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Jan. 22, 2014
Perl
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

The Answer

It stinks that you aren't going to get to play in the TOC. Hopefully you and your son will spend many more days together at the ballpark.

May GOD BLESS your family with a miracle.
Jan. 22, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

Omar

Hopefully others will post info on 70+ bombers from thier part of the country. While seeing 50 year olds hitting it 350+ is common place, watching guys 70 and older hit bombs is exciting.
Jan. 21, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

Very cool to recognize 70+ bombers.

Here in the Florida Panhandle we have two absolute crushers.
Terry Spears is a retired Army vet, about 6' and 180 lbs. One of the sweetest swings you will see and consistenly hits bombs. Terry will be playing on a 65 Major team, The Hitmen (I believe)?

Wendell Rich is a monster. He's 71 and still has a bench press around 350 lbs. At 71 Wendell will be playing this season on a 50 Major team, Doc C's, and he will hold his own.

These two definitely represent the 70 bomb squad. And by the way, they both hit bombs when they were young.
Jan. 18, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new to site

Big E

My Pensacola guys came through with a nice donation for Coach Rob and the boys in Korea.

Thanks for taking the lead on this and I know the fellas will appreciate your efforts.

See you soon
Jan. 14, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southpaw's Annual Warm-up Tourney

Steve

I hit with Paul today and he's excited about getting the chance to play with you guys.

Hooe your tournament is going to be a big success. Always a good day of softball and getting the season started.
Jan. 13, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new to site

Eurskine

I'll get with you Saturday and make a donation.

Hopefully others, especially vets, will also help the guys in Korea out.

Thanks for taking the lead on this and see you in Montgomery.
Jan. 13, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why are teams not rated the same in USSA SPA ISSA

SSUSA

In my opinion you have the best rating system. As the largest and most influential organization I, and I bet most others agree, wish you would bring back the conference call to duscuss ratings.

ISSA is the worst in my opinion/experience. Teams are allowed to play down, according to your and SPA ratings, at almost every tournament. If teams have the same rosters/sponsors why can't you all work together and rate teams the same. This should be a fairly simple fix that would make the game better for everyone, except the teams playing down.
Jan. 13, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new to site

Big E, you are the man

You might want to contact Mike, the big cat, Macenko. He might be able to help you with some Evil or Stote balls. He might also have some other contact information.

He can be reached at ph 330.419.0205
email mike@bigcat844.com

Keep us posted on your progress. If you don't get sufficient donations and need to send a "care package, let me know.
Jan. 11, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Breaking in a couple of new senior bats

Bruce

I hope you're fully recovered and ready to play. Look forward to seeing you and Lynn soon.

Good point on the Fire Ball. it is a great tournament ball though, especially in hot/humid weather.

Bruce, I thought ISA used the same ball as SSUSA. If not what ball do they use and how does it compare to the Stote. We are playing in the ISA Winter Nationals in March and thougt we'd be hitting the Stote.
Jan. 11, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Breaking in a couple of new senior bats

Kyphogt

Two good balls are the Trump Stote and Baden Fire ball. Both are .44/375. Hit good balls, no heavy/old balls that have been wet.

You will definitely notice when the bats start opening up. You probably won't notice any visual change in the Ultra however, you may notice some spider webbing on the Reebok. When they break in use only in game situations. Depending on how hard you hit I'd say normal break in period is around 40-50 swings.

You have chose two very good bats, have fun.
Jan. 11, 2014
Perl
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new to site

Coach Rob

Please contact these three with your story and hopefully they can help you out.

ASD AD Starr
1.800.487.2448
Info@adstarr.com

Anaconda Sports
1.800.327.0074
customerservice@anacondasports.com

The Old Scout (post your msg)
www.theoldscout.com
The Old Scout has many sponsors, teams and indiduals, hopefully you will get some responses

Good luck, I played in Korea back in 1974, TDC, 2nd Infantry Division, by the DMZ

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



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