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John Parisi

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Centennial, CO

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Men's 65

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April 4, 2022
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing with Eleven

Great point Stick, having the pitcher pitch to the defense, if they can.
Guys, to me the communication is key to having a coordinated defense. When the MIF was added, the three fielders in the middle seemed confused and incohesive. Rarely do I see five outfields except for perceived power hitters at bat. Most batters are just trying to find a way to get on base. I think a rover is useless positioning that rarely is in place to create an out. We don't need to play mind games with opposition's offense but play coordinated team defensive that make the outs and double plays when the opportunities are presented using a six fielders on the dirt in front of home plate. Am I right in my expectations as to who does what on the basic set up?
April 3, 2022
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing with Eleven

Looking for some strategy when playing with eleven on defense. The extra infielder is the middle infielder (MIF). I would think the MIF, most of time, plays on the dirt behind 2nd base, right or left of the pitcher depending on the batter. MIF needs to play on the dirt throw out a hitter at 1st, and cover 2nd for force outs and to start a DP. They should have a strong arm. SS and 2B player are positioned further from 2nd so MIF is closer to cover 2nd.
MIF is the cutoff for throws from LC and RC. SS and 2B players take cutoffs from LF and RF, respectively.
The MIF is the infield leader calling the defensive strategy. If the MIF goes away from 2B to retrieve the ball, the SS and 2B should know who has the bag. That's how I see it. Any thoughts or suggestions?
JP
March 19, 2022
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Balls in St George

Thanks tnacty for the question still unanswered although your personal resume was unnecessary. Dave, you know most, what is the 2022 tournament ball? Will there be one ball or is that in flux for the season?
Dec. 17, 2021
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Roster Eligibility

I can't find the rules on roster eligibility on the website. Are we back to the rosters for 70 or younger teams must consist of players from the resident state and adjacent states only? Does the resident state have to be where the manager resides? Does the adjacent state rule apply for California teams. thanks,
Dec. 5, 2021
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

I believe the problem of inequality occurs when a 70 team plays a 65 team and both have the same rating, say AAA. The 70 team has 11 defensive players plus they get five runs. That has been the double whammy that is unfair. Leave 65's alone with 10 defensive players but don't allow the 70's team to get both.
Dec. 5, 2021
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Interference and Dead Bal

Sorry for the late response Stick. The umpire felt the runner going into second base did not slide or make a good enough attempt to get out of the way of the shortstop in making the throw to first base. I understand the out at second and interference call for the out at first. The third out at home should not have been called.
Nov. 30, 2021
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Interference and Dead Bal

This happened at the Phoenix Winternationals this month. Runners on first and third with no outs. Batter his a grounder to the second basemen who flips the ball to the shortstop for the force out, who then throws pass the first basemen. Once by the ball gets by the first basemen, the runner on third runs home but is thrown out. The umpire then call runner interference at second base. The out already occurred at second and the batter going to first is now out. He said the continuation of the play resulted in the runner going home is also out, a triple play. My point to the umpire was the interference call resulted in a dead ball and the runner on third must go back to third whether he was called out at home or not as the play was over. Is the umpire in error?
I looked up the rules and reference 9.1 (H) Dead Ball - When the offensive team causes interference and 8.6 (last part) ...If in the umpire’s judgment the runner fails to avoid a collision with a defensive player involved in the play, the ball will be declared dead and that runner called out. All base runners except the batter will be returned to their previous base unless forced to advance. If in the umpire’s judgment the runner's collision with the defensive player involved in the play negates a double play, the umpire may award a second out.
Nov. 30, 2021
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Stop Swinging UP! Handpath DOWN to the Point of Contact creates a more level cutting ProStyle Swing 192

Thanks Bogie. As always good information even as a reminder.
June 27, 2021
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any Update on The Stote?

Dave, In the interim, would we consider using the Rock, my personal choice,
May 20, 2021
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement.."A Softball Athlete's 3 month Video Diary" Sm 165

I have had both hips replaced and have fully recovered. Now my knees are shot. I plan to have my right knee replaced by end of season but am concerned if it is possible to continue playing successfully with a femur having no live connection to a joint, i.e. metal and plastics on both ends. Anyone with both hip and knee replacements on one or both sides.
May 20, 2021
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Jeopardy

Good discussion. I agree with B.J. This doesn't have to be complicated by having umpires make judgement a call. It is hard enough to get the infield fly out done correctly. Let's limit judgement calls.
May 24, 2020
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Please, a story from anyone! Anything but Corona, Corona, Corona!

