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Michael Adair

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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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. ;-)
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
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