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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 65

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Feb. 8, 2018
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team

Where in Georgia do you live? I believe the senior league in Norcross allows ladies to play.
If you are looking for a tournament team I can't help, sorry.
Feb. 8, 2018
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Helmet

A 60+ player from here uses one. Most think it's a polo helmet. He uses the helmet and lacrosse shin guards.
Jan. 10, 2018
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Shin guards

Playing first base I have taken shots of my right shin four times. I never had the injuries looked at by doctors but now I may think otherwise.
I use baseball shin guards which work very well. I may check out the Riot Shins.
Thanks for the tip
Jan. 4, 2018
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patty Mac could use your prayers

Pat, I hope to see you back on the field soon!!
Jan. 2, 2018
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pensacola,Florida

DonB, Most guys there are great; you should really enjoy your time there!!
Dec. 29, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ryan Harvey Tee Hitting & Hitting Tips Swing Makeover #66

This is an "extra good" video Bogie. It discusses many things pertaining to tee work that hasn't been talked about before, thanks.
Dec. 25, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Willie Bourda

Eurskine, sorry for the loss of your friend.
Nov. 27, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Rainmans, my solution is one pitch!
Games would last about 30 minutes and you get 7 innings.
I would suggest to SSUSA to hold regional and national one pitch tournaments😨 🎆🎆🎆
Nov. 25, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Dave, I was just wondering the "real" reason/s by those wanting the 1-1 count.
Playing seven innings is a good reason. I don't see that happening much if both teams score a lot of runs.
Nov. 25, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

So, what I your goal?
As a player, what is your goal? Is it to make the game move along at a faster pace?
As a tournament director, what is your goal? Is it to keep on schedule?
I have THE solution but you may not want to hear it.
Nov. 14, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hottest single piece alloy bats?

I was going to suggest Ritch's Superior but I see you know about them. (I have a niw 32oz)
I remember the EST line had a small plug in the end. That may qualify as an endcap.
In the 70's most all bats didn't have endcaps but then again we used harder balls.
I would suggest you do some "testing" of different vintage bats with the balls you now use.
Good luck!
Nov. 6, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil B.P. 52+ Softballs

I've had time to think about my last statement. Let me make a correction.
There are bats that will compare with respect to distance, not durability. :)
Nov. 6, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil B.P. 52+ Softballs

I don't hit many Evil ball except in tournaments. For the past year and a half I have hit the NX3s's in bp. The year before that I hit the Evil bp balls (thanks buggs). Last year I would tell everyone that I had 5000 swings on my Dudley 12" el. Now I tell everyone that I have 6000 on that same Dudley. Well, today I finally cracked it. Time to move to my next Dudley, the one with the blue barrel. I don't know of any bat that will compare to that, durability or distance.
Sept. 9, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Vegas Rosters

I believe there are exceptions. For instance, you might be able to add a player from a higher age group.
Sept. 4, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Freddy Hernandez

You should post where you reside.
Sept. 4, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Adjoining State rule

In one or two associations major plus is allowed up to two players outside of the team's home geographical area. There is a stipulation that if the team is, say, east of the Mississippi River, they may only pick up from the east side of the Mississippi.
You should verify these exceptions with each association.
Aug. 15, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Looking for a Senior League Rule

When I coached girl's slow pitch we had a rule that disallowed "intentional" walks. The batter would bat until they got a strike. I would instruct my pitcher to try to throw the first pitch a strike then throw four balls.
My reasoning that we gave the hitter a chance to hit so it wasn't "intentional".
There wasn't any arguing. :)
Aug. 14, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: NC New Startup Team 2017-18

male or female team?? Maybe male but contact is Cynthia. Age??
Aug. 14, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Speed Hitter MAX Softball

I have one with a slide instead of a ball on it. It does teach proper wrist snap.
Aug. 11, 2017
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Roster

I can answer the last question, "Must a team play in a TOC in order to play at Vegas?"
No
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