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Real name:
Michael Adair

Location:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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, Oct. 13, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up question

I doubt the review has been completed. Winners will always move up and depending on the number of teams possibly more.
, Oct. 11, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for a contact

Does anyone have any current connections with 3rd brigade 101st airborne at ft campbell? Please contact me at softball4b@aol.com for more info.

Mike Adair
, Oct. 11, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World's Perspective

Every year you start the season with vigor, resolve, and the goal to bring home the "Ring". World Champions or even better "The Triple Crown". For the majority, when the tournament ends, you get in the car for the long drive home or sit on the airplane trying to figure out what went wrong.

Whenever someone asked me how my tournament was, I start to whine about this or that as the reason we did not win.

So the weather was bad. No, we probably had the best weather we have ever had for World's in Vegas.

The umpires were terrible. No, in 12 games over two divisions, whomever the umpire was, seemed personable, knowledgeable, and informative.

The Tournament Director was overly officious. No, in fact when one of my teammates threw his bat after making an out. The TD told me to tell him, if he did it again he would be gone. TD did not buy my comment that it was my fault he was throwing it to me and I missed it. Message relayed and player finished the game.

The other teams were jerks. No, every team we played were competitors on the field and brothers after. Many of the games ended with both teams sharing a prayer.

You were short players. Yes and no, sure, we lost a few players just before the tourney, but that did not stop some teams: 60 Major - Reloaded finished 2nd- lost their pitcher in the first inning of the first game, SS pitched 10 of the next 11 games. Houston Fire finished 3rd brought 10 players and 2 additional guys, not starters. They only had to deal with two of their players losing their homes in the hurricane.

Your knee hurt. No, for the first time in 3 years, I could actually run or at least a reasonable facsimile of same. 11 outs in 12 games, not great but certainly did not suck. The total knee replacement gave me back a quality of life I thought I might have lost forever.

Highs and Lows:

Low - (we only gathered approximately two banker's boxes of toiletries via the Little Red Wagon for Project Dignity, High - very generous people filled almost two banker's boxes of toiletries via the Little Red Wagon for Project Dignity) (Low - I had friends that could not play.) (Low - One because he had to go on dialysis twice a week for kidney failure High - he is improving and in good spirits) (Low - another because he had cancer surgery High -they think they got it all) (Low - another because he lost a family member High - his home became the gathering/healing place for his family) (Low SS had a family commitment and could not play, High SS got to spend time with his son at college) (Low friend had season ending shoulder surgery, High went perfect and started rehab early) (Low teammate has never won a ring and did not win a ring with u,s High teammate won his first ring with another team in a different age plus he was a triple crown winner) (Low teammate thought his season was over and maybe the end of a career, High - after 3 doctors, he found the right treatment, finish second in one division won triple crown in another performing at a very high level. Lowest of the Low - Some evil vile idiot decided that a music venue was his own personal shooting gallery and we all know someone that was affected High - A reminder not miss an opportunity to share my love with those around me and the comfort/confidence, God has my back.

Mike Adair



, Oct. 11, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

I drilled holes in a 2x4 and bought some tent spikes to stabilize and raise pitching height.
, Oct. 8, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Little red wagon - Project Dignity, the last couple softball tournaments we’ve asked people to bring the stuff they don’t use. Toiletries from the hotels they are staying at while attending the tournament.

This is our first delivery. Today Dawn has craft day and she’s taking these two boxes for the families at the hotels. We collected soap, shampoo conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and Q-tips we are very appreciative of the generosity of those who contributed.

https://www.facebook.com/softball4b

Dawn Adair,

Mike Adair, my better 1/2 or 3/4 or maybe I just get to tag along with her.
, Oct. 6, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock.

Check with:

http://www.socalssa.com/

Marv Ruddell
951 526-2342
cel 951 795-1935

westway@outlook.com
wwm1@adelphia.net

Been using in tourneys for 2 years
, Oct. 5, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any results yet for the 50 major?

Apples, Oranges, Tangerines, and plums. Definition of a team - 6 members of the original team carries the team name and team rating if playing in the same age group.

Since they picked up younger players and move down in age, 55M+ team could play in the 50M division. I do not see the confusion. Of course I was edjumacated in the public school system of the great state of Arkansas so I could be wrong.

Bottom-line certain players that played with MTC could not move to 60, there was not enough of them to play 55M+ so they picked up some very good players and moved to a YOUNGER age division to play. Granted they are really good and I am not carrying Tim's water, but the only question is the rerating issue, which I have no knowledge regarding the circumstances that led to their change in status. I can tell you from personal experience/knowledge, Tim M. is not a favored child within the SSUSA group as evidenced by his exclusion from this board.
, Oct. 5, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any results yet for the 50 major?

SFTF-I believe this is the answer to your question. 55M+ team could play in the 50M division if they qualified as such prior to the tourney. I can't speak to whether the team did play in a qualifying tournament as a 50M.
, Oct. 5, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any results yet for the 50 major?

