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Dale

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July 16, 2012
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DALTON GAME TIMES

Games times are up for Dalton.
July 5, 2011
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why do we need seeding games

I've contended for years (to all associations) that if seeding games are to be played, then they should mean something.
I've suggested to SPA and SSUSA that the higher seed should be home team (or have that option)throughout the double elimination phase of the tournament.
From my experience home team is especially advantageous as the tournament progresses.
This suggestion, to date, has fallen on deaf ears.
Oct. 15, 2010
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Myrtle Beach SPA

What fields will be used for this tournament?
Nov. 24, 2009
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ft.Myers

Any results to be posted on this tournament?
Sept. 9, 2009
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Monster Tournament

Monster Mash, put on by the Monster Softball Team. In Tunica, Mississippi, October 16 - 18. For more info contact Rob Rabun @ 901-481-1943 or rrabun@comcast.net
Aug. 17, 2009
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: game times for Birmingham

Thank you, Dave.
Aug. 17, 2009
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: game times for Birmingham

SSUSA,

Will you soon post times for Southern Nationals in Birmingham scheduled for this week, starting Friday - Sunday, August 21 - 23?

Also, I have not seen the results from the Eastern Nationals in Raleigh on August 4 - 9. California results are posted the next day.
July 2, 2009
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: General feelings/discussion/thoughts

Whether you like the PPR or not, it is not well defined for the umpire. Something as controversial as this should be a 'black or white' call, much like the strike mat that we use.
I'm not necessarily condoning the rule, as the 'middle' has always been considered part of the playing field. However a simple way to enforce this (at least for this year....things do change overnight) and to add protection to the pitcher, is to give the pitcher, especially a mobile, reflexive one, a bigger advantage.
IMO, ANY line drive, and I repeat ANY line drive that a pitcher can get his glove on anywhere on the field (not restricted to a pitcher;'s box)is a DBO. This might eliminate some double plays on line drives caught by the pitcher, but would not eliminate DP attempts on ground balls. This rule would certainly discourage hitting the middle against agile pitchers.
Hear me when I say, I'm neither campaigning for or against the rule, just stating that if it is a rule, it should have some teeth and some clarity.
I may be missing a big point somewhere, but would this not allow the middle to still be live, but also discourage 'pot shots' at the pitcher (which I know no Senior would do), while at the same time rewarding the pitcher for his defensive finesse?
I know some purists would argue too many changes already, for which I agree, but, if the changes are being made, at least allow there to be standards by which it can be enforced.
March 16, 2009
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Montgomery???

They played 'til about 2:00 pm. It never stopped raining. The fields got too sloppy to continue. They (SPA and Montgomery Parks)did their best, but the rains won out.
March 11, 2009
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Montgomery, Alabama

Go to lagoonparksoftball.com for schedule.
March 9, 2009
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Montgomery, Alabama

Any word on the teams and/or schedules for Montgomery, AL this weekend?
Oct. 24, 2008
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher Protection Rule

One last comment/suggestion and then I'm outta here.....

Lots of discussion on this board has centered around bats, balls, major/major+ team particiapation and team ratings.

Seems to me this could all be cleared up with one very simple solution. Let the major/major+ teams hit the 'Senior' bats (as it is near unanimous in this classification to use this equipment). Teams that want to classify as AA/AAA cannot use this equipment. That could serve to increase participation in the M/M+ division and reduce the number of teams that 'sandbag'. (Your word, not mine) to compete/win in the lower division.
The biggest complaint from lower level teams are that M/M+ players are playing with AA/AAA teams.

My last $.02.
Oct. 24, 2008
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher Protection Rule

Paco,

We are in the vast minority (even Dirty agrees with us on this one). I've been down this road before. Bruce says switching to the ASA or U-trip bats would breed 'cheaters'. He plays ball with the major/major+ teams, so why do they need to cheat? So much $$$ has been invested in 'Senior' equipment that it's probably not gonna change, but, why not, if it's safety that 'Seniors' are concerned with.

It's just not logical that 'Senior' bats get hotter as our reaction time lessens.

Paco, we'll get hammered on this, but, I'm with you
Oct. 14, 2008
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pensacola Tournament

Any results to be posted on this tournament?
Aug. 22, 2008
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: more balls than brains

You know what, Einstein my boy?

It's monsters that are supposed to hit the ball out in less than ideal conditions.
Jan. 13, 2008
Dale
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What Would You Change - Other Items

It seems to me that all the 'hot button' discussion about boundaries, player/team reclassification, HR limits could be solved by simply allowing teams to classify themselves.

Hold each classification to the following:

AA- 0 or 1 homerun, then an out
AAA- 2 or 3 homeruns, then an out
Major - 5-7 homeruns, then an out
Major+ - unlimited
These are maximum or minimums for each division, Determined by the Summit or maybe each individual Tournament Director.

Allow Major+ and maybe even Major teams to recuit nationwide.

I truly believe that if HR limits were capped, and exceeding that limit resulted in an out, then there would be fewer teams playing out of their division (sandbagging, as you call it).

Teams and players could play where they felt they could compete and not be made to 'move up' in classification simply by winning a tournament.

It seems from the majority of posts on this board that players and especially pitchers don't think that hitting the middle needs to be addressed. I say this because that always seems to be the first 'knee jerk' to any post calling for an out after reaching the HR limit.

It seems simple enough, but no Senior Association wants to take this stand. It would seem to take a lot of the current guesswork out of the Summits hands (i.e., rating players and teams).

Adhere to the ASA bat list and let the big boys 'duke it out' with their altered bats.....
Stay with 1-1 count.....
Limit courtesy runners to 2/inning and only allow them for the runners before the 1st pitch is thrown to the next batter...
Give T-shirts for All-T teams. Bag the rings.......
99% of you guys (and gals) would play this game for donuts(or bagels) and pay your own way just to continue playing a game we love with guys that are our best friends.

We all like a little recognition for our efforts. Have your name announced at the tournament site. The Senior Softball News is good about giving recognition to All-T's.
Blow up the article and post it on your website.

I know I'm sounding a little facetious now, but we guys are Senior Citizens. We've had our time in the sun. Play for the fun of it. But, play to win.....
I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!!
Jan. 7, 2008
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What would you change in Senior Softball?

Hey Southpaw,

Do you know if the Birmingham 55s (AA) are going to the Tournament of Champions next month??
July 24, 2007
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NSA 50\'s tournament in Boaz, Alabama

Jerry Carter........I'm playing with Monster Softball. Too bad you guys aren't coming. Mike Hancock played an earlier tournament with us. It's hard for him to play because of his Sunday commitment. We play together in the Sr. League here. I'll be in Cincy Labor Day for the Naz. Nat'l. It'll be my 25th consecutive year. We always enjoy our time there.
Are you going to Dalton, GA. for the SPA Nationals in September? Maybe we'll see you there.
Dale
July 23, 2007
Dale
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NSA 50\'s tournament in Boaz, Alabama

Do you know what time the first games are on Friday for 50AAA?
June 25, 2007
Dale
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Marietta SPA results

How'd it end up?
Particularly, 50's and 55's....
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