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Nov. 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ronharp2

Hitting the bat with anything other than a ball makes it an illegal bat, strictly speaking. As does rolling and innumerable other things.
Nov. 26, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Positioning of screen protecting pitcher

Our league requires the use of a screen but it is used as an additional fielder and doesn't protect the pitcher. I have heard of leagues which require the screen to be placed in front of the pitcher with the pitched
ball thrown over the screen. This is a rec league. I would like to know if anyone has used this arrangement and how it went and what you think of it.
Nov. 26, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Warning about too many pain medications

Webbie, I have previously indicated on this site my great respect for many of your posts. I believe with this post you have missed the real issue. W/o boring readers with details, the amount of tylenol and ibuprofen you were taking were potentially life threatening. You risked not only permanently blowing out your liver, perforating your g.i. tract, but risked stroke and cardiovascular attack. The issue is not about putting off surgery, the issue is don't take excess pain meds, period.

Note: even taking pain meds w/in the suggested dosing guidelines is no assurance that you won't have dangerous side effects. Any med which is strong enough to help you is strong enough to hurt you. Educate yourself on side effects and be smart.
Nov. 2, 2013
HJ
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Boombah Turf shoes

A buddy of mine has really bad feet. He bought a pair of New Balance's which come in multiple widths. He sent them to a company I found which then replaced the bottoms with with Bombah bottoms. He is extremely pleased with a solid comfortable well fitting top with a great bottom. Pricey but very effective. I too use inserts with my Mizunos and find they help with plantar fasciitis. The Mizunos do not come in widths but are generally on the wide side.
Oct. 27, 2013
HJ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Suspensions

Totally agree with Olden. 1 of the 4 fields we play on has a wicked sun field. It amazes me that I am the only guy in the league who uses eye shadow (actually a Mueller eye strip which goes on easily and comes off easy with no mess). I don't understand the "macho" approach of seniors. When basketball players are using padded protection we have permission to do so.
Oct. 25, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bought my dad a bat... really hoping it's the right kind...

Youngbuck, it is nice of you to do this, but it is much more complicated. Your dad should borrow bats for a while to determine what kind of bat he prefers. All slowpitch bats are 34" long, but vary in weight from 26 to 30 ounces and the bat can be balanced, end loaded or half loaded. It is most important that your dad is comfortable with what he swings. Bats are sanctioned by different organizations with different standards and you must be sure the bat your dad picks is an approved bat for the league he plays in.
Some guys actually have different bats for when they are tired (many games in short period of time). Sorry it is complicated.
Oct. 15, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad state of affirs at Huntsman.

Thank you Mike for actually answering my question. I too realized this is a major problem when I did a little research and saw how many bat doctors are advertising out there and how they actually not only make to order but have inventoried them for immediate shipment.

Can anyone else add to Mike's comments on how to spot a doctored bat?

Wayne, rolling is illegal, end of discussion.
Oct. 12, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad state of affirs at Huntsman.

Mike, please further explain the illegal bats and how you know this. It might help others keep their league clean. Are there any obvious clues. I see some guys swing in warmup and then generate distance which doesn't seem possible with their swing. I don't want to falsely accuse anyone but I have my suspicions. Thanks.
Sept. 18, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

We are using the tattoo ball this year in league play. As promised, it does not get heavy in the rain or when the fields are wet. Distance wise, it appears fair with no erratic flight patterns.
Sept. 7, 2013
HJ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Question on Gloves

Webbie25, I have small hands. I have found I can effectively use a larger glove If it has 2 velcro cinches which tighten around the wrist. These cinches keep the glove on my hand and steady so I just have to control opening and closing. It is a 14 inch Louisville model. I use a smaller less flexible glove for practice which requires more concentration.
Sept. 5, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Red Maxload vs. 2 Piece Maxload

I have been using a 26 oz. Maxload 1 piece. Need to buy a new one. The old model and the new 2 piece are both still available. I would like input on which one you prefer. Do they feel the same? If not, what is the difference?
Breakin? Durability? Hotness? etc.??
Thanks for all comments.
Sept. 5, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

Allan55, great post. It seems totally logical.What technique changes do you see which work for upper body hitters who have lost their power? I see former long ball hitters in my rec league becoming placement singles hitters. We crowd them and try to have them hit it over our heads which usually is ineffective for them.












