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Real name:
Dr. Gregory R. Mann

Location:
Angola, IN

Division:
Men's 55

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Aug. 23, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

and while we're on the subject, with all of $$$$$ being made on senior tournaments, you'd think tourney's like the Northern, Western, Eastern & Southern and perhaps a few more, would think about a "Paid Entry Fee" into the Worlds to the winning division clubs.
Aug. 23, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

To make my point further, my current club (Banker & Mann) is currently playing in the Northern Championships which is about an easy 1-hour drive from me home and I refuse to attend because I have lost the "love for the game" due to the current state of affairs with Senior Softball and the Associations that operate them.
Aug. 23, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Excellent points of view Pricer........Both you & LeeLee50 have solid targets but it still comes to play with SSUSA & the Bat Manufactures plus all of the other $$$$$ making sectors they control......For the most part as a Senior Softball Club Sponsor, it's like me cutting a check for the Green Fees to allow a group of guys to go play a weekend's worth of Golf. No more, no less. These Senior Associations give absolutely no respect or acknowledgement to Sponsors (unlike the old days when they were Gold)......Just bring in the large numbers and $$$$$$$!
Aug. 22, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Closing the thread ?

Typical but they own this site. There are just certain discussions that they feel justified closing instead of continuing the topic discussion. Don't feel left out, this is typical.
Aug. 22, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Well said Omar!
Aug. 22, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

the "VIAGRA STICK".............Outstanding nickname LeeLEE50!.....and very appropriate!
Aug. 19, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Not if the Umpires used were at the minimun District Certified (a.k.a. A.S.A.) and did a required Pre-Game BAT inspection.
Aug. 19, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Been alluding to the same fact of "greed" for the past few years that the "powers/leadership" of these senior associations are and have been in bed with the bat manufactures for the $$$$$. They would NEVER ALLOW aluminum bats and blue dot balls to ever re-appear within the Great Game of Slow-Pitch Softball.
Aug. 19, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

It would be outstanding especially since it would "bring" all of these "supposed-power hitters" back to Earth. They couldn't hit their "dingers" back even with a golf ball & the wind at their backs in the old days and these "senior's only" bats of today, make them feel like Babe Ruth. My 38 oz Barrel Bomb Bat was a joy to use and very dependable and had a guarantee to boot.

Aluminum bats and Blue, Red and Hot Dots.......When the game was beautiful to play and forced a player to use his/her "God-given skills & abilities and not be aided by modern technology.
Aug. 15, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament? Or ?...

Exactly the point I have made for the past 3 seasons......Boz is correct in his statement "Was is about the money" and so is Rightrj1 "Pay their entry fee".......SSUSA like the other Senior Associations is all about the all-mighty $$$$$$$$........Regardless!
Aug. 12, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

Been alluding to the same fact of "greed" for the past few years that the "powers/leadership" of the senior associations are and have been in bed with the bat manufactures for the $$$$$. Your facts are strong HJ but like most statements & results regarding this continued financial greed, falls on deft ears!
Aug. 7, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas!!

Fabe: Keeping my fingers crossed and good thoughts with the severe weather heading for the islands. Stay dry & safe my friend! Sparky
July 31, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: northern (Lansing)

"Banker & Mann" Softball will be there in 55 Major which hopefully is played at the Potterville venue and not in East Lansing.
July 31, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Starting Pitcher Needed

Have acquired a Pitcher for Vegas so our roster is set!
July 28, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA WORLDS

The highlight of the tourney for Banker & Mann was being down by 6 to Old Style/Windy City in the bottom of the 7th and scoring 7 straight runs with no outs to win the game and reach the championship against Kinnco.
July 28, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA WORLDS

Kinnco went undefeated and took the 55 Major crown over Banker & Mann after Banker & Mann defeated Old Style/Windy City for the right to face Kinnco.
July 24, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Starting Pitcher Needed

Forgot to add: MAJOR 55 and quite possibly MAJOR+ 55
July 24, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Starting Pitcher Needed

Looking to pick-up a "front-line" Starting PITCHER for the SSUSA World's in Vegas. Level of play will be MAJOR and quite possible MAJOR+ depending upon the remainder of the season's productivity.

Indiana-based club so ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, OHIO & KENTUCKY are in play.

Interested? Contact me at: grm.phd@gmail.com


July 9, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: who's goin to ISA WORLDS Columbus Indiana

Banker & Mann Softball Club in 55 MAJOR will be there!
July 2, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mike Macenko Ultra 2

Mike: Wanted to let you know that my club that I co-sponsor ( BANKER & MANN Softball Club ), use your awesome Bats that I received from you last week to roll through the "Heart of Ohio" 55 AAA Championship with a 5-0 record. The club just loved their new war-clubs on their way to the title. Thanks! Sparky
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