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May 13, 2021
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement.."A Softball Athlete's 3 month Video Diary" Sm 165

I'm 6 weeks in as of today. finished 3rd week of PT. At 110 degrees and riding stationary bike for a week. One thing PT guy said everyone is different, you'll heal at your own rate. Keep at it L and kc, I know I will!
April 11, 2021
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement.."A Softball Athlete's 3 month Video Diary" Sm 165

Just had total knee replacement of the right knee 10 days ago
Based on what friends have told me who have had one and from what I've read on the board is that expectations can vary drastically. Dr. pleased with how it went and just following the process.
Pain, swelling, black and blue, along with medication, icing, exercises, trying to get comfortable is all part of the process over time.
Trying to keep expectation of returning to softball at a reasonable level and as Wood said, not looking to cause injury to other leg or hips by coming back too soon.
So for the time being, it's more of the same PT, icing, medication and keep my expectations in check as my friends begin to get ready for ball in the northeast!.
Wishing everyone a safe softball season!
Nov. 18, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: empire/winter nationals

Before I get to the issue at hand, I would like to compliment the field staff and the quality of the fields at the CenturyLink complex. The weather and field conditions were spectacular for the weekend groups. I was also involved with the early week groups as player/scorekeeper and manager and considering the storm, it only knocked out 1 day of playingEven after a 1 hour rain delay on tues., the fields were quite playable. Scores were posted, realigned schedules were posted expeditiously so kudos to staff and grounds crew and the refreshment guy did a great job too.

Now on to the umpiring. We had a similar experience as hitking in our semifinal winners bracket game Sat 2 pm field 2.The umpire seemed in over his head from the beginning when he made a call for us that he blew and on the next play made make-up call against us. As the game continued, more incorrect calls and I'm not sure when the UIC came over, but was watching sitting directly behind the backstop. This game was a nail biter all the way, and even had an individual tossed from the game. Dave, I'm not sure if both managers read this message board, andI get the proper protocol you described above so I will forward it on to my team manager. If neither does, I do hope you will contact the UIC as I did see her addressing the situation with that umpire after the game and I know he did speak to my teams manager afterwards either late Sat or Sun.

I would also like to pay tribute to the team we played that game. It was an emotional game for reasons other than softball, the competition was intense, the camaraderie special and many nice people on and off the field.

Kman
#64 Jags

PS - 1 umpire stood out heads and tails above the rest, don't know his name - a relatively young guy who umped both our games on Sunday (his partner in the championship game also did a wonderful job!) While we were waiting for our final game, a player or manager came over to the directors table and also gave kudos for that umpire.
Nov. 3, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Nationals

DocSteve, tentative Session 1 schedule is posted
July 14, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Left my bat at Westminster

cw, you might want to check with Tim, the tournament director as they are at the same complex this weekend
July 12, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Maryland Classic Westminster MD---Any Updates?

It was nice to get back on the fields at Westminster this past week. Things were run very smoothly by Tim and the umpiring crew and teams did their best in the hot and humid conditions. Congrats to the Hitmen, the overall 65+ champions. Games were very competitive and there didn't seem to be any major differences pre covid 19. The two major difference to me were the traditional handshakes at the end of the game that were basically waves and the catcher and umpire who had to wear face coverings. The umpire seemed to have it the worst constantly wearing the mask all the time considering it was 90's and humid.
Each team I spoke to, seemed to be missing a handful of players due to their concerns of the virus but all teams had a full complement of players with a few spectators.

For teams who are going to Westminster next week, there are no dugout coverings so it's advised to bring those popup coverings that a couple of teams did bring. We were fortunate to play on field 2 near the concessions where you could escape occasionally, which did have covering from the sun.

The Best Western we stayed at did have adjustments due to the virus but nothing that was unmanageable. Traditional buffet breakfast, the major difference. They delivered a few things such as bagel/danish, fruit, drink in a paper bag to your door. Restaurants in town were open with minimal problem with the masks.

Overall, it was great to get out there and hopefully other areas in the country will soon be able to safely get back out on the field.

