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Nov. 1, 2009
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Gekle Builders 50 M+
I would like to take this opportunity to announce to all my friends,peers and aquaintances that I have met,played against over the last five years that I will be stepping aside as manager of Gekle Builders.People like Wood,Einstein,Stoneman,Clatta,Ray Ray,Larry on and on.And a spiecal thanks to Fran Dowell,Senior Softball is in good hands with Fran.Gekle team will carry on under new and more capable management.For all the skill I lacked as a coach I tried to make up with persistance and at this point and time, with mounting cost and politics and travel at this level (not a good flyer) I think it's time for me to step aside..I would like to thank SSUSA for a graet time.Also a shout out of thanks to all former and present players for all thier loyalty and friendship.Gekle will be participating in Winter Ft. Meyers and is under reconstruction for 2010.

Thanks and Good Luck to all.
Ray Morgan
Nov. 2, 2009
Men's 60
1023 posts
Ray it was a pleasure getting to know you, good luck hope you don't mind if I stay in touch occasionally.

Nov. 2, 2009
Men's 55
412 posts

To one of the true gentlemen in softball good luck in whatever you do.

Butch Drake
Nov. 2, 2009
Men's 50
3114 posts
Ray, you were/are
great and terrific for senior softball.
Gracious, generous and easy to talk
with, sincere, eager to help and get involved.
Your Gekkle/Lansing teams were monster good, tough to play against
and great to watch.
We don't need less but more guys
like you.
I'll be in touch.
Nov. 2, 2009
the wood
Men's 65
1123 posts
Ray, I will miss seeing you here and there... as the other guys have already stated, you really are one of the good guys... lots of guys 'flex their keyboard muscles' in ways, overt or subtle, to bring attention to themselves. You are always about 'what is best for the game'...
Best of luck in your future endeavors...
Sincerely, BW
Nov. 2, 2009
Men's 65
252 posts
Ray,I 2rd everything the one's before me said. BW may have said it best, you are always about what is best for the game. Hope you still post on here and come out to the 2 Lansing tourneys that SSUSA holds each year,we plan on coming again next year. Take care
Nov. 2, 2009
Johnny Hose
Men's 50
73 posts
Spoke with you briefly during a game with your buddies from the Mavs. Sure hate to see you go. Either you or someone from your team wanted contact info on one of my players who used to play for you guys... if so, you can answer here or I can get you my E Mail address. Let me know. And, senior softball will be missing a true class act, when you leave.
John, Mngr/Coach
Fan Grabber / AZ Lone Sharks
50 M Plus
Nov. 2, 2009
Men's 65
3146 posts
Ray, I hate to see you and your team break up.
Good luck, I'll speak to you in Ft Meyers.
Nov. 2, 2009
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Johnny,
My email is
Drop me a line when you get a chance,
my good man so we can talk.
Nov. 3, 2009
19 posts
Ray, you will be missed. It was always nice to see you at a few of the tournaments every year. I want to thank you for the opportunity to play with you a couple of years ago. You gave me a chance to play at that level and truly enjoyed it. You have always put a great team on the field. Take care and good luck in whatever you do.

Randy Gottschalk
Nov. 4, 2009
1 posts
Hey Ray.
You must have been doing something very well.
The G men went from competing at Level III to Major + within the past three years!
Good luck with hot rodding and fishing again!

T Drake
Nov. 4, 2009
lazer larry
Men's 50
95 posts
Ray, hate to see you getting away from the game. I very much enjoyed our talk in Chicago this year. Get those screamn assed cars tuned up and as they say smokem if you got them. Nothing like the smell of racing fuel in the morning. Ray take care, hope to see you somewhere in the future. Always had fun playing you guys win or lose. Lazer Larry Coors Light
Nov. 5, 2009
Men's 50
172 posts
Trust me he'll be back.
Ray Morgan "Favre"
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