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Mike Macenko

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Brunswick, OH

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March 9, 2019
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Softball bats on southwest airlines

Just to add my .02 cents. I would ship them UPS or Federal Express.. Too much hassle with traveling these days...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy!
Feb. 5, 2019
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Serial Numbers on Miken Ultra II

Pepper, this is Mike Macenko. I am a Miken Rep. Give me your number and I will call you. my email is mike@bigcat844.com ok? I will try and help you.

Thank You
Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
Jan. 8, 2019
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best bat-ball combinations

Yes any bat Senior or ASA will hit the 52/300's. They will hit any ball. ju25 you are right on with the breakage. For sure Senior bats will break with any ball but they will last the longest hitting 52/300 balls.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
Jan. 7, 2019
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best bat-ball combinations

I have always said that 44/375 and senior 1.21 bats are the best combinations for senior softball. Then you have special considerations. In one league the fence is 275 for senior softball. They use the ASA bats but not because of the balls. They wanted to use the ASA bats because of the size of the fence. They are using 44/400 balls now and are happy. If you are hitting 52/300 balls you might want to switch to ASA bats. Only way to really know is go out and hit them. Your place of residence can have a big effect on the whole set up..

How far is the fence and where is your league at? The area where you live has a lot to do with how the ball is going to play.. Only because I have been doing this a long time. It does matter your location. If you continue to use the 52/300 balls then I would try the ASA bats and see what happens. Hope this helps...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy...
Dec. 2, 2018
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Major Plus Plus rule.

Thanks Dave... Will do. Hoping you and Fran have a great holiday season.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy!
Dec. 2, 2018
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Major Plus Plus rule.

I did see a post on another social media site Dave and I wanted to see if you had made a change to the ruling at the SSUSA Association convention this past week. Hope everyone has a Super Holiday Season. Big Cat

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy!
Sept. 28, 2018
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitchers Mask

Worth does have masks and we have been trying to keep them in stock all summer long. Worth has sold a bunch of them this softball season. They have been around for some time now. They continue to try and improve them and make necessary adjustments to them. Just my .02 One thing for sure, as we keep striding forward in this softball arena I feel it is healthy to wear a mask when pitching. If you feel you need to wear one while playing a position then do so. The balls are coming at you at 100 mph... Good Luck and have fun...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
Sept. 10, 2018
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Softball Venue Review Site- Senior Softball Addict

Jon44, nice job. Some really good info for all of the Senior Community. Nothing better than being prepared for what is at stake! Championships. I always enjoy going out to Vegas to watch the good softball. I don't gamble so I go to watch good ball games and to sell our product at Miken/Worth Sports Co. If it's ok I am going to put a link on my Facebook page for you to assist the players. ...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
March 24, 2018
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CLASSIC BATS

The bats were made by Troy Brumbalow. He had a little bat company that he was selling the bats out of his garage. The bat itself was made by Bombat who was located in Faith, North Carolina... Tony Daddario was the one that put it together. He was using the same dye for a number of bats. He was making the Steele's Laserflex for a little while when Paragon Sports could not make them for us at Steele's.... CU-31 Aluminum... Hope this will help. You might find one on Ebay but there was nothing too special about the bats...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
Feb. 1, 2018
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: butch drake

Thanks Neck for the news. Prayers for Butch Drake.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
Jan. 4, 2018
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ryan Harvey Tee Hitting & Hitting Tips Swing Makeover #66

Another great video Boggy. What Ryan shows in the video is excellent information. I myself have never really worked with a tee. I guess be cause I was always hitting. Even in the winter time when I was younger we would hit at some place that had a batting cage. I am starting to work with the tee just to enhance my eye contact. You have to be right on when hitting off of the tee. He does an excellent job...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
Jan. 4, 2018
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patty Mac could use your prayers

The Gorilla Boy is wishing Patty Mac a successful knee surgery and hope for a speedy recovery. One of the good guys playing this great game of softball. Could sit and talk softball all day with guy!..

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
Nov. 11, 2017
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Annual Meeting

Yes there is a annual SSUSA/ISA Convention at the end of this month.... This year it is in Auburn, Alabama... It is a nice deal. On Thursday night they have a exhibitors set up with all the equipment used in SSUSA/ISA softball. Click on the Convention link up above and it has all of the information. Hope this helps. I have been to 1 or 2... Here is the link to the page....

https://seniorsoftball.com/?page=30

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
No Fence Is Too Far!


