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Real name:
Keith Benjamin

Location:
Port Angeles, WA

Division:
Men's 55

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April 22, 2022
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCHEDULES for Brickyard and Maryland Classic

Thanks Tim. Only those that have run tournaments understand your pain.
Benji
April 18, 2022
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest softballs?

Dave. Great job clarifying your balls. Carry on.
April 4, 2022
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold weather

Buy a small propane heater and keep your bats next to the heater.
March 21, 2022
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Llerandi Gloves- Senior Softball-USA

Just ordered my Llerandi custom glove. Not often do you speak directly to the owner of a company and have all your questions answered. Lou walked me through the process and together we developed a custom glove as good or better than the big company names for way less of a price.

As I have stated before, call Lou and you will not be disappointed in purchasing a custom glove.

Thanks again Lou,
Benji
March 15, 2022
Benji4
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Pro Series Glove

Lou, This is great news. Hopefully now people associated with senior softball will appreciate/purchase a great quality softball glove for a fair price.
March 2, 2022
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scorekeeping Question

It's softball. There are no errors. Only hits and outs. On base percentage is what is calculated. Walks should count as a hit and sacrifice flys are outs. Keep it simple.
Jan. 26, 2022
Benji4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for Senior League to play in Arizona.

The city of Mesa has a senior league I believe on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check on city of Mesa website.
Jan. 25, 2022
Benji4
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Pro Series Glove

Buy a Llerandi glove. Family owned small business out of Texas. Best glove you will ever own.
Aug. 31, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunset Park

Tim you forgot:

Fields 5-6 have large deep cut infields and
Lots of Goose Shit in the outfield.
Ha!
Aug. 25, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for opinions and or thoughts

My understanding is that you have a choice of the 3 options listed above. Like I said kudos to Kellerher in an earlier SSUSA tourney they were the only team that did not take an equalizer.

Shadyone33: I can't speak for other teams only that I heard teams at Worlds would be taking it if our team registered as an Open team. And yes I also believe it is about COMPETING. Taking an equalizer at the Major Plus level in the same age category is not about competing.

Benji
Aug. 23, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for opinions and or thoughts

This year SSUSA established an Open Division for teams that pick up 2 players on the opposite side of the Mississippi River from their perspective original area of registration. The Open teams must give an equalizer to their opponents. There are 3 options of equalizers:

1. Play straight up
2. Give 5 runs
3. Give an 11th defensive player

My own opinion is we play at the Major Plus level already so personally I don't care who is on your roster and you can bring guys from out of the Country and my team will play you straight up. I believe the rule was established so teams don't load up at Worlds. In my case I have played 10 tournaments with my current "Open Major Plus" team. Only one tournament did teams take the 11th player or runs. Kudos to Kellerher who could have taken an equalizer, but chose to play straight up. Having to play against other Major Plus teams with an 11th defensive player makes it virtually impossible to win a Championship, but it's softball so it could be done.

Questions:
1. If you take the runs or the 11th player should you have an asterisk next to your Team name if you win Worlds using the equalizer?

2. If you have a great team already with a good sponsor, you have the best players $$ can buy, you have players in the HOF, you have players with names on bats, will taking an equalizer change your legacy or people's perspective of you?

3. If you played against a team before that took the 11th player and you were angry and stated you would never do that and now your team says they will take an equalizer does that make you a hypocrite?

Please don't tell me rules are rules. Stopping at stop signs, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Adultery (in some states) are all part of society's rules and they are broken daily by many.

Just interested in people's thoughts. And my questions are just hypothetically speaking of course.
Thanks Benji
April 4, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major+ Teams

There are not 30 major plus teams. There are a lot of teams listed that have either folded or aged up.
The west coast teams that play regularly are Sommerville, Cornerstone, and Miken from Nor Cal. The East has Team USA, Kellerher, Adidas, and sometimes Phoenix Tube that play regularly. Ohio Elite, and Minnesota come to Vegas for Worlds.

If there are teams missing that play regularly please let me know but I'm thinking there isn't.
Unless teams start wanting to compete at a higher level, I don't see many opportunities for the Major Plus division in 55 or 60.

Benji
March 10, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

Mike Nicholas

As long as you aren't in your 20's, wore skinny jeans yoga pants, or challenged players to a fight in the parking lot then you have nothing to worry about reference my first post. If you are either of those two umpires then you stink.........

Benji
March 4, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

Personally I am glad SSUSA distanced themselves from LVSSA. The LVSSA tourney in Bullhead City last weekend was a CLOWN SHOW. No directors available, mis-information provided by Directors, kid umpires wearing skinny jean yoga pants who don't know the rules, other umpires challenging players to a fight in the parking lot, drop dead time rules in the middle of an inning, seeding games that we were later told didn't matter.

So for me personally I couldn't care less what LVSSA posted about SSUSA. There is no comparison. Won't be playing LVSSA anytime soon because it is a CLOWN SHOW...........

Benji
March 3, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: shoes

DC

I have had mine for 6 months. Played about 75 games so far wearing them. In good condition still. Played on dirt, grass and turf and good grip on all.
Feb. 24, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: shoes

DC

I have worn every type of shoe made. The HOKA's are way more comfortable than anything I have ever worn. Trust me I didn't want to drop a buck and a half but it has been well worth it.

Benji
Feb. 23, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: shoes

Hoka One. The most comfortable shoe you will ever wear. The Speedgoat 4 model is excellent. They are pricey at $150 dollars but will be the best investment you ever make.

Benji
Jan. 4, 2021
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ONYX Senior Bat with a WARRANTY

Kevin I hear it's hard for Carlos to travel anyways. I'm told he is really busy working on those free jerseys.
Be safe.
Dec. 30, 2020
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elite Sports jerseys

So I think I figured this out.

Itxsoftballer you are bitching and complaining about Carlos not responding to your email during the holidays for free shirts?

REALLY????????
Nov. 17, 2020
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Shoe Awards?

Yeah hopefully Lee recovers quickly because those FREE SHOES seem really important.
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