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Dr. Gregory R. Mann

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Angola, IN

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Men's 55

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June 20, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mike Macenko Ultra 2

"Big Cat":

It was indeed a pleasure discussing the ol' days of Slow-Pitch Softball in length with you this morning. The Banker & Mann Softball Club is really looking forward to receiving those bats next week I ordered this morning. Best wishes on your upcoming surgery and a speedy recovery.

You're still one of the finest in the game!

Sparky
June 20, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: "OCEAN TREASURES"

I realize that this topic is non-softball related but as a retired Marine Biologist and current Senior Men's Softball team sponsor (Banker & Mann Softball Club), I wanted to take this liberty of letting everyone know that my new website is up & running. If any of you have children or grandchildren that have an interest in the Marine Biological Sciences, please feel free to access my website “OCEAN TREASURES” Memorial Library by going to: http://otlibrary.com/ (cut & paste)

Thanks for allowing me this opportunity to share what has been a life-long career (other that Softball)!

Sparky
May 29, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

and to get back on the subject at hand, Pricer,Tim Stick8, Jarwood, Taits, etc. all have very well put thoughts but like I've said time and time again, SSUSA and the Bat Manufacturers are so deep into each other with the big $$$$$$ involved, they could care less what everyone has been saying on this issue. Case in point, has anyone seen any response from "SSUSA Staff" other than looking for unseen "spammers". No mention what-so-ever about possibly taking some of these ideas under discussion, etc. and by the way, I AM a card-carrying member of SSUSA!
May 29, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Right back at you my friend! I thank God every day that he took some of my physical levels away so I wouldn't be tempted to make a come-back but left me a ton to be able to travel and still be a part of this great game.

Speaking of travel Fabe, would you be kind enough to shoot me an email with your phone # and such. The wife and I are taking off on a Mediterranean cruise shortly and then we are going to schedule another trip to the islands....Yea!

grm.phd@gmail.com
May 28, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Great ideas and well but as always "taits" but sadly, the "powers to be" will not turn loose of that deep pocket $$$$ from the bat manufacturers. They are deep in bed together and neither will kick the other out for just eating popcorn!
May 4, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: brickyard

Congratulations to "BANKER & MANN" Softball Club on winning the 55 Majors Division!
April 30, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Game Time Notifications

In total agreement! 55's bracket needs to be posted as soon as possible to assist with ongoing travel arrangements!
April 30, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Game Schedules & Brackets

When will the 55's bracket be posted?
April 20, 2014
Sparky.1
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50-55 Major plus player looking for tournament team

Which state do you live in?
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.
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