I forgot to add this:
Level 1:nice scammers, they ask you up front for dollar value to be sent over for one reason or another, these are the nicest ones, you know what the want straight.
Level 2:medium scammers, they request you to communicate through translation or interpreters service & anything after that outside the agency is a question mark.
Level 3:most difficult, they write deep emotional letters, you fall in love with them, they know the law, you plan to meet, they never show up in their city, only way to find out is to go there & in doing you lose $3-$4k.
Remember this is the 21st century & things are going to get worse before if they get better.
Common sense, I approach girls(good looking ones) in my city, & study their attitude, apply this rule to the good looking ones on the net, why they have posted their profile on the net(not average ones), same rules, either they have a boy friend, speciallly
if they say looking for upto 60+ yrs old man(not againts old men) but watch out, why they are single still, do you know how many times a good looking girl is hit on during the day in any city(lets say Kathmando/Nepal) so same situation here, why do so many UKR girls
have profiles posted on the net, one simple answer, looking for Mr.Donald Trump or Gold diggers. Plz read some scammer posts & educate yourself?
Hey Peter, one question I asked you in another thread but I don't think you got it. There was a fastpitch softball pitcher from New Zealand I played against in the States. His name was Pete Meredith. Incredible pitcher, how popular is that sport in New Zealand?
Nasfan6 - I answered you on that one because I saw Peter Meredith play. Softball is pretty popular, especially in schools, and ESPECIALLY around World Championship time because New Zealand has a pretty good record in the game.
Not that popular - I will ask and do some research - but I wouldn't mind betting he will be from the Rotorua region. Will let you know.
We used to play what we called softball at school and EVERYONE loved it - I do not know why Baseball never took off. Women love playing it too.
softball is relatively popular in NZ. Most cities have a softball ground, but its a sport people play but don't go to watch if you know what I mean. Theres certinly a softball league in most cities. Except when the world cup is on as NZ normally does very well. Never understood why its popular and baseball didn't take off either. Its a poor cousin to cricket but I guess people like it as its easy to setup a game and doesn't take all day to play like cricket.
Trans aire from Elkhart recruited him and another guy from New Zealand, I think his last name was Tewake or something like that. Both were incredible. I got a standing ovation from the crowd just for fouling one of Meridiths pitches down the right field line, along with another guy from out team we were the only two to make contact.
In fact the NZ mens team won the world cup in 1996, 2000 and 2004. And shared the inaugural World Championships in 1976 with the USA and Canada. So pretty handy softballers. Peter Meredith was pretty famous in NZ too, I recall hearing about him. You would have done well to get contact for sure!
It will come as a surprise to most people that softball was not Peter Meredith’s first sport. Pete, like many young lads in New Zealand was a cricket player. He did not start playing softball until the age of 13 and then it was as a catcher, first baseman, or an outfielder. In fact at the age of 15 he was selected to the New Zealand National under 17 Team for his hitting ability.
It was not until Peter was 16 that he started flinging the ball underhand. A teammate named Graham Evans starting working with Peter on his pitching, pushing him to improve his mechanics and to utilize his size. Graham would even make Pete work out inside a warehouse during the cold winter months in Dunedin.
It paid off! Oh brother, did it pay off! At the age of 19, Peter made his first trip to the United States. Like many of the Kiwi pitchers before him Peter spent his first season in Arizona pitching for Sportsman Enterprises out of Prescott. In 1980 Peter spent the summer pitching for Dave Frye Plastering in Bakersfield California. It was also the year Peter recorded his first ISC victory. There would be fifty-nine (59) more such victories to come.
After six years with the Farm Tavern in Madison Wisconsin, three seasons with Trans Aire International in Elkhart, Indiana, and twelve years with Larry Miller Toyota in Salt Lake City Utah. Peter called it a career.
After pitching in a record 23 consecutive ISC World Tournaments, Peter Meredith left a legacy that any athlete would envy. Most no hitters (8); second all time with 57 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, second in lifetime wins with 60; named to the All World Team 7 times, numerous strikeout records, and a record 34 inning game in 1981.
In addition to the ISC games there were also the ISF Championships. In 1988 he pitched Team USA to a 4-0 win over New Zealand to win the tournament. In 1992 in Manila he helped New Zealand to a runner up finish behind Canada, beating the USA Team 2-0 and taking 17 strikeouts in the semi-final game. 1996 he again pitched for the States as they took 4th place. Also, Peter pitched Elkhart, Indiana to an ASA Championship. There are also the six games Peter struck out all 21 batters he faced. In addition, there were numerous New Zealand Club and National Championships.
When asked his biggest disappointment, Peter responded, “his failure to win an ISC Championship.” But as the fates would have it, Peter’s teams were not great run producing teams. They relied on solid defense and his pitching to take them as far as they could go. Peter understood this and accepted the challenge of shutting down the opposition often pitching extra inning games that put tournaments behind schedules.
In 2001 Peter was elected to his final All World Team as he pitched Larry Miller Toyota to a 4th place finish. It was to be his final ISC Tournament. Peter still resides in Salt Lake Utah with wife Angie and daughter, Olivia. The same competitiveness and desire as he had as a pitcher have carried over into his “other” profession as he has a successful career in Real Estate.
Peter Meredith was the most dominating and overpowering pitcher of the 80’s and 90’s.
It maybe awhile before we see another pitcher like him come our way again.
Ben the guy was a monster!! Practically unhittable. His ball had so much movement and he had a change up that caused back sprains, literally. I'm surprised to read he never won an ISC title, it amazes me. Trans Aire was unbeatable, when they played in our labor day tournament everyone joked who was playing for runner-up. I watched him pitch 18 scoreless innings and Trans Aire won 1-0. Meredith was the most amazing pitcher I had ever batted against.
Yeah reading that website I do recall he was the best pitcher (softball) in the world at one time and decided to play for the states in one world cup. Of course NZ weren't happy that he jumped ship but for the states to select him showed how good he was. At the time NZ had a number of greats in their team, I recall Mark Sorenson, Kevin Herlihy, both were household names. I'm sure after they won the 3peat they didn't get NZ sports team of the year which upset people. When they won all the guys were amateurs and and they had to pay their own way to the world cup and they stayed in the most basic accomodation. Im guessing you didn't have much time for a back swing then when you faced him :) At least you saw it thou. Did you sledge him before he pitched? (not sure sledging is a term used in softball or baseball but i'm sure it happens http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sledging_%28cricket%29)
Hell I think he could have pitched and won drunk and blindfolded.
You didn't have much time, because the ball was on you so quick. As a joke a batter walked up to the plate, Trans air was beating the hell out of them, without a bat, everone laughed when he said what's the use. Then he went back and got his bat.
Yeah Maxrit, hes a dunedin lad. No wonder hes so good. Nasfan just for a laugh you should have told him to go back home to australia as you walked up to the plate. Just to see how fast he can pitch when hes really p*ssed off. Probably he would have taken your head off especially suggesting hes from australia. Funny story about the guy who walked out without a bat.