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Aug. 23, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat restrictions for Seniors.

Whoa there OK, "composites came along much more powerful than the feared titanium bats of old"?
Don't think so; why do you think all titanium bats are still banned while newer & better composites are still being approved?
Also for the record, most if not all of the highest-performing golf drivers are made with a titanium face vs any type of composite.

Aug. 22, 2013
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: another senior ailment : TOE NAIL FUNGUS !

Going to the DPM tomorrow for the same problem. Last time they recommended removing & cauterizing the part of the big toenail that's growing into the toe. Apparently when they cauterize it won't grow back so you're not running around feeling like there's a nail in your big toe.
July 31, 2013
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has the game really been toned down?

From 2000 - 2002 we used the 47/525 Dudley Red Thunder in every tournament. As soon as the Ultra 2 came out in 2003 the ball was switched to the Dudley 44/375. The Red Thunder was about 10% longer (around 30 feet for most players) than today's 375's.
July 30, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

ISSA already combined M+ with Major this year and it's not working out. ISSA seems to let teams play at whatever level they want so a lot of the Major teams have dropped down to AAA to avoid playing the M+ teams and a lot of the AAA teams have dropped down to AA to avoid playing the Major teams.
July 13, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Legit 2 Piece Senior 1st test results.....

So how would this Legit compare to the prior Worth 454 Senior bat?
June 27, 2013
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miken 2 piece

Nothing wrong with this bat, just depends on what fits your swing best. Personally like the Red Maxload better but everyone's different . . .
May 29, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ASA Senior Bats

Jetboy; don't think the original Senior Rip-It was ever approved for use so unless you have some new model your stick is illegal. And yes, it was considered too hot . . .
May 27, 2013
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combat Twilight bat users

You might want to check out this review . . .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqbXcQaRjSE
May 12, 2013
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW COMBAT DIRTY

W25 - the new 2-piece Mikens seem to outdistance the standard black & are supposed to last at least twice as long although for some of the beasts on this board that's still not a lot of swings . . .
May 10, 2013
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW COMBAT DIRTY

W25 - which new Miken did you bust up?
(the new 2-piecers are supposed to be more durable & do have a harder barrel so just wondering)
April 9, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Tuff Shield

Just think of it as a bat condom . . .
March 13, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Talk regarding illegal bats

Sad but true, in fact there's 1 company whose website seems to sell nothing but shaved, juiced & rolled bats - they include these "services" in their pricing.
HJ, problem is who would pay the players for their disassembled bats if they turn out to be legal???
March 5, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Miken ASA Ultra

So how does this ASA Ultra compare to a good U-Trip bat in hitting 44/375 balls?
Feb. 28, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

Would much rather play at 8pm if necessary than 8am (or earlier in some cases).
At 8am games half the fields have blinding sun in either the batter or pitchers eyes, the grass is still wet which breaks senior bats quicker than anything, you have to get up way too early and there's not enough time to get loosened up.
And the 1 - 1 count probably averages 2 to 3 less pitches per batter since most swing at the 1st good pitch to avoid getting into a 2-strike count.
Jan. 23, 2013
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: loosing toenails

If you're having toenail problems, especially ingrowns, you really need to do yourself a favor & go to a podiatrist.
A lot of these problems are caused by fungus infections & only a podiatrist can effectively/safely treat these.
Jan. 1, 2013
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

Have never heard anyone that plays with 1 - 1 count complain that we should be using 0 - 0 instead.
Have heard MANY players complain with 0 - 0 count when the umpire announces that the 5th or 6th will be the LAST inning.
Dec. 27, 2012
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

If you're an outfielder on a hot summer day, the 1 - 1 count will cause the batters to swing earlier in their at bat, which beats the hell out of standing around shooing the gnats away while the hitter waits for the perfect pitch with the 0 - 0 count . . .
Dec. 16, 2012
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

Memory might be faulty here, but didn't aluminum bats also have durability issues especially with denting and/or cracking? Didn't the umps start using the ring to check if bats were out-of-round from denting?
Seem to remember the alloy bats denting easily in the cooler weather, especially the hi-performance ones that had thinner walls?
Nov. 14, 2012
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Update from USSSA National Convention

This is another argument for a return to the unlimited arc.
The pitcher has time to back up or move to the side and the umps no longer have to make the call or argue with the hitters about illegal high pitches.
Sure it's more challenging for the hitters, but this helps to reduce the impact of the senior bats on the overall balance of the game.
There were arguments in the past with unlimited arc as to what constituted a pitch that was too deep; with the mat the only possible ball/strike argument left would be the flat pitch call.
Nov. 13, 2012
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Update from USSSA National Convention

Basically, makes no sense at all. If the pitcher stays behind the screen, then what purpose does the mask serve?
And if the pitcher doesn't stay behind the screen, then what purpose does the screen serve?
And if the pitcher doesn't stay behind the screen, why should it be a dead ball out or even a strike if the ball hits the net?
Are they trying to protect the screen from being broken?
Whoever came up with this clearly didn't think any of this thru . . .

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