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Real name:
Dave Beckering

Location:
Saint Charles, MO

Division:
Men's 60

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, Feb. 15, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team to play for

Mike,
Unfortunately our team is out of Missouri so we cannot pick you up. I have enjoyed
your updates on your recovery from knee replacement surgery. I had mine replaced two years ago. Based on the rehab you are reporting you will eventually be able to do a lot more than you can today. I have always enjoyed your posts as you seem to have a lot of common sense which in general is lacking on most open forums like this. Best of luck in finding a team and based on what I have heard about your abilities you won't have any problem finding a good team. Hope to meet up with you at a tournament sometime. My team is Sports Image (Tubby's the last couple of years) and we are a 60 Major team.

Dave Beckering
, Feb. 13, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Tournaments

Rambrose, What age bracket is your team? What is your team name? Our team is
Sports Image (Tubby's last year)based out of St. Louis. We are a 60 Major team.
Last year at Indy there were 3 Major 60 teams and 2 Major Plus 60 teams and we played all of them. In the 55 Major bracket there were 5 teams. Hope to see you at some tourneys this year.
, Feb. 10, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Tournaments

Rambrose, I don't disagree with your comment about the weekend of July 27-30. In fact there are three tourneys that same weekend. Columbus, Ind., Elgin, Ill. and Lee's Summit Mo. However there are more than 3 other tourneys in the Midwest this year (depending on you definition of Midwest).

Mar 30 Shawnee Ks (just west of Kansas City)
May 3 Indy
May 4 Tulsa
June 1 Columbia Mo
June 2o Quad Cities (Moline, Ill.)
July 11 Rodgers Arkansas
Aug 24 Shawnee Ks

So in addition to the weekend you mention there are 6 other weekends in the Midwest.
That list only includes SSUSA not any of their competitors. Not sure who your team is but would love to see you at all of the above tourneys. Our team will be at one of those tourneys on those weekends.

, Jan. 25, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60AAA tourney team needs SS and OF for 2017 season

Yes we are Tubby's. This year we will change our name to Sports Image. Hope to see you and our old friend Everett at some Midwest tourneys.
, Jan. 23, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60AAA tourney team needs SS and OF for 2017 season

Jim,
Where are you going to be based out of? Just curious and wondering based on your home state if you will be playing in any Midwest tournaments. Thanks.

Missouri Dave
, Dec. 30, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Dave when it was over 100 degrees in Vegas in 2015 my team did not notice any problem with the balls at the Masters. Oh, that was the Rock. Maybe it is the ball! Sorry could not resist since you could not!

Missouri Dave
, Dec. 29, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Dbax, No need to take shots at folks just because you don't agree with their opinion. I made it clear in my earlier notes that I am not looking for a "hotter" ball, just one that is consistent whether it is cool or hot and humid. I agree with Mike Adair and both he and I have our real names here. You must be a really great hitter compared to the rest of us.

Dave Beckering
, Dec. 29, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

NCS13 and Dbax, I appreciate that the Stote works well for you in California and Arizona. In the Midwest, St. Louis for me, the ball is fine in the spring and the fall. In the summer (July/August) it can be 100 with 75% humidity, with it certainly being in the 90's. I am not complaining about home runs with the Stote, I am complaining about it becoming a real mush ball in that heat and humidity. All I am asking for is SSUSA to consider our input and Dave has agreed to consider looking at it. Happy New Year to all.

Missouri Dave (not yet banned anywhere!)
, Dec. 23, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Dave, thanks for the response and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
, Dec. 22, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Staff, First I would agree with B94, not looking for a "hotter" ball, just want one that is consistent even in the heat and humidity in the Midwest. Second, will anyone respond to my request on how to approach SSUSA to inquire about the possibility of doing a survey? Or does the staff simply not respond to questions they do not want to answer? I write this only because you responded to the request about the use of balls but did not respond to my request for assistance. Thanks.
Missouri Dave
, Dec. 22, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Dave Dowell, I always appreciate your straightforward responses, even if sometimes your sarcasm creeps in! I completely understand the position that is taken by SSUSA in terms of not responding to the comments on what is largely an anonymous board. I would point out to the other readers that you can click on my name and find out exactly who I am. I am not hiding who I am. I understand that some people don't like the ball and some people do like the ball. What process should I go through to ask SSUSA to consider doing an across the board survey to find out what the MAJORITY of customers would like to see as the standard ball? SSUSA did that for the 1 and 1 count and if you check my posts you will see that I have not complained since the verdict came in. (By the way it has been a couple of years since you did the last survey on that subject). Appreciate the opportunity to continue to play softball at my advanced age! Thanks.

