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Real name:
Art Eversole

Location:
Kent, WA

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Men's 60

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Nov. 11, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Veteran's Day

A proud member of the United States Army's "Security of Communications" agency out of Fort Devens Mass way back circa 1965-67 and veteran of foreign wars!

bashbro1 (W.E. Ruth 60's Kent, WA)
Nov. 11, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken Ultra II vs Ultra II Legacy

jrHunch! Oh yea, right your are for certain on the very first productions of the Ultra II with the round 2000 ASA certification logo on them. What a bat that was back then and was $299.00 with a 1 year warranty that replaced the banned Ultra Grey. I should have made it clear in my piece that I was talking only about the recent U2 produced without warranty and under $200.00.

Someone recently stated that if you look at them cross-eyed they’ll fracture. In fact (tongue in cheek of course) I ordered some here just last month and they arrived UPS with stickers all over the box…”FRAGILE **** DO NOT DROP ***** FRAGILE”!! LOL

bashbro1 aka bash Ruth 60’s Major champs for 1008
Nov. 10, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: It's that time of the year...

Hey Joe! I heard someone whisper on the message board (barely audible) that the title to your thread here should have read..."It's that time of the Month"!!! LOL

Bash the Barista stalker!!
Nov. 10, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken Ultra II vs Ultra II Legacy

Just my opinion and first hand experience

There seems to me to exist, a fundamental law of bats made from composite materials in the current manufacturing process, that is, an undeniable trade off or inverse relationship existing between 1) durability and 2) performance of a composite bat. In my opinion, the engineers have NOT yet solved this age old problem of producing a very hot bat like the U2 and other senior bats on the market today, and at the same time a bat that lasts say for an entire season. The thinner the engineers can make the walls the greater the trampoline effect. The thicker the walls the less trampoline and hence greater durability.

Now I understand that some bats that are top performers on the senior market today, may have durability greater than others, but only slightly. Case in point, I do believe the Combats are nearly equal with the U2 and the Worth 510 for pop/distance and they do last longer, and that’s primarily why I use them. From my first hand knowledge of the U2 Legacy its inner walls are thicker than a U2 and are longer lasting for sure. I don’t believe that the Legacy has nearly the pop a U2 does given the basic law of tradeoff of pop and durability.

The Legacy with its thicker walls, can more readily support a manufacture’s warranty and you’re right, you’ll pay more for a bat with a one time warranty. A teammate of my used his Legacy for 14 months before it cracked and by that time of course the warranty had expired. He told me he could never get out of his Legacy what he got out of a U2 and that was my experience as well.

Bashbro1 (Playing for Ruth 60’s and a member of the SSUSA All-World team Majors)
Nov. 6, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: GRANDMA FRAN

Congratulations to Dave and Fran from all the members of W.E. Ruth"s 3 senior softball teams here in Seattle, WA!

Below is a link to a pic taken of Dave, Frannie and our Ruth 65's administrator, Tom Foley, accepting a 3rd place finish trophy for our 60's team back in Sept. of 2007 in Seattle, WA @Celebration Park.

Paste this link into your browser: http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2784554910061458343YSKAxV
Nov. 1, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Timing

Speaking of timing aids (not hearing aids) try this penguin game (link below) where it jumps off the high rock and waiting below is the 60-year-old abdominal senior softball player with his favorite senior war club. If you “time” your stroke just right with the descending penguin, you’ll hit the penguin long down the artic landscape and he’ll stick in the snow and a marker will appear noting your distance. Miss-time the hit, and you’ll hit a weak penguin ground skidder down the ice or a pop-up to a polar bear’s gapping jaws.

Now true, this senior abdominal snowbird guy could only hit the penguin when he was in his twenties and thirties to about the 280” mark. But today, with his Worth 510, Ultra II, or even the new Mike Macenko signature yellow and white 10” barrel with FL (full load) he can carry the penguin well over 300 feet and it makes him feel like a real man again.

Paste this link into your browser’s address text area and begin the game: http://n.ethz.ch/student/mkos/pinguin.swf

By the by, bash’s longest penguin drive was 327feet from the rock using my Ultra II. I tried my old C405 aluminum bat, but could barely reach the warning track.
Oct. 31, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Senior Softball Win-Place-Show 2008 Worlds

F.O.G. No wonder your moniker is FOG, you've lived in the Great Pacific North West region! Wow, we have a summer Wed. evening league in Buckley next to the White River high school near the Wally's Drive In. The fields are crappy but we get some swings in the middle of each week. Glad you like the web site. I get a pic of you someday to place on the FRONT PAGE!!

BASBHRO1
Oct. 31, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Timing

One of the greatest softball quotes I had ever read came from one of the power hitters of yester-year. I think it might have been Macenko but I’m not positive. Anyway, this monster of man had hit several hundred home runs the previous season and was being interviewed by one of those Softball 360 type people.

