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Real name:
Dave Graham-Armstrong

Location:
Sun Lakes, AZ

Division:
Men's 60

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Feb. 15, 2009
DesertDave
Topic: Product review
Discussion: BALLS: INFORMATION THAT GOT DELETED.

Just a thought. It isn't fair to everybody on the board when one or two individuals cause the loss of a whole thread. It seems that almost every time "DIRTY" is involved. If we could all just ignore his posts,and not respond to them,it might not spiral out of control. JMO
Feb. 7, 2009
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any 60 Major's going to Mesquite

That's reasonable. Our team is getting together in 2 weeks at the Gold Glove Qualifier in Phoenix. We will be seeing if we have enough guys to travel. No big sponsor $. Got to pick and choose. I Play with Robson Ranch. We were AAA last year. Thanks for all the help.
Feb. 6, 2009
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any 60 Major's going to Mesquite

OOPS
Didn't spell check Casablanca.
Feb. 6, 2009
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any 60 Major's going to Mesquite

Lecak
Thanks,
Thats not too bad. Well, maybe $130 a night for the Cassablanca in a "Two Exit Town might" be a "little high" :)
Feb. 6, 2009
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any 60 Major's going to Mesquite

Our team has been talking about going to Mesquite. It sounds like a great early tournament. It will be nice to see how we will fare in Majors after being moved up. We seem to be having a problem locating affordable rooms. Does anyone have any leads, or special discounts to share?

Jan. 26, 2009
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southwest USA 50 Major plus observations

Taits
I think you are on to something. If a team is successful, it may be even more inclined to be like a family..
I think the combining of more M teams with M+ will not be as disastrous as most think. There will probably be some growing pains, but that happens every year.
Softball is a game, but it is also a competition. None of us like having it handed to us. You can cry about it and move down, or work to get better, and be COMPETITIVE.
I guess we will see how it shakes out this year.
$.02
Jan. 24, 2009
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule Clarification

Taits
You are correct. I received this via email and decided to share with the board. Unfortunatly I was in a hurry and did not take the time to see if it was already posted. It's lighter reading than a lot of the recent posts, so it probably won't be a problem.
Dave
Jan. 23, 2009
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule Clarification


Softball is a relatively simple game, but given all the rules clarifications lately,
I thought the following simple explanation regarding softball rules would be appropriate.

Softball is a game played by two teams, one out, the other in.
The one that's in, sends players out, one at a time, to see if they can get in before they get out.
If they get out before they get in, they come in, but it doesn't count.
If they get in before they get out, it does count.
When the ones out get three outs from the ones in before they get in without
being out, the team that's out comes in and the team in goes out to get those
going in out before they get in without being out.
When both teams have been in and out seven times, the game is over.
The team with the most in without being out before coming in, wins unless the ones in are
equal, in which case, the last ones in go out to get the ones in out before
they get in without being out.
The game will end when each team has the same number of ins out, but one team
has more in without being out before coming in.

Or something like that.....
Dec. 22, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULE CHANGES...COMMENTS

How about we move the bases back to 90ft just like baseball? enough time to make plays from short outfield. (some very SLOW runners).
The pitcher moves back another 15 ft. too.
Enough time for everyone to get out of the way, so they don't have to get hit with the ball.
ALL hits over the fence are singles.
now we can force those SLOW guys at second,every time some guy can't get it over the fence.
:) :) :)
Dec. 22, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Word on existing 50 M+ teams that will not play under the present rules.

T Hi-J
That was DesertGuy not Desert Dave. He does seem to have a point though. Almost exclusively, the complaining seems to be coming from 50M+ and 55M+ players. I don't like it either, when I hit one over the fence, and it is an out. It has happened to me a couple times over the past two years.

When that is the rule for the betterment of ALL of the players as a whole, we should try to work with it. Over the past 3 years, our team has gone from AAA to AA to AAA and now to Major. We have adapted, added some players along the way, lost some players also. We have been successful because we like each other, work to improve and most of all just try to HAVE FUN.

One of the things I have noticed as we have added more advanced players, is they can adapt. Softball is A LOT MORE than hitting HR's. Good players do what is necessary to help the Team. I might be a HR at the right time. It might be taking the extra base, making a play in the field, or just taking a walk.

If you are trying to hit a line drive, and mishit it into a HR, how is that different than mishitting it into a pop-up to the pitcher?

Could it be some egos are showing?

I for one plan to play all the ball I can. If I have to hit a double instead of a HR, then so be it.
You can bet I'm not going to take my bat, ball, and glove, and go home.
JMO
Dave #31
Robson Ranch 60M
Dec. 19, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule Chaanges discussion

T Hi-J
It seems I may have been a bit harsh.. If I offended you, I apologize. I don't know of anyone I play with, using an altered bat. I guess I must be living in a bubble. If altered bats are as big a problem as you say, it seems logical that eliminating the senior bats will only add to the problem.
The new HR rule may be better than anyone thought. If the big HR hitters on a team don't have any left because the 150lb second baseman just used up the last one, the teams may police that themselves.
Dave
Dec. 19, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule Chaanges discussion

THJ
You seem to have a lot of statistics to support your ideas. That does seem to give you some credibility. I have a problem with you knowing "12 or more players that use altered bats". I suggest that YOU are the problem. If you know people are CHEATING and do nothing, then you are just as guilty as them. I guess its a good thing you are anonymous.
Dave
Dec. 15, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULE CHANGES...COMMENTS

I can't speak for the 50 and 55 divisions, but I don't remember more than 1 game all last year in the 60 age group that there were more than 5 over the fence. I don't have the scorebooks, but that is how I remember it.
Nov. 24, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Results

Any word on results from Vegas this past weekend?
Nov. 14, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Miken Psycho bat

Taits,
I haven't swung the bat. I did see Corky from Miken and a couple guys hitting with one at Worlds in Phx last month. They seemed to be getting good performance with it. But then, I think Corky could hit 300 ft line drives with a wet rope. :) LOL. I think it is a USSSA bat. As for the Rip-It, I don't think it is going to happen. Just a rumor that is floating around Az.
Nov. 9, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: How to Fix the Tournaments & Rankings

I think only the 50 and 55 age groups in M+ are the home run derby teams. Combine them and leave the rest the same. Gary we still would like the "special bats" . It makes it more equal for everyone. It also keeps the bat doctors and cheaters from having an advantage. How could you make a U2 hotter? JMO
Dave
Nov. 9, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RESPONSE TO MESSAGE THREADS REMOVED

I would buy a ticket :)
Nov. 9, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RESPONSE TO MESSAGE THREADS REMOVED

db14 That was too funny! Your TIMING was PERFECT too.

Joe R
I enjoy reading many of your posts. Many make us stop and think. However, I think you are letting this vendetta consume you.
Just take a breath and relax. Remember it is just softball, (a game)
Nov. 4, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: time limit in AZ

Unlike little people who sit on the sidelines, complaining about everything, some of us don't hide in the shadows of anonymity. Most of the games we play in, I see guys hustling in and out. It's just slower, because we are older. As for complete games, I thing the majority of the games in Phoenix were. The 1and1 could help improve that. Just get in the box and hit.
By the way Gary, were still waiting to hear your pearls on timing so we can all hit 1.000
The hyphenated name was my fathers. Any clue on yours?
Nov. 4, 2008
DesertDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: time limit in AZ

If it isnt Mr."bad timing" Gary himself.
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