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Aug. 9, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Sorry, I got interrupted, Is your intent something you are proud of, Shut up and pitch. I don't intend on playing a petty game here if that is your intent.
Aug. 9, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Shut Up and Piitch, what is your need to refer to me as Private d5. Do you have a purpose. I have been a private and was proud of it. Anyway, your intended slight duly noted. No need to give Olden Slow hitting advice on this thread while the general tone has been turned negative. We could get into a pissing contest which appears your intent. My intent is to encourage constructive posts without the disparaging comments which too often occurs. I realized my efforts would solicit attacks by some, but thats fine, if it contributes to more thoughtfulness toward others. I stopped posting for a while after seeing how often peoples posts were attacked by some people. So I have told you my purpose is to take up occasionally for those I see slighted. I hope my limited effort while make a positive contribution to what is a good message board for senior softball. Again, what is your intent, is it something you can
Aug. 9, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Often when reading a post looking for intent helps to understand the message. Too often the intent doesn't appear to do credit to the writer. I suppose with an open forum some carp is to be expected. It is a bit disappointing to see so many positive posts turned negative. I will follow my own advice and just ignore certain comments, a lot like dealing with attention seeking children. Perhaps I've been expecting too much, thinking seniors more mature. Olden Slow, keep looking to improve by seeking and sharing ideas. I often learn new things that improve my game by listening to others. Seems the older I get the more I realize how much more I can understand. Good luck on improving your game. Believe me, there is much more to learn about the topic you posted about, than what some are implying.
Aug. 9, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

That which is interesting and constructive, is probably what Olden Slow wants to hear. Using an open or closed stance depends on many factors. This can be an interesting subject if the know it alls would allow others some respect to share views. If not interested in the subject you can just ignore with out the need to slight with B.S.
Aug. 9, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Open or Closed stance..

Olden Slow, you are correct, this board should encourage,seeking and sharing info. I've noticed too many cheapshots and put downs that aren't warranted. This board is for all senior players and supporters. Some try to use it to put down others, thats a cheap and easy route. The vast majority, I notice, are very helpful, so don't let the ego gamers discourage your efforts to share ideas.

Aug. 4, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

Boston, you mention keeping the threads positive. I decided to stop posting after realizing how tempting it is to be drawn into unproductive exchanges. I will continue to limit my posts after seeing how easily some are drawn onto petty ego games. If a very few habitual posters could learn, even at their advanced age, to practice more positive and healthy attitudes this board could be even better. It takes courage to change negative behavior, but it's worth it and truly warrants admiration. It will be interesting to see if habitual posters can show the character to limit the b.s.
July 23, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: appreciation to the message board members

Having seen nasty and distasteful message board posts on other boards it's been overall a relief to see the positive and helpful tone here. People posting don't need to be subjected to one upmanship games unless they ask for it. Even less bright, less experienced less skilled have a right to their views respected, though everyone doesn't need agree. I don't want to tell anyone what to do. I do think it would serve well to be mindful of the purpose of ones posts. This being said, it's time for me to make my last post for a good while, this stuff can become addictive on some level, which can cause one to get drawn into less than productive behavior. Habits can control behavior unless we control habits. Thanks for the good info shared. I hope my posts have been mostly constructive, which has been my intent. Good luck.
July 23, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitcher deception

Sounds like you understand the concept of umpires not always strictly enforcing rules and how it can affect rule interpretations. Thanks for the info.
July 23, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Strike or No Pitch

Some umpires allow batters to step out even though it's not strick to the rules. Probably, as game management, just to keep good relations, and games running smoothly . With one umpire games it can help. Also, a batter can claim a distraction, such as dust getting the eyes, allowing the batter to step out without calling for time. When umpires deviate from rules, for better or worse, it sets up past practice issues for rule interpretations. It's possibly best to give people the benefit of doubt when possible to promote better discussion, without concerns of being jumped.
July 23, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitcher deception

This is more a case of double or triple pumping with the ball. The quick pitch was also involved, along with stepping in different directions before releasing the pitch. Managers acted lame about the issue and I want to be well prepared in the future.

