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Dec. 11, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

I would like the names of the major and major plus players who are on the committee who voted for the new rule.

I will believe you on the vote but I can't believe that any major or major plus player on the committee would vote on a DBO rule.

PattyMac




Dec. 11, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Major or major plus players who do not like the new homerun rules (DBO) please respond to this site by email or by phone and let them know how you feel about the change.

We the players must stand up for ourselves. Why do they want to shorten the games? I don't know about you but when I go to a tournament I go to play softball not to enjoy the city. I know most of yall are like me in that respect. Playing is why we go to the tournaments.

I know the tourney directors would like for the games to all finish in an hour and 15 minutes and have low scoring games but that is not why we play. I bet there is not a team in any division that thinks "lets get this game over with so we can enjoy the city".

We all come to play so please let your voices be heard or don't complain later. If enough of us complain maybe they can still change their minds on this unfair rule.

UNITE MY BROTHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I'M JUST SAYING

PattyMac
Dec. 11, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

Will SSUSA please break down how everyone voted in the DBO rule?

Since we live in America this should be an open discussion.

I for one can't believe that any of the players on the committee voted for this DBO change. Players votes should have more weight than tourney directors and others who are not playing anymore.

Please SSUSA respond.

PattyMac




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

I think the major and major plus divisions should be rolled into one division.

Again Please Quit Changing the Rules.

We come to tournaments to play ball not the have the game times reduced. Not a factor anyway as you can only score so many runs per inning anyway so what does it matter if it is a walk not a DBO.

Rule change made for no good reason as i can see.

LISTEN TO THE PLAYERS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm just saying.

PattyMac
Dec. 11, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

Hey Marv 19,

What division do you play in that has been using the rule for a year now as you said??

I don't know you and you don't know me so please don't tell me "learn to play the game".

As far as taking up knitting maybe you should try that since probably you can't hit it hard enough to bust a grape.

I was just making a statement which most will agree with, even SSUSA, hence the rule about pitchers wearing a mask.

PattyMac
Dec. 10, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

Last years rules must have been pretty popular with the players, hence the amount of teams in Las Vegas. Not so popular with Big Wheels in the association i guess. Not sure why they go against the demand of the players.

Still no one from SSUSA office letting us know WHY the rule change. Going to get pitchers killed.

Again the guys who pay to play should have their voices heard.

I'm just saying.

PattyMac


Dec. 10, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

400,

I have always wanted to be te complete player. I usually hit the 5-6 when i mishit. I will say again i have not talked to anyone who thinks this is a step in the right direction. What is wrong with a 60 year old hitting a homerun and it counting. DBO is just a way to shorten the game.

I thought the game was for the players not the associations who make money on the tourneys.

I will play where you can swing away.

Again DBO terrible for the game.

PattyMac
Dec. 10, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

Can someone from SSUSA please answer the question "why change the rule from walk to DBO"!!!

We play because we enjoy the game, competition and fellowship.

WHY can't yall just leave the game alone. 49 teams in Las Vegas in the major division. I did not hear anyone complaining about the homeruns or walks there.

Is the Las Vegas tournaments going to go by this rule for DBO's?? I for one won't go to these if the DBO rule is in effect.

Again please someone explain to us the players, the ones who pay the entree fees, and the cost of traveling WHY this rule has been changed.

PattyMac
Dec. 10, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

Again can someone from the SSUSA staff address WHY the rules have changed as it relates to the DBO rule after the homerun limit.

What or who does it hurt to have homeruns count as walks instead of outs?????

I haven't heard from one person who likes this change. WHY!!

I thought that this game was for the players!! WHY!!!

I am 61 years old, work out 5 days a week, hit twice a week and now have to work at hitting the ball down. WHY!!!!

If you are going the change the rules please respect us enough as players to give us the reasons WHY.

PattyMac
Dec. 9, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

Bad Change, back to the pitchers having to pay for it. SSUSA knows that so thats the reason for the facemask.

I don't know many cowardly POS"s that hit up the middle. I also don't know anyone who hits at the pitcher. I know alot of guys who hit either side of the pitcher because it is a good place for hits. The amount of homeruns is not the issue it is the DBO's after the limit. Our team will look at the schedule and decide if we want to play these tournaments.

I will tell you it is a fact that more balls will be up the middle after the limits are gone.

Can anyone from SSUSA staff explain why the rule had to be changed??

PattyMac
Nov. 19, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing after knee replacement?

