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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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, 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!
, April 10, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

So in a LBA situation the defense must touch the runner or base where a DBA the defense need only to verbally appeal?
, April 10, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

Having played first base most of my softball life I can say that almost never can the first baseman tell if the runner has stepped over the bag, especially with the double bag. He must rely on the catcher or someone else to tell him or appeal to the umpire that the runner has missed the bag.
Catchers and other teammates must be educated on this rule.
, April 8, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

Three or four years ago it was the same for a runner touching the white base instead of the orange (ASA), you had to appeal to the umpire before the runner returned to the base.
I believe now it is called immediately by the umpire (some still view it as an appeal play though). I have been told by one umpire that he would never call someone out for touching the wrong base.
Note, this applies only to the situation where the wrong base is touched, not missing first base.
Maybe Staff will correct me if I'm wrong.
, March 27, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Number of Posts

Well put Webbie! Sometimes you just have to make allowances and look at the overall experience.
, March 25, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Another Goodbye

I associated Don with senior ISA softball. I didn't know him well but respected him for his hard work with senior softball. We need more like him. rip
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