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Les Barnes

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Milton, FL

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Men's 60

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May 23, 2024
lb16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championship Compliment and Criticism

Just curious what was the difference in the balls? Could it be the cover? I brought this up awhile back and was told there wasn't that much of a difference between synthetic and composite cover I still beg to differ.
May 6, 2024
lb16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Bat testing standard

John, No I don't work at a bat testing facility. But have seen and swung senior bats that test well above 170 that have great performance. And I am play on a 60 team mostly base hitter with an occasional Hr. Kind of confusing on one post you are complaining about not being able to use ASA or USSSA bats and the other saying the pass/fail on seniors should be 140? Just a little confusing with all the points about compressing barrels and such by older guys and then complaining about not being able to use ASA or USSSA bats. And by the way I agree with your stance on being able to use ASA or USSSA bats in senior if someone wants to.
May 6, 2024
lb16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule understanding

1.Umpire made correct call. 2.Batter can run out of baseline as long he's not avoiding tag. 3.Once runner enters dead ball area "dugout" he should be called out.
May 6, 2024
lb16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Bat testing standard

SSUSA Staff - I applaud the attempt to hopefully curtail and eleminate the bat cheaters. My question is why is the pass/test # so low? 140 is awfully low most bats will crack well before they get to that #. In my opinion it should have been minimum 170. Jmo thanks!
March 2, 2024
lb16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Music City

Tourney is now less than 2 weeks out. Still no team list, game times and the most important field assignments?
Sept. 19, 2023
lb16
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 49 turning 50 Next Year

Rob - Oct.1 is when you should be able to play in most senior tournies as this is usually the beginning date for the next year fiscal year.
Sept. 18, 2023
lb16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Worlds bracket

I guess a few more days equates to 5 or more? Tournament is less than 2 weeks out as of today still no brackets?
Sept. 8, 2023
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What do 12 and 6 foot arcs really look like?

My rant on pitch arc. I have seen consistently in all senior sanctions. Pitcher throws pitch 8-10 inches over head height of an over 6' pitcher called illegal almost every time "flat". Next pitch 13-15' range hits mat no illegal "strike". All sanctions should go to 6-10' that way you don't have to constantly swing at 13' plus pitches a little over 10' or so would still be acceptable. I know it's underhand and all that but if it is being called correctly consistently something should be changed. JMO end of rant!
Aug. 4, 2023
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentionally Dropped Fly Ball or Line Drive

Tim you conveniently left out this part of the rule: Note that the batter is not declared out in this situation if the infielder permits the ball to drop untouched to the ground except when the Infield Fly rule applies. I never stated intentionally dropping ball! Letting ball hit ground is allowed in every form of baseball!
Aug. 4, 2023
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentionally Dropped Fly Ball or Line Drive

Runner on 1st is irrelevant if batter runs to 1st there is no chance for double play. Yes the defense is being penalized for the batter not doing his job. Have turned multiple double plays by doing this in young ball was never called dead ball and the same applies to baseball rules including MLB. There is a reason the infield fly states runners on 1st and 2nd or bases loaded it is because no double play could ever be turned if runner runs to 1st with only 1 baserunner on 1st.
Aug. 4, 2023
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentionally Dropped Fly Ball or Line Drive

Turning2 - I am specifically asking about a pop-up in the infield not touched by a fielder. I understand the ruling in relation to a dropped line drive or even a dropped pop-up. Still wanting to know why a not touched pop-up to infield with only a runner on 1st is called dead ball when not touched by fielder. Again rule is awarding batter for not running to 1st and penalizing defense.
Aug. 4, 2023
lb16
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentionally Dropped Fly Ball or Line Drive

Donna, What is the purpose of this rule? If the batter who hit ball runs toward 1st like he should it would not matter if fielder without touching ball lets ball hit ground. No double play could be turned. So you are penalizing the defense for the batter not doing his job and running to 1st.
July 6, 2023
lb16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden Senior Softball

Kevin, So am I reading this right Baden is going back to synthetic covers as opposed to composite if so this is what made the SPA Baden ball absolute garbage! Just trying to understand what is going on with the ball for sure. Thanks!
March 22, 2023
lb16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Music city

Brett we got nothing for 1st place except a plaque?
March 17, 2023
lb16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Music City

I like how the SSUSA staff are punishing the teams that didn't back out of the tourney. I can understand the shortened pool play games but not the bracket play games WTF!
March 14, 2023
lb16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Music City

Tim, I mentioned weather as the reason some teams probably backed out. Nothing stated by me about basing decisions by SSUSA on the weather. It's going to be in the in the 20's at night and low 30's sat. morning for pool play. That is why I believe some teams backed out. JMO!
March 14, 2023
lb16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Music City

Tim, I would think most teams dropping are because of the weather forecast JMO. With that when will the revised schedule be updated? Thanks!
March 9, 2023
lb16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Music City

Tim, Any confirmed update on fields? Same boat as Rocky wanting to book Hotel. Thanks!
March 8, 2023
lb16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Music City

SSUSA staff when will field assignments be posted for Music City? Thanks!
Sept. 15, 2022
lb16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: The new Senior Baden ball.

SKings - I agree with you on the comparison. Comparing to Senior balls out there the new Baden ball lags a good bit behind The Tattos that ISSA and now SPA use. Why SSUSA didn't just get there own version from Tattoo who knows. Maybe Dave can answer that. But will say this is the best ball SSUSA has used recently.JMO!
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