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Real name:
Scott Tait

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FresnoClovis, CA

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Men's 65

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Dec. 27, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NCSSA Tournament Schedule

Second or third week in Jan is what was mentioned at the meeting.
Dec. 23, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Handicap System

I'd prefer to play straight up w\ 10 man teams but with the mixed brackets they have the majority I feel of the time amongst ages especially, something had to equal it out...
After all, they all 'need' teams right.
Dec. 22, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Handicap System

Answering a question with a question , gee. but
I think you should have wrote this before. I knew this was coming.
Equalizing, is not perfect, let alone close at times, and I agree work needs to be done.
Most usually only get the runs or the 11th man, usually for age or ratings differences. but I have seen both given and imo if age and ratings differences are involved perhaps both should be depending on which team is higher or older without spending time writing it out.
I didn't read the under 60's brackets info this year. Know many players that went though.
I see where your coming from but there is also lower ranked playing older guys keep flip flopping the combinations there and then it get really messy.
That is one reason I'm against MIXED brackets and that is what is done. It all looks good on paper but reality is it is not is a money maker to fill and make it seem better that it is when the games start.
But they have to do it for many reason rather that giving the option to return the fees and play brackets shorter. Return of fees or credit won't happen.
You know the score and how it is and will be... you have choices also.
If your a manager I believe you can view other teams, maybe all of you should TALK
MORE and go where brackets will be filled with like brackets ie; age - ratings.
just a thought.
Merry Christmas have a great, safe and healthy New Year too.

Dec. 21, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Handicap System

Allan,
You honestly think if you are getting to hit SAY 6-8 hr's per game but I get 10 Hr's is competitive and or even equal? PER your last sentence???
The choice for runs given OR 11 man field I have seen quite a bit, but a couple times both were given, but it happens with really lopsided brackets that should not be allowed.
Dec. 21, 2013
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 up rule

A good compromise in the Hr rule would be the 1 up but it you are there and hit another that would be a CBO since you went over 1 up. Until the other team hits another one to even it up they are DBO.
Constructive meeting of minds a win win only hails when you don't have an open mind.

If the other team fails to hit another HR to even HR's up. The team one up better not hit any more simple as that.
Even if its a sandbagging team and they choose or can not match HR's it's still even in that both that hit one either get one or a DBO.
Dec. 20, 2013
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 up rule

Both those; 1-up and 11 man D work and you are aware of that so why no serious discussion.
It works well in NCSSA as you are aware down to 65's bracket.
Heck, just get back to the game as it was a decade ago. That could apply to equipment (balls, bats) too.

Signed the Grinch...lol
Dec. 19, 2013
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

BO.....,
Try keeping up to date... Read the new rule on gear, they changed it get up to date. Red priority above.

I am glad to see what they did but feel some may not be playing with a full deck as it were and ignore the safety issue for wearing it.
Happy Holidays to all. Stay healthy and safe.

Dec. 17, 2013
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Tim, they do that now. Look around the web sites. All assns. suffer from it. I never saw a bat checked in Vegas but only at the 2 parks I wen to.

Have a Merry Christmas.
Dec. 17, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA staff

Not staff, but I'll take a stab at it. If I do it wrong Dave err 'staff' please correct me.
1st off your age as compared to bracket, obvious....
Then you could say who you have played with if you have a senior history of playing here or SPA for example within last 2 years or so and what lever that was at.
Take AA for example... say a person wants to play for a team that is rated currently at AA. Team wants or needs a few players to add to in order to go to say Reno. Team already has players rated at various levels over the years so YOUR highest level played will factor in there with them. Team can only have I BELIEVE 3 players higher than AA. Or they move up.
I'm sure other factor may be involved but who you played for and at which levels will bake a difference. Not sure about the M and M+ on how many they can add but they can't go down but one level I believe. They can go up but it stays with them and could easily cause a lower team to move up should they play with them.

Hope its at least close to accurate.
Dec. 17, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

Tim M.,
Surprised you were not at the NCSSA meeting to vote for that rule being adopted.
At least I do not think you were the guy sitting two seats over.
Seasons Greeting one and all.
Dec. 13, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

Adiktiv6,
Who makes and or sell this bat and is it even out yet?

Dec. 12, 2013
taits
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

I forgot about that one I remember some liking it in post the wrote though. I did not. Thanks for the note on it.
Dec. 12, 2013
taits
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

Forgot, There are around 500 teams or so and I doubt even half of that have players let alone mgrs that read or post on here and I'd bet they would need at least 20% to start posting their feelings about issues or 10 % not show up at events.
money is the trump card, keeps us playing and them in business.
Dec. 12, 2013
taits
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

Tater50,
I doubt there has been even a handful of polls actually taken since SSUSA inception. I know of one a few years ago but none otherwise I can remember.
I have tried here and on the web site I did you you guys but they was a bust (not many really participated) and web site only had about 130 replies. It covered many subjects. I feel they are a very good tool to get input as well as ideas, but if no one or only a few percent participate, it serves not real purpose, since they are (then) ignored.
Not sure what the numbers were on the one I referd to a few years ago, but it was sent to mgrs only I believe.... not all managers ask their players so results can be skewed like most things if asked certain ways which many polls are...
But yes, they should use them more often.

