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Real name:
Gary Kadow CPOA Cleveland

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Mentor, OH

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Men's 55

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July 4, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Yikes, much to my surprise, we went to enter this tournament a few days ago and found out they are at full capacity. only 42 teams now due to losing Shelbyville & Dunn as field sites. We got put on waiting list. I sent entry fee via paypal and keeping fingers crossed.
June 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Thanks Nancy, I have No reason to fib on a softball message board :)

Maybe about the 410 foot home run that really went 301 with a 45 MPH tailwind ????
June 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Tim No shot taken, thanks. We will play games at anytime, anywhere, but certainly you can understand teams not wanting to driver 40 minutes one way 80 minutes round trip to a field if it can be avoided (over three days)

I emailed the 3 folks at ISA on your tournament link

One of them emailed me back stating " We will not be playing in Shelbyville as they seem to have double booked"

^^^^ if true we will get entry fee in and look for rooms in Columbus and hope for the best ^^^^


June 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

A gentleman from ISA just emailed me and said he doesn't think any games are going to be in Shelbyville, as the complex appears to be "Double Booked" at this time ????

Dave I believe your last post didn't completely print?
June 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Nancy, Thank You YES that is my point, don't want to find out we play in Shelbyville 2 days and have to go to Columbus the last day or visa versa.

5pm and 6:30 championship games is also going to be a struggle for the teams that need to get back to other states and work Monday Morning. Id hate to get done at 8pm, drive six hours home, and be back at work at 6AM, which is another reason to just play at one site or the other.

any Rain Delay can get the entire tourney backed up too.

With Social Distance Guidelines, I would hope an entire division can just play at one site or the other, not both.

We are just happy to play at this point, since the first three months of our season wiped off the books.
June 15, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Thank You to All.

I did not know about Jerry Jacksons passing. I had met him several times over the years.

Nancy, thank you, the 40 minute one way drive is indeed why I am inquiring.

If we pick the wrong town to get motel rooms we have 80 minutes round trip drives to the fields, and in the past we have been to tourneys where, especially on Saturdays, you could play at 8am/ 2pm /7pm as an example.

I will contact Amy Jackson as we move closer to tourney time. Hopefully the tourney season cancellations are behind us now ????

We travel all around the USA for tourneys each year, for some reason the motel room rates in Edinburgh (in general) are higher than everywhere we go including Florida/Vegas/Myrtle Beach or other.
June 13, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Checking Status on this event this year? I know its ISA but I believe SSUSA assists?

Looks like if this is a "Go" that there are two sites this year, Columbus and Shelbyville.

Probably too early to tell, what divisions are playing where? We want to start shopping for motels ASAP, would prefer to not stay 25 miles away from where we are playing.

We play 55AAA, I also "assume" teams would play in either Columbus or Shelbyville, and not be shuttling back and forth between complexes/or days of the weekend?

Looking forward to something since our entire tourney schedules for April/May/June has been wiped out by the virus.

Thx
March 17, 2020
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) Part II

Thank You SSUSA this is indeed the right call and decision in my opinion.

From a health standpoint, we are all seniors. Some people are carrying the virus with no signs that they are. Seniors hang around with other seniors (not just on the field but at home and off the field). Don't think you are healthy and invincible. We are all humans, and potentially fragile.

Seniors are in a high risk category for this thing called "Death" as it is. Death is a serious issue.

Being in a dugout or at the hotel close to other seniors who may be carrying the virus and not showing signs is like playing Russian Roulette. Don't take the chance

Sure everybody wants to play ball (and also do a lot of other things that we cannot do like here in Ohio, going out to eat or to have a beverage with your buddies) that's all closed. Not to mention going to pro and college and high school events. My daughter supposed to graduate college next month. She might not because the on-line classes she has to do are OK but she isn't getting hands on training in a hospital this semester.

From a marketing standpoint. If we as senior ball players want to set examples for everybody else, lets not be the ding dongs and only folks out playing in sporting events with groups of people from multiple areas. The entire nation is shut down with sports. Its not sending the right message, and in-fact, probably would look "reckless"s to those who do not understand the game we love and create a bad image.

Lets all hunker down and stay safe. I work for a company that employs about 1,100 people and am involved with multiple safety protocol meetings that seem to be changing about every two hours.

Sure people had fun playing ball in tourneys last weekend. Folks this isn't about Fun. Its about saving your neighbor and fellow humans when it can be avoided to some extent.


Feb. 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2020 Johnny Bailey Ultra 12" reviews?

mck71 yes when we hit indoors we use 52/300 balls and older bats or non senior bats. its just cage hitting to stay in the groove. Some guys might take a dozen or so swings with a newer bat. Every swing on those is precious though.


Feb. 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Isa world series

Nancy 2019 was the only year we ever played at Dunn. That was on Friday only, we played at Lincoln Park Saturday and Sunday.

