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Real name:
Gary Ingle

Location:
Mesa, AZ

Division:
Men's 60

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March 26, 2015
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA survey

I must have missed the survey but I also never saw the survey to make pitching rule 1-1. I sure hated to miss that one because as a pitcher I hate 0-0 count. Must have went to junk mail. I too on a teachers salary for the 49th ranked state on education (AZ) with more cuts coming this year, Thanks GOV. have a modest income. Most of my travel went to softball in past. GI
March 26, 2015
GI
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a Team

You played well this past weekend. Sorry we could not have kept the team going . I think we may have been decent at 60 AAA. Who knows. I am sure we will see each other again on the field. There is always someone wanting someone on the 10 day waiver list, HA Best of luck. Gary I.
March 26, 2015
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: AZ Roadrunners have disbanned

It was with much sadness that I read today that the AZ Roadrunners who had been moved up to major last Oct after finishing 3rd in World have decided to break up the team. I can understand and agreed with them asking senior softball to drop them back to AAA after 3 tournaments. Having seen them lose badly in Major competition and after Palm Springs being drilled by 4 Major teams going 0-5 and losing most games by double figures it was a easy call to ask for help. We did win one game in Jan- Feb at Rick Seifman's tournament but that was by 1 run to a AA 60 team.. I hold no anger with the people in charge as I consider them to be good friends and they have gone way beyond in helping me in past with the Children's Home golf tournament each year. I have had such a wonderful streak by being able to pitch past 30 years and being a part of CJS Express to win the Triple Crown and Worlds in 50 division 5 years ago. We also won a TOC in AAA the first year it was offered. I am blessed and if I never play again I can be thankful for the chances I have had to face some of the best . It was nice to be competitive in last Sundays game where we lost by one run and I at 62 was lucky to hit a inside park Home Run and strike out 3 guys at the plate. You guys know I am no speed demon. HA. I have already set up my trip for Vegas in April and Myself and wife will still be going for the 3 days even not playing. Since we can now play to 85 and over I am sure this is not my last time to play but I plan to set back and see what occurs. Maybe this is God's way to tell me he wants me in more Sunday church services as I sing up front when I am not playing. I wish not only former Roadrunners but all of you much success. Life is a blessing and stay happy. We are winning by just being on the field.Thank you terry Fran George and Dave for putting on a program to give us a chance to play at our age. Hugs to all Gary Ingle
Jan. 15, 2015
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: who won AZ 60 Siefman tournament past weekend at Papago?

I did find out today by 3 players who sent me ae-mail. Ambush 60's did win again. Look-out Majors, and CJS finished 2nd as a 55team. Was nice to see CJS finish well. Both teams are a class act
Jan. 14, 2015
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: who won AZ 60 Siefman tournament past weekend at Papago?

Was just wondering who ended up winning this past weekend in the 60 AAA division at Papago. Looked like Ambush and couple other teams were winning when we left after game time mix up. My guess Ambush as they have been on a great role with winning Winter Worlds and several other tournaments. Great bunch of guys.
Nov. 27, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanksgiving

I just wanted to add a special thanks to all of you who make this game so special in my life. I am so thankful God continues to let me play a small part. I have to again give a super thanks to Senior Softball terry, Fran, Dave and George for helping the children at Sunshine Acres Children's Home golf tournament. It means the world to me that you guys showed a real act of kindness. We had over 200 golfers and a nice supper with Auction. I am really hopeful any that are ever in area of Mesa will come by for a tour. Thanks again all for playing the game I look forward to seeing you in Jan at the PHX tournament. Keep hitting my friends. Gary Ingle
Nov. 17, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Results

Way to go AZ. Chain Link wins 60 plus and AMBUSH and Old School finish 1-2 in AAA. I am sure they both will do well in majors if moved up for winning Worlds. Great job guys, proud of you.Nice to see ARIZONA teams doing well- You are a wonderful bunch of guys and should feel great about the win.
Nov. 15, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunshine Acres Children's Home Golf Tournament

