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Real name:
Michael Adair

Location:
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ

Division:
Men's 70

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May 4, 2024
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prescott Tournament Medical Update

Hey it’s Hack!! Just wanted to let everyone know I’m doing really good Took some time, rest and fluids for me to get back to “normal” whatever that is !! I’m home now and going to rest and I have a big glass of water next to me. I just wanted to thank everyone for their love, concern and prayers for me!! This is a very special team and we all support and encourage each other at all times. I know a lot of us are hurt, injured or have medical and family issues but we all seem to pull together and help each other when needed. I am so privileged to be a part of this Scorpion team. Many blessings to you all ( and all the wives too!! ) Hack (and Vickie too)

Today Hack had a medical event at the tourney in Prescott. The quick and successful resolution to this event started with our umpire Mike. He recognized Hack was struggling physically and mentally. Within moments fans and players with medical expertise stepped in. Hack was moved into the dugout, his vitals evaluated and valuable information gathered for when the medical personnel arrive. The active medical professionals did what they do and it was determined Hack was out of danger.

Our softball family is as competitive as it gets between the lines, but once one of us down, caring compassion takes over. I counted members from 5 different teams caring for Hack. 2 retired nurses, retired EMT, retired paramedic and an er doc. These professionals were enabled by accurate medical information relayed by Victoria (wife) and others.

We all should have our medications and significant medical information available within our ball bag and marked for information purposes.

Thank you again for everyone's care, concerns, and prayers.

Mike Adair
Scorpion 70



May 2, 2024
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat ckecks at tournaments

that will not happen at 140....that is low

April 12, 2024
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championships -- Posted Game Results

Thank goodness you don't post batting averages. The new scoring program being featured in the at the Midwest Championships should be interesting.
April 5, 2024
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Changing a Number

I know there is a rule change about only whole numbers. Question can we add a duct tape 1 to change a number from 3 to 31 or 13.
March 24, 2024
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bracket Updates

2 different topics.

Brackets:13 different age levels so maybe 30 brackets. DD tries to arrange that teams play out of area teams play each other in Pool Play. That is plug and play not insert teams and hit send. Number of teams per division determines site because of local restraints. It has been 5 days since deadline closed. I am guessing end of week.

I guess I would rather get team credit than stuff. IMO

Mike Adair
Scorpions 70
March 24, 2024
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

It is very simple, rules are for the majority of events and situations. The back foot and plate handle 99.9% of out of the front of the box issues. You can't legislate or dictate every instance or circumstance. Montanapnc obviously an exceptional hit, but in this instance an illegal one. Webbie with the size of your ego, the box is never big enough. Luv Ya
March 23, 2024
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

You know the best part about your long and winding road/comment. You know the rule and the purpose behind it. SSUSA has defined the reasoning behind the change well. Boxes are usually not uniform, but the plate it. If your back foot is beyond plate. Out. Just about as simple as it can get. 53 years of playing softball.

Mike Adair
Feb. 14, 2024
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A new Novel. A great read!

Just finished, good read. Good job of explaining SSUSA rules. I have not had the same experience as this individual has had with SSUSA, even though not specifically naming SSUSA.
Feb. 8, 2024
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A new Novel. A great read!

Just got it on amazon
Jan. 9, 2024
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: vegas world's

If it is listed on this page as a qualifier, it is.
https://seniorsoftball.com/?events
Dec. 31, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

what he said
Dec. 24, 2023
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70 Major Plus Slugger Mike Adair's Power Swing in Slowmotion

Bogie is very kind. He managed to find a few good swings and make me look good. 50 lbs lighter, new knee and a new hip. I am working hard to regain this form.
Dec. 22, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New rule on shaved bats

DD this is exactly what this subject needs; open ended proactive discussion to find a reasonable response to an unacceptable situation. Let the {rules committee} keep working at this until a best case response is found. It is a personal issue for me that an innocent individual is not hurt needlessly. I do not think the current rule is as effective as it could be.

I agree that cheaters will always be ahead of the curve and my comment regarding proactive was directed toward the manufacturer not the organizations. Orgs will always be playing catch up.

I support SSUSA and their efforts to deal with this, but a rifled approach as opposed to a shotgun is needed.
Dec. 22, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

So why the extra level of confusion or determination. Why not; Any ball legally caught after 2 strikes is an out, regardless of height. Batter still has an extra swing if ball is not caught, but defense is awarded for effort and execution.
Dec. 22, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New rule on shaved bats

John I agree with most everything you said, but you actually made my point. Those unaware should not be held accountable and there is a discernable amount of those players. Suspected is not proof and I refused to convict on suspicion. I don't think we know each other, but those who know me, know I don't accept cheaters in any capacity. Even with that I can't in good conscience convict without proof. I can remove myself from the situation. When you accuse without strong evidence you irreparably damaging your/their relationship.

I will clarify and say my division, 70, 90% are unaware because most them did not play higher level ball.

I will also say 95% of your division will recognize an enhanced bat.
Dec. 22, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New rule on shaved bats

SSUSA went too far in penalizing teammates associated with cheater. Cheaters should be held accountable, but guilt by association is a knee jerk reaction. If I suspect one of my teammates is swinging an illegal bat I should at least let them know their performance is not indicative or consistent with their peers.

You assume, without proof, that a player knew or should have known someone was cheating. Not a reasonable stance.

This method of punishment is a result of inability to police the offense on the front end.

I guarantee that 90% of softball players would not know a shaved bat if they saw it, heard it, hit it.

I can even get behind litigating the crap against a proven cheater. To not allow a player to go to another team when he was not guilty of anything other than being a teammate is WRONG in every normal measurement.

You are throwing out the baby with the bath water. Take a beat and revisit this much needed enforcement for a serious violation of the rules and ethical standards.

Mike Adair
NSSHOF 2014
Dec. 21, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New rule on shaved bats

Per latest newsletter: SSUSA is working on
additional deterrents, including bat testing to be done at ballparks. Page 12
Dec. 15, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

Here is where I think the "unclear concept," manifests itself.

Rulebook §1.29 • FOUL TIP
A foul tip is a batted ball that goes directly from the bat, not higher than the batter's head, to the catcher's hand(s) or glove and is legally caught by the catcher. EFFECT: The ball is dead on all foul tips and the batter is out if it is the final strike

What does directly mean? I believe directly means not touching anything other than the glove or hand, i.e. body, arm, leg etc.

I caught the ball with my glove perpendicular to my body, thus directly from the bat to my glove not above the batters head with 1-2 count one to waste.

I believe a better wording would be: A foul tip is a batted ball that goes directly from the bat, not higher than the batter's head, (only) to the catcher's hand(s) or glove and is legally caught by the catcher.
Dec. 14, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 69 year olds playing up in 70 Reclassification

Thanks, I am not familiar on how that division works. Is a 69M player a 70M player?
Dec. 14, 2023
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 69 year olds playing up in 70 Reclassification

This rule change is going to create an interesting set of scenarios, kind of in the weeds question.

The question is, how long will it take for SSUSA to respond, not to this post, but rather to the causation/effect.

70AAA team picks up 3 69yr old guys from a major team. How long do they retain their major rating. If they were picked up when they became 70 their would retain for 1 year, so does that mean 2 years.

Conversely, same with major team, if they picked up 69 yr old M+ would they retain M+ for 2 years instead of one.

On the stealthy side, I could see waiting until after June 15th and then picking up 3 69 yr old players so as to avoid move up before worlds.

Just Sayin
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