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April 22, 2015
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Broken bat - coincidence or legit reason?

SOB, it's not your grip. There has been quite a few bats from various companies that have had issues with the knob coming off. If you have a receipt for the bat, you can try and get a replacement for it. Otherwise you can epoxy it with 2 part marine epoxy.
April 16, 2015
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats vs. 52/300 ball

I'd have to agree with Oz. Dirty bats have been a problem before the 52/300 ball have been the ball of choice by Rec leagues. The reason they went to the 52/300 ball was for player safety. A shaved bat and a 44/375 ball in the hands of a 20-30 year old can be downright dangerous.
April 14, 2015
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

Mulewhipper, one of your boys, Hoffman played a few years with us. I remember rushing back from a NCSSA tourney to catch our game and had a Ultra II sticking out of the bag and he was asking about it. I told him in another year he would be able to use it and at that time he says, " I'm not playing in that ". He had no idea the competitiveness that exists in senior softball. You can't get him off the field now.
April 14, 2015
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

We played on a Sunday ASA Rec league for almost 20 years on a team called " Sultans of Swat ". Our coach grew up in New York before moving to Calif. Needless to say he was a huge Yankee fan. The team stopped playing only a few years ago as guys were hitting 50 and started playing senior ball and we were having problems fielding a team on Sunday afternoons.
March 25, 2015
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not HAPPY with Bats Unlimited!

Just goes to show you there are always two sides to a story. Upon reading Bat Caves post, how can you not side with him. Fed Ex has said they delivered the package, even describing the house and the car in the driveway. I learned a lesson here. I never have asked to have a signature needed for delivery as we haven't had a problem YET but I think I will from here on out, just to protect both parties. I have also ordered from Bats Unlimited in the past and never had a problem.

hope you guys can both walk away somewhat satisfied as this seems like a no win situation for someone.

March 25, 2015
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA survey

I'm with you on that one Gary. I used to state my income at least half of what it is due to a concern of getting my info Sold and then getting bombarded with sales calls and more credit card apps in the mail. Now, I leave that part blank. It's no one's business what your income is , the same can be said for race or religion.
March 15, 2015
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

400 foot fences? That's a great way to run the outfielders into the ground. I don't think there is many teams at any age who would want to play on fields this size. Any balls that make it thru the infield will be doubles. The difference of playing on 320 fields versus 300 are big enough . If your trying to elimanate homers, why not dumb down the bats. Making the fields bigger doesn't make much sense. You might want to re-think that idea. Imo.
March 15, 2015
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not HAPPY with Bats Unlimited!

Mike, you are correct, this is on Bats Unlimited. They need to file a claim and get it to Fed Ex .it makes no sense for them not to do so. It would be wise to tell the shipper that a signature is required for the package and for it not to be left on the porch as there has been a rash of thefts of packages from homes throughout the country. I'd put another phone call into Bats Unlimited and ask to speak to a manager. If that goes nowhere then I'd call your credit card company and dispute the charges. Good luck, hopefully B. U. steps up and does the right thing.
Jan. 11, 2015
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Do you use senior bats in non tournament games/leagues?

In Redwood City we can use ASA bats only in senior night league where it is open for all age groups 50 and over. The 75 and older men and the few women that play can use senior bats. They just started using a screen this last year. We use a 1-1 count and a 52-300 ball.
Jan. 3, 2015
AJC
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitcher safety screens.

Omar, we also play in NCSSA, we average 14 tourneys a year. One of the contributing factors to the amount of teams not growing IMO is each year at every level ( 50, 55, 60 etc ) there are a few teams that disbands. The top guys always lands on another team but what happens to the rest who cannot find a team to hook up with. We're probably losing as many as we gain.

As far as the bats go, I would have to disagree with your claim that we are losing players because the bats are too hot. I have not heard of one player who has used them and said he doesn't want to play anymore. I think if they got rid of the bats that we use today. We would lose more players than we would gain IMO.
Nov. 17, 2014
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

Too funny Nodded !

Hittem, the Reebok is great bat ( both models ), depending on your preference ( end load or balance ) I'm sure you would be very happy with this bat. We all are extremely lucky to play this game and should be thankful. Your response to Pood, seemed a bit harsh and unnecessary.

In short, get a Reebok Melee, hit some seeds all over the field, it will put a smile on your face.
Nov. 17, 2014
AJC
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Age Groups

That is correct Max. It can be a difference in age as little as 1 day. There has to be a cut off date Dec 31 seems the most logical.
Nov. 14, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

J Dub brings up a great point. This bat has to "press" a lot higher than the rest of the Miken senior bats or the other senior bats from other manufacturers for that matter. To really compare apples to apples, having some data to look at would be more useful than having someone say " I tried the new senior bat from ABC company and was hitting 380 foot bombs " when that same guy can hit 380 foot bombs with most other senior bats.

Compression readings would be really helpful !

Alan, the 2 piece Ultra Max Load I got from you in the beginning of the year is still going strong !
Nov. 12, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

Neck, it is not " illegal " to sell bats which are not legal for different sanctions. On EBAY you can find purportedly Ultra II'S re finished or re labeled as Freak 98's. There are bats being offered as rolled and shaved. EBAY is allowing these to be listed and sold and I have not heard of this practice being deemed illegal even tho these bats are not legal for game use. They get around the law by saying these are for batting practice only.

As far as buying used bats from EBAY, buyer beware. I wouldnt buy a used bat that I couldn't inspect in person.
Nov. 12, 2014
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

G Man, I wouldn't wait too long if this is the bat you may want. Reebok has stopped producing this bat and inventory probably won't last much longer. These bats have been around for a few years and they come in an end load ( yellow ) and the balanced ( red ) versions. Alan from Team 1 Sports I believe still has a few in stock. Both bats are winners, durability is decent .
Nov. 12, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

It has nothing to do with selling them on EBAY. You can paint flames on them and dip them in chocolate as long as disclose what your selling and someone is willing to lay out the money for it. The potential problem in reference to your question " if a bat is painted on the end " is if the home plate umpire suspects your bat has been tampered with, he can toss it !
Nov. 10, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

The issue of the end of the bat painted would look like a repair to the end of the bat has been made. This could be needed if someone damaged the end of the bat when trying to pry off the end cap to have it shaved.

Why paint the end of a composite bat, scuff marks or missing some of the original finish will not diminish the durability of a composite bat.
Oct. 18, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2 piece knob came off.

Barrel cracked in Manteca ? Knob flew off my 2 piece Ultra II at BLD also, same weekend my gray Ultra cracked. I did glue the knob back on with J B Weld 2 part marine epoxy, seems good so far. Haven't had great success with Miken' s lasting but I always have to have a couple.
Oct. 8, 2014
AJC
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: DH

If you can have 12 guys listed on your lineup card and of course everyone gets their at bats but you can only have 10 in the field, isn't that the same thing. You don't have to list them as a d h since positions for the starting 10 in the field is not required.
Oct. 7, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Donll, Jose played with God Sports Co. 50 M+ .

I read a lot of " they " and " those guys " above referring to both of the Cansecos although the only Canceso that has posted here was Ozzie. I've never seen a post here by Jose. I'm sure Ozzie didn't want to start off his senior softball playing days by rubbing people the wrong way. I'd like to think he had good intentions and it just came out wrong. These guys should be great for the game and it should create a lot of interest for a while, heck I'd stop and watch them hit.

Swing gave good advice to Ozzie on a different thread , " be humble " ! True true
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