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Discussion: ASA bats for league - drop or not ?

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Dec. 31, 2008
17 posts
ASA bats for league - drop or not ?
We are going to vote next week about our bat rule. Right now we use ASA but many want to change and allow 65 + to use U2 and then everyone else has to use a 1.20 bat. Any thoughts on what works in your leagues.
We are in East Mesa, Az.

thank you
Jim B.
Dec. 31, 2008
17 posts
One more question. We have a new rubber mat in the batters box when damp it hard to get a grip with cleats on. Running shoes slip even more. Any ideas here ?
Dec. 31, 2008
Men's 55
100 posts
In the leagues I play in (3) we are required to use ASA bats, insurance reasons I believe. Some ASA bats are grandfathered in but to me it's the ball. One of the leagues uses a Trump distance ball and the other two use Gold Dots, no comparison. Even with the ASA bats if you get all or most of it it will go unlike the lesser ball.
Dec. 31, 2008
Men's 50
202 posts
I used to play senior softball in Portland, Oregon. ASA rules. Will not play in that league again. Crappy bats and balls. No fun anymore.
Jan. 1, 2009
Men's 55
23 posts
Here in Ft Myers, I play at the Lee County Sports Complex. This is where the Winter Nationals were played in Nov. The batters box has a carpet under 4-5 " of dirt. It feels spongy , but one thing is that it stays level. Some hitters don't like the fact that you cannot dig down, but I think
its better in the long run.

Dave J
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