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Commerce, TX

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Sept. 22, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal players

Ken, I do not doubt that you are correct with what happened. But from what I know, TH did not find out about this until Saturday morning after the Double elimination had started. Should the rosters have been checked more closely before the tourney? Yes they should have. But then if your team or the other team that Russell played on Friday had mentioned it to the TD maybe the problem would have been taken care of sooner.
The comment you quote TH of was after they played on Saturday. Saturday, TH was playing at the other complex when he became aware of this.
Yes it was ugly and yes it should have never happened. But unfortunately this happens to all Associations. My feeling is that given the circumstances the TD did all that could have been done at that time.

Sept. 22, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Illegal Players!!

Thanks TH, you explained this very well.
I for one do not see what else could be done.
Sept. 22, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal players

Duke, I was at the Ca. Cup in another division and was aware that SS-USA did try to make a bad thing better.
Even though the three players play in 50 they were all 55+. Therefore they are legal for 55. They at that time were no longer on a 50 team. As Major + players that team with them should not have been in that division. But somehow the roster was overlooked. But once it is done what would you have the TD do?
With the restrictions he placed on that team the team did not do well.
Really what was supposed to be done.
If your point is that with that roster the team should have never been allowed to play or to play in AAA I agree. But that is a problem that still happens at most Worlds. It should not but unfortunately it does. In all Associations.
The three players had been displaced from their now defunct 50 team and just wanted to play.
What good would have 20 runs have done. They did not do well.
Sept. 19, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: How many Worlds can 1 team win before having to move up to the next highest division

SoCal'er, to track the players would not be hard at all. But it seems to only happen to some and not others. Politics again.
Sept. 19, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: How many Worlds can 1 team win before having to move up to the next highest division

Gary, younger players are classified, yes.
In Senior ball Associations like SS-USA classify teams as a whole. If you are an extra and seldom get to play with a Super Major team you are classified as Super Major. If you are on a Major team and move to the next higher level with four other guys that all hardly played your team is then Major. Makes very little sense. But it is what they use.
Sept. 18, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: opening the borders for Fla and CA help or hurt

MK, since you read more into my comment than I had ever planned on saying. We did win and moved up as expected without any complaint what so ever. The second year we did petition to be re-classified and were refused. We played up for two years and tried very hard to compete. Fortunately when we moved up to the next higher age division we escaped this circumstance. The competition did not scare us as you put it. It just was not fun. We are still a 75 mile team and feel it is hard to compete with national teams. We realize that is our choice and just our tough luck. But then we did not lobby for rule changes as you did either. We will continue to play the game with what ever hand we are dealt. But we are allowed to say we are not overly happy with it.
Since you read more into my statement than I did. I will read some into yours. This was a question that was put out there for any to answer and give opinions. I did and you seem upset and go to the redundant attacking of the manhood of the lessor teams in your post. I am sure I speak for my team and say that we could not care less what you and your team do. But in this case with your resources behind you, you were able to get rules changed and force it down the throats of others. We have never even considered doing something like this. But then we do not ride the high horse that you do.

Sept. 18, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: opening the borders for Fla and CA help or hurt

I for one do not like it. I play on a 55 Major team that is all local and good friends. We are well aware that we have a great team. But we have won some titles and been forced to play Major plus. We found ourselves to not be competitive there. It almost broke up our team. We refuse to get into that problem of dropping our friends for the headaches of the better but sometimes cancerous player. Now with the Major plus teams being stronger this is not something I look forward to at all. How does this rule work for a team like ours where we just want to play with our good friends? We are forced to be cannon fodder or not play. I can see how this new rule benefits you and a few others. But hurts all the rest. Why should other teams be forced to play against you.
Why don't you just have Senior Pro softball. Let us just have fun.
Sept. 12, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: how to win a ring

Joncon, I was just teasing you. Just using your own words.

As for Ruth, We played WE Ruth 55 this past weekend. I believe it was the first time we have played them. They are a great group of guys. First class all the way. Very tough games and no problems at all. Happy to do battle with them anytime.
Bill Ruth is a member of that group. Nothing but priase for him and his team.
Sept. 7, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: correct call ASA rules

Are there any of thses umpire tests on line to view some of the often missed plays?
Sept. 5, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: correct call ASA rules

ASA Rules:
Points of Emphasis:
#21. FORCE OUT
2nd sentence: It is not possible to have a force out on a caught fly ball, as the batter is no longer a runner.

SO::::::::
The run counts as long as the run scored prior to the out at first.
Sept. 2, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: how to win a ring

Joncon, you say that here. But did I not read somewhere that you are "an arguementative honery old coot!"
he he he
Aug. 29, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Clarksville, Tn

Lefty, thanks for reply. I sent you an E-mail.
Aug. 28, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Clarksville, Tn

Moving from Ca. to Clarksville, Tn. Play 55 Major now. Is there any Senior Softball within reach of Clarksville?
July 24, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Requesting the Snowbird List

Gary, do not let this MK guy kid you. he has more money than Bill Gates. He sponsors the team because he can. Also because Steinbrenner would not sell him the Yankees.
June 8, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO Results ????

55 major +: Old A's/Miken 60 beat Old A's 55 to win.
55 Major: The Farm
I was told that Seacrest Won 50 Major +.
Other winners were:
Old Dawgs 50
55 Animals
Tequila 55
Jan. 21, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NOONE HAS BEEN BANNED FROM THIS SITE

Why would there be a rule that stops a player from playing in his area but still stops him from playing out of the area. Is this darn dumb or am I missing something. Please help me on this. This rule does and will not effect me. Plenty of AA teams in my area. But just seems very unfair.
Jan. 21, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: out of area exemption rule

I believe he stated he intends on fighting the king and the kings men. I hope BillyMac is not acurate with this post. Just seems very unfair for a player (in good standing) to not be allowed to play because of rules forbidding it.
Jan. 21, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NOONE HAS BEEN BANNED FROM THIS SITE

SSUSA Staff, just an idea. But I am sure you have all of Walk's contact info on hand. He has been a registered member. Why not contact him if you really want to talk.
Jan. 21, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Ultra II Beyond 2005

Very good point Gary. That is exactly what most of us that do pitch feel about the Ultra II. Many more middle shots in the Associations where it is not allowed. Most hitters do not bother going middle with the better bats.
Jan. 13, 2005
KillAbrew
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NOONE HAS BEEN BANNED FROM THIS SITE

walk, that is just not fair. I had not heard that. I did not think this Association would ever do something like that. I can not believe this has happened to the Association that Bob Mitchell worked so hard on. You must be wrong. I'm sorry but this is just too far. They would not threaten.
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