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Real name:
Gary Kadow CPOA Cleveland

Location:
Mentor, OH

Division:
Men's 50

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April 22, 2015
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

I see they just posted all the teams today on the tournament site.
April 22, 2015
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

LOL, looks like the normal same cast or characters so far???
April 22, 2015
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

CPOA Cleveland/NOP will be there in 50 Major.
April 21, 2015
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hot Bats and Hrs

Adding to what I just stated above, I also sponsor a 60 AA team, with some really good hitters, but nobody on that team is going to hit home runs on 325 fences, unless they are allowed to play with golf balls or "wham-o's: LOL

Those guys, are a beat up bunch on weekends, especially the outfielders chasing balls in the gaps to the fences.

Gary above got 4 1/2 years out of a U-II which is incredible!!!!

Bat speed comes into play though too-------------the guys on my 50's team, go through bats fast!!! The guys on the 60AA team I sponsor have been using the same bats for years, and won't break them unless they use them when its cold out.

April 21, 2015
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Hot Bats and Hrs

Good Points Gary:

I will say that in 50 Major/Major Plus, more often than not, a lot of home runs are hit, maybe not the limit every game, but often.

Certainly playing on 4/5 field complexes, some games the wind is blowing out and the others its blowing in, so that is a factor.

I cannot speak for every division/age group or other parts of the country. But one thing that does come into play with the hot bats and balls is size of the fields.

My team for example, on 300 foot fences will likely push the home run limit most games, unless a strong wind is blowing in.

However, most (not all) tournaments we seem to get entered in have fences ranging from 310/330 with around 318/325 being pretty normal.

The longer fences definitely cause fewer home runs.

What longer fences also causes ---- balls hit in the gaps wear out our outfielders running to chase them-----------a lot of miles on older legs on big fields in all divisions.
April 20, 2015
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

Bud:

Yes I went to Soaring Eagle on Sunday morning and there was about a dozen guys there hitting so I joined in ------------Thanks, nice bunch of guys!!!!!!

Of all weeks to be down here, the two main complexes are going through maintenance :(

Do you know of any hitting sessions going on at all this week or maybe a tournament team practice I could join in at? Otherwise nothing going on again till next Sunday I guess???

I am leaving here on 30th afternoon and driving straight to Indianapolis for Brickyard tournament.
April 14, 2015
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

BudLeftGField: Thanks for that info!!!!

Yes I am coming down the 18th through end of the month. Do you know if there is any hitting going on anywhere on the 19th??? I believe Buffalo Glen is down all month, and sounds like Saddlebrook is down a couple weeks.

Do they do open hitting at Soaring Eagle????

Up here in Ohio the snow just melted in my neighborhood literally a week ago. Had our first outside practice this past weekend, I need to get in playing shape fast LOL--------winter and long hours at work took a toll on me last five or six months.

When I leave the Villages, end of month I am driving straight to Indianapolis for the Brickyard Tournament--------so I am using some time in Florida for "spring training"
March 30, 2015
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

Bud: GREAT INFO-----------THANK YOU!!!

This is huge help to me, for when I get down there.


March 29, 2015
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

I don't know if there are "a lot" of teams coming this year in all divisions or not? Maybe something else is going on in town the first weekend in May?

I booked our teams motel rooms this weekend and was shocked most are taken already ( the ones listed near the Midwest Sports Complex)

We got ours just in time, but if your team is going you better book rooms ASAP
March 29, 2015
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

Bud: Do the Sunday sessions go on all day, after starting before 8AM????

My new home is closest to Soaring Eagle, are they doing this there too??

I am still living full time in Ohio, however, I will be down for a couple Tuesdays end of April & want to start getting my "try-out" process started?

Is there a contact guy for the try-outs, or d you just "show up" ?????

Does everybody have to try out? I've been playing on a 50 Major Team, the past few years in Ohio, and going to tournaments between both coasts??
March 26, 2015
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Villages

I'm coming down between 4-18 and 4-30

Last year when I was there they had open hitting around 2PM (I think?) at Saddlebrook a couple days a week.

Does anybody know if they still do three open try-outs on Tuesdays???
I believe this was to get "your rating" and eligible for their drafts????
March 26, 2015
17Black
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA v SSUSA

What if you lived in Maine & had a team?

