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Real name:
Doug Pelletier

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St. Louis, MO

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Men's 50

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, 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.
, July 3, 2017
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing on two teams of different age and different ratings

If a player is currently 54 years old, rated today as a 50 major player and is currently playing on a 50 AAA team as one of the three allowed exceptions, what is the player rating when he turns 55 next year? Does the player rating follow the level you are playing at any point or does that stay the same regardless of potentially playing at a older age group? My assumption is that the player would be classified as 55 Major when they turn 55 which would allow them to play 50 AAA next year without being considered as an exception. Is that correct?
, June 7, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Swings and Basehit Strategies of Pro Dale Brungardt SM57

As always, thanks for sharing. There's always a nugget or two at least in every video you share. I know watching all of the information you've shared has made me a better hitter and I appreciate it. One of these days, I'll make it to WI to get some one on one training.
, June 6, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sun glasses for night ball

Allen: I was only able to find a pair of Miken glasses for $27...are the glasses you mention on your website?
, June 6, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what kind of stretching excise do you do before game time?

I spend a lot more time stretching before the first game of the day than others. I would say about 10 minutes stretching and then a few more minutes doing some light jogs and lunges. As the day goes on, I play it by ear depending on how loose I feel. I find that the key to stretching though is to try to do it every day that you can and not just prior to games. My legs/back feel a lot better if I keep it to a daily routine. it also helps the legs recover more quickly after tourneys.
, May 11, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Homerun - Hit and Sit

Here's a twist on this one. In Tulsa this past weekend. I hit a ball that hit the outfielder's glove and went over the fence for a 4 base error. While I was in between 1st and 2nd, I asked the umpire if I had to touch all bases. I assumed yes because it was a tipped over the fence. The umpire said to sit and people from both teams were yelling both to touch them all and sit so there was a lot of confusion. I decided just to touch all bases since I believed that's what I had to do. I have two questions which are, 1) did the umpire make the correct call to "hit and sit" and 2) once the umpire tells me to "hit and sit" and I follow that call, can it be appealed and I'm called out if the rule is actually that I need to touch all bases?
, March 29, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

Perl: With respect to the comment to Pizza Boy, why would it matter when it was that he last hit a home run. All he is saying is the world doesn't come to an end if you can't hit a homerun. It's still even conditions for both teams. I think that's a valid statement. I think a more pertinent question to most seniors that play is "Are you hitting more home runs now than you hit 25-30 years ago?" I believe from the people I speak with that the answer is typically yes. I have no problem with home run hitters hitting home runs but the senior game seems to be infatuated with every player being able to do it which I don't think is good for the game but everyone has their own opinion. Good luck to everyone in 2017. Have fun!
, March 29, 2017
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ball Exit Speed Testing and top Pro Speed Demos..Swing Makeover #52

You better make sure you get behind that pitching net pretty darn quickly pitching to that crew.
, Oct. 17, 2016
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Speed up rules

I think there are way too many courtesy runners. Limiting it to one CR per inning would help the game move faster. It also might encourage some folks to get in a little better shape. There's no need to worry about whether or not you are fit to run if you know every time you get on base, you get a CR.
, Sept. 7, 2016
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wayne37

Actually for an internet discussion, it was pretty tame but I understand your point. I thought it was a pretty good exchange of thoughts for the most part. I don't understand how people making arguments in a discussion think their point is made more credible by calling someone else names but some people operate that way.

These types of discussions get uncomfortable at times but at least people are talking about it and offering solutions and ideas. So play nicely everyone!
, Sept. 7, 2016
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wayne37

I think it is ironic that the previous discussion which was basically a discussion that started about free speech was closed down so there could be no further comment. If people don't want to read it and take part in the discussion, move on to the next thread. There's no harm in people discussing difficult matters and exchanging thoughts and comments. Based on the participation in that discussion, it seemed to matter a lot more to the folks on this board than most of the topics that are discussed.

I don't agree with all that Webbie said but I appreciate him trying to encourage some thoughtful dialogue on the issue. It's the only way that we can move forward. There were many in that thread that took the time to research the issues and provide resources where they got their facts which is great for the discussion.
, Sept. 6, 2016
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Arizona Director Rick Seifman

Fabe: Hawaii's Finest is a good name but I can't believe you didn't use Hawaii 50 (that would actually be a good senior name).
, Aug. 31, 2016
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Colin Kaepernick

I think it is this simple. No one will get respect (or attention to their issue) when the way it is protested is disrespectful. The attention shines on the act of disrespect as opposed to the issue.
, Aug. 17, 2016
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Retirement Ceremony?

I saw my dad retire from the game. He was playing third and had a hot grounder hit to him. He couldn't get his glove on it and it hit him in the face and broke his glasses. He walked off the field, grabbed his equipment, gathered me an my brothers up and got in the car and left. Never played again. We would normally had laughed, but no one had the guts to do it. he laughs now, but if we would have laughed then, it would have been a bad deal.
, Aug. 4, 2016
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SOFTBALL SHOES

Alan: What turf shoes are best for wide feet based on your experience? I hate ordering any turf shoe on line because I rarely get something that fits. Thanks in advance for your help.
, Jan. 12, 2016
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Everybody fill in the blank............$$$

The old saying "to whom much is given, much is expected" comes to mind. There are a lot of near term things I would do to make life easier on myself, family and friends but it would be a burden to figure out how to handle that amount of wealth out of nowhere. One of the main concerns would be for the safety of immediate family. Someone I worked with many years ago won a about $15 million and had people showing up at his house and following him asking for money and sometimes demanding money. You'd have to be very careful about things once people knew who won. That part would be pretty scary.

After you take care of immediate needs, it would be hard to decide who you would want to help. Anyway, it's worth a few bucks to dream for a few minutes each day.
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