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Real name:
Dave Beckering

Location:
Saint Charles, MO

Division:
Men's 60

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, July 31, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western results

I am sure they will be posted right AFTER the Midwest tourney results which occurred two weeks prior to the Westerns!
, July 23, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dave, this is Missouri Dave here. As usual, I am here to help you and to make your scheduling life less complicated. I offer the 60's group to play at BLD during the Master's Tournament in Vegas. Lots of guys do not like the artificial turf, paying a couple of dollars to gain entry, etc. So we will suck it up and make the sacrifice. That should help simplify this years gargantuan task of scheduling for Vegas. No need to thank me, just tryin to do my part!
, July 3, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MidWest team looking for players

Missouri based 60 Major team has lost 4 players to injury. Looking to add an outfielder or two. Can reside in any state that touches Missouri. Looking for someone who will fit in with a great group of guys who are competitive at the Major level. Need someone for the ISA worlds in Columbus the end of June, two tourneys in August and Vegas. Contact Dave at davebeckering@hotmail.com.
, May 8, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Tournament Indianapolis

For my buddy Dave Dowell. I am not going to get into the discussion about weather or field conditions on this one. However, I will explain why my team has chosen to stop attending the Indy tourney. It is not a difficult travel for our team from St. Louis. Fields are fine. Umpires have been good. We stopped attending because there are simply too many teams. Not very often is that a problem at senior tournaments. The last time we attended our first game of the day was so early we were under the lights and our last SCHEDULED game was at like 9 or 9:30. I told Dave when he was there that year that in my opinion this tournament needs to find a bigger complex, another complex for one of the age groups or to limit the number of teams. It appears if not for the weather this year, that nothing has changed. It is my opinion that for us seniors we should not be playing under the lights. We have a hard enough time seeing during the daylight hours let alone under less than perfect lighting. Let's be honest, most of the complexes we play at do not have the best lighting. So Dave, I would once again say that you should consider one of the above options. I would think it would also make your scheduling task a little easier.
Cheers. Missouri Dave
, April 4, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee replacement

ocden, I got by for four or five years with cortisone shots. The shots quit working in 2014.I had my ortho do a scope in spring of 2014. After 8 weeks of rehab and still swollen it became clear that a replacement was in order. Limped through 2014 and had a full replacement in Dec 2014. My pain was severe enough that it would wake me up at night. That's when I knew it was time. I was bone on bone. My surgeon, who played sports himself, asked me to give up basketball which I did. He is not excited about running or playing softball but made me promise not to slide. I told him the same thing I told my teammates. If I am on the ground, I fell!. I cannot run as well as I did before but I can run without pain. If you do a replacement make sure that you do ALL of the rehab. It really makes a difference. I did read an article recently that says they have now developed a synthetic cartilage that is being used on feet in the US. In Europe they are now using it to avoid knee replacements. I agree with Mannjo make sure you get a second opinion and get a surgeon who works with athletes. Good luck.
, March 25, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: knee pain

Big Cat, I put off the total replacement as long as I could. You will know when the cortisone no longer works. For me it was when the pain would not allow me to get a full nights sleep. After the replacement the pain is gone but clearly I cannot run as well as before. Overall the replacement was the right answer for me. I just saw on the news the other night that the medical field has developed a synthetic replacement for joint cartilage. It is being used in the US for feet but is now being used in Europe for knees! I wondered when this might finally happen. I would certainly ask my doctor about that option in the future. Although surgeons won't be too excited about not doing the big operation. Good luck.
, March 25, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bats and balls allowed for ASA and USSSA tournaments

Kev, We don't play any ASA around here as there do not appear to be any senior tourneys close to us. In my opinion SSUSA has the most tourneys, then I think ISSA (which is mostly East Coast but we did play in one last year in Tenn) then probably ISA where we usually play in their Senior World in Indiana. USSSA is really geared toward the younger guys and we played lots of those back in the day. Good luck.
, March 25, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bats and balls allowed for ASA and USSSA tournaments

Kev, the two bats you have are ONLY allowed in Senior Softball (SSUSA,Senior ISA, Senior ISSA)they are NOT allowed in ASA or USSSA. If you want to play in ASA or SSUSA you will have to get bats that those associations approve. In SSUSA they use the Trump Stote in all tournaments (44/375) except for the World Tournament in Vegas where they use the Rock (44/375). Hope that helps.
, 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.
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