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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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Dec. 5, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

I would have loved to been able to start with a 29oz 12" but they weren't available last summer.
Dec. 5, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

Chip and Laramie55, the swing weights are only .3 ounces different, the 29oz being the heavier.
Alan, I'm sure you could write a books about some of the things you hear and see! :)
Dec. 5, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

BW is Bob Woodroof. Bruceinga is Bruce Fairchild ;)
Dec. 5, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

Laramie55, I don't think the sweet spot is smaller, I just seemed to pull more foul and get under more with the 12".

Before our league games everyone would take a few swings. One teammate walked up to me while I was hitting and said that his new 30oz Big Cat was a dud. He asked me to swing it some to see what I thought. Two swings and two about 320'. I chuckled, handed it back to him and said "nothing wrong with that bat". We got a big laugh!
That is my only experience with the Big Cat.
Dec. 5, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning EL 12 inch vs 13 inch barrel

I have a 28oz 12inch and a 29oz 13inch endload. Imo I get a little more distance with the 12inch but I'm a little more consistent with the 13inch, the distance of the 13inch being just little behind the 12inch. That difference is very neglib1le. I hope this helps.
Dec. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Tim, maybe your post should have been directed at the over 70 player and not the over 60's?
I'll agree with Bob, Fred is qualified!
Dec. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Best bat for a line drive hitter

Very good response cyborg45!
Dec. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Tim, when was the last time you watched a 60 major or major plus team play?? Just ask Bob, Webbie, LL, SLI and other 60+ players!
Dec. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Maybe it needs to be round!
Dec. 3, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CST

I haven't heard but it doesn't look likely. I won't be able to attend this year, breaking my 13 or 14 year string. I will be attending week one of Softball Mag's Spring Training in March.
Hope to see you around this year Dale!
Dec. 2, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

Robo2, well put!! " Bat limitations only invite cheater bats. I have played for 40+ years and one can see when a team hands off a bat from batter to batter. Having senior bats levels the field even though some players still alter an occasional bat."

Nov. 29, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

I'm good. Now I'm disappointed.
Nov. 29, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

Tell us how you really feel Tom. lol
Nov. 29, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

lgotit, looks as if you didn't read my post earlier. 25 post up, I believe.
Nov. 29, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

The bat I used was a utrip bat that belonged to a friend. I wasn't impressed. It looked awesome though.
I was thinking it was much like the ax handled bat, only two sides of the barrel would be used. Imo just a novelty.
Nov. 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

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Nov. 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

I'm really not opposed to your wanting more playing action. Maybe we should limit the use of courtesy runners, use the flip flop rule and the 1-1 count. Use these rule modifications and play the full 7 innings WITHOUT a clock.
If a team is slow taking the field or a batter is slow entering the batter's box, the umpire should start calling balls or strikes.
Nov. 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

Jawood, if you want action in the allotted playing time, play one pitch. My problem is that associations want to reduce total game time. I don't blame them, but we, as players, we should want 90 minute games. If the games ends in 70 minutes, so be it. Just don't artificially shorten games.
I don't hear baseball players trying to shorten their games, nor do I hear golfers trying to finish their round earlier.
Nov. 27, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

E6 in AZ, wrong assumption. I for one don't want the game to go faster.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 27, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

JMAC 00, I agree with "getting away from how all aspects of the game was meant to be played".... limited runs per inning, no/limited home runs, 1-1 count, courtesy runners, time limits etc.

As for courtesy runners, allow only one per inning and that runner must be the last out.
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