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Real name:
Jim Cary

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Longview, TX

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Men's 65

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Aug. 23, 2011
jim16
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 65 major plus

I am looking to add 2 players for 65 major plus team Guru Softball for SPA nationals in Dalton GA thursday, friday saturday sept 8 9 10. You must live anywhere west of the Mississippi
Jim 903 236 3459
Aug. 22, 2011
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 52 Core Ball

I absolutely disagree with Einstein and 4x4. Testing different balls to see how they fly is perfect off of a tee. The swing is always the same and the only variable is the ball and watching how it flies will tell you the differnce in the balls. The temp of the balls is the same, the wind is the same and the bat is the same. You can change the bat and see the differences in the bat as well. With live pitching timing is part of the equation and you cannot be consistently the same like you can off of a tee.
June 7, 2011
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: guru 65 M+

This was our first major tournament win in quite a while. Tryhorn's bunch is always tough and we were luckly to squeeze out a win. We are really looking forward to the national tourneys later this summer.
Thanks Bob, see you in Dallas in a couple of days.
June 6, 2011
jim16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference?

When a runner is tagged out, his body still has the right to exist. Its umpires judgement as to whether the runner interfered and is totally his discretion. You cannot protest, ball strike..out safe or interference obstruction.
June 6, 2011
jim16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Baseball ruling?

Since we had a rules discussion, I'd like to ask this one, it happened in one of my grandsons baseball games.
Runner on first, no outs. Pitcher goes into the stretch and pauses, runner on first steals second and the pitcher doesnt flinch, he just continues his pause. The runner is now past second when the pitcher throws home. Batter lines out and throw goes back to first to complete a double play and the umpire calls the runner out. I dont think it was the right call but I am not sure. Since the runner was past second when the pitch was thrown, I think he only has to tag at second, which he did.
June 6, 2011
jim16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: fair or foul ball

Fair or foul is always the position of the ball, never the position of the fielder.
June 6, 2011
jim16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Old Spice Presents: You make the call, Part 574

Stick, This is a terrific rules question. My thinking is that the whole play evolves around the runner from third. As you described the play , I dont think the runner did anything wrong. He avoided a collision on his first pass by the plate and had an obligation to touch home and he had to do it before the second runner scored. You stated that he "accidently" bumped the catcher, this means that he didnt attempt to dislodge the ball, he just attempted to score. I say no interference and the play stands, both runners safe.
March 8, 2011
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats for Senior leagues

This past weekend I played NSA sanctioned senior tourney and we used senior bats and the 52 300 NSA Sanctioned ball. NSA can allow this combination. The ball traveled well. We are a 65 team and quite a few out on a 315 ft fence with wind blowing out. The ball definitely bounces higher and more infield defense. I liked it
Feb. 11, 2011
jim16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interference or not?

Interference is a call TOTALLY left up to the umpires judgement. The batters physical body has to exist and as long as he isnt doing anything wrong he shouldnt be called for interference. If the umpire rules interference, its interference and if not, its not interference. No protest is allowed and regardless of what actually happened, the umpires judgemet stands.
Feb. 1, 2011
jim16
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Broken Ultra 2

Free agent,
There are two issues inregards to a bat's durability. Warranty is an issue that has to do with normal wear and usage. The UII has no warranty. However, when a bat breaks like you described it is a different issue. That bat was defective and ALL poducts including a non warranty bat have comsumer protection if the product was defective. When calling the company explain that you know the difference and that this bat was defective. They should replace it. LMK
Jan. 12, 2011
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

We've waited a long time for the new Senior Combats and it looks like we are still a couple of weeks away. Jim 903 236 3459
Feb. 12, 2010
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Forgive Me for Being a Bit Selfish: A Prayer Request

You are not selfish, you are commanded. Mena is on my prayer list.
Feb. 3, 2010
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

Bob Lauria was certainly a great pitcher and pioneer of USSSA pitching style. Buddy Slater is the greatest of all time. He played senior ball with our SAWTRE team in 1996. He lives just outside San Antonio and was part of the Texas Connection, Bill Ferguson, Micke McCarty, Dick Bartel, Richard Willborn and Billy Blake, all from around San Antonio.
Jan. 31, 2010
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

I just recd an update on Larry Fredieu. Larry's biopsy was positive, he underwent colon surgery and doctors say they fell they got it all. Approximately 11 inches was removed and the outlook is very positive. Larry will undergo chemo to be sure its all gone and radiation is also possible. So, it was bad news and good news and if anyone can totally beat it, its Larry. He has a wonderful loving family and has so many friends including the softball community who are praying for him. He is truly blessed. Becky, I spoke with Chico and he shared this with me.
Dec. 31, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

Becky, I've seen your post and you and Larry are in my prayers. I think I've seen them all and Larry is certainly at the top of the all time great list. Getting to play a few games with him and my good buddy Chico was one of the highlights of the year. Larry really lit it up in the two tourneys I was there. The Dallas tourney had a lot of the great hitters in attendance and Larry absolutely was the "man". He is still in great shape and can play defense too. He can win this battle if anyone can. I will call Terry Perryman and Mike Macenko and get Larry on their prayer list, having two guys like that intercede is like a hot line. Jim Cary
Dec. 23, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Eye Bounch

Good thread. I like to teach my outfielders to track the flight of the ball like a "cat" not a "dog". A dog bounces and runs hard. A cat crouches and keeps its head still and totally under control. Think like a cat in the last few steps and the bouncing phenomenon will go wawy.
Dec. 14, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BEST PITCH TO THROW

The best pitch to throw is the one most difficult to hit and location dictates where you need to throw it. Being able to throw many different pitches to different locations is what makes pitchers successful. However, the question is worded differently. The best pitch to work on is ABSOLUTELY the knuckleball. It moves and goes through the air slower so that it messes up timing. The problem is controlling the pitch, it goes where the wind blows. Yes, Andy Purcell is the best IMHO. I wish I could throw one, its my weakest pitch yet I know its the best one to use.
Nov. 8, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To sue or not to sue

You intentionally put slanderous words on this public site with intent to harm my business.
I also have private emails that were clearly blackmail threats against me and my business. That type of internet activity is criminal as well as civil.
Thank you to SS USA for doing their best to wipe it out but it is easily found through google and other internet search engines. You have made it a public record.
Oct. 30, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Make the Most of Life, By Carl Gustafson

Read carefully guys, Carl actually DIED on the softball field just like he foreshadowed in his SS USA column. However, Paramedics brought him back and he is still with us. He was totally gone for a minute or two.
Oct. 29, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls in general

We all want good bats and good balls. We just have a different opinion on what those are. ASA and USSSA both have MAJOR bat problems, we in senior ball have MINOR bat problems. In ASA "If you dont cheat you will get beat". In USSSA you have to "cheat to compete". In senior softball you have to be the best to win and cheating doesnt get you there. We use the best bats, why would any sane person try to doctor their bat to hit it maybe one foot farther and risk law suits and banishment. We in senior ball have the bat issue pretty much solved.
The .52 Cor 275 pound ball is more about solving the bat issue, not the ball issue. The 52 plays the same hot as cold and there is only about a 3% difference in hitting a wood bat verses a senior bat. The ball almost solves the bat problem, does solve the temperature problem and the major players (By the way, Joe, you ain't one of the major players) actually voted almost unanimously that they preferred the .52 over the 44 375 ball. In the Canada VS USA game on ESPN BOTH teams voted that they wanted to use the .52 and not the 44 375. Joe, you are right we want good balls and good bats. The rest of what you have to say is showing your IGNORANCE. If you'd just smile, show up and play and SHUT UP you might even be appreciated.
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