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Real name:
Gary Ingle

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Mesa, AZ

Division:
Men's 60

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Dec. 10, 2012
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

Mark (Webbie) I could not agree with you more than your statement about 3 homeruns being enough. I am still having work on my neck (looking at fence) from the worlds in vegas when the team that won AAA 55 out of Texas hit 3 homeruns in 1st inning with batters 1-2-and 4 Imust have walked 3rd batter. To make it worse they hit many more singles over the fence in their at bats and also several off fence. Maybe we could have given them a better game without all those extra singles. They matched your Major plus team with power and I am sure they will do well in Major or Major plus next year. To be honest I do not see how playing down can be much fun for any team that wants to compete. I enjoy playing tough teams but really do not enjoy facing a team that even on our best day we cannot beat.This rule will help- I played ball with kids at USSSA level and they had a tougher rule. Hit a homerun and inning was over. We (kids) hit one with no outs and bases loaded. Tough rule but sure kept teams from playing down. Also one time was automatic out rest of game every time that hitter came up. Something to think about after 3 homeruns. Just be glad I guess we can still be on field in any way. I will be 60 in March and we never know when this could be our last season so have fun guys. GI
Dec. 10, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CJS coach Barry Z.

I agree with you Mario 100 percent. God is in control. It is wonderful that so many have said wonderful things re Barry and senior softball. Bless you for your kindness and consideration. GI
Dec. 9, 2012
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

I will have to check with coach on this one but I do not remember a tournament played this year where our team CJS express in 55 AAA hit over 3 homeruns in a game. Most of the time we might get one home run. Maybe that is why we did not win a Senior softball event this pastyear. I agree big time 3 homeruns than all after that should be an out. Cut down on home runs and maybe figure out 1-1 count will speed up games and than maybe we can all enjoy the game at this ripe old age. Kind of like wood bats with decent balls and bats would be alot cheaper. A guy can dream right? HA. Bless all of you for your thoughts. To be honest I just enjoy still being able to play and see you guys on the field. Merry Christmas and God bless senior softball.
Dec. 8, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Realtor Needed Mesa Arizona

Welcome to your coach for moving to Mesa. I have lived in Mesa since 1977 and always looking for someone to get together to hit this side of town. GI
Dec. 8, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CJS coach Barry Z.

I heard today that Barry has left the hospital and will be on some medication to try and help him with this condition. If this works no surgery will be needed. Thanks to you that have wrote or called. Bless you Kenny for your kind call the other night. This is another reason that senior softball is special. Beyound the field it is wonderful that we can share our life and concerns. Bless you all during the holidays andsee you in 2013. GI
Dec. 5, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CJS coach Barry Z.

Please keep Barry our coach of CJS Express AZ. in your prayers. I talked with him today and he is in hospital with a bachteria infection that may affect two of his heart valves. he has been having alot of pain in back since worlds.Doctors are looking at medication to fight infection but if this does not help surgery will be considered. he is in Banner hospital in PHX area. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
Dec. 5, 2012
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

dMON I agree with you about the 1-1 pitch. As a pitcher I know that most times a batter will not swing on a 1st pitch. So the way I figure it that is 6 batters per inning looking at least at 6 extra pitches. 7 innings add up to 42 extra pitches being thrown at least often without a swing. If you figure around 3o seconds per pitch with stepping in and out and other distractions that adds up to 21 minutes.(Could be shorter but at least 10 minutes) several innings. No wonder we stuggle to get in 6-7 innings a game. I hate the rule as a batter and a pitcher. I guess I should be glad to know at least I will not get drilled on the first pitch most times. As for the 3 home run rule for AAA- I also love it . In Vegas worlds we played Texas team that won 55AAA division and 3 of first 4 hitters in first inning hit a home run. They must have hit at least 6-7 more for singles and many off the wall. Would have loved having those extra outs. That kind of power is not AAA level. Sounds more like my buddy Webbie's power. The rest is up to powers that be I just enjoy playing ball against you guys. I am hopeful that the coaches if given a survey will push for 1-1 count if not please stop crying about not getting in 7 innings. Bless all duringg this Christmas holiday, Please keep coach of CJS Barry in your prayers as he is in hospital with some possible injury to two heart valves due to infection. I talked to him today and wish him the best. GI
Nov. 26, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Maybe try this before adding a pitcher screen????

