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Real name:
James English

Location:
Wylie, TX

Division:
Men's 70

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July 25, 2013
crusher
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.

C
July 22, 2013
crusher
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.

James
July 13, 2013
crusher
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
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Tag on Caught Fly Ball Out

In Rules Page 46 8.4(8) D

8.4(8) WHEN RUNNERS CAN ADVANCE AT THEIR RISK
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.

Thanks,
C
June 30, 2013
crusher
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.

C
June 30, 2013
crusher
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
crusher
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
crusher
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
crusher
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
crusher
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.

C
May 1, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Our third place at Worlds team wanting Fangrabber treatment....how 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
crusher
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.
April 30, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70 FT BASES

Webbie - agree with your points. Found myself at save depth as befor. When I setup first time I looked at 3rd then 2nd and felt like I should back up. Had to resist the urge.

I like that most players can not just take the extra base. Those very close plays are now outs.

In 20 more years bases will move another 5 feet to 75'.lol

C
April 29, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70 FT BASES

I played 70' bases in Tulsa this weekend.

Did not notice any difference. A couple guys thaught they looked longer but not one person had an issue with it.

Guess there is a good reason for going to 70' ????

C
April 25, 2013
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2 pc End Load vs Reebok End Load

Wayne, I play for the Creakers.
Started in fall season last year. I will be the one with some other color than a green jesery.

C
April 25, 2013
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2 pc End Load vs Reebok End Load

Wayne, do not know.
It was the 7pm game on field 2 4/16/13.
The guy was 6' and 220 or so. Solid looking.

C
April 23, 2013
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken 2 pc End Load vs Reebok End Load

Az lz -- Our Senior league in Richardson Tx. Last Tuesday I saw a guy hit a low linedrive out of park with the new Miken 2 Piece. It was at least his 2nd over fence of the game as it was same as a walk. I looked at bat and it was new, he told me that was his 3rd swing.

The bat really appears to be lively.

Crusher
April 23, 2013
crusher
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Oil capital

shoeless -- are you talking about Oil City Classic in Tulsa?

Why keep olders off 3 ? Is it the extra 10 feet?

Shoe, what team and age group do you play for?

C
April 18, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Stutter Step

You use it if you are adjusting to a 3rd strike pitch...

Else, you are playing girls fast pitch softball.

Have a good year. Or just setup and look for your pitch and crush it.......

Crusher
March 21, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of breaking bats

WOW, thousands of swings........... BS........

So you can hit 218 feet with a thousand swings. Big DEAL..

This piese os Sh*t could not come close to equaling my 30oz Centenarian balanced bat............

Go some where else and peddle your sh*t......

Respectable,,,,Crusher.
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