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Real name:
Michael Adair

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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Jan. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Geez, what happen to earning your way into the tourney. Let it go. It is the TOC, not, I am in the area and want to play tourney.
Jan. 29, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

Meant to say form fitting, you can pick up a dime with them.
Jan. 29, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

Home Depot or Lowes
$5 - West Chester Nitrile-Dipped Large Multi-Purpose Gloves (5-Pack)

$2-Firm Grip Nitrile Coated Polyester Work Gloves

I use them form batting gloves, they are even better if there is a little moisture.
Jan. 23, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting to RF by a RH batter

This is going to sound stupid. Ball must be middle to outside. Let the ball travel deep. If you swing normally, the ball goes wherever your bellybutton finishes. If your BB finishes at the pitcher, so will the ball and vice versa.
Jan. 22, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat policy

Fees, like it or not, this is no different than USSSA or ASA.
Jan. 21, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat policy

That's the way I read it. Thank you.
Jan. 21, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat policy

SSUSA. Please clarify. I realize the policy indicated that the new policy referenced only those bats new in 2014, but the Dirty and the Ambush were released in 2012. Is the Melee still legal or not?
Jan. 17, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: GSC Bat - Status

My bad. Let me rephrase.

For what it is worth, I will manage / play for a team sponsored by GSC this year. So I hope my comments are viewed as biased, but not untrue.

Bottom-line

The people/families at God's Sports Company have a vested interest in the P413 coming to market. This is not just a job for those employed by GSC, but more importantly it is their ministry. Their passion and commitment is real. If this bat never reaches the marketplace then the people involved with GSC will have endured a tremendous loss. The loss can certainly be measured in real dollars to the investors and to those being paid by GSC, but how can you measure the loss of a dream or vision.

Not withstanding to previous monies paid to Bill. Steve will honor that commitment to those who bought bats before he sells a bat to any other person. From multiple individuals within the organization to my ears (face to face). That being said GSC has not turned on the credit card machine so the majority of us are just disappointed that the we can't buy the latest and greatest (insert name here)Iphone, Xbox, whatever.

Lastly,

I don't know for SURE when the P413 will come to market, but I know for SURE they are doing everything they can to make it happen.

Mike Adair
GSC 60 M+


Jan. 17, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: GSC Bat - Status

Come on, I don't think what I wrote was that bad to have it deleted.

Dec. 31, 2013
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Barrage Legend is GREAT BAT

I know Topgun broke two in BP on Saturday in San Diego. Not sure of the serial number.
Dec. 30, 2013
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Menifee Tournament

GSC 60 will not be playing until April. Us old guys have to rehab or get out of rehab...something like that.

Dec. 30, 2013
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Menifee Tournament

Phil I sent you a msg on facebook.
Dec. 24, 2013
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Merry Christmas to all- happy New year

Well Webbie, I would say that you still have good drugs. Lord knows you are not that funny normally, wait Webbie normal same sentence, that is probably an oxymoron.

Seriously though, Merry Christmas to you and Patti.
Dec. 18, 2013
softball4b
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

Tim,

We disagree on this one. Your team is now M+, based on your current opinion:

If you win it all this year, you are advocating the disbanding of your team. The same team you have built and played together for years. Some of your teammates have been with you for 30+ years.

The top of the heap is just that, the top. Everyone is always trying to topple you and there should be no requirement to reallocate players when you are playing at the highest level.
Dec. 17, 2013
softball4b
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

LeeLee I must have missed it, what M+ team do you play on?
Dec. 17, 2013
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

I am going to weigh in on this ego thing, because the Lord knows I don't have one and have never been very opinioned. Guess that stocking is going to have coal in it this year.

AA through M+ is not driven by ego. YES Virginia, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS. It is driven by skill set, personal motivation and opportunity.

I do not care how much you want to play at a particular level, if your skill set is not needed by that classification/group, you are trying to sell ice cubes to an eskimo.

