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June 18, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Making a ball choice for a recreational league.

None of those ball choices will be good for that field. Here is my number if you would like to call for info. 845 532 2668.

Bruce the ASA .52 is of standard weight, only the .44 is heavier which makes no sense at all.
May 31, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of Pine tar or 3m spray

Some like Gorilla grip some like That Wax, it a great thing to have choices. Playing tomorrow using That Wax, I love it. I don't sell it but use it 3-4 times a week.
May 31, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of Pine tar or 3m spray

There is a product called That wax that I think is much better than the seaweed bat wax.

Here is a ebay link.http://www.ebay.com/itm/THAT-WAX-Sports-Wax-Bat-Wax-Best-Sports-Grip-Enhancer-on-the-PLANET-/130899544860
May 2, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Preferred tournament wants, Short replies, please.

All of these suggestions would lose money.
There are to many divisions to give awards out to for 1. Second 5 game guarantee the umps alone would be 150+, then field rental and insurance costs would eat up the rest of the money. Who would pay for all of the other exspenses?
March 25, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing your Hips for Maximum Rotational Power. "Swing Makeover Episode #6"

Good stuff, did you get any video of the freak in St Pete?
March 22, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of breaking bats

Combats are very good on durability and performance and soon there will be one that exceeds all in durability.
March 21, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tired of breaking bats

There may be a senior bat that will hold up no matter how hard you hit it very soon. Testing will start in a couple weeks.
March 12, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: COMBAT BANKRUPTCY

No it is not 10/50it is like 10/12 or 13. One of the bigest liability is a new building they moved into a year ago. Again I am not sure of the exact numbers.
March 12, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: COMBAT BANKRUPTCY

Ford had to go to washington and present their restructuring plan to avoid the bailout. If they could not provide a plan they would have been made to take the money. The bailout money given to the car manufactures has been profitable for the US.
March 12, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: COMBAT BANKRUPTCY

All I know is the I bought ford stock at 1.94 and now it is 14.00, I'll say that was a good buy for me.
March 12, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: COMBAT BANKRUPTCY

What did I miss?

FORD ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF DEBT RESTRUCTURING INITIATIVES AS PART OF COMPANY’S TRANSFORMATION PLAN
•Ford Motor Company has launched a conversion offer relating to its 4.25% Senior Convertible Notes due December 15, 2036, in which it will pay a premium in cash to induce the holders to convert debt for shares of Ford’s common stock


•Concurrently, Ford Motor Credit Company has commenced a separate $1.3 billion cash tender offer for Ford Motor Company unsecured, non-convertible debt securities, and has commenced a separate $500 million cash tender offer for Ford's senior secured term loan debt


•Ford also announces its intent to exercise its right to defer future dividend payments on the 6.50% Cumulative Trust Preferred Securities of Ford Motor Company Capital Trust II beginning with the dividend payment payable in April 2009


•The debt restructuring initiatives follow previously announced tentative agreements with the United Auto Workers that, if ratified, will allow Ford to lower its hourly labor costs and provide the option to use common stock to pay up to 50 percent of future payments to the Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association health care trust


•Comprehensive debt restructuring is expected to strengthen Ford Motor Company's balance sheet by reducing long-term debt obligations

DEARBORN, Mich., Mar. 4, 2009 – Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) announced today that its Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Credit Company have approved a plan to restructure Ford’s debt through a combination of a conversion offer by Ford and cash tender offers by Ford Credit.

“The debt restructuring plan we are announcing today is a critical step in Ford’s overall transformation,” said Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally. “We are continuing to work with all of our stakeholders -- including employees, dealers and suppliers -- to secure Ford’s future in this difficult economic environment.”

By using a combination of Ford and Ford Credit cash on hand and Ford equity to retire certain long-term debt early, Ford would significantly reduce its debt obligations and annual interest expense. The amount of the debt and interest expense reductions will be dependent upon the level of participation by debt holders.

Conversion Offer
As part of this debt restructuring plan, Ford has launched a conversion offer in which it is offering to pay a premium in cash to induce the holders of its outstanding 4.25% Senior Convertible Notes due December 15, 2036 (the “Convertible Notes”) to convert any and all Convertible Notes into shares of Ford’s common stock (the “Conversion Offer”). The Convertible Notes were issued in 2006 and the outstanding principal amount of such Convertible Notes is approximately $4.88 billion. The Convertible Notes are currently convertible into shares of Ford common stock at a conversion rate of 108.6957 shares per $1,000 principal amount of the Convertible Notes.

