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Nov. 26, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Performance enhancing

2 months ago went in for my annual checkup. Asked the doc to check my testosterone. Came back at 240. Normal is 370 to 1200. I was floored since I take the supplement DHEA. 3 injections 3 weeks apart. Now at 750. More energy and zits, especially on my back. Workout in the off season(winter) 6 days a week. Seems to have helped.
Oct. 30, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken SPU2P Ultra II USA 2012

Miken replaced 6 bats for our team in KC. Very good customer service.

Oct. 2, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cheyenne Park for Worlds

First time at this complex in 60 major plus. It was one of the worst parks I have ever played in. There was a post on here that stated the park had been rebuilt and updated for this year. If that is the case, it must have been a cow pasture last year. This is in a bad part of town also. I asked one of the umps if there was a fairly nice restaurant where I could take my wife. His reply was " None, I'm surprised they don't armed guards here at the field". He was from Vegas and trying to at least be partially funny
Sept. 16, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SO WHAT DO WE GET OTHER THEN PLAYING FOR $675.00 PER TEAM IN VEGAS

Playing against the best should do it for you! You will find most of them at Vegas.
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June 20, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving to Major Plus

I'll try to get back here on the original thread. This is my first year playing senior ball. Here in Wichita Ks, there is no senior softball whatsoever. I have been very fortunate to hook up with a major plus team from Kansas City. Great bunch of guys and extremely well managed, (KC Kids). I missed last year with an injury, so it has been more difficult than ever to come back, especially at this level. I wanted to play at the highest level that a team would accept me at.Given the choice and the chance, I would urge everyone to play at their highest level possible.It was extremely satisfying competing against the very best in Reno. We'll be in Dalton and Vegas. I'm looking forward to the competition at the very highest level with the best softball athletes in the country in our division.

June 17, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II balanced and end load.

New to the seniors this year so I can't comment on the past. My understanding, from another player on our team, is that Miken has changed the makeup of the bat due to the large amount of complaints of breakage. I bought one, a red end load, this winter. I purchased another back up about 2 months ago.The first one has about 400 hits on it and is pretty hot. The second one has about 60 hits and has not opened up yet. I use a mallet on all bats to break them in evenly in the beginning.I have an old original U1 for comparison, and the new bats are not close. I have good power and the bats are holding up well at this point. My take is that these bats are not hot out of the wrapper as they supposedly were. They take a fair amount of break in time.



March 16, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I never dreamed it would be this hard to start playing again.

Any time off, let alone 8 years, is tough to overcome as we get older. Didn't play much last year due to a separated shoulder early in the year. This year has been really an eye opener with my first year in senior softball. Normally a good hitter with good power, my first outing was pretty humbling. Moving back to the outfield also seemed really strange. Lots of work to do. Good luck.
March 4, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat performance testing is in on 2013 models

My Trend Micro antivirus advised my the "performance testing" link above was a
"dangerous page".??? What's up with this?
Feb. 9, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Social Security benefits

Yes it could. See my post above to see if this pertains to your situation.
Feb. 8, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Red U2

I'll try this again. First year in senior ball. Nice to be able to use senior bats! On the red endloaded U2, I am assuming the end loads and shells are the same for all weights. Does this model have rods in the handle as the weights get heavier? Is the balance point closer to the end of the bat on a 26oz, than lets say a 30oz? Does this model swing heavy, or is it pretty much true to the stickered weight. I swing an original Freak,28oz, and an first batch Syn+ 28. Both are fairly balanced.
Feb. 7, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miken red U2

First year in senior ball. Nice to be able to use a Miken again! Question about the weighting of the red maxload. I would assume the shells and end loads probably are the same. Do the escalating weights have rods in the handle, like the Utrip bats? If this is correct, would the 26 oz. have the balance point more toward the end of the bat as compared to, lets say a 30 oz. model, which would be more toward the handle. Secondly, does this bat swing heavy, light, or fairly true to weight. I swing an original Freak 28 and a first batch Syn+ 28.
Feb. 7, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Social Security benefits

Another thing to consider is how much money you want to make. If you do
retire before your full retirement age, you can only make about 14,000 a year before the penalty kicks in. The max is about 35,000 a year in your final year of full retirement age. Once you get to your full retirement age, and start collecting, you can make all you want without penalty. For those of you actively involved in enterprise beyond retirement age, this is a big thing to consider.
Jan. 9, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ever wonder where or why poster leave or rarely post? I sure do.

Hitt2. I understand. rrkemmerer@gmail.com

Jan. 8, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ever wonder where or why poster leave or rarely post? I sure do.

hitt2. What are some of the other sites you speak of. I would like to check them out.
Jan. 5, 2012
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A thought....

Don't know about the senior rules, since this will be my first year. But in Utrip, the runner has to avoid the the collision by either sliding or dodging out of the way. If a collision occurs, and it deemed the runner ran the catcher over, it is an automatic ejection.








Aug. 13, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Don't Forget What It's All About

There have always been different levels of steroid use. The stuff that Clemons allegedly used was always illegal. McGwire at the time (19980 took Andro, which you could buy at Wal-Mart. He even kept it on a shelve in his locker. That has since been labeled a banned substance, but it was totally legal at the time.
July 19, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Morning Thought To Share

Super post, Thanks!
June 23, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Players for 65

Been out with a grade 3 shoulder separation since April 1. Ready to go again. What's happening here?

Feb. 21, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Players for 65

Bongo, live in Wichita, will be 66 in April. Have already committed to a team from Kansas City for 60+ for this year.Will be meeting them next month for the first time, so I will know more as far as tourneys being played etc. If you compose a 65+ team, then I might be interested. It just depends on scheduling and the amount of tournaments. Will move back to the outfield with the seniors. As far as Phoenix and Utah are concerned, it would depend on the exact dates in October. My daughter is getting married Oct.1st, so it would have to be after that weekend. E-mail rrkemmerer@gmail.com or Ron, 316-655-9648.
Jan. 5, 2011
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For All the Rained in, snowed in, Waiting on Warmer Weather People

That was meant to be "one".
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