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Real name:
Dave Beckering

Location:
Saint Charles, MO

Division:
Men's 60

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, Jan. 5, 2018
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bone On Bone

Mike, Sorry to hear that the team broke up. I was not actually there for Vegas the year you guys beat us in the finals. My daughter got married that Saturday in Austin, Texas. I tried to figure out how to get there on Sunday but could not get there! I was not one of the Auburn grads. We tied for 5th this year in Vegas in 60 Major and lost our last game on Sunday by one run due to a base running mistake in the bottom of the 7th. The team is changing this year and I will be playing for a different Major team. Seems like 5 or 6 years is kind of the limit even for teams that generally get along well. Hope to see you on a field somewhere but not likely with us playing in different age groups. Best of luck with your TKR and I hope the surgery goes well.

, Jan. 2, 2018
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bone On Bone

WarEagle Mike,
I had my TKR in early December and I started playing in April. In April I was still taking it pretty easy and not even attempting to run full speed. I can give you several tips from my perspective. One, take all the pain medication they offer and take if BEFORE you start hurting from the surgery. In my case I got a nerve block for most of my entire leg so for 24 hours or so no pain. My doc was right though, take the pain medication before it really starts hurting and you will do fine. I also used a machine for a couple of weeks that I could hook my leg up to and it would automatically bend it. Believe it or not that was much better from a pain perspective than just laying on the couch. Do all of the rehab they recommend. You want to get as much bend and be able to straighten it as much as possible. Whatever you get within the first 90 days after surgery is all you will ever get. In my case I cannot run as well as I could before but I can sleep at night and I can run OK in a straight line. Turning and stopping are a little more difficult. Overall the TKR was the right thing for me to do. By the way, what happened to you guys? We did not see you at Vegas last year or this year. Hope you guys are still playing. If you want more details or want to talk you can call me at 314-805-7987 or email me at davebeckering@hotmail.com. Best of luck with the surgery.
, Dec. 20, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks to SSUSA

I just want to say thanks to SSUSA for listening to the players. I appreciate you trying to fix the issue with the TRUMP Stote in the heat and humidity by coming up with a different ball. Also a thank you for doing the survey on the 1 and 1 count. We got the opportunity to tell you what we wanted. Also a thanks to Dave Dowell for trying to find a better way to post scores going forward. Hope he can find a solution.
, Dec. 20, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SURVEY RESULTS

Having been involved in quite a few public surveys for municipal government I can say that anything above 15% on those surveys is considered good.
, Dec. 8, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rotator cuff surgery re attachment of the supraspinatus

tc4whir, I had a completely torn rotator cuff. The plan was to fix via scope. When they went in I also had a frayed labrum and three bone spurs. So they had to open me up and then did the fix. My experience was very similar to the other posters. I had mine done in Nov 2012. The doc let me hit in the TOC that Feb but I could only throw underhand. I did all of the PT plus other work post PT. First year was difficult. Second year was better and felt completely normal the third year. Do all of the PT and as one poster said, do not go too fast. Best of luck. P.S. When I called my teammates and told them that I could hit at the TOC, the response was where could they have this miracle surgery since I was not a good hitter before!
, Nov. 26, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a MidWest team

I found a team for 2018. Thanks to all who called.
, Nov. 23, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bone On Bone

Capt. Kirk, I had my left knee replaced almost three years ago. My orthopedic surgeon told me that the PRP does hold some promise. BUT, it only will be beneficial if you have some meniscus remaining. The whole idea of using the PRP is to get the meniscus growing so you don't have bone on bone. In my case it was too late because like you I was bone on bone and no meniscus was left. I have read several articles that suggest an artificial meniscus is being used in Europe but it will be a while before it is available for knees in the US. Good luck but with bone on bone but today I am not sure there are any other long term solutions other than a knee replacement. In my case I could no longer sleep so the replacement was the only option. Cannot run like a used to but I can sleep and play without pain. Good luck.
, Nov. 21, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a MidWest team

63 year old, throws right, bats left, 6'6" 245 lbs, play 1st base and catch, willing to play corner outfield spots or 3rd base in a pinch, have had a knee replacement so I don't run as well as I used to. Based in Missouri and played 60 Major last two years. Team is changing so I am looking for a new one. Good hitter with some home run power. Looking for a good group of guys that I can contribute to. Willing to travel. If interested you can call or text Dave at 314-805-7987. Thanks.
, Oct. 10, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock.

