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Oct. 5, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Legit 2 Piece Senior 1st test results.....

OK...so I have about 200 swings on my sr. worth 2 piece and it has come alive!!!!!....I would compare it to the Reebok that I have .....the ball is really jumping off the bat with line drives and fly balls...LONG fly balls...if you have the patience to work in the bat and I mean work it by lots of BP, then you will be happy....I have not seen any spider cracks or webbing or hairlines so I think it might be more durable than a lot of the sr. bats.....I guess Worth doesn't get the love of a lot of people but give it a chance.....you can get them pretty reasonable online and you can get that under the radar, sleeper bat for a great price.....now I have to decide which bat to use in the upcoming tourney....decisions decisions..reebok...worth....reebok....worth
Oct. 2, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

sounds like the tourney is more interested in getting big numbers in participants and little interest in taking care of ALL the participants and their fans....I have been to tournaments where there is one or two porta potties and no concessions....real downer for players and fans.....it should be a mandatory requirement that all facilities have a standard of playability.....double bags at first, lined fields, umpires familiar with senior rules, concessions within 150- 200 feet of fields and restroom facilities that are serviced regularly....I don't want to spends hundreds of dollars to travel and be treated poorly and the same goes for our team's fans.....THAT should be a top priority and not the number of teams that show up so you can boast about how many teams came to your tournament......it seems pretty simple especially when the dates are known well in advance.....how about it ssusa......lets see some written down standards and make sure they are enforced before these tourneys are approved
Sept. 7, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

this episode of South park is what has happened to our society..."Sarcastaball"...nothing wrong with safety in sports but they take it to another level

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s16e08-sarcastaball

here is episode above
Aug. 21, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join a Fall league team in Syracuse NY area

we are starting a fall league at Santaro Park very soon on Mondays...If you go to the fields on that night, I am sure one of the teams could use an extra player...games are at 6pm...also like previous poster said, there is a tourney in Syracuse this weekend at Hopkins Road park starting at 9 am Friday....there are at least 4 teams with Syracuse connections there
July 28, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Took one off the chest pitching BP

great input guys...the screen is the best...we used one for BP indoor sessions ...lost count of how many times it got hit and also from a batter's perspective, it is nice to experiment and go with all sides of the field to hit.....chest still feels it one week later and I was really lucky
July 23, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Took one off the chest pitching BP

I usually pitch BP for our team and get a few guys hit a few through the middle...luckily I either field them or get out of the way but Monday night was the exception....we were running late and we tried to get a quick BP session in...5 balls and get out...I was scrambling getting balls while pitching and not really too worried that a guy might hit middle BUT...as I pitched the ball, I took a step to the right barely to get a ball without really fielding my position and before I knew it, the ball was nailing me in the left side of my chest....it felt like a sledgehammer hit me...I didn't go down but I went back and walked it off and promptly went to bench for my ice packs....it hurt but I still played outfield...later that night it still hurt and the next morning the same...I am sure I will have a massive bruise but really I was lucky...a few inches to the right and I have a broken sternum...a few inches up, I have a busted mouth or broken throat...I was mostly concerned that my heart would beat irregularly but I was ok in that regard.....it really opened my eyes to pitching and the dangers associated with it...it was only BP with less than full swings and old balls.....and U-Trip bats in our senior league...under the right conditions, this could have been catastrophic...here is a link to a picture....nice bulls eye ring and bruising starting to appear only 2 hours after the hit....copy and paste this link....

https://picasaweb.google.com/114024028227182823464/SoftballBruisePitchingBP?authkey=Gv1sRgCJPctZLe75yzDw#5903944369953273986


July 2, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Legit 2 Piece Senior 1st test results.....

Being a worth guy for the past 8-10 bats I have used, this 2 piece sounds very similar to my Jeff Hall Mutant that I still have (for sale if you want it...lol)it had a .5 ounce end load and the sweet spot although very sweet, it was relatively small compared to my 454 Legit one piece that I use in U trip (yellow one from alan BTW)today.....I am sure they worked out the issue with telescoping of the bats etc but performance I believe will probably be similar with maybe a bit more pop because the sr. bats are a little thin walled to begin.....I hope worth hit a homerun with the bat but I would like to hear people who have used a Mutant side by side with the 2 piece Legit and compare notes....That would be a true test comparison
April 23, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: tournament results