I think 50 major had to play at Dunn Saturday? Yikes.

So I don't know what it used to be like?
Feb. 16, 2020
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2020 Johnny Bailey Ultra 12" reviews?

mck71 thank you!

Anybody used them in games yet? Being in Northeast Ohio we wont get outside for 7/8 weeks or longer yet either. Even then might still be too cool to swing new senior bats in practice.
Feb. 16, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Isa world series

Dave, no problem understood & thank you.

Dunn "could be" a decent facility with some TLC.

The Fence Distance is OK. Maybe in a year that it's wetter, the outfield would be OK and I know irrigation is expensive to install. Was looking for tumbleweeds in Indiana there last year. The infields could be addressed and repaired pretty quick and inexpensively "I think?"
Feb. 16, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Isa world series

This is a very good tournament, my opinion, very well run by ISA.

The only thing I would like to see different.

They use two facilities that are like "Night and Day" in Disparity

Lincoln Park is a 6 field facility, very well maintained, nice complex, good setting for as big tournament.

Dunn Sports Complex. (opposite opinion of Lincoln Park) Just my opinion, probably others. Not the type of facility that warrants world, or regional tourney games.

We were fortunate to only play our seeding games at Dunn and Double Elim at Lincoln.

I believe some other teams had to do the reverse and play Double Elim at Dunn???
Feb. 16, 2020
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2020 Johnny Bailey Ultra 12" reviews?

Checking in to see if anybody has any reviews on the 2020 Miken Johnny Bailey 12" half end loads?

12" in general not easy to find yearly. One of the best bats I ever had was a Miken Freak 12" 2015 U-Trip bat that broke in 2017 and was near impossible to replace. That bat was better than many senior bats I've swung.

Any review on the new J.B. version appreciated. I did see the A. Tanner video on-line.
Aug. 7, 2019
17Black
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How does it work

Other Associations do this too--------not just SSUSA

SSUSA did the opposite we got moved from Major to AAA three years ago. I lost several players who wanted to still play Major at Nationals and Worlds, so we became a legitimate AAA team from that point.

Had to fill out appeal forms with all other associations as we wanted to play same division in all associations

In a rival association, we finished 2nd at their world tournament (only six team bracket) last year, (1-1) in seeding games and (4-2) in double elimination for a (5-3_ record overall but still got bumped back up to Major---------we did hit 14 home runs in 8 games which is less than 2 a game.

But it is what it is, so we play Major in that Association and still AAA in all the others until we hopefully actually win something down the road.

In the meantime we still don't hit very many homers as a team, but we often score 20+ a game

To me your average runs per game "MAY" mean more than the homers, because if you hit 6 homers a game and only score 10-12 runs a game are those teams really major too?? A team that can often score 20/24 + runs a game with two homers may be the stronger team.

Lastly when we got moved to AAA from Major we just kept playing the game, replaced our lost players with a few new players, had tourneys where you would occasionally do very good or maybe go (1-4) all weekend which isn't fun either.

But we keep getting back on the horse, won a few tourneys in other associations in 2018 (after two very hard seasons) and we keep playing for the Love of the Game regardless of division.

No its not fun losing, but if you are surrounded with good friends and team-mates that are good to hang out around on the weekends, (and don't mind getting back on the same horse) sometimes that's more fun than the actual ball games too, and can pay off in the long run.






Aug. 6, 2019
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA World Series

Team Illinois Congrats on Winning 55AAA---------You got us in the darned open inning on Sunday. We ran out of gas after that. Nice Job. GK CPOA Cleveland.
Aug. 6, 2019
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA World Series

Jeff, Congrats on winning 55 Major. You always have a strong team! GK
Aug. 2, 2019
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA World Series

Agreed on Dunn---------fortunately we only played 2 seeding games there Friday in 55's. I believe 50 Major was there for the main tourney Saturday & Sunday---------Dunn won our vote as the absolute worst playing complex we have been at since our existence as a team beginning in 2013.

On the other end of the stick however, we LOVED playing at Lincoln Park Saturday and Sunday, was like playing in Yankee Stadium compared to Dunn.

I also agree it was very well run tournament, organized, on time, overall pretty good umpiring.

I knew something was up when I went to the Managers Meeting Thursday evening, and the tourney director's head dropped when he even mentioned the word "Dunn"

The last time we played in Columbus Indiana was 2016, and we never played at Dunn, so I didn't know what to expect. We were at Lincoln Park all 3 days back then.

Aug. 1, 2019
17Black
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: AAA team from Ohio Needs Shortstop for Richmond VA August 9/10/11

Looks like it might have been Olympian Athletic from PA?
July 30, 2019
17Black
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: AAA team from Ohio Needs Shortstop for Richmond VA August 9/10/11

Thx who moved to Major?

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