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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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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?
Jan. 27, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tinnitus relief

Hank, I've had it for 40 years. My dr said live with it.
Jan. 22, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: FUTURE ALL STAR MAKES IMPRESSIVE DEBUT

Congrats!
Jan. 19, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: crossing commit line

My guess would be that there is to be no contact between the runner and defense between the commitment line and the extra home plate. Per the rule quoted by Staff, "EFFECT: Tag of the runner by a defensive player will not be allowed. The runner will be called safe and the ball remains live." Sounds as if the runner was awarded home because of the contact.
This scenario is different from Bob's original question.
Jan. 15, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Georgia based 60 Major team looking for infielders

Ron, our team will welcome the challenge!
Jan. 15, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Gloves

I agree bkb555, I also have one. Plus, Pete Vinci is a great guy!
Jan. 13, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Georgia based 60 Major team looking for infielders

Ron, I didn't know Darrell had anything to do with Elite 60's. I thought 100% of his time and resources were with The Edge.
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!

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