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Dr. Gregory R. Mann (a.k.a. )

Location:
Angola, IN

Division:
Men's 55

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April 14, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: brickyard

Banker & Mann Softball Club will be there in 55 Major..........
Feb. 20, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best of the Best 2014 Tournament of Champions

Excellent........Thanks for the assistance!
Feb. 20, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best of the Best 2014 Tournament of Champions

problem........the link you have listed is non-workable!
Dec. 20, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Perl........If you took the time to look, I am only a "Sponsor" that is concerned about his team and the game he loves!

p.s. Never hit a ball out during my entire playing career but was a lifetime .600+ hitter

p.s.s. Be careful like BObatbrkr mentioned until you come face-to-face.
Dec. 19, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

BObatbrkr: IN TOTAL AGREEMENT WITH YOU PARTNER!

We have "Senior" ball to keep us feeling young and enjoy the game like we did in the 'ol days, so why not relax and play under the same type of conditions, equipment, etc. that we did back then which simply means, you didn't hit them out back in your hay day, so what makes you a Carl "Tex" Collins (Hall of Fame with the Detroit Little Caesars) now!


Dec. 17, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

Now "IF ONLY" the "POWERS TO BE" will read and consider these quality ideas and formats!!!!! Take it to Vegas they WON'T!!!!!
Dec. 17, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Now "IF ONLY" the "POWERS TO BE" will read and consider these quality ideas and formats!!!!! Take it to Vegas they WON'T!!!!!
Dec. 17, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home run and divsion rating thoughts

Now "IF ONLY" the "POWERS TO BE" will read and consider this format!!!!! Take it to Vegas they WON'T!!!!!
Dec. 15, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

fever...........it only makes sense if these associations are supposedly all-fired worried about safety especially the Pitchers.

It would also take the pressure of Umpires that for lack of a better word, need some serious training on what and what is not a strike. Those Umpires would not have to worry about height, just if the ball hit the mat.

Simply put, unlimited arch for the Pitchers which as you stated, would truly allow for those Pitchers from the ol' days that played in the upper levels and covered the middle with a stationary delivery and then backed up instead of the lower division type Pitcher that walked in.
Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

BObatbrkr........My point exactly...........Played for Little Caesars owned by Mike Illich (owner of the Tigers & Red Wings) and he and his manager the late Gary Vitto got who they wanted regardless of their address and if this format was used today, it would like you mention, suddenly get very competitive.

SSUSA and the other Senior organizations only care about one thing and that is $$$$$$$$. No qualifications for Worlds, just cut a check. If that is the case, then I as a Sponsor want to put together MY TEAM and not one that handcuffs my Manager and total team potential.
Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

adding to my above statement, as this rule applies, I can SPONSOR a club in Hawaii, Florida, California, etc. but even though I am the SPONSOR, I could NOT PLAY WITH THE CLUB because I live in INDIANA. Seems a rather ridiculous rule if you ask me.
Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

adding to my above statement, as this rule applies, I can SPONSOR a club in Hawaii, Florida, California, etc. but even though I am the SPONSOR, I could NOT PLAY WITH THE CLUB because I live in INDIANA. Seems a rather ridiculous rule if you ask me.
Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Duke.......Totally agree with the "unlimited" arc. It would take away from any "questionable" Umpire judgement. If it hits the mat, it's a Strike. PERIOD!
Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

and while I'm at it, let's open some discussion involving another matter from this past season and that is this state to state roster crap.

Bats are big $$$$, tournaments are big $$$$, travel is big $$$$ and I as a sponsor this past season, spent some big $$$$ SO WHY AM I AND MY CLUB RESTRICTED TO THE PLAYERS THAT I WANT TO PICK UP JUST BECAUSE THEY DON'T BORDER THE STATE MY CLUB IS REGISTERED.

As a sponsor, it's my $$$$ and the SSUSA as well as the other Senior Softball organizations should look at this what is in my mind, a totally ridiculous rule.

If I want to put up the $$$$, I should be allowed to pick up any player in the club's classification regardless of where they live.

Once again, get back to the way it was in the 'ol days. Big $$$$ sponsors put together quality clubs REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEIR PLAYERS WERE FROM.
Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

and while I'm at it, let's open some discussion involving another matter from this past season and that is this state to state roster crap.

Bats are big $$$$, tournaments are big $$$$, travel is big $$$$ and I as a sponsor this past season, spent some big $$$$ SO WHY AM I AND MY CLUB RESTRICTED TO THE PLAYERS THAT I WANT TO PICK UP JUST BECAUSE THEY DON'T BORDER THE STATE MY CLUB IS REGISTERED.

As a sponsor, it's my $$$$ and the SSUSA as well as the other Senior Softball organizations should look at this what is in my mind, a totally ridiculous rule.

If I want to put up the $$$$, I should be allowed to pick up any player in the club's classification regardless of where they live.

Once again, get back to the way it was in the 'ol days. Big $$$$ sponsors put together quality clubs REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEIR PLAYERS WERE FROM.




Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

mad dog.........Posting the same response for this topic as well............

I remember when the ASA allowed the Pitchers the "unlimited" arc and boy did the "bombers" complain...........I don't mind watching a "true big man" hitting the bombs but watching many, many players this past season that I managed & played against back in the ol' days that could not hit a golf ball out and now many, many years later, those same players now have "the beast" as a nickname. A true performance joke!
Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

mad dog...........I remember when the ASA allowed the Pitchers the "unlimited" arc and boy did the "bombers" complain...........I don't mind watching a "true big man" hitting the bombs but watching many, many players this past season that I managed & played against back in the ol' days that could hit a golf ball out and now many, many years later, those same players now have "the beast" as a nickname. A true performance joke!
Dec. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

A very simple solution is to EXPAND THE HEIGHT LIMIT TO AT LEAST 15' for the Pitchers.

The GOOD HITTERS would adjust and the height expansion would get the rest of the hitters back to thinking & swinging as in the good ol' days!
Dec. 13, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR MIKE MACENKO'S RECOVERY

Get well soon big fella.........Watched you perform for many years and my sincere best wishes for a speedy & healthy recovery to one of the "true gentlemen" of the game!
Nov. 28, 2013
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Thanksgiving to the Senior Softball Community

Sharing holiday blessings this time of the year with one's family and friends is truly a wonderful time. This great game of Slow-Pitch Softball we all love is also truly a blessing as well as are the individuals who participate upon its fields of play.
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