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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 12:07 PM
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Posted By TXJIM
As much market share as DeMarini has taken from...

As much market share as DeMarini has taken from Easton that wouldn't surprise me at all.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 11:26 AM
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Posted By TXJIM
New bats typically drop in the late summer and...

New bats typically drop in the late summer and early fall. Yes there is fall ball but they really don't get enough new bats into the market and in use until the Spring season is rolling to see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 16,999
Posted By TXJIM
This is the statement from USSSA: April 12,...

This is the statement from USSSA:

April 12, 2018

As a result of a failed BPF test in the formal USSSA policing round of baseball bat testing performed in the past week at the USSSA approved Lab...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By TXJIM
Looks more like 137 1/2 to me:D

Looks more like 137 1/2 to me:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By TXJIM
Pour a patio and stain and/or stamp it. Little...

Pour a patio and stain and/or stamp it. Little to no maintenance and will impact sale better than a 5 year old weathered deck.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By TXJIM
Take a look at the Mercedes diesel SUV's.

Take a look at the Mercedes diesel SUV's.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,564
Posted By TXJIM
He didn't say he wanted to feed his his kid extra...

He didn't say he wanted to feed his his kid extra food. He asked about protein shakes twice a day later clarified as "weight gain shakes". Excess protein can impact kidney function/size, increas...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,564
Posted By TXJIM
We could tell you it's a stupid idea for free but...

We could tell you it's a stupid idea for free but you should probably pay a Pediatrician a couple hundred bucks to tell you that:D

All kidding aside, your kid is not a biology experiment. Consult...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By TXJIM
A little more info on the species: Pound for...

A little more info on the species:

Pound for pound the Scottish wildcat is one of the most impressive predators in the world; intelligent, fearless, resourceful, patient, agile and powerful they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,529
Posted By TXJIM
Have you looked for bugs in the Ash holes? ...

Have you looked for bugs in the Ash holes?




:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,513
Posted By TXJIM
So, how much were those rims anyway? :D

So, how much were those rims anyway?


:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-23-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By TXJIM
I don't know but pretty sure Tarzan is going to...

I don't know but pretty sure Tarzan is going to be walking now:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,220
Posted By TXJIM
Ended up at J. Cody. Brisket was good but...

Ended up at J. Cody.

Brisket was good but nothing special. Good though.

Sausage was store bought quality. Like an Eckrich.

Ribs were inedible, tried a bite or two from each one and left...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,220
Posted By TXJIM
Best BBQ Bryan/CS

In town today. Hungry. Go:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,215
Posted By TXJIM
Trout pic is just later in the swing and deeper...

Trout pic is just later in the swing and deeper in tilt on a low pitch. Griffey is a little more handsy than Trout and had more of an upright posture, especially at finish. Both are in tilt at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,215
Posted By TXJIM
Yes, one of the prettiest swings ever;)b What is...

Yes, one of the prettiest swings ever;)b What is this dropping the back shoulder you were mentiining?:D

https://s26.postimg.org/so8xozsih/494492.jpg


Being in tilt, shoulder plane roughly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,215
Posted By TXJIM
Put a ball on a tee and tell a youth player to...

Put a ball on a tee and tell a youth player to take the knob to the ball. Guaranteed they will cast their hands, get disconnected and make weak contact. What most people really mean by take the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,215
Posted By TXJIM
A good swing starts with rhythm and timing from...

A good swing starts with rhythm and timing from the ground up. Gain ground with the lower half while loading the upper half in rhythem with the pitcher to store energy via resistance in the core. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By TXJIM
"......rear payload capacity is only 349 pounds....

"......rear payload capacity is only 349 pounds. "

Filling feeders is going to be an all day event running back to pick up more feed:confused:
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,192
Posted By TXJIM
Somebody post a pic of your jug setup. It's been...

Somebody post a pic of your jug setup. It's been about 30 years since I ran jugs as a kid and that was out of a jon boat on a 4 acre farm pond. We would just tie line around the neck of a 2 liter...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By TXJIM
Stuffed actually, my wife made gumbo from...

Stuffed actually, my wife made gumbo from scratch....I gotta recline my chair to get a good breath:D


https://s26.postimg.org/i33mgb2y1/20180217_190810.jpg
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-16-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,051
Posted By TXJIM
I grew up much like you, out in the country. My...

I grew up much like you, out in the country. My boys are 14 and 11 and both have been handling firearms since they were 3 years old. Both have their own rifles, shotguns, etc..... heck, my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,337
Posted By TXJIM
It's all a natural part of evolution. Species...

It's all a natural part of evolution. Species rise, fall, compete for resources. Some are spread by the wind and some are spread by other species. Humans happen to be at the top of this cycle and...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-14-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 10,206
Posted By TXJIM
Agreed, no need to turn every public place into a...

