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Aug. 6, 2013
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Nationals observations

GSWP001, Yes the curbing in the dugout. We all trip on it every game. As senior we must have forgot it was there!
Aug. 5, 2013
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Nationals observations

ARO placed 3rd in the AAA 60's. We lost to a better team OTE. We also won ,loss, won to Last Call and lost to the Sidewinder both very good teams and class acts. ARO's players like coming to the BIG tournaments to play good teams within our own age and skill levels (AAA).

What we don't like is spending $500 or more per person to play good teams on "Shitty fields". If SSUSA is a business and they are trying to sell a product they are not doing a very good job. What would have been the cost to mow the outfield grass? It was at least 5 inches tall and to make it worse they watered it?

Since I am bitching about things I will bitch a little more.

SSUSA should do away with the "RING" tournaments. If you win the NW Championships or Reno or some of the other National tournament you get the "Privilege" of buying a "Ring". I don't get it ? You have to "BUY" your award.
You are running a business, your business is declining, profits are down. Do you ever ask the big question, Why ???

Last Observation, This was my second contact with Don the tournament director. He did an outstanding job and with the exception of the fields the tournament was well run and organized at The Sacramento Softball Complex.
July 4, 2013
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just had complete hip replacement.

My wife had it done at Ballard Orthopedics in Sesttle, Dr Phil Downer. 45 minutes process. She was up and walking with assistance within 3 hours. Walked up stairs the next day and went home. Same procedure, anterior method. No muscles are cut. I can't say enough good things about it.
June 4, 2013
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno 60's

That would be me. Hope to see you at Westerns but not so early in the bracket play.
June 4, 2013
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno 60's

James, real funny !

I was #20, yes I wear sunglasses, Yes I bat around 5th, no I don't have exceptional speed, only in my mind !!
June 3, 2013
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno 60's

R & R and Fans are a class act. We played them 4 times during the tournament and split. We were beyond gassed, after 6 straight games it's all a blur!!!
June 3, 2013
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno 60's

#6,Reyes did not make the championship game. They lost to R&R and then to ARO Glass. ARO won 8 straight loser out games to double dip R&R.
April 23, 2013
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seeding Games

My 2 cents.

Eliminate the double loser bracket and make it 3 game seeding. With 3 game seeding you take some of the guess work out of the bracket play. i.e there would not be as many 3-0 teams as there are 2-0 teams. The losers bracket is way too big !!!!

Give points ( minus runs against) to teams that have placed in other SSUSA tournaments. For example If you win Westerns or Eastern Nationals the team would receive points in the form of runs against for seeding at Worlds.

Taits, Aro played Enviro-Vac in almost every local and National tournament we went to last year. Good Guys but tough to beat. I believe at Worlds there were 38 teams. It was much more "fun" to play teams from the South, Midwest and East.

April 23, 2013
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno fields

Any truth to the rumor there will be no games in Carson city this year for Rock in Reno ??
March 30, 2013
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA April Opener, Regional Athletic Complex, Lacey WA April 13-14

Aro Glass will "Be" there as always, Shane puts on a good tournament.
March 30, 2013
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA April Opener, Regional Athletic Complex, Lacey WA April 13-14

Aro Glass will there as always. Shane puts on a good tournament. We were not a SSUSA World Champion last year but we do ok.
Feb. 18, 2013
local
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Washington State recreational tournaament on April 13 - April 14, 2013

Art is a fine young man, he helps promote Senior softball in the Northwest.Send him an email with the address provided by twotwo. Shane with the Olympia Senior softball league could help you out too. He reads this messeage board all the time. He will probably leave some contact info on this post. There are a lot of good people playing up here in thegeat Northwest.
Dec. 22, 2012
local
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Kona tournament next month

Any team need an extra player for the Kona HI Tournament in January ?
Dec. 9, 2012
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Miniscus surgery

Had 2 torn meniscus fixed in late January and played a tournament in early March. No big deal but I worried about it before hand. My knee has never felt better.
Dec. 1, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN WORLDS 2013

When are dates and location for Westerns going to be decided?, Aurora was great. Another great complex is the RAC in Lacey WA. Weather is perfect that time of the year.
Nov. 26, 2012
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thoughts for the upcoming SSUSA Rules Committee meeting!

Something SSUSA should consider to improve attendence at Westerns and other regional tournaments is to award points to teams that place. These points would be used for seeding in World tournaments. A team that wins Westerns or Easterns etc.. should be seeded in the top five at Worlds.

Another way to do this would be to have the winner of Rock n Reno seeded #1 at Worlds. Winners of Westerns or Eastern Nationals be awarded 2nd and 3rd seeds. Winners of other SSUSA tournaments be awarded other high seeds. Make these tournaments count for something. You could also give points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places at these tournament and than use those points at Worlds for run against or whatever.
Nov. 4, 2012
local
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Playing in Hawaii

I am going to be over in Hawaii the week of their tournament. I will bring a glove if there is a team from the mainland going that needs an extra player. I can play some outfield etc. Can hit with a little power. Just want to meet some locals so I can learn where to surf, snorkel, fish etc.. and have fun. Would trade a fishing trip there for a Salmon/Steelhead trip on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. I play on a decent AAA 60.
Oct. 16, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World results

I noticed the results from Worlds have been posted. Is SSUSA going to post the bracket results ? I like to see what other teams did that we played or that kicked our butts.
Oct. 16, 2012
local
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Runs

Let's take this whole issue one more step. What happens to the poor guy that can hit home runs and according to some of you needs to play Major if there are no major teams within 500 miles of where he lives?

In the great Northwest there is (1) Major 60's team, Ruth. So you want this guy to play major because he hits the ball too hard. Where is he suppose to play ? Should he play with his friends for the enjoyment of the game or should he travel to California to be with a team of people he does not know ? Or we can just call him out if he hit's the ball too hard. That really makes sense.

Leave the HR rule alone it wasn't a deal breaker at Worlds for the 60's. 3 hr's and the rest are walks.
Oct. 12, 2012
local
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Runs

I don't think we have every played against a AAA 60's team that hit 18 hr in one game. We have 3 or 4 players that can dong it. They don't always do it in the same game but there are times when it does happen. We have never had a double digit home run game. I consider us "normal guys". I
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