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Gary Ingle

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Mesa, AZ

Division:
Men's 60

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Nov. 25, 2021
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Happy Thanksgiving to SSUSA players, families, friends

Just wanted to pass on my thankfulness at being able to still play a kids game. I just watched the recording of 25 years since Field of Dreams and I think we all can relate to the message of that movie. What a wonderful joy it continues for me to be on the field with so many of you for the past almost 30 years or more. I am blessed to be a small part of the game of softball and again so thankful for the joy I have when I walk on the field and see so many teammates and guys who I have played against some even when we were so young and the bodies worked much better, HA.Thank You Senior softball for giving me this chance to stay on the field. I have decided in May to retire from 45 years of Working with AZ youth. I turn 69 in March and look forward to turning work over to our young Counselors to deal with the next generation at School.God has so blessed me and I want each of you to know that this game that keeps us playing now makes me aware that a big part of the joy of the game comes from seeing you guys who have made such a positive impact on my life. Many Hugs, See you on the field. Gary Ingle
April 1, 2021
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Changing the game forever

Great Job WEBBIE. I still remember the trick you played on me at Papago many years ago hitting a illegal 16 foot pitch in the sun for a Home Run. What a memory my friend. I will try a fastball next time HA.My luck you will hammer me up the middle. Gary Ingle
March 13, 2021
GI
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: SEEKING AGE 65 PLAYERS FOR CALIF./HAWAII TEAM FOR SOUTHWEST

I am sorry as I know this is about Hawaii but for some reason I can not get on a thread to ask about if El Paso tournament will be played in April/. I would like to set up a hotel room if tournament will be held. Thanks again for any information on EL Paso. GI
March 19, 2020
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) Part II

As I set here at house calling my parents from School checking on the students who have real issues in life it makes me understand that Senior softball is thinking what is best for us by stopping tournaments for at least the next two months. The last week we were in school I was involved with a family whose 6th grade student had Brain cancer surgery and found out that they could not take all of it out and rest is cancer. Makes not playing a lot easier for me to accept. I am so thankful and blessed by so many of you players I have met in the past and look forward to getting to play much later this year as I will have Knee replacement April 30th God willing. I really look forward to rehab and running better again, Doc said at least 4 months so that puts me to Sept or so. I will keep you up to date as I recover. Thanks to so many of you who have been a gift to me in the past. I Look forward to finding a new team to begin playing again and am hopeful someone will want a 66 year old with 3 world rings etc. I am blessed to have played with three talented teams and look forward to seeing you all on the field as soon as possible. I plan to work as Counselor for at least one more year in Mesa AZ. Stay well my friends I look forward to when we can give HUGS again. Gary Ingle
Dec. 7, 2019
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

Bless you Senior softball. Free at last free at last Thank God almighty Free at last. GI
Dec. 5, 2019
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

Has anyone heard anything from Vegas meeting this week about the 1-1 count for 65 and up? Hope it was considered.
Nov. 27, 2019
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

Thanks sorry for not writing it right. Now you know why I am a school Counselor not a Teacher HA
Nov. 27, 2019
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

I had batting practice last weekend with a 65 team that played 60's last season. I asked them how they liked the change to 0-0 count. Overall of the guys I spoke with they do not like the 0-0 count and are hopeful to see this rule changed this Dec at meetings. I had hoped to get to meetings but understand I will miss as I get to Vegas on Friday after school week from this Friday. I look forward to hearing how 1-1 count will be presented and believe all age groups should now have this rule. Thanks to all , Happy Thanksgiving. GI
Nov. 20, 2019
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

Just to update I looked on my G Mail ansd saw a note from senior softball that they have seen my note. Thanks so much for that. I know I am in Vegas 1st weekend in Dec but not sure if meeting are held than or not. GI
Nov. 20, 2019
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

I want to thank several of you who have called or sent me e-mail about the 1-1 situation. The support has been very clear that most of notes to me have been in favor. I have promised those that sent me info that I would again write the staff Member from Senior softball who I know will make sure my concern will be heard. To be honest I have not been informed as today about my Email to Senior Softball person but I am well aware he has been busy covering Phoenix Winter Worlds and should soon return back to CA.His contact in past has always been respectful and I am grateful for his and all Senior staff. How wonderful it is that we can at our age continue to play the game of softball, The rewards no matter what the rules make it possible for myself and all others who participate to enjoy the game, make new friends and I hope present a positive message and thankfulness to the softball community while we compete for whatever time we have left before God leads us home. Thanks GI
Nov. 16, 2019
GI
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

I agree it is about time to play with the 1-1 count as most of us have played this since we started playing softball. I wrote to a Senior staff member who I respect in past week and asked him to please pass on my request to change rules to 1-1. I continue to believe with each batter watching first pitch it takes at least 10 minutes from a scheduled game. I was excited when vote was done in past year or so and 65 teams out voted for the rule to go to 1-1. I guess it was decided that even though more voted for 1-1 count it was not a high enough percentage. I still believe if a group votes and has a higher percentage of votes than it should pass. Maybe I am wrong. I love this game and am so thankful for Terry and group stating this program so we can continue to be on the field. I am blessed to be a part of several teams that have won triple crowns and worlds and will never forget that memory as long as God permits me to have these memories. At 66 time is running out for myself and others my age and I can only hope that I get the chance to play with 1-1 count. I enjoyed playing in this past weeks 65 major division, and really am proud of each team I played for being great sports. I also want to thank the Texas team for helping me when I was drilled in leg by a line drive.Never saw it but you guys were so nice about it and I loved you team saying a prayer at end of game. Bless each player and I look forward to seeing you in future. Hugs Gary Ingle
May 7, 2019
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 AAA

