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Real name:
Steve

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kimberly, AL

Division:
Men's 60

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May 30, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Twilight Zone"?

Would a better title have been "deja vu all over again"?
May 30, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Twilight Zone"?

10 years ago, my 55 team was in a tourney in Montgomery. We broke for lunch and about half the team went to a local (well-know) chain restaurant. One of the players ordered soup. When he dipped his spoon into the bowl for the first portion, a thumb off a rubber glove was along for the ride! He left the restaurant vowing to never darken the door again of that establishment!!

One year later; same tourney, same restaurant. We convinced him to give it another try. "I know one thing for sure. I will not order soup." He ordered a salad. It looked delicious with that ranch dressing smothering all the veggies. First bite, he raised his fork and stuck to it was a cap off a salad dressing bottle!! We've not been back since.
May 5, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still Trying To Live It Down!

Webbie, I think we all understand (especially men) that faces are still familiar, but names quickly escape us. So, no need to apologize, well, except maybe your ex!!

Bob, I lose 4-6 players every year and get new recruits. It takes about 2 tourneys before I remember everyone.

My wife and I were entering Walmart recently; we met a couple exiting. They initiated a conversation which lasted about 30 minutes. When they left, I asked my wife: "Who were those people?". To which she replied: "I thought you knew them!".

Thanks for you well-wishes.
May 4, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still Trying To Live It Down!

neglected to mention, that twice during the week I almost did not pull through.
May 4, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still Trying To Live It Down!

In May, 2013, I spent a week in a local Hospital with acute pancreatitis after gallbladder surgery. I was unconscious pretty much for 6 days; but, occasionally I would awaken for a minute or two, then pass out again.

Two days in, I awoke for the first time, whispered to my wife: "Darling, I love to play senior softball", then immediately passed out again! Thankfully, I do have an understanding wife, but she does remind me occasionally!!

Anyone else care to share? Please, no worse than PG-13!
April 23, 2015
southpaw
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Mid South NIT Cartersville Ga.

A couple of the weather channels in Birmingham show most of the rain going south of Bham and Atlanta. Hope their educated guesses are good!
April 14, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

Thanks to all who responded--great stories. But, the award so far goes to Eurskine; what a great story, Erk. It has fired me up!
Hope we can hear from many others.
April 13, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

I know that many of the teams are named after sponsors, donors, etc. But just wondering perhaps about some of the more unusual or out of the ordinary team names. How were they decided upon?

My team, Strykers, came about during the first Iraq war. I was watching the news and the Army's "Striker Brigade" was featured. I, being a veteran, admire and respect our military greatly. I thought, Strykers would be a great team name, and so we are.

Anyone care to share?
April 12, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

Thanks to everyone who participated; I greatly appreciate it!
The weather could not have been better on Saturday and hope everyone had a great time.

We will try to do this again the first week of November, if you are interested. Thanks
April 10, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

"I can see clearly now, the rain is gone!"...I love that song!
Thankfully, we will be able to play a little softball tomorrow in Birmingham.

And thanks to SSUSA for allowing me to share the info with teams here in the South. I do hope these little warmup tourneys provide impetus and encouragement for even great attendance for your Southern Championship tourney in August. Always look forward to it.
April 8, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

Great, Bruce; try to keep a few in the park!
April 8, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

Rain is suppose to move out Friday afternoon about 1 p.m. Saturday looks good; we plan on playing!!
April 4, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

Weather predictions have improved!! Looking much better toward the end of the week. I can still take a few more teams if interested. Thanks
April 2, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

my number is 205-647-2881 if you would like to enter.

3 gg, 5 Hr's, then walks, supply your own 44/375 softballs, SSUSA/SPA/NSA prerferred, etc. $160 entry fee includes umpires. Cash preferred (in order to pay umps). Thanks
April 2, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

will be held at George Ward Park, 331 16th Ave S. I have 13 teams and can take up to 5 more (additional fields available).

Pool 1: Crim vs R/P 10 a.m. Tennessee Seniors vs Ranew 11:15 a.m.

POOL 2: Atlanta Recycling vs TAG 10 a.m. Strykers vs Bama Old Guys 11:15

Pool 3: Buggy's vs Swarm 10 a.m. GAS vs Southern Elite 11:15

Buggy's vs Southern Hurricanes 12:30 p.m.

There is a concern for rain all next week. I will stay in touch with everyone by next Tuesday; will not wait until last minute to decide on tourney making or not. Thanks
March 29, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Birmingham One-Day Revised

Hope to see you then Joe. There is a remote possibility that another field or two will come available. I should know later this week, if others are still interested.
March 20, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Frozen Rosters

it has NOT occurred this year!
March 20, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Frozen Rosters

Over the years, I have had a player or two play the first tourney of the year with me then decide not to continue. They were injured or just decided that their interest was not as great as they first thought. My concern is that rosters are frozen after the first official tourney of the year in most organizations. Then re-sanctioning is required in order to secure new players.

Would it be better if perhaps at least 2 tourneys be allowed in order for teams to assure commitment and availalibity? Here in the South, that would mean March and April primarily. The first review of Teams with SSUSA and SPA does not occur until some time in May for appeals up or down. So that seems reasonable.

Has anyone experienced this difficulty or do you have thoughts on it? (Thankfully, it has occurred with me this year--at least yet!)
March 19, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Birmingham One-Day Revised

It is Saturday, April 11, 2 weeks after Mobile and 2 weeks prior to Cartersville. Young guys tourney has priority, so I am limited to 2-3 fields at present. As time gets closer, I may have opportunity for additional fields and extra teams.

Teams expected: Crim, R&P, Tennessee Seniors, Ranew

Atlanta Recycling, TAG, Strykers, Bama Old Guys

Southern Elite, Swarm, Alabama Brick, Hurricanes, GAS

$160 entry fee, includes umpires. SSUSA/SPA softballs, you supply. 1/1 count, extra foul. 5 HR, then walks.

George Ward Park 331 16th Ave S.

Thanks
March 18, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Birmingham One-Day Rescheduled

Here is the current list of teams expected for the tourney. Coaches, please verify if you are available. Thanks

Strykers Ranew Dixie Brooks/Crim Mid-STate

R&P landscaping Atlanta Recycling TAG Swarm

Alabama Brick Southern Elite "GAS" Bama Old Guys

Southern Hurricanes

If I have omitted anyone, please forgive and let me know. Thanks, Steve
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