Headwind
April 23, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: tournament results

Yes to the shuttle!!!!...it was a HIKE to the back field...with a 30 mph hwadwind......
April 22, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: tournament results

Bank of Wyoming beat Custom Logo of Syracuse in 50 AAA bracket....fiekds were in great shape despite massive rain friday night...alrhough it was sunny...it was very windy saturday and cool 50's both days....definitely spring softball in the northeast though...complex has to work on getting concessions and garbage cans though.....only complaint from the fans
April 16, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Time to change the format of the board

i have internet explorer and besides my bank account and ebay account, this site is the ONLY site where you have to put in your user name AND password every time you leave the board....i can see the security for banks and ebay accounts but even my user name still is present when i go to them...I know it seems like a small thing to some people but with all the technology available, you would think a site like a senior softball webpage would be a little bit more user friendly....just saying
April 16, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The New Combat Company

as a Bauer hockey stick user, if the same quality of their sticks is used in their bats, then there should be good success...one note though, Combat has infiltrated the hockey stick market already and maybe this is Bauer's way of getting their hands on their hockey stick technology....Bauer at one point was joined with Nike and was known as Nike/Bauer in the hockey world...Nike didn't do so well and it is back to Bauer again....many sports companies consolidate and we have seen it over the years with Wilson /demarini....worth/miken......so this joining just goes with the past of other sports companies.....look up tileist/footjoy/ adidas someday....they are all under the acushnet umbrella company...seemingly 3 separate brands going head to head but owned by the same company.......stay tuned combat fans
April 15, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Time to change the format of the board

nope...didn't work when i came home....kinda sucks having to sign in every time I come to the board...does anybody else have any solutions besides me being tooo lazy to have to sign in everytime i come to the site....kind of a PITA
April 15, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Time to change the format of the board

i think i fixed my problem....i made the site a favorite but did it while I was logged into the site...this seemed to fix that issue but it was only a few minutes since i left the board and came back.....maybe the first time I made it a favorite, I wasn't logged in
April 15, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Time to change the format of the board

Omar...I do go to this board every day...i may not post everyday but I look at it....that part is easy, but I like to read th eposts and go along but if I want to comment on something, I have to re-sign-in before I can comment and when i leave the site, I NEVER log off...maybe it is something with my computer but every other site I go on keeps me logged in not matter how long i have been away from the board.....if you have the answer to this , let me know....most boards let you know as soon as you click on the site if you are logged in.....
April 14, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Time to change the format of the board

and really , without blowing any holes in my questions, I am sure I am not hte only one who might have had a few constructive comments about the board.......being you have almost 4000 posts, you are familiar with all the peculiarities of this site and I don't have a problem with the content, I am just trying to maybe look at getting to it easier.....trust me, I have been on Mohr board when it began and was THEE beginning of softball websites, so I DO know how to navigate these boards......why not just take a little survey and see if any other members have any input to the site......
April 14, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Time to change the format of the board

ok...how do you get it so you dont have to sign in everytime you come to the site
April 13, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Time to change the format of the board

Guys, I have been on message boards since the beginning of internet time and I have got to say this Board needs a makeover...it is very hard to navigate, you have to go through all the posts before you get to the latest commentts and you have to sign in everytime you leave the board....i know i probably have the wrong settings on the last one (maybe) but whoever is in charge of the site needs to take a look at some of the more user friendly sites I have used in the past to get an idea of how much easier this board could be navigated....some others i use are....golfdiscussions.com, softballfans.com, inlinewarehouse.com, and northeastsoftball.net (now changed to softballforumz?.com)......you may have to sign into these sites to gain access to the boards but you will see how eye pleasing these other sites are and this one can be.......just give it a look before the grenades come out...thanks,bkb555....brian
April 12, 2013
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How Weather Affects Softball Travel Distances:

I rememeber years ago, I read the book, "The Physics of Baseball" which included many of the above points...I think the same study should be done with softball and put it in layman's terms to relate it to our game......if you haven't read the book, you should...there are many brain numbing items like a fastball can't rise etc and temperature, bat speed etc......enjoy
April 5, 2013
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The "P413" is nearly ready

J3:16 would have been a cooler name...but I dont own a bat comapny...good luck with this endeavor as the market is getting jam packed and every one has a dollar to spend but who will get it...the known commodities or the up and comers??????...
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