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Dave (Mango) Meggison

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Orange, CA

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Men's 50

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April 26, 2012
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Uniforms

Hey Stick,
Mango here. Any chance you guys are going to Rock n Reno. There should be at least 4 or 5 Major Plus Teams there. You guys would help make it a nice tournament.
April 12, 2012
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To all the softball purists

Food for thought-Some Baseball History-
In 1875 Charles Waite of the St. Louis Brown Stockings became the first fielder to wear a fingerless glove. Unfortunately for him, he was the subject of intense ridicule by not only the opposing players and fans, but by his own teammates as well. Obviously, the timing was not right for the widespread acceptance of baseball gloves. It would take a few more years, along with a significant rule change, before the use of gloves became accepted.
Feb. 5, 2012
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What should a healthy senior program look like?

Hey Stick,
Nice to hear from you. Your example is not 100% correct. Suppose you owe a store $1,000 and go in and buy a $200 bat and accidentally give them $210. Should you get the excess $10 back or should it be used to pay down your debt? That would be a better analogy.. For the last decade we have run deficits by cutting taxes and increasing spending. And these annual deficits have increased the National Debt to such an extent that almost 1/3rd of the budget this year will be interest on the National Debt. And Tim apologies for participating in the hijacking of your thread.
Feb. 4, 2012
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What should a healthy senior program look like?

Webbie,
Not being political but just clearing up a couple of things. Just to clear things up. You are talking about 2 different things. One is the National Debt..that is at approximately 15 trillion. The "Deficit" is how much we are short each year, that is how much more we spend than we take in EACH YEAR. Last year the "deficit" was about 1.2 trillion. This was added to the National Debt. These annual deficits contribute to the NATIONAL DEBT. We have been running deficits for the last decade (since the Bush tax cuts of 2001). President Obama extended these tax cuts in 2010 and they too contribute to the National Debt. The last time we had a "surplus"(we take in more than we spend)was when Clinton was in office. Hope that clears up the difference between deficit and the national debt.
Mango
Dec. 12, 2011
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Are California and Florida still Islands?

Saw they had their winter meetings and was wondering if anyone knows if California and Florida are still considered islands? Or can they use players from adjoining states like the rest of the country?
Thanks,
mango
July 23, 2011
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do the other major teams feel about major and major plus in western national

Mario- Kudos to you. Iím assuming when your New Construction team was moving up and challenging themselves they were playing the higher level rules and there were no run limits per inning. Iím sure you guys must have taken some beatings- standing out in the field while the other team hits and hits and hits and hitsÖ.. That is something that doesnít happen with todayís rules in Senior Ball. Props.

Mango

July 23, 2011
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do the other major teams feel about major and major plus in western national

Tim- I agree with you. As someone who has played Major Plus the past several years I donít particularly like playing Major teams in a National Event. First, the Major teams usually donít want to play us and they feel that we are forcing them to play us (we donít want to play you). Then the Major Plus team has to play THEIR rules (5 homeruns), give THEM 5 runs, AND have a 5 run limit. Given the hot bat/ball combo most Major teams can score 5 runs an inning. Itís hard to make up those extra 5 runs in one open inning especially when youíre out of homers ( and your team is built for Major Plus homer limits). Those contests are tailor made to advantage the Major teams. Iíd much rather slug it out with a Major Plus team.

A friend of mine who plays Major and I play on the same weeknight team with the kids. After the game we were having beers with the young pups and they asked if our teams ever played each other. When I told them we did and that my team had to give them 5 extra runs or an eleventh fielder they thought I was lying. They couldnít comprehend it.

I hate the 5 run an inning rule, but will admit it keeps all games close and gives the lesser teams a chance to win. I played in a World in Phoenix a couple of years ago and they only used the 5-run rule in seeding games. They removed it for tournament play. We played a team and won by 1 in the seeding round and beat them by 40 the next day. The 5 Ė run-rule makes every game close regardless of the talent discrepancy between teams.

Mango

May 27, 2011
Mango
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock n Reno 50+ Major predictions

Tim -In the 50 Major Plus the Mavericks won Reno last year and also won Phoenix. Looks like 4 really good teams again this year.
Mango
Sept. 25, 2010
Mango
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team in Ohio

If he's anything like Mike I'm sure he is a good player.
Dave Meggison
2010 Laguna Beach Wed. Night League Champions
Dec. 7, 2009
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Better hitter????

Nobody in the game right now has more power right now than Ron Parnell. There may be some that can hit for power with him, but not better. But even more importantly, especially with the home run restrictions last year, he can also hit for average/base hits with anyone. Anyone that played against him saw his dink to right field when the situation called for him to stay in. And he was completely unselfish, giving himself up to do that time and time again.

He also is a tremendous leader. He makes the players around him better.

