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Discussion: A HONEST ANSWER CONCERNING BATS!

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May 17, 2010
ricky33
37 posts
A HONEST ANSWER CONCERNING BATS!
WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TEAMS do you think are using illegal bats like shaved or painted. give me your honest opinion please. we played this weekend in 50's and some of the hardest balls i have ever seen was hit against us. i mean everyone in the lineup was hitting shots. we cant react to those kind of hits. just wondering, thanks. and by the way , i do not agree with illegal bats. i wish we was all using single walls.
May 17, 2010
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Senior bats are hot enough and don't need shaving. Kids paint senior bats to use in ASA. The teams you played were just more experienced than than your team.
May 18, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2688 posts
Ricky, where did you play this past weekend?
We played in Pensacola and eyebrows were raised by one team that had a few players swinging an ASA bat. I'm not saying it was altered, just saying it may be suspected by some.
Besides that I have heard rumor of only one senior player that has a "special" bat that he saves for the right moment. I've only heard this and have never played against this player.
May 18, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2688 posts
I'd like to add that we've all seen teams using ASA bats in senior tournaments. The players using these bats are mostly base hitters. This wasn't the case in Pensacola.
May 18, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1992 posts
Bruce, haven't seen you on here in a while. Welcome back. I have had a freak that was as hot or hotter than my U2, and I used it at a senior tourney. We have 2 new freaks on our team for league and they, too, are very hot. At least close to the Ultras. I like to believe we don't have to cheat with bats this hot, but I know too many don't care-it is win at all costs.
May 18, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2688 posts
Thanks Webbie, I've been here but decided that I didn't have anything constructive to add to most of the ongoing threads.
I know what you mean about the Freak. I have a Freak Plus that I use instead of my MM Combat when the temps are in the 70's and when we use the MCT balls. It's just as hot as any senior bat but with a somewhat smaller sweet spot.
I think most know what I was refering to. ;)
May 18, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
bruce is it the same one you had at CST.

salio why would the kids want to paint the senior bats,as according to some people on here they are no hotter than a usssa bat.
May 18, 2010
taits
Men's 65
4395 posts
I attended a ASA event this weekend, 18 & up. There was a "bat check to say the least.
All they really looked for was labels of the 12 or so NOT ALLOWED. Like the grey Mikens and U-2... & some other Senior bats. During the games, I made two rounds looking at only bat knobs in the dugouts, I saw 2 with no plug, and one with in about 3\4 inch down.
Would hate to think how many were rolled or shaved given the number I say fly out of the 300' fields park.
Also noticed 3 different balls used. Something I always look at when pitching.
Worst thing was pitting the worst division against the best division teams in some cases for award games when there was 'supposed' to be 3 different divisions anyway.
May 18, 2010
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
mad dog.....that would be a well broken in usssa bat. Kids don't want to take the time to break in a bat. I once saw an orange mayhem with a black knob.
May 18, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
sal as i said why again,a senior bat will be below the standard(hotter)when comp tested in fewer hits than a regular usssa bat.yes i know this is a rhetorical question.
yes i have seen all kinds of bats done up,i have even gone so far as to not to pitch to a guy i knew for certain was swinging paint(senior to orange mayhem).yeah he got PO but i told him bring something clean to the plate and you'll get to swing.we as players need to step up and call them all out when we know,i know i try to if i know for certain.
May 18, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2688 posts
No, Bob, I broke that one at Sprng Training in Cocoa Beach in March. I've had this one for a couple of years, using it in bp at times. This one is a 29 where the other one was a 30. I'm getting weak in my old age! ;)
May 18, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
dang bruce,i might be coming over to the dark side(swinging a heavier bat)as guy might have got me going over here.we hit on sunday afternoons and he had a new 30oz u-2 and asked if i would put a few swings on it during our bp.well i did and lo and behold i hit 3 out of 8 swings,than he handed me his 28 oz maxload and was 2 out of 5 with that,ggrrrr now i'm in a dilemma about this.LOL
May 19, 2010
DoubleL10
Men's 65
834 posts
Bob, You hit 3 out of 8 (I assume you meant out of the park)? You forgot to mention the how hard the wind was galing out!! LOL
May 19, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2688 posts
Feel the force Bob! ;)
May 19, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
oh larry your a card,LOL.actually no wind so was only just clearing the fence.

not so sure about that bruce,have to many 26's to replace.LOL
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