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Real name:
Dave Beckering

Location:
Saint Charles, MO

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Men's 55

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Aug. 13, 2009
missouridave
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Recommendation for balls

Taits, Do you have a ball you would recommend that is 44 core 375 comp? Thanks.
Aug. 13, 2009
missouridave
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Recommendation for balls

Would someone make a recommendation for a 44 core 375 compression ball to be used in a senior tournament? We get the opportunity to provide our own. Thanks in advance for your support.
April 30, 2009
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Indy Brickyard

Nancy,
When will the brackets, game times, be posted? Thanks.
Jan. 15, 2009
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2009 ISA world

In response to Garocket and butch17 here is the straight story from the director of the fields in Bridgeton:

Here is the response from the City of Bridgeton:


Thanks for taking the time to let me know your concerns regarding the ISA Senior Softball Tournament this past weekend. I will forward your comments and concerns, along with this response, to the Mayor and the Bridgeton City Council as you have requested.

First I would like to apologize for the information that you received with regard to why the remainder of the tournament was cancelled on Sunday. The decision was made based on the following information. I spoke with the tournament director, Jerry Jackson, at 8:45am and indicated that it was the ground crews belief that fields 7-11 would not be playable until approximately noon, possibly 1:00pm, and fields 3, 4, 5 would probably not be playable on Sunday at any time. With at 37-44 games (depending on the "if" games) remaining on the schedule, and all seven divisions still having games to be played, the tournament director made the decision to cancel the remainder of the event. He did not feel it was possible or fair to play certain divisions while cancelling other divisions in order to get some divisions completed. The original schedule had games scheduled to begin at 9:00am - 3:30pm. With games being pushed back 4 hours and using all 8 fields, the last game times would have been slotted for 7:30pm. I am aware that the option to shorten each game via the pitch count was an option, however due to losing three of the eight fields game times still would have been late into the night and some teams had voiced their concerns with regard to flights later that night. This however was a tournament matter and decision, not a complex decision.

With regard to dragging each field following the games, this was a decision made by the tournament director as to how often the fields would be drug.
At no time was there a request, either during the event or prior to the event, to schedule addition setups for any field other than the initial setup for the day. However, I was at the complex for the duration of the event and would disagree that the fields were in horrendous condition at 7:30pm.

The balls that are used are also a decision made by the tournament director, and not the complex. As you noted, the balls that were used this past weekend are different than the balls that are used for the Bridgeton leagues. I do not know what specifications are in place for the softballs that must be used for an ISA Senior Tournament.

Again, thank you for letting me know your concerns. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me another email.


John Bell

Athletic Supervisor
City of Bridgeton
314-209-BMAC


As you can see, Mr. Jackson did have the opportunity to try and get the tournament in. He CHOSE not to bring in the crews to wok the fields.
Jan. 13, 2009
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2009 ISA world

There were a number of issues with the tournament in St. Louis besides the weather. I play at the complex on a regular basis. The tournament could have been completed but the director chose not to go to one pitch and just collect his money. Not unusual for Mr. Jackson. Sorry to see St. Louis miss out on the tournament but not suprised because Jackson knows that participation would have been way down based on his actions in 2008.
Aug. 4, 2008
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RAINOUT IN ISA NATIONALS IN BRIDGETON MO

Here is the response from the City of Bridgeton:


Thanks for taking the time to let me know your concerns regarding the ISA Senior Softball Tournament this past weekend. I will forward your comments and concerns, along with this response, to the Mayor and the Bridgeton City Council as you have requested.

First I would like to apologize for the information that you received with regard to why the remainder of the tournament was cancelled on Sunday. The decision was made based on the following information. I spoke with the tournament director, Jerry Jackson, at 8:45am and indicated that it was the ground crews belief that fields 7-11 would not be playable until approximately noon, possibly 1:00pm, and fields 3, 4, 5 would probably not be playable on Sunday at any time. With at 37-44 games (depending on the "if" games) remaining on the schedule, and all seven divisions still having games to be played, the tournament director made the decision to cancel the remainder of the event. He did not feel it was possible or fair to play certain divisions while cancelling other divisions in order to get some divisions completed. The original schedule had games scheduled to begin at 9:00am - 3:30pm. With games being pushed back 4 hours and using all 8 fields, the last game times would have been slotted for 7:30pm. I am aware that the option to shorten each game via the pitch count was an option, however due to losing three of the eight fields game times still would have been late into the night and some teams had voiced their concerns with regard to flights later that night. This however was a tournament matter and decision, not a complex decision.

With regard to dragging each field following the games, this was a decision made by the tournament director as to how often the fields would be drug.
At no time was there a request, either during the event or prior to the event, to schedule addition setups for any field other than the initial setup for the day. However, I was at the complex for the duration of the event and would disagree that the fields were in horrendous condition at 7:30pm.

The balls that are used are also a decision made by the tournament director, and not the complex. As you noted, the balls that were used this past weekend are different than the balls that are used for the Bridgeton leagues. I do not know what specifications are in place for the softballs that must be used for an ISA Senior Tournament.

Again, thank you for letting me know your concerns. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me another email.


John Bell

Athletic Supervisor
City of Bridgeton
314-209-BMAC
Aug. 4, 2008
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RAINOUT IN ISA NATIONALS IN BRIDGETON MO

I played in the tourney. I live in St. Louis and play in a league at this complex. The way the fields were handled during Saturday (no dragging all day) and the cancellation on Sunday was unacceptable. I have written a note to the City of Bridgeton on this issue. By the way, the director in charge, Mr. Jackson, is a problem at almost every tournament he runs. The balls we used were also the worst we have seen at any tournament this year. I would like to apologize to all the teams who traveled to St. Louis for this tournament. Although I live in St. Charles it makes all of St. Louis look bad, Unless I can get assurances from the director or the City of Bridgeton that they have a plan for rain and will maintain the diamonds during the tournament, we won't be back. For those of you commenting about the diamond conditions who were not here, playing on those fields every week (and we are 14 inches of rain above normal through July), the five main dimaonds could have been playable in an hour or two if they had crews to work on them.
July 14, 2008
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: AA Home Run Power

MTM,
The 2 AA teams got 5 runs and they played home rune by the AAA rules, 1 up. The real issue is how does a team like Chicago Prime who is basically one of very few AA teams in the Midwest ever get bumped up to AAA where they clearly belong. Our team lost all 5 games in Champaign. Closet game we lost by 5 runs. Should we be put back in AA? We only hit 3 home runs in 5 games. On most days we could compete in AAA., we just did not hit. So the question for everyone is other than winning 2 team AA tournaments, how does a team like Chicago Prime get moved up? Thanks.
July 14, 2008
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: AA Home Run Power

I played in the tournament and we have been playing Chicago Prime as the only other AA team for the last 3 years. Ww "won" the AA disivison as Quad Cities last year and were forced to move up to AAA. We have no problem with the move up, although we played very badly in Champaign this past weekend. Chicago Prime then beat us in Champaign last year. Why did they not have to move up to AAA? Clearly they are a AAA team.
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