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Jim Alsup

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Aug. 2, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing

I posed this same question last year. There were some suggestions that I thought showed promise. I tried a little bit of everything, weights, heavy ball, elastic bands, etc. I noticed some, but very little, improvement with these techniques. However, when I began using the long toss, there was an almost immediate and significant improvement. I can now throw at least as well as the average 60 year old woman. That's an improvement. LOL
July 18, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 52 Core 275 Comp Which Bat?

The time is upon us. Next week we will come face to face with the dreaded 52 core 275 comp. softball for the first time. From those of you who have actually hit this ball, is there any bat or type of bat that hits this ball further? Or should we just resign ourselves to playing small ball?


July 3, 2012
hombre
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Team 1 Sports Batting Gloves

Over the years I've used Mizuno, Under Armour, Easton, Franklin, etc. batting gloves. Of course some were better than others, but I never found any that were particularly durable. Then about three years ago a friend talked me into trying a pair of Wells Lamont light weight work glove. First of all they feel great. They have deer skin palms and elastic backs. They fit tight for a great fit. They do run a little small in size. I replace them at the beginning of each season, but they still have plenty of life.

They are only $13.90 at WalMart. They are a much better glove than some that I've paid $40 for. It's just a suggestion for the adventuresome players out there.

The following is a description form the Wells Lamont site:

Premium grain deerskin for the best in our ultimate comfort leather series. Feels and fits great. Stretch fabric back with neoprene knuckle insert conforms to your hand. Comfort Closure™ adjustable wrist fits like you like it. Reinforced leather finger & thumb tips for added wear performance. Deerskin provides superior dexterity. Super soft & supple feel. Not for heavy duty use.

Good Luck
May 31, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cost To Manufacture a Bat

Fellas, thanks for the information.
May 30, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cost To Manufacture a Bat

It would seem that most of the composite bats are produced by a very similar manufacturing process. If that is the case, why is there such a wide range of prices? Is it a matter of what the market will bear or is there a basic formula to determine mark up? How much does it cost to manufacture and market the typical senior bat that is priced about $200? I'm sure that there are some out there who know exactly.
May 27, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Talking Trash

When and where I grew up trash talking was described as poor sportsmanship. I was told that the reason they called it trash talk was that trashy people were the ones doing it. That perspective has pretty much stuck with me. "That's all I've got to say about that."
May 19, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Puzzled?

Steve, our team has 20 players on the roster. So far this season we've had:
one retirement due to repeated knee injuries
one broken foot
one knee surgery recover
one cataract surgery
one eye injury
one shoulder surgery
one carotid surgery with possible nerve damage

And the season has just begun.

Several tournaments we have had to play every player that was available. Especially with and older team, this is why some teams have 20 players on their roster.
April 25, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

docswear and Omar, I truly appreciate the feedback. It's been helpful and reassuring. I have confidence in the specialist who is treating me, but there are some questions best answered by other softball players with first hand experience. Thanks again
April 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

I would have to reply to the good doctor that anyone who uses the "Special Bats" himself and then belittles others for doing the same, has no manhood, but has plenty of hypocrisy. Also, if the doctor doesn't like the way the game is being played, play somewhere else. That is unless the sole purpose of his whining is to have someone notice that he exists. Mike, I'm with you, Play Ball!
April 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

Mike, I appreciate the information. I have an appointment 5/5 and hope my doctor releases me. The condition has improved, but I was concerned about the effect of playing softball since I was taking BP when I noticed my problem. Thanks, again
April 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What have Been Your Experiences With PVD?

I was recently diagnosed with PVD (Posterior Vitreous Detachment), which is a partial detachment of the gel sac in the eye from the retina. I have some concerns about the effect of softball on this condition. According to Google, 75% of all people over the age of 65 experience this condition, so I know some of you must have some first hand knowledge on the subject.