I can't speak to why a team was rerated, but 55M+ player carries the same rating as a 50M player.

So technically I believe, a 55M+ team could play in the 50M division if they qualified as such prior to the tourney.

https://seniorsoftball.com/wc/wc2016/Ratings-Index-Chart.pdf




, Oct. 4, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Russell Road Rec Complex

Personally, see something say something is something I follow. I would not want my loved one or me trying to use a restroom or area where a crime is/was being committed.

No area is immune to homeless and or crime, not necessarily inclusive. I was exiting the Superior court in Santa Ana, CA two weeks ago, hundreds of homeless tents and a used syringe on the stairway into the courthouse. Lots of police officers did not seem to be a deterrent in that case.

Las Vegas area fields are in constant change. They are updated/upgraded as budgets allow. I have been blessed to play in this organization for 16 years. I have played at almost every park in LV, some were in excellent shape and others terrible. This tournament has grown from 309 teams in 2009 to 612 in 2017. There are always going to be less than ideal situations somewhere.

My point is SSUSA is responsive to the needs of their end users whenever possible. This forum may be used to announce an issue, but will never be the vehicle to resolve same. A call on this forum to contact SSUSA with information relative to the situation is valid and reasonable. Calling out an individual, SSUSA or end user, in a derogatory manner is counter productive to achieving your goal. Safety awareness.

I am not paid by nor work for SSUSA, just a ball player like 99% of the others that view this board with an opinion.

Mike Adair
, Sept. 30, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

As competitive as I am I empathize with BruceAZ.

In reality, umpire did not see it, he can't call it. Does not matter if the runner broke the rule per Bruce,"he didn’t see the slide and couldn’t call him out."

Not going to debate could have would have should have, we all are chasing the ring. TD and Chief Umpire will take care of the umpire discipline and they do. It will be handled out of the public eye as all personnel issues should be. I know for a fact a certain number of umpires each year are not asked to return to World Tournaments until they have demonstrated a competency level consistent with the competition level.

Errors happen on the field as players and staff, most always with negative implications. Not knowing anyone involved I can only believe the umpire feels badly about their error in judgment and how if affected the game.
, Sept. 20, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any Vegas Teams Need an Outfielder? Nebraska Registered.

No problem, we will be glad to take the 4 seed and let the other team they were going to play be the 3 seed.

DD, just giving you information, how you process it will be entirely up to you.
, Sept. 20, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any Vegas Teams Need an Outfielder? Nebraska Registered.

Lord knows my wife wants to know. Being at the BP at 6:30 is killer for a woman with the mop of hair she has.

Me not so much, hair I mean and I think the beauty sleep thing is has long past its use by date, me again.
, Sept. 19, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

It was the light pole in Phoenix that caused the most problems. Bent my best bat and that was the last time I took my frustrations out something other than the real problem. Operator error.

, Sept. 19, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

IMO Opinion rolling is always altering the bat. The breakdown of the fibers are done in an even manner which increases the sweet spot of the bat and alters performance.

Back in the day, I might have hit my bat against against a tree or pole or something, but it had more to do with me not being able to hit a softball when I needed to.

Besides, I don't think that helped aluminum much other than bend the handle.
, Sept. 19, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

IMO - Apples and Oranges - The difference is in the interpretation of the governing body. Miken did not want to honor a warranty thus financial consideration. SSUSA does not believe the fix created an enhancement to the performance of the equipment, thus you did not affect the integrity of the product.
, Sept. 18, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Red Wagon will be at Desert Breeze in Vegas for the Worlds Sept 22-24. I will be playing with the SW Bandits 60M. Please introduce yourself to my wife, Dawn or myself. Just for the record, she is the superstar. There will be a silver bag in the red wagon for the toiletries.

Session 2, Sept 25-28, I will be playing with OTE 65 Major at Desert Breeze. Dawn will not be there, but please introduce yourself.
, Sept. 17, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

Louisville Slugger UPM 45 Blue Flame Pitching Machine

No electricity needed.
, Sept. 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

No, but thank you. No old to play 50's and too young to retire.
, Sept. 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Thank you to those who brought toiletries to the tournament in San Clemente for the Project Dignity packets.

Red Wagon will be at Desert Breeze in Vegas for the Worlds Sept 22-24. I will be playing with the SW Bandits 60M. Please introduce yourself to my wife, Dawn or myself. Just for the record, she is the superstar. There will be a silver bag in the red wagon for the toiletries.

As soon as we know where the 65 Majors will be playing I will update red wagon location. Session 2, Sept 25-28, I will be playing with OTE 65 Major. Dawn will not be there, but please introduce yourself.

Remember no money!!!! We are asking for travel size toiletries, soap, shampoo, conditioner, tooth paste, tooth brushes and such. We try to keep the packets consistent in size and content. The packets are distributed during the Kids Club Program on Sunday afternoons at the motel they are visiting. (http://projectdignity.org)


Thank you for your support.

Mike and Dawn Adair
softball4b@aol.com

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