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Real name:
Michael Adair

Location:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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March 3, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tribute to one of the best!!!

I was playing for a small team out of Rolla, Mo and we drew Craig's team in the St Louis tournament, I think it was 1976 or 77. He proceeded to hit one out in LF, LC, RC, RF. Two years later we played against Steele's. We knew it was going to be difficult because they had barely beat a local St Louis team, after a serious butt chewing, Dave had them out hitting BP after the game. I think Craig hit 30+ out of the park in BP. We got run ruled 32-15 and they only batted twice. Whole nuther level of softball. RIP
Feb. 27, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

Maybe 45 AAA
Feb. 24, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

SSUSA Bat Policy
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, Senior Softball-USA will license new senior bats and publish an Approved Bat List for all sanctioned SSUSA Tournaments.

ALL APPROVED BATS (1.21 bpf) MANUFACTURED BEFORE 2014 ARE ALLOWED

This policy is being implemented for two reasons:

First and foremost, it is designed to protect our players and the sport. In the past few years, several entities have begun developing senior bats. This policy provides a significant barrier to bat manufacturers who do not have the wherewithal to establish manufacturing procedures that meet minimum industry standards to ensure bats are consistently meeting standards.

Second, it is a fairness issue: many of the bat manufacturers support the sport through some type of sponsorships. These sponsors face economic requirements that other bat manufacturers, who do not support the sport, do not face. This policy is designed to even the playing field.

The SSUSA bat policy is simple:

Each model and weight must be submitted to Dr. Richard Brandt at New York University and be tested and meet the 1.21 bpf standard. Dr. Brandt forwards his results directly to SSUSA. The bats must also meet other standards listed in the SSUSA Rulebook, including length.
Bat manufacturers with bats that meet the standard, then pay a minimum licensing fee each year.
Senior Softball USA requires manufacturers to name Senior Softball-USA as additionally insured on a $10 million liability insurance policy in case of injury.
After the agreement is reached, and SSUSA receives a copy of the insurance coverage, the bat is added to the Approved SSUSA Bat list and may be used in all SSUSA tournaments.
Feb. 24, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

SSUSA Approved Bats, Monsta is not listed.
Feb. 23, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

To the best of my knowledge the bat has not been approved by any of the senior organizations except regional organization, SCSSA.
Feb. 17, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

Aay Amen Aay Amen Aay Aay Aay Amen Amen.......and I like Tim. ;-)
Feb. 17, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

Tim,

I don't see any team named Dynasty, who are they and where do they play. The last team I know of named Dynasty was defeated by our Pro Team/Dan Smith. Just Saying.
Feb. 12, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Best Hitters in Senior Softball

Best hitter in my home is my wife. Last night, I did not even see the right cross and then she followed it up with a left hook. Thank God she does not read this board.

Imlay is as good as it gets. He hit 625 in one tourney and I thought he was going to have to be put on suicide watch. The guy works at his craft as hard as anybody and at 66 is a premier hitter.

Mike Adair
GSC 60M+
Feb. 3, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Look for a team

Gator is a great teammate and an asset to any ball club. He can hit for average and power when needed.

Mike Adair
Jan. 30, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BP Bat?????

I have a 26oz Demarini One and put on a 2 oz batting sleeve. Bat is lasting forever and I get the ego boost of hitting with a senior bat. Lord knows my ego is as fragile as a skinny teenage boy getting ready to ask the best looking girl in school to prom.

Truth though any bat that mimics the swing weight of your gamer is what you should use in BP. I watched a teammate just demolish the ball in BP after BP and then get in the game and hit 500' popups. Finally I realized he was swinging a 32oz bat in bp and a 27 in the game. Let me think 40-60 swings with a bat 5 oz heavier than his gamer. Needless to say after he switched to a lighter bat in BP, he was a much improved hitter.

Once your gamer is hot, never ever swing it in BP.
Dec. 31, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Studs N Duds Hemet Jan 10-11

We are not a team per se. SoCal, All of our guys play tournament ball with other teams. I try to put together an orphan / no drama mama / play when your other team is not playing bunch. Whatever group of guys we get is the level we play.
Dec. 31, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Studs N Duds Hemet Jan 10-11

We have 8 players looking for 3-4 more.
Dec. 29, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Studs N Duds Hemet Jan 10-11

I have 7 players ready to play 50 AAA in Hemet. If there is anybody wanting to get some work in and not affect your status on your tournament team?

Mike Adair
softball4b@aol.com
Dec. 17, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: player qualification

Since the dividing line is the Mississippi, would not it depend where the team was domiciled in MN. The river does not run along the border throughout the entire state. ;-)
Dec. 9, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

Grants Posse is SoCal.
Dec. 2, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Balls

Jdub, I think you mean 2016. I fully expect there to be ONE ball next year, STOTE only except for the World Championship. All other tourney SSUSA Stote.

Nov. 18, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

What I think, not that it matters to anyone but me, there is an awful lot of talk from people who don't identify themselves on the board. Everyone is entitled to their opinion so own it and put your names on your identities. Just saying.

Mike Adair
Nov. 10, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Veterans Day 11/11/14

I did not go anywhere and I did not do anything, but I served.

To the REAL veterans, Thank You.

1974-77 U.S. Army 463rd MP

Mike Adair

Nov. 4, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team move-ups

It is their status within the Senior Softball Organizations. The All Tournament players also receive a point toward the HOF eligibility.
Oct. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Are The Settings?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0apdk6buTo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__5jcsQFm7Y

When setting for popups change the spring load to the weakest setting.
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