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Paul Freitas
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Paul Freitas commented on Thomas Bednark's group Barnstable Bat Company
"Well It has been almost two full seasons of oldtimers baseball and the two bats I won in the contest are still solid.  The workmanship is excellent, finish is beautiful, and the quality of the grain is pro stock all the way.   I held back…"
Apr 16, 2013
Paul Freitas replied to Larry Cicchiello's discussion If You Could Only Give Two Hitting Tips To A 10 Year Old What Would They Be?
"1)  watch the ball until you hit it and then watch the plate.  (is that one or two tips?) 2)  get a good pitch and hit it back the way it came-  inside to left, outside to right, over the middle up the middle.    …"
Apr 16, 2013
Paul Freitas commented on Thomas Bednark's group Barnstable Bat Company
"thanx for the bats Barstable! the quality is excellent and they are both solid. pf"
Aug 23, 2012
Paul Freitas replied to Dave's discussion Is it possible to stiffin up a "floppy" glove?
"Soak the glove in plain water overnight;\ Then wrap baseballs in the glove with a towel and rubber bands or bungees. Let the whole thing dry in the sun/air for 2 days. the glove will stiffen up if it is leather. pf"
Jun 16, 2012
Paul Freitas replied to David LeVine's discussion Rule question
"This very thing happened in our College game and the umpires got it wrong. They allowed the run and we won 3-2.They should have disallowed the run since it is considered a force play on the 2nd base runner so he is the third out on appeal and the…"
May 23, 2012
Paul Freitas commented on Thomas Bednark's group Barnstable Bat Company
"PS I'll be 60 in August!"
Apr 13, 2012
Paul Freitas commented on Thomas Bednark's group Barnstable Bat Company
"Thanx a million!! Our opener is Sunday Our team is the Sutter Home Classics and We're working on a three-peat! PF "
Apr 13, 2012
Paul Freitas commented on Thomas Bednark's group Barnstable Bat Company
"If I win the bats I will use them to hit frozen bolts in the gaps. pf"
Mar 7, 2012
Paul Freitas joined Thomas Bednark's group

Barnstable Bat Company

We would like discussion from hitters on wooden bat quality, model choices, wood specie preference and bat performance. As we all know the wooden bat marketplace is flooded with many brands and quality ranges .What is the best bat wood for you?
Mar 7, 2012
Paul Freitas commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Catchers: Blocking the Plate
"I caught a lot of games and I know a little about this from experience. The first thing to remember is you want to get out of the inning, not into the emergency room. Only try to block the plate when you get the throw in time to do so in an athletic…"
Jun 4, 2011
Paul Freitas and Walter Ambrosch Master Turner are now friends
Jan 23, 2011
Paul Freitas posted a video

YOSEMITE 5-3-10 160

Jan 22, 2011
Paul Freitas commented on Timmy Cagle's video

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"I don't see a trigger. The one I like is a slight toe tap of the left foot along with a small push back of the hands, maybe two inches away from the pitcher.  I would shorten his stride because I see his head dip excessively during some of…"
Jan 22, 2011
Paul Freitas commented on Timmy Cagle's video

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"The first thing I saw was I think his bat is a little heavy for him right now.  Choke up an inch or two until he gets stronger. pf"
Jan 22, 2011
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Oct 30, 2010
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Mar 25, 2010

Profile Information

6" 1"
P, 1B, 2B, 3B, OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
just get ready
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
High School, American Legion, College, 30+, 40+, 50+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School, American Legion, College
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
Youth, Slow Pitch, Fast Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Mark McGuire His preparation, intensity and ability to hit the low ball.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Tim Lincecum-attracts young people to Baseball
More About Me:
Played at Napa H.S. and Napa College. Currently playing Oldtimers in the MSBL since I was 38 years old. Now at age 57 I am proud to say I can still bring the heat.

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At 3:59pm on January 23, 2011, Walter Ambrosch Master Turner said…
Personally, I only make Maple Bats from the best wood I can find and then only when customers demand it.

There is just something about the Strength to weight ratio of Ash and its bending capabilities that I like.
At 11:29am on January 23, 2011, Walter Ambrosch Master Turner said…

All bats are subject to sudden beakage when hit too close to the center or the barren end. The stess of impacy has nowhere to go.


If you need to go up againt a pitcher that llike to switch up allot, use Ash bats to conserve your $$$.


Ash is more flexible and resilient than Maple.


Maple is harder by a few percent but it is way more brittle.

At 7:02am on September 17, 2009, Rich Dunno said…
Sounds good! I cant wait! I'll be playing in the 45+
Never been to Arizona, always went to Florida.
At 9:21am on September 11, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Paul!

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At 2:13am on September 6, 2009, Paul Freitas said…
Thanks, This was a game in the middle of a three-week quest to photograph number 756 during which I booked over a thousand car, boat and motorcycle miles. I got the picture.
At 11:48pm on September 4, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Nice profile photo. Check out the photos I took at AT&T Park, a great ballpark.
At 8:31pm on September 4, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Paul- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

Be sure to join the MSBL Group and the California Group.

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