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Bob Russell

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, Oct. 19, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dont sleep on a Heavy Ball for rehabbing and throwing strength

My title means its a good thing to have.
, Oct. 18, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dont sleep on a Heavy Ball for rehabbing and throwing strength

Lets get this out of the way right up front. Yes I sell a heavy ball and this is not intended to further the sales of it. This is my personal result.
A little background, Im 54, I have a separated right shoulder and have not played much over the past 5 years, a game or 2 here or there. My throwing shoulder is compromised by the separation and I was never much of a flame thrower to begin with. Last summer I about mid season I was asked to play in a senior league 1 or 2 days a week. I was excited to get back into playing but quickly realized I could barely make the throw from the 2nd base bag to first. In my past I was able to make just about any throw but again no one was gonna be saying Wow what a dart.
I made it through that season but really wanted to be able to play anywhere on the infield as needed going forward. This spring I started out with about the same arm strength, it was not easy for me to throw out someone from behind the 2nd base bag but I managed. To me it was embarrassing that I couldn't play 3rd or short if needed. It was Not ok for me to be one of those "I can only play 2nd" guys, so I started using a heavy ball 2 to 3 times a week to see it if would help. After 2 weeks of using it I began to notice I had more pop on my throws and continued to use it at least 2 times a week. By the end of the season I was asked to play short when our regular guy was out and I was able to make the plays.
I dont care what heavy ball you get, of course I believe the Evil is one of the best due to its leather cover and 12oz weight but you need to choose which one is best for you. Like any other training aid you need to be smart using it. Dont show up and try to throw it as hard as you can. Just play some short toss and gradually increase the distance. I would say I was throwing it at about 70%. Later in the season I would push it a little when I was fully warm.
Im excited to get back to throwing with it and preparing for the winter season down in Florida now feeling confident I can play anywhere in the infield where Im needed.
Heavy ball worked for me.
, Oct. 15, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Leagues in So Cal that allow more than single wall bats

Im with you Benji, I played this summer in a league that used ASA bats and 52-300 balls. Never in my 30 years of playing have I had balls hop up on me like this year. Charging a ball and having it bounce up and hit you in the shoulder or chest with no visible depression in the field. While I applaud the intent of providing "safer" equipment the 52-300 equation needs some tweaking and is far from perfect.
, Oct. 13, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock.

This is the internet and a message board, Nothing said here carries any weight. Lol Keep playing
, Oct. 13, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock.

Jeff, Hotter than the 2003 Ultra 1 and then Ultra 2?? No and if anything the ball today is not as hot as it was back then. Stop the whining already and be happy we are able to use good equipment.
, Oct. 12, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock.

James I work closely with Trump on many different versions the ball. Its not quite as easy to make a slight change as one might think. The problem is Polyurethane core materials are very sensitive to heat. The Rock is truly the best ball when temps are above 80. I have played with that ball design for many years and have not seen it cause more injuries than any other ball. Trust me you dont want to see the senior game go to a ball like the ASA 52-300. I cant imagine how many complaints and pissed off people there would be. You guys should be happy we get to hit a ball as good as the Rock.
, Aug. 22, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil B.P. 52+ Softballs

John Furlong from Yearflo sports developed the 52-300 polyurethane first. Thats a fact, not your folklore hearsay information. The Evil BP concept was developed by me and laughed at by your buddy until he decided to copy it, Again fact. But thanks for playing.
, Aug. 21, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil B.P. 52+ Softballs

I believe you have been told Many times by your employer and perhaps a lawyer or 2 to Keep your mouth shut when it comes to Evil Sports. Probably a good thing to do.
, Aug. 21, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Evil B.P. 52+ Softballs

Kev, Im the inventor of the Evil BP ball and if your interested in getting some email buggs@evilsports.com for a discount code or any questions you might have. Evil BP ball has been in play for almost 10 years with proven performance and thousands of satisfied customers. I assure you they will exceed your expectations.
, April 1, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

Dave, I hope you can hear me clapping all the way over there.
In the spirit of transparency I am Bob Russell, owner of Evil Sports. Not a Keyboard Cowboy

, March 28, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

As the owner of the Evil Ball, a sub brand of the Trump line Im am willing to donate some Evil Balls to a senior event for evaluation if SS staff is interested.
, March 20, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: trump rocks

Go with the MCT ball and thank me later
, March 17, 2017
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: trump rocks

You are talking about 2 different cover materials and different core designs here. X rock is a great ball, you want the ones that have the MCT logo on them, those are the best ones.
, Dec. 2, 2016
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Trump Rock

JR, Next to the standard Trump balls no one buys more Trump products than I do with Evil. Feel free to hit me up if you would like to discuss this. Im sure I can get you what you need.
, Dec. 1, 2016
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thank you Collier County senior softball

Gary I will be back mid Jan then March and April. If there is something special from Evil you might want let me know and I will be sure to have them at my place going forward.
see you soon
, Nov. 16, 2016
Bobby Buggs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thank you Collier County senior softball

Just wanted to say thanks to the guys at Veterans and Livingston for allowing me to just show up out of no where and play. Its really great to come 1200 miles and be welcomed like that when no one knows you. Unfortunately Im back in New England for a while but I will be back.
Thank again,
Bob Russell aka 53 aka The Evil guy
, Oct. 26, 2016
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a strike if ball hits front edge of strike mat and also kicks up some dirt?

I hate those front edge ankle biters. Being new to the Senior game after 30 years of the plate not being a strike its already awkward for me to be looking for strikes that far up in the box never mind the front edge of the plate. Definitely an adjustment.
, Oct. 24, 2016
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee2 vs Reebok Melee legend

Been hitting the Adidias 27 el and just got a Reebok 27 el What is the difference between these 2 bats
, March 17, 2016
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

L, its too early to tell durability on the Adidas Melee, Dudley sure did set the bar high last year with super durability and great performance.
, March 16, 2016
Bobby Buggs
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Adidas MeLee 2

John Furlong also produced the Multi Layer balls for both Trump and Dudley, No one on this site did.
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