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Mike Macenko

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Brunswick, OH

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Men's 50

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Sept. 13, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock balls

Fabe, not sure yet on Vegas. Probably won't make it this year. Would love to meet you and talk softball. You know I am a hitter so you know I want to hit homeruns just like everybody else. I love to see good defensive plays also. One thing is for sure, the X-Rocks do make it a little tougher to catch a line drive coming right at you. That is for sure.

You can do what Mighty Joe Young used to do when he had to play the outfield. If he caught it he would throw to the outfielder next to him and tell him to throw that shit in. He was quite a character on the field. He used to make me laugh most of the time with his lingo.

Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
Sept. 12, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock balls

Yes the X-Rock softballs have a tendency to bounce more than a regular 44/375. The reason being the extra cover underneath the outside cover. The SSUSA has been using the Trump/Stote 44/375 balls for years. It is a synthetic cover. Great ball. What happened was Las Vegas used the ISA X-Rock when they had their tournament in Vegas. Yes the balls were flying even in the heat. In Phoenix where the SSUSA played their tournament in late September or early October for a number of years the synthetic covered ball was used. When the SSUSA and Las Vegas merged it brought the X-Rock ISA ball back into tournament play. So here SSUSA has changed their program format and now play the Nationals in Vegas with the X-Rock. So you can use the synthetic cover and the ball will stay down more and not be as bouncy, BUT won't fly like the X-Rock in the heat. I don't have any answers on the matter. It all comes down to, what you prefer. Defence where you don't have to wear a helmet to catch the ball or homeruns flying out of the park like missells. Hope this helps a little bit. Hav a great day players...

Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
Sept. 9, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking for information

I don't know if they were stolen or not. I just thought I would look into it a little further that just by a rumor. Thanks for the input gentleman. Most appreciated.

Mike Macenko
Sept. 8, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking for information

I have been contacted by a couple of different players that are looking for the White Centenarian or Black Centenarian senior bats. They actually said that someone was selling them for 75.00 out of their truck or car at one of the last senior events. They players have even contacted SSUSA about the subject. A number of different people's names have come out about it but I was hoping I might be able to actually hear from someone that saw it or purchaesd one. The info is strictly for finding out who was doiong it. If you have any info you can email me at mike@bigcat844.com.. I have never seen that before but some players claim they have. Appreciate your input..

If it didn't happen that is fine too. Just wonder about a rumor like that... Thanks...

Mike Macenko
Aug. 30, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

Since the senior bats all have the same 1.21 bpf it would not seem possible that the ball will go any father. But if they use a different blend of composites which Don Cooper told me then maybe the bat will last a little longer. He said that they used a different blend and basically that is it. I believe the whole concept was to put the two different models as one bat line. Jeff Wallace signature model in 3 diferent sizes. 13 in Balanced or Full load, and the 10 inch which we all know is already designed as a full load. The Black and the White Cent's are almost all gone. From talking with Jeff he says the bat has great pop. I am sure he is hitting it a long way. Jeff has been one of the best hitters in softball the last 15 years if not the best. Clutch hitter. Once the White and Black are gone you will have to buy the new Jeff Wallace to get the Centenarian feel. Good Luck and have fun...

Mike Macenko
Aug. 30, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Gray senior bat is this still made

I am not sure if there is someone out there that might have one of the Grey Combats. Anaconda does not have any... Sorry. I wish I did...

Mike Macenko
Aug. 24, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

The new 2014 model is a Jeff Wallace Signature model. It is a great stick made by Combat again. You should be able to buy them fron Allen in a 10 inch and 13 inch model. Balanced or Full Load. If you need to see a picure of it you can go to Just bats.com to see a picture of it. Hope this helps.

Gorilla Boy

July 29, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: need a white combat cent ,

Thanks for the kind words guys. I believe he has called and is going to order one. Once again Thanks. I was on the run all weekend helping with a couple of diffent events. I was going to try and make it down to Columbus, Indiana but I could not even make that. I have some 27's and 26's left. Give me a jingle. 330-419-0205.

Gorilla Boy
Mike Macenko

The Cleveland Plain Dealer did a nice article on myself and the years of softball in Cleveland, Ohio. It once was the capitol of softball. If you want to you can check it out here.
http://www.cleveland.com/softball/index.ssf/2013/07/mike_macenko_softball_champion.html

July 26, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Yellow Combat MM Gear vs Blue MM Gear

The Yellow MM and the Blue MM are exactly the same bat. The only difference is we did not make a 10 inch. As far as one bat lasting 1 year and another breaking before game time, that could happen with any bat. I don't believe Combat would lie to us about the make up of the bat. I have hit the Blue bat and mine plays like my Yellow MM. I don't believe they made any special adjustments to my Blue bat. I bought it from Anaconda...