Oct. 8, 2017
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 SSUSA Senior Masters

If you know me then you will always here me say that the bats are senior bats. They are already hot being a 1.21. Videotaping your swing is great as well. Yes working out is the best thing you can do. And no the bat does not make the batter. Just get in the best shape you can and take bp. I agree with that. My comment of being hot right out of thee wrapper was referring to this player just picking this bat up and starting pounding with it. That is all. The player should always use what he is comfortable with.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
Oct. 7, 2017
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 SSUSA Senior Masters

I went and hit with about 10 gents myself today in Brook Park. 1 got right around 100 swings on the 28 oz. Wicked I have ... I have a 26, and 27 for people to swing with me. I am starting in on the 2nd gear on this Wicked. I am getting a real nice Flex out of the barrel. The bat is really feeling good to me. I also took the new Patriot out to hit with the gang. I was in the middle of the field when one player went up and started hitting and I noticed he picked up the Patriot. I saw for myself and then hit it myself and the Patriot was hot right out of the wrapper. Now I don't say that too much. His first swing it went out. I did not notice what bat he was swinging. He had a very nice round of swings and came back past me and said I like that blue bat... So my last round I hit the Patriot... Nice feeling Senior bat fellas. The Patriot and the Wicked...... Just my opinion.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
#No Fence Is Too Far!
Oct. 6, 2017
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 SSUSA Senior Masters

Thanks for some feed back guys. Bad or good I want to hear from you. You thoughts are appreciated no matter what. Thank you big cat7, and swingofrthefences. All feed back is good. Thank You

B94, no I will not be going there. I am hoping to go to another event...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
#No Fence Is Too Far
Oct. 5, 2017
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

I believe the bat has 3 gears. When you hit the 3rd gear, you will know it. It 's like driving a 70 Chevelle Super Sport. If you get to that 4th gear you know you better slow down before Johnny Law gets you!

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
Oct. 5, 2017
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 SSUSA Senior Masters

I am following up with a post about what you (the players) think about Miken/Worth's new bat called The Wicked. Give me some honest feedback about the bat if you were able to get your hands on one. Have had some great comments from some players. This is a chance to give me some one on one feedback about the product. This is the only way I can continue working to meet your demands. Thank You...


Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla boy
Oct. 3, 2017
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 SSUSA Senior Masters

This past week was an enjoyable week as I got to see a lot of old friends. In various age groups as well. If it was to just shoot the shit with some of them, it was great shit shooting… Ha! Ha!. See where we all are 20 to 25 years later. The one good thing I noticed was how some of the players still have this game in their heart and soul.
I myself am happy to still be involved in something that I gave my full attention to while getting older. Softball all the time for over 40 years. Glad to be home and look forward to going to the Huntsman games in a couple of weeks.

I want to briefly talk about the new Worth Wicked bat that has been living up to all of the hype. If I did not believe that I would not post this. The bat itself has some unique points in its development.
The skinny handle provides a smoother flex in your swing from the start in your hands and that enhances the flex of the barrel.
The bat has a .05 ˝ oz. endload and that endload is not your usual endload where everything is at the very end of the barrel of this bat. The barrel is 13 inches and with the weight being distributed more evenly towards the end of the barrel it makes for an easy swing.
So I just want to say thanks for an enjoyable week of Senior Softball. If you have any questions you can email me at mike@bigcat844.com.. Take Care…

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
No Fence Is Too Far!

Sept. 14, 2017
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Las Vegas 2017 Men's Master SSUSA!

Just a quick note that I will be present at Las Vegas for the SSUSA Senior Softball Masters Event. With close to 600 teams it should make for an interesting time. I will have the latest Freak Platinum PT Senior line of bats for sale as well as the new Worth Wicked XL Senior Bat to sell. I will be set up at Big League Dreams and will be going to a number of different complexes to try and see a lot of the players and teams. If you are trying to reach me while I will be there you will be able to text me or call me on my cell work phone at 330-419-0205. Not sure how much product I am going to have but I will try and bring some additional things. Hope to see you there...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Big Cat
aka:Gorilla Boy
Independent Sales Rep
Miken / Worht Sports Company
Cell - 330-419-0205
Instagram:@mighty_844
No Fence Is Too Far!

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