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rich navarro

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Burlingame, CA

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Men's 50

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March 17, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Required Face Masks

Ha Omar,, let's not rush things.... ;-)

March 17, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Required Face Masks

Omar, all I can say if I was on a team like yours I would quit! your fielders suck!;-) Now, here is my observation... I played 40s and 50s major and plus 8years into Senior softball.. in all the games we have played, and we play about 14 to 16 tourneys a year.. two guys got hit.. one a pitcher and one a 3rd baseman.. bad hop hit the 3rd baseman and a shot right at the pitch by JK inc that ended the game as we beat them! We played against the biggest and strongest guys in the game... usually my team is associated with glove work! Not injuries from batted balls... BTW not one guy ever went to the hospital from a batted ball against us or on any of my teams! Facts
March 14, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not HAPPY with Bats Unlimited!

had a bad experience with EBAY and a seller.. first off.. my wife answers the door and it's USPS with an empty bat box... he says he will take it back and that there is nothing in it.. I notify the seller and eBay.. they do nothing and now it's my responsibility to track it all down... I summit what I found to EBAY and they side with the seller and I was sold an empty box.. Bat for my son was never delivered and I was out $150.00..
March 9, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.

I know Tri can hit them a ways,, thanks for the info... good to know!

March 9, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.

Allen,, just trying to get some type of feedback.. we can probably get 2ooo swings half swinging... I want to know how many swings a 50 major plus player would get out of it!
March 9, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.

like to know how many of you guys hit it out on a 300 foot fence 4 out of ten times??
March 9, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

Ha, turtleman... I only hit Einstein once, in a league game about 4 years ago.. felt horrible and didn't even move from batters box... he laughed and picked the ball up and threw it to first.. I wrote him an email that night and said again how sorry I was.. We were using metal bats at the time with the 44-375 in SF.. He emailed me back and said he was fine and no problem.. he knew I hadn't hit for a while and he threw me an outside pitch with bases loaded and I was trying to go to right field with it(even though I'm a pull hitter), with the wind.. I thought to myself, man that was a shot he took.. surprised it didn't do more damage.. He told me a couple of years later that he had a knot on his leg for a year... We had a laugh about it.. none the less, at the moment he wouldn't let me know at all and played it off! Tough and Crazy old dude for sure!
March 7, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

No, but if you ask your old buddy I'm sure he would fabricate a threat out of it..
March 6, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

PMSL@ Tim Millette

March 6, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

RJ,, I will have to get you a walker and a Cane and a bunch of Painkillers.. Sorry for your Rapid decline! LOL ;-)
Feb. 28, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 MAJOR & MAJOR PLUS COMBINED

I second what Timmy said about NCSSA... it provides us with Great opportunity to play and with the one up rule and the runs spotted makes for lower level teams to compete with the big boys..
Feb. 28, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

@rightrj1, who you kidding.. you don't go from 50+ to 55 major.. you will be a great player at 55... quit politicking.. Dave D will see right thru you! ;-)

Feb. 24, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 MAJOR & MAJOR PLUS COMBINED

Never combine the major and + division... only the upper 5 percent can compete in + ball if lucky.. plus ball usually has sponsors to cover cost.. End of Story.
Feb. 20, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

I hear you Cal50.. I'm not sure about only three divisions.. I don't really know anything about the AAA and AA divisions. I do know that there are all kinds of different talent levels and there is a purpose for those divisions... I think you have to have at least 20 to 30 m+ teams in the 50s to make it attractive to playin in... when I came to the fiftys 3 years ago, I believe there were only 12 teams in the entire country! They listed more, but there were teams that weren't even teams anymore AKA Five Spot. last year, I looked around and found 20 plus teams in 50s+.. That is a huge difference then playing the same 5 to 6 teams that was happening 3 years ago at the worlds..
Feb. 20, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

Cal 50, SSUSA has to make money, giving teams the potential to win a world championship in lower divisions make it more enticing for teams to participate, hence SSUSA makes more $$$$... I for one, play 50+ ball and would not want to see a water down division... I think what SSusa did last year was the correct way...instead of bumping one or two teams they bumped a bunch. which increase 50+ division to where we had a nice turnout in Vegas. I believe this is truly the right direction to go and I know for a fact there are many major teams that have no business playing against + ball caliber teams! IMO
Feb. 18, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

BTW Tim, you have a very nice 55 team with a bunch of great guys on it.. you have a very good chance to do a lot of damage in 55plus ball this year. how would you like to be broken up to just 6 players at the end of the year? would suck, don't you think?
Feb. 18, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

Well Tim.. I think that you have the wrong perspective on this. Instead of looking at the big bad Dynasty teams as a bad thing.. you should look at them as a challenge... That is how I look at it.. I always like to challenge myself, and to make the other team notice my team and myself who we are as a team and as a player... and if I play my game and my team plays their game, we have a chance to beat anyone on any given occasion.

Can't tell you how many times my teams in past were
the underdogs and we beat them.. JK INC had a record of 3Zillion and 1 one year.. and my 12angry team out of SF had two Rec ball players on it.. Beat them.. That is what it's all about in my book.. Knocking the Dynasty team off their Perch..

Anyway, looking at last years 50major plus world, We had enough teams, enough balance, and I felt that anyone could of won that tourney. A team My injured team beat, won it all.. so, the fact that SSUSA bumped a bunch of teams last year is working in my book.. IMO
Feb. 14, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

What ever you do, it should not just be a couple of teams moving up.. For the record, it did look like SSUSA got it right last year. My Warriors team wasn't the only team to get moved up last year! Also, it shouldn't be done until after the final tourney of the year... Never in the middle of the year! IMO

Jan. 27, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What to do with trophies, uniforms, tee-shirts?

another plus of donating is you can have a nice write off at the end of the year.. say if the value of 200 T shirts at $10.00 a peace = $2k write off! I have donated to the Goodwill and got a receipt for my donations in the past....
Jan. 24, 2015
swing for the fences
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Dr's don't like using cortisone to much. It can destroy the tissue if used to much..there are great videos online on how to tape for Planter Fasciitis!

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