Hi group, Some interesting notes from both sides. DBax I tend to agree with you about having chance to win a Triple Crown, They do not occur all that often unless your a team that wins all tournaments every year. I play for Rezults out of Vegas, I started playing in Feb of 2018 as a AAA team. We won the Feb Vegas tournament that had I believe had 3-4 teams in our division. I believe we did not win another tournament till Worlds In Sept 2018. We lost at least half of our team after being moved to major as guys did not want to be moved up. Coach has done his best to play if we could get enough players and played Dec and March at Rick Siefmans tournament in AZ going 0 for 10. We even lost to a 65 AAA team that had won I believe the 2019 Feb TOC Maybe as a AA or AAA team. WE went to Worlds in April fighting to come up with 11 players. To Senior softball credit they allowed us one add on player to get to 11. We ended up using bench coach in last game to keep 11 on field. Good news is we one first game by 1 run after a great open and than lost the next four games for a 1 and 14 record since worlds.We wanted to play Perris but came up short. Hard to believe with a sponsor and winning a Worlds we would have this problem. We plan to play Flagstaff and Vegas in June so maybe we will be considered for a level drop but that is out of my control. I will continue as I believe rest of team we have to give our best, Life sometimes are full of setbacks but nothing compared to what some have to face in life. One of my 1st grade students has cancer, Now that is a major problem that most of us will not have to face. I have said in past and will say again, I enjoy this game of softball and thank God for a chance to still be on the field around so many friends. See you on the field. GI
April 29, 2019
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winners of 65 Majors -Vegas

Sorry computer kicked me out. I was saying our 4-5th graders will not be able to compete against 6th graders level. I love the game and will continue to play as long as possible. Rezults are 1-14 in past 3 tournaments, I lost a paragraph in computer error or mine HA sorry do not feel like rewriting it. I am sure it will work out.
April 29, 2019
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winners of 65 Majors -Vegas

We will see how the system works. WE Rezults team are now 1 win and 14 losses Since we restarted in two Rick Siefmans tournaments and last week in Vegas worlds. I am believing it is a no brainer to senior softball that we have tried and failed so far to compete well and I assume will be moved to a lower level.We gave our best and thanks to Senior softball for letting us add a 11th player last week. We lost over half of our team in Sept after winning worlds as players did not want major level. Our coach has done a good job to keep us on the field while short players.I am thankful to play but working in the school system has taught me that if I pit our 6th graders against a 4-5th grade group of students
April 25, 2019
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winners of 65 Majors -Vegas

Just checking to see results of the 65 major division as we Rezults were knocked out yesterday. The good news is We Rezults broke our streak after 3 tournaments and going 0- 10 and won 1st game we played with wonderful open inning team play. We finished 1 win 4 losses running us to 1 -14 for year but again we gave it our best. Saw some great teams in Major division and they can be very proud of positive spirit and sportsmanship. Fields were great and overall again I can not say enough how proud of our team I was .Thanks to all that came up and spoke to me about life and this wonderful game of softball that at this age we are still blessed to play. GI
April 16, 2019
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Thanks Dave,Just checking before Bed. See you in Vegas. GI
April 16, 2019
GI
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need 65 Major player for Vegas tourney at end of April

Hope that is still true that we found 11th player.
April 14, 2019
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SW LVSSA Championships April 23-25, 65-Major Division

I have been reading this blog as well as the other 65 blog that has been written about the past week. To be honest I have some really strong feelings about having to play against 65 plus. My team is Rezults 65 out of Vegas. If I remember right we won two tournaments last year. One was in Feb in a new Vegas tournament where we had maybe 3-4 teams at that time AAA. We won and than won our 2nd tournament at Sept Worlds. We were so hot we ran through most of division and won two games by 2 runs. We of course were moved up to Major 65,s WE lost around 6-7 players because they did not want to move up to Majors. We could not field a team for PHX Winter Worlds because we had half a team all AAA moved up now to major status. We played in Rick Siefman's Dec PHX tournament in Dec going 0-5 and lost to Roccos a team we had beaten by 20 in world championships. This time the tables turned on us and we lost I believe by 20. In March we again played in Siefman's tournament and again playing short lost all 5 games going 0-10 so far this year.It was ugly and we even lost to a 65 AA team in this tournament For April Vegas worlds we are right now at 10 and maybe 11 tomorrow if George allows us a player we want to add.I want each of you to understand I feel bad Timberworks only have 17 players Major plus but that is for another time. I wanted to write this past week but kept hearing a tug at my heart to wait. Today after a wonderful church service for Palm Sunday I understand why I was asked to wait. Today I tell you no matter what happens at 65 major worlds going 5-0 or 0-5 to extend our streak God is in control and I believe has plans for each team and we will be winners no matter what occurs on the field. Jesus DIED but beat death. I want God's victory not man,s so please all 15 teams of 65 major BRING IT ON. We may lose the game BUT NOT THE WAR of everlasting life. HUGS to every one I am number 14 on REZULTS team sometimes pitcher ,Would love to say hi at the games. Who Knows maybe we might have a David against the GIANT moment.I love playing this game but love God more. Thanks again.GI
April 6, 2019
GI
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centennial Park Kingman

Speaking of PHX. BLD in Gilbert AZ. has just reopened under a new name. I am hopeful Senior Softball will look at these new and improved major league parks and get in on the action.10 Minutes from my home in Mesa. I understand City put in lots of money to improve. Great for PHX area and tournaments.
Nov. 17, 2018
GI
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER WORLDS- Papago Park

Thanks Tim great job.
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