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Don Pierson

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Jan. 12, 2014
wyo22
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Wow. We have gone from mandatory masks for pitchers to pitching rubber, batters boxes etc. etc. etc. A lot of good posts
I still am convinced that a pitching mask will hamper some pitchers and slow reaction time and cause more to get hit. We all know that it is very possible to get hit in the head area and other areas if you pitch, I have been hit a lot but never in the head area. My only point is that it should be my decision to wear protective gear and no one elses. I am 72 not 12 and I can make my own decisions in that area. I guess time will tell about the safety issue and if it is a lasting rule we must abide by or give up the art of pitching. Wyo 22
Jan. 7, 2014
wyo22
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Hey Southerson. I agree with cyborg45, a great post using the cable tv vs dish tv commercial Really cool. Wyo22
Jan. 7, 2014
wyo22
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Thanks to all who commented. Sorry I was not involved in all the previous discussions but I was unaware of the rule change.
You all have made some very interesting points and some very valid ones. What I have learned by reading all the comments is that most pitchers still feel it should be their decision on the protective gear and not an association. I have pitched for many many years and no one can tell me that wearing a mask is not going to hamper my play and my reaction time at getting a glove on the ball, and getting a glove on the ball is my best protection from injury.
I am beginning to believe that they just should furnish a screen for all games and then pitchers would be protected. It sure takes a lot out of the game though.
Anyway I agree that there will not be any changes for 2014, the decision has been made. Play safe my friends and God Bless. Wyo22
Jan. 6, 2014
wyo22
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

After reading the newest copy of the Senior News I am astonished at the new mandatory rule for all pitchers to wear masks to pitch. Then they make it even worse by making home runs outs over a certain limit, therefore making pitchers a target for players who have to hit down and up the middle to keep the ball in the park. My concern is getting hit in other areas than the head area because of the distraction of the stupid mask keeping me from gloving the ball. I have been pitching for many many years and I have NEVER been hit in the head area, but I truly believe wearing a mask will slow my reaction to the ball enough that I will get hit more than ever.
What was wrong with letting the pitcher decide if he wanted to wear protective gear or not and signing the line up card waiving the gear. Someone please tell me who is doing all the complaining that pitchers are not wearing protective gear that this rule had to be made. All pitchers know that they are closer to the batter than other players and if they pitch from the rubber and step forward they are asking for trouble. Pitch from the back line and back up when releasing the ball and be safer.
I would like to see if other pitchers who chose not to wear the mask would give their opinions on this subject. Surely I am not the only one who is unhappy with the rule. Wyo22
May 4, 2011
wyo22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: western nationals

Scrap Iron 65,s are looking into playing in the Western Nationals in July. How many other Major 65 teams plan to attend this tournament. Since it is the same time period of the 60,s SPA in Dalton we were looking for some advance info on team numbers in Calif. Some of our 65,s team also play on a 60,s team Any advance information on attendance would be appreciated. Looking to hear from some of you soon. thanks and as usual Play Safe. Don Pierson
March 8, 2011
wyo22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock 'N Reno

I agree KUDOS on the early field assignments. It really helps those of us who make hotel reservations for our teams. I hope they get some tentative field assignments out for Phoenix asap. Its really important there as the different fields are so far apart and the hotels are pretty busy that time of year in Phoenix. Get the hint SSUSA try and help us out with early decision making on those assignments, really be appreciated. I am alsoalready looking for an RV Park but also need to be as close to fields as possible. Thanks Wyo22
Dec. 6, 2010
wyo22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring World in Mesquite and St. George

Does anyone have information on the 2011 dates for this tournament. I need to know for planning another event in St. George and thought someone might have inside info. I think Feb. will be to late for the planning I need to make and I think that is when the 2011 tournament dates are coming out. Any info would be appreciated. Wyo22
Dec. 6, 2010
wyo22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ridge Hooks has been hospitalized

To all who are in close contact with Ridge. Please relay that his buddy from Cheyenne is praying for a total and speedy recovery. For those who do not know Ridge has a Wyoming background years ago, Casper Wyoming. We have talked several times about it. He is a man of deep religious roots and is always concerned about others and now it is time to repay some of that respect as we all pray for him and his family in this time of need. God bless Ridge. Wyo22
Feb. 27, 2009
wyo22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scrap Iron loses another legend

For those of you who have not heard Scrap Iron lost another friend and fellow ball player. Ken Green most recently of the Scrap iron 70,s team passed away recently while visiting in Texas. Most will remember Kenny as he and Murl Skalla were pretty much inseperable at tournaments for years. They together were the ones who started and named Scrap Iron who now has about 9 traveling teams in different age brackets and divisions. He was a close friend and will be missed tremendously. Wyo 22
Feb. 27, 2009
wyo22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I have a simple question for those who have pitched.

The original question was is it more dangerous today to pitch than it was years ago. I have played this game as long as slow pitch has been around and fast pitch before that and I have pitched for most of that time. I do not think it is more dangerous today than before. A pitchers position has and will always be a more dangerous position simply because you are much closer to the batter. Its no different in the big leagues, pitchers get hit with shots and get hurt, simply because they are closer to the batter. I am also one who willnot wear all the protectivegear pitchers are starting to wear, but thats my choice and if I get hurt I had the option. I pride mysefl in the fact that I can play defense pretty good and I can back up when releasing the ball as far as I want and I do with some hitters. To pitch effectively you have to know the hitters and most good hitters will tell you that some pitchers are very effective and a major part of the defensive scheme. By the way pitchers, it never hurts to pray before walking to that mound either. You all have a great year. Wyo 22
Feb. 27, 2009
wyo22
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why not?

