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Aug. 26, 2014
AJC
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking to join 65 and over team tampa area

IF I were to guess, think he meant......." give me a shot ".
Aug. 24, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

Sparky, you're post that SSUSA is making " $$$$$ " off of senior softball seems a bit exaggerated. If Lee Lees numbers from last years big tournament is correct of $333 k gross , they probably would be lucky to keep 10-15 % of that as profit after all is said and done. Then how many guys are getting a slice of that pie. This is a business and should be reasonable to expect them to make a profit.

Even if you're team is self-sponsored, splitting the cost of $695 between 12 guys is less than $60 per guy for 3 days of ball providing you're has the good fortune of playing on the last day. I'm sure you're portion of the entry fee will be a small percentage of you're softball budget for the weekend.

The fee for such a big event ( $60 per guy ) seems pretty reasonable for a weekend of ball. Be thankful they're making a few bucks cause if they didn't, there wouldn't be a tourney held at all. If you want over priced, take a family of 4 to a Gaints game and fork out $500 for seats that are just decent, not great.

The cost of senior softball seems pretty reasonable .
Aug. 22, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

I'm not to sure about that Omar. I don't think hundreds of thousands of players would come back if we went back to aluminum bats. I think we would lose as many players as we would gain if this happened. I'd still play, even save myself $600 - $800 a year in bats that I spend each year in bats. But I'd still prefer to use the bats we have today.......that's just my preference of course.
Aug. 18, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Warranties

Thanks for the input Ed.

I had the knob come off my White Max Load this weekend at BLD. It seems like a pretty tight fit and I'm sure epoxy will do the trick. This is the first time I've seen this happened as well as guys from my team and the team we were playing. We were all in amazement. It appears this is becoming more common.
Aug. 13, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

Aftershock is playing this weekend in the NCSSA HOF Championships in Manteca @ BLD in the top bracket against a few of the guys teams that have posted here, talk about awkward ! Hopefully not everyone on the team knew about it but even it that's true, will still be looked at as guilty of cheating. It makes you feel for the ones that honestly had no Idea that this was going on if in fact there was a few that had no idea that this was taking place. I'm sure every team will be aware this weekend of the possibility of chilled softballs being put into the game and checking for softballs that have been "chilled" as it will be in the 90's this weekend.

BLD which doesn't allow drinks to be brought into the park also has coolers in each dugout. Suddenly drinking water from these doesn't sound all that appealing.
July 24, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

Thanks for the input Bruce. It's helpful to be able to compare apples to apples. It looks like this bat is a winner and will have to added to my bag as soon as it's available. It's hard to imagine that a bat can be produced that is hotter than the ones already being produced..........kind of scary !
July 23, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

Bruce, I have to ask, if your launching 360-375 foot bombs with this bat, I'm sure you were hitting with other bats as far weren't you.?

Next question, where did you find this bat? All the sites that I have checked are taking pre-orders on this bat and have a September 1st date as a time of release for everyone.
July 17, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

Ed, sorry, a typo. Meant to say, if you get them in before September 1st, please post.

Thanks, Tony
July 17, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

Ed, I assume you won't get them until September 1st. I went to order one last night and a few sites were taking pre orders and they had that above mentioned date as time of delivery. If 6 out get them before that, please post.

Mark, I see you got the 27oz. I know you swing a 26, how does the swing weight feel at that weight for you. On a balanced bat, I prefer a 28 oz. Does it swing light like a Ultra II one piece. I see they are offering these in a 29oz.

Thanks, Tony
July 16, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

Hey Mark, that's just what you need, another senior softball bat ! How many does that make now.....50 , 60? Lol.

Thanks for the post, now I have to get a new bat. Dudley should send you a bat just for the post, I'm sure this thread will generate A fair amount of bat orders.

Hope all is well!

