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Doug Pelletier

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St. Louis, MO

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, Oct. 1, 2015
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No batters box, Umpire calling batter out for hitting outside the batters box

What I have a problem with is teams that purposely remove the front line before they hit and then step way out of the box towards the pitcher. The umps shouldn't let someone step into the box and then swipe their feet over the line with the sole purpose of erasing the line. Most of the time I see this, it's hitters who are really tall. If the line is there, the ump should at least try to keep people from making a mockery of it by erasing it and then stepping a few feet forward out of it. There isn't an option to do that on the turf infields because the box is painted. I saw a lot more out of the box calls at BLD than other fields because of that.
, Oct. 1, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Outfield conditions a BLD

Last year, the Dodger Stadium field was really the only one in bad shape. Right field there had no grass and hard dirt which made for some pretty crazy hops when balls were hit that way. It sounds like they have let them go downhill a bit from last year based on what Reggie44 is stating.
, Sept. 29, 2015
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No batters box, Umpire calling batter out for hitting outside the batters box

We don't really have all of the details but every time I've see this happen in leagues where no batter's box is marked it is called because someone stepped on the plate or in front of the plate. That's a legitimate call and really no arguing about it.
, Sept. 25, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: condolences

Condolences from all in St. Louis as well. St. Louis was always proud of the boys that made it to the HOF from The Hill.
, Sept. 25, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: vegas Update.

Dave: I don't see anything that was criticizing anything so I'm not sure why you would say that but sorry if it came across that way. I was simply stating how it is and trying to come up with solutions for everyone. SSUSA also has a Facebook page that could be used for this. A director or someone else on site could take a picture of a bracket and upload the photo. I'm just looking for easy solutions and not trying to add to your workload. Just a thought. Hope the tourney goes well.
, Sept. 24, 2015
STL0
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: discissions

I think that STAFF has stated this enough times that people would get the point. They will at least review the situation and assess it as long as you follow the process. I think you can only complain if you follow the process and then get a decision you don't think is fair. Just my 2 cents.
, Sept. 24, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: vegas Update.

Unless there has been a change that I'm not aware of, you won't get any real time results unless someone there provides them. 2 of the teams on our club are playing this weekend. I may try seeing if someone on our teams can take pictures of brackets and get them to me to post so people can check them out. I'd probably have to post the pictures on our club's Facebook page and provide a link to that so people could check it out of they like. if you find any other ways of getting that info, please share it.
, Sept. 14, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DEFENSIVE STRATEGY FOR FIFTH INFIELDER

The pitcher plays a big part in the success of how the 5 man infield works as well. He is the one typically "directing traffic". As an example, if a right hander is up to bat and he typically pulls the ball, we have the MI play towards the 3rd base side of 2nd and the pitcher backs up to defend just to the right of 2nd. The 2nd baseman plays his typical hole. This only works though if the pitcher throws the ball correctly. If you are lined up like that and the pitcher stays on the outside corner, the batter just goes to the right side so the 5 man served no useful purpose. I also agree with others that said it has to be the right guy playing MI. If they can't make the play or turn 2 when they have a chance, you're wasting your time.
, Sept. 4, 2015
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Baseloaded

Stick: That's the first time I have heard of a call of "ballgame" meaning that is an official end to a game. I've never heard of an umpire making that call in my experience. Is that something that an umpire would actually call and would signify the end of the game no matter what the situation is? That's a new one on me.
, Sept. 1, 2015
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Baseloaded

Stick8: You got yelled at for 15 minutes and had to throw at least one person out? Good call though and you have to make it. I always watch for that kind of thing in game ending situations. It's amazing how many people forget to finish the play.
, Aug. 3, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Soccer shoes

I was wondering the same thing about Lacrosse turf shoes. I saw them on line and it looked like an option. I have seen people use soccer shoes but my experience is that the soles are harder and stiff and would seem to be hard on your joints. Maybe someone who has actually used them can comment.
, July 31, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Knob Issues with Miken/Worth Equipment

Thanks for the info Alan. It's good to see that something has been done. We've all repaired a bunch of knobs so we have that down pretty well at this point. It just seemed like an easy thing to fix in the production process which apparently it was. I just hope that no one gets hurt using the models that don't have the fix in place. I was about 10' from the bat that launched towards the dugout and just about soiled myself when it happened. Everyone just needs to be aware and careful. If anyone needs marine adhesive, there's a bunch of us with a tube barely used :).
, July 30, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Knob Issues with Miken/Worth Equipment

I believe it has been documented pretty well that both Miken and Worth bats have experienced issues with the knob's coming off the bat. It seems to be prevalent for both senior bats and non-senior bats. I don't understand how they cannot come up with a solution for this issue. It's frustrating for people buying bats to see systemic manufacturing or design issues like this.

More importantly, this is a SAFETY issue. We had something happen in league last night that could have resulted in a severe injury. Our lead off hitter for that inning was taking warm up swings before the inning and the knob came off the bat. The knob stayed in the batter's hand and the bat went flying towards our dugout. The bat hit the fence post so hard that it cracked the barrel of the bat. It barely missed one of our players who had just walked into the dugout.

For any of you folks who know Miken/Worth reps or are Miken/Worth reps, has this been something that has been discussed or being addressed as far as you know? I can't understand why this hasn't been addressed especially in newer bats like the DC41 that it happened to last night. I don't see this happen to any other product.

Any thoughts or comments?
, July 23, 2015
STL0
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: So. Cal Vandals Disband

I play for 50 Caliber and enjoyed playing against you guys last year in Vegas. You have a good group of folks on that team. I hope it works out for all of you. Good luck.
, July 14, 2015
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: SSUSA Needs to review bat rule

If it's opinions you want, I'll give you mine. The bottom line is that whatever rule is in existence, you have to live with. Anyone playing and the managers need to understand the rules and have a responsibility to do that so you can respond if you believe the umpires are wrong. There are several rules that I think don't make sense but when they were called against us we lived with it because it was the rule. There's a process for changing rules if you don't like them as well.

Having said all of that, I wouldn't have much respect for the person calling out that particular issue in that game but he has a right to do it if he wants to. I suspect that he doesn't care if anyone respects him for it.
, July 10, 2015
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: diving across home plate line

We had a person called out at the World Masters tourney for sliding across the line so I suspect diving would be no different. As Home Plate said, there is no reason for it. The person just did it spontaneously because he was excited (there was no play at the plate at all) and was called out after the play. It almost cost us the game which would have been a shame because we went undefeated last year when it happened. That would have been one heck of a way to lose.
, July 1, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waterproof Softball Shoes?

Thanks for the info "Wood". I will check it out.
, June 30, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waterproof Softball Shoes?

Has anyone ever tried using waterproofing spray on turf shoes to see how that worked? I am also looking for a solution. I'm tired of having my feet soaking wet from BP before the first game and in early games when the dew makes the grass so wet. I've been looking at Salomon shoes but can't find them in the style I like with the width I need.
, June 25, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Here is one video I found in case anyone wants to check it out. Seems like something that would be durable. I'm guessing that the guy that has it in the bucket is just doing that so he doesn't hit it and bust it but who knows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivbgjLHCPHA

I have trouble getting people together to hit and I know if I snuck out of the house early on a weekend to go to the nearest park and hit, my wife wouldn't care as much driving 30 minutes to meet up with people and then spend 2 hours hitting. Looks like it is worth a shot.
, June 24, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Dancer - Thanks for taking the time to respond and for providing that info. I appreciate it. It's helpful to understand exactly how it works. A video on the website of how it worked would be really helpful but there is not much there to evaluate it.
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