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Mark McDaniel

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, Oct. 19, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee Bat Problems

LOL The Reebok Knobs did the same thing, our shortstop dropped his Reebok bat & it sounded like S***. He gave it to me & low & behold, the knob was loose. Trust me, if you twist the knob tight, it will never come loose again. Glue isn't needed.
, Oct. 19, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee Bat Problems

A bit of digression & common sense come into play. Gluing a loose knob will not enhance the bats performance. Replacing a cracked/broken end cap will not enhance the bats performance.

If a barrel of a bat is cracked, it is cracked. You shouldn't use it, as per the rules.


, Oct. 19, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Adidas Melee Bat Problems

There is a big difference between altering a bat & repairing a bat.

Altered Bat - You are trying to improve its performance

Repaired Bat - You are trying to make it usable

Please Correct me if I'm wrong
, Sept. 20, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Outlaws new 60s team looking for players.

It would be nice to identify yourself. Where are you in Nor Cal?
, Aug. 29, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50's/55's AAA/Major Player from WA Looking to play in Lacey,WA and Vegas Worlds

Hi Bernie,

It was a joy having you play for 4Seasons this weekend in Lacey, WA. It's hard to find someone that can join a team & fit in so seamlessly. It's even better that you are a great ball player! I just got off of the phone with Rick & he is really excited about the rest of the season & perhaps next year too! Welcome Aboard.

Sorry that we couldn't stick around to chew the fat, (I mean eat your smoked salmon) & have a beer. But we had to bogey back to California. We pulled out of the parking lot at 5:21pm & I pulled into my driveway at 6:50am. Just in time to take a shower & head to work. The things we do for a game that we all love.

See you soon my friend.

Mark44 4Seasons 55AAA

, Aug. 22, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50's/55's AAA/Major Player from WA Looking to play in Lacey,WA and Vegas Worlds

Bernie88: We could use a player for Lacey, we are a 55AAA playing out of Oregon. Please contact me.
, Aug. 21, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50's/55's AAA/Major Player from WA Looking to play in Lacey,WA and Vegas Worlds

Bernie. Call me 209-495-7148
, May 30, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno

60 Major +
1. Old Dawgs
2. Nighthawks
3. Goodman

60 Major
1. Last Call
2. Tri-C
3. No Dice
, May 25, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

oroblec, In my opinion The Dudley is a great bat, they seem to be breaking at around 1,500 hits, which is good. What I don't like about the Dudley is that the performance seems to fall of after 7-800 hits. I have access to bat compression tester & can tell when bats get hot by their compression & the Dudley's get so soft that the performance suffers.

A couple of us have Rocket Launchers with well over 800 hits on them & they are still getting hotter. We have yet to break a Rocket Launcher. They do swing heavy. I do like the feel of End Loaded Bats. Because the Launcher has the heaviest end loads of all of the Senior Bats, I am swinging a 25oz End Load. I have a digital postal scale at home & weigh all of my bats, not just for overall weight, but also for bat head weight. The weight numbers mean nothing. But, I use the bat head weight numbers as a comparison from bat to bat. The 25oz end loaded Rocket Launcher weighs (bat head weight) very similar to the 27oz Dudley 12" barrel end loaded bat. So? Where is the rest of the weight? In the handle, exactly where you don't want it.

If you buy the Rocket Launcher, you won't be disappointed.

I do have a Patriot on order & will be happy to fill you in after I hit it. All of the new 2 piece Mikens seem to take a good 2-300 hits to break in.


, May 24, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

NCS13,
I do believe when people say that the Rocket launcher is "Hot Out of the Wrapper" they are referring to the fact that it is the hottest bat out there when it is brand new, in my humble opinion. Which In turns means that is has a much shorter break in period compared to other senior bats. The new 2 piece Mikens seem to take a couple hundred hits to break in, before you can actually use it in a game.

As far as the 3" north/south crack. Combat bats have always had that issue, It isn't cracked at all, it is usually a seam separation, of the decal that wraps the barrel. My Rocket Launcher has the same seam separation as do all of the other Launchers that I have seen.

I have over 800 swings on my Launcher & it just seems to get hotter & hotter. I bet you will be happy with the longevity of the Rocket Launcher.

p.s. The proto type Launcher we hit has the same seam separation. The Dirty bat, which is also made by Combat, does the exact same thing.
, May 9, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NOR-CAL State championships

Staff, maybe a simple "apology" would have sufficed for all of the people that made plans based on your statement.

