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rich navarro

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Burlingame, CA

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Men's 50

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April 5, 2019
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reasons for team bump

you are not rated until you play... if your team got bumped, it is for their success or they added some higher ranked players! It should be an Honor to get bumped and that is the way everyone should look at it!
April 5, 2019
swing for the fences
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Vegas

I get it... I wouldn't want to pitch either! I did see you throw a nohitter in a 7 inning game against a good hitting MTC team once... something I bet never happens again at this level
April 4, 2019
swing for the fences
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Vegas

So you 60+ sandbagger! Did I hit against you in your official last game? ;-)
March 11, 2019
swing for the fences
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

4 of my friends have told me how hot they are and they all have broken them... one of my friends has a little bit of pop and broke his in 5 swings... he hits about 2 homers in a season fyi..
Feb. 6, 2019
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

I agree %100 with FFDonnie! total backyard, get some swings and beers in.. Thought our Bracket went pretty smooth and the umps got it mostly right.
Feb. 5, 2019
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

wait.. not weight LOL

Feb. 5, 2019
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Omar, saving time is not the reason for 1 and 1 count(all games have time limits!)... getting more At bats and innings is the reason for 1 and 1... Also keeping the defense not standing around so old guys can weight for a T ball pitch is another great reason to go with 1 and 1. I rather trade 4 abs with 1 and 1 for 3 abs with 0-0 count anyday! Believe me the game moves along so much faster especially on D!
Feb. 3, 2019
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Getting a read... 18 mph underhand... what's He got? LOL
Nov. 16, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major +++

Mark, why don't we give participation trophies too! Jesus, if you can't beat the best in the top division you don't need to be a world champ... if you get 5 runs and don't beat that team by 6 runs.. you really never won IMO... Major plus is not for wimps.. so when people complain (AKA Bitch and CRY) over Major +++ crap, I think it's a Joke in the first place that any Major + team needs to give up runs or extra player to the other team.. Put your Big boy pants and play straight up.. The team you play will respect you more!
Aug. 10, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Kudos on new balls

never said they were as good as the Rock.. just much better than the Stote they were using in the heat every where else than Vegas!...
Aug. 10, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Kudos on new balls

Tattoo, it's new this year in SSUSA.. enough said!
Aug. 6, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Kudos on new balls

Omar, last year and this year in northcal, the fireball isn't the same as it was 3 years ago... it has changed.. I used to love the fireball.. now when it is over 80 degrees it is soft! I can tell be the amount of HRs... been very few compared to 3 years ago... the new Trump plays like the fireball of three years ago...
Aug. 6, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Kudos on new balls

99 degree heat and the new Trump balls played fair for everyone hitting them... much better than the previous balls... North Cal needs to get these instead of the Fireball they are now using... Thanks SSUSA!
May 4, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Get rid of the 1-1 count

Meanwhile, back at Reality Central the empirical data continues to show the rate of games reaching the 7th inning at ≥ 98% for the divisions playing the "1-1" count ...

this says it all... if you are that pathetic of a hitter that you need extra pitch to time a 18 mph softball, you should quit playing!


1 and 1 moves the game along..playing defense is a better game... guys have to swing!
March 13, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bullhead Last Week?

Dang Mr Nutz, with all the time between the games you think you would have time and place to take a dump.. like Rick said.. it was well run and they had kids behind the fences getting HR balls back in quickly! thought it was well ran.. PS Thanks for the BBQ Rick... Great job! Much appreciated!
Feb. 3, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spot the Major + player

Agree with Benji4 and Dave, Major plus is not for lack of confidence types.. Although it's been a division (at least in the 50s Major plus level) that most major teams would try to avoid over the last 5 years for a few reasons.. Lack of teams at tourneys, playing with the Big boys, and getting out of one of the (IMO) the best divisions with great competition and lots of teams!(Major 50s)

I will say this, for me personally, winning Major tourney just makes me feel like we won the B division.. I felt more validated playing against the best teams in the country at Major plus division... We even squeaked out a win against the best team in the country last year... So all the silly little rings that you can win throughout a year mean very little to me and the only thing that I would consider truly a World Championship is a Win at world in the MAJOR PLUS DIVISION!
Jan. 10, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

40 tripleA =s a lot of sub 600 hitters... innings go quickly! try the major or major plus division.. a bit different I bet!
Jan. 10, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

I play league 1-1 counts and most of the time we go 7 innings with open innings every inning.. anyone that thinks that it wouldn't add to the amount of innings played(aka speed up the game) is not very good at math! PERIOD! As a fielder it is great not to be standing out there waiting for someone to get thru their firs pitch.. 1-1 makes a pitcher more apt to throw a strike and a hitter to swing at it.. Facts! Those who try to paint lines will have to get it right quicker.. I prefer more innings to less innings which leads to more at bats and a quicker flowing game.
Jan. 10, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "team "player

Curty, to many factors in Senior softball... if your team ages up you usually have a few that can't come with the team due to younger age so they need a new team for a year or so..

another factor could be Money, they might get a better deal than your team can offer.

another factor is the travel.. if your team is located in the same area.

all of these factors hit my team this year..

Now as far as good team player.. I tend to judge all my players in my dugout based on how they are in my dugout and playing field.. I expect any player in my dugout to be part of the solution and not part of a problem. I find I find out more about the character of any player when things are not going good either with themselfs or the team.

I prefer the player that fights thru and doesn't bring down others or his team. prefer the player that doesn't take his bad at bat to the field!

So, that being said, I sure everyone would like to keep good players and good guys on your team for life, but things happen.. We lost a bunch of Great players this season because of our teams Age up and a full ride offer from another team.. I still think they are good teammates based on how they fought all year to be the best team we could be.
Jan. 3, 2018
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0 Count

Seems to me the older age groups get to their positions on the field slower than the younger guys. This means less playing time=s less at bats.
1 and 1 would make guys swing at first pitches which moves the game a long.. but then again, maybe the game is as slow as the old dudes want!

More at bats =s more fielding and running. Me personally, I prefer more at bats and more chances to make a play, so I prefer the 1-1 count.
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