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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 70

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, Oct. 14, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Solomons

Oh yeah, some don't like the laces set up. Just pull up the laces, slide the locking device down, and slide it under the crossed laces.
, Oct. 14, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Solomons

Salomon Men's Speedcross 3 Trail Running Shoe. About $105 at the time through Amazon, but you might catch a sale. It's only around $25/year for four years use. Have the deep red/tomato red color to help hide the infield dirt. Light, comfortable, and dry inside after wearing in rain for about five minutes before game called. One con from a reviewer was the sole chipped off pieces from trail running on rocks (dahhh), but I'm thinking I'll get five years use easily on softball fields.
, Oct. 8, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team to play with at Mesquite

This coming Fri. & Sat.
, Oct. 8, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 SSUSA Senior Masters

My bad. Should have typed same models. Carry on.
, Oct. 8, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 SSUSA Senior Masters

As mentioned a year or so ago, with all these "best bat ever used" comments about this time each year, one would think the power hitters must be reaching at least 500'. Of the bats I have in my closet, by different manufacturers, there are two I like the best. I will replace them with similar models.
, Sept. 30, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Are you staying at AZ Charlies on boulder?

It can be tough at any hotel if you have an early game which means an earlier BP/warm up session. Besides the cliff/protein bars/trail mix I pack, I'll grab some fruit and have it when needed.
, Sept. 29, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Huntsman Schedule

I believe the HWSG used another provider in the past. The charge was like $15/team. One volunteer lady entered all the scores. If SSUSA were to look into this type of service, I don't imagine teams could not come up with and extra $15-20 entry fee.
, Sept. 28, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Huntsman Schedule

Looks like the HWSG folks are using quick scores.

http://www.quickscores.com/hwsgsoftball
, Sept. 27, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Are you staying at AZ Charlies on boulder?

Well done Birdie. Another thing is I was surprised to receive an envelope at check in with eight free meal cards for breakfast/lunch at the buffet if you had booked with the hotel and not the other options available. I also learned that you can use them at the café. That's great since the buffet doesn't open until 8AM, but the café starts around 6AM. With our schedule and field location, I gave my extra ones to some guys from OK who were staying at AZ C's and were going to be around for another day or two.
, Sept. 25, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Are you staying at AZ Charlies on boulder?

If so, please make sure you carry your sports bag down the stairs early in the morning. (Memo to self. Make sure you get a room away from the stairs.)
, Sept. 16, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

Fred,
It states electronic height control is -1 to 6'. Will this be enough to get softballs up to 10/11 feet, or do you have to put something under the WD to get a realistic height? Thanks.
, Aug. 2, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Warm up bat swing

Do this exercise holding a bat in one hand at a time. Keep your arm and bat level and do 10 reps. As you return to face forward, switch the bat into the other hand and turn to the opposite side. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyxF4eFiLKg

Hold two bats in one hand, at the center point, with a knob of one bat touching the other bats barrel. Legs shoulder width apart. Keep your bar arm upright. Now bend to the side without the bats. Light bouncing as you feel your side stretching. Do ten at a time for each side.

Hold the two bats with both hands and your arms extended above your head. Legs locked. Bend backwards with easy bounces. Do the same thing forward, but keep your legs locked. Very light bounces so you're stretching your hamstrings easily and not pulling them.

For any athletic activity, do dynamic stretches at the beginning and static stretches after the activity.
, July 26, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 70 Major or Major Plus

Going to miss you big guy. Was hoping to have you test out the bat you suggested I buy. Good luck in your search.
, June 27, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Softball Hitting Training Devices Do You Use?

Batting T; thunderstick with wiffle balls; rubber band for arm and hip exercises; wrist snaps; wrist curls. Long toss the batted balls (two throws for each ball) towards the plate. Have a beer once home.
, June 18, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 62 yr old. Looking to join a team.

State?
, June 11, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Huntsman 2017

https://seniorgames.net/event#
, June 6, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what kind of stretching excise do you do before game time?

It's too bad over 80% (my observations) of players only do BP and some light tosses as a warm up. Except for injuries, this is why some can no longer throw with velosity or run faster, if at all.

Pre-game.

Jog around the whole field to warm up the legs and arms. Take a bucket of balls out to the shallow OF and start easy by tossing the balls towards the foul line fence. Do a second bucket and start increasing your velosity. Do before the first game and at home once or twice a week. Long tossing is one of the best exercises to increase speed which means distance. Use dynamic stretches for everything else. In and out. Lunges, trunk twisters, toe touches, etc. If you sit for awhile before your next game, around the 5th inning, go do some light jogging, tosses, and stretches. Always do some striders during your warm up. This consists of 60-70% of your max sprinting speed over 40-50 yards. Walk back to the starting spot and go again. Do about three of them. This is a way of letting your leg muscles know you're going to be running fast shortly. Anyone who has no serious long term body issues can improve, over time, their speed, flexibility, stamina, etc.

If you're a player who can run pretty well and is used for lots of PR, plays the OF, etc. you should probably do a cool down after the final game. This is where you do static stretches for your quads and hamstrings. Do three striders (gets rid of some lactic acid) with static stretches in between.

Good luck.

, June 1, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: An unspoken courtsey gesture...

Great story.
, May 19, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT IS WRONG WITH SENIOR BALL!!!!

" Without finances we'd be playing in cow pastures."

Wasn't aware that SSUSA is responsible for field construction and maintenace.
, May 17, 2017
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: VEGAS SW CHAMPIONSHIPS

And thanks DD for posting the game results in a timely fashion.
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