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Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How about a discussion on ow we think dbos will effect our games? And our assumptions why.

Big sloths like to play softball too.

I don't consider it crying just because you disagree with the DBO.

Are you saying guys who for whatever reason can't run wide open anymore should be exiled from senior softball??

I am not a big sloth but I could be if my wife keeps cooking and baking for Christmas!!!!!!!!!! haha

PattyMac




Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

looking forward to it

thank you.

merry Christmas

PattyMac
Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Good luck to all in the new year.

Thank my Savior every morning for the day. One we've never seen before and one we will never see again.

Merry Christmas.

PattyMac
Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

TERRIBLE RULE.

Still no explanation.

Make major and major plus one division.

Merry Christmas

PattyMac


Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home run and divsion rating thoughts

GAry,

I like the idea of divisions.

2 divisions : Major - 0 homeruns
Major plus- 15 and a walk.

Stops all the griping about homeruns and makes people decide.

PattyMac
Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Mike,

I am in total agreement with your my brother. Glad you jumped in.

Bang it while we still can. Combine major and major plus.

At my age I just want to compete at the highless level and have some fun doing it.

Not many playing years left.

See you soon my friend,

PattyMac
Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

Steve,

I am with you on the survey.

Good luck my egomaniac friend. haha

I am with you my brother I guess I am one too.

I'm just saying.

Pat

ps. Still no response or explanation for the rule.


Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

Wayne,

Like I said, to each his own. If you like baseball then go ahead and play just don't fault us guys who really love playing softball. I gave up baseball after college and haven't looked back.

I am grateful for getting to play this game and high level at 61 years old, bone to bone in both shoulders and now my right knee.

I don't complain about breaking senior bats because it is what it is. Aluminum with a 47 ball would solve this problem.

I'M just saying.

PattyMac
Dec. 17, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Steve,

Not sorry I started this thread but as you can see there is a lot of name calling going on. I have asked the powers to be on a number of different threads on this site to please explain WHY the rule change.

I play for the enjoyment and fellowship. I have been real lucky to have played this long with a bunch of good teams and mostly major plus. Again why change when it is going so good. 9 great teams in the 60 major plus and 49 in the 50 major.

I still don't get why people think that if you enjoy hitting a homerun then you are not a "well rounded player or your an egomaniac"!!

Maybe it is time for me to checkout. Won't be much fun and you better believe that the pitchers will pay for these changes.

If it has to be an out then make major 10 and major plus 15.

I know a lot of times my teams don't hit their limit.

50 team has decided not to play SSUSA this year because of the change and not having the common courtesy of asking the players who greatly outnumber the tourney directors and umpires.

I'm just saying.

PattyMac
Dec. 14, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

tim,

I guess the eastcoast and southern guys are different from you. I have talked to a bunch of major guys who hate this rule. haven't had one of them say they like it.

even my AAA buddies don't like it.

I don't consider myself a homerun hitter but I do hit some.
I will tell you that I am not a whiner, I will speak my mind.

I will say too that I am not one of your composite bat homerun hitters. I started my softball career in 1969 hitting homeruns with woodbats.

we just disagree on the rule.

come to Raleigh in august if you want to hit a mushball.

you are the only major plsyer that I know who likes the new rule.

PattyMac


Dec. 13, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

also I am against the new rules.

pitchers will be the ones paying the price for the DBO's.

that is a fact, even the SSUSA rules committee confirm that with the facemask rule.

like William Wallace, BRAVEHEART, the last thing I will say is FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PattyMac






















Dec. 13, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR MIKE MACENKO'S RECOVERY

praying for the big cat..

PattyMac
Dec. 13, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

guys,

I don't know a lot of yall, but I think there are some guys on here just trying to get a reaction from some of us.

I play the game because I love it. in this case I know the majority of major and major plus players don't want this new rule. most of the guys that play major or plus were hitting bombs when they were young, did not just start with the ultra II.

why must we change our swings now. like I said before I would be satisfied with aluminum bats with a 47 bats.

just like obamacare, we are being forced to buy something we don't like.

