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Steve

Location:
kimberly, AL

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Men's 60

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, Sept. 13, 2015
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Strykers moving to 65's in October

Talked to Mike and he is giving me more time to secure more players. I have the entry fee ready, just need 2-3 other interested players. If you simply want to go to Pensacola for that weekend in order to see if we are a fit, then please contact me as soon as you can. Just do not want to go with only 10.
, Sept. 7, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Annual Mike Jackson Halloween Tourney

Saturday, October 31, George Ward Park (aka Green Springs) in Birmingham, Alabama. Can take 16 Senior teams. $100 entrance fee, teams are responsible for umpire fees: $20 each per game. 3 gg. Teams supply softballs, either SPA or SSUSA authorized. Info: Mike Jackson 205-788-8508
, Sept. 4, 2015
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Strykers moving to 65's in October

The entry fee for the Winter National is due September 21. Unless 2-3 other players are added, we will not be able to attend. So, if anyone is interested, please let me know as soon as possible.
, Sept. 1, 2015
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Strykers moving to 65's in October

I had tentatively added a couple of Huntsville league players who were interested in trying tourney play. However, they have changed their minds and are sticking with local play. Therefore, Strykers is in need of 3-4 players--SS, 2B, OF--; we have 10 committed.
, Aug. 31, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Wayne Henck and family

Over the past several years, a great blessing occurred in my life. Wayne sought me out and we became friends. We enjoyed each other's company at the ballparks and over the phone occasionally. We talked about softball, fun things, and occasionally about spiritual things, Bible things.
That is what I am most impressed about with him and his family--a solid citizen of this world and the One to come. May our Lord surround you, Wayne and family, with His love and mercy.
, Aug. 17, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Baseball Movie

Comedy: It Happens Every Spring with Ray Milland and probably everyone's favorite: The Natural--multi-layered, lots of symbolism, and the grand finale is just the best.
, Aug. 10, 2015
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Strykers moving to 65's in October

Alabama and surrounding states is our locale.
, Aug. 10, 2015
southpaw
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Strykers moving to 65's in October

Strykers is in need of a shortstop for the Winter Nationals and next year of course. Every other spot is filled, hopefully. Call Steve if interested. 205-647-2881 or leave me a message here.
, Aug. 8, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Religious ceremonies at tournaments

Well said Alan and all. Considering the upheaval in our country, religiously, culturally, societally, etc., I appreciate the tone which everyone here has taken. It has only happened once and that was over 10 years ago, but most of a team actually used profanity toward me when I invited them to join my team in prayer after a game in Montgomery.

I am a retired Baptist pastor so prayer is a natural part of my life for almost 40 years. I know that is not true for everyone. Erk, I do not even think the old saying from the World Wars is true any more: "There are no atheists in foxholes!"

Respect for others' beliefs or non-beliefs is an important aspect of Christian doctrine as well as our nation's doctrines, but honor and respect for the ONE on whom our faith is founded is also important. If HIS followers do not do so, then Scripture declares that "even the rocks and hills will". Prayer is a venue to do so as well as the many other examples of it's value as stated above.

Life is short; we seniors are all on the wrong end of it. I believe there is a God and Jesus is HIS SON. Something to think about: if I am wrong; so what. If I am right.....
, July 23, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Maybe about Softball; Maybe not: odd or weirdest thing to happen to you?

Please keep it PG!

In the mid-80's in New Orleans, I had a nerve block in my lower back. When I awoke, I was told that the recovery room was full. I was being carried down a long hall and into a huge open room and placed in a corner with curtains surrounding me. The reason: the room was filled with expectant mothers in all stages of pre-delivery!! For the next hour I heard cursing, moans and groans, "I'm going to kill my husband", etc.

What drove me the most crazy was one poor lady who constantly repeated extremely loud "All the pretty colors, all the pretty colors!"

A nurse finally came to check on me and I begged to be removed, winding up in the hallway for a while....Very peaceful!!
, May 30, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Twilight Zone"?

Would a better title have been "deja vu all over again"?
, May 30, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Twilight Zone"?

10 years ago, my 55 team was in a tourney in Montgomery. We broke for lunch and about half the team went to a local (well-know) chain restaurant. One of the players ordered soup. When he dipped his spoon into the bowl for the first portion, a thumb off a rubber glove was along for the ride! He left the restaurant vowing to never darken the door again of that establishment!!

One year later; same tourney, same restaurant. We convinced him to give it another try. "I know one thing for sure. I will not order soup." He ordered a salad. It looked delicious with that ranch dressing smothering all the veggies. First bite, he raised his fork and stuck to it was a cap off a salad dressing bottle!! We've not been back since.
, May 5, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still Trying To Live It Down!

Webbie, I think we all understand (especially men) that faces are still familiar, but names quickly escape us. So, no need to apologize, well, except maybe your ex!!

Bob, I lose 4-6 players every year and get new recruits. It takes about 2 tourneys before I remember everyone.

My wife and I were entering Walmart recently; we met a couple exiting. They initiated a conversation which lasted about 30 minutes. When they left, I asked my wife: "Who were those people?". To which she replied: "I thought you knew them!".

Thanks for you well-wishes.
, May 4, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still Trying To Live It Down!

neglected to mention, that twice during the week I almost did not pull through.
, May 4, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still Trying To Live It Down!

In May, 2013, I spent a week in a local Hospital with acute pancreatitis after gallbladder surgery. I was unconscious pretty much for 6 days; but, occasionally I would awaken for a minute or two, then pass out again.

Two days in, I awoke for the first time, whispered to my wife: "Darling, I love to play senior softball", then immediately passed out again! Thankfully, I do have an understanding wife, but she does remind me occasionally!!

Anyone else care to share? Please, no worse than PG-13!
, April 23, 2015
southpaw
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: The Mid South NIT Cartersville Ga.

A couple of the weather channels in Birmingham show most of the rain going south of Bham and Atlanta. Hope their educated guesses are good!
, April 14, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

Thanks to all who responded--great stories. But, the award so far goes to Eurskine; what a great story, Erk. It has fired me up!
Hope we can hear from many others.
, April 13, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

I know that many of the teams are named after sponsors, donors, etc. But just wondering perhaps about some of the more unusual or out of the ordinary team names. How were they decided upon?

My team, Strykers, came about during the first Iraq war. I was watching the news and the Army's "Striker Brigade" was featured. I, being a veteran, admire and respect our military greatly. I thought, Strykers would be a great team name, and so we are.

Anyone care to share?
, April 12, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

Thanks to everyone who participated; I greatly appreciate it!
The weather could not have been better on Saturday and hope everyone had a great time.

We will try to do this again the first week of November, if you are interested. Thanks
, April 10, 2015
southpaw
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: One Day in Birmingham, April 11

"I can see clearly now, the rain is gone!"...I love that song!
Thankfully, we will be able to play a little softball tomorrow in Birmingham.

And thanks to SSUSA for allowing me to share the info with teams here in the South. I do hope these little warmup tourneys provide impetus and encouragement for even great attendance for your Southern Championship tourney in August. Always look forward to it.
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