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Michael Adair

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, Aug. 2, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

We all have an opinion, but only some are willing to express it out loud. In theory, I agree with wolfman. I have played this game since 1971 and have played with/against players who have done both or worse. Some of whom, If I named would be recognizable by most. It is their legacy that will be tarnished by their actions.

My rule of thumb is when an individual I suspect as an enhancer comes to the plate, I motion them to first or ask the pitcher to throw them 4 crap pitches. If as a catcher I let them hit, I run the risk of getting a teammate hurt or pumping up their ego. Neither is acceptable if I can help prevent it.

I disagree with wolfman in that if you are going to insinuate then call them out by name and let the chips fall where they may. Like I said, most of us in the softball world know or think we know who might be doing either or both, but unless I have definitive proof, I will not accuse or infer.

If I motion you to first and you take offense, fair enough. Senior bats are hot enough and they do not need enhancing for them to be fun to swing. Anything beyond that is dangerous to others and an egocentric exercise.

Mike Adair
, July 31, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Check out Dave on TV

I have not seen him smile that much since.....ever!!!!! :-)

http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-good-day/3706504-senior-softball-usa-western-national-championships-pt-2/

, July 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Beach Bash 17

What do you expect from Meggison, he went to public school in California. Now if he graduated from school in Arkansas, you know you can tell how old someone is by how many teeth they have. You can't count dentures, that is usually just genetics. Wait that means you can't tell how old anyone is from Arkansas because we are all related. I am 29ish or 40rd, let me ask my cousin wife.
, July 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

DD, too much pondering for me. Where and what time are we playing, everything else I leave up to my wife. Keeps me out of trouble if I just do what she says.

One thing I am extremely confident of, I have played this game since 1971 and I have more opportunities to play today than I ever did in the 70-90s. Grateful and appreciate the multiple organizations and venues available to Seniors.
, July 15, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prescott Next Weekend

It might help to provide contact info. softball4b@aol.com
, July 14, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

BG is correct re schedule and I concur Shadow Rock is the least desirable of all of the LV fields. Best and worst tournament - Cheyenne Park 60M+ and Shadow Rock 55M same weekend. Finished 2nd in both.

2012
BLD 50M+, 50AAA Overflow, 40AAA, 40-Plat
Shadow Rock rest of 50 AAA

2013
Sunset 50M+, 40M+
Shadow Rock 50AAA

2014
Sunset 50M+, 40M+
Shadow Rock 50AAA

2015
Arroyo Grande 50M+, 50AAA Overflow
Shadow Rock 50AAA

2016
Arroyo Grande 50M+
Shadow Rock 50M
, July 14, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

Okay so that is even more of an (Are you kidding me). The 65M played Golden Eagle>San Rafael>Golden Eagle. So one day on a less than stellar field and you get a negative post on the message board. Geez

Mike Adair
, July 14, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

Local more than likely plays for Stagecoach out of Oregon. I never have played on a bad field up there, then again hard to tell as muddy as it was.
, July 14, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prescott Next Weekend

Is there anyone taking BP Friday afternoon that I could be part of?
, July 14, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

Reno
Centennial Park Softball Complex
Golden Eagle Regional Park
Reno Softball Complex at Rancho San Rafael
Shadow Mountain Softball Complex

Sacramento
Foskett Regional Park
Sacramento Softball Complex

Unless there is something I do not know and according to my wife there is not enough space to list here. SSUSA does not own, operate, or maintain fields. The fields are rented from the city(s) in which these tournaments are played. The dates available affects which fields are available. An alternative is to limit the number of teams to only those parks deemed pristine. That however would create a whole nuther issue.

I have played at every crap field in Sacramento, Reno, Vegas, (insert name here) at one time or another. IMO SSUSA does a decent job in acquiring dates,locations and fields.

If I could do better I might invest my own money and try, but as my sister would say, "bless his heart, he is trying to do with what God gave him, it's up to us to help out."
, July 13, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ratings ?

Click on the date column, it will sort and you can see the latest changes. Reading is good for you, it stimulates brain activity.
, July 13, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Beach Bash 17

I have played on Sponsored teams with success, I have played on semi sponsored teams with success, I have played on non-sponsored teams with success. I have also played on the same teams with limited or no success. Once you are bumped, you either have success or you don't. Sometimes you revamp, sometimes you cut players to move down, sometimes you fold. If 2-3 core players do not want to compete at the next level the whole team suffers. Bert is a 60 year old playing 55M, IMO he does not care about who he plays, he competes.

It appears the root problem is being lost on the thread. The Core perceives rightly or wrongly, they were moved up while teams that were equal to or better were left as is. It has always been the case that if you do not want moved up, avoid certain tournaments. Nature of the beast.

