded third and then stopped half way home as the relay came in to the first baseman near the mound. The runner from first was half way to third and also stopped. The batter had his head down and charged into second, and then realizing his mistake, retreated toward first, but the first basemen with the ball was too close for him to return. Everybody stopped. For 15 seconds. 30 seconds. 45 seconds, at least a minute until finally the guy between second and third made a move toward second. The ball was dropped on the throw and all were safe. What a bizarre play!
, Nov. 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Quadruple Play?

But floccinaucinihilipilificationalities are a welcome diversion here! It is time to lighten this message board up.
, Nov. 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

I have also played both with screens and without. I do not believe you will find a single M+ pitcher that would want it, as they are usually excellent fielders and love playing the position and making a difference with the glove too. Our league does play with screens and I am FULLY in favor of that as there is quite a disparity between some tournament players and some league players. I would NEVER go at a pitcher on purpose, but in the course of a year an outside pitch with 2 strikes, a bad swing, bad pitch selection, for me trying to take a ball out of the park to left center and getting a bit over the top of it, and of course, trying to go either side of the pitcher to hit a hole left by infielders and mistiming it just a bit can all result in a shot near the pitcher-and all by accident.
By the way, Omar, I have been playing third base this year at M+ and did experiment with a rip-it-absolutely hated it-visibility down, when I drooled it would get the mouth guard wet (LOL) and just felt in the way. I might try shin guards if I can find some that are light and easy to put on.
, Nov. 24, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Quadruple Play?

Quoting my first post-"The third baseman grabs it one step from the bag. The runner, hoping to confuse the third baseman, steps back on third. The third baseman then tags the runner first, steps on third for the second out, and throws to second for the triple play." I think we said the same thing.Dave-you are making a mountain out of a molehill! If you are going to misquote me and take things out of context, I am going to start writing mega-paragraphs in triple spacing, with bullet points and misspellings of the word Summerville!
, Nov. 23, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Quadruple Play?

Maybe we should go to the rules convention and ask for a rule change to carry over outs from one inning to the next. That would shorten games. Umpires would love it! Gosh, can you imagine the scenarios and the inane discussions that would happen on the message board with all the crazy things that could happen with the advent of that rule??
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