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Dennis McNulty

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San Gabriel, CA

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Men's 60

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, Nov. 11, 2010
DMac
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combining Divisions Part II

Interesting.
OK Bobby, hypothetical situation.
GSF or MTC using normal composites vs. KC Kids or Master Collision using Ultra II's. Ten game series; what are the results?
, Nov. 11, 2010
DMac
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combining Divisions Part II

It seems to be a given that there is a difference in the level of play between the current divisions.
Do the senior bats (Ultra II, Combat, etc.) close the gap or do they widen the gap between divisions?
, Nov. 10, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BREAKING NEWS ALERT! ALERT!

Hey Tommy, how did I end up in the dog house with Mad Dog? At least I wanted to put World Champions on the sweatshirt.
Oh well, if this is what it takes to get back in everyone's good graces, then I'll take my punishment like the mutt I am.
For those of you who already have the complete ring collection, I'm the good looking one.
, Nov. 10, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

It's all good, Tommy. Actually, we talked at Pendleton for awhile and it was a nice conversation. I'm the guy on Double Edge who wears the colorful board shorts, which are worn as a reminder to myself that I am just here to have fun. BTW, that was a really good looking, top quality sweatshirt that I had in mind :)
, Nov. 9, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

Gary Sommers: The difference in equipment was just another attempt at inducing teams to play up at a higher level. I grew up playing stickball and don't care what equipment is used as long as it is a level playing field.
, Nov. 9, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

Tommy: I have played against your team in the past and have always admired the commitment you guys bring to the game. I have never intentionally demeaned any person (OK, except Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi) and would certainly not look down on any senior softball player regardless of level.
The purpose of my comments on awards was not to crumb on the lower levels (of which I am a graduate of), but rather as a possible way of inducing teams to play up to higher levels, thus increasing the amount of teams in the upper divisions.
We all have closets full of tee shirts, and drawers full of trinkets. Really, who cares what they give away. I just want to play in a tournament that has more than four teams, but it seems that I don't have that option anymore, do I.
You guys read into these posts what you want to read, so I am not about to apologize for what I wrote.
Anybody who has sat down and talked to me face to face knows that I don't look down on anyone.
By the way, your friend Andy always says that we play just for exercise. If that's true then how come I always have to run for him?:)
, Nov. 7, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

Anyone who watched the Breeders Cup yesterday should understand where I'm coming from on awards. The last race had the biggest purse because it had the best horses. The winner, Blame, could have been a heavy favorite in a million dollar race but his owners chose to take on Zenyatta for five million. Higher risk, higher reward. The "every level gets the same award" stance is the same attitude as the "everyone gets a trophy" mentality in Little League that is having a detrimental effect on our society. Start throwing rocks, boys.
, Nov. 6, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

Thanks for sticking up for me, guys, but it is not necessary. Paco is throwing spitballs at a battleship.I never agreed with Einstein that a person needs to put down his name to make an opinion valid. However, Paco's sort of personal attack should not be anonymous.
I am not an elitist, but I proposed the different awards and bat usage for a reason. In my experience in senior tournaments, it seems that nothing bothers players more than a team playing down a level or more from where they belong. If a team really wants a big prize, then they should have to beat the big dogs to get it.
Anyone offended by anything I said is probably too thin-skinned to play tournament ball.
, Nov. 6, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combining Divisions

I've been following with interest the discussions about combining divisions. Allow me to put in my two cents.
I think two divisions is a bad idea. The biggest disparity in talent level is between AAA and AA. I think there should be three divisions
Major Division: Comprised of the current Major+ and the upper half of the Major teams. The best level plays for the best prizes (rings?)
AAA Division: Comprised of the lower half of Major teams and the upper half of the current AAA teams. Prizes could be in the area of jackets, bat bags, etc.
Rec Division: Comprised of the lower AAA teams and the current AA. You win, congratulations- here's your sweatshirt.
Let's take it a step further:
Major: Any bat goes
AAA: Composites
AA: Single wall or wood only
Thanks for reading. All criticisms are welcome
Dennis McNulty
#7, Double Edge
, Oct. 18, 2010
DMac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Can we make this a PHX Worlds Score thread?? Post results here

Bobby: We decided that instead of playing Major+ next year, we are gonna meet once a month, buy a bunch of beer and reenact yesterday's championship game. It will be cheaper and a lot more enjoyable :)
, Oct. 17, 2010
DMac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Can we make this a PHX Worlds Score thread?? Post results here

Just got home.
60 Major Plus
1.GSF
2.MTC
3.Omen
60 Major
1.Double Edge (Go figure)
2.KC Kids
3.Master Collision
4. High Desert Dukes
, May 21, 2010
DMac
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Will be in Reno Memorial Day and want to play

Two questions:
- Can you play 60's?
- What does your girlfriend look like?:(

, May 9, 2010
DMac
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join a team

Mark: There are a lot of tournament players in the senior league in Burbank. Go to Olive Park next Sunday morning and ask around. I'm sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction.
, May 7, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: curveball

A big reason for allowing sliding at 2nd and 3rd is that, unlike 1st and home plate, the runner is at risk of being tagged out if he overruns the base. That said, as a "rabbit who runs 7-10 times per game, I am very grateful not having to slide at home.
, May 5, 2010
DMac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno- 60 Major teams

According to this web-site, there are currently no 60 Major teams in Arizona. Can this be true?
, April 28, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arizona

I know this is not the proper place for this but I just want to offer support to the great state of Arizona. I have worked in over twenty states and I have to say that I love the attitude of Arizonans.
I had some race horses at Turf Paradise the year they shot down the MLK holiday.The reason they did this was because they felt that the only people who would get this day off were government workers and they already had enough paid holidays. To lose the Super Bowl and be painted a racist state was a travesty.
Now it seems that a lot of groups want to bang on Arizona again. I have enjoyed playing against Arizona teams and have really enjoyed talking with you guys in between games. You live there,not me,so I would never presume to judge your situation. All I can say is that I will not support any organization who gives in to special interest groups and cancels business with the state of Arizona.
, March 18, 2010
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: end caps for combats

The 3m 5200 is excellent. If the cap is just loose, be careful removing it. Stick the barrel in hot water and it should come off easily. I sanded both the barrel and cap, applied the glue liberally and gave it two weeks. I have not had any problem since.
, Dec. 19, 2009
DMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Thoughts on no hit zone

One thing you sliding purists should keep in mind is that at second and third the runner usually has a level surface to slide on. As bad as some of these batter's boxes get dug up, it is dangerous at home plate and I am happy to avoid that situation.
, Dec. 2, 2009
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

"From each according to ability, to each according to need". This was the original mantra of Socialists and one has to look no further than the family unit to realize that we all practice socialism. Parents make sacrifices all the time so that their children can have a better life. However, most parents are unwilling to make those same sacrifices so that the children of someone else can have those same advantages. This is why, in the history of our planet, Socialism has never worked on a large scale.
, Dec. 1, 2009
DMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

"....we should not assume that experts are the only ones who have a right to express themselves on questions affecting the organization of society."
Sure, everyone has a right to express an opinion but shouldn't that of an expert carry more weight. Why not let Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman weigh in on this subject. Google his interview with Phil Donohue. It's less than two minutes long and makes a helluva lot more sense that your boy Albert.
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