I would love to see 1-1 count - so tired of watching good hitters look at first strike than complain that we cannot get 7 innings in.If each batter looks at 1st pitch that is a min. of 42 extra pitches if only 3 bat per inning, That adds alot of time to game. I also would enjoy the 3-15 foot arch so we could have more options about flat or higher pitches. I used to play unlimiteds in Indiana in 70's -- tougher game. Throwing my 16-17 foot pitch against Webbie never seemed to hurt him much. HA Last one I pitched him was in sun and he still hit it opposite field for a Home run at Papago.GI
Nov. 20, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PHX 55 AAA

Thanks Boston- They are a great bunch of guys who I believe will be competive in Major this year.
Nov. 19, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PHX 55 AAA

Anyone here who won 55AAA division?. I know New Mexico team beat CJS express to get to finals with Just FOR FUN. Both those teams sure have alot of talent to match a good bunch guys who know how to play the game. I thought 55AAA had a very competive amount of teams.
Nov. 19, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Charity Golf tournament-Mesa

Thank You Brock and others who have shown interest in helping with the Sunshine Acres Program. This home depends on donations and does not ever turn any child away for lack of funds. They will be building a new home soon for 10 more girls and this will make it possible for 80 children to live at program. Aunt Vera (As we called her) who died 5 years ago as the founder always talked about one day having 100 children here. With God's direction I believe it will happen. I talked to terry and Dave Sunday and they are looking for more ways to help next year. Maybe if we let you guys know sooner you could plan on playing fri. Who knows maybe one day we will have Thursday set up just for senior softball golfers. Senior Softball has really come on board to show a desire to help our children and I am thankful as you say that we are thinking ahead instead of waiting till adults to get involved.I will make sure you all are aware next year by the summer months about the tournament and Dave was very open to working the schedules so I could play in morning and still get for 2nd tee time supper and auction events. Bless all of you and I hope that in future if you get the chance please take time to take a tour of home in Mesa. It is called Miricle in the Desert for a reason . See you in 2013. GI
Nov. 16, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Charity Golf tournament-Mesa

Just a quick report to all that talked about the Golf event. The team that Terry and Senior softball covered the entree fee for today $600.00 was over all 1st place and donated the 1st place award $500.00 back to Sunshine Acres Children's Home. Cannot get better than that. Had around 200 golfers today and first time we ever filled our Morning round . Auction and supper by Carrabba's with Channel 12 MC- Went well and I feel very blessed for the help of so many to help the 70 children at the home. You guys made me proud today- See you on the field tomorrow. GI
Nov. 16, 2012
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds-Phoenix

Dave terry and gang, no wonder you guys are busy today Thanks for efforts. GI
Nov. 10, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Charity Golf tournament-Mesa

hey dave you may not hear this much but greatschedule for 55AAA. This works wonderful for me and makes it possible to finish my 2nd game by 10:30 and drive to golf course less than hour away for 2nd tee time starting at 12:30. If anyone else is looking for a fun afternoon for a good cause to help needy kids please feel free to come out. Supper will start around 5:30 with silent and live auction going on at same time. Again I feel very thankful and blessed for the attention Senior Softball and you guys having given to Sunshine Acres. Ask for gary Ingle if you attend so I can meet you. Long Bow golf course- 202 east to Higley turn south past Acres Home turn left on LongBow street to clubhouse on right hand side - half mile down.
Nov. 7, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Charity Golf tournament-Mesa

