LIKE AN EAGLE SWOOPING DOWN ON A RABBIT.

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR PRESSURE TO INTERFERE WITH THE TASK AT HAND WHEN YOUR BODY AND MIND ARE RELAXED.

10 hr. Instructions by jimmy reid
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ADDRESSING THE BALL...PLAYERS WHO ADDRESS THE BALL OR SHOT THE BEST ARE THE BEST PLAYERS. 1./ HOLD THE CUE AT PORT ARMS ..2./ PLAY AIR POOL...
3./ STROKE FAST, LOOSE AND MEAN WHILE VISUALIZING THE CUEBALL PATH GRADUALLY EASING UP UNTIL THE GRIP PRESSURE MATCHES THE FORCE NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE SHOT DESIRED WITH YOUR HEAD DOWN FOR 3 SECONDS AFTER THE BALL DISAPPEARS..4./ TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND BLOW IT OUT 5./ STEP FORWARD AND SWING DOWN ON THAT CUEBALL PATH LIKE AN EAGLE ON A RABBIT THEN RELAX AND GET YOUR BODY AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE, STROKE IT UNTIL IT FEELS PERFECT IN YOUR GRIP HAND... 6./ THEN LET IT GO - LET IT FLOW TO A PERFECT END RESULT...7./ KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN 1 THOUSAND, 2 THOUSAND, 3 THOUSAND...

1968./ Vern Peterson's Palace Billiards, Bellflower, CA... At 21 myself I saw young Keith McCready... 

When he was just 14, 15 or so I cut right into Keith because I saw his desire to play... 

Every little tip, he mastered it quick. When he started addressing the ball all of his more experienced peers could forget about him missing and he was born to gamble... 

1970./ Whatever he won playing pool he took straight to Los Alamitos w his phony ID... 

After the last race he was headed for Pistol Pete's in Anaheim CA, a notorious biker hang out until the pool players took over w Charlie the Apes help and the 3 Blackbelt instructors from next door..

When Pistol Pete's pool action slowed down we gambled high playing pin ball. Hawaiian Brian was stealing the money, his dad on Hawaii owned the same machines. After awhile he got barred...

Then at daybreak w no pool action, sometimes Cole, Keith, Tony Banks and I and whoever else was there, a couple of retired LA Dodger pros it didn't matter. Usually we'd have about 8 players...

We'd go to Dodger stadium and play 2 vs 2 hard ball baseball pitch to your partner.
​We played 3 to 6 innings and only allowed 2 outs 2 handed. From $150 to $600 a man.

ADDRESSING THE BALL: This is the single most important aspect in developing consistency in shot making. Standing,  hold the cue at Port Arms in Military Terms

While in the air SEE YOUR HEAD STAYING DOWN FOR 3 SECONDS AFTER THE BALL DISAPPEARS. Start loosening up 'Playing Air Pool' stoke fast, loose and mean, gradually easing up until you feel the grip pressure necessary to execute the shot desired. Air Pool aids in visualization, relaxation and grip pressure desired.

Now execution is the order of the day., SEE THE CUEBALL PATH AND FEEL THE SHOT IN YOUR GRIP HAND WHILE PLAYING AIR POOL, TAKE A DEEP BREATH - BLOW IT OUT THEN SWOOP DOWN ON THAT PATH LIKE AN EAGLE ON A RABBIT. Relax (like golfers do, wiggle your butt if necessary)  and get comfortable. Really comfortable. 

"IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO FEEL PRESSURE WHEN YOUR BODY IS RELAXED, AS GOES YOUR BODY SO GOES YOUR MIND." Jimmy Reid

Above right, I've swung down and still visualizing the cueball contact point with the tip near the cueball, below right is the reality the public sees.

Top left, a secret pro's do but they don't know they're doing it. On all cut shots, cut the ball just a hair more than it looks because when the cueball makes contact in passing the weight of the cueball will carry the object ball with the cueball just a little. The easier the cueball is hit the more its weight will carry the object ball with it.
​So shoot all those cut shots just a little thinner than you think. Address, Visualize the shot and staying down, Play Air Pool until it feels great in your grip hand.


The field was between 2nd and 3rd extended to the out field, 1 shortstop, 1 outfielder and those retired pro Dodger players we let in but they couldn't be on the same team.
With Keith in left field and me at short we never lost. I'd played baseball a ton, little league, Pony league, Babe Ruth League, a men's softball team, Gloucester High, St. Ann's High and finally I was the youngest player to start for Grant's, a Department Store chain and Farm Team for the Boston Red Sox...So I'd had a ton of baseball background...

