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Real name:
Jack Davis

Location:
Denver, CO

Division:
Men's 55

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

Oops, sorry for the double post. Don't know how that happened
Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

Initially I played with Mr. D's out of Seattle but most of the years were with York Barbell (and a year when we merged with County Sports), we played in the National Slowpitch Conference when it was in existence and played in 4 or 5 ASA open worlds.
Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

Initially I played with Mr. D's out of Seattle but most of the years were with York Barbell (and a year when we merged with County Sports), we played in the National Slowpitch Conference when it was in existence and played in 4 or 5 ASA open worlds.
Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Its Unanimous - The Best Senior Softball Players Are in California and Florida

Bob,obviously I do not know how many teams have out of state players however I suspect that a number of the major+ and major teams do. If there are only a few then the rule change should not be a concern anyway.
No, I do not think the nuber of CA teams will drop significantly which I think supports the point that they do not need to draw from out of state.
Again, I really do not care. I enjoy playing against good competition.
I played open ball in the Howards, Campbells Carpet, Ken Sanders etc days etc and enjoy the competition.

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

It seems logical to me that you should consider participation (number of teams) and the fact that these states (at least Florida and So Cal) can play year round. (you could throw AZ and TX into that mix as well)This combined with the fact that the warmer states often have access to snowbirds from the colder states is another consideration. If you look at the ratings category and sort by state CA has far more participants than any other state. AZ,TX and FL also are heavily represented. Example in the 50's there are 252 rated teams (understand there are some duplicates but I am assuming it is representative). 45% of those teams are from 4 states:

CA - 37
FL - 33
TX - 25
AZ - 17

Other age groups are different. In the 55's these states represent about 40% with CA being at 25% vs 15% in the 50's). In the 60's they account for about 43%.

I personally have no preference one way or the other (and I certainly sympatize with players on existing teams that would have to find new teams and separate from good friends).

That said I can understand why they considered this an issue.

Not trying to stir things up; just another perspective
Dec. 7, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Colorado Senior Softball Team looking for 60+ Major Players

We are still looking for players. Again please respond to Bert Hertzke @ berthertzke@yahoo.com
Nov. 22, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Condolences to Terry Hennessey

Terry, From all the players of Master Collision our deepest sympathies and prayers go our to you and your family.
Jack Davis
Master Collision
Nov. 11, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Colorado Senior Softball Team looking for 60+ Major Players

Hello Bruce,
Initially we are playing Major not Major+. Our 55 team was bumped to M+ at one point but was dropped back down. Depends who we add to our roster as to where we end up. About half of our players are staying at the 55 major level so we have to make a number of roster additions. We typically stay in the West, playing 7-10 travel tourneys per year although we have made the winter worlds in Ft Myers several times.
Jack
Nov. 11, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Colorado Senior Softball Team looking for 60+ Major Players

The Master Collision / Scrap Iron 55 major team is moving up to the 60ís in 2010. We are looking for a pitcher and outfielders who would be interested in playing at that level. The adjoining states rule allows us to have a roster that includes players from Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico in addition to Colorado. We plan to play 7-9 out of state tournaments. This is not a sponsored team that pays for playerís travel expenses. Anyone who is interested in joining this team and is willing to commit to most tournaments should send an email to Bert Hertzke at berthertzke@yahoo.com. We look forward to hearing from you

Nov. 9, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Colorado Senior Softball Team looking for 60+ Major Players

The Master Collision / Scrap Iron 55 major team is moving up to the 60ís in 2010. We are looking for a pitcher and outfielders who would be interested in playing at that level. The adjoining states rule allows us to have a roster that includes players from Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico in addition to Colorado. We plan to play 7-9 out of state tournaments. This is not a sponsored team that pays for playerís travel expenses. Anyone who is interested in joining this team and is willing to commit to most tournaments should send an email to Bert Hertzke at berthertzke@yahoo.com. We look forward to hearing from you
May 27, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO FORMAT

Dbax, re your original question on format we share the same concerns as you that everyone is playing different teams. We have one game in our bracket that only counts in the standings for one of the teams which means the other team will probably play extra players etc.
While we would have preferred a traditional round robin and double elimination format we too are excited that we have 9 good teams,a competitive bracket and at least 5 games. Rockin Reno is one of the tournaments we look forward to every year
May 27, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO FORMAT

Yes Dbax "it is the way things go" but it does not make it good scheduling. I have also seen worse.
May 26, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO FORMAT

Taits, I have played there several times and you are right the upper fields are ok. I have never seen them use the lower fields (I assume those ate the field when you first entrer the park. They are (or have always been terrible). The main issue is the times between the games without being able to get back to the hotel. The good news is there are 9 teams in the bracket.
May 26, 2009
JLD930
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO FORMAT

Our team, Master Collision (55 Major) is scheduled to play in Carson City on Friday at 12:30 PM, 5 PM and 8 PM. We had already booked our rooms in Reno when we were informed we would play in Carson City. We are faced with a 12 hour day from the time we leave Reno until we return. All 55 Major teams are in a similar position. This is poor scheduling. It is bad enough to play in Carson City but even worse when you have 7 1/2 hours from the first and last games (assuming they are on schedule; big assumption). Additional notice should be given to teams playing in Carson City so reservations can be booked accordingly.
Another issue is that since all games are effectively must win games it is more difficult to play the entire roster. I understand that the scheduling is not easy but this is the worst that I have seen.

May 12, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 55 Majors Teams

Master Collision will be there
April 27, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northwest Championships June 26-28

Are there any 55 major teams planning to attend the Northwest Championships in Portlant June 26-28

Jack Davis #30
Master Collision
April 21, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA 55 Major Results

Mike,
Your absence and Charlie's injury were certainly major factors in NCI's performance. You guys gave us a good beating in the round robin so it was nice to get a little revenge later. Hope to see you on the field soon. It was just not the same without you hitting those towering bombs.
I agree with Don. It was a evenly matched group of teams and any one of them could have won. We were fortunate to be on top when the game with OLR ended. It was a very competitive game. Great sportmanship by all and the LVSSA rules were perfect.

Jack #30 Master Collision
April 15, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA Spring Classic April 18 &19

Thanks Don, Looking forward to seeing you there.

Jack Davis
Master Collision
April 14, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA Spring Classic April 18 &19

Are there any 55 Major teams signed up for this weekend other than NCI, OLR and Master Collision
April 13, 2009
JLD930
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: reno what 55 major teams are going

Master Collision will be there
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