Tony
O's
July 2, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BEST ASA BAT

The Easton L4, and L6 are both really good bats for those balls as well.
June 17, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Worth legit

Paco, should be an easy fix. I had the end cap come off a yellow M M a few years ago. Clean off dust and any loose material off both the end cap and the end of the barrel. Apply a continuous small bead of a good quality adhesive around the inside edge of the barrel and a small bead around the end cap. Push the 3rd cap back in place and wipe off any excess adhesive from the exterior of the bat and let the adhesive dry for a day by standing upright on the end cap ( this will keep the adhesive at the end of the bat ). After. A day, you should be good to go.
June 10, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra 2

Agreed, those were 1.20 . The 1.20's are the ones you want.. You will get more than a handful of tourneys out of them, unlike the 1.21's.

Hey Mark, take it easy on us this weekend in P Town!

Tony
O's
June 9, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Worth legit

WT, $186 is a great price for that bat. 5 he cheapest I found it was over $200. I'm hoping it's the same bat ( 2014 ) as the 2015 model although I just saw a post from Alan at Team 1 Sports who mentioned the 2014 had issues where the knob would fly off. I've never seen a knob separate from a bat and I certainly hope I do not see that anytime soon with mine. I didn't think to ask Alan about this particular bat as he doesn't stock these on his website. I got my Ultra Max load from him in the off season and he was very helpful and even responded thru an email on a Sunday.

This bat felt as good out of the wrapper as any senior bat I've tried and the balanced feel was awesome. Can't wait to start using it, I just hope the knob doesn't go flying in a different direction than my bat!
June 5, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: combat 2 dirty vs. worth legit

Hopefully they changed the glue to keep the knobs, from flying off?! Wow, wish I would have read that a month ago when I inquired about the Legit. I bought the 2014 model because I found it $60 cheaper than the 2015. I figures it would be the same bat with different graphics.....oops!
June 2, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MIKEN TRIAD BLACKOUT SEHIOR BAT

To make the above statement more correct, I should add that the majority of 55 teams as well have less of a percentage of players using the one piece Ultra II than the 60 and above players. For the 50 and 55 teams, in the dugouts seem to be more Reeboks, DiMarini, Combats and 2 piece Ultras.
June 2, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MIKEN TRIAD BLACKOUT SEHIOR BAT

Hey Hemi, I was speaking only about the durability of the one piece balanced Ultra II that Honda had purchased. I agree with you the newer 2 pieces seem more durable. This year I've been using the 2 piece Max Load which I got from Alan ( not that that matters ) but have been very happy with it. It already has about 130 swings on it and is holding up well. I'm sure the TOC and Big Cat would hold up as well as the Max Load. Alan would be a better source as far as info on durability since i do not have either of those 2 bats. I agree the Ultra II is the most popular bat for teams 55 and older, just look in the dugouts. For 50 ' s teams, there are quite a mix of bats and a lot fewer black Ultra II'S than the older divisions and it is primarily due to lack of durability. IMHO
June 1, 2014
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MIKEN TRIAD BLACKOUT SEHIOR BAT

Hey Honda, while I have no doubt you will be more than happy with the balanced one piece Ultra II, the question will be durability. Just speaking from my own experiences with this bat, ( I also had a few 29oz.) it is very fragile. I would only use it in batting practice at first for no more than 30-40 swings then keep it in the bag except for tourney ball. No more bp after that.

I hope it lasts you !
May 21, 2014
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tee-shirts or other prizes?

Omar, you are correct on the pullovers that Dean Perkins gives out for the Hayward tourney, those are very nice. He gives you a nice option as well for ordering by color.

Wagon, I hope that was "tongue in cheek " when you mentioned gift cards for 7-11, that would have to go down as one of the cheesiest awards....ever.
May 19, 2014
AJC
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Unusual play

I believe both runners would have been out with the catcher leaving his foot on the mat providing the 2nd runner had crossed the commit line. If the 2nd runner had not crossed the commit line, he could try and retreat back to 3rd base.
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