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May 22, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: miken sunglasses with changable lenses

The frames flex enough that you can just pull them out. Nothing to take off. It's easy after you do it a time or two.
May 22, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: miken sunglasses with changable lenses

Gonz I have the Miken's and like them. They come with a lens cleaning cloth.
May 21, 2018
ETDave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Heart of Texas - Georgetown

I played there this past weekend and we played Saturday morning at 6 am, then at 9:45. Our next scheduled game then was at 9:00 Saturday night. The tournament was running behind by then and we started after 10 and then had to play another game directly after that one. After we got back to our room and showered it was almost 2 am before I got to bed. I think saying on the website that the cutoff was 52 teams and having from what I was told 58 teams allowed to enter probably contributed to the crazy schedule.

I told our son after we got back home about it. He doesn't play ball and hasn't since Little League about it and his exact words were "Was someone new running it that didn't know what they are doing?"

L.Martin I don't think it's asking too much for someone running the tournament to have a certain amount of competence. It is, after all, a customer driven business.
Feb. 22, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WOULD YOU QUIT PLAYING?

I guess I'm part of that evil force. lol I've played with the 52/300 in league for several years and have no problem at all with it. So, the answer is no, I wouldn't quit.
Feb. 14, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

Another advantage of the 52/300 is our senior bats will last a loooong time hitting them.
Feb. 13, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

Good post fennellwg!
Feb. 13, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

DCPete and Crusher I play league ball in Tyler. I'm almost 61 and can hit the 52/300 out with an ASA bat. I usually hit 3-4 every 24 games or so. I'm 5'8" and could stand to lose 30 lbs or so, so it should be easy for people taller and in better shape. 300 foot fences all around.

All I can tell you is that in my experience it would be safer ball for seniors. I thought this thread was about the bats being too hot and the 52/300 lets you still hit the ball out but does much less damage if you are hit by the ball.

MadDog plays league there too and might have some thoughts if he sees this.

Looks like I struck a nerve suggesting it. Sorry.
Feb. 13, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

I guess you can't edit your posts here. My post above should have said the hops weren't any worse than when we used the 44/375 balls.
Feb. 13, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

I'm guessing a lot of you guys dismissing the 52/300 ball as a bad idea haven't played that much with them. We've used them in senior league here in east Texas for 4-5 years. Home runs have gone up if anything, and I haven't heard any complaints from the infielders about hops being any worse than they were when we used the 52/300. We seniors are usually resistant to change. lol
Feb. 12, 2018
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

I know that no one wants to hear this, but the seniors need to go to the 52/300 ball. Not as affected by temperature changes. They don't cause as much damage when a person is hit by them as the 44/375 and they fly just fine. We've used them in senior league here for several years and no complaints.
Aug. 8, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

I know that no one wants to hear this, but going to the 52/300 ball would solve a lot of the problem. That ball cancels most of the advantage to shaving bats.

We've been using them in our senior league for several years. The good hitters still hit them out regularly and they do much less damage to the body if you're hit with one.
July 13, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

Did a little more looking and found this.


3.4(3) APPROVED BATS
All bats marked "1.21 BPF" (Bat Performance Factor) or less, SSUSA approved bats, or bats having an ASA 2000 or 2004 stamp are approved for
use. Any bat displaying the label "Exceeds 1.21 BPF" is not approved.

July 11, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

The key thing you said is banned by ASA. It is not as hot as a senior bat...it's just that I've used it since I bought it in 2005 and feel very comfortable with it. I have senior bats that are definitely hotter.
July 10, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

I was about 99% sure, but thanks for confirming.
July 10, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

Is my 2005 original Easton Extended ok for SSUSA play? Rules say all Easton bats stamped 1.21 or lower. It only has ASA stamp used at that time.

Thanks.
May 16, 2017
ETDave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: team times for georgetown,tx...heart of texas tourney..

You had better hope it doesn't get rained out Bob.
April 26, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpires- Pitching Rules

Yep. 10 feet.
April 10, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55 ,Texas looking for a team

Where in Texas are you?
March 27, 2017
ETDave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DeMarini Flipper USA, Worth Mayhem

I wouldn't recommend using the Flipper USA for senior ball. They are made specifically for the 52/300. They won't last long hitting 44/375 from what I'm told. I have one.
Nov. 5, 2014
ETDave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for good solid outfielders for 60AAA out of austin, tx

Wish I was old enough to help you out. Only 57. I play league ball with mad dog.
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