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Real name:
Greg Broeckelman

Location:
Colorado Springs, CO

Division:
Men's 65

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Dec. 15, 2011
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CR

I can't believe this. One thread is closed and the next day another starts on courtesy runners. This was discussed at the recent meeting in Florida and was decided to leave as is. See first post from SS USA.

As several have mentioned here, it's just another strategy to help win a game. I play on two teams and am the base running coach on one of them. I'm also one of the runners but if I'm on second base in the last inning as the tieing or winning run and I know there's someone on the bench faster than I who has not yet run that inning, I'll call for a pinch runner for me. I know we all do this to have fun but winning is more fun than losing and I've always said there are three elements to this game - offense, defense and base running. Why would anyone want to disallow one of the three strategies of the game?

One of my teammates has posted on this before and was planning to get a knee replacement in the off season but will probably not have it done now. In the Winter Worlds in Las Vegas in the first inning of the first game, his cleats caught in the turf and down he went injuring his shoulder and he was finished for the tournament. Yes, it could have happened to anyone but don't tell me his bad knee had nothing to do with it. Some would suggest he should be playing AA or AAA if he can't run for himself at the major/major+ level. The truth be known, he would be laughed out of AA/AAA because he is that good of a hitter with power. Does this mean he shouldn't play? I don't think so. John (Goforit) I hope you see this. I know you commented on an earlier thread but by the time I saw it it was closed. Here's another opportunity.

I don't get on the message board that often but enough is enough! Greg Broeckelman, Scrap Iron Master Collision 60s and Scrap Iron Redux 65s
Dec. 7, 2011
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC Roster addition question

Just throwing my two cents in that the TOC should be played in Nov/Dec in the same year as qualified, not the following year. Many feel this way but in discussing with SS USA, it definitely won't happen until their contract in Florida expires and I'm not sure how many years that might be. I suggested the TOC after the Worlds in November and then they could move the Winter Worlds and Nationals to December or as the first tournaments in the new year. I also suggested that if it gets moved to also consider a warm venue closer to the middle of the country like possibly somewhere in south Texas as an example. Being in Colorado we don't play much ball in the winter time but November still works.
Sept. 6, 2011
Brock
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Denver Inaugural SSUSA tourney

As current president of the Scrap Iron Club and playing LCF on two teams that did not fare well this weekend, Scrap Iron Master Collision 60s and Scrap Iron 65s Redux, I must say that I had my doubts before this tournament when I saw that 12 of the 16 teams were Colorado teams. However, for Terry and his team at SS USA, I must eat crow. I thought everything went like clock work and I heard no grumbling from anyone about playing only other Scrap Iron teams which some did. I also want to thank the four teams from out of state that did attend this inaugural tournament.

We have better fields in the Denver area and I hope Terry and the City of Aurora can work something out for the Western Nationals in Aurora at the Aurora Sports Complex in the near future on top of the the Rocky Mountain Classic which appears to be on the road to success in the future.

Steve, it was great talking to you and we'll see you on the field in Dalton this weekend assuming they can get the fields dry by Thursday.

Greg Broeckelman
July 25, 2011
Brock
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: check this out!

Just reviewed again. Appears we have two teams, one in the SS USA Worlds and one in SPA that have kind of done the same thing after winning automatic move up tournaments.
July 25, 2011
Brock
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: check this out!

I think I can give you the facts. Double Edge from California won the 60 major worlds last fall and were moved up to major plus. About two weeks later they folded the team. I believe Double L Roofing is a Florida team. I play for Master Collision in Colorado. We were beaten by Double Edge in the finals of the winner's bracket and ended up third in the Worlds behind Double Edge and the KC Kids. For bbullet, I've been scratching my head trying to figure why you were moved up also.
July 18, 2011
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: night games

I agree with anyone in this discussion suggesting we don't play under the lights. In Phoenix, Cesar Chavez has already been mentioned but Desert West is no better. I talked to Fran the last two years about this. I play on both a 60s, Master Collision, and 65s, Scrap Iron 65 Redux and I know nobody on either team wants to play under the lights. Even though our Master Collision team was fortunate enough to avoid playing at night last year at Desert West, other teams did and also complained about the lights. Fran told me last October that Desert West had received grant money and that the lights were going to be upgraded with it. Someone will know this October. Even if they're better, I still suggest not playing under the lights. I'd rather go back to a four day world tournament instead to avoid someone getting hurt or worse yet, killed.
Feb. 15, 2011
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing 2 age groups

I play with 60 and 65 major Scrap Iron teams in Colorado which works very well with SS USA. The 65s play during the week and 60s on the weekend. I like to play a lot so this works for me. I turned 65 last year and started playing both age divisions and will be doing so again in 2011. The biggest issue for me besides the additional expense is being away from home for a week at a time since my wife doesn't travel with me very much.
Oct. 19, 2010
Brock
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Can we make this a PHX Worlds Score thread?? Post results here

To Bart Prieve and the entire Scrap Iron Diamonds 60s team, a huge congratulations. As is Master Collision, this team is another one of the 12 total teams in the Scrap Iron Club in Colorado. Now we have a team moving up to AAA. Great job Bart. Thanks for the info Dwayne!!

For Harry from the N. V Force, the Master Collision team is planning to attend the TOC in 2011. Hope to see you there.. Greg
Oct. 19, 2010
Brock
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Can we make this a PHX Worlds Score thread?? Post results here

To the whole Double Edge team, congratulations on a great win in a bigger than expected bracket.
Pushin60, I agree with you about the fields; they were in great shape. Overall things were good but I'm sure those of you who played under the lights found them to be poor at best and the cooling elements for the water fountains in the dugouts didn't work for the most part so ice water should have been in all of the dugouts. I talked to Fran Sunday morning and she indicated the city has received a grant to redo the lights completely so they should be better by next year.

