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Real name:
Jeff Sheeran

Location:
Livonia, MI

Division:
Men's 50

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Dec. 5, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

Our team does not have a team goal to "improve" to play at Major or Major+. We do not want to play at nor will we play at Major or Major+ level. Our goal is to keep our core guys together and play at the level we are best designed for and that is AAA. We play within the rules and do just fine....we win some and we lose some. Nothing wrong with that.
Dec. 5, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

Major and Major + are the "Homerun Derby" levels. If all your trying to do every atbat is jack a homerun then these are the levels for you and that is all fine and good. The AAA and AA levels are for players who really want to play softball the way it's meant to be played....without the homerun derby. You can design a team for any level of play, play within the rules and be very succussful. Take an assessment.....what level is your team really designed to play??
Dec. 2, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

AAA 3 homers and then an out is perfect. I give it an A+. Home run derby games should not be at the AAA level. Pitching, defense, and "HITTING".....I Love it. I'm not a fan of 70' bases.
Nov. 22, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Update from USSSA National Convention

Stick, thanks for the answers and feedback.

No mandatory pitching masks is good. If a pitching screen is mandatory this most likely would be an issue with our team playing.

Have a great day?
Nov. 21, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Update from USSSA National Convention

ju25 - yes agree to playing with non-altered USSSA bats.....I forgot about the jerk cheaters who disrespect the game. It's a shame we need to even bring up illegal shaved and rolled bats.
Nov. 21, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Update from USSSA National Convention

Stick and others, you might know the answers to or have an opinion on some of my questions / comments below regarding USSSA Senior play.

It's my understanding that USSSA has not allowed Senior bats due to insurance reasons, is this true?

And since USSSA did not allow Senior bats I assume this is why there is little if any interest from Senior teams to play in their 1 or 2 Senior tournaments per year? Is this true? Or is it just that their 1 or 2 tournemants just happen to fall on weekends that conflict with other more popular SSUSA, SPA or ISSA tournaments?

Our team would play in a USSSA Senior tournament with USSSA bats without the pitching screen and pitcher's mask / cage. Especially if it was in Michigan at a great complex like Liberty Park. (remember the post regarding the poor Potterville complex). The USSSA bats are pretty darn close performance wise to the Senior bats so this is not a factor to us. Do you agree?

How many Senior teams would play in a USSSA Senior tournament with only USSSA bats on a great complex? If not, why not? Is not being able to use a Senior bat the only reason?


Nov. 14, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so few AA teams

Gary19: you said "and in all honesty to say you won in the lowest levels just really isn't saying very much" and then you said "was not putting down AA". It's a great accomplishment your daughter played D-3 but hopefully she hasn't overheard you speak so honestly about the lowest levels not being very much.
Nov. 11, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so few AA teams

Winning at the AA level sure says as much. AA is not a freshman championship, it's a AA championship; won based on AA rules against other AA teams. Now if all 4 levels played in an open tournement with a multiple homer rule then yes maybe a AA level team would not find it worth it.
Nov. 11, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so few AA teams

To say you won at any level really is saying very much.....congrats to all AA winners.
Nov. 2, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior softball summit

Stick, I played the Florida TOC in February 2011. Living in Michigan as you know, my playing season ends by early October if I play in a fall league. Trying to get playing ready in the Michigan winter for a tournament in Florida in February to compete against teams from warm weahter states that play year round is something I will never, ever do again. Have a TOC in August or early September so teams from the Cold states will still be in prime playing season and then we shall see.
Oct. 30, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Congratulations SF

Francona's out clause is if the President and GM get fired then he can get out of his contract early. Francona would have been nice in Detroit, but that damn Leyland keeps hanging on.
Oct. 29, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: SSUSA ID CARD question

Hey Stick, must be nice to win all your tournaments and not need to worry about getting moved up.
Maybe Major ++ ? LOL
Oct. 23, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball team fund raisers

Gary19: agree with your comment. We've had successful bowling fundraisers the last 2 years and plan another in February. Along with the bowling fee the event includes selling 50/50 tickets, auction items and lane sponsors. The more bowlers the more you make.
Oct. 18, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Runs

17Black - Thanks for the compliments. We really like the way our team is designed. We feel your team is one of the best around as well and look forward to playing you again. Jeff S.
Oct. 18, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Runs

17Black - yes I play SS for KSheeran. We played you in the SPA Buckeye Classic with 3 home runs and one up rule. This was our first time at this tournament and it was advertised online as a AAA with SPA rules only to find out when we got there that HO had the rule at 3 and one-up, so we had to play by the rules. If we had known this ahead of time we probably would not have attended this tournament. HO has since told me that this tournament next year will be 3 and an out. Yes our team can hit home runs. But we play the 3 and out because we do not want to play home run derby games. We want to play games where players need to get on base other than with homers. We want to play defense and not just turn our heads, stand there and watch balls go over the fence. Again, if I wanted to play home run derby I'll enter a contest. Hope this helps.
Oct. 17, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Runs

AAA 3 home run rule and then an out is the way to go. Maybe up it to 4 home run rule and then an out. If you make it a walk after the home run limit is met then the game becomes home run derby. If I wanted to play home run derby then I'd enter a home run derby contest. If the home run limit is met then hit a damn single, double, triple or walk. I have no interest in giving up my weekend to play home run derby games. I'll stay home in the pool thank you very much.
Oct. 15, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat issue

SSUSA how about a steel bat tournament in 2013? Have it in Michigan, our team will play. Any other teams up for this?
Oct. 14, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat issue

I agree with Pricer. No warranty is no warranty no matter how it came into your possesion.
Personally I think a bat costing $200+ should last as long as I want to use it. Our team has team bats paid with team funds. I cannot see paying my own hard earned money for a bat that cracks in less than one season. We need a steel bat association, get back to pitching, defense and let the true home run hitters be the home run hitters. Games 52-51 are ridiculous!!
Sept. 9, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: northern championship

The Bobby Chapp Memorial Senior Qualifier in May is played at Potterville too. For the entry fee cost and a weekend commitment, THE PLAYERS AND SPONSORS WHO FUND THIS ASSOCIATION AND KEEP IT IN BUSINESS DESERVE MUCH BETTER. Bailey Park in Battle Creek is a nice facility.
July 30, 2012
jsheeran
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New Senior Baller this year! 50!

MashMiddle, did you find a team in the Fairfax, VA area? If not, send me an email at jsheeran@haartz.com to discuss an opportunity.
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