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Real name:
Michael Adair

Location:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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Oct. 17, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Men 50 team!!

Good luck with that.
Oct. 16, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Men 50 team!!

Kevin, I think you need to buy a "P"..kevans@danapoint.org
Oct. 15, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields and Teams - Major Tournaments

Not gonna happen.

SPA is South,
ISA - Northeast
SSUSA - West

Vegas is the best city for a venue of this size West of the Mississippi. Cheapish flights in, lots of entertainment for the non softball players, and very decent weather.

The best you can hope for is a redistribution of the teams based on bracket size and or LV brings more of their park online and upgraded.

Oct. 15, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Men 50 team!!

Charles,

if you are interested in being seen and checking out some of the teams, send me an email. We are playing in a one day tournament in Hemet on Nov 1.

softball4b@aol.com
Mike Adair
Oct. 14, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields and Teams - Major Tournaments

Been there and done that in 3 worlds. Greater good sort of scenario. I expect we are in the minority and I expect most are in the +/Major division.
Oct. 14, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields and Teams - Major Tournaments

Does anyone have an opinion one way or another on this proposal?

Oct. 13, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields and Teams - Major Tournaments

Everyone wants to participate in the World Masters, for obvious reason, great venue, usually good weather and the best of the best are there.

One way to reduce the complaints regarding "big" tournaments is reduce the participation. Less teams can play on the best fields and get the best umpires. Now you get a dog chasing his tail. The clout any organization has with the local community is how much money does this event bring in.

This is the only two weekends that is available for this tournament in Vegas. Even then you must deal with local leagues, park maintenance, local rules, the list is extensive.

I have full confidence in the organization and the people within the organization do their very level best in anticipating issues and addressing them.

If you play this sport long enough and come to this tournament over a number of years, you will find that your age group will play in a number of parks throughout the area. Consequently you might have the misfortune of moving up in age or division that gets a less than desirable park/officials/TD/insert issue here more than you believe your fair share. Once SSUSA determines there to be an issue, they address it.

IMO - possible solution

The tournaments dates can't be changed and I do not know if they can add an additional weekend in a limited basis. It appears SPA breaks its National Tournament along division lines as opposed to Age Banding. Would it be possible to split the tournament by age and division.

I have friends that will not like this suggestion, only dealing with 40/50/55/60, but:
Based on 2014 games 1st weekend had 46% of the games

By combining all age groups AAA/AA 52.34% Major/M+ 47.66% plus womens div.

Combine all age groups Major/AA 49.68%, M+/AAA 50.32%

Of course this would change, but based on current trending I think this is a valid suggestion.
Oct. 9, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: results

A little more simple when you play one game a day, over a week.
Oct. 8, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2014 World Masters

We do not need a 4 day bracket. This is the Worlds, win or go home. That is the price you pay when your brackets exceed a certain number of teams. Great you get to play new teams, but bad if they beat you. That may sound harsh, but if you do not go into the loser bracket then you benefit.

That is the whole point of winning the championship instead of receiving a participation award. If anything some of the lessor tournaments should be two day events instead of three.
Oct. 7, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2014 World Masters

Thank you SSUSA for a putting on such a great event. The logistics associated with such an event is almost unimaginable. We enjoyed the outstanding views afforded at The BigHorn Park. Next time put us somewhere that we will not be distracted by the sheep or Lake Mead because I am sure that was the reason we were having a hard time catching the ball.

Thank you Terry and Fran for the Hall of Fame Ceremony at BLD. My family was extremely impressed with the setting. Being from Arkansas they were happy with the indoor toilets. Seriously though SSUSA is a class act and thank you for all of your efforts.

Mike Adair
GSC 60 M+
Oct. 7, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Play at the plate

Batter
Oct. 6, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Play at the plate

The guy you went around was your own player and the defensive player is not allowed to tag you for an out. I do not know if you went through the box or not.

Sept. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

Seriously....do what I do, pick up the phone and call someone who is there. That is much better than just seeing the scores.
Sept. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

Yes. He and Rev made two outs each in the tournament.
Sept. 27, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Defensive Philsophy @ World Masters

Considering the power these guys have and the speed of the defense. They have to try and hit the gaps with power. A mistake and the ball goes out. Thus they try to hit down through the infield and consequently the defense responds with the 5 man. It works for the 40/50's M+ and some 55 M+. I do not believe the same type of defense is effective in the 60's, due to a natural loss of unbridled power, 60 year old players have no problem going for the gaps especially since we rarely get our 9 HRs a game. Except for the Worlds when we use the ROCK, then a higher percentage of teams will reach the HR limit.
Sept. 25, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: God Sports 50 Major +

If Rev is batting behind him - 5.
Sept. 24, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results from Session 1?

Considering it does not start until Friday.....Everyone is still a winner.
Sept. 23, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

I want to thank everyone for kind words. An award of this type is not singular in its making. Without the love and support of my family, absolutely great teammates, and the Lord God my saviour, I do not believe this possible.

The awards ceremony for myself and Bobby Davis will be held at BLD at 12:00 on Friday, Oct 3rd. There is a pool going on regarding the over under on the length of my acceptance speech. Don't worry about me though, my son Nolan is presenting the award and he is much more verbose than me. I promise it will not be too long, we all have ballgames to get to.
Sept. 19, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 27 oz Nightmare video

Louisville Blue Lighting. Great for low speed baseball and 10 ft arch softball. 180 plus shipping.
Sept. 18, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSHOF

They called my Dad, Mr. Adair.

I did not even know my name was Mike until I was 16. I thought it was "Damn Boy", because that is all I ever heard.
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