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Jan. 20, 2021
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat reviews

I tend to agree with Ollie, I am looking for someone putting stress on a bat because longevity = value (IMO).

I think it's very important to have a "type" of bat that you "prefer" to hit and work off of that. For me I like a 26oz, 1 pc .5 end load, that is my PREFERENCE when looking to buy a bat. I own a bunch (around 20?) and have a few that are strictly gamers and others that are like that but I can hit bp with them (though with the OG Dudleys you can hit those in bp and still in games, have a ton of swings on mine).

In order to do bat reviews successfully (again, IMO) you need time, a good bp pitcher (or machine) and $$$. With all the bats that come out it costs a lot of money to buy them to test to failure (they break so you can comment on durability).

AZ lz - Exit speeds are cool but they are also very subjective due to bat, ball, temps and where you actually hit the ball (fastest reading seems to be low and hot! lol)

And of course I agree with what DD posted that confirmed Ollie, it's what you FEEL best swinging because you have a GREAT swing but if you are not confident with it, usually = OUT! :-)

Good luck to all playing this weekend!
Dec. 9, 2020
mck71
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Player looking to play in either toc

Might want to leave contact info John. Good luck!
Dec. 7, 2020
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Covid Roster Rule

199geek - here's the rule as per SSUSA website (actually started in 2020 due to Covid):
The vast majority of Senior Softball USA teams will be able to add two out-of-area players to their rosters starting with the 2021 season under a new rule approved this month by the SSUSA National Rules Committee.

AA, AAA and Major teams that are NOT based in five (5) player-rich states will be allowed to add two players from any state located on the same side of the Mississippi River as the teamís home state, as long as those players meet all other roster eligibility rules.

The new rule does not apply to Major Plus teams, which already have unique roster composition rules - four (4) out-of-region players, same side of the river.

Also excluded are teams based in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon or Hawaii. Under "neighboring state" eligibility rules, those five states already have the nationís largest pools of available players. The new rule is designed to help teams in areas where fewer players live.
Dec. 5, 2020
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 pc vrs 1 pc

titan - I am speaking about the black 1 pc with green writing, believe it was a 2018 that I got at the end of 2017? I have never hit the green one (came out the next year) but I did buy the white 2 pc and wasn't a fan of it (1. not a big 2 pc guy and 2. it just never opened up for my even with over 500 cuts).
Dec. 2, 2020
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 pc vrs 1 pc

DRB22 - me neither. I BELIEVE I get a little more distance with my 26.5 red melee than my normal 13" 26oz green/gray melee but I am more consistent with the 13" (probably it's the load as well since these are 12").

And TOTALLY agree with the Wicked being a very good bat, I own 2 and if they were the ONLY 2 bats I owned, I would hit very well week in and week out, I just prefer the 1pc Melee or the 13" OG Dudley's. That said, if you made me use only 1 bat (have at least 20), would be the 13" Dudley (JMHO) due to swinging weight for me and of course durability (and when colder temps, say between 50 - 60 degrees, that is what I swing).
Dec. 2, 2020
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 pc vrs 1 pc

Goater - I have always read here and in other places that the swing "is as much in between your ears than in your hands", you should swing whatever FEELS comfortable for YOU. Me, I PREFER a 1pc bat but own a few 2 pcs (4). I like what RAM33 said and will test that out as I have the 12" melee in 2018 (orange/gray 1 pc) and 2019 (red 2 pc). Of course all bats are made a little differently which is why Dave V does the measurements of handle to end load as DCPete said.

So my advice to you is if you find you PREFER the 1 pc, buy a few extra of the ones you like and keep them in reserve (this is what I did and seems I am not alone? lol)
Dec. 2, 2020
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Senior League Play with Pitcher using a SCREEN

Spider - we use the screen here (pitch safe net) and place it a little further in front of pitching rubber (6 ft) BUT we MUST pitch from the rubber (i.e. one foot needs be touching upon release of the ball) AND we don't throw over the net. We ARE allowed to play the ball as long as the batted ball doesn't hit any part of the screen (but most guys are behind the screen and it's the very close balls that get played since the net is not very wide).
Nov. 18, 2020
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 3 and 1: Take the pitch or swing away?

As Herm Edwards said, "you play to win the game", right? So I SHOULD be able to hit any STRIKE thrown underhand is what we are talking about, right? If you don't know your own strike zone AND you are NOT a confident hitter then yes, swing at the first good pitch you see.

