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Gary Ingle

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Mesa, AZ

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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.
Jan. 22, 2013
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Copper Classic

Boston thank you for kind words. Time does fly by so fast I turn 60 March 3rd and I am sure guys will tell you i run like 80. I am saving my speed for 80 and over HA. I still love the game and enjoy pitching except for covering 2nd base on double plays. I never saw Randy Johnson cover 2nd so wonder who in world came up with that one. You guys were always tough but as you said fun to play against and knew we would have to play hard to win. great memories, What softball is all about. Good luck in Tucson, I had hoped we would play at 55level there but will start full bore in Feb. Watch out for those flying 55's. GI
Jan. 21, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best leadoff hitter

Thanks guys for info. neat to see many express ideas. When I started post month ago did not know what to expect. I do enjoy seeing several AZ players names in list. I have pitched against many of them and I am sure they lit me up.. Just want to say again what a joy it is to share and play softball with all of you. Having just seen a college friend leave this world in past week and spending time with family and friends in Indiana I again realize our time here is short and how important it is to thank those around us that make our life better. look forward to seeing some new best leadoffs this year in 2013. I will be pitcher wearing the bee keeper helmeit. Hugs GI PS Webbie stop laughing I can hear you laughing thinking about my helmets in past.
Jan. 21, 2013
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Copper Classic

Hi guys I know CJS Express really wanted to play but we are still working out kinks with Coach Barry recovering from 2 valve replacements and a pacemaker being placed. I know he will take a while to return but others on team will work together starting in Feb. to start playing again. barry may try to put some of us together for Laughlin tourney March 1-3 just to see how he feels. I too was sorry to see so few of teams in tournament, I have heard several players from other teams say 3 day hurt them and that guys in 55 division are concerned about one of teams who have dominated 55 AAA division past couple of years but remain at this level. Some have suggested not competing against them and although I do not understand why some teams continue to play down I will continue to play them and do our best to make it a competive game. I believe we can only get better by playing against tough teams. I am sure more teams will play in future and remember this is first year and and our weather-(AZ.) having just returned yesterday from South Bend Indiana can not be beat. Bless each of you and I hope all enjoy this weekend in Tucson.
Jan. 14, 2013
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

Sorry abut the shouting, I think you could be a future CEO my friend. HA Bless all you guys,As Appolo said to Rocky, Sad we have to get old, Just keep punching. One of my pals entered the gates today, (I will bet he feels young again.)
Jan. 14, 2013
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

DUKE WITH THE 1-1 COUNT BEING FORGOTTEN AGAIN I UNDERSTAND THE NEW RULE FOR TOC AND ALL OTHER TOURNAMENTS THIS YEAR WILL BE EVERYONE MUST NOT BRING A BAT TO PLATE TILL AFTER 1ST PITCH IS THROWN. THE ON DECK PERSON WILL HOLD YOUR BAT AND CAN ONLY GIVE TO YOU AFTER 2ND PITCH. BATTER WITH A BAT AT PLATE BEFORE 2ND PITCH WILL BE CALLED FOR INNING ENDING OUT AND WILL BE MOVED TO NEXT HIGHER DIVISION IN THE OLDER DIVISIONS.(UNLESS THE NEXT LEVEL IS UNDER 60 THAN YOU CAN PLAY 60'S OR HIGHER)BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE , THERE MAY BE A UPCOMING NEW SURVEY AND DEPENDING ON RESULTS YOU MAY SWING AT FIRST PITCH IF NO NEVER USE ANY SENIOR BAT AGAIN OR PROMISE TO USE A WOOD BAT.VIOLATION OF THIS RULE WILL RESULT IN PLAYER MOVING TO JAPAN AND USING THEIR RUBBER BALL REST OF LIFE. LIFE IS GOOD IF WE CAN STILL PLAY THE GAME AT THIS AGE UNDER ANY RULES.
Jan. 10, 2013
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Copperstate Classic in Tucson

If your still checking on 55major teams playing in Tucson, I heard the other day that 55 Just for Fun was playing in Tucson and I would guess after winning so many Winter Spring etc world tournaments they are playing 55 Major this year. Not for sure if they have been moved up but I would sure think they would have been. Great bunch of guys who have really done well in past year or so.
Jan. 3, 2013
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

Bless you Tim- Loved it , Felt like I was at church after feeling that much inspiration. I almost forgot why I loved pitching USSSA pitch with fakes until I saw kids playing recently. I do miss that alot. I remember back in 70's in Indiana throwing unlimited, Now that was a different game where pitchers did have some impact. My math is bad but is it possible to get 8 pitches with 0-0 count and one to waste. Only thing I like about 0-0 count is I can relax because most batters should not even hold their bats during first pitch and than they complain if I take some time to pitch second pitch. Still I love the game and you guys.
Jan. 3, 2013
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

JDub, I agree was very interesting. Looks pretty close overall about trying but for sure 40-60 looks to want to change to 1-1 count.No matter what the decision is my guess we all will be out there swinging in 2013 and that is a good thing.I guess the jury is still out but for sure I know when we do not play full 7 innings players that did not vote for change to 1-1 should keep mouth shut and just keep paying for the right to play the game. Be Cool- See you on the field.
Jan. 2, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best leadoff hitter

I still feel Mike Manna CJS Express 55 is the fastest guy I have seen run in senior ball. Sad thing is we did not win any tournaments this past year so Mike will not be there. E4 /E6 Is there any chance Doug Peterson who you talked about is same Doug P who played in AZ in the 1980-90.s for Mike McCormick's team? I remember Doug as ashortstop who like to hit ball to right side alot.
Jan. 2, 2013
GI
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softballs

I am holding this ball right now as I have new one that was not used when we played team in 2011 Words before regular tournament. KEKO Ball JSA . looks and acts just like a big rubber ball. One of our guys who used to play with us and could hit a long home run did hit one that went about 220. We ended up playing on girls field with 200 foot fence and I think maybe one was hit out,. Fun to play those guys who were so polite and made new friends. if the results for 1-1 count do not pass I suggest we use these balls at least first pitch since guys want to look at several pitches anyway and waste time. Forget that we would have to chase ball that bounces over fence with the 10 foot ark that I am sure will be passed one of these days to make it even better to hit for the batter.Sorry but one of things on my wish list this year is to see batters ready to hit 1st fat pitch of game and maybe santa let us 55 AAA players get to play on Vegas Field Of Dreams Field. Is this Heaven-- Hugs GI
Jan. 1, 2013
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

Webbie I miss you to my friend , Hard to believe you bat leadoff, I would not care to see you bat a extra time and you were good enough to hit line drives for hits when homeruns were used up.Hapy New year off to hit this morning.
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