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Discussion: Altered bat

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Feb. 2, 2021
Randall
37 posts
Altered bat
Is a “rolled” bat considered to be an altered bat?
Feb. 2, 2021
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3290 posts
YES, ABSOLUTELY, NO EXCUSES, SUSPENSION COMING YOUR WAY IF CAUGHT ... That should remove any doubts some may have on this topic ...
Feb. 2, 2021
DCPete
395 posts
Was told years ago that rolling the bat will illegally enlarge the sweet spot which makes it an "altered bat" . . .
Feb. 3, 2021
pizzaboy
64 posts
After playing in the Ssusa and Issa TOC tournaments last week I think both association should invest in bat testers.It's getting ridiculous out there.I guess it's like MLB turning their heads during the Ped Era when home runs were flying.I can see why the associations
and "hope" noone cheats. For $60 bucks you can add 30-35 feet to your hits or blow up an infielder.It's all fun and games until someone gets severely hurt.BWDIK I'm a punch and Judy hitter.
Feb. 3, 2021
Wood_1966
Men's 55
155 posts
If you need to roll or shave a senior bat, you bought the wrong bat or you should not be hitting bombs anyway because you are not a homerun hitter.

Don't be lazy, take the time to break in a bat the old fashion way, use it!
Feb. 4, 2021
Wayne 37
Men's 65
773 posts
pizzaboy, I saw a bat that was rolled one time and it practically had four creases in it.

I'm sure there is more cheating goes on than meets the eye. Always makes me curious when the hitter runs to 1B and hands his bat to the base coach or runs straight to the dugout and puts the bat in the bag ASAP. Bat never touches the ground.
Feb. 5, 2021
BH44
Men's 50
52 posts
I would love that any TOC tournaments that bats are checked and kept in barrels and brought out to the field when the teams play like they do in the Majors. I know it is unrealistic when say for the worlds there are 700+ teams and you would need staff to check at each complex not mention storing all those barrels when teams aren't playing but it sure would be nice to know as a pitcher that the batter doesn't have a hot bat to shoot a rocket back at you. Tired of watching the missiles thru the infield or the 400 ft. bomb seeing more and more of that lately and agree to post before see lots of batters hit a monster homerun then watch their bat get put back in the bag as fast as they can. Good luck all this year stay safe.
Feb. 5, 2021
Mikelmart
76 posts
I try and find an edge to up my game but I draw the line at shaving a bat.
I take BP, analyze my swing, watch videos of my swing and on Youtube tutorials. I seek out knowledge.
If someone is using a shaved bat and causes injury and is caught not only should they be banned but the injured player should file civil suit and take that player for everything they are worth.
If you are out there reading this post ask yourself is your "game, reputation, ego" really worth it? Or is your life so shallow that you need verification through softball to be fulfilled? If that is the case I feel very sorry for you.
Feb. 5, 2021
leftybob
Men's 60
96 posts
Unfortunately Rolled/shaved bats are both very prevalent in the senior game. If you believe that's not the case then you are living in la la land.Its ridiculous and nothing is done about it.
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