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Michael Adair

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Nov. 18, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

What I think, not that it matters to anyone but me, there is an awful lot of talk from people who don't identify themselves on the board. Everyone is entitled to their opinion so own it and put your names on your identities. Just saying.

Mike Adair
Nov. 10, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Veterans Day 11/11/14

I did not go anywhere and I did not do anything, but I served.

To the REAL veterans, Thank You.

1974-77 U.S. Army 463rd MP

Mike Adair

Nov. 4, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team move-ups

It is their status within the Senior Softball Organizations. The All Tournament players also receive a point toward the HOF eligibility.
Oct. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Are The Settings?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0apdk6buTo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__5jcsQFm7Y

When setting for popups change the spring load to the weakest setting.
Oct. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Are The Settings?

Plenty of videos on Utube, expect 10-11' arc, with a new spring expect about 52-55' in distance.
Oct. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Are The Settings?

Raise the pitch arm to the highest setting

Pull arm should be set at the lowest setting

Spring setting slowest, the setting closest to the tee.

Extra thoughts, replace the 3 inch stakes with 9 inch tent pegs, once you have the pitch location correct, tent pegs on either side of heel. Total 4 pegs.
Oct. 29, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Fred Purvis

Heart attack, passed away in his sleep.
Oct. 29, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Fred Purvis

Fred Purvis was a true gentleman and a premier power hitter in Senior Softball. Fred and I both played on a team from Kansas City. He left the year before I started playing, that is probably the only reason they picked me up.

When I played against him I would try to talk to him and most of the time he would just look at me. I thought for longest time, is this guy a jerk or what. Later on when we were teammates on GSF I found out he was deaf and would not wear his hearing aids when he played ball. Needless to say now I felt like the jerk. He always got a laugh out of that.

When we were playing against Fred in the World's this year, we had our choice of pitching to Webbie or Fred. Neither was a good choice, but we chose to pitch to Webbie. The moment was never too big for Freddie.

I am going to miss the "Big Guy."
Oct. 27, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CONGRATS TO HOF INDUCTEES

Thanks Sam, it is a great honor to be included in this group of men.

BTW you are a sandbagger, AAA.

Get your deer this week.
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

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