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Real name:
Scott Tait

Location:
FresnoClovis, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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March 17, 2015
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

curveball,
Correct on OF, haven't dont that for 35 years but for one in Cal cup in Sac or maybe it was Western Natl's about 8\9 years ago played RF. I do\did P, 1st & 3rd.
When the post was originally made it was about softball....
Then revised, maybe to appease the comments. Only think the 400's fence would be suitable for the major and m+ teams If they got it, then do it. But don't envy them for it.
But since temp fences were mantioned, I think that would be good for all even if field actually made (layed out) for the baseball teams as they were mentioned in passing.

March 15, 2015
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

Dbax, I understand that more that you know. At 65 you can have 11 man fielding so that should ease it up some what, but while I agree on the extra turf needed to cover, it's the same for all teams playing there. Make sure your players are in good shape. lol, though not a laughing matter when it comes down to it.
Maybe play in a Lidi, Gault and maybe it was the Stockton or or the Turlock park off I-5 At least one of those parks has 265' or so fields. Which are still used and overkill for the new senior bats.
But I wouldn't if I were traveling that far as you would need to do let alone 1\4 that for me.
The Major and M+ teams shouldn't have a problem with it nor should the younger generation 40's up.
March 15, 2015
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BullHead City

Bullhead City, welcome the the 21st century of softball equipment use.
If one takes the time to search the post over many year back, I think you'll find dozens of them about shots well over the 300 foot fences and some stating way more.
Given the vats now in use and even recent posts I think the 400' fences are a good thing. Anyone or team that has players able to reach that mark will really have some bragging rights.
The only place I know of that has a field about like to that is Pioneer Park in Mesquite NV. The upper baseball field there which is usually always in use for tournaments.
Teams with good hitters will show if not for the 400' challenge of a shot like that but then maybe for the gaps that will be there to place hit if you can. I know there are some good place hitters out there.
Grow, Bullhead, Grow.
March 12, 2015
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Info Request

tait_ebay@yahoo.com

Listen here w\ click on my name also.
Let me know what you need.
March 11, 2015
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Info Request

seems neither sending or receiving email is possible now as I changed services.( all have been down since fri.) So here is home # 559-298-0591. & message mach. Email was stopped Fri the say I cancelled it. All were to bve ok today but for email all are ok. Need to figure out passwoprds to ne email given to me since I souldn;t remember 10 year old acc pw they gave me back then.
March 11, 2015
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Info Request

Sparky.....
Being sent....
March 1, 2015
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Proposed changes in our local league

Our senior league Fresno, has an open draft as well as tryouts for it. If you miss one of the two dates you in most cases need to wait until the next session starts and do that one. Been this was for at least 17 years. Trouble is it is imo a controlled board that runs it no matter what the players want in most cases. There are something like 21 voting members on it. They call it a rec league burt about half the players play travel ball. BOD is basically that way also.
Rules conctabntky change, for the better or worse depending on ones point of view.
We have HR rules that I believe are now t then an out. We have the run-through rule. Pick up players haver to fille rF 1sr base abds catcher, you on;t get those choices and froger which order but hit at bottom of or=der too. 2 CR's per inning. Managers do the draft and that is my letters as to order for picks... also players are rated by managers in tryouts and playing but then players aren't rated are they.
We have 50, 58 and 63 teams. Good league other that control issues imo. Took something 2 years ti finally get a decent ball there last year.
Tulare has simuliar one but afge used to start at 55 when I went down to play there.
The draft works for the most part if the managers did their homework evaluating th eplayers during the season and try outs. Sponsors that play can also help in the draft process, It's a good league working with the draft.

If they go about it draft wise it should worl our. Players will be split up in most cases but wa also have a couple provisions for that as we..

Good luck.
Feb. 17, 2015
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Boombah BOSS bat

Any feedback on theis new model for 2015?
Feb. 13, 2015
taits
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Thoughts on the new ISSA Super Divisions?