Agreed, no need to turn every public place into a fortified prison. Allow the willing to protect themselves and those around them.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-14-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 10,206
Posted By TXJIM
Hard to say this without being confrontational...

Hard to say this without being confrontational but that is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Prisons are fortified to keep people in, keeping people out is an unrelated issue.

You...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,997
Posted By TXJIM
Let em riot, when they wear themselves out and go...

Let em riot, when they wear themselves out and go home there will be a box of food on their porch;)b:D
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 02-13-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,997
Posted By TXJIM
The USDA published nutrition guidelines for...

The USDA published nutrition guidelines for adults and children. Participants and their dependants should receive a box once a week with enough food to meet these requirements for the week along...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
Take a look at my first comment in this thread on...

Take a look at my first comment in this thread on page 1 ;)
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
I love video games, I just hate the fat pasty...

I love video games, I just hate the fat pasty kids that play them 9 hours a day:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
You are picking the apples from my comments and...

You are picking the apples from my comments and comparing them to oranges. It was 45 degrees, sunny and maybe a light breeze at 4:00 PM here in Austin yesterday. My kids were outside throwing a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,754
Posted By TXJIM
A jeep in good mechanical condition and not beat...

A jeep in good mechanical condition and not beat up will bring $10k and up regardless of age. Similar to a pickup in that regard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
Headed back from urgent care. It's 45, sunny and...

Headed back from urgent care. It's 45, sunny and no wind. Beautiful day for some baseball;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
Tried to make a hero play on a throw that sailed...

Tried to make a hero play on a throw that sailed and landed on the edge where the grass meets the sidewalk. Just had xrays.....waiting for radiologist report. If it wasn't for my mad hops I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
**** it you guys were right. It's not safe to...

**** it you guys were right. It's not safe to play baseball in this cold. I am sitting in urgent care. I think I just broke my **** ankle playing catch in the front yard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
It can't be that cold, there are palm trees:D

It can't be that cold, there are palm trees:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
I guess because it's organized, required or...

I guess because it's organized, required or ****gasp**** baseball it's bad?

Kids go sledding in the snow for hours, ski, ice skate, play hockey, etc..... for hours on end in much harsher...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
About as good as the rest of the manure being...

About as good as the rest of the manure being spread around:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
Man, do kids up north just stay indoors 4 months...

Man, do kids up north just stay indoors 4 months every year? Does kids ski school kill thousands every year and I just didn't hear about it? Apparently, children getting exercise in groups at temps...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,039
Posted By TXJIM
Nope, not crazy. With that said, I would...

Nope, not crazy. With that said, I would probably invite the whole group to Dbats and get one of the double size cages and work on basic fielding technique and do some hitting:cool:
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By TXJIM
I have also had better luck with a single Hen...

I have also had better luck with a single Hen decoy. Placing a big Tom out has never produced much for me but I am better at hen calls I guess:)
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By TXJIM
I found slate to be the easiest to be consistent...

I found slate to be the easiest to be consistent with and I would say keep the calling to a minimum.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,535
Posted By TXJIM
No, not employed by any bat company but I...

No, not employed by any bat company but I probably keep a few folks there employed :p

This is the current stable for my 14 and 11 year old boys.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,359
Posted By TXJIM
At one time I agreed with this but I can get +P+...

At one time I agreed with this but I can get +P+ 9mm rounds that rival .357 Sig and carry more of them. .357 Sig is becoming obsolete and is expensive to shoot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By TXJIM
Vegas on a budget = Lake Charles:D

Vegas on a budget = Lake Charles:D
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By TXJIM
I recently bought a set of Sedona Rock-a-Billy...

I recently bought a set of Sedona Rock-a-Billy tires and they have been great in the rocks and no punctures so far.

https://www.sedonatires.com/product/rock-a-billy/212400

I don't think you can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,535
Posted By TXJIM
I can see that you are an *******, I guess some...

I can see that you are an *******, I guess some things are more clear than others;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,535
Posted By TXJIM
That's crazy. You hung in with them longer than...

That's crazy. You hung in with them longer than so would have. We have owned only 2 Marrucci that were not wood. My 11u has a drop 8 cat 7 as his cold weather bat now and my 14u had a drop 5 last...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,535
Posted By TXJIM
Is that at the bottom of a dent or is the bat...

Is that at the bottom of a dent or is the bat still in its normal shape? I am not doubting you by the way, just curious as I have never seen an aluminum bat crack without denting or otherwise being...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,535
Posted By TXJIM
Yeah, I could see that gouge/scratch without the...

Yeah, I could see that gouge/scratch without the help :rolleyes:

You can find scratches that look like that on half of the well used bats in any dugout. From the pic at least, it does not look...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,535
Posted By TXJIM
Not doubting you but from the picture I see what...

Not doubting you but from the picture I see what looks like two parallel gouge/scratches and to the left of that some spiderwebbing in the paint. Which part is the crack?


As to overall bat...
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