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Dec. 28, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best leadoff hitter



Danny Luhtalla is the best ever in the northwest. Played against him in the 70's and on the same team with him as a senior and he is as tough of an out as you will ever see. He can also hit for power if he wants but his main goal is to get on base. He was also the best left fielder in this area for many years.

Thanks:

James
Dec. 24, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miken Ultra 2 piece



hi Folks:

Noe that this bat has been out for a while and some of you may have had a chance to hit it, i would like to know how it performs. I have been a long time black U2 user and I am hoping the two piece is as good but a little more durable. I watched a few reviews on it but every time you see a review the guy hitting is a huge guy who could hit a ball 300+' with about any bat he picks up.

Thanks and Merry Christmas and a healthy 2013 to everybody.

James
Dec. 7, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miniscus surgery

Hi Mario:

I had two tears clipped 2+ years ago and played a tournament 17 days after the surgery. I did not have much swelling so that probably helped. I believe your body will let you know when you are ready. Crutches really are not needed because you will be walking the next day.
Good luck:
James
Dec. 4, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes



I like the rules but would have liked to see AAA HR's as 3 and 1up.
The 70' bases are great.

Thanks:

James
Nov. 19, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!


I believe at this meeting the Major+ tag on a player must be dealt with. A player should not be punished or tagged for being talented. Quite a few AAA players could and should be playing M+ but choose not to because of the long term effect of the M+ tag.

After hitting the "Rock" ball in 95deg heat in Vegas we should make that the standard.

Thanks:

James
Nov. 14, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN WORLDS 2013


If they choose Sacremento I sure hope the fields are in better shape than they were in 2011. The coplex in Aurora was far superior than any field we played at in Sac. The grounds crews were even much more on the ball than in Sac. If they want to move it take it to Lacy WA. and play in another great complex.

Thanks:

James
Nov. 3, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior softball summit



Fabe:

You should not even take that fool serious. He has no clue why most of us even play this game. I manage a chemical plant in Tacoma and our largest customer is BEI in Hawaii. They are like a family.

Thank You:

James
Nov. 1, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior softball summit



Hi All:

I believe the Senior Softball Summit meeting us coming up but the only two topics i have heard rumblings on are 70' bases and possibly toning down the home run rules a bit.

Just wondering if anybody had a heads up on what the agenda is?

Thank You:

James
Oct. 12, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Runs



I agree with Local on this one 100%. Just because a team gets hot and hits a bunch out of the park does not make them a major team. We have been on both sides of these games and it is just part of senior softball. I bet that guy who hit his first HR had a day he will never forget. What is wrong with that?

Thanks:

James
Oct. 8, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV World Tournament Discussion



The only thing I would recommend is get rid of the 5 games guarantee in a tourney with this many teams. It just adds to the wait for teams still playing to win. Or the consilation games can be played after the winners have been decided and each team can decide if they want to stick around and get their 5th game in.

Thanks:

James
Oct. 7, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 M+ & 50AA



Anybody know who won 50 M+ & 50AA?

Thanks:

James
Oct. 2, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Tourn. Updates



Who won in 55AAA?

Thanks:

James
Sept. 18, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SO WHAT DO WE GET OTHER THEN PLAYING FOR $675.00 PER TEAM IN VEGAS



It is not about the $695, it is about playing teams from all over the country and having a blast. I sent the check in for our club and felt like it was a bargin just because we will be playing teams we rarely if ever see at a great place to place ball.

James
Sept. 4, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Meniscus Surgery Recovery Time?



I played a 2 day tourney 17 days after getting two tears repaired and that was not a smart move on my part. My suggestion is to wait until the off season to get it done and take your time getting back into playing form. The procedure is a piece of cake and I was walking the dog in a couple days. The same knee is now a mess and I am wondering if part of that is because I pushed the recovery.

Good luck:

James
Aug. 18, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ambush Review



Took my first 50 swings with a 28oz balanced today. A little stiff the first 20 or so easy swings but then you could feel the bat coming to life. I did not hit any 100% but the balls hit at 75% were ropes. My game bat of choice has been a U2 for years but now i have a hot Reebok and this Ambush to chose from. If I were to judge these three bats after 50 breakin swings the Ambush would be #1. It may be just be but it feels like it is easy to generate more bat speed with the Ambush. I would like to hear if anybody else had the same feel from these bats. They are all good bats do now we have more quality choices.
Thank You:
James
Aug. 13, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Combat AMBUSH break in tips (and other senior bats)


I just received my new Ambush yesterday. It is great timing because both of my game ready U2's are cracked. Must have broke both at the Western Nationals.
I now have one new and nearly bloke in Reebok balanced Melee, One old U2 in great shape and I know it has pop and the new Ambush. I will add my $.02 cents on performance comparisons after the Ambush is broke in. This comparison will come from a 180lb guy with what I have been told is pretty good bat speed.
The Ambush does have a great feel and balance. Can't wait to take some cuts and see hot it hits.
Thank You:

James
Aug. 7, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Scores for Western Regionals


Hi paul0784:

We had a good weekend and should be in good shape for Vegas. we need to stay healthy now and be ready for Vegas.
What is the biggest differance between AAA and Major? You guys played so well last year it looked to me like you could compete in the upper division. We added defense, speed and power this year trying to get where you did last year.

Thank You:

James
Aug. 6, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Scores for Western Regionals



JCI Jones Chemicals/ The "Y" Sports Bar went undefeated in 55AAA. We had some great competition but it must have just been our weekend. The fields and umps were great and it was a well run tourney for the most part.
I also met Ed Endrews the Reebok bat rep. Great guy and he is not a pushy sales rep. If you wanted a bat he said he had them available but he did it with class. Got to respect that.
Thank You:

James
July 29, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS....A concern?


John:

325' is nothing for you. You and Wayne can miss them that far.

James
July 15, 2012
JamesLG
Topic: Bats
Discussion: what's the best senior bat, gave up on the gsc promises.


The two hottest senior bats I have ever swung are the Reebok end load and Miken red end load but I do not use either one of them. I choose the black U2 because for some reason it fits my swing better and I find the sweet spot most of the time. Many of my softball friends have switched to the balanced Reebok and seem to be hitting the ball further than they ever have so I am going to give one of them a shot. They also say it has a larger sweet spot than the end load.

Thank You:

James
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