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Sam Lee

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July 10, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The Game & who is in CHARGE?

1 1/4 hours is a good length for senior games, considering how far we usually have to travel to play.

Then games could be scheduled 1 1/2 hours apart.

When I played with the young guys A ball was often handled that way for that reason.
July 9, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Bats for 2005

Hank- the players are the ones who count. So the game ought to be tailored to our demands.

And the players demand the Ultra.

I don't want to travel across the country and be forced to hit a sock with a broom stick.

Sam
July 8, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The Game & who is in CHARGE?

Games are not too long , especially when you consider that most of us travel hundreds of miles and spend hundreds of dollars just to play a tournament.

We are supposed to get our money's worth.

As for bats, in my experience the only difference b/t the U1 and U2 is the weighting. I prefer the balanced U2.

Further, of course we should use Ultras if we want them.

No one wants to travel half way across the country to hit a sock with a broom stick.
July 8, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA/WC 2004 Bat Policy

Terry-Thank you.

When I was critical, I voiced my opinion. I now want to be among the first to congratulate you on your decision to continue allowing the U2.

Almost all players want it and thanks to you, SSUSA is being player friendly.

Make a decision also to use a 525lbs compression ball when the temperature goes above 80.

Once again, congratulations. You don't have to worry about painted bats and that stupid bat policy. In SSUSA, if you can tell black(U2) from grey(U1) from titanium then that is all you need.

Remain player friendly and thrive.

And keep your eye on USSSA. They allow a good ball(525 lbs in the heat) and a good bat(SCX2). They are your closest competition.

Otherwise, the other major associations make us hit a sock with a broom stick and on 300 ft fences.
July 8, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Bats for 2005

Buy all bats used for now. That way manufacturers make nothing.

Too bad we can't unite in favor of the U2 or refuse to play.

We did not have problems with painted bats, balls and all this unhappiness when it was the U2 and a 47 cor ball in the heat.

If "they" want dead bats and dead balls then move the fences in to 275 feet.

Homeruns are part of the game.
July 8, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Wanted Orig Miken Velocite Bat

I have a 27oz maxload that I might sell.
I really prefer the 27oz balanced.
Well, I really , really prefer the U2.

Sam Lee
samlee@samlee.com
July 8, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The Truth About Bats And Balls

Walk--Keep after it.

Players want a good bat, to wit: Miken Ultra 1 or 2 or equivalent. I personally see no difference b/t them except the balance. Some may disagree. But that is my experience.

Players want a good ball on a hot day and I define hot as above 80 degrees.

If Terry has the guts to hang in then SSUSA will end up with most of the participation.

But it appears to me that Terry is caving in-for whatever reason.

In the long run, it appears that none of the current associations are willing to be guided by the demands of the players. Why, because we gripe but we send our money and keep playing.

A boycott of a major tourney would get the message across.


July 6, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The Truth About Bats And Balls

Walk-I really enjoy your comments.

Sam Lee
July 6, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The Truth About Bats And Balls

If associations don't want homeruns then just make all of them illegal. Why bother to have limits per division if no team hits enough to matter?

Obviously, the players want to hit a good ball. So why don't the associations provide it?

Very few ,if any, senior players, or players at any level, refused to swing a U2. In fact, banning the U2 gave rise to all the painted bat stuff. So if they players want the U2 then what not let them swing it. If the other manufacturers can't compete then that is their problem . Worth, Easton, etc did not feel sorry for Miken 3 or 4 years ago when Miken could not compete.

I mean, whose interest should be protected? The players or the associations and manufacturers? If it weren't for players then the other two would not exist!!!!

So give the players what they want. Take a vote. I did on my teams. Guess what. On my tourny team it was 14-0 in favor of using the U2 and on my league team it was 11-0 in favor of the U2.

And the associations ban it? For whose benefit? The bat companies who support them who could not compete in the composite market. Just my opinion.

July 6, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Response To Altered Bat Policy

Then whole battted balls speed is suspect to me.

What is the bat speed of the machine they use to hit the ball?

What is the bat speed of the average major league baseball player?

What is the average bat speed of an average size male softball player?

I doubt if very many of us, if any, generate a batted ball speed of 105mph using our U2s hitting a 44 cor or 47 cor ball.

This whole bat thing is crap, in my opinion. Miken made the U2, ASA approved it and we bought it and then ASA banned it. They should have grandfathered it and controlled the game with the ball.

The real problem was that other manufacturers could not compete in the composite market and all were glad to see the U2 banned.

Just my opinion.
July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Should ASA have banned the U2?

I bought a U2 in the spring of 03 .

I bought a U2 in September of 03.

In late Oct/early Nov 03 the U2 was placed on the banned bat list.

I bought a U2 in March 04.

All have the ASA stamp of approval.

Why shouldn't my bats , ASA approved, be grandfathered?
July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How About A Ball Policy Statement

I'm getting tired. My typing is awful.
July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How About A Ball Policy Statement

I still say there ought to be consequences if tghe TD does not furnish the ball advertised. Right down to thye compression.


July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Response To Altered Bat Policy

Mike- I have had no problem with any of my bats.

Thanks for personally checking all of them. I did not know that you did that. It must be quite time consuming to give customers that type of personal treatment.

If a problem ever arises then I will refer the folks to you-if I can figure out what I bought from you and what came from other internet sources.

Too bad there are no serial numbers on the invoices.
July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Response To Altered Bat Policy

Mike, I have no idea which U2s came from you and which came from the internet. They all look the same and were not sold by serial number, as I recall.

If one of them is funny then it is not your fault. You got them from Miken who got them on trades from who knows where.

If I have a problem with U2s, which I doubt, I'll just blame Corky, from whom I have not bought a U2.
July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Response To Altered Bat Policy

Mike, you have sold so many used bats that you don't know whether any of them were altered.

And if one of the used bats that I bought from you has been slightly shaved or loaded then I can't tell.

But I would be the one getting banned. Not you. Not the real culprit. Just me, and I may have done nothing. All I did was buy a used bat from Mike Kelly b/c it was a good deal.

No trial, no proof of knowledge or intent. Is that your idea of fairness? Guilty and no forum available to prove your innocence?

You are correct when you say that will take a little time to get used to, if ever.

I am not talking about painted bats. Any player ought to know if his bat is painted.

I am talking about slightly loaded or shaved. How do you tell?
July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How About A Ball Policy Statement

In my opinion, a TD always knows the quality of the balls being furnished. That is why I suggested a Ball
Policy Statement.

TDs and associations should also be held responsible and suffer consequences.
July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How About A Ball Policy Statement

Actually, talking to the USSSA lawyer would achieve nothing. The only thing important to a litigator, if he is one, is the outcome in court.

And that may eventually happen.

If the USSSA is so conserned about being fair then why do they allow the SCX2 when almost no one can find one?

Do you have any for sale-1st batch?
July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How About A Ball Policy Statement

You have a good idea,boycott, but it won't work.

Players aren't organized.

There are a limited number of senior tourneys and so if you want to play then you have to play what is offered.


July 5, 2004
Sam Lee
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How About A Ball Policy Statement

Mike, my point is that I have hit ballls furnished by tourny directors that were supposed to be of a certain specification, when in fact I had better balls in my practice bag.

I am more concerned about the representations made to players than what associations and manufacturers do between themselves.

If I take off 3 or 4 days and spend several hundred dollars go to a national tourny to play and they say I will hit a 47 cor, 525lb compression ball then I want it to be just that and not just stamped to say that when it is really significantly less and they know it is less.

They don't want us to cheat. Well, neither should the associations.


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