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Discussion: ball and bats facts,kinda of long

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Oct. 30, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
ball and bats facts,kinda of long
this is some good reading here.its being posted here with the approval of the person who sent it.now i know some of you already have seen it.if ya like leavesome replys as to what you think.



1.) HOW GOOD of BATs? 2.) HOW GOOD of BALLs?

SENIOR BATs......... I am AGANIST. 4 me, a 1.20 BPF, BAT is GOOD ENOUGH.

GOOD BALLs, I am 4. A 50 cor BALL w/ A 375 comp. THIS WOULD b an ALL WEATHER BALL.

I WOULD LIKE 2 c, THE 52 cor BALL, w/ a 350 comp USED, in SENIOR BALL.
BUT, HERE is THE TRADE off.

If, THE comp is OVER 325, HOW HIGH WILL THE SEVERITY INDEX (SI), b?
WILL THE SI, EXCEED 1200? KEVIN, WILL NOT MAKE THIS BALL. WHY? THERE is no MARKET 4 THE BALL. HAS SPA or SS-USA, ASKED 4 THIS BALL? NO.

4 OTHERs, SENIORs, THEY WANT & do NEED a U-2, w/ a GOOD BALL.

TEST FROM THIS PAST JUNE, in St. LOUIS, SHOWs THAT THE U-2, HITs THE PRESENT DAY 40 & 44 cor BALL w/ a 375 comp; 20 MPH FASTER.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN in REAL LIFE? THAT in .40' of a SEC, THE PRESENT 44 / 375 SOFTBALLs TRAVEL 12' FASTER. In REAL LIFE TIME.... a BALL HIT @ 85.5 MPH, WILL TRAVEL 50' in .40' of a SEC. THE U-2, ALLOWS THIS SAME BALL 2 TRAVEL 62' in .40' of a SEC.

SENIORs, NEED .428' of a SEC 2 REACT. SENIORs r OLDER, & SENIORs REACTION TIME is SLOWER. THE .40' of a SEC, REACTION TIME is for 17 to 22 yr OLDs.

PLAYERs HAVE GROWN USE 2 HIT' HRs & WANT 2 KEEP, THE PRESENT BAT & BALL COMBO. OF, PLAY BACK FARTHER; MORE HITs & a HIGHER BA.

I BELIEVE, THAT in MAJOR PLUS.......... OVER 20 % of THESE PLAYERs r us' ALTERED BATs. ( ROLLED or SHAVED. )

FACTs: On THE 52 cor BALL

1.) THE BAT - BALL SOUND, is DIFFERENT.
2.) THE BAT - BALL FEEL, is ALSO DIFFERENT.
3.) THE LOWEST BAT SPEED, THAT HIT a HR on a 300' FIELD WAS 72 MPH.
US' THE 44 /375 BALL, LOWEST BAT SPEED in WHICH a HR WAS HIT; 84 MPH.

SEVERAL of THE BIG NAMEs HAVE HIT THE 52 cor BALL w/ a 275 comp.
THESE MEN HATED THE SOUND & FEEL of THE BALL OFF THEIR BATs.

BUT, AFTER HIT' THE 52 BALL, 4 a WHILE, THEY STARTED 2 LIKE THE BALL. THE MEN WERE @ THE DISNEY PARK in FLA. THE DAY b 4 THE BIG EVENT, DISNEY COMPLEX, ALLOWED THE PLAYERs 2 HIT THE GAME BALL. THAT WOULD b THE 52 cor BALL.

3 PLAYERs WERE CONSIST LY HIT' THE BALL OUT of THE BASEBALL PARK. 1 PLAYER, WAS HIT' THE BALL, 30' up on THE SCORE BOARD. THE SCORE BOARD, is 410', FROM HOME PLATE.

AFTER THIS HIT' SESSION, THESE 3 MEN, ADMITTED THAT THE 52 cor BALL WAS a GREAT BALL. ALSO, DUR' THIS EVENT, THE 'B' & or PLAYERs DID LIKE THE BALL.
WALLACE, ADMITTED, THAT @ 1st, he THOUGHT THAT THE 52 cor BALL SUCKED.

ONLY PROBLEM........ WAS 2 GET OVER THE SOUND of THE BALL OFF THE BAT & THE FEEL of THE BALL, on THE BAT.

HERE IS ANOTHER FACT......... REC PLAYERs GET MORE BBS THAN ADVANCE PLAYERs, WHEN us' THE U-2.

REC PLAYERs THAT SWING a BAT in THE LOW to MID 70's, GET 20 to 25 MPH FASTER BBS, w/ THE U-2.

HALL, DeNORDEE, CRIMES, CARTER, MACENKO, WALLACE, etc, ONLY GET 2-3 MPH FASTER BAT SPEED w/ a U-2. THE UPPER LEVEL PLAYERs CAN HIT THEIR USSSA BATs as FAR as THE U-2. BUT, THESE PLAYERs HIT MORE CONSISTENTLY, w/ THE U-2.

