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mel kapule

Kamuela, HI

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July 11, 2017
Topic: Product review
Discussion: 14 inch softball pitching machine

Our 60+ and older softball team is looking to purchase a pitching machine for 14 inch balls? Have not been able to locate one. Anyone have any ideas or know of a machine?
April 14, 2011
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: marking batter's box

I am grateful for your replies.
After being called out outside the batter's box I retired to the dugout. That was a judgment call so I left it alone.
Being called out for marking the box does not sit right.
As Joncon mentions, I did mark the ground with an upside down "L" where I thought the corner was. Making the mark was the reason for my being called out the second time.
I would like to find out if my marking the ground was reason to be called out.
April 13, 2011
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: marking batter's box

I was called out for stepping outside of the batter's box and contacting the ball. At my next at bat I asked the umpire where the forward corner towards first base was.
After waiting a few seconds, with no umpire reply, I bent forward and made a 2" x 3" mark and asked if that was where the corner was.
I was called out for marking the batter's box. I have searched the 2010 rule book and could not find a rule covering this though I did find a rule that covered intentionally destroying the lines.
Can anyone help me understand this?
Feb. 16, 2009
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Yellow Senior Combat

I would like to see pics,
June 29, 2008
Topic: Bats
Discussion: geezer

Bat still available? Still in the wrapper?
May 5, 2008
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Diatance: 12" vs 14" ball

In watching some hitting video clips, I see balls hit 350+ feet. I assume this is with a 12" ball. Our league uses a 14" ball and I wonder if there is a ratio for the distance from 12" to 14". Rarely do hit balls travel 200+ feet.
April 28, 2008
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Demarini Geezer

Are all Geezer bats made the same year to year? I am now hesitant to buy one. Has the replacement bat been more durable?
March 9, 2008
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Base hit rule clarification

I do not know where to post this question so here I am. I take some hard hit grounders and line drives at third base. Some are not close enough for me to catch but close enough to be deflected by my glove.

Is theres someplace that defines if this is a hit or, an error?

Would this be a judgement call?
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