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May 22, 2018
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA Flag Day Tournament

I have been told LVSSA is having a Flag Day tourney at BLD on Tuesday June 12th & Thursday June 14th. All local teams are welcome and all costs are waivered including BLD entery fee.

Does anybdy know if this is for REAL?
May 3, 2018
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee 2 Reloaded

Whitey58
Thank you for your information.

Anybody else out there have any info or opinions on this bat to share?


May 1, 2018
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee 2 Reloaded

Hi

I am interested in the Melee 2 RELOADED!

I have seen DV's review and it was helpful......

Does anybody out there have any informatin, opinions or reviews on this bat?

Thanks in advance for your input.




March 13, 2018
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SliAcademy Hitting Clinics


When/where R U in Las Vegas?





Jan. 24, 2018
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Became of 30+ Ounce Bats?


Just curious...

Why are bats weighing more than 30 ounces no longer available? The last 32 ounce bat I can remember was made of aluminum. I personally never was a big fan of bats over 30 ounces even in my younger days. The 30+ ounce bats seem to have vanished when composite bats got popular. Other than being heavy, is there any other reason these bats became dinosaurs?










July 26, 2017
Bubble Gum
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter hitting the strike mat


Does this joker move the mat from it's original position when hitting it?




March 17, 2017
Bubble Gum
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: triple play?



Why do you think the runner on 2nd is out?


Dec. 18, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil Ball on Guide Rope, excellent trainer you can make and use anywhere Swing Makeover #46


I really like your videos.
Very informative.
And very well done!

However, I have a question.

I get the impression that you want your students to swing their bats like a gate or screen door. Maybe I'm not understanding but it appears that the swing being shown in the videos is not a compact swing, but rather a round house. Do you have students stand about 3 feet and parallel from a fence and swing their bats missing the fence.

I appreciate and info or example you may provide about how the swing is supposed to be done.

Thanks


Sept. 22, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


Based on your experience with 27 ounce bats, what results would you expect or predict to get if you were to test the 25 ounce Melee end load?




Sept. 22, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


Sir
I think your knowledge of bats is good enough for you to be considered a legitimate "Bat Geek"!

Thanks....
Sept. 22, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


Thanks for your reply

I think comparing the 25 ounce Adidas Melee end load and the 28 ounce Adidas Melee end load is comparing apples to apples. Both bats are 34 inches long and have the same end load weight located in the same part of the bat barrel. If the over all weight difference is in the bat handle which is about 1.5 to 2 feet from the barrel, how much does that change the MOI between the two bats?

Not being a "bat expert", I would guess the heavier bat has no big advantage since the end load weights are the same, and that is where the barrel contacts the ball.




Sept. 22, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


Thanks for your info...
So when 2 bats are exactly the same except for different weights the balance point is the only difference. Is it better to have the balance point closer to the barrel?

Why I am asking is because I've been looking at the 25 ounce Adidas Melee end load and trying to find out what is gained or lost when compared to a 28 ounce Adidas Melee end load. Does the weight difference really make much difference when bat meets ball?






Sept. 21, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


I would guess the heavier bat would have the balance point closer to the handle than the barrel. And the lighter bat would make the end load more noticeable because of the end load weight at the barrel end of the bat.


Sept. 21, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?


I am interested in getting some info about End Load Bats. I know end load bats have extra weight in the upper barrel area of the bat. This extra weight can be anywhere from a 1/2 ounce or more (like the 1 ounce end load in the Miken Big Cat model bat or Rocket Launchers ? ounces). A bat gets it's over all weight in the handle. Example: a 26 ounce bat will have less weight in the handle than a 30 ounce bat. So as I understand it the only difference between a 26 ounce end load and a 30 ounce end load is in the weight in the handle of the bat, YES?

If that is true then how much of that extra 4 ounce weight (the difference between 26 and 30 ounce) in the handle of the bat is actually transferred to the barrel when bat meets ball? Especially when the barrel lags behind the handle?
Sept. 13, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: EYE BLACK?


I tried that and now I got a REAL Black Eye!


Aug. 30, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Colin Kaepernick



Kaperprick obviously thinks Obama's efforts are useless!

If he doesn't want to respect the US flag and/or efforts of our half black President....

He can go play football in Canada if they will take him.

Will anybody miss him?


Aug. 29, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: EYE BLACK?

Some use eye black for decoration and some major league players use it. Bryce Harper uses it. Some claim eye black is great while others think it's just a gimmick.
What I am interested in is which is better.

Is the sticker type better? I noticed they don't seem to stay in place when the player sweats. What is the better brand?

Then there is the lipstick or eye liner type. How do they hold up when the player sweats? How about staining clothing? Which are easier to apply and remove? Any recommended brands?

Thanks for any knowledge or input you share...


Aug. 7, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #42...The Power Lag, sets up an Explosive Bathead Snap.

bogie
I was wondering why you were batting "left handed"!


July 4, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The new Adidas Melee 2


I have the Adidas Melee 2 in the Balanced Version 27 ounce. I am starting to like it more than the 28 oz end load version that I also have. Since I only got the Balanced bat about a week ago it's still got the wrapper on it and not yet broke in. I let other guys swing it in BP to help break it in faster. All of those guys that swung it were very impressed with it. In fact I know of 2 guys that have ordered the Balanced version after swinging my bat.


May 28, 2016
Bubble Gum
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Rob
Thanks for the offer, but I have decided on the buying the 26 oz Big Cat Miken. Hit some balls with a 25 oz Combat yesterday and was not very impressed. Not sure if there is any real gain in bat speed over 26 or 27 oz bats. Plus the 15% Memorial Day Sale discount helped seal the deal.








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