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Real name:
George Hall

Location:
Boulder Creek, CA

Division:
Men's 55

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Oct. 1, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for an Aluminum Bat - TPS AI SB21 E

Norq44 - Hey nice number. : )
Thanks for looking, I really appreciate it. I am just wanting another AI if I can find one. Maybe someone else out there has a brand new one in the garage, just like you do with the Air Attack.

Jef - I'll try to say Hi next time we are at the same event as the Blasters or Stockton 50 teams.
I'm sure we probably will know each other by sight at least.
Thanks to you also.
Sept. 30, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus teams going to Phoenix

Ray and Joe,
Wow, if Hollis from Florida sends a 50 team, that would make 6 includling Gekle, Mac II, Ploog, Hendrick's, Maverick's and Hollis. What about the Chicago Major Plus Team? That would make 7.
Woo hoo. Do it Ray, do it.
George #44
Mac II
Sept. 30, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for an Aluminum Bat - TPS AI SB21 E

Hey Jef,
Yes, Mine was a triangle with 3 flat sides, but still hit good until I finally cracked it recently. Same as all my old Demarinis. I wanted it for an aluminum bat league that I play in. I swing Combats now also on my tourney team. I like end loaded bats which is why I prefer the TPS over the more balanced Demarini aluminum.
I think that I might know you if you are in Nor Cal.
What team do you play for?
I play for Mac II.
Thanks for the info.
George, #44
Sept. 29, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for an Aluminum Bat - TPS AI SB21 E

Hey Jef,
It is the TPS Air Inertia model SB21E, but it just says AI on the bat.
I googled it before I put my post up and could not find any for sale anywhere. These were produced around 1999 - 2000 I think. Good bats, but dented and folded up fairly easy. Anyway, I also searched eBAY and Craig's List, but nothing. I know Softball Fans had a close out deal last year on the 30OZ end loads, but I still had my old one and missed out.
Anyone out there still have one?
Sept. 29, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for an Aluminum Bat - TPS AI SB21 E

Wow, I need spellcheck, sorry.
I meant Black with green writing and 28,29 or 30 oz end loaded.
Sept. 29, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for an Aluminum Bat - TPS AI SB21 E

Sorry - hit send too soon.
This is the Balck aluminum bat with Green Writing.
Looking for a 25, 29 or 30 ounce end loaded one - not balanced.
Let me know. Thanks.
Sept. 29, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for an Aluminum Bat - TPS AI SB21 E

Hey All,
I'm thinking someone on this message board may have one of these in pristine condition just sitting in the garage.
how about making your wife, signifigant other and me happy by digging it out and selling it to me?

Details: Louisville Slugger
Model: TPS AI SB21E
June 11, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Announces Major-Plus Task Force

OK, back to the topic.
If I had a vote, the number one change would be to never make an over the fence HR an out. I like the walk option after the HR limit is met, that does not move up a runner unless he is forced. Better yet, unlimited HR's in Major Plus would be the best option. This would require some kind of reasonable time limit, say 75 - 90 minutes, a mercy run rule something like SPA uses and possibly each team providing approved balls like SPA does also.
Let the players speak and here them please because Managers aren't always the the brightest guys out there. I made a joke Monta. : ) O yeah, pay the umpires more for the longer games too, right Monty.
GH
June 11, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Announces Major-Plus Task Force

Hey Kevin and Jim,
I really liked both of your explanations which made sense to me at least
I'm more curious now because back in 1992, I had my jaw broken in 2 places by a STAR ball that was thrown - probably going around 70 MPH when it hit me. That STAR ball was a knock off of the Steele's Skyhawk ball if I remember correctly. When I bounced that ball on concrete, it jumped back up to my hand. It was a very hard plastic ball. In my opinion that ball was dangerous andI still have the plate with 2 screws in my jaw to prove it.
So, what I'm curious about is why Kevin keeps referring to these old balls and how the new one compares to them. Hopefully the answer is that the new one has the same core, but a lower compression. Thanks for the education on this subject boys.
George
Mac II, #44
March 29, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pictures on website?

Hi Jack - i sent you an email on Thursday asking some questions about an order. Just waiting for your reply. I think you took some really nce pictures.
George
Feb. 29, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Super Mjor Softball-The way the game was meant to be played

Hope you both feel better soon. So far my flu shot seems to be working or I've been lucky. Just got a cold that lasted a week, not too bad.
First local tourney March 8th, then Spring Worlds March 15 in Palm Springs. Looking forward to playing some ball again. See you guys on the fields.
Feb. 29, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Super Mjor Softball-The way the game was meant to be played

Kevin,
One thing is clear to me that we all want the Major Plus program to grow. We get tired of seeing the same grumpy old men all the time. Can't you and all your big hitting buddies just hurry up and get old. : )
George
Feb. 29, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Super Mjor Softball-The way the game was meant to be played

