I have played against Chris a few times since he joined the 50s. He is playing with Rob Overholtz. I think I remember him playing with Kodak in 1991?
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I have never swung a bat that has been compression tested.
I don’t know when the con ference started but I don’t think I ever played a con ference game either.
As for bats and softball... I enjoy the comrodery of the game so I have more or less put up with all the bat crap that’s happened over my years of playing...but...I must admit..I wish the game was played with the same bat technology of my first league game in 1976... with wood bats.
Bat Technology and associations inability to address exit struck ball speed has, in my view, been the biggest negative influence of the game over the past 40 years.