I agree with Benji, play at the highest level you can because when you beat the Best you become the Best. Benji wants more/different teams to play, understood. When you are blessed to have a sponsor that contributes to or completely pays for your hobby then you are truly blessed. With that foundation, to cast aspersions toward those without that type of support is somewhat disingenuous because it is not coming from the same perspective. Don't get me wrong, I have played for fully sponsored teams and with that support you have tremendous pressure to produce, internally and externally. There are all kinds of islands on which we reside.

IMO - A team electing not to play going forward is extremely stressful and may even cause long standing rifts among players. Every player carries the M+ rating and not every player will find a team for the remainder of the year. The decision not to continue as a team is borne most by those on the team and their decision should be respected even if not shared.

Mike Adair
, June 26, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery or not?

Rainmans was probably 57 or 58 at the time of the surgery. I can attest that you did not want to run on his arm before and those that ran on him during the rehab don't try it now. And for a guy with a strong arm, he hits the cut off a majority of the time.

Mike Adair
, June 14, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Latest Ratings :-)

40+ Men - - All ratings Team name City State Rating Updated

Country Financial Elmhurst IL Major May 31, 2017

Game Over Sacramento CA Major May 18, 2017

Get Busy Alameda CA Major May 18, 2017

Hatch's Home Improvement Centreville MD Major May 15, 2017

The Killeen Unknowns Killeen TX Major May 9, 2017

Reynero's TX Major May 9, 2017

Line 2 Line Visalia CA Major May 8, 2017

Evo 9x-All World Roseville CA Major May 5, 2017

Extreme Fort Washington MD Major April 27, 2017

40 Cal Assault San Diego CA Major April 25, 2017

Wilson/Power Up Baltimore MD Major April 13, 2017

SOCO District La Mirada CA Major-Plus April 3, 2017

NW Natives-do not use Kirkland WA Major March 30, 2017

NWP Brentwood CA Major-Plus March 29, 2017



50+ Men - - All ratings Team name City State Rating Updated

First Time Welmington CA AAA June 13, 2017

Ameriprise Rochester NY AAA June 13, 2017

West Coast Water 50's Las Vegas NV Major June 7, 2017

OSL West Chicago IL AAA May 30, 2017

Je-Mar/Perfect Pitch East Haven CT Major May 25, 2017

KC Monarchs 50 Kansas City MO Major May 23, 2017

Domino's/Bob Johnson Rochester NY Major May 18, 2017

PGC/Access Security Assoc. Attleborn MA AAA May 16, 2017

Outlaws of Lincoln Auburn CA AAA May 16, 2017

Michelob Golden Light Bloomington MN Major-Plus May 16, 2017

Snapped Off Sports/Sam City Albany OR AAA May 11, 2017

San Antonio Old School San Antonio TX AAA May 11, 2017

Nor Cal Thunderstruck Scotts Valley CA Major-Plus May 11, 2017

Team Blast 50 San Antonio TX AAA May 10, 2017

Romo's Trouble Austin TX AAA May 10, 2017

CTX Lumberjax Round Rock TX AAA May 9, 2017

Hara's/Jersey Lilly 50s Albany OR Major May 4, 2017

Gray Ghost Gary IL AAA May 1, 2017



55+ Men - - All ratings Team name City State Rating Updated

West Coast Water Las Vegas NV AAA June 7, 2017

Spin Tees Lacey WA AAA May 22, 2017

1 UNDER Craft Beer & Eats Plymouth MI Major May 12, 2017

Bulldogs 55 Newberg OR Major May 10, 2017

Romo's Old School Del Valle TX AA May 10, 2017

Relentless 55's Lakeway TX AAA May 10, 2017

Frederick Chevrolet Mechannicsburg PA Major May 3, 2017

Texas Rock 55's Round Rock TX Major May 2, 2017



60+ Men - - All ratings Team name City State Rating Updated

Hewcor Legends Barrie ON,C AAA June 14, 2017

Ain't No Saints Sacramento CA AAA June 13, 2017

Drillers 60 El Paso TX Major June 12, 2017

Hangtown 60's Placerville CA AAA June 7, 2017

Mulcahy of Minnesota / Ancell Stillwater MN Major May 24, 2017

Old Sox Auburn CA AAA May 15, 2017

Fresno Mayhem Fresno CA AA May 5, 2017

Roc City 60s Rochester NY Major May 4, 2017

Universal Softball Team Galloway OH AAA May 1, 2017

Las Cruces Viejos Las Cruces NM AAA April 28, 2017

Minnesota Cowboys Columbia Heights MN Major April 17, 2017

Island Tropic Sacramento CA AAA April 13, 2017

West Chester Wild West Chester PA AAA March 30, 2017

Hamel Builders 60 Beltsville MD AAA March 30, 2017

Redwings Ozark MO AAA March 17, 2017

Northwest Silver 60's Olympia WA AAA March 17, 2017

50 Caliber Silver St. Louis St. Peters MO Major March 17, 2017

Sin City Softball Las Vegas NV Major March 6, 2017


65+ Men - - All ratings Team name City State Rating Updated

Texas Lone Stars Corpus Christi TX AAA May 15, 2017

Penn Valley Grays Grass Valley CA AAA May 12, 2017

Robson Ranch Texans Denton TX AA May 11, 2017

Minnesota Blizzard 65's Lakeville MN AAA May 1, 2017

Pill & Pill Hagerstown MD AAA April 28, 2017

