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Mark McDaniel

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Salida, CA

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Men's 60

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Jan. 7, 2014
Mark 44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Capt Kirk - the TOC in Florida, is last years teams & subsequently will be using last years rules ( I already check). No Masks & No DBO's in Major or Major+.....

There is a HUGE difference from hitting at a pitcher & hitting by a pitcher. But, mistakes happen. I'll wear the mask. The Rip-it is my choice. I just hope batters don't think it's a Bullseye........
Jan. 6, 2014
Mark 44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

I really dislike the face mask rule. I've been pitching for 25 years & only had 1 close call. Yes, I am getting older, but so are my batting opponents. A good friend of mine had a close call a year or so ago & started wearing a mask. He has since been hit in the mask 3 times in the last year. Why? Are the odds catching up to him? Or do people not care about wether or not they want to shoot the middle, since he is now wearing a mask?
I'll wear the mask. I wore it in batting practice last week & the only complaint I had, was that it was hot and it was only 62 degrees. I'm dreading when the temperatures reach triple digits.

Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year, I can't wait to get back out on the field.

Mark 44 Timberworks Construction
Jan. 1, 2014
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play with a 60's traveling team

It helps if you tell us where you live......
Jan. 1, 2014
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: classification

3 I believe
Dec. 29, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: REEBOK BARRAGE vs MIKEN ULTRA 2PIECE MAXLOAD

Hey Donnie, Tri18 (Alan) was a big help getting my barrage replaced. Got it last week, it's not as hot as the one I broke in 25 swings, but it is hotter than the 2 piece Ultra's that I have.

A Big Thank You Tri18
Dec. 29, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

In all actuality, I've been hitting a pretty HOTT single wall Demarini. It's too cold to be swinging those delicate by design, senior bats. Going back to single wall bats is fine by me. I think I'll swing the Demarini in my 50+ USSSSA league.
Dec. 28, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Can't we all just get along? Love it or Leave it. I love playing ball, I can't believe at 60 that I'm still playing a kids game. Every year they bring out new rules. Some work, some don't. I hate the idea of DBO outs. I'll keep playing & thank God that he still allows me to play. If you think that isn't politically correct, who cares.... Batting practice Tuesday at 11...........

Mark 44
Dec. 27, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: T.O.C. 55 Major Player looking

Have my flights, a place to stay. Now all I need is a team!
Dec. 24, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: T.O.C. 55 Major Player looking

Merry Christmas Ed Ho Ho Ho
Dec. 24, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: T.O.C. 55 Major Player looking

I live in Califormia. Played for the Reds in 2013 & pitched for 4Seasons in the Winter Worlds.
Dec. 24, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: T.O.C. 55 Major Player looking

I'm a 55 Major Pitcher looking to play in the T.O.C. If you are short handed & need a player,please contact me soon. mark00asa@aol.com

Mark McDaniel #44
Dec. 16, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

I will be playing this year with a 60 Major + team. I've played with the same team when we were 55's, but know I turn 60 & I can join my friends again. I helped coach this team at the Worlds in Vegas this past year. We hit together 2-3 times a week. Our team never hit there limit of home runs in any SSUSA tournament last year. Our team wins with speed & defense. Novel thought.

There are some people, that express there opinions, that are using shaved senior bats. They need to be weeded out. I hit my fair share of home runs, but at my age they don't come as frequently as they did as when I was 50.

Ego's. Don't we all have them? But Steve Imlay an egomaniac? You obviously don't know him. I've played against him now for 10 years. He has worked harder at his game than anyone I know. I use to love seeing him come to the plate, but not anymore. When you lift for 1 1/2 hours a day & hit as much batting practice as he does, it doesn't matter what bat he uses.

This year I'll be wearing shin guards & a face mask, for the first time ever. Do I fear senior bats? Not at all. I fear idiots that think they need altered senior bats. I played with a 50's AAA team in the Winter World & got drilled by a big guy using a questionable bat. That I have a problem with.

As long as we all use the same equipment, Who cares. If you don't like it. Don't play! That's what's so wonderful about our country. You always have a choice.
Merry Christmas to all

Mark McDaniel #44
Nov. 26, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Update: Reebok Barrage

Thanks for the update & responding to my text today. The bat I returned to Reebok was definitely the hottest bat, from the get go, that I have ever hit. I got one of the first Barrages & was hitting home runs within the first 15 swings. I'm looking forward to only carrying the Barrage in my bat bag for next year. Thanks for you help getting my broken Barrage replaced.

Mark McDaniel
Nov. 18, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WINTER WORLDS 60's MAJORS

Men's 55 Major
1. Double Play
2. So Cal 55's
3. 4Seasons
4. Just 4 Fun
5. Rio Grande 55's
6. Fan Grabbers
Double Play was really tough to beat. Almost all of the teams were great to play against.
Nov. 18, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: REEBOK BARRAGE vs MIKEN ULTRA 2PIECE MAXLOAD

The Barrage is hot out of the wrapper, but mine broke in 30-40 swings. I sent it back to Reebok R&D, for them to check it out. The said that they will replace it for me. That's all that I can ask.
The 2 piece Miken max-load takes time to break in, mine still isn't as hot as the Reebok Barrage, but it hasn't broken yet either...
The Balanced 2piece Miken break in quicker, but still aren't as hot as the Barrage......
Nov. 18, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 60 year old player looking to play in Phoenix, Winter Worlds

I had a blast playing with 4Seasons 55 Major team. A really great group of guys. We were competitive & were in every game. We finished third & should have done better, but that's why you play every inning, you never know how it will turn out. Thanks to Rick & Carol for putting up with me.... Really great team dinner at Bobby Q's BBQ, great food & service if anyone is ever in Phoenix & looking for a great dining experience.....
Nov. 18, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 60 year old player looking to play in Phoenix, Winter Worlds

Great guys wit Git R Done 50's, Sorry that I couldn't play more games with you.
Nov. 14, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 60 year old player looking to play in Phoenix, Winter Worlds

Thanks for all that looked. Playing with 4Seasons & Git R Dun
Nov. 14, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: passing of a friend

RIP Dennis, My thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends
Nov. 2, 2013
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 60 year old player looking to play in Phoenix, Winter Worlds

I'm turning 60 in 2014, played on Nor Cal Reds 55major team this past season. Reside in Nor Cal. Pitch or 1st base. Played with 650's a good 50 AAA team, after the Reds folded in July. Mark McDaniel. mark00asa@aol.com
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