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Michael Adair

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, Oct. 5, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any results yet for the 50 major?

I can't speak to why a team was rerated, but 55M+ player carries the same rating as a 50M player.

So technically I believe, a 55M+ team could play in the 50M division if they qualified as such prior to the tourney.

https://seniorsoftball.com/wc/wc2016/Ratings-Index-Chart.pdf




, Oct. 4, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Russell Road Rec Complex

Personally, see something say something is something I follow. I would not want my loved one or me trying to use a restroom or area where a crime is/was being committed.

No area is immune to homeless and or crime, not necessarily inclusive. I was exiting the Superior court in Santa Ana, CA two weeks ago, hundreds of homeless tents and a used syringe on the stairway into the courthouse. Lots of police officers did not seem to be a deterrent in that case.

Las Vegas area fields are in constant change. They are updated/upgraded as budgets allow. I have been blessed to play in this organization for 16 years. I have played at almost every park in LV, some were in excellent shape and others terrible. This tournament has grown from 309 teams in 2009 to 612 in 2017. There are always going to be less than ideal situations somewhere.

My point is SSUSA is responsive to the needs of their end users whenever possible. This forum may be used to announce an issue, but will never be the vehicle to resolve same. A call on this forum to contact SSUSA with information relative to the situation is valid and reasonable. Calling out an individual, SSUSA or end user, in a derogatory manner is counter productive to achieving your goal. Safety awareness.

I am not paid by nor work for SSUSA, just a ball player like 99% of the others that view this board with an opinion.

Mike Adair
, Sept. 30, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

As competitive as I am I empathize with BruceAZ.

In reality, umpire did not see it, he can't call it. Does not matter if the runner broke the rule per Bruce,"he didnít see the slide and couldnít call him out."

Not going to debate could have would have should have, we all are chasing the ring. TD and Chief Umpire will take care of the umpire discipline and they do. It will be handled out of the public eye as all personnel issues should be. I know for a fact a certain number of umpires each year are not asked to return to World Tournaments until they have demonstrated a competency level consistent with the competition level.

Errors happen on the field as players and staff, most always with negative implications. Not knowing anyone involved I can only believe the umpire feels badly about their error in judgment and how if affected the game.
, Sept. 20, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any Vegas Teams Need an Outfielder? Nebraska Registered.

No problem, we will be glad to take the 4 seed and let the other team they were going to play be the 3 seed.

DD, just giving you information, how you process it will be entirely up to you.
, Sept. 20, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Any Vegas Teams Need an Outfielder? Nebraska Registered.

Lord knows my wife wants to know. Being at the BP at 6:30 is killer for a woman with the mop of hair she has.

Me not so much, hair I mean and I think the beauty sleep thing is has long past its use by date, me again.
, Sept. 19, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

It was the light pole in Phoenix that caused the most problems. Bent my best bat and that was the last time I took my frustrations out something other than the real problem. Operator error.

, Sept. 19, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

IMO Opinion rolling is always altering the bat. The breakdown of the fibers are done in an even manner which increases the sweet spot of the bat and alters performance.

Back in the day, I might have hit my bat against against a tree or pole or something, but it had more to do with me not being able to hit a softball when I needed to.

Besides, I don't think that helped aluminum much other than bend the handle.
, Sept. 19, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

IMO - Apples and Oranges - The difference is in the interpretation of the governing body. Miken did not want to honor a warranty thus financial consideration. SSUSA does not believe the fix created an enhancement to the performance of the equipment, thus you did not affect the integrity of the product.
, Sept. 18, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Red Wagon will be at Desert Breeze in Vegas for the Worlds Sept 22-24. I will be playing with the SW Bandits 60M. Please introduce yourself to my wife, Dawn or myself. Just for the record, she is the superstar. There will be a silver bag in the red wagon for the toiletries.

Session 2, Sept 25-28, I will be playing with OTE 65 Major at Desert Breeze. Dawn will not be there, but please introduce yourself.
, Sept. 17, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching machine

Louisville Slugger UPM 45 Blue Flame Pitching Machine

No electricity needed.
, Sept. 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

No, but thank you. No old to play 50's and too young to retire.
, Sept. 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Thank you to those who brought toiletries to the tournament in San Clemente for the Project Dignity packets.

