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Real name:
Bruce Fairchild

Location:
Marietta, GA

Division:
Men's 60

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, Jan. 8, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Finding a bat's swing weight

Has anyone else found themselves scratching their head after reading Bash Bro's article in the latest SSUSA News?
For those that haven't seen it, check out page 4. He states that you should use two scales, one under the balance point of a bat and the other.....well, I'm confused.
The method that I use(per my buddy in Tacoma), is to put the knob on a fixed support and the barrel on the scale. This will give the swing weight. Turn the bat around with the knob on the scale and this number added to the swing weight it the total weight. Or, if looking for total weight just weight the bat standing on the endcap.
I do applaud Bash for trying to describe this to us. Swing weight is important.
, Jan. 7, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Can you use a 2015 USSSA bat?

Speaking of the Hyper-Z, it's the best deal on a senior presently!!
, Jan. 7, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Question?

I would say yes, it's you playing age, not actual age that counts.
, Jan. 1, 2016
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

Fabe, you should have dropped by the Woodlawn Hitting Club in St Pete! They hit Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00am. I'm sure Pops would have been glad to let you take some bp!
Sorry for hijack Webbie.
, Dec. 25, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: During the summer season how do YOU spend your time on off weekends?

Usually I'm in my garden of tomatoes. With 150 plants there's always something to do there. I grow them and my daughter sells them. She keeps the money, of course. ;)
, Dec. 18, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Selection Question

I would agree with the Dudley 12". The sleeve in the 12" is the same length as those in the 13" so I don't know if I would agree with Wayne about the smaller sweet spot.
, Dec. 15, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: volleyball question

Only if the batter has a foul left.
oops, never mind ;)
, Dec. 14, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 55 AAA - Mississippi Team

You should play SPA tournaments. According to SPA Mississippi doesn't exist. Alabama teams are able to pick up players for Louisiana.
, Dec. 12, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SR Bat

Ditto, I've had four, over 3000 swings on three of them. Imo the most durable senior bat with pop.
, Dec. 11, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Combat NIFONG endload

At Softball Magazine's Senior Camp we hit Dudleys, Hyper Z's, the three Mikens and the Combat Nifong.
In my opinion after two days of hitting I would rate the Nifong just a little above the Big Cat in pop. We discussed this at length and some think that we didn't have enough big hitters to break in the Big Cat. I don't know. Again, just my opinion.
, Dec. 8, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 50 or 55+ team tourney team in the NY/NJ/CT/PA area

Victor, Sweet Construction has a great reputation as a good team. Good luck!
, Dec. 7, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2015 Softball Magazine Senior Camp

I enjoyed the 70 degree temps in Cocoa Beach but not the 25-30mph winds.
Thanks to Jim Ramsey for heading it up, Davey Reed & Bobby Davis from Dudley, Ken van Bogaert (Bogie)and Steve Imlay from Sports Technique, Dennis Turner from TPS, Mike Cornell from Miken, Bobby Nifong Bill Anderson and Kenny Hart from Combat and Harry, the sports fitness guy. They all helped to make the inaugural event a huge success. I hope I didn't miss anyone.

I left with a Hyper Z, bat bag and two tee shirts!

, Dec. 7, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Softball Spring Training

We will start another thread
, Dec. 7, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for BP partner in Cornelius, NC

KC Jim, you can hit with us (when it warms up). some of us hit next to Lassiter HS and some at Hobgood.
, Dec. 7, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Softball Spring Training

Steve, this thread isn't about Softball Magazine's camp, it's Allan Tanner's.
, Dec. 7, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

You've got it Bob! Send my your email address and cell number to me at b_fairchild@hotmail.com
We will probably hit if it's over 60 degrees.
, Dec. 6, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new rule 6.16 WIND OR SUN AFFECTING BOTH PITCHERS

I can just imagine the umpire's thoughts after being asked to move the pitcher, "If I grant the request more than likely the hitter will have a better chance of getting on base (longer game). If I don't, probably an out will result, making the game shorter (ding, ding, ding)."
One more thing, if the pitcher is moved will the mat be lined up with him or the rubber?
, Dec. 6, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: prayers for T Rex's (Terrell Stokes) wife, Becky.

Becky passed away Friday evening. Funeral and viewing will be at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga, Tuesday morning at 10:00am.
, Dec. 4, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: prayers for T Rex's (Terrell Stokes) wife, Becky.

Please keep Terrell and Becky in your thoughts and prayers. Life support was removed from her this morning.
, Dec. 1, 2015
BruceinGa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter interference

While playing in a young guy's NSA tournament 3 yrs ago I saw a batter called out for catching an inside pitch. Umpire stated it was batter interference.
That was the only instance I have seen where a batter was called out.
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