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Real name:
Steve

Location:
kimberly, AL

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Men's 60

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Jan. 2, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Signs of Getting Old(er)

My wife and I shopped at Walmart a few days before Christmas. We purchased matching heating pads!
Jan. 1, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Please Forgive My Naivete!

Firestick, we are Strykers, we play in the South, mostly SPA, but we always play Birmingham, SSUSA.

I appreciate all your comments and others are still welcome. I think the thing that puzzles me most is when someone goes to a team where the roster is 19-20 players, knowing that playing time is going to be very limited and it is simply to be on a "winning team". It probably sounds stupid, but at my age, I had much rather play all the time on a competitive, but losing team. One never knows when it will be the last game or the last tourney!
Dec. 30, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Please Forgive My Naivete!

Wow, 2015 is almost here! For us in the South, out first senior tourney is a little over 2 months away. Can't hardly wait! Just wanted to get others' thoughts on something I have mulled over many times over the last 15 years. How important is winning?
I have played amateur sports most of my life; most of it has been baseball and softball. Senior softball especially, the last 15 years. Had my share of winning and losing; league championships, trophys, and disappointments over the years.
I query about winning and others' attitudes because it puzzles me somewhat that while coaching over 60's I run across players who say that is the only thing that matters. And I can sort of understand it when looking at the Major Plus level, and maybe even the Majors; especially if there is sponsorship involved.
Expectations are higher, I get that.
Honesty needed here; my senior teams are usually competitive, but we do not win alot and I guess it is a bit frustrating after one season or one year I lose a player because " we are not winning enough" or "I am all about winning".
For me, it is doing something that I truly enjoy. It is the friendship and fellowship enjoyed with people I care about and want to be around. It is the exercise and weekend getaways. It is the thrill of competition and walking off the field, win or lose, knowing you did your best. Very important also, is sharing the love of Christ and his blessings. Having almost died in June, 2013, it is also being very thankful that I am still here and will get to walk on the field a few more times. Winning is important for me, but it is not the most important or the only thing. Do others have thoughts?
Dec. 29, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

My apology: T Connection was just expressing interest, not committed yet. Cullman has also asked for info.

Some openings left; I cannot take more than 20 teams!! Waiting to hear from you.
Dec. 22, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for T Connection Contact Person

My apologies; call id malfunctioned. I need name and number for contact person. Thanks, Steve 205-647-2881
Dec. 22, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

T-Connection has been added. 7 spots left.
Dec. 22, 2014
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: looking for 2 or3 55aaa players for next year new team out of alabama

Glad it has worked out. Standing rule is that we will not play unless 50 degrees, good weather.
Dec. 18, 2014
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: looking for 2 or3 55aaa players for next year new team out of alabama

Just wondering how it is going in fielding a team? Good luck
Dec. 18, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: This One is for Lefty (Cajun Joe)

Joe, years ago (early 80's) one of my professors at New Orleans Baptist Seminary allowed my class to have a Christmas party. Most brought traditional dishes--turkey, dressing, etc., however one Cajun friend brought alligator. He had trapped it himself! Really tasty. Just wondering if you or anyone has ever had unusual fare for Christmas dinner?
Dec. 18, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

There is still room for 8 more teams!!


Dec. 12, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

Thanks, my friends. This tourney has made all but one year (2 years ago--snow) for almost 20 years. Pray for good weather!
Dec. 11, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

Thanks, Joe! Alabama Brick has been added.
Dec. 11, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

hellooo! Anyone? Anyone else?

Cajun Joe, can you tell everyone how much fun we always have in the tourney?!
Dec. 9, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

Teams in: Strykers, Brooks & Crim, Dixie, Bluegrass, Southern Hurricanes, Montgomery Swarm, Huffman Electric, Steve George, Bama Old Guys, R&P landscaping. I can take 10 more. Thanks
Dec. 4, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Thank you Tim; I just tried to imply; you said it precisely. I agree with your points.
It is a hitter's game; why not even up the odds a bit for pitchers?
Dec. 4, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

I am not an expert on much, especially softball, but I do pitch. I am not the best, but not the worst at it either. I don't know if it would help by going to a bit larger mat, but my problem is that I throw every pitch breaking left or right. Many pass through the strike zone and then will miss the mat by less than a quarter of an inch.
I find myself at times taking some of the spin off for less break, but that ends up as a really fat pitch that gets plastered.
Maybe I should just catch!!
Dec. 3, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

George Ward Park (AKA: Green Springs) address is: 331 16th Ave S.

Already have 10 teams
Dec. 1, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

Thanks, Joe; I will stay in touch.

I have had contact with 8 teams; can now take up to 20 teams. 5 fields: 4 teams each; 3 games, 2 umps, $185 entry fee--includes umps and 6 softballs. You can also use your own; must be SSUSA or SPA official, if so, $160 entry fee. 5 HRs, then walks. 1/1 count, extra foul.
Nov. 26, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-day Warmup Tourney in Birmingham

It will be Saturday, Feb. 28 at George Ward Park. 3 gg, RR format. I can take up to 16 teams; already have 5. Info: Steve 205-647-2881.

Also: Happy Holidays and Holy Days to everyone in Senior Softball. God bless!
Aug. 5, 2014
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who Will Be Participating in the Southern Championships in Birmingham?

Thanks for all the responses. It appears that our unseasonal cool snap is over, so it will be hot, hot, hot, as usual!!
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