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, Dec. 14, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

Why not let teams play 1-1 in Any division whenever both managers agree to it rather than being forced to play with rules neither team wants?
, Dec. 12, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Steve McKinlay

Surf; how come you received notification, are you a parole officer?
, Nov. 29, 2017
DCPete
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for "Legit" Senior 50+ players

Is Carlos a parole officer?
, Nov. 23, 2017
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Genwa; there can be no study, actual or otherwise, that could prove that 6 pitches will be "consumed" more quickly than 4 or 5 pitches.
Plus many batters are swinging at the 1st strike in the 1-1 count to avoid being in a 2-strike hole vs many hitters taking at least 1 strike in the 0-0 count because they can.
Anyone that's played both knows this is true.
, Nov. 23, 2017
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Come on now, it's simple math & numbers can't lie.
With the 0 - 0 count the maximum pitches per an At Bat is SIX.
With 1 - 1 the maximum is FIVE pitches with a courtesy foul or FOUR pitches without a courtesy foul.
Even in the era of Fake News 4 or 5 is still less than 6 . . .
, Nov. 13, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cortisone shot

When you can no longer sleep comfortably on the side with the shoulder pain it's time to have the surgery.
, Oct. 5, 2017
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

How does this bat compare to the original Ultra 2 red Maxload?
, Sept. 28, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: change tie breakers.. lets hear your thoughts

Wow, guess there's no limit on bad sportsmanship.
Batter should have told Manager to go jump in the lake or maybe tell his Manager to go pinch-hit himself if he wants an intentional strike out.
Too bad the ump didn't make them Flip-Flop anyway . . .
, Sept. 28, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: change tie breakers.. lets hear your thoughts

Actually it doesn't make any sense.
You can't "run up the score" when you're only allowed to score 5 runs per inning.
And the only teams that can truly run up the score in the Open inning are the M+ teams & they are now automatically the Home team whenever they play a non-M+ team so they still can't run up the score.
Coop you were right the 1st time; a team that wins both their games by a score of 20 - 10 will have a worse seed than a team that wins their 2 games each by a score of 10 - 9 so yeah the current system doesn't make sense.
, Sept. 26, 2017
DCPete
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

The irony here is that everyone gets excited & expects an Out to be called whenever a runner touches the wrong plate so why is there a difference with this play?
, Aug. 23, 2017
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Players with the same number on a team

One year our Sunday morning touch football team all wore the same jersey number (2) & our team was called The Clones.
The referees actually got a kick out of it cause they could just throw a flag & say "Penalty on #2".
No one got upset or complained . . .

, July 21, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Older Miken U2

You would know if it was an original gray Ultra, those bats were insane . . .
, July 19, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equalizers

Thanks Nancy; we already play with 11 fielders in this league but giving the underdog a 12th fielder as in a 5th outfielder could be a good equalizer.
Pretty sure we'd get very little support for batting off-handed, too many players have enough challenge hitting normally . . .
, July 17, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equalizers

Thanks Dave & MD; we like the Runner on 2nd base option since we want the underdog to have to earn their equalizer instead of just being gifted runs.
We do have some Draft leagues already but the Co-Rec Senior league has been ongoing for about 20 years and the players don't want to break up their teams.
Another idea might be to allow the underdog to score up to 7 runs per inning vs 5 runs for the higher level team.
, July 15, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equalizers

We have a 6-team Senior Co-Rec league with a lot of disparity between the teams.
We're looking for "equalizers" to make the games more competitive.
Anyone have any ideas beyond the standard 5-run spot?
Thanx for any suggestions . . .
, June 27, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery or not?

Yeah, you'll definitely want to sleep in a recliner for the 1st couple weeks after surgery . . .
, June 4, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

If the Stote ball wasn't such an inferior, under-performing product compared to The Rock, this wouldn't even be an issue.
Wonder what would happen if a team put a Stote ball in a game where The Rock ball was being used . . .
, May 15, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lower back problems

Anything other than an MRI is just guesswork.
A lot of back problems can be completely cured by surgery when necessary.

, April 25, 2017
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Out of the Batters Box.

True that plus you're still depending on the Ground Crew to put the box lines in the right place on non-turf fields.
Even if the Batters Box is lined up with enough room, all the umps we've ever had have only had 1 set of eyes.
If they're looking down at the Box lines & the Batters feet when he hits the ball how are they also going to see if a Runner leaves early, or worse if a hard ground ball down the line is Fair or Foul??
, March 28, 2017
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

Must not be any standards enforced when it comes to manufacturing & marking balls; these Stotes aren't anywhere close to .44 cor.
More like .40 cor or even less.
Drop them on a hard surface alongside a Decker or a Dudley .44 cor ball & you'll see the Stote only "bounces" about half as much.
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