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July 18, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Chip, Thanks for your replies. Setting the bad history aside. Can you answer some practical questions. When and how will your company announce it is taking new orders. What is the expected price range. When and how can the bat be demonstrated. Has the bat been approved for senior play yet. Answering these questions will help renew credibility here. I respect your efforts and faith. Hopefully others will also, if you can honestly and simply give your best efforts to answer it will be appreciated. Good luck to you and all involved.
July 16, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Gods Sports Company, my mistake again.
July 16, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

The the GSC stands for Good Sports Company. My mistake, it appears, to have shared this information. I get the venting, probably deserved, but I don't want to join the disrespect. My apologies.
July 16, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Maybe still hope for the gsc senior bat. New site update says bat coming soon. And the gsc does now mean Gods Bat Company. I may bite again and wait another month.
July 15, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PLAYER RELEASE

Stick 8, I understand what you are saying, having managed and coached for years. I wouldn't attempt to judge past situations I wasn't involved in, I tend to respect those more directly involved. I would though wonder if the disgruntled players were pressured into regrettable agreements. Players often go along with things just to play. The good managers don't take advantage and pressure players. I think keeping players happy has a role. Without knowing everything I tend to give players the benefit of doubt, realizing the power is usually on the managers side. So many players being unhappy seems is a factor. I believe in working as a team and for the team, but if someone doesn't want to be on the team, let them go. This is a game meant for fun, I believe. Again, I respect your view, and know different things work in an imperfect world. I think there is definitely merit to strong leadership. We just have to be careful of abuse. I am not offering judgement here, just a point of view, to consider. Good luck.
July 14, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PLAYER RELEASE

Stick8, I question whether the coach's philosophy of not releasing players was so effective, or if the full sponsorship was the main reason for the measure of success mentioned. I would not play for a team with the player unhappiness cited. If the players knew full well what they were getting into, fine, but if it was sprung on them latter, then not good. Sounds like a power thing, but I don't like telling others what is best for them. Personally, I would choose the team that brings down the type team mentioned. I have been on championship teams and have always enjoyed winning more with underdogs and good people making mutual respect most important. I realize we all have our own values, but I choose free choice with commitment being two way. When given the choice of someone else's way or the highway, I choose my way. I don't play for money or gifts. Pride and self respect are high on my list, and playing with others who understand those values. I always fight for players rights, seen too much crap.
July 13, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PLAYER RELEASE

Too often we forget this is a fun game and we can ruin it with little power games. If you are going to get serious about not allowing players freedom to change teams then you might want to consider having contracts. I choose who I play with. If I am treated well I will likely stay. If I want to go to a better team my choice. Of course with every choice comes consequences. The consequences are what usually influences behavior. When a team manager gets with new players understandings based on mutual consideration and respect are important. I have seldom seen a player quit a team where he is treated well. Players need to be on teams they are happy. This is not the old USSR.
July 12, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Prizes

It sounds like some pretty cheap patches have been given out. My experience with patches and uniform pins has been positive. I am not much of a jewellery man, just me, and I don't need trophies in my home. It's the meaning the award represents. My suggestion is quality no matter. Cheap is cheap. To me size is less important than meaning. So what ever the award, make it something to be proud of. The highest award in the military is not large, or overly expensive, to make, but is most respected.
July 12, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Prizes

I remember the pins we got in little league and the patches we got in high school. I thought they were pretty great then. They are not expensive and can be transfered to different clothing. They are easy to customize. I wonder if many others think they would be good prizes.
July 12, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PLAYER RELEASE

Most players just want to play ball. If treated fairly players will ussually stay with the team that fits. Any agreements must work both ways. I only play with guys who treat each other with respect and fairness. Too often we forget this is all for fun. We play to win because losing is not fun. Unless there is a system of due process for players prevented from playing, I favor erroring on the side of the player. We all know power can corrupt, so lighten up and let players play. We are all just a bunch of old guys trying to enjoy our last good years playing a great game with some good guys. Lets keep the spirt of competition and fairness and it should all be fun
July 10, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: veteran solid core bat

The last heard is end of August. Reason given, wants to have enough bats to fulfill initial demand. This has been amazing. Something definitely stinks with how this has been handled. The lack of credibility created is sad. Most likely there are problems that they don't want to discuss. We will see again at the end of August.
July 7, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

Timing is a given. Nothing happens w/o timing. Proper timing can result in a sequence where maximum acceleration results. This can be a never ending discussion, with topics like balance, rotational force etc. coming into play. When game time comes, you trust the swing you have developed and just see the ball hit the ball with a purpose. As said, hitting is both complicated and simple.
July 6, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

The concept of hitting thru the ball is fine in that it helps in not letting up on applied force before the ball leaves the bat. Its probably, like when the football coach says to drive thru your opponent when making a tackle. When the balls gone its gone, unless some quantum mechanical force, or something else is in effects that we don't know about. Newtonian physics is my conceptual limit. When all is said, come game game time, relax,with the hands back, have an intent. Then see the ball big and put the fat part of the bat on the ball hard. Thats what works now for me, but will probably change soon. Its a fun game, different for all. lets just enjoy it as long as our bodies and wifes allow. Time for me to get out and play. Good luck
July 6, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

HI, The teachers are likely emphasizing that its important to maintain speed, especially acceleration. Most important is not reduce speed or acceleration at and thru contact. Also the longer the bat is in contact with the ball with the most acceleration the better. Once the ball is gone its done, just relax and follow thru with out hurting yourself. At least that's a theory taught.
July 6, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

Bat speed and bat acceleration are different in that acceleration is speed increasing each moment. Acceleration will increase the force applied at contact. An accelerating contact will continue after contact but will have no effect. The acceleration into contact is whats important. Thus a swing like a whip, generating accelerating speed will generate the most power. At least this is the best I can recall from my old kinesiology.
July 5, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

The wood, Thanks for the good info. I tend to agree with the 26 oz, but want to try a little heavier as an experiment. I know from experience I can hit with it, just want to give the heavier bat a chance for durability. Thanks again for the advice.
July 5, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

My philosophy is I don't like telling others what to do or being told what to do. Also, If you don't mind spending hundreds on bats great. If you never break bats great. After breaking a thousand dollars worth of bats in a few days I decided enough. I can give up some distance and want more durability. I will go back to the combat and probably add a little weight as an experiment. I will share the results. Maybe a little less bat speed will increase durability. If any of you rich guys want to donate me and some of my teammates new bats you are welcome. My our wifes will appreciate it.
July 4, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

My original question involved durability as the main consideration. Most of the info shared is interesting and appreciated. I am though, interested in learning more about the worth senior bat. Also, I do remember something from kinesiology about the longer the bat is in contact with the ball during a swing the farther it goes. Which Is why a pulled ball often go farther. Hitting Is both simple and complicated which makes it fun.
July 4, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

I appreciate the info, what works for each is what matters. Some lose feel as a bat gets lighter so to each his own, no matter what works for most. The Physics of Baseball book states in baseball the heavier bat, to a limit, is best for power. Baseball hitters over the years have gone, as a whole to lighter bats. Softball is its own game. I like light bats generally, but can hit long with any. Light bats give me more control. This hopefully is about sharing info not about who isd right based on majority opinion.
July 4, 2012
CAPT D5
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.

If the bat walls remain the same then weight would not matter. Then swinging a heavier bat would likely slow bat speed. Physics normally indicates speed is more important in generating power. Of course only in practice will all factors play out. At this point it looks like the lighter bat is ok for durability. Performance is another issue. Thank you
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