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Aug. 5, 2010
udaplaya
91 posts
einstein......balls
Any way you can find out what balls will be used in the upcoming Cal Cup and the NCSSA Chmapionships. As you know, we have been burned a few times this year and have gotten apologies after the fact, which doesnt make it for the lost weekend.
Aug. 5, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Playa,
It is my understanding that SSUSA
in the CalCup will be using
a Trump 44x375
which needs to be kept covered to stay
lively in sun and high heat.
Aug. 5, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
I just got the official word:

Same ball as always: Trump Stote 44/375 from Anaconda ... Stored out of the Sun and supplied by SSUSA ...

Aug. 6, 2010
Lefty
Men's 65
483 posts
We used the Trump Stote in Gallatin last weekend and I throw it not dropped it on the cement grown. The ball didn't even go up a foot. So so much for hot bats an the good ball theory. By the time we arrived at the finals Sunday the balls were a little better. Not great but better. I didn't see alot of home runs in this tourneyment. We had alot of good times in our bracket.
Aug. 6, 2010
DoubleL10
Men's 65
833 posts
I agree with Lefty. We played 5 games with a 5 homerun maximum. We hit a total of 4 in the 5 games. Our age group (60 Major) played on the regular 300' fields while the younger guys played on the bigger fields. I heard they were 325' down the lines and 350' in center. I saw my man Ed Rose hit one off the top of the scoreboard behind the LCF fence on one of those fields and I did see a few others go out. I was told they used a different ball on the larger fields but I did not get to take a look at it.
Aug. 6, 2010
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
I'm also in agreement with Joe and Larry. LL I know you aren't calling my 60 team "younger guys". Our 60 M+ team played all games on the big fields, 370 to center and 325 down the lines. Ed did hit the scoreboard. Davey Reed didn't hit any, nor did anyone else on our team. Three from Black and Blue hit one each. I don't know if Roberts or Hollis hit any, don't remeber seeing any.
We hit the same six balls all day, maybe a new one was cycled through every now and then. All were left in the sun by the backstop. We used the same ball as everyone else, Stotes, 44/375.
Aug. 6, 2010
DoubleL10
Men's 65
833 posts
Bruce, I was being kind to you senior citizens in the 60s! I don't think the TDs get it yet; if you keep non-MCT balls out in the heat, they will be dead in the afternoon. If they just kept them in a cooler with no ice, they would hold up better. OR, better yet, just use the MCT balls when the temps get above 85 or so. I did see a couple of Hendricks guys hit one out - Thomas Brown hit one to the right of the scoreboard and Doc hit one in the trees behind the right field fence.
Aug. 6, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
It's nothing radical to say that the liveliness of the balls we've been using for a couple of years now
has gone dramatically down.
That's common knowledge.
What I heard is that a typical ball
says maximum core and compression
specs and this means they could be half the maximum figure and still be within
it's specs.
So, balls can be much less compression
and core value then they have been
and the maximum values they have stamped on them.
Let the buyer beware.
We'll know if the balls perform
as well as usual when we play this weekend and we'll give a report.
Aug. 6, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
larry think doc could hit any ball out,he is a monster.if the td did that with the balls(just keep them out of the heat) yes it would be better for them,the mct's are gonna be hard to find tho from what i have seen.ASA told mfg's they were no longer good to use for ASA as they got around testing and such they could no longer put the ASA stamp on them.you might be able to find other assoc's but most of them are going to the 52-275 ball now.
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