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|July 23, 2011|
The debate continues on this board regarding the ball. Both balls in question I've hit. I believe the 52/275 ball is to extreme of a shift. Was part of the SSUSA demo of this ball. Not one manager of the teams involved endorsed it.
Firstly, I haven't seen or heard of all these injuries that some speak of with the 44/375 ball. Play NCSSA, SSUSA, and league twice a week with the kids, all using the 44/375. Play infield and outfield.
Secondly, some say take the game back to 6-5 scores. Don't remember a lot of scores like that with aluminum and blue/red dots. Players were hitting them hard and far back then. Scores were in the 20's then, in the 20's now.
Stated this before. I would swing any bat that is mandated by the associations but I think hitting a good ball is what most would require.
The ultimate voice on this is dollars. Run your tournaments, two brackets, advertise the competting balls in each bracket and see who signs up for what.
Lastly, the only senior director in our area that used the restricted ball last year had to cancel his tournament this year due to laCk of team.
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