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Johnny Kelley

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Salem, SC

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March 18, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2nd batch 27 Barrage

Thanks Alan, good information for all levels of senior players. Sounds like the Ambush like I have is the one for me. Also sounds like you talked yourself out of a sale, at least for now anyway.
March 18, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2nd batch 27 Barrage

Morning Alan, do rate the Barrage better,same,or less when it comes to pop as compared to the Ambush and Melee?
Feb. 28, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

Big Mike clued me in on his drill couple of years ago, which I use to this day, when I purchased some bats from him. Thought there might be other drills out there.
Feb. 28, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

YES!, bat speed drills, That would be great and I'm all ears.
Feb. 17, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new ultra 2

Hit with one at the classic spring training this past weekend. It was a demo, so I thought it would have been broke in with several people using it. To me it felt even more solid than the red one piece, no flex at all. When I felt like I hit the ball well it just didn't have the carrier of my ambush or two piece miken. Good for someone(base hitter) with more bat control than me I guess. I know everybody is deferent though.
Feb. 12, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage update

My first Ambush(26oz.EL) had at least 230+ hits on it when a small crack developed. I could have cried, that was one hot bat. Come to think about it I did cry. Went to a 27oz. EL which seems to be the most popular here in S.C. for senior players.
Feb. 7, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

In my day, I could have blocked better than Peyton's line did in the super bowl. Don't know what was the matter with the offensive line that night. Was the Seahawks that much more talented?
I know-not really a product review comment.
Jan. 31, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

Boy! Looks like someone(Alan) is missing the boat here. Seems that would be a hot item first of ever year. Just read an article on Manning and how he has gotten accustomed to wearing his glove even in warm weather. Don't know if you and I could afford a pair, but they must be out there.

Jan. 31, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

I'm sure the NFL guys use them for a better grip on the ball in maybe wet weather. But would a glove thin enough to have control of a softball really help as far as cold weather is concerned?
Jan. 15, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat experts-I need advice

I play and use senior bats, but one of our heavy hitters uses the Psyco all the time and he is eligible to use senior bats.
Jan. 14, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NIW Triad Blackout from Team1 Sports and Alan Tanner

Was privileged to see the Wounded Warriors team in Hendersonville, N.C. last year. Great bunch of kids. Not a pushover to beat them I might add. And now when I find myself wanting to have a pity party for myself I think of these guys who have embrace life no matter what it has dealt them and I fell ashamed that I'm not more thankful for what I have. What a great program, I'm sure it has help many of them readjust to society after their stressful experiences.
Jan. 10, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: help

I'm sure you will get a verity of opinions on here Biglee. I have been playing for some six years now and have tried several bat brands and models. If you are interested in best pop of these it would be the Ambush for me. I have a Miken 2 piece in my bag and it performs very well, just doesn't have the distance of the Ambush to me. If your looking for longevity you might look at the new traid blackout by Miken. It has gotten some good press for durability. A source of good honest info would be Alan @ Team 1 Sports. Tell him what your needs are and he can help. Also Ed (surf88) seems to have a lot of knowledge also. They both are what I would call professionals when it come to bats. Guys like me play two or three times a week, I think these two are out there everyday whacking away.
Jan. 6, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Twilight vrs MM Blue

Have had my MM Blue(28oz.) for some two years now and it has performed well. It has good pop to it, but my Ambush(26oz. el)is superior in terms of distance. Several team mates that have the Twilight in their bag compare it as being equal to my MM Blue.
Jan. 3, 2014
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bats and cold weather

Can't imagine any damage being done storing bats in moderately cold weather. Hope it doesn't anyway as I store mine in my garage here in upstate S.C. also. Don't know about subzero weather though. I would think the bats are just like the balls, good to go as long as you let them warm before use.
Dec. 29, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Shaved Bats

BOY!, don't think you are going to get any one to admit to that. Most guys that DO use them I would think they keep it to their self. Team Bat? Too many that know the team has one. Loose lips sink ships.
Dec. 29, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

AMEN!! Mark. I'm thankful I can still enjoy precipitating and enjoying the fellowship of my fellow players. Sometimes we take this game too seriously, especially at our age.
Dec. 26, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Comments on purposely hitting up the middle are depressing and alarming to me. Under no circumstances would I ever intently hit up the middle. I would hate to live with myself if I seriously hurt a fellow senior player by accident, must less on purpose. If other teams make a practice of this tactic their showing no regard for their fellow brothers and or sisters. I certainly would voice my concerns to them if a team practice this tactic. If they chose to continue that would be on their page, I have enough on my page to worry about.
Dec. 24, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Phantom I echo those thoughts. It does add enjoyment to the game to be able to hit with a little distance. I work twic or three times harder now to keep what strength I have as we did in our 30's and even 40's. Back then you just showed up and the ball flew. Don't think the folks selling these bats will ever let them be banned. I'm 66 so I'm right behind you.
Dec. 22, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Merry Christmas!

Thanks Alan! I wish the same to you and your family. Have enjoyed doing business with you last few years. You have always been strait forward about items and not afraid to express your faith which has been a encouragement to me. See you soon I hope-Johnny
Dec. 20, 2013
hemi racer
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Boy this discussion about senior bats has really taken of. Haven't taken time to read all the post, but as I understand you guys are suggesting not allowing the 45 to 60 year old guys the use of senior bats. Not us 65 year old guys. Is that pretty much the suggestion here?
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