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Jan. 8, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southpaw's Annual Warm-up Tourney

Steve, hope everything is going well. Good luck with your tournament, always a good time. We are going to be in S. Florida that weekend so we'll miss this year.
Jan. 8, 2014
Perl
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a Good Shortstop and a Third Baseman

Big E

Many prayers going up for you brother.

They don't come any better than Robbie. I put him uo there with Mike York.

See you soon
Jan. 8, 2014
Perl
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a Good Shortstop and a Third Baseman

Eurskine

I know your having surgery in a couple weeks. Hope all goes well and looking forward to seeing you and the Monarchs soon.


Jan. 6, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA shares DBO rationale Senior

DBO generated the most responses on this board I can remember. Obviously brought out some compassionate disscussion and opinions. Will this be good for the game or not? Time will tell.

SSUSA says since Team USA (best young players) use DBO so seniors should have DBO. Team USA doesn't play 5 runs an inning or have mandatory face mask rule so why should seniors if SSUSA wants to mirror the young game?

Safety takes a back seat with DBO. When HRs are gone big boys are forced to hit the ball down. They aren't going to poke it around they are going to drive missles through holes. You can count on more pitcher/infielder injuries.

DBO is the rule. Like it or not we all still love this game and should be greatful to the SSUSA, SPA, ISSA, and other organizations for giving us a place to play.

Play Ball




Jan. 5, 2014
Perl
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 50 team

To all

Robbie has played with some really good young teams in the Florida Panhandle. He should be an asset to any team looking for a player.


Jan. 4, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA shares DBO rationale Senior

In the latest Senior Softball News letter SSUSA shared thier reasons for the DBO.

1. Shorten the "chasm" between divisions, expecially Major and Major+. This will allow teams to move up and be competitive.

2. To have Senior players have DBO to mirror the rule used by Team USA, the best (young) players in the world.

3.DBO will discourage "home run only" game of hitting as many HRs as possible . Thoughts are DBO will emphasize putting the ball in play and playing defense.

Fanally the board feels the DBO will restore some balance between offense and defense.




Dec. 30, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: All the hate on DBO with senior bats...how about this?

Garocket

I don't know you brother but I do know Adiktiv6 and believe me he doesn't need a composite bat to hit HRs. You dogging him out about needing a hot bat is laughable. This guy is one of the premier hitters in the game today. He's one of very few that could hit a wood bat 300'

I can't vouch for the need for Viagra though.

You can continue to question his hitting ability but you are way off base.

And no, Adiktiv6 and I are not dating, I just believe in giving credit where it's due and this cat can hit, run, catch, throw and just flat out play.

If you are from Georgia you've probably seen this guy play.
Dec. 29, 2013
Perl
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Shaved Bats

Capt

Detecting a shaved bat can be difficult, especially if the bat doctor is an expert.

Compression test is an indicator but not a definite. A new bat may test at 250 or higher. A broken in or shaved bat may test under 200. I believe the current standards for U-trip is 210.

Some things to look for

Look at the end cap, sometimes you can tell they have been removed. I'm suspicious when I see a messed up end cap

A lot of guys like to put additional endload in when they shave their bats. If you know a bat, say the original Ultra, is balanced but it feels endloaded this could indicate an altered bat

Some guys say they can tell by the way a bat sounds at impact.

Bat weight can be an indicator. If the bats a 28oz but weighs 26oz or 30oz somethings fishy

Sometimes they take the medal rod out of the handle out to compensate for the fiber that's been removed so not to affect the balance point

Look forward to seeing others input on this
Dec. 28, 2013
Perl
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Db 14

After 5/6 years of looking at this website you get the award for worst post ever.

Congrats



Dec. 28, 2013
Perl
Topic: Bats
Discussion: REEBOK BARRAGE vs MIKEN ULTRA 2PIECE MAXLOAD

Surf88

If you are around Pensacola this week we get together on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Exchange Park on Lakeview Ave,

BP is from 9-10am and then we play a nine inning pickup game. Weather looks to be cool, 50-60 degrees, but sunny

.
Dec. 27, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: All the hate on DBO with senior bats...how about this?

