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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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Jan. 13, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Georgia based 60 Major team looking for infielders

Lefty, Sloball39 is not Darrell Douglas.
Jan. 12, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Major Plus player in Pennsylvania looking for a team

If I hear of anything I'll let you know. Good luck!
Jan. 11, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: An Old(er) Post for Southpaw

My grandparents owned a small independent telephone company in central Illinois where I worked when I was 16. It was then that they had just removed the wooden crank phones and updated to dial phones. A few years before I remember seeing the operator working at the cord board in my grandfather's office. Needless to say they had a private line.
A much simpler time.
Jan. 10, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Do you use senior bats in non tournament games/leagues?

In our league if a batted ball hits the screen it is a strike. The home run rule is 3 and one up with a walk before one up. Talk is that the hr limits will be increased this spring. Reasoning is that it will speed up play. I'm ok with that as the walks only slowed the game.
Jan. 9, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Major Plus player in Pennsylvania looking for a team

An ex-teammate, 53 years of age, has recently moved to Western Pennsylvania and is looking for a team. He plays ss but probably could play anywhere except pitcher. He hits for power and average and above all he's a GREAT GUY. He played with Adiktiv and they were rated MP in SPA but didn't compete in SSUSA last year.
You can call Bob Bates at 678-910-5445.
Jan. 8, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: An Old(er) Post for Southpaw

I worked for the "phone" company for 43 years before retiring in 2011. I was there before touchtone, solid state, cordless, wireless etc. I was fortunate to be in one of the first computer groups in AT&T but Unix and DOS is of little help to us now days. I watch with much enjoyment when my 3 year old grand daughter try to use a desk phone.
Jan. 7, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Do you use senior bats in non tournament games/leagues?

In our league the National League allows 1.21 bats, the American, Masters and Legends only allow ASA bats. All leagues use the screen. In the American there are a few suspected altered bats.
Jan. 5, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dave "Duke" Dukelow player/manager Roberts/Pope 60 major...passes today

My condolences Bogie.
Jan. 4, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Signs of Getting Old(er)

Yes Nancy, a lot of water under the bridge.
As for signs of growing older, I find I now need my reading glasses to read the brackets. Maybe the ones that make up the brackets should increase the size of the letters. ;)
Jan. 4, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

I'm sure all that attend Alan's spring training will have a great time. I've attended spring training events for 15 years and treasure the moments there and the friends I have made through the events.
Vero Beach is a great part of Florida as I have visited there since I was twelve years old.
Have a great time!!
Jan. 3, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Signs of Getting Old(er)

TM, let me explain something to you, senior softball isn't USSSA.
You hit on the solution, if "events were going way(s) over the bracketed time posted on the tourney bracket", then imo the time interval should be increased.
One more thing, you need to hit "POST message" only one time to post!
Have a good year!

Jan. 2, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Signs of Getting Old(er)

Nancy, I'm glad we think alike about the 1-1 count-- started as a way to shorten games (another way to cheat players out of a full game)
Bruce
Dec. 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Anyone tried the Combat Dirty two-piece bat?

I hit it yesterday and wasn't impressed. I also hit the Dirty Girl, Dirty Balanced and the Dirty Reloaded. All are great bats for the price but I really liked the Dirty Reloaded. Out of the four, imo it ranked third just ahead of the Dirty Girl.
I haven't hit the Twilight so I don't know how they compare.
Dec. 23, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any Softball Team in the area of Tampa, Riverview or a near by zone.

Dale, here are the locations:
Plant City Softball Stadium/Larson Softball Complex, William Owen Pass Softball Complex, New Tampa Community Park, Grecco Softball Complex, Radison Sports Complex
We are trying to get enough together to play, hope to see you there.
Dec. 19, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

Interesting, maybe we should video this way!
Dec. 18, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any Softball Team in the area of Tampa, Riverview or a near by zone.

There will be a tournament in Tampa/Plant City starting Jan 23. You may want to check out the teams there.
Dec. 15, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Wayne, I've released my top hand since I started playing softball, 40 years ago. It seems natural now. Just like any change it will feel odd to begin with.
Dec. 12, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: TENNESSEE 60 Looking to join a team

What is your contact info?
Dec. 12, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

Every once in a while I will see a youtube video in slow motion. It's surprising how much bats flex!
Dec. 11, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

There's a good chance Southern Elite will be there also.
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