HOW SAFE is a 50 cor 375 comp, MCT BALL? WHAT is IT's S.I.?

THE 52 cor BALL HAS a S.I. of ONLY 466.
THE TRUMP SS-USA, 44 / 375 BALL HAS a S.I. of 1980.
REMEMBER, a S.I., of OVER 1200 CAN CAUSE SERVER or DEATH 2 HUMANs.

THAT 52 cor BALL, WILL STOP THE BAT Docs. U ASK HOW? THIS MAY TAKE SOME TIME , 4 THESE KNOCK HEADs 2 WAKE up!

HERE is HOW. THE ASA, 1.20 BPF / U-TRIP, & SENIOR BATs, ALL HIT THE 52 / 275 w/ in 2-3 MPH.

EVEN THE BIG BOYS, ONLY HIT THE U-2 w/ THE 52 BALL, ONLY 2-3 MPH FASTER, THAN THERE U-TRIP BATs.

THE 52 cor BALL WILL HELP THE OLDER or REC PLAYERs.

REC PLAYERs r BATTERs THAT do NOT SWING THE BALL MUCH OVER 70 MPH.

ONLY, in a FEW CASEs DID an OPEN or A PLAYER, EXCEEDED THE 98 MPH BPF.

WHEN THESE PLAYERs SWING WERE AVE' TOGETHER, EVEN THE 1 s THAT DID EXCEED 100 MPH, THEIR AVE' BaT Speed, WAS STILL UNDER 98 MPH.

DID NOT MATTER WHICH BATs WERE USED. (U-2; PST; MAYHAM; all 30 oz BATs.)

ONLY in a FEW SWINGs , (THAT WOULD b 3-4 TIMEs) , DID an A or OPEN PLAYER, REACH Bat Speeds OVER 100 MPH. THEIR AVE' WAS STILL UNDER 98 MPH.

Sooooooooooo, BOB, EVEN if, PLAYERs DID ROLL or SHAVE BATs, THESE ILLEGAL BATs WILL HAVE EVEN LESS EFFECT, THAN 2 DAYs SHAVED BAT / BALL COMBO.

ALSO, I am TRY' 2 FIND OUT if THE 52 cor BALL is in USE, WILL ROLLED BATs


LAST as LONG as a REG' BAT.

PEOPLE, WHO HAVE THEIR BATs ROLL, STATE, THAT THE ROLLED BATS, ONLY LAST ABOUT 40 SWINGs, AFTER THAT BAT WAS ROLLED.

I BELIEVE THAT THE 52 cor BALL, WILL BREAK ROLLED BATs, EVEN SOONER, THAN 40-50 SWINGS.
Nov. 1, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
here are the facts,no one wants to hear it,or see it as in this case.
Nov. 1, 2009
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
You know that most guys here are not interested in facts. If they were, they would not read gump's drivel.
Nov. 1, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4344 posts
Who really cares?
If you go play, you get that they serve up & allow. Unless you care to purchase them for the tournament..?
Senior bats are the better bats, but U-trips are close. As you know Bob, there are many rolling, shaving and loading the bats on the boards. It will continue.
Nov. 1, 2009
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
That ball that Stoneman is talking about
thru Mad Dog which is where the mad dog
gets his best if not his only ideas
was tested in Oakdale, California
this year by 5 teams of seniors who resoundingly slammed it.
A rep for MTC which had 3 of it's teams
there said if SSUSA ever put that ball
into play he would never put a team
in another of it's tournaments.
I guess that's all Terry needed to hear.
More specifically,
the comments ranged from the ball
doesn't travel well when center
struck, sounds feels and bounces
unusually and awkwardly
and to some,
feels and hits
lighter than normal
like a cotton ball.
No wonder 90 percent of the 5 teams
there who played with the ball
said they did NOT like it.
The ball is a dog and not for
guys who want to have fun playing
and hitting softballs.
It literally kills the game
the great majority of us
love to play.
As safety is an issue
there's better ways to make our game
safer without killing it
and neutering us.
Changing to a safer ball
is a good idea but it has to perform,
feel and do better
than that 275 x 52 sock.
Nov. 1, 2009
taits
Men's 65
4344 posts
I recognized the format as likely Stonemans.
I tried to get some of those balls used at the "test" T, but was unable to so at the time. they were spoken for & all any extras. So I waited until after it was done and the reviews started...I decided not to try them.
What ever ball used it still come down to both team will use it. But if other that what is said will be used, then it's a lie. They don't miss mark them unless asked to do so.
But the HEAT (get soft) or COLD (get hard) have definite effects.

