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Sept. 6, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: To rotate or not to rotate ?

Well you guys are no better than t*ts on a bull ! I did some study with folks that really know about bats and the true answer is this: Rotating composite or alloy bats is never bad idea but it is not proven that it will make your bat last any longer. There are just too many factors that might crack a composite bat which is why some last 50 swings and some 1000 however the experts I talked to agreed that rotate is really not a factor. Here is guy I got the info from http://paws.kettering.edu/~drussell/bats.html
Sept. 3, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: To rotate or not to rotate ?

Saw a composite bat that was only hit on one side and it cracked. However the crack is on the other side of the barrel from where the hitting area is. Why would that be ?
Sept. 2, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: To rotate or not to rotate ?

My grandson is playing high school baseball. He uses a Mattingly bat which has a V-grip and only allows the player to hit on one side of the bat. Talking to his coach and a rep from the bat company that was there the topic came up about rotating the bat. The coach and the rep told me that rotating a composite bat is only a myth and that bat engineers will tell you that you do not have to rotate a bat since the impact is spread across the barrel and rotating will not affect it. Baseball or softball the same is true. So I ask you bat guys if you agree with this. The rep had a valid point in that Mattingly bats are composite softball, baseball and alloy baseball and they have no issues with this concept of hitting on the same side. What say you…..?
Aug. 20, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: talking frog.......

Playing in center field, senior softball 75 +, the fielder is set up deep and back by the fence. All of a sudden he hears a voice calling him. Thinking it was just another senior moment he ignores the voice. Again he hears the voice and starts to look around. There in the grass is a frog, talking to him. “pick me up and kiss me and I will become a beautiful young bride” says the frog.
The old ball player thinks about it, then picks the frog up and puts it in his pocket…..”did you not hear me, kiss me and I will become a beautiful young bride”…..”I heard ya, say’s the old player, at my age I would rather have a talking frog”

Aug. 10, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Httting wood

hit wood bats this weekend at practice. ok for baseball but in softball it is a joke. Talk is there are not enought teams for the league to start and I can see why. Cannot wait to get back senior softball with U2 type bats.
Aug. 9, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why does the ball knuckle

Thanks for the info guys. We have some hard hitters in our league and one guy that hits super hard. This helps understand why we see the ball kuckle when he hits (those that say in the park).
Aug. 9, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why does the ball knuckle

If you remember the 60's man, like you were'nt really there....
Aug. 8, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MM COMBAT

My son talked to the BLD director late yesterday and they are imforming all the umps to look for the USSSA APROVED 1.20 on every bat. If the bat does not have it the player might get kicked out of the league (ump talk).
Aug. 8, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why does the ball knuckle

so the hit ball is the same as a knuckle ball pitch ? the ball is hit so hard that it does not rotate ?
Aug. 8, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why does the ball knuckle

You ball & bat gurus. Why does a hard hit line drive sometimes move like a knuckle ball while in the air. Seems to only happen with hard it line drives.
Aug. 7, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MM COMBAT

My son tells me that all BLD fields are USSSA and the umps sometimes get the 1.20 for senior softball and the 1.20 for USSSA mixed up. The official answer is USSSA 1.20 so the MM bat is not legal (my son is both a player at BLD and a ump).
Aug. 6, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Worth 510 Launch - Old or New?

In fairness to Worth it is not true that all senior bats crack. A team member had a new yellow senior Combat that cracked in less than 30 hits, another a U2 that did not last but 50, another gray senior Combat that lost the end cap in only two weeks. On the other hand my friend has a 510 that is almost a year old, another yellow Combat that is very old and doing well. We have a few of the new Boombah senior bats that are holding up and one that has cracked. The point is these bats seem to be all over the board and depending on player, balls, weather and who knows. I am only guessing but it seems to be the price we pay for senior bats overall. I think all the bat companies are doing a good job with what they have do to please our lust for the long ball.
Aug. 5, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Httting wood

Not without my blue pill....
Aug. 4, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Httting wood

oops my bad...the ball is 12" but 47/525 according to my son. Sorry about that.
Aug. 4, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Httting wood

My understanding is they are going to use a 47/525 11" ball. In terms of the bat I know somebody that has access to MLB type wood bats with that new knob design.
Aug. 4, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Httting wood

There is a slowpitch wood bat league starting up this fall. I would even think of playing against young guys with composite bats but in wood I think it would be safe. Any of you ever use wood bats in softball and I am I going to hate it and just pop out every time up ? Your thoughts.....
July 30, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New bat - one piece or two ??

the two senior bats I have are one piece. I need another bat for a league that is I think USSA or ASA, not sure. So I wondered if a two piece bat gives better performace at the lower levels of play. It seems they do not. I tried the Geezer but it did not fit me well. I like the U2 but have a hard time with bad wrist. thank you all for your help.
July 30, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New bat - one piece or two ??

What is better....a one piece bat or two ?
What is diffent between the two ?
July 25, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Batting gloves for hot weather

Thanks guys, good advice. I was told that batting gloves made of goatskin are good in hot weather. Got a pair yesterday and used them today and true to fact they work great. Plus they are thin and grip well. Thanks again for the help.
July 24, 2009
seniorsbfart
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Batting gloves for hot weather

Can anyone tell me the best batting glove to use in very hot weather. I got a leather pair from Nike and they are soaked by the 2th innings. Is there a glove that will not soak up ?
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