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Aug. 1, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BP Friday AM in Roseville or Rocklin

Mahany Park in Roseville has several fields where you can take BP.
June 6, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno 60's

Thanks Jimmy! We did it the same way that you did last year (through the losers bracket).
If you guys come down to the RAC I'm sure that we will be in the same bracket.
Always fun playing you guys. 4th in your first Major tournament is not a bad showing.
April 24, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno fields

We can only hope...
I heard that the Carson Sh.... fields would be available for the last session. Not good for us!
March 30, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA April Opener, Regional Athletic Complex, Lacey WA April 13-14

Shane -

You can also add the Enviro-Vac 65AAA's to your list of Northwest World Champions.

Not bad (5 World Championships)for this little corner of the Country.
Jan. 10, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70' Bases

I agree with Webbie25. I am in favor of this rule because it helps out the defense. So many of our existing rules (senior bats and lively balls, etc) already favor the offense.
Jan. 5, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

Jawood's assessment is correct. Although it is also dependent on what part of the Country you are from. If you live and play in a state where USSSA is prevalent you are used to playing with a 1-1 count. If you played in a state where ASA was the only game in town you probably wouldn't favor a 1-1 count. I am playing in the 60 age group but voted for the 1-1 count because I dislike seeing players stepping in the batters box and taking pitches until they get a strike. It's a hitters game anyway. I would like to see the hitters forced in to being more aggressive at the plate.
The 1-1 count might just help to take away a little of the hitters advantage. Just my opinion.
Jan. 5, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Cure for AAA after 3rd HR!

It's not really a viable solution. It gives too big of an edge to the team with the extra defender. But I like the idea of "thinking outside of the box".
Jan. 5, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

big cat7 - There is a Major Plus team based in the Ohio/Kansas area (OKI). You should contact them to see if they need another Bopper. I'm sure that they could use someone who is capable of hitting 15 Home Runs in 25 at bats. They may even be willing to subsidize your travel.
Jan. 4, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

big cat7 - I believe that if you took a pole of all senior players under the age of 60 and asked them if they would rather play in a single division with no Home Run limits or would rather have it remain as it is, you would get an overwhelming number of players voting for it to stay as it is.
BTW - If you are hitting balls 350 foot you should be playing Major Plus and this whole discussion would be pointless for you.
Jan. 4, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

softball4b - There are many comments on this issue. To whom are you addressing your question?

The points that I am trying to make are -
#1 - The rules regarding Home runs, age brackets, and levels are there to try to try to provide a competitive/fun atmosphere for all Senior players at all skill levels.
#2 - Don't use the DBO rule as an excuse to intentionally hit the middle. Switch to an ASA bat and keep your same swing.
#3 - There will always be players who hit the middle (intentional or not) so all pitchers should consider using the protective equipment that is available.
Jan. 4, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

I have pitched at the 50 Major, 55AAA, and 60AAA levels when the DBO rule was in affect and when it wasn't. The frequency of hitters going up the middle didn't seem to change. You are always going to have guys shooting the middle. That seems to be the nature of the game. You accept that when you make the decision to pitch. I would urge all pitchers to wear masks/helmets, shin guards, and anything else that you deem necessary to protect yourself.
Jan. 4, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

Big Cat7 - It's like I mentioned in a previous post, when the Home Runs have been used up, simply pull out an ASA bat and keep your same swing. No need to shoot the middle unless that is really what you plan to do.
Jan. 4, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

Some of you who have posted on this subject are forgetting the reason why this association was formed. It was started to give the maximum amount of Seniors a place to still play softball without having to play in a "kids" league. The association continues to tweak the rules in an attempt to provide an equitable and/or level playing field for as MANY players as possible. That is the reason for the Home Run rules and different levels and ages of play. Those of you who say "let's do away with the age groups, levels and Home Run limits" should put your testosterone in check. Remember, you are now a Senior.LOL You don't need to act like you did in your 20's. Besides, there is a level of play for you. It's called Major Plus. If you don't like the rules in SSUSA go back and play with the kids and their shaved bats.
Jan. 2, 2013
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

I play 60 AAA and don't have a strong feeling either way about the 3 Home Run Rule. Maybe the best compromise would be to institute the 1 up rule. What I do have is a problem with is the statement that with the new rule guys will be blowing up the middle after 3 Home Runs. There is really NO reason to change your swing after the home runs have been hit. Simply switch to an ASA bat and you don't need to change anything else.
For those of you complaining about sandbagging teams that hit a lot of balls over the fence, you need to know that the team that won 60AAA in Reno and 60 AAA in Las Vegas last year didn't even have a single "legitimate" (sorry Jimmy) Home Run hitter. They won the title because they were in the best shape, played the best defense, had the best bat control, and were the team with the best chemistry.
Again, congratulations Enviro-Vac.
Dec. 10, 2012
leftyodoul
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

Jimmy (Enviro Vac) is right. AAA should be 3 Home Runs with DBO's after that. There is no need to intentionally hit middle. For those of you who play AAA and are worried about hitting unintentional Home Runs, go find yourself an ASA bat that has the same swing feel as your Senior bat and use it when you need to keep the ball in the park. That way, you can keep your same swing and not have to back off.
Oct. 18, 2012
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What does it take to be a Major player?

A Major player cannot be defined by one particular set of skills or measuring stick. A Major player is someone who brings something to a "Major" classified team that is needed by that particular team in order for that team to be successful. Example - You might be a "singles" hitter who never hits more than .500, but if you are a solid defensive player, playing a defensive position that is deemed to be very important (i.e. shortstop or outfield) to that team, then you are a Major player. The same goes for a guy who consistently hits Home Runs but can't field a lick. He brings something to that team (i.e. power) that is needed. It takes a unique blend of talent and chemistry to make a successful team at any level. Very often, chemistry is much more important than talent.
I think that Jimmy (Enviro Vac) will agree with me on that last statement.
Oct. 17, 2012
leftyodoul
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Runs

Since everyone is giving their opinion I will jump in with mine. Why not have a 3 Home Run Rule (in AAA) with a 1 up provision. If a team exceeds the "1 up" the ball hit over the fence is a DBO. That way, if weather conditions (i.e.winds )are affecting the number of Home Runs or you have 2 teams who are both hitting a lot of balls over the fence, neither team is going to have an advantage. Personally, I don't like the "3 home runs then a walk" rule. That rule definitely favors AAA teams that have more power than the average AAA team.
Oct. 2, 2012
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 AAA,worlds

They did the same exact thing in Reno this year. Very good team and a great bunch of guys!
Congrats Jimmy!
July 31, 2012
leftyodoul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS....A concern?

Jimmy - I haven't forgotten that laser you hit by me off of the fence! A little elevation and you would have landed it in the parking lot.
#19 - Yeah Jimmy, why haven't you guys been bumped?LOL! Must be that Canadian charm!
July 29, 2012
leftyodoul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOURNAMENT WINNER AUTO MOVEUP - Part II

Webbie - I agree with your assessment. There are lots of players who could be playing at the next level. The fact is, not everyone is motivated to play at the next level, and the reasons are many. Some don't want to play in as many tournaments, some enjoy playing with their current team (they have a good chemistry), some enjoy being their team's main power hitter. Remember, we are playing this game for enjoyment. Whatever brings you joy and fulfillment is what you should strive to do. I am always looking to improve but not everyone is motivated to do that. They are just happy to show up and play.
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