Small population and only border New Hampshire?

(1)
March 16, 2015
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

CPOA Cleveland is attending in 50 Major Looking forward to it. Snow gotta go!!!!!
Feb. 28, 2015
17Black
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

Thanks again and LOL

If you would have told me at age 25 I would still be playing at age 55, I would have told you, you're out of your mind!!!!!!!!!!!

Well here I am !!!!

Now I look ahead another 30 years ahead (I hope both I & we, all make it) and can still play at 85

CONGRATS and Kudos to that group for still playing, travelling, & continuing to enjoy the game!!!!!!

WOW!!!!


Feb. 28, 2015
17Black
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

SSUSA Staff THABNK YOU yes that's the chart I was referencing ^^^^^^^^^
Feb. 28, 2015
17Black
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

I am looking around on this web-site and cannot find it BUT doesn't SSUSA have a chart that gives individual player ratings for all ages and divisions

I thought I saw a chart once where a 50 Major Plus Player has a rating of "9" or something like that and the chart was relatively easy to figure out-------where if you changed age or divisions you could not move down more than "1" player rating (or something like that) but could always "move up"

Is that chart available??? Is it on this site somewhere and I'm too dumb to find it???
I believe that chart would be helpful for ALL

I Sponsor a 50 Major team where majority of players are now 55, some still want to play 50 some don't.

Thanks
Jan. 22, 2015
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Good Topic.

I had one major bout with this right in the middle of the old Winter Worlds when they were in Las Vegas in November 2009. Pain hit me right in the middle of game as I was running out a double. I didn't know what it was. Took off my shoe and had a black and blue mark only the size of a dime under the arch of my foot, but it felt like a sharp knife was in there.

Doing nothing did not work, and I still had a couple more games to play this day and sunday. I (short term) found a pair of golf socks in my bat bag and rolled one up and stuck in under my arch inside my turf shoes and it got me through the tournament.

Upon return to Ohio saw my doc right away------------and as others stated above, your calf/Achilles/everything is all inter-twined with the bottom of your feet.

Luckily for me that year Vegas was in November and I had five months to heal before playing in April again.

I started taking a yoga class with several team-mates who found an instructor who catered to our needs (over 50 men) and didn't try to get us in poses 25 year old girls can do :)

WOW, the stretching we all started doing helped the planter issue, as well as preventative maintenance for other body injuries.

I also found standing with only toes balancing on a stair for instance, and letting the weight of your heals fall with gravity with just your toes holding you up stretches the calf/Achilles all the way through the heal and planter area of the foot.

Getting a good "doctor scholes" (or similar) gel insert for your shoes on a daily basis is huge. I wear them all the time now, in all my shoes, work or play, as gravity changes the way we walk as we age. The extra support is a must for many of us.

I DO KNOW a person who had surgery to correct this. In his case, the surgery made it worse. He walks with a limp now----------not saying that will happen to everybody but it did for him. I don't know all the details.


Jan. 2, 2015
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Anyone tried the Combat Dirty two-piece bat?

Alan, I know its all a matter of preference or opinion.

In "your mind" what is the hottest, liveliest, & most durable bat on the market out there right now???

Some of the Miken's don't seem like the Miken's from 4/5/6 years ago.

Reebok kind of came and went???

Dudley I hear is OK ????? But pretty much same as the Reebok's??

Some people like your Ambush, although mine never seemed very lively???

Most Combats I have no idea, although I know a guy who has a red dirty and has hundreds of game swings with it, and he is still hitting monsters with it after three full years and league ball??

What do YOU think?


Jan. 2, 2015
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers needed for the Big Cat...quickly!

Mike: Wishing you a speedy recovery, and hope to see you this spring!!!

From GK and all your buddies, team-mates, and former team-mates here in Cleveland!!!!!

GET WELL!!!!
Oct. 25, 2014
17Black
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player rating

I might be missing something, but can SSUSA POST this chart someplace as a link on the main-web-site???

So anybody can access it anytime, all the time?

I overheard several guys in a fall ball league a couple nights ago, trying to figure out where they can play in different age divisions. This would be helpful.

MAYBE under the "Ratings" Tab already on this site?
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