Red Wagon will be at Desert Breeze in Vegas for the Worlds Sept 22-24. I will be playing with the SW Bandits 60M. Please introduce yourself to my wife, Dawn or myself. Just for the record, she is the superstar. There will be a silver bag in the red wagon for the toiletries.

As soon as we know where the 65 Majors will be playing I will update red wagon location. Session 2, Sept 25-28, I will be playing with OTE 65 Major. Dawn will not be there, but please introduce yourself.

Remember no money!!!! We are asking for travel size toiletries, soap, shampoo, conditioner, tooth paste, tooth brushes and such. We try to keep the packets consistent in size and content. The packets are distributed during the Kids Club Program on Sunday afternoons at the motel they are visiting. (http://projectdignity.org)


Thank you for your support.

Mike and Dawn Adair
softball4b@aol.com

, Sept. 7, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I am trying to get in touch with Houston Fire Manager

Thx. Brian and I are communicating.
, Sept. 5, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I am trying to get in touch with Houston Fire Manager

Please contact me at:
softball4b@aol.com

Mike Adair
, Aug. 8, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Yes, but definitely unused. :-)
, Aug. 8, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

Clarification, the little red wagon and I will not be in Hemet Sept 10. For most of our marriage, I can say with some confidence, I always win the gift exchange on our anniversary. Meaning I get her something better than she gets me and that makes me happy. Not that I am competitive, HA!, but I love making her happy.....I can now say with complete confidence, I may have won a few battles, but she pulled a GOT and brought the dragons to a sword fight. Instead of attending a Trace Atkins concert with our entire family, Dawn and I will be in a suite on the 50 yard line at Lambeau Field watching Seahawks and Packers. I might be 18-1, but her one is epic.

Red Wagon will be in San Clemente Aug 18-20 SW Bandits 60M; Vegas Worlds Sept 22-24 SW Bandits 60M Sept 25-28 OTE 65M.

, Aug. 7, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: MONEY

Transplant is correct in that anyone has access to the Form 990 or 990EZ. It will not contain the information wolfman is asking. Business plan specifics are not required when filing.

Fair enough questions to the organization when deciding if a team or individual is trying to decide whether or not to attend an event. Freedom of choice is just that, a choice.

We as consumers may not like how an event is run or the cost, but ultimately we have input, but not necessarily the ability to affect change.
, Aug. 7, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The stuff you never use

My wife has volunteered for the past ten years for an organization called Project Dignity. Every Sunday, she assists in a Kidís Club Program (Arts, Crafts, Games) for motel children. For my part, I usually help on the back end, cutting up watermelon, help with some of the prep for the crafts, tote this move that. Having a male presence at the site is not always conducive to attendance so I do what my wife tells me and it works for everybody. I believe, we all have groups or organizations that are special to us and we support whether as a volunteer or sponsor. For that reason I am NOT asking for money, but rather, what I am asking for is the stuff you may or do not use.

When we travel to a tourney most of the time, we bring our own toiletries, soap, shampoo (my wife, I do not need it), conditioner and such. For those players staying at hotels where they provide toiletries and you do not use them, please stick them in your bag and bring it to the ball park. I will have my little red wagon with a bag that you can drop your stuff in. We will take what we get and make up packages for the motel families. Again, I emphasize with a passion no money, no food, just stuff that you are not going to use.

My little red wagon and me will be here for the remainder of the 2017 season:

San Clemente Aug 18-20 SW Bandits 60M; Hemet Sept 10 OTE 65M; Vegas Worlds Sept 22-24 SW Bandits 60M Sept 25-28 OTE 65M

(http://projectdignity.org)


Mike Adair

, Aug. 7, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: MONEY

I have often found that when you ask questions that you are entitled an answer to, SSUSA responds. You are not entitled to "see where the money goes", you are free to voice your opinion regarding field conditions, umpiring, tournament setup, frankly just about anything other than I gave you a dollar how did you spend it. I am not trying to be snarky just think you can phase your questions or concerns in a manner that might yield a result that you are satisfied with.

For example: I find it difficult to understand why a 5 game guarantee round robin is stretched to 3 days or how a 5 game guarantee worlds is stretched to 4 days. I know the economics of the why to the organization, but as a consumer on a soon to be fixed income, not pleasurable at all.
, Aug. 3, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

BC Do not confuse a Pity Walk with the Walk of Shame. ;-)
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