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Mark Weber

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Albuquerque, NM

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Men's 60

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June 14, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on Webbie's new knee?

Mike-you never listen, do you-it was 6 for 3-I hit 2.000 that night. And, yes I did just get back in from Roswell (not area 51) last night. Still a little hung over from the Alien Ale I had from the microbrew. (Alien Ale is real and really is pretty good!)
AZTOMC-I did play my first game in 27 years without the knee brace. It is a bit scary, but felt strong and I am probably back to 70% running. Have not played outfield yet but did take a few flies in the outfield in pregame practice last week. It just needs a lot of strengthening yet. This weekend I am stepping up the pace and will probably play about 12 or 13 games between this weekend here, league, and next weekend in Pinetop.
Tips-Strengthen it as much as you can before the surgery as this WILL speed your rehab. Then do the rehab faithfully. Start working it as soon as you can. Work your flex and extension every day, and work on strengthening the muscles around it. But don't try to go too fast-it takes 3-4 months to totally set. Good Luck!

June 10, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

Ok, you win-LOL, I know you are in great shape. My point was that stronger legs to help your throwing if you work at it.
June 8, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

RJ how long do you spin? Just curious. I have 2 different rides that I do mostly. One is from 30-50 miles, depending on my physical condition-mostly flat and I press for the best times I can, ranging from a 15 to 18 mph average. No coasting. You fight the wind for 1/2 the ride, and 1/2 is with the wind. The other is about 20 miles, but I do 3 climbs-first one is 2 miles up a 4-5% grade for 2 miles and back down, the second is 1 mile at about 6% and back down, and the third is about 6-7% for 2 1/2 miles and back down and back home. You earn the coast down during the climbs, and I go from 2-3 hours each ride. I do believe it would challenge even you! LOL
June 8, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

Rightrj-I just finished a 30 mile outside bicycle ride and will do the same today-that's how I stay in condition. Last summer I rode more than 1000 miles in the 'warm' months. Riding outside makes spinning boring--LOL. I do stop riding 4 days before a tournament to 'revitalize' and be rested. But stronger legs also makes a difference in my throwing, too.
Good outfielders are aggressive to the ball to try to prevent extra bases. The 70 foot bases have helped outfielders keep extra bases down, too.
June 7, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

Rightrj-great topic. For those of you that have not seen his arm-in Vegas this year with a reasonably fast man on first, I hit a line drive down the first base line and he came all the way to the line, got the ball, and threw our guy out by 5 steps at third with a one hop cannon shot throw. We are still shaking our heads over that one.
I still have a viable arm also, at almost 62, and I WORK on throwing throughout the year. Taking care of my arm over the years has played a big part. I throw during batting practice while chasing balls-throwing them into the pitchers area rather than the bucket a lot, throwing extra in warmup and working up to pretty hard throws most of the time, and in league games I do take extra shots at throwing runners out on the bases that I would not take in a tournament, just to get the throws in. And this does make my arm appreciably stronger as the year goes on. And I do not like the heavy ball either. Consistent throwing with a regular ball helps accuracy and strength.I believe if everyone practiced throwing as they practice hitting, you would see stronger arms.
June 3, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

Mario, you and I agree on some more separation for M+ over M. I guess nobody likes the idea of limiting walks after HR's are gone.
Hammer-if you were on Line Drive 60 M+, we played you twice last year including that 45-38 classic in Dalton. If memory serves, we did both hit our limits and I think you had 2 or 3 walks and we didn't have any. I thought we were going to catch you in the open inning. I'm the lefty with the blue knee brace batting after Imlay that game. But--I have a question for you. How many other games did both teams hit the limit in your games? Our answer was none.
One other comment about some guys insinuating M+ players don't know how to get base hits-baloney. If a team is averaging 25 runs a game and averaging 9 home runs a game, that makes 16 other hits at least every game, and there are usually a lot more hits. But the defenses are quite often better, too. We could not outhit our own defense last year, so I contend that defense is already super important.
May 31, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

Alan, great time to talk about this. I have a bit different take, I think.

AA-1 home run and DBO.
AAA-3 home runs, then the next ball hit out is a walk, and then DBO after that.
Major-5 home runs, 3 walks, then DBO.
Major Plus-9 and walks after that-no DBO.

This give a little leeway to AAA and Major teams and should take a some heat off the pitchers as the batters will know they can 'make a mistake' and it's not an out right away, but it does not give them 'carte blanche' to launch for walk after walk.
The leeway increases as you move up to a higher division. I also believe that the guys who do move up to major plus and play the highest division should not have a DBO. The run limit per inning is the limiting factor. A ball over the fence does not take any more time than a batter hitting a single, unless you run out of balls.

We are all blessed to be able to play!