Hey Bruce,
How do you think we can grow the team count in these tourneys? Are you still in favor of combining the 50 and 55 divisions? I don't think anyone likes being locked in to the Major Plus evemts with the same 5 teams at best all the time. I would love to play in a 20 team event like AAA and AA get to do. If this project can somehow grow the team count in Major Plus events, it would be a huge success in my opinion.
Feb. 25, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Super Mjor Softball-The way the game was meant to be played

Hi Jim,
I agree with Audies 7 points. I also think that there will still not be enough 50 Major Plus Teams to get a big turnout. So I would like to add combining 50 and 55 Major + into one division. My opinion is that most of the better teams are in the 55 division right now. I have brother 3 years older so I have been playing against that age group my whole life and feel like I learned and got better because of it. If we could somehow lure Major teams into the fray with some type of fair equalizer, that might work also. SPA events with 8 teams are awesome. I would love to see 10 or more teams - how cool. I would vote for West Coast climate areas that are not so humid in the summer, but maybe spreading it out with 1 east, 1 central and 1 west event would work also.
Our official team message from MAC II 50 major Plus is:
We would like also for you to go to the Senior Softball Association website and send an e mail to Terry Hennessey under "Contact us" and let him hear what you have to say about the new rules (12 HR's and then outs as well as the middle closed. One or the other but not both. To speed up the game start with a one- one count. That is fine, we can play more then 4 innings and we are used to playing with a one-one count.) teams having to spend a vacation day, extra hotel night, extra rental car day for a best 2 out 3 tourn. We can do it on Sat. and Sun. The fee for a 2 out 3 ($450.00-$600.00) is way to much for such a tourn. Let the 50 Major Plus combine with the 50 Major's so we can play more games, different teams and enjoy playing the tourn's. like other divisions. Through Fran, Terry wants to hear about the changes and suggestions from the teams. Let him hear
Feb. 25, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Super Mjor Softball-The way the game was meant to be played

Hi Jim,
Feb. 2, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Associations
Discussion: 2008 National Senior Softball Summit

OK Kevin. I wish you success with this ball because it certainly makes sense to me.
Now to put you on the spot one more time.
What is the distance difference with the new ball?
Every one is going to ask that question I think before they will agree to use it.
Feb. 2, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Associations
Discussion: 2008 National Senior Softball Summit

Hey Joe,
Great news about the balls from Kevin. That guy has balls, huh?
That was weak, sorry.
Fundraiser went well and had great attendence. The comedians had Dianne and I laughing like crazy and we all had a good time.
I may have to come up and take BP with you and Ronnie sometime soon if that's OK.
Supposed to be dry all next week I think.
Feb. 2, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Associations
Discussion: 2008 National Senior Softball Summit

Joeeeey,
I'm sitting hear at the computer because it's raining up here and almost too nasty to play golf. I'm thinking about putting the rain gear on and slopping through the mud anyway.
I got a brand new loaded up driver off the altered golf clubs website that going to help me Take it Deep, baby.
Unfortunatly, there is no magic golf club that will hit it STRAIGHT for you. That is totally dependent opon skill and a little luck. : )
Feb. 2, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Associations
Discussion: 2008 National Senior Softball Summit

Kevin - that's exactly the explanation I was looking for. Thank you.
Now, how much power will the bat MFG's exert against using a ball like this?
If I understood you correctly, I will be able to hit this 53 cor low comp ball the same with any bat and with the harder or less flex bat, the more the ball should flex. That may take the market away from all of the $300 all association approved bats for all softball divisions.
Bargain hunters, especially seniors, will go for the cheaper aliminum hard bats like CU31 or even wood.
I might never break another bat.
Yipee !
I like that thought.
Was there any testing done on distance performance of these balls?
Feb. 2, 2008
GeHall44
Topic: Associations
Discussion: 2008 National Senior Softball Summit

Mike Walker - thanks for answering my questions. It is much more clear to me now. and I see lots more good info since I was last on here Thursday.
Kevin - I'm really interested in the ball specs you posted and if I could would like to ask you to put it in much simpler terms for us to understand.
I had my jaw broken in 2 places in 1992 from a THROWN blue stitch 47/525? STAR ball while I was running bases. All I know is that ball was I beleive an imitation of the old blue Steele's balls that were very hot. When you bounced them on cement, they would jump back up to your glove.
Anyway, it sounds to me like you are telling us that the new 53 COR ball will flex and rebound off any bat because it is softer and that the 44/375 current balls are harder and flex the composite Ultra type bats more to get distance and velocity.
Is that correct?
If yes, then it makes sense to me that the 53 COR ball may flex rather than the bones in my jaw if some A hole ever hits me in the face again and that they would be a much safer ball.
If average players don't have to sacrifice 50-100 feet in distance using this ball and it is indeed safer, then I am all for it and will send you my resume to apply for a West Coast Sales position in your company.
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