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James English

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Wylie, TX

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Men's 70

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

What is the difference in the Miken Ultra II Black "Big Cat" and "Maxload"
, Oct. 14, 2015
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Bats and Temperature

bkb555, I have watched lots of guys use their Senior Bats in cold weather (when I would not) and not have any problems.

I think it really depends on how hard you swing the bat, if you do base hits your Senior Bat may last 5 or 6 years. If you can hit ball out of park a fair amount of time the bat could go at any time if used 20 or 30 times in cold weather.

Cold and composite are not compatible if you have a high swing speed.

Some guys can hit a composite forever and it will not even be broken in. While some bad boys can break a composite N in 25 swings.

C
, Oct. 9, 2015
crusher
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 70 AAA schedule Masters-Bitch time

Baseballbill, no offense meant, but, U do not have a clue on all the 70 teams I know and play against. We want the 5 games. 20 or so years when you get there you will also know.

70+ can still hit the ball out of the park. No big deal. Play 5 games is no challenge. Now 10 games in 4 days would be a little tiring.

Like Mr Garyheifner, "Always, my opinion."

C
, Oct. 9, 2015
crusher
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 70 AAA schedule Masters-Bitch time

Shadow Rock should never be used in a National Tournament.

I have no issues with a 3 day tournament if night games are eliminated period.... More mature eyes can not see the balls at night at Shadow Rock. Lights seems to be misaligned.
We were lucky as no one got hurt.

Outfields went from 5" high grass to bare dust. The 2 turf outfields are worse playing on then the dust/grass.

The tournament flowed ok, did not verify actual time of games but all seemed to be on schedule, so good job.

Only had one bad ump, in between games he really displayed his ego and during games did not know what was going on.

"ALL OTHER UMPIRES WERE REALLY GOOD." <-wish I could bold that

C
, Oct. 8, 2015
crusher
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join team and play for

Rhino35, Stay away from Senior Softball, it is all bad, You could find yourself addicted to this Stuff and wind up tied up with this game to well over 85 years of age.

Forcing yourself into travel, expenses, friendships, and just plain fun.

Hey, hope you find that great bunch of guys to play Senior Ball with.

James
, Oct. 7, 2015
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What About The Miken Freak Black Senior?

Steve, the Freak Black is USSSA approved.
The freak is a good bat. It does not perform as good (IMO) as the Ultra II.

One league I play in (no age limits) only a USSSA bat can be used. Almost all players use one bat over and over,yeah, it is a Miken Freak. It will just not break but the distance is about 30 to 40 feet less than the Ultras.

C
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