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Michael Adair

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, Nov. 22, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little Red Wagon

I meant to also say, we do not take $ donations only stuff you do not use.

Mike Adair
softball4b@aol.com

, Nov. 22, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little Red Wagon

Safe journey this weekend. For those staying in motels, Dawn and I can use the motel toiletries you don't need. The Little red wagon will be at the Toys for Tots in Perris Dec 2-3. We take the unused toiletries and make up packets for the families for Project Dignity.

Mike Adair
OTE 65 Major
, Nov. 20, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds Men's 50 AAA final results

60 Division

https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1142

https://seniorsoftball.com/wc/wc2017/WWC-17-60.pdf




, Nov. 18, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The "ROCK SOFTBALL"

SSUSA uses the Rock and the ball to be named later. Contracts dictate usage. Your only option regarding Vegas and Rock, is not to go to Vegas. Rock was a baseline requirement for merging of the two organizations. r4pitch, I do not know you, but I expect you are big, strong and good looking or play with people who are. Short fences and good balls usually are not a good mix.

I concur that with the addition of the 40 division and the strength of the 50 M and M+, there probably should be a change.

The best avenue for a ball change in the age/division you are playing in is through the Rules Committee Meeting. Even then, I expect because of the original merger negotiations this would be a monumental task.
, Nov. 17, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Phoenix scores

Manageable number of teams.

Maybe SSUSA can get some high school student interns to get school activities credit to runs scores at the tournaments.
, Nov. 17, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The "ROCK SOFTBALL"

Read between the lines....Rock is and always be a Las Vegas ball, until the contract with the LVSSA expires.

IMO if there were Stote balls in the warehouse and on the "boat" there would have been a declarative statement to that point and used in the cool weather tournaments.

Therefore there is a reasonable assumption that when the boat clears customs something other than the stote will be used outside of LV.
, Nov. 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: cortisone shot

Prior to my knee replacement, I had a cortisone every 90 days so I could continue to somewhat play. For me they worked for about 6-8 weeks. I planned out my schedule a year in advance so I could get the shots 3 weeks ahead of a big tourney. After knee replacement, I forget to even take ibuprofen. Great results.

Now if we could find shots that I could get for my ego, I would be golden. I am pretty sure there would be a disagreement on whether the ego shot is needed to raise or lower.
, Nov. 7, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Coming soon to a Senior tournament near you

Good luck MM. You will not be a free agent long and you will love senior softball. In your age group little drop off in talent from the kids and seniors (for the most part) don't shave their bats.

Mike Adair
, Oct. 26, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: When did our generation become such cry babies

No we are good, according to wife, ex-wife, and friends, I am able to almost misremember everything.
, Oct. 26, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a 2nd Basemen or SS in.

I bought my glove at walmart, weigh almost 650, and sometimes walk by 2nd.
, Oct. 26, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: When did our generation become such cry babies

Dave, wow I am glad you have records of every game. I am trying to find out how many times I got a hit with two outs or hit into a double play with the tying or winning run on base or how many times my balls bounced dribbling through the infield.

Nevermind, I would rather have my own version of the truth.

;-)


, Oct. 19, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to Eliminate One Age Group?

I love 3A, I mean Webbie, but his perspective is skewed because of the division he is playing in.

I would agree that in the M+ division what he is proposing is feasible, but not in the M and AAA. What would make more sense is eliminating the AA division.

Mike Adair
, 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.
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