About three years ago, we were at Worlds playing in the championship in Las Vegas at BLD park. We made the finals winning through the consolation bracket. As home team in the bottom of the seventh, down by one with two outs and the bases loaded, our batter hits a pop up over and between second and first. The second basemen runs to catch it, misses as it bounces off his leg. The ball rolls toward the foul line. The runners on second and third score and we are jumping up and down, so excited to have won. Wait, the runner on third was called out because he stepped in the corner of the batters box. Umpire called him out as the third out and neither run counted. We lost Worlds because the runner was watching the ball and telling the batter to run, not realizing he crossed in the batters box. I have never been so high and then so low, all in a matter of seconds. OUCH!
May 24, 2020
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Thoughts to Share and Add

As I sit at home this Memorial weekend, my thoughts about playing softball stay amplified. It has been 25 years since I had a season without playing in leagues and tournaments and 50 of the last 59 years. There is so much more to the game besides winning and losing. Don’t get me wrong, winning is most rewarding and losing is very difficult. Winning I remember forever and losing I tend to forget over time. The feelings I have playing the game, especially now as a senior, keeps me motivated to continue to improve myself even as age and health robs me of what I was back when. Why is that?
I always want to do my best and be my best for myself and teammates. I miss the positives, high fives, fist pumps and other forms of recognition that happens on the spot and after. I have received more positives from my teammates after an important hit or fielding play than I would get saving the company at work a hundred thousand dollars.
Remember Monty Python, Life of Brian, “Always look on the bright side of life”. All players on the field are supportive and positive in their approach to other teams and most players. As much as I want to win and the other team to lose, the players are all worthy of positives for plays well done. In business, I read it takes 40 positive customer experiences to make up for a single bad review. The reverse is truer in softball. One positive response far outweighs a negative experience. By human nature, we capture the positives and let go the negatives. Why, I don’t know, but I can recall many positives and have blocked out many negatives. It is a good feeling to be on the plus side of life.
We want the best equipment – bats, gloves, shoes, etc. – to have an advantage and be at our best. Why do we look at our glove after not making a play or our bat after not getting a solid hit? We don’t want anything to limit our success on the field.
I grew up having baseball and football heroes, wishing I could share and feel what they have, to be like them. I never came close. Softball games, especially tournament play, are the closest I will ever get. When it happens occasionally, I am on cloud nine. I can never get enough of that feeling. I cherish the opportunities to be one of the heroes and to produce for our team. I admit it is addictive, but it feels so good.

Please comment with your thoughts to share.
April 30, 2020
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations

I believe SSUSA has done well to control or lessen the possibility of getting infected on the field of play. It is up to the managers and players to establish best safety practices with transportation, lodging and meals during the trip.That begins with only non-symptomatic people allowed to go with the team or be on the fields, no exceptions. The responsibility lies with the team and their fans and players. if there was a Covid19 immediate-results-scanning-option, that would be great, but there isn't. It is up to us to be smart, be safe, and have fun with the game we love, even with the adjustments. Each player needs to make their own decision. If you intend to play, follow the safe rules, protect yourself and others. It is a team sport.
April 14, 2020
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Proper senior bat weight as we age

Thanks guys. I think my control is good with a 27 or 27.5 EL Miss hits come from inconsistent mechanics or pitch selection, which are most frustrating. I think I'll test other guys bat weights, but purchase bat weight I currently have the most comfort and confidence.
April 13, 2020
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Proper senior bat weight as we age

I hit to all fields, going with the pitch for maximum power. I rarely hit a home run and consider myself a gap hitter. Therefore, I want to get maximum velocity I can get with a line drive. So theoretically should I go with a lighter or heavier bat. I have a pocket radar to measure ball speed off the bat but I am sure it comes down to bat speed with bat weight. Then endload versus balanced.
April 12, 2020
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Proper senior bat weight as we age

I saw on the internet older senior players actually prefer heavier bats. The reasoning is younger seniors have greater bat speed that benefits the lighter 26 or 25 oz. bats. Older senior's bat speed lessens over time so the bat speed isn't much different with a 26, 28 or even 30 oz. bat. Also, they have more control with a heavier bat. Therefore, 65+ seniors should hit a heavier bat for mass advantage as long as bat control and bat speed is good. Sounds counter intuitive to me but I plan to purchase a couple of bats and thinking of adding some bat weight. Currently I swing a 27 or 27.5 oz. endload. Please reply with your thoughts and suggestions.
Jan. 17, 2020
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: New Scrap Iron 70s AA team out of Colorado forming

Players from adjacent states to Colorado are acceptable.
Jan. 17, 2020
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: New Scrap Iron 70s AA team out of Colorado forming

Still looking for some players for a Colorado based 70 AA team to play 6-8 tournaments in 2020.
Dec. 9, 2019
IDon'tKnow 3rdBase
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: New Scrap Iron 70s AA team out of Colorado forming

Building a 70s AA team for 2020. Have 8 players and need 5 to 7 more to play 6-8 tournaments in 2020. Players in Colorado states adjacent are in consideration.
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