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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 65

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, Dec. 3, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Magazine's Senior Camp 2016

We're having a great time here in Cocoa Beach! We've been hitting the Demarini extra endload, Milken's Big Cat and Jason Kendicks endloads, the LS bats, Dudleys and Adidas bats! Thanks to Mike Dill, Bobby Nifong, Kenny Hart, Ray Ray Wimbaugh Bobby Davis, Davey Reed, Steve Imlay, Don Clatahbough, Lee Trotter, Mike (Don) Cornell, Bogie, Bret, Jim Ramsey, Gene Smith and everyone else that pitched in to make this a sucess. Sorry of I forgot to mention someone.
, Nov. 26, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat Maxum

Softball Fans has them on sale now for $69.
, Nov. 25, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When did bats start getting END CAPS ?

You are correct. Thinking back the 35oz Easton that I had in the late 80's had a semi clear endcap. I remember bats before that with a large plug in the end.
, Nov. 25, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Turkey Day

Coop, did you gobble??
, Nov. 25, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When did bats start getting END CAPS ?

Just a guess Jim, maybe Demarini in 1998?
See you in Cocoa Beach this coming Wednesday.
, Nov. 17, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fall Training Camp for Senior players

You are correct Joe! Steve is one of the best. I believe he, Bogie, Davey Reed and Bobby Davis will be in Cocoa Beach in a few weeks for Softball Magazine's Senior camp.
, Nov. 17, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rules

Coop, you answered that just like you were a first baseman! ;)
, Nov. 14, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

The patient never likes to hear "oops"!
, Nov. 13, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Good luck with your rehab Mike!
, Nov. 10, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump ASA 52/300 softball

Monsta has several models of the Torch. I've used a Torch, the DNA and Flipper. All are much better than most ASA bats.
, Nov. 2, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: hitting

Great guy here!
Good luck finding a bp partner Don.
, Nov. 2, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Speed up rules

How about the ones that feel they need to throw do so outside the fences while their team bats.
, Oct. 30, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Speed up rules

We had a situation last year in our senior league where a player decided to go to another field and talk to a friend. No one could find him quickly and after a few minutes he returned and play continued, probably at the expense of at least 5 minutes.
We wanted to change our rules to allow an umpire to call strikes if this happened again.
The team couldn't substitute another player as we must bat all team members in attendance.
, Oct. 30, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Speed up rules

Dave, am I correct in thinking that in Vegas they started the clock immediately after the coin toss?
I can't remember any team team warming up the infield after the first inning. As for throwing the ball around after an infield out, we don't see that much anymore. What I do see is the next batter not ready.
I think the plate umpire should start calling strikes if the next batter isn't ready.
, Oct. 30, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 Schedule

haha, I don't have many issues ;)
Good luck with your retirement Joe!
, Oct. 28, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 Schedule

This has been an issue with me for 15+ years. My advice would be to look at last years schedule and pick your vacation accordingly. You will be correct 90% of the time. The schedule for your age group in Vegas may change so be aware.
, Oct. 27, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why are runs allowed the decider?

One reason runs scored isnt used is because many times the home team doesnt bat in the bottom of the last inning.
That might make teams think twice about choosing home team.
, Oct. 27, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee Bat Problems

Way to go Lee, another member of the rooftop club!
ps, I tried to call you yesterday, mail box was full.
, Oct. 27, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Running up ????

Depending on the pitcher I will "run up". If he throws deep I start back in the box. If I get two strikes and he throws one flat and short to the front of the plate I will step forward with each foot. I'll still be in the box when I swing.
I can see if the batter is up front to begin with and then takes a step or two that he will be out of the box. Seldom do I see him called out for stepping out of the box.
, Oct. 27, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: TCB or simliar ball

I was on Coop's 55m team this past year and I also have one TCB. I bought it after seeing the young guys hitting between fields before a game. I thought it was a great idea. However, I've changed my mind. Imo it is great way to loosen up before a game but does little to help timing or, as coop said, going backside. For the ball to travel any appreciable distance you must swing at close to 100%. So, when I warm up with that team I take two or three swings with the TCB and then take 15 or 20 swings playing pepper.
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