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March 23, 2020
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WALMART

Guess we are lucky. My Walmart is pretty much holding pre-virus prices.

Maybe the one advantage we have is that right across the street my Del Web has about 10,000 residents. U do not want to piss off this community.
March 22, 2020
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WALMART

Our local Walmart in Huntley Illinois has a special deal. Every Tuesday, thru April 28th the store will be open to 60+ seniors only from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM.

Point: We might get stuff we can't get at other times.

CK with your local Walmart.
March 22, 2020
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ESPN...seriously??

I watched these and more. The competitions were ELECTRIC.

Easily as good as a good softball game!!!!
March 18, 2020
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunglasses Recommendation

I picked up 2 pair at Menards. They are the special opps glassed U see advertised on TV. Both in the box for $19.99 They work great.
Jan. 12, 2020
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Nationals

We know the Chiefs always bring a high quality team. I believe there are several 75 teams in Michigan alone. This is a National. Come on guys step up to the plate. Lets have a tournament.
Jan. 6, 2020
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Nationals

The NN are in Lansing MI Aug. 13-15

The Chicago Gray Sox attended for many years. We did not go last year as we would have been the only 75 team and chose not to get pounded by 70 AAA and 65 AA teams.

We would be open to going this year id we could get at least 2 more 75 teams to sign up.

WE have our team meeting on the 18th If your team has an interest let SSUSA know.
Dec. 12, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pick up games in St. Petersburg

U gotta hook up with Dave North and the Wood lawn Hitting Club Great guys-fun and breakfast after
Nov. 29, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery

Between Vegas and Ft Meyers my right shoulder is gone. Have't been to the Doc yet-been rehabbing on my own. I got 2 choices-see the doc and do the surgery which probably will be recommended. Or, since I am somewhat ambidextrous, buy a left handed glove and finish out my years left handed.

My Question: for some of U who have had the surgery,looking back, was it worth it?


Nov. 28, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Opinions on being called out of the batters box

It is really quite simple. Without a line in front, a batter could run up 2 or 3 feet in front of the mat on a short pitch. As to a full box, why do U have to start with 2 feet on the line or inside the box. Who cares how far off the mat U stand. U gotta get back. It helps many batters go opposite field.
Nov. 27, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: swinging the bat

Ken Bogart Boggie has over a 100 short videos on U tube on how to strike a 12" softball. These will answers about all the hitting questions a man could think up.

SWING MAKE OVER SERIES
Nov. 27, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Opinions on being called out of the batters box

My previous--so batter CAN'T close the distance.
Nov. 27, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Opinions on being called out of the batters box

I still do not understand the need for a batters box. Regardless of where U stand, U have to defend the mat. All U have to do is start on one side or other of home plate. Also, what is the difference if U step on or in front of the plate during your swing. When I catch, I see several batters a game
step in front of the plate and in 15 years of SSUSA have yet seen a batter called out.

That being said, U do need a line in front of the plate, as current. so a batter can run at the pitcher and close down the distance between the hitter and pitcher.
Nov. 27, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Recommendation(s) for Rolling Bat Bags

I have a boombah. 8 years old and still going, However. I stopped using it for every tournament several years go. I use it for the tournaments that I fly to which is Vegas and Ft. Meyers.

For the tournaments I drive to, friends talked me into a folding-rolling wagon. They are awesome. Holds All my gear plus chairs, coolers and misc.
Nov. 22, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

The wife and I are about to enjoy our 5th straight great/fantastic Thanksgiving dinner.

Went to Walmart, got our two complete Hungry Man Turkey dinners. $2.67 each, nuke them for 4 minutes, 30 second cleanup!!

Then watch the Bears kick Butt!!
Nov. 22, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Base path Distance

From our team observation, the move to 70' bases brought the Dlb play back into the game. I did not hit into a DLB for at least 3-4 years at 65'

In the 1st year at 70', I hit into 3 in the 1st tournament.

65 footers might bring the infield in a little so the fielders can cover the bases quicker. This might leave a little more room for the single/bloop hitters to drop hits in between the infielders and out fielders. All I know is that in game 8-9 in a tournament. 70 feet is a long way down there.
Nov. 21, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

Sorry, I got it totally wrong. I kinda now know what it feels like to be a Democrat.
Nov. 20, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: AT18 bat for 2020 from Worth

I am going to pick one up for next year. I was between the 25 and 26. Glad to see the the above post about swinging heavy. Being 76 next year, the 25 will be the one. Talked to Allen and this is actually a Mid Load. I don't understand the construction of End Loads vs. Mid loads but might explain why it might of swung a little heavy???
Nov. 20, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

NYGNYY

I play outfield and pitch or catch when needed. It is very easy for the catcher to catch the ball and return it to the pitcher if the pitcher can actually hit the mat as it bounces up to U. If he misses the mat a bunch, the ball takes off in whatever direction the slope of the batters box has been graded.

Don't forget the fielders basically stand around for 7 innings and move only when the ball is hit in their direction. The catcher often bends over 60-70 times a game to get the ball. Take that times 7-9 games in a tournament. A little hard on the back.

P.S. 1-1 count=s less bending over.

Buy your catcher dinner as he is probably the MVP of your team.
Nov. 16, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

I have been led to believe that when a vote is thrown out there, the west coast teams seem to prefer the 0-0 while midwest and eastward prefers the 1-1.

The west coast teams seem to carry the day. My local league uses a 0-1. The pitchers don't throw a meat ball on the 1st 2 anyway. It gets serious on the 2-1 count. I prefer the 1-1 all the way. With the 1`-1 count a batter can't afford to take a close pitch while the pitcher can only afford to waster 1 pitch.. If the batter takes a 2nd strike, Does he think the next will be better?
Nov. 9, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: looking for videos

where can I find some videos hitting the 2020 miken bats?
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