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Real name:
Michael Adair

Location:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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May 26, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Congrat' MTC JV Rock and Reno Champs!

Congrats Tim...M+ justified ;-)
May 22, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: field loactions for Vegas

LOLOLOLOLOL
May 20, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 runs or 11 fielders

IMO - Always take the extra player. HR limitations and runs per inning offset the supposed difference in talent. The extra player - 5 man infield and 4 man outfield. Disadvantage to playing a five man, if you don't practice it then your defensive rotations suffer. When in doubt always play the force out at second, pitcher covers. If you can't score 5 an inning then getting an extra run an inning won't matter. Best bet is reduce the M+ team from scoring max and throw cookies with no one on base. Use up the HRS.
May 8, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USSSA STYLE PITCHING IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

Seriously Webbie. Do you know how much batting practice Imlay would want to do if we did that. He would a bat made out of Bamboo, Pine, Oak, Composite, we would never get done.
April 30, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is or what makes a player a major plus player?

I play Major+ because I am not the smartest guy in the world. It is easier for me to get the best guys I know who will play with me on the same team, make a batting order, and get out of the way. We do not worry about who we play. The ball is the same for both teams, bats are the same for both teams, wind is the same for both teams, no thinking just play. We do not always win, but we win will give you our best. I love teams bringing their "A" game every game. No offense to the other divisions, just too much thinking involved for me. SW Championships featured 4 teams that could win on any given Sunday. Every game a dogfight that required defense and offense management.

Mike Adair
GSC 60M+
April 20, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2015 Rock'n Reno Tournament

GSC 50 will be there
April 14, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

My put together team for local tourneys. Studs N Duds. On any given day you can be either one.

April 3, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where's Dr. Bruce Walker

I love Walk. Played against in KC in the 80's and with him on the Mavericks two decades later. That boy could hit. I am pretty sure he owned the same glove for 40 years, it did not get much use. :-)
March 26, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA survey

That okay Andy, I just made up stuff and used your email.
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.
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