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Jan. 26, 2014
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!

Tri, a question: What senior bat would recommend for a weak hitting senior? Restated, what senior bat reaches maximum performance with little or no break in? For such hitters breaking bats is a nonissue if the bat isn't used by others. Please advise. Thank you.
Jan. 4, 2014
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW Miken Triad Blackout Senior bat !!!

When did it break and what was the final performance level? This may be a rec league team bat.
Dec. 31, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Shaved Bats

sorry there should have been their
Dec. 31, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Shaved Bats

Omar, You actually nailed the problem- you can't be sure when it happens and don't want to accuse if not sure. I have enough issues to worry about w/o trying to figure out who is using an illegal bat when
I am in the field. I just know that it appears some guys are hitting much further than there physique and swing would seem to warrant.
I am thinking about umping in my league which uses volunteer umps to be closer to the action w/o playing. The league does not seem to want to get involved and thankfully no one has been seriously injured by a batted ball recently. I think southernson is right on. I am surprised that tournament players aren't more angry and strident on this issue.
Dec. 29, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Shaved Bats

This is just more of the same in the discussion of senior bats and why some are adamant about not changing the bats and balls to make the combination less explosive. For my part as a rec player I don't care as long as what I do and others I play with do, is legal.
I don't think there are enough who are serious about keeping it legal.
If a lifetime expulsion were in effect, and strictly enforced, perhaps there would be significantly less cheating with doctored bats. Until there are lifetime expulsions which are publicized, the rest is just lip service and B.S,
Based on the ease of buying doctored senior bats online, there must be widespread use of them. Companies would not stock them unless there was demand.
Dec. 8, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Statins

Many take statins and have muscle problems.

This article discusses that the muscle problems may be caused or exacerbated by other drugs we are taking. It also suggest CoQ10 may help.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/04/muscle-aches-from-statins-drug-interactions-may-play-a-role/?src=me&pagewanted=print

The article has a list of the drugs which may make statins worse.
Dec. 8, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Warning about too many pain medications

Just read this about common pain killer (Nsaids) and vit B-6:

People with arthritis frequently take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen or Celebrex for pain relief. A new study suggests, however, that long-term use of such medications may have a negative effect on vitamin B6 status. This vitamin is involved in more than 100 essential biochemical reactions throughout the body. Low levels of this nutrient can cause nerve damage and have been associated with cardiovascular complications.
One NSAID, rofecoxib (Vioxx), was removed from the market because it increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. A possible explanation for such adverse reactions might be linked in part to drug-induced vitamin B6 depletion. Animal studies confirmed that Celebrex and naproxen both reduced vitamin B6 concentrations in the liver. The authors suggest that people taking such NSAIDS should have their vitamin B6 levels monitored.
[American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dec. 2013]


Bottom line, doc should monitor B6 if taking Nsaids
Nov. 29, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Positioning of screen protecting pitcher

Thanks for the input and more welcomed. Jim I will forward my email address. My name and email address is on my profile.

I still would like to hear if any hitters have problems with the ball pitched over the screen.
Nov. 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Positioning of screen protecting pitcher

Do any hitters have a problem with hitting a ball pitched over the screen? My personal experience is that I never see
the screen since eye is focused on ball.
Nov. 28, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ronharp2

Hitting the bat with anything other than a ball makes it an illegal bat, strictly speaking. As does rolling and innumerable other things.
Nov. 26, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Positioning of screen protecting pitcher

Our league requires the use of a screen but it is used as an additional fielder and doesn't protect the pitcher. I have heard of leagues which require the screen to be placed in front of the pitcher with the pitched
ball thrown over the screen. This is a rec league. I would like to know if anyone has used this arrangement and how it went and what you think of it.
Nov. 26, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Warning about too many pain medications

Webbie, I have previously indicated on this site my great respect for many of your posts. I believe with this post you have missed the real issue. W/o boring readers with details, the amount of tylenol and ibuprofen you were taking were potentially life threatening. You risked not only permanently blowing out your liver, perforating your g.i. tract, but risked stroke and cardiovascular attack. The issue is not about putting off surgery, the issue is don't take excess pain meds, period.

Note: even taking pain meds w/in the suggested dosing guidelines is no assurance that you won't have dangerous side effects. Any med which is strong enough to help you is strong enough to hurt you. Educate yourself on side effects and be smart.
Nov. 2, 2013
HJ
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Boombah Turf shoes

A buddy of mine has really bad feet. He bought a pair of New Balance's which come in multiple widths. He sent them to a company I found which then replaced the bottoms with with Bombah bottoms. He is extremely pleased with a solid comfortable well fitting top with a great bottom. Pricey but very effective. I too use inserts with my Mizunos and find they help with plantar fasciitis. The Mizunos do not come in widths but are generally on the wide side.
Oct. 27, 2013
HJ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Suspensions

Totally agree with Olden. 1 of the 4 fields we play on has a wicked sun field. It amazes me that I am the only guy in the league who uses eye shadow (actually a Mueller eye strip which goes on easily and comes off easy with no mess). I don't understand the "macho" approach of seniors. When basketball players are using padded protection we have permission to do so.
Oct. 25, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bought my dad a bat... really hoping it's the right kind...

Youngbuck, it is nice of you to do this, but it is much more complicated. Your dad should borrow bats for a while to determine what kind of bat he prefers. All slowpitch bats are 34" long, but vary in weight from 26 to 30 ounces and the bat can be balanced, end loaded or half loaded. It is most important that your dad is comfortable with what he swings. Bats are sanctioned by different organizations with different standards and you must be sure the bat your dad picks is an approved bat for the league he plays in.
Some guys actually have different bats for when they are tired (many games in short period of time). Sorry it is complicated.
Oct. 15, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad state of affirs at Huntsman.

Thank you Mike for actually answering my question. I too realized this is a major problem when I did a little research and saw how many bat doctors are advertising out there and how they actually not only make to order but have inventoried them for immediate shipment.

Can anyone else add to Mike's comments on how to spot a doctored bat?

Wayne, rolling is illegal, end of discussion.
Oct. 12, 2013
HJ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sad state of affirs at Huntsman.

Mike, please further explain the illegal bats and how you know this. It might help others keep their league clean. Are there any obvious clues. I see some guys swing in warmup and then generate distance which doesn't seem possible with their swing. I don't want to falsely accuse anyone but I have my suspicions. Thanks.
Sept. 18, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reviews for COMBAT DIRTY BAT

We are using the tattoo ball this year in league play. As promised, it does not get heavy in the rain or when the fields are wet. Distance wise, it appears fair with no erratic flight patterns.
Sept. 7, 2013
HJ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Question on Gloves

Webbie25, I have small hands. I have found I can effectively use a larger glove If it has 2 velcro cinches which tighten around the wrist. These cinches keep the glove on my hand and steady so I just have to control opening and closing. It is a 14 inch Louisville model. I use a smaller less flexible glove for practice which requires more concentration.
Sept. 5, 2013
HJ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Red Maxload vs. 2 Piece Maxload

I have been using a 26 oz. Maxload 1 piece. Need to buy a new one. The old model and the new 2 piece are both still available. I would like input on which one you prefer. Do they feel the same? If not, what is the difference?
Breakin? Durability? Hotness? etc.??
Thanks for all comments.
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