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July 23, 2014
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Use for Broken Bats

I don't have a use for them but my wife does - she uses them as examples why I am not allowed to have any other hobbies !!!
July 22, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

Who were these "little guys" you speak of?
July 14, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: batting title

In Major League Baseball, a player needs 3.1 plate appearances per game to qualify for the batting title. this, of course, is based on a 9 inning game. since we play 7 innings, you multiply 3.1 times .7778 (7/9) and that comes out to 2.4 plate appearances per game.
May 8, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

SCREEN !!!!!!

Softball has made changes for the safety of the players - double bag at first and 2 home plates to avoid collisions. Mandatory masks is another attempt to protect players. If you REALLY want to protect the pitcher - SCREEN !!!

May 5, 2014
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cant decide on a senior bat

Krott, I would suggest you decide on an end load or balanced before choosing a bat. Excuse my ignorance, but I don't know if the DeMarini or the Worth are end loaded.

What I do know that the difference in hitting the ball 330' or 360' is not as important as what you do when you put the ball in play. I'd rather hit it 330' and go 4-4 than hit one 360' and go 1-4.
May 5, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

I have been reading posts on here for a while and the post by Duke is the first I've read concerning a screen. Based on the negative reaction to the new DBO rule and requirement of a mask I thought there would be more discussion about the possibility of using a screen.

Both leagues I currently play in started using screens and there have been no issues. If you hit the screen you're out. No middle wars, no retaliation, and no time-wasting trash talking.

The screens are about 3 feet wide and 7 feet tall so you can still hit the middle without fear of hitting the pitcher. Surprisingly the screen gets hit quite often, even in the unlimited HR league. But it's better than hitting the pitcher - even if he has a mask.
March 28, 2014
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Senior Bat Review- shich is the best bat of the 3?

Composite bats get "hotter" with use. The "trampoline effect" becomes greater with each swing. So I think a bat can be hot out of the wrapper (none of mine have been) based on what the user believes is hot.

In response to the original post, the 2 piece Ultra II's (gray and white) ARE THE SAME BAT !!! If you get a chance to see the show "How It's Made" on the Science Channel they have a segment on composite bats. When they are finished with the bat they add the weight to the bat to meet manufacturers requirements. Depending where they add the weight dictates end loaded or balanced.

So, as Alan and others have said on this board numerous times it is your swing that dictates which bat is best for you. I have both white and gray (end loaded and balanced). I personally have great difficulty pulling the ball effectively with my end loaded bat. I hit longer and more frequent home runs with my gray bat pulling the ball. But it's just the opposite when going up the middle. For me, it just depends on which way the wind is blowing that day !!
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