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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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Feb. 24, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Tee Recommendations

I picked up the All Star Smar-Tee Fold-A-Way Batting Tee at a play it again sports. Here's a link to view it:
http://reviews.baseballsavings.com/9058/25924/all-star-all-star-smar-tee-fold-a-way-batting-tee-reviews/reviews.htm
Feb. 23, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BP Bat?????

With the fragile senior bats of the past I frequently used a utrip bat or ASA bat..ASA especially in cold weather.
Now, however, I use the Dudley Lightning.
Feb. 23, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: most durable senior bat

The Dudley Lightning has my vote also!
Feb. 19, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #27 Top Pro's discuss Basehit Strategies

Thanks Bogie, it's great to see the different swings to accomplish the base hit.
Feb. 16, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Feb. 28, Birmingham One-Day tourney

Steve, looks as if you have the same rules for your tournament as I have for bp!
Feb. 15, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Feb. 28, Birmingham One-Day tourney

We're planning on it. Hopefully we'll get good weather.
Feb. 15, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Feb. 28, Birmingham One-Day tourney

Feb 28
Feb. 13, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Thoughts on the new ISSA Super Divisions?

Thanks Nancy, hope to see you again this year.
Feb. 13, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Thoughts on the new ISSA Super Divisions?

Sorry Nancy, I don't. You could contact RB on FaceBook.
Feb. 13, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Thoughts on the new ISSA Super Divisions?

Jawood, this is from the ISSA email:
ISSA SUPER SENIOR SERIES - In November the ISSA Staff was asked to consider holding competition for the senior teams that have been rated Major Plus by other organizations by including them in the central location at Rockford, IL in the ISSA World Championships. We agreed to do that and the word spread quickly and we were asked to consider holding some other events as well, thus we created the Super Senior Series which will have “super divisions” at the ISSA Smoky Mountain Senior Classic on June 5-7, the ISSA World Championships-Rockford on August 14-16 and the ISSA US Open National Championships at Myrtle Beach on October 23-25. The ISSA Super Divisions will allow senior teams to use players on their roster from either east or west of the Mississippi River (with exceptions for Midwest teams). Other rules such as maximum homeruns, time limits, etc. are modified from the ISSA Major rules. Participation on a team in the Super Division will not be a factor in determining player eligibility for participation on a AAA or Major ISSA Team. The goal is to allow managers to bring the very best team that they can put together and come play for all the bragging rights. Teams planning on playing in these events are urged to submit the entry forms now so the ISSA can let the teams know the division will play. Competition will be held in 50+, 55+, 60+ and 65+ division if four or more teams are entered.

Feb. 12, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Thoughts on the new ISSA Super Divisions?

Should SSUSA and SPA follow suit and allow unlimited players from the eastern or western US on a team? Do you think this will be good for senior softball? I'm kind of undecided as of now.
Feb. 10, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Best Hitters in Senior Softball

Thanks Perl! You are so right about Mike Langford! Another that hasn't been mentioned is Caleb Rabenold. He has power down both lines, massive power and also hits for a high average.
Feb. 6, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Correcting a downswing, brings BIG results." Swing Makeover Episode 26

That's great Dale! I've notice that after a while I've learned some bad habits. Mainly not striding very far and a posture is nearly vertical. I'll try to remember Bogie's tips the next time I hit.
Feb. 4, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Correcting a downswing, brings BIG results." Swing Makeover Episode 26

Very informative and entertaining, thanks Bogie!
Feb. 2, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning

I talked with Davey Reed last weekend about cleaning the Dudley and he recommended using warm water and a Magic Eraser.
Jan. 31, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

Roger, I don't recall you making any bad throws!!
Jan. 30, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Facing one batter

The same happened to me in the late 80's. It's an old ASA rule and I'm surprised it is still in any of the rule books.
Jan. 30, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

Through using my swing speed radar I also find that I can swing a balanced bat 5-8 mph faster but imo I believe that speed sharply decreases after contact with the ball. I have used an el bat for 15 yrs, the Miken Velocit-e Maxload was my first then the Freak Plus and Mega Maniac.
Jan. 29, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

Nice meeting you Doug.
If I had to guess our 65 M+ team uses more el bats. Our 60 M team might be 50/50 and I don't know about our 50 M team. I'll try to remember to take a count when we play.
Jan. 28, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

I and others have often wondered, how many senior players use endloaded bats. I think it would be interesting for someone to take note of that at tournaments. Better yet, just look around your dugout and count the endloaded and balanced bats. Just post here with your results, giving total of each and age group and division. For instance, 6 endload, 6 balanced, 60 Major.
Does anyone have any predictions?
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