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Oct. 16, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

DCPete, I have gone through 4 black Mikens since I got the Dirty. I get it! I t swings a bit differently than a Miken and it took me a while to get used to it. A lot of those cuts on the dirty were bp.
Oct. 16, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

Hi Michigan Vet-Stick8 will know, but I think this depends on whether the runners scored before the out was made a first base. From the sounds of it, they did because you say 'before time is called', implying a delay.
Go Tigers!
Oct. 15, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

DCPete-I bought a second one-Mike Kelly looked at the cracked one-he decided it really isn't cracked, which I suspected, but it really looked like it with the way the paint cracked in vertical and parallel lines all the way around it. But it keeps on hitting, and has to be well over 400 cuts. I do highly recommend it.
Oct. 11, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

Mad dog-I agree rules are there for a reason, but sometimes when there is one rule change, it may precipitate the need for another one and this is an example. With pitchers now allowed to pitch from as far back as 60 feet, I found with my former position in the box that I could not reach that low pitch that caught the front edge. I moved up in the box by a good 12-18 inches to handle that pitch and I know I am close to the front to the box now, too. Dave, I know you read this. Maybe an extension of the box toward the pitcher might need to be considered to accommodate these adjustments made necessary by the distance change in the pitches.
Oct. 10, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rukes of the game

Note-the MERE AAA player above was self deprecating and only aimed at humor. Please don't anyone take offense.
Oct. 10, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rukes of the game

Golong-it seems easy to see that when you play. But the truth is that SSUSA is seriously caught in the middle. They have tried hard to move teams up, but when they do teams break up, or choose not to compete at the higher level. Thee are several reasons. 1. It is difficult, when you are used to winning, to move to that higher level, spend that money to travel, and then lose.When we were younger, most of us wanted to play the best, compete against the best, and LEARN TO BEAT THE BEST! Now it seems the stomach is not there to go into that higher level and do the work necessary to learn to win. 2. A team may be a team of friends. Their main reason for playing is friendship. If a team of friends gets moved up because of success, they may hit a level that is uncomfortable for several players on the team. If moved from AAA to Major-they do not consider themselves a major player. This can cause teams to disband, or not compete in SSUSA events because they will not have 'their team of friends together'. 3. Sandbaggers-yes they are out there. They do everything to stay at a level to collect rings and win. They will always be there, and I know SSUSA tries hard to limit this practice. As far as super players, a lot of players are limited in that there are no higher teams in the area, or they are unable to get on the higher level teams for whatever reason. There is no way for SSUSA to keep a database on individual players. Personally, I played AAA for 6 years, partly for friendship, partly because that was the highest level team in New Mexico, partly because I could not afford a huge travel schedule, and partly because I never got the opportunity to play higher. 2 years ago GSF, now Joe Brown's 60M+ gave the a chance and I have enjoyed playing this level. There are a lot of players like me that could and would play higher if they had the opportunity.

Golong-if you ever have the chance-their national convention is open to anyone that wants to attend, and I can attest to the fact that you will be listened to. I went to Tucson for it about 3 years ago as a mere AAA player and Terry Hennesy himself sat down and talked to me for 15 minutes one on one. Dave and Fran both did too. Plus, I got to see first hand the lengths they go to make this a fair game for everybody-and I saw some of the problems they deal with.

Oct. 9, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

Hey, Marv-We also played at Sunset. To me, it wasn't the fact that they didn't have the orange bags. We played most of our career without them. It's just really no big deal. The problem was that they came up with a ruling that there would be a line there and you were not allowed to touch the white bag-you had to step over the line. Now, you tell a guy that has hustled out ground balls all of his career, that he cannot hit the bag as he goes by. I reacted and touched the bag the first time i did that. Ok, then they decided to change it to where you could touch the base. Then the next game we couldn't again, and in our last game the umpires were actually toe to toe in a very adversarial way discussing how to call it. My gosh, we are not kids, play it the 'old fashioned way' and let us touch the doggone bag and keep the rule the same for the whole tournament.
Oct. 5, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring training softball

Someday I'm going to make it down for Spring Training, but not this year. Bruce, I'm glad to hear you are going to have a chance to go. Now it's my turn-I'll know by the end of the month when they are doing my knee and how long I will be out. World's was a nightmare-it's time to get it fixed.
Sept. 30, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Masters Updates

Hollis-congratulations again! You were formidable as ever and deserving of the repeat! Well done.

