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Feb. 12, 2009
william wallace
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: SS-USA: COLLECTING DATA & MOVING UP TEAMS.

THJ while your six suggestions on how to move a team up would be something to use I will bet the only real data used is the amount of homeruns a team hits and who is on their rosters.
Feb. 12, 2009
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: To the SSUSA staff

Brett,
Really why do you think it was changed. Unless this was a mistake it is obvious and the answer is the other two tournaments you mentioned.

The only way to compete against the associations that are not stupid enough to change the homerun rules is to put popular tournaments up against them. This will force teams to pick and they are assuming their tournament will win. They may assume too much.
Jan. 24, 2008
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule changes - where are all the Major Plus players opinions?

Kevin if your question was an retort to my question then it is simple. If you break up the Major + teams after they win worlds then your pool of players will end up like NFL coaches just recycled from year to year and team to team. In the end IMHO you will just have the samething you have now.
If however the SSUSA would follow the Spa rule on land locked players who have no major + teams to play for you would add at least 10 to 12 players to this mix which could end up making the recycling a little less.

Now with that said our land locked regional player is going to play major this year and it looks like because of the rules he will be better off.
Jan. 24, 2008
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule changes - where are all the Major Plus players opinions?

Kevin,
Your idea about the winners of Major Plus are VG only problem is you would have to convince the SSUSA to give up the regional rule that is now in place for some people and I have been told that is not going to happen.

All those considering going to the Major division what makes you think this rule will not be part of the Major division next year. I predict this is only the beginning of Major changes through out the SSUSA.
Jan. 8, 2008
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Heard a new rumor

Wood thus the reason for the quesiton that I asked. The rumor has it this will be applied this coming season. Instead of opening up the regions like SPA SSUSA is going to use this impact player rule. I know for a fact it was used for the winter worlds this year and a team and player got screwed by it.

Now the rumor has it the impact MP list will be used this year and the above player (as well as many others) will be screwed even more if it happens. You are going to the meeting so I hope and assume you will be able to tell us if more restrictions are forth coming.
Jan. 6, 2008
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What would you change in Senior Softball?

The regional rules for major plus are bad. SSUSA should at least follow SPA on this.
Jan. 6, 2008
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Heard a new rumor

Bruce, I was told that if a player is tagged as a Impact Major Plus then in the very near future (I am assuming a rule change is coming) then he will only be allowed to play Major Plus.

This is very disconcerning if true. Consider this there is a player in our area I know who just got tagged with this . He is locked by the SSUSA regional rules (where finding a major team is almost impossible) and if this is true then this player is now retired from the SSUSA if he cannot play Major

SPA and LVSSA allow one player or two east and west of the Mississippi but the SSUSA does not. So that means if this impact player thing is true this guys is royally screwed in the SSUSA.
Jan. 5, 2008
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Heard a new rumor

And so I am wondering if it is at all true. I have been told that if someone is deamed an impact major plus player then that person is not allowed to play below the major plus level. Has anyone else heard this? Or is this just more bs?
Oct. 7, 2007
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Loose tooth !!!!

Guess you missed the first sentence? Also noticed you have not answered the questions. At first I thought it was as your friend or whomever stated that you just like to stir things up but now I believe it is more about trying to get Joe banned and if that means the boards goes down in your quest then it appears that is no problem for you.

If that happens then where will you go? You should think about that as should Joe while you both continue to destroy the board. Go back to making your points and stop the fighting. That will serve the senior communiy better than the name calling and yes you have been calling Joe names as he you. You both need to stop.

If you and Joe are really concerned about senior softball and making changes then it is time to look in the mirror. Because the first change that should be made is that the BS stops and we get back to civil discussion about senior softball.
Oct. 7, 2007
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Loose tooth !!!!

Really TNG you cannot be that stupid? If you had read the message you would have notice it was addressed to all and if you noticed I was posting on this post only after you and you alone followed T-Rex post with a rant!!!

Why don't you get the chip off your shoulder and stop assuming everyone is picking on poor little you and not Joe. You have had plenty of people take your side as had Joe and still we are at an impasse. All I am saying is for the good of the board you and Joe need to act like senior men and not teenage boys and get this thing straighten out or at least agree to disagree and STOP THE DAMN BS. It is just that simple.
Oct. 7, 2007
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Loose tooth !!!!

T-Rex has a point and his "So man up,grow up or shut up." hit the nail on the head. I would say that if we do not grow up the board will go away.

TNG all you really had to do is say you agreed and let it go. The last dig was not needed and that would go for anyone who felt the need to read what T-Rex said and agreed wtih him and then needed to get in one last dig. Everyone gets it. You don't like Joe and you don't like the road senior softball is going.