KEITH McCREADY NEVER LOOKED REAL FAST IN THE OUTFIELD BUT WHEN HE HEARD THE CRACK OF THE BAT HE WAS OFF AND RUNNING SOMETIMES FASTER THAN AT OTHERS BUT USUALLY I'D SAY 9 OUT OF 10 FLY BALLS WHETHER SHORT OR OVER HIS HEAD NEAR THE FENCE KEITH WOULD CATCH THE BALL IN DEAD STRIDE. KEITH WAS A NATURAL.

IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE TO WATCH HIM ADDRESS THE BALL, TAKE IT, WATCH AND LEARN. HE WON THE CHARLOTTE OPEN 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST THE TOUGHEST FIELD IMAGINABLE. WE WERE PARTNERS THERE AND I'D HYPNOTIZE HIM. KEITH IS A LAMB ANYWHERE BUT ON A POOL TABLE THERE HE'S A LION. TON OF ABILITY AND HEART. 

Keith beat all his friends playing pool and some had been playing a lot longer, he had a cocky attitude and a ton of killer instinct even though away from a pool table Keith was the nicest kid in the world, wouldn't hurt a fly but on the table he became Hyde, The monster side of Dr. Jekyl.

In fact for about 10 years all his friends and the  pros around Bellflower that knew Keith myself included gave him the handle Keith 'The Evil Doctor' McCready.
I liked it, the only thing wrong is that after awhile they abbreviated it to 'Evil'.

So when he started breaking real good in the late 70s some spectators started calling him Keith 'Earthquake' McCready which does sound better than Evil for TV or general public.

Keith watched me rob everybody on the 6 X 12 snooker table or playing 9 ball and 10 ball. Here's the weekly regulars in the PayBall; Hippy Jimmy Reid, Ronnie 'Fast Eddie' Allen, Wade 'Billy Johnson' Crane, Richie Florence 'from Torrence', Larry 'Lizard' Lisciotti,'Kid Cole' Dickson, Bob 'Black Bart' Ogburn, Grady 'The Professor Matthews' all of us were in prime time. 

Jim 'King James' Rempe played PayBall once, when I got in the game he got out. Rempe also played me 8 ahead 9 ball for $500 w Beenie staking him. He won the first  3 games then after a push out he told me to shoot again. 3 racks later he forfeited. Saying he was still undefeated in the tournament and losing to me would destroy his confidence ... 

​Jim Marino played once in the PayBall game and two sets of 9 ball (11/5 and 11/0 me) bye for life jim. Billy Incardona fired $200 at the PayBall game and lost $9,000...

Being the only one left standing except one time when after 50 hours of limping and a 12 hour sustained release didrex caffeine pill every 6 hours I'd won a couple of thousand but players that got broke yesterday were fresh and getting back in...

That was it. One time, the only time playing almost every weekend for 8 months a year for 3 years in Bellflower CA that I wasn't the last player standing...

When it was over the players who'd been in the game over the last day or so would line up and I'd ask them how much they lost...
I always kicked the players back 10% of what they lost when their backers weren't there or watching... 

Having some kind of idea listening to their backers and keeping some mental count, usually I had it pretty close to what they lost except for the funniest man in the world...
Talk about a dry sense of humor. Travelling playing pool everywhere I went Wade had always told everybody I got killed sneaking out of some married lady's window...

Billy (Wade) was a riot, when I asked him how much he lost knowing he was going to lie I'd start laughing before his answer. Backer gave him $600, I knew it and he'd say $1,200.

So usually I'd sneak him the $120 without anybody else knowing.

Then when Incardona went off in the game I went to the Tropical Isles Motel down the street in Bellflower and rented 7 rooms by the week. Plus kicked them back 10%.

All rooms were efficiencies w fold out couches and a fully furnished kitchen w table and chairs. Semi private bedroom w 2 Queen size beds in each efficiency.

In these rooms were Bill Cress and Steve Gumphrey, Popcorn and Joel Marx, Bob Ogburn and Steve Carter, Eddie Burton and Wade Crane, Larry Lisciotti and Michelle,

Billy Incardona had a girl and his friend Richie then Patty and I had a room. There were 3 players in some of them using the fold out couch,  Joe Visi and Alibi Al were there.

There was a swimming pool and w groceries, I bought $115.00 worth Of Mateus Rose Wine on sale at $5 for ea. 55 oz. bottle. Everybody got wine wasted and went skinny dipping.
Google mateus rose wine, the Queen of England and Jimi Hendrix choice. No1 wine in 1974. Still daylight Larry Lisciotti yelled REID, lookimg out he was naked on the diving board.