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Real name:
Ken Van Bogaert

Location:
Darlington, WI

Division:
Men's 55

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Sept. 22, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new Manceko senior combat

We will be playing at Papago..and I will be jumping around doing some videotaping. LMK your assignment and field...and where your staying...I'd like to stop by and say hello. Is your brother u mping too?
3bogie@mhtc.net
Sept. 21, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new Manceko senior combat

nice to hear from you...just waiting for winter here in the midwest! will you be in phoenix?
Sept. 21, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new Manceko senior combat

I have a 30oz senior combat Mike Macenko model...10". After 100 swings or so, it woke up and its an awesome senior bat. It has a more endloaded feel than my Ultra2 which is also 30oz...and it hits with a different feel...both bats crush the ball and sweetspots are huge. Those who like more endload, will have an option in purchasing this bat. The U2 feels like it has more give and to me it feels like the ball buries into the bat. The Senior Gear, has a firmer feel to me ...a crisper hit on the ball....both bats superb.
Congrats to Kevin and Mike for bringing out another winner...and another option to us seniors.
Sept. 21, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new Manceko senior combat

I have a 30oz senior combat Mike Macenko model...10". After 100 swings or so, it woke up and its an awesome senior bat. It has a more endloaded feel than my Ultra2 which is also 30oz...and it hits with a different feel...both bats crush the ball and sweetspots are huge. Those who like more endload, will have an option in purchasing this bat. The U2 feels like it has more give and to me it feels like the ball buries into the bat. The Senior Gear, has a firmer feel to me ...a crisper hit on the ball....both bats superb.
Congrats to Kevin and Mike for bringing out another winner...and another option to us seniors.
Aug. 25, 2008
bogie
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Robert's Construction softball team out of Wisconsin is looking for 55 major level players for the 2009 season.

LOOKING for 55 major level players for 09
Aug. 25, 2008
bogie
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Robert's Construction softball team out of Wisconsin is looking for 55 major level players for the 2009 season.

Robert's Construction softball team out of Wisconsin is looking for major level players for the 2009 season. We will be moving up to 55 and as a result will have a few openings. If you are interested call Dave Dukelow @ 608-712-4879 or email dpdukelow@charter.net.



Thank you. Please call with any questions.
Aug. 7, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MEDICAL EMERGENCY AT EASTERN NATIONALS

Great job Dave , staff and all that helped this gentleman out.. It was amazing to me, being at the coaches meeting and hearing about the d fibrillator program that SSUSA and others are promoting and not more than a day later, you guys save a mans life. Awesome job. We all hear about the couple of deaths of senior players on the softball diamonds across North America every year...that happens to young guys too, but in the senior game its reality. What people sometimes fail to see is that this program of softball, keeps people in better shape than they would have been in, and probably saves dozens of lives every year by keeping us active. We thank SSUSA for that.
Eastern Nationals was a great location in North Carolina, but If we keep eating as much barbque as we did in Raleigh, you better put a Dfib on the Roberts bench for Hugo and I.
Ken Van Bogaert
Roberts 50 Major
July 25, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Robert's Construction, Wisconsin major looking for 55 players for 09

My manager, David "Duke" Dukelow asked me to post this message. Our Roberts Construction team will be going up an age group from the current 50 major . On a personal note, its a great opportunity to play with Brownie. bogie
Ken Van Bogaert, Roberts 50 major

Robert's Construction softball team is looking for major level players for the 2009 season. We will be moving up to 55 and as a result will have a few openings. If you are interested call Dave Dukelow @ 608-712-4879 or email dpdukelow@charter.net.
July 7, 2008
bogie
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: NEED 60'S MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NOW!

"Hey Bogie...I'm one of those helpless guys myself!"
??!!!!!??
I'm flying out there to teach you some sensitivity!
July 7, 2008
bogie
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: NEED 60'S MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NOW!

"No DHs or catchers need apply"
Art,
that is so hurtful to us who man those positions.
Its a slow man prejudice and I demand justice from you!
Bogie
June 17, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Couple of questions for Trumpball spinning and your BP balls

Lecak
the anaconda made, Evil bp 2 tone ball is pretty awesome. They carry well and seem easy on the bats too. Its easy to pick up the spin....sideways will show if your early or late....you can see great underspin when you catch them right and hit a rising line drive. Your right on about the great hitters of pre composite and double wall days. They spun the ball to hit it out and those guys had great swings. Flat hit balls should not carry out, but often they do with the senior combat and other composite bats...its part of todays game but they sure didnt go out back in the days your mentioning.....these evil bp balls give immediate feedback and ours have taken a beating and have lasted well. Keep stoney behaving.
June 8, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Announces Major-Plus Task Force

I say leave the bats the same, open up the rules and just control the game by adjusting the ball. You don't even have to ask anyone to do it. Kevin can provide you with a ball that will meet the offensive numbers you wish to obtain. Deaden if, if you feel the game is going out of control, but in my opinion, the less rules the better. I agree with BruceinGa...bats will be shaved if the senior bats are removed. I personally think the 44 375 is a bit too hot for senior ball...with the Senior Combats and other hot bats...so just tone it down a bit if your association feels its too lively.
You can adjust the ball too, considering when the tournaments run...hot southern weather use the 44 375. Cool Seattle fall worlds...deaden it up. I think ASA is really going to miss the boat on the 93mph bats. Leagues will be using NSA and USSSA lists around here when the 98 MPH bats are gone. How will this affect girls college fastptich and the records? JMO for what its worth. The ball rules the game.
May 7, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Diatance: 12" vs 14" ball

