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Real name:
Michael Adair

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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, Dec. 2, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: This weekend at BLD Perris Toys for Tots

I am in need of one or two players 55 years or older.

Two injuries, two family commitments and one I forgot that was this weekend and I am down to 10 players. If you can only play one day I will work it out between a couple of guys, but we have guys coming from Vegas and I do not want to leave them in a lurch.

Mike Adair
Studs n Duds
softball4b@aol.com
, Dec. 2, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Joe Browns' All-Stars Disbanding

I apologize for the length of this post.

For the life of me I will never understand why some people try to interpret something different than what is stated. Two issues I want to address and if anyone says different, then at best, they are misinformed and at worst, LIARS.

I made the decision to step down as manager of JBAS. I did so because of the amount of time it took to manage a team at the major plus level. The time it took was affecting my work product thus my livelihood thus my family. It was not a person(s) or event(s) that facilitated my decision. It was a combination of everything that managing entails. Those who manage or coached at any level know that for every hour at the ball field there are that many put in elsewhere. So anyone saying it was this person or that person's fault that JBAS broke up, it may be their opinion, but not the reason I stepped down. I love my teammates, they are my friends and I care about their lives and their families. Whether I disagree or not with some things that happened, so what. Disagreements occur in every facet of our lives, but so do, laughs, sharing, caring, and support. That is life. I let it affect my work, therefore I had to step away to protect my family. Simple as that. Maybe when I retire and can devote more time to managing I will try it again, until then....If I play again this season, I will check the lineup to see what my role will be, line up or bench, and be the best teammate I can.

2nd issue - I screwed up. When I stepped down, I should have sent out an email to everyone asking if anyone wanted to manage. I had been told in the past that no one wanted the job so I assumed that was the case going forward. I made a mistake, I screwed up, it is on me. My intent was; since I thought no one wanted the job, that disbanding would not count against the individuals who played in the Winter Worlds as a release in going forward. Simple, but a very poor decision. I lost friendships as a result and that is on me. My intent was to be helpful and not harmful on their ability to find a team going forward. I failed in communicating effectively, this is on ME. I value friendships more than any championships and I have lost friendships so in this instance lose/lose.

I do not want anyone to take sides or defend my actions, it is not productive.

So again for those who want to try to smear the reputation of any individual on the roster of JBAS most recent or previous. I, Michael T. Adair, George Adair's son, am totally responsible for my actions and bare consequences of such.

I wish all of my teammates and their families the best and pray for their wellbeing and hope to see them on the field.

Mike Adair
softball4b@aol.com

, Nov. 30, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Joe Browns' All-Stars Disbanding

I believe everyone that is 65 is playing with the Hitmen.
, Nov. 24, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60major Studs and Duds Toys for Tots December 5-6 BLD Perris

Email me and I will put you on the list.
, Nov. 24, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60major Studs and Duds Toys for Tots December 5-6 BLD Perris

Looking for a couple of players to fill out this team for Dec 5-6. Need at least 1 infielder and 1 outfielder. Studs and Duds is not a tournament team and is usually made up of players wanting to get a little extra work in. Everyone pays, everyone plays.

Mike Adair
Softball4b@aol.com
, Nov. 24, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Joe Browns' All-Stars Disbanding

It is with great regret that JBAS will no longer play as a team in 2016. The players have been released and free to move to other teams. I have been honored to coach and play with some great ball players and wonderful individuals. For the record, no mystery or conspiracy theory, I did not want to coach any longer and there was no other volunteers. Core group decided to go separate ways. There will be many rosters improved by the addition of the JBAS alumni.

Mike Adair
Softball4b@aol.com
, Nov. 23, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Quadruple Play?

Webbie misstated, he tagged the runner first, then stepped on 3rd, 2nd to 1st. So it was a legit. What Webbie did not underscore was, the ball was a rocket, the sun was blinding, even to the point we stopped the game for 15 minutes, and Webbie made an outstanding physical reaction.
, Nov. 9, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Look out for a Big Cat

Pretty good hitting considering he had tennis shoes on. Good Luck Big Cat.
, Nov. 6, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Use Ladies ball

If it was, "Oh me Oh my!"
, Nov. 6, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Use Ladies ball

I think there is some tongue in cheek, chain jerking going on here. I doubt anyone with one post is serious.
, Oct. 26, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: same team playing in two different age groups

Interesting point, if they will at 55 AAA would not they be moved to 60Major at some point.

, Oct. 21, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

Just get a stick and hit. Rules are Rules, Actions are Facts. You can either play or talk. If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying. Everybody else does it. Rules, I don't need no stinking rules. Not in my back yard. Rising tides raise all ships. Good is the downfall of great. Hit and sit. Use the Force, Luke. Can't we all just get along. I want my mommy. Yes Dear. It is in the mail. And when it is all said and done. PLAY BALL.

Mike Adair
Joe Brown's All-Stars
, Oct. 20, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

Interesting discussion, but moot point. The box is the box. In a previous life I umpired a lot and even did my stint as Chief Umpire. It always amazed me that players/parents/coaches found certain rules they wanted me disregard because they thought they did not make sense.

The reason a batter runs up or stays back in the box is to hit a pitch in their preferred swing arch/zone. Regardless of height or weight, I have seen 6'9" hitters stay in the box and hit pitches and I have also seen 5'6" hitters almost always out of the box.

Bottom-line hitters learn to hit their pitch when it is there or learn how to hit the pitcher's pitch. Difference is, you may not get the result you wanted, but you optimize the opportunity that presents itself. The most difficult batters for pitchers to face is the batter does not care if it is a strike or ball. If he can reach it, he will hit it and be happy with the result.
, Oct. 7, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POINDEXTER RETIRES

Now that is going out in style!!!! A gentleman and competitor in every sense of the word. Clyde, how many bats do you have for sale? ;-)
, Sept. 3, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Using one ball for all games

Contract with Trump has not yet expired. Until that happens SSUSA cannot talk about a new ball even if it was going to happen.
, Sept. 3, 2015
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Using one ball for all games

If it is in Vegas it is The Rock.
, Aug. 22, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Legit or scam?

Facebook link is a generic.

, Aug. 22, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Legit or scam?

Fake..IMO.us probably means established from a server overseas..no local numbers or addresses.

, Aug. 19, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun San Clemente

FYI to my friends playing in San Clemente. Traffic is always a bear in the summer, but this weekend there are 250 soccer teams in the area as well. Good Luck.
, Aug. 18, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 60 Major Plus for Vegas Worlds??

From the East of CA will be:

AZ Rogue
Hollis
Hendricks
Minnesota Masters
Superior

maybe
Pope
Gonzalez

There will be 8-10 when it is all said and done.

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