I only have a couple of questions. Other than coming on here and complaining about senior softball what have you done to change anything? And why don't you e-mail or call Joe and settle this? This whole who gets the last word in and name calling is only going to achieve one thing and that is to get this board shut down. Now unless that is the goal which I don't think it is then lets stop the fighting and name calling. Lets see if there is a happy middle that can be found.

By the way if you want things to change then get involved in the summit. It is there that rules can be changed.
Aug. 1, 2007
william wallace
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: USSSA Senior Nats

Bruce is one of the best players I have ever seen play the game. So because he and his teammates are so good they like to play against the best. Going to a world tournament to play against the best is one of the best ways to prove how good you are, to get better and to enjoy playing against, with, and around the friends you have made in the game.

You see G19 in order to understand why we play in these worlds or any senior tournament that just has a few teams you first have to go and experience the tournaments. If you did you would find that each tournament has it own unique and wonderful experiences. This is like anything else in life you can either watch it, read about it or do it. The first two do not compare to the last one. Playing in local leagues and tournament do not compare to the experience of a World tournament no matter how many teams are in your bracket. Try it a couple of times and then if you don't like then spread you hate and discontent towards senior softball as it stands now. But at least try it first.
Feb. 20, 2007
william wallace
Topic: Bats
Discussion: walk or pitch

I believe he is referring to what happens when he does not hit the ball out of the park. I know this guy and there is a world of difference between the line drives he hits with his senior Combat and the ones hit by guys who play on the AAA level. Not saying some of them don't hit hard line drives.

He does not have to hit the ball out he can hit line drives very well. I guess we will wait and see how many people complain.
Feb. 24, 2006
william wallace
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new miken bat

Thanks for the cover Mike. Yeah that guy had everyone going. New team, new Steele bats, and new players. Normally this guys gets found early in the year but this year he hid his ID and himself real well.

My bad guys.
Feb. 14, 2006
william wallace
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: game times for palm springs

And yet teams still play in her tournaments. Bad balls and bad times.?
Jan. 28, 2006
william wallace
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new miken bat

The above mentioned bats are made by Combat for Steeles. That is right the Steeles name is coming back.
Jan. 28, 2006
william wallace
Topic: Bats
Discussion: new miken bat

There is a new player now with the same bat.

1)Titanflex-composite and titanium-$300
2)XLT2(ALIENFLEX)-composite-$239.99
3)D2S(DIAMONDFLEX)-composite-$239.99
4)(ARMORFLEX)-aluminum double-wall with US Military armor piercing properties on the outer barrel-$225.99
5)(COMPLFLEX)-aluminum double-wall with a composite and titanium inner wall-$235

6)The Hank Garris signature series-composite-$220.99


Dec. 31, 2005
william wallace
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SPA approves Ultra II

Not trying to be a smart azz but everyone keeps saying the U2 is a $300 bat and that is not true. You can buy them for $185 to $199 and Miken is making more.

Which is worst the new rule for Spa or showing up in the Texas heat and hitting 44/375 softballs? Ridge has always used good softballs but if they are not going to be made anymoe he has to go with what is. So everyone shows up and hits the 44/375 and then everyone complains because the Texas heat killed the compression of the ball. At least this way you get to use the best bat possible.

I just wish Easton still made the 1st batch Synergy. Not the one with the USSSA stamp on it. That way Miken would have a bat to compete with.
Walliam.
Dec. 30, 2005
william wallace
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SPA approves Ultra II

Here are a couple of things to think about on this. 1. The 47/525 softball will be very hard to get this year. Very few ball companies are making this softball. 2. Trump, Dudley, Decker, and Worth got busted for ball violations. Trump Dudley, and Worth softballs measured to be 11.5 inch to 11/75 inches round and Decker got busted because their 44/375 were tested to be too hot. These might be the reason for the test year for the U2.
William
Dec. 1, 2005
william wallace
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II Beyond 2005

Having never used this Ultra 2 I do not know what it brings to the table but I have watched it being used and I am considering getting one. Why one might ask? It is simple when you look over at the other team and 12 of the 17 bats lined up against the fence are the U2 then you realize in order to play and win you must use the same equipment.

I understand those who do not want the bat in the game but I ask this simple question how many of you are willing to take a team to a U2 tournament and lose out because your team refuses to use the bats?

The guys who are against the bats I assume do not use it but can you say your whole team does not use the bat? I play for fun but I also want to win and it seems to be a very clear point that in order to beat a team using the U2 one must comply.
William
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