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Rob Weiss

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Dec. 26, 2023
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Passing of Kevin Pringle

Sadly, Kevin Pringle passed away after a short illness on December 6, 2023. He was 73.

Kevin lived in Montara, CA, near the ocean he loved. He fished and surfed as often as time and health allowed. His other passions were basketball and softball. In his long career with senior softball, Kevin played for the Redwood City Reds, the Bay Supporters, the War Eagles, and the Animals. He was a versatile athlete who could play any position and always enjoyed a cold beer and a laugh with his teammates and opponents after the day's games were over.

For more than 35 years, Kevin operated popular Christmas tree lots and pumpkin patches around the San Francisco Bay Area. A unique character, he will be remembered for his fun-loving attitude, a million crazy stories about trailers and poker games and for his wallet stuffed with discount restaurant coupons. Kevin was a valued and much-loved teammate. His friends and family will tell you his kind doesn't come around often. He will be missed.
March 28, 2023
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Partial knee replacement

I had partial knee replacement (PKR) in both knees in August 2012. With having both knees done at the same time, it took about 5 or 6 months to come back. I've had no problems at all since then and have put lots of mileage on the knees. PKR surgery allows you to keep your ACL so mobility is still very good. I run well, referee soccer and ski with no pain.
April 18, 2021
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Remarkable run

It really was a remarkable run. And what made it even more amazing is that, being a California team, we hadn't played together since before the pandemic hit. That probably explains why we got "mercy ruled" in 2 of our first 3 games. Congrats to the Scorpions for ending our run.
May 17, 2020
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno 60's tournament

OZ--just to be clear, there is an H1N1 vaccine--both nasal and injection and available since 2009. There are new versions of flu vaccines every year. Don't you get one in the fall? But you are right, there is no common cold vaccine.
April 26, 2019
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winners of 65 Majors -Vegas

You're right GI--we are blessed to still be able to play at this age.

Only one major complaint about this tourney though. Timberworks. Great guys, fabulous team. But why were they in the 65 Major bracket? All the rest of the bracket teams were pretty evenly matched, making for a fun, competitive tourney. But Timberworks is simply too skilled a team to be playing the rest of us. They sent us (NorCal Reds) to the losers bracket early and eliminated several other teams who would have had a chance to advance. In a local tourney, fine, we'll play anyone. But to spend this kind of money to travel and then play a team way out of our league just doesn't seem right to me.
Feb. 20, 2019
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball shorts

I just took an old pair of baseball pants to a seamstress. She cut them down and hemmed 'em for $15.
Oct. 29, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee Replacement Recovery?

I had partial replacements on both knees (at the same time) 6 years ago. Best move ever.

I'm not surprised that you have pain, your knee was just filleted, shaved, carved, hammered and implanted with metal. That's a lot for your body to deal with. Stay patient and positive. The discomfort will subside. It is difficult to stay ahead of the pain, but keep trying. Eventually the constipation from the Oxy will be worse than the knee pain. Then you'll know you're recovering.

The PT will be incredibly helpful. Do it vigorously and you'll be better than "100% pre-surgery" in 6 months. After all, you had the surgery cause you were unhappy with your knee.

Good luck. And stay positive!
Aug. 12, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Partial vs Full knee replacement

I had partials (medial side) on both my knees in August 2012. I'm running great and with no pain or swelling. So I hope I'll never have to get a total done. The traditional total knee replacement requires the removal of your ACL. The partial keeps it which means you'll have more mobility.

My surgeon told me that the rehab and recovery was the same with either procedure. That makes sense to me. Good luck!
July 14, 2018
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Nationals field assignments

Would be great if you could make the field assignments for the Western Nationals asap. We're trying to book rooms and the fields are miles apart.

June 14, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Allen Pampe's passing

If you'd like to donate something in Allen's memory, the Pampe family supports the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation:

The Foundation supports research to fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic killer of infants and small children.
June 2, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Allen Pampe's passing

My teammate on the NorCal Reds, Allen Pampe, passed away suddenly Thursday morning 5/31/18 in Reno. He was 65 years old and had shown no signs of ill health. He was in uniform, looking forward to our winner's bracket game at the Rock N Reno tourney later that morning. While walking to breakfast at the hotel, he collapsed. CPR was started immediately by hotel staff and EMTs arrived within just a few minutes. They worked for nearly 45 minutes but were unable to restart Allen's heart.

Allen died surrounded by his wife Marge and many of his teammates. Allen and Marge were still madly in love after 20 years of marriage. They were inseparable fixtures at NorCal tourneys and SSUSA events. He was a power hitting catcher and first baseman who never had a bad word for any teammate or opponent. He was a true gentle giant who dearly loved his wife, his family and softball. We are devastated by this loss and will miss him deeply. We send our love to Marge and the Pampe family.

If you knew Allen and are in the Northern California area, a memorial service is scheduled.

Saturday, June 23
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasant Hill Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Rob Weiss
NorCal Reds
Oct. 7, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 pitch count

I have a different take on how to speed up games. We do this in our league games.

Teams play two offensive innings before leaving the field. The visitors play inning one, clear the bases after three outs or 5 runs, then play inning two. After that inning the visitors take the field. Think about how long it takes for an old right fielder to make his way back to the third base dugout. Think about all the warm up pitches. Then think about how much time is saved by cutting all those trips on and off the field in half.

This works just fine in league play and we get 7 innings in all the time.
Sept. 8, 2014
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Partial Knee Replacement Experience

I had partials in both knees in August 2012. I had arthritis only on the medial (inside) compartments of both knees. I've been playing on them now for a year and a half and very happy with the results. Not many people are candidates for partials. But if you are it's a great solution to the pain and swelling. And you get to keep your ACL, which is normally removed with full knee replacement.

You need to consult with a good ortho doc and probably need an MRI to determine if you're a good candidate.

Rob (Bay Supporters 60)
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