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June 1, 2010
VTSoxFan
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior bats and Lively Balls?

I am new to Senior Softball and play in the Men's 40's. I am in complete agreement that bats such as the Milken Ultra and the new Combat be banned; particularly in the 40's age group. In the last couple of months I have played a Senior's tournament in both Manteca and most recently the Rockin Reno. While the talent level was significantly different, I certainly enjoyed the Manteca event much more given that there was bat restictions There is no reason that this age bracket should be allowed to use these juiced bats. When the average player is hitting hrs effortlessly and infielders having little or no time to react, something needs to be done to protect the players as well as the integrity of the game. I played D-I baseball and as a 3B in Senior Softball I play back on the edge of the grass for self preservation. I am not afraid to admit that for certain individuals in the box there is a fear factor. I cannot comment on the situation in the older divisions, but for 40's these bat and ball combinations will turn fatal regardless of pitchers wearing masks and shin guards.
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