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Real name:
James English

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Wylie, TX

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Men's 70

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, Sept. 25, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who won, what was the score?

Mr Gorilla, while logging onto your site to setup an acct
I got a notification your Website was Tracking my Computer.

I immediately hit the "X" to get out of your website. Can you
tell me what is going on with this action?

Thanks,
James
, Aug. 25, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series

1st. I agree balls and strikes could be better.

2nd. The Umps only get to go to the LLWC one time in their life and they pay all their own expenses and I am sure do their very best. They get invited based on how they were rated all year long.

3rd. I doubt there are few available that could do a perfect job in the universe. Especially people that knock them down.


AND MOST OF ALL. The Ball Players do not SAY A WORD about a good or bad call. That is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Incredible great young men.

JMO, James
, June 22, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing Help

HJ - one season a few years ago my shoulder started hurting when throwing, warming up throwing definitely helped.

I added an exercise at the fitness club with a cable machines.

Facing away from machine about 4 foot away. Cable arm adjusted high over my head. With arm fairly straight I would use a lite weight and move arm forward at about 2 o'clock in a smooth motion slowly then let weight pull hand and arm back toward machine. Started at about 5 lb mark and worked up in weight as arm healed.

Result no more pain when throwing and can zing a ball from third to first or from the outfield.

I added many angles and semi throwing exercised as time went on.

James
, June 15, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pay to play a quality tournament

nickname36, it is not bitching.

Us old guys (U B 40 or so??) have been playing for
many years. What has happened (small List)

WAS
7 INNINGS NOW 4 TO 7
1.5 HOURS or unlimited time.. now 40 to 50 min +1 most of time
cost per tour was $50 to $125, now $395 OR SO TO $750
Team Rating this is tough, all will not always be happy.

This is just a small list but seems to be very important
to most of the ballplayers I know.

James

LOL on the age comment, would like to jump back to 40
and have another go at it all.
, May 21, 2016
crusher
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Best Batting Glove for Pratice

I started using MG golf gloves, they fit and feel good. You know U are wearing gloves while getting a complete feel of the bat. I am on their e-mail list so get these bargains on gloves like for $5.50 each plus flat shipping of less than $4 for as many gloves as you want.



DynaGrip All-Cabretta Leather Golf Glove Only $10.95, Buy-One Get-One FREE!

mggolf.com
, May 3, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Rock Complex

nickname36, actually read my post above as it says I totally understand how to play the fields and no ball got over my head.

And the same advantages apply to both teams. Just think they are terrible fields. jmo

C
, May 2, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Rock Complex

Having played at Shadow Rock last fall I really believe if a team gets assigned to that field they should have the Absolute right to withdraw and get their money back.

Playing there made a local tournament in a cow pasture much more fun, This Is Suppose to be a WORLD Tournament, really!

Also the turf fields are awful, ball can bounce 30 feet high and a bunt will pickup speed all the way to the fence. And please do not say "U just need to learn how to play them"
I know how to play them and it was just not softball.

We had about 22 teams and everyone I talked to despised our park assignment.

Finally Dave on 99.99% of working with you and staff for 20 years(?) have been great. Thanks for all the other stuff you do.

James
, April 30, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Rock Complex

Got stuck there in worlds last year. Will not go back.
, April 26, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: its a little long, but please give your opinion......

As AAA rated we played against many Major teams.

Against the upper talented Major they would always win with 20 to 35 runs a game, no chance against them.

We were a good AAA team and against Major that actually would be a good AAA we did not even need the 5 extra runs to win. Yes sometimes we won against a mid-major when hitting on all cylinders.

It is great to play the Major as long as it does not effect the outcome of your rated bracket.

C
, April 13, 2016
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens NEW 12" Patriot senior bat

H.R. I always used 30oz balanced and they seemed to do the job.

Then in Vegas last year I used a 27 or 28 Big Cat. I found I deprived myself of all the benefits of the end-load.

I would recommend seeing if you can get/borrow a Big Cat giving it several controlled swings in BP. You should be able to really get the feel of an end loaded bat doing this.

I play 70+ and found this bat has a smooth easy swing with great results.

C
, April 10, 2016
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

Could be that lots of bats rated at 1.21 are only 1.08 ..

These newer bats may be reaching closer to 1.21 which is why they seem so HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!


, April 4, 2016
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Video on the 2015 Senior Demarini One El

Dancer,your welcome and most of all Your last statement says you definitely understand practicing and Always Thinking what you need to do each time stepping to the plate in a game.
, March 27, 2016
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Mikens NEW 12" Patriot senior bat

If barrel is shorter this could reduce air resistance during swing therefore increasing bat speed a little bit.

The golf club makers sure make a big deal out of a small change in driver head design for a little additional mph of swing.
, March 26, 2016
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Appeal Play?

SSUSA and SPA are both Hit & Sit for ball over the fence.

Base runners go directly to dugout as the batter does.

One of the 2 orgs just went Hit & Sit in 2015. SO 2 years ago all must touch the next base in one of the two orgs mentioned.
, March 22, 2016
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Video on the 2015 Senior Demarini One El

Joe this is one of many possible ways.

Do not commit your body to early. Wait on the ball. Timing the balls arrival to "that spot" with the arrival of the bat at "that spot" delivers Speed and Power to and from the bat to the ball.

I see many batters lose their power by committing their body by moving forward or leaning forward on their front foot before the ball arrives. This applies to those that never hit over the fence also (actually many times more). It is called the Weak Hit.
, March 22, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

Bruce so true on the training. If you are a power hitter training and tweaking your swing will help KEEP your power as you advance in age.

We can fall into swing traps, that is why professional golfers have swing coaches.
, March 21, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POWER HITTERS

As an addition to Dave and Bruce, one thing you must have in power hitting is ATTITUDE. There is such a thing as Powering Thru The Strike of the ball. This is where a major increase in distance happens.

James
, March 19, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centerfield

Capt Kirk. 99% of the time the 70+ teams I play against use a 5th infielder with the standard 4 outfielders.

James
, March 15, 2016
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload?

Jimmy, probably around 225 actual swings.

Be sure to rotate the bat 1/8th turn for each strike.

And make sure you hit up and down the barrel of bat
for the full trampoline effect when bat is broken-in.

C
, March 13, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bats

I used a team mates 2 year old Big Cat in Vegas Championships last year.

It performed almost as good as the original Ultra II with the 47/525 ball IMO.

I always used balanced, now think the EL's are best for launch.
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