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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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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.
June 1, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Correct Call???

My understanding it that there MUST be a throw to first for the batter/runner to have to use the orange bag.
Also, it is an appeal play in SPA if the batter/runner used the white bat when there is a throw there. I was also told that in ASA it is not an appeal play, the umpire will call an out if he observes the runner using the white bag.
Not sure in SSUSA.
May 1, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal player

Dale, I believe 10 or 15 years a team was caught with under aged players and the players and maybe the managers were suspended. I don't remember the duration of the suspension.
April 30, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA and USSSA bats no longer approved for use in SSUSA play??

The model number of my Sick is SBSKBU.
I'm still confused!
thanks crusher
April 30, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pensacola

Lang, I agree! Hope you are well.
April 30, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA and USSSA bats no longer approved for use in SSUSA play??

Staff, thanks for clearing my confusion!

I have a 2014 USSSA approved bat, the Worth Sick 454 Greg Connell. It has a bpf of 1.20 so it meets the criteria "All bats marked "1.21 BPF or less".
cleanoneb, is the bpf listed on your bat?
April 29, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA and USSSA bats no longer approved for use in SSUSA play??

The way I read the new "Bat Policy" is that ASA, USSSA and some older senior bats are no longer approved. This includes my yellow/white MM Combat, among others.

April 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken BIG CAR Ultra tested today!

lol! yes, both teams had a hard time in the field.
April 28, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken BIG CAR Ultra tested today!

Alan, I watch most of your first two games on Saturday. Some of the hr's were impressive.
Is it true that the two 50M+ lost 3 out of 4 rr games to major teams?
Seems like there isn't much difference in the divisions. I should add that Doc C's was given an extra fielder.
April 23, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Playing Major

Robbie is the TD for the Marietta tournament.
PattyMac, I've been a proponent for reducing the divisions to three for quite a few years but SPA and SSUSA apparently don't agree with that. See you Friday.
April 23, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Playing Major

Tom, that's not it. The TD's, Pete's team is opening Friday morning against PattyMac's team.
April 23, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Playing Major

Same situation here Joe. No team for us to play in bracket play so we won't be playing in Cartersville. I'll be there as a spectator, err athletic supporter. ;)
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