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Mark Weber

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Albuquerque, NM

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Men's 60

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Jan. 29, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tinnitus relief

I also have it-over 40 db, they could not check higher-but I have learned to ignore it. I have hearing aids, but they are turned up so high for the bi lateral high frequency loss I have that I think it intensifies the tinnitus when I wear them a lot. I am meeting with the VA in March about it-former Marine. tb08-let me know how your appt goes.
Jan. 29, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

Hi Bruce. I have always used a balanced bat-I feel more control with it and prefer to try to hit for higher average overall.
Fred-last year after my knee replacement I found myself not getting the 29 oz bat I usually use around, probably because of overall leg strength. So I went lighter. One league game someone handed me a 26 oz, and I actually hit one out with it. Hmmmmm. I am back to 29 though.
Jan. 28, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run

E4/E6, I guess we could even go one step further-at the beginning of the game you tell the umpire which at bats you intend to hit a bomb, and when that at bat comes up, the ump gives it to you, next batter steps in, and goes on with the game.
Jan. 27, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What to do with trophies, uniforms, tee-shirts?

I also donated about 200 trophies to the Boys Club in Albuquerque. I still have over 200 t-shirts and 200 hats-need to thin them out, I guess, but there are a lot of memories there. Great teams I played for-like 'Big Al's Pizza Parlor and Mortuary',Big Al's Heimers, (Big Al was a great sponsor), Cleats and Cleavage, Take it in the-------Shorts, and wonderful times with them. Wife is tolerant!
Jan. 26, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run

Let's see, when I started the game you had to run out all home runs, then they went to just touching first, now it is hit and sit. What's next? Walk up, tell them you are going to hit it out and just sit down and save the time?
Jan. 26, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: weight of ball?

Sometimes I think this ball deflates when it gets hot. LOL And I am sure I have played against teams that have deflated balls, too. I never thought of it that way.
Jan. 22, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: FUTURE ALL STAR MAKES IMPRESSIVE DEBUT

Way to go Fran and Dave!!!Best to the family!
Jan. 20, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

I had it a few years ago and hurt in the middle and the heel. Simple inserts that raised my arch took care of it and I haven't had a problem since.
Jan. 12, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: An Old(er) Post for Southpaw

My grandparents lived between Petoskey and Harbor Springs, Michigan, and you talk about cold in the winter. And they had no indoor plumbing, just an outhouse. They actually had pee pots in the house for nights in the winter. And the upstairs had no heating. They would take a big rock and heat it in the oven, put it at the foot of the bed wrapped in quilts, bury us kids under about 6 more quilts and we would be soooooo warm. And it would be near 20 degrees in the house. And the Lake Effect snows there were awesome and unexpected because they did not know how to predict them.
Jan. 11, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: An Old(er) Post for Southpaw

My Grandparents had a party line and their ring was a long and a short. I remember my Grandmother would be talking and then stop and say "Edna, I hear you breathing!! Hang up the phone. Hang it up!" Now it's the government listening! LOL Our number in Ann Arbor was NOrmandy 32217. We also had a very cranky old lady across the street that used to get mad if we kids ran on her lawn and she would call and not say anything at all hours of the night. Those were the days.
Jan. 5, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Signs of Getting Old(er)

Tim-you are a pitcher and I never met a pitcher that didn't love the one-one count. As a hitter, it really makes little difference to me either was-it is an adjustment you make as a hitter. To get back on topic-think of it this way-as we get older, it is 2 less pitches to count as you hit!
And, on a related note-we had an inch of snow the other day, and in my forgetfulness of what I went out to do, I got to the driveway and had a rake in my hand. Sure didn't shovel the snow too well.
Jan. 2, 2015
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Signs of Getting Old(er)

Old Spice goes on Burritos with cilantro and chipotle, doesn't it?
I'm still waiting for a cup protector made with Depends!
Starting to need a pee bottle in the dugout because it comes on so fast I can't make it to the rest room-but then I have to remember which one is the pee bottle when I go for a drink of water on a hot day. Someday.........
Wife and I walked into a room the other day and we both forgot why we went in there!
Someone asks what hurts and the quicker answer is to tell them what doesn't hurt.
Good thing they made homers hit and sit-umpires were wanting to call delay of the game on me going to first after a long one.
I find myself breathing very hard before the game starts, and i only just tied my shoes.
What if you pulled a hamstring and nobody noticed the difference in your running?

