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Jan. 15, 2014
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

A quality hockey or catchers mask will probably stop a ball from breaking your skull but test have shown they will not stop a brain injury. Hockey pucks and baseballs are much lighter. Catchers and hockey goalies are constantly getting concussions in todays games.
Hockey pucks are 5.5to 6 oz, baseballs are 5 to 5.25. Softballs are 6.5 to 7 oz. So if brain injuries are occurring with things that are at least 1 oz less in weight adding 1 oz at 100 mph puts SI way over what is safe.
Jan. 15, 2014
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

Skep I am with you on that but it will happen it is just a matter of when. Being in the industry we all fear the day the lawsuit hits our desk. There have been over 20 suits in softball in the last 10 years with the associations, all have been settled instead of trials. Insurance goes up and players bitch about the price they pay to play.

Talk about assumed risk, in the lawsuits it goes down like this. A judge assesses risk to the parties involved. field owner, bat manufacturer, ball manufacturer, association, etc. The judge may say association is 60% ball 10% bat 10% field owner 10%. If it was because of poor field conditions it could be association 50% field owner 50%. Many different scenarios. It is a shame but it happens everyday.

I just think if you mandate something that does not exist you are opening up yourself to a lawsuit.

Jan. 15, 2014
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

Swing I have seen the plastic mask's break, I don't remember the name but they were all made with clear plastic. # of them broke in testing. As for the hockey analogy that is true for hockey and also the baseball mask's are strong but they do not prevent injuries to the brain on a severe impact. That is why nocsae has backed away from testing. A softball traveling at speeds over 90 with the weight of the ball is an excessive force. I am all for safety but you also have to look at the liability aspect of it also. The first pitcher that get hits and hires a lawyer and claims that he was injured due to various reasons that include the mask will have a field day in court. The main reason is that the association mandated a piece of equipment to be used by a player that does not exist. So it's like the Army issuing a catchers chest protector instead of a bullet proof vest.
Jan. 14, 2014
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

So if a mask breaks and the pitcher is injured who is now liable for the injury? What if the pitchers vision is impaired by the mask on a normal ball that could have been caught and a injury occurs? it seems to me that ssusa is opening themselves up to a lawsuit. Why would you even want to test those waters? Glad I don't pitch.
Jan. 14, 2014
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

Dave sorry to say there is no such thing as a nocsae approved pitching mask. None of the masks today would pass such a test for softball that is why nocsae does not perform the test. I have worked with the nocsae lab for many years in testing various products and a safe pitching mask does not exist according to the teat results.
Dec. 19, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Teams leaving SSUSA?

I think there are a lot more reasons why teams are not playing or playing as much.

Money for one thing has teams playing closer to home.

More senior associations hold events more regionally.

Rules for making a team is another, in the northeast it is very difficult to compete with the current rules. other associations have made concessions to the northeast to make it easier to put teams together that are competitive.

These are just a few there are many more.
Nov. 4, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Marv

I did not go this year to busy with some things. The truck is there now I will send you a couple of photos from staging.
Nov. 4, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corky

PS I too will miss Corky.
Nov. 4, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corky

Mad dog thanks for the props, but I left on my own and glad I did. Things couldn't be better, look for some exciting things coming soon for our direction.
Sept. 17, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

I have had the fireball tested and is was not a .44/375. When I get back I am going to try to find the results for Marv.
Sept. 12, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

Steve the bat is done, I head west on Monday for a meeting. So far Boo and myself are getting 3000+ swings out of them.
Sept. 11, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

Pat I would much rather play in Vegas at 105 than Fl at 96 with the 98% humidity.
Some just don't know how good they have it.
Sept. 11, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

Taits I am a little confused. I don't sell rock balls haven't in 3 years. Although I do sell a competitive product I respect the contract my competitor has with SSUSA and did not try to sell Marv our ball. I also did not try to sell him on a .52 ball. As he stated I told him a good option would be a rock ASA .44/375 and try to keep them out of the heat as long as he can and you will have a very FAIR playing ball.

Good luck at worlds.
Sept. 9, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking for information

Yes it is true, pretty stupid if you ask me.
Sept. 5, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Sportscenter and Veltre/enr. Mid lantic had the best team there they just had an off weekend.
Sept. 4, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Tim is your team a major team or plus team. Are you against it because you can't win or can't compete?

Player for player we did not have the best players in Va but that day we had the best team. We played hard for each other and played as a team, that is why we won. Sometimes team unity can overcome and beat teams that have better players. One thing I can say is everyone on the team looked forward to beating the plus teams or at least trying to.
Sept. 3, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

I don't know which issa tourney you are talking about but Manassas was a very good tourney. We won it as a major team and played both major+ teams and beat them. They did not have the best games they've played.
The other major teams all did well against them also, some won some didn't. It was 2 major teams in the finals, with a major+ team 3rd.
Aug. 30, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

If you have the same bat and balance it the bat will pass. End loads are the hardest to pass and 29 oz is the hardest of all to pass.
Aug. 29, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

It is real simple one bat needs to pass the first test. The moi of the bat is recorded, all of the bats need to have the same moi as the one tested or other weights need to be tested.
Aug. 28, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

I will refrain to see if any of the others can answer it.
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