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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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, April 17, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Lester, I'm what I call a softball purest. I believe in 7 innings, unlimited runs per inning, unlimited homeruns, 4 balls, three strikes, no (or limited) courtesy runners and no classes or divisions.
I'm having to rethink this as we get older. I'd be happy with 10 year age groups, 40-50, 51-60 etc. I also think the extra home plate is a needed modification for seniors.
I don't like AA, AAA, Major or Major Plus.
Back to the loser's bracket. If you or your team never played more than two or three games (5-6 hours at the ball park)how could you expect to do well if you had to play 5 or more games in a day.
I don't know you or your level of play but if you are happy to play league or a couple of 5 inning games a day more power to you (pun intended).
I hope you enjoy your season.

Bruce
, April 16, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Wow, lol. I wonder what someone with that mindset would say if they lost their first game in Vegas and had to play 8 or 10 to battle their way back to the championship game. :D)
, April 15, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Lester, do you play golf? Have you ever played 36 or 45 holes in one day? Probably not, you left after 9 holes.
, April 15, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

I propose to start each batter with a 2-2 count, better yet lets just play one pitch.
Why the rush to play faster?
, April 14, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Joncon, most of the time we see 1 1/2 hrs, sometimes 2 hrs. Our league games are scheduled 1 hr apart with each game 55 minutes with the open inning after the time expires. I believe Tuesday evening with games scheduled 7, 8 and 9pm, the last game probably ended around 11.
In my opinion another way to speed up games is to increase hr limits. Now after the max hrs are walks. If hrs would be increased the innings would end sooner (except for the open inning, lol).
, April 14, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

The solution for that is to allow more time between games. Many times we are through playing early in the evening when another game or two could have been played.
, April 12, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which Batch Is It?

Another heavy end loaded bat (and durable) is the Nightmare!
, April 10, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

So in a LBA situation the defense must touch the runner or base where a DBA the defense need only to verbally appeal?
, April 10, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

Having played first base most of my softball life I can say that almost never can the first baseman tell if the runner has stepped over the bag, especially with the double bag. He must rely on the catcher or someone else to tell him or appeal to the umpire that the runner has missed the bag.
Catchers and other teammates must be educated on this rule.
, April 8, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

Three or four years ago it was the same for a runner touching the white base instead of the orange (ASA), you had to appeal to the umpire before the runner returned to the base.
I believe now it is called immediately by the umpire (some still view it as an appeal play though). I have been told by one umpire that he would never call someone out for touching the wrong base.
Note, this applies only to the situation where the wrong base is touched, not missing first base.
Maybe Staff will correct me if I'm wrong.
, March 27, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Number of Posts

Well put Webbie! Sometimes you just have to make allowances and look at the overall experience.
, March 25, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Another Goodbye

I associated Don with senior ISA softball. I didn't know him well but respected him for his hard work with senior softball. We need more like him. rip
, March 22, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

Any comment on this Bogie?
I beg to differ X. A friend of mine, 69 years old, (never reached the fence in his life) attended Softball Magazine's Senior Camp in December. Through tweaking his swing he now has hit added about 40 feet to his distance with a few hrs.
I wouldn't expect someone to leave the camp and start hitting it further. It still takes hours of bp practicing the changes.
, March 21, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is going to Mobile, Al

Brett, our 50 major team will be there. I'll sign your roster.
, March 21, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

My suggestion to the guy without power is to attend one of the softball camps offered or look at some videos on Youtube.com. Bogie has a great series there as does Bob Woldike (sp?). There are very capable instructors at the camps, Bogie, Davey Reed, Steve Imlay and others. I probably shouldn't have listed names because some will feel slighted by my omission of theirs.
, March 21, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

It probably isn't the same technique. It could be when contact is made, ie one striking the ball before the wrists snat, the other at the moment just after the wrists snap.
It could be the differences on the bat, different weights, endloads, different manufacturers etc.
If I had to guess without seeing the two, it probably is technique/mechanics.
, March 21, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A New message board to try (Got permission to post this)

You're welcome brother.
, March 21, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A New message board to try (Got permission to post this)

It sounds as if you are cutting
"http://oldguyssoftball.freeforums.net/" and then entering it in the search to the right of USA in the SSUSA logo.
Cut the url ( http://oldguyssoftball.freeforums.net/), highlight the current url in the address at the top of the page and do a "control v". This should put
"http://oldguyssoftball.freeforums.net/" in your address at the top of the page. Hit return and you should be there.
, March 20, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A New message board to try (Got permission to post this)

You must have made an error in your cut and paste. Try again.
, March 14, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Open inning ruling

Hitemdeep, you can vote with your wallet. Refuse to play in his tournaments unless changes are made. As long as you play why should he change?
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