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Jim Cary

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June 9, 2009
jim16
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: longesthit softball

Mike Burbanks shot at Lorenzi Park was over 500 ft. Bruce Meade did hit one measured at 510. However, in 1983 I was one of the principals who put on a national HR hitting contest at San Diego State's old baseball field. Mike Macenko was the hitter and I threw the pitch. The power alley in right center was marked at 385, behind the fece was a section of bleachers about 10 rows deep and behind the bleachers was a walkway about 50 feet wide. It abutted the basketball arena and after Mike had a temper tantrum he picked up a bat he had never swung before and hit one OVER the basketball arena. We dont know how far it went because we couldnt see where it came down and the ball was lost forever. Rich Plante won the event by hitting 10 in a row out of the baseball park. The buzz was the Macenko shot and it was taped by the local TV news crew. I estimate somewhere in the 600 ft range. The ball was a Wilson optima Gold (not a hot ball) and the bat was one of the old solid aluminum Steele bats. Mike's the man.
June 1, 2009
jim16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS HALF CENTURY

JR, Once again you open your mouth when you brain isnt quite functioning. My roster was turned in when we arrived on friday and as you were right in the middle of everything that was bitchy you darn well know that our 10th player arrived just at game time and was brought by our 9th player from Houston who thought he was playing in a 60 tournament even though he is 67 and his friend that he brought, I didnt know his name just that I assumed he was a 65 player. We took the field and you so joyously pointed him out as a 60 division player. He arrived 5 minutes after game time and was a complete stranger to me. When you pointed him out ...I halted the game to get a ruling on who he was and his age. He immediately told us his age and he thought this was a 60 division. I told him he couldnt play and we started with 9 players. We were an at large team with no intention of qualifying and didnt care if we lost 6 six in a row. We got a team in at the urging of the tournament officials so as to have enough teams to have a tournament. The real problem was that we beat you pretty soundly with an inferior team. You screamed and hollered at your teammates telling them they were losers and didnt even try. It was just our day an we threw together a legal team that had a bunch of guys who were encouraged and not discouraged and we beat you pretty soundly. If you remember, your team wanted to quit and took a vote whether to play the last game or not. We had a legal team that didnt really care if we won or lost and just picked each other up and had fun. We won. You complained and argued and protested and lost by playing lousy softball. The tournament was one of the best run tournaments with incredible weather problems destroying their hard laid out plans. They regrouped with plan "B" an incredible plan "B" that worked. If you had just inspired your team to play better, you too would be be praising the Texas Half Centuy for a job well done. Well, you wrote the check and you say you have the right to complain. You have quality players and since you write the check you should work a little harder to motivate them instead of denigrating them and then maybe you'll think the tournment was a good one.
May 31, 2009
jim16
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS HALF CENTURY

Some are going to think that my thoughts are not impartial because of my close relationship with Keith and The Texas Half Century, I understand that but....This tournament was handled incedibly well. There wasnt a rain storm it was two separate storms. One storm could have caused a rainout but the fields were worked hard and we played. Then came the second one on sat evening and the fields were drenched again and again the fields were as playable as POSSIBLE. There were a number of players who went home early thinking there was no way to get it in and thereby leaving teams short players. Care was taken to see that players added were LEGAL. Players from 65 played with 60's and 60's played with 55's and all were looked at to be sure they were legal. Some softball players will complain no matter what but in this tourney...We got to play, we got lots of great softball and lesser people would have just rained it out and cancelled. Keith, Paula and UIC Jim Ormsby stayed and made it as good as possible. How can we complain when such an outstanding effort was made to get it in.
May 10, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is THE ball or... having enough balls.

JB, Great idea, I've always felt that if you don't like the service, you don't have to tip. But..if you dont tip, DO NOT return to the restaurant. Joe, Since you dont like this restaurant, dont come back. I like this restaurant and I come here a lot. I think the owners of this business are trying their best to make it as good as it can be. Sometimes that means they make a change to the menu. Some people like chicken N Dumplings and I dont. I dont boycott the best restaurant in town because they have chicken and dumplings. But I can boycott the best restaurant in town if they continue to allow some jerk to come in and rant and rave everyday about the management and the menu. Joe, go somewhere else, you are spoiling my day and I cant believe the owners of this restaurant want your business.
May 4, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Demise of Senior Softball