And I was responding to the scenario, bottom of the 4th down 1, NOT bottom of the 7th down 1. Different scenario means a different approach (at least to me). So scenario in bottom of 7th, 1 out and runner on base and 3 and 1 count on a GOOD hitter. So now I would probably swing at a cookie UNLESS runner is on 1B, then I take the pitch because if I walk (yeah, I know, I am there to swing) but NOW tying run at 2nd and I am the winning run.

Of course this could ALL change IF I have a HR left, I then kill the 3-1 "meatball" and am mobbed by my teammates for winning the game (pre-Covid of course). :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to all and stay safe everyone!
Nov. 17, 2020
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 3 and 1: Take the pitch or swing away?

Where's the runner? If he is on 1B the pitcher is not trying to walk you and will PROBABLY throw a strike, if runner is on 2B or 3B pitcher might be setting up a force or DP so they might not throw you a cookie. Me, I take the pitch (I still would have a foul to use) UNLESS I have NO FAITH in the next man up which is usually a bad thing since this is a team game, just saying!
Oct. 7, 2020
mck71
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Pitcher needed for menís 50 AAA Myrtle Beach

Apologies Chuckster, obviously you are in NORTH Carolina, maybe I should not reply to anything until AFTER the 1st cup of coffee? LOL

Good luck!
Oct. 7, 2020
mck71
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Pitcher needed for menís 50 AAA Myrtle Beach

Chuckster - Sadly your bordering states are not correct (we had the same issue)

What states border South Carolina?
It is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the southwest by Georgia across the Savannah River.

VA and TN are not valid bordering states.

Good luck!
Aug. 7, 2020
mck71
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: VA 55+ TEAM LOOKING....

bobby - this weekend they are playing ISSA, that assoc. is still using bordering state rule unless M+ (not sure if they have changed to include M players not touching, we haven't played ISSA this year). Hope that helps.
Aug. 1, 2020
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: East National Loudan VA---Travel Restrictions Update?

Communication was very good IMO, we rec'd a call at 7am Friday that there was a delay, then rec'd a second call a few hrs later that we were delayed again and then within an hr or 2 they called the day. Before the scheduled time (5PM) we had our seeds set for Saturday (blind draw). Fields were in good shape where we played today, no complaints so far.

Good luck to everyone!
July 21, 2020
mck71
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: York PA area

Need to leave a little more info Gary. Are you are interested in playing travel ball or just leagues? What is your contact info? Good luck!
July 13, 2020
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MARYLAND CLASSIC RESULTS

Thanks for the work you and your team put in to get this tournament in Tim. The tournament was well run and the Umpires did a great job, especially considering how many games and the heat. I thought the competition was very good considering this was the first one for us and assume many others.

Good luck to all playing this weekend and hopefully will see you all in Loudoun!
June 7, 2020
mck71
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Recommended BP Softballs SR League

I agree with OZ40, the Team 1 balls that Alan has are a lot like the new SSUSA ball, 44/375, good cover that does take on water/dew so they don't get too heavy. They hit very good, pretty much the ones I use all year round (hit in cages with them in the winter).

If you are just looking to get some swings, the Tatoo BP balls are pretty good as well, you can reach out to Mike Dill to help you with those. They are a little easier on the bats just don't fly as far (I hit those outside when little cooler or wetter or muddy).
June 7, 2020
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SYRACUSE, NY

Stick1 - believe he is referring to actual TOC in Fla, that there won't be as many teams due to the number of TOC Qualifiers that have been cancelled due to Covid19.

And as far as Syracuse, there are 5 fields at the main complex (Hopkins Rd Park) but there is a 2nd complex with 3 fields they will be using if needed, only issue is not many fields with lights so there is a limit for sure.

Shark - There is one more TOC event in Fla that was rescheduled (Spring Nationals in Lakeland in Aug). Still that is only 3 on the East Coast, not many for sure.
June 4, 2020
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rule for pickup players from this covid-19 thing

Bart - you will find that info on the HOME tab and then Senior Softball-USA (SSUSA) Newsletter: Volume 6, Edition 8
June 1, 2020
mck71
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tourneys

Need to leave a little more info GAGS, specifically where you are located and what position do you play. Email contact or cell would help as well.

Good luck and stay safe!
May 28, 2020
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: UPDATE?---OLD LINE STATE SHOWDOWN TOURN June 15th MD

No, Tim was working to try and find a venue NOT in PA (was looking at WV since they are NOT on lock-down) so he asked us to be patient. Sadly he was not able to find another one and managers recently rec'd email stating that this tourney is postponed. Revised date is Sept 11 - 13th and using this as a Vegas "tune-up".

Stay safe!
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