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Real name:
Don Angle

Location:
Escalon, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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, Aug. 23, 2016
Don5
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Worlds

The 4 day tourney is great, we had to play 6 games last year in 105 degrees. too much for old guys... Thank you SSUSA for the 4 days....
, Aug. 23, 2016
Don5
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Worlds

Bob, quit riding a donkey to vegas, then you wouldn't have traffic problems, but of course you then need a stable.
, July 3, 2016
Don5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1-----0-0 count

Personally I like the 1-1 count, with hot bats and balls, the batter can be selective on many pitches. In our Stanislaus Senior Association, we tried using the 1-1 count for two months, the games ended quicker and the scores were much less and we were almost always able to play a full 7 innings in 60 minutes. As a pitcher I felt I was in equal competition with the batter, as we ended our trial, our board of directors voted to go back to 0-0 count, they knew it sped up the game and created less HRs. However, they are traditional players and not Pitchers. On my Tourney team, the Animals, we have pitchers who, when get an 0-2 count end up going full wasting extra pitches. This does not make friends with the outfielders at all, especially when the temp is around 100. They play 1-1 at all Big League Dreams and they sure don't have s shortage of teams... I know we probably won't go 1-1 in SSUSA, but I'm sure going to try to get it in my local association..
See you guys on the Field!!!!

Don Angle
Animals
, May 29, 2016
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: which do your prefer on a 5 game guarantee?

when SSUSA started that practice several years ago, it allowed the "superior teams to relax a bit. Twice the team I was playing on was eliminated by a team that already had 2 losses, never wanted that type of tourney . But I realize that it takes less games. That only benefits the tourney hosts, I see that SSUSA will use the 3 game seeding in the 65 in Lost Wages this year, glad to see that, my Animal team had to play 6 games on the 3rd day to win the Championship. Too many games in one day for guys way over 65.
, May 16, 2016
Don5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a strike if ball hits front edge of strike mat and also kicks up some dirt?

Yes I used the word "muck" that wasn't a typo, most of you will understand.
, May 16, 2016
Don5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a strike if ball hits front edge of strike mat and also kicks up some dirt?

In 2017 they will be using square spongy balls, much like the stote ball now, that should make for easy umpire calls muck easier. :)
, Feb. 1, 2016
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2016 Miken U2 Maxload

I just broke my Black/green miken with less than 300 swings, two days after the knob came off my 2015 Big Cat. Not sure about the durability of the 2015-16 Mikens. I got over 1000 swings on my white two piece Miken before it broke. These bats have pop, but its sure expensive to replace bats all the time...

But I will probably seek out Alan Tanner at the TOC and get another one......

Don Angle
Animals 65
, Feb. 1, 2016
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need a Tracker in Modesto/Escalon/Oakdale/Riverbank, California

Ed, I went by your sisters house last week, no answer at the door, verified the address, but no answer. WE have had some mountain lions over the past few years here in Escalon. Did you see the picture she took, but its probably a large dog, not a lion. Two nights ago My daughters 15 year old family goat was killed at her place right next to mine, along with a neighbors cat on her front porch. The killers were two large Husky dogs, a male and female, they had trapped the female inside my swimming pool fence and was trying to contain her, the male stalked my granddaughter (23 years old) and she was able to turn and scare the dog back. The female slithered under a gap in my fence and the both ran to the back of my barn. The sheriffs arrived and said they could not shoot the animals, Animal Control came out the NEXT morning and the dogs were gone. The dogs went after two horses and several cows, but they didn't get them...
This morning 5 baby lambs were killed right next to my property and the traps were set, so far these dogs have killed at least 8 animals that I know of.... I've been gone for almost two weeks, had I been home, there would have been 2 dead dogs laying out on county property..... I just got back yesterday and am heading to the TOC. I hope your sister is doing ok now... My daughter is getting a gun NOW!!


, Jan. 6, 2016
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: FACE MASK

mad dog, yes its good to wear a face mask, but you mentioned that your vision was "hampered...specially down at my feet" did someone tell you that or did you look in a mirror, I don't think you can see your feet looking down.... :)
, Feb. 9, 2015
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee Replacement

Had TKR on right knee in 2006, had TKR on left knee 12 weeks ago. My first TKR was remarkable, I was able to move pain free after 3 major surgeries and 4 arthos since 1964. Best thing I could have done, should have done it sooner. A friend of mine had surgery the same day as me and we shared a room for recovery, my doctor was a sports medicine doctor, his was not. Our in-hospital treatment was totally different. needless to say, he has not ever regained softball abilities.

Get a "Sports Medicine Orthop Surgeon, Tell the doctor what you want sports you want to do. Demand a sports knee like the Rotating Platform and most importantly, DO THE REHAB, no matter how hard is it. You will be rewarded.

Stay off the treadmills , use the eliptical machines. It was well worth doing..

Don Angle
Animals 65
, June 24, 2013
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wounded Warrior benefit Game

Hi Softball Players

The Stanislaus Senior Softball Association (SSSA) would like to announce a benefit softball game between the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and members of the SSSA on July 20th at John Thurman Field in Modesto. This is ther same group of men who played against some of you at the TOC early this year.

