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Real name:
Dan Fleckenstein

Location:
Wasilla, AK

Division:
Men's 55

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March 4, 2018
Fleck14
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitcher getting hit

I have found that one of most helpful things an umpire can do to protect the pitcher is to enforce the batters box rules. Having the ability to throw the ball inside and making it hard for the hitters to "barrell it up" the other way, or up the middle is a HUGE asset to the pitcher. Not to mention I can anticipate a ball up the middle based on where the pitch is coming in if the batter is actually in the box. Last year at Vegas it was about 50/50 on the umpires that would actually take a stand and require the batter get in the box. You can tell the teams that want to cheat out of the box when you see them kicking the chalk lines away at the start of the game. The lines really don't matter, the batters box is where it is and is is pretty obvious when the batter is not in the box. Sending out a HUGE THANK YOU to all the umpires that enforce this rule, you are making a difference to limit injuries to pitchers!! Thank you!!
Jan. 27, 2018
Fleck14
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: FACE MASK

I have the Ripit and Worth masks in my bag, they both work really well and provide good visibility. The Worth mask comes with a built in helmet which I HIGHLY recommend as a veteran pitcher. It's adjustable so you can make it fit good to wear over your hat turned backwards. After the the last out you can take it off and you have your hat ready to roll. The Ripit works best for me at 3B on a choppy field or bad sun, more suited towards infielders. Either way, always protect the MoneyMaker!! (I heard that from a top college coach)
May 15, 2014
Fleck14
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 50 AAA- Need Infielders, Portland June 27 - 29

Need help at SS and 3B for the Jim Sherman Memorial Tourney. Email dflecken@yahoo.com for more detail.
Jan. 11, 2014
Fleck14
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

*Batters Boxes Do Matter* I think they are key to pitcher safety. Gary- the reason being that it is more difficult to "defend the strike zone" when the inside pitch is truly inside on the hitters swing. More difficult to hit the other way with power, and up the middle. I totally agree we should remove the rubber, it is just a hazard, chalk lines work fine. I don't mind the mask too much, go with the Rip-It. It is light weight, metal, and less obstructive field of vision.
Aug. 22, 2013
Fleck14
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: another senior ailment : TOE NAIL FUNGUS !

I'm treating toenails right now with Lamisil, appears to be working but time will tell. Have lived with it for 30 years decided to try to get rid of it.
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