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Real name:
Shane Verley

Location:
Chehalis, WA

Division:
Men's 55

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Sept. 25, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken U II vs Combat Ambush

Play at Lorenzi Friday at noon, will have one 28FL Ambush in
wrapper available.

ShaneV
Jones Chemical
Sept. 19, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SO WHAT DO WE GET OTHER THEN PLAYING FOR $675.00 PER TEAM IN VEGAS

respect, not rewpect!
Sept. 19, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SO WHAT DO WE GET OTHER THEN PLAYING FOR $675.00 PER TEAM IN VEGAS

I rewpect your opinion southernson and don't expect to
change it any time soon.

I do love the game and ask myself "how much?" each day. I
do, in fact, 25% sponsor a team, travel around WA and
to CA, NV, UT, CO & AZ with that team, pay for flights, gas,
hotel rooms, meals, slots, water, pop, beer (only for K's since I don't drink), etc.

Unlike a non-profit, I do profit, or at least earn wages
directing tournaments and umpiring, and that offsets most
of my softball expenses. I could not afford to travel as
much if I didn't.

I wish I had more details of the books of the big softball
organizations. Until I know for sure we're being "gouged",
I'll continue to defend them.

ShaneV

Sept. 19, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SO WHAT DO WE GET OTHER THEN PLAYING FOR $675.00 PER TEAM IN VEGAS

I don't have any specific details to defend SSUSA or the
price of this particular tournament, or any others for that
matter however there is this, referring to the "non-profit"
status. Imagine if SSUSA also had to make a profit for it's
owners, pay income tax and charge sales tax. Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think "profit" comes into play here.
Salaries - yes, per diem - yes, a few perks - maybe yes,
bonuses - maybe yes, profit - I don't think so:

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Sept. 16, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SO WHAT DO WE GET OTHER THEN PLAYING FOR $675.00 PER TEAM IN VEGAS

Uh, directors and umpires that are well
rested and sharp after a good night's sleep
in a comfortable room.

Uh, directors that love the game, because
they certainly are not getting rich doing
this.

Uh, decent umpires who love the game, who
pay their own expenses to get to Las Vegas,
pay for their own meals, etc., and who also
are not getting rich.

Uh, decent playfields that are usually not free.

Uh, all that Las Vegas has to offer.
Of course you're there to play softball but
you have some free time to kill in a great
location. Almost like a free vacation
beyond the softball.

Uh, time away from the everyday, whether
that's work OR retirement.

I think I could go on and on...

ShaneV
Sept. 16, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bases @ 70'

And by the way, our Road to Las Vegas event
this weekend went really well. Almost no
comments on the 70' basepaths. If you
really think about it you will notice the
difference. At full speed, maybe one extra
stride or a bit more. I've noticed with the 65' bases I usually "stutter step" at the
bag to avoid the long, slow, last stride.
Didn't seem to be necessary with the 70'
base path. Could just be my imagination. I
was a bit distracted all weekend.

Not sure the impact on infielders except a
bit more time to make plays. The 5' is 7.7%
added to 65', but since you reach top speed
way before, maybe it adds 5% to your time to reach the bag. That's not much.

ShaneV
Sept. 16, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bases @ 70'

This is not a criticism, just a somewhat
biased observation. The key terms in the
official explanation that jump out at me:

City of
governed
declined
declined
demanded
non-negotiable
governing

Like I said, I'm biased...

Concessions are being made and nothing
(merger) is completely bad or completely
good...

ShaneV

Sept. 14, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bases @ 70'

Disappointing...
Sept. 14, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bases @ 70'

Just noticed that NY Motion is not on the
Las Vegas team list.

In fact none of the 55AAA teams (4) that
played in the Eastern are coming.

That is diaappointing...

ShaneV
Sept. 14, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50's AAA who is going to vegas in oct.

And the font in the southern hemisphere of
this bracket (and others) will be
unreadable!!!

ShaneV
Sept. 14, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50's AAA who is going to vegas in oct.

So seeding will be #1 to #52? There will be no separation
of East & West at the start of bracket play. Some old guy
I know was probably reading too much into this.

ShaneV
Sept. 14, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: When to change pitchers

These may be somewhat obvious to most:
One strategy I've seen used effectively, as soon as your
opponent appears to get comfortable with your current
pitcher, switch. Also when choosing your starting pitcher,
go with the one your opponent has seen the least, or if
they've seen them all many times, the one they struggle with
most, pretty obvious.

And if your pitchers don't struggle with multiple switches
you might keep your opponent off balance through 7 innings.

ShaneV
Sept. 14, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who has the horsepower?

Who has the horsepower to take on a 450+ team tournament? LVSSA/SSUSA, that's who. No doubt it's going to be a
challenge in every possible way, but you can bet they are gearing up with every resource they have to pull this off!

ShaneV
Sept. 14, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bases @ 70'

Heard about this around the time the merger was announced. Nearly all venues in Las
Vegas are going to have 70' bases for World Masters coming up. Las Vegas is an NSA
town and mandate 70' and all the venues they "control".

We're playing "Road to Las Vegas" open event here in Lacey this weekend, so we're going
to do 70' bases to get used to it.

ShaneV
Aug. 31, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Worlds 55AAA

And so what 55AAA teams will be in Las Vegas September 28-29-30?

ShaneV
JCI/The Y
Aug. 28, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50's AAA who is going to vegas in oct.

I believe from Washington State:

Northwest Seadogs.
Team Pound.

ShaneV
Aug. 10, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player qualification for vegas

You are welcome. Note that I forgot to say
"unofficial". I'm a local director and
know a bit about these rules but the
knowledge came from being in similar
situations as a manager and asking questions
until I fully understood, just like you're
doing. Keep asking!!!

ShaneV
Aug. 10, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player qualification for vegas

Syracuse is a qualifier. Get all your guys (for Vegas) to
that tournament and then use that roster as your chosen
Qualifier for Vegas - good to go. If you have someone who
played in another qualifier, including Eastern, and cannot
make it to Syracuse, simply let SSUSA know when you choose
the Syracuse roster as your Qualifying roster, that you
wish to add this/these additional "regular" players to your
Vegas roster. There are additional rules you can find on
the rules page. See "World Championships Roster
Considerations & Rules (pdf)".

ShaneV
Aug. 7, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers needed for the Dowell family

Dave and Fran,

I believe that life IS so precious BECAUSE it has a
beginning an end. Cherish and also endure every part
of the Miracle. Thinking of you this week...

ShaneV
Jones Chemical Inc.
Aug. 1, 2012
ShaneV
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Practice fields in Aurora

Our hotel is close to Kennedy Ballfields (exit #5 - exit #4)
and the largest field looks to be 285' or so. We'll probably hit Friday morning around 10:00. We don't play
until 3:30 & 5:00 so we have plenty of time to chill then
head to Aurora Sports Park. Our whole division plays at
8:00am Saturday so no time to hit again.

ShaneV
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