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June 3, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: xReno 2011 50, 55s

Given that this is a hitters game, as a pitcher I will try to push the envelope any time that I can. I will test the arc, test the speed, attempt to quick pitch, pitch from beyond the allowable distance. I will do anything that I can to turn the odds in my favor. Even then, the hitters still have the advantage.
May 31, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: xReno 2011 50, 55s

Donny wasn't doing anything different than what he has been doing for years. The head of the umpires was there at the complex and watched Donny pitch. He did not direct the umpires working the games to make Donny change his delivery. If his pitching got in to the Maverick's head more power to him. Bottom line - it is still a hitter's game. The ball must be delivered in a range from 6 to 12 foot. If you can't hit a ball delivered by a slowpitch pitcher then you better move to a sport where you can place the ball on a tee.
May 31, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: xReno 2011 50, 55s

Donny wasn't doing anything different than what he has been doing for years. The head of the umpires was there at the complex and watched Donny pitch. He did not direct the umpires working the games to make Donny change his delivery. If his pitching got in to the Maverick's head more power to him. Bottom line - it is still a hitter's game. The ball must be delivered in a range from 6 to 12 foot. If you can't hit a ball delivered by a slowpitch pitcher then you better move to a sport where you can place the ball on a tee.
April 22, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40+ teams in a senior qualifier?

Jawood - Seeing that one 40+ guy hit that rocket over you to the fence was enough to convince me that I (a 55+ player) didn't want any part of the 40's. Did he Pee on that or what?!
March 12, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How many shaved bats in SS

Mad dog - I read the Kettering study and I do see where you are coming from. However, that study was done using ASA bats. I think that if a study was done using "Senior" bats the results would be a lot less dramatic due to the already thinner walls of the senior bats.


March 11, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How many shaved bats in SS

I really don't have a problem with rolling or other methods that guys use to break in their bats quickly. I don't consider that to be "altering" a bat. The association approved makeup of the bat has not been altered or changed. What I do have a problem with is shaving, endloading of a factory non-endloaded bat or removing the rod from the handle. All of those things would fall under the category of "altering" a bat. If the manufacturers could come up with a production process whereby the endcap would be a continuous part of the barrel that might go a long ways towards stopping the "Doctoring" of bats.
My observation - There seems to be a lot of players questioning (privately) other players equipment but no one really wants to call that player out.
March 8, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Spokane WA Qualifier

Jawood - Everyone is staying at Oly's LOL
Fred told me last week that he was working on it and would have a hotel list in the next few days.
March 7, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Spokane WA Qualifier

email addy stevendbailey@hotmail.com
March 5, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Spokane WA Qualifier

My team will definitely be there. There should be a lot of NW teams at the tournament since it is the only early season Qualifier in the Northwest. Hope to have some Canadian teams coming down.
March 3, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Bats

James - I didn't know that you are a "bat whore"! Every team needs one. I can't wait to try all of these new bats you are buying.LOL
Feb. 25, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equaliizers - Are They Equal? Maybe Not

Gary19 - It's not about how you put your pants on, it's how you choose to structure your team. Do you load up with long ball hitters or do you emphasize defense and speed. Face it, every association in the country bases their classifications primarily on power. As you move up in classification you are allowed more home runs. If your team consistently hits their allotment of home runs and hits DBO's and you have some success you WILL be moved up.
Mario - If you want,I can loan you a LOG that you won't have to worry about going yard when using. I'm convinced that for a lot of jackers it's an ego thing. It's a selfish way to play the game. I won't play with anyone who puts personal accomplishments ahead of team success.
Feb. 24, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equaliizers - Are They Equal? Maybe Not

This is a controversial subject and there are a lot of different opinions on how to remedy this situation. I do agree with Jay that the Major and Major Plus teams should be combined. Afterall, who wants to spend their time and money to fly across the country to play in a 2 or 3 team tournament? I think that it could be done easily. Just implement the 5 home run rule when a Major team is playing a Major plus team (without the 5 run or extra defensive player handicap) and when two Major plus teams meet they could implement the 10 home run rule. Additionally, I don't understand why more power hitters don't switch to non-senior bats after their team has hit it's limit of home runs. That way you could keep your normal swing and not have to worry about hitting a DBO. I'm not a power hitter but it just makes sense to me.
Jan. 16, 2011
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bumped UP

What team are you? I heard that the letters were going out last week.
July 22, 2010
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS

I agree with DD. Bats get hot and bats go cold. But if you consistently play solid defense and take the outs when they preset themselves, you will have an opportunity to win most games (and Championships).
March 2, 2010
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Go USA Hockey

Great game! Obviously, Canada was the better team and deserved to win but I am sure that after the U.S. scored their second goal to tie the game every Canadian Hockey fan's butt was puckering! We sure put a scare into them and I think that the U.S. earned a little more respect. It's a young team that will only get better in the coming years as they play together in more international tournaments.
Feb. 23, 2010
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Go USA Hockey

Jimmy - It's been great weather for BP here in Seattle as well. Are you planning on bringing your team down to Lacey April 17th & 18th?
Feb. 18, 2010
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Teams Being Bumped Up

Someone please enlighten me. I thought that your classification was based on your power (number of Home Run hitters or home runs that you are able to hit in the course of a game). Afterall, as you move up in classification the number of allowable home runs increases. So,you might have a team that is very good at the AAA level but they don't hit home runs very often. Should they be moved up just because they play well at that classification? If they are moved up they then have a decision to make. Do they stay with the same group of guys and most likely get hammered by teams that have more power or do they break up their team and go after other players with more power? Neither option sounds appealing.
Feb. 12, 2010
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Team Names

I was playing on a team in which our Sponsor pulled the plug on us and our Coach quit...We changed our name to "The Orphans".
Feb. 12, 2010
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2010 SSUSA Tournaments in Lacey WA RAC

I would agree that initial costs would be far greater, but when you think about all of the maintenance costs over many years the disparity in cost narrows considerably. Additionally, you end up having very few weather related cancellations and you don't have to deal with all of the headaches involved in rescheduling, etc. It's just a much better situation for the park, the umpires and all of the players.
Feb. 11, 2010
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2010 SSUSA Tournaments in Lacey WA RAC

Shane - Can you enlighten me as to why the decision was made to put in grass outfields as opposed to making it all turf? Here in the Northwets we have a lot of tournaments rained out on grass fields. I have been told that Lacey drains well but sometimes it is so slick that the conditions are dangerous for play. Seems to me that all new Complexes should be 100% turf. Having a National Qualifier in April on grass fields is very risky. It would be a shame to have teams travel from California to be rained out.
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