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Real name:
Paul Harrington

Location:
Collinsville, IL

Division:
Men's 65

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May 23, 2014
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA drops the ball.

Hey Guys I appreciate your comments. As far as the motels through priceline.com, they were 2 1/2 stars for $47 plus tax.
This is a great help in reducing our costs, thus worth the effort (I think). When SSUSA and SPA offer motels at a discount, they obviously can't match those savings.
And from the above statements, if they had 5 teams in the 65 & 70 age division...seems like they could have still played those games and been able to cover their cost, if not make somewhat of a profit.
Sorry...but it still seems like decisions were made NOT in our best interest. Also, when you have to cancel a tournament, chances are you will never be able to get it to "fly" in the future.

Again, I really appreciate all your comments.
May 21, 2014
Harri
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: opposite field hitting

As a right hand hitter trying to go to right field...I think the best way to go to the opposite field is to keep the hands back, don't dip your shoulder, think hitting down the line and wait, wait, wait. As a lefty, if there are men on first and/or first and second, heck I would still pull the ball...trying to reduce the chance of a double play. Good luck and practice going opposite during BP.

May 21, 2014
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA drops the ball.

Hope you guys will allow me to vent...your comments are appreciated.
The SPA tournament on May 29 - June 1, in Springfield Missouri has been cancelled...by SPA. "Not enough teams to (make a profit)." Do not know how many 65 & 70 teams were going, but heard is was somewhere between 5 & 7. Our 65 team and a 70 team from the St. Louis, MO area were going and the problem is we went through priceline.com (Name your own price)and have about 24 nights stay that are non-refundable. We use priceline.com because we can't afford to attend tournaments unless we can reduce the costs (we are blue-collar players).
So here it is: SPA could have held the tournament for the 65's & 70's, at least.
You may not want to ever use priceline.com, they have refused to help us and you never want to purchase ins. for rooms. I did and they refused to allow us to cancel or get a refund. Basically they all are more interested in "making money."
If any of the other 65 and/or 70 teams still want to go, we can get the fields (with possibly a small fee). Would enjoy playing two or three games on Thu. & Fri. and then sitting down and having a few "drinks" with you.

Paul
April 28, 2014
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Game Schedules & Brackets

Thanks Nancy & Ho for your comments. Again, Dave is a great guy and I certainly would not question his effort. Looks like he needs help...if nothing else we could be given the starting time of our first game. It is 5:30 PM now and most of our players will leave mid-morning tomorrow.
April 28, 2014
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Game Schedules & Brackets

Sorry guys but there is no reason why we shouldn't have the schedule for at least the 65+ and 70's, at the Brickyard Classic. Our team has to travel tomorrow and my guys need to know the schedule. We also need to make plans on team meetings as well as when & where to have BP. Dave & the SSUSA staff normally do a great job but they missed the boat on this one.
April 22, 2014
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: brickyard

US Pallet 65's AAA...looking forward to returning to the Brickyard after about 7 years.
Oct. 17, 2013
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WHAT 65AAA TEAMS ARE GOING TO FT MYERS?

U. S. Pallet 65's AAA will be going to Ft. Myers. Great to be back at Lee County Complex. You all have a safe trip and look forward to seeing you there.

Sept. 1, 2013
Harri
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50+ Player looking for team going to the Illinois Sen. Olym., Sep. 28-29, 2013

A very good 50+ player is looking for a team to play on at the IL SEN OLYM. Can play any position, but is a very good shortstop with a great arm. Hits for high average and also with power. Let me know if interested: Harri at sanpal@att.net

July 30, 2013
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Columbia Missouri Classic

Only info I saw was the attachment with the 50's schedule, although it was titled "65". Emailed our first game time (12:30), but that is it. If any of you have more info, especially for the 65's, would appreciate a reply (sanpal@att.net).

Paul (U.S. Pallet 65's)


June 19, 2013
Harri
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: SPA Isenhower Mid-America NIT, July 6-7

Player looking for a team to play in the above tournament in Liberty Missouri. He is a very talented 50+ player who can play any position, but is an excellent shortstop. He hits for a high average plus can hit for power. If interested or want more info, please email me at sanpal@att.net

Thanks,

P Harrington
Cell: 618-978-3155
April 6, 2013
Harri
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Scorekeeping Software

Thanks for the info...going online now to check it out.
April 5, 2013
Harri
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Scorekeeping Software

I have been considering keeping score this year on an ipad or laptop. I am looking to use it for more than one team. And hopefully, printing out games results and stats. Any suggestions, comments on this topic is appreciated.
May 20, 2010
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ft. Knox Tournament

Thanks Corky...looking forward to attending next year.
May 18, 2010
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ft. Knox Tournament

Hey Guys, Anyone know the results of the tournament in Ft. Knox KY (SPA). We didn't go because all the teams in our division dropped out. Hope it was a go...I know Wes put in a lot of work trying to get a new tournament started.
May 17, 2010
Harri
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Questions concerning ranking and skill levels.

We have decided to disband because of SSUSA's refusial to lower our rating. They sight stats as reason to move or not move a team, but I feel it is more political than anything. We attended the TOC in Feb. We lost all six games by an average of 11 runs, yet maintain the same rating. I know they can come up with an explanation as to why we will not be lowered. The rules, however, are set up so they can pretty much do what they want.
JimS...I appreciate your frustrations.
May 9, 2010
Harri
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Setting your lineup

Hey Guys...Great ideas and comments. They all have merit and help in making my deciaions. I especially agree that team chemistry and having fun are critical. As manager I also always hit last, mainly to reduce "gripes" and because it gives me time to get the game going before I bat.
I have a great hitter (hard line drives and ave. 700), bats left but can't run. Have been using him in the #2 position, but thinking about moving him to 3 or 4 so that it will increase the chance of having someone on base when he is up.
Appreciate all your thoughts...keep them coming.

Harri

May 7, 2010
Harri
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fort Knox Tournament

As of this morning, the tournament is a go. Wes stated that the tournament will probably start on Friday, May 14th, instead of Thursday. Depending on your age group it may run Fri. to Sunday; Fri. & Sat., or Sat. & Sun. Should find out Sat. morning. There are 5 teams in the 65+ age group. Don't know about the others.
May 7, 2010
Harri
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Setting your lineup

Have managed senior softball for many years. Always felt that your batting order is critical to having success. Would appreciate your comments and opinions as to what you think are important factors in determining batting order.
May 7, 2010
Harri
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Just turned 50 and looking for team in St. Louis, MO

If you are still looking for a team or place...go to www.kirkwood senior softball.com Lots of info and links for St. Louis Area senior softball.
April 7, 2010
Harri
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: new player

contact me at sanpal@charter.net St. Louis Metro Area 70's team being formed, can refer you to the managers.
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