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Real name:
Jack Davis

Location:
Denver, CO

Division:
Men's 55

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June 10, 2010
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Message Board

Mark, I believe it was 1976 when we (York Barbell) hosted the open nationals. I think we finished 8th that year. I honestly don't remember who we played.
June 9, 2010
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Message Board

I remember those days well Larry. That was a fun league. Nice to hear from you.
June 9, 2010
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Message Board

I find it unfortunate that this message board has become little more that a place for people to complain about nearly everything about our game (bats, balls, rules, awards, etc)or to conduct their personal feuds. We have page long threads that invariably are totally off subject at their conclusion as someone runs off on tangents.

We just completed Rock n' Reno which was a great tournament as always (in my opinion). We won the 60 major bracket and received a bat bag (probably the 3rd of 4th we have been awarded over the years). Honestly I would be fine if there were no awards other than team trophies. Personal awards are not why I play the game. To criticize the awards without knowing the economics of the tournament (cost of fields, umpires, insurance, administration etc.) seems a bit naive asnd this is a "for profit" organization I believe. Nobody is forced to participate in these tournaments. If they are so objectionable stay home and play in local leagues. Overall I feel Terry, Fran, Dave et all do a good job. Ridge Hooks does as well. They sponsor a large number of tournaments throughout the country and for the most part they are well run.

I have played softball for 45 years from the highest level of the game to seniors. Senior softball provides an opportunity to play a game (yes a game) that we share a passion for at an age that our fathers or mothers generation could not have imagined.

I am totally in favor of constructive suggestions to improve the game and I think the associations hear what is said. However trying to please everyone from AA to Major Plus and age groups from 40 to 80 is a difficult task.

I know that this is a long winded post and only an opinion. It would be really nice to read more positive things about our game. It is kind of like the news; dominated by the negative rather than all the good things that happen.

I personally feel blessed to be able to do what we do at my age.

Play safe and hope to see many of you in Lacey and tourneys beyond.
May 5, 2010
JLD930
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno- 60 Major teams

Master Collision will be there
March 4, 2010
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anyone use Glucosamine, Chondroitin and/or MSM?

I have been using all three for years. I feel it helps but after taking it for that long not sure what it would be like without it. I have found that Puritan Pride (check their website) is much less expensive and they have good products. They often run deals buy 2 get 3 free. They have various combinations of these ingredients and other joint meds
Jan. 12, 2010
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is It Just me?

It would seem to make more sense if the TOC was played in November and the Winter Worlds in February. This would help from the standpoint of rosters and to make it more fair to cold weather teams. Just my opinion
Dec. 29, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

gman - Didn't Gatti play football in one of the defunct pro leagues for a while. He was a big man.

Al White, HT Waller, Craig Elliot, Mike Cellura,James Boyett, Charles Wright, Mighty Joe Young, Herman Rathman, Tex Collins, Rick Wheeler, Stan Harvey and my teammate Greg Fuhrman were a few other great players in that era
Dec. 29, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

jimjoes-gman. I honestly do not remember who won but it very well may have been the Pile Drivers. I believe Bert Smith was still playing with them at the time and I thought he may have been MVP. I was fortunate to make the all tourney team that year but had a few too many beers when they announced the team so don't remember who was MVP. I am surprised it is Arndt. I will have to check the scrapbook sometime. Who were you playing with? You seem to know all the teams from that era.
Dec. 28, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

PS: Mike Macenko is a walking encyclopedia of slowptch. If you see him at a tourney and start a conversation about the "old days" it is remarkable what he remembers
Dec. 28, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

PS: Mike Macenko is a walking encyclopedia of slowptch. If you see him at a tourney and start a conversation about the "old days" it is remarkable what he remembers
Dec. 28, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ghost's of yesteryear.Where are you?

Definitly a trip down memory lane. I played with Mr D's our of Seattle. We way over achieved in the Nationals in Jacksonville (believe it was 1971) by beating County Sports, Copper Hearth and Greenbelt Shell in our first 3 games before losing to Triton Club (Wichita) in a rain storm ending about 1 AM in the morning. Then got beat by Warren Motors. Finishied 6th which was the highest ever for a Northwest Team at the time. Later played with New Era Die and York Barbell out of York PA playing in 4 more worlds. We had a great hitter in Greg (baby bull) Furman. Greg passed away at a fairly young age after an impressive career in slowpitch.
The old National Slowpitch Conference was a lot of fun while it lasted.
Great times, great memories
Dec. 15, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Thoughts on no hit zone

Obviously I am not advocating a screen but what they are trying to do makes even less sense.
Dec. 15, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Thoughts on no hit zone

I agree that this rule is crazy and the more they try to modify it the worse it gets. At this point they would be better to require a screen to take the subjectivity out of it for umpires. If they truly are interested in safety that would probably be the safest. That said I think the entire rule should be scrapped.
Dec. 15, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Thoughts on no hit zone

I agree that this rule is crazy and the more they try to modify it the worse it gets. At this point they would be better to require a screen to take the subjectivity out of it for umpires. If they truly are interested in safety that would probably be the safest. That said I think the entire rule should be scrapped.
Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

pss: Actually I think it was York and Ken Sanders that merged (after I left York) but John and Ricky did play for us. It is hell to get old and senile
Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

ps: Jim Galloway was playing 3rd when we played CS in Jax. Amazingly I believe he popped up to the infield for the last out of the game
Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

Hank,
I don't even remember the year (mid 70's). John Divide and Ricky Leek played with us and the next year York and County Sports combined. When I played with Mr. D's we played CS the first game in the World's in Jacksonville and were fortunate to beat you that time. Doc L was not a happy camper as CS definitely had the better team
Jack
Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

Ken,
I meant Linda not Sandy. That was Denny Mumford's wife if you kow him

Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

Ken,
I meant Linda not Sandy. That was Denny Mumford's wife if you kow him

Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

Ken, yes I did play with Jack. He and his wife Sandy are great people. Tell him hello from Jack Davis when you see him.

Bob, yes Capitol Insulation was a very good team. You and Campbells were the only west coast teams we ever played against.

I don't know who was the abstaining vote but I assume it was Bill as he would be the only one with a conflict. I have known him since I was very young (grew up in Kent) so I will abstain comment.

Obviously CA has a lot of good teams and we enjoy playing against them so I will let this rest. Your points are certainly legitimate

Jack
Master Collision
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