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Jan. 27, 2005
biggeorge
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II Beyond 2005

My daughter was a division 1 fast pitch player on scholarship. Going to her games and watching was a toutureous conveyance to say the least. Slow pitch is a hitter's game. We all know that. What is hitting? It's basically technique. Add strength and you have a homerun hitter. Meade, Gatti, Young, et al., could hit a rolled up sock out with a branch. They were truly special. What they did should be acknowledged as special. Nowadays, bats are designed for mediocre hitters to be able to hit state of the art balls 310 ft. on 300 ' fences. Gatti and Young can hit it 380', but since all home runs look the same in the scorebook, I say lets get back to the big hitters cranking it 320' and the weaker hitters becoming the long outs that they always have been. There are a million excuses why lots of homeruns are good and they are all based on ego. Simple test. When did you last hear a man admitting to being a bad lover or poker player? Easy solution. Any core ball and wooden bats or any type bat with wound core balls. Works either way. Game is fast, action filled, a hit every time and those with great technique like Meade, still hit em out.
Jan. 26, 2005
biggeorge
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are new boundries that bad??

As in the bat section, I repeat, if softballs were wound core and bats were spun aluminum like they used to be, this whole topic would be moot. Softball was never intended to be a game of homeruns and that is the reason organizations like The National Slow-Pitch Conference were formed. At 6'7, 265, I remember when it was a task to hit a Dudley Red Stitch 300" after 2 innings, let alone should the wind be blowing in. Making the homerun special again is the answer, not putting rules on how many a 155 lb guy can hit per game with state of the art bats and balls.
Jan. 26, 2005
biggeorge
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II Beyond 2005

I think if bats were spun aluminum and balls were truly restricted, nobody would be in danger except maybe some egos.
Jan. 26, 2005
biggeorge
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II Beyond 2005

I think if bats were spun aluminum and balls were truly restricted, nobody woyld be in danger except maybe some egos.
Jan. 25, 2005
biggeorge
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II Beyond 2005

Remember when 275' was ASA official distance? Remember when Bombats were spun aluminum and state of the art?
Remember when the wound core Dudley Red Stitch wouldn,t go out if the wind was blowing in? Remember when we fouled off 10 in a row so they'd throw in a new one? Remember when Gatti, and Meade were true homerun hitters and you weren't? Of course you do, you're all seniors and now everyone wants to hit homeruns. All these bats do is cheapen the word. I guess you can figure my vote.
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