PattyMac


Dec. 13, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

Wayne,

It is slowpitch. It is a game I have loved to play for over 40 years. If you love baseball then go ahead and play it and I will play softball.

I don't even watch much baseball because it is to slow. Just me so don't crucify me for that. haha

Playing major plus for all of my senior softball career I am testing my skills enough.

Each to his own.

PattyMac
Dec. 13, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Steve,

A question will Las Vegas tourneys still use the Rock and keep their rules or will it be a DBO??

Paco it is not about ego it is about what we enjoy about the game. I just don't enjoy hitting the ball down and many others don't either. We just thought we should have had a voice in the decisions. I have one of my best friends who plays on the Resmondo team and believe me there are rockets hit up the middle. To say the young don't hit up the middle is ludicrous. A 60 year old does not have the reflexes to stop some of the balls hit at them on the infield and pitching. Like steve said in another post there are many games where the hr limits are not hit by major and plus teams so why change to rule.

Those who want a limit and DBO should play AAA where there has been a limit already.

These changes won't make teams want to play SSUSA. We are lucky here in the South as we have a lot of SPA tourneys.

I'm just saying.

PattyMac
Dec. 13, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

My friend Steve,

You know at our age we are looking at the end of softball careers so that is why I am so animate about these changes.

I have been lucky to have played on some really good teams when I was young and now as a senior. The competition and fun is what drives me to continue to play.

It just looks like to me that there was not much thought put into these decisions on the DBO. It would have been nice for Terry and the group to at least done some kind of survey on this. Could have been done at check in at Las Vegas with managers and players.

I still haven't talked to anyone who thinks this a good decision. My 50 team will not play SSUSA this year. Maybe if more teams took a stand like that maybe the powers to be would rethink this decision.

Who or what does it hurt to let major and major plus play with a walk??????

I'm just saying.

PattyMac
Dec. 12, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Webbie 25

lewis,

Tell Webbie the southern boys are praying for a quick recovery.

PattyMac
Dec. 12, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

Benefits for umpires and directors is shorter games less stress.

Paco13, our team will mostly play another organization this next year.

Just don't think it is right for the minority to control the majority.

Why the changes every year. All the new rules are incorporated to shorten the games, longer bases, DBO, etc.

Maybe we need a senior organization that is for the players by the players. I thought this is how SSUSA was originally formed.

Not a lot of thought was put into these new rules. Wish SSUSA had put out a questionnaire on this site to gauge the response to these rules before they let a 12 person committee make the final decision.

Terry please rethink this and make a move before the next year starts. More players against than for and that should help you change your mind.

PattyMac




Dec. 12, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

I would agree to aluminum bats with the 47 ball we used when I first started playing senior ball with Florida Crush.

Don't agree with the mush ball suggestion. SSUSA already has that with the stote ball here in the South with our heat and humidity. No fun anytime hitting a mush ball.

Maybe they can start a new division for those who don't want to hit homeruns and hit a mushy ball. Good luck with getting anyone to play in that division.

I have a lot of my friends who play AAA and I don't know one of them who want to hit a mush ball. And most of them hate the DBO they have to play.

I'm just saying.

PattyMac


Dec. 11, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

Duke,

Thanks for your response. Just to let you know some of my best friends play AAA. The love the game they play just as much as major and major plus players love the game they play.

They enjoy the game just as much as I do. I just hate the rule changes all the time. SSUSA had the DBO a few years ago and had they had to deal with all the balls hit up the middle after the homeruns were gone.

Remember the rule that if a pitcher got hit the batter was out. With the new rule for next year they knew that it would happen again hence the pitcher having to wear a mask.

I really think the powers to be would really just love to get rid of majoy and major plus. We are just headaches to them.

Just to let you know major and major plus teams play great defense. I am 61 and play with a great 60 major plus team and a 50 major team.

I will shut up now.

Good luck next year with all my friends in every division.

PattyMac
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