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Oct. 8, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV World Tournament Discussion

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.

Move the tournament to 4 days!
Oct. 7, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Seeding

Your right, we had a 8 team tie for first seed but the tie is there until they go to the second tie breaker " Runs against" and so on. I guess I misunderstood what you were saying.

I would hope that SSUSA takes a look at my suggestion about awarding point from other tournaments in determining seeding. I agree with stig1. Both Western and Eastern Champions should be seeded 1 and 2 at Worlds.
Oct. 7, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Seeding

There cannot be a 3 way tie. They have several tie breakers in place if there are more than one 2-0 team. Believe me they used it in the 38 team AAA 60's. We were 2-0 and ended up 7th seed after they figured out runs against etc.. We didn't have a problem with it.
Oct. 3, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Seeding

After playing in Worlds last week I came to the conclusion that there has to be a better way to do seeding. In the second round we ended up playing a team that always placed high in other tournaments they played in yet they were a 20+seed. I know they had a very tough draw for round robin while other teams had very easy draws and had a more favorable seed. I realize it's impossible to make everyone happy.
Why not make qualifying tournaments like Westerns, Easterns, Reno and others worth something at the end of the year. Why not give points to teams that placed in these tournaments to be used as "runs against" went determining who is placed where for seeding.

If you win Reno you would recieve minus 10 runs against for seeding at Worlds. If you place 2nd you get 7 and so on. A team could win all the Major tournaments for the year and end up a 20+ seed because they got a very tough draw or they had an "off game". Having these other tournaments mean something other than just winning them may increase attendance too.

Just a thought. Worlds were great and the fields should be on everyone's bucket list.


Oct. 1, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Enviro-Vac Marauders AAA 60's World Champs

Congratulations to our friends from the North. We had the pleasure of playing Jimmy and the boys at every tournament we play in this year. They won some and lost some but either way they were a class act both on the field and off.

Aro Glass Clubber's
Sept. 4, 2012
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Meniscus Surgery Recovery Time?

I had my done late January and played in early March. The scope took about an hour or less. A little pain first night. I was up and moving the next day. It helps if your in decent shape prior to event. I was not looking forward to having it done but it really wasn't that big of deal.
Aug. 27, 2012
local
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken is NOT taking care of the problem Ultra IIs

After breaking several Mikens each year I bought a dud this year. I contacted Miken and sent the "dud" in. I received a new bat within 8 days with a note telling me the bat I had sent in did not pass compression test. My new bad has serial numbers stamped near the grips.
Aug. 6, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Scores for Western Regionals

Not only was JCI Jones Chemical great on the field, Tommy and Stan won the dance contest at Joe's Crab Shack. Reebok bats were GREAT !


Aug. 6, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Scores for Western Regionals

AAA 60's Aro was 3rd, Bay Supporter and Tanel played the title game. Bay will have to double dip Tanel to win.
July 28, 2012
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS....A concern?

What are the fields like in Colorado ? Artifical turf ? How far are the fences ? are their concession stands ?.Are there resturants close by ?
July 26, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Round robin seeding

In regards to the post from SSUSA. We prefer to reward teams for shutting opponents down defensively rather than batting in the top of the 7th. The team giving up 5 runs because of who they are playing cannot shut a team down.
Yes I have seen games where 5 runs or less have been scored and I have seen seeding that was determined by one run. Why not remove the "gift" runs, if they make a differnce, when it comes to seeding.

And for the others out there that think we should stay home if we don't like it. That is not the point. We will continue to support SSUSA and all that they do. Sometimes even good things need to be tweaked a little bit.
July 26, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Round robin seeding

Yep ! Maybe someone from SSUSA can explain this ?
July 26, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Round robin seeding

Just so there is no misunderstanding. I don't care what they call it I just want to make sure the playing field is level for ALL teams. This is probably not the first time this has happened to a team. I have no problem giving a lower classification team runs. You have to over come the 5 extra runs to win your game. But when they consider run against, you get dinged anyaway because you played the lower ranked team.
July 26, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Round robin seeding

JB you are correct their mistake. They are seeding games for the purpose of seeding teams based on win loss record, head to head and runs against. They call it a(2)game Round Robin. There should be a way to correct this before next week.
July 26, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Round robin seeding

Well that is what is going happen at Westerns this year. 2 AAA teams out of an 11 team divison will be playing one AA team. As a result of this 2 AAA teams will received 5 runs against them before they even play.
July 26, 2012
local
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Round robin seeding

If you are playing in a round robin seeding game and you play a AA team and you are a AAA team you are at a disadvantage. Not because you have to give them 5 runs. It's because when they determine seeding it is based on head to head and then runs against. So you are punished ( can't think of a better word) for playing a lower divison team because when it comes to seeding you are already a plus 5 in the runs against before you even play.
July 12, 2012
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60's AAA Western Nationals

What 60's AAA teams are going to Colorado for Western Nationals? Aro Glass Clubbers will be making the trip in our tour bus. We all wear shirts,ties and our lettermens jackets when we travel. Just like the H.S schoold days.
July 12, 2012
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60's AAA Western Nationals

What 60's AAA teams are going to Colorado for Western Nationals? Aro Glass Clubbers will be making the trip in our tour bus. We all wear shirts,ties amd our lettermens jackets when we travel. Just like the H.S schoold days.
March 9, 2012
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why give an award if it doesn't reflect outcome

We won the Vegas Masters this past year and received very nice warm up jackets that said Vegas Masters World Champions 2011.
March 1, 2012
local
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New HR rules

I think it's worth trying for a season to see if it cut down on up the middle shots when the Hr limit is reached. If a AAA player has the power to hit the long ball he shouldn't have to "change his swing or hit up the middle". You don't punish a golfer for hitting long of the tee. Some may say the long ball hitter should play Major. Some areas don't have Major teams.

There really are times when hitters don't "try" to hit it out and it happens.

Give it a try before you give up on it.
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