JakMax 65 Aylett VA AAA April 26, 2017

Grey Sox 65 Spokane WA AA April 20, 2017

Boyd Metals Hot Springs AR Major March 22, 2017

Red Heat West Palm Beach FL Major-Plus March 8, 2017



70+ Men - - All ratings Team name City State Rating Updated

CAN-Sirs Exhibition Chico CA AA June 14, 2017

Bostonian 70's Boston MA AAA June 13, 2017

Triple Play 70 Fresno CA AA June 13, 2017

W.E. Ruth Realty Kent WA Major June 12, 2017

Game On Fresno CA AAA June 9, 2017

Legends of Dayton Troy OH AAA June 6, 2017

Warriors 70's Honolulu HI AAA June 1, 2017

Hendricks Sports Management Spring TX Major May 1, 2017



, June 8, 2017
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: VERBAL INTERFERENCE

Only if involves politics or religion.

Seriously though, if a catcher utters anything that sounds like high, low, illegal, ball, strike, fair, foul, yelling as the ball approaches the plate then absolutely.

At this point in my career, I ask the catcher and umpire to let me know when it is a good pitch to swing at. If you have ever saw one of my bats you know that to be true.

Mike Adair
600+ hitter if you count trips to the buffet

, June 8, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump ball used in Reno - 40 Major plus

If we are talking about 40's. Stote ball and senior bats in any temperature should be enough. 50's ifish, after that stote and 85 degrees suck I mean sock wait no I said right the first time suck.

Mike Adair
Old, Fat, and Slow and those are my good qualities.
, June 6, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

Randy,

I agree we should close this tread, but leave it open for view. When an individual reflects on his position and adjusts their view, then it should be fully documented.

Your kind words to Dave/Doug should not be removed without the benefit of others seeing your final thoughts on this matter. We ALL should be judged/viewed in the entirety and not as a snapshot in time.

Mike Adair
, June 5, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

Sorry my error - Granted it was a 3 run homer and subsequent runners on base. (No homer, 4 singles in a row with the 4th batter being out). This does not change any of my foundation statements.
, June 5, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

Step away from the message board for one minute and chaos ensues. I do not know team1st and he made some very interesting points, but let's add to the discussion. All questions to be responded to by "likely or unlikely".

It appears we are trying to make a legal argument. Since this occur in Nevada. Nevada employs a doctrine known as “contributory negligence.” This means that liability will be spread proportionately according to fault. ... Generally speaking, if you were more than 51% negligent in the accident, you may not be eligible to recover damages. Therefore, fault with DR for having a non sanctioned ball in the dugout, fault with DR for putting in a non sanctioned ball, fault with Umpire for not reviewing ball prior to use, fault with Pitcher for not recognizing this ball was different from the ones used in the previous 4 games, fault with catcher for same, to a limited degree fault lies with DD for not checking opposing teams ball prior to use.

In any action there must be damages. Here is the rub. Granted it was a 3 run homer and subsequent runners on base. There is no clear path the use of the Rock was the final determining factor in the score of the game. It can be argued it was a momentum shifting event. Likely, but not conclusive.

Conclusion, a reasonable individual would have to conclude that DR was so fixated on winning that he deliberately cheated jeopardizing income, reputation and ultimate suspension. Ultimately we each will decide what we believe regarding DR's intent or lack there of and individually it will affect how we may feel about DR personally.

From a business standpoint, I expect SSUSA will take a hard look at actions (not necessarily intent) and consequences. Emphasize training, responsibility of umpires, TDs, and personal team responsibility.

On a side note. Sure the Rock travels better than a Stote in Hot weather. It was Reno, 5000 feet and major plus players, either ball flies and we all know it. Does not change the use issue, only do not muddle the discussion with ball comparisons.

My humble opinion and no dog in this fight.

Mike Adair






, June 2, 2017
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Friend to get a hip Replacement

Total left hip replacement 2007. Playing ball 90 days later. Never a problem except 10 years later Total right knee replacement, probably because I favored it a little. Who knows always been a lard butt so something has to give. He can always get in touch with me. softball4b@aol.com

Mike Adair
Southwest Bandits 60
Over The Edge 65
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