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Discussion: With all the controversy over illegal and doctored bats...

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March 20, 2007
2 posts
With all the controversy over illegal and doctored bats...
...why don't the big tournaments require all players to use the same (provided) bats? It would eliminate the controversies and put all players on the same level playing field.

Just a thought for input of others.
March 21, 2007
Men's 65
4549 posts
Imagine cost (even if the same supplier) for each dugout having up to 5 different weights, 26-30, (since we do not use same weight & would not be fair to force that upon us), and say 3 fields per location,sometimes more, and them the number of location required for some of the bigger tournaments. Do the math, we will end up paying for it in the end, one way or another, even if donated.
March 21, 2007
23 posts
Here we go again!!!!!........
March 21, 2007
Stones 1B
Men's 55
52 posts
Novel Idea...

I held a tournamanet here in Hawaii called the "SingleWall WARS" on Martin Luther King weekend.
30 teams entered and all said it was one of the Best Tournaments they every play in.
We used the .47cor 525 comp ball and the action was "live" to say the least.
I supplied all the bats for all 4 fields...26-28-30 DeMarini Vexxum...there were also some TPS Gold's and Worth Powercells various wts. ALL brand new out of the wrapper.
This was an open tournament and now they all can't wait for the next one.
The cost yeah there was cost..but it was nominal...entrance fee was $225 and 3 game minimum. Cost not really a could get some of the companies to donate or even purchase at a reduced cost. Probably all Sporting Goods dealers have singlewall bats laying around not selling. I bought all the bats for the Tourney.
Still had lots of room for awards etc.
By the way the DeMarini Vexxum singlewall bats actually got some pop w/the hard balls, more than the TPS and the Worth.
We will be having the 2nd SingleWall WAR again on Martin Luther King weekend in January 2008.
Come on down...
April 16, 2007
Men's 50
37 posts
It sure was a great tourney and everyone enjoyed themselves....You did it right! "Dying fo Play" Aloha, fabe
April 17, 2007
23 posts
ZZzzzzzz ZZZzzzzzzzz How many times we gonna repeat this topic. ZZzzzzzz
April 17, 2007
Men's 60
224 posts
Poor choice of words Gary in light of the tragic news dominating our consciousness this week
April 17, 2007
Men's 55
62 posts
Aloha Stones 1B

I agree with your comments related to the single or even double wall bat tournaments. I would rather play with a good ball any day! I too believe supplying the bats is not that big of a deal or even taking bat donations and letting everyone from both teams swing the same bats. I like your discription of your Jan 08 tournament so please email me some details:

Mike Walker
Hollis Appraisals 55+ Florida
April 17, 2007
Gary Heifner
248 posts

I am a lonely voice as I have said this on many occasions. Very simple. You are caught using an altered-painted bat

"LIFE TIME" ban from all associations.

The guys who doctor a bat, agree to have it done. They put it in their bad and transport it to the tourney. They take it out of the bag and walk to the plate with it. They swing at a pitched ball and strike that ball. They have had plenty of time to make the decision that this is a bad idea.
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