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Real name:
Gary Ingle

Location:
Mesa, AZ

Division:
Men's 60

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Sept. 23, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ARROYE GRANDE BATTING PRACTICE LOCATION

Tom I can pitch to you from top of Rio casino parking lot Fri AM. I will be driving up after school Thursday . GI
Aug. 25, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So, you don't wear pitching protective gear!!

I need all the help I can get . Just turned 60 this year and pitching for CJS at 55 level. I wear Knee guards with extra protection Soccer guards underneath. I also bought a new face mask and Helmit recently that gives me better vision and air flow. I plan to buy Chest protector for next season and anything else I can to cover myself up. It will not slow my speed down any more anyway HA. CJS has a screen for practice and it is helping me to get used to it as I suspect it will be a part of game very soon with all these pitching injuries.I have seen some terrible injuries with pitchers etc. I do not know how anyone would pitch without protection. I understand how much it costs pitchers to play the position money wise and emotionally. I still believe 1-1 counts higher ark would help BUT I will keep playing as long as I am able to with God's blessing. I enjoy being on the field and continue to love being a small part of the game with you guys. I am blessed. GI. Thanks terry and members for letting us play the game.
March 15, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW COMBAT DIRTY

Hey Big Ron is a Hall of Famer. Like the Pope we have to give him respect.
March 15, 2013
GI
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to area - looking for a team 55+

Hey Bruce Dave forgets things to . He turns 60 in NEXT week. Happy bithday Dave.GI
March 15, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW COMBAT DIRTY

Hey Big Ron- To be honest I always thank God anytime I have pitched to you and you hit the ball away from me staying out of middle. You save my life Brother when you hit it to Right field. Thanks again for the shin guards. I sure loved that Gray Combat- Glad to hear this new one is good also. GI
March 3, 2013
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

Be cool guysl Play the game untill it is changesd. I hate major league rule letting pitchers hold a bat at the plate and try to look like they know what they are doing at plate.National League vs America leange I want to keep game o=positive and put guys out there who can compete.Keep thwe DH and play the game
March 3, 2013
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

I got scared when I saw the time program on site today, I thought some of my teammates from CJS Express had put this in to show how long it will tske me to run all fourbases in a game for a home run.,, HAA. If I work it right I can reach plate in time for ining to finish. Let's play 6 and have some fun guys. Life is short, enjoy the gift God has given you, great seeing many at the park past few days. Someone asked if I was Webbie. I assured them he hits the ball 150 over fense and plays outfield unlike me who is at pitchers mound with helmet- jumping around. Hugs GI
March 3, 2013
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

For the record thank God for Terry Dave Fran and George and rest of staff. I turned 60 today and look forward to playing ball many more years if God permits. Just walked in from tournament in Bullhead Nevada. I had a wonderful time, My first time playing in this event. I am fine to wait 9 more months for any chance to consider changing to 1-1 count but have to tell you I loved playing 1-1 count with no pitch to waste this past weeknd. We started several games early including last one today and realy enjoyed as a pitcher and hitter the count. Guys were ready to play and hit when at the plate and enjoyed it every time they looked at first strike making it important to swing at second stike and keep it fair. Wow games moved fast and really liked the pace and energy. either way 0-0 or 1-1 I will continue to support Senior Softball with Terry and gang but really enjoyed playing these rules this weekend.Much more action and no problem playing 7 innings every game except for run rule in a game. See many of you in PHX in two weeks for Spring training R. Siefman tournament. PS Iagree teams need to be ready, should play and be prepared on off the field to help get 7 innings in more often. Bless all of you and enjoy our game no matter what the rules. GI
Feb. 4, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count no extra foul tourney