I just want to thank Senior softball and all others who have talked with me about the golf tournament. Senior Softball has went out of it's way to be helpful to me and to the children at Sunshine Acres. You that have passed on positive info to me have been a real blessing. I had awonderful talk with Fran, Terry and Dave today and their willingness to go beyound thinking about softball and to show a desire to help others has really made a big impact of me. I hope some of you will find a way to visit if schedule does not conflict. Sunshine Acres gives tours of home every day so visit if you get chance or come out for Auction Friday night after two tee times are completed. (5:30 PM)LongBow golf course is right beside Sunshine Acres at 3405 N. Higley Road just off 202 and Higley. Bless you GI
Nov. 3, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Charity Golf tournament-Mesa

Just wanted to say thanks to kind statements today playing at Fountain Hills seniors tournament. Had about 5 players come up and talk about how proud they were of Senior softball for helping Sunshine Acres. I believe this is just a starting step and i think positive things will happen from these baby steps in caring for others. I am blessed and very thankful to Terry and rest of staff. PS Wow it was great to see little kenney hit a home run against Big Ron our AZ Hall of famer today.
Nov. 2, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Charity Golf tournament-Mesa

I did check and yes Clubs can be rented at golfcourse.. I attended meeting yesterday to check on that and openings and they still have spots open for both 7:30 and 12:30 tee times. It would be wonderful to see some of players from all divisions participate. I realize some groups that are playing it will be to difficult but feel free to visit if done. 45 minutes from most parks. I am very thankful Senior Softball has opened the door to help us and i look forward to more in the future. Bless you guys. GI- Thanks Terry,Fran, Dave and George and rest of group.
Oct. 31, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Charity Golf tournament-Mesa

Thanks for interest. I have been asked if it has to be a foresome. No, It is 175.00 per person or $600 for 4 people. We also are doing a raffle, live and silent auction starting at 5:30 PM Fri. night. Thank you Senior Softball for working with team schedule's. Channel 12 has agreed to MC the event during the supper meal.In the past some sponsors do not fill out the 4 man group and I am able to fill open spots with less than 4 people. I also invite Children's Home staff, children and others to fill in when sponsors pay fees to cover event but cannot attend. I understand Golf course has clubs to use and I will check on that. Again thank you for your support , GI
Oct. 30, 2012
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Charity Golf tournament-Mesa

Hello fellow softball players. I am part of group that runs charity golf tournament for Sunshine Acres Childrens Home in Mesa AZ . It will be held at Long Bow golf course besides the children's Home off 202 and N. Higley Road. It will be held on Fri before Thanksgiving and there will be two tee times 7:30 AM and noon. Meals will be served for Breakfast and lunch and a supper and auction after 2nd tee time group is done around 5:30 PM.Sunshine Acres is a children's Home that takes care of 70 children and has had over 1700 live there since home was started in 1954. No child is EVER turned away due to lack of funds and the state and city does not fund the program. Private home that does not solict for funds. I worked there for 16 years and since I no longer work there am part of group that wants to help the home. Foursome is $600.00 and I think for anyone who is in area and has finished the older divisions it might be a fun way to wrap up a week here. Senior softball has toured the home and I understand Dave plans to come out Fri for the auction. My name is Gary Ingle and I play with CJS in the 55 age group. This home is a special place where kids can live here through college and they come from homeless, parents in prison etc. I took in a family of 7 age 3 to 13 many years ago when grandparent said the court dropped off 7 kids on doorstep and she was 69 years old. The kids lived with us for 6 years. If not interested please feel free to tour the home and see how faith in God has blessed this home in the desert. You can e-mail me at Dingle9104@msn.com for more info or call me at 480-981-6406. Thank you for any interest and we still have openings for both times and still are looking for sponsors etc. This is our 15th year to hold event. All profits go to home and golf course is not charging us any fees to play on course.Bless all of you and look forward to seing you at Winter Worlds. GI
Oct. 5, 2012
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas 55AAA

They will be fine there . 3 of their first 4 players hit homeruns against us and they ended up with 8 or 9 homeruns and many against the fence. Good bunch of players. had to be to beat Just For Fun.
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