Missouri Dave
, Dec. 21, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Staff, Not sure how my question morphed into a discussion on balls. I appreciate your honesty in stating that the Trump Stote is not going to change anytime soon in your opinion. I will say, and I believe the majority of Midwest teams would agree,
that in the summer months here with our heat and humidity, the Trump Stote does not do well. Some of it may be folks leaving the balls in trunks, etc. in the heat. Regardless of that, the ball is not liked by most of your customers in this part of the country. Just hope that SSUSA will acknowledge what your customers are telling you. Thanks.
, Dec. 19, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Thanks for the response staff. I thought that SSUSA and ISA did some things together so hopefully someone will coordinate with the new leadership at ISA assuming they continue.
, Dec. 19, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

I will try this again. The new tournament list does not show the ISA/SSUSA SouthEast tourney(unless I missed it) that was held last year in Tennessee for the first time. I know it was not well attended but wondered if SSUSA or ISA has made a final decision to not hold this tourney in 2017. Thanks.
, Dec. 19, 2016
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player fees

Hatman, that is a lot of money for tourneys. Not sure what all you are including.
Our team is not sponsored (except for shirts and hats). We decide up front what
tournaments we are playing and simply divide up the tournament fees evenly among
all of our players. Everyone pays the same even if you miss a tourney. Everyone pays up front before the season starts. Getting too old to chase down old guys for fees for every tourney. I will add that almost all of our guys go to every tourney. I try and get the best deal for hotels and each person takes care of their own hotel and most of our guys room together to save a few dollars. Everyone is also on their own for food. Hope that helps.
Missouri Dave
, Dec. 17, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA/SSUSA SouthEast Tourney

Thanks for the 2017 tournament schedule. What happened to the SouthEast Championship Tourney that was in Gallatin Tennessee last year? I know it was not well attended but our team was looking forward to going this year (we had a conflict last year). Thanks.

Dave
, Sept. 10, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Bracket 60's

Jerry and Mad Dog thanks for the info. Do either of you know how many fields and what type of fields (artificial turf or grass and dirt)? Jerry hope to see you in Vegas. Our team is Tubby's Pub and Grub. Good luck to all in Vegas.
, Sept. 9, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Bracket 60's

Our team has not played at Desert Breeze. Would appreciate any info that teams could provide that have played there in the last year or two. Thanks.
, Sept. 7, 2016
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating Changes for Vegas

Andy,
Thanks for the note. I agree with everything you said. Just curious as to why the staff did not respond and why they did not post the usual list that shows requests for movement up and down and the results. When they change the way they communicate this kind of data I guess they don't realize that they create all kinds of suspicion by the players. I can easily see who changed after 12 August by simply going to the ratings page and setting it up to sort by date. I would like to see who requested a change and how SSUSA responded. Good luck to you Andy and hope you are at Vegas. My team took second last year in 60AAA so we will be playing 60 Major this year at Vegas. Hope to see you there.

Dave
, Sept. 5, 2016
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating Changes for Vegas

Thanks Dave for the quick response. I did go to the ratings page and it states on August 12th "We are still working on ratings changes. When complete we will post them here". Begs the question what happened to the normal June ratings update? What if I was a team that requested a move down after not competing well at a new higher level? What if I was a team that won every tournament this year by large margins? I believe that it is SSUSA that stated that updates will be done in December and June. Just wondering why the update in June did not happen. Seems like a fair question. Not asking you Dave, you have more than enough to do with scheduling Vegas. Thanks.
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