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Oct. 4, 2008
red
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - PARTICIPATING TEAMS LIST

One of the best tournament we played in wasSSUSA several years ago. We (Texas Tornado) played in the 55AA and we had 32 teams that year they went with 4 8 team divisions and we played 7 games and they took the top 2 from each group into a single game bracket for the finals. Ours was balanced we went 3-4 and lost 3 of the games by 1 run and beat the team that won our group. Can't ask for a better chance to win.
Sept. 29, 2008
red
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: intentional walks

You could walk in the winning run if there were some runs scored rule that would make a differance in seeding. You pitch to someone and they could hit a grandslam scoring 4 run verse walking in 1 run. Could happen but not likely.
Sept. 29, 2008
red
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: intentional walks

thanks for the input. This came up in a day league game. They had a big hitter and they had runners on 1st and 2nd and we walked him and he starts bitching that we can't walk someone when someone is already on first. Ump ruled that we could walk him but they complained the rest of the game which we won 7-4, I think they we not used to losing.
Sept. 28, 2008
red
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: intentional walks

Are there any situations when you can't intentional walk a hitter?
Oct. 22, 2005
red
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Terry, Is it time for a "2" division senior national?

I've suggested several times, AA single wall bats AAA double walls, Major and major plus all bats legal. Make it simple if you want the hot bats move up and play with the big boys. I'm a AA player and have a good bat and I like it but to make the competition even I'll give up the bat. Problem all players want to hit the ball hard and have a little power but do not want to play big teams with hot bats. Good balls for all divisions. Also AA still no HR's. this keeps big boys out of this division more than any rule. I'm tired of hearing guys hit it out in AA and then bitch about the rules. Again if you want to be the big bopper, move up and play with the big boys.
Oct. 7, 2005
red
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Changes

I like the moving back of the bases. The guys who complain when called out for a HR in AA, solution move up to a class thats its not an out. But I would not mind the one up rule but be an out not a single on the second one. I have suggested before, Major and up any bat: AAA no composite: AA no double walls. If you want to hit the hot bat move on up and have at it. I"m a AA player no long baller but the new bats allow me to drive the ball thru the infield. I'm a better hitter with these bats, but I would go back to single wall if it means better competion and less chance of injurys. In qualifers we have to play AAA and sometime Major teams this should stop. The best tournament we go to is in Hot Springs AA only and we get 5 or 6 teams makes for a good round robin, since winning or losing in the qualifers means nothing these are only practice.
Aug. 22, 2005
red
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Little League Bats

also with composites the fenses are to short and it loos as if the have room to add at least 20 feet.
Aug. 4, 2005
red
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SSUSA Worlds next year

Where will the Worlds be next year for 60's AA
Jan. 24, 2005
red
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Golden Gloves Forfeiting

we did forfiet one year in Baytown, we are a AA team and had played 3 games Friday and 5 Saturday and they had us playing a Major team Sunday morning our guys voted to go home after the last game Sat. When playing a round robin format the tournament Director needs to look at who is playing who on the last day, and try not to have teams from far off play either one game or the late game on the last day and do not set up a known mismatch for that game.
Oct. 28, 2004
red
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: need tournament players/Dallas area AA division

We are getting the Texas Tornado back together, we are looking for players 60+ modified tournament schedule. We will play about 5 tourneys plus 2 nationals. Call Red 972-442-4914
June 18, 2004
red
Topic: Associations
Discussion: red benson

I recieved a letter today from the USSSA for their tourney in Fla. We played in their tourney in Garland several years ago just because it was close to home. We will not be playing in their tournament again, it was well run etc but with only 2 divisions, Major and what I call Major -. The AAA was full of top AAA teams and a lot of teams that are Major or Major Plus in other groups. When will the USSSA wise up and add a AA division. They along with Senior Softball are losing money not having this other division.
May 24, 2004
red
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Anyone know the correct ruling on this?

This is a judgement call, I agree with not calling the batter out. What I have seen happen is the umps checks bats but someone comes up late or just has not brought their bats out. And then uses an illegal bat. On purpose, hard to tell. I do think, as several players said, if no advantage was gained, just throw the bat out.
May 10, 2004
red
Topic: Bats
Discussion: red benson

28oz techzilla make offer
redbenson2earthlink.net
May 5, 2004
red
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: E.G.THORNBERRY

remember E.G. from the old Beggars Club days. He has been into softball for a long time.
May 5, 2004
red
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: bat for sale

28 techzilla for sale 120.00
redbenson@earthlink.net
May 5, 2004
red
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Run limits in tournaments

Also the 5 run is good in the summer, it gets a team off the field, nothing takes it our of a player than be in the field for that extra time in the heat. And again it keeps the games somewhat closer and normally the best team still wins.
May 5, 2004
red
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Run limits in tournaments

that great if your the AAA team getting all the at bats. And there is a reason one team is AAA and the other AA. At least with the 5 run limit both team get close to equal ab's. I'm sure most AAA teams would rather play other AAA teams but in Senior ball that does not happen often. Last year in Baytown we played 2 Major 4 AAA's and one AA. My suggest is two fold, one don't use the pool to seed, most tournament directors know who is who, and sometime a good team gets a tough draw in the pool and ends up in the weaker division. In pool Example: 55AA play 60AAA or Major. Would be good competition//
May 5, 2004
red
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Run limits in tournaments

I watched some of the SPA tournament in Plano this weekend and again they miss the point of run limits. In the pool play (where you are likely to get AAA's playing AA's etc they had no run limit. First game I watched a AAA team scored 14 in the first and the game was over. It lasted only 3 innings. Thats not fair to the AA team. The pool is where you need the 5 run limit the most, I think they are just placating the bigger teams.
May 5, 2004
red
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: changes to the game

thanks for all the imput, we need to do something to keep it a good game. Offense should be only half of the game. HR hitters should be only in the top divisions. Most teams have a guy or two who might get one out every once in a while, that does not make them Major or AAA. I like the one up run, only hurts once.
May 5, 2004
red
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat for sale/Ultra II

bat has been sold.
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