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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 70

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, Feb. 23, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: bat break in

A smooth barked tree works well.
, Feb. 22, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any rec ball in the Nashville, TN area?

Dale,

Have left a couple of voice messages with no luck yet.
, Feb. 21, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any rec ball in the Nashville, TN area?

Left a message with Roy. Thanks Dale.
, Feb. 20, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any rec ball in the Nashville, TN area?

Hope to be in Brentwood late April/early May for the birth of our sons first child and wanted to know if there are any senior (I'm 69) rec leagues in that area where I might get in some games. Could be there for about three weeks. Have left a voice message with the Brentwood Rec. dept. Thanks.
, Feb. 15, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Anyone need an OF/IF for Bullhead?

Just took a call from the 70 team coach that was scheduled to play in Bullhead, but available players has dropped to 11, so the coach has pulled the plug. Before cancelling the hotel reservation is there a 65/70 team in need of a 69 year old flexible player with wheels? DFJK73@yahoo.com Thanks.
, Feb. 13, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning

As someone typed last year about bats, with the extra perceived gain in distance each years new bats provide, guys who have been at this game years should be hitting them over 600'.

My four year old Reebok Melee just cracked last week. By last years model, pump some iron, and you'll gain bat speed and distance that way.
, Feb. 10, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I-15 to St. George

If not rushed going too or returning from St. G, you can take Old Highway 91 through Santa
Clara. About a 40 mile drive to Exit 122. The view is nicer when you take Exit 8 to Beaver Dam heading up to Ivins and St. G.
, Jan. 18, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a middle infielder with a 70 Major Team

Bill,

I played with you guys in 14 for the same tournament since I'm 40 miles North. Mike brought me on for 2nd, but another player had a minor injury, so he played 2nd and I had 3rd. Learned a lot about that position from Tommy and Stan. It was Phiten's first tournament of the year and we ended up in 3rd. Enjoyed the guys very much. I'd love to do it again and maybe hit another ITP HR!
, Jan. 18, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a middle infielder with a 70 Major Team

Just a follow up to my e-mail recently sent Bill.
, Jan. 10, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Interference

Please add her to the next rule book revision.
, Jan. 9, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking For Some Feedback

Assign a player as bench coach to assist. Make sure your base coaches especially learn the arms of the other team and take charge when sending or holding up a runner. Have a batting order set up so your courtesy runners are spread out and if some guys have speed, try not to have anyone in front of them that is slow. Work with those players who will always stand in the same spot in the batters box and may have problems with the short pitches. Get the team to work out who does or doesn't want a roommate. If not a lady, have a couple of guys do the score book. Have a team rule that no one comes back to the dugout apologizing for a bad at bat (no pick me up comments), or a mental/physical mistake on offense or defense. The team knows it, just be quite and move on to the next pitch or play. I'm sure you and the team knows all this, but sometimes it's good to remind them.

Best of luck.
, Jan. 7, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: softball in st george/ las vegas

The only league playing right now is the 70+ guys on Tues. & Thur. AM. Total of four teams with first game at 10AM on field 6 at the Snow Canyon complex. Late in February, the Mon. (50+ doubleheader) and Wed. (60+ one game) will start. In each league that you're in, you can come early or stick around after your game to see if a team needs a player. Mon. has paid umpire and all the other are usually players from the competing teams. Only Mon. does not use a pitching screen. If you can play, the other rules will be given to you. Since it's rec ball year round, bat warmers are OK anytime.
, Jan. 7, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Taping of bat handle.

If Fred's rule book is still current in that particular rule, how is several layers of tape near the knob any different than buying the rubber cones?
, Jan. 3, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brace Leg Drill balances Rotation and Snap..Swing Makeover #47

A major mechanic not mentioned is look at ball hitting the bat. Sure helps cut down on the GB's and FB's.
, Jan. 2, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brace Leg Drill balances Rotation and Snap..Swing Makeover #47

As someone who only started playing senior ball in 06 and competitive ball in 13, I've gained much help from the veterans I play with as well as video's like the one listed above. To me, the key mechanics guys do not do consistently are; drive the lower hand forward; snap the back hand forward before contact; firm grip on bat before contact so more energy goes into the ball; and release of back hand. You know who the golfers are. Sure, hip rotation and stepping into the ball are important, but many rec players don't have the flexibility and are just trying to poke the ball over the infield, especially in leagues where outfielders have to stay on or behind a co-ed line until the ball is hit.
, Nov. 21, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULEING ON PLAY

I first saw that same play at Vegas in Sept. with a Scrap Iron team. The ump made the wrong call (I admit at the time I had no idea what the call should be), there was discussions, the director (I think) was call, and another ump came over and helped get the call right.

Two local umps have told me the defensive player should remove the ball from their glove just before tagging the runner, who has stepped over the line, then throw the ball to home.
, Nov. 21, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rules

The line at first would have arguments like at home when there is discussion by the runner who says my foot was past the line, but the pitcher said it wasn't on the ground, and the ump is still behind the plate (one ump system) and couldn't tell where the foot was.
, Nov. 18, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rules

Since cooper3636 typed the rules that stated the appeal has to be made before the next pitch and then listed the types of appeal, there should not be any discussion about before the runner returns to first base. How the hell will the defense have time to do that if the ball is still live and who the hell came up with that type of appeal? (Sorry gang, it's been a bad week explaining rules, at least the ones I know cold, to friends who cannot comprehend what the're reading and will not take off their blinders.)
, Nov. 18, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULEING ON PLAY

I am the runner who Doyle is referring too. I intentionally stopped before the commit line and faced the pitcher Doyle to allow the batter to reach second. Just before he tagged me, I put my right foot over the line and on the ground. With the majority of our rec players who ump when they're not up, the ump and the majority of the players on both teams had no idea what the call should be. Once the "taste great" "less filling" argument ended and the out call stood, I gave up and continued to the dugout.

When we met next Doyle said he read the rules and should have thrown the ball to the catcher after tagging me. I produced the written rules (pages 3&50), had him read them, but he still felt that even though our team should have been credited with a run, he could get me out at home. He couldn't understand that a runner called safe with a run scored, even thought the scoring line was not touched, is no longer involved with the play even though the ball is still live.

This took place two weeks ago and what pissed me off was an active umpire (in Phoenix this week) and waiting to play, said I was safe, but would not say it loud enough to the players on the field or get up and explain why the runner was safe. Too many over 70&80 guys just playing for exercise and waiting to go to McD's for lunch!
, Nov. 15, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 Tournament Schedule?

Ah haaa! Thanks Staff person.
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