June 25, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northeast Championship - Syracuse NY

It's listed on the Tournament schedule
June 16, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SYRACUSE, NY

Shark, I placed my order this morning since I never got an answer whether they would be available in Syracuse.
2 day delivery? Fake news in my case as my confirmation said 'up to 12 business days' with a delivery date of July 2nd. Oh well, at least I'll have it in time for the tourney.
June 14, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SYRACUSE, NY

In anticipation of attending this tourney next month, will masks/gaiters be available for purchase at the fields?
May 11, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Updates Crabtown Classic May 29th Glenn Burnie MD

dwniel, Our LIJags team was planning on going but unfortunately will not. I think we were planning on sending 4 or 5 teams but due to all the uncertainty we will err on the side of caution. Our local leagues have not even considered starting. Fields are closed so no bp, practice. When its safe to go, we'll be back out there but until then it's a no go. Stay safe everyone!
May 3, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Net for Pitchers

Our local league includes the following regarding use of a net:
1. Net must be at least 46 feet from home plate
2. Net must cover at least 1/2 of the pitching rubber and pitcher must get behind screen upon release but may come out to field on contact.
3. use of screen is optional. One team may use it while another doesn't is time consuming, but our games are untimed.
4. we use the portable screens that slide down into the carry box, on throws from the field, if it hits the screen its a live ball. If it lands in the base of the screen, its a dead ball, runners get 1 base
5. Any batted ball it's a do over, no foul.
April 26, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Choking up on the bat, rule?

titan, now you know why they call me the kman lol
I guess since I like the ball over the outer 2/3 of the plate, I have a tendency to crowd the plate so I guess have have to adjust my stance when the count is against me. Just hope to be able to get the chance to teach this old dog a new trick
April 25, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Choking up on the bat, rule?

With 2 strikes (no extra foul) and a borderline inside strike, Ive been known to let the bat slide down a good 10 inches and take a full swing. That's the only way I can to keep from fouling out.
March 23, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can't sleep

Sorry Dave, but I have a what if to add on to this example.
Same situation as above, but say the relay comes in to the infield and the throw that was going to third get past the 3b and into the dugout. Dead ball and runners advance so does the runner who tagged up early automatically score or can the defense still challenge the runner for leaving early successfully.
March 19, 2020
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missed Infield fly call

Could possibly have used rule 8.3J ???
When an infielder intentionally drops, "or lets drop a fair fly ball" ...that can be caught with ordinary effort with first base ... and any other bases occupied. ... Effect: The ball is dead, the batter runner is out and each runner shall return to the base occupied at the time of the pitch.
March 16, 2020
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Catcher already has the ball when non-forced runner crosses commit line; I assume runner is out?

Stick, it may look good to the one team but I'm sure the defensive team wouldn't feel the same way.
In your example since bases were loaded, it was a force play at home therefore runner out and double play.
However if it was 1st and 3rd and the man going home hadn't crossed the commitment line it would be a different circumstance.
March 15, 2020
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Catcher already has the ball when non-forced runner crosses commit line; I assume runner is out?

Yes, I know its the rule.
In this situation, 3rd baseman steps on 3rd but instead of throwing home he follows the runner down the line where runner stops just shy of the line on the 3rd base side. Runner awaits 3rd baseman for his attempt to tag him and basically a stalemate results. As he attempts to tag, the runner does a tap dance and gets what some others would consider a cheesy run while some would disagree its a smart play ' according to the rules'.
Just curious how people feel with this as this is not the rule in ISSA:.
March 13, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

It would seem to me that the cutoff line of 65 and above was chosen because in most tournaments the 65 and above groups plays on different days than the 60 and below teams. So yes, it probably makes things more manageable for the ssusa hierarchy. Imagine the furor if the 60's were eliminated and yet the 55's and below were still playing? Stay well everybody!
March 12, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Wood, go to the tournament page for each individual tournament and you will see that that is the case.
Jan. 25, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CR from the back stop.

DD, In our senior league (60+), we have a courtesy runner that can run from home plate but the batter must have a medical waiver in order for that batter to get the runner from home plate. That being said, the runner must be 5 feet further back from the extension of the 3rd base line over to the backstop so in effect they are running 70 feet since our base are 65 feet. There has always been controversy in our league as to who should be able to run, ie. last recorded out or just anybody in the lineup but that obviously is up to you to decide. Some teams felt that 5 feet was not enough and both managers felt 10 additional feet was fairer. I guess it will be up to your league to decide.

We also have a rule that allows 2 players to basically fill 1 spot in the lineup where 1 bats while the other plays the field.
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