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Real name:
Doug Pelletier

Location:
St. Louis, MO

Division:
Men's 55

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June 26, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rogers ARK TOC (early July)

This one has been canceled per the recent SSUSA newsletter.
June 23, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rogers ARK TOC (early July)

It will be interesting to see how many teams end up playing in Rogers. Most we spoke with in our division said they are not going. It does seem like there were more teams when this TOC event was in Shawnee, KS. The fact that the fields (more specifically outfields) in Rogers are terrible is another reason to skip it.

On the other hand, if you're looking for good odds of qualifying for the TOC, this may be good for you.
June 9, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Review of Missouri Open June 6-7

We played 8 games and all went a full 7 innings. No issues with that.
June 9, 2020
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: schedule of game times at 60's Missouri open,june 6&7, won't ever play their again

King: I agree with the walk to the parking lot and that stinking hill. Tough way to end the day but the thought of the beer waiting for me at the top was enough incentive to make it.

NYTX: There were no issues that I saw related to the COVID-19 rules. It all went pretty smoothly. Umps wore face shields and catchers wore masks. It was super hot and humid so it was hard on those who wore any face protection. For the most part most people just got within about 10 feet after the game and talked instead of the typical high five/good game routine. Some officials were a little more interested in the particulars than others but overall it seemed like a normal tournament. I'm thankful that we got to play and to see a lot of friends from all over the Midwest.

Hopefully everyone gets to start their tournament season soon.
June 8, 2020
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: schedule of game times at 60's Missouri open,june 6&7, won't ever play their again

King - Playing later wasn't an advantage for us. Our first game was at 11 on Saturday. We played immediately after that, had a one game break and then had another back to back. That was brutal on us. We then played 4 straight starting at 10AM Sunday. I would gladly have traded places with you and enjoyed some breaks and cooler temps but overall I was just happy to be playing and getting to see a lot of friends that I haven't seen for several months. It would have been nice to not have the mid 90s, high humidity for the first tournament but that's the way it goes.
June 5, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Softball in WSJ

It looks like you need a WSJ account to view it all.
June 5, 2020
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: COW TOWN CLASSIC - TULSA 6/18-21

CRASH - All signs are that it is a go. They are playing leagues there now. The tourney director for that one is the same as the MO Open which is being held as we speak. I guess nothing is 100% these days but there doesn't appear to be any reason that this could/would be canceled.
May 19, 2020
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which bat to buy?

Wood...I need to swing one of the Melee's to get a basis of comparison. Based on feedback that I hear, they are the best bat out there. I have a teammate that just got a 26 ox Parnell. He hit my 28 last week so I'm waiting to hear from him if there is a difference. Hopefully we get to use one of these in an actual game soon.
May 15, 2020
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which bat to buy?

Wood_1966: Just curious...what weight is the Parnell that you're swinging? I'm swinging a 28 and am getting really good performance from that bat. I keep looking for a reason not to like it based on all of the recent feedback but the bat has really performed well so far. I agree that it feels different and you don't feel any flex in the handle or the barrel on contact but I've been hitting bombs with that bat. Had a teammate swing it as well yesterday and he did the same. I agree that it doesn't seem to "break in" but it still performs well. We were hitting balls from close to the backstop (about 15' behind home plate) on a 305' fence with a decent wind coming in and were clearing the fence by a lot. I'm wondering if the lighter weight bats just don't get the same result.
May 12, 2020
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which bat to buy?

For what it's worth, I had a second round of BP with the Easton Parnell model. As noted before it is a STIFF bat but performed well. I'm getting the same distance with that as my broken in Miken Ultra II (black bat with green letters that's about 4 years old). It feels very different but performed well for having less than 100 swings on it. I'm not sure that I'll switch from my Mikens yet but it will be in the bag. I only have 2 of those Mikens left and I don't see any for sale so I'll need to switch to something when they go.
May 7, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA action shots, team pictures, Umpires, Fans Wives etc

That's very nice of you to do Jack. I'm not finding many of my team but I am finding ones for friends here in St. Louis. It looks like the download button is gone from 2016 and earlier.

Hopefully we can start playing ball soon and get you back to work as well!
April 23, 2020
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which bat to buy?

I have never been an Easton fan but I did buy the Parnell model of the Empire based on the Smash it Sports review. I've only been able to take BP twice based on our current environment but I thought the bat was as good or better than anything that I've hit with to date. It has less flex than I'm used to but it performs great right out of the wrapper. I was hitting balls out into the wind the first time I used it. I have no idea on durability at this point though.
March 24, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 30 minute Makeover for Rochelle with Brandi Myer, Lousiville Slugger Pro SM139

I've said it before but thanks Bogie for putting out all of the information that you do. It's made me a lot better hitter and there has to be countless others that it's helped. Maybe some day I'll get to head north for a one on one session.
March 13, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses Recommendation

I may have to try the welding glasses...you have me curious at this point. Thanks for everyone's input.
March 9, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses Recommendation

Thanks Wayne. Good luck with the upcoming season.
March 9, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses Recommendation

Thanks for the info everyone. Diesel Dan - That's one idea I would never have thought of. I'll try to check that out.

Wayne - Any specific site where you found the sale? I'm not seeing anything at $76 on the Oakley site.
March 3, 2020
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses Recommendation

I don't recall this topic on this board before but I'd like to know what sunglasses you recommend for an outfielder. There have been times where I've been in the outfield and just have not been able to pick up the ball out of the sky with the glasses that I've been using. What do you all recommend and why?
Jan. 24, 2020
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Florida tournament of champions

It's a 2019 roster event...not sure how you could join a team attending that?
Jan. 22, 2020
STL0
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to the area

Hey Mike, you may want to let people know where you live because that will have an impact on what teams can add you to their roster. Good luck.
Jan. 3, 2020
STL0
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Georgia Renegades 50 AAA Looking for Tournament Quality Pitcher

O'Dell. You can always move back (or get older quicker and play 55) :).
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