I believe this thread could be changed to "The demise of softball" because the young guys game has been hurt by the same rules that are now hurting senior softball. Slowpitch softball grew to its highest numbers because we could dig in and hit the ball as hard as we cold swing. The game grew mainly because of the influence of the USSSA wanting a livelier game than what ASA wanted. If it had been up the ASA our game would never have taken off like it did. The numbers grew to staggering levels and then came the decline. It grew when we had one classification and continued to grow when the second classification was created. Then came "C" and the numbers declined. Then came "D" and "E" and the game declined even more when "over the fence" became an out and an ejection. The best players continued to play but refused to play anywhere but the in lowest classes. Today there are many states that dont even have one "C" team in the state and most states with no "B" and who plays "A" anywhere. Now senior ball has fallen into the same trap. Too many classifications and a penalty if you hit the ball too hard. We ALL know this is true but once instituted its almost impossible to change it back to the way it should be. Teams will boycott any association that tries to make the game the way its supposed to be played. Its killing our great game and there is NO answer to make it right. If SS-USA went to the way it should be played, no one would show up. Its already been destroyed and I believe there is no way to go back and correct it. We just have to get used to it. ASA has a huge illegal equipment problem and all associations have declining numbers. The associations created it and it isnt going to get better soon. Make over the fence a home run and just watch how many teams will refuse to play. Make AA teams play major teams and just watch how many teams will refuse to play. Making a AA team a national champion is a joke and we all know it, but what can we do.
April 26, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Did I break or just tie a record

Jack, I agree with all you've said. No way possible to play the tourney, SPA did a great job, couldnt have done better
April 26, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Did I break or just tie a record

Both Larry's, Injury not serious at all, just a sore finger for a few days and bruises on both legs. If all of the impact was in one place it might have been bad but since it hit me three times I actually slowed it down, it was almost a croquet shot. On Friday the fields were great, a bit windy but the day was pleasant and the format was very good. However, friday night it didnt just rain, it came down in buckets. It rained all night with very active thunder and lightning. I heard that places in the area got as much as 5 inches that night. The water table was already way up because of the rains earlier in the week and there was no way to play on sat or sunday. At least we got 3 games in on friday but the decision to cancel was inevitable. There was no way to get the fields playable. SPA did as well as they could with the conditions and the teams that came in friday night didnt get any games at all. Houston in the spring is always a possible rain out. I cant see where SPA did anything wrong, it was just a big local storm. Too bad because it was going to be a good tournament.
April 25, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Did I break or just tie a record

On Friday in an SPA qualifier in Baytown Tx I was pitching and was hit by the same batted ball three times. A line drive went off the little finger of my glove, then hit me in the right leg about 2 inches below the groin and then hit my left leg about 4 inches below the groin. I have a ball sized purple bruise on both legs and a sore little finger. It hit me flush on the third hit, fell to the ground and I picked it up and forced a runner at second. Is this some kind of record? I wasnt wearing a cup and it could have been a bulls eye. All injuries are minor but who has been injured three times by the same batted ball?
April 23, 2009
jim16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Acai Info Please

I am extremely offended by the statement that I have given misleading information on his board. I HAVE NOT. I am taking a product that works, a product that is the finest in the industry, a product that has the highest certified scores in its class. ORAC value is VERY important in rating these products. ORAC stands for oxygen Radical Absorption capacity. This is a measure of how well the body can use the anti aging anti oxidents. There is only one way to verify our ability to obtain the anti aging qualities and that is through Brunswick labs. To say that is unimportant or to say I've made misleading statements offends me. This product has worked for me and it has done extremely positive things for me and I've hesitated to list what its done for me because it may not do that for someone else. I have had a number of incredible things happen and if anyone wants to hear first hand what its done for ME they can call. I make no medical promises to anyone.
# 6 has posted regularly on here because he has had some positive results too. I know him and I vouch for his credibility. There are others who read this board regularly who also have had positive reults and are hesitant to post because they fear they too will be attacked by a member who for one reason or another believe we are selling "snake oil". So be it, bottom line is that there are a number of good products out there and some that are not so good. Our bodies need anti oxidents, that is absolutely scientificly sound. Its how our bodies fight aging and very few of us get enough antioxidents in our system. I am getting enough and its made a difference. I am extremely happy with the product and I reccomend it to others.
If anyone wants to hear how its helped me, call me. No sales hype just testimony. Jim 903 236 3459
April 22, 2009
jim16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Acai Info Please

