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Feb. 24, 2008
KAL
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Super Mjor Softball-The way the game was meant to be played

Jim, this is Ken Lipinski writing in response to your proposed Major+ revised format of play. I agree with 1) NO RUN LIMIT PER INNING; 2) NO HOME RUN LIMIT; 3) 2 HR TIME LIMIT PER GAME.

I do not agree with opening the whole roster to players east or west of the Mississippi, I believe a 2 person exception is workable and keeps us away from the Dan Smith National teams of the past.

You and I both experienced those days and we also saw the Sawtre Texas team that was an annual power house with basically all Texas players except for Greg Garrett and maybe one other player. Also the Fregie's team was an equally exceptional team with only players from their area.

It seems to me what you are proposing is basically the rules for SPA, which I believe Ridge has implemented very well and is the main reaason he, year in and year out, has the most Major+ teams participate. LVSSA is also moving in that direction.

I also think that all the Major+ teams need to have a network amongst us so that we can share our schedules and build more participation/competition in these National tournaments.

If there are any 50 Major+ managers out there that read this I will personally volunteer to be the organizer of a mailing list of 50 Major+ teams and get each of your schedules distributed among all who participate. My email address is babe7@thegrid.net.
Oct. 14, 2006
KAL
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vote on Changing SSWC Format!!!!!!!!

Terry, I would like to play only Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
As a 50 Major+ team, we have people that can't take all this time off to play Thursday thru Sunday. In fact
this year, as you are well aware, we finished Saturday night and I had to incur significantly more expense by changing our fligts from 8PM Sunday (since we assumed that we wold be playing into the late afternoon Sunday) to noon on Sunday.
I would also like to find a solution to attracting more Major+ teams to national tournaments and I think cutting down on extra rooms for a night (times 16 to 18 players), an extra day for local transportation and eliminate the need to change flights that are booked months in advance would help.
I also would like to see a venue (maybe your website) where Major+ teams could exchange their season schedules so that we can plan better for attending a national tournament.

Thanks, Ken Lipinski SeaCrest Miken Mavericks
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