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Discussion: New ASA bats

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April 5, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
981 posts
New ASA bats
Looks like our League in SF is going the the 52 core 300 ball... The new ASA bats are hotter than the USSSA bats. I am getting sick of buying Technology to keep up with the powers who are mushing out the ball.... Wish we went back to metal and a great ball! In the mean time the young kids broke out the new ASA bats on the 44 375 ball we have been using... It was like they were hitting senior bats... However my team played back and beat them anyway!
April 5, 2013
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
well if it wasn't for the bat technology,along with the a-holes who feel the need to cheat,we wouldn't be talking about having to use a mush ball......
April 6, 2013
Webbie25
Men's 60
1956 posts
Swing-I'm with you. I've said many times a 'measured step back' to alloy bats and a 47 core would be a good thing-and save us money-except the bat companies would probably charge us 200 bucks for an alloy bat too, and balls would go to 15 bucks each.
April 7, 2013
Wayne 37
192 posts
I don't think the new USSSA bats are as hot as the old ones. One takes it up a notch, and the other takes it down a notch.

I play in a grumpy old man league where they decided these bats weren't legal this year two weeks before the season started. Their reason: They had bought the wrong core ball, and didn't want to spend the money for shipping back the wrong balls, and the shipping for the mush balls.

What a great bunch of guys!!!!

Way back when, it was the balls that were so hot.
April 7, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
981 posts
I don't know about you guys, but I just want to hit a ball that feels good when you hit it... Hitting the SB-12 Dudleys with single wall bats back 20 plus years ago was for the birds.. The ball had one hit in it in the first inning and was a pillow from then on... Now we have to buy a bat every other month to keep up with the Ball BS! One fed up player here.. If SS does this Crap I'm going fishing sooner than later!
April 8, 2013
Webbie25
Men's 60
1956 posts
Swing-when we had the combo I mentioned above, the move was already afoot to 'dumb' things down because it was too lively. That SB12 and balls like it were ridiculous. I remember one tournament in Phoenix where the highest run total I saw was 12, and the longest shot was about 250. That ball would go past the infield and float in the air until someone ran under it and caught it. I don't think we have to worry about that.
April 8, 2013
hitman
Men's 65
298 posts
Mad Dog,
Haven't you been the one telling everybody how good the the 52/300 ball was. Now it's a mush ball.
LMAO
April 8, 2013
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
hitman,we use the 52/300 in our ASA senior league using senior bats(started last year)and do like it...myself i have hit 3 out so far in 3 games in league so far,with many others also hitting them out,10 or more total so far ........so yes i think it is good enough to use....it was sftf who said the ball was a mush ball,i just commented on how we got to having to use it....

hope to see you at dalton,i need some cookies....DOH,LOL......
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