Mark Weber
60 Major Plus
May 20, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Unusual play

We actually had that play happen in an SSUSA tournament. If the catcher has the ball, in contact with the plate, as soon as a runner crosses the commit line he is out. In our play, it was an attempt at an inside the park home run and the hitter was one step behind the runner. The ball got to the catcher and the front runner was out by less than a step and the hitter was already across the commit line. The ump admittedly had a smile on his face when he pumped both of them out. That is the kind of play that really leaves one team stunned and the other team euphoric!
May 1, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thanks

Ron-I will never forget your arm now. Wow! You made several strong throws and that one to third was amazing from deep right field. I did not put you together with rightrj1 until now. Thanks Ron!
May 1, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thanks

I wanted to say thanks to all of you that came up this weekend and said hi as I stood in and hobbled around to help the Rio Grande 55M team that only had 10 guys for Friday and 11 on Sat. I have been a bit overwhelmed by the number of people I have met in the last 2 years and sincerely apologize to the people that it took a few minutes to remember.
To me, this weekend was very much what Senior Softball camaraderie is about.
Thank you All.
April 26, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

A dik-I was going to say something also, but didn't want to 'out' you here. You never know who is going to protest what to get an edge.
Nancy-don't forget the Dr. Scholl's hand pads for that hand boot, either. Keep 'gellin'.
April 22, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

You guys are falling asleep out there. I really expected some debate on whether a glove on a persons foot would be considered legal if he used it that way all the time, as if he only had one arm. I have played against a guy in Albuquerque that really did have one arm, and he would occasionally hit it to the fence.

Ok, I'm bored.
April 21, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

So Dave, what you are saying is that if I am chasing a flyball in left field and accidentally step on my glove so it falls off my hand (unintentionally), that I could not take my cap off (thinking quickly) and make the catch with it? My head is only a 7 1/8 and smaller than my 13 1/2 inch glove, so it sure isn't a 'butterfly net'.
April 21, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: IS IT A CATCH

Wow-talk about reading something into a rule. Eventually, unless you have incredible dexterity with your feet, you must grab the ball from your belly or whatever part of the body you do trap it against with either your bare hand or your glove before it hits the ground. I've never seen anyone catch a ball with his belly and not use his hands. Or come running in with the ball balancing on his head and toss it with a nod to the umpire. If, say, an outfielder dives for a ball and it hits him and comes to rest on his back, it is not an out until he or another person secures it BEFORE it hits the ground or fence. And the way people secure it is with the hand or the glove. Now, if you catch a ball with the glove on your foot, it is not a legal catch unless you catch all balls hit or thrown at you with the glove on your foot, which would define the foot as the proper place for your glove.
It would really be an intense rhubarb if that umpire who said it was not a catch ever tried to make that call on the field. By securing the ball with the bare hand it was 'caught' legally at that point.
One other point I am surprised some guys don't know is that on a tag play, the runner may leave the bag at the initial touch of the ball by a fielder on a fly ball. He does not have to wait until the ball is secured.
April 19, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cor and compression

90% great! I know you aren't coming to Vegas, but maybe I will see you in Dalton. I played my first tourney last weekend-DH only-limited to no running-but hit solidly all 10 at bats for the first time in a couple years. The knee really felt strong.
Good luck to you!
April 19, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cor and compression

Garocket-great points. Yes, Bruce could hit anything out! Bruce-how is your rehab going? And, did you really get tats and earrings?? LOL
I remember the SB12 well. We went to Phoenix for a tourney that used it once and only 1 team hit double figures the whole tourney and I think there were 2 shutouts. If you hit .600 with it you were really good. That goes a bit the other way.
Mark44-I wouldn't argue a bit with the single walls and blue dots-that was even starting to get hot back then. And no mis-hit hrs either. But this is a hitters game and I see nothing wrong with seniors enjoying the power in the last years of their careers. We are all blessed to be playing-I still love every second of it.
April 16, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Since it is Easter

My first job was McDonald's in 1967 in Ann Arbor Michigan. There was a Little Caesars right next door and we would close on Saturday night and go have Pizza. I always thought it was the best.
April 3, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

I saw the 3 sided bat-the one I did see was wood. Nancy, I still have a few of the older bats in my garage-I have a 38 oz brown Louisville with the flat knob, and also a 35 black Louisville. I remember swinging the 35 for the first time and thinking it was too light to generate the distance, and also arguing with a lady at Demarini that maximum bat weight plus maximum bat speed equal best distance. She won the argument and I ended up selling them out of my trunk! But that is why the Pros have the 3 oz rule-a bat cannot be more than 3 oz lighter than the length, and you will probably never see then swing any kind of metal or composite.
April 2, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

I had several emails at the house from guys that didn't get it. We had fun with it anyway. I remember the old bent handle bat-do you remember the bat with water in it that was supposed to move to the end of the bat to make it swing like it was end loaded?
April 1, 2014
Webbie25
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Introducing the latest technology

Mike, that's what I forgot to add-a GPS that told me where the next beer and prime rib is coming from.

Nobody caught the last line of the post.
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