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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 65

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, 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.
, Oct. 18, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where to get a pitching screen

Any time, you're welcome
, Oct. 17, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where to get a pitching screen

try pitchsafe.net
, Oct. 14, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: softball mags senior camp

I agree 100% with Bogie, very well organized, each camper receives a bat, bat bag, lunch every day, and breakfast the first day.
, Oct. 6, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: brackets for Las Vegas

Timmyb, I took pics of the American Championship Bracket, the American Elimination Bracket and the Championship Bracket. The Championship Bracket only has the first round completed though. I didn't take pics of the National Brackets.
Post your email address if you want me to send them to you.
, Sept. 28, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I have changed my mind......

Same here webbie! See you next year.
Coop, i am doing ok, still have my shirt.
, Sept. 27, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I have changed my mind......

Mad dog, nice to see you again this morning!
Harold Jones, a teammate on my 65m+ team, broke his nose when a ball came off the outfield screen and struck him.
Magsdad, how about good luck wishes to us on coop's team that live in Georgia? ;)
, Sept. 20, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s in vegas

Vinny, what did the director do to "fix the call"?
Last year we also had the problem of the incorrectly drawn batter's box.
One would think this would be an easy fix.
, Sept. 18, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you get the Time?

Coop, Wife and I were in Cherokee again yesterday. I left with a little of their money.
Fabe, I play 50m with Georgia Impact Legends.
I probably will play first base with all three teams.
See you then!
, Sept. 16, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you get the Time?

Mike, I agree, you just need to stay in Vegas longer. I'll be there 12 days, playing 55M, 65M+ and 50M.
Actually I think that will be way too long!
Good luck.
, Sept. 9, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpire Hit by a Batted Ball

I agree with " live ball because the umpire was stationed beyond the two basemen and therefore it passed them."
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