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Real name:
Dr. Gregory R. Mann

Location:
Angola, IN

Division:
Men's 55

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April 24, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

Mr. Manassas:

I'd like to add my two cents worth but not on this venue. Please contact me via my email: grm.phd@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you shortly!

Sparky
April 20, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 44/375 -VS- 52/300

Stick8: Contact me at grm.phd@gmail.com and I will let you know the current situation!
April 19, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best of luck this week

Fabe
Best wishes for a great season! Travel safe!
Sparky
April 18, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 44/375 -VS- 52/300

None taken and best of luck to you as well!
April 18, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 44/375 -VS- 52/300

#1 I no longer play

#2 I now Sponsor

#3 If you would take the time to "read", this discussion has nothing to do with "picking up chicks"

#4 How do you know whether or not I will be at Indy?
April 18, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 44/375 -VS- 52/300

So is our understanding that "road kill" plays in senior tournaments using "Viagra" and to "Picks up Chicks"? Sorry state of affairs for Senior Ball!
April 18, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 44/375 -VS- 52/300

and it's what I have eluded to for the past few years Omar...........The $$$$ between the Bat Manufactures and those in the "power seats" for Senior Ball have together, developed a "youth nectar" that is being sold to seniors to make them feel the power they never had in their hey-day.

It's the same "power trip" that professional sports uses.......They pay each other a ton of $$$$$$ and we as fans, just keep on buying the tickets regardless of the cost.

We the seniors are the ones that should take the blame because like cattle, "we just moo and move along" and keep spending the big bucks for bats, balls and tourneys because they are the only thing available and we are too scared or dumb to challenge what should be, an extension of our "recreational softball" of the past. They (bat manufactures & senior softball) keep pocketing the $$$$$ while we (the players) keep jumping through the hoops and opening up our wallets.
April 18, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats vs. 52/300 ball

and it's what I have eluded to for the past few years Omar...........The $$$$ between the Bat Manufactures and those in the "power seats" for Senior Ball have together, developed a "youth nectar" that is being sold to seniors to make them feel the power they never had in their hey-day.

It's the same "power trip" that professional sports uses.......They pay each other a ton of $$$$$$ and we as fans, just keep on buying the tickets regardless of the cost.

We the seniors are the ones that should take the blame because like cattle, "we just moo and move along" and keep spending the big bucks for bats, balls and tourneys because they are the only thing available and we are too scared or dumb to challenge what should be, an extension of our "recreational softball" of the past. They (bat manufactures & senior softball) keep pocketing the $$$$$ while we (the players) keep jumping through the hoops and opening up our wallets.
April 17, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats vs. 52/300 ball

As long as we keep shelling out the $$$$$, they both will give us the illusion of youth......and cover up one's true talent!
April 17, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats vs. 52/300 ball

tg69: An't that the truth!
April 17, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats vs. 52/300 ball

Been amazed for the past 3-years Omar as a Sponsor, watching players that I pitched & managed against back in the good 'ol days that couldn't hit a Golf Ball out and now in their Golden Years, have become the second coming Babe Ruth and are seeing the game through "Rose-colored Glasses" on just how good they think they are.

You brought up Bowling which is a great example as well and what about Golf?

The $$$$$ is flying because the equipment is developed and we have been suckered into believing that we have become a big-time athlete and now in our Golden Years, we can become a Player that back in the 'olden days, we were always envious of.


April 16, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats vs. 52/300 ball

Agree with TAT22........It would bring back to earth "those" players that in their senior years, NOW believe that THEY TOO are HOME RUN POWER HITTERS!
April 14, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

Managed and pitched for a slow-pitch team in Detroit back in the 70's call the "QUABA FLYERS". Quaba stood for "quick and brutal annihilation". If memory serves, we won our league but never ran over or dominated anyone. We just thought it was a cool name back then.
April 5, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

Sent you down some info on my step-son who is a pro Web Master and he might be able to assist you on your site. Even though I am basically retired from the game Alan, I would welcome your "snippets" from time to time!
March 16, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Required Face Masks

Excellent direct point as always Omar. Been saying the same thing for the past few years but it always goes upon deaf ears. Money is the big factor with the individuals that "control" Senior Softball and the Bat Manufacturers completely in "bed" together and both pocketing a ton of $$$$$$$ with every "bat" sold!
March 12, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Info Request

I know the feeling.......Have a PW on my Website that is ridiculous but had to do it because it was being hacked by some clown in Russia. Send me your email address when available....Thanks for the phone #.............
March 11, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Info Request

Taits:

Scott, lost your contact info. If you would be kind enough to send me your phone & email once again, it would be greatly appreciated.

Sparky
grm.phd@gmail.com
March 11, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Proposed changes in our local league

Taits:

Scott, lost your contact info. If you would be kind enough to send me your phone & email once again, it would be greatly appreciated.

Sparky
grm.phd@gmail.com
Jan. 8, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ending of Sponsorship

I have just learned that my sister has been diagnosed with Cancer and I need to financially assist her.

This decision unfortunately will not allow me to continue any type of sponsorship opportunities within Senior Softball's men's & woman's division.

Please accept my sincere apologies that this decision creates for the upcoming season especially to my current club "Banker & Mann" Softball Club.

Best of luck to everyone!

Sparky
Jan. 3, 2015
Sparky.1
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitcher safety screens.

Very well stated Omar, very well stated!
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