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Real name:
Doug Pelletier

Location:
St. Louis, MO

Division:
Men's 60

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May 3, 2024
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Bat testing standard

I think everyone wants to and needs to know the answers to the questions that JohnO28 asked. It makes no sense to issue that policy without providing that information. The current policy as it exists isn't clear regarding what happens if a bat fails compression. I would also add an additional question which is how many bats can someone have tested and available for use at a specific tournament.
April 22, 2024
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Process for Scheduling Tournament Schedules and Venues

There was a lot of discussion at the Midwest Championships about why the tournament was moved to much earlier in the season this year and why SSUSA chose to use a complex that had very unusual field dimensions to host this year's tournament. Could someone with SSUSA explain what goes into making the choices they did for this year and what goes into that decision making process?
March 6, 2024
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Exit Velocity/Bat Speed

Thanks EV and Bruce for the comments. It would be great if there was a device that could both show bat speed and ball exit velocity. Not sure that exists.

Bruce. Seems like there are a lot of different versions of the Pocket Radar. What model are you using? I'm assuming that it measures your exit velocity of the softball. Is that correct?
March 4, 2024
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Exit Velocity/Bat Speed

What are your recommendations for devices that measure bat speed or exit velocity of a softball when hitting? There are a lot of discussions about bat speed vs what type of bat you should use. I would like to find out what my bat speed actually is and I know others would like to do the same. Seems like it would be a useful tool to tweak your swing with as well. Thanks in advance for any recommendations you have.
Nov. 28, 2023
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Renewal

You should have a separate login and password for the renewal if I remember correctly. It's odd that it works that way but that's how I remember it working.
Nov. 21, 2023
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

Thanks for the reply, Dave. It looks like my team wants to play in the Midwest Championships so I'll be able to provide some feedback whether I like it or not :). I know scheduling isn't easy and there are a lot of factors involved. I would just prefer to play important tournaments at a time where the probability of good weather is a little higher. My only point was that I think most would take a lesser complex and better weather if the decision was made based on a new complex being available. The question was somewhat rhetorical because I know nothing will change once you publish the schedule for the year.

I appreciate what you all do for us old farts still trying to play this game. Have a great Thanksgiving and hope 2024 brings you and the staff there the best.
Nov. 14, 2023
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships

Is there any chance of rescheduling the Midwest Championships to something later in the year? The weather in KC in April is pretty crappy for playing softball historically. The Cowtown was held then and there have been plenty of times I've had to scrape ice of the windshield before heading to the ballpark from the hotel. Also broke a few bats since it was so cold. Nice complex but if the price for playing there is having an important tournament in April, that's a mistake. I quit playing in the Cowtown...now it looks like I'll vote against that one when we make our team schedule.
Nov. 1, 2023
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bhall Bat Bags

Thanks Titanhd. Not much feedback on the bhall bag. After thinking about it, they are probably heavier so may have to pay extra when you travel by air because it exceeds 50 lbs.
Oct. 25, 2023
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bhall Bat Bags

I'm looking for feedback on the Bhall bat bags that have a chair and cooler included. Have any of you used these and have any feedback on them?

Any other recommendations on bat bags would be appreciated. I have a Demarini Special Ops bag but zippers have broken and the rubber railing on the bottom came off. I really liked the bag but didn't hold up to airport baggage handling very well.

Thanks for your time!
Oct. 17, 2023
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Championship Medals

I guess size really does matter.
Sept. 22, 2022
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just heard this about BLD

Taking the fans out of Wrigley Field made it look more realistic :).
Sept. 22, 2022
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Left behind at Worlds

I've been frustrated after tournaments before but never just left all of my equipment there and walked off :). Must have had a bad day. Joking aside, if it didn't have a name tag somewhere on it, it was probably someone relatively local who thinks it is in the trunk of their car. Anyone who checked the bag would likely have a name tag on it.
Sept. 21, 2022
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hows the new ball performing at worlds Dave?

I play 55 AAA. I hit as many out as I usually do. It's not a Rock but I personally think the Rock us too much. The ball did get dirty quickly and did retain the color of the dirt which I thought was strange. I never saw a ball do that before. Anyone who hit an HR earned it and that's the way it should be.
March 28, 2022
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting out of order

If the runner on third was paying attention or anyone else on the team (scorekeeper, coach, etc.), you should know that you have to attempt to score from 3rd on that at bat under that circumstance so you tag up and go on the fly ball. You try to keep it quiet or the other teams just walks the batter and the inning is over. I would think that the runner on 3rd had to know that he was up next. Did he attempt to score?
Oct. 1, 2021
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: OYO Hotel - Be Aware

For anyone staying at OYO, I am aware of a few reports of rooms being broken into and items stolen. If you do choose to stay there, be aware that you should make sure your door closes all of the way to your room and deadbolt it.

SSUSA: I would recommend not using this facility as one of your sponsored hotels. They don't deserve the business. I know they are not your responsibility but I would not want to be associated with that place in any way.
Sept. 16, 2021
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 55 AAA Seeding information

I don't see an opponent for the 9:30 game at Wrigley Field. I only see STL Road Dogs.
Aug. 25, 2021
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for opinions and or thoughts

Does anyone know whether or not you can decline the equalizer in an SSUSA sanctioned tournament? We were told once at a tourney that it had to be taken. Is that correct? The rule book doesn't seem to address whether or not it is required. it just explains what the equalizer is and when it applies.
July 22, 2021
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships Rogers, AR

Midwest Championships should be in KC or St. Louis for sure. This is an annual comment. That tourney just doesn't draw enough teams in Rogers. The facility is also not up to par there either.
July 22, 2021
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Sweet Construction/Eastern Nationals

We had to pull out of a tournament for the first time since I've been playing senior ball last week due to injuries. Everyone had travel plans and rooms booked as well. We only had 11 and one person we were counting on as part of the 11 couldn't go based on doctor's advice. Out of the remaining 10, 2 were nursing injuries so we likely would have forfeited games if we did go. There was no bail out disease involved. Just couldn't field a team. We were as sorry it played out that way as anyone.
June 22, 2021
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Need clarification on rule batter box lines

We played at the Smokies at Know County Sportsplex and there were no lines there for the box at any time from what I recall. Our manager wanted to complain about one of the batters on the other team being out of the box and I told him to let it go because if there aren't any lines, how can you expect the umpire to make that call. I'm surprised that call was made on you. My personal opinion is that if there are no lines, you can't be out of the box.
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