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Dave Beckering

Location:
Saint Charles, MO

Division:
Men's 60

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, 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.
, Sept. 4, 2016
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating Changes for Vegas

For the SSUSA staff. You posted on August 12, 2016 that the midyear ratings were not yet complete
and would be posted when finished. When will they be finished and will they impact what level teams play at if they are now going to Vegas? Thanks.
, July 21, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Worlds in Columbus, Ind

Thanks Dave. No rest for the weary!
, July 20, 2016
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Worlds in Columbus, Ind

When might we expect to see preliminary schedules for Columbus? Thanks.
, April 3, 2016
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: THIS IS AT SSUSA

I believe Paco says above that the player in question is rated Major Plus.
A Major Plus player can only play at Major Plus or Major. He cannot play for
any team rated lower than Major. I think that is the problem with making the whole team play at Major.
, Jan. 20, 2016
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery

Capt. Kirk all the advice being given is good. I had a complete tear of the rotator cuff, bone spurs and a badly frayed labrum. I did all of the PT at the rehab place and everything recommended at home. It took a full year and a half to be able to feel comfortable throwing the ball. It was my throwing shoulder. Hitting before then was fine, it was just the throwing motion. Last year was the third year after surgery and I threw as well as I ever have. My team mates however were not impressed as they never thought I threw very well to begin with! Do the rehab and follow the doctor's and therapist's advice. Good luck.
Missouri Dave
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