Holders who elect to convert their Convertible Notes into shares of Ford common stock pursuant to the Conversion Offer will receive the 108.6957 shares of Ford common stock plus $80 in cash for each $1,000 principal amount of the Convertible Notes converted. The Conversion Offer is being made on additional terms and conditions which are set forth in an offering circular dated March 4, 2009 (the “Convertible Notes Offering Circular”) and the related letter of transmittal (the “Convertible Notes Letter of Transmittal”), both of which are being sent to holders of the Convertible Notes. Holders are urged to read the Convertible Notes Offering Circular and Convertible Notes Letter of Transmittal carefully when they become available. Copies of the Convertible Notes Offering Circular and the Convertible Notes Letter of Transmittal may be obtained from the Information Agent for the Conversion Offer, Georgeson Inc., by calling toll free at 800-457-0759.

The Conversion Offer will expire at 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on Friday, April 3, 2009, unless extended or earlier terminated (the “Expiration Time”). Any tendered Convertible Notes may be withdrawn prior to, but not after, the Expiration Time, and withdrawn Convertible Notes may be re-tendered by a holder at any time prior to the Expiration Time.

Consummation of the Conversion Offer is subject to, and conditioned upon, the satisfaction or, where applicable, waiver of certain conditions set forth in the Convertible Note Offering Circular. Subject to applicable law, Ford may amend, extend, or terminate the Conversion Offer at any time.

Ford Credit Cash Tender Offers
Concurrent with this announcement, Ford Credit separately announced today that it has commenced a $1.3 billion cash tender offer to purchase certain series of Ford’s outstanding unsecured, nonconvertible debt (the “Notes”), and has commenced a separate $500 million cash tender offer to purchase Ford’s senior secured term loan debt (together, the “Tender Offers”). Details regarding the Tender Offers are contained in a separate news release issued today by Ford Credit.

Neither the Conversion Offer nor either of the Tender Offers is or will be contingent upon the completion of any other offer.

Trust Preferred Securities
Ford intends to elect to defer future interest payments on its 6.50% Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures due January 15, 2032 as permitted by the terms of the Debentures, which will result in the deferral of the quarterly distributions on the 6.50% Cumulative Convertible Trust Preferred Securities (liquidation preference $50.00 per preferred security) of Ford Motor Company Capital Trust II for a corresponding period. The deferral will commence with the April 15, 2009 payment date. Under the terms of the Debentures, Ford is permitted to defer payments of interest for up to 20 consecutive quarters.

Previously Announced Tentative UAW Agreements
The Conversion Offer and Tender Offers follow the previously announced tentative agreements reached with the United Auto Workers that, if ratified, will allow Ford to reduce its hourly labor costs and provide it with the option to use common stock to pay up to 50 percent of its future cash payment obligations to the Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (“VEBA”) health care trust. Ford will provide more details about the agreements following the ratification process.

With respect to the option to satisfy up to 50 percent of its VEBA obligations in stock, Ford would consider each payment when it is due and use its discretion in determining whether paying with cash or stock makes sense at the time, balancing its liquidity needs and preserving shareholder value.

Both the operating-related and VEBA-related agreements would be conditioned on, among other things, Ford pursuing restructuring actions with other stakeholders, including meaningful debt reduction over time consistent with requirements applicable to its domestic competitors under their government-sponsored restructurings. The VEBA-related tentative agreement, which would modify the existing Settlement Agreement dated March 28, 2008 among Ford, the UAW and class representatives of former UAW-represented Ford employees, relating to retiree health care obligations, also would be subject to final court approval and other conditions.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 213,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company’s brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.

About Ford Motor Credit Company
Ford Motor Credit Company LLC is one of the world’s largest automotive finance companies and has supported the sale of Ford Motor Company products since 1959. Ford Motor Credit is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Ford. It provides automotive financing for Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo dealers and customers. More information can be found at www.fordcredit.com and at Ford Motor Credit’s investor center, www.fordcredit.com/investorcenter.

