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Real name:
Doug Pelletier

Location:
St. Louis, MO

Division:
Men's 50

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, 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.
, July 18, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Makeup of a Major team

My 2 cents would be that if the players are rated as 60 major Plus players, they have a 7 rating. You would only be able to have 3 players with a 7 rating on the roster and maintain 60M status. It gets difficult to work through some of these scenarios because player ratings do not necessarily follow the rating of the team that they play on. If at some point, the 60M+ players are rerated to 65M+, they then have a 6 rating and are eligible without an exception.
, July 14, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Makeup of a Major team

Theoretically, both a 60M player and a 65 M+ player have a rating index of 6 so it shouldn't change the team rating.
, July 14, 2017
STL0
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Use a plate to touch to score, over crossing a line

A line is MUCH safer than putting another plate in. Especially when the plate is raised. I hate it when I see an actual second plate at any facility.

"The Car": Sliding at home (into a plate or a line) is an automatic out. We had someone on our team do that the year we won in Vegas and it almost cost us the game (winners' bracket semis I think). There was no play at the plate and we were playing on the turf at BLD and for some unknown reason, our player did a pop up slide across the line. I knew the rule and was on deck and was hoping no one caught it but the home plate umpire called him out. That was the 3rd out of our inning so we lost that run and lost the chance to tack on some more. We wanted to strangle our guy.


, July 5, 2017
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing on two teams of different age and different ratings

Thanks for the clarification Staff. It was hard to figure that one out just reading what I could find (but that could be a comprehension problem on my part).
, July 5, 2017
STL0
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: turning 50 in nov

People will need to know where you live at because there are restrictions on what teams you can join based on where you live (can play on teams in your state and any state that borders your state). Teams will also want to know what position(s) you play.
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