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Real name:
Bob Woodward

Location:
Chatfield, TX

Division:
Men's 50

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July 8, 2015
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: texas state championships

The only drawback to Austin is the traffic lol.
Those fields are nice, I would love to see some big tourneys there.
July 8, 2015
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Maddog,
When I hit I start by looking at the pitching rubber, start my swing and then bring my eyes to the ball on the tee.
This helps with the timing and also forces me to find and then concentrate on the ball.
It doesn't replace live pitching but it does make timing issues much better.
June 24, 2015
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hitting from tee vs. hitting pitched ball

Too many variables to say for sure but if you had the exact same swing off both a pitched ball and a tee you would have 15-20 foot more with a pitched ball.
Most average hitters get more distance off a tee because there is no timeout or adjustments to be made so they can square it up consistently.
The better the hitter to more distance off a pitched ball.
June 24, 2015
obagain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runner

I wish the rule was if you are going to use a courtesy runner, that player should be outside the dugout between the fence and base coach.
When the batter reaches base the runner is already on the field and can replace the batter quickly.
With time limits I have seen coaches milk time by deciding which runner to send out.
May 24, 2015
obagain
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tourney team in texas

I am looking for a tourney team in Texas.
I played 50 aaa last year.
I play outfield and am a decent hitter.
Contact me at obagain@yahoo.com
March 1, 2015
obagain
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Mike Lewis park

Looking to play senior ball out there this year, anyone know a team that needs an outfielder?
I have been playing in Tyler the last few years and playing on a tourney team out of Tyler also.
I play Lc to right and can fill in at 2b if needed.
Decent pop and a good average.
You can email me at obagain@ yahoo.com.
Thank you.
Nov. 9, 2014
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: OG Freaks

I never liked the freaks but I do use a recoil a lot to save my reeboks.
Nov. 9, 2014
obagain
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

Adding any weight to any area of the bat does change it, if it didn't why add weight ?
Using tape to make a taper should be legal but no one knows what is under there so I understand why they don't allow it.
Jan. 19, 2014
obagain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Equalizer runs

I don't see many directors that would take that stance, just in the big tourneys where you don't play out of classification much anyway.
Why would it be an unfair advantage to give them the runs to start with?
We played many times that way and never had a problem making up the runs.
Jan. 19, 2014
obagain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Equalizer runs

A few key pitching changes, players taking extra pitches or calling time after each pitch.
All within the rules and can easily add 10-12 minutes of wasted time.
What director is going to tell a coach he cant switch pitchers?
If the good better team gets up big quick why not use the rules to help yourself?
Jan. 19, 2014
obagain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Equalizer runs

So what would keep a better team from wasting time to make sure you only play 5 innings giving them an advantage?
Not that the better teams would do that[sarcasm]
Dec. 8, 2013
obagain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

I don't understand all the whining about the HR rule.
So if you cant hit a hr you are going to go middle?
If you want to hit more HR then play up, you get more HR and the pitchers are better able to handle fielding the position.
Dec. 7, 2013
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

As far as the runner goes, the batter should notify the ump when he gets in the box that he will have a runner so the ump already knows, the coach already knows and the runner already knows and time can be called and the ump notify the scorer as soon as the player reaches base safely.
That way the coach cant milk the clock inserting a runner, if the runner is not on the field in a timely manner a strike will be imposed on the next batter.
Dec. 7, 2013
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ~~~TIMING~~~

When you are under pressure you are going to tense up so you have 2 choices.
1. you can try to think of something not related to softball to break that tense moment.
2. you can fight the feeling by actually tensing up.
As soon as the pitcher starts to throw you squeeze the bat as hard as you can.
You can only do that for a second so as you start your swing you are actually more relaxed and will swing smoother.
Dec. 7, 2013
obagain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

I would rather they do that then to restrict bats or make the balls worse.
The HR rule is a good one IMO.
Dec. 7, 2013
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cold weather bats

You might want to pick up a cheap utrip bat, any senior will have problems in those temps.
Oct. 10, 2011
obagain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runners

If the CR is that big a problem why not just say the CR has to run from home on, if the batter runs to first he has to run the rest of the way?
Oct. 2, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Change

Someone need to invent a portable fence extender, that way you can make a field play like 325.
Most fields are already set up so it would cost a lot to move the fences back and in most places it would be impossible to move them but if you could extend a fence from 6' to 10' it would make it harder to hit them and some of the line drives that clear the normal fence stay in.
Oct. 2, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Change

I just like that ir brings some strategy to the game that would add a little gamesmanship to the last inning, if the visitors go 1 up before the last inning the rule stays the same, only if the visitors use their HR in the last inning would the home team get to use the 1 up.
It would just add a new dimension to the last inning.
Oct. 1, 2011
obagain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Change

But the visitors got to use the 1 up to get or pad their lead, if the home team gets to bat they are down so it gives the visitors the incentive to not go 1 up in the last inning.
It is more perception than a real advantage, the home team gets to think the 1 more HR could be the difference.
The visitors can even the HR but if they go up just thinking bomb they give the home team an extra HR to try and win with.
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