Thanks Swing, I agree with you, I have long stated before even before any thought about vote etc. I always ask my coach to question before a tournament can we play 1-1 count, just to speed up the game get in 7 innnings. To be honest if they said we will play 7 innings even with 0-0 count as a pitcher and batter I hate it. I know as a pitcher my first pitch is down the middle letter high . Unless we are behind in game I would not ask our players to not swing at first pitch best pitch to hit in most cases. if you give me the first strike than I am going to try for a crap strike maybe 13 or higher or a fast one if your in plate area and not watching. Not really much a pitcher can do but like most we will try to get away with what we can. I am thankful for our Sponsor who helps us with cost CJS express (Sam) but I really do not like playing 5-6 innings of a game, I want him and us to get our moneys worth. Some here has questioned why we ask or bring it up but if we don't peole may think we like short games or 0-0 count. I don't and will not be afraid to say could we consider but again I will play game for as long as God permits me to be on field. I think it is great we can talk about our thoughts and concerns about life etc. As I tell the kids we can never have enough friends ands I consider you all friends even if we do not agree.
Feb. 4, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count no extra foul tourney

Fairness good question, I am faced with that question almost daily as a counselor at school . Sometimes a majority of numbers does not always give us all the facts or even the right answer sometimes, Without going into to much detail I recently was given information at school when a student was involved with an incident at school. Upon getting as much info as I could the numbers allowed us to make a decision about the situation and decision about the students involved. The numbers gave us a chance to come to a conclusion about who was wrong and some idea about what might have occured. A final decision on flawed or possible questionable results make it very difficult to pass out a fair and teachable decision. Is it fair to judge a person by a few who gave us info but at same time may have had other reasons for the stories they shared , was it true, was it changing what occured, was it making sure the result they wanted was told because they had certain feelings . I suspect we did not get all the facts because some chose not to talk, for whatever reason. With softball at our age I think no matter what, we realize we are blessed just to be here and just glad to still be a part of the game, for the love of it. For the young ones with a long future ahead we are faced with tough choices sometimes not getting all the information often leads to bitterness, anger, and as we know all to well sometimes even leading to future events that have a long lasting affect on others. Is it fair ? To me softball is a outlet , Fun but like life not always as perfect as you would like but but to be honest with softball I sleep alot better after a game than when I hear some of the stories I have to deal with on a daily basis.This is not a complaint, after 35 years I still love the challange of the kids, But when we question fairness I can tell you what our kids face is not fair. Softball is easy. With or without the 1-1 count and I would play the game tomorrow with a wood bat if it would keep me in the game. Thanks again to Terry and gang for keeping us in the game.
Feb. 4, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count no extra foul tourney

I agree start small try pool games see if guys like getting in a full game. Or at least try it at 40-50-55 level. I believe in terry and the rest of his team. They are fair and I think in time , it will happen. Gotta love the game no matter if it is perfect or not. What is. Is this Heaven? With some of us Heaven and eternity to play could be sooner than we think.
Feb. 4, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Richard Gomez- The General

Just heard that viewing for Richard Gomez - The Gereral will be Friday 5-8pm Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. 7th street East of Mill. He has requested to be buried in LTD Jersey. Sat funeral. Bless his wife Clemencia and family. A teacher at school passed me today and said I remember him he was talking about biilding a big Dome field. He dreamed big. jeff pass this own to guys and maybe Why Not team SAonny and others who may not have heard.
Feb. 4, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count no extra foul tourney

DB 14 Majority ??/ look at results 40-58 group voted 1-1 but wereover looked. Even a politian could have figured out somekind of trial - say maybe 40-55's 1-1 count for a year. Like what has been said please do not argue with those of us who like to play 7 innings and think 1st pitch down the middle should be more than shadow dressing for picture time. I will play whatever the rules are but you can believe once I give you the 1st cookie at 6-8 foot the 2nd one will take awhile unless you are looking down than I will fling the fast one and ask for 2nd strike.. Tim I agree with you many others here who do also keep asking maybe one day a trial test will result if not we can always bring in the batting tee. HA Hugs.
Feb. 2, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Richard Gomez- The General

