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Discussion: bat thiefs

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Oct. 19, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
bat thiefs
friday nite of last week,the combat trailer was broken into near the host hotel.the thieves got about 200 bats.if anyone in the Arizona area are asked to buy senior combats(or any combat)pretty cheap by someone other than bobby nifong,let the ssusa officals know or bobby himself.
Oct. 19, 2011
Batbreaker
Men's 50
79 posts
Wow thanks for the heads up, that is a big deal and we as a softball family need to keep our eyes open during the week. Do not help the thieves make a living just to save a little on a bat.
Oct. 19, 2011
Hit the gap
Men's 60
146 posts
Mad Dog, sorry to hear about the theft. That would be about $40,000 worth of bats. Keep an eye on E-Bay and Craig's list Phoenix.
Oct. 19, 2011
400
Men's 50
80 posts
DC where were you in stopping this crime?
Oct. 19, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
is DC still active,thought maybe he was retired........LOL.......
Oct. 19, 2011
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
First I heard of it. I'm on the case! Guys, start checking Craigslist and let me know if you come up with anyone trying to sell them. What hotel was this? Was it in Phoenix?

I can go undercover as an old softball player. :)

Seriously, let me know.
Oct. 19, 2011
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
I just looked up where the host hotel is. Inn Place at Metrocenter. I have no doubt the suspects came from the Premier Inn just across the street. If anyone is staying at the Premier or the Inn Place, do NOT leave anything in your car. Premier Inn is one of the worst places for crime in the Valley. You will see a police van there every morning M-F hauling people away. Bad guys get a break on weekends.
Oct. 19, 2011
rightrj1
Men's 55
211 posts
Dbax,

Undercover?? you?...lol how you going to hide that gut???
Oct. 19, 2011
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
A gut is the first thing they look for when being a senior softball player.
Oct. 19, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
Put the word out that, I'll be there this weekend, and I'm looking to buy a couple of cheap Combats 28oz full loads. No kidin, I cracked my gray and black combats and I'm down to 1 gray.
Oct. 24, 2011
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
I was at the Complex in Chandler, AZ. this weekend, and not a word on Combats being sold or up for sale. A lot of folks had not even heard of the theft of the bats. Sorry mad dog, a lot of us were looking to forward to these thieves being caught.
Oct. 24, 2011
pushin60
Men's 60
63 posts
I heard from the Tanel guy on Friday that they caught some of them. The cops were in their hotel room, where quite a bit of the stuff was, and the idiot opened the door, saw the cops, and started running, lol. The chased him down the hall and caught him. He proceeded to roll over on some of the other guys. Thatís all I heard, and it was hearsay, but I hope it was true. DBAX should know the whole story.
Oct. 24, 2011
titanhd
Men's 50
337 posts
I heard that they only wanted two Miken Ultras for the whole truckload but, couldn't find anyone that would trade!
Oct. 24, 2011
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
Now that's funny!
Oct. 24, 2011
Omar Khayyam
1002 posts
Titan, made me laugh out loud!
Oct. 25, 2011
Dbax
Men's 60
1294 posts
Some property recovered. No arrests made. Looking at possible suspects.
Oct. 26, 2011
Wayne 37
207 posts
WOW, I didn't hear about. I did stop by and talk to the Tanel and Combat guys last Friday. They didn't mention anything about being robbed.
Oct. 26, 2011
17Black
Men's 50
222 posts
When I first saw this thread, I thought we were talking about a few players on my team who refuse to spring any $$$ to buy their own bat and constantly use mine or others until they break and then go use somebody elses.

Too me-that's a bat "thief"

A local pub bought us two new Miken Ultra II's for doing business with them once or twice a week after our games-----we designated those bats "team bats" so anybody who couldn't afford one could use them and even put a strip of yellow tape on the bat grip so they were easily spotted. Very Nice for the pub to spring $400 bucks BTW----:)

Guys still using my bat-------why I ask them, when we have team bats (28 and 30)???? Because they "like mine better" :(

That's ^^^^a "bat thief"

Done with my "at bat" and in to score, or after an out, I decide to put my bag IN MY BAT BAG till my next at bat------next inning it's back in use, taken OUT of my bat bag--------Two Years and Six Mikens later due to excessive swings, and $$$$$ from MY wallet???????

Those ^^^^ are "Bat Thieves"

Oct. 26, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
17 you are so right about those type of thieves,i have had it happen even playing with the kids,and when ya tell them to use another bat,they come back "well aren't you a team player"yeah but not the team bat supplier,a-holes......
Oct. 27, 2011
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
I have a good friend who is one of the "bat thieves". He's a big hitter and has the same bats in his bag that I have in mine. He hinted that he wanted to hit with my newest bat. I didn't say anything. When he finally asked me directly if he could use it, I just said no. It was in front of the entire team and I think that he got the hint. It's tough to just come out and say don't use my bat, especially to a friend, but sometimes it's the only way.
Oct. 27, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
hombre we had one guy who would use other peoples equipment even tho he has his own,bat,glove,it didn't matter,he even tried to use my coat in cold weather knowing we had this weather to play in,just grab it and put it on and yes he had the same team jacket.....
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