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June 29, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What 55 teams are going to Crabtown Classic

Just curious what 55 teams (or others) are going to the Crabtown Classic
June 13, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What makes it a "Senior" bat???

I have heard the term 1.21 for some time, but does anyone know what this technically means and how are the bats measured?
June 6, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Any rules about location of safety screen?

there are many good points and opinions. I do not pitch often; however, when we have BP we use a screen so guys do not feel like they need to avoid hitting back up the middle at the pitcher. The screen does not get in the way.

In almost every tournament someone hits back up the middle and hits or just misses the pitcher. Many times, the batter apologizes. A screen could be used without being disruptive and it could be a strike like a foul ball.

I also understand the points of those who wish to not have one and allow the pitcher to be a key separation in competition. Some field well; others not.

A screen would be safer and nobody can dispute that point. The main reason why we allow ultras, etc. is to avoid the competitive advantage to those that use cheater bats. Unfortunately, there are many that do; when using ASA bats.
May 24, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Stop the 3 day tournaments

I don't think anyone has a problem if the number of teams warrant 3 days. In Deleware this year, we were the last game played and were done at 3:00 (no other teams were left in the lot) - this was followed by Sat. @ 3:00 PM (we were again the last team to leave the lot) and Sunday was (AS FORECASTED) rained out. Very poor management.

Yes, the days off from work and extra hotel night is a beig deal on those tournaments that just don't have many games.
May 22, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sensitivity To Veterans

I couldn't agree more with your feeling on buy America. Thank you for your service.
May 22, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: White Combats

Sorry to disagree. I had two blue combats and they did not last 100 swings. One did not last 50! I did like the yellow bat.
May 22, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Please no more 8AM games SSUSA

I agree. I would reather have starting times up to 5:00 PM than need to get up and out before hotels serve breakfest. Two tourneys this year - we were done by 3:00 PM or so and the fields were open. One cost us all the finsih of the tourney due to rain on Sunday - Deleware! And they knew it was going to rain but did nothing to change the schedule either on Friday or Sat.

Lets face it; when we travel I think most of us like to go out for dinner and have a few drinks as a team. Who wants to get up that early to warm up for an 8:00 AM game.
May 9, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DMSO

DMSO is an odorless, tasteless solvent the is simply an effective carrier. It has no theropeutic action but carries the attached chemical through the skin and into the body. It was discovered by accident when it was spilt on a lab table top and came in contact with some mint (not sure if it was gum or candy, etc) while cleaning up the spill, when the chemist touched the solvent and tasted pepermint in his mouth. Therefore, great caution must be taken when DMSO is used because it will carry whatever it comes in contact with into ones body. Benefits of Chemistry 101 class - professor trevia from 1973.
May 3, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Da Bomb

Thanks for your comments. I just picked one up as a leftover. Some of my buddies used them in the past, but I never tried one. Looking forward to it.
May 2, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Da Bomb

Anyone that owns or at one time owned a dabomb. How does it compare to the newer models. Combat or mikens?
April 23, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Wandering info on original question

You are correct. It is possible that when taking a few BP hits prior to a game in the early morning, the balls may hve come back slightly wet from dew. I ordered 2 more combats and they should come in this week. I will be very careful not to hit BP with these and use an ASA bat for that.
April 23, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Wandering info on original question

I had a Combat Centenrian - 30 oz endload. It broke after about 70 swings. I did like it while it lasted.
April 23, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Poor Mgt of a Tourney

This past weekend the Del (first State) tournament was cut short. The problem was not the weather on Sunday; that was forecasted well in advance. The problem was the short sightedness of the director. We stopped play on Friday afternoon at about 3:00 PM because no umpires were available; we stopped pay on Sat at about 3:00 for no reason. Sunday as predicted was rained out. Many teams checked out of hotels on Sat because they knew sunday was a wash.

Of course the director saved about 8 games (umpire fees) by not playing them out.
April 13, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not sure what this is saying, but.......

It is my opinion that the bats are allowed to equal the field. If only ASA bats are allowed, then the issue of shaved or doctored bats come in and those that use them have a real advantage. It still happens in the younger leagues.
April 6, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Product review
Discussion: new combat centenarian......short

How doe it compare to the Blue or the old yellow?
April 2, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: An apology to Gary19

Yes Gary19 I did in the 80's and yes I have not seen anything so stupid.

what is your point?
April 2, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: An apology to Gary19

I remember some teams from NYC in tournaments many years (1980's) ago would try charging the mound. At first I, as a batter, thought something was wrong so I stopped and stepped out of the box. Then I realized how stupid he was and that made me mad. He counted on just that or counted on that I would not hit up the middle and drastically change my swing. So from that time on. if ever a pitcher did that, I would hit the ball just as hard as I could right up the middle. Of course I have not seen that since those good old days; when 38 oz Tennessee Thumper was the bat of choice.

You must be an idiot to do that! Yes, this struck a point with me. I don't know any of your names but I know I have played in tournaments since approx 1978 and I have never seen such a stupid thing.
March 30, 2012
Robo2
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Weight

I weigh about 240 and use a 30 oz endload. I have no problem with it. I just cnnot get the hang of the light bats. It must be a personnal preference. I know of several individuals that use 26 oz and they hit with power.
March 29, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Over Lap Hand Grip

Thanks guys. I have used the one pinky stuck in between the bottom hand top two fingers and overlap the 3 remaining fingers on top of the bottom. We hit indoors but can't wait for the thaw to try it on the fence field. rain and 50s for this weekend.
March 28, 2012
Robo2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Over Lap Hand Grip

When at the TOC, a young man showed me the over-lapping hand grip. I tried it in the cages and it seems to work well but I have not tried it in the field as it is still to cold to get outside in NJ.

Does anyone have opinions?
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