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turnertown, TX

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Dec. 17, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for 60 Major Players

there are a couple of guys up here in tyler that are 60 and looking for a team...they are more like AAA tho instead of M.......what team is this ....
Dec. 11, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

to me DC..it would affect your timing per say.....if there is flex you are hitting the ball to late unless you compensate...kind of like the golfers 85% swing......softballers tend to gorilla swing....they aren't looking to place the ball most times.....i personally like the stiff handle in a bat as i swing hard.and have had the flex in the handle mess me up till i slow my swing down a bit.....now if a batter gets the right swing with the bat handle flex he/she can have good results....like the golfer who slows down their swing....just like a golf club.....with a bat ya want the kick point to be as your hitting the ball so as to snap thru........
Dec. 4, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CST

dang hate to hear that...was looking forward to see all ya's again in jaks.....alan yours is to late for me to come down to...we are already going pretty good over here in texas...hope you all have a great time....
Dec. 4, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

DBax....it is been that way for ASA and if i remember right USSSA...i asked about this a few years back as i was seeing guys just standing on the line in SSUSA play..and was told they can do it..and SSUSA doesn't use the ASA rule for that i was told....i did ask a SSUSA staff member who knew the rules....
Dec. 4, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

DBax....it is been that way for ASA and if i remember right USSSA...i asked about this a few years back as i was seeing guys just standing on the line in SSUSA play..and was told they can do it..and SSUSA doesn't use the ASA rule for that i was told....i did ask a SS
Dec. 3, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

ok the ball is 3" in diameter....so that is 3" to each side ...plate is 17" wide...add 6" and you have 23" total....so 24" sounds like a good width to me.....now for the length...it is already 34" long..so why not have the mat 36" long....and anyone saying that the mat is easy to hit....that is BS...as anyone who has pitched knows......
Dec. 3, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

bruceaz....what assoc are you looking at....as ASA has it that the batters foot must be completely inside the box before the pitcher ..pitches.......

katzy..not according to ASA...batter must be completely in the box before the pitch...no over hanging like when making contact.....as a pitcher i have called out batters who standing outside the box to the ump...and ump just basically ignores it...
Dec. 1, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does This Make Sense??

yes it will...you need to check the speed after you contact a softball...if that speed is dropping a whole lot..your not powering thru the ball...ray demarini in his video showed he could dry swing a bat 95 mph 26-29 oz(using speed gun)....but would loose speed when he made contact with the ball.......he lost the least amount of speed swinging a 26 oz bat...that is what your looking for.....
Dec. 1, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equipment

WAYNE...I have had to glue soles back onto some of my softball shoes b/c of the heat here....have had the heat affect some things like the padding in my masks also.....cold not so much... that i could see...
Nov. 28, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

tell ya this...if any hitter wants to hit that low on the ball(4-5 on a clock) i would pitch to him/her all day long...nothing but long pop-ups at best for the hitter....for back spin all you need to be is an 1/8-1/4" below center of the ball(aka 3 on the clock)....anything lower gets nice pop-ups and fly balls for the defense
dead center gives you knuckle balls off the bat....1/8-1/4" below gets back spin....the same distance above dead center gives you top spin..
Nov. 18, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove

i use a 14" glove at all times.....got used them a long time ago and love the extra reach of them......

Nov. 18, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Softball League

gary you can go 1 of 2 ways.....

sort out the age groups by skill of the players...then draft them blindly out of a hat or such..example..put all the M+/M together and draft those first...then AAA/AA players.....then draft rec players...do this for each age grouping......might want to sort by position also to even it out......at least for pitchers...

or straight out name draft.....this ok if all the coaches know the players...hold a tryout for new guys so all the coaches can see the new guys.....to me this takes way more time as you need a board to watch who has been drafted......
Nov. 15, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RENEW ONLINE

JB...this is all mine says at the top of my page....forms, just takes me to the forms to print out only....so like everyone else..how do we registrar online....



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Nov. 15, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

otay ju25......yes i bought a pair when they first came out....didn't see any difference personally...can see where they might help tho...by getting the bat out of the deep v between the thumb and first finger.....

Nov. 15, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

bruce they actually have weighted batting gloves(fingerless)....wade boggs endorses a pair....you put up to 8 oz in them....they are mostly for workout,but i wouldn't see a prol with using them if ya want.....i use them when i do my macenko bat speed drill,hitting off a tee..and sometimes when doing live bp......

ju25...touching a bat to make its performance better is illegal..and that is to include rolling of any sort....rolling will enhance the sweet spot of a bat by making it larger..hence the performance enhancing....
Nov. 13, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Card Renewal

Dbax at least you were able to do it online......i haven't found the link in my personal info to be able to do it online.....sent an email to ssusa but no answer back as of yet......

Nov. 11, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Florida Bound

hey ed...if ya come by tyler,tx on the way over stop in and say hi....I-20 runs right by me if ya are taking it across......
bob
Nov. 5, 2014
mad dog
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equipment

wayne it is the reason i use a metal mask.....i have never had a prol with my bats being stored in my truck......but hey who is to say ......any studies done that you know of....
Nov. 5, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for good solid outfielders for 60AAA out of austin, tx

still trying to run them down...with the rain we have had..our senior league hasn't played in 2 weeks......etdave can attest to that....sorry for this delay......hopefully they will show on sunday when we hit our sunday bp sessions.....sorry for this delay.....
Oct. 31, 2014
mad dog
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitching

i'm with rocket and tim on this.....its like letting the pitcher pitch when the batter hasn't got into the batters box.....how can it be anything but a no pitch if the pitcher has not started within the pitchers box.....
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