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dennis wiley

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Nov. 15, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Safety Questions

i've pitched for 40 years. been carried off the field twice,once loaded into an ambulance.been hit plenty other times.i'm 58 and into my 2nd senior season.i have a face mask,catcher leg guards, and of coarse a cup. i'm ordering a chest protector. i've had many balls hit up the middle and very close, that had so much VELOCITY,i did not have time to move my glove one inch!! a shot like that can and has killed several pitchers in ssusa, and other organizations. just google it and see for yourself. still,i have other body parts that are not protected.recently in so. calif., where i play alot,a pitcher was hit in the arm.a metal plate and 8 screws put him back together. i think he's done playing. it only takes one!! i know every pitch i throw, could be my last.i love this game too much to quit. both of my hips are titanium,2 lower back surgeries,both shoulders done, and 2 on my hand.i don't move nearly as quick side to side as i once did, but am considered a very acurate pitcher. when i get a hard shot back at me,IF i have the time,i'm stepping to the side and gloving it. i have 2 senior bats,but would gladly quit useing them if everyone else would. the bats have changed this game alot.it's much more dangerous and hurts the defensive part of the game.when pitchers feel the need to pack on this armour, and sign a waiver if they don't wear a mask,doesn't that show how much the bats have changed this game?
Nov. 15, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Check this out

hitt2, i just checked out the site, but won't go there again, since there are ads for shaved and rolled bats.
Oct. 3, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Yearly Player Poll

yes
Sept. 30, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who's in Phoenix, 55 AAA teams

over the edge 55AAA, from so. cal.
Sept. 18, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Moving to Southern Cal

BUCK, email me at sierradog1@live.com
dennis
Sept. 18, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Info on Qualifiers in Lancaster and Yuba city next weekend.

scott, go to socalssa.com, for info on the lancaster tourney.
good luck, dennis #7 over the edge 55 AAA.
Aug. 26, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: We're simply amazed it's come to this...

ssusa staff, thank you and please don't wait so long next time.they didn't listen to your warnings,please get rid of them for good.
July 22, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Do You Think

when you're a runner on 1st or 3rd,and a strong pull hitter is up,ever get nervous? you're at 60'. the pitcher is at 55' every pitch.many balls have been drilled close to me, that i had NO TIME to move my glove ONE INCH!! had any one of those hit my chest,HEART STOPS. face or head,lights out for good.any other part of the body unprotected,SHATTERED BONES.every pitch could be my last.
if you're a catcher or outfielder,you only have to worry when you're on 1st or 3rd.no need for you to want a change to a safer more balanced game like we played for years.
July 21, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Do You Think

guys,i had sai on a previous thread months back,send ssusa an email, and suggest we start playing safer. i did send an email that day. terry hennessy emailed me back the next day, and asked if he could run my letter in the latest edition of senior softball magazine( with a little editing). i said ok. my name is dennis wiley,check it out.
ssusa is listening and will make a change for the better,i believe. i am a pitcher( 40 years)and i think the majority believes as i do. it is rediculous to make us play at this level of danger. i'm no sissy and i'm not going to go play checkers, i pray before every game, that i won't be killed, as 10 other pitchers have in ssusa since 2002 FACT!!! if you want to return to a balanced and safer game,TELL IT TO SSUSA!!!
July 13, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Veteran CORE is almost ready.......

marv19,just want to make sure i'm on the list for the 1st shipment.
i have delt with bill to this point,but sounds like you are handeling the list. i purchased the veteran last sept. received it in jan., sent it right back,and was told i would get the new one on the 1st shipment. thank you, dennis wiley. sierradog1@live.com
June 4, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: hip replacement

allpro,thanks for the info.don't know what c-diff and mersa is,but sure don't sound good.once that went away,how long did it take you to get full speed and did you loose any based on how you ran before? my weight is very good.
June 4, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: hip replacement

anyone playing with both hips replaced? i'm doing fine with one done. needing other one done.need to know if i will be able to run good enough to keep playing.
June 1, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum

