http://seniorsoftball.com/?page=12

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 1 member: Bubba Kierce; 181 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for Mark 44


Real name:
Mark McDaniel

Location:
Salida, CA

Division:
Men's 60

Messages posted by Mark 44 »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

, June 2, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

Sounds like a major plus case of sour grapes. I pitch & if you throw a rock ball into the game, I'll know it immediately just by the feel. Just throw the ball back to the umpire, get the correct Store ball & "PLAY BALL". That's the correct thing to do, stop a problem before it happens, that's just good sportsmanship. Doug is a stand up guy. Mistakes Happen.
, May 30, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scores from Reno

I was wondering the same thing! It was almost too quiet out on the fields. No one had any reason to complain. Great Job SSUSA

Looking forward to this weekend too.
, May 23, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Atlantic Coast Championships

Be it USSSA, ASA, NSA or even SPA. You can't beat SSUSA. It has taken years & years for SSUSA to get their Senior program perfected. Are they perfect? No, Are they the best program out there? With out a doubt.

I went to the ASA Western Nationals last year in Happy Valley, Oregon. It was a good tournament, but the director lost his ass. He ran the tournament for the good of ASA & lost a lot of money. All age groups & divisions were mixed to try & balance out the teams. It just didn't work. In most divisions there were only 4 or 5 teams. Not good for a National tournament.

I've participated in ASA, USSSA, NSA, SPA & Senior World Series over the years. At the National tournament level, they were pretty much good tournaments. But without the local regional tournament program, there was a lot of teams playing out of their SSUSA recognized playing levels. So teams would sandbag to win a ring. I went to NSA Worlds one year, 50 Major+ had 2 teams. They wanted us to play the best of 7 games over 3 days. What a joke.

All in all, competition is good for the sport. But from my experience, every other organization has a long way to go to match up to SSUSA's tournament process.

Mark McDaniel #44
Last Call 60 Major
, May 18, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT IS WRONG WITH SENIOR BALL!!!!

I bet he doesn't like playing at BLD in Las Vegas either.... So please give me all of the 8am Friday games at BLD Las Vegas & the 3:30 if games on Sundys.
, May 18, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT IS WRONG WITH SENIOR BALL!!!!

Those are perfect game times! Not playing deep into the night, last game Saturday is 3:30 & not finishing at 0 dark thirty on Sunday.
, May 12, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Nor Cal 50s Major Team Looking For Player for Reno

Nick,
I'll have Dave call you. Plays on my 54+ team in Modesto. Plays SS for me & hits the ball real hard. Runs well & good glove & arm.
, May 10, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 49.7 years old outfielder, infielder, pitcher.

You only have to turn 50 years old before December 31st to be eligible to play 50's for the 2017 season.
, May 8, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shin protection

I use EVS Motocross Shin & Knee Guards. They use 2 Velcro straps that attach behind your calf muscles. They have a knee cup to protect your knee cap. Super Light Weight. I use them when pitching & playing 3rd base. They will fit under your baseball pants. I leave them on for the whole game. Wear them a few times & you won't even know they are on. I had my knee replaced & wear them to protect my knee cap & now I don't worry about blood clots form getting drilled in the shins.

$18 on eBay with $3 shipping. I bought them for a bunch for my friends that pitch & everyone loves them.
, April 19, 2017
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arroyo to Big League Dreams Friday Nite

SSUSA, Please move whatever team I/we are playing for to BLD. I will gladly pay the fee to not have to play on some of the other outlying fields

Mark McDaniel
Last Call 60's
Fresno Heat 55's
Horn 50'

And whatever team needs a softball ho.... LOL
, Nov. 11, 2016
Mark 44
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump ASA 52/300 softball

MN26 - Combat is out of business. Kelly's Ultimate Sports has plenty of the Rocket Launchers & they are on sale.
, Nov. 11, 2016
Mark 44
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump ASA 52/300 softball

I play ASA with the 52/300 ball & you guys are missing the boat by not trying the white dual stamp Combat Rocket Launcher. I have 4 or 5 of the Demarini's, including different years of the Flipper Aftermath's & the Rocket Launcher crushes the 52/300 puff balls.

