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Real name:
Brad Geil

Location:
Kitchener, ON,C

Division:
Men's 50

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, 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...
, Oct. 25, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling clarification

I personally can't see how it isn't a dead ball situation if the batter is called for being out of the box??? Otherwise your reasoning is bang on LP - if the result of the swing counts on a HR ball it should also count in a DP situation... This is why I have always understood that it is simply a dead ball out. Maybe this is something SSUSA needs to revisit and clarify.

BB1 I agree with what you are saying about the length of the batters box not being adjusted for the length of the plate however the batters box should be extended forward to account for the short strike (which was formerly a ball if it hit the plate) not backwards so you can effectively hit that pitch. I'm 6'3" and my stride length is 4'. Maybe a better way to look at staying in the "batter's box" is that the rear foot must be within the length of the strike mat when the batter swings. Just a thought...
, Oct. 4, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Knob

First of it depends if it's the old Big Cat with the red/white logos and bigger knob or the new black/gold Big Cat Ultra II Black. In either case the knob isn't screwed on. The older version the knob was simply glued on however, the newer version the knob has been redesigned to fit into the inside diameter of the handle which is then glued and pinned. I'd say even the newer version of the Ultra II (and most of the line up of Miken/Worth bats could all use a bit more glue as the knob tends to get loose and pivot slightly around the pin.
, Sept. 21, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: A Question For You BAT GEEKS?

You really need to look at the balance point of the bat to get an idea of how truly end loaded the bat is. The length of the barrel, thickness of the handle, etc all play into this...
, Sept. 9, 2016
B94
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpire Hit by a Batted Ball

I've always been of the understanding that the umpire is like dirt - part of the playing field. (No slight or insult intended) Live ball plays continues...
, Aug. 15, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Baden Fire Balls

We also played in the SPA/Nit in Ohio Saturday and Sunday with no complaints on the Baden Fire ball that was used. As was said above, we too had a good supply of new balls provided throughout the tournament and they all flew well. The rain Saturday washed things out in the afternoon but the directors did well to adjust the schedule and recover on Sunday. The facility there was top notch and we will definitely be back next year.
, Aug. 5, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Baden Fire Balls

Hope this isn't against the rules but it will streamline your search...

http://baseball.epicsports.com/prod/107179/baden-fire-slow-pitch-composite-12-softballs-dz.html


, July 7, 2016
B94
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50AAA looking for a team for LVSSA Worlds in October

Hey Fellas - I've played with Rob, will be playing with him again at the Huntsman this year, and let me tell you that you couldn't ask for a better team mate! Rob will be an asset to any team he plays with and has a good glove and fantastic stick. If you've got a spot this would be a great guy to fill it!
, June 17, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Lighter bat weight

The Nightmare comes in a 25oz...
, June 14, 2016
B94
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My son Tim

Alan on behalf of my family and my Homer Lovers team mates we send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...
, May 27, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Typically you want to try to carry maximum bat speed through the point of contact. To achieve this you are looking for the most efficient combination of weight and bat speed that suits your swing. You want to be able to accelerate the bat as rapidly as possible while maintaining bat speed through the ball and for some people they feel they achieve this best with an end loaded bat others choose a balanced bat. An end loaded bat tends to take more effort to put into motion than a balanced bat, however, it the end loaded bat also tends to maintain bat speed through the point of contact better than a balanced bat if the bat has the same speed at the point of contact. You really need to try a few bats and see what feels good to you as this is a very personal thing and something you will only decide by trying some different bats out.

The two bats you are comparing, as others have said, spec out and swing completely differently. You will find they don't feel similar at all if you were to hit both. Even though the Melee is end loaded it will be much less end loaded than the Big Cat and the one piece vs two piece design will give different feed back when you hit it.

I'd suggest you try to find some guys local that have some different bats you could try to see what has the right feel for you and then move forward with your search for a bat accordingly.
, May 26, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

12" Patriot is the Senior Bat - the 14" Barrel is the U-Trip bat...
, May 21, 2016
B94
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 Senior Patriot

Rocky if paint loss is an issue I'd suggest you contact Miken as there was an issue with paint on a batch of bats and I believe they were replacing these...
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