Happy New Year Everyone-welcome to Y2K (I think that is close......or did it go by already?)
Dec. 26, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Merry Christmas

We had a rarity in Albuquerque! I woke up at 11:45 pm Christmas night and it was snowing and we had a trace of snow on the ground-not quite an inch-but I don't care-we had a white Christmas!
Patti and I Send our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New year to our extended 'softball family'!
Dec. 14, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

Interesting discussion. I actually emailed Curt Hollis a few years ago because I felt my new Melee flexed too much for me and it lagged, especially when I went to the opposite field. I guess it is hard to tell for sure, but I do use stiffer bats now, as I have a reasonably quick bat.
Nov. 28, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

In my own situation with my knee replacement, I disagree with just that criteria being if you can make it there you can't get a runner. If I hit a ball off the wall, I could hobble to second, but really needed to get a runner the rest of the way. I would suggest that once a defense is set for the next pitch, that you can not call time to insert a runner. And, no runners can be replaced at any time after the first pitch to the next batter. That runner must now finish running all of the way. It would only take a couple times with guys having to run because a runner was not ready to get teams to have the courtesy runners ready. This is not a big change, but I believe it would allow for more quite a bit more playing time.I even know some coaches who would use this tactic to 'slow down' a game in a situation where it would be an advantage.
Nov. 27, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

Vern-great to see you back on the board-how is your shoulder doing? It absolutely hurt to watch you unable to play last year. What do you think about double plays being counted as 2 at bats? Interesting thought, although you kinda get shafted if you hit a line drive out that turns into a double play, or a running error turns into a double play. And, 3 at bats for a triple play? You could have 2 doubles, line out into a double play, line out into a triple play, hit the ball hard 4 times and go 2-7.

Nov. 17, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Results

Chain Link-Way to go!!
Nov. 17, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

Hi James-right time of the year for this discussion.

1. I fully agree that courtesy runners are a problem. However, in my own situation with my knee replacement, I disagree with just that criteria being if you can make it there you can't get a runner. If I hit a ball off the wall, I could hobble to second, but really needed to get a runner the rest of the way. (OK-Obama and Congress take note-this is called COMPROMISE). I would suggest that once a defense is set for the next pitch, that you can not call time to insert a runner. And, no runners can be replaced at any time after the first pitch to the next batter. That runner must now finish running all of the way. It would only take a couple times with guys having to run because a runner was not ready to get teams to have the courtesy runners ready.
2. The 2 minute grace period to get your team on the field was put in to address this. It is incumbent on the teams to get on the field. It also works toward keeping games on time. If an umpire has to wait 4 or 5 minutes for teams to get ready after he is ready to go, over the course of 7 or 8 games that becomes a half hour. Personal team responsibility-if you want the full time allotted-have your team out there ready to go.
3.Totally agree with 3.
4.I would like to see more debate on the no DBO over 60. I really don't see all that many HR's in 60 M+ so it might work. I would suggest no DBO for Major Plus, and maybe Major, at all ages, but retain the DBO for AAA and AA.
5. This one does need debate as I also feel the advantage is too much. One suggestion might be that for the higher rated team, there are no DBO's after they reach the lower teams HR level. Make it a walk. I would say make it a walk until they reach their own HR level, but that is too much thinking on the field involved. I see all sorts of arguments happening.
5. 3-2 is not happening-see earlier posts.
6. There is one other thing I saw this year that I really liked and would like to see debated. I liked it and it would be for POOL GAMES ONLY. The visitors are given 1/2 run. There are no ties and no extra inning games. BUT, that 1/2 run does NOT count in seeding.
7. Major Plus gets 7 runs an inning. Supposedly the top hitters are there, and we really don't get a tremendous number of 7 inning games in. BUT, there are not a lot of M+ teams either. Would an extra 10 minutes for M+ only in BRACKET PLAY really set back things that far?

The meeting is coming up-NOW is the time to get your 2 cents in-or commit to go to the meeting. You will be listened to if you go!!!

Nov. 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

I have to agree with the guys that count it as a hit.There really is little difference except the runners have to be forced. The team benefits. And, same with errors. Many can be forced. I come out of the batters box hard when healthy and can force mistakes. And, the distinction between a hit and an error can be very gray at times. You get rid of the controversy. For crying out loud-it is softball. Most of us are not getting paid to play!!
Nov. 8, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Fred Purvis

Services for Fred are tomorrow-November 9. Please keep him and Diane in your prayers.
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