Webbie,

Just had arthropic surgery on my right knee last week. Rehab going good.

Good luck with your replacement. Hope to see you soon or at least Dalton.

Tore my achilles tendon in 2 places 10 years ago and doctor told me i would always walk with a limp and definitely no running. Keep your head up, God makes those decisions for us not doctors.

PattyMac
Oct. 9, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Gorilla Boy

Mike,

Balls were great in Las Vegas. Wish SSUSA used them in all tournaments they have, especially here in the south where the humidity and heat is death on balls. I was told in Raleigh by an SSUSA official that they won't use the Rock because of cost issues. Let the teams pay the difference if that is the case. Players want to hit good balls.

PattyMac
Sept. 13, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock balls

Big Mike,

I watch you on youtube all the time. That was the good old days, no limits, no divisions just play softball. I say make 2 divisions in senior softball, good-live ball ( Rock, tatoo ), and less lively ball, trump stote, or something as dead in the heat Let every team decide what division they want to play in.

Wish we had some of the old Steele balls. haha

See you soon my friend,

PattyMac
Sept. 13, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

webbie i will travel anywhere to hit a good ball. Softball is supposed to be fun and softball is about hitting. I got hit in the head by a bad hop in Las Vegas 4 years ago playing MTC in the finals in Las Vegas. Last inning too. haha

I will never complain about a ball being to hot. I play first base on a good 50 major team here in the south and trust me there are some rockets hit down my way. I love the competition and our team loves to hit good balls.

See you in Las Vegas and For Marv quit worrying about the balls lets just hope LVSSA keeps the "Rock".

PattyMac
Sept. 12, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!

Guys,

Just another opinion but i will take a good ball over the stote socks here in the south where we have 100 degrees and 100% humidity. Our 60 team played in Raleigh this year and i have never hit a worse ball than the trump stote that weekend. Our team only hit 4 homeruns all weekend. All the teams were complaining. The only 50 major plus team that played hit 3 homeruns in the 3 round robin games. The balls did not even make a sound when you hit them.

Give me a good ball, rock, anytime over the stote. I don't recall any injuries in Vegas in April when we used the rock. I will take a complaint over the knuckle ball line drive over the poof of a rolled up sock, Trump Stote.

I would not travel to Las Vegas if we were hitting the same ball we hit in Raleigh. I'm just saying.

PattyMac


Sept. 9, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dale McWhorter inducted into NSSHOF

Dale,

Congratulations on your induction into the Hall of Fame.

Great sponsor, coach, player and friend.

PattyMac
Aug. 5, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Championships 2013 updates

Congratulations to all the teams that won and played in Raleigh.

After saying that something needs to be done about the balls used here in the south. We have high temps and high humidity and the balls used were like rolled up socks all weekend. I played in the 60 division and we hit 4 homeruns all weekend. Even the 50 major plus teams were not able to consistently hit it out. Every team that i talked to complained about the balls.

Please SSUSA staff consider other options than the trump stote ball for tourneys here in the south. No fun to hit a rolled up sock. 95 degrees and 100% humidity makes for no fun with the stote balls. I know i am not the first one to say this about those balls. If it is an expense thing i guarantee that teams will pay the diffence for a better ball as most tourneys are hit your own now.

I'm just saying.

PattyMac
May 3, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Spring 2013

Webbie and D&K,

Great fun and great games in Vegas. That is what you play the game for, close games and great competition. Great hitters and players on both teams but even better guys.

Always enjoy seeing and playing against the West Coast boys. The fields were pure enjoyment for an old Southern boy who is used to just seeing chain link parks. I thought Reno was the best but now i think Las Vegas. Hope we get to play there again in September.

See you guys soon.

PattyMac in Dixie
May 3, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock balls

Hey Webbie,

My thoughts on the balls are this. I really enjoy the rock balls. In the south where we play most of our tournaments we hit the stote in SSUSA tourneys.

They are good when the temperatures are below 80, usually winter nationals or TOC. Summer tourneys around in the south the temps and the humidity make the stote a rolled up sock during daylight hours. No fun to hit them.

Most teams down here feel the same way about them. Differend environment down here in Dixie. Give us the Rock anytime.

PattyMac
March 5, 2013
PattyMac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not Pleased with Rating System

Adiktiv Sports was accidently moved by SPA to Major plus. That mistake was rectified later today by Ridge Hooks.

Adiktiv Sports will be 50 major this year.


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