|July 27, 2008|
|Team disbanned, looking for a competitive team to play for.|
Our team is no longer playing and i would love to find a team that is looking to bolster there team for the strech drive to the worlds and next year if it is a fit.
55 years young, i can and will play 50 or 55's
Been playing for over 35 years, would love to play shortstop, but as equal playing any position, can even pitch.
I have played at the AAA level and major.
Good hitter, really good speed, good fielder, team player.
E-mail me for more info.
|July 28, 2008|
|By the way live in Southern California|
|July 28, 2008|
Sorry to hear about your team. What happened? How's everything else going? Talk with you soon.
|Aug. 1, 2008|
How are you doing long time no see.
Hope you are doing well.
Like i told Ken, i am starting to feel like Barry Bonds, i can still play, but no one will pick me up :)
Starting to think about maybe it is time to retire from playing, i still have my health no bad injuries, feeling good, also will give me more time to spend with my Granddaughter who is now turning 11 weeks, and all the money i spend on tournaments i can spend on her and family.
So to retire might be more of an advandage.
Funny we think we have a lot of friends in the softball circle, but when looking for a team you find out who your true friends are :)
I wish you and yours the best this year and in the future, see ya Andy.
PS You may not see me on the field any where but if you are looking for me i may be in or near one of your local Bars :) I may look to get in a bar league say something like the 2 fisted drinking league :) :) Or maybe on the golf course learning how to play golf, that would make Bob Bader and my son happy :)
|Aug. 1, 2008|
Many teams are full. We may have needed a player, but now we are not playing SSUSA tournaments, unless they correct their ratings for us and other teams. that all got the shaft. Our schedule has changed, therefore, no Roseville or Phoenix. There will probably be a low turnout for Roseville this year. Now we have a player coming back from a 2 month layoff. We are back to a full team.
Might be a good time to take a break anyway till SSUSA sorts out their problems. Your son and granddaughter will be very happy to spend that time with you too. Many teams have withdrawn from SSUSA and/or disbanded from being incorrectly rated this year and lack of teams travelling far to tournaments. At least they finally bumped up No Dice to Majors. I guess 4 rings was enough. LOL! 3 more teams called me Wednesday and 1 today that they are not going to Roseville this year. They all asked for my list of other tournaments, since they do not believe anything will change at this time. Anyway, enough of that for now.
Our team usually goes to 10-12 tournaments a year, so I have plenty of time to spend with my 5 grandkids and 3 daughters, and that is way more important, precious, and rewarding than softball. You can never get back those times after it passes by, and it goes by fast enough. I used to only play 5-6 tournaments a year, because I coached/spectated my daughter's teams. I am glad that I will never have to say that I wish I would have........! I did it right with unbelievable memories and bonding with my daughters and now grandkids. Take advantage of all this extra time.
Keep in touch,
|Aug. 1, 2008|
|Norm, everyone will want to play golf with you. Especially if you play for money, lol. I'd be happy to join you and Bader. Maybe I'll get some of his money too. Iím tired of just drinking his beer, lol.|
|Aug. 2, 2008|
|I just don't get it. We get to play the greatest game around even at our age, and yet some people still want to cry they're not getting a even break. As far as no-dice getting moved up, we played them at the tripley a level and competed with them all the time. If its not the ratings, its the balls, not the balls then sun in your eyes. I don't care who we play, just put me out on the field and let me enjoy this game. I don't aways agree with the way things are being done and some of the rules, but i think over all they try to do thier best and be fair to all teams, but "we" don't aways agree with them As for your team not going to the california cup, and others I'm sorry to hear that, but i think it will still go on and everyone there will enjoy themself just the same. Hope you change mind about ssusa and if not that's alright too.|
|Aug. 3, 2008|
Iíll try to answer this for Andy because heís not the only player that feels this way. Many teams have tried to work with SSUSA, but for reasons unknown, they wonít even talk to us. This is the ONLY reason you heard about our problems. If they would answer our calls and emails, you wouldnít have to hear us ďcryĒ on the message board. You guys in Sacramento seem to feel that anything said about unpopular SSUSA decisions is a personal attack on you, and you have to call us cry babies. Well buddy, I would love to have the opportunity to play against you and No Dice. I wish they would get rid of the AAA and make everyone Major. When we played the Old Dawgs and the rest of the norcal teams as the Basehawgs, we were always competitive, and enjoyed the competition. Now they were moved to major because of their accomplishments in ring tournaments. We, and a lot of other teams, were moved to fill out the ranks at the major level. Turnout in majors for a lot of tournaments was poor at best, and getting worse. They had to mix them in with the AAA and major + brackets just to get them enough games. Their answer was to send AAA teams to major, whether they had earned that distinction or not. On June 10 there were less than 22 teams at major. There are now 32. But they never stopped to think that teams are now forced to disband or play in other associations events because they realize they canít compete at major. So, instead of increasing their revenues from tournaments, which for them is the bottom line, they will lose more. All you have to do is look at the turnout at the Cal Cup to realize this. The answer isnít for you to call us names. It is for you to help us influence SSUSA and get this ratings mess fixed so we can all enjoy the game we are so fortunate to still be playing.
|Aug. 4, 2008|
I could not have said it any better than that!
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