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Mike Macenko

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, Feb. 2, 2016
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 Worth Dennis Rulli Senior Bat Balanced SBDRSR

Hey Guys, just so everyone understands. Alan is on the right track as far as Worth and Miken making any Worth Senior bats this year. The last ones made for Worth were the Rulli a single shell bat, and the Jeff Hall Senior model a 2 piece bat. Also there was Grey looking Senior Legit. Great bat, just ask Clatter? He kills it with that bat. You can find them at a number of places at some really good prices.

All 3 bats played well and from some of the extensive testing they said the Rulli played very well head to head with the 2 piece Hall model. The durability was not like the new Miken and Worth bats because of the new design that Miken and Worth are using. There is a Jeff Hall 2016 Legit bat (model number SBL2JL) but that is a USSSA/NSA model. They are getting ready to launch a 1 piece Jeff Hall ASA model bat as well. Those will be 24.5 thru 27.5. Model number will be SBHAMA. Hope this will help a little.

Miken is putting all of their senior bats in one basket for right now. I have been working on some other type models for the future. Which will be sooner than later.

Good Luck to everyone at the TOC in Winter haven. This was a tourney that I would go to almost every year to just be there with all the players. I miss not going there this year but things are always changing in the softball world.

One quick note to all. If I was playing now I would always have 1 aluminum bat in my bag for those cold mornings at Winter Haven or Auburndale at this time of the year. I believe in saving bats for the right conditions if I have to. Just a thought...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy!
, Dec. 21, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

OZ40 is right on with the weighting system. The Balance has 0 polyurethane in the end cap. The Maxload is 1/2 oz and Big Cat is 1 oz. Let me explain something here. Even if it is a balanced bat there is still some additional weight at the ends of the bats. This additional weight is to help with the insertion of the end caps. The way the end caps are done is exclusive. But there is some weight in the end of the bat. I have notice that the end caps are not coming out like they use to every now and then. There is some additional polyurethane in all of the bats to help with securing the end caps. The rods in the handle will offset the end weight so that the bat will swing like a balanced, 1/2 oz. or 1 oz. feel. I hope this will help. I do know that you can find the original red Miken Ultra 2 for seniors at Direct Sports. This is an exclusive Miken has with them.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy


, Dec. 21, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Call for Prayers for John X.E. McAndrew

X.E. is one of kind person. Tremendous person and player. I have been saying prayers for X.E. and pulling for a full recovery. Very sad what has happened to him. Pulling for a full recovery in the Lords name Jesus Christ...

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
, Dec. 18, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Selection Question

Who did not know this. Best thing to do is go to a store and look for yourself. Put the bat in your hands and then determine. Everybody sells all of the bats.

Joker
, Nov. 24, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team 1 Sports Fall Camp Report

Thank you Mark. Yes Prayers do work. I know one thing for sure, and that is you have to take it slow. I remember asking the doc when I had my bleed in my head, will I be able to hit again. I think the wife was pissed because that is the first thing I asked him. It is funny now when I think back but it was not funny then. So with the good Lords help I am swinging again and it never felt as good. Can't say better because I have some work to do on the swing, but it did feel good... Thanks again for the kind words.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
, Nov. 23, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team 1 Sports Fall Camp Report

To anybody that wants to know, they are the same ball as the ISA X-Rock that is being used now in Vegas. The only difference is the cover is synthetic. One thing for sure, they do play good in any type of weather. I never said they were a ball that we at Anaconda was working on. If you remember, the other ball companies had their own solution to a double walled ball. All companies were then told they can not use those balls. Only the ISA/SSUSA uses the double walled ball in sanctioned play. If you look at the ball closely you will see it is not a sanctioned ball for any league play. Maybe Alan is planning on starting his own softball association.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
, Nov. 13, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Look out for a Big Cat

Graphite, right now I have a couple of different ideas on what I want to do. The one team would be possibly from Alabama. Got a couple of different things offered at me. Not sure just yet.

OZ,thank you for the Ebay. I have know that for years. I have bought some from there. I usually pick my shoes up at the Nike Outlets in Florida. When I use spikes they are usually the type with the little tips on the bottom.

Jones32, Thank You. Trying to get after it. One of these days we will hit together for sure.

Doerbaum, Thank you for the kind words. I did enjoy hitting at Rumpke. It was a hitters park. I know I hit some long ones there. The shoe thing is always a welcome. As you can see I really don't have a problem hitting in tennis shoes. Yes the legs is a good thing, that is where I got all strength in my swings.

Gary, I will always keep you guys in mind. I would like to start hitting early next year outside and inside during this winter. So we will get together for sure.