My son and I play in a local league that used 14". Its been very popular over the years in southwest Wisconsin. We play on a 250 foot fence and can use any bat including Ultra 2s. This is a lower end rec league but the 14" balls are poly core and carry well. I would say 10% of the players (its a young league, 20s and 30s) can hit it out on occasion. 3 or 4 hitters in the 6 team league hit it out at will. A really good shot is 320 feet but I have seen balls go 350 plus. This ball carries very well and is fun to hit. But its the equivalent to a 12" blue dot...as far as how lively the poly cor ball feels. Fielding is another issue. Its like a cannonball coming at you.
There are some 14" balls that are foam core and they would be mush and I doubt would travel at all. Great game where you have a field with short fences.
April 5, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bashbro1's Top 50 All Time TV Series Growing Up in Seattle, WA!

Little House on the Prairie"? C'mon Bash, let's butch it up a little..this is after all a softball board. Geez, I can't see myself or Joe watching that! My sisters, yes, but boys and men, NO!
March 24, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rotator cuff surgery

mad dog
just curious how you are tearing your biceps?

A great exercise for removing knee pain and keeping them mobile is to do full squats with just a bar and a few weights.
Use a bench to lower on until your butt hits...do 3 sets of 15 reps every day. I have had 4 knee surgeries and have no anterior cruciate in one knee..but my knees are painfree. This promotes blood flow and stimulates the entire range of motion..a college strength coach told me about it and its amazing. Use light weights and go down parallel. I use 135 lbs, doing the 3 sets everyday. Sometimes the first few are hard, but its an amazing exercise to keep mobile.
March 24, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rotater cuff ughhh!!!!

I don't mean to jump from thread to thread, but after reading shoulder forums, I see there is a % of those with suregery, never recover or retears. Once my 2 tendons completely tore on my right shoulder, the sharp pain went away..no more tearing, but it was very weak. Its amazing that with lifting, I can now throw overhand good enough to catch, pitch or play first..some small pain, but other muscles are doing the work and I hit very well last summer...the inward tendons for movement on hitting were intact. A hitter can change from a front pull to a rear push motion emphasis on the swing..and overcome the weakness...but the pain hampers...I almost wish my left shoudler would tear completely and if it were the same as my right, I could live with it.
But that said, if I were a doctor, I would definately tell everyone to shelf the season, and have the surgery done. I just not that smart..YET. Even though it might work today, the long term affects of missing tendons, are not be good.
Ken Van Bogaert
Roberts 50 major
March 24, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rotater cuff ughhh!!!!

I don't mean to jump from thread to thread, but after reading shoulder forums, I see there is a % of those with suregery, never recover or retears. Once my 2 tendons completely tore on my right shoulder, the sharp pain went away..no more tearing, but it was very weak. Its amazing that with lifting, I can now throw overhand good enough to catch, pitch or play first..some small pain, but other muscles are doing the work and I hit very well last summer...the inward tendons for movement on hitting were intact. A hitter can change from a front pull to a rear push motion emphasis on the swing..and overcome the weakness...but the pain hampers...I almost wish my left shoudler would tear completely and if it were the same as my right, I could live with it.
But that said, if I were a doctor, I would definately tell everyone to shelf the season, and have the surgery done. I just not that smart..YET. Even though it might work today, the long term affects of missing tendons, are not be good.
Ken Van Bogaert
Roberts 50 major
March 23, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rotator cuff surgery

I feel your pain brother. I totally severed or had full thickness tears on my infra and supra on my right shoulder a year ago. Once they tore completely the pain went away but of course the joint is weaker. I opted for no surgery and lifting to make the surrounding muscles stronger...(since I do not field much and it affected throwing more.) It was the out ward flexors of my top arm so it did not affect my swing as much. Now I have torn my left shoulder rotator cuff and will need surgery. People who have not experienced this will never understand how brutal it is and how much it affects your swing and throwing. Johnny McGraw, one of the top pros, I think has had 5 or 6 shoulder surgeries and just had both done. I believe he has an 8month and 4 month recovery period. I also know of a Woodlawn hitting club man, who is 80 and had rotator last year and is throwing fine. So get it done..as much as it hurts to miss some tournaments or the season.
Which side did you tear..front or rear and which tendons?
Ken Van Bogaert
Roberts 50 major
Feb. 25, 2008
bogie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Any Grandkids playing...a free youtube instructional clip you can send them

Its 9 minutes long and explains why we think rotational hitting is best for power and contact for kids..then it gives the 4 drills that teach it. Its exerpts from a dvd we did and is appropriate for beginners to high school kids. A real easy way to understand and teach. Its done in the baseball format but many fastptich programs have used it. It teaches a lag and bat snap approach vs. the lift the front elbow and just drag the bat head into the ball, like some teach. It advocates the swing Ted Williams or Bonds has. Thought some guys might send it to their kids or grandkids. The price is right anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UqbfaUehJc
Feb. 21, 2008
bogie
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Portable Batting Screen

Monta
What say you and I trade locations for the next month. 2 feet of snow here and -5 degrees last night. Can you say Cabin Fever? Only bowling and ice fishing available here for entertainment!
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