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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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, 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.
, May 2, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: No more five innings games

We had a similar situation a another SPA tournament in Valley, Al. All games were rained out on Friday so Saturday we played 5 inning games with a 1-1 count without a foul. Several fouled out.
I don't know what I would done differently.
Btw, be careful retrieving hr balls, you might get hit. ;)
, April 17, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Lester, I'm what I call a softball purest. I believe in 7 innings, unlimited runs per inning, unlimited homeruns, 4 balls, three strikes, no (or limited) courtesy runners and no classes or divisions.
I'm having to rethink this as we get older. I'd be happy with 10 year age groups, 40-50, 51-60 etc. I also think the extra home plate is a needed modification for seniors.
I don't like AA, AAA, Major or Major Plus.
Back to the loser's bracket. If you or your team never played more than two or three games (5-6 hours at the ball park)how could you expect to do well if you had to play 5 or more games in a day.
I don't know you or your level of play but if you are happy to play league or a couple of 5 inning games a day more power to you (pun intended).
I hope you enjoy your season.

Bruce
, April 16, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Wow, lol. I wonder what someone with that mindset would say if they lost their first game in Vegas and had to play 8 or 10 to battle their way back to the championship game. :D)
, April 15, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Lester, do you play golf? Have you ever played 36 or 45 holes in one day? Probably not, you left after 9 holes.
, April 15, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

I propose to start each batter with a 2-2 count, better yet lets just play one pitch.
Why the rush to play faster?
, April 14, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Joncon, most of the time we see 1 1/2 hrs, sometimes 2 hrs. Our league games are scheduled 1 hr apart with each game 55 minutes with the open inning after the time expires. I believe Tuesday evening with games scheduled 7, 8 and 9pm, the last game probably ended around 11.
In my opinion another way to speed up games is to increase hr limits. Now after the max hrs are walks. If hrs would be increased the innings would end sooner (except for the open inning, lol).
, April 14, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

The solution for that is to allow more time between games. Many times we are through playing early in the evening when another game or two could have been played.
, April 12, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Which Batch Is It?

Another heavy end loaded bat (and durable) is the Nightmare!
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