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July 22, 2015
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Senior bat (You might want to read this one !)

Alan, which bat are you testing, balanced or one of the end loads?

June 29, 2015
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Swing Weight: Miken Big Cat vs Dudley EL 13

I have had 3 Big Cats and currently have 3 of the 12" Dudleys.

The Big Cats have great performance but I've never gotten over 200 cuts one on. Miken was kind enough to replace one that busted.

The Dudley has less pop,IMO, but the durability is fantastic.

If you swing a 27oz Big Cat I'd go with the 27oz Lightning even though it will feel lighter than the Miken.
June 8, 2015
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best ball in Hot Weather

Living in Florida we have both high temps and humidity. My personal preferences would be

1. Baden Fire Ball
2. Rock
3. Bullet
4. Tattoo

All four perform well in the heat and are very durable.

June 3, 2015
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Old stories of bat doctoring

One of my team mates had a bat that had 2" added. He sold the bat to another buddy of ours. We were playing in the Mullet and the guy who bought the bat gets up and hits a HR. We called him on it and he was called out. Funny now, not so funny back then.

Another team mate experimented with adding foam insulation, tennis balls and super balls to his bats. Nothing seemed to enhance performance that was noticeable.
May 12, 2015
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Jackslapp?

Google Whip Strip Baseball and it will take you to a site with video and purchase directions.

The Whip Strip and the Jack Slap are two totally different items.

For info on the Jack Slap visit
April 16, 2015
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New bats for 2015


With all the bat testing you do have you ever considered posting some videos. What would be interesting is comparing multiple bats at one time Versus testing one baT.
April 6, 2015
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Perl and the guys from Pensacola


We still have practice games at Exchange Park every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. BP starts at 9:00 and games start at 10:00.

The Tournament is 5/14 thru 5/17 so if any 65 or 70 teams needs a player contact Ron.

Chances are, because of the tournament, practice games may be at Lyons Park.
March 9, 2015
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.

Swing, I know a few of the guys posting here, Lefty, BruceinGa, jah#4 and Tri18. All four are very capable of hitting 300 ft + shots 4 out of 10 times hitting 44/375 balls with most, if not all, senior bats.
March 9, 2015
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat.


I had a 12" with approximately 1500 cuts that busted. I hit the bat in a few games when the temp was below 65, not real smart. Two guys I hit BP with have bats with around 2000 hits on them and they both hit it harder than I do. Definitely great bats.
March 3, 2015
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tribute to one of the best!!!

The last time I saw Craig was at the Bowlegs in 2000. He was playing with his son John and they were both hitting it. Craig was pitching, talking trash and at 47 still playing at the highest level. Hard to believe both Craig and his son have passed. Definitely one of the best of all time. RIP.
Feb. 15, 2015
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

I've played Senior Softball for 13 years and ideas to get more Major+ teams has been a topic for all those years. I think ISSA has the right solution, combine Major and Major+. Have an HR limit, say 6 and a push and use the bordering states rule. With a HR limit many Major teams can compete with + teams. This would force teams to be built on a combination of defense, basehitting and HR power. This would also make for larger brackets for the upper division.
Feb. 10, 2015
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Best Hitters in Senior Softball

A few guys from the Southeast that deserve recognition:

Patty Mac, have known him for 30 years and he has always played at the highest level. Combination of power and high batting average. Works hard on and off the field.

Bruce Fairchild, another guy with power that hits for an average. Not as big as a lot of HR hitters but can bust it.

Mike Jackson, Dodger and Mike Langford can all get it done.

Jan. 23, 2015
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Georgia player looking for 60/65 team for 2015

I believe this player is Ron Petre. If so Ron would be an asset to any team. He can play OF and really hit it. Ron played with the Georgia-Alabama Masters and Elite 60s, both winners of the SPA Championship in Dalton. Good luck finding a team.
Nov. 19, 2014
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 65 Player in Tenn. looking for a team for 2015 seson


Have you checked with the Elite 60s team out of Georgia. As you know they won Dalton and will be playing 60 Major. A really good bunch and you would fit in well with them. Good luck in finding a team.
Nov. 19, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bill Gore's wife Panhandle Hitmen


We will be praying for you and your wife during this trying time. Hoping when our guys get together Thursday night there will be a great update. Stay strong and God Bless
Nov. 13, 2014
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA v SSUSA

Both do a good job.

IIMO SSUSA does a better job rating teams.

SSUSA website is great. SPA website needs some work.

SPA hits a better ball. The SSUSA ball, the Trump Stote, in an absolute sock in high temperatures/high humidity.

SPA usually provides a score keeper and a working score board. SSUSA normally does not provide these services.

Both usually play at nice complexes and have decent umps.

Two outstanding organizations that we are fortunate to have.

Oct. 23, 2014
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lighning 12 inch senior bat. Webbing


Congrats on your win in Vegas. I heard you were hitting it well.

I have 2 of the 12" Dudleys, one with about 500 cuts and one with approx 100. No webbing on either. Patty Mac has one with around 800 swings on it and it's still going strong. Definitely the most durable senior bat I've swung.
Oct. 4, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous

Ozzie (twintower)

In your post about "power hitters in the senior game" and this post you speak in the third person which does come off as self promoting. As for PEDs Jose will always be linked to steroids and justifiably so. People on this board can be brutal at times and very hurtful. Some of those same people will come up to you and Jose and act like they're your best friends, go figure.

That said, the idea about about a charity event showcasing todays senior power hitters is a great idea. Maybe Bogie, the swing makeover guy, could set something up at the spring training in Florida and include it in the SM series.

You and Jose's talents will be admired and criticized by many, it goes with the territory. Praise is hard to come by and jealously is an ugly thing.

Welcome to senior softball, the Canseco brothers will be a great addition.
Sept. 16, 2014
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: God Sports 50 Major +

GSC is a M+ team, surely they have plenty power, with the DBO Jose may have to hit it down more than swing away.

Chemistry often beats talent. How will Jose fit in.

Can the other teams just play thier game and not let Jose impact how they do thier work? If so his presence will be cool but shouldn't prevent the best team from winning.

Sept. 11, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 9/11 and Senior Softball

Very nice message. We should all be proud to be Americans and recognize the cost of freedom isn't measured by how many ships or jets we have it's the number of heroes willing to die for what we stand for.
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