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Tony Baltazar

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Southern California, CA

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Men's 60

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Aug. 1, 2021
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior World Series Columbus Indiana

55/60+ Platinum division
Texas Crush 60ís - Major Plus
Jan. 4, 2021
gott2play
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ONYX Senior Bat with a WARRANTY

Benji, Benji, Benji,

You still baggingí on the free jerseys?...youíre killiní me Smalls. Happy New Year brother. Hope all is well.

Tony Baltazar
Texas Crush 60ís and 65ís



Sept. 27, 2020
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: brackets

A well placed Heisman stiff-arm Mr Dowell. Hereís your beer back. LoL

Tony Baltazar
Texas Crush - 60 Major Plus
Aug. 31, 2018
gott2play
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Sat. morning leagues

Dan,

There's a Saturday morning senior league in Long Beach. Single wall aluminum bats only. I think Long Beach is a 55 and over league. Depending on upper or lower division, games are played at either Pan Am (lower) or Joe Rogers Park (upper). Don't have a contact number, but I suspect someone on the board who plays there will respond.

Tony

Aug. 30, 2018
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocky Mountain tournament

Dave,

Easy there big fella. 620+ teams CLAMORING for games schedules already? Thatís pretty good. Iím sure the usual suspects are wanting game schedules now, but címon man. A simple, ďweíre waiting on paperwork would have sufficed.Ē

Sorry Dave, couldnít resist. See you in Vegas.

Tony Baltazar #35
Texas Crush Sixties - Major Plus
Aug. 16, 2018
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thomas Burns

Iím saddened to hear of the passing of Thomas Burns. A great guy and great player. I had the pleasure of playing ball with him back in the 80ís, lost touch and then saw him a few years ago at a local senior tourney. Still the same smiling great guy I remembered from all those years back. RIP Thomas, youíll be missed.

My condolences to the Burns family..

Tony Baltazar
Texas Crush Sixties
April 22, 2018
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SW Championship-Lorenzi Park

Titanhd,

George Robinson was the player who collapsed from apparently extreme dehydration. I heard that he may be released tonight. If anyone knows, please confirm.
Dec. 28, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: T.O.C. Florida 2018

Dave,

There are "arguments" on both sides. I agree that the problem sits squarely on the player, but that player is still playing maybe one or two age groups down from their actual age. That's great for the player who has the ability to do it, but at the end of the day the player and his XYZ team gets penalized.

I played 60 Major Plus in Vegas and after getting eliminated, played one game with my old 55 Major team. They finished 3rd and got re-rated to Major Plus. My guess is that I now have the Player Rating Index for a 55 Major Plus player. Having played both 55 and 60 there is a difference, particularly from a defense and overall team speed aspect.

This issue could be discussed/debated ad-nauseam and never come to mutual agreement. Until then, we'll just keep playing on.

Happy New Years to you and yours.

Tony Baltazar


Dec. 28, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Bat Shelf-- Who Has One?

titanhd,

Received my batshelf the other day for my Demarini Special Ops bag and it came fully assembled. Perhaps a change in their policy.

Tony Baltazar
Dec. 28, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: T.O.C. Florida 2018

Uncle Mike,

Which is why players should carry the rating at their age group. The example being that if you're on a 55AAA team, and then you also play on a 50AAA team that gets bumped, you should carry the rating as a 55 year old. I see teams with guys that do double duty in two age groups and the older team can suffer roster-wise because of the rating criteria, You're sort of penalized if you are older and perhaps good enough to play in a lower age division. In this scenario, at the end of the day you're still over 55. Just my take.

Tony Baltazar

Dec. 10, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Bat Shelf-- Who Has One?

Because my bag sags a bit, I just ordered one for my DeMarini Special Ops. $65 plus $15 delivery. I could've purchased PVC tubing, elbow joints, screws, and plexiglass/wood for the shelves and built it myself for about $45, but I chose to have it done right, LoL. Plus I get the top shelf engraved with my name, number, and the SSUSA logo (my choice).

Check out "batshelf.com"

Tony Baltazar
Oct. 2, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

Mike (softball4b),

(As you are want to say) Dadgummit! The umpire did not see it and therefore cant make the call? Its the friggin' winning run Dadgummit!...his ONLY job at this point is to watch and make sure the runner doesn't step on home plate, or in this case, slide across the line. Rules are rules and should be enforced.

The team that lost gets penalized because of umpire incompetence or lack of caring. No need for political correctness here, the umpire blew it. Disciplinary actions after the fact don't help the team penalized.

Just my take...and apologies for using your word.

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
Sept. 26, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

Gentlemen,

Why the differing opinions? It's pretty clear cut here...if the rules say no diving/sliding across home plate, then it's an out. It's no different than if the runner steps on the actual home plate, it's an out.

Some have said they wouldn't want to win a game that way...yes you would. At the World Masters we all would. You might feel bad about it, but you'd take the win.

Just sayin'

Tony Baltazar #35
Summy's Demolition

Sept. 12, 2017
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Irma Recovery Well Wishes

Ed,

Glad to hear that you and your family got through Irma safely. Hopefully, any personal damage is minimal. I stayed in touch with friends in Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota...they sustained some damage but most importantly, are all ok.

Tony Baltazar
Summy's Demolition
60 Major Plus
Sept. 3, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Beach Bash 17

Good question Dave. The same could be said about D&K Tradition as they've retracted to Major as well.
June 12, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Huntsman 2017

We will. See you then.
June 12, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Huntsman 2017

Dave (Dbax or Banned in Az),
I agree that it's one of the best tournaments of the year, plus lots of outdoor things to do in St George. I've played the last three years and definitely noticed some sandbagging. However, the staff does a pretty good job of putting teams where they belong after the seeding games.

Not sure how many games bringiton expects to play. Pretty much all tournaments we play are 5 game guarantees. Maybe he's a loser's bracket kind of guy, just kidding.

It's quite the undertaking to put these games on, so I'm ok with the $79 and $10 I pay to register. Also, Huntsman's Games are more than just a softball tournament.

See you in Sacramento or Vegas.

Tony Baltazar
Summy's Demolition - 60 Major Plus
May 23, 2017
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ed,

After this past weekend in Cathedral City, you picked the perfect time to bring up the topic of night games. For those of you not present, a player from the So Cal Riptide team suffered a heart attack during play. Thanks to a number of people, but specifically a nurse in attendance and one of my teammates performing continuous chest compression's until paramedics arrived, this player is alive today.

It was hot over the weekend, and felt much hotter than the actual temperatures. It was still over 100 degrees, so the topic of playing at night is not so out of line... particularly for the tournaments coming up during the "dog days" of summer. It'll still be warm for night games...just no sun beating down on you.

Let's not talk about tournaments being about the survival of the fittest, war of attrition, who's in shape, who's not, but rather what change could be implemented to lower risks and improve player safety and/or well being.

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
Dec. 14, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Roster Player Classification

Staff,

So a 60 Major rated player playing DOWN two age groups on a 50 AAA team runs the risk of having his R/I history changed, thus eliminating him from playing 60 AAA (even as a chip) for two seasons? The way I look at it, a 60 Major rating s/b equivalent to a 50 AAA rating. Doesn't seem fair to the player...after all he is 60 plus. You're penalizing the player for "having to ability" to play in lower age group.

Just trying to look at this rationally.

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
Aug. 25, 2016
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series

This is what you get, LoL.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tfqq48OEDdo

Tony Baltazar
Demolition - 60 Major Plus
So Cal 55 - 55 Major
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