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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 65

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, Aug. 25, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Labor Day Classic Postponement

Check the USA site guys, it's been rescheduled. In through the nose and out through the mouth. That's better, you're BP is starting to come down.
, Aug. 25, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series

The umpires at the LLWS are volunteers. As for the strike zone, go here.

http://www.littleleagueumpiring101.com/home-plate-umpiring/strike-zone/


As for the Major League strike zone.

Rule 2.00: The Strike Zone
The STRIKE ZONE is that area over home plate the upper limit of which is a horizontal line at the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the uniform pants, and the lower level is a line at the hollow beneath the kneecap. The Strike Zone shall be determined from the batter's stance as the batter is prepared to swing at a pitched ball.

The problem for me is I feel the plate umpire calls the catchers glove, not when the ball crosses "over home plate". The plate umpire is supposed to picture the batters strike zone at the plate, especially when many batters are deep in the box. That puts the catcher probably 5-6' behind the plate. So a pitcher might have a pitch go through the batters strike zone but caught by the catcher 6" off the plate or a few inches off the ground.

I believe the low point is moving up to the knees next year (?).
, Aug. 17, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Using screen for pitcher

Our St. G senior leagues use the portable style screens that teams travel with. One league calls a strike if hit. If you have two non hit screen strikes you're allowed one more screen hit. Another league calls it a dead ball. The pitcher didn't get hit and they don't penalize the batter. Screens are placed about 10-12' in front of pitcher. One league allows batter to request pitcher to move up to 6' to either side of the rubber if the sun is an issue. When requested, the screen moves in front of pitcher. Pitchers can still play defense. Thrown balls during a play that hit the screen are live. Balls for the game are kept in the screen base.
, Aug. 16, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting tee

This is the one I've had for 2+ years now. Easy to pack, the top holds up very well. Like any of these products, don't over tighten the screws.

https://www.amazon.com/SKLZ-Travel-Batting-Tee-DLX/dp/B00IH19WNU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471408244&sr=8-1&keywords=SKLZ+Travel+Batting+Tee+DLX
, Aug. 8, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National game results

Until Sacramento can prove otherwise, one must figure they do not want to spend the time or money to get the results in a timely manner, but damn it, you best get the check in on time.
, Aug. 8, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National game results

A lot easier when there's only 59 teams, but one would imagine if an hour a week was set aside, the April Vegas resulsts (194 teams) would be done by now.
, Aug. 1, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A Crazy Rumination!!

To pass mustard, the bat would not have enough tacky stuff in order for a round ball to have enough surface space to attach to a round bat.
, July 10, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: I'm wanting to join an over 65 Tournament team.

Your state Jeff.
, July 5, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Calling all pitchers.

Good info from everyone. Thank you. If I had 30/40+ plus years of pitching experience this topic would not have been submitted. A field is 1/4 mile away. Time to chip away at those million pitches and use my regulation sized towel plate for pitching more so than BP.
, July 2, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Calling all pitchers.

Muscle memory keeps telling me I have enough velosity, but I'm usually short. Until I get this figured out, it's OF & IF for me.
, July 2, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Calling all pitchers.

Whenever I do some pitching practice I am not consistent in getting my follow through to go straight. As a right handed thrower, the arm goes off to the left mostly. I have better success releasing with the palm facing down (back spin) but want to also throw palm up and side spins. Any suggestions on mechanics, feet, body position, wrist wraps, etc.? Thank you.
, June 21, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing Help

Another exercise is to actually warm up before you play. Throwing to a teammate 20' away for about 15-20 tosses is not going to improve distance. Show up early, grab a bucket of balls, an empty bucket (don't have to bend over as far), and throw the ball so it rolls up against a fence or back stop. Start easy and as you loosen up, move backwards and throw a little harder. Toss at least 50 times. If you have your own softballs, do extra throwing between games. Baseball pitchers from HS to the pros long toss between starts to stretch their arms/shoulders and maintain/improve velocity. If your one who hits off a T between games, again show up early to hit off a T and don't go out and pick up the balls. Toss them back towards the infield (if you hit 'em deep), then throw them towards home plate.


, June 21, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing Help

After a minor tricep injury, the sports injury folks gave me six band exercises to do. They strengthened the tricep and my velocity/distance increased. I still do them. Currently, the only weights I do are wrist curls. Either search on line, or speak with a local sports injury DR.
, June 10, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: A few more scores from Reno and oddity

Since there is still no individual game scores from Spring Vegas, one might expect Reno game results before Vegas Worlds in September.
, June 6, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in the HUNTSMAN

You may also want to go on the Huntsman site and enter your info in the player looking for a team link if you haven't already done so.
, June 6, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 2nd base RUN BY LINE

This rule, as far as I know, is not a rule of any national SB organizations. It is used in some rec leagues. Third base is also a run through base.
, May 30, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TX STATE CHAMPIONSHIP-TOC QUALIFIER

Maybe the Austin C of C has had conversations with their counterparts in St. G!
, May 20, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Best Batting Glove for Pratice

Oroblec: I bought the three pack of "FG" work gloves for under $12. Three different colors. At the time they were on sale along those shelves they have set up with special priced items. As rh25 mentioned, Mechanix can also be found for a reasonable cost.
, May 20, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Best Batting Glove for Pratice

My BP/rec game gloves are from H. Depot.
, May 18, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tourney updates

With tomorrow being one month since the Spring Vegas tournament commenced and the 60,65,& 70 Brickyard results (which started a week or so later) are on line, maybe we're getting close to the Vegas individual game results.
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