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Real name:
Michael Adair

Location:
PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ

Division:
Men's 65

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April 16, 2019
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vendor Locations

Which vendors will be at the manager's meeting and or at BLD during session 1?
April 11, 2019
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SW LVSSA Championships April 23-25, 65-Major Division

Timberworks is a great team and should be applauded for putting together such a competitive group of guys.

If they play down, use Major rules and still give runs then the advantage should be with the Major team. I have been on both sides of this equation and IMO the advantage is always with the lower division team unless the lower division team is truly a AAA team that has been bumped to Major.

Timberworks has had a revamping of their roster, losing some incredible players through age up and injury. This will be their most challenging season physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Mike Adair
Buckys 65
Feb. 21, 2019
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Visiting AZ,looking to get some practice in.

By then maybe the rain will have stopped.
Jan. 18, 2019
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bullhead Tournament

Sidewinders double dipped Bucky's.
Jan. 18, 2019
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bullhead Tournament

The Bullhead tournament was not only NOT RAINED OUT, but the Bullhead Parks and Rec Department was out at 4AM on Wed getting the fields in playing shape after rain all day and most of the night Tuesday.

The management of this tourney outside the lines was outstanding and the umpiring on the field was excellent. Donnie did a good job communicating and putting together a good crew. Good vendor representation so if you have any $$ left from the casinos there was good stuff to buy. I encourage team participation next year.

Mike Adair
Bucky's 65
Jan. 7, 2019
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 65 Major Plus Players from Texas Looking for a Team

Anybody ready to take their M+ team to the next level or move their M to M+. These guys are the real deal and would be great teammates.

Mike Adair
Nov. 22, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: No Home Run Limit

Please "Mark" this as historical significance within this message board. I agree with Webbie aka 3A.

Mike Adair newest AAA member.


Oct. 23, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter Worlds

Excuse me I meant NOT easy to do at any age group.
Oct. 23, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter Worlds

Not speaking for SSUSA, if your team was playing in WW then most certainly your team would be rated M+. If you are playing with a different team then it would depend on your age. If you aged up then possibly you could still play major. If you played for a younger age group then you could play as major. You could play major if said team did not have 2 other M+ players, in most instances it takes 3 to get bumped depending. If your name was somehow missed on the submitted roster then at some point your new team would be made aware of your new designation and then then chips just starting falling. Either way congrats on winning Majors, now easy to do at any age group.
Sept. 19, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ROOKIE SENSATION ARRIVES

Congrats. I may be in the old folks home before either one of our boys blesses us with Grandkids, not much envy here, okay maybe a little.
Sept. 19, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner hit by batted ball

When my team forces me to play 1st or 3rd, I mean lets me play 1st or 3rd. I always ask the runner if the batter likes him or if the runner owes the batter money. That usually determines that likelihood that I am going to be trying to get out of the way of a batted ball. What was the question.
Sept. 19, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: runner intentionally get hit by ball

DD, please don't close the thread, I am unable to get The View at work so this is entertaining, wait did I say at work, I mean at an undetermined location and undetermined time.
Sept. 14, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Losing could be beneficial

One guy a lot smarter than me (probably there are a lot more than one, just ask my wife, what does that say about her life choices, I digress).

For a decent team, In order to win any tournament, you have to win at least two games ugly and then win all of the games you were suppose to. His contention was that when you look back at those 2 there was no way you should have won them, but you did, drop ball, bad throw, guy who has never hit a bowling average hits 800, the guy who is an average 2nd baseman plays the entire tournament and never, never gets a ball hit to him (for real, 2008 55 Majors) and the horses run the way they are supposed to.

So losing is not a good option, but if you feel compelled, please call DD and asked to play our team in Worlds, we will take all the help we can get.

Mike Adair
This views or comments of this poster is not approved by the management of OTE and or my wife.
Sept. 10, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you like the 1 n 1 count?

I am with tc4whlr, this is slowpitch. I believe the 1-1 favors the pitcher, but so what. He/she/they are the closest to the batted ball and are delivering the pitch underhanded at 5-7 MPH. With these bats and balls, I personally think a fair trade off is 1-1 nothing to waste or just change to instead of 3-4 to 2-3 and lets the chips fall where they may.

Ole guy still living the dream.
Mike Adair
Aug. 24, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ken Lipinski

As a reminder Ken's Memorial is Saturday, August 25 at Mariners Church 5001 Newport Coast Drive in Irvine California the memorial will start at 10:30 AM and there will have a light lunch served at the church afterwards.
Aug. 21, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ken Lipinski

Full Disclosure. There are others that were closer and MUCH better friends. This is my humble attempt to honor a man in passing that I was not as close to in the past few years as I should have been.
Aug. 21, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ken Lipinski

Ken's Memorial Service will be Saturday, August 25th, 10:30a at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Dr. Irvine CA. Please enter campus off of Newport Coast Dr. Memorial will be in the Chapel. Lunch reception to follow in upper room above the cafe.
Aug. 21, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ken Lipinski

From Paul Smit

Kenny was a gentleman on and off the field. It was my pleasure to have known him.
Aug. 21, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ken Lipinski

From Mike Lorden

What can you say about a Man who gave you everything, Ken on the field was a General "but" when all was done for that day he was the most generous person I've ever known. A little story I will always talk about to friends and my teammates is when Ken tried to recruit me to play for his Mavericks Team in a restaurant, I looked at him and said Ken Im only 48 give me a couple years please ! He smiled and said straight faced I'll see you then.. I want to say Thank You Ken for all you ever did for me, I would never be able to repay you for everything you passed my way... R.I.P Ken . #28
Aug. 20, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major++

Many teams capable of competing effectively and worthy of being moved to Major+ will do anything within their power to prevent that occurrence ... Teams will "disband" and scatter, three at a time, to Major teams and try to wait out the two-year player experience history term, for example, or they stop playing entirely ... Which leads to ...Yep been on both sides of that issue. Played 2 yrs at M+ with a team that did not have the horses to be there because they left for other teams and been on a team that disbanded because they moved up. I do agree there are managers that spend more time on trying to get a roster to almost win than they do to get one that wins. Not my cup of tea, I don't do participation trophies.

REMOVING or further REDUCING the allowed "out-of-rating" players would work wonders across all divisions, but particularly Major+ ... The beneficial effects would also be noticeable at AAA and Major ...10 years ago the rule was onerous and did not benefit softball in general, 3 seems reasonable to me, but when combined with medical reclassification, a team can be enhanced for at least one year. You can't legislate completely, you can only try to find common ground.

90-day "waiting period", requests for a Medical-based reduction in player rating experience history come overwhelmingly from players with current Major+ experience ... I certainly have no problem with SSUSA granting "legitimate" requests, but do find the top-heavy statistical reality interesting...Completely fair. I am a advocate of pre-planning surgery and the subsequent waiver. Total hip replacement and total knee replacement has limited me physically, as well as just being an old fat fart, but the 90 day waiting period is a fair compromise.

There is truth and then there is truth, you gotta love that statement.
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