I would just like to add that I have heard some very kind comments from players etc about the golf tournament. It is nice that our softball community helps support needy children and programs. I am so thankful for Senior Softball for helping and also for letting me play ball at 61 years old. Winning the triple Crown with CJS and 50 Worlds in 2009 is one of the biggest moments of my life and I am grateful as a pitcher etc that I have been able to play these years without a major injury. Again I thank each of you for your kind words and actions. I will be putting out a note soon on blog to let teams know that I am looking for a team to play with this next year. God bless you all and hope to see you at Golf tournament. Gary Ingle
Nov. 10, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunshine Acres Children's Home Golf Tournament

To Terry, Fran, Dave George I want to thank each of you again for your kindness in helping our kids at Sunshine Acres Children's Home for the golf tournament. The tournament will be held at LongBOW in Mesa on Fri. Nov. 21st with AM and 12:30 tee times. I understand AM is now full. I was just looking at Winter World information and loved seeing the add with tournament page for information on the golf tournament.I know you guys take a lot of heat but your kindness every year to the soon to be 90 children at Sunshine Acres is a real blessing. I encourage all in area at that time even if not golfing to come to LongBOW Fri night 6pm for Carraba's supper and Auction to benefit the kids. We have been blessed over the past 60 years to raise 2,000 children and CONTINUE to never turn a child away due to lack of funds. Support comes from faith and state and Gov't does not pay us to raise the children. Would be great to see some teams that play that week Mon-Wed stay couple more days and golf with us. Come take a tour given daily and see how God has blessed this special home. Home is at 3405 N. Higley Mesa. That is Higley and 202 freeway.Thanks again to your bunch terry. Would love to give tour to Fran and Dave and see new homes that have been built in past year. Good luck to all the teams and I will be back playing as soon as I can find a 60's team for next season. May your best be better and your better be BLESSED. Gary Ingle
Sept. 8, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is there prejudice in softball?

As Dr Martin L. King said, the only way to fight hate is with love. I still am hoping that he was not serious.I have no desire to name names. Thanks for all of comments. ( Keep Cisco AZ player and a great guy) in all your prayers I hear that we need to let him know we love him and that he is in our prayers with his medical situation. Bless you Cisco, Pulling for you. GI
Sept. 6, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for my son

Ken You have been such a blessing to me over the past 25 years on and off the field. Do not give up, keep looking for answers, Maybe another medical option. Check with insurance to see what can be looked into. God has plans for each of us, If I can be of any help let me know and I will check with other counselors I work with to see if they have any options. If he is not working State insurance Access could be helpful. Bless you and your family.GI
Sept. 6, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is there prejudice in softball?

I just finished watching 12 years a slave and it brought me much sadness to see how the African American people had to endure such mistreatment. Even after 150 years since this event occurred I see how some feel that fear of prejudice. I know people of all color have experienced prejudice and I really feel so sad for our culture here in America and the world that we show a mistrust of each other. I wish we could look past color and just accept each other as Human beings. This is what I teach the children at my two schools that all are equal and have the same rights. Maybe I am wishful thinking BUT I really believe this. It is with much sadness that I tell you of an event that occurred today while playing in AZ at the last chance tournament. I walked up to a player I have known for 11 years and have played with him on the same team my first year as a senior 50 player. I understand that this guy has had health issues the past year and I was really glad to see that he had returned to the playing field. I told him I wanted to give him a hug and he refused, I was surprised and asked him if he was kidding and he said know that he would not hug a white man. To be honest this blew me away. I said a quick prayer and headed to the plate.I hope he was not serious but he never came back and told me any different. It does not matter what culture he is and I have no desire to start a problem but again I was really hurt by this. To me I love playing softball because I have the chance to make new friends. God has blessed me so much in life and I really feel like I have no hate for any person in this world. Not liking someone because they are different than myself or others is really STUPID. I AM NOT A PERFECT GUY BUT AS A CHRISTIAN I DO TRY TO WATCH WHAT EXAMPLE I SHOW TO OTHERS. I SAID TRY BECAUSE SOMETIMES I FAIL ON THE FIELD VERY BAD. Thank you Senior softball for giving me the chance to play at 61 and make new friends. Life is so short and a illness can hit any of us at any moment and change our life. When this occurs our friends become even more of a blessing. Thanks and RESPECT TO ALL OF YOU. GI
July 30, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Perscott, Ax event going on now

