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Real name:
Don R

Location:
Macomb Twp., MI

Division:
Men's 65

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, March 8, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Tattooball: As a side note, almost all the guys I know in our league (which is not affiliated with any association) who purchase new bats will get them rolled........

Like I said, we're not elitists who play your tournaments...........
, March 8, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Tattooball: Get over yourself, not everyone plays in associations or tournaments.
, March 8, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

Dbax: What guy are you referring to? Neither I nor the guys I play league with play tournaments. That's for you elitists........
, March 6, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

My final 2 cents: In the division of the senior league I play in, there's only a couple of guys who have the "ability" to clear a 300' fence and I'm certainly not one of them. And for the vast majority of the league players, they're not going to even get the 500 swings required to break in a bat during a season let alone have the strength to do it. You could pick up any of their bats and won't even see stress cracks after they've been using them for 3 years........So for these guys and myself, it's not a matter of altering our bats so we can clear 300' but optimizing the bat via rolling so it won't take us a year to break it in.

Given the longest ball I've ever hit was maybe 265' with a senior bat, maybe they should incorporate a player size rule. Anyone under 145 lbs. should be able to use any bat they can get their hands on..........LOL!
, Feb. 22, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

To the SSUSA staff: I would disagree with your assessment that any rolled bat is easily recognizable and I suspect it was made merely to discourage anyone from rolling their bats. First off, a properly rolled bat shows no visible evidence of being rolled. Second, and most important of all, ASA requires that all bats submitted for certification undergo the rolling process before being judged. And given that the SSUSA bat standards are vastly more lax than USSSA and ASA, it is almost impossible for any process the SSUSA may submit a bat to undergo in order to determine whether or not it has been rolled.....

If I'm wrong then tell me how you and the rest of the SSUSA staff can determine whether or not a bat has been rolled. I'm not being argumentative, I'm only attempting to verify your own claims............Thanks

, Feb. 18, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Computer Meltdown!

"they say there is no way to recover it."

I would have thought only Hillary would use that excuse............LOL!
, Feb. 9, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Combat senior bat....?

As a follow-up to my recent dealing with KellysUltimateSports, I'm not getting into all the details but Kellys has gone out of their way to resolve a complicated issue and for that I thank them very much. In the future they will by source for bats and I will pass that information to all my softball buddies...........
, Feb. 8, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Combat senior bat....?

Coop: Just received confirmation from Kelly's that 707 is indeed another of his websites. I sent my apology to him and explained that I was only looking out for his interests considering the number of bogus websites out there..........
, Feb. 8, 2016
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Combat senior bat....?

Hey Coop 14, I read your post regarding the Combat Rocket Launcher Senior softball bat. Following a Google search on the bat, I found another website that is already offering the same bat for sale. That website is: 707Softballbats.com
I only mention this because I've been finding a lot of bogus websites selling top of the line bats for dirt cheap prices only to be scamming the buyers. Based on what you've told us about Kellys being the sole provider of the Rocket Launcher Senior, that could very well be the case with the website I mentioned above. If you have any connection with Combat or Kellys, you might want to inform them of this. Thanks.....

, Aug. 19, 2015
Cougar
Topic: Product review
Discussion: face masks

I bought a Rip It a couple of years ago when I played 3rd base but never really felt comfortable wearing it so I gave it to a friend who is a pitcher. He loved it. A mouth guard is a must tho if you're playing infield, I took two bad hops to the chin this summer and the guard saved my teeth.

With that being said, this morning while playing ball, I hit a hard grounder to the 3rd baseman which took a real bad hop and hit him square in the mouth. We had to drive him to the local hospital emergency room to get him taken care of.

It goes to show you that even the best of players are at the mercy of the game and if there are pieces of equipment that can protect you, then take advantage of them. I came to this thread because I'm now going to get another mask............


