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mike swearingen

Location:
fullerton, CA

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Men's 55

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Jan. 18, 2012
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What will it take to ban Gary 19

Ban Gary??? You must be kidding me!!! Here is a guy that is a self-proclaimed genius that has enlightened this board with expert opinions on just about every subject of interest that is initiated on this board. Without him, we would have to go to google for all that info...His insults seem sincere and also look like they have no boundries. His positive posts concerning the attributes of senior softball and all that is good about it are unrelenting..And... to top it all off, if you just want a warm, fuzzy, feel good perspective on life, he is the man to go to.. Ban HIM?? I say elect him!!

On a serious note.. although he is probably the most negative and obnoxiously arrogant poster, he is, by my thought, entitled to post his "contributions" on this board. I don't post much but read often and find it amusing that he is so able to get under so many posters skin so quickly.. You think that might be his objective? Nothing personal Gary.. Hope you have a sense of humor...

docswear
Nov. 16, 2010
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: E-4 E- 6 positive thoughts and prayers

E-4 E-6 Aka John Miller AKA PH oftens posts on this site and will begin his journey through chemo and radiation treatment on November 22 for cancer. He managed to wrangle his way around the system and squeeze in one more softball tourney this weekend in Vegas and plans on returning with a vengence in 6 months or so. You could not ask for a better teammate, a better friend, or a better person than John. I am a strong believer in prayer and will be praying for John and ask that whatever your beliefs may be that you join his fellow OC Mustang teammates and myself to help support John and his loved ones to a quick and complete recovery.
docswear
May 13, 2010
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: GREAT NEWS!!!!

My heartiest congratulations to both Steve Imlay and Bob Woodroof for their upcoming induction into the HOF. I have had the pleasure of playing both with and against these two gentlemen for many years. Their talent for the game goes without question but to me they exemplify what is RIGHT about senior softball. They both give so unselfishly behind the scenes without fanfare or seeking recognition to the organization as well as fellow players.
I can think of no two individuals more deserving of this award. Congratulations!!

Mike Swearingen.... docswear... krispy
May 7, 2009
docswear
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PPR

Wes.... I believe you are on to something here. I have long advocated that either a screen or a DBO provision be available for the third base position. Presently I only can complain about the bruises . With a DBO rule at third I could brag about the bruises as put-outs (<.
docswear
April 29, 2009
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules questions

George... Now that was funny! Thanks for a little levity on this otherwise stressful day (<.
docswear
April 20, 2009
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DoublePlay Riverside Tournament

Yes.... fun tourney.. excellent umpires ... good competition... well-run event.... most importantly... excellent cuisine. My compliments to the burger chef... congrats to Over The Edge on their beautiful motor home and their championship.. All of the teams were competitive and great to play against..

Docswear (Mustangs #15 and Gusto 60 #21)
Feb. 27, 2009
docswear
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why not?

Woody... the naysayers always come out no matter what the topic. If we worried about all of the naysayers none of us would ever say anything (my wife might support that idea concerning me). I agree with your thoughts 100%. Many keep their spiritual beliefs private which is their right but many like to share with others and this posting board certainly does not disallow that according to the parameters set forth. Those that want to add to the discussion can and those that do not can chose to ignore the post. Wood ... have a great day and NFTTY.... docswear aka krispy
Feb. 17, 2009
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BBQ?

yes... we will be there... I am easy to find... just looks for the uniform with BBQ sauce on it... With some of the board shorts you wear, would be hard to spot the sauce... see you this weekend \\
Mike
Feb. 17, 2009
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BBQ?

john... in southern cal area you might try tulsa rib company, berkleys backyard bbq, big B's bbq, Woodranch, lucilles or Lous Oak BBQ.... also.. next time you are up in the Santa Maria area, try the Hitching Post in Casmalia...

from one who knows first hand.. (<.

docswear
Feb. 17, 2009
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: to" tri "or not to "tri"

Roger.... not sure if you mean a tri-focal in the traditional sense with visible lines or a progressive lens (no lines). In general, for playing sports the progressive seems to be more successful. Fred's suggestion to lower the segment for near vision is a great way to improve your overall distance and keep a little in there to see the score book, your cell phone, and the stitches on the ball before you gun it to first for an out. Not everyone does well with them but usually if you give it some time and patience you will have success. Your side vision will always be a little distorted so force yourself to keep your nose pointed where you are looking as that usually helps. good luck.
docswear
Jan. 23, 2009
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Take charge of your forums

Opps... must have been a FREdian slip.. I did mean Joe Brown and apologize ... don't know where my mind was... not an isolated event... my point was to those that might say they are considering getting out of senior softball because of negativity on this posting board. There is a heck of a lot more good than bad...

Joe... don't know why you picked free substitution as something to mention but there is a subject we are in 100% agreement upon. For those that say "it isn't real baseball" to free sub, I would submit to them that they are very correct. Senior softball is not the same as professional baseball... it isn't meant to be... at least from my perspective. Why not allow more guys to play??? It would, indeed, encourage more participation. And... as the WOOD will, I am sure, add his two cents.... get me off the field defensively which would enhance my teams chances greatly..

docswear
Jan. 23, 2009
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Take charge of your forums

