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Scott Tait

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FresnoClovis, CA

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Men's 65

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May 27, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home run rule for handicapping

Not sure where you are since nothing is listed but the primary assn I have played in here in Ca uses the one up rule for all events. It does a very good job keeping Hr's at least on par for trying to keep teams fairly equal at least in that respect.
Some are a mixed bag of how they rate teams, but over all a pretty good job. Some events are spread out 'ratings' wise so it leaves something to imagination as to the why...other than maybe just getting the fees...

They primarily rate teams by wins vs who's on it. But since the group who rates keeps is basically a closed group, same old same old as they say it's a closed to new blood.

Here too if a teams needs a pick up player, they can get anyone of any ability, if they choose and only may need to worry about a possible move up should they win the event.

Any rule can change every year at the annual meeting always held in Dec. Managers can propose rule changes to be voted on at that time, and if a majority goes for it, that will be on the books for the next year. One of the few assn's I'm aware of where the players actually have a say. It works pretty good.


May 27, 2014
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home run rule for handicapping

Do not think that would keep equalizer 'rule' relatively equal.
I for one do not like outs for excess Hr's. Prefer walks and or one up rule.
Believe no one masking the rules can hit them (HR) so they control them.... oh yea. lol

You could add age to the HR's that swing the equalizing scale one way or another.
Those get mixed as well. Lastly ratings are occasionally thrown in for a few events that lack teams, those really suck.
May 27, 2014
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: thinking of retireing from tourney ball

Bob,
I agree with most of that. But it is the only sob out there and same goen on in most others as well.
I would bet too you saved more than that 2k since you were doing them all over as I used to do.
Still time to do Huntsman I's bet the BC Marauders could use ya again. I think a 60's might too.
At least your in much better physical shape than I am. Hang in there, there is always a game someplace.
Say hello to the better half.
PS; Been there did all that but it was due to not being physically able to play where I am again for the most part.
May 27, 2014
taits
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: June 13-15 Hawaii Tournament

As long as you turn 55 anytime this, year your ok.
May 26, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How to certify SENIOR bat?

Very Fine tipped pen...lol.
May 26, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Is this altering a bat?????

Chips coming off the graphics I see all the time but I do not see holes that go through to the whole wall.
Off hand I'd say since it's not original material or manufactured\repaired by the company to fill the 'holes', it more than likely is considered altered or at least illegal for game use.

But as we know bat checks are not very accurate or closely inspected or monitored as it were.

I know of a cracked bat still in use by a player I see once in awhile. The danger in this is if the bat separates when hitting and a part of it hits someone.

Play it safe just use it for BP or ask your ump if you really want to use it in game.
May 26, 2014
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: How to certify SENIOR bat?

The info is out there but I'll offer you this site to start doing the task.

http://www.rawlingsgear.com/rawlings/bat-certifications.asp
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.
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