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Real name:
Dennis McNulty

Location:
San Gabriel, CA

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Men's 60

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Dec. 24, 2010
DMac
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Has Anybody Tried At Home Bat Swinging Routines?

I do those drills two or three times a week and have noticed a big difference. I have a tendency to overswing so bat speed was not a major concern for me. These drills have made my stroke more fluid and I am very happy with the results. I use a 37oz bat and my 27oz Combat. For the light bat I used a kid's bat but I was unhappy with the length. I solved this problem by cutting a piece of PVC pipe. With caps and a little water, I have a nice 34inch, 17oz bat.
Good Luck
Dec. 24, 2010
DMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runner Positive & Negative Views

At the risk of beating a dead horse, CR's rarely waste time. Most of us are on our way to first base before the ump even calls time out. On the other hand, using the last out can easily eat up the clock. I remember many times when I was umpiring and had to wait while the teams argued about who actually was the last out. Even with a scorekeeper, delays are routine. Once, during an open inning, the guy who needed a runner had made the last out eleven batters earlier.
Dec. 22, 2010
DMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runner Positive & Negative Views

You're right Zonk. I ran four times for myself and four times as a CR. In the 2001 World's 50 AAA Championship game between SoCal Gusto and Stoneage (starring Mad Dog), I was a CR seven times and scored seven runs, which I always claim is a World Record when we are drinking beer in the parking lot.
I have also been thrown out at all four bases in the same game three times, which may also be a record.
Dec. 20, 2010
DMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runner Positive & Negative Views

In the championship game in Phoenix this year, I ran eight times in six innings. I also played the outfield for seven innings, made worse by the fact that we played a five man infield for half the game. If they ever get rid of the CR, the loudest cheer will come from me.
By the way, I can count on one hand the amount of times I have been able to beat a force play at second base. If you are a manager who likes to use rabbits, give "Bugs" a break and don't put him in until the hippo reaches second base.
Dec. 20, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: sitting here and wondering

Bobby, if you quit then I'll be the ugliest guy in senior softball.
Dec. 6, 2010
DMac
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ONE MORE TIME

The Demarini Ultimate Weapon is an excellent bat and inexpensive
Nov. 30, 2010
DMac
Topic: Bats
Discussion: It's started

Burbank has banned composites in all leagues except seniors. Single wall or wood starting in January.
Nov. 11, 2010
DMac
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combining Divisions Part II

Interesting.
OK Bobby, hypothetical situation.
GSF or MTC using normal composites vs. KC Kids or Master Collision using Ultra II's. Ten game series; what are the results?
Nov. 11, 2010
DMac
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combining Divisions Part II

It seems to be a given that there is a difference in the level of play between the current divisions.
Do the senior bats (Ultra II, Combat, etc.) close the gap or do they widen the gap between divisions?
Nov. 10, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BREAKING NEWS ALERT! ALERT!

Hey Tommy, how did I end up in the dog house with Mad Dog? At least I wanted to put World Champions on the sweatshirt.
Oh well, if this is what it takes to get back in everyone's good graces, then I'll take my punishment like the mutt I am.
For those of you who already have the complete ring collection, I'm the good looking one.
Nov. 10, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

It's all good, Tommy. Actually, we talked at Pendleton for awhile and it was a nice conversation. I'm the guy on Double Edge who wears the colorful board shorts, which are worn as a reminder to myself that I am just here to have fun. BTW, that was a really good looking, top quality sweatshirt that I had in mind :)
Nov. 9, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

Gary Sommers: The difference in equipment was just another attempt at inducing teams to play up at a higher level. I grew up playing stickball and don't care what equipment is used as long as it is a level playing field.
Nov. 9, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

Tommy: I have played against your team in the past and have always admired the commitment you guys bring to the game. I have never intentionally demeaned any person (OK, except Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi) and would certainly not look down on any senior softball player regardless of level.
The purpose of my comments on awards was not to crumb on the lower levels (of which I am a graduate of), but rather as a possible way of inducing teams to play up to higher levels, thus increasing the amount of teams in the upper divisions.
We all have closets full of tee shirts, and drawers full of trinkets. Really, who cares what they give away. I just want to play in a tournament that has more than four teams, but it seems that I don't have that option anymore, do I.
You guys read into these posts what you want to read, so I am not about to apologize for what I wrote.
Anybody who has sat down and talked to me face to face knows that I don't look down on anyone.
By the way, your friend Andy always says that we play just for exercise. If that's true then how come I always have to run for him?:)
Nov. 7, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

Anyone who watched the Breeders Cup yesterday should understand where I'm coming from on awards. The last race had the biggest purse because it had the best horses. The winner, Blame, could have been a heavy favorite in a million dollar race but his owners chose to take on Zenyatta for five million. Higher risk, higher reward. The "every level gets the same award" stance is the same attitude as the "everyone gets a trophy" mentality in Little League that is having a detrimental effect on our society. Start throwing rocks, boys.
Nov. 6, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

Thanks for sticking up for me, guys, but it is not necessary. Paco is throwing spitballs at a battleship.I never agreed with Einstein that a person needs to put down his name to make an opinion valid. However, Paco's sort of personal attack should not be anonymous.
I am not an elitist, but I proposed the different awards and bat usage for a reason. In my experience in senior tournaments, it seems that nothing bothers players more than a team playing down a level or more from where they belong. If a team really wants a big prize, then they should have to beat the big dogs to get it.
Anyone offended by anything I said is probably too thin-skinned to play tournament ball.
Nov. 6, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

I've been following with interest the discussions about combining divisions. Allow me to put in my two cents.
I think two divisions is a bad idea. The biggest disparity in talent level is between AAA and AA. I think there should be three divisions
Major Division: Comprised of the current Major+ and the upper half of the Major teams. The best level plays for the best prizes (rings?)
AAA Division: Comprised of the lower half of Major teams and the upper half of the current AAA teams. Prizes could be in the area of jackets, bat bags, etc.
Rec Division: Comprised of the lower AAA teams and the current AA. You win, congratulations- here's your sweatshirt.
Let's take it a step further:
Major: Any bat goes
AAA: Composites
AA: Single wall or wood only
Thanks for reading. All criticisms are welcome
Dennis McNulty
#7, Double Edge
Oct. 18, 2010
DMac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Can we make this a PHX Worlds Score thread?? Post results here

Bobby: We decided that instead of playing Major+ next year, we are gonna meet once a month, buy a bunch of beer and reenact yesterday's championship game. It will be cheaper and a lot more enjoyable :)
Oct. 17, 2010
DMac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Can we make this a PHX Worlds Score thread?? Post results here

Just got home.
60 Major Plus
1.GSF
2.MTC
3.Omen
60 Major
1.Double Edge (Go figure)
2.KC Kids
3.Master Collision
4. High Desert Dukes
May 21, 2010
DMac
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Will be in Reno Memorial Day and want to play

Two questions:
- Can you play 60's?
- What does your girlfriend look like?:(

May 9, 2010
DMac
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join a team

Mark: There are a lot of tournament players in the senior league in Burbank. Go to Olive Park next Sunday morning and ask around. I'm sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction.
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