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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 70

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April 20, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Women's 65 team - Huntsman

Make sure you go on the Huntsman's site and put your interest on their SB link.
April 19, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament

Sunset 5&6 were still overrun with geese prior to the first games, but the gopher holes were leveled for the most part. Homeless persons around the fields or spending the night in the bathrooms is still an issue at some parks.
April 17, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament

In due time grasshopper.
April 16, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Belted shorts, my kingdom for a pair of belted shorts

I'd say the waist area of shorts are the same as pants, minus the extra material!!
April 12, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament

Forgot to mention about all the gopher holes on 5&6 that I was told about recently. Let's hope the city has or will work on those fields prior to tomorrow morning or USA softball puts in a request.
April 11, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament

Someone earlier today was checking out some of the Sunset fields. Some OF had loads of geese droppings and don't forget, not much shade for fans.
April 3, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cactus Yards Classic Qualifier, Gilbert AZ, May 11-12, 60-80 Divisions.

https://communityimpact.com/phoenix/gilbert/government/2019/12/20/gilbert-settles-suit-with-big-league-dreams-looks-to-future-revenues-for-tourism/
April 3, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cactus Yards Classic Qualifier, Gilbert AZ, May 11-12, 60-80 Divisions.

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April 3, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament

"What are the conditions for spectators at BLD. Rumor has it that they are not allowing spectators at all."

If the rumor is accurate, that's a tough hit at what, $5/person each day? That park could use an influx of updating.
March 6, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hotels jacking prices for SSUSA tournaments

HSquared
I've seen RV's parked on the street behind Canyons 2&3, as well as the dirt lots next to the pickle ball courts over near the LV SB fields. WallyWorld off Exit 4 is not far from either of those parks. We live next to Unity Park in Ivins, and there have been RV's parked around the streets by the park. C19 may have delayed some events held in February. Today had the following events. Lake to lake team relay & Ultra; Red Mountain 55K/30K/Dirty Hurty Half Marathon; Sand Hollow 26.2 & 13.1. There's a men's SB tourney that started yesterday at the Canyons. LV may have had a girls SB tourney going.

For anyone who might consider an RV rental, call Elevation Fitness on Monday after 8AM(MT) and ask for the number for Clara (a trainer). She has several RV's she rents out for such events. Their number is 435-772-8348.

For Fabe type housing there's Arcadia Resort, a half mile from Gubler Field and about two miles from The Canyons. Their number is 435-922-0500. A quick search shows they are booked up for several units, but they have a bunch to choose from. Units usually have 4-6 bedrooms and most of them have one bedroom with up to 8 bunk beds for the grandkids. A whole team and wives could probably stay in one of these ulnits.

Good luck.
March 5, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

SB4b

"If LVSSA thinks it can improve its position for the organization and its members, go for it."

A big bonus for members of the LVSSA was teams were working the April/September tournaments and money normally going to non members to drag/line the fields between games, goes to those teams and the earned money usually pays all the tournaments entered. Just $80/year for dues. After a recent phone call, the players have asked, but have not heard if the new tournaments they put on will allow teams to work them. Time will tell if breaking up with SSUSA over around $11K is worth it, especially all the money paid into the club.
Feb. 27, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: I'm sure I got it wrong---What would be the right call

Intentionally kicked the ball?
Feb. 26, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

Can't recall the SSUSA guidelines, but what I've seen at recent tournaments attended is face coverings for umpires, catches, base coaches, but not for batters and defense. Everyone in dugouts and outside the field are to use face coverings. One teammate chuckled a couple of months ago when the on deck batter needed a covering with no one within 12-15 feet, but not in the batters box with two people within 8 feet or so.

In Yuma, there was a mask covering person reminding those who were not wearing their covering. Since face shields are almost useless, hopefully directors at USA tournaments will not wear them this year as they tell us to mask up.
Jan. 27, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: SAFE or OUT

Wasn't aware an appeal has to be made before the batter gets back to 1st base. An average runner usually doesn't travel very far past the bag. I always thought an appeal by the defense had to be made before the next pitch.
Jan. 23, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for scorebook with LARGE field box and maybe even print---Any suggestions?

If your team likes to have the stats for the opponent, this side by side book might work for you. Not sure about the print size, but you can play around on Amazon.

https://smile.amazon.com/SR-Baseball-Softball-Scorebook-Side/dp/B084VBTC62/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=two+sided+baseball+score+book&qid=1611438812&sr=8-9
Jan. 23, 2021
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: When to go backside

I've been taught to stay up in the box where my back shoulder is about 10" back from the front edge and my feet are on the outside box line. Slight bend of knees so you can step forward and lower your stance in order to swing level without dropping your hands. You're also set up to turn your back foot to get the outside or deep pitch to go opposite field. With two strikes you're looking middle and can just about use the same stance to cover that short pitch, but you have to feel comfortable to lower your stance. If you practice hitting the holes, use extra cones to show how far an average infielder can move to get to a grounder. This means your real hole is slightly smaller, but better game condition training. Maybe early in the game, you go opposite field to let the D know you can and it may open up the holes for you during other at bats.
Dec. 20, 2020
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner leaving base early

"Reaches home plate" has got me in trouble at times. I've taken off a few steps once the ball was over the plate, but no contact with the ball by the batter. "But blue,....."
Dec. 20, 2020
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Should there have been a call

Another vote for the D in this example. If it's somewhat of a close play, make the call. If there's an attempt at a double play and by the time the ball reaches 1st and the batter is ten feet past the bag, no signal is really needed if the batter touched the correct bag.
Dec. 8, 2020
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ball or strike

Since B.J. responded, I imagine Wayne37 will post at some point. B.J's. reply should be correct. Where in soccer, the ball can be in contact with the ground outside the touch line, but still be in play because one side of the ball is over the touch line even if not touching it. Well, sometimes it might if the grass is high. Most senior plates are somewhat thick, so it's hard to have the same situation as the above soccer one with a smaller softball.
Dec. 3, 2020
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Senior League Play with Pitcher using a SCREEN

Minimum pitching distance in our leagues is 50'. The screen is placed around 13 steps from the back of the regular plate. This allows those pitchers who like to have their pitches stay around 9-10' in height clear the 6'2" screen height.
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