Those of that run & organize teams also have a tough job, as do you. This is my 12th year doing that & we take quite a bit guff from team mates when there are last minute changes.

We patronize almost every local Western area SSUSA tournament. Lately you have been making it tough on us getting the word out to our players.

It's not a mystery who I am. I have supported & defended SSUSA for a long time. Please remember that we are the customer & you are providing a service.

Mark McDaniel 44 War Eagles




, May 9, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NOR-CAL State championships

Sorry John, SSUSA had told everyone,long before the schedule came out, that everyone in 40, 50 & 60's would be playing in Elk Grove. The only exception being the possibility of playing at the Sac Complex on Friday. Correct me if I am wrong.

I know of a bunch of people that got rooms in Elk Grove on Priceline & unfortunately they have no recourse to make changes or get refunds.

, May 2, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Combat Rocket Launcher

I had to take my own advice & go down in weight using the Combat Rocket launcher. I received my new bat from Kelly right before we left for the SW Championships in Las Vegas. Swung it in batting practice & then right into tournament use. I hit well in the tournament & love the bat. It continues to get hotter & hotter the more I use it. I only have about 100 swings on the new bat & can't wait to get out & hit it more in batting practice. I'll get a chance to get another 50-60 swings on the bat this Thursday before our league game.
There are 3 people using the Launcher in our 54+ Modesto Senior League. The bat is performing just as promised. Buy the bat, you won't be disappointed. If anybody wants to try the New Rocket Launcher, look me up, I'm easy to find & I'll let you swing it.

Mark 44 War Eagles 60 Major

, April 18, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

BobB - I have also hit the proto type & production Rocket Launchers with Foothills. I would suggest going down in weight from whatever you were hitting before. We were hitting a mix of 44/375 balls.

All of the balanced Launcher's feel like they have a little end load feeling, meaning that they feel a little heavier bat than marked.

I personally like 27oz balanced bats & have found that Rocket Launchers just felt a little heavy. I have in my possession the 25oz & 26oz balanced Rocket Launchers. I hit them both this weekend & fell in love with the 25oz balanced model.

I weigh all of my bats, for both total weight & bat head weight. Both the 25 & 26oz balanced Launchers have similar, within a 1/10 of an ounce, bat head weight. So guess where the weight must be? I am getting more distance & a quicker snap of the bat using the 25oz Rocket Launcher.

It looks like a representative from Combat will be in Vegas letting people demo the Rocket Launchers. Hit them up or find me & try the bats. I will be playing 60M with the War Eagles & wearing #44.




, April 13, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Non-senior bats

Combat has a dual stamp ASA/USSSA bat called the "Rocket Launcher". Don't be confused with the Senior Rocket Launcher, this bat is white. Works well with 52/300 or 44/375 balls. I use mine when I play against the kids. It's pretty darn Hott. Sold by Kelly's Ultimate Sports.
, April 5, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

Mark 44 & Steinbrenner are one in the same person. When I log-in on my iPhone, it comes up Mark 44 & it comes up Steinbrenner on my Computer.
, April 5, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

Proof reading my post, I stated "This bat is the hottest bat that I have ever hit & it still had the wrapper on it".

I meant to state "This bat is the hottest BRAND NEW IN THE WRAPPER BAT, that I have ever hit.

It may not be as Hott as the Original Gray Ultra, but I bet it will be pretty darn close.

Sorry for the confusion. It is a Great bat right now, I can't wait to get more swings on it. It will be the Hottest Bat on the Market & be legal to use.


, Jan. 11, 2016
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is your favorite complex you've ever played at?

1. Canyons Softball Complex, St George, UT - Great Fields & Fantastic Views
2. Golden Eagle Softball Park, Sparks, NV
3. Wallace Marine Park, Salem, OR
4. US Cellular Park, Medford, OR
5. Raccoon River Softball Park, Des Moines, IA
, Dec. 22, 2015
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Status of the GSC bat

What a fine upstanding citizen this guy has turned out to be. I'm sure glad that my friends were smart enough not to invest any money with God's Sports Company.
, Nov. 11, 2015
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Wishes to Terry Hennessy

Terry,
All of us from the Nor Cal "War Eagles" 60M Team are Praying for a Quick Battle, Speedy Recovery & are Looking Forward to Seeing you Back on the Field Soon.

Mark McDaniel #44
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