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Scott Tait

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FresnoClovis, CA

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Men's 65

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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.
Nov. 22, 2014
taits
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60s AAA players needed

Probably PHX, AZ
Nov. 20, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RE: Pacific Rim Softball

The held a masters and teams from these countries attended:Australia, teams are coming from Austria, Botswana, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and USA.

Seems it may be a ISSA org, but all play ball.

Nov. 20, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RE: Pacific Rim Softball

New Zealand and Australia have a similar* assn and are Pacific Rim, Why\how come, they are not included.

* I actually thought that was their name. Until this post above on it.

???
Nov. 17, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

Might add getting out from behind the plate to make the calls as a TOOL.
Nov. 17, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Age Groups

I do not believe they do...
You can play the age group of interest (say 50 for example,) if you turn that age (50) at any time during the calendar year.
IE you can play 50's at age 49 if you turn 50 in Dec of that year.
Nov. 17, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Elegiblity

Yes, but there are consequences for the "team" as for your playing history at AAA. If the team comes back into play as a team with say 6-7 ( not sure exactly how many) of the existing players, if no one else has played AAA within the last 2-3 years and no one else the team picks up to complete the team shouldn't suffer.
However if there are 3 AAA players on it, you can count on playing 3A.
What the hey, play 3A and you all will improve.
Stay healthy.
Nov. 8, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?


My view on it
Rule 3.4(5) covers it
1. one knob cuff ok
2. ok No more than two layers of tape.
3. illegal
4. illegal
5. illegal
6. I think that would depend on what was done...but most likely illegal.

Reads like you have done all of them already.
Nov. 2, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Evil BP balls

Lefty,
Why practice using something other than what you would use in league or any tournament you might play in.
I'd think you would get a better idea how your performance would be that way.
Just curious here.
Stay healthy.
Oct. 13, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields and Teams - Major Tournaments

Mike, Here on paper it reads very valid, however never knowing who will show up could cause a problem. Some fields may not have many teams while others are over the play limits. Either way it is a valid thought.
Split pretty much down the middle this way, if same teams show up or any changes made between then and next year, reflect same team numbers per age division it is a worthy idea.
But can 'see' the wrench being ready to throw at ya.
Oct. 9, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas parksfields, applies to other events as well. LIGHTS

Lecak,

http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/public-safety/brownouts-have-firefighters-seeing-red-north-las-vegas

Go down to 'Mayor seeks union concessions', there is 1 line that mentioned it. This was in 2012-2013. So it isn't new to Vegas.
Oct. 9, 2014
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Membership

Wrong, Try this:

http://seniorsoftball.com/forms/form_player_reg-2014.pdf
Oct. 9, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas parksfields, applies to other events as well. LIGHTS

Lecak, near bottom of page on link.
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