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Real name:
Dan Kelly

Location:
Ivins, UT

Division:
Men's 70

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, 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.
, Nov. 15, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 Tournament Schedule?

I believe a team can have as many next higher rated players on a team, but only three can be on the roster for tournaments. Depending how may players the manager wants to have available, it seems most teams have 3-5 next level players on call.
, Nov. 3, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Speed up rules

The baseball plate is 17" wide. The senior softball "mat" is 19"W by 34.5"L.
, Nov. 2, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new to senior ball

Oh yeah, hope that info is accurate since I'm in the OF. I have learned some of the pitchers who are more accurate have obviously been pitching for decades, but some are also bowlers.
, Nov. 2, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new to senior ball

In Senior Softball USA the pitcher's box is 10' long and the width of the pitcher's plate wide starting at 50'. The pitchers who mostly release a pitch from the same spot may be more accurate. The guys who move back and forth and from side to side do so to have the ball take longer or less time to reach the plate and hopefully mess up the batters timing. But sometimes their accuracy may be a little off. Like baseball pitchers, they try not to throw the ball over the plate constantly. They try to get a quick strike then make the batter swing at pitches that are just a little off the plate. Most of them pitch based on where the batter is positioned in the batters box.
, Oct. 29, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Papago Softball Complex Phoenix AZ

Can't find which MLB team owns the BB complex next door. JDub?
, Oct. 29, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Papago Softball Complex Phoenix AZ

A decent complex with the outfields looking better than what goggle earth shows.
, Oct. 25, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a strike if ball hits front edge of strike mat and also kicks up some dirt?

Having the dirt in front of the plate cleared away periodically might cut down on the flying dirt.
, Oct. 22, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Expected Tentative Field Assignments for Winter Worlds Phoenix

Maybe most of those wanting field assignments are trying to book a hotel fairly close.
, Oct. 20, 2016
DieselDan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Speed up rules

Yes NYTX, some pitchers take awhile to get to the mound. Might be that they just came off the bases, had their protective gear to put on, etc.
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