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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 70

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, March 25, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Jimmer Stick

A "Thunderstick" might serve the same purpose.
, March 24, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shoes

It does take a little practice to use the "button" in order to adjust the laces. The extra length of lace is just slipped under the crossed laces.
, March 23, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shoes

Recently I searched for new shoes and found these.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M3U6DDU/ref=twister_B01J23V8FG?th=1

Yes, for trail runners, the soles wear out, but for us SB players, we play on grass, turf, and dirt infields. Several reviews mentioned how they kept their feet dry when the grounds were wet. For those of us still playing in St. G this afternoon (2:30) when the skies really opened up, there was at least 10+ minutes of steady rain before we were pulled off the fields. They decided not to complete them and winners were picked.

The first thing I did after grabbing my gear was check the inside of the shoes. Socks and shoes were dry with very little infield pebbles. These shoes are very comfortable and light. I'm glad I ordered a half size larger. Now to see how they feel after playing in 90+ temperatures.

Whatever the brand is, trail runners might be worth looking into. They might be pricey for some, but they may outlast two/three pair of regular SB cleats with outside materials that start cracking after a year or so.
, Feb. 26, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Anyone need an OF/IF for Bullhead?

Damn government! They told me Mannjo that the Witness Protection Program was a guarantee. If you're still playing with the South Shore Senior Softball Association at the Lawson Tower, Dreamworld, and Gates, give my best to everyone. When visiting family in 15, Kevin got me into a game one Sunday. Is Bob Maguire still wearing Notre Dame clothing? My best to you and the rest of the guys.
, Feb. 24, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any rec ball in the Nashville, TN area?

Dale,
Spoke with Roy tonight and he gave me the info. No guarantees, but I'll settle for pitched BP as a break from using the T.
, Feb. 24, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Anyone need an OF/IF for Bullhead?

There's a chance there might be an opening on our St. George team, so I'll get back to you either way. If the local team is set, I'd love to play with your team. Please use the above e-mail address and send me a message with a phone number. Do you know what time your team pays on the 3rd? If late morning or afternoon, I can drive down that morning. Also, does any of the team members need a roommate? I have reservations now for the 5th-8th which I can cancel.
Thanks
, 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.
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