The interviewer asked the big question. Paraphrased here: Well “Crusher”, what’s it like to walk in your shoes knowing that you launched an astronomical number of bombs last year. The response back for the monster hitter was…”well, I keep my ego in tack by reminding myself from time to time that. they are still lobbing the ball underhand to me, aren’t’ they?

bash
Oct. 31, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Senior Softball Win-Place-Show 2008 Worlds

Thanks for the "butter" boys, I do spend lots of time on it and I appreciate your comments very much and means a lot to me.

FOG. Great question. My web site has many what they can in the trade "Objects" on it, and they take time to load up and display; I probably have way too many pictures and if it were a business, and it's not of course, customers would move on cause people are sometimes very impatient waiting for a stupid web page to load. Now if you’re seeing a partial page, most likely it's the connection's bandwidth to the site. Even DSL takes time to load it but an old modem would be really slow.

Hey, I just noticed that “spell check” is now implemented in the text box we type into (squiggly red underline); so now we’re expected to spell words correctly? What will they think of next for us senior softballers.

Bashbro1 (Ruth 60’s World champs and a proud member of the All-World team)
Oct. 30, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Timing

Bash’s 2cents worth:

In both men's and women's slow-pitch softball we all know the distance is now 50 ft. However, there is, I know on the men side anyway, an area extension directly behind and the width of the rubber set @50ft that a pitcher can utilized if so desired.

I for one, have to adjust my timing with the picture moves back in the 2 x 6 foot “grave box” extension of the pitchers area back from the 50ft rubber. Some pitchers always throw from the 50ft rubber; others will go back say to the 56 foot mark and then launch a grenade that now takes about another 0.30sec to reach me. And then they may choose to run up on the next pitch and throw from the rubber and again I must adjust my timing even if ever-so-slightly. This can and will many times result in a weak ground or pop-out rather than a bomb or seed to the fence if I mis-time the pitch.

I read somewhere that a slo-pitch softball is typically launched from the pitchers hand between 30 and 35 mph depending on arc allowed. The calculations below are based on a 30mph pitch with everything else being equal (like arc) to simplify the point. Oh what’s my point. My point is that timing is important even in slow-pitch arena and that coming from a guy who played for Peterbilt’s World Championships teams back in the ‘70’s facing the likes of Ty Stofflet, Bobby Moore, Graham Arnold, Dick Christenson, Chuck DeArcy and others throwing those 100+ rise balls and drop balls! Yea!!!

Rough calcs:

Conversion factor: 1 mile/hour ~= 1.46666667 feet/second

Ball pitched from 50ft @ 30miles/hour yields 50ft=30mph x 1.47ft/sec = 2.45sec….
Or sec = 50ft/1.47ft = 2.45 secs as feet cancel out of the equation.

Ball pitched from 50ft @ 30miles/hour = 56= 30x1.47ft/sec = 2.75sec

2.75sec – 2.45 secs = 0.30secs!


Timing is everything:
Yes, you have probably heard the phrase many times, "timing is everything". There is a great deal of truth in that statement. Comedians say “the difference between a good joke and a bad one is a person's sense of timing”. I contend that “the difference between a good hit and a bad one is a batter’s sense of timing”.
Bashbro1(Ruth 60’s Senior Softball World Champs Major)
Oct. 29, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Senior Softball Win-Place-Show 2008 Worlds

I took a moment to download the PHX Worlds results listing from the SSUSA web page to my PC and reformatted the data in a Pivot table which now has a: 1st sort by each State, a 2nd sort by 1st, 2nd or 3rd finish (The East West winners are also shown) within each state along with the team name and tagged on the end of each record the division of play. You can readily see that CA and AZ are heavily represented in the table.

The table resides on my NW Senior Softball Web Site. To view the table simple paste into your Browser’s address line the following link and press Enter or click the Green arrow.

Table link: http://www.bashbro1nwseniorsoftball.com/id178.html


Basbhro1 (Ruth 60’s Major 2008 World Champions)
Oct. 28, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northwest Senior Softball Teams:

On my NW Senior Softball Web Site I have taken/acquired and uploaded a number of photos along with some slideshows from the PHX, AZ SSUSA Worlds. Just scroll down the long home web page and see such notables as Fran Dowell (SSUSA Director), Jim Carry (Trump/Combat), Bill Ruth (W.E. Ruth Realties) “einstein” (SSUSA message board fame), Donnie (Turn2) and Sharilyn Dalton of Paradise Chevrolet and of course Terry Hennessey (CEO SSUSA Enterprises).

