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Real name:
Michael Adair

Location:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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June 15, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Obstruction, interference, or incidental play?

NA, its okay she sometimes calls me Nancy...
June 14, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: questions to catchers and umpires

Leave it Nancy to understand oldman speak. Now I get it. Still wondering about the weather event though, fog, rain, sun field.....smile...it's joke, thank God for spell check, I just wish there was, what I meant to say was check........
June 14, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Obstruction, interference, or incidental play?

So I was right....somebody call my wife.
June 13, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Obstruction, interference, or incidental play?

Is that anything like, I am sorry I did not intend to get caught.
June 13, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Obstruction, interference, or incidental play?

Now you are assuming the batter was as fleet a foot as the athletic catcher. Intent is the key component and if in the esteemed umpire feels it was not intentional then the batter was not making it harder or easier on the catcher's ability to complete the play. Thus no harm no foul.

Bonafied Catcher

Mike Adair
June 13, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: questions to catchers and umpires

I may have graduated from a small school in southern Arkansas, but I am having trouble deciphering your question. [Pitchers pitches ump looks over to third base and ask the runner on third weather he is a runner or a coach.] Did the pitcher throw the umpire at the runner on 3rd because a weather related event. Just askin.
May 24, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacement

I have been playing with a hip replacement for 12 years. Get a surgeon that operates and caters to athletes.

Mike Adair
May 8, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Power fading

Go see Imlay in Vegas on Wed.

My best guess is you adjusted your swing because of your injury and your muscle memory is affecting your mechanics. I have not seen you hit since worlds, but make sure your front foot is down before your start your swing. You are probably feeling good and rushing a little or you could switch it up a little and get shoes that match. LOL


May 2, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hemet this weekend

Thank you I found a team, only condition was I have to bring snacks and carry the coaches bag.
May 1, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hemet this weekend

Lard Butt looking to play, if you need a body.

Mike Adair
April 30, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Knee Surgery or replacement

It is not about how old you are, it is about how long the knee will last and $$$. Get the 2nd opinion and get the replacement. I limped around for 3 years after I blew my meniscus. It has been 18 months since the total replacement and even though it will never be the same as when I was younger, I am playing competitive softball and contributing. The advantage of getting it done now far out weighs the negative and the reduced quality of life.

Mike Adair
April 26, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Stealing other teams Softballs

Damn I am going to have to throw all of my batting practice balls away or do a better job of marking out Steve Imlay's name.
April 24, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what happens when.

Hope this helps, but I do not think you have to be M+.

Applebee’s Senior Discount: 10-15% off (varies by location).
Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off for seniors (60+) varies by location verified
Bennigan’s Senior Discount: Discount varies by location (60+)
Bob’s Big Boy: Discount varies by location (60+)
Burger King Senior Discount: 10% off (60+)
Culvers: 10% off senior discount (60+)
Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off (60+)
El Pollo Loco: 10% senior discount (60+), 15% military discount verified
Gatti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Ponderosa Steak Houses: Senior discounts var. Senior menu available (60+)
Shoney’s of Knoxville: Join the Shoney’s “Golden Age Club” for 10% off (60+) verified
Sizzler: Offers “Honored Guest Menu” (60+). Varies by location verified
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+). Varies by location
Subway: 10% off (60+) varies by location verified
Sweet Tomatoes: Senior Meal deals Mon-Thu, 2-5pm, $7.99 all u can eat incl. fountain bev. and/or coffee. All other times 10% off (60+) verified
Souplantation: Senior Meal deals Mon-Thu, 2-5pm, $7.99 all u can eat incl. fountain bev. and/or coffee. All other times 10% off (60+) verified
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House Senior Discounts: 10% off every Monday (60+)


April 20, 2018
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament Scores

Not than I am aware. What little I know.

65M+
Timerworks over Rebels by 15
Rebels over Team Florida

65M
R&R over OTE by 8
OTE over LV Stars by 1;
LV Stars over Top Gun
April 15, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament brackets

FYI Most courts tell you to appear on a certain date. You have no idea if you are first on the morning docket or afternoon. Not that I have been to court much. Wait is my profile public?

riada ekim
April 9, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHY SO RESTRICTIVE

Perl, I do believe you actually made the case for run limitations. (The best teams in the world (USSSA Conference) don’t have a runs per inning rule) No question there are some great teams playing SSUSA. However, you set rules and standards for the majority of teams.

In not so perfect opinion: The runs limitation is there for three reasons.

1. Attempt to level the playing field. Not all M+ nor M nor AAA nor AA teams are cookie cutter. Without run limitations the top 1/3rd will on a regular basis significantly out score the lower 1/3rd on a consistent basis. The offset is the last inning deemed unlimited. Routinely you will see teams take visitors against a perceived stronger team because they do not want to be on the field for a significant amount of time at the end of a game. Most often in the RR portion of the tourney, but not always.

2. More participation - First, we are seniors and like it or not, we have a finite number of teams/players and as we get older that is more and more obvious. Without the attempt at leveling the playing field, you would have a number of players/teams unwilling to play against stronger or younger teams. Especially, if you are paying significant dollars to play, because most teams are not sponsored.

Please don't waste your time arguing with me about whether it should happen, it just will and there is nothing you can do about an individual or team making the decision not to play if they do not want to.

3. Health considerations - run limitations theoretically mean shorter innings. Once you hit 60, the toll on your body is much greater than when you were in your 40's & 50's. If there were unlimited innings throughout, I expect there would be more medical events.

Rather than decry the rules that are set in place for the majority, play in an association that conforms more to your expectations. I say that with all respect because in this instance I believe challenges to the run limitations is reminiscent of Don Quixote tilting at windmills.

Mike Adair


April 8, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

I am slightly intrigued...TB...reveal your name and team and then us unwashed masses can either see you play or play against you. If I feel/believe/think you are an average AAA player, I will be glad to write to SSUSA on your behalf on just how average you are. Now on the other hand if you are a stud muffin then I might even want to get TShirts printed up to sell...Stud here Dud there..insert name here...Seriously though...be blessed in your abilities and humble in your walk/talk..It can all go away in a second....

Mike Adair
April 5, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

65 with an M+ rating can play
65M as one of the exceptions
60M
55AAA
50AA
April 5, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

SSSSNNNNAAAPPP!!!!
April 5, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

Actions have consequences. Regardless of your interpretation of your skill level (average player in your age group (65) why are you moved up because you happened to play on a good younger team that could absorb an average older player) If the team wins you carry the rating.

It was your decision to play down for whatever reason (and it is not my intention to demean or have an opinion as to why you made that decision). I am also sure that every time you played you did your very best to help your team.

I have played multiple age groups for 10 years so I recognize the risks. As a member of the roster, even with a limited role, you take the risk of of being rated higher based on their results.

The team did well as a result you did well. Results are rewarded.

How can you change your circumstances?

Not here for sure.

Deal with SSUSA directly. Document your contribution to the team. Stats. Tourneys attended. Letter from manager indicating your contribution level. Medical conditions that may have manifested themselves or worsened.

Once you have exhausted all of your options to carry a different rating. You make the decision as to what teams may have openings for a player of your caliber.

I said all that to say this. SSUSA does make mistakes, they do make corrections when evidence is presented to the contrary, and they also know who might be understating their ability. Words are Words, Actions are Facts.

Mike Adair

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