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Real name:
Scott Tait

Location:
FresnoClovis, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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May 24, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line up and batting order structure

Do you have practices that include game plays, with hitting, fielding, situational plays, etc etc? You might get more out of them with ALOT of practice.
Cohesiveness may ensue with it also.
I feel you really only get better with practice.
No rule for how you set up the line up only the number of players on the roster. Limited to 20 as I already stated.
One thing about all sub par players at the end. You may have a string of outs in a row...
Maybe think about mixing one in here of there. Hopefully all are not always outs.
May 23, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dave Newby passes away.

Dave Newby formerly of the Blackhawks, Bay Area Blasters and the Gould Pumps passed away April 28, 2014,his memorial service will be Sunday May 25th in Denver Colorado.

Saw that posted on the the NCSSA board and thought I'd pass it on. He & I played together on a few teams together like the Blasters with Joe Lewis. We had a lot of fun back then.
May 22, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line up and batting order structure

Under the header above is tournaments and under that are the rules link. It's easy to find most rules there. I use it quite a bit on line here as well as the book it self. My book for 2010 is totally apart from use. Might order one from them.for this year.
Eureka, ca nice quaint town I visited a couple times as a kid down by the wharf.
May 22, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line up and batting order structure

Sorry I must have cut that out ... you can carry 20 in SSUSA... some other assn's are different I believe.
NCSSA is also 20.
May 22, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line up and batting order structure

Forgot, you need to consider runner and hitting abilities in the mix as well as positioning the 'need a runner' guy with n a range for an available CR that won't be up to bat too soon. Many other considerations are needed as well but understand your method.
May 22, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line up and batting order structure

IMO, 17 showing is only good for lowering the high entry fee cost per player, but players also suffer in playing time. It's hard for 17 to play fairly equally and I doubt they do. I've left two teams in the last 16 years for having that many show up.
I can understand it especially in the heat, but most pay to play as I did back then. Why not just carry a committed 10-11 or so and have TWO teams picking up two as needed.
May 21, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: opposite field hitting

Wait a hair longer before hitting or wait for a outside pitch.
Practice both if you do BP anywhere.
May 21, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elk Grove event at "Kloss" Park south end of the regional park off 99.

Small Ice cooler, cloth type, found on table by middle field 3rd base side at end of day on Sunday. Contact me if you want to get it back somehow. I have it. I asked two teams about it, no positive reply.

tait_ebay@yahoo.com


Gets somewhat confusing since there are two Kloss parks in Elk Grove.
May 21, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tee-shirts or other prizes?

.... does happen not happened
May 21, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tee-shirts or other prizes?

Adiktiv6,
Your last 'idea' does happened but not in either assn's I mentioned that I've been aware of in 15 years. In So Cal I've seen it happen, more than once.
May 20, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tee-shirts or other prizes?

Seen all these as awards, maybe more I forgot about:
Large trophies, small trophies, plaques, socks, coffee cups, cheap watches, hats, shirts, wind breakers, sweat shirts, bags of different types ie cheap bat bags &leather bat bags. Good bags to put your travel clothes in for that event. That last one from NCSSA many moons ago was one of the best I've seen other than the Miken leather bat bags SSUSA gave out once a long time ago.
Know the credit and debit side of the event as well as the perks on the side possibilities.
As I view it a mgr needs to ASK ahead of time if they are worried about what will be given should they win and imo cups are losers.
I agree having to come up with correct shirt sizes in advance are a big problem. Perhaps sizes should be put that on rosters ahead of time for each event to allow some idea as to size requirements expected. Any extras they could possibly sell.
Its a thankless job.
May 19, 2014
taits
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Senior Softball Leagues in the Santa Rosa, CA Area

More info ;
The Fog practices Saturdays at Franklin Park, SR, unless itís simply too soggy. On Wednesdays, they play on the artificial turf diamond at Cardinal Newman High School, thanks to the generosity of school administrators.
got all that from a article in the paper... do some reading. The info is out there.
May 19, 2014
taits
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Senior Softball Leagues in the Santa Rosa, CA Area

Tracy, Get ahold of the mgr for Samoma Fog who I believe is in the area. Sabastopol and Rohnart Park (spellings way off) I believe have leagues.

Years ago I had the info on here, so a search night help long list to go through here.
May 13, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

txtable,
Do you really need to yell?
Who are you REALLY.
I do not believe you are whom you say in the info area...
...Can't seem to locate you on a membership here at least by the 'given name'.
I doubt SSUSA has any 'guilt' feelings.


May 13, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Admittedly, my info may be old, re the bats, am not sure about ball use. . Joe told me that years ago. Haven't seen him around lately.
But SF has drastically changed the last few years too. Case in point, the PD.
May 11, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Doubt you will, 'cause this has been changed more than once over the years and still not done correctly as it were. Doubt too that it will fade away.
Only one person I know of with pull in this issue actually pitches, but doesn't post often at all. the others are out of harms way.
Consider this: Criminal Law-Silence as an Admission of Guilt, is it there? Hell if I know.

May 10, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Forgot to add, it no doubt has likely already happened, but because of 'gag orders', nothing has been disclosed. Those are to both sides (parties) benefit but really benefits the 'looser'.
They are out there.
May 10, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

It will happen. It's only a matter of when, not the why, who, what or where.

One reason SF city & county went to the single walled bats and not so good balls a long time ago. Not the only places to so so either.

I just feel sorry ahead of time for the unlucky person to have it happen to.


May 6, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: STAFF bat knobs

There are four I know of that are out there. One I use is just the standard cone at 1.25" long*, another at 1 7\8" long with a slip in it and a ring that your pinky finger goes into so when you swing it, it goes with you instead of staying attached to the bat. third is about same as before without the finger thing or slit at 1 3\4" long and the last is also 1 3\4" long but has molded into it 2 areas for fingers to lay in.
Some are harder to put on that others. All are made from molded rubber and some come in black, blue and red that I know of.
I use the 1st type on all my bats. Fills the area between the bat and where small finger\palm area lays against the knob and handle.
They can deteriorate over time and start to crack, so replacing them might become necessary after much use and hot\cold times.

* long ='s length of cone taper from knob downward.
Some are harder to put on than others.
May 3, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Makers

Garyh...
Miken set the standard for distance. Durability has pretty much been a issue along the line with the better hitters. Thus the comparison factor. They have come a long way through all their lines.
But I feel combats are there with both issues we normally consider are the primary factors, distance and durability. Can add cost to that but that has mellowed over the years as well from the 300 mark.
Some 'makers' never get this far.
Reebok is in there with a good line too now. I've used most of the best bat lines out there Worth, Easton, DeMarini. There is something out there for everyone. But what works for one may not work for someone else.
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