Jeff thanks for the kind words, I am sure many around the Phoenix area remember him being around the ballpark, Having some good teams and I remember he would walk up and say What's a happining"".. Bless him and his memory.
Feb. 1, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Richard Gomez- The General

I just heard from USSSA director Doug Stark that softball coach and player Richard Gomez better known as the General died yesterday. I had not talked to him in past year but always enjoyed his calling me and his plans to build a field of Dreams park. I hope in Heaven he now has that field. Interesting guy who put alot of us guys together in Phoenix area to play ball.GI
Jan. 29, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reclassifying Teams

Thanks for info on changes terry and rest of group. I still believe we are the blessed ones for getting to play a kids game. Competetion is always a way to find out your value. I look forward to having a chance to win some games and maybe a tournament this year at 55 AAA level, I will not miss Gonzales team out of texas - they are a monster of a bunch who I suspect could compete at highest of levels. Drillers and Just for fun are a great bunch of guys who also should find success at higher level. Again I am just thankful to be on field at any level and enjoy hanging with the players who have lit me up for so many years. Some of you have asked about CJS coach Barry he plans to come out and coach team at Bullhead March 1-3rd just to get out of house and se how he feels. Will be great to see him out again , I also understand Pat with double new knees may be out to watch or play. See you on the field.
Jan. 25, 2013
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Copper Classic

Hey , keep us in touch with how you are doing in Tucson. I hope rain will be light and games on track for all of you who made it there. looking forward to hearing results of 55 AAA. If I was in Vegas betting I know who I would have money on for that division. That's why games ar played on the field. never know who will get hot and upset the favorite. be safe
Jan. 25, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Pitcher

Tim enjoyed your thoughts and views about the game and pitching. It takes alot of courage to stand on that mound at times. Not a easy thing to do to throw strikes and look for small ways to get a batter out when things are stacked up for the hitter. I was really sad to see 1-1 count discounted esp. when it was clear the 40-58 crowd was in favor of making the change. As Martin L. King said we can all have a dream . Who knows maybe one day 1-1 count will be considered and we can play 7 inning games. I am encouraging our team members to swing at first strike this year as I know I will throw down the middle and it will be best pitch to hit. 6-8 foot right down the pipe. I can promise the 2nd pitch will not be the same after strike, than you will have to deal with higher ark, quick pitches or whatever else i can get away with. I have said before and will again, great to be on the field, what a rush to spend time with guys who I have competed with for so long. I look forward to new season in Feb and I also continue to keep coach Barry CJS in my thoughts for a health recovery and to see him back on field running our team. Best of luck to you in Tucson this weekend.
Jan. 24, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Pitcher

Webbie you troublemaker, To answer your question I would have to say the best pitchers I have faced and most difficult were in USSSA and also back in 70's with unlimited ark. Today with the dumb 0-0 count hitting off a pitcher could not be much easier. Throwing underhanded, 6 to 12 foot , if your lucky and with bats that can send you straight to the nursing home being a good pitcher is pretty limited these days. I have pitched for over 30 years now and really only thing we can do as a pitcher is throw 1st strike without fear because people love to see the first strike than try our best to hit a corner or once in awhile throw a illegal pitch and cover ourself with as much protection as possible when the middle shot flys by. I will still try what ever I can to get a small advantage but it is a hitters game. Still even with what I just said thank God we can still be a part of the game. I am glad that we can voice our feelings both good and bad and look forward to seeing all on the field for as long as God permits. Pitchers today must realize no matter how good they are that one day a ball will find them and lets hope that when it does they will be lucky enough to return to the game.
Jan. 23, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC 55 division

Good Luck Fangrabbers and Coach John, I believe it is time for you to win this one. Hope you do not run into a little known team that had moved ITSELF up from double A to AAA to play you guys in the TOC. CJS Express lost first 3 games in 2007 TOC but with new format got hot and won all the rest to beat Fangrabbers twice in Championship. Joe's Homerun winning that final game. That may be one for the record Books. Best of luck my friend, Bring it back to AZ.
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