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Real name:
Pete D

Location:
Norcal/Thailand,

Division:
Men's 65

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Oct. 30, 2014
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee's

+1

Happens a LOT....


Oct. 30, 2014
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Fred Purvis

I'm far away from the fray now location wise.... But I knew and liked Fred....as fierce and as focused competitor as you will ever find on the field.....and very cordial off the field....he is/was one of the good guys & even this far away I felt the loss and shock as soon as I saw the headline.....

Prayers and condolences sent and wished for the family - including - of course - the softball "family".....

Aug. 28, 2014
4x4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: huntsman games

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As for the ability to get picked up - there is a desk there assigned to help with that.....just tried to get you a name and number but my US cell phone battery was dead....someone else may be able to get that for you or you could call Huntsman....
Aug. 28, 2014
4x4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: huntsman games

Played there 6 years.....if you love playing ball (good bats).....if you enjoy breath taking scenery all around you......if you love great (quick)fields and clean air.....if you enjoy plenty of good places to eat with discount coupons.....if you enjoy being around areas for stunning day trips.....if you enjoy good shows/entertainement at the nearby ampitheater (don't miss it if you can help it).....if you enjoy participating in/watching other sports events beyond softball....if you enjoy built in pre-planned social activities put on by Huntsman..... + a hall with mutiple vendors for sports related items + health services and screenings.....then you will enjoy your experience at the Huntsman.....

Really no down side - umping is sometimes spotty.....practice fields for BP tough to find except for the one kamikazi field......

Some banks do not have a presence in Utah - if you require inside the bank services might want to plan ahead.....

Make it vacation with softball included.....go once & you'll go back.....
Aug. 15, 2014
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

Guys - it's a team....they play every tourney together....room together....grab food/beer together....to suggest that the team members had no knowledge of this - how far the balls traveled - where they came from in their own dugout is ridiculous.....I'm not a betting man but I'd say it's pretty darn near certain everyone knew what was going on and they were in the know.....

Hitting at BLD in Manteca they are using a better ball and the balls always fly there so there is no reason to chill/doctor a ball....

As far as the awkward/disclaimer/brag/spin/damage control - yes - since most of the teams & umps participate in both venues it could be interesting.....but as they are playing in an NCSSA event it will probably be of no consequence once the tourney gets rolling.....

The onus is now on the SSUSA to sort and take action as deemed appropriate as it happened on their watch.....

What action do you suggest they take?

It's too easy for teams to disband and regroup so whatever happens it has to apply to the team and members themselves.....

It's August - maybe disqualify this team and it's individual members for the remainder of the year....not allowing them to participate up through the TOC.....? Certainly can't reward them.....
June 28, 2014
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cal Cup

Auntie Einstein??????

That would be a drag........

I think I have a headache now.....LOL
June 13, 2014
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hey - Teams In and Around North Carolina

There is a new player moving to the Durham area (I believe - has a house there) that will be looking to play some ball. He's mid 40's (not sure if over 45) hits the ball hard, long, smart, and well with oppo power (righty)....plays most positions - plays smart and agressive with good speed for a big man (6'2" - 230?).....good all around player/athlete - he is relocating from Thailand so will be new to the tourney scene but has played league in the US before.

We use the Senior bats (Combat, Miken, Worth, Reebok) and good balls (Baden Fire) here (college age up) so he is used to the speed of the game in that regard. He's coached and ref'd mutiple sports here so is sport oriented.

Name: James (I won't give his last name/public) - he can be reached right now through email at:

jamescoaches@hotmail.com

If anyone is looking - or - just make him feel welcome like y'all normally do - he's one of us....he will be flying out of here during the next week.

I can recommend him as a player and person......

A shout out to my NC buddies.......
April 20, 2014
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cor and compression

Yes - Bruce can....he puts in a lot of time refining his swing....

But now - none of his socks match.......
Dec. 17, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question for Mad Dog and others

Bob really loves that Rip It Mask - especially since his team mates asked to wear it on - and off the field too......LOL he hasn't figured it out yet.....

Dec. 16, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR MIKE MACENKO'S RECOVERY

To Mike and family - best wishes & prayers sent....wishing you a full and speedy recovery.....

Pete
Nov. 21, 2013
4x4
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Al Dreschler - Pace Softball - Suddenly Passed Away

I remember Al fondly - a good man and ball player...Condolences to both of his families - his loved ones & his Pace family.....I am sure he loved both deeply......
Nov. 5, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just A Casual Observation

Wanted to chime in and say how nice it is to have the message board free of threats - name calling - inane arguments for arguments sake - bickering - badgering and imflammitory posts.

Now when there is a subject to be broached and discussed it can still be lively with some swords crossed from time to time, which is to be expected.

There were a lot of people that simply turned away that now seemed to have come back.

The quality that each of us experience on the fields from one another has returned to the message board.

Kudos
Oct. 15, 2013
4x4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Suspensions

We've gotten off topic here....I would still like to know what took place.....

Comtinuation of thread jacked topic....I know in many sports I played once you reached 40, (I also played against the kids until 57), you were considered in a "Masters" competition catagory....not too far of a jump then to add to the senior division - I think they start the pipeline at 40 to gain 10 more years of the market and provide players a way to continue at an age where they might be thinking of hanging it up - providing more income and players ($$$) for the organizations while also an organized venue for the "Masters" 40+.....good marketing (in many ways - services - products - markets) and a win - win.....
Oct. 15, 2013
4x4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Suspensions

I think he is talking about the 1st Priority post by SSUSA at the top of the message board.....
Sept. 20, 2013
4x4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hawaii 15" rubber softball

How about a Lei-O-Mano ???????
Sept. 18, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sliding on Turf - Big League Dreams Fields

At golden Eagle I slid into 3rd base....pretty much finished me for a long time....picked 21 little pieces of rubber out of me - (that we found) & picked up a nasty infection that lasted for months....that stuff is just plain nasty & does not drain naturally so any blood, spit, flesh remnants left cooking in it are waiting just for you with a burn (if lucky) & infection (if not so lucky) to put you down.....I will never, ever slide on that stuff again....
Sept. 11, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New HOF inductions

Echo time......

I also have had the pleasure of playing with Gil and Dave - long time solid ball players & genuinely good people.

Congratulations to both.....
Sept. 11, 2013
4x4
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!


Good topic Steve - it's something I've mentioned before also......

If you were going to spend $10,000's (which is what each team spends to travel to, lodge, and enter) to enter a - let's say volleyball or basketball or soccer tournament that might have national aspirations and implications you sure would not want to use a ball that is 1/3 deflated during part of the day but is OK at other parts of the day - especially at crunch time.

To have a ball (equipment) standard that changes the quality of the game is just about unheard of in any sport.

Although the Rock is considered the upper tier when it comes to heat I think the Baden Fire is a fair playing ball cold and hot. I don't think it is fair for commercial considerations/affliations to undermine the quality, thereby changing the game......
Aug. 29, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So, you don't wear pitching protective gear!!

Shd/be - friend


No edit function......
Aug. 29, 2013
4x4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So, you don't wear pitching protective gear!!

Yes - we lost a HOF pitcher and frined a couple of years ago. Hit his head at home (dwelling) and the thinners worked against saving him.

That is a very good point.
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