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Don H

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Prescott, AZ

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Men's 60

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Aug. 29, 2014
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: toughest position

Having played both corners and pitch, I would say pithing is the position that the player is most apt to be injured by a hard hit ball. As for "toughest" position I would have to say outfield probably takes top spot. It's a lot easier to run in and out to the infield every inning vs. the outfield, not to mention having to chase down the hits that get through the infield (fly and foul balls included); especially when you're playing multiple games per day.
May 7, 2014
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Wayne 37- You're right! We all love to use these "high powered" bats so that we can hit like we did when we were younger. There's a lot of "old guys" out there that are hitting the ball harder and farther than much younger guys that are using 1.20 bats.

The problem is we don't move and react on the defensive side like we did when we were younger.
May 4, 2014
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

I started using the Rip-It mask while pitching nearly two years ago. I really like it and don't notice it having any affect on my vision or ability to react to a ball. I guess it all comes down to personal preference whether you like 'em or not.
Jan. 20, 2014
AcePV
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

INHOC2: I agree with you completely, except I started wearing a mask two years ago before taking one to the face. This year I started wearing chin guards for the exact reason you stated.

Lastly, I can accept someone saying "sorry pitch" the first-time they hit back at you, but the second time they do it in the same game just pisses me off to know end.

Once OK, twice it's no accident.
Jan. 14, 2014
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

dantheman. I've tried the plastic type mask and it was horrible. I felt my vision WAS compromised and the glare of the clear plastic could be just plain awful. Besides, I don't think the plastic mask is as safe as a good quality metal mask such as the Rip-It. I've used the Rip-It for over a year now and I won't pitch without it. It is black in color so there is no glare, and the metal is thin enough in diameter that it DOES NOT hinder your vision on a ball that is hit directly back at you in my opinion.
Jan. 10, 2014
AcePV
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

I agree with the idea of removing the pitching rubber for safety reasons. I have been pitching for quite some time now and although I wear a mask, the ball hitting the rubber and coming up and nailing me is my biggest concern. Some of those rubbers can sit pretty high above grade and not always level. You just can't predict where the balls going to go if the ball hits it. Some fields even have two rubbers in front of the pitcher to worry about.
Jan. 8, 2014
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So tired of reading about HR's and DBO's.

Agree with it or not, the decision has been made and now it's the law. We now need to give it a season to see how it all shakes out. If proves to be a terrible decision then let's petition next year for rule changes.
Jan. 7, 2014
AcePV
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Probably not what people want to hear, but until you see someone smashed in the face and not wearing a mask maybe you'd think differently. I've known three pitchers over the years that were hit in the face. Two went to the hospital with serious injuries. I've been wearing a Rip It mask for a couple of years now and I don't think it hinders my vision at all. Before the Rip It I wore a plastic mask that was really terrible. Would I prefer to not use a mask? You bet I would but I don't think not wearing a mask is worth the risk. Do I think it should be the players choice whether to wear a mask? You bet!
Dec. 29, 2013
AcePV
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Shaved Bats

I've heard that during a tournament, if a player is injured enough to have to leave the game after being hit by a batted ball, the umpire is supposed to immediately confiscate the bat for testing? Is that true? If so, and the bat is found to be altered then I think a lawsuit would be quick to follow.
Dec. 27, 2013
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: face masks

My chin pad came off so I did a one-time fix that will probably last for years and it was cheap and really simple!.......a little Gorilla glue!! I just glued it and let it sit overnight. Don't use too much because it does expand. Good luck.
Dec. 26, 2013
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: face masks

Rip-It metal mask is an excellent mask that provides great safety and good visibility; and you can easily wear sunglasses no problem. I would suggest that you stay away from the plastic type masks for safety reasons.
Dec. 25, 2013
AcePV
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

If a homerun is an out and you're a "crusher", why go to the plate with a 1.21 bat with the hopes of not ripping the pitcher, or another infielders head-off, when you know you have to hit down on the ball? I'll bet nearly every player out there has two or more bats in their bag.
Dec. 17, 2013
AcePV
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Interesting reading all the posts both Pro and Con for getting rid of Senior bats. The one's that get me the most are the one's saying that if Senior bats are banned we will start seeing more rolled and shaved bats like the "young guys do." We are all "senior aged players" and we all should be mature enough to play the game without cheating. Are ego's on some ADULTS that important as to risk serious injury to others just so they can try and prove something or to feel superior to someone else?
Dec. 15, 2013
AcePV
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face mask rule

As a pitcher myself, I personally like the idea of a narrow pitching lane. If the ball is hit over the pitcher without touching him then it's a legal hit, even if it was directly over the lane. I also think that even if a pitching lane was established and enforced, at his option, a pitcher should still wear a mask.
Dec. 12, 2013
AcePV
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

I personally think a pitchers mask is a great idea. I've used two different masks over the past three years and won't even consider pitching without one. I started out with a Game Face mask and it did have its problems with glare and restricted vision. I've been using a Rip It for a year or so and I love it. I always wear it with heavy framed sunglasses with no problem at all. As for blind spot?? No way. I think anyone who has witnessed a pitcher get his teeth knocked-out as I have might think twice about not wanting to use a mask; especially with these bats we're using.
Nov. 27, 2013
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: pitchers shin guards

I used to wear foam soccer shin guards for a long time when pitching. No more! Last year I took a shot to the inside on the knee right next to the knee-cap. Holy crap did that hurt! I soon switched to catcher shin guards that protect the knee cap as-well as the shins and top of feet. I have no doubt in my mind that if the ball I mentioned earlier had hit my knee cap straight on it would have broken or shattered it.
Nov. 24, 2013
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching Mask

Not too long ago there was a discussion here regarding pitchers wearing face masks. The post centered around a pitcher that sustained serious facial injuries when the plastic mask he was wearing shattered by a batted ball. I used to use a plastic mask and have since switched to a Rip-It Adult size mask and have been very happy with it. Better visibility and less glare than plastic.
Oct. 10, 2013
AcePV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Teams Rating

Just wondering, if a team wins a big tournament such as "The Worlds" does the team automatically get moved up in rating for the next year?
Oct. 3, 2013
AcePV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Masters Tournament

Does anyone know the outcome of the 60AA division?
Sept. 21, 2013
AcePV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which glove should I use?

I primarily play first base and have always used my regular 13.5" glove. My question is: would it be worth investing in a first baseman's glove or do they really make a difference in catching and digging balls out of the dirt?
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