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Real name:
Jim Alsup

Location:
Soddy Daisy, TN

Division:
Men's 60

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Dec. 24, 2012
hombre
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Senior Olympics 2013

The Tennessee state finals are to be held in Williamson county (Franklin, tn.) on June 21-27. What is your age?
Sept. 25, 2012
hombre
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Team looking for Non playing coach

With a little tweaking and a couple of players, this could be an very good 60+AAA team.
Sept. 5, 2012
hombre
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Which .44 375 To Use

Be careful which Baden Fire softball you purchase. Model 2sb550ys has been used in numerous tournaments which stipulate the use of a 44core 375compression ball. There is a very small 44core 375comp printed in red on the ball. According to several sites which sell these balls, the 44core and 375comp stamp represent the minimum not maximum. They are actually 47 core 550 compression balls. Note the 550 in the model number. It is suggested that they be used in outlaw leagues and home run derbies.

If you have ever hit these balls, you knoe that they are not 44 375's.
Aug. 29, 2012
hombre
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Best website for titanium necklaces?

Just something of interest:


While many sports stars believe the necklaces give them luck, not everyone is convinced. Many doctors and scientists say there is no scientific evidence supporting Phiten’s theory. “There’s no science and physiology,” said Dr. Orrin Sherman, chief of sports medicine at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. “There’s just no way the chemical structure of the body can be influenced by magnets that small. It’s all superstitions with no scientific basis.”

Sherman noted that when people interact with magnets far more powerful than the Phiten necklaces, like the magnets in a CT (computerized tomography) scan machine, for instance, they do not report any of the effects pitchers and quarterbacks say they receive from the necklace.But while the physiology behind the necklaces doesn’t hold up to scientific scrutiny, that doesn’t mean they do not help. Athletes are a superstitious lot. From Craig Biggio, who did not wash his batting helmet for an entire season, to Wade Boggs, who would only eat chicken before games, athletes love all manners of hokum and voodoo. If the players think they are getting an advantage from the necklace and that gives them increased confidence, then they do in fact get a positive boost from the product. “You’ve gotta believe in placebo effect,” said Sherman.

So maybe science shouldn’t stop Hideki Okajima of the Boston Red Sox from wearing three necklaces whenever he takes the mound. Sure, the necklaces don’t actually alter the electric flow in the body, but as any player who has stopped shaving during the playoffs can attest, when you’re winning, you don’t want to change a thing.

Aug. 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: VEGAS WORLDS 2012

SPA Worlds in Dalton, $650.
Aug. 21, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: non tournament players

CAPT D5, I agree with you 100%, as I'm sure most would. My thought is that the negative comments about non tournament players are directed at one individual, not all.
Aug. 2, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: White Centenarian Short barrel

I purchased one of the white Centenarians from Kevin this February. It had the small knob and came from Canada. There were several large chips in the first 20 hits. Keven sent me another and it broke last month with about 600 hits on it and with no chips. I have a new one in the box and can't wait to break it in. It's been my experience that this bat takes about 100 hits to break in and performs very well. I consider getting 600 hits from a senior bat good durability. Kudos to Combat.
Aug. 2, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

I posed this same question last year. There were some suggestions that I thought showed promise. I tried a little bit of everything, weights, heavy ball, elastic bands, etc. I noticed some, but very little, improvement with these techniques. However, when I began using the long toss, there was an almost immediate and significant improvement. I can now throw at least as well as the average 60 year old woman. That's an improvement. LOL
July 18, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 52 Core 275 Comp Which Bat?

The time is upon us. Next week we will come face to face with the dreaded 52 core 275 comp. softball for the first time. From those of you who have actually hit this ball, is there any bat or type of bat that hits this ball further? Or should we just resign ourselves to playing small ball?


July 3, 2012
hombre
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Team 1 Sports Batting Gloves

Over the years I've used Mizuno, Under Armour, Easton, Franklin, etc. batting gloves. Of course some were better than others, but I never found any that were particularly durable. Then about three years ago a friend talked me into trying a pair of Wells Lamont light weight work glove. First of all they feel great. They have deer skin palms and elastic backs. They fit tight for a great fit. They do run a little small in size. I replace them at the beginning of each season, but they still have plenty of life.

They are only $13.90 at WalMart. They are a much better glove than some that I've paid $40 for. It's just a suggestion for the adventuresome players out there.

The following is a description form the Wells Lamont site:

Premium grain deerskin for the best in our ultimate comfort leather series. Feels and fits great. Stretch fabric back with neoprene knuckle insert conforms to your hand. Comfort Closure™ adjustable wrist fits like you like it. Reinforced leather finger & thumb tips for added wear performance. Deerskin provides superior dexterity. Super soft & supple feel. Not for heavy duty use.

Good Luck
May 31, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cost To Manufacture a Bat

Fellas, thanks for the information.
May 30, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cost To Manufacture a Bat

It would seem that most of the composite bats are produced by a very similar manufacturing process. If that is the case, why is there such a wide range of prices? Is it a matter of what the market will bear or is there a basic formula to determine mark up? How much does it cost to manufacture and market the typical senior bat that is priced about $200? I'm sure that there are some out there who know exactly.
May 27, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Talking Trash

When and where I grew up trash talking was described as poor sportsmanship. I was told that the reason they called it trash talk was that trashy people were the ones doing it. That perspective has pretty much stuck with me. "That's all I've got to say about that."
May 19, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Puzzled?

Steve, our team has 20 players on the roster. So far this season we've had:
one retirement due to repeated knee injuries
one broken foot
one knee surgery recover
one cataract surgery
one eye injury
one shoulder surgery
one carotid surgery with possible nerve damage

And the season has just begun.

Several tournaments we have had to play every player that was available. Especially with and older team, this is why some teams have 20 players on their roster.
April 25, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

docswear and Omar, I truly appreciate the feedback. It's been helpful and reassuring. I have confidence in the specialist who is treating me, but there are some questions best answered by other softball players with first hand experience. Thanks again
April 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

I would have to reply to the good doctor that anyone who uses the "Special Bats" himself and then belittles others for doing the same, has no manhood, but has plenty of hypocrisy. Also, if the doctor doesn't like the way the game is being played, play somewhere else. That is unless the sole purpose of his whining is to have someone notice that he exists. Mike, I'm with you, Play Ball!
April 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

Mike, I appreciate the information. I have an appointment 5/5 and hope my doctor releases me. The condition has improved, but I was concerned about the effect of playing softball since I was taking BP when I noticed my problem. Thanks, again
April 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

I was recently diagnosed with PVD (Posterior Vitreous Detachment), which is a partial detachment of the gel sac in the eye from the retina. I have some concerns about the effect of softball on this condition. According to Google, 75% of all people over the age of 65 experience this condition, so I know some of you must have some first hand knowledge on the subject.

My concerns are: does playing softball exacerbate the condition, do the symptoms eventually disappear, does the condition occur more than once? Any firsthand information would be appreciated.


April 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NSA TOURNAMENTS

Avoiding the NSA tournaments may be in response to the 52 core 275 compression balls that are being used.
April 18, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Survey

I played about 3 or 4 seasons of D ball when I was about thirty. I only remember playing in about five tournaments. I began playing 55AAA in 2003. Not too impressive. I wish that I had begun playing much earlier.

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