Mike Macenko
July 8, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combat Twilight bat users

Yes Anaconda is selling the Twilight for 129.99. As you saw from some of our sales over the last few months we are selling these great bats at unbelievable prices. You can not go wrong with this bat. Especially for 129.99. Give me a call at 330-419-0205 and we can talk. Thank You.

Mike Macenko
gorilla boy
June 28, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Worth Legit 2 Piece Senior 1st test results.....

I saw Don Clatterbaugh swinging it this past weeked in Salem. He was hitting line drives into the trees with this bat.

Gorilla Boy
June 5, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Red Combat

After Anaconda brought out the Original Grey Senior bat Kevin thought a 10 inch barrel would play very well with the Combat technology. I thought so too along with Coop. With the shorter barrell it really makes for a good endload. With that endload in a short barrell it will hlp generate a little bit more bat speed in your swing..

As a matter of fact I had them make 6 bats for me that weighed 31.5 ounces. I like a heavy bat. I hit some balls with that bat in Loudon the one year that were going 500 feet with this bat. I was hitting in front of some players from the New York Statesman team. The bats were not illegal.,. If you know anyone that has one, give it a try. I am sure Bruce is happy with his. Unless you have a dud, the bat played great. We used the 10 inch barrell with the Mike Macenko Yellow Combats along with a 13 inch barrell. I still have one 10 inch left in the Yellow MM.

This is one reason the White Centenarian plays so good. Small barrell.

Just my input. Just trying to help you understand the concept...

Mike Macenko
aka.Gorilla Boy
April 29, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Your Prayers are Needed

Prayers are on the way. Hoping everything will go all right for the young girl. God Bless Her.

Mighty mike
April 29, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Big Cat Classic is All Set

Looking forward to the tourney. Also looking forward to playing with your team in the Maple Heights league. Should be fun. Thank You.

Mighty Mike

April 26, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Big Cat Classic is All Set

I just want to say thanks to the teams that are coming to this event. I amm trying to start something that I can personally be involved with when it come ss to tourneys. Looking forward to it. We ahve 26 teams and it should be fun. Also just to point out I still have some great deals of all kinsds of senior bats. Once a gain Thanks.

Actually nice enough to start swinging. Nothing like the sound of hitting one really good. A player on my team once said, after I asked him if he hit it good? "Sometimes I hits em good and sometimes I hits em real good!".. His name was Fred Trice and if you ever saw him you would understand. One big man!

Gorilla Boy
April 5, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Big Cat Classic

Just a note to let the senior ball teams know about the first Mike Macenko Big Cat Classic. It will be held on April 30th thru May 5th in Brook Park, Ohio. You can contack Mike Block at 330-963-7189 for any questions about the tourney.

When - Apr 30–May 5, 2013

Where - Brook Park, OH

Description - Men's 50+ - 75+

Go here for Tournament Info
http://www.softballspa.com/spadata/SPADocuments/TournPackets/13May_SPABigCatClassic_BrookPark_OH.pdf

Email - Mike Block at b661@aol.com

Or Call (330) 963-7189

Anaconda Sports is one of the Sponsors.
I have some nice prizes for winners.. Plaques also included in the tournament prize packages.

P.S. I have some real nice pricing on some of the senior bats out there.
Give me a call @ 330-419-0205..

Thank You
Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
Feb. 23, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Softball Season Is Here Already! Bats For sale...

I sell a number of different senior players bats. Mikens and Demarini's included. You can call me at 330-419-0205 for pricing and availability. Give me a call on Monday and I should be able to help you out...

Mike Macenko
Feb. 19, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Softball Season Is Here Already! Bats For sale...

Just an FYI, I have some specials on some of the Senior line of softball bats. The Twilight, Centenarian, Demarini (The One), Demarini ASA (The One), Miken Velocite. Give me a call at 330-419-0205. Have a great day… Thank You….

Mighty Mike
aka:Gorilla Boy

Feb. 13, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Blowout

Steve, I made a mistake. I thought I had that photo scanned already. I don't but I will do it tonight.

Mike Macenko
Feb. 13, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Blowout

Hey Steve, thaks. I am sending you the picture right now.

Mike Macenko

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