Sept. 3, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

JT9, you have a political viewpoint that society should be more open and diverse. Fine. But it is not germane to a discussion on a SSUSA website which is for very competitive older athletes. SSUSA players are analogous to the 12 year olds who make the traveling team.

Your pov is perhaps applicable to coed leagues or rec leagues or special leagues for special needs people. So please get off your pulpit and realize your worldview is just not relevant here. And don't jump to the conclusion that this is coming from someone to the right of Attila The Hun. Read my posts. I keep my personal politics out of this. This is a competitive softball site. Please get real.

Phantom, thank you for your service. On the other end of the spectrum
you are as out there as JT9. Most thinking competitive oder softball players are realistic enough to know that as long as senior bats are used and older players are bigger stronger and better conditioned than older SB players in the past, some accommodation is necessary.
Sept. 2, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Intrinsic values are not gone. For SB playing hard, running out all hits, keeping your mind in the game. For SB these are intrinsic and valued for those who know. Don't cite exceptions as the rule. For the mentally challenged a ribbon for participating may have value and a positive effect. Look at youths playing baseball. By 12 many have quit because they realize they won't make the travelling team and can no longer compete with the better players. They understand exactly what a ribbon for participating means. However some persevere and later thrive. Michael Jordan didn't start until I believe 12th grade and was cut in 10th grade. A more open and diverse way of thinking may be a political approach or societal approach but it is not germane to this discussion about sports.
Sept. 2, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Minor point, many basketball players in fact wear protective clothing or armor. The compression clothes with raised squares is armor.

Every generation thinks the next one is more wussy. In 1906 or so Teddy Roosevelt saved football which was about to be banned by convening a meeting and changing the rules. No more flying wedges which killed many.

What you are not taking into consideration is that players are bigger, faster, stronger and in better shape, but the human brain hasn't changed and is obviously subject to damage by blows to the head.

If we were playing SB with wooden bats there would be lots less talk about accommodating rules. Technology in many ways necessitates rule changes.

Bullying and everyone getting a trophy are not issues based on new technology. Those are societal norm issues and everyone has their opinion.

With our grandchildren with try not to praise the results but the effort. We know if they persevere the results will follow, but praising results can lead to being satisfied and stopping hard work. No trophies for everybody, it sends a dishonest message and the wrong message.



Sept. 1, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

Mike, you imply all 1.21's have the same pop. Please view the thread under Bats named "Technical Question." You may have answered my question no. 2 where I asked if the same batspeed would generate the same distance for a particular model irrespective of the weight since all are 1.21's. This fellow Ohioan would love to hear your opinion. Thanks, HJL
Aug. 30, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

Tatooball, I have been thinking about your post. Are you saying the barrels of the bat in various weights is the same and that as additional weight is added it is done to keep the moi the same or are the barrels in fact different? If the 30 oz barrel is bigger then I think my question may be answered. ?????
Aug. 30, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

Tattooball, just started using your ball for league play and thus far well received.

Neither tattooball nor anyone else has commented on question
2 above. I can't determine the answer for 2 from comments thus far. It would seem that if a 26 endloaded in a model was as hot as the 30 then the speed off the bat should be the same if the batspeed is the same but I know there is more to it than that. HELP?

Mike?? Alan???
Aug. 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

1. When a bat is certified are all weights and loads separately tested
and certified?

2. Assuming the same batspeed and a ball hit on the sweet spot will a 26 oz maxload hit the ball the same distance as a 30 oz maxload?

Theoretically the 30 0z should hit hit farther because of more mass, but if in the certification process permits the 26 to be hotter to meet the standard then perhaps the 26 will generate the same distance.
Only Kevin, Alan or Mike can answer this since they understand the the testing process. I have no idea what the answer is?
Aug. 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove care

Nokona glove conditioner is the best I have found. it conditions and cleans and does not add weight. All liquids I tried added weight. Nokona are high end gloves and their conditioner is high end cheap and now made in US.
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