Again, congratulations to the winners and to everyone else able to play in this tournament. Well said, Andy.

Greg Broeckelman, LCF, Master Collision
Oct. 12, 2010
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: need a new knee

This guy isn't playing tournament ball as we know it but he does play senior softball in Colorado Springs. He had both knees done several years ago. He plays second base and runs bases for others during games and is FAST. If I didn't know his history, I would not know that he has two new knees. Good luck! Hopefully, you can end up like the guy I just described. Greg B.
Sept. 7, 2010
Brock
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA 2

Playing with Master Collision we had four games on Saturday due to us being the lucky team that had to play an extra round robin game. Somehow we were able to squeak out a win each game even though we played more games than anyone else that day in our division including two in the afternoon. Just a suggestion. Why not go back to starting this tournament about a month later and finish before the Huntsman Games as was done in past years. It will still be hot but should not be as hot as starting in August. I assume LVSSA people still read this message board.
Aug. 4, 2010
Brock
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: California Championships

We are working with the City of Aurora close to Denver to land the Western Nationals next year. With United having a hub in Denver and Southwest flying from many locations to Denver, it's easy and fairly reasonable to get in and out. Aurora has a 12 field complex that is an excellent playing facility. Because, as Jack says, we have to travel tyo all of these tournaments that it gets to be expensive for the players. I also play on Master Collision and am disappointed that only one 60 major team is in this tournament. If we're successful in landing the 2011 Western Nationals, we hope all teams that know the Scrap Iron Club and the competitive teams that we have will remember that when putting next year's schedule together and will give the Denver area a try.
Greg Broeckelman - Scrap Iron Club President and member of the Master Collision 60s and Scrap Iron Redux 65 teams
Dec. 15, 2009
Brock
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Thoughts on no hit zone

I don't get on here very often but I have to agree with all of you and I feel strongly about this also. You're actually taking more than two feet out of the middle that no longer needs to be defended. If one hits a pitch that is on the inside of the plate past the right corner of the pitching box, add another foot before it passes second base. The same is true if you take an outside pitch and hit it past the left corner of the pitching box. I haven't done the geometric calculations but I'm sure you now have three feet or more on either side of second base that no longer needs to be defended, six feet total. What we had before doesn't protect the pitcher and what we have now won't either. Infielders, especially SS and 2nd base were always helped by an excellent fielding pitcher because they could help plug the 5/6 and 3/4 holes because they knew they didn't have to defend the middle. Now nobody has to defend the middle no matter how good or bad the pitcher fields. The answer still is that pitchers need to take steps to protect themselves. This new rule is not the answer.
Oct. 22, 2008
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NIght games in Phoenix 60 AAA

After playing under the lights Friday evening on a field that was actually better lit than the one we played on Saturday evening, I relayed my feelings to Fran Saturday morning. I suggested that if they're going to continue playing night games to at least have a supply of white balls available. They would be somewhat easier to see than the optic yellow balls at night. The lighting on the Desert West fields was terrible and night games should not be played at that complex, especially for seniors who have more problems seeing at night anyway. Our coach plans to email Fran and Terry also. Going back to four days like the SPA was in Dalton works for me. Greg Broeckelman, Scrap Iron 60s Phiten team.
Feb. 25, 2008
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers requested for Murl Skalla

I stopped and saw Murl this past Saturday and brought him this thread so he could see the concerns and love expressed by everyone. According to his daughter, Stacy, he was having a good day Saturday and that was why I was able to visit with him. The recent days before Saturday were not so good and I know that some who stopped to visit were turned away. For those in Colorado, if you do stop to visit and are able to do so, they ask that you only stay 10 to 15 minutes. Continued thoughts and prayers for Murl are much appreciated. Greg Broeckelman for the Scrap Iron Club
Feb. 18, 2008
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers requested for Murl Skalla

The news on Murl is not good. The tumor was malignant and the doctors have told Murl he probably has about a year to live, even with a chemo and radiation therapy regimen. He has been moved from the hospital to a therapy facility in Boulder, CO and may be able to go home in a couple of weeks. If anyone wishes to send cards to him, I'd suggest you send them to his home - Murl Skalla,4835 Egret Drive, Frederick, CO 80504. Prayers for him continue to be appreciated.. Greg Broeckelman for the Scrap Iron Club
Feb. 16, 2008
Brock
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock-n-Reno Change of Dates for 60s??

As I recall, last year AA and AAA played during the week but Major and Major Plus plsyed on the weekend in Carson City.
Feb. 13, 2008
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers requested for Murl Skalla

Many of you know or know of Murl who has coached the Scrap Iron 60s Major Plus team the past several years and has been instrumental in Colorado and Senior Softball for many years. He hasn't been feeling well and was supposed to have a knee replacement today. However, he became very sick over the weekend and was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning. He had a tumor the size of a handball removed from the right temple area of his head last night and seems to be recovering at this time. The tumor is being anayzed to make sure it's not malignant. He will probably remain in ICU for several more days. They also think he had a slight stroke and does have a separated shoulder, possibly from a fall.

I know he would appreciate everyone keeping him in their prayers.
Dec. 24, 2007
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 major plus teams

A/C - Scrap Iron 60s team is in the midst of some turmoil and if there is a team this year, those running it will be trying to go down to Major. Not sure where I'll be at this time but I'll land in an outfield somewhere.

How are your knees coming along? Merry Christmas to all.....Greg Broeckelman
Dec. 21, 2007
Brock
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HAPPY HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

Merry Christmas fro Colorado Springs, CO where it is also snowing presently. Greg Broeckelman
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