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Mark Weber

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Marana, AZ

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Men's 65

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July 12, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just my Opinion

Capt Kirk -I have a hybrid bike. 112 in Tucson today, without the heat factor. LOL. I have mostly bike trails around here and have 30, 35 and 40 mile routes. Best time was 15 miles in 56 minutes. And did 30 miles in 2:04 once. 14.7 is great! It's a little addicting.....
July 12, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just my Opinion

Capt. Kirk-I did that, too, on March 17 when we shut down. I have been bicycling steadily for the first time in 6 years because finally I was not on the road working. Here we are 2,070 miles later and still shut down. We are still hoping St. George happens in softball. But, if not, is there a Tour de Oldage for us? (put the accent on the -age part)
June 24, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal brackets

Dave, I know our team, AZ Elite, appreciated the opportunity to play in the middle of this madness. You had to bust it to get this set up. Thanks! The fields were great but I do wish they had done a bit of maintenance during the day on the infield. The 325 fences and the heat made the home run a well earned crush. I cannot imagine how hot the umpires were having to wear the mask all the time. That needs to be addressed for THEIR safety. Overall-a huge THUMBS UP to SSUSA.
May 23, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fountain Hills Tournament

I think someone 'upstairs' felt I needed a reminder about how fast life can happen. I went on a 40 mile bicycle ride today. I was on the only section of the ride (3 miles) that has to go on the shoulder of a main road as the rest of it is on bike trails. I was headed east when I heard a funny sound. I thought I had a flat, and then I heard a crash. Less that 1/10 of a mile behind me, two cars hit and one crossed the road and hit a telephone pole. I stopped and made the 911 call and realized that car went right where I was just a few seconds before that. And I would not have had anywhere to bail out, either. THIS is exactly why I will NOT hide in my house any longer. Life happens fast.

May 23, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fountain Hills Tournament

OZ40-Being a Michigan native, I have followed her actions with disbelief. For some, this has become an exercise into how much they can control the population. The control they have exerted, using fear of the virus, has been substantial. I know people afraid to move from their house. I have seen people in their own cars with masks on, as if they are going to infect themselves. I have seen people working in their own yards with nobody around with masks on, thinking the virus is going to just waft over on the wind. I have talked to people absolutely terrified of dying from coronavirus, but not worried about the flu. Dead is dead no matter how it happens. The virus is here and it will be a part of the human makeup in one mutation or another for a long time, if not forever. And for a government to actually let prisoners out of the prisons, and then threaten businesspeople with fines and prisons for opening their business to save a lifetime of work is just not America. I am not afraid to face life. Play Ball.

May 23, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fountain Hills Tournament

I agree with Circus. It was a fun time, perfect weather and EVERYBODY I talked to was ready to play and forget running from a virus that is going to be waiting for us no matter how long we quarantine. We face risks every day of our lives. At 67 years old time is starting to run short and I choose NOT to hide any more from it. I've been through about 10 pandemics. I served in the Marines. I have driven vehicles over 2 million miles in my life. Every person I have ever interacted with, or driven by, or even touched a surface another person might have touched, could have killed me. When it is my time, I will go and meet my maker. And I will not be hiding from life when I do. Thank you Fountain Hills and Mike for running the tournament! And congratulations to Old School for 2 fun games for the Championship and they won both in the open inning.
May 1, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations

By the way, Hydroxychloroquine is a 70 year old malaria drug. They know all about it. My wife says it should work from her knowledge and, with Zinc or Azithromycin, may be an effective treatment against Covid-19. My personal feeling? If I am dying from this virus "I WANT THE DAMNED DRUG." Better than just dying......LOL

May 1, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations

I appreciate all the civil comments. Just wanted to see some dialog as to how people are feeling. Personally, my daughter is a Respiratory Therapist and my wife was a pharmaceutical buyer. Plus, with my 6 year old business dead in the water for all practical purposes, I have spent the time conditioning AND studying this virus from all angles. My personal feeling from study OUTSIDE THE MEDIA?? 1. It is a virus. Viruses do not just disappear from the human makeup. We can sit it out in quarantine for another week, month or year and it will make no difference. When we get back out there, it will be waiting for the people that did not get exposed the first time. There will inevitably be a second wave. There is a very strong SCIENTIFIC belief that we are better, at this point, to let it run it's course. 2. By letting it run it's course now, we develop 'herd immunity'. That is a real thing. For those that have not followed the CRAP on ALL news, this is how it works. If my wife and I were to get it, our bodies go to work developing our OWN immunity to this virus. When we recover, we now have those antibodies. However, my body and her body have fought the virus a little differently. That is part of being human. After recovery, we interact with each other, including these antibodies. The ones she developed that I did not develop will become part of my immunity, making me stronger. And mine that she did not develop will make her stronger. And that will work with every person that you interact with. 3. There is going to be a vaccine soon. There is also a vaccine for flu every year and, according to the CDC Flu Burden report, 24,000-62,000 have died from it anyway this season. Why? ALL viruses mutate. They have to attempt to PREDICT, about 3 years ahead, the mutations of H1N1, H3N2, and the other flu viruses they think will be the main problems for a certain year. Some years they do better than others. Covid-19 will be the same. It will mutate. And it will, most likely, be seasonal. 4. Viruses are very susceptible to sunlight. This is still a new virus, but it appears that 1 1/2 minutes is the maximum it survives in sunlight. My daughter gets new directives almost every day as an RT. It really is a fragile virus, but a very contagious one. 5. Personally, I am not running from this virus. EVERY person, EVERY day that you meet and interact with POTENTIALLY HAS SOMETHING THAT COULD KILL YOU. That has always been true and that fact will not change. I know I cannot hide from it forever and I choose not to quake in fear in the basement. I did not do that for H1N1, SARS, MERS, Avian or any of the others (And, no, contrary to popular belief, I was not here for Spanish flu in 1918). 6. I have hope that we will retain some of the sanitation exercises like washing hands more often. That also should even cut down flu in the future. But, in my experience, we have a short memory. In a couple years we very well may be back to where we were before this hit. And we will be waiting for the NEXT VIRUS TO COME AFTER US. And it will. We are messing where we shouldn't. Some day we are going to release a REAL BAD virus or something similar. Or nature is going to do it for us. It is just life on this bacteria and virus infected world.
April 30, 2020
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations

