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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 65

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March 11, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Tee Recommendations

I picked up this one on Amazon. Very portable, the top goes inside my bag, and the base goes in an extra bat sleeve. The ball holding top is flexible and should never break.

SKLZ Travel Batting Tee DLX
March 9, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.

Yes hemi. Once the first bat was tested, was found to have durability, it seemed like other manufacturers jumped on the band wagon. Besides loads of hits, most if these bats also provide distance.
March 8, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.

I believe barrel size should not affect where the ball goes. How you read the pitch (outside, middle, inside) probably tells a batter where they should be going. Other options are moving up in the box, wait a little longer, lead with your hands, rotate your rear foot to the outside, etc. But, then again these thoughts may all be out to lunch. (I'm still not consistently there yet with all these options and any others I've missed since I've only been at it for several years.)
March 7, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A.D. Starr bats

Anyone of you distributor's have any info on this bat? Mostly white with the sweet spot area with a gritty type surface that might outlast the lightening tacky surface. Saw one today in St. G. Supposedly the designer had this surface around before the Dudley's. Never heard of this company.
March 1, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for 2 players for 2015 Season

I'd guess Gforce8 has the players, but isn't interested in letting everyone else know that since it's over three month's since he made his request.
Feb. 2, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning

Whether it falls under the heading of physics or not, if you make contact with an object that spins with a smooth object, it will not begin spinning as fast as it would when a tacky object makes contact. You can do your own test. Hitting the ball at 5 o'clock is supposed to create more back spin which produces longer distance in the balls travel.

Doesn't the ball knuckle when hit square ( 3 o'clock)?


Jan. 29, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BP Bat?????

Miken Triad Blackout was built for durability and has pop.
Jan. 21, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth Legit

Get the popcorn ready!
Jan. 12, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Do you use senior bats in non tournament games/leagues?

No restrictions in St. G or Mesquite.
Jan. 12, 2015
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: senior softball bats

Only one of those two bats that I'm familiar with is the Blackout. I bought it primarily as a BP bat do to its perceived durability. When the big power hitters I know say it takes around 700 hits to break in, I'm convinced that I'll get several years use. But, this bat, once tuned in, can be used during competitive play. At 5' 8" and 150LBS, being a consistent power guy is not my offense, but my first hit to land in the warning track of a 300' field was with the Triad. But, improving my hip rotation, regular bat speed drills and wrist curls might have assisted in adding an extra 20 feet.
Dec. 10, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

Had a talk with a Major player who knows bats and when he gets a new one, he lays it on a hard surface and rolls it back and forth with one foot while putting weight on the handle. Have no idea if this makes the bat better.
Dec. 4, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Best bat for a line drive hitter

Increase bat speed.
Nov. 27, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

Several power hitters have told me that if contact is made near the bottom of the ball ( 4 or 5 o'clock) it creates back spin which will allow the ball to travel farther. Sooo, the tacky Dudley's, when contact is made correctly, assist in creating the back spin.
Nov. 13, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Thanks Tri18. I still took the Advil with the headache I had from all these discussions about the latest whiz bang bat. Glad at 150LBS I don't hit 'em over the fence, since our pensions wouldn't be able to cover all these bats some of the guys must have.
Nov. 12, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

Soooo, the Freak Black must be similar to the Triad Blackout, which also takes many hits on a smooth barked tree to break it in. Where's my Advil!
Sept. 8, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: senior softball bat

A year ago there was a thread about the Miken Triad Blackout. A very durable senior bat that some power hitters in the St. G area were up to 6-700 hits before it felt good. Not a power hitter, but it's a great BP bat for me.
Aug. 26, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 2015 65's team

800,

How much experience do the current players have, teams avg. age, and what are the team goals?
Aug. 22, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Please, please, please! I need my senior bat to get the ITP hr's. My wheels make up for the 20-30 feet my bat speed is lacking.
Aug. 21, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rubber bat knob

The knob that bprieve uses is similaar to this picture , but rubber. It's almost the size of a racquetball, but of harder rubber.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Hickory-Vintage-Series-Baseball-Bat-Ballhandle-Knob-/161061905851?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item258009a5bb
Aug. 19, 2014
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Utah player looking for 60/65 Major/AAA team for 2015 and beyond.

Presently with AAA Scrap Iron Diamonds 65 (#14), but my contract will not be renewed for next year. (I need a new agent!) The club has changes taking place with a new 80 team, with other players moving up to a few age groups. Have been with the diamonds for two seasons. Age is 67; can comfortably play any position, but have not pitched in any tourney games. O and D speed is my strongest asset with several ITP HR's these past two years. Scheduled to play with the diamonds at both Dalton and Vegas next month. For the Huntsman Games, I'm with the 65 Raiders from British Columbia. Goal, like many out there, is to compete well for a ring.
Thanks for reading.
DFJK73@yahoo.com



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