I can't believe I am having this conversation. Yes, There are lot of other fish in the sea, but if you want Tuna why buy catfish.
Both products you mention, MXI and Novelle are not Acai. MXI is chocolate. Now I am not dissing chocolate, it may really be healthy but its not acai and they dont talk about its ORAC score. Novelle is also not chocolate nor is it acai. Acai has other properties not related to its ORAC score and its the main reason I take it. The main reason I take it is that I tried it and amazing things began to happen. Also as I formerly stated that Brunswick doenst list its customers but have very recently been prodded to do so. I looked everywhere I could and researched every company I could find without Brunswick disclosing its customers. I was unable to find any acai that was certified, that didnt mean one didnt exist, it meant I searched and didnt find one. I still havent found one that can even compare with Euro Botanicals. This thread argues with me and every product mentioned doesnt make it. Bob, you just mentioned two and neither is even acai. The previous posters who mentioned products werent certified. Bob, please dont do anymore research, I dont want to talk about other companies and their products. MXI and Novelle have good products and I am convinced that they are what the bottle says it is, thats why Brunswick labs is important to the health comminity. I want acai and I want a high ORAC score. The regional hospital in my town and the oncologists I know want acai. No other product is being sold in any hospital that I know of like our acai. Now if you find some hospital somewhere that sells one of our competitors products, I will listen. That doesnt mean that if you find a hospital gift shop that sells snickers and since snickers is chocolate you win the argument.
I'm still here, find a certified acai that comes close to our product and I will acknowledge it. Please no chocolate.
As for 100 percent acai, I've covered that. Its really cheap to buy the worthless 100 percent acai seeds and sell it as 100 percent acai. It is what it is.
I have adamantly stated that there are other good products out there and if you are taking one with good results, continue to take it. DO NOT dis my product with a little knowlede and a little research. Some of your statements are right off the page of some of the non certified ineffective products out there that try to confuse you.
The SCIENTIFIC study done by the Univ of Fla is pretty clear, yes it was done in a lab, not the human body but I dont see anyone or any Univ studying the cancer fighting qualities of chocolate.
I am getting ready to leave on a softball weekend and I wont be checking this board for a few days.
Get healthy!
April 21, 2009
jim16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Acai Info Please

Bob, As I posted earlier Brunswick labs said that they were going to begin to list their customers and now they have done it. I've spent about 2 hours on their website and have examined all of the companies listed. You are correct when you say that some companies do not want to be listed. I have done my best to look at each product and most do not want to list their scores. Of those that chose to show their scores www.ebacai.com had the highest score by quite a margin. The one you listed is only a fraction of EB's. Most listed arent acai. Brunswick certifies "what it says on the bottle, is in the bottle". The products listed do not score nearly as high as EB's acai. Bob, Thanks for finding this and again, if you find an acai certified product that beats ours I will "back down". EB is actually working right now to get an even higher score. The big sellers are not close to EB's but some are still good products. Anti Oxidents in any form will will help senior players, so if you are taking any certified anti oxident product, keep it up.
April 19, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New HR rule

Donnie, You are too nice. A forfeit and a refusal to play is never OK. We play this game to compete, to win when we can and to love the game even when we get pounded. I'd do almost anything to play against Tiger and would just hope I didnt embarrass myself. Its always a high to take the dugout across the diamond from your team. I just hope to not embarrass myself and to give you a good game. If my team forfeited a game against you, for ANY reason, I'd quit the team. If I had a player who refused to play against your team, he'd be gone. I'd much rather go 0 and six, not win a game than to stay home. Six games is a blessing from GOD. At our age be thankful to just compete.
April 19, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: lets move up good defenses

JR, I agree with most of what you are saying. The game of softball is on a decline mostly because of classification and over the fence being an out. There are major cities in this country where the best players from 100 miles around are on the same team and play class "D". Many states have one class "C" team and no one higher.
We make the same mistales in the senior game. We work hard all of our life to be able to hit one out of the park and then to be told its an out. We have players who brag to family and coworkers about their ability to play and swear to the associations that they are "AA" teams. Its a tremendous experience to play golf with Tiger Woods and only the best get a chance to play against him, they know they cant beat him but to just be in the game is a lifetime experience. In tennis its great to finally become a 64 seed and have to play against the number one seed. To advance means that sometime, somewhere you may win and move up to #63. Can you imagine a number 64 seed filing a complaint that the number one seed just hits the serve too hard and that it isnt fair.
I can hear the argument that handicaps improve the game but can you imagine a 30 handicapper brag that he is a world champion and tell his co workers that he is an All American.
To compete is the reason we should be playing. To improve is why we practice. Major players practice, AA players talk.
Defense is just as important as offense and major teams play better defense too. AA players talk about defense but they really arent better defensively. Its not just the HR that wins games. SS-USA takes defense into consideration when classifying and so does SPA.
Yes, we have too many classes, 2 would be ideal and 3 workable, 4 is just simply wrong.
April 19, 2009
jim16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Acai Info Please

