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Nov. 21, 2006
TerryDarc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lasik Eye Surgery

Thanks, all! I wasn't planning on monovision. Tried monovision contacts last year and absolutely hated them, tho didn't try softball. It seemed like the worst of both worlds. No depth percecption and the closeup/reading eye was blurry for everything beyond 7-8 feet. Awful...

The comment about the nearer-to-the-pitcher eye not being the mono-vision eye is interesting. My nearer eye (left eye in this case) doesn't see as well at the back eye. This means I get to turn my head or open up my stance to get a better look at the ball.

Sounds like everyone has had a good experience, tho. No guarantees, I spose.

I'm gonna go in this Tues. and talk to the eye doc for the 2nd time and get the dialated pupil measurement, etc. Try to get in shape for next season which starts late March in the northwest. See yall on the fields next year.
=Terry
Nov. 20, 2006
TerryDarc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lasik Eye Surgery

Has anybody had experience with going from heavily corrected near-sightedness (-3 to -6 diopters) and presbyopia (like we all got after the age of 50 and couldn't focus) to using Lasik?

How did it effect your batting?

How about your fielding? Infield? Outfield? Pitch?
=Terry
Oct. 18, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BAT AND BALL RESTRICTIONS

I'm in the minority b/c I think guys are trying for an advantage they didn't really earn - say like working out, studying their batspeed, learning how to hit.... I'd much prefer using wooden bats with whatever core/compression would give us a reasonable game. You could a lot more cheaply juice the ball up and keep the same hitting distance. This cuts out the bat mfrs. but who cares. Probably be a lot safer for us pitchers, too.
=Terry=
Oct. 9, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: St George Weather

I don't know about that but this morning it was beautiful in St. George and hot in Vegas and Phoenix. We were just there for a week and there was a thundershower for a an hour drifting past the mesas. Let's hope it's good for the 55's and 70's...
=Terry

ps. What a great place and a great tournament!!!
April 19, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rundown rule

We have a rule in our rec league that allows a runner to change directions once and then attempt to advance/return to the base without sliding or diving.
March 30, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SALEM TOURNAMENTS IN DOUBT

Ted,
That's terrible. Do you have a link to the story?
=Terry
March 15, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: I wanna play!

Too bad you're not living a bit further south. There are teams from Eugene to Medford that I know about. Whatya want to live in a city for anyway? ;-)
March 13, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cheater Bats

I was just shopping online for a new bat yesterday - I was going to mention where, but don't want to spread bad behavior.

Get this...you can buy decals to change your Miken Ultra II into a "lesser" Mikan bat. Guaranteed to stand up to "500+ swings". It's not news that there are cheaters in the world, but I guess we ought to try to stamp the b**tards out.
=Terry
ps. As a pitcher, I don't appreciate being dusted off by an illegal bat.
March 12, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ready to Play

Rascals, 65 senior team, southern Oregon + 60's nameless team + Wed. seniors coed league.
March 8, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What happened to this website??

Maybe it's early in the season? Frankly posts about people looking for a team doesn't inspire me to compose a sonnet. ;-)
Feb. 26, 2004
TerryDarc
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 60 yr old pitcher needs team league&trny

Where are you? Wait, area code 909 is San Berdo...
Dec. 15, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: softball camp

Anybody know of softball camps on the west coast?
=Terry
Dec. 7, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Sliding In 65 League

Nancy,
We play in southern Oregon and I don't know who the governing body is. This is my first year with this team and I was pretty happy playing last year in a 50+ league that did not allow sliding. I understand the team plays in Sr. Games at St. George, Utah at the end of the season and that the ruling body made changes to be in line with that venue.

I hear what you're saying about making the umpire's job harder, but I'd rather have a couple bad calls than a broken ankle - my thinking runs along those lines anyway.

I umped a few games (we're too cheap to pay 'em) in the 50+ league and the calls at 2nd for interference were probably the most contentious I made or did not make depending on whose team was bitching about the call.

When I first heard about the runby 2nd/3rd, I thot it sounded pretty mickey mouse, but after playing in it and seeing very few injuries to runners or basemen, I changed my mind. I hope the governing body does likewise.
=Terry
Dec. 5, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Sliding In 65 League

Just informed by my mgr that next year will usher in the age of sliding. No runby\'s for 2nd and 3rd. In a 50\'s league, I might understand this, but this has to be the most meatheaded softball rules idea of the century.

What are they thinking of? Not enough injuries on the field? Sure glad I\'m not an infielder and also that I could still slide if I felt like it, but I\'d rather see the previous rule.
=Terry
Nov. 17, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Standards

My apologies, K, if you took my attempt at humor as making fun of you. Sorry!
=Terry
Nov. 16, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Stealing Bases

Shoot! I'd have to relay my catcher's throw to 2nd. She can't get the ball back to me, the pitcher, much less throw someone out. ;-) Much as I'd like to run, I don't think I'd like to see that base stealing in effect.
=Terry
Nov. 16, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Stealing Bases

Shoot! I'd have to relay my catcher's throw to 2nd. She can't get the ball back to me, the pitcher, much less throw someone out. ;-) Much as I'd like to run, I don't think I'd like to see that base stealing in effect.
=Terry
Nov. 12, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Standards

Dear Hormone K,
I personally find that changing bat standard WOULD be evolution. Keeping the alloy bats is not evolution, but stasis. Change or die - exactly right.
=Terry

Nov. 6, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Standards

I like the idea of evening the playing field for everyone, especially those who can't necessarily afford a $300-500 bat every couple years. A simple wooden bat ought to do that nicely.

My 70 yo team mgr opined that the 12" (women's size?) ball would be good for lessened gripping power, too.
=Terry
Nov. 6, 2003
TerryDarc
Topic: Bats
Discussion: breakin in new bats

I'm a newby with these new high-tech bats, so forgive the stupid question, but what physically are you accomplishing by swatting the bat around on trees, bowling balls, whatever, as opposed to simply using it in batting practice (and rotating it) for 40-50 or 200 swings?

Does this warm up and reshape the foam core or loosen up the alloy of the bat or the composite material? What gives, please?
=Terry
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