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Real name:
Ken Lange

Location:
Thousand Oaks, CA

Division:
Men's 55

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July 6, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Regarding equalizing teams.

Taits,

My email has changed. Please resend it to klange11@verizon.net

Thanks, Ken Lange
June 4, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Midwest Championships

Dave, what happened to the games That were supposed to be scheduled at Berens Park in Elmhurst. Did you lose the fields, or just not need that many?
May 14, 2009
Ken
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PPR

Ok, but if he uses the taser, are you allowed to use your glove and drop back to defend yourself? I can just see the bobbin' and weavin' now, lol.
April 29, 2009
Ken
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Don Newhard

Don Newhard,

Would you please call me at 805-630-9918 regarding the Escondito tournament this week-end. Thanks.

Ken Lange
Double Nickel
April 9, 2009
Ken
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Oxnard Gold Coast Spring Challenge - Results Men 55+

Phil,

That's the week after Reno, and I doubt we'll get all our guys together for a back-to-back. We might be able to get a group of us from Thousand Oaks together to play in Oxnard, but they wouldn't all be 55's. It's possible.
April 7, 2009
Ken
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Oxnard Gold Coast Spring Challenge - Results Men 55+

Phil, thanks. It was a fun tournament. Good teams, and good competition.

Mike, our tentative list of tournaments for the rest of the year are:

Escondido
Reno
Santa Maria 7/5-6
Cal Cup
LVSSA
Paso Robles 9/27-28 (if no conflict with LVSSA)
Phoenix Worlds
Winter Worlds

We wanted to do the SPA, but we arenít sponsored, so that probably wonít happen. We may throw in another here and there, but to the best of my knowledge, that is it. By the way, I got this list from Andy, so if any dates are wrong, itís his fault. See you guys soon.

April 5, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major

Thanks John. Tax season is almost over, so we'll have to let Andy play again, lol. We're trying to get enough guys for Escondido, but we're son sure yet. See you guys soon.
April 4, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major

Hey, #7, do you think that you were moved up because you won the SPA 50 AAA last year with your 55 team? You must be aware that associations use the results in other national tournaments to make their decisions. I don't think you have to worry about competing at the 55 major level. You'll do fine.
April 3, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major

#7(you only get one#),

For the record, I don't think Duke knows Einstein, nor do I. But I hear he is a good player and would welcome him on our team when we play you again.
April 3, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major

JR, my response was triggered by a number of personal emails that I received saying they thought the guy was out of line in his comments. If what he said was the product of ďa very dry witĒ, then he has my apology. I hope we see you guys at a tournament this year. Unlike a lot of the teams in our division, we arenít sponsored, so itís kind of tough to go east.
April 2, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major

JJ, that's true, but if he's going to say something about somebody, or brand a team as, basically, cheaters, he should get his facts straight.
April 1, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major

The major division is a lot different now after all the move-ups, just like our team is different with the addition of new players. We never said we couldnít compete at that level, just that there had to be a valid reason to move someone up. But your small-minded view of things probably wonít allow you to see all the changes in senior softball from last year. I see from where you are located what team you probably play for and, unlike some of the others from that team, you are a sore loser. Why not get all the facts before you spout off. Are all the teams that are complaining about the current crop of move-ups sandbaggers? I guess in your mind, they are. I think that if you donít agree with something you should stand up for yourself and question the thinking behind the decision, rather than hide behind message board aliases. Get a life.
April 1, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major

JJ, I know you are kidding, and what you are saying is at least half tongue-in-cheek, but when we were moved up last year, we were a new team that hadnít won anything other than a couple of qualifiers by an average of 6 runs more than the opposition. You of all people, being on a team that won a few rings and continued to stay at AA, should know about sandbagging, lol. Right now, Phil Cobbís team is going through the same thing. If a team is moved up, you have to have a valid, concrete basis for doing it, not just some arbitrary statistic like ď6 run differentialĒ. The opinions of other managers and tournament directors are more important that statistics. When a team is moved up, it should be because they are clearly better than the other teams in their class, not because you want the illusion of a better turnout at the upper division.
March 31, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major

Thanks. Whatís the old saying, even a blind pig finds an acorn every once in a while, lol. We played very well and beat a lot of good teams in a well run tournament. All the teams were evenly matched, and anybody could have won. Kudos to Dave. His fields are always run well.
March 30, 2009
Ken
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

Hey Gary, who are you kidding? The reason the tickets are expensive for the Cubs is that all the tourists want to see Wrigley before Daley condemns that joke of a field. They havenít played major league baseball on the north side since the Babe was around. Win something and then talk. (Sorry about going off topic, but I couldn't let that remark go by without responding.)
March 25, 2009
Ken
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

Santo, I'm curious. Have you ever tried to get fields on a weekend in the Chicago area? I have, and take it from me, the Park Districts there are a pain to deal with. I used to run youth traveling baseball tournaments in Elmhurst, and they, like a lot of other towns, are very uncooperative. You have to know somebody and kiss the right butts to get anything from them.
March 18, 2009
Ken
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Craig Gahring, Another good friend lost

I donít know what to say, Iím just blown away by this. Craigís the second good friend from softball that Iíve lost in the last few months. We played together on the BaseHawgs teams for about 3 years. The last time I saw him was either December or January in Menifee, and he got a couple of nice hits against us. I will miss kidding with him on and off the field, and Iíll also miss the heart games with Sue. If anyone has any information on the services for Craig, please post a phone number or website. Thank you.

Ken Lange
Double Nickel

March 11, 2009
Ken
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: WHY THE PPR MUST GO

Pencil something.
March 10, 2009
Ken
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Protection for the pitcher

The object of adding the extra fielder is to render the PPR redundant by eliminating the balls hit up the middle. If you are looking to get rid of a rule nobody wants, this is a better way than pitcher screens or pitchers having to "armor up". JMO
March 10, 2009
Ken
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Protection for the pitcher

Sal and Bob, this'll work fine. Right now, it's too easy to hit a weak grounder through the infield, especially up the middle. The players that can hit will have no problem. But, I think the guy should be able to play wherever he wants between SS and 2nd baseman (on the dirt). If you want to leave a big hole on one side, and the pitcher thinks he can cover it, he should be able to. Of course, with my team we would need to put all 4 guys behind the pitcher, lol.
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