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Tycho
06-15-2009, 11:07 PM
I went to the sporting goods store today and picked up a ball returning pitch net that I can set up in one of my complex's large recreational areas.

After it took about an hour to assemble, I must have been out there throwing for like 4 hours. I got so tired that I stopped going after ground balls it launched back at me, but I still love chasing down the flies. I just kept a bad of a dozen new baseballs behind the pitcher's mound (well my pretend version of one anyway).

Previously, I went to my storage to retrieve my baseball glove. I said "hello" to all my Star Wars stuff I have in there. Oh - and I found my wetsuit for surfing, too! I brought that home as well, plus some Queensryche CDs I'd been missing (but still desperately want to find "The Warning").

mtriv73
06-16-2009, 02:38 PM
I totally read the title of this thread wrong (stupid dyslexia.) I thought it said "I pitched a tent and have been getting exercise and practice."

pbarnard
06-16-2009, 03:26 PM
No, see that's the thread about his dreams involving imperssionable starletts.

JimJamBonds
06-16-2009, 04:24 PM
How did you end up picking up a ball return net of all things?!?!?!

Tycho
06-16-2009, 05:02 PM
How did you end up picking up a ball return net of all things?!?!?!

I purposely went there for one.

I played baseball most of my life. I started in T-ball when I was 6 years old and played through high school. Then in college I played a co-rec softball league because I loved the game, and the girls!

When I got sick in August of 2005 (when I had the aneurysm in my brain), I stopped playing. It's been almost 4 years since I batted, fielded, or pitched. I have always been used to that being part of my life.

In my last game in 2005, I hit a double way out into centerfield but I couldn't even run to first base because my legs hurt me so bad. Without working kidneys, ureaic acid builds up in muscles, probably mostly linked to unable-to-be-processed potassium, and my legs were so sore - and continued to get worse. If I hadn't started dialysis and then had my transplant, my muscle damage might have been so severe I'd have lost my ability to walk.

Now I am not playing for a team (at the moment) but I'm doing the exercises my coaches trained me to do and am getting back my strength, stamina, and speed and agility.

The pitch-net is a great way to be able to practice by myself.

JimJamBonds
06-16-2009, 10:10 PM
Gotcha, it seemed like a bit of a odd choice (btw I LOVE baseball).

Darth Jax
06-16-2009, 10:33 PM
How did you end up picking up a ball return net of all things?!?!?!

you ask this of the person that got a RC helicopter just to fly it around a restaurant?

Tycho
06-17-2009, 01:01 AM
you ask this of the person that got a RC helicopter just to fly it around a restaurant?

Oh that was a great time!

I also have a remote controlled fart machine to take to the library and museums!

JetsAndHeels
06-17-2009, 03:05 PM
I also have a remote controlled fart machine to take to the library and museums!

That would be great to have at an art gallery, an opera, or a poetry reading.

JimJamBonds
06-18-2009, 09:55 AM
you ask this of the person that got a RC helicopter just to fly it around a restaurant?

I missed that thread.

bobafrett
06-18-2009, 10:03 AM
I missed that thread.

I wish I could find it, but it was very funny, and all to real.

Tycho
06-18-2009, 12:59 PM
Here you go: remote controlled helicopter in a restaurant thread. (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39248&highlight=helicopter)

I think I did a search for "helicopter" to find it. I tried "remote controlled helicopter" but didn't come up with it for some reason.

JimJamBonds
06-21-2009, 08:54 PM
Here you go: remote controlled helicopter in a restaurant thread. (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39248&highlight=helicopter)

I think I did a search for "helicopter" to find it. I tried "remote controlled helicopter" but didn't come up with it for some reason.

Thanks for the search, crazy! :crazed: