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Greg Broeckelman

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Feb. 18, 2008
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers requested for Murl Skalla

The news on Murl is not good. The tumor was malignant and the doctors have told Murl he probably has about a year to live, even with a chemo and radiation therapy regimen. He has been moved from the hospital to a therapy facility in Boulder, CO and may be able to go home in a couple of weeks. If anyone wishes to send cards to him, I'd suggest you send them to his home - Murl Skalla,4835 Egret Drive, Frederick, CO 80504. Prayers for him continue to be appreciated.. Greg Broeckelman for the Scrap Iron Club
Feb. 16, 2008
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock-n-Reno Change of Dates for 60s??

As I recall, last year AA and AAA played during the week but Major and Major Plus plsyed on the weekend in Carson City.
Feb. 13, 2008
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers requested for Murl Skalla

Many of you know or know of Murl who has coached the Scrap Iron 60s Major Plus team the past several years and has been instrumental in Colorado and Senior Softball for many years. He hasn't been feeling well and was supposed to have a knee replacement today. However, he became very sick over the weekend and was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning. He had a tumor the size of a handball removed from the right temple area of his head last night and seems to be recovering at this time. The tumor is being anayzed to make sure it's not malignant. He will probably remain in ICU for several more days. They also think he had a slight stroke and does have a separated shoulder, possibly from a fall.

I know he would appreciate everyone keeping him in their prayers.
Dec. 24, 2007
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 major plus teams

A/C - Scrap Iron 60s team is in the midst of some turmoil and if there is a team this year, those running it will be trying to go down to Major. Not sure where I'll be at this time but I'll land in an outfield somewhere.

How are your knees coming along? Merry Christmas to all.....Greg Broeckelman
Dec. 21, 2007
Topic: General and miscellaneous

Merry Christmas fro Colorado Springs, CO where it is also snowing presently. Greg Broeckelman
Dec. 18, 2007
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Colorado player exploring opportunities in adjoining states

The last two years I've played on the Scrap Iron Major Plus 60s team, a very good team having qualified for the TOC four times this year. I would like to see the team get better but some on the team wish to go the other way. Unless I get an exception to the rule so I can continue to play in Colorado, my only other option with the rules in place in SS USA is to seek a major or major plus team in an adjoining state. I'm a high on base % player, .700 + , play outfield, usually LC and still have good wheels at 62 years of age. Over the years I have made a number of all Tourney, American and World teams. I know there are major teams in NM, AZ and KS, maybe others. At this point, I'm trying to explore all options. Let me know if you might have a need for someone like me. My name is Greg Broeckelman. Email is Phone # is 719-622-8235.
Oct. 30, 2007
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who will be in Fort Myers?

Scrap Iron 60s Major + will be coming and for Spicer, we are playing at the Noth Collier Sports Complex in Naples if that helps you with the rooms.
Sept. 17, 2007
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Worlds NSA

Hey Einstein, it was good to chat with you again in Modesto before we paired off against each other for the THIRD time this year in a best of two out of three on Sunday.

I missed Mankato but Scrap Iron 60s has played in FIVE tournaments this year where only two Major Plus teams showed up plus one that we were the only Major Plus team, We're now looking at cutting waaay back next year and attending only those tournaments that appear to be well attended. Our players pay their own travel expenses for the most part and we see no reason to spend our money to go play one other team. I know I'm voicing the same concerns that others have but it's become ridiculous this year. Even if the different associations combined Major and Major Plus I'm not sure we'd see many more teams at a number of these tournaments.
Aug. 19, 2007
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NSA West World Series

The Scrap Iron 60s Major Plus team is coming. We hope there will be a better turnout than most of the tournaments we've been attending. Two teams playing each other the best of two out of three is getting old.
Aug. 2, 2007
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Improve the Tournament of Champions please

Playing with the Scrap Iron 60s top division team out of Colorado, we would agree that having the TOC in December works better for ALL teams across the country than having it in February. We qualified to go last year and are qualified to go again this year but when we quit playing from about December until March the rust really sets into these old bodies and gives teams that play year round in the warmer climates a definite advantage when a tournament of this stature is played in February. Even in December we would welcome the TOC being played in a warmer climate but this would then be our last tournament of the year before we hibernate for the winter.

I also agree that this tournament should not be watered down just to try to get more teams in the tournament.
April 6, 2007
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSWS Qualifier - Palm Springs - May 5-6

I play with the Scrap Iron 60s Major Plus team out of Colorado. We're signed up for this tourney but are wondering who else, especially in the 60 age bracket, is planning to attend.
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