Bob, I've been to Oklahoma playing ball and havent been on here for a while. I see some great comments from you. I cannot with certaincy say that www.ebacai.com has the only certified acai as Brunswick labs does not endorse or list its certified customers. There may be one out there that I havent found or for that matter that EB hasnt found either. However, the word tested and certified are two different categories. Certified means that the company REGULARLY sends in its product for Brunswick to test and therefore is certified. I still have yet to find another ACAI that is certified. There are other products certified, not acai and acai's that claim to have been tested but not cetified. I've been told that because of these uses of semantics that Bunswick is close to a decision to publish their list of certifications.
I'm sure there are other acai products that are very good but we cannot be sure of their makeup because of no certification.
Also, USDA approved means basicly that the facility making the product is clean, and in no way means its been tested for any of its makeup.
There are so many misleading statements made by unregulated companies that we must beware as buyers. I know my acai is a great product, I've taken it, relied on its certification and had MIRACULOUS results. My closest friends know my experiences and I would never share all of them here, it would lead to senior players not believing my health gains, too numerous and just not believable, true but hard to believe.
I would quickly back off of the certification issue if someone could find another acai that is certified, so far I havent seen one and hope that Brunswick will soon release the information.
Jim 903 236 3459
April 14, 2009
jim16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Acai Info Please

Blackjack13, Monavie is a great product and I'm happy to hear your results. Acai is truly the worlds most perfect food and I now there are many other Monavie customers very happy with the product. However, Monavie's ORAC scores are not certified, They claim its 1,300 per ounce and do not send samples for testing. Only Brunswick labs can certify ORAC scores as they have the patent. Monavie does not send samples to be tested and certified. Monavie wants its formula to be secret and avoids the test. That does not make it a poor product, its just not certified. Monavie is one of the most successful MLM's in history and their marketing is absolutely the best, its a bit expensive but worth the money.
April 13, 2009
jim16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Acai Info Please

Please do not think I am in any way dissing any other product. There are many good products out there and like wise there are some poor products out there. I have done extensive research and have found that www.ebacai.com is the very best I can find. After reading about Amazon Thunder I have only one basic question. Why doesnt Amazon Thunder certify their products ORAC score. They make mention of the acai berry having a high ORAC score and make mention of the scientist at Brunswick labs but they do not list their score, just acai score in general. To my knowledge only www.ebacai.com has independently certified acai. I know of some who have had their product tested but not certified. Certification is an on going process done by the patented Brunswick labs. Acai is for real and it works and there are other good products out there. Amazon Thunder may be an excellent product, I hope so, its also in the price range where it should be. Its only slightly more expensive than www.ebacai.com
April 12, 2009
jim16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Acai Info Please

DonB, I cannot tell you if earths bounty acai is what it says it is but I can tell you two things. It costs more than what I am taking and they dont talk about its ORAC score and is definitely not ORAC certified. Only Brunswick labs can certify ORAC score, it isnt costly for the company but if your product isnt certified there is no way to be sure what it is, its unregulated. To date, the only certified acai comes from www.ebacai.com
April 12, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call #3

Sorry John Bob, this is a time play. If the runner touches home before the out is recorded at first, the run counts. If its an appeal then it definitely happens after the run has scored and it counts. Going back to a base is not a FORCE out.
April 10, 2009
jim16
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Acai Info Please

There is a lot of misinformation out there on acai as its unregulated. The acai berry is similar in make up to a cherry. It has skin, pulp and pit or seed. The seed has no value whatsoever. There are companies that take the discarded seeds, grind them up and sell them as 100% acai. Its legal and it is 100% acai, however it has no value. The only certified acai so far is made by Eurobotanicals. If the product you see is not certified by Brunswick labs you cannot be sure what you are buying. Brunswick labs owns the patent to ORAC testing and they are the only ones who can certify. If the company doesnt want their product tested and verified, they have something to hide. It may be a good product, but if they fail to get it certified, something is probably wrong. Look for the Brunswick logo and its ORAC value.
March 23, 2009
jim16
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Powerful new joint pill

There is no pill that will work like the JUICE. I am willing to talk softball or juice anytime, no pressure, just info and testimony. Jim 903 236 3459
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