I have pics of 60s/65s/70s teams competing along with team photos of NW teams that won medals @ the Huntsman games in St. George. Proud to say that our NW teams fared very well during the final events of 2008 season winning Gold, Silver and bronze medals as well as World titles in Major and Major plus classification and a Triple Crown winner.

Paste this link into your address browser text box: http://www.bashbro1nwseniorsoftball.com/

bash
Oct. 27, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BAN THE ULTRA

GT buddy!

I read some where that if you are going to be in a fight, be in it to win. The saying is as we'll all heard, "Never bring a knife to a gun fight"...

So never bring a DeMarini 28oz single wall C405 aluminum bat to a Senior Softball Event that has U2's, Combats, Worth 510's, Rip Its, or you may not make it our alive! LOL

Bashbro1(Proud member of Ruth 60's Major Division Champions SSUSA Worlds 2008 PHX, AZ)
Oct. 25, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BALL DISTANCE IS DETERMINED BY?

Softy: Yes the Ruth 60's plan on being in Lost Wages for the SSUSA Winter Worlds. Hope for ideal whether? I mean weather the whether is good or bad we'll be there weather or not.

Bashbro1 has to get some sleep. I've been partying since our Worlds victory last Sunday in AZ!
Oct. 24, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BALL DISTANCE IS DETERMINED BY?

Mitch. You make an excellent point but I don't know what Big MM does in that case but it would seem to me to grab a bat that doesn't "throw" the ball high in the air!

Monta. I mentioned to Paradise Pete that you were not in AZ last weekend and he said..."good now I know I'll get some calls"!! LOL

mad-dog. If I remember my high school algebra/heath class the formula was "the angle of the dangle is sometimes equal to heat of m_ _ _!

bashbore1
Oct. 24, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BALL DISTANCE IS DETERMINED BY?

BruceGA and taits....right you guys are. The kinetic energy transferred to the ball is the result from the standard equation that (.5) times the bat's mass (say 30oz) times the velocity squared of the bat being swung determines the force applied to the ball at impact. Depending of course on the players strength will determine his ideal bat weight and then the goal is to maximized the energy transferred to the ball.

How could I forget "conditions"? I guess in retrospect I'd have to say my post had a tacit assumption..."all things being equal", which I hate to say. I believe I once read an article where Mike Macenko was asked by an investigated slowpitch reporter..."what would you say is the main key to hitting home runs like you do big Mike?" Mike came back with. "conditions", "conditions", "conditions"!!! I loved it!

bashbro1
Oct. 24, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BALL DISTANCE IS DETERMINED BY?

1) Ball exit speed
2) Launch angle
3) Ball spin & Aerodynamics

1. Ball exit speed variables:
a. Bat speed
b. Timing
c. Sweet spot contact (i.e. Center of Percussion)
d. Bat's trampoline characteristics (eg. U2, Combat,,
etc…)

2. Launch angle variables:
a. Create an angle that drives ball upwards without
swinging up!
b. Create proper body angle with relation to the
pitch to achieve (a) above.
c. Bat's intrinsic "angle of defect" characteristics (does
the bat "thrust" the ball into the air naturally?)

3. Ball spin variables:
a. Apply ideal underpin for Aerodynamics (fly like an
airplane)
b. Avoid cleaving down through the ball (creates an
adverse affect on distance)
c. Avoid hitting the ball directly in the “teeth”!
(Knuckleballs find the ground quickly but are tough to
catch)

Bashbro1 (Ruth 60’s SSUSA Major Champions for 2008)
Oct. 23, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Worlds 60’s Major Photos by bashbro1

Link to SSUSA Worlds 60’s Major @Cesar Chavez and Desert West:
http://community.webshots.com/slideshow/568235736YWsuWJ

Link to Bashbro’s NW Senior Softball Web Pages.
http://www.bashbro1nwseniorsoftball.com/

Link to 100+ Senior Softball Bashbro Albums since 2002:
http://community.webshots.com/user/bashbro1

bashbro1 (W.E. Ruth Realty 60's)
Oct. 22, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Quotes

Okay Gehall44!

0 A gal phoned me the other day and said... Come on over, there's nobody home. I went over. Nobody was home.

0 I’ve been blessed with having good looking kids. Thank goodness my wife cheated on me.

0 I remember the time I was kidnapped as a kid and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.

0 I though I'd be good and tell my wife the truth. So I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, a plumbers, and five bartenders.

0 Back to my father. He’s was so ashamed of me that he carried around the picture of the kid that came with the wallet to show his friends.

0 When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.

0 My wife likes sex in the back seat of her car and she asked me if I wouldn' mind driving.


Rodney Dangerfield
Oct. 22, 2008
bashbro1
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Quotes

o Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.

o My toughest fight was with my first wife.

o There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.

Muhammad Ali
US boxer (1942 - )
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