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Real name:
Scott Tait

Location:
FresnoClovis, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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May 13, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

txtable,
Do you really need to yell?
Who are you REALLY.
I do not believe you are whom you say in the info area...
...Can't seem to locate you on a membership here at least by the 'given name'.
I doubt SSUSA has any 'guilt' feelings.


May 13, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Admittedly, my info may be old, re the bats, am not sure about ball use. . Joe told me that years ago. Haven't seen him around lately.
But SF has drastically changed the last few years too. Case in point, the PD.
May 11, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Doubt you will, 'cause this has been changed more than once over the years and still not done correctly as it were. Doubt too that it will fade away.
Only one person I know of with pull in this issue actually pitches, but doesn't post often at all. the others are out of harms way.
Consider this: Criminal Law-Silence as an Admission of Guilt, is it there? Hell if I know.

May 10, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Forgot to add, it no doubt has likely already happened, but because of 'gag orders', nothing has been disclosed. Those are to both sides (parties) benefit but really benefits the 'looser'.
They are out there.
May 10, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

It will happen. It's only a matter of when, not the why, who, what or where.

One reason SF city & county went to the single walled bats and not so good balls a long time ago. Not the only places to so so either.

I just feel sorry ahead of time for the unlucky person to have it happen to.


May 6, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: STAFF bat knobs

There are four I know of that are out there. One I use is just the standard cone at 1.25" long*, another at 1 7\8" long with a slip in it and a ring that your pinky finger goes into so when you swing it, it goes with you instead of staying attached to the bat. third is about same as before without the finger thing or slit at 1 3\4" long and the last is also 1 3\4" long but has molded into it 2 areas for fingers to lay in.
Some are harder to put on that others. All are made from molded rubber and some come in black, blue and red that I know of.
I use the 1st type on all my bats. Fills the area between the bat and where small finger\palm area lays against the knob and handle.
They can deteriorate over time and start to crack, so replacing them might become necessary after much use and hot\cold times.

* long ='s length of cone taper from knob downward.
Some are harder to put on than others.
May 3, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Makers

Garyh...
Miken set the standard for distance. Durability has pretty much been a issue along the line with the better hitters. Thus the comparison factor. They have come a long way through all their lines.
But I feel combats are there with both issues we normally consider are the primary factors, distance and durability. Can add cost to that but that has mellowed over the years as well from the 300 mark.
Some 'makers' never get this far.
Reebok is in there with a good line too now. I've used most of the best bat lines out there Worth, Easton, DeMarini. There is something out there for everyone. But what works for one may not work for someone else.
May 2, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Makers

Combat gets my vote.
May 1, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal player

This is one reason I highly favor viewable rosters. If a player planning on going to an event can check competitions roster he might notice some irregularity.
This happened just last month in NCSSA. For some strange reason after YEARS of open rosters when they have been caught, it was changed, wonder why. Not really.
A player in same bracket switched teams and played but I was told by a board member it's up to the teams to notice it and complain. Thought that was part of the area reps job & person putting on the event to do that ahead of time. With open rosters you have a better chance of it being noticed, BTW one of those teams won that division.
April 28, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOO MUCH GLOVE OIL

Paco, I hope it didn't get ruined... I knew a guy who did the same decades ago, and it was 'toasted'. His wasn't new though, just wanted to soften it up but was hard as a brick when it cooked.  
Smoke was really bad then too. We were outside and it cane out the windows.
Lesson learned.
Good luck.

April 28, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOO MUCH GLOVE OIL

Was that said on the 1st of the month?


If you haven't ruined it by now, and it's still sopping wet, you might try placing adsorbent material, cloth, paper towels etc, in the finger areas, in the folds of the glove, where you catch balls and around the glove then drive on it to squeeze the oils out. Maybe it will help remove most of the excess.

just noticed the post with same info but I hope you get it semi right.
April 22, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas 65AAA scores

Some of todays results are up... so it goes to show. It can be done, just isn't.
Early game bracket, but it's only noon.
Good job.
April 21, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

Here I thought it was about control of the ball when you had it. Belly, glove hand or even a hat. As long as it wasn't flopping all over or in and out or means by which caught.
Intent is to catch ball however possible to make a play or an out.
Well guys here comes another cycle of 'pitcher protection rule(s)' just renamed to fit situation. lol
April 19, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior softball PLAYER network.

Something that's been requested before but not done.

New board for posting people, availability, location, rating.

http://www.softballplayersnetwork.com/

This board should be good for teams and players in need of a hook up.
April 18, 2014
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA TOURNAMENTS...???

Sal,
Am surprised Don doesn't utilize the other boards for this. Am also surprised he doesn't have one for Lancaster.
Perhaps this is why only a few teams have signed up for future events.
April 17, 2014
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA TOURNAMENTS...???

I sure agree with the Reno\Vegas venues offering MORE to make it appealing for the masses. Night life is not as deLIGHTful that's for sure, but there are 3-4 casinos about an hour away depending on where your staying if one is into that.
As for fields they are plentiful if planned for and like other vents they are across town or in another.
So cal has more places and newer ones to boot. But enjoy the traffic, it's a joke.
April 17, 2014
taits
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 55 or 60 team

Kenny,

If you are planing to go to the Huntsman Games in Oct and need a team for that send me all your info and I will forward it to the mgr of a 60's team I know is looking for a player or two.
A Good team I have played for in the past. They may play in Mesquite just before too. They have done that as well.

tait_ebay@yahoo.com

Carson City is a nice town, Have played there a couple times. Hope they got that lower park in better shape now though.
April 16, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Since it is Easter

Never assume. If in Al where you post are, and for sure in CA that's pretty close to nation wide.
April 16, 2014
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA TOURNAMENTS...???

Hot weather is one reason teams stayed away from Fresno when it (the Cal Cup) was here a few years ago. But it was only 90* then. Reno, Vegas and others hit the 100 marks &. they still show up.
It's about timing for what might bring the most teams even if the event cost more than others in same local about same time. You know, MONEY.
You can't depend on the weather.
April 9, 2014
taits
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to finish 2014 with SoCal team

Might check out the tourney in Hemet this weekend. Maybe someone will be short.
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