crusher,i have not looked at it recently. google- how many pitchers killed while playing softball. a few months back,there were lots of pages and reports there. on the 1st page, ssusa reported 9 pitchers killed since 2002. i heard there was another death about 2 months ago. after mentioning this twice before on a post,somehow or someone removed the ssusa report from there. probably because of lawsuits pending, or not yet filed. it is happening at all levels- college, high school, and youth leagues. mostly because of composits.sure it can happen with asa bats, metal, or even wood,but shaved or senior bats greatly increase the odds.pitchers,infielders, baserunners, and base coaches, have been killed or seriously injured by the velocity of the batted ball. a shot in the chest have stopped more than one heart. a shot to the face or head, has proved fatal plenty of times.
i've had shots hit near me that i had no time to move my glove one inch. i thank GOD they were't at me. i like mad dog's idea of a slower ball. a few months ago, a high school girl was killed in so. cal. it was all over the local news. one life is one too many.
as a pitcher, it's like guys shooting a bb gun at me,i can't stop them or even protect myself, and i have quick reflexes for my age.
May 31, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum

it's the velocity of the batted ball that has changed the game.makes no sense to me.we are slower, and the ball is coming much faster.i've pitched for 40 years. i quit the young guys leagues and tourneys because of the velocity of balls coming up the middle.i figure senior ball will be fun and safer but same thing. google how many pitchers killed while playing softball.in ssusa,10 since 2002.what about all the other organizations,and what about all the serious injuries? and don't tell me to go play checkers,because i love this game and will keep playing as long as i can run. infielders are playing much deeper.and YES, i pitch scared,many do.yes i have 3 senior bats, and love to hit with them,BUT,i am all for slowing down the ball,and returning to playing some defense! if you are playing o/f,you don't have to worry.if you're on the i/f,running bases, or base coaching,you are taking a risk every pitch.i know many disagree with me,and i respect your right to. i believe that those are the most outspoken,but not the majority. how many more lives and serious injuries will it take,before we return to a more balanced game?
after a previous post on this subject,terry hennesy contacted me for my permission to print it in the ssusa magazine( with some editing),i agreed. they are listening.i suggested mailing out a survey to all members.i hope they do that.majority rules. i think most don't go on here and post.i am totaly convinced most would welcome a change.i do expect some to slam me for this,but i WILL keep playing,under whatever the rules may be.
dennis wiley, over the edge 55AAA #7.
May 11, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cracked my new blue combat today

i got a blue combat 26 oz end load. it's a dud! my 5 year old easton senergy ASA 98,puts it to shame. since got a rebook,it's HOT!
May 11, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Senior Bat

i bought a senior rebook from ed,in mesquite,nv. it's a balanced 26oz. the bat has tons of pop.i highly recomend it.
it was a pleasure doing busines with ed, he's a good man.
dennis wiley, over the edge 55AAA,#7.
May 10, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: double hip replacement

had a total repacement on right side in '05. left side is shot, and takes an injection in the joint every 2 months. can't play without the shot. been putting of replacing it for 1 year.can i run good enough with both hip replacements to keep playing? anyone out there with both?
i lost 30-40% running speed after the 1st one.
April 28, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: CENTRAL CA.

we are a socal 55AAA team.lost our 1st baseman. play alot in socal and a few larger ssusa events.if interested, we're playing TOC in san diego, may 14-15. dennis sierradog1@ live.com
April 24, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Live in Rancho Cucamonga

OVER THE EDGE55AAA, SOCAL,LOOKING FOR ACOUPLE PLAYERS.
DENNIS WILEY (760)977-1644
EMAIL SIERRADOG1@LIVE.COM
HEY TOMAR77,HOW MUCH IS YOUR SIGNING BONUS? LOL
April 24, 2011
pitcher55
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: live in carmichel ca.

twister, our 55AAA team is looking for a couple players. (" OVER THE EDGE"
were playing top gun in san diego, may 14-15, then temecula. email- sierradog1@live.com. dennis wiley
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