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Oct. 10, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USA Championship seeding game

In Men's 50 Majors, Team USA won a 3 team tournament (East) and obtained the #1 seed in the brackets, which gave them a first round bye. They went on to lose their next 2 so they were 0-2 in tournament play.

Cornerstone won a 9 team tournament (West) and obtained the #2 seed. They went 3-2 in tournament play.

I did not see either team play so I cannot comment other than those are the facts for how they performed with respect to wins and losses. My opinion is that all of the teams that played were capable of beating any other team so who knows whether the seeding of those teams is reasonable or not. I'm sure the seeding benefit is used to try to draw teams to Eastern and Western championships which apparently didn't work in the East but weather may have been a factor there.
Oct. 9, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: results

Player: That topic has been beaten to death in recent posts. The relaity is that it doesn't look like there will be any changes coming anytime soon in SSUSA.
Oct. 9, 2014
STL0
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Choosing Home team vs Visitor

I personally don't care when we play if we are home or visitor, each has advantages. I think it would be interesting to review the data from a tournament like the World Masters and see what that data says over that many games. My GUESS is that it wouldn't appear to make a difference over that many games but it would be very interesting to see what the numbers say.
Oct. 6, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 pitch count

If I recall information in the newsletter a while back, the younger players wanted 1-1 count and older 0-0. How about 40, 50 and 55 play 1-1 and 60 and over play 0-0. I think your numbers supported that but I'd have to go back and check where the break actually was. If the age where the majority wants to use 1-1 count is actually different, then we just use whatever that age is.

My personal opinion is that 0-0 is extremely slow and boring to play. The 1-1 count makes the batter be more aggressive. I play 50s so my opinion is in line with the metrics.

Is it possible to have different rules for different age groups? if so, that looks like a potential solution.
Oct. 3, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

This is great entertainment for my lunch break. Usually only the boards for the young kids softball is this good. Keep it going.
Oct. 1, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

Actually, I think anyone can post photos to the Senior Softball USA Facebook page but that depends how you have it set up. You could get some free labor by having anyone there at a tournment location taking a picture of a bracket and posting it on that page. May be worth testing it.
Oct. 1, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

I think the idea for the updates on the SSUSA Facebook page is perfect. It takes very little time and will draw more people to your page. We have a Facebook site for our club and we use that to keep everyone up to date with scores as we go along during a tournement so everyone that wants to follow can do that. It doesn't take much time at all to do that. Maybe 1 minute after each game.
Sept. 29, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BLD Las Vegas help

Meant to say you should like it over playing on dirt.
Sept. 29, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: BLD Las Vegas help

I'm an outfielder so take this for what it is worth. The balls get through more quickly but the hops are true. The balls bounce more but easy to read if you have someone hit a few grounders to you to get the feel. You should lime it over playing on dirt.
Sept. 9, 2014
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA SoCal Championships - Hemet 9-6-7

I would imagine that not too many tournaments get rained out or experience rain delays for the SoCal Championships. Sounds like some bad luck for those that played. We have to deal with that all year in the Midwest.
Aug. 20, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: toughest position

Swing - Especially if you play a 3 man outfield.
Aug. 20, 2014
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

JamesLG - Why move the fences in? I never played on fields with 275' fences. That is going back to the same philosophy today which is it should be easy to hit a home run. It shouldn't be easy in my opinion.
Aug. 19, 2014
STL0
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

I would still play and prefer it over what we do today.
Aug. 18, 2014
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference or not

Thanks swing...I always knew I was smart :). After all I did finish grade school in 10 years. Runner should be out for being dumb. Just hit the deck if you don't want to run.
Aug. 18, 2014
STL0
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament? Or ?...

I don't see why a team should not be allowed to play in whatever tournament that they care to. We have enough problems getting enough teams in tournaments, why limit it unnecessarily. It doesn't make sense to put any restrictions on who can play where. Having said that, if you went with the concept of only teams in specific areas could play in certain tournaments, you would have to define maps for regions otherwise it is arbitrary.
Aug. 14, 2014
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference or not

That doesn't seem like a plausible scenario. Did that actually happen? It doesn't seem possible that if the man on first was trying to get to second that he could collide with a second baseman that was attempting to cover 1st on that play. I just can't see that happening unless the runner on 1st just took a few steps and then went right.
July 14, 2014
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Thanks Staff and txnighttrain but my comment was theorectical as I'm not smart enough to think of that while running the bases so it makes it a moot point. If I actually pulled that off in a game situation,that would be amazing. I guess you just have to make it look like an accident which requires more thinking and that is not my specialty.
July 9, 2014
STL0
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What was to consensus on DBO Homerun rule after Rock N Roll Reno?

Tim: I think you hit the nail on the head. There has been no discussion at tournaments so far this year about this impacting the game in any meaningful way at this point.

We have played 4 tournaments and have not seem more balls hit up the middle nor have we heard anyone complaining about the rule in any discussions during the game or while enjoying a beverage after the game.

What's the next world is ending topic?
June 9, 2014
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box

I agree Southernson. What I typically see are very tall HR hitters get way out in front of the plate so your short pitch can be taken through the chest and hit for a HR instead of it coming in near the knees where it would be a line drive or grounder. It gives you nowhere to throw.
June 6, 2014
STL0
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

So from a strategy standpoint of a baserunner on third, if you have a situation where bases are loaded and let's say no one out, if a person hits a ground ball close to the bag that you know will be a double play or perhaps triple play, you get purposely make contact with the ball while maintaining contact with third base and it would either be everyone advances a base or a live ball depending where the fielder is (mostly likely behind the runner so everyone is safe)? It seems like that would be against the spirit of the rule but by rule a base runner could do that?

Anyone disagree?
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