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    Default Went to the UCLA vs. Long Beach game today

    Wow! First LB batter hits a high and outside 2-2 pitch Op O for a HR. Then UCLA went to work. The final score 12 to 2, UCLA. Easton Stadium and the Bruins were taking full advantage of the ghost bats. Pitchers almost lost their health on at least 4 occasions. Why dont they wear mask? Those ghost bats are way to hot. UCLA had 18 hits and I believe 5 or 6 HRs. Some HRs were hit by young ladies weighing under 115lbs. Some were pop ups that
    just carried. It is a hitters game.

    Also,the last LB pitcher had a very different delivery (didn't help) that I have never seen. She released the ball probably 12 to 14 inches from the ground. It looked pretty cool but was not effective.

    Just what I saw. Our girls watched about 3 and 1/2 innings and then went back to being 11 year olds playing tag under the bleachers. LOL Fun
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    It was skyrockets in flight, afternoon delight!

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    It is a hitters game.
    Agreed! So can we stop coaching like it's 1992? I.E playing for one run LOL Rant over
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    Make no mistake about it, it isn’t the bats. It is super talented, well coached and well trained hitters taking advantage of a pitching mismatch.

    Hats off to you for taking young players to see college sb. It is fun to see in person!
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    It ainít the arrows. Itís the Indians. I took my DDís bats out the other day for some testing, just to prove to her that one of them wasnít dead. Off a tee, I was hitting her Xeno 230 feet, her 2016 Mako 240 feet, and her Ghost 245 feet. So only 15 feet difference between them, and all home run distance. Then she hit with all three and though she didnít hit them as far because sheís not a grown man, the results were very similar with only 10 feet difference between them and all very close to home run distance. So, Iíll echo that those UCLA balls were flying because of well trained hitters, not because of what bat they were using.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TexAg1998 View Post
    It ain’t the arrows. It’s the Indians. I took my DD’s bats out the other day for some testing, just to prove to her that one of them wasn’t dead. Off a tee, I was hitting her Xeno 230 feet, her 2016 Mako 240 feet, and her Ghost 245 feet. So only 15 feet difference between them, and all home run distance. Then she hit with all three and though she didn’t hit them as far because she’s not a grown man, the results were very similar with only 10 feet difference between them and all very close to home run distance. So, I’ll echo that those UCLA balls were flying because of well trained hitters, not because of what bat they were using.


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    Not disagreeing that a good hitter is a good hitter regardless of the bat. But do the same experiment, with a wood bat and a Ghost,
    and try to intentionally mishit the ball (admitted, not the easiest experiment to perform)
    so that it isn't on the sweet spot and report your results....

    Was hitting with my DD the other day in an indoor cage where the temp was in the 50's.inside. First round of live arm was with wood,
    she hit one off the end and basically rolled around on the ground for 2 minutes after she hit it (was kind of
    funny because my 3 year old DS asked me what was wrong with her...lol!). Next round
    was with her composite bat and a couple of times she hit it off the end of the bat (could tell by the sound) and
    when I asked her where she thought she hit those she told me sweet spot. Now it
    is possible she could have been telling a small "fib" but I don't think so
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westwind View Post
    Make no mistake about it, it isn’t the bats. It is super talented, well coached and well trained hitters taking advantage of a pitching mismatch.

    Hats off to you for taking young players to see college sb. It is fun to see in person!
    Have you swung a Ghost bat yet? I have. In my first swing with a Ghost I was shocked with the flex ... and took advantage of it on subsequent swings. This bat stands out IMO.

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    15 feet, and that's not HUGE on a 200ft field? That's the difference between walking back to the dugout vs jogging around the bases before walking back to the dugout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justanotherguy View Post
    15 feet, and that's not HUGE on a 200ft field? That's the difference between walking back to the dugout vs jogging around the bases before walking back to the dugout.
    Youíre right. It is huge if your shortest distance is 195 and long is 220. If your shortest is 230, however.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by pattar View Post
    Not disagreeing that a good hitter is a good hitter regardless of the bat. But do the same experiment, with a wood bat and a Ghost,
    and try to intentionally mishit the ball (admitted, not the easiest experiment to perform)
    so that it isn't on the sweet spot and report your results....

    Was hitting with my DD the other day in an indoor cage where the temp was in the 50's.inside. First round of live arm was with wood,
    she hit one off the end and basically rolled around on the ground for 2 minutes after she hit it (was kind of
    funny because my 3 year old DS asked me what was wrong with her...lol!). Next round
    was with her composite bat and a couple of times she hit it off the end of the bat (could tell by the sound) and
    when I asked her where she thought she hit those she told me sweet spot. Now it
    is possible she could have been telling a small "fib" but I don't think so
    Hahahaha! Those end hits with wood bats are stupid painful. I remember them well from my playing days. Iíll retest with mis-hits and a wood bat thrown in the mix. Itíll just be a while because I have no intention of hitting balls with anything at 38 degrees. Pretty sure thatíll hurt my pocketbook as well as my hands.


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