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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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, July 20, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softballs

blue, here in the southeast in SPA we use our own balls. In the Marietta tournament each team was given 6 blue/red stitched Fire balls but had the option of using the black stitched ball.
I'm looking forward to Dalton this weekend. Good luck to all!
, July 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Softball League - Atlanta

Didn't you see my reply to your earlier thread?
As for teams it may be too late in the year to find a team in need of a player.
fyi, you should include your age and level of desired play.
, July 12, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Atlanta Area - Major or AAA Team

tony, we have a senior league at Al Bishop in Marietta that plays on Tuesday evenings. We allow senior bats. Check out our facebook page, Georgia Elite Senior Softball.
Other choices would be Best Friend park in Norcross, Tolleson park in Smyrna and Hobgood park in Woodstock.
, July 11, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA Staff: Shaved Bats

Provided bats have been discussed many times here. In my opinion it won't happen, bat companies' profits would suffer.
About 12 years ago SPA provided Wicked Insanity bats at their hr derby at their nationals. It worked for me ;-)
, June 18, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

What I have been told in the past, ;), is that player would receive 4 points.
One of the most important things to remember for someone with sshof aspriations/goals is to take photos and keep notes on your awards. Team name, age, division and dates are important.
, June 17, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

Good post Wood! I agree.
, June 17, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softballs

We've been hitting the Spinner nx3 bp balls for a couple of weeks and love them. It doesn't matter if the grass is wet, no moisture is absorbed into the ball.
I also have a dozen for the 44/375 nx3's, plan to try to get our league to try them.
, June 16, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Price Went Up? Worlds

You would never know Coop3636 and tg69 were teammates! lol
, June 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hope this doesnt get taken down. Please give your opinions.

SPA had a message board at one time but it wasn't maintained. Their staff never responded to any and all questions asked of them. It never really worked.
, June 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

Brett, who was hit in the mouth?
, June 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

Tugboat, I haven't read all posts on this thread but to answer your latest post, the tournament in Salem (I assume you mean the one in a couple of weeks) is an ISSA tournament. The roster for that tournament is not necessarily the same at their SSUSA roster. So, teams could load up with different players in Salem.

, June 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: AD Starr Nightmare

Thanks Kevin. I feel proud to be 66 and be able to hang with the "young" guys!
Charlie Brown and Curt Mauer did a great job at pitching. Btw, Charlie was MVP.
We actually went 6-0. :)
I am happy to be able to hit the Nightmare with success. It has taken me a couple tournaments to adjust my swing to it but I am now very pleased with the results!
, June 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softballs

Sorry to hear that. My condolences Alan.
, June 9, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softballs

We use the Team 1 ball from Alan and it does fly. Be careful though, it isn't approved by any association. At least the ones we use aren't.
, June 7, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What do you expect?

Very good Dave!
Paco, I agree. At least the patches should contain the year and division.
, June 7, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: What do you expect?

After reading BigE's post I got to thinking, at minimum, what do you expect of a tournament?
I'm seen tournaments that really don't publish rules, awards, officiating etc. You show up and aren't really happy with what you get. If everything is published somewhere and you accept that's one thing. If things change due for circumstances (weather, teams dropping out etc) do you feel that you are due some kind of reimbursement?
Some of my minimums are prepared fields every morning, concession stand, water in dugouts in summer, two umpires in bracket play and official score keeper.
I'm sure that I've missed many more.
, June 6, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA / SSUSA Southeast Championships

In all or our 5 games we only had one umpire for each game. I can't remember a time our umpire came out from behind home plate to make a call.
Runners on first and second, no outs, popup hit to shortstop about 15 feet in the grass, no infield fly called. Umpire didn't think grass is infield I guess.
Last three games we played 40 minute/5 inning games, because of rain, not fun.
The last time I played there all 8 or 9 fields were packed, cars, spectators and players everywhere. This time, only 4 field. What a change.
I agree with BH21.
The best part of the weekend was eating at Top Hog!!
, June 6, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arrogance can hurt a pitcher

We also aren't required to stay behind the screen. One learns when you need the protection of the screen and when not.
Our only requirements are that one leg of the screen must touch the rubber or be that distance from the rubber and at least the edge of the screen must be within the two edges of the rubber.
, June 2, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: AD Starr Nightmare

I'm now a rep for AD Starr's Nightmare. I will be in Gallatin, Tn. this weekend and will have a 26 and 27 demo. Look me up, I'll be playing 55 Major with Tn Connection.
Bruce
, May 28, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: flip flop and one up in league play

That might be an option. I'll mention it to our board.
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