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March 16, 2020
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

as much as I want to play softball, I don't think it is a good idea for people of many different states to meet together and then go back home to their respective states...the idea is to try and contain the spread and by traveling 6 states away and stopping along the way, there is definitely a threat to contact at least 1 person who is contagious....there is a statistic that says 1 person affects 2.3 people...multiply that by the number of guys we have going to a tourney and traveling in between, and you can see how things can get worse...it has been a long winter as always and we all want to get out but a few months more is probably needed to get rid of this...just my opinion, thanks
March 14, 2020
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

It's probably best that teams from different states don't go into other states right now...just think of all the people that will come into contact with each other and then bring back possible infections to respective states....it might just accelerate the problem and possibly infect areas that weren't affected....we just have to ride this out and socially isolate as best and miserably as possible
March 13, 2020
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Our team has decided not to go...we were in 55 majors....schools are closing in NY and I think things will get worse before they get better
March 13, 2020
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

any info on the teams that are participating in the upcoming Tidewater tourney....it's 2 weeks away and I haven't seen a list of teams expected to show....
Feb. 14, 2020
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New melee

Dirk, how many swings did you get on the Suncoast...I found it is way more durable than the Adidas as mine were getting 120 swings before they broke...My Suncoast had over 400 before it broke...time is not as important as swings although I did try to see how long the Suncoast would last within the 60 day warranty...after 400, I said it was good and brought it to florida and it broke after 20 more swings
Jan. 10, 2020
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC February 2020

yeah, it's kind of hard to make hotel reservations 3 weeks before a tournament when 107 teams are looking for the same rooms....I called a few weeks ago and they told me Jan 2nd "we will release the field assignments, just like every other tourney after registration is over"....I just googled the fields and they can range from 3-6 miles away to 20-25 miles away from hotels....
Dec. 18, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Review

its a good bat...1 ounce endload, takes a couple hundred swings to break in...U trip bat
June 18, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: foul ball on no fouls left

if a player catches a foul ball on the batter's "no fouls left" is it considered a live ball?
June 3, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a good outfielder for Michigan Men's Team

sandbagging is notorious in the ISSA and SPA tourneys...anything for that T-shirt at the end of the day
April 25, 2019
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls

since Dave brought up that each team gets 6 balls and the option to buy more balls if they don't retrieve them, it made me think of the last 2 tournaments our team attended...one at the TOC in Florida and Tidewater Classic in Virginia beach....both fields had water/ponds/lakes behind the fences and made it impossible to retrieve balls without a long net on a pole, a branch or something similar.....I think as long as we keep playing at these facilities, something should be provided by the fields or SSUSA to retrieve these balls.....at least $5 a ball, I counted 9 balls in the water the next day we played at the one field in Va Beach.....with today's modern technology, balls can get wet and still be fine ….I thought of bringing my pool net to my next tourney but fitting it in the car is a little tough being it is 10 feet long plus it can extend another ten......just my observation...thanks
April 23, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Senior bat technology and performance insights

why are you ripping on Alan....either buy his bats or don't....new stuff comes out every year...it's shiny, it feels good and it looks good.....same thing goes with golf clubs, cars, TVs and every other item we use....a little tweak here or there but it's NEW.....not necessarily better or worse but Newer....same goes for shoes and gloves and all our other "things"....I am a consumer and I like to see the new stuff come out....if I like it, I buy it...if it doesn't work for me, someone gets a great deal on a slightly used item...it is the way of the world....there are just better tools now to measure things like ball speed and swing speed and compression and distance and I am one of the lucky ones who gets to see some of this stuff work....like anything written on this message board, you can take everything with a grain of salt and move on to the next topic if it gets under your skin.....newer doesn't always mean better but I'm not taking any chances...LOL
April 18, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

I thought fences had to be at least 300 to be a sanctioned event.....seems like BLD , other than it's beauty, falls very short of these numbers...that is unless the fences are 30 feet high???
April 9, 2019
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Launch Angle

here is something that may help.....http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~cross/baseball.html


March 30, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2017 Miken Platinium Freak

Mr Wolf....those bats are extremely rare in that weight and if you don't like it, you can sell it on the famous web selling site....I have seen new in wrapper bat that you have go for over 350.....make your decision wisely but do NOT mess with the end cap
March 13, 2019
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Runner clarification

my head hurts now
March 9, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Softball bats on southwest airlines

here is just an idea of some of the different types of bags...usually you can fit yours and a team mate or two into this type of bag....https://www.tgw.com/golf-travel-bags?gclsrc=aw.ds&&utm_source=google_PPC&utm_medium=Golf+Bags&utm_campaign=Club+Glove+Golf+Travel+Bags&utm_content=club%20glove%20travel%20bags&mkwid=scGZ7El82&pcrid=258684498624&SITE_ID=W0209&mtype=e&devicetype=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8bfl7_v14AIVGoTICh0n4AocEAAYASAAEgJzS_D_BwE


March 9, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Softball bats on southwest airlines

I have traveled with bats and golf clubs using Club Glove travel bag....also guys on our team have used their bat bags and tagged them with no problems.....as long as you keep it 50 pounds or less it is only 35-40 dollars to bring it with you under the plane with regular luggage
March 4, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

Seems like they made a bat for the 40 yard dash and not the mile.....at $220 a pop, that is a very expensive experiment at the expense of the hitters....everyone wants performance but at the sacrifice of durability is not worth it....remember when old Dudleys lasted 1500 hits AND still performed...I guess they flew too close to the sun on this one
March 4, 2019
bkb555
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

Bobby, it may be too late….I get upset when a warranteed bat breaks after a few hundred swings WITH a return....but who is to say these replacements will last that long????...I have the 2-piece worth wicked with well over 700 swings and it is still pristine....if it breaks now, I will say I got my money's worth...I broke a 2-piece red adidas after about 120 swings and I was upset but I knew when I replaced it, to only use it for games.....with the new Dudleys, I would be afraid to swing it and feel I would have to check it after EVERY swing...that is pretty scary for a $220 bat with zero warranty....Dudley better get it together....word spreads like wildfire and right now, it is blazing
Feb. 2, 2019
bkb555
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC Next week

Alan I will be there this week starting weds Feb 6th and will look for you....our team is in 55 Majors...look forward to seeing you, Brian...maybe we can hit somewhere
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