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Aug. 30, 2013
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

HJ (jmo) I have used 26 and 30oz for years. For me a 30oz will send ball farther if swing speeds are the same because I feel my 30oz is traveling faster after the ball strike which means the bat did not absorb very much momentum as it was mostly all transferrd to the ball.

The prof for me is the ball is farther away from me with the 30oz.
Aug. 26, 2013
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

Breakin? My Black Centerarian went yard on 21st swing of a tournament. That was probably only the 5th strike on the barrel of the bat. Most on handle.

I do not see how this new Combat could be any better?? Is it still rated 1.21??

Or is it the same barrel as the BC ???

Aug. 26, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove care

Many years ago I purchased a Nokona glove for $180.
It was a great glove, already brokein and ready to play.
The direction for keeping the glove in great shape was using Vaseline. AND it works great.
Put vaseline inside the fingers of the glove and all over the outside, it will soak into leather and not be greasy one little bit.

Your glove will last many many years and snag and hold balls.....

Stay thristy my friend.
Aug. 12, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

HEY 211 --- You best do all the above and get ready to play by Sept 5, Are U listening???

Aug. 10, 2013
Topic: Bats

I use 2 BP sessions of 30 swings each.
This gets me in tune with the new bat and breaks in the new bat. Plus the swing reps helps my timing.
Aug. 9, 2013
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Infield fly rule with a line drive

While playing the SSUSA Midwest Qualifier in July with 1st and 2nd occupied an infield fly was hit, however, the umpire did not call Infield Fly. Ball fell 10' or so behind shortstop on dirt infield (he thaught the middle infielder would get ball.
70+ with 11th defender. All runners and batter was safe.

Umpire said when no movement happened from an infielder when ball was hit the INFIELD FLY was not called.

You should catch ball no matter what. However I did think you could just let ball fall and the batter would be out.

Aug. 1, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has the game really been toned down?

My current EXPENSIVE 30 OZ Combat cost me $80 LESS than my 1997 Demarni 26oz. I just wish the bats today would hit as good as the ol 1997...... Even Though My Centenarian will rocket a ball out of the park.

I just can not understand why so much bitching occurs about the expensive bats of today when they are cheaper. If you want to bitch bring the T2000 balls back. You could hit one of those out with a 38oz Howard Steel bat that would beat a tree down.

HEY, Phantomf4j I am with you, when I can not react, then it is time for GOLF FULL TIME.

Just enjoy the game and be glad you can get out.

July 31, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has the game really been toned down?

Swing - USSSA standard ball was 50-525 as I remember, and as a pitcher you had to pitch it almost flat or it was a ball.

With an alum bat you could clear a 320' fense that was 10' high. Most balls went 350 to about 425 when they landed on buildings behind park. Good bat + hot ball = good fun.

About same today with composit and restricted ball. At least it is about the same for me. Once alum bats were out (and not 1/4" thick walls) the game got hot. When we used wood bats most balls were NOT HOT. They would go some but never got close to hitting one out of a park. Many parks were 225 to 265' then.

July 25, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USA U2 snapped

Breaking-in a bat has nothing to do with a bat snapping at the handle. The break-in is for the barrel.

Big strong guys break a bat at the handle.

July 22, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: surgery scheduled

Bruce - take good care of the knee and may you get back to playing in great shape soon.

July 13, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: border battle

Bob, they were hitting the ball over the 400' marker then on top of a building.

The main thing those guys did was "time their swing to the arrival of the ball".. Most of us commit our bodies before the ball gets to us, the result is you drop a lot of power resulting in weak strikes on the ball.
July 10, 2013
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Tag on Caught Fly Ball Out

In Rules Page 46 8.4(8) D

Runners are entitled to advance with liability to be put out:
A. When a pitched ball is batted.
B. On a thrown ball or a fair batted ball that is not blocked.
C On a thrown ball that hits an umpire.
D. When a legally caught ball is first touched.

Does this mean if fielder fumbles ball befor controlling ball (not ever touching ground) can the Runner leave base and advance legally befor actual catch happens?

Also is SSUSA "Hit and Sit" ?? Or does batter have to touch 1st on a ball over fence.

June 30, 2013
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

When you reach the top it seems the only choice is to disband. A 70 team in my area got upgraded to M+ and just got trashed. Result, the team disbanded.

Probably some guys are out of Senior Softball now. May be that the person that said break up the M+ teams and scatter the players that want to continue is the only answer.

I know that playing against the best of the best when they are on the same team is a no win situtation for most all teams. I have been there. When it is in pool play it is ok, however in tournament play it is not fun.

Montgomery Motors out of Maryland was such a team. May have been the best I ever played against. They had to hit the ball in the ground to keep it in the park.

The answer is not simple.

June 30, 2013
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championships - How were the fields and other Facilities?

T T - My team did not go because it was moved to Houston. To far from nowhere. Heard they would draw more teams. Will be interested 2 see if they did. Maybe some teams are out in the gulf of mexico swiming around.
June 30, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What do you think of pay to play players?

Have been in Dallas area for my 4th season and am on my 4th team.

So far all have said "if you will play with us you can pay your way".

Does anyone know of someone who will pay U to play in this area?? LOL

Swing "Loyalty is a must for the season (unless BAD exists on team). At the end of season each person has the right to stay with current team or better themselves with a more compatible team or play at another level, could be up or down in level.
June 17, 2013
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Indiana/Ohio based team

The team is from Indiana.
Ohio borders Indiana on west.
Illinois bordes Indiana on east.
All is good.

In Texas Arkansas and New Mexico can be on same team if team is Based in Texas.

Border Rule.

Have a good day.
June 5, 2013
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Red Combat

Bruce, my main is the Black Centenarian 30oz Balanced.
It swings as quick as a 27oz bat for me, or so it seems.

Even when I hit out close to the end of bat the ball still has fence distance, when on sweet spot and timed the bat is increadible.

The bat does not seem to slow down when striking the ball.
May 7, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: weightlifting

bc7 - I workout year round. I do not workout on day of games.

I may feel tight, however, I think it allows more speed/power when swinging the bat. Note; it is a combination of Speed and Power, not one or the other.

A big plus is if you take a rough tumble the chances of getting hurt goes way down.

May 1, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Our third place at Worlds team wanting Fangrabber do we get it done?

Tim, Ratings by So Called Officals are "How Much Do They Love You Or Hate You."

A team I played on several years ago beat a few teams and pissed Ridge Hooks OFF.. Just befor His SPA National Championship in Panama City Beach he Reclassified us AAA.

I tried to get our team to not go, however some wanted a vacation. It was a good vacation. We got beat like RENTED GOVERMENT MULES..

This will go on for whatever reasions.. Most of the time it is who do you know.....

Overall 80% of the teams are rated correct. For the other 20% It Just Stinks.

That is lift... C
April 30, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Preferred tournament wants, Short replies, please.

1. Entry Fee $300 - $335
2. 5 guarantee if 4 or more teams
3. Two day max if only 5 games (hotel cost)
4. Double elimination--Round Robin with 6 teams are fun
as you get to play everyone
5. Senior bats only
6. 44/375
7. 70' , played 70' this past weekend in Tulsa.
team is 70 AAA
8. Mixed only if too few teams in your division.
9. Prizes like jackets are nice.
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