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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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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.
Nov. 26, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2 Color BP balls & Outdoor Tee, Best Tools for Improving Technique..Swing Makeover #24

Thanks Bogie! There are two other retired guys that hit regularly with me and I'm sure they would love to hit with you when you pass through.

Nov. 26, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Good luck with your spring training Alan! You've got a great hitting instructor with my friend and teammate Davey Reed!
Nov. 26, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2 Color BP balls & Outdoor Tee, Best Tools for Improving Technique..Swing Makeover #24

Again, another great video! You mentioned all of your walks in Vegas, if our pitcher would have listened to me you could have added a couple more walks to your total! lol
I'll see you at Softball Mag's spring training.
Nov. 24, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DeMarini Senior ONE Endload

Bogie, a teammate and bp partner bought a 2013 balanced One and we were impressed at the distance obtained from it. I can only imagine what an end loaded version would be like!
Nov. 24, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

Thanks Staff for you attempt at clarification of the difference in Altered and Illegal. I will be watching for results from the Annual Convention.
Nov. 23, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

Dave, would not a bat with user added pine tar to the barrel be considered altered and not just an illegal bat?
Nov. 21, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Another great video Bogie! ;)
Nov. 21, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Spring Training Program in Vero Beach in March

Alan, who are the "professional coaches"?

Nov. 19, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 65 Player in Tenn. looking for a team for 2015 seson

Len, I don't think that will work. Joe has already posted how well he did at the plate in Vegas. ;)
Nov. 18, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Softball League

We use the draft in all of our league teams, National (sr bats allowed, American (ASA bats only), Legends and Masters (both allow only ASA bats).
Any new players must participate in tryouts, ie hitting, fielding, throwing and running. All manages in attendance are asked to fill out a "skills" evaluation on all players.
In our National League the last place team picks first, second to the last next, and so forth.
Each season the manages get together and decide how many players the team will freeze (keep). The others are returned to the draft.
This works out well for us.
CK, if you want to hear more details let me know and I will put you in touch with our league director.
Nov. 18, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

I intend to send a email to info@seniorsoftball.com proposing that seeding ratings in a tournament be used in determining the home team in bracket play.
Also, I would propose that the game clock be started only after the home plate umpire announces play ball AND the first batters enters the batter's box. My reason for this proposal was that in Las Vegas the clock was started while the infield was being dragged!!
Nov. 15, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Florida Bound

It's been there a few times! It's been at the Waffle House a mile from there almost daily!
Nov. 15, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Florida Bound

Ed, I'm in Marietta, about 3 miles east of the Big Chicken! :)
Marietta is about 15 miles north of downtown Atlanta, up I75.
Nov. 15, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

Stick, I haven't tried that because I would rather have the weight at the end of the bat.
But, if someone liked the balanced feel, I'm sure with a little ingenuity one could figure how to sew or use Velcro to attach an ounce or two to a batting glove.
Nov. 14, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

I've wondered if adding a couple of ounces of lead weights to your batting glove when using a 28 would be the same as a 30 ounce bat. Of course it depends if the extra ounces of the 30oz bat were added to the knob in the form of a rod and not to the endcap. At one time the heavier Mikens had a longer rod in the handle.
Nov. 14, 2014
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

Home Plate, that guy should have added the weights to his batting gloves, that would have been "legal". No weight would have been added to the bat, making it altered.
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