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Real name:
Gary Bennett

Location:
Wyoming, MN

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Men's 60

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July 17, 2014
mnmasters38
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Dudley Lightning

I got my Demo's June 20th, 27 bal & 27 el. Had them at the Rochester tournament and let guys swing them. Finally got to use in my games an sunday. Ball just explodes off them, very smooth swinging bat. Can't wait to get them broken in. Used in the Midwest Championship in Shawnee and had the same results. I have 4 guys ready to order but have been told I can't get in until Sept.

gary Bennett
xtreme custom apparel
garyb@xtreme.us.com

Jan. 11, 2014
mnmasters38
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover 11 up...Transition from working mechanics on your swing, to a pro style single focus

Bogie great video, hope to see you this summer in Rochester.
Webbie, I had both knees replaced at the end of 2012. With both knees replaced I had to learn how to walk & run all over. I think you make adjustments to do this and you do the same when you start playing ball again. Bruce has good advice start easy, but don't forget to eventually get the legs back into your swing. Also don't forget to get your full stride back in your running. My doctor told me it would take at least a year to totally recover. Keep with your PT and hard work and be patient. Good luck.
Dec. 1, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok MeLee....updates

I have heard rumors about Reebok for some time, I'm hoping they
keep making the Melees even if it's under a different name. I too have the Melees in stock 26-28 Balanced and 26-29 End load.

Gary Bennett
Xtreme
612-747-9315
Nov. 27, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call part 643

I was under the impression on a force play that the runner can stop but once he starts going backwards he is out and doesn't need to be tagged. Again I was told this by an umpire.
Nov. 10, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing after knee replacement?

I had both replaced in 2012. 1st on Oct 23rd the 2nd on Dec 4th. Started playing dome ball in March, just hitting no running. Started running bases in April. Both knees have responded great. My surgeon said I had no limitations, knees good for 30+ years. He also told me that it would take at least 1yr to fully recover. I basically had to learn to walk, run all over again. I believe there are three thing that effects the success of these surgery's 1st your surgeon, yourself, you have to have the mind set and commitment to rehabbing, also when you have questions about different things going on with your knee during rehab talk so people who have had this and been through it, and last your body, how does it react to this, it is put through a lot of trauma during this surgery. you can call me also, I'd be happy to share any information that may help your recover and get you back on the field. 612-747-9315 best of luck
March 10, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Oldest Senior Participant

Dick Anderson from Minneapolis is 82, Plays in the 75 and 80 divisions plus plays Monday night senior ball with the young guys (50 and up). plus plays Tuesday and Thursday morning and Wed in a senior league and i believe he plays Thursday night in a wood bat league. I know there are other senior players that play in the 80 plus Worlds on Dicks team but I believe Dick is one of the most noteable. I went and watched some of the 75's & 80's play when i was in Vegas last year and it was great. it's players, staff like them that have kept Senior ball alive so that we still can play. I hope I still am able to play at that age. Thanks for keeping the love of the game alive.
March 9, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Talk regarding illegal bats

I'm to the understanding that rolling, hitting bat with rubber mallet, against a post, against another bat, squeezing in a vise plus numerous other ways is considered altering a bat. Suppose to help them break in quicker. I beleive it also shortens the life of the bat, especially rolling it. I beleive in going to the batting cage or just taking BP to break in a bat is the best. Most senior bats are hot out of the wrapper or they get hot within 150 swings. 1 or 2 visits to the cage gets it done. Maybe one of the staff members can claify what SSUSA considers altering a bat. I agree with The Answer on why would anyone shave a senior bat.


March 5, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

Navy is a great guy. He plays in our indoor winter league, top defense and offensive player. He plays on our monday night senior team and play against him on Tuesday and Thursday Senior league. He plays for the Ancell 55 Major team out of Minnesota. AXTOMC is correct, don't judge someone because he didn't fill in his profile yet, Navy is a stand up guy and was just giving everyone his honest opinon of the bat that he has used. He's is as credible as anyone else on here.
Best of luck to everyone this upcoming season.
MN Masters 38
Feb. 9, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

I got this rating system from a friend who has played and coached A ball and up. He used this system to evaluate players for his teams.
1 OBP
2 Power
3 Moblity
4 Defense
5 Game intelligence

Rate each player 1-5 (with 5 being the best) in each catagory. Max score is 25. I used the following break down.
0-6 AA
7-12 AAA
13-18 Major
19-25 Major Plus

as in any evaluation you are at the descretion of the evaluator in the game intelligence, your defensive skills and moblity.
Feb. 9, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hard time getting ahold of Team 1 sports re: broken Ambush

Tim is at the TOC this weekend, but he will take care of you. My first Ambush had over 1000 swings before it broke. I also had 3 demos out that broke after about 650 swings, they broke in about 40 degree weather.

Jan. 9, 2013
mnmasters38
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hard time getting ahold of Team 1 sports re: broken Ambush

I've worked with Alan for some time now and he has always got back to me and taken care of things. My first ambush 27oz bal had over 1100 swings before it broke, I used it as a demo bat and it was my fault it broke. Was trying to see how well it would hold up under different conditions, we had a cold streak in Sept or Oct about 45 degrees, we broke 4 of my demo ambush bats 3 of them had over 600 swings in them and 1 had over 1100. I think it's an excellant bat, but with all senior bats once they get broken in leave them in the bag for the big tournaments.
Gary Bennett
gary@xtreme.us.com
612-747-9315
June 21, 2012
mnmasters38
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MN SSUSA QUALIFIER RESULTS

Steve, wanted to let you know that I thought your tournament went well. You and your crew did a great job of getting the fields in playing shape after the first down pour. We had very competetive games and the sportsmanship was very good. Hopefully you can start drawing more teams form outer states. Hope to see you in Edina.
Oct. 5, 2010
mnmasters38
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Destin, FL

I will be in Destin, FL October 17th thru Oct 20th. would like to take some BP while I'm down there. If there is anyone taking BP and I could hit with you please contact me. gdbennett@frontiernet.net
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