The benefit game will be played at 4:45 and the Modesto Nuts will be playing the Rancho Cucamongo Quakes at 7:05. This is Military Appreciation Night yearly hosted by the Modesto Nuts, and our association is honored to have the Wounded Warriors come to Modesto to play us, we will be sending them home with a very sizable donation from various corporate and private entities from this area. Please take the time to view the link below and see why we are so encouraged to help these fine young men who have sacrificed so much..

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50149069n

If you would like to make a donation or purchase a ticket for this game please contact our event Chairman, Joe Savage at atc1@att.net



Don Angle
President, SSSA
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don.angle@aol.com
, March 15, 2012
Don5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee

Kennard, I respect your right to say what you want. You could be right, however, I am not bullied, nor am I a wimp, and I do not intend to hurt anyone, words or sticks or stones. I'm just thankful I can still play the game at 65. I don't need a name and I don't sell bats either...

Hopefully one day, I will get to meet you in person, maybe over a beer, maybe then you can tell me how you really feel about those of us that are less than Major Plus players.

Thank you,
Don Angle
I play softball
, March 15, 2012
Don5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee

Tri18
Alan, Thanks for the offer, currently i'm not in need of another bat, I have many available to use. However, I am looking for someone who will give good price breaks to members of my softball association, we have 350 local senior players and many of them inquire as to where they can get a senior bat at a good price. Because I've had such good luck with my Reebok, some of my tourney team members have recently switched to them. I was buying Mikens 10-20 at a time and selling them to the members at cost, but it got too expensive for me to be a warehouse.

Don Angle
dnlangle@aol.com
, March 14, 2012
Don5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee

Canijack
Obviously you didn't take the time to read my post. I said my Ultra broke, not the Legacy bat you have. My bat was the 2011 grey ultra and it broke in 40 swings and Miken replaced it and itís still in the wrapper. Iíve purchased over 200 Mikens & Combats, (with metal knobs, Made in USA's and Ultras, Ultra IIs, reds, blacks, silvers, yellows and greys for my teams since the original Ultra was called back. My first new Ultra II did not have a "W" on the endcap, when Miken replaced the warranteed bat, they sent a bat with the "W" on it so it could not be sent back..

You seem to be an ďexpertĒ on bats, good for you. You also seem easy to use the word lie a lot, maybe if you would slow down and read and comprehend before you lash out like a bully does.
By the way, I have too much integrity to alter or even use an altered bat. I donít play major plus, so enhancements arenít my thing.

Don Angle

, March 14, 2012
Don5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee

Canijack
Obviously you didn't take the time to read my post. I said my Ultra broke, not the Legacy bat you have. My bat was the 2011 grey ultra and it broke in 40 swings and Miken replaced it and itís still in the wrapper. Iíve purchased over 200 Mikens & Combats, (with metal knobs, Made in USA's and Ultras, Ultra IIs, reds, blacks, silvers, yellows and greys for my teams since the original Ultra was called back. My first new Ultra II did not have a "W" on the endcap, when Miken replaced the warranteed bat, they sent a bat with the "W" on it so it could not be sent back..

You seem to be an ďexpertĒ on bats, good for you. You also seem easy to use the word lie a lot, maybe if you would slow down and read and comprehend before you lash out like a bully does.
By the way, I have too much integrity to alter or even use an altered bat. I donít play major plus, so enhancements arenít my thing.

Don Angle

, March 13, 2012
Don5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee

Mr. Kennard, why is it that you say no one can get 400+ swings with a reebok and you said yourself that you have 600 swings on a Legacy? I broke my Ultra last year after 40 swings and started using my Reebok, I have close to 170 games on it since last March. I'm not a power hitter like some of you. I'm just hoping that people can tell their views on any subject without being called a liar.

Don Angle
, March 12, 2012
Don5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee

I have over 600 swings on my 1A 30El, what a great bat.....Hope I didn't jinx myself, knock on wood, Ouch! my head hurts now..
, Jan. 19, 2012
Don5
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Limited message board reading

Although I respect the right for everyone to post comments on any given subject, I decided several months ago to discontinue reading any thread with meaningless or derogatory comments. When I see certain individuals names under posting, I simply leave that thread. Some have left the message board, maybe not by choice, but some have remained. I am tired of the hijacking, negative comments about everything and name calling that is associated with those individuals. I thoroughly enjoy the information exchanges and the occasional gentle banter among friends, which is what a message board (IMO) should be.
, Aug. 11, 2011
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT'S THE NUMBERS

As usual, I start reading this mumbo that doesn't actually mean anything and I find myself fallingg aslee...........p, night,night
, Aug. 9, 2011
Don5
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NCSSA August 6, 7th Fremont, Ca.

Bob, Joe may get a little excited about the play in NCSSA, but it has inproved with the rating format we use now. The competition for most brackets are close and the higher brackets are very tough to play. Omar may not have mentioned, but at the same time, there was another 17 team tourney in Lodi, same weekend for the lower ranked teams (mostly the older guys). Thats 45 teams playing out of "117" almost 40% playing in a "backyard t-shirt tourney" and we love it. I've played in over 70 tourney games so far this year and only spent 7 nights away from home, that's what we like about the NCSSA. NCSSA had scheduled over 50 tourneys this year and I get to play in about 20 of them, most within easy driving distance, too bad, I know you don't get to do that. We do have a great organization and it's pretty well run.
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