Second attempt. I want to thank SSUSA for their Herculean attempt to save some of the season. I know I am chomping at the bit to get playing. There are feelings about this ranging totally across the board, from the totally terrified people that do not want anyone doing anything until it is totally gone, to the people that are not afraid of it at all and are ready to get out there as before. I read the new rules. It is a good attempt to address as many people as possible. But, there are so many problems (which will happen no matter what). Implementing all the sanitation procedures is time consuming, along with things like handling your own bat. So, if I hit a double, do I have to come back in and return my bat to the dugout and then go back out? Wearing a mask is also problematic. They will bounce all over your face and be soaked in one inning on a hot day. I don't wear a mask at third because I feel like I am in a tunnel when I do. I need my peripheral vision. Masks in the dugout? It will just stop happening, I think. Again, SSUSA THANKS FOR TRYING. I think I will wait until we are allowed to go out and play normally.
Dec. 1, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery

Darn, I didn't know anyone was measuring......
Nov. 30, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery

I have to throw this in for you. I had a tear in my right rotator cuff about 12 years ago. I could not throw a ball 10 feet except underhanded. My chiropractor had an ultrasound machine and asked me to let him give it a try before I went to surgery. He tested it and found the tear quickly-no doubt. He said if I went in 3 times a week and did the ultrasound for 6 minutes each time at the highest setting I could take painwise, that it would heal. It took a couple months, but the tolerance level went up and the settings went higher. I finally took the 6 minutes at the highest setting and he said, ok-go throw. About 6 throws and the pain was bad. He retested and said-just adhesions. Go throw. I did and have been pain free since and still have a pretty good arm for a 67 year old. It won't work for all, but just maybe somebody can get it to work like I did without surgery. good luck.
Oct. 7, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Initial Coin Flip Rule

rock, paper scissors lizard Spock.....

Sept. 30, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Joe Brown

Sad news for those that had the opportunity to play on a team he was associated with. Patti and I send our prayers.

Aug. 31, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sandbagging

I have been playing at the major plus level for 8 years now. I've been with the best (Timberworks), and with some that were not quite the best, but competitive. This year I was asked to play at 60 M+ with the Southwest Bandits, who got moved up after winning Winter Worlds. It was a very interesting year. We competed well (4-3) in Spring Worlds, but it was on 270 fences in Kingman. As the year went on it became more and more obvious we were not a Major plus team. After getting our butts handed to us, defensively, offensive, and every way possible in San Clemente, we have disbanded, knowing we could not compete with MTC, Summy's and whoever else showed up. It's a hard call from Sacramento on how to rate teams. And, Jawood, I have not been on a team where they paid players. We paid our own way. Having said that, the rules to be able to pick up a number of players from out of your area has one other big benefit to players. There are NOT that many Major Plus teams and many M+ players DO NOT LIVE IN A STATE THAT TOUCHES ANOTHER ONE THAT HAS A M+ team. Without those rules, those players could not play M+ ball if they chose to.

Aug. 23, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Neuropathy

DCPete-that is an excellent post. I do get checked-no sign of diabetes, but I understand a high percentage of Neuropathy patients have it.
Aug. 20, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Neuropathy

Wow, just saw this. I have had neuropathy for over 10 years now. My father was in a wheelchair at 69, and I am close to that. The numbness is ever present in my feet, and is getting a bit worse, but I believe the bicycling and softball has kept it somewhat at bay. Stress is a factor for sure. I tried Gabapentin, but the medicine made me feel weird and I stopped it. Letting nature take its course. We can't win this one, but maybe we can take it into extra innings.
March 12, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SliAcademy.com hitting clinic's in March 2019

I can't tell you how much a clinic helped me. I had developed a little hitch, and we saw it in the video. Now back to hitting well. Thanks, Steve.
Feb. 21, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball shorts

Dbax-actually the 60's. And I still fit into them, at least one leg does...

Feb. 19, 2019
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball shorts

I have looked for the old coaches shorts for years with no luck. Bike was the last place I found them. If anyone finds them, please let me know. I just cut off pants now.
Dec. 16, 2018
Webbie25
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Professional Trainer

I recommend Joe Lecak-he does know his stuff.
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