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Real name:
Mike Macenko

Location:
Brunswick, OH

Division:
Men's 50

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March 13, 2014
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Softball

Patty Mac is right,The heat does effect the Trump Stotes. The heat basically effects any ball when it is hot enough. The X-Rock still has the Microcell tech. That is why the ball will play whether it is cold or hot. After the SSUSA joined with LV senior softball you saw more and more X-Rocks. The core compression can drop 50 points if it is hot enough. I have done the testing for it before. I myself would ask for the X-Rock when it is extreme hot but that is just me. Directors buy what best fits their budget. Just my input on the situation..
Feb. 18, 2014
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anyone get the name of the company -Miken Rep at Loyce E Harpe fields?

jc11, If you need one of the bats you can give me a call at 330-419-0205, I can tale good care of you if the is what you. Thaks.

Mighty Mike
aka: Gorilla boy
Feb. 16, 2014
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New senior bats

Bauer bought Combat and now Bauer has bought Easton. It should make it for a wild deal...

Mighty Mike
aka: Gorilla Boy
Feb. 15, 2014
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Anyone get the name of the company -Miken Rep at Loyce E Harpe fields?

The name of the store is called Classic Logo. The Rep was Barry Bloom. Their address is 2940 Del Prado Blvd S Cape Coral, FL 33904. Their phone is 239-945-8811 but for some reason it says the phone is not in order at this time. Hope this helps.

Mighty Mike
aka: Gorilla Boy
Jan. 31, 2014
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: T.O.C. Bats for Winter Haven

Alan, I wish I was coming down too. Need some sunny weather for sure. TOC is a great time. I like some of the extra things they do. They usually have a nice banquet either at the Airplane Museum or at the Winter Haven baseball stadium.. Nice way to start the year off. Hopefully the temps will be nice.

Mighty Mike
aka: Gorilla Boy
Jan. 31, 2014
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: T.O.C. Bats for Winter Haven

We will have someone at Lakeland also. We will have a Miken rep from a store in Florida that will be helping with sales also. I am usually there helping Frank but I am not able to make it there this year. Good luck to all of the teams. Should be an exciting time.

Mighty Mike
aka: Gorilla Boy
Jan. 31, 2014
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: T.O.C. Bats for Winter Haven

Just want to let the softball players know that Miken has come out with a T.O.C. bat special for this years tournament. It is a Limited Edition and Frank Short from Anaconda Sports will be selling them at the T.O.C. He will be swapping back and forth from Auburndale and Winter Haven. The bats come in a maxload and the sizing is 34/26, 34/27, 34/28, and 34/30. So if you get a chance stop by and see Frank. I actually did some hitting back in November in Florida with these bats and they play very well. So if you get a chance check them out.....

Mighty Mike
aka:Gorilla Boy
Jan. 3, 2014
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR MIKE MACENKO'S RECOVERY

Well Big Mike is at home trying to recuperate... Thank you so much for all of your get well wishes. As you know I have given my life to softball even though I always knew that is not the most important thing in life. I am like a marine, only I am not. I do like what Jack Nicholson said only softball is different in my life....
God
Family
Softball.

God Bless everyone (Thank you for the card Fran)and thank you so much for the prayers.
Your softball brother Mike Macenko
Dec. 3, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What's the best bat for open tournaments?

So we don't get to out of control. Alan I disagree with you being the most knowledgeable person in senior softball or softball itself. I think I am a pretty knowledgeble person. Just remember there is other people that know as much as you do about softball. I am by far not trying to be shitty here. As a matter of fact I am your friend. Just slow down a little bit. Combats are great bats whether it be a Ambush, or Dirty.

Mike Macenko
Nov. 27, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Al Dreschler - Pace Softball - Suddenly Passed Away

I was really saddened when told of Al's Passing. Great guy who loved to play ball. I will always remember him when he was in Cleveland for my SPA Big Cat Classic last year. It was one of those tough days when the wind is really blowing hard and in. Nobody was hitting any out until Big Al hit 3 in a row. It was quite impressive. He was using one of the bats I sold him. We talked in between games. Like I said I will remember his smiling face after he would hit one of those high flying bombs. May He Rest In Peace. God Bless.

Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
Oct. 9, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Gorilla Boy

Appreciate the feedback gentleman. Yes the X-Rock is a little bit more money. We do make a synthetic micro-cell ball for the ISA. I will bring that up at the ISA convention.. I know the balls do have that tendecy to knuckle. Glad to see the tourney was another success. It is unbelievable to have have all of those teams. Nice job by the SSUSA..

Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
Oct. 8, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Gorilla Boy

I have talked to a few players already that have been back from Vegas. Said that the X-Rock ball was flying out of all of the ball parks. That is good to hear. They were holding up just fine in the Vegas weather. I saw where Louisville Slugger was giving some bats out to test or use. They look good in a picture that was on facebook. Looks like Ron Parnell is going to be promoting them. Could not ask for a better person. He is still doing his thing like he was 35.

Thanks Guys

Mike Macenko
aka.Gorilla Boy
Sept. 30, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

Glad to hear that. How many balls was the SSUSA giving out to the teams in the beginning? Thanks in advance.

Mike Macenko
Sept. 30, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Masters Updates

Conrats to Crump and his Motown All Stars. Very happy for you. You are one of the good guys. Ha!Ha!

Mike Macenko
Sept. 25, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Rock softball

Just to make sure I understand, what balls are you saying that doesn't have the correct core or compression test specs on it? Thanks

Mike Macenko
Sept. 14, 2013
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

Marv19 if you need any Trump Stote or Rock softballs let me know, I will take care of that for you. The Baden is not the same as the ISA Rock Ball that is for sure. I don't know what the core of the Baden ball is but it is not the same as the ISA X Rock. The Rock balls is a 44/375 cor/comp. It does have multi layers. If you have anymore questions about the X-Rock, just e-mail me at mike@bigcat844.com. I will get you any info you need... Thanks.

Mike Macenko
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
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