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Softball is Hit with New York Seniors

Softball is Hit with New York Seniors



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David Ushery, NBC Newschannel There's been a lot of buzz in the baseball world about whether Roger Clemens, at almost 45-years-old, is too old to play. Don't tell that to a group of seasoned veterans from Long Island.

For the Long Island Senior Softball Association the love for the game is ageless. The only statistic that really matters is age. Here the players must be at least 68 years old. That adds up to 2,888 years of ball playing experience on the league's teams.

"I enjoy myself to play ball. Just to play ball and the camaraderie with the guys here, it's wonderful. We have a great time together win or lose. We'd love to win. They'd love to win too," says Mickey Werner 93-years-old.

Werner says playing in this league keeps him young. "It's so much fun watching him be a kid. That's the best way to say it," says Elice Bekier, Werner's daughter.

Some players have less experience, but they all still have fun. "It's no secret you have to eat right, you have to rest, you do a little exercise, you stretch a little bit," says Paul Rotter, 85-years-old.

The worst thing to say to the guys in this league is that Roger Clemens is too old. "I feel they're ridiculous. It's all how he feels. I'm sure he thinks he's 25 and if he can pitch like he was at 25, then he's all set," says Werner.

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