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Scott Tait

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FresnoClovis, CA

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June 6, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box

That is a rule breaker they don't enforce.
June 6, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II TOC Limited Edition Senior Softball (ULTTOC-UII Slow Pitch

If that is the blue one I used it a week ago and found it very good. That said it only had maybe 60 hits on it and we were breaking it in. I heard 3 different sounds from it when hitting. I mentioned it to the owner and he agreed. A good bat none the less.
June 6, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pickle Juice

Given that there are several types of pickles and not all the with the same content, which one are you talking about.
June 6, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box

Heck the batter has 40 inches to move in front of the plate, how much run up room does one need?
Play the other assn with the strike zone, they are all over.
All I can say is that it's about time they called them.
June 6, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra 2 Advance - Still Being Used???

I believe that had the metal knob on it and if so I've seen a couple being used at the last two events I was at. I never had one but did use one a few times but didn't care for it.
May 30, 2014
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cal Cup Attendees

Andy, Thy to get 1-2 teams from down there to attend the one your going to in June. Make it full w] 6. Should be cool at least.
May 29, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Pricer, I'm with you on that however the bandaid on a wound would not solve it, it will continue to open along the way.
Give the pitcher some leverage as I mentioned, Quit adding problems for him to worry about and changing his rules.
Again make the rule makers play 'pitcher' for a long bit. Only one does I know of Mr. Ruth.

Sparky.1.. No they do care... some. Just as long as you keep coming. But it is about $, err money. And in a way it also needs to be ...???
The read this every day, all day, all of it.
May 28, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Neck10,
Perhaps that should be a mandatory thing...all board members should be required to pitch one full major tournament. If not for any other reason than they could say did it. With hear gear of course.

There is nothing like first hand experience.

I liked your idea above.
May 28, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Pricer...
What's changed? Wake up. The equipment, primarily the bats
It's been a hitters game for over a decade.
Put some real pitcher input into the game and give teams some Defense back.
1. Raise the height limit at least 4 feet. (to 16)
2. Allow some pitcher moves other that whirlwind which I know they won't go for.
IE, around the back, under the leg & step off to the side which some do now anyway.
Any or all of those will not lengthen game times. It just gives the pitcher another pitch to throw.

On the bats...I prefer composites to the alloys, & as long as their allowed I'll use them, as will the vast majority of players using them now. However it rules changed back to alloys and 47\525 balls that's ok too.
May 28, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

Link to knowledgeable article on bats.

http://www.acs.psu.edu/drussell/bats/compalum.html



May 28, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

Totally against it as I have posted numerous time on here. Another example of punishing good performers likely by those who do not, can not, never will. Well never say never... lol. For the OF fence 'distance rule' may be moved up 200 feet and then the ball may go over...:>)
The game is now all about economics. How to shorten it, event at some other cost like number of innings played, however it comes about. Be it length of game times, HR rule changes, or other means by which so save time and to keep the game closer to being on track, err schedule. Though many of the used time 'wasted' is getting on and off the fields and CR changes, unexpected accidents, it all comes down to the economics bottom line, thee money in the bank at the end of the day.

So many rules have changed and the HR rules are no different. There are imo only two to use regarding HR's. Either no limits as originally used in softball or the one up rule.
A good hitting team can use that to their advantage if they think about it.
But punishing a player or team for a good hit I doubt was the intention of the originators of the game, but rather those interested in economics.
May 27, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home run rule for handicapping

Not sure where you are since nothing is listed but the primary assn I have played in here in Ca uses the one up rule for all events. It does a very good job keeping Hr's at least on par for trying to keep teams fairly equal at least in that respect.
Some are a mixed bag of how they rate teams, but over all a pretty good job. Some events are spread out 'ratings' wise so it leaves something to imagination as to the why...other than maybe just getting the fees...

They primarily rate teams by wins vs who's on it. But since the group who rates keeps is basically a closed group, same old same old as they say it's a closed to new blood.

Here too if a teams needs a pick up player, they can get anyone of any ability, if they choose and only may need to worry about a possible move up should they win the event.

Any rule can change every year at the annual meeting always held in Dec. Managers can propose rule changes to be voted on at that time, and if a majority goes for it, that will be on the books for the next year. One of the few assn's I'm aware of where the players actually have a say. It works pretty good.


May 27, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home run rule for handicapping

Do not think that would keep equalizer 'rule' relatively equal.
I for one do not like outs for excess Hr's. Prefer walks and or one up rule.
Believe no one masking the rules can hit them (HR) so they control them.... oh yea. lol

You could add age to the HR's that swing the equalizing scale one way or another.
Those get mixed as well. Lastly ratings are occasionally thrown in for a few events that lack teams, those really suck.
May 27, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: thinking of retireing from tourney ball

Bob,
I agree with most of that. But it is the only sob out there and same goen on in most others as well.
I would bet too you saved more than that 2k since you were doing them all over as I used to do.
Still time to do Huntsman I's bet the BC Marauders could use ya again. I think a 60's might too.
At least your in much better physical shape than I am. Hang in there, there is always a game someplace.
Say hello to the better half.
PS; Been there did all that but it was due to not being physically able to play where I am again for the most part.
May 27, 2014
taits
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: June 13-15 Hawaii Tournament

As long as you turn 55 anytime this, year your ok.
May 26, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How to certify SENIOR bat?

Very Fine tipped pen...lol.
May 26, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Is this altering a bat?????

Chips coming off the graphics I see all the time but I do not see holes that go through to the whole wall.
Off hand I'd say since it's not original material or manufactured\repaired by the company to fill the 'holes', it more than likely is considered altered or at least illegal for game use.

But as we know bat checks are not very accurate or closely inspected or monitored as it were.

I know of a cracked bat still in use by a player I see once in awhile. The danger in this is if the bat separates when hitting and a part of it hits someone.

Play it safe just use it for BP or ask your ump if you really want to use it in game.
May 26, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How to certify SENIOR bat?

The info is out there but I'll offer you this site to start doing the task.

http://www.rawlingsgear.com/rawlings/bat-certifications.asp
May 24, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line up and batting order structure

Do you have practices that include game plays, with hitting, fielding, situational plays, etc etc? You might get more out of them with ALOT of practice.
Cohesiveness may ensue with it also.
I feel you really only get better with practice.
No rule for how you set up the line up only the number of players on the roster. Limited to 20 as I already stated.
One thing about all sub par players at the end. You may have a string of outs in a row...
Maybe think about mixing one in here of there. Hopefully all are not always outs.
May 23, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dave Newby passes away.

Dave Newby formerly of the Blackhawks, Bay Area Blasters and the Gould Pumps passed away April 28, 2014,his memorial service will be Sunday May 25th in Denver Colorado.

Saw that posted on the the NCSSA board and thought I'd pass it on. He & I played together on a few teams together like the Blasters with Joe Lewis. We had a lot of fun back then.
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