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John Giesler

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, April 4, 2017
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee replacement

OCDEN,
A lot of what you do depends on whether your whole knee is bad or just part is bone on bone. In my case I was bone on bone in just the inside part of my knee's, the rest of the knee was sound. All they had to do was a partial replacement on both knees. I was out of action for only four months before I was running and playing again. I have been playing for five years since my first one and four years since my other knee was done. You may not qualify for a partial but I would look into it before you do a full replacement.
, Feb. 19, 2017
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A True Equalizer

Titanhd
I know where you're going with the straight up comment. We would never take runs but they did have to play by our runs and HR guidelines. That is about as straight up as you are allowed. What major plus team wouldn't call that as fair as it could get. I realize that a major plus team playing a AA team would offer more challenges.
, Feb. 18, 2017
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A True Equalizer

Mark,
It's always about the fun. If you talk to Dennis have him e-mail me.
The equalizer will probably never go away but when I was playing majors and we played a major plus team I always got more satisfaction beating them straight up.
, Feb. 17, 2017
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A True Equalizer

Davy,
I have played in quite a few tournaments that are not thought of as the important tournaments and what usually happens is that the higher rated team may not always have a full team and they lose lots of games, that happens when teams are playing tournaments that are close to their area. That is usually a team decision so that they always have their best team at the big 4 or 5 tournaments during the year. I think that should be taken into the thought process when coming up with an equalizer. Just a thought, I don't know how tough that would be to watch by the people in charge.
, Feb. 17, 2017
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SliAcademy.com offering slow-pitch softball hitting Clinics in Phoenix, Az

? -- if you want to go opposite field then sign up for one of the sessions, Steve is not in the HOF just because he hits home runs, plus he will have other instructors there helping him that are also very good all around hitters.
John G.
, Feb. 17, 2017
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A True Equalizer

Mark,
Did you have your full team. I agree its all about playing and having a good time but you hate to give up all those equalizers. There is a point when it goes to far.
John Giesler
, Oct. 19, 2016
doubleplay2
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: COLORADO MAJOR TEAM LOOKING FOR PLAYERS

Good bunch of guys on this scrap iron team, played with some of them on master collision a few years ago, of course they might be the ones that are now playing in the 70's. you always have a chance to win when playing on a scrap Iron team.
John Giesler
, Aug. 26, 2016
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series

In my opinion the LLWS is about the kids and what they have accomplished to get there. I don't know what the umpiring is like before they get to this point but to watch these games and see the stunned look on the kids faces when an outside pitch is called a strike and they go back to the dugout upset or crying because they feel they let there team down is cruel.
, Aug. 25, 2016
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series

They do Dave (maybe not 15), their second best pitcher throwing 74 to 75 (for strikes) will go on Saturday and if they win they will have their best pitcher rested for Sunday. They could play Kentucky again on Saturday. I don't have a problem with the strike zone most of the time, its only when the catcher lunges for an outside pitch and the umpire calls it a strike.
, Aug. 25, 2016
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series

These kids as 12 and 13 year olds have so much talent, it is fun to watch. That game last night between NY and Kentucky was great. The sad part is the umpiring as previously stated, you just keep waiting for the bad call that is going to stop a rally. I can't remember when there were so many overturned calls after the review was used. Do the umpires ever get together after a game and review how the game was called, if not then they should. My thought, NY is going to be hard to beat.
, Feb. 8, 2016
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Was it just me Superbowl

I enjoyed the game, being a Peyton Manning fan I hope he does retire on top. Mark, it was good to see Newton brought back to earth a little. Him not diving for the fumble at the end of the game says a lot about who he is. The old guard football players gave him a hard time about that. His after game interviews were not that great either, he has a lot to learn. Congratulations to the Denver defense, they really played a good game.
, Dec. 24, 2015
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

Good post Mark.
John G.
, June 26, 2015
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: knee replacement

I've had one on each knee, right knee 12/12 and the left one 11/13. Both are fine, stated playing again 4 months after each surgery. Everyone is different, i was bone on bone in the inside of my knee. Rest of the knee was fine. As long as your ACL and other parts of your knee are ok a partial should work. Robot was used on both of mine, doctor is still there but the robot arm makes sure its done correctly and no extra bone is touched. You get an MRI and the damaged area is mapped into the computer. The robot arm only works on the damaged area.
Good luck

, March 4, 2015
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tribute to one of the best!!!

First time i ran into Steeles was in the early 80's. We had just built this great new complex with 325' fences and everyone struggled at first to hit HR's. Steeles came to town for our 24th of July tournament in Salt Lake city. Our all-star team played them on Friday night and i could not believe how big these guys were. The smallest guy was their left fielder, his initials are RP and i believe he still plays on one of the top teams out of California. Then my next shock, they started hitting balls 50' or more out of the park as if they were playing on 200' fences. the pitcher who i later met was Craig Elliot and was he a character, never stopped talking. After awhile we were all laughing and listening to him more then caring about the game. Of course Big Mike was also on that team, i was playing second base and every time he came up i was 30' off the infield. Never mattered he always hit the ball 100' over the fence. Great team but the conductor Craig Elliot was the main man. My prayers are with his family.
, Sept. 18, 2014
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

Congratulations to all of those that will be inducted. I've played with or against many of them and they are very good players and even better people.
, Sept. 9, 2014
doubleplay2
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Partial Knee Replacement Experience

Robo is correct -- not everyone qualifies for a partial replacement. I had my right knee done in 12/12 and my left knee done 11/13. Second one took alittle longer to get rid of the swelling but now both are good with no pain. Same as Robo i had the Medial done and luckily the other parts of my knee were in good shape and my ACL's in both knees were strong. As mentioned before consult with a good ortho doc that looks at everything before rushing into the operation. Always remember that the rehab is really important, do not rush back to sports or you will slow up the healing process.
, Aug. 13, 2009
doubleplay2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Salt Lake City

Joe, it was great to see you in Salt Lake. Glad you had a good time. Good luck this weekend, when you see Steve Imlay tell him hi for me. Hope to see you in Vegas next month.

John G.
, Oct. 27, 2008
doubleplay2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 major division Phoenix great tourney

What a great tournament over the weekend. All 26 teams in the 50 Majors were very good teams. We (AZMOB) lost our first game and came all the way back to finish fourth in what i felt was the most competetive tournament i have ever played in. Since our team is not going to be together again i just want to tell any of my teammates that read this site that i had a great time this year and i wish you all the best of luck next here with the teams you end up playing with.

John Giesler #9 AZMOB
, Oct. 6, 2008
doubleplay2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Huntsman Games stop by and say hello

Joe, you will really enjoy the Huntsman games. The games and the medals are nice, but meeting new friends from all over was the best part of the week. I've been there a few times and its always fun, i played on two teams in different age groups the last time and just by chance it worked out to where there were no conflicts and we won a Gold medal in each group. Have a good time and good luck in Phoenix.
, Sept. 2, 2008
doubleplay2
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA tournamnet thoughts and observations

Joe, Einstein,
Good comments on the tournament and the ball. Sunday was a long day but it was also a lot of fun. Einstein, you did a great job of pitching in the very windy conditions. Keep up the great comments whenever you feel like posting a thought, it's always enjoyable to see what you and others are thinking. I am wondering though, not being on here very long--does "dirty" ever have anything positive to say about whats going on in Senior Softball? Joe, thanks again for getting me to the airport on time after our last game.
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