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Discussion: Let\'s Be Honest

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March 4, 2005
Men's 70
24 posts
Let's Be Honest
Ladies and Gentlemen, If technology changes why won't you let me improve? Woodern bats/ composite bats so what! Most of the changes in the game today are for us (seniors) The discussion today seem to be about the Miken more than other bats. If I can have a good day at the park then that's great for me, and I will be back another day. Once in a while I'll hit a 300' shot and belive me I will think about that hit for a week. As a pitcher I respect anyone who uses a Miken, however not everyone knows how to swing a Miken.
March 5, 2005
Gary Heifner
248 posts
During last year's 60+ in Vegas, I played catcher. I was really suprised at how many of the players actually used the Miken U2. I thought it would be the only bat used. It was used by all the players vs. only one team. My team was almost everyone. We played some that 5 or 6 of the opponents used aluminum bats. Your right-not everyone can hit the Miken.
March 6, 2005
Men's 60
160 posts

I agree, yesterday watching a 60 tournament, the wind was blowing out at a good rate. Two guys on this 60 team went yard and proclaimed it was the first time in forever. Hearing his wife in the stands saying "for the last 10 years he wanted to hit a HR over the fence, he will be happy for a month"
U2 + wind blowing out =
very happy 60 year old ball player

not everybody hits a U2, but at least we have a choice in Florida
March 6, 2005
Men's 60
25 posts
Reminds me of the story of a man who died and woke up in a beautiful place surronded by beautiful servants. He inquired if it would be possible to shoot some hoops. He was immediately taken to a court where he found that shot after shot went in without a miss. Being supremely satisfied, he asked to shoot a rifle and low and behold, bullseye after bullseye. Although he was quite taken by his own new found prowess, he was getting slightly bored. He asked if he could do his favorite thing which was shoot pool. To his amazement, every time he broke, all the balls went in the hole. Being no longer amused or caught up in his own grandiose, he demanded to be taken to the 'other place' as this was really no fun. It was then that he found out that where he was was the other place. We should never strive to level the playing field by the use of technology lest it cheapen the accomplishments of others with superior talent.
March 6, 2005
Men's 60
1023 posts
At the age of 60+ I say God Bless anyone that is out enjoying what they do. If a little technology has you excercising, eating right, watching your weight, possibly a little weight training, and socializing then go for it.
March 6, 2005
Men's 60
25 posts
I agree wholeheartedly, so long as you don't mention hitting home runs with a hot bat.
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