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Discussion: Price of good balls

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Oct. 12, 2009
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Price of good balls
Why do good/better balls
have to me more expensive
and have to be bought from one Marketeer?
There used to be tons of good balls,
lively I mean, and in a very short while
and by design I contend,
we're being cornered into buying/recommending balls that are considerably more expensive.
I know the market place is king
and the dollar rules but why does it have to be when we are clearly being disadvantaged in the end?
If we have to/want to
go to a higher compression ball
like a 44x500 ball or 47x500
ball in order to have fun
let's do it.
No marketeer or TD is going to or should dictate to us
what we want and need to use.
And I don't care how much money
they spend on R & D
and how many dimes they drop
about law suits and increased injuries
that have never been documented
we're not going to cave in?
If TDs want our support all they have to do is ask for it
and we'll stand with them and aqainst anyone who shows that their self interest in NOT in our best interests.
Are you listening?
Are you hearing me?
Read my lips.
We want good balls and bats
and won't take no or cave in to anyone
for less.
Give us a good reason to organize
and rally the troops for a fight
and it's on.



Oct. 12, 2009
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Does anyone else see a sad irony in this being posted so close to another post about a guy possibly losing the sight in an eye due to being hit by a batted ball? I wonder if they were using a higher compression ball so the batter could have "fun".

Whatever happened to winning, regardless of the ball, being a source of fun?
Oct. 12, 2009
LP
294 posts
WHAT I HAVE SAID OVER ALL THE YEARS IS THAT A GOOD HITTER CAN HIT WITH ANY BALL BUT ITS USUALLY THE POWER HITTERS OR THE WANT TO BE POWER HITTERS THAT NEED SOUPED UP BALLS TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES, IS THIS BECAUSE THEY CANT HIT FOR AVERAGE?
Oct. 12, 2009
UMBACH
33 posts
I DONT GET IT EITHER IF U CAN HIT 350 FT, Y DO U NEED TO HIT IT 400FT, MUST BE A EGO THING
Oct. 12, 2009
busdriver
18 posts
maybe he should start his own assocation, then he can do what he wants,
Oct. 12, 2009
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
3 anonymous guys and Dirty.
Only one missing is Kevin or Jim Carey
and there'd be a quorum.
Anyone can hit any ball but what we've discovered much to the chagrin
of some of our posters is that softball,
specifically senior softball
needs to be fun and fun for most of us
is hitting balls hard and far.
Even the singles guys do better with
better equipment.
As I have said
anything else is either
recalcitrant stupidty
or someone trying to sell
us something.
Oct. 12, 2009
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Las Vegas this year
thanks to Gary Pro, Stoneman
and all their assistants and admins
is the model for senior ball.
Great balls, bats, no PPR
and HR's as HR's or singles.
This is the way we want to ride.
Oct. 12, 2009
busdriver
18 posts
Good, now u have your place to play
Oct. 12, 2009
UMBACH
33 posts
one good thing about america, everyone has a right to express their choice, but like i said its your choice and u r the minoirty
Oct. 12, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3938 posts
not aqccording to some people,you must post all your personal info to be legit poster.yeah right.i just so happen to have mine b/c i signed up on this site when it first opened up and never bothered to change it.guys keep posting your opinions please and not let one person stop ya's.all info is good regardless of who or how it's posted.
Oct. 13, 2009
Al33
Men's 55
183 posts
I am extremely sorry to hear about the eye injury to Joe Merrit. There's no irony in this posting related to that incident what so ever. Three things: 1) I'm sure einstein means no disrespect to Joe. 2) This injury could have happened at any time, to anybody and with using any ball. 3) It happened in a "D" tournament not a senior event.

Joe, you are not in the minority. Everybody I know is in agreement that Senior's want the best equipment available. This hasn't changed in my 35 years of softball. Even as kids we always wanted the best balls and the best bats. Why would anyone think it would change now. Hitting the ball hard or far is what guys want unless you're one of those punch and judy guys who takes a half swing and calls it a good hit.

Einstein, keep posting and fighting to keep the game fun where it needs to be. Don't worry about these guys who don't like what you have to say. One line cheap shots are real classy. As usual, Dirty disagrees. I think he always takes the opposite viewpoint no matter what. Boy, I wish I had the option to express my choice where I work. If I did, I'd get down sized for being a trouble maker.
Oct. 13, 2009
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Whether he meant disrespect or not is not really the issue. He showed a complete lack of sensitivity, which those of us who have had to read his ramblings on here or for me who has had to read his vile and vulgar email are not at all surprised.

By the way, get better at your job, become more valued by your employer, and then maybe you would be allowed to dissent without fear of losing your job working at the french fry machine.
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