, June 26, 2015
Cougar
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play for a team

Are you age 55 or will be this year? I'm assuming you live in Sterling Heights Michigan? If so, contact me at dr888@sbcglobal.net..........
, June 25, 2015
Cougar
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 65+ AA or AAA tournament team in S.E. Michigan

I'll be 65 in October and I play +55 senior ball four mornings a week in Macomb County and trying to hook up with a tournament team in my location. I play middle infield on my team but can play all positions and have a very strong arm. As small as I am, I don't hit with power but am a consistent singles hitter and have good running speed for our age group.

I can be contacted at dr888@sbcglobal.net

Don
, June 5, 2015
Cougar
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat physics/dynamics question

Bruce: "Tuning" either a Tennis or Racquetball racquet via weighting is not illegal. And FWIW, such tuning was primarily relegated to tennis racquets due to light weight of the Racquetball racquets and the vast assortment of racquets available.........BUT, the weighting IS an OPTION to the players who feel the "unnecessary" need to enhance their equipment.....In other words, IT'S ALL IN THE MIND!.....LOL!
, June 5, 2015
Cougar
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat physics/dynamics question

Bruce: For players who want their racquets fine tuned, they will add weight (grams) to the bottom of the racquet head to increase head speed or at the top of the racquet head to enhance power but at the expense of racquet speed.....
, July 10, 2014
Cougar
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runners from the plate

In our senior softball league we allow a courtesy runner for the batter at home plate with a line drawn approx. 20 down the first base line that the batter can not cross should he attempt to run. If he does cross that line, he is automatically out.

Here is the scenario:

Score is tied and bottom of the 9th with the winning run on 1st base and one out. The batter, who has a courtesy runner, blasts one over the left center fielders head and attempts to run to first, crossing the 20 ft. commitment line along with his runner, resulting in the umpire calling the batter out.

Meanwhile, the runner on first base is able to score thus ending the game.

What’s the call? Should the play have ended with the batter being called out for crossing the line (as in a Delayed Dead Ball) and the base runner forced to return to 1st base? Or was the umpire correct in letting the play continue, allowing the base runner to advance and ultimately score?

While our league rules recognize the 20 ft. rule as being an out if the batter crosses that line, it does not address what happens to the ensuing action that follows. Quite understandably since nothing like this has ever happened before......

What are your thoughts?


, March 21, 2014
Cougar
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: best sunglasses for softball

A number of years ago I was using the Oakley M-Frame glasses for inline skating and skiing. I went thru 4 M-frames which ALL broke in the same spot and the warranty required that I pay $19 for each replacement.. I still have the latest broken frame that I never bothered returning........They were a ripoff, over priced piece of crap. I would never, ever recommend anyone purchasing their products........
, Aug. 30, 2013
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BLACK MIKEN ULTRA 2 PROBLEMS FIXED ?

To 17Black: As far as the claim about bad bats making it to retail stores, two guys I know purchased theirs from Dunhams's and the third got his over the internet. And as a side note, the bad bat I sent back had no visible serial number on it but the replacement did............I wasn't about to remove the original bat's grip to see if there was one......
, Aug. 29, 2013
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BLACK MIKEN ULTRA 2 PROBLEMS FIXED ?

Today is Thurs, Aug. 29, and I just received a new Ultra-II as the replacement for the bad one I sent back last week. Great turn around and my thanks to Miken Sports...........
, Aug. 21, 2013
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Solar Bat Warmes

It might have been me.......I've made several
, Aug. 21, 2013
Cougar
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BLACK MIKEN ULTRA 2 PROBLEMS FIXED ?

On July 30, 2013, I purchased a black Ultra from Dunham Sports in Sterling Hgts, MI that felt deader than a doornail. Let a buddy hit with it and he said the same. So yesterday I took it in to LineDrive Sportz in Sterling Hgts. where they performed a compression test. The first words out of the gentleman's mouth were "That is a bad bat!". So I boxed it up and sent it back to Miken, will report back here when I get a response. As a side note, I had a friend's new Ultra with me but that one checked out fine.
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