Wood... you make an interesting point about what happens on the ballfield vs what takes place on this forum. I have played senior ball for 10 years now at all levels except AA and other than an occasional "heat of the moment" issue found most guys just want to play ball, compete, have a good time and enjoy themselves. The majority of players either know about the board and choose not to participate or don't even know about it. The bickering and negativity that goes on really doesn't affect most of us. I don't post much, but read at least weekly. I read to gain information about senior softball.. I could care less about political opinions, personal vendettas,or personal information about anyone that posts here.. If I want to go there, I go personal one on one and really feel that is where it belongs. Not everyone feels that way and that is ok... If someone wants to post contrary to either my feelings or what I feel is appropriate for this board, it is his or her right but I certainly don't have to respond. If they don't want to indentify themselves, it is ok with me and does not take anything away from the information they might be sharing. Personal attacks have no place on this board and certainly personal attacks from unidentified people are even worse. But, all is not bad.. There are some great folks in senior softball that we don't hear much about. Lets thank guys like Steve Imlay, Lenny, Woody and others that stepped up to the plate and helped out Fred Brown when he needed it most. That is, to me, what this softball stuff is all about. And it happens every day. Yes.. I am against the rule for balls over the fence being outs.. I don't like the DBO rule but realize we need to protect the pitcher... But would I stop playing softball because of these rules??? No way.. I would go back to woodedn bats and a 16" ball because it would still be fun. Not as much fun but still fun. For those of you that have stated you are discouraged at considering leaving softball because of all of the negativity on this board, take heart. 90% of the guys out there playing don't like the negativity either. I have also seen a few of those that are mentioned as being problems on this board on the field and they are a pleasure to play softball against and really are just like the rest of us just trying to enjoy themselves. Sorry for the long post. I will crawl back into my hole and hibernate again for another couple of months. See you tomorrow, Wood.

docswear
Dec. 16, 2008
docswear
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULE CHANGES...COMMENTS

Here is another voice heard for the one up rule. Don't really care if we add or subtract from the base number of HR's we can hit but would hate to see a ball hit out of the park an out. Not sure if our responses will carry much weight with the powers that be but hopefully if enough of us respond they will listen. I don't really believe that any sort of conspiracy within the ranks has created these changes but then I still think we will find WMD in Iraq someday and that doing you know what will make you go blind. I certainly won't stop playing softball if these rules stand, however, would encourage my team to (as the Wood said) to look for other associations and tourneys that were more compatible to my line of thinking. I have to believe that the folks running the show listen to what we have to say as they have always seemed fair and willing to compromise in the past so those of you that rarely post on this board (like me) let your feelings be known so those selling the product can be responsive to those that are buying. I personally can live with most of the rule changes but find both the "sealing up the middle" and home run out rules not to my liking.
On a lighter note... hope everyone has a wonderful christmas (or whatever else you might celebrate) and a healthy and happy new year..

docswear
Oct. 8, 2008
docswear
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Help me find "Mike"

Bob...yes, I did play in Pomona and Fullerton and Brea and Anaheim and anyplace else I could find a game in my younger years. I played with Murdock, Daily, Denny Vensend (7 footer) , Scarpanado, Rich Cox, Doug Peterson in Pomona.... those guys. Not sure if you are looking for 65+ or 60+ to hook up with. E-mail me at docswear@cs.com and I will try to help.
docswear
Oct. 7, 2008
docswear
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Help me find "Mike"

hopefully it is publishers clearing house looking for me. the description left out "blazing speed, soft hands, gun-type arm, and total hustle". Those things were left out for good reasons. Thanks for the compliment, Dennis.... I do all that I can to make friends. (<:

Ok.. own up... who is looking for me?

docswear aka Mike Swearingen
Aug. 21, 2008
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Joe Brown

Steve... I met Joe when I played with GSF a few times and really thought he was a good guy. I would like to send him a card... could you either send it through this post or send it to me at my e-mail address? thanks..

Mike Swearingen docswear@cs.com
Dec. 28, 2007
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: docswear

taits... no relationship other than friends.. He is a good guy and I have played against him for years. He is MUCH older than I am and I never let him forget it.

docswear
Dec. 28, 2007
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: GARY PRO SURGERY

Gary... all the best for a speedy recovery. Hopefully the procedure will restore your natural quickness and nimble footwork (<. .....we jackrabbits have to stick together.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Mike AKA docswear
Dec. 24, 2007
docswear
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: MOV' UP ONCE W/ OUT BE' RELEASE.....?

Stoneman... your post is a subject near and dear to my heart. I really don't see the point of "holding on" to a guy that doesn't want to stay with the team he is with. Most of the people I play with are playing because they enjoy the game but more because they enjoy who they are spending their weekends with. The last think I would want as a player would be to have a team-mate that did not want to be a part of the good times envolved with this group. Perhaps as players we could encourage our managers to, as a great man once said "let my people go"... That is, if a player wants out, let him go. I mean, really, this is not life and death going on here. It is not a high tech business that is counting on some employee to keep the company going. Granted, some teams have short rosters and are counting on their numbers to be able to keep playing but I would rather not play than play with someone that did not want to be there. What is the point? I do believe that to play in a "major" tourney you must have a fixed roster with those on your team having played in a qualifier so if someone is "worried" about a competior building a power-house team in a big tourney, I think, unless I am wrong, that issue is covered. So maybe if managers use good sense, treat others how they might like to be treated themselves, and the associations drop the need for a player to be realeased, none of this would be an issue. We agree... I don't think a manager really has the right to hold a player on his team and keep him from being released to play with someone else. Probably not a popular side of this issue with some, but... oh well...
Have a merry christmas...

docswear
Dec. 10, 2007
docswear
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TV Trivia 8

was it Patterns? I seem to remember Rod Sterling in something called Patterns but can't remember if it was a movie or a television show.

docswear
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