Hammer22

You make some great points. Many agree the teams today have better all around athletes because of the DBO. Now defense, speed, basehitting and managing your HRs are instrumental in winning. And I agree, DBO or not Resmondo and Laservision would still dominate upper level softball.

Hopefully you will agree that the true power teams, Steeles, Ritchs Superior, Jerrys Catering, Lighthouse, Bell Corp and the rest were fun to watch and try compete against.
Dec. 26, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: All the hate on DBO with senior bats...how about this?

Ho

I was talking the real young guys not seniors.

This year will be the 46th Smokey Mountain Classic. I believe all 45 previous tournaments have been umlimited HRs. Not only do the players love this enent but the tournament attendance record is 24,500. Now thats real softball, the best players in the game playing with no DBO.
Dec. 26, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: All the hate on DBO with senior bats...how about this?

Hammer22

You talk about the best players having to adjust to hitting it down. Well right now there are four Major teams in the U-trip conference and only two of those teams, Resmondo and Laservision, really have much of a chance of winning. Many of the top young players will tell you DBO has ruined upper level softball. The young guys have been polled and their favorite tournament is the Smokey Mountain Classic which is unlimited HRs.Should tell you something.

Tim (TM50) you played/coached/sponsored at the top level. You have seen the demise of the upper level game. You know we should not pattern our game after the young guys game.
Dec. 26, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: All the hate on DBO with senior bats...how about this?

Tim

Come on bro, Greg Connell, Scott Kirby, Brian Wegman, Jeff Hall, Bubba Mac, etc. These are the absolute best softball players on the planet and they swing composite bats. You know the players models they swing are close to our senior bats. Why should guys 50, 60 and 70 swing aluminum. Makes no sense.

Fighting technology is not the answer. Give us something better to consider.

The pitcher touching the ball rule being an out has been tried and failed miserably.

Why not have the DBO in AA, AAA and Major to keep teams from sandbagging and just let the M+ guys swing away.
Dec. 26, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Teams leaving SSUSA?

Eurskine

Hope your doing well. Last time we talked you were looking at some surgery. If you have had this surgery I hope the results were what you expected.

Look forward to seeing you and the Monarchs soon.

I've been taking some BP with your boy Mike York, he is a beast.
Dec. 25, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Teams leaving SSUSA?

Turbo

Hopefully you will reconsider boycotting SSUSA . There is a possibility that the SPA will adapt the DBO rule also. The way to have the rule changed to no DBO is to play with the DBO, have middle wars if that's what's going to happen and hopefully show the organizations that the rule change wasn't good for the game. You need multiple teams to boycott to have a significant impact and that's unlikely since we all love this game and our choices of tournaments/organizations are limited.

At the end of the day we are all blessed to have the game and friendships no matter what rules we play by.

The SSUSA is going to give their reasons for the rule changes in the next newsletter. It will be interesting to see what they have to say.
Dec. 25, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Christmas

Joe

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope to see you soon, probably Montgomery.

Enjoy the gumbo, boodan, crawfish, frog legs, oysters and Dixie Beer.


Dec. 25, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Roger "Doc" Clay

Sam

I know Doc is a very special friend of yours. We will continue to pray for him and his family.

Congrats on winning the Toys for Tots tournament.

Merry Christmas to all and GOD Bless
Dec. 24, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Roger "Doc" Clay

Big John

You are so right about Ronnie Whitehurst. He is doing great and is a fantastic witness.

Hope to you and Columbus LX family soon.

Merry Christmas and GOD Bless.
Dec. 23, 2013
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Roger "Doc" Clay

Alan an Bogie

Very cool that you two know Doc. With Alan being a serious R&D guy and Bogie being one of the vidoe/hitting icons. Back in the day Doc was testing bats for Ray DeMarini.

if any of Docs family reads this Sam Galloway sends his love and remembers his wedding day many years ago when Doc was in the wedding party.
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