Old Dawgs-Great Run-Timberworks, Line Drive, Superior and Hollis in a row is quite a feat--you have a lot to be proud of in a very tough and competitive 60 M+ bracket.

Thank you to all the 60 M+ teams that made it a very tough and fun tournament. See you all next year!!
Sept. 29, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

I have to add in this update about play in Vegas this weekend. We have been using the rock all weekend and I have seen a few balls knuckle, but nothing like what we saw in Vegas in April. Mike Adair hit one that did a loop-de-loop on the way out, but when you hit a ball that hard right on the screws as he did, any ball will do that. I will update after today's play.
Sept. 29, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Masters Updates

60 M+ left after Saturday-Timberworks vs. Old Dawgs, Joe Brown's vs. Line Drive in the loser's bracket. By the way, Superior beat Line Drive 43-38.
Sept. 27, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

WOW-Bruce-remember my crack about being COLD in Vegas-update, Friday, Sept. 27-it is 55 and a 25 mile per hour wind this morning at 3:30 am in Vegas-IT IS COLD!!!! Global Cooling strikes again!!! LOL
Happy Birthday-Bruce!!!!
Sept. 25, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

This was supposed to be about the bat-not the idiot using it.
Sept. 25, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

My cracked Dirty is still alive and hitting well. Joey from league-I know you read this in the morning-what have you seen so they don't think I'm crazy? (and prob most guys think I am anyway).
Sept. 20, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

Bruce-do you really trust a weather forecast 7 days out?? I'm not sure about that but I will keep checking. (And they think they can predict global warming) I will miss again seeing that smooth swing of yours. How's the rehab going??
Sept. 20, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

I just looked at the 10 day forecast for Vegas-upper 70's Friday and low 80's Saturday?? Would be great!!! Hope we don't get COLD!!!
Sept. 20, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hr or out

In 2011 in the TOC 55AAA Championship Game I had already hit one out in the first inning. In the second inning I got up with the fifth run on 3 and one out. Trying to punch a fly ball, I accidentally hit one out for a wasted Home Run (It was an out after 3 HR's then). I was upset, afraid that would hurt us later in the game, and never touched first. I found out later the ump did call me out for not touching, but thankfully it was only the second out and didn't matter. I still touch first now-and did on every one in Dalton, too, despite people telling me I don't have to.
Sept. 19, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hr or out

Hi Stick8-force at home, no runs score. In our 'automatically score without touching all the bases on a home run game, I can't believe you would allow the 3 runs behind the third out to score. We had a situation similar to that in Iowa in a State Championship baseball game in about 1970 where our guy hit a grand slam with 2 outs but missed first base. On appeal-no runs were allowed.

Sept. 19, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

LOL-Steve-you know me by now-sometimes I put stuff on just for the reaction effect. It's been pretty quiet on the board, so I thought I would see if anyone was still here. By the way-if you wish to carry my bats for me it's great-my wife needs the break at times.


(I know, I'm dead now!!!)
Sept. 18, 2013
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

Interesting-it has been extremely wet here-we had the same system that flooded Colorado and we had almost 4 inches last week-about half of a normal year. The balls have been coming up totally wet in league, so I have continued to use my cracked Dirty to save my good bats. It is amazing-and I am not looking to see what side of the bat the ball is hitting, but I hit 2 long homeruns again with it yesterday. Even broken it still has great pop.
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