Safe Harbor and Other Required Disclosure
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on expectations, forecasts, and assumptions by the management of Ford and involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated, including, without limitation, those set forth in “Item 1A—Risk Factors” and “Item 7 —Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations —Risk Factors” of Ford’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. Readers are encouraged to read Ford’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission to learn more about the risk factors associated with Ford’s businesses.

Ford cannot be certain that any expectations, forecasts, or assumptions made by management in preparing these forward-looking statements will prove accurate, or that any projections will be realized. It is to be expected that there may be differences between projected and actual results. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of their initial issuance, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase with respect to any securities. The Conversion Offer is being made only by the applicable Convertible Notes Offering Circular dated March 4, 2009 and the related Convertible Notes Letter of Transmittal. Investors should read the Convertible Notes Offering Circular because it contains important information. Investors can get such documents and other filed documents for free at the Commission’s web site (www.sec.gov) or by contacting the information agent described below (the “Information Agent”).

The Conversion Offer described in this news release is not being made in any jurisdiction in which, or to or from any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation under applicable securities or blue sky laws. In any jurisdiction where the laws require such offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Conversion Offer will be deemed to be made on behalf of Ford by one or more registered broker dealers under the laws of such jurisdiction.

Georgeson, Inc. is serving as the Information Agent for the Conversion Offer. Persons with questions regarding the Conversion Offer should contact Georgeson at 800-457-0759 (toll free). Requests for copies of the Convertible Notes Offering Circular or the Convertible Notes Letter of Transmittal may also be directed to Georgeson.

# # #

March 12, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: COMBAT BANKRUPTCY

They are just reorganizing the company. They went into other sports a little to quickly and the Little league rule changes were very costly for them. They are not going away and will be in a much better position in the future.

I think GM,Ford,and Chrysler are very good examples of this.
March 8, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold Weather Clarification: Bats or Balls?

If it is cold out they will help with durability. Performance not so much, they may have a better feel but for them to perform better you would have to keep the hot.
March 8, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold Weather Clarification: Bats or Balls?

Composite bats are plastic resin and carbon fiber material, some also have fiber glass in them. The resin is what is going to do the flexing. So just like if you took 2 plastic spoons and put 1 in the sun and 1 in the refridgerator, the one in the sun will be more flexable. Same holds true for a bat. However composite bats cool rapidly. The temp that a bat will show better performance is above 125f.
March 8, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold Weather Clarification: Bats or Balls?

Surf you can listen to whom ever you like. I have been in both the bat and ball business for over 25 years and the facts you stated simply are not true. You are a reebok guy here is a fact foe you. They called me to see how to get the Reebok bats to pass the test.........
March 7, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cold Weather Clarification: Bats or Balls?

Surf sorry to burst your bubble but bat warmers do nothing to a composite bats structure. The resins used are molded at temps above 280f some much higher. If a bat was able to get that hot it would melt.

We tested with ASA various bat warmers and none got above 190f for any sustained period. When the bats were removed from the warmer they dropped in temp rapidly. We also left bats out in the sun on a 85f day and the balck bats reached temps over 165f just by sitting in the sun. They returned to 85f in 4 minutes after being put in the shade. The microwave packs that are used in bat warmers are only supossed to produce temps of 220f max, you may be able to get them higher but it is not safe to do.
March 1, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why the low prices on bats?

There is always something new coming out.
Feb. 25, 2013
tattooball
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Athletics Senior Bats

I would be glad to test it, we are testing a new bat this week. The only thing the review will be very honest. Iam not going to be a shill for any company. If it is good I will say that, if not I will also say that.
Feb. 23, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

That is why I say there is a perfect bat for everyone, you need to find which one is best for you.
Feb. 23, 2013
tattooball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

The number I use is only for example, just like in cor testing. If the balls is fired into a soild wall at 100 mph and returns at 44 mph it is a .44 cor ball. We only fire the balls in testing between 86 and 88 mph but it sure is easier to explain it using 100 mph. Bat speed is measured so many ways you can't go byanything other than what you have seen. If you put a metal tape at the end of a bat and record it your bat speed may be close to 100 mph. I have seen it done this way many times. TPS would test guy's swing speed at events this way. That same swing would show 80-85 at the barrel of the bat.
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