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Steve

Location:
kimberly, AL

Division:
Men's 60

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, Jan. 21, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

We will have 2 fields of 60's if 2 more teams respond. One field each for 70/65's, 55's, and 50's.
, Jan. 20, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

17 entered. Darryl Harris and Associates. Looking for one 55 and two 60's.
, Jan. 19, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

16 teams in. Birmingham 50's. Looking for two 55 teams and 2 60 teams.
, Jan. 19, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

Hey Jim, spoke to Darian (park director) this past week. He said that there should be no problems. The city granted $250,000 to upgrading the park and tennis courts. The concession may not be completely renovated, but we can play. Thanks
, Jan. 19, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

15 entered. Tennessee Gappers and GAS. Thanks Joe and Jethro!!
, Jan. 17, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

13 entered. RPR 60's. 3 others have expressed interest and will let me know soon. It is first come, first serve. Can only take 20 teams! Thanks
, Jan. 17, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

We now have 12 teams. Crim 70's and Huntsville 60's added.
, Jan. 12, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

Entered: Deep South, Crystal Heat, Travelers, RDG, Seasoned Veterans, Atlanta Recycling, Montgomery Swarm, Southern States, Team Kitty, Southeast Water, The No Names.

Will take teams through February; up to 20 total.
, Jan. 11, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

Yes, Joe. They play every year. I left a message with James last night. Hope to hear from him soon. Thanks
, Jan. 11, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking For Some Feedback

I may have shared this before: In June, 2013, I almost died twice in six days due to acute pancreatitis. That occurred one month after gall bladder surgery, wherein, gall stone material fell into my bile duct, causing the pancreatitis.

Anyway, after two days of being unconscious, I awoke for just a few seconds. My wife was holding my hand. I opened my eyes, looked at her and said "baby, I love to play softball!" and immediately passed out again for another whole day.

Needless to say, still trying to live that down!!
, Jan. 10, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking For Some Feedback

Thanks, Omar, you are too kind. You and Swing certainly gave thoughtful responses. My wife tells me I talk way too much, so I think I have the communication/team part down pretty well! I have also served as a Baptist Pastor for over 35 years, so I think that helped.

To be honest, we have not won a lot of games over the years, but were competitive most of the time. As primarily a AA team, it was always an uphill battle against AAA and Major teams a majority of time (at least until Dalton).

Winning for me has never been the most important or ONLY reason to play Senior Softball. So, I just let the chips fall where they may!!
, Jan. 10, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

The address for George Ward Park is: 331 16th Avenue South Bham, Al 35205
, Jan. 9, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking For Some Feedback

Thanks, Dan and Mike. Really good points.

I have been in senior softball for 15 years--managing/coaching. Most of those years were as non-sponsored teams or partially sponsored. I usually supplied uniforms and everyone chipped in for tourney fees and had their own personal expenses.
As a result, my primary concern was in trying to be fair to everyone-playing time, rotation, etc. Deserved or not, I had the reputation at times of not really caring about winning enough. Actually had players quit after telling me that.

What do others say about winning at any cost?
, Jan. 9, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

Already had a number of responses. If all the teams who normally participate get in, I only have 7 spots left. Thanks
, Jan. 9, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking For Some Feedback

Thanks, Crusher.
, Jan. 8, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day Practice Tourney in Birmingham

Scheduled for Saturday, March 4, in Birmingham, Alabama. Location is George Ward Park (AKA Green Springs).
I have 5 fields; 4 team RR on each field, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Finished in plenty of time in order to get home at a decent hour.
Taking ONLY 20 teams; 3 game guarantee; $165 entry fee with umpires included. You supply your own 44 cor./375 comp. softballs. 1/1 count with foul; 5 HR's then walks.

You can enroll here by leaving your info or call me, Steve, at 205-647-2881. I already have teams signed, so let me know as soon as you can. Thanks and God bless.
, Jan. 8, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking For Some Feedback

Thanks, Perl. Just love to play; win or lose. The gang is all here! Hope 2017 is a great year for everyone.
, Jan. 6, 2017
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking For Some Feedback

I have a new team starting in 2017. We are partially sponsored--AA/AAA. I recently shared my personal philosophy to our team. Just wondering if others had thoughts or comments or anything that you have developed and shared with your teams. Here it is:

1. Team is important. We win or lose as a team.
2. We leave the game on the field.
3. We support one another; encourage one another; defend one another.
4. We are 65 years (plus); we will not make every play; we will not get a hit every time; NO NEED FOR EXCUSES. Just make a commitment to try and do your best, according to your capabilities.
5. A good sense of humor will help!!
6. If you can throw a strike every time, just ask and I will let you pitch.
7. "Let him without sin, cast the first stone".
8. Always run it out going to first.
9. Use two hands in the outfield, just to make sure.
10. Always hit your cut-off.
11. Coaches at 1B and 3B always.
12. I am not the coach. I am the manager/administrator. I am not a dictator. I need your help; I am always open to suggestions.
13. Our wives who attend, the umpires and opposition, all deserve our courtesy and respect. NO PROFANITY or foul language permitted.
14. Finally, Softball and ALCOHOL/DRUGS do not mix. Off the field is your business; on the field is mine.
, Dec. 12, 2016
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hope Your Holiday and Holy Day are as Blessed as Mine!!

Last year my wife and I got matching heating pads from Walmart!! This year is even better; we have matching C-Paps and grab-sticks for picking up pine cones in our yard.

Seriously, Our Lord has always been gracious to me--family, friends. This year is even more blessed. Our granddaughter's kidney transplant was a great success. She grew an inch in 3 weeks!!
Two weeks after surgery, she bounded into our den and proclaimed "Grandpa, I have never felt this good in all my life!".

God bless our softball family is my prayer.
, Nov. 18, 2016
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks For Your Prayers and Thoughtfulness

Thanks, Duke and Fabe. We are aware of prayers from Hawaii, California to Baltimore. All are greatly appreciated.
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