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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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, 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.
, March 11, 2016
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: face masks

Hi tech single wall + 47/525 ball went out of park, pitchers got hit.

Now:

Hi tech composite + 44/375 ball goes out of park, pitchers are still occasionally being hit.

97 DeMarini $300, 100 to 200 swings.
2015 Ultra II 100 to 1000 swings at $170 to $180.

I pitched against the T2000, wow, nothing else can compare to speed to that ball.

Masks are good. imo

And Finally:

I LOVE THE GAME TODAY JUST AS IT IS, THANKS TO ORGS
THAT PUT ON TOURNAMENTS.

James
, March 7, 2016
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Question about single-wall metal bats

Started playing in early 70's. Wood Bats.

When single wall bats came along they appeared to be ready
to go on first swing. Sometimes by the end of 1st inning
a $135 dollar bat would be mashed flat when the top 7 guys on
our team used the same bat.

The Double Wall bat got better after some use. Over time
it also flattened. The best all time double wall bat I ever
hit was the 97 Model 26oz DeMarini. This bat retailed for $300.oo.

James
, Feb. 17, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Glove - Break in

I use Vaseline Petroleum Jelly on the outside and inside of my glove. A good coat slowly melted in with a hair dryer.

Glove does not get slick and with inside also coated in summer moister is not that hard on the glove.

I like a center pocket, so while watching TV put a ball in glove, grab thumb of glove with left hand, get little finger of glove with right hand doing a push/pull motion. this will break glove in a lot and allow glove flex to hold ball when playing defense.

I will put 2 coats on prior to season and one during mid summer.
, Feb. 13, 2016
crusher
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Use a plate to touch to score, over crossing a line

As I have played and understand for a run to score the
runner must touch the ground on the line or behind the line.

If the catcher catches the ball legally and the runners foot is
still in the air even though beyond the line the runner is out.

For this I like an actual plate.

C
, Feb. 13, 2016
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Average or On Base Percentage

Question on making a lineup.

Probably a wash BA or OBP.

A lower BA may hit lots of triples and doubles and as a result
score, where the OBP may die at 1st.

Other side the OBP guy is on 1st when the BA drives score home.

For your team if you really want to know, try keeping detailed
records for all of 2016 and see where most runs were scored.

OR, what feels the most productive for you.........

C
, Dec. 18, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Selection Question

JamesLG - I used a Dudley in Dalton. I struck some balls that even the ump said "That is gone", however NONE went out.

In Las Vegas I used a Miken Big Cat. First time to use an endloaded as they did not feel right to me. Now it is the Big Cat for me. Ball went out of park like rockets. Now, it could be the balls and air density in Vegas.

James
, Dec. 14, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: The care of senior bats

A lot of bat damage occurs when the grass is wet and ball rolls across infield coming back to batting practice pitcher. The wet ball pick up sand grains. Then when you hit that ball the sand puts little chinks in composite bats.
, Dec. 2, 2015
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RULING WMC 50-Major Matter

Great jimperry19.

I totally believe you play with the players you first qualified.

No pickups for the Worlds. Just not clean.

That last statement is really much stronger to me than it sounds to you probably.

Nasty, gutter. No HONORABLE to play those that did not bring you.

James


, Dec. 2, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For 70 and over. 11 players on the field. Like or Dislike

Mr. Sjuhoops - just reading it looks like the count is 5-5. You may need to cast a vote to break the tie. lol

I may hit up middle 1 or 2 times a year, it is always an accident. Played about 125 games this year and only hit 1 up the middle.

I really do not want to hit a pitcher.
, Nov. 30, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balanced vs Endload

I think my swing does not change whether balanced or end-loaded.
, Nov. 30, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 FLEX or NOT 2 FLEX

In Golf, if I try to swing a Senior Shaft (Flex) the club face if open and behind my hands causing a slice. BAD.

I am not convinced in softball flex actually helps. You need swing speed to actually cause FLEX. If you have power/speed to cause flex in a softball bat I would think the bat would be pointed back some and not strike the ball as good. I do not like the feel of a flex bat. Oh, my measured golf club head speed is 109 mph.

In fishing flex is good.good.good.
, Nov. 27, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For 70 and over. 11 players on the field. Like or Dislike

Game would be more fun and more like real SOFTBALL with 10 players.

All the 70 teams I played against would do just fine with 10.
, Nov. 27, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can you get faster?

Webbie, keep up the Down Hill running. If a bear gets after you in the mountains the bear is faster uphill compared to you because the bear has shorter front legs.

AND, I be the Bear Effect will increase your speed no matter your age.

James
, Nov. 18, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New ADStarr ball

Balls. Really not sure about softballs but the ones used in Vegas Nationals were HOT. They felt really soft on the outside but were rocket balls. If you made decent contact they were gone.

If this adstarr is better they would be fun to strike.

, Nov. 8, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tanel cleats

Bruce have you stopped using Molded Cleats? How does the turf shoes grip when running bases? I just looked at some 3N2 MoFo Turf for $55.
, Nov. 7, 2015
crusher
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: AAA team from PA defeated by Major team

curveball- Most 70+ played against do not need the 11th man (imo).

75+ seems ok w/o the 11th player, played against some and watched some, not all though.

Now I do believe 80+ do need the 11th fielder.

We start out T-Ball and finally work our way back there. lol
, Nov. 6, 2015
crusher
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: AAA team from PA defeated by Major team

Hey dyson, you guys sorta got stiffed, however, the 70AAA are happy the 70 Major was moved down with you.

A good Major team will overcome the 5 runs they give up with no problem in the same age bracket, been there many times. And in most cased if the Major team is good the next lower age group as your 65 AAA will also need to be Very Good to beat the 70 Major.

If the Major was bumbed up for winning a couple local tournaments then those guys are on the average not very strong and will not dominate a lower age group.

Feel bad for your group someone that competes in another group was forced on you guys.

James
, Nov. 6, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

1st, I just do not hit up middle.

2nd, when I moved into the 5th infielder up the middle world of 70's. I found guys that hit up the middle changed to try and hit other openings. A player that can cover some ground and throws good can and has changed the game. I have seen so many double plays, line drive outs in 70's, just game changing.


, Oct. 18, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Difference in Bats

Whitey, thanks.

I used a 28oz Big Cat in Vegas, and it felt like it weighed 10 pounds compared to a balanced. This is the first time to use this type of bat. I have never seen such performance before!
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