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July 23, 2012
donll
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOURNAMENT WINNER AUTO MOVEUP

Tim,
Correct me if I’m wrong but ASA restrictions apply only to their “A” division and lower. That would seem to be the equivalent of Seniors Major Division. I believe SSUSA already restricts major teams.

That aside ASA’s restricted list is made up of players selected by a committee, not anyone that happens to play on a team that wins a championship. So they wouldn’t necessarily be breaking up the champion of their top division. If you are proposing a committee making up an impact players list based on ability not just being on a winning team then from what I hear your team would be in trouble despite your lack of success.

July 21, 2012
donll
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOURNAMENT WINNER AUTO MOVEUP

Tim,
Your idea (breaking up a winning team because its not competitive) is very unique and not consistent with anything any softball organization or any other sporting organization currently does. To my knowledge nowhere in any sport do they force any championship team to break up. And certainly not softball. They force you to move up, as long as there is a higher division you can play in.

Would you also advocate a AA team that has never won a tournament and loses almost every game to break up for the good of the game since there is nowhere for them to play below. And if not how come? Think about it..it seems like the same logic. There’s no competition when teams play them and who wants that? And the answer is…no you wouldn’t advocate that because there is no threat that your team would lose..


July 18, 2012
donll
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

400,
Miken and Combat already had bats on the market when I started playing Senior Softball so there was no need to question them as to when they would get their bat out or if they could produce one. Reebok is a multi-million/billion? dollar company. They obviously have experience in the manufacturing of sporting goods equipment. And, they have a bat out. Oh, and none of them to my knowledge have taken money from ball players and not delivered the goods. So perhaps if Chip would share the answers to the previously asked questions people would have a better idea about the feasibility of this bat ever being produced them ever getting made whole.
July 18, 2012
donll
Topic: Bats
Discussion: gsc bat latest web site update

Chip,
I may be wrong but when someone buys a company don’t they get all the company’s assets and liabilities? I’m assuming they bought the debt-it doesn’t go away just because they “say” they are not responsible. Also I was wondering if you could share Steve MacKinlay’s previous experience as a ”CEO” as well as any previous experience he has in manufacturing bats, or sporting goods, or anything for that matter.
July 13, 2012
donll
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should SSUSA ever bump a team?

Tim,
I agree with Jawood. Nobody is ever asking a AA, AAA, or major team to "break up", they are asking them to "play up" in the next division. Once they get to major plus there is no place to ask them to play up to.
June 21, 2012
donll
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II balanced and end load.

Do you mean that you don't think the GSC is coming out soon and will revolutionize the bat industry?
June 21, 2012
donll
Topic: Bats
Discussion: question to bat industry insiders

My tongue was planted firmly in my cheek...:)
June 21, 2012
donll
Topic: Bats
Discussion: question to bat industry insiders

The GSc is already making them quake in their boots..explains the change in Miken performance issues
June 21, 2012
donll
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II balanced and end load.

What about the GSC? Is that why Miken has changed their specs?

April 15, 2012
donll
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To all the softball purists

Gary 19,
I read a post above in this discussion and it mentioned the first player to wear a finger-less glove and all the "Purists" were outraged and the thought of using "technology" would ruin the game. Can you imagine the game of baseball without gloves or football without helmets today. One of many rule changes in basketball - the 3 point shot. I can't imagine the game today without it.
At what point in time would you have liked the game of baseball, football, basketball, softball to have been frozen?
Feb. 2, 2012
donll
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Something I doubt you know about Congress.

Taits- do you really believe that Obama was not born in America and somehow became president through a giant conspiracy? Wow. That changes my opinion of you. I've read you posts on here and thought you had a lot of good opinions. But now you sort of lose all credibility. I mean... that's just nuts.
Feb. 2, 2012
donll
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What should a healthy senior program look like?

Actually Tim you do sound like a bit of a socialist when you start trying to punish (break up) those who have succeeded through competition for the good of the whole.
Jan. 27, 2012
donll
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rosters

I kind of remember several years ago about a major plus player named Bruce Walker not being able to play with anyone because he was a major plus player. I think the Mavericks wanted him tomplay with them. Keep in mind this was 6 or 7 years ago and the Mavericks weren't very good then (not the good team they put together with local southern california players about 4 years ago), taking their lumps in the Major Plus division. I watched them get beat by a couple local AAA and major teams and I was thinking they needed some help. Yet they couldn't pick this player up. And they were a Major Plus team!? Wouldn't that have made them less of the "woopin boy" at that time? And allowed another person to play Senior Softball?
Jan. 25, 2012
donll
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rosters

I remember reading here about major plus players who couldn't play because there were no major plus teams in their area (touching states). Now they can play. Which means more players available. Let's assume, for the sake of argument you are correct (I'm not so sure) and they go to the best team. In this case a couple of players from existing rosters will become available. Which means more players. More players will eventually lead to more teams.

Why would you assume that the best major plus teams would be willing to pick up the new available crop of players? If their teams are set and the pick-up is only roughly as good as their existing player, why would they get rid of an existing player to add someone roughly the same?


Jan. 24, 2012
donll
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rosters

Wouldn't allowing players from non bordering states increase the number of major plus players available? Seems that would increase membership at the major plus level. More players = more teams.when I do the math, that's what I come up with.
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