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Brad Geil

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Kitchener, ON,C

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Men's 50

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, April 24, 2017
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Out of the Batters Box.

If you're going to enforce this rule to the letter then you need to go back to a cut out mat where a ball that lands on the plate is a ball not a strike as it is with the current mat as that 6' pitch on the front edge of the mat is virtually un-hittable without the batter positioning themselves at the front of the plate. In this situation any type of a stride will take you out of the box. By using the cut out the batter can now move back another 12-18" where they won't stride out of the box.
, April 10, 2017
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: First Base glove

Rather than updating the rule book for with a penalty if the pitcher is wearing a first base mitt I think the rules need to be amended to allow the pitcher to wear a "mitt" if it makes him more comfortable in protecting himself.

In the current game pitchers are wearing chest protectors, shin pads and other PPG to feel safe as well as the mandatory protection of a mask/pitching helmet so why would SSUSA not allow a pitcher to use whatever glove/mitt he feels comfortable with that meets "legal specs"? Maybe it's time to adapt the rule to simply give pitchers the best chance possible to protect themselves...

Personally I don't see wearing a mitt over a traditional glove as a game changer. I think for most pitchers it's simply more about comfort level and maybe a bit more padding in the glove for those rockets hit at the closest guy on the field. Just my $.02...
, Feb. 24, 2017
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Injury to player - no subs available

I believe it's only an out for the remainder of the game if the player gets ejected...

, Jan. 27, 2017
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Penalty for offensive intereference

I believe the only way the runner closest to the plate is ruled out if it is deemed to be "intentional" interference which is still a judgement call by the umpire...

, Jan. 20, 2017
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Question

These are far from the same bat RG. Just because the basic specs provided appear similar the actual bats are built differently. The angle the composite is applied, the resins used, weighting of the bats are all different without even mentioning that the F30 is a 12" barrel bat while the Psycho and DC41 are 14" barrel bats. There is a ton of R&D goes into these bats hence the differences in sound, feel & break in time to many of these bats. Guys have "speculated" for many years that bats are simply repaints but that is really just an uninformed assumption and we all know what tends to happen when you assume...
, Dec. 22, 2016
B94
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Dave I don't think players are necessarily looking for a "hotter" ball but a more consistent ball. When it's cool and the air is dry the Stote performs fine, however, when it is hot or humid the ball performance diminishes severely. Maybe a ball change isn't in order but a nudge of the manufacturer to see what can be done to resolve the issues that are being brought to your attention. Safe bet this won't be the first time they have heard this...

, Dec. 21, 2016
B94
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staff

Even with SSUSA having a national softball contract with Anaconda Sports/BSN that requires exclusive use of their softballs there should be other ball options besides the Stote are there not? Just a quick peek at the BSN website shows the EVIL 44/375 as an option. The feedback from your membership on the poor attributes of the Trump Stote should at least be enough for you to investigate other options I would hope.
, Dec. 14, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

Thanks Alan! I doubt they will arrive in Canada before the ToC so hopefully you'll have one I can test drive when we see you there.

Homer Lovers 94
, Dec. 13, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens new Freak Senior bats for 2017

The new line up looks good and it's great to see the Freak name find it's way to the senior line up! Also I see that the Blue Maxload is now a Jason Kendrick signature model so congrats to Jason! Based on the pictures on Facebook I believe that the orange model is the new Big Cat with the 1 oz EL as you can see Mike Macenko's signature on it if you zoom in and the Green is the balanced version.


, Dec. 8, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Scoring of Runs - Question concerning interpretation of Section 5.7

I may be wrong but I would think that because of the dead ball appeal this is a timing play.

So yes the catch was made for the second out, then the throw was made which went out of play awarding the runners 2 bases which would score both runs. Then the appeal is made that the runner from third left early which is upheld so the runner from third is out on the appeal, therefore his run doesn't score. However, the run scored by the runner from 2nd base would still count as he scored before the third out was recorded on the dead ball appeal.
, Dec. 8, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Scoring of Runs - Question concerning interpretation of Section 5.7

Lead runner is out on the dead ball appeal so the run doesn't count.
, Dec. 8, 2016
B94
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump Rock

The 52/300 ball is relatively consistent in all weather. It would be nice to find a 44/375 that performs similarly. I've played with both and though I have gotten used to playing with the 52/300 (it still flies well if you spin it) I sure like the feel and sound of a good 44/375 ball coming off the bat when you've made good contact...
, Dec. 2, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so many shaved senior bats

My understanding is a shaved bat could pass compression and a well worked in bat could fail so you would be punishing guys that put work in and hit a lot as opposed to punishing the cheaters...
, Nov. 29, 2016
B94
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump Rock

I agree the Rock is too hot however a ball that plays in the middle between the Stote and the Rock would be a nice compromise.
, Nov. 28, 2016
B94
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump Rock

If they are going to continue to use the Trump Stote they need to up the quality of the ball so it isn't so temperature sensitive. It's mush when it's hot and humid and just ok in the dry cool air. There have to be better balls available at a similar price point...
, Nov. 28, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question 4 U Bat/Math Geeks

The answer will depend more on what bat speed you carry through the point of contact. The bat you lose the least amount of speed with will be the bat that generates the better exit speed...
, Nov. 15, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: BATTERS BOX

HM pretty sure the magic number is 3...
, Nov. 2, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new to senior ball

Big difference between pitchers and "throwers" too.
Throwers are great for BP but not necessarily the guy you want pitching however
, Oct. 31, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Running up ????

I still think the easiest way is to word the rule to say the batter must have one foot within the length of the strike mat at contact...
, Oct. 25, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a strike if ball hits front edge of strike mat and also kicks up some dirt?

If you are using a one inch thick piece of wood as a plate it should be a pretty easy call to make on the front edge as the direction the ball travels and the sound on contact with the plate will tell you a lot.

If it kicks back toward the pitcher it's a strike as it had to hit the plate first.

If the ball hits the plate and continues toward the catcher it very likely hit the dirt first and skipped up off the plate.

The tough one will be when the ball goes almost vertically off the plate as that will be where it would have hit both the ground and the plate almost simultaneously. I'm probably calling that a strike too.

The thinner the plate (and if it's rubber as opposed to wood) the tougher the close pitch is to call but if it's that close the batter should have hit it on a 2 strike count - other than that it's up to him if he wants to chance it...
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