My concerns are: does playing softball exacerbate the condition, do the symptoms eventually disappear, does the condition occur more than once? Any firsthand information would be appreciated.


April 23, 2012
hombre
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NSA TOURNAMENTS

Avoiding the NSA tournaments may be in response to the 52 core 275 compression balls that are being used.
April 18, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Survey

I played about 3 or 4 seasons of D ball when I was about thirty. I only remember playing in about five tournaments. I began playing 55AAA in 2003. Not too impressive. I wish that I had begun playing much earlier.

April 13, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arthritis pain remedies

I hope that you guys don't misconstrue what my post said. The comments from the blog are not my words. I just happened upon it while researching Reumofan Plus and thought you might find it of interest. I'm sorry if I wasn't clear.
April 12, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arthritis pain remedies

Like many on this board, I have many arthritis, pain issues and am always looking for some relief. So when I did some research on this product I found that almost all of the information was provided by those selling the drug. All, even the legitimate, sources seem to agree that the product does relieve pain. The side effects vary according to site. Some say the effects are negligent and others say they are extremely dangerous, especially to seniors.

The following is a blog that has something very interesting to say. You might want to research it.

I’ve done some quick preliminary research on this, and it seems like this scenario explains much. Do a Google search on Rumoquin NF, and compare it to the lab report results below. We are being played for Gringo $ucker$.

…Of course this product isn’t 100% natural. This has been widely known in Mexico for some time now and that is why the product has been pulled from majority of the natural stores down there. Now their market is for people in the United States.

The bottom line is there is no company Riger Natural. There are no counterfeits of this product. The product does not contain cortisone. All Reumofan Plus is a drug called Rumoquin NF. It’s the same exact pill and contents as Reumofan Plus. They are just repackaging Rumoquin into Reumofan Plus bottles and saying that it is 100% natural. Rumoquin is a drug manufactured by a company called Marcel. This is why there are so many variations of the product. People in Mexico are just buying the Rumoquin pills and making their own packaging. The pills never contained cortisone. The people making them would just use this as leverage to say “oh mine is the real deal those pills are fake”. Same with the expiration being 2014 and 2016 just another marketing technique as long with the UV lights inside the box. So all you people who are worried about counterfeits, RELAX, all Reumofan Plus is the same just different packaging.

Some pills of Reumofan Plus are smooth on both sides, others contain an “M” on the pill. Look at the company Marcel who makes the Rumoquin. Their logo and pills are the same ones being put into Reumofan Plus: http://www.labscopromedic.com/product_images/x/930/RUMOQUIN__21544.jpg


April 10, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Batting Cages- good or bad idea

I agree completely with surf88. When you hit from a tee you will be using the same type of softballs that you use in games. Hitting from a tee, the contact is usually more consistent. You can better judge the effect each hit has on the bat. It also gives you the opportunity to work on your mechanics.

While hitting live pitching is much more effective for getting your timing down, the tee hitting is more controlled and consistent. It's also great for trying new techniques like changing your grip, changing your stance, and for comparing different bats.
March 30, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Need your input

Pricer, one thing to take into consideration is how you will be played defensively if you come to the plate with a metal bat. Speaking as an outfielder, if a hitter comes to the plate with a metal bat, we normally move in. This gives you a much smaller area into which you can hit safely. However, if the same hitter comes to the plate with a senior bat, we are less likely to come in as far . Just the threat of the long ball that a senior bat brings is beneficial. Just my thoughts.
March 25, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ultras

I've had two and both lasted about 150 hits. They were really nice bats, but...
March 3, 2012
hombre
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Yellow MM Combat

I ordered mine from Kevin also. 845-532-2668. I was so excited that I didn't ask about the price. The answer to your question, no, I'm not too smart. LOL
March 2, 2012
hombre
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What balls are going to be used by NSA this year?

I know that the 52/275 ball is going to be used in one of the NSA tournaments this year. Are all of the tournaments going to use the same ball?
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