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Nov. 26, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Warmers

I purchased a Worth M-7 last year. The following was on a sticker attached to the bat:
"...High performance bats are suseptable to ball denting, especially in cold weather (below 60 F), we urge you to use balls which have been stored above 70 F for at least 8 hours prior to use, and to keep the balls warm between games..."
Vegas Paul
Nov. 21, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ASA to change mound distance

ASA rule changes for 2008 are now posted at
http://www.softball.org/umpires/rule_changes.asp
They did not change the distance of the senior softball pitching plate but did incorporate the 6 ft box behind the plate.
Vegas Paul
Nov. 16, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: Bats
Discussion: the freak is back

I am not aware the Freak is back. The following is posted on the ASA web site today. However, that was written in 2006.
"Grandfathered" Bats no longer authorized beginning
in 2008
11/6/2006
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, — The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), the National
Governing Body of Softball in the United States, today announced that under a resolution
adopted by the ASA Board of Directors, bats submitted by manufacturers that were previously
allowed a 2 mph variance in the ASA’s test standards are no longer authorized for use in ASA
Championship Play effective January 1, 2008.
Commonly referred to by players and coaches as “grandfathered” bats, these bats were
allowed a 2 mph testing variance under the terms of an agreement the bat manufacturers and
ASA negotiated in the fall of 2003. These terms will no longer be in effect on January 1, 2008
thus making these bats illegal for use in ASA Championship Play.
According to the list provided to ASA under the terms of the agreement with each
manufacturer, the following bats will be placed on the non approved list on January 1, 2008
Easton
Synergy2
Miken
Freak
Louisville Slugger
SB304
SB404
Worth
XGOLD-Fastpitch
XRED-Fastpitch
XPST4
WWSCA
SBWKA

Vegas Paul
Nov. 11, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOLLYWOOD PARK IN LAS VEGAS

The directions by Stoneman are good. The Fields and Community center are on the EAST side of the street. Nevada Gold played there during the LVSSA Tournament. Some problems that I am sure SSUSA have addressed: No concession stand, Rest rooms are a long walk at the Community Center, (Porti potties are a must). We played with 60 ft bases since they could not find any base posts at 65 feet. It gets dark real quick once the sun goes behind the mountains. Be sure the lights are properly timed.
Vegas Paul, Nev. Gold 60's
Oct. 22, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call - umpire gets over-ruled by TD in Phoenix

Seems to me that the visiting team was protesting a rule interpretation by the umpire before the next pitch as per rule 6.53. Thus the protest committee should have been formed comprising 3 people per rule 5.2. One of the members of the protest committee should have been the UIC. Umpires need to know the rules but also the teams need to know them. I would like to hear from the UIC on how he would rule. I believe the umpire made a mistake and there should have been a correctable action.
Vegas Paul, Nevada Gold
Sept. 10, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ball Hits the Plate?

The SSUSA, ASA and SPA rule books all say a legally pitched ball that hits the plate cannot be legally hit and the effect is a "Dead Ball"
PC
Aug. 19, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas tournament

The LVSSA web site is currently unavailable and expected to be functional next week. Tournament contact is Jerry Thayer 702-304-9051
PC
Aug. 3, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runner

If a courtesy runner is in the game and on base for the second time in an inning can he be called out after a pitch is thrown?
Some say yes and some say no.
Is it an appeal play or protest of the rules?
Also if the courtesy runner, running for a second time scores, can he be called out after scoring the run?
SSUSA rules say if a "courtesy runner is found running more than once per inning he will be called out". It doesn't address appeal before the next pitch or scoring a run.
June 5, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: HELP ON THE RULES (SSWC OR ANYONE ELSE)

Any interferance results in a dead ball and an at least one out. If the second runner scored his run would count unless appealed because he missed a base. Intentionally kicking a ball should result in interferance and someone being out and most likely the one closest to home. Other runners should be returned to base last touched at the time of interferance.
Feb. 6, 2007
VegasPaul
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: LOOKING FOR A TEAM IN AZ

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