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Michael Adair

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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, Nov. 18, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Day 9.

100 degree bend, but unable to make the rotation on the bike, back and forth, not all the way around. Will try again on Sat.
, Nov. 18, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Chuck you must be a pretty good pitcher or pretty good guy. Pitching two rounds and no worrying about someone going middle in itself is an accomplishment. Thanks for the encouragement.
, Nov. 17, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Thanks MV.

Just finished my second walk 3000'. Woo doggy I am whipped.
, Nov. 17, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

2340' for my first walk, 20 minutes, now ice, make me lunch, elevate and rest.
, Nov. 17, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

This time last week I was in an operating room getting a knee replacement. So far I am beyond ecstatic. The same surgeon and hospital who did my knee did my hip 9 tears ago with fantastic results. I sense a trend.

I can walk without a cane though slowly, I actually prefer a walker, I can just zoom with that thing. Dawn is complaining we just got new carpet and if I keep it up we will need carpet runners.

No pain, deeper bend than before the surgery, my knee is tight, feels likes I am wearing an ace wrap. Bruising finally has appeared, not varicose vein variety, but rather beat with a stick sort of look.

Plan for today, walkabout, 3-4 mini walks, probably total a mile, but I do not want too much swelling because BOB, my PT guy, is letting me go to the gym tomorrow. Bad part about that is once I get to go, I really do not have any excuse not to. LOL
, Nov. 16, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Well Bob, my PT guy just left. I kind of got my tail feathers singed for my 1 mile walkabout yesterday. Good news is staples come out on Friday, I graduated to cane and we get to go to the community gym on Friday.

I thought I was all that and a bag of chips until he told me about his next patient. a 104 year old woman that broke her neck and arm. She just got released to use her arm.

Man was I humbled, I think I am going to ice and take a nap.
, Nov. 14, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Another Hospital Fun Fact

It is required that the RN taking out the Catheter is very sweet, young and good looking. She said to me "this will not hurt much" let's just say much is a relative term. Actually she did a great job considering how little she had to work with. When she said that if I did not go on my own they were going to have to put it back in....I was extremely motivated.
, Nov. 14, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Another fun hospital fact. Before you can go home you must be able to urinate on your own, now at my age I am more likely to be candidate for depends than not so no problem. Not so much...2 32 oz waters and two IV bottles later I managed to get e little flow going, enough to go home. Guess when there was no holding back...12:30AM; 1:30AM; 2:30AM; 3:30AM, screw it, I w3ill help change the sheets.
, Nov. 13, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Interesting things to hear while receiving an epidural.. Do we have a 5 or 7 inch needle around? It will take us 20 minutes to order, just push harder. True story. I can laugh Now
, Nov. 13, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

100 yards before 9AM. Not all at once. 10 yard increments. This is the same surgeon that did my hip 9 years ago. I thought he was talented, but wow. I have had very little bruising and limited pain.
In house rehad yesterday and PT guy was just amazed at my range of motion and strength.
, Nov. 12, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement

Thank you for all of your well wishes and prayers. Total knee replacement at at 7AM Thursday, home Friday at 5PM. Everything has gone great, but I have some funny maybe not so much stories. So far my pain level has been far less than I anticipated, but I am a great patient. I listen and follow instructions. For me it is getting where I want to be, when I am supposed to, not when I think I should.

Mike Adair
Free Agent in April 2017.
, Oct. 31, 2016
softball4b
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a catch?

Had to be someone other than yourself unless it was a 4 ft fence. Wait I was talking about me. Nevermind.
, Oct. 22, 2016
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: knee problems

search accu-fill knee caulking
, Oct. 22, 2016
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA / LVSSA Worlds Score Updates

Scores are available in two locations

{http://www.seniorscoreboard.com}Macenko's Website

https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1013 SSUSA Tournament Tab


, Oct. 18, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Where to get a pitching screen


(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016YZGURG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

PowerNet I-Screen with Frame and Carry Bag $80 with Prime


, Oct. 14, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is This Great or oH Oh Yeah It's Great

I love softball. I have played this game since I was 19 years old. So 45 years later....what a rush I read this board and enjoy the back and forth and even the whining. Because we are still contributing. The young guys are still full of testosterone and whatever, so maybe they can't appreciate the gist of it all.

I mean seriously, how great is it to compete against guys that you played/hated/envied 25-30 years ago and now they are showing up on the same field in 2000 whatever+++++.

Here is my deal.. I have limited ability. I hit pretty good and when healthy I can field a position other than catcher or DH. I did not say play, but I can knock down a ball and throw you out...When healthy...let me emphasize there are 3rd baseman and then there are guys that play 3rd. Big difference. For me personally, I LOVE catching. I think if you are a true catcher you can affect the game. IMO.

Point of this post. I love the guys I have played with and respect them more than they know. Appreciate the managers/sponsors to the nth degree. I respect the teams I have played against more than I will ever tell them and lastly give serious thank you's to the organization that provide us a venue to participate in.

So 2016 is in the books..........2017 is yet to be determined.....bowed up..locked and loaded.....after rehab that is....thank you brothers....what a ride...........

, Oct. 7, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hall of Fame Points

Depending on which HOF you are referring to:National Senior Softball HOF or the SSUSA HOF.

The MVP medals awarded by SSUSA at the World's are team MVPs not tournament MVPs. Every team gets one and I think those MVP recipients should be awarded points toward the SSHOF.

The NSSHOF rules were voted own by multiple associations. IMO since the LVVSA Worlds is no longer, those are NSSHOF points have gone by the wayside and have not been replaced by the system. I think SSUSA should request that the Spring Championships held in Las Vegas be allowed to award NSSHOF points to replace the lost opportunity for players to receive points.

I believe there are 5 opportunities on the East of the Mississippi, SPA, ISA, ISSA, NASCS, and ASA; West of Mississippi LVSSA, SSUSA, and Huntsman. There is no longer to receive points for LVSSA only the combined LVSSA/SSUSA Worlds.

In reality, some great teams with players will never be seen by the majority of the softball community. M+, M, and AAA players have the opportunity to earn HOF points. To be inclusive as possible, the NSSHOF should evaluate how it can better serve the overall softball community with the points opportunities.

Awarding SSUSA two opportunities to provide NSSHOF points could be viewed as a competitive advantage over other organizations with regards to tournament participation and therefore a marketing advantage. That could be true, but with the loss of the LVSSA points, I believe the overall community and especially the teams West of the MS would not benefit inordinately, but rather regain the opportunity lost.

Mike Adair
NSSHOF 2014
, Oct. 6, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hall of Fame Points

No on SPA and SSUSA being the same. Go to each web site for clarification.

Whatever points you think you may have; documentation is the key.

Keep detailed records and have the back up to support your position.

Mike Adair


, Oct. 4, 2016
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 Scores

www.mikemacenko.com and go into the site and scroll down past the Clean Planet Links. Right below it you will see a Senior Scoreboard link.
, Oct. 3, 2016
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2016 LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

IMO Opinion, the LVSSA/SSUSA did a fantastic job in running this tournament. The hundreds of games (15/16 hundred)over multiple weeks and venues with outstanding umpires and organization at the fields. I know there will be some detractors, but I can tell from my personal experience in playing this game for 45 years and playing in over a 100 World Tournaments this organization is a class act and sets the bar for all others.

Mike Adair
NCI Finish Strong
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