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Real name:
Jim Morgan

Location:
Plano, TX

Division:
Men's 70

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July 10, 2019
TexasTransplant
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Does the run count?

Dave, it even makes me mad when I see a player on the opposing team do that.

June 27, 2019
TexasTransplant
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Do we win or do we lose

It's a timing play. If the runner from third crossed the plate before the runner going back to second was put out, the run counts; game over. You can't have a force play once the batter has been retired.
June 16, 2019
TexasTransplant
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid-west Championship

JB, Boyd Metals will be there as a 70 AAA team. In past years there have been 5 or 6 70+ teams of various rankings. I believe Ok-Ark will be there. There are usually teams from the KC and St Louis areas.

While I don't live in the Rogers area, I do have family in the area. They have not been impacted greatly by the flooding. Most of that was in Eastern Oklahoma.
June 13, 2019
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: site to buy/sell used senior bats

Frank, softballfans.com has a special forum for buying and selling bats. As with the FB page referenced above, you have to have some level of trust in the buyer. They do have buyer ratings posted by other sellers, however.

Would hate to see you give it up, but I'm afraid we're all getting there.
March 11, 2019
TexasTransplant
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: senior slow pitch softball

Kirby,
Where are the teams in the 70+ and 75+ divisions in this league based?

Jan. 8, 2019
TexasTransplant
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: drop down box for rules under the title TOURNAMENTS

canon, I have the same problem on my Mac. Prompted by your post, I just tried it on my new Chromebook and it works.

Dec. 3, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Soft Toss Machine

I had a Wilson soft toss machine. It didn't toss the balls high enough to simulate slow pitch pitching. I built a stand so that the balls would go higher, but, with regular softballs, it was too erratic to do any good. Possibly, if you used cage balls or something else with out seams, it would perform better. After storing it for 12 years, I ended up putting mine by the curb for the local junk guy to pick up. Maybe it improved his hitting.
Dec. 3, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: God Just Got a Great Leadoff Hitter

We have lost our leadoff hitter and friend and my warm-up partner. Johnny Haney died from a heart attack Saturday at his home in North Little Rock, AR. Our team had evolved over the years as we aged and went through multiple sponsors (Central Arkansas Seniors, Teeters, Crackerbox, Bank of Rison, and, most recently, Boyd Metals 70ís). The one constant was Johnny at the top of our batting order. He was the consumate leadoff hitter. A left-handed batter, he could dink the ball to left field, hit line drives to all fields, and, when the outfield tried to cheat in to stop him, he could bow-up and burn them. He was a little over-weight and, in recent years, his knees had limited him to a designated hitter role, but more than one shortstop learned to his dismay that Johnny could motor down the line. It was almost as if he willed himself to get there faster. Frequently the opposition would shake their heads when Johnny displayed surprising speed to first base only to be lifted for a pinch runner because of his knees.

Johnny loved the game and no one played it with more passion. If there was a game to be played, Johnny wanted to play it, whether it was 100+ degrees or we had been sitting in the hotel two days watching the rain, he was ready if there was a possibility of a game.

If they play softball in heaven, and what kind of place will it be if they donít, God just got himself a great leadoff hitter. I hope when we meet again, Iím good enough to be on Johnnyís team once more.

I hope theyíre playing two up there today. Rest in Peace, Johnny.

July 10, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Achilles Tendon Injury

Challenge your physical therapist. Let him know that, despite your age, you're seriously interested in getting back to your sport. If a good physical therapist knows you're willing to put in the work, he/she can develop a lot of injury and sport specific programs to help you heal faster. And don't skip the work at home between PT session!
July 8, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Achilles Tendon Injury

Had a similar problem about 12 years ago. Heel spur with calcified growth on the tendon. The doc surgically severed my achilles, removed the spur and, as I understood, scraped the calcified growth off the tendon, then reattached it.

I had the surgery in December and was playing by the end of June. Did rigorous physical for four months, three times a week in the clinic and every day at home. Every case has its own peculiarities. If your doc is telling you one year, maybe your problem is more severe, but it wouldn't hurt to get another opinion.


