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Real name:
Doug Pelletier

Location:
St. Louis, MO

Division:
Men's 50

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, Nov. 13, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cortisone shot

I used Cortisone shots for pain in one of my feet and it worked great. It was actually amazing but they only really help with inflammation and not structural damage. It sounds like you may have rotator cuff or labrum issues which a shot would likely not help. I'm not a doctor nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express so my opinion isn't worth much.
, Nov. 13, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to renew

It's tricky. You have to use a different log in than what you use for getting on the message board. You should have 2 logins and passwords. Just because you access the message board doesn't mean that you are registered. The log in for registration will be your email address and then use your password if you have set it up.

AS an example, I use my ID of STL0 as my login ID to view the message board. To renew, I have to login using my email address and the password associated with that. Hope that helps.
, Oct. 17, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is it fair?

As to the question of is it far, the answer is yes. The rules allow for a 55 M+ team to play 50M. If those guys are good enough to play 50 and win then good for them. It's not like they went into the tournament hiding any of that. The roster was approved so game on.

I think there is definitely a difference between players in their lower 50s versus players in their upper 50s so I don't think combining 50s and 55s makes sense. You just have to give these guys credit for being able to perform well enough to win at the 50 M level.
, Oct. 13, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World's Perspective

Well said Mike. I think everyone could write something similar. The shooting is another thing that adds perspective this year. We happened to choose to head to the other end of town that Sunday night. We just as easily could have chosen to be in the middle of the chaos.
, Sept. 26, 2017
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

We had this happen a few years back in Vegas and it almost cost us winning the tournament. We had a player that slid across the line for no apparent reason as there was not even a throw home. The home plate umpire saw it and called it. I was on deck and was aware of the rule but wasn't sure they would call it. The home plate umpire conferred with the other umpire after the play and called our runner out, which was the correct call. We were upset but didn't complain because IT'S THE RULE.

The bottom line is the umpire has to watch the person score or they're not doing their job. The game should have continued and that's not a reflection on the team appealing the play if they choose to appeal it.
, Aug. 30, 2017
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Players with the same number on a team

Do I hear crickets?
, Aug. 24, 2017
STL0
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: New 80's team

Love it. Good luck!!
, Aug. 22, 2017
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Players with the same number on a team

Boombah: Do you believe that it impacted the game? I totally get that it's a rule but if that's the only jerseys they have at the time, wouldn't you rather play?
, Aug. 14, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player Ratings

Barry: I have direct experience with the situation you used as an example. All I can say is that there was a lot of discussion between me and SSUSA over a period of a few months and they listened to what I had to say (as well as others) and a solution was worked out. I think you'll see most of Staff's comments state that they want you to call and discuss issues like these which makes sense because they are unique and complex so they can't just say here is how it works for everyone in general. I believe that they try to be reasonable while still maintaining the integrity of team/player ratings.

I lost a season of playing while this was being worked out but at least I'm able to play again and enjoying the 2017 season.
, Aug. 14, 2017
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

Fabe: I played for 50 Cal in 2014 and still remember that extra innings game we played against you on the Fenway field at BLD. That game was a great one. You guys had a great team.
, Aug. 11, 2017
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

Fabe: I have not heard of anyone killed by a batted ball in senior softball (or other organization). There have been a few stories posted on this board where pitchers have been hit with substantial injuries. Then there are also the stories you hear when traveling about players getting hit and the stories of who is using shaved bats but no deaths are mentioned in those stories.

There's also quite a few examples of people playing the infield that I know (including me) that have permanent bruises and/or "dents" in their legs from taking balls off the shin or other part of the leg.

Good luck in Vegas. By the way, did you play for Family Stone in 2014?
, Aug. 10, 2017
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

Pizzaboy: I have kids close that age and I tell them what I think all of the time. They still do whatever they want but sometimes what I say sinks in and they take it into consideration.

I hate cheating and cheaters because to me it shows both laziness (not willing to put in the work to get better) and a lack of character. I think the message from our generation to the younger ones should be to show some character and have pride in how you represent yourself. If we don't send that message, who will? We're complicit if we don't tell people who say that they're cheating that it's wrong and call them out on it.

I'm not saying that your kid is a bad kid or you're not a good parent so don't take it that way. I'm just saying that we should all be sending the right message to players of any age when it comes to cheating. Good luck with the rest of the season.
, Aug. 8, 2017
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

Pizzaboy: What exactly do you tell your son about him using his shaved bat?
, Aug. 7, 2017
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules on playing down

If you go under Tournaments/Rules and select Team Rating Index, you'll see a chart that shows how player ratings and team ratings compare from one age group to another. It seems like the only way that there could be an issue if your talking about SSUSA is that you are a 50 Major+ player and were playing 40AAA. I believe you could still play 40AAA as long as the team didn't have more than 3 players rated at one level higher than 40AAA on it. It would be best to confirm all of the details with the SSUSA office since that all gets pretty complicated.

I'm not sure how the fact that they approved your roster before the tournament plays into that.
, Aug. 7, 2017
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken PT vs Dudley

Bubblehead - I haven't seen a senior tournament that has ever tested bats (including world).
, Aug. 4, 2017
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken PT vs Dudley

They are both great bats. It really depends on personal preference in my opinion. If you swing Worth/Miken bat in leagues, I would recommend going with a Miken so you have the same feel when playing tournaments. It always took me longer to adjust to my Dudley because I swing a Worth NSA bat in leagues. I now use a Miken in senior ball and it's a much easier transition. Try them out of you can first and see which one you like best.
, July 31, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Check out Dave on TV

That whole segment is pretty funny.
, July 31, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Warm up bat swing

One thing you may want to consider is investing in a few Total Control Balls and having someone pitch a few of those to you before your game. They are rubber balls that have sand in them and they provide resistance when hitting them. You don't need much room to take your swings as the ball doesn't travel very far. Our team uses them for quick BP before games. I'd recommend the number 82 size ball. Just google Total Control Balls and you'll get an idea of what these are.
, July 20, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Good info STAFF. The only leverage you might have with a place like that is to take away the other tournament they have there which is the Cowtown Classic. No offense to Rogers, AR but St. Louis may be a better location for a Midwest Tournament (I did say may-nothing guaranteed). That's a little self serving to me since I'm from there but there are some nice facilities there.
, July 19, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

I'd have to agree based on what I've heard and seen that KC was a better location for this tourney as far as getting teams to attend this tourney.
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