Dec. 12, 2013
taits
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Why Not Have A Players Committee Of Real Players To Over See The Rules

The major+ & the AAA player are pitchers if the AAA player is from TX who I'm thinking of and also is a voting member (I'm not sure there), he too is a pitcher, they are only ones I 'know' who actually pitch some or most of the time and would have some idea what it like.
Others are catchers and other 'players'. Most do not play or seldom do if at all.

Another bad 'pitcher protection' decision as well as a HR rule. imo.

Isn't a large part of the game competitiveness on a fairly equal basis as it's been trying to do? At the same time defense as well as offense which is scoring runs. Scoring runs shouldn't mean DBO's especially when you have inning run limits.
Dec. 10, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

Stick8,
a guess: DBO one out, person will not be on base. One out closer to a half inning being done.
Do the math on that one. That means shorter game times which equates to the possibility of more games and or more teams entering...lol.
It's a business, not a softball player amusement park which I used to go to and really enjoy. Take your time in games get the 7 innings in with no worry about limits or rules changing all the time, etc etc.
Sincerely, Scrooge. ha ha, err ho ho ho

Play NCSSA , one up. All but 2 parks or fields are 65'. teams rated by performance not players on it. You can be a 'AA' team but pick up a M+ player if short a player or 2, which can be good as well as end up hurting you in the long run. Pro's and cons on that should you win or loose...

Dec. 10, 2013
taits
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Unfair reclassification

If you've played in at least 3 events at that level and have all your scores etc etc get the info together in a nice package and if possible a note from some umpires as well and submit a reclassification request. the form is listed under forms above.
You can't really expect them to automatically move you unless its up.
Get the ducks in the rows and try again in you haven't done it.
Alternative is Marvs or NCSSA and the one on the coast. If your not familiar with it contact me I'll sent you the info. tait_ebay@yahoo.com

BTW what team are you speaking about, I know most of them. Name it in the email.
Also I played with Showtime in Dec 08 down there, and Titans in same event cause they lost their pitcher...That was a trip. Had my truck wreck in the parking lot.
Dec. 10, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NCSSA meeting TODAY 127 @10 am

Here is what I remember.
I was requested to but fourth a rule where 70's up could request to play with a scree in place. If both managers agree. President nixed it. Was said they didn't rant it as a rule but should be allowed if both teams wanted it. NCSSA also did not want TD to need to go purchase them either which I agreed with. Anyway it was said after meeting that the TD's would be foolish not to allow it. I agreed to that as well. So who know for them, it will take two teams to request it at some event.
Screen RULE was shot down. Was told if both teams want it it should be allowed. Lanny didn't seem to like it
(Having screens there) and NCSSA did not want any cost burden put onto TD's for their use...That I understood. John R. said later to me that the TD would be foolish not to allow them if both tams wanted it. i agreed.

Rule was made for players of ALL age levels being allowed to be on TWO rosters. This one went on for a long time. Was stated that 65\70 have now, it but not 75's. It was the 50\55 who wanted it and included 60's but not 75'. Another vote made to include 75's to play on two 75 teams was ok-ed.

So all ages can be on 2 rosters... it could become a problem for teams to get who they to go to specific events want when a couple players want another one.

Another was done about playing in BLD NCSSA event only... you could play both sessions I think it was ok-ed too. Thurs\Fri & Sat \Sun
No other events though for that, err both sessions.

None of the SSUSA new rules were ok-ed. All were shortly discussed, None were agreed to. I think that was good.

Not very many were there and address was actually the wrong one given. That was the Animal shelter which had its address changed from the 220 to 115. It took me a while to get info. It was held next door at the train depot.

They will be cutting down number of events so hopefully more are filled even though it may cause some teams to be rejected that wanted in... but we know how that is handled.
So bottom line there is send checks in very early to be in (lol) as they said but again it doesn't mean you will. Gary T. said the already had about 50 for nest year. None mentioned.

Some votes were close.

I think that was all of it. List for nest years events should be out sometime next month.
Dec. 9, 2013
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Advisory Board voting members.

Wes,
I was sent that in a note shortly after posting, but there is another not given out. Will have to live w\o knowing.
PS: it has a different name I forget at the moment for sure. But it might be committee members. I'd lose this written part if I go get it and i don't care to copy, cut and paste at the moment.

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

It's about liability, not (just) safety. Sure it has something to do with it but current laws basically protect them but it only take one sympathic judge or arbitrator to get it to a jury.
If they can get by assumed or assumption of risk there is always Secondary assumption of risk. Either way its uphill. But you never know do you.
NCSSA voted down all the new rules for their assn. I think it was good on a personal level.
I still do not like the DBO for HR's Why punish them for a good hit. Sure keep in in the park or use a lessor bat to keep it is does work. But some guys just get lucky others never will get it out.
Wear the gear it could save ya.
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