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Discussion: Fields at Shadow Rock

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Sept. 27, 2016
Bballer3
21 posts
Fields at Shadow Rock
Played there a few years ago and the fields were not that great. I was wondering if any positive changes were made to any of the fields there recently and if so....to what fields?

thanks in advance!
Sept. 28, 2016
Dirtball
Men's 65
14 posts
Played there this weekend 60AAA, all infields are dirt, well groomed. Fields #3 and #4 have turf outfields in very good shape.
Fields #1 and #2, outfields are still grass, somewhat worn and rutted.
Sept. 28, 2016
pizzaboy
50 posts
I played RC for Pill&Pill this weekend at Shadow Rock.The dirt infields on the turf fields were OK with few bad hops and of course the outfields were excellent.The big minus on field #4 was in late evening the RF,Rc,2b ,P and 1b couldn't see the ball off the bat.Don't even get me started about the outfields on fields 1-2!They are pathetic with a capital P.My goodness they are terrible.If I were SSUSA I'd be ashamed to use those two fields.They have a few vine weeds trying to cover the dirt and rocks in the outfields.Plus the infields were yielding quite a few bad hops!If I were Rick Pill and paid that much money I'd still be beating someone's ear!!!!!I can't believe they used those fields in a tournament of this magnitude!But hey what do I know I'm from WVa!!!!!!
Sept. 28, 2016
rick#8
28 posts
Jay, how did you guys finish, and just be glad you didn't play at Cheyenne park, terrible fields and very very seedy neighborhood.
Sept. 29, 2016
pizzaboy
50 posts
Rick great to know your alive and kicking!I always say the best catch I ever saw in Senior Softball was by you.Was that before or after you hit kicked out of the game in the first inning after you got a hit?We did well because we were short two outfielders that's why my old butt was in right center!We came in 5th out of 39 teams.W ere you playing out there?Always a pleasure and don't be a stranger.
Sept. 29, 2016
rick#8
28 posts
Jay, haven't played for a couple years but would like to get back into it, and it was after I got kicked out in the first inning after a 2 run homer, standing up for our lead off hitter, oh, that was you. stay in touch and tell your Dad (Gary Bonner) hello.
Sept. 29, 2016
hurdler52
22 posts
you are correct pizzaboy, Shadow Rock is ok for day play, but is a tragedy waiting to happen under the lights. The lights are very weak and low for any fly balls to be seen in the outfield and there is terrible glare in the infield around 2nd base and shortstop. This park should not be used for
night play.
I hope SSUSA listens to these comments and rectifies this situation for next year.
Sept. 29, 2016
Jon44
Men's 55
116 posts
Outfields on 1-2 are horrible. It's the worst field I have played on in any senior event to date. I am always paying close attention to field assignments for worlds and the spring tourney hoping and praying that I don't get stuck at Shadow Rock. I am actually surprised they even play games on 1-2. Fields 3-4 are great-- no issues there.
Sept. 29, 2016
Dbax
Men's 60
1819 posts
It's Deja Vu all over again.
Sept. 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2698 posts
Dbax ... And then there was the guy who walked up to me last weekend and said "..Thanks for putting us at Shadow Rock. The new fields are really nice and the older ones are still better than ANYTHING we have at home in San Antonio. Why do those guys complain?.." ... The only honest thing I could tell him was "..Because they can!.."
Sept. 29, 2016
wagon487
Men's 55
578 posts
Dave, you are really going to try and defend Shadow Rock based on someone playing on an ever worse field than Shadow Rock? Which is hard to believe. Those two fields in front are awful. Not level, rocks everywhere, ruts, clumps of grass and weeds in the outfield. Tons of bare spots. The dugouts didn't even have a cover on them.
I played there last year in the finals of 55 AAA. 105 degrees everyday and no cover. It doesn't sound like it got any better. The back two fields, great.
Sept. 29, 2016
mad dog
Men's 65
4173 posts
dave that guys was on drugs......you know that.....LOL......
Sept. 30, 2016
Webbie25
Men's 65
2264 posts
Mad dog-either that or Dave pulled a 'Sheldon'--"was that sarcasm?"
I played a night game there 2 years ago-we were on one of the artificial fields. It was a mess-way too many balls got lost in the darkness. I know we are older and eyes don't see as well after 40 in the dark, but.......
Sept. 30, 2016
mad dog
Men's 65
4173 posts
yeah i have watch some games out there...and it did look a little dicey for the players.....as for dave....who knows....LOL.....
Sept. 30, 2016
jolly52
Men's 60
53 posts
We played at shadowrock in the 60s division Fields were fine for daytime use a little rough on field 1 Outfield... umpiring was good.. then came the night games a whole different scenario since fields are two levels lights from other fields showing right in your eyes hard to see the ball... I Thought Field one was bad at night but I think it was fied 2 was horrible.. We started early in the morning... started our second night game at 10:30 and wasn't finished till quarter to 12... to me this wasn't a softball game it whoever was lucky enough to see a ball and catch it... lights were horrible gave neither team a chance to prove who they were all it did was see whoever could catch a shiny object cause you couldn't tell it was a ball... having 60 year old players out on this field after being there all day and not finishing up till midnight is dangerous luckily no one got hurt ssusa please go out there and take a look for yourselves at night I agree this field shouldn't be used at night too dangerous...
Sept. 30, 2016
TOMAR77
Men's 65
301 posts
We played all Day Games on Fields 3 & 4 only. Being that the outfields were artificial turf they played FAST and with high bounces you could adjust to. Infield is dirt and fairly well maintained. So all in all Fields were good.
Tommy
Git-R-Done 65
Oct. 1, 2016
pizzaboy
50 posts
77 you lost me when you said all fields at Shadowrock are good!!!If you think field 1-2 are good softball fields I question your knowledge about what a good softball field is.I've been playing Senior Softball since 2001 and those are the worst outfields I've ever played on.I played in Morgantown,Wva and those outfields are terrible but fields 1-2 are worse!
Oct. 1, 2016
TOMAR77
Men's 65
301 posts
Pizzaboy, first of all I love Pizza's I bet you make a mean tasting Pizza. Have to try it sometime. Take another look at my message. I stated that we played on Fields 3 & 4 only. By anyone's standard they are more than adequate, in Fact they are Good. Now, Fields 1&2 are Bad !If they are not the worst fields I have ever played on, they are damn close. Played on Fields 1&2 a few years back they were horrible and still are. So I hope I cleared the air re: my comments. We are in agreement re: Fields 1&2.
Rest Easy, glad you gave me a chance to clarify.
Tomar
Oct. 1, 2016
pizzaboy
50 posts
77 I used to play for a really good team back in the day in Pa.Bobtown Pizza.So when this new fangled thing Social Media came out I took the username Pizzaboy.Agree with you 3-4 are nice 1-2 shouldn't be played on especially at our age.Have a good one!
Oct. 3, 2016
Axemansa
15 posts
Gotta agree with the comment regarding San Antonio fields. It's a shame that we no longer have great fields like they do in Vegas. The best complex we had (Sports Park) was sold to a school district. We seniors play on arguably the worst fields in San Antonio (Normoyl).
Oct. 3, 2016
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1220 posts
Shawdow rock wasn't as bad as I thought it would be after reading post last week... We played 6 games there on three of the four fields... worst thing I had seen there was the first base bag wasn't set correctly... very loose and not all the way down. other than that the park wasn't that bad IMO.. the turf field were hard as a rock if you decided to dive in the OF it would a very hard landing...
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