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Real name:
Bill Gateley

Location:
Chandler, AZ

Division:
Men's 55

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Jan. 11, 2009
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Is this story true ???

That is just what I needed. Thank you so much for your help.

Bill Gateley
Jan. 11, 2009
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Is this story true ???

I heard this story the other day and tried to look it up but could not find anything. The story goes that Ted Williams coach wanted him to sit the last game (or few) to keep his avg at 400 but Ted refused and played only to hit well and end up with a 406 avg.

Can any of you baseball history buffs or research experts tell if this is true ???

Thanks for your help....
Aug. 29, 2007
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: True Sportsmanship

My heart was touched as I am sure was yours at the sight of Georgia winning the LLWS. As the boys jumped for joy they noticed the Japan team members starting to cry, the boys from Georgia stopped, walked over to the Japan and starting hugging their fellow ball players that just loss a long eight innings battle.
In was true sportsmanship, caring and class. Not a simple hand slap but hugs. A sign of hope that sports may not be overrun by greed and self-centered attitude. We applaud both teams for their efforts and noble behavior.

Please copy and take a look at this link. It will remind you of why we play the game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--3_vvUMcxQ
Aug. 28, 2007
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Old boys vs college girls ?

While talking to a college coach (softball) the other day the topic of senior softball came up and I was bragging on how good many of the senior teams are. She said that maybe we just needed more of a challenge, like maybe a game against a D1 college team. We laughed at the thought but it gave me an idea. If there is a team in the Southern California, Riverside area that would like to play a slowpitch game against a powerhouse college softball team then let me know. I am sure there are a few details to work out but it could be fun. Maybe a fundraiser for charity.

Bill Gateley
480-241-3717
sportsaz@msn.com
Aug. 13, 2007
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Senior and ASA bat

Thank you for the glove. I did get it when the next day. It was a pleasure meeting your group and hope to see all of you again.

Thanks again.
May 7, 2007
Mighty Grip
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR Derbies at Nationals?

Bruce in Ga. \

If you do have a HR contest at the tournament and they would like bats to use. Please have someone contact me. We would be have to supply both ASA and SSUSA bat for the contest.

Thanks
Bill Gateley
Rip It
480-241-3717
sportsaz@msn.com
April 19, 2007
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Who is your 'best hitter'

My vote is for all those over 80 still hitting the ball to the outfield. my friend Dom here in the east valley (PHX) is 84 and can hit 220ft, runs better than most.
Watching him play I was thinking, wish I am in that shape at 84 - then realized I am not in that shape now....Dom, you are the best.

Bill Gateley
Feb. 26, 2007
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what can we use?

I talked to Steve at BLD this weekend and according to his information the U2 cannot be used at all at BLD. However if the tournament is a SSUSA event they might make an exception but he just was not sure. Sorry I could not get a solid answer for you. Good luck in the tournament, have fun, it's a great park. We had a blast watching some of the best college teams in the nation play this weekend. Lots of sunburns and beer.
Visit www.ultimatecollegesoftball.com for more info.....

Thanks
Bill
Feb. 21, 2007
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what can we use?

I will be at Big League Dreams in Palm Springs tomorrow for the college classic tournament. I wil see Steve and ask him about the bats for you and then post.

Thanks
Bill Gateley
480-241-3717
Feb. 14, 2007
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat & thowing speed

For thowing, the best program on the market comes from the fastpitch area. Jennie Finch's dad invented a device for thowing years back. It worked very well for Jennie as we all know. It is called the finch-windmill and it will help your thowing and batting. The web site is www.finchwindmill.com

It has been used in every level of girls fastpitch and would work well for the senior players as well.
Dec. 20, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Georgia seniors

Or call John Stanford in Cumming, Ga at 770-845-2534
Dec. 20, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Georgia seniors

We are putting together a tournament in Georgia. Have the fields and staff but need help contacting the senior players in Georgia. This tournament will have new bats as awards. If you can help with a contact or two, please call me. Thanks in advance for your help.

Bill Gateley
480-241-3717
Dec. 18, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rip-It(black), Senior, ASA Bat

Please note that the Rip It senior ASA has a different balance system. If you swing a 27 EL bat than you will want the 28, if you want a lighter swing the 26 will work. At this time we have not found a need for the 27, however please let us know if you feel it would be a plus.

thanks
Bill Gateley
480-241-3717
Oct. 17, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Just say no, to illegal/altered bats

What if a bat had a tamper proof cap, would that be an answer ??
Oct. 17, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rate these bats.

It should be......
Oct. 16, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rate these bats.

Hey Al, thanks for posting my number. Next time let me know before so I can be ready for the calls.
The new senior ASA bat is in production as we speak. It should hit the ground in about 2-3 weeks. To order, the right number to call is Tim at 480-452-5710.
Oct. 10, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Elite Senior bat

Good point Fred. Please note that our current model does not have any stamps and can only be used where they are nice enought to let you. The senior model with all stamps of approval will be ready in about 30 days at softball sales.
This bat is designed to flex more at slower bat speed and will be only for senior softball (ASA, 1.20).
It is currety being tested in Arizona with great success. Not a U2, but will make the game more fun that any other ASA bat.

Sept. 24, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new bat rule???

This is Bill Gateley with Rip It. As you know we make bats and I wanted to share with you that what the Miken rep said is true. Since the test was turned over to a third party to keep the standard simple, all bat makers are on the same page. Once the bat is approved it is good to go. That would only change if the the bat company made a change in production without letting ASA, USSSA or NSA know about it.
The fastpitch bat in question was the Cat -8 which was producted before the new testing standard. That bat was mainly used in college and did not have a huge affect.

So we are all on a level playing field now. The main factor in bats now is flex vs cracking. How much flex can you put in a bat, meet the legal limit and avoid cracking. For then the demon of returns will forever haunt your bottom line.

Hope this helps......thanks
Sept. 1, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: To SSUSA & Rip It guy, ?

This is Bill G. Batguyaz ( Al ) knows me, we have been talking about this bats while at the fields and he is both trying to help me out and also get answers to his question.
I have asked him to back off on these boards.
We are addressing the 1.20 issue with the powers to be and will let you guys know in due time how it comes out.
The Rip It group will also stay off the boards unitll there is news of the test.
Thanks.....
Aug. 29, 2006
Mighty Grip
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Elite Senior bats answer

Boston; warranty is a concern with all the 'super bats'. Most seniors use a 47/525 ball, play almost every day and ofter in cold weather. Combine this with a 'high flex' bat and the amount of return bats could be too high for any of the companies.
I can assure you that the Rip It is a long lasting bat with double the life of the U2. If you call me, 480-241-3717, I can give you more info.....Bill
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