Thanks guys.
Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy

Talked with Carl Rose yesterday and he is ready to start swinging the bat again. He will be 50 soon. So he wants to get into a little senior ball for sure.


, Nov. 11, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Look out for a Big Cat

Thanks Mike...I wish I could find a pair of shoes that will fit this big old foot. I usually wear size 16's and now and then I can wear a 17. Depends on the maker of the shoe. I have a pair of Nike shoes that I will need to break in. I can hit in anything. When your foot is that big you have a tremendous foundation. Ha! Ha!

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy

, Nov. 11, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Wishes to Terry Hennessy

I along with the people from Anaconda Sports (Frank Short, John Stote, and gang)are sending you prayers for a complete recovery at this time. Wishing you the best of luck with this issue. We will see you soon on the ball fields again. Take your time and do what the good doctors tell you.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
, Nov. 8, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Thank You Cal50. Just trying to get it all back together. She is coming. I have never wasted a swing on trying to hit the middle. No matter what the situation is I am always trying to pull the ball. But you never know. You can accidently miss one and not know where it is headed. Ha! Ha!

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla Boy
, Nov. 8, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Hey Ho, good information there. Was not sure on the rules. Now I know why the insurance companies don't allow it.

Mighty Mike Macenko
, Oct. 28, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

OZ, thank you very much. It is funny. I have been on the wounded list for the past 2 years. Finally getting that spirit that softball can put on you. Glad I was able to help back in the day and help now. Have any other questions just give me a shout.

Thanks

Mighty mike Macenko
, Oct. 28, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat weights

Glad that you got your bat taken care of. This is a little note to any body that buys Miken products. The varience in the weight department is supposed to be 1/2 oz one way or the other. Miken has a serial number for every bat they make. So if it mismarked then all you have to do is send it back to Miken through their on-line return policy. If you can work it out with who ever you purchased the bat from you might get it quicker. But I do know for a fact that the bats have serial numbers on them so they can be identified and stay on top of it. Obviously I am a believer that all bats are not created equal. Hoping that this will help.
Have a great day!

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka:Gorilla boy
, Oct. 27, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens New Ultra II Black debuts.....

OZ40, this year the White Ultra 2 Black model bat is the balanced model. The Black with Green Lettering is the Max Load-1/2 oz endload. My Big Cat is 1 oz Supermax endload. That bat is black and gold. As far as differences in the bats, there is none as far as the shells go. The walls are constructed the same on all 3 bats. That is a fact. It is the weight at the end of the bat that makes the bats different from one another. The endload is the diffrence with the rod in the handle for the counter balance to give you your swing weights. I just finally hit some balls like I use to today and there is no better feeling than connecting on a long one. I have been sidelined for almost teo years now and today I finally hit some softballs the right way. The way the ball came off of my bat today I am really pleased with the performance of this bat. It also has a distinct sound compared to the last Ultra 2 2 Piece bats.

Great job Miken's Research and Developement Dept.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
, Oct. 23, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cost of new U2 Black during Huntsman Games.

Dan, Locker Room is charging 219.00 for the bat, 10.00 or 12.00 for shipping and tax. At the Huntsman games there is no shipping but they still charge tax. Hope this helps.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla boy
, Oct. 12, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Minnesota Merchants

Len, you got it. I enjoyed the weekend. Saw some good softball. I will give you a jingle. Take care.

Mighty Mike
aka:Gorilla Boy
, Oct. 10, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Minnesota Merchants

The Merchants did play some great softball on Sunday. I felt like maybe they ran out of gas in that warm weather or they could have won it all. They were hot... To Len, you hit two of the most awesome home runs while playing against Arizona Elite. The one has not landed yet and the other did more moves than Miley Cyrus twerking. Both balls were crushed. Enjoyed the games even though I was only helping with the coaching. A lot of fun..

Mighty Mike
AKA:Gorilla Boy
, Sept. 15, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mad Dog

Sorry to hear about your health issues. Definitely do what the doctor tells you and you will be right back out there again soon. Prayers your way!
, Sept. 11, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II Black

Miken's bats are manufactured in Caldonia, Minnesota. All the Miken softball, baseball, fastpitch bats are made right there.

Thank You
Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
, Aug. 18, 2015
Gorilla Boy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II Black

The bats were tested and passed the test some time ago. Miken sent them a bat to have and swing. Not to test.I will have the bats as soon as they are produced. You will be able to contact the Big Cat at his number 330-419-0205 if you have any questions about the bats.

Mighty Mike Macenko
aka: Gorilla Boy
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