Skill Set: If you can run like the wind, but can't catch a cold or hit your way out of a paper bag, good luck finding a home. If you have one swing, going dddddeeeeeepppp, then AA is not the place for you. And as my brother would say, there are no more Hrs, try for a walk. Sandbagger.

Personal Motivation - ergo - ego - comfort - insert name of appropriate feeling here - Feelings, nothing more than feelings (released in 1974 year of my entry in the US Army, I digress). Whether you want to be a big fish in a little pond or a big fish in a big pond or you just want to play with your friends. There is a place for you, providing you have:

Opportunity - There are M+ players playing at every level within every association. There are players playing at the M+ level that are "role players" and would not be a superstar at another level. If you want to play a certain level and that level does not existing within your geographic area, you are going to play at the level available until the opportunity arises to play at your desired level. Mark Webber aka 3A. He burst on the M+ scene because he was formally limited to play in New Mexico, nobody except New Mexicans knew who he was. Now because of the message board, Obama is hiring him as a blogger. If you want to play with friends, you are certainly able to do so, you just should play at the level of your overall team skill set. The alternative is spending the majority of your time and effort, trying to figure out how to be really good, but not too good. (Insert name of sandbagging team here)

And then there is M+.

Gripe, moan, whine, beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, complain, yammer, all you want to.

The bottom-line. If we as M+ players don't have a problem with the rules affecting our division then why change them. If the other divisions have issues then address them within your division. I don't see any M+ players voicing similar concerns regarding other divisions.

This comment is going to create a boatload of responses, but the truth is....the closer you move the Major and M+ rules, the more likely that a reality exists where M and M+ merge. I am sure nobody in the Major division wants that. So instead of you trying to fight against the M+ players trying to keep a clear delineation between the style of play of M and M+, I believe you should be rallying around our efforts. In the long run it benefits the clear and distinct lines among the divisions.

It is not about ego, it is about desired style of play. The M+ division wants to bang it big time while we still can.

Rodney King 1992 - can't we all just get along.

IMHO

Mike Adair
GSC 60 M+
Dec. 16, 2013
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

That's what I said. (they failed to meet the internal approval process - mfg'er not sending the bat to a particular assoc for testing/inspection.) In order for a product to receive the stamp for an association, you must send bats to be tested independently of the your testing, your company must provide proof of liability insurance of X, and in some instances pay a fee to the association.

My use of the term of association, refers ASA, USSSA, SSUSA. The above does not apply specifically to anyone association. It does not matter if you did 1 and 2, if you did not pony up the fee, no acceptance.

That is why small boutique manufacturers are unlikely to receive stamps for use in the big 3 associations.
Dec. 16, 2013
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

FYI

Not to exceed 1.20 or 1.21 as indicated.

In some instances different associations do not allow other association bats because they failed to meet the internal approval process or failed to provide sufficient liability insurance or failed to pay association approval fees.


Dec. 13, 2013
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Titanhd - Which majority are you talking about?

I am in agreement with Mario, the majority of M+ players do not want DBO for our division.

The M+ division has always been the free swingers division, it does not mean we can't hit differently it means we do not want to. That is not a bad thing, it is just a thing.

You can approach this two ways between major and major+.

Truly separate the divisions. Unlimited or large number of Hrs, run per inning etc. for the M+. Significantly lower Hrs and DBO for Major. Result - Less likely you are going to get sandbaggers in the major division, smaller M+ division.

Narrow the gap between the divisions so as to lend itself to blend the divisions. Less Hrs, DBO etc.

As it is now, M+ teams will have a more difficult time playing M teams because of the DBO. I contend that when the statistics are compiled at the end of the year. M teams will beat M+ teams 75% of the time.

All of that to say this:
I do not know any M+ player or team that had a problem with the rules last year. Thus we did not need fixing.


Dec. 13, 2013
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Webbie 25

Talked to Webbie today.

He is in good spirits, at least he is, until the medication wears off. He and Patti will be in our prayers during this time and his upcoming rehab.
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