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June 7, 2011
Men's 60
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XReno 2011 50, 55's
Feeling much better Joe, thanks for asking. I have finished all my Radiation and Chemo and am looking at Temecula/Hemet in September as my first tournament back. Hope to be back in some form for Phoenix in October.
My point with my last post was if we train ourselves to watch the ball, it really doesnt matter what a pitcher does antic wise. The ball still has to be thrown in the batters general direction at a pretty slow speed.
Still it will be interesting to see how SSUSA addresses your concern or if they address it at all.

Sorry I had to start a new discussion, I couldnt get into the original post.

A B I G hello to Krispy Kreme aka (Pinky)
June 7, 2011
Men's 50
28 posts
E4/E6...glad to hear you are feeling better...I hope to see you competing in Hemet!
June 8, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
yes e4/e6 you are right,just wait till it is thrown,it is coming in slow(less than 25 mph).
glad to hear your feeling better......
June 8, 2011
Men's 50
3114 posts
Let's get this straight.
You think those who opposed, protested verbally and vehemently and didn't approve of illegal/distracting/deceptive antics
of the pitching in the Sommerville(Mavericks)
vs Northwest Legends in RENO
50 Major Plus games either aren't good enough hitters or are whiners and cry babies.
That would mean that Parnell,
one of the best hitters in the country,
John Kramer, one of the biggest hitters
in the nation, Mickey Hughes, Dave Meggison,
Aaron, Gary, and the rest of the old Mavericks
who dominated senior softball for a couple of years running
would all fit your sadly self-serving
and obviously ignorant statements.
Think you should apologize
for putting your foot in your mouth to all of us
and these guys in particular?
I would say that would be a majority opinion.
And you weren't even there to experience it
and form your own opinion.
Sad, sad Dog.
June 8, 2011
Men's 50
3114 posts
Yes, John.
We'll see if SSUSA will step up to the plate
and address the issue which erupted during
the heat of battle in Reno and will again
until a clarifying decision is rendered.
SSUSA needs to determine the meaning behind
"no fielder shall attempt to 'intentionally' distract a batter", as well as help the umps
learn specific rules regarding quick pitch,
continuous motion and keeping the same foot
on the rubber all the way through the delivery
which would render illegal the switching of a pivot foot as Donny did repeatedly
and jumping toward the mound before the release
of the ball which he did a lot, too.
Again, I don't care if they allow
us to go to U-trip creativity and deception
as long as everyone is on the same page
and recognizes that more hot balls will go through the middle when pitchers
are more distracting.

Keep up the good work, John.
You're the best of us and I hope to see you soon
on the field.
June 8, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
it sounds to me you are scared of a pitcher that throws a ball,less than 25 is slow pitch softball,let the pitcher do whatever he wants,not like he is gonna blow it by you with a 95 mph fastball.if you feel the need to hit middle b/c of being fooled well i guess ...........
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