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Real name:
Jeff Thomas

Location:
Ocala, FL

Division:
Men's 50

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Aug. 2, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Freak Plus review

I used the FreakPlus this last weekend during BP. I had a Freak before and sold it to a friend. The plus is a much better bat. Several players tried it and we are all in agreement that this is a great bat. In my opinion it is very close to the U2. We were using "experienced" 44 core/375 comp. balls used in our F.H.C.S.A . and older balls that may be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Line drives were going out of the infield with authority and many carried to fence. Even mis-hits were traveling further than expected due to the large sweet spot. Keep in mind the condition of the balls and the players that tried it are not consistant homerun hitters. The only draw back is the price. I purchased mine at Play it Again Sports and traded in used softball and other sports equipment lowering the cost of the bat to an acceptable price.
July 28, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Freak Plus

Thank you Walk, Bruce, and Nancy for your response to my previous inquiry on the 2005 bats. I purchased the new Freak Plus because of the great price I got it for and Walk's input. I will use it this weekend for BP and at the Panama City tournament. I will give you my thoughts on Monday. If anyone else has already tried this bat, please respond to this message.
July 26, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2005 Bats

I am considering purchasing a new bat to use in the Panama City Tournament. I have a 2004 F2 that I'm not real impressed with and a 2004 375 (still in the wrapper to be used for trading or selling). Like everybody else, I would love to use the U2 but the self appointed Softball Gods (associations) have deemed them unsafe. Any suggestions on the 2005 over-priced and over-rated bats?
July 14, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Easton senergy2

Walk. What are you asking for your xtra Senergy2? Cheezhed
July 14, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Make the game Safer? #3

Please go to "Associations" in the message board topics
July 14, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Make the game safer?

See messasge in "Association" Catagory
July 14, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Make the game safer?

When associations try to make the game safer by banning bats, changing balls, moving the pitching distance, etc...they are wasting time and effort. We all have played long enough to know that injuries are part of the game. Some more serious than others. Nobody wants to be taken to the emergency room to have a ball surgically removed from their body. The risk of playing this game that we love is understood. As an infielder and pitcher, I would like to think to that nobody in the senior division would intentionally try to hurt or severely injure a fellow player. By banning bats, using restricted flight balls, and implementing ridiculous restrictions they are greatly reducing and/or eliminating home runs.Legitimate home run hitters will eventually adjust there swing resulting in extremely hard hit balls in the infield and unfortunately, up the middle. We all realize that the older we get, the better we used to be. Our reaction time and the ability to respond is starting to slow down. Therefore, we play smarter and adjust accordingly. Bottom line is, let us play the game knowing that injuries are going to happen. The game of softball wasn't and isn't broken....QUIT TRYING TO FIX IT!!
July 13, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Johnson City SPA

Larry, I tend to agree with you. When the associations try to make the game safer by banning bats, changing softballs, moving the pitching distance back etc...they are wasting time and effort. We all have played long enough to know that injuries are part of the game, Some more serious than others. Nobody wants to be taken to the emergency room to have a softball surgically removed from their body. The risk of playing the game that we love is understood. As an infielder and pitcher, I would like to think that nobody in the Senior divisions would intentionally try to hurt or severely injure a fellow player. By banning bats, using restricted flight balls, and implementing ridiculous restrictions they greatly reducing or eliminating home runs. Legitimate home run hitters will eventually adjust there swing resulting in extremely hard hit balls in the infield and unfortunately up the middle. We all realize that the older we get, the better we used to be. Our reaction time and the ability to respond is starting to slow down. We play smarter and adjust accordingly. Bottom line is let us play the game knowing that injuries are going to happen. The game wasn't and isn't broken....QUIT TRYING TO FIX IT!!
July 8, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Bats for 2005

Here we go again with the new bats for 2005. Will they be legal in most of the associations and if so, how long before they are declared illegal. A friend of mine manages a sport store and told me about the new Mizuno Blur. Is anybody familar with it or had the opportunity to swing it? How does it compare to the Catalyst or any of the other new bats for 2005?
June 3, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What will be legal in 2005??..Reply

Does anybody out there have any info or opinion on the 2005 legal bat list? The high cost of Bats and the cnstant changing of what is and isn't legal by each Association is getting ridiculous. Any recommendations? I have the 2004 F2, the 375, the Anderson Techzilla, and of course the Ultra II. Will the Senior Associations still allow the Ultra II? Please reply if you have an opinion or inside info on what to expect.
June 3, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What will be legal in 2005??..Reply

Does anybody out there have any info or opinion on the 2005 legal bat list? The high cost of Bats and the cnstant changing of what is and isn't legal by each Association is getting ridiculous. Any recommendations? I have the 2004 F2, the 375, the Anderson Techzilla, and of course the Ultra II. Will the Senior Associations still allow the Ultra II? Please reply if you have an opinion or inside info on what to expect.
June 3, 2004
Cheezhed
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Approved Bats

I am a 58 year old Senior and an avid Softball player. I still play in a kids league(anyone younger than30) and in the F.H.C.S.A. My concerns are the ever changing bat acceptance policies. I use the Ultra II with the seniors and the 2004 F2 with the kids. Does anyone have their finger on the pulse of "legal bats for 2005? I also have the 2004 Demarini 375 (still in the wrapper) and am leary about using it due input from the message board and the new 2005 bats comming out. If need be I will return the 375 for a different bat. Please give me feed back to the choices you would recommend for a USSSA league and the Senior league
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