I also use it for our 50+ USSSA league where we hit the 40/400 ball & the Rocket Launcher flat out mashes those balls. Give it try, I bet you will be pleasantly surprised.


, April 4, 2016
Mark 44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

I will post another update on the Rocket Launcher after I get another 100-150 swings on it.

, April 4, 2016
Mark 44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

I had Kelly's ship my Combat Rocket Launcher directly to St George, UT for the Spring Worlds. The bat is the "Real Deal". 4 of us hit it Saturday morning in batting practice & immediately could tell that how hot the bat is. This bat is the hottest bat that I have ever hit & it still had the wrapper on it.
Our 3rd batter & 1st swing ever in a game, crushed a home run with it. We had just peeled the wrapper off. The bat didn't even have 50 swings on it. I got up next inning with our 4th & 5 runners on base & hit a line drive right at the left center fielder, or so I thought. The ball fooled him & dotted the fence, scoring both runners.
During our 3rd game, I hit my 1st home run using the Rocket Launcher. This bat is the best bat ever, straight out of the wrapper. Only 2 of us on the team swing 26oz bats, so we were the only people using the Launcher. Ben hit more home runs during the tournament than anyone else & he only swung my bat.
We did have 2 of the new Adidas Mellee II's at our disposal to hit, if we wanted to. But they just weren't broken in yet & didn't have the pop the the brand new Launcher had.
Kelly has a winner on his hands with this bat. I can't wIt to see how hot it gets after 100+ swings. I will be trying to get some more swings on it this week. I have a tournament this weekend in Turlock, CA, if anyone wants to swing it hit me up. I also play in the Modesto Senior league on Thursday nights. If you hit it, I know you'll buy it.
For those of you that don't know me, yes I am a friend of Mike Kelly. But for those of me that do know me, you know I have 100+ Senior bats hanging in my garage & I will swing the hottest bats that I can find. I did hit some of the pre-production Launchers & they weren't this hot, straight out of the wrapper.
, July 2, 2015
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: texas state championships

I have to Commend SSUSA for what a wonderful job they do running tournaments. When we travel to tournaments, both near & far, I can always count on 2-3 games a day, except maybe on the last championship day. I love the scheduling. 2-3 games a day is perfect for our old beat up bodies. We are usually off at a reasonable hour & can relax, see the sights & always plan on going out to a nice dinner with my team mates.

So there were 44 teams, with how many different divisions? Think of the logistical nightmare that presents. Softball players are going to complain that they don't want early games or they don't want late games. SSUSA does a great job trying to accommodate the majority of players.
, June 1, 2015
Mark 44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno observations

I apologize to 2nd Wind & meant no slight by not including you. I was misinformed. Great Job finishing 2nd to Last Call. I look forward to seeing you guys in Las Vegas, for the Worlds.
, June 1, 2015
Mark 44
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60 AAA Nor Cal Team needing Outfielder For Nor Cal Championships 6/5 - 6/7

War Eagles, a Nor Cal 60 AAA team is looking for an outfielder for this weekends Nor Cal Championships at the Sacramento Main Complex. Due to injuries, vacations & playing back to back weekends, we need an Outfielder. Must be rated as a AAA player as we have a maximum of Major players on the team. There will be future considerations of playing more tournaments with us & joining our team.
Please contact Mark at mark00asa@aol.com
, June 1, 2015
Mark 44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno observations

1. Last Call - NV
2. SWA (Underdogs) - WA
3..Quicksilver + - CA
, May 18, 2015
Mark 44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: In Need Of An ASA Bat

The 2 best bats, in my humble opinion, for ASA using the 52/300 ball is the 2015 Miken DC41 Denny Crine DEN41U 2 piece bat & the Combat Casey Rogowski Team bat. They both crush the 52/300 ball.
, May 14, 2015
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock'N'Reno

Where is the Rezults Realty 60AAA guys for Rock N Reno? I look forward to the rivalry!! Good bunch of guys?
, April 28, 2015
Mark 44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Qusetion

Because it amuses me..... Quoting Charlie Harper
Older messages »
Senior Softball-USA
Email: info@SeniorSoftball.com
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
9823 Old Winery Place, Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts international softball tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners