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Real name:
Dan Kelly

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Ivins, UT

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Men's 65

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, 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.
, April 22, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lost Nokona Glove

It might be awhile before all the game results are posted, but if you call Sacramento, they might contact the BLD director since there is another age group starting today and they are still on duty. The director will know what teams played the next game on that field. After that game the local co-ed league started arriving. Good luck
, April 17, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: why?

When some of us were curious why it was taking so long to get the Phoenix results last year, a post from SSUSA mentioned they had the Feb. TOC to get scheduled. They seem not to have the staff numbers to cover all the tournaments, especially when they run close to each other. The budget they have to work with probably isn't large enough to add more paid staff. Some of these other "organizations" might not have many tournaments and the ones they do have might have weeks between them. The Huntsman Games has many volunteers to get the scores to one lady who enters the results that are posted via a company who they contract with each year. Don't know if SSUSA would allow interns to help at their HQ.
, March 23, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Video on the 2015 Senior Demarini One El

Might practice with a batting tee and just swing a bat at home.
, March 9, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: St george tournament

Runner Blue.
, Feb. 29, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mendoza Line

This discussion is a spin off of the other one about MVP. For me, if a player hits below 700, but pinch runs 4/5 times a game; scores runs no one else would get; prevents double plays on balls to the IF; cuts off balls in the gaps (if an OF); gets to grounders through the IF quickly; gets to grounders as an IF that others are not quick enough to or can't bend over; etc., then they are an asset to the team and should be considered for a patch or team MVP as well.
, Feb. 26, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Championships Results

Thank you SSUSA staff for posting the game results.
, Feb. 25, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Are possible changes ahead for future TOC tournaments

November in St. G.
, Feb. 23, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Address label covered with clear shipping tape works.
, Feb. 21, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: non prescription " polarized " sunglasses for softball.

I have a couple pairs of #5 welding glasses. The wrap a rounds were less than $15 and the "wear over my prescription glasses" (Amazon) were less than $26. You have to get through your head that the color hues will be a little different, but you can still track the ball in the field or at the plate. Just take the time to get used to them. Go to a plumbing/welding supply store, ask to test a pair, and walk outside and look into the sun. You cannot drive with them since you cannot see red. But for cheap money, they are worth looking into.
, Feb. 13, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

Whoever has the most positive input on offense and defense. The guy who turns singles into doubles/triples, hits behind the runners, who can score from first on hits, who is able to PR every inning, who charges ground balls from the OF and keeps the batter at first and base runners only move up one base, who still charges ground balls to infielders in case it gets past them, who covers the gaps, the infielder who charges slow grounders instead of waiting for the ball to reach them and prevent a possible double play or play at the plate, etc. Too many coaches take the easy way out and just go with the highest BA.
, Feb. 11, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Possible solution to timely tournament results.

Earlier today I spoke with someone from the Huntsman World Senior Games about the software they used last year for tracking softball results. Even though it was used for the first time for softball, they said they've used it for three years for volleyball. The company is Advanced Event Systems from NY. Brad Preston is the contact and his email is brad@advancedeventsystems.com. They do not sell the software but charge a per team fee. Last year there were over 300 teams at the HWSG and ONE LADY entered all the game results over the two week period. For those who tracked their team and other team results, you had the info before finishing desert each night.
The link to the HWSG results is this. https://www.advancedeventsystems.com/EventResults/(S(25hru1nqxo4wwh45sxhvwlvw))/Home.aspx?e=MjAxNV9IdW50c21hbl9Xb3JsZF9TZW5pb3JfR2FtZXNfX19Tb2Z0YmFsbA2

I have no idea what their fees are, but do know it's based on the number of teams and how often AES is used for an organization during the year. I imagine if SSUSA had a 500 team tournament, SSUSA could divide the AES cost by the number of teams and most players would be willing to pay a few extra bucks to the manager to get timely results. The SSUSA budget would not have to take a hit.

Please do not get in touch with Brad. I am posting this topic here instead of going directly to Sacramento, so all those veteran players can be the squeaky wheel to get SSUSA to at least look into something like this. There would be no guarantee that a single email to them would be acted on.


, Feb. 8, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Championships Results

My bad! That's what razer has asked for. That's it, bed time.
, Feb. 8, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Championships Results

What about game results throughout the tournament?
, Feb. 8, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Championships Results

I don't think it's a case of not caring Razer. A lack of personnel might be a possibility, so a SAC. State intern or two might help at times, or better software.
, Feb. 5, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Championships Results

Dave,

Here are your replies to requests for the Nov. Winter bracket results.


https://seniorsoftball.com/?messageboard&viewby_thread=129138&message_topic_id=tournaments


https://seniorsoftball.com/?messageboard&viewby_thread=129138&message_topic_id=tournaments


The Nov. tournaments were 2 1/2 months ago. How many of those higher priority projects have been active before those Nov. tournaments were held? I'm guessing these bracket results have been around a lot longer. Too me, it seems there's a lot of keyboard work to get the bracket results entered. Seems like another part time employer or two might help with your work load Dave.
, Feb. 4, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Championships Results

Lost results or not, Sacramento should be keeping us aware of what's going on. Do they not work for us and does not part of their salaries get paid by our registration fees and the money we chip in for tournament fees?
, Feb. 4, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Championships Results

Get in line 52.
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