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Real name:
Michael Adair

Location:
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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Jan. 4, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patty Mac could use your prayers

The Adair Family will have you in their prayers.
Jan. 2, 2018
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Curious End of Year Re-Rating

Eventually you are going to have post the 65M+ rerated teams.
Dec. 20, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Defense

In fairness to Garocket, literally he is correct. In reality you almost always cannot outhit your defense. Lord knows I have been on teams who have tried. Hitting 5 or 7 runs every inning and having a great open inning is Vegas odds. There is a lot that can be said for hitting a 3 run homer with 2 outs as a demoralizing affect on the opponent equally as effective is the double play with bases loaded and no outs. Turning a potential big inning into something a lot less.

Championship teams utilize both offense and defense as weapons. I have never, yes I used the word never, saw a true championship caliber team that did not have defense and offense.

The 3rd component is pitching. There is a HUGE difference between a pitcher and a thrower. For the most part IMO, that guy that throws 7 MPH underhanded has a tremendous impact on the defense side of the ball. I played in one game where the wind was blowing 20-30 MPH and our pitcher walked 3 guys. We won easily. Another our pitcher walked 13 guys, we almost won. The only guy I know to throw a no hitter in senior slowpitch is not a true pitcher, Ron Chenier.

This could be much longer because as some people say, actually most of them, I am somewhat verbose, sounds better wind bag. You might win some games with just hitting or defense or pitching or insert aspect here, but if you plan on winning it all or just most of your games, everything needs to click.

Merry Ho HO
Dec. 19, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Defense

Webbie and Lucent in the same sentence........It is a Christmas Miracle!
Dec. 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

Most of the time if I can reach I eat it, I mean hit it. IDC.
Dec. 14, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting Practice Balls-- Evil BP balls (orange/white) vs Tattoo NX3 Balls (green/yellow)

SSUSA can we add grammar check to this board. I am starting to write the way I sound which is not good. )My experience( ]one or two[.
Dec. 14, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting Practice Balls-- Evil BP balls (orange/white) vs Tattoo NX3 Balls (green/yellow)

I experience with Evil BP is outstanding, never hit the other.

No pun intended, never hit wet balls with a game bat.

I am not a structural engineer, but I believe regardless of whether you use a bat warmer or not, it is the temp of the balls and their weight that does the most damage to a bat.

I never hit a game bat in BP unless it is one ot two balls to get a feel for how a bat I am swinging is progressing or if my ego needs stroking.
Dec. 4, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little Red Wagon

Thank you to everyone who brought stuff this weekend. We received almost to bankers boxes of toiletries, tooth brushes and toothpaste. Next Little Red Wagon appearance Jan 13-14 - Hemet, CA.
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
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