Hello The Wood. I do not know you but I agree with your comments. Well said. Its guys like you and the others who have posted answers that make senior softball so great. Have a great year and may God watch over all of us and keep us safe even the naysayers. Wyo 22
Feb. 11, 2009
wyo22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 65 major teams schedule

Scrap Iron 65,s are going to these tourneys. Reno May Salt Lake City August Dalton Ga. Sept. St. George and Phoenix in Oct. Las Vegas in Nov. We may also play in Kan. City in July. What other 65 majors have their schedule yet. We would love to know what attendance to look forward to at these tournaments. Please respond if you know attendance at any of the above. Thanks Wyo 22
Jan. 29, 2009
wyo22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK N RENO CUP- QUESTION

Hi Frank As I remember we played 3 round robin games with the 65 AAA,s and then we played the Bald Eagles the best two out of three for the championship. We won but by one run each game and in the bottom of the seventh. Great games. Once again when you play on that new facility you will want to return whenever you can cause it is beautiful. I hope we get some other 65 majors to enter online where they may be going this year. We will be in Reno regardless of who comes. Wyo 22
Jan. 28, 2009
wyo22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK N RENO CUP- QUESTION

armiho211 The scrap iron 65,s will be in Reno. It is usually our first tournament of the year as we live in WINTER. Most of team is Colorado guys and I am in Cheyenne Wyo. You will truly enjoy this tournament, and the new fields in Sparks are fantastic.
Room rates are reasonable and food great. It is one of the biggest tournaments of the year however last year there were only two 65 major teams. I th;ink there will be a lot more this year now that the word is out on the new fields and how great they are. Talk them into it Frank they will love it. We stay at the Sands also ;and the rates are only $45 during the week and $60 I believe on the seekend. Our bracket starts on Tues. so you would have the cheaper rates. They do fill up th;ough so you better get your reseverations in. Phone number is 775-348-2242, ask for Leslie and she will take care of you. Hope to see you all there Wyo 22
Jan. 26, 2009
wyo22
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: info on 65 major teams and where they intend to travel this year

c,mon you 65+ major teams. Surely some of you know what trounaments you are going to play this year. It would really be helpful if most teams would post where they intend to play as it may get other teams to commit or decide to play those tournaments if they are still deciding on where to go. I know that all teams probably do not read this message board, if anyone knows of those who do not try and pass the word along and maybe something positive could come of this post. Thanks Wyo 22
Jan. 23, 2009
wyo22
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: info on 65 major teams and where they intend to travel this year

thanks Frank. We look forward to seeing you guys every year also. Its always a good experience. Tell Mitch he will not get any more homerun pitches from me. ok Looking forward to seeing your schedule. Wyo 22
Jan. 23, 2009
wyo22
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: info on 65 major teams and where they intend to travel this year

Hi Ken If you click on the summit to the left side of the message board and then click on NASCS, you will be on the World Series site. I guess you could also search under the NASCS and come up with it. They have not set the dates or location yet for this years national tournament. It was in Lincoln Nebraska last year and they are trying to find a location that will pull more participation. I told him to look at the new fields in Sparks Nev. as I thought it would help draw a lot of teams. That is an awesome facility to play on. They also have qualifiers for the national and that is why we play in Omaha as it is a dual qualifier. What team are you with and does your team plan on attending any tournaments I mentioned we were going to play. Thanks for the reply. Don P Wyo 22
Jan. 22, 2009
wyo22
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: info on 65 major teams and where they intend to travel this year

The scrap iron 65,s a major team is preparing our schedule for this year and plan to play in Reno, in May, Omaha Neb. in June Salt Lake City in Aug. Dalton Georgia in Sept. St. George in Oct, Phoenix in Oct. and Las Vegas in Nov. We would appreciate other 65 major teams letting us know where they are going so we know if there is going to be good turn out for the tournaments. We have let you know above where we intend to play. Any information you post for us would be very helpful as I am sure you would like to have the same information. We may also play the World series once they decide when and where it is to be played. The Omaha tournament is a dual qualifier for SPA and also the World Series. Looking forward to see a lot of you in the not to distant future. Enjoy the rest of the winter (yeah I know its not winter for a lot of you but it is here in Wyoming.) Don Pierson 22
June 30, 2008
wyo22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Salt Lake City tournament

The Scrap Iron 65\'s major team are going and already have our room reservations and I know of one player who has an airline ticket. We hope there are a lot of teams as I hear they have planned quite a tournament. We will also be going to Lincoln Neb. in Aug., Dalton Ga. in Sept., St. George in Oct. and Phoeniz in Oct. a;nd finally the Winter worlds in Ft. Myers Fla. I saw the message board with questions about the SLC tournament so I thought I would answer where our team is going. We hope to see a lot of you at these tournaments. Don Pierson (22) Scrap Iron
June 2, 2008
wyo22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: New fields in Sparks

one other question that I forgot to answer. Scrap Iron 65's won the Major division over the Calif Bald Eagles. the first game was 24 to 23 and won in the bottom of the 7th. The second was 20 to 19 and also won in the bottom of the 7th. Scrap iron was fortunate to be the home team in both games. The results would have been the opposite had they been the home team. It was a great match up and they have a very good team. They are also a great bunch of guys. Great tournament and a good time. Don P Wyo 22
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