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Mark McDaniel

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, 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
, Nov. 10, 2015
Steinbrenner
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Mizuno Erupt Turf/Cleats

How about the fit for wider feet?
, Sept. 21, 2015
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LASIK, bifocals & contacts question

Tim,
I do wear contacts & they rarely if ever present a problem. Every now & then, under windy & dusty conditions, I'll wear sun glasses to protect my eyes. I find myself squinting in very windy conditions & wearing sunglasses negates the squinting. That is probably once in every 100 at bats. And even then, it's only when batting. I have never had to wear sunglasses for defense, because of wind or dust.
I do normally wear mono-vision lenses (one eye to see up close & one to see far away). I change out the lens to see up close with a normal lens to see far away. You need to wear both lenses to see far away. I have, not by plan, had to play a few games wearing mono-vision lenses & it just doesn't work. No Depth Perception. It doesn't effect my hitting, but it greatly effects fielding. Being a pitcher & playing infield you need depth perception.
How did you like hitting that mush ball on Saturday? Senior bats don't work real well with a 52/300 ball.
If you want to discuss wearing mono-vision lenses, feel free to call me.

Mark McDaniel 209-495-7148


, June 2, 2015
Steinbrenner
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60 AAA Nor Cal Team needing Outfielder For Nor Cal Championships 6/5 - 6/7

We are set for this weekend. Thanks to anyone that was considering playing on our War Eagle team.

Good Luck to all of the teams that are entered into the Nor Cal Championships this weekend, in the Sacramento area.
, Nov. 24, 2011
Steinbrenner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: With Sadness Softball Has Lost AC Linde

AC was the very first senior pitcher that I ever hit against in a senior tournament. I can still remember him strutting around the pitching rubber with his sleves cut off of his jersey, just like it was yesterday. That is coming up on 15 years ago in Davis. My masters team was asked to come play to give "the old guys" some competition.

I can't remember who won that game, but I can still remember AC. That is the impression he leaves you with.

We will miss you.......
, Aug. 4, 2011
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Composite Bats

Tim is so right. A few years back, we hit batting practice in Fairfield, I brought 2 Easton Tiphoon, 28 & 30oz, to compare to the Ultra II, Miken Freak, Worth Wicked & a Worth PST. All of the bats out performed the Easton Titanium. But, we were hitting 44/375 balls. When the Titanium bats first came out, we were hitting Red Dots. At the time, the Titanium bat & Red Dots were King. I have never hit the ball further than I did with that combination. Not even with the Original Gray Miken Ultra.
, June 15, 2011
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: REEBOK MELE DURABILITY

Kennard, you are just an animal. The first 2 Reebok's I got also broke in less than 15 swings each. When I say broke, they were each broken in 3 or more places. The replacements & others that I have purchased are awesome. I used one bat in Rock'n'Reno. It never broke & I did hit my fair share of homeruns with it. To say it was cold, was an understatement. It hailed & snowed in one of the games. The temps were in the 30's, I do use a Pyroflite Microwaveable bat warmer. I won't hit any other senior bat...... I already broke 3 Combats earlier this year & gave up on new Mikens 2 years ago.
, June 14, 2011
Steinbrenner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: REEBOK MELE DURABILITY

I got a couple of real early production 26bal Reeboks that both broke in less than 15 swings each. Surf88 took care of them for me. I got a replacement 26bal now that I can't even crack the paint on & it is hotter that h***. I can swing senior bats on my Tues & Thursday leagues. & play tournaments on the weekends. I will buy no other bat. Like Monts39, I never swing them in BP. I haven't been this happy with a senior bat sine the Original Ultra II's came out. I sure hope that Miken hears this & takes heed. There's a new sheriff in town, named REEBOK...........
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