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, July 12, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA Staff: Shaved Bats

E6 fyi compression testing Senior bats won't work because None of them will pass the 220 standard . . .
, July 3, 2016
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is the Proper Ruling

Yes, both June & July and it's not that close . . .
, July 3, 2016
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is the Proper Ruling

The Proper Ruling is that this is the worst thread of the month . . .
, June 28, 2016
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: divivsions..

Agree w/coop but would keep the existing divisions & go with the following rules:
AA - 0 HRs & 4 runs/inning
AAA - 1 HR & 5 runs/inning
Major - 3 HRs w/1-up & 6 runs/inning
Major + - 5 HRs w/1-up & 7 runs/inning

All excess HRs would still be outs; wouldn't be perfect of course but should get more teams to play up to their level to reduce sand-bagging which seems to be the #1 complaint on this board about the current SSUSA system.
, June 13, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting tee

Thanks Surf; had 2nd rotator cuff repair 3 weeks ago & hoping to be able to play again by August or September.
Sounds like the tee might be a good rehab tool for rebuilding the swing.
, June 13, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting tee

Any comments on whether batting tees are helpful in re-habbing your swing after surgery?
Which brands are the best for softball?
, June 11, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA Staff: Shaved Bats

Probably a lot more shaved bats in senior ball now that SSUSA has switched to the crappy, underperforming Trump Stote ball. Same thing that "allegedly" happened in open age ball when they started switching to the crappy, underperforming 52/300 ball.
, May 28, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: flip flop and one up in league play

Be careful what you wish for; if you flip-flop in the 7th then start the 2nd game as the home team, you'll end up playing 4 innings in a row in the field.
, May 13, 2016
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

That's the reason it's called the Commit Line and not the Cross over & Go back line . . .
, April 17, 2016
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do we pay to play by the hour??

Since you're only allowed 5 or 7 runs per inning, it's only fair to play 7 innings so a team that falls behind early has a chance to catch up without having to score 10 or 15 runs in the open inning.
, April 9, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missing first base

Or a runner leaving a base early on a sacrifice fly . . .
, March 21, 2016
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

In golf they say the Pros hit the ball with effortless power while the amateurs hit it with powerless effort . . .
, March 16, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face masks

BW; sadly can't even remember what Senior association(s) we were playing in back then but on the East Coast the only ball we used in that era was the 47/525 Dudley.
Then in 2003 the Ultra 2 bat was introduced & was still a much hotter combo than today with that 47/525 ball.
By the fall of 2003 we had switched over to the 44/375 ball which was the Dudley White Thunder that was/is a much hotter/harder ball than today's 44/375 balls especially the current lousy Trump Stote that many on this board have complained about.


, March 16, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face masks

In 2002 we were all using the 47/525 Dudley Red Thunder & the original Ultra (1) came out and Everyone that owned one could hit it out.
Way, way, way hotter than today's bat/ball combo.
, March 15, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2-Piece vs 1-Piece

Are there any absolute pros (or cons) for a 2-piece bat vs a 1-piece bat or does it still come down each particular bat's construction?
The 2-piece bats seem to have a bigger sweet spot but that's just an unscientific feeling so any opinions, or better yet, facts would be appreciated.
, March 8, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Question about single-wall metal bats

Thanx for the replies; agree with all of them.
That was the era when the umps all used the metal ring to see if it would slide up & down the barrel; if it hung up they knew the bat was dented and threw it out.
Back then in the single-wall era about the only thing that mattered for a hitter was the weight of the bat.
, March 6, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Question about single-wall metal bats

Do these bats need to be broken-in at all before being game-ready? Seem to remember when these were all that we used that some players claimed the bats would actually get worse over time due to metal fatigue?
Comments/opinions appreciated . . .

, Feb. 28, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Are possible changes ahead for future TOC tournaments

There it is, straight fire from The Wagon . . .
, Feb. 10, 2016
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: OKRA FOR POSSIBLE DROP IN GLUCOSE/SUGAR LEVELS FOR DIABETICS ?

You'll need to stick with your Okra for at least 3 months if you want to know if it really works.
The glucose levels only tell you what your blood sugar levels are at the time of your test.
Your A1C number shows what your levels have averaged over the last 3 months and is the primary indicator of whether you're diabetic, pre-diabetic or whatever.
Good luck.
, Feb. 5, 2016
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foul tip caught by catcher

In the same game, a ground ball between 1st & 2nd hit the base umpire & was then fielded by the 2nd baseman who threw to 1st for an out. The ball was considered a live ball and the umpire was no different than a ball hitting 2nd base.
Correct call?
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