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Discussion: 2007 End of Year Observations

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Nov. 3, 2007
Men's 55
62 posts
2007 End of Year Observations
Now that we are just about to the end of another great senior softball year how about sharing some reflections about this year?

1) There seems to be lots of parity in senior softball at the national tournament level. This includes East and West of the Mississippi. Anyone can win on any given weekend. That is a good thing!

2) The younger guys coming into the national championship program are top quality players and more important they seem to be top quality people. While I'm not sure senior softball is growing across the board I do think the quality of the teams and players at the national tournament level keeps improving. That is a good thing!

3) SSUSA and SPA are certainly the big dogs in senior softball with the most teams participating in their national programs. Maybe that is a good thing?

4) Senior softball will start again in 2008. And that is certainly a good thing!
Nov. 5, 2007
Men's 50
18 posts
Mike, some things should never end!! Like this year ..Although personally, starting the year had some moments I would like to forget,the journey was one I will never!!..We..Windy City Softball had great year, winning [4] 50 major national championships,including SSUSA this past weekend in Phoenix. Balanced, and truly competitive softball all year..But the most important observation I want to make is about the quality of the individuals that make up the entire senior softball organization...From having the best teammates/friends one could ever want..To former teammates paul ,randy,tito, big bird,bird man... To meeting and building friendships with gentleman like yourself,sully, wags, allen from ga, einstein, bogie/roberts const, dennis wilkerson/schone's,and big cat/ motown..Great guys,...who I will never forget...This is what makes senior softball so special!! Life is way too short, enjoy friendships, love family,and give it everything you got on the field....Look forward to seeing you all next year..Wishing all a Happy Holidays and a prosperous and HEALTHY New Year...Special thanks to Fran,Dave,Terry,and Ridge and many others for all you do to promote this awesome game we love.Wish you ..the best!!!! Vinnie..Windy City Softball
Nov. 6, 2007
96 posts
My 2 cents worth as a previous 50's now, a 55's is that the BOOMER Generation and those above me are carrying the QUALITY of the game to levels that the younger guys dcn't believe till they come and play It's pretty amazing whether at the AA to M+ levels how talented Senior Softball has gotten. It's the most fun I've ever had in my entire softball career of 30+years. The friendships, relationship with team mates and getting to know others around THIS GREAT COUNTRY is "AWESOME"! Winning is STILL FUN, celebrating a National Championship is an experience you can't explain ,with ur friends for a weekend, a CHAMPIONSHIP RING to remember the weekend(s), etc,'s PRICELESS a KODAK MOMENT forever! I cherish them all. I thank you to all my team mates and coaches the last 4 years who have made my career complete and maybe some more fun times to come....

It's a real pleasure shake hands across the miles and smile with u....

Good Hunting for 2008!

Dayton Legends 55's
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