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Real name:
Murray Williams

Location:
Austin, TX

Division:
Men's 65

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Aug. 4, 2020
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

60 Major Plus: 1.Texas Crush; 2. Windy City
May 26, 2020
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Life too short

RIP, Doak.

March 13, 2020
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Refund for spring worlds

Thanks, Dave! My friend appreciates your uncomplicated answer.
March 12, 2020
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Refund for spring worlds

If you are 65 but playing on a 60, 55, and 50 team will you still be allowed to play in a tournament with one of the younger teams? Asking for a friend! 😊
Feb. 24, 2020
MurrayW
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Fielders choice or sacrifice

No, a fielder's choice counts as an out and not as getting on base. If you go by on-base percentage, the batter would be 0 for 1 on this at-bat. Also true for errors, but most softball teams I know count errors as getting on base and not against you on OBP so that there are no arguments on whether a batted ball is a hit or an error.
Feb. 21, 2020
MurrayW
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley Bats

Yes, a HotW.

Feb. 18, 2020
MurrayW
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley Bats

Dudley has a balanced two-piece bat in testing. I hit with it a few weeks ago. I prefer and end load bat but this bat was very hot. Lasted around 600-700 swing. Hopefully, they will put this into production soon.

Dec. 2, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery

I had rotator cuff surgery along with relocating my biceps tendon and cleaning up some bone spurs 5 years ago on my right (throwing) shoulder. It only hurt when I threw and I could hit and do everyday activities with no problems. Like you, I thought about becoming a left-hander...for one day! I researched it a little and realized that I would have to do thousands of throws to make throwing left-handed seem natural. You know, that whole 10,000 hours of practice thing!

After the surgery and rehab, the pain went away when throwing. The one problem I have had is that I think it is too tight and I have limited external rotation when I cock my arm to throw a ball which limits the distance I can throw from the edge of the dirt at 3rd to first. Fortunately, I have old slow guys running to 1st base!

Good luck with whatever decision you make.
Nov. 22, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

It's slow pitch softball. How bad can the next strike be to hit?

But I agree, no matter if I get 2 or 3 strikes, I will hit the first pitch that I see in the zone where I hit the ball the best.
Oct. 28, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Price gouging

Yeah, what r4pitch said. No one is forcing you to buy one of their bats and the free market will let them know if they are pricing them too high. There are lots of bats out there to choose from so it is not like they are a monopoly and the only vendor you can buy from.

As someone who cracked about 10 bats this year, I would be willing to pay more for a bat with a warranty. It would be like getting a two for one deal.
Oct. 25, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Legal roster?

Why not play 50 major with these friends? Why do 10 major players want to play on a AAA team?

Are the 3 that are turning 55 going to be playing on a 55 major team? I think that they may still be carrying their 50 major status when playing 50 since that is what they last played at. Maybe after two years of exclusively playing 55 major they would be eligible to play on a 50 AAA team without counting against the number of major players allowed IF they hadn't been playing 50 major in those 2 years.
Oct. 17, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Torn meniscus

Something to consider. https://www.painscience.com/bibliography.php?sih
Aug. 26, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: vegas

Dave, I'm fine with you putting the 60 Major at BLD, but not the 60 Major Plus. After all, it's all about me! :)

Aug. 25, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: vegas

No, please don't put 55 Major on those short BLD fields.

May 22, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: SO CAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Women’s 50s Major

@LilUte34, I just used 10 teams to make the bracket math easier.

In the 60 Major Plus in Vegas a few weeks ago there were 3 teams (but 1 team dropped out when it got to bracket play) and we played 3 days. For Reno this coming week, there are 2 Major Plus 65 teams and we are playing that in two days, but it is on a Tuesday and Wednesday and I had already made my reservations to fly out on Thursday because we could have played 3 days. It's too late to change. The thing to remember for your 5 team bracket is that you are not the only teams that are vying for the fields. I don't like it any better than you do, but it wouldn't be fair to squeeze your games in and make other divisions have to space out their games.

If I had my way I would like our 2 team 65 Major Plus bracket to be played this Saturday and Sunday with Memorial Day as a travel day to save vacation time.

May 22, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: SO CAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Women’s 50s Major

I still work and I don't like having to use all my vacation for softball either, but I understand it (it's even worse this year for me playing on a 65 team that plays during the week in addition to my 55 and 60 teams).

With a 5 game guarantee instead of 2 like a straight double elimination tournament, you have about 1/3 more games to play in the tournament. For 10 teams you need 40 games for bracket play and 15 more for the pool games. So if a double elimination tournament takes two full days to play those 40 games, you need the extra day to play the other 15 games for a 5 game guarantee. And as Dave pointed out, there are not an unlimited amount of fields so they have to be shared by all age groups, genders, and skill levels.
May 10, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New 50 player

Biskit is a great guy and hitter. Would be a key addition to any 50's team. Good luck finding a team, Biskit.
April 16, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

Thanks Benji! Same to you and your team this year.

April 16, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

Benji4, it's not all about our batting. We were eliminated from the World tournament a couple of years ago when our pitcher did his job and got the batter to pop-up in the bottom of the buffet inning. Unfortunately for us, that pop-up went about 278 feet for a home run that cost us the game. After the game, the person who hit it said it was the first home run he had hit in over 20 years and he wished his grandchildren were there to witness it.
April 15, 2019
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

FOFO, yes I have played at Shadow Rock. And a league bat is still not going to keep line drives to the gap and outfield popups from going out of some of the parks at BLD that are little league sized. As I said I will play wherever they put us, which is hopefully Dodger Stadium or Wrigley. Thanks for the well wishes and good luck to you this season as well.

Wrigley: L-280, LC-288, C-295, RC-288, R-280
Dodger: L-270, LC-300, C-315, RC-300, R-270
Crosley: L-270, LC-280, C-295, RC-280, R-270
Fenway: L-270, LC-285, C-300, RC-285, R-250
Yankee: L-265, LC-280, C-285, RC-280, R-275
Angel: L-278, LC-285, C-300, RC-285, R-270
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