Hereís the acid test. If you take all the players that are playing Senior Softball right now, all ages and all divisions, and do a draft, I canít imagine anyone getting picked ahead of Ron Parnell. If there were a better hitter in the game RIGHT NOW, Iíd love to see him. There is not a better all around player.

Aug. 9, 2009
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the Ruling?

This was an ASA tournament and we were told a starter may only re-enter for the player who substituted for him. Is the rule different for ASA?
Aug. 9, 2009
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the Ruling?

Whatís the Ruling?
Player ďAĒ, a starter is subbed for by player ďBĒ.
Player ďBĒ is then subbed for by player ďCĒ.

In the last inning player ďAĒ re-enters (for player ďCĒ) and is playing defensively in the outfield. Now it is my understanding that this canít be done (a starter can only re-enter for the sub who went in for him).

The opposing team brought it to the umpireís attention after 2 outs had already been recorded. Whatís the ruling/penalty?
April 17, 2009
Mango
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 4-25 & 26 LVSSA 50 teams where are you

Hi Joey,
I passed your message on to Mickey. Sounds like you guys are having fun up there in NorCal. Give my regards to Gerald, Junior, Jerry and Ron. You guys should think about getting a team in Palm Springs the second weekend of May. Great town... Great weather.
Mango
April 14, 2009
Mango
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 4-25 & 26 LVSSA 50 teams where are you

The Mavericks will be in Vegas. Those of you who go on here and complain about SSUSA rules should support this tournament.

Mango


Jan. 30, 2009
Mango
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: OSM 40+ Team Tournament Schedule

F.O.G
Thanks!
Mango
Jan. 25, 2009
Mango
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: OSM 40+ Team Tournament Schedule

F.O.G.
What type of bats will you be allowing at these tournaments. Obviously the ASA will have to be ASA bats but what about the others. I heard they \used senior bats down in Poway last weekend. What about the SCSSA tourneys?
Thansk,
Mango
Jan. 2, 2009
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I don't care what bats are used......

Hey Joey,
Mango here. My suggestion is to use the same balls they used at SPA. You needed to hit it to hit a homerun. Anytime guys like Larry Tate (AKA Don Newhard = AKA ďPowderĒ) can hit a ball 300 feet something is wrong J. The game scores at SPA were good (in the 20ís and 30ís) and there were no cheap homeruns. The situation in Vegas was ridiculous. Guys that have no business hitting homeruns were hitting them. I hit a walk off game winner off the hands (that should have been an out) that I still feel embarrassed about. Something should be done about the cheapened homerun and the balls are the easiest way to control it.

As far as Major teams moving up being competitive- the 5 or 7 run rule always keeps it close regardless of the home run rule. In Phoenix in the seeding games all our games were close. We didnít run away from teams until the tournament part where we were allowed unlimited runs. In fact we had to go to extra innings to beat one team in the seeding game and then beat the same team by 30 in three innings with the open inning rule.

Wood- ďat times, many of us act as though our fifth grade weight would exceed our current IQ... Twins25:This would still make you an 'off the charts' geniusĒ.
I love how you never miss an opportunity to bring Galvin into the mix.:)

Happy New Year to All

Mango
Sept. 11, 2008
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out at the plate

Hey Joey,
Does that mean that MAC II is not going to Phoenix?
Mango
Aug. 21, 2008
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: more balls than brains

Einstein,
Hey Joey. Iíve got to disagree with you. I thought the balls at SPA were fine. You needed to hit them just decent to get them out. You werenít going to have too many mishit homeruns (we had a couple). The weaker guys werenít going to hit them out. We scored in the 40ís a couple of times so thatís pretty decent.

Now as far as us not scoring many runs against you guys. We only scored 23 because they called the game for the mercy rule (you guys only scored 8 off Mick). They made us stop hitting by rule. We were still hitting with I believe no outs when they called the game. In fact Bully mentioned to me today that we might still be hitting as we speak had they not made us stop hitting by rule.
:)
Mango
June 13, 2008
Mango
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Description of a Major Plus Player.

Curt:
You make some good points about the importance of the major plus division being a lighthouse division. And maybe (not totally convinced, need to think about it more) it is better for Senior Softball the way it is now with major plus being an extremely elite division. I was speaking strictly from a selfish standpoint about my desire to play in tournaments with more teams.

Smokey:
I could easily play and enjoy playing under the rules you suggested. Youíre right about the runs per inning keeping the games close. For my taste the more homeruns the better. My suggestion of 7 or 5 (one up/single) was to make it more palatable to the major teams. Itís less of a stretch for them to feel theyíre competitive.

The one thing I think we can all agree upon is it should never be an out after homeruns are gone! I donít know what they were thinking when they came up with 12 homers then an out.
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