Our over 60 league went to the Rock in 2016. We got tired of hitting the socks called the Trump Stote. With the high heat and humidity in the Midwest the Stote does not perform well. We have some "real" seniors (over 70) in our league so we do use a net for the pitcher and it is mandatory. No injuries specifically attributed to the Rock. Guys do get bad hops but the same thing happens with any ball.
Missouri Dave
, Aug. 24, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MidWest team looking for players

Kansas Gray Hawk, Sorry but that note was from July and we have a full roster for
Vegas. Good luck.
, July 31, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western results

I am sure they will be posted right AFTER the Midwest tourney results which occurred two weeks prior to the Westerns!
, July 23, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dave, this is Missouri Dave here. As usual, I am here to help you and to make your scheduling life less complicated. I offer the 60's group to play at BLD during the Master's Tournament in Vegas. Lots of guys do not like the artificial turf, paying a couple of dollars to gain entry, etc. So we will suck it up and make the sacrifice. That should help simplify this years gargantuan task of scheduling for Vegas. No need to thank me, just tryin to do my part!
, July 3, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MidWest team looking for players

Missouri based 60 Major team has lost 4 players to injury. Looking to add an outfielder or two. Can reside in any state that touches Missouri. Looking for someone who will fit in with a great group of guys who are competitive at the Major level. Need someone for the ISA worlds in Columbus the end of June, two tourneys in August and Vegas. Contact Dave at davebeckering@hotmail.com.
, May 8, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Tournament Indianapolis

For my buddy Dave Dowell. I am not going to get into the discussion about weather or field conditions on this one. However, I will explain why my team has chosen to stop attending the Indy tourney. It is not a difficult travel for our team from St. Louis. Fields are fine. Umpires have been good. We stopped attending because there are simply too many teams. Not very often is that a problem at senior tournaments. The last time we attended our first game of the day was so early we were under the lights and our last SCHEDULED game was at like 9 or 9:30. I told Dave when he was there that year that in my opinion this tournament needs to find a bigger complex, another complex for one of the age groups or to limit the number of teams. It appears if not for the weather this year, that nothing has changed. It is my opinion that for us seniors we should not be playing under the lights. We have a hard enough time seeing during the daylight hours let alone under less than perfect lighting. Let's be honest, most of the complexes we play at do not have the best lighting. So Dave, I would once again say that you should consider one of the above options. I would think it would also make your scheduling task a little easier.
Cheers. Missouri Dave
, April 4, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee replacement

ocden, I got by for four or five years with cortisone shots. The shots quit working in 2014.I had my ortho do a scope in spring of 2014. After 8 weeks of rehab and still swollen it became clear that a replacement was in order. Limped through 2014 and had a full replacement in Dec 2014. My pain was severe enough that it would wake me up at night. That's when I knew it was time. I was bone on bone. My surgeon, who played sports himself, asked me to give up basketball which I did. He is not excited about running or playing softball but made me promise not to slide. I told him the same thing I told my teammates. If I am on the ground, I fell!. I cannot run as well as I did before but I can run without pain. If you do a replacement make sure that you do ALL of the rehab. It really makes a difference. I did read an article recently that says they have now developed a synthetic cartilage that is being used on feet in the US. In Europe they are now using it to avoid knee replacements. I agree with Mannjo make sure you get a second opinion and get a surgeon who works with athletes. Good luck.
, March 25, 2017
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: knee pain

Big Cat, I put off the total replacement as long as I could. You will know when the cortisone no longer works. For me it was when the pain would not allow me to get a full nights sleep. After the replacement the pain is gone but clearly I cannot run as well as before. Overall the replacement was the right answer for me. I just saw on the news the other night that the medical field has developed a synthetic replacement for joint cartilage. It is being used in the US for feet but is now being used in Europe for knees! I wondered when this might finally happen. I would certainly ask my doctor about that option in the future. Although surgeons won't be too excited about not doing the big operation. Good luck.
, March 25, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bats and balls allowed for ASA and USSSA tournaments

Kev, We don't play any ASA around here as there do not appear to be any senior tourneys close to us. In my opinion SSUSA has the most tourneys, then I think ISSA (which is mostly East Coast but we did play in one last year in Tenn) then probably ISA where we usually play in their Senior World in Indiana. USSSA is really geared toward the younger guys and we played lots of those back in the day. Good luck.
, March 25, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bats and balls allowed for ASA and USSSA tournaments

Kev, the two bats you have are ONLY allowed in Senior Softball (SSUSA,Senior ISA, Senior ISSA)they are NOT allowed in ASA or USSSA. If you want to play in ASA or SSUSA you will have to get bats that those associations approve. In SSUSA they use the Trump Stote in all tournaments (44/375) except for the World Tournament in Vegas where they use the Rock (44/375). Hope that helps.
, Feb. 15, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team to play for

Mike,
Unfortunately our team is out of Missouri so we cannot pick you up. I have enjoyed
your updates on your recovery from knee replacement surgery. I had mine replaced two years ago. Based on the rehab you are reporting you will eventually be able to do a lot more than you can today. I have always enjoyed your posts as you seem to have a lot of common sense which in general is lacking on most open forums like this. Best of luck in finding a team and based on what I have heard about your abilities you won't have any problem finding a good team. Hope to meet up with you at a tournament sometime. My team is Sports Image (Tubby's the last couple of years) and we are a 60 Major team.

Dave Beckering
, Feb. 13, 2017
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Tournaments

Rambrose, What age bracket is your team? What is your team name? Our team is
Sports Image (Tubby's last year)based out of St. Louis. We are a 60 Major team.
Last year at Indy there were 3 Major 60 teams and 2 Major Plus 60 teams and we played all of them. In the 55 Major bracket there were 5 teams. Hope to see you at some tourneys this year.
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