Hey Webbie it was wonderful seeing you at Prescott. Glad you have recovered well. I missed you but not having to face you as a pitcher. HA Great time in Prescott, I thought it was run well and weather was a lot better than in PHX. I loved playing with 1-1 count, Games went so must faster. Really speeds the game up when guys do not watch the 1st pitch going by. Hope they change to this rule soon. Thanks Rick S. for the tournament and playing with Rocco's in 60's it was a fun weekend. Winning didn't hurt. . Maybe see you in PHX in Sept before Worlds.GI
April 23, 2014
GI
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Rocco's AAA 60 needs 2-3 players for Vegas

We can add players per Senior softball due to situation. Thanks.
April 22, 2014
GI
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Rocco's AAA 60 needs 2-3 players for Vegas

If ANY 65 MAJOR OR AAA PLAYERS WOULD LIKE TO PLAY FRI- SUNDAY IN VEGAS AFTER GETTING DONE Thursday GIVE US A CALL.ROCCO'S 60 AAA
April 22, 2014
GI
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Rocco's AAA 60 needs 2-3 players for Vegas

Rocco's 60 AAA softball men's team is looking for 2-3 major or AAA players for Vegas this weekend at Russell and other Henderson park. Catcher- infielder -outfielder would help. Coach--- Name-- Skate- cell is 928276-2001 Give him a call he is in Vegas now.We are a AZ.--team- 3guys dropped out this week. If problem getting hold of Skate call Gary Ingle 480-981-6406. Money has been paid and we have 9 players at this time. Thanks for ANY HELP. HUGS TO ALL GI
Jan. 14, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

As a pitcher I am very comfortable with the mask and Helmet., I did see many pitchers this past weekend in PHX with facemasks that did not look safe to me if they were hit by a line drive. I tried to find a face mask and helmet that would protect me as much as possible from a 100 mile linedive to the head while at same time proper venting for our very hot summers in PHX. My students at school do not always agree with our school rules but I have to believe we are doing our best to protect them from this crazy world we live in today , Should have heard the parents hollar when we shut campus off and gates were closed during day. They did not seem to mind as much after people started coming into schools and shooting up students and teachers. I have to believe that terry and his people are trying to keep the game as safe as possible with all these new super hot bats. I still love the game and yes I wish they would start the 1-1 count and maybe higher ark to help us pitchers BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY THE GAME,FOR as long as the good Lord lets me continue on this earth. Had alot of fun playing my first 60's tournament this weekend. Bless each of you and see you on the field. Gary Ingle
Jan. 13, 2014
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PHoenix Jan 11-12 tournament

I can tell you the weather could not have been any better with highs in 70's. I loved the 1-1 count with one to waste. I t was wonderful to play 7 innings without watching guys taking the 1st pitch down the middle. Sure wish that one could have been voted on again. Maybe next year. I enjoyed seing all again on the field and felt Rick Siefman and his umpire crew did a very good job keeping games going and staying consistant. Pitchers were wearing the mask but to be honest some of those masks look unsafe to me if a line drive hits and bends the mask apart. I much prefer a sronger mask and helmet that is well vented. I would wear even if not the rule. Just wonderful to be back on the field and winning always adds to the fun. Thanks again to all that keep us on the field. My first experience with 60's was a positive one. Hugs to all and Webbie, Cisco and others keep healing, we miss you. GI
Dec. 28, 2013
GI
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Cisco Arvallo in the hospital in Phoenix

Cisco and Fran Bless you guys. At batting practice today I heard guys talking about you and how we all wish you only the best and full recovery. We miss you and know you will give it your best. Hang in there Brother. Hugs GI
Dec. 24, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Merry Christmas to all- happy New year

Roger those are wonderful memorys. You did a great job at helping the community youth who had got into trouble.. Roger our reward comes when we see these young ones grow up and become successful. Some have some have not BUT EVERYONE of them knew we cared for them and wanted the best for their life. We planted a seed that's the best we can do. Roger hope I run into you again soon. Played softball with your younger Pal Ken Paddia in Tucson couple of weeks ago. He is still hitting the ball hard and continues also to work with kids. Remember the movie , It's a Wonderful Life, At the end in the book Clarence wrote, No one who has FRIENDS IS A FAILURE. Senior softball is helping us have new friendships. Thanks for note. GI
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