July 23, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitcher deception

Question: Rules concerning pitcher starting motion with ball forward and then bringing it back before starting forward to release the ball. Had pitcher do it several times in local tournament. Is this commonly allowed. I was filling in for a day and didn't pursue it when the managers didn't protest. What are others experience with this being allowed. What are the rules concerning this sort of thing. I have seen similar deception not allowed. Thanks
July 23, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Same problem. On old web I stopped getting the video on my mobile PDA, but got it on my lap top. Then I got the new video, on New web site, on my mobile. Now can't get it. To B-DUB Very sorry for your pain.
July 22, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

The hollow bats use a rod in the handle to supply bat weight someone said on this site. Perhaps less weight in the handle is what allows the solid core bat to work weight wise. Just a conjecture. It would be nice if we did have more info on the bat design.
July 22, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Reminder, Google Maps can be years old, since last update. The end of that complex looks like it could be fairly large. Anyway, many people are not happy with this saga. Hopefully, Steve and his crew are not being played by someone benefiting by stringing this thing along. I have no doubt these are mostly good people just struggling to get this right. I expect to be swinging the bat by the end of August, like Steve last said. If the date changes, I would expect an update.
July 20, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Surf88 probably thought no need to give a factory address because it was on the new web site. He indicated he wanted to help limit what he thought was unfair treatment. He also made clear as a rep for another bat company he should say nothing else. He seems to understand how upset so many are over the history of this bat. I share much of the frustration, having waited for over a year now before buying a needed new senior bat. One promised release date after another missed. The company may benefit from the continuing attention. Just give us acurate updates and facts. If you don't know for sure about something, GSC, just say so. It's no sin to not know. An apology might help when release dates are missed, instead of just saying be patient. Most people don't like being treated like over anxious children. Just release the bat when promised. We are prospective customers, nothing else really.
July 20, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

The factory being on the East coast and the owner apparently on the West coast likely contributes to inaccurate projections. The last communicated release date was late August. If other than first hand factory supervision is involved misinformation is no surprise. At this point this is like a horse race. I will place a bet on these guys. I WON'T bet on a delivery date of August though.
July 20, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

If anyone wants the factory address just go to the GSC web site. Its listed clearly with street address, city, and state. There are also introductions for Steve and a few of his reps. We can be critical but we can also be fair. I believe these are good people from their messages.
July 19, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Most everyone is all for the GSC. Unfortunately there have been stated availability dates the have repeatedly come and gone with the present management. If credibility is questioned, there has been cause. Unfortunately some have vented frustrations into insulating comments. Most of us understand business complications. Clear honest communication is all that most request. Its only a bat but evidently there is great interest, which doesn't make us dumb. This is great promotion overall, keeping attention on a coming product. When the product comes thru we who break bats often will be happy if the bat is reasonably priced. If the bat has a better sweet spot more will be happy. I don't personally think GOD needs a sport company, but nothing wrong with giving respect to ones faith. Perhaps we are all more than reason alone would suggest.
July 19, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PLAYER RELEASE

Andy, I give you credit for not playing the last word, one up game. You state your experience and share a view and let it stand. Having seen the good and bad of tournament play, I believe there is room for improvement. Tournaments are great fun and challenge. Maybe from sharing our views we can identify problems and improve the experience. Too many good players have quit playing because of unresolved issues. Too often players just wanting to play have to endure power trips which leave few options. Most of us don't get paid to play. In essence we are just a bunch of guys wanting to play and share a game reminding us of our youth. Lets keep trying too look critically at issues and find solutions. Bottom line, without respect nothing works. We are men who aren't going to put up with crap just to play a game.
July 18, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Chip, Appreciated your reply It is obvious your company has made some mistakes. I believe though you are all making an earnest effort. Most of the people here will appreciate more Info when you can make it available People have a right to their views and you have to expect some flack based on the total story here. Your web site has stepped up and given personal backgrounds. Thats a big step toward credibility, as more steps are taken you will likely see rapid support. I will contact you or the nearest representative to put my name on your notification list. Again, good luck.
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