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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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July 19, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

Will do TT.
You would weigh the bat horizontally, resting the knob on a fixed, stationary object. Place the other end of the bat on the scale and read what the scale shows. In the past I have used something like a knob cuff. (don't forget to zero the scale if you use something like that.) You should be as precise and consistent as possible as even a 1/16 inch difference where the end is placed will make a difference. I went so far as to construct a wooden jig for holding consistently the endcap.
Last night I returned from Dalton with my 28 and it weighs 27.9 oz and has a swing weight of 17.2. The difference may be because I wasn't consistent in weighing them or because I weighed the 27 with the wrappers and marketing card still attached.
July 18, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

I was given a 27 by mistake. It weighs 26.9 but the swing weight is 17.4, swingly extremely heavy, much like my MM 30. I'll be exchanging mine for a 28 today.
July 16, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

I received mine yesterday and will hit it this weekend. I'm expecting big things! lol
July 10, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patty Mac

I'm sure I can speak for most player in Georgia, wishing him the best for a fast recovery.
July 6, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anyone find relief for piriformis syndrome?

I used a foam roller when I had iliotibial band syndrome a month ago. It corrected my problem in a week!
July 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dwight Treadwell

Dwight, please call me at 770-866-7655 when you can.
Bruce
June 29, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mike Macenko Ultra 2

Its great to hear you are progressing well!
June 24, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

I try to use a USSSA bat for 90% of my bp swings, taking my last 10 or so cuts with my senior gamer. It's tough finding bats that have a swing weight near that of my sr bat, so I just try to find one close.
To find the swing weight, rest the knob on a fixed object and the barrel on the scale. Most of my bats have a swing weight of 16-18oz.
June 23, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

"2. Limit your rounds to 20-30 swings."
This is a biggie! Unless you are in tip top shape more than this and you arms are fatigued. Three rounds of 30 are right for me. I believe that bp when you are fatigued is a waste of time, except for the cardio benefits.
June 23, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

If the first pitch is what I'm looking for I'll jump on it. I've been a first pitch hitter except when I've batted leadoff. As a leadoff hitter you may want to be a little more choosey.
June 20, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

Thanks guys! hope to see you both in Dalton.
June 19, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

I agree Donny, confidence plays a big part of it. If we are down by a run with runners on base, I want to get to the plate!
June 19, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

rightrj1, I have seen it also. I would add perfect practice makes perfect.
I too, have seen guys that take a lot of bp but then hit 400-500 (or less) in games. Mostly they just swing for the exercise. At times some of us place cones in the infield and try to hit them. This adds to the enjoyment of bp and bat control.
June 18, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

Wheeler Dealer. It's a soft toss machine.
June 18, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

Thanks for the props, Perl! I hope you and your family are doing well.
June 18, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting

Practice. It gives the player confidence and knowledge of pitches and pitch selection. The batter should know what he can do with different type pitches.
I believe proper mechanics gives one the ability to get maximum or high bat speed, allowing the ball to get by fielders. But, a batter doesn't have to have good mechanics to be able to hit an easy line drive between two infieders or a perfectly positioned ground ball through the 3-4 or 5-6 hole.
June 16, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Location of HRs

Could it be that they were trying to keep the ball out of reach of the outfielders if they were to mis-hit the ball? A line drive may be catchable if hit right at the outfielders. Maybe there is a bigger gap in the infield just to the right or left of second base. Or... maybe this is where the batters try to hit most ball during bp (reasons unknown)and this is where they have the most confidence.
I would think each batter may have his own reasons.
June 14, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: R Broomes

I should see Randy Tuesday evening. I'll tell him.
June 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II TOC Limited Edition Senior Softball (ULTTOC-UII Slow Pitch

Google.com is your friend! It appears that justbats.com was the online site that at one time offered the bat at $159. It is now $199.
June 2, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Correct Call???

I can see the interpretation "if there is a play" to mean there is an opportunity to make an out. Imo the rule book should be edited to be more clear.
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