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steven imlay

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Aug. 21, 2008
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Joe Brown

Joe Brown is recovering from his surgery and his spirits are high considering the situation. It's going to be a long road to recovery but he has started that process.
Joe really appreciates all the calls and cards of concern from his softball family and friends.
SLi and Carroll
Aug. 21, 2008
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting Club

Nancy in Las Vegas the Seniors get together on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings to hit and play pick up games (this is all ages). It really is a great experience to not only hit (which you know I enjoy) but to get to meet and get to know on a pesonal basis other players. For those that work you can still make the Saturday hitting sessions. It's a real pleasure to get to know the players at different age levels. Hope this helps and tell everyone I said "hello".

Steven Imlay
Feb. 26, 2008
sliplayer
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Super Mjor Softball-The way the game was meant to be played

Jim
How would you establish the format for this Major Plus tournament? Would you have the 40's, 50;s & 60's one weekend with 45's, 55's and 65's on another weekend?
I would like to see most of the rules stay the same with the changes of unlimited HR's, 2 hour time limit and good balls and bats and a limited number of exception players for teams made up by normal state rules.
This might be a great tournament to try using the screen to protect the pitcher???
Steven Imlay
May 9, 2007
sliplayer
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Steve Imlay suspension

Wood-
Please do not presume to know how I feel about anything! To leave readers with the impression that you and I may be on the same page is a gross misconception.
I have little interest in your one-sided view of this situation or with your questionable authoritative explanations of the snowbird rule. You continue to send emails to people that don’t agree with you stating you have additional facts. I would appreciate you sending those facts to me.

Steven Imlay
May 9, 2007
sliplayer
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Steve Imlay suspension

Einstein-
Your eloquent statements are right on target. This is really not about individuals but a process that is flawed. It’s about fairness and honesty. What has this action really accomplished for Senior Softball? Rules, yes we need rules but they should be well defined and fair. The real issue is with the SSUSA as an organization and what they are trying to achieve.
Thank God this is about what I do for fun and not what I do for my livelihood.

Steven Imlay
May 1, 2007
sliplayer
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Steve Imlay suspension

Help me understand…Snowbird rule states living “3 consecutive months in your snowbird state” is it possible that situations change during the year because I thought that is the reason that they have a release form. Do legitimate situations occur during the year and even year to year, such as employment? Is the player penalized because of those changes? Do consecutive days mean you are not allowed to leave the state, what if you spend more time in your snowbird state vs. your residence state? Who do you play for when you’re not in your snowbird state beyond the 3 months? Does the qualifying time period transpire the year before, the year after or during that year? The point is this is an ambiguous rule that can be interpreted many ways.
Having a deed does not qualify you, agreed, but does residing longer in the snowbird area than in your residence state qualify you? What constitutes the term “living”? Does having a home with a full set of clothes, furniture and receiving mail at that residence qualify you? My point is it’s almost impossible to prove you’re living 3 consecutive months in a residence especially if you’re traveling for work. I believe it was stated in this thread “what was the intent of the player.” Was the intent to cheat or just a bad interpretation or a bad rule? I agree once you study the rule it opens up a better understanding of the rule, but how many of us really understand this rule? Not very many by the responses I have received from people who have given me their interpretation.

Steven Imlay
April 25, 2007
sliplayer
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Steve Imlay suspension

It's difficult to see my name associated with such a serious topic as suspension. I really appreciate the effort that so many of you have put into your responses, and I thank you for the kind and gracious words of support. However grateful, I agree with DesertGuy that the character references are not going to instigate change. The true issues to be discussed are the interpretation of the snowbird rule and the fair treatment for any individual that allegedly breaks a rule. What happened to me could have happened to many of you, and unless changes are made in regard to the two items I mentioned, it could still happen to someone. My situation is a private affair with ramifications for us all. My goal was to be treated fairly and honestly and I do not believe that was the case.

I have requested information from Terry concerning the appeal process, both by email and phone. He may respond, he may not respond. My understanding is that I must submitt a follow-up letter with any additional information, send it to Terry, and he will make another decision. If this, in fact, is how an appeal process works, then obviously there is a flaw in the system. Shouldn't an appeal go to an unbiased committee or person to gather all the documentation and assist in the appeal process, rather than going back to the original person who determined the suspension? (if anyone truly knows the appeal process, I'd appreciate the information).

The snowbird rule states 90 consecutive days in your snowbird location. So, is that residency or physical days? What if your job requires you to travel extensively or you go out of state for a tourney or for whatever reason? How does one really verify that he has another residence and that he is living in that residence for the correct amount of time? As you can see, the rule is vague, and raises alot of questions.

Shouldn't an alleged perpetrator be given the opportunity to meet with the Director and explain "his case"? I requested such a meeting and never even received a return phone call. Shouldn't an alleged perpetrator receive full disclosure of who initiated the investigation, or in this case, continued to fuel the investigation, and what the investigation consisted of? It appears that the reasons for my suspension have changed several times; in fact, I'm still not sure exactly what they are saying my final injustice was. Is the claim really thoroughly investigated or are things done to appear as an investigation? When I submitted my documentation to support my case, I thought it was to get to the truth, but instead felt all my conversations and the information I provided was manipulated.

Obviously, these are very important issues to me - and to you too. I understand the need for fair and equitable rules, especially in slow-pitch softball. I have always supported those rules and will continue to do so. I would just like them to be enforced consistently and justly for everyone, without bias.

This thread is set up to discuss issues and not to attack individuals, and I try to adhere to that philosophy, and recommend all of us do the same. Again, let's discuss the issues: the snowbird rule, and fair treatment for any indivdual that allegedly breaks a rule. Maybe through these discussions, it will become more obvious that we need a player's representative group to ensure fair treatment for players; after all, Senior Softball exists because of us.
Dec. 15, 2006
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Other bat companies

I have hit the balls that Trumpball sent to me and they do work well. It's not as exciting as hitting regular balls but they will protect your bat. I did hit the balls off the tee and they did go out on a 300' park (Kevin said he has hit then 380') off the tee so they do go out just not as often. I have several discussions with Kevin about balls and believe that he is correct that we do hit harder balls than we should at times. I was with Hank when he broke the bat and was surprized by the bat breaking even with the described condidtions. I told Hank that Kevin was easy to work with understood what we are all doing out here. I believe that this strand got off on the wrong track which does happen. Hank and Kevin are is two knowledgable and highly repected softball players. I would recommend that Hank give Kevin a call and just talk with him. I would recommend the balls that Kevin mentioned above they do work and will save your bat and allow you to swing your preferred bat. They are a little slick and are harder to throw in batting practice especially for those of us that are not that good at pitching initially.
Steven Imlay
Sept. 29, 2004
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not Playing Seeding Rounds

I would agree if the tourney was large enough to merit 4 days that would be great. However when you have a smaller number tof teams hen the problems with getting off work and expense of coming extra days can cause a strain.
The point is nothing is gained by playing a 4 day tourney.
Sept. 28, 2004
sliplayer
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not Playing Seeding Rounds

the real problem is why do we have 4 day tourney's? Besides the obvious reason of $$$$. It's really tough for some people to get away from work for a 4 daystourney. Don't tell me it's because we are older because we played 4 straight games on Saturday afternoon at the hottest times.
Kelly's won the Major Plus because they are a good team not because they didn't play on thursday, however I do agree everyone should make all efforts to make all games just don't think we need 4 day tourneys.
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