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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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, 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.
, May 26, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: flip flop and one up in league play

You got it LL! To make things worse, he is a teammate on our 50 team. After the game I asked if he was trying to run the clock down and he said he has a ritual that he goes through after each pitch. He then said that he didn't step out of the box. I laughed and said oh yes you do.
, May 26, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: flip flop and one up in league play

I seem to remember a few years ago someone clocked several games, 1-1 and 0-0. The results were that the 1-1 count only saved a couple of minutes a game.
What I see are batters not ready to get into the box, leadoff hitter in the first inning or others later and batters that step out after every pitch and adjust their batting gloves (much like ML baseball.

, May 25, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: flip flop and one up in league play

We already have the 1-1 count.
I have proposed we do away with 4 hrs and 1 up, make it unlimited hrs. That should end each at bat pretty fast.
, May 25, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: flip flop and one up in league play

We potentially had a situation last night in our league game. We are trying to shortening our games so the last game ends before 11:00pm. We have moved game times up 30 minutes to 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 and decreased the game clock to 50 minutes and then open inning. Personally I have suggested make the open inning one pitch rather than the other options.
Our home runs rule is 4 and one up and we have just changed our flip flop rule to 5 runs instead of 10. We also have the rule that the home team can't go one up to win in the last inning.
Last night we were leading by 9 runs and were visitors. Our team had 4 hrs and the home team had 4. We flip flopped and I heard someone on the home team say they could go one up. I said the couldn't because there would be no way we could tell if that was the winning run or not since we hadn't batted in the last inning.
The didn't hit one but I still wanted an official ruling. The league director is on our team so I asked him. He said the home team becomes the visiting team on the flip flop and as the visiting team could go one up. I also asked the umpire and he said he had run into the same question at another league in a different park and they said the same, the home team becomes the visiting team.
I'm ok with that, as long as everyone knows the rule. It just didn't make much sense.
Has anyone else run into this in their league?
, May 24, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player touches batting mat after home run

This has been discussed here in the past. If it was hit and sit that it doesn't matter if the runner touched the wrong plate.
, May 24, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Boombah bats

I bought a couple about 5 years ago. I don't recall the name but they were $99 and not worth the money.
I believe the Boombah Cannon is much better.
I haven't heard anything about the new Boombah Boss.
, May 23, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for outfielders or best available

That's all the other 60 major teams need, a better Houston Fire! Your team was pretty good to begin with.
Good luck, hope you find some players.
, May 23, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Best Batting Glove for Pratice

I agree with nitrile work gloves, especially for cooler games/bp sessions. I have to put up with the usual remarks, ("you working in the garden after the game?") but that's ok.
, May 20, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What do you use to track league stats?

Thanks PoollShark, I've used that on before.
, May 20, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What do you use to track league stats?

Thanks for the replies.
Beas, that's the one I was looking for. Mike contacted me and said he would get me the info.
, May 19, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What do you use to track league stats?

Our new league is looking for a website/software to keep up with league standings and individual stats. What are your recommendations?
, May 18, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

I would think that you could clean the barrel, using warm water and soap.
, May 16, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any results info for Cullman Tourney?

Bret, it is 5/20-5/22.
, May 11, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play-FL panhandle

SPA has a tournament this weekend in Pensacola at Exchange Park. Our 50 major team plays Friday evening at 8:00pm. You should check the tournament out.
, May 5, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 69 Year OLd Player

I've played with Roger in the past on Ed Rose's team. Roger is a great guy and a great player.
Good luck to him.
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