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March 28, 2019
OZ40
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2017 Miken Platinium Freak

If you have a knob cuff on it try removing it and replacing it with tape. Wrap it as tightly as possible. The tighter tape will weigh more than a rubber knob cuff thus balancing off a little of the end weight by adding a tad to the handle end. As far as I know, I may be wrong, but a tape knob cuff is legal as long as the bottom of the bat's knob is not covered with the tape.
Feb. 15, 2019
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: softball shoes

Try contacting the trainer for the nearest pro football team. I'm sure some of the turf shoes the trainers order for NFL'ers or College players for that matter would have a contact number or source for that size.
Feb. 14, 2019
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Spring Training Camp in Vero Beach, FL

Alan, what would be the closest airport to fly into in relation to the camp location?
PS
Thanks for the quick service on getting the bat to me, of course here in the north it's more of a hurry-up-and-wait proposal to really use it!
Feb. 4, 2019
OZ40
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

My nephew plays in a league and their games always end on time. They use a plastic tube at home plate to rest the ball on, most hit the ball the first time they swing! :-) Anyone for a senior t-ball tournament?
Dec. 23, 2018
OZ40
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: If the shoe were on the other foot...............

True enough about the early season. Not really counting VA as the North but of the 76 tournaments I think I counted 15 in the North and out of 24 SSUSA TOC qualifiers there are 3 in the North. Out of the 19 Recreational tournaments 1 is in the North. If I read it right, when the Northern teams that don't travel much get their first chance at a TOC berth tournament on July 9, Southern and western teams collectively have already had 12 opportunities at qualifying.
Dec. 23, 2018
OZ40
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: If the shoe were on the other foot...............

Looking over the 2019 SSUSA Tournament Schedule I wondered aloud. Granted I'm in Michigan and it looks like a 3rd. tournament has been added to my state BUT....aside from my softball friends in Canada and Ohio and some close to the state line IL & IN teams I don't see many teams from the South heading North to play in our tournaments. I understand that none are ring tournaments but a lot more Northern teams travel South to play than vice versa. Unless I missed one on the schedule I saw no SSUSA tournaments in Ohio. Now more Southern Tournaments have been added. If the shoe were on the other foot and the preponderance of SSUSA tournaments were in the North would your teams do the long drives that the Northern teams do? We add to the Southern tournaments and would like to see some different teams competing up here too. Not intended to be sour grapes, just asking the question.
Dec. 15, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Renewal

Got it, thank you for clearing that up for me.
Dec. 15, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Renewal

Then this is phased in according to how many years each individual player has remaining on their current ID card, correct? Also as an example, my card expires when I'm 64 so I am allowed to add one year to my card at the old rate to make my expiration date coincide with my turning 65, correct?
Dec. 5, 2018
OZ40
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Senior bat technology and performance insights

" The trick is to build a bat that takes some break in time, gets to and HOLDS AN ACCEPTABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE level for a long time BEFORE getting too soft."

Hey Alan, maybe incorporating some Viagra into the resin may help...…

sorry, couldn't resist interjecting some humor into an informative post. Keep up the good work!
Oct. 22, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count for all age groups

".....and I am hopeful that we all can play under the same rules."

If we all played under the same rules there would be no AA--thru--Major+, or do you just mean SOME rules, in that instance I believe you have no case.


Oct. 21, 2018
OZ40
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

Stick falls out of bed hitting! The man is a machine! Phenomenal, phenomenal, awesome, awesome! :-)
Oct. 17, 2018
OZ40
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: CHOPPED / TOMAHAWKED BALL

Back in the day up here in Michigan we used to call that the "Ohio Chop" for obvious reasons. I have seen it called here often, not so much in Ohio and south. There is a difference between a tomahawk swing and a chop. As long as a full thrust swing at the ball was taken with an outward motion as opposed to tomahawked almost straight down swing it was a good swing. With U-Trip having a low point pitch arc of 3 ft. it was easier to intentionally chop the top straight down with a slow half swing. It gave all umpires (including me) fits.
Sept. 18, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ROOKIE SENSATION ARRIVES

Congrats Dave, grandchildren are a true blessing, don't spoil them too much.

A bit of trivia here! Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright) weighed 14 pounds at birth, (OUCH) then the largest baby ever born in Bowie County, Texas. By the time that he was in the first grade, Blocker weighed 105 pounds.
Sept. 10, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you like the 1 n 1 count?

Never said the 50 and over division should have the full count. I was and am an advocate for the 60 and over divisions and above. For the record, reread my first post in this thread, I was responding to the exact posted syntax as written from a poster.
Sept. 10, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you like the 1 n 1 count?

"The only aspect of feeling rushed with a 1-1 count, is the batter will not be able to stand in the box and wait for the first strike."


GREAT! So if that first pitch is deep & inside and borderline to maybe hit the mat you should swing. Wonderful. I kinda think the teams entry fee would include the luxury of actually renting the batters box to take such a pitch. If a team is going to coordinate on date, clear their family and business calenders, drive or fly to the venue, pay for lodging and meals why shouldn't they be able to MAYBE "wait for the first strike"?
Sept. 8, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Safe or Out at home

Agreed, bad call. Change rule language to read along the line of; "A base runner’s foot or any part of his or her body crosses the scoring line and contacts the ground"...… of course if sliding is not allowed something about "an intentional slide" would have to be included.
Aug. 29, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Life is Precious

I recall a few years back when the Detroit Red Wings were actually a force to be reckoned with: They were in a playoff game that went into 3 or 4 overtime periods. They won the game and the professional team trainer was giving the players Pedialyte because he said it was better as far as hydration and avoiding cramping and too much Gatorade can give you the Hershey squirts. Back in the big tournament days of our youth a doctor on our team gave his yearly "P" speech to the team. He insisted on everyone drinking water days before the tournament and throughout the tournament. He said if your "P" is deep yellow to orangish in color it's dangerous and probably too late to avoid dehydrating. "P" can also stand for 'prevention'.
Aug. 28, 2018
OZ40
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team in SE MI or NW OH

"Stick" also plays in the Can-Am league. It is a great league but lots of travel to different fields each week, including a couple of trips over to Windsor Canada to play the Chiefs. Clarkston. MI Recreation is forming a second season draft league as we speak but I don't know if they will have enough sign ups to get it going. Both of these leagues play in the mornings @ 10 am so if you are still working you may not be able to make the games depending on your shift.
Aug. 27, 2018
OZ40
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Miken and Worth Senior bats for 2019

Alan, proportion and weighting wise which senior Miken model is closest to the U-Trip Miken DC41 ?

PS. Thanks again for getting the Team 1 Sports batting gloves out to me so quickly!
Aug. 22, 2018
OZ40
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Question for Dave/ SSUSA Staff..I have a 30oz senior bat and want a 28oz endload, can you send to manufacturer to change?and be legal

I once sent a Dudley back to the manufacturer to replace the endcap which broke in half and flew off during BP. I posted about that on this forum. I would figure that this is similar to a new car. Return to the dealer during the warranty period for repairs or you void out the warranty.

That said, if all the shell thicknesses for a certain bat are the same with the only difference being the weighting in the cap I see no difference if the manufacturer uses factory standard operating procedures to change the weight for you.

As a matter of fact, I seem to remember something about Demarini offering bats made to your specifications maybe a year ago??
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