Some good points here from Bruce and Jawood.
Good idea but as also mentioned having to play, for lack of other wording, out of division or something else would kill the fun as is happening here now.
It would be a like old times, he who can 'buy' the team, likely will win. That said, it is also what killed it back then in time.
Having the venue in a central location is good.

Jan. 29, 2015
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Endload or balanced?

There are, but it usually comes down to physics and a persons preference and ability.
Jan. 29, 2015
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shoulder Pain

Besides all the sprays, ointments, etc, there are the steroid shots. All work to some point but
it really depends on the why it hurts. Arthritis, strains, pulls or torn???
You don't want to continue like this should it be worse than you think...
Have it checked out...
I paid dearly for letting it go. Don't do the same.
Best of 'luck' to you.
Jan. 17, 2015
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

E4/E6 is correct I pressed hard in that arch areas of 'stretch' the ligaments\tendon there under the foot. I have had it 3 times over the years.Stretching the footing a towel pulling back on the toes area helps the stretch also.
Dec. 11, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Flex

Flex for barrel or handle? Barrel you get the trampoline effect of the ball off bat. Handle for two piece bats adds to the wrist motion in the swing.
The combo could work against you as mentioned above in the timing when ball meets bat in swing motion.
Barrel flex imo, too much might lessen the longevity of bat just as much as a stiffer flex, but it all comes down to the user and his power of lack of.
Dec. 8, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Automatic Move Ups

Guess I wasn't far off...
IMO they don't use enough events ( or perhaps brackets with fewer teams) for the moves, but still it works it seems.
Dec. 8, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Automatic Move Ups

Think you have more here than just for one answer.
Yea 3 events for the auto move.

Combined teams depends on 'ability' & who they played for ratings wise...don't forget they do not rate players... :>)

My experience is that; say a AA *team* uses 3 players that played AAA within the last 2 years or so, the AA *team* will play AAA for that event. I believe there is some leeway for those 3 players however. But wouldn't count on it if they played primarily AAA.

So the 'chip' answer IMO would be yes.

Within the site and a few posts by staff and my self, there is a formula for this. Might want to look for it.
They do a good job though working it out fairly.

Dec. 7, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Rules Committee Meeting

Just my observations. Curiosity on vote nays and abstention.
Just seems you actually treat men and women differently while playing the same game (ratings).
As I read the info, I felt it was the best meeting that has been conducted.
Voting members in attendance I read and are as you say elsewhere.


big mike last line, bottom of post SSAUS made for it.


Going to be a long cold stretch for many before they travel to FL for the TOC. Stay healthy.
Dec. 7, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Rules Committee Meeting

Interesting minutes and a shame for some who had foresight for some of the ideas to be concerned about in the gaming rule changes. Too bad they did not attend ( or word their concern to meed the "motion" standard and hope for a 2nd on it. Enabling a vote as it were.
IMO there will be some areas of argument in the major arena this coming year especially the 70's.

As for the 'teams that need not qualify' part it seems sexist to the extent that it is to gather more teams to the events which is good for the bottom $, as well as teams that might not normally go but that could well be true for many mens teams as well.

Would be nice to have seen roll call votes on these.

Will be an interesting year for the major divisions.
Dec. 4, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Next you'll be wanting the "mat" to be the size of the area between the batters boxes, 2'.5"x 7' and probably want the boxes widen so you can really run the box...
Been a hitters game for too many decades. How about making it a defensive game for a change.

See an eye Dr. or practice pitching more. It was fine at 17".
Dec. 3, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Mat is big enough as it is...want to chance something give the pitcher pitching leeway especially with height limit.

Can't hit it now have your eyes checked. :>)

Stay healthy, either way.
Nov. 26, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanksgiving

I hope everyone stays safe and healthy over this long weekend. Don't eat too much like I normally do, or at least the stuffing.

Have a great Thanksgiving.
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