June 19, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 50 Team in North TX

There are senior leagues in Richardson and Grand Prairie.

The Richardson league plays at Heights Park, on Floyd Road just south of Arapaho on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Most nights teams are looking for players. Come out and pound your glove, you can probably hook up with a team pretty quickly.

I believe the Grand Prairie league plays at Mike Lewis Park on Monday and Wednesday.

There is also a day league that plays throughout the Metroplex, however, you have to be 55 for that one and it's probably not going to be a good fit if you still work.

All leagues have a lot of tournament players, so that would be a good way to get involved with a tournament team.
May 29, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is the infield fly rule based on physical ability to catch the ball?

B.J., I will grant your point that any fielder might conceivably catch an infield fly, but it must be a ball that CAN BE caught BY AN INFIELDER with ordinary effort. Here's a good synopsis of the rule from the umpire section of the Softball Fans board:

"ASA defines an Infield Fly as "a fair fly ball, not including a line drive or an attempted bunt which can be caught by an infielder, pitcher or catcher with ordinary effort when first and second or first, second and third bases are occupied with less than two outs." Every other organization (USSSA, NSA, ISA, SSUSA) defines it in much the same way."

My question is when does a player, in this case the 11th man who frequently moves around the field, cease to be an infielder? If he positions himself 50 feet behind second, is he still an infielder for purposes of the IFR? 100 feet? What if his team elects to play him at the same depth as its "regular" outfielders?

May 29, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is the infield fly rule based on physical ability to catch the ball?

A related question: When you get to the 70+ age group (65+ in SPA) and have the 11th fielder, how do you determine when he/she is an infielder and when he/she is an outfielder? The most common alignment I see is to place the 11th man in the center of the infield, somewhere immediately behind 2nd base, but it's not uncommon to see this player 20, 30, or 40 feet into the outfield and possibly in LC or RC depending upon the situation. When does he cease being an infielder for purposes of the IF rule?

May 14, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching screen preferences

We use a rigid, 4" x 7' screen in league. We are able to simply chain it to the backstop between sessions. I provides significantly more protection than the PitchSafe.

My BP group uses it PitchSafe and it is hard to beat for mobile use and if you have to break it down and store it between sessions.
May 3, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate mat size

Interestingly, the SPA rulebook shows their mat to be 35" x 21"; two inches wider than the SSUSA mat.
Feb. 17, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC LAST WEEKEND

And while you're at it, just publish the names of the teams and the tournaments they won. You don't have to read them all off. The program is too long. One guy at our table was actually asleep.
Feb. 2, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Roster Rules for Older Player Also Playing in Younger Age Group

Thanks for the quick response. And for the clarification about "on the roster" versus actually playing.
Feb. 2, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Roster Rules for Older Player Also Playing in Younger Age Group

If a 70+ year old player who plays primarily with a 70AAA team (Rating Index 3) is also rostered on, and occasionally plays with a 65AAA team (Rating Index 4) in emergencies, does he count as an "Out of Rating" player on the roster of the 70AAA team.
Jan. 25, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Senior softball in Ft. Worth texas

Birman, I believe the league that played at Mike Lewis park is moving back to Trinity View in Irving this year.

Jan. 23, 2018
TexasTransplant
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Senior softball in Ft. Worth texas

Not aware of a senior league in Ft. Worth. There is one that will be playing in Irving this year. Here is a link to the league contact information on this website:

https://seniorsoftball.com/?league=202

There are a number of tournament players of all age levels in that league.

There is another league in Richardson, but that would be a pretty good haul from FT Worth.

There is also a daytime league that plays in a number of cities in the Metroplex, including Ft. Worth. It has A, B, & C divisions. I believe you have to be over 55 for the A division and over 65 for the C division. Not sure about B. Lots of tournament players of all ages in the A division, although obviously the 55's are somewhat limited because so many still work. Here is a link to their website.

https://seniorsoftballdfw.com/about-mscsa/

If its tournament ball you're interested in, there are several teams in the area that play in various age groups. Probably the best way to hook up with them is through these leagues.

You'll have to cut and paste the links. This site doesn't let you post live links.


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