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Feb. 12, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee Replacement

Webbie,

I understand what you are saying. Been there done that for the most part. My knees went south very quick for some reason. I have some arthritis with bone on bone, but it sure does eliminate the popping and grinding I was having.

I may have to have a knee replacement some time in my life, but the doctor hasn't said anything about that yet.

I tore my meniscus four years ago, and that set off a myriad of problems with other parts of my body. Being immobile for a long period caused me to gain weight, probably attributed to my plantar faciitis, and led to more persistent back pain.

All my problems were on the left side of my body. It does't help that my left leg is shorter than the right, and it will hold the most weight on it.
Feb. 12, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: white settlement grays looking for players

White Settlement is on the west side of Ft. Worth, TX. Arguments all the time especially when playing the Arlington Bears as the Bears coaches are lunatics.
Feb. 10, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee Replacement

I know this is an old thread that got reopened, but I had the gel injections in both knees, and they have worked wonders for me.

It is a weekly series of four shots in each knee. You can get them every six months if needed.

Just food for thought.
Jan. 30, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BP Bat?????

Unless the bat is destroyed, I will hit with a cracked bat until I can't hit with it anymore in BP.
Jan. 30, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shoulder Pain

Tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis. Take your pick.

Could be scar tissue.

Stretching exercises will help. Some light therapy.

My shoulder hurts now from pushing the mouse around for a little while.

I ruined mine working at the post office over 25 years.

Fred S ~ a small dab of Capsisain (sp.?). That will keep you heated up for all day. Just be careful not to touch anything anywhere. Use rubber gloves to apply it.
Jan. 27, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls 52/300

What day league do you play in. I have a Miken Ultra ASA bat I will sell. It is a 2013. This bat is hotter than the old ASA bats, so instead of sending the balls back, they wouldn't let people use them.

The old men are so scared of this bat, they want you to put a piece of red tape around it to let the infielders know you're using one. The Mid-Cities day league is anal as they come in the B & C Divisions.
Jan. 26, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

@Ceres

Take two short pieces of tape, and put vertical down the back of your heel.

Take a long piece of tape, and start at the back of your heel, around over the top of foot, go under the bottom of the foot (just before you get to the ball of your foot), and back over the top of your foot, and connect it to the place you started from. Might offer some temporary relief depending how bad your plantar fasciitis may be.

Place one big piece of tape over your mouth so we can't hear you screaming in pain when you run.

My doctor did try a cortisone shot in my heel, but only one. Said something about the nerves in the foot.

Anyway, I did the therapy at the rehab place, and at home.

Another exercise is to take a small towel, and put it on the floor. Put some small objects on it, and try to pick them up with your toes.

When sitting around do stretching exercises with your foot. Time, and patience are your friends.
Jan. 21, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Yes there is a way you can tape your foot to help relieve some pain, but doctors don't like to put cortisone shots in the heel...........just saying.


Jan. 17, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Therapy is your best option. Don't know your specific case, but there are several little exercises you can do sitting at home. One of the best is just get a tennis ball, or softball to roll around with the bottom of your foot. It helps if you mash some to help loosen the calcium deposits.

It can be a long painful process. Good luck.
Jan. 14, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Custom Shoes

I customized some shoes form adidas. Don't know if the link will open.

Comments? Questions?
http://www.adidas.com/us/mi-excelsior-pro-custom-shoes/4000890_M.html?pr=CUSTOMIZE_IMG_mi%2520Excelsior%2520Pro%2520Custom%
Jan. 1, 2015
Wayne 37
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning 12" barrel

I do know for a fact Dudley was having trouble with the end caps coming off in the second batch of bats they have made. I think it is just the balanced bat. Not sure. I have the 1/2 ounce end load. Looks the same as the 3 ounce end load.

Still waiting to swing it.

Got my info from the rep for a sporting goods store.
Dec. 15, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Just to clarify........I'm taking my top hand off the bat almost immediately after I make contact with the ball, not after I've finished my follow through, and the hand comes off the bat.

What I more alluding to was the fact that the harder I swung, I wasn't hitting the ball as well as when I took something off my swing. Less bat speed=harder hit balls.

I suppose I'm referring to the Charley Lau hitting technique that many of the Royals players used back in the George Brett days. I'm picturing more of a Tony Gywnn, or Rod Carew swing if you will.

When I'm on, I'm hitting line drives up the middle, sometimes in that gap one hopping the fence. Mostly my power now goes to right center.

I used to use a pronounced open stance, and pull the crap out of everything. Just hit it hard, and make them catch it was my mantra. Injuries over the last three years have more or less forced me to redo my whole approach to batting.

I've been able to work on my health issues this off season. Perhaps I can experiment with different techniques, and get my timing down to be more pro-effecient.
Dec. 15, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

Question. Does anybody work with taking the top hand off the bat as they complete their swing?

I've worked with it some, and I seem to hit the ball harder, but I don't swing as a hard as usual when I do it.

My problem is I just don't stay consistent with it. Perhaps I'm over swinging by increasing my bat speed at times.

Anyone have anything to add to what I'm doing?

I moved down from the heavier 29 and 30 bats a few years back, and have used the 27 exclusively.

I've hit with Corky Pellan a couple times. Now that is one person who uses rotational hitting. He about screws himself into the ground.

Guess that's why they call him Corky, short for corkscrew...........:)
Dec. 13, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Weight Transfer, A Mistunderstood Key to Explosive Hip Rotation" Swing Makeover 22

How about something for guys that aren't 6'5" 274 lbs. plus? I understand the mechanics if you're more of a power hitter, but all that hip rotation is hard on the back.
Dec. 13, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best turf shoes out there

FYI ~ If you take a lot of BP, SN Kid, that will make your toes hurt. The running only aggravates it.

Just saying.
Dec. 13, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equipment

Clean the pads of the masks. That will help preserve the leather. Dirt, and sweat are tough on those things.

Dec. 13, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best turf shoes out there

New Balance has a turf shoe out. They are supposed to be good. Buy 1/2 size bigger though.

I've worn the Adidas Turf Hog for ages. They hold up good.

I would suggest physical therapy for plantar fasciitis. Very simple exercises you can do sitting on the couch. Stretch the tendon by moving your toes. Put your heel on a softball, mash and roll to break up the calcium formation.
Dec. 1, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equipment

Just speaking from experience, Bobby. Most anything with swell, or contract with weather changes. Just look at door jambs when the weather changes for example.

Years ago, I had a pair of Air Nikes in a car, and one of heals blew out due to the excessive heat.
Nov. 29, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

I didn't read the whole thread, but only two players should be designated to be run for at the beginning of the game. The player who runs for them should be the last batted out.

If you can play in the field, you can damn sure run to first base.

You can do some modifications as the game goes on as long as both coaches agree to same. There are obvious times when a player gets hurt during a game, and needs to be run for, but just putting a faster runner in for the hell of it only takes away from the skill of the game.

Nov. 29, 2014
Wayne 37
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: chief99 has just moved back to dallas

chief99,

Here is link to day ball. Depending where you live. Just stay with the A League.

We should could use some players in Lewisville.

email me @ wlangley88@msn.com

I can probably help find you a team on Monday night DH's in Grand Prairie.

Probably Tuesday & Thursday in Richardson.

http://www.dfwseniorsoftball.com/teams.cfm
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