Nov. 1, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
mmmm,if you would read the first line at the start of my post you will see that i don't take credit for it.
i guess you don't read,or very well.
Nov. 2, 2009
#19
Men's 60
252 posts
Wait a minute!!!... A light at the end of the whatever!!!... An admission!!!

"Changing to a safer ball
is a good idea but it has to perform,
feel and do better
than that 275 x 52 sock." (Einstein)

Out of the mouth of babes!!!




Nov. 2, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
#19,wouldn't go so far as to say that,LOL.this was one of many emails i got from the stoneman about bats and balls from studies done on them(by companies and such looking at safety concerns).he researches such things and is kind enough to pass them on to me and other people.

how's it going down there in austin,we got a ton of rain up here in tyler.how's the team going,i'm looking for a 60 team for next,turn in jan.
Nov. 2, 2009
#19
Men's 60
252 posts
mad dog, we've had some decent rains here in Austin as well... Our 60s team has had a pretty good year... We've got some additional commitments from a few players who couldn't play for us this year...You would be a great fit for our team... Let me or #6 know what you would like to do.
Nov. 2, 2009
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
mad dog, how have you been ? Are you going to Vegas, if so look us up and lets talk......
Nov. 3, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
not going to vegas.i'll email ya if ya like.i still got cha email.
Nov. 3, 2009
MaverickAH
59 posts
I haven't been through here in a long time but I see that very little has changed!

It makes me long for the days when the game was about an individual's ability & not about the equipment used.
Nov. 5, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
MaverickAH,

I agree with you 100%.
Nov. 5, 2009
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2641 posts
I also agree 100%, as probably most everyone else here but.....remember back in the 70's, all the great team's player's abilities really stood out? We were excited just to qualify in the region so we could play against Howards, Dave Carroll and the rest. Now we find that most all senior associations have divided teams in to different age groups and skill levels. Tournaments now have limits on how many runs a team can score in an inning.
No longer are we rewarded as much for our abilities! The new equipment is just another way to equalize the teams.
I just had to vent, sorry.
Nov. 5, 2009
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Bruce,
It's my experience that the cream
always rises to the top.
The better teams, like the Mavericks
this year, tend to demonstrate their excellence under varied conditions.
In NorCal, we put major and major plus
teams together all the time
and the best major plus teams
tend to win the most but only because they play the best at the tournament
and perform.
A good bat/ball combo assures
that MORE than the winners
have a good to very good time
at the tournaments.
Bruce, in Vegas this year
you and were talking how much fun
it was and most everyone was having fun
hitting good balls and not being penalized for it with HR's as outs.
Needlessly restricting the ball
as what's been happening for a while
now will kill our game,
decrease the fun of playing for the majority of players
and neuter/neutralize many of our senior hitters.
This is more a punishment
than a solution
to legit safety and cost issues.
And Bruce, you're a monster with a bat.
Nov. 5, 2009
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2641 posts
Joe, up until 2008 our senior league allowed only ASA bats and Worth Gold Dots. In 2007, I believe I lead the league in hrs, hitting maybe 3 or 4. Only a total of 5 or 6 were hit total.
In 2008 we voted to allow senior bats and Thunder Heat balls in our National league. This spring we had 47 hrs hit and this fall we had 51. These were hit by 20-25 individuals each season. We did have to purchase additional insurance. After our last game on Wednesday evening everyone expressed how much more fun we had with senior bats and good balls that with ASA bats and Gold Dots.
Joe, great job in Vegas, your showed us how to hit opposite field hrs!
Nov. 6, 2009
mad dog
Men's 60
3930 posts
bruce i agree with your back in the day comment,yes it was good to play by your ablity.we had many great players in the sacramento area where i played.i would think if your league had stuck with the ASA bats and got the MCT ball,your experience would of been better,kinda like CST.we all know that the worth gold dot at best is crap.i play in a league monday nite and hit a gold dot(fairly well used) dead on the screws and just clanged the fence with it.hit a brand new and just barely got it over the fence,oh i was using a well broke in(well over a 1000 hits on it)syn-2.
Nov. 6, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
back in the day lets see One Howards bat 38 oz., metal spikes(no turf shoes), 60 foot bases, open fields and or 265' fences, blue dot balls or whatever they could find, unlimited arch. Next was all types of bats bases moved to 65', fences went to 275' or 280' very few open diamonds restricted arch. Next was 28 to 30 oz. bats gold dot balls. Then came the bat explosion t4000 balls and 300' fences molded cleats , turf shoes and home run limits. I in my opinion think that our game has changed a time or two. :)
Nov. 6, 2009
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Lively balls, good bats.
The only way to play the game.
Nov. 7, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
On the above post one of three things had to occur 1. Joe was tired 2. Keyboard quit working 3. Some one else posted using his name as it is too short.
Only kidding Joe. :)
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