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Real name:
Tim DiMasi

Location:
San Diego, CA

Division:
Men's 55

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Dec. 12, 2007
Hotrod
Topic: Insurance
Discussion: Insurance Teams/Players

This has been a topic of conversation here in San Diego. The company/agent promoted by SS-USA offers very good rates. However, as we could never get a copy of the policy offered for sale (for us to read), we opted to stay with our league's current supplier (Bollinger).
Dec. 12, 2007
Hotrod
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Official Senior Softball - USA Ball?

I may have (make that probably) have missed the designation of the Trump AK-SS-375 (yellow) as the official SS-USA ball.

Someone care to clue me in on why? What makes it different than other similarly rated balls?

Thanks.
Oct. 25, 2007
Hotrod
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: California Fires

As of today (Thursday), I haven't heard of any Senior Softballers here in SD being burned out, despite the fact that quite a few live in the outlying (hardest hit) areas.

Most, if not all, games Mon, Tues & Wed were cancelled. Setting aside some guys may have been standing guard over their homes, the air not fit for athletic activity, Games were played today and I suspect from now on.

The citizens of San Diego are to be commended for their generosity and volunteer efforts. People didn't wait for the governement to help out those in need. Whenever it was announced a shelter was about to open the cars started lining up with food, water, cots, etc. Quite a site to see.
Oct. 24, 2007
Hotrod
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wood Bats - What Balls?

Thanks, I'll contact Kevin.
Oct. 23, 2007
Hotrod
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wood Bats - What Balls?

We just completed our "First Ever" wood bat day. The game changed for the better and most everyone liked the result. We do need to make a few changes, however, for our next WBD. One is to eliminate the rover position. Another is to change balls.

We've been using a Trump Stote 375/44 core ball with good results. However, with the wood bats it seemed to prematurely (3-4 innings) soften up. I can only speculate it did so because the wood is a lot harder than a composite material.

All this said, I'm not only looking for a "hotter" ball, but one that perhaps is made for use with wood bats that might hold up longer.

Anyone help?

PS: If you haven't swung your old woodie (in a game) for a while, suggest your league try it every once in a while. It's a fun game. Most everything, from baserunning to hitting to defense, changes. Tell ya one thing...you have to become a better hitter.
Oct. 17, 2007
Hotrod
Topic: Bats
Discussion: TECH' INFOR on COMPOSITE BATS & REACTION TIME.

For what it may be worth to this conversation...

I've been serving as president of one of the many leagues here in the San Diego area. This particular league is recreational, all skill levels/ages. We play on a fenced/shorter field where the right/left field fences are 250' or so.

We're going to experiment with wood bats this weekend. While the safety issue cuts both ways (ball speed vs. bat breakage), the primary reason for this experiment is fun.

We enjoy playing ball. Playing ball is hitting, catching,making plays, running the bases, etc. I feel there will be far more of all of the above with far fewer balls hit over the fences. Have fielded some (premature) complaints, but the number is insignificant.

Not sure yet on how to evaluate the safety issue as noted above. For what it's worth, I'll be taping my "woodies" from just above the grip to just below the fat of the barrel. Can't hurt.
July 4, 2007
Hotrod
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Specs

Belated thanks.
July 4, 2007
Hotrod
Topic: Bats
Discussion: U2 Handles

Whyizzit a few months ago I couldn't find an Ultra II and now everyone sas they're available?
Feb. 9, 2006
Hotrod
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Specs

Can someone tell me where I can find an explation of the various ways balls are classified...Compression, Core, Lbs? I need to make an intellegent decision for our league and I can't find any websites that have the info. Thanks.
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