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July 1, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waterproof Softball Shoes?

Thanks for the info "Wood". I will check it out.
June 30, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Waterproof Softball Shoes?

Has anyone ever tried using waterproofing spray on turf shoes to see how that worked? I am also looking for a solution. I'm tired of having my feet soaking wet from BP before the first game and in early games when the dew makes the grass so wet. I've been looking at Salomon shoes but can't find them in the style I like with the width I need.
June 25, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Here is one video I found in case anyone wants to check it out. Seems like something that would be durable. I'm guessing that the guy that has it in the bucket is just doing that so he doesn't hit it and bust it but who knows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivbgjLHCPHA

I have trouble getting people together to hit and I know if I snuck out of the house early on a weekend to go to the nearest park and hit, my wife wouldn't care as much driving 30 minutes to meet up with people and then spend 2 hours hitting. Looks like it is worth a shot.
June 24, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Dancer - Thanks for taking the time to respond and for providing that info. I appreciate it. It's helpful to understand exactly how it works. A video on the website of how it worked would be really helpful but there is not much there to evaluate it.
June 24, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Dancer - I looked at the pop toss product on line and the description says you have to push down on a spring each time you want a pitch. Do you have to do that, then step back from the machine and take a swing, then repeat? How convenient or inconvenient is that in your opinion? If anyone else has recommendations on a product you can use to pitch to yourself, let me know what you think is best based on your experience.
June 12, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Smoky Mtn.

I played M+ at Sandy Springs as well and would agree with Grimmie. Fields were OK and I really did not have issues with the umpiring there.
May 6, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sore Toes

I have the same issues which I believe has a lot to do with how much your feet sweat and really doesn't have anything to do with the shoe itself. I have found that socks play a big role with that. I have tried all types of "moisture wicking" socks including expensive basketball socks but my feet still slide within the shoe. Ultimately I found some very thick cotton socks that seem to be able to absorb the moisture and I have not have had issues with my toes. I am an outfielder and pinch run a lot so I literally feel your pain. I wish I could tell you what type/brand they are but I don't know. I would look for very thick, all-cotton socks and try that. Hopefully you can find something that helps. I know how much you suffer when your feet hurt and you have to play. Good luck.
April 29, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major plus problem

D-Ballgame: You're spot on. At some point, hard work may not make you capable of playing at M+. It definitely plays a role but at some point people do have physical limitations.
April 28, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

I guess that I will go ahead and open myself up to the bashing but there are many comments here that I have an issue with. I am playing M+ for the first time right now as our team was moved up based on last year's results. I never played ball when I was younger in a class higher than C and mostly played D. I made my way on teams by hustling all of the time, working at my game, showing up for every game, sitting when asked to, playing any position asked and batting anywhere in the line up I was put with no complaints.

At some point though genetics do come into play. If that wasn't true, everyone that worked hard would be a major league baseball player.

What I do know is that I will accept this challenge and continue to do everything I can to make myself a better player to compete at this level like I have done my whole life. I may succeed at this level and I may not but it won't be for the reasons you all seem to think keeps players from being successful at M+. I'm a bit passionate about this because I've had to fight for a place on teams my whole life. I'm proud to be playing at this level and plan to do what I can to stay here.

Good luck with the 2015 season.
April 22, 2015
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Mid South NIT Cartersville Ga.

Weather.com is still showing 100% chance of thundershowers Saturday as of 4:22PM Central time. That doesn't mean that it's going to rain all day though. It just means that they are guaranteeing that it will happen Saturday. Hopefully it will not be a big deal. Can't wait to play.
April 22, 2015
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Mid South NIT Cartersville Ga.

We're going to have a might long drive to watch it rain Saturday. Hopefully they got the forecast way wrong but not likely.
April 15, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

The first team I ever played on in my early 20s was called the Nads....go Nads!
April 10, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Want More Power? Get Arm Extension within the Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover #29

Thanks for continuing to share this kind of information. It's appreciated.
March 27, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: AZ Roadrunners have disbanned

That's a shame that you currently are not able to play. I hope it works out for you in the long run. We need everyone playing that we can get.
Jan. 29, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

I would have to say that our teams are probably closer to 90% EL. I personally go back and forth just based on how I feel each day. I spent most of last year using balanced but switched to EL in Vegas.
Jan. 2, 2015
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning 12" barrel

We used all versions of the Dudley bats for the last few months of the season and didn't have any endcap issues so not sure why you are having the issues. We did have a lot of issues with Worth Ligits and Ultra 2's knobs coming off the bats. I like those bats but hated losing an at bat during a game because the knob would come off.
Jan. 2, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: We are Ready!!!

We are looking forward to seeing you guys again this year Tim. Life in Major Plus should be interesting but looking forward to the challenge.

Happy New Year!

Doug Pelletier
50 Cal
Jan. 2, 2015
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Signs of Getting Old(er)

As long as you are not older than the greeter at Wal-Mart, you are still OK.
Dec. 9, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best turf shoes out there

I have had the same problem noted by others with the sole separating on Boombah's by the toe and the return process is painful. I have had 2 pairs that have done the same thing after not much use so it definitely appears to be a design flaw.

Can anyone provide comment on the Tannel and Salomons with respect to fitting a wide foot and how heavy they are compared to Boombahs? That would be very helpful so I appreciate any feedback that anyone can offer.
Dec. 1, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

Joel 1975. I have no problem with the HR limit as it exists. I just think that the rule needs to stay the same and anything over the limit is a DBO. I think it fair and reasonable to say the same rule that got us there is what should be played.
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