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Discussion: picking on einstein

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July 31, 2010
Omar Khayyam
994 posts
picking on einstein
Some readers of this forum who know who I am have asked if I dislike einstein. I’m sorry they wonder because it is not true at all. He is a good guy, a great competitor and teammate, and a remarkable talent. He is fun to watch and fun to be around. And I admire his love for senior softball and softball in general.

I often oppose him because he represents a type of thinking that I believe is not good for senior softball now or in the future. I would like a return to the balanced game of offense, defense, base running, and strategy. I think it was a superior game, attacted more players at all skill levels, was just as fun to play if not more so for the non-sluggers, and was a safer game because ball speeds did not exceed aging reflexes.

Maybe I tease him too much at times, especially in the past when he was much more of a bully and a demeaning person to others (including me). But our sport would be better if we had more einsteins—as long as they repented of their power-at-all-costs attitude. :-) So I apologize to einstein and any who think I believe him to not be a likeable person. Hard-headed, passionate, opinionated, loud-mouthed—yes, but there is room for those traits in senior softball.
July 31, 2010
birdie
Men's 60
680 posts
Omar, Hard-headed,passionate, opinionated,loud-mouth, just about describes every senior whether they play softball or not. It is our right after putting up with so much over the years to be that way. I enjoy reading all the different opinions from people. The ones that disagree with Einstein are just as one sided as he is. Long live freedom of speech!!!!. Thanks Harry
July 31, 2010
Omar Khayyam
994 posts
birdie, you've got a point. Most of my team could be described that way. When I finally degenerate to using a cane I will be waving that around, too.
July 31, 2010
Jawood
Men's 50
793 posts
Our team describes him as the "voice of reason"
Aug. 1, 2010
Eddie12
14 posts
Omar, excellent post! You must be a man of strong character and affable persona, as I know Joe is. I took the time to talk to Joe at last years Phoenix Worlds he is everything you say he is and the "WORLD" would be a better place with more Einsteins and Omars for that matter!
Aug. 1, 2010
vinniec
Men's 50
18 posts
Omar, One non-famous man once said... "Why can't we all just get along".... I for one would like to echo this same thought. Then hope civil discourse and a common respect would overcome the disdain and even contempt spoken to one another...
Joe,
This discussion reiterates the conversation we had in Reno, we can and will at times disagree but not at the cost of disrespect and contempt toward one another...To the "voice of reason" good luck, good health and please continue in respecting thought-provoking discourse. Look forward to seeing you in Vegas and Phoenix..
Vinnie
Windy City Softball

Aug. 1, 2010
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Thanks, Omar for a somewhat left-handed complement but I'll take any I can get,
these days.
Thanks Eddie.
That was a great discussion we had
and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks, Jay and Harry.
I look forward to seeing you guys
somewhere soon down the road.
Thanks, Vinny
I'm with you and it's great to have as
classy and competitive a bunch
as Windy City in Senior ball.
I'm truly blessed looking forward
to playing both weekends this year at LVSSA and Phoenix
and look forward to seeing,
meeting and making
more friends.
Lively bats and balls forever.
Aug. 1, 2010
lemons
Men's 65
302 posts
Omar, Will that be a Miken or Combat cane? Great discussion. Mel
Aug. 1, 2010
Omar Khayyam
994 posts
lemons, from recent discussion on new Miken durability versus Combat, guess I will settle on a yellow Combat cane!
Aug. 2, 2010
GeHall44
Men's 55
92 posts
Omar - great post.
Joe is my team mate and I love and respect him a ton.
He knows how to push my buttons, but he always makes me think and challenges me to look at things in a different light. I love that and I love watching the message board light up when every one gets excited about something. We all see the same things in our own ways. Communication, sharing ideas and stimulating conversation is what a message board is all about.
Keep it up boys!
Aug. 2, 2010
stick8
1282 posts
I've known Einstein for a couple years and I find him to be an outstanding player-a good pitcher who can also hit like ac demon. I like Omar, do disagree with some of what he posts on here. But that's not meant to demean him personally. He demonstrates a passion for the game and deeply cares about it's future. I've always believed if Senior Softball ever formed a players union he'd be in the running to be head of it.
Aug. 3, 2010
Webbie25
Men's 60
1972 posts
I have never blogged before this site, and I love it because softball is my passion, too. This is America and this is what it is all about. We all have opinions. There are things that I believe-deep in my heart-are absolutes and sometimes I cannot believe someone else believes differently. But they do, and just as passionately as I believe. This is a great forum to express yourself at. Stick8, does this mean we are looking at union dues in the future???? :-)
Aug. 3, 2010
stick8
1282 posts
lol Webbie, in a small sense we do have one-- when we pay certain associations dues to obtain a card.
Aug. 3, 2010
mad dog
Men's 60
3932 posts
tell me,$100 for 2 cards.
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