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July 6, 2010
diehard
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: VA Player Looking to Play Dalton

I believe that a team is supposed to play in a qualifier, and that roster is the one that must be used in Dalton. Now, a player can play in a qualifier with one team, and if that team does not go to the Nationals, then he can hook up with another team, as long as his first team signs a waiver releasing him. But he must have first played in a qualifier. Now as far as calling something a National tournament, well the dictionary describes National as; A contest or tournament involving participants from all parts of a nation. Often used in the plural. Now I believe that The SPA tournament would qualify as a National Tournament since teams come from all parts of the country.


June 18, 2010
diehard
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Salem, Va

4 of the 6 teams in the 55 Major brackett in Salem, are Major plus teams in SSUSA. One of those teams won the tournament. The 2 Major teams finished 2nd and 3rd. If you want to be one of the best, you have to play the best. We played the one of the best in the championship, Bass Gloves, and we lost. But we'll keep trying to beat those guys, because if we do, then we'll be one of the best!

Also, it was a special treat to see a great teammate, and friend, Dutch Detwiler, get inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall Of Fame this past weekend! Congratulations Dutch!


June 14, 2010
diehard
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Salem, Va

Bruce,
Those rolling fields of green surrounded by the mountains also make for a nice view at Botetourt. I saw some of you game against Baer & Wagons team, while we waited for the umps to show up. 4 for 4, all nice shots to dead center. Chip was playing for Sweet Construction in the 55 major, in which Bass Gloves beat my team High Street in the Championship game. We had 6 teams in 55 major, all of which were capable of winning this tournament. But Bass is a very good, solid hitting team in which your have to do your very best if you want to beat those guys. Next stop, Dalton, Georgia.
June 5, 2010
diehard
Topic: Bats
Discussion: looking for fathers day present

sballgal,

Great gift, but not sure that you would want a slightly used bat of this type. These bats are hot right out of the wrapper. No break in period required. They are not the most durable bat on the market, so to buy a used one IMO would be a risky move. You can buy a new one for around $180.00 give or take a few dollars. Here are some of the places to find this bat: www.anacondasports.com www.kellysultimatesports.com, or www.softballfans.com. On softball fans go to the forum and look under bats- buying and you may find a used one.
June 1, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should a bat be confiscated

We don't get paid to play this game! We pay alot of money to play. I was seriously injured, long before Senior ball, long before Senior bats. It can happen to anyone at anytime! Those who think otherwise are foolish. The cost to me and my family was tremendous. But, I was lucky, I only had my mouth wired shut for a month, after many hours of surgery. I was lucky because I lived to play another day. Others have not been so lucky. These sugestions by Bruce and all of the others that have come on here, are because of the concerns they have for their fellow Senior softball players, and the injuries that seem to be happening more and more. Wearing equipment doesn't make you less of a man, it just helps you live to play another day.
June 1, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should a bat be confiscated

Pitchers are not the only ones that matter, but they are somewhat closer to the line of fire, after delivering a pitch to the batter, The other fielders are in position, back further than the pitcher and have a few more seconds to react. You should already know this since you are a pitcher. But pitchers do seem to be the main people recieving the injuries. Unless there is other evidence that would dispute that, then I guess peotecting the pitcher from serious injury is the main concern.
And I believe protective equipment should be mandated, before we allow the use of screens or pitching machines, or even the confiscation of bats.
May 31, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should a bat be confiscated

Well Bruce, we all know something must be done. So, if your idea works, then hopefully injuries to pitchers will decrease and maybe by confiscating the bats we will catch a few of those who feel the need to cheat. But if I were a pitcher, I would opt to use equipment to protect myself anyway.
May 31, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Should a bat be confiscated

I rarely, if ever, hit the middle. And I know that guys do hit the middle. And I am as concerned about the safety of the pitcher as anyone that plays the game. My question would be, what does the bat have to do with hitting the ball up the middle, other than that is the tool the batter uses to hit with? And why would you confiscate the bat? Would it just be a deterrant? Hit the middle, lose your bat! Some would be penalized for mishitting a ball that goes back up the middle. I don't know about this one. I would rather see a pitcher wear protective gear, much like other sports, such as goalies in Lacrosse and Hockey, who have shots coming at them at high rates of speed.
May 28, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Individual Awards

Rondo,
you are without a doubt the MVP on the Celtics this year. But I do question why you are coming onto this website when you have a very big game tonight.
May 28, 2010
diehard
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Anyone going to Salem, Va?

In the 55 major group, 4 of the 6 teams, Bass, Docs, Pace, and Titans, are listed as major-plus in SSUSA, but in ISSA are listed as Major.
May 28, 2010
diehard
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Anyone going to Salem, Va?

Wagon, In ISSA AMR is listed as a major team. The ratings for ISSA are different than the ratings for SSUSA.
May 26, 2010
diehard
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC Nice Job

Joe, I hope that your shin is feeling better. That was a shot you took. We were lucky that Ross didn't get slammed as well, slipping in that slop we were playing in. That whole game we played in the pouring down rain, and it didn't even count in the final standings.
Great Tournament to all at Sweet.

Greg
HSB 55
May 24, 2010
diehard
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC Bracket Seeding

Harry,

You told me that you were a rocket scientist. I must be an idiot because I believed you! LOL
May 24, 2010
diehard
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC results - loudoun va

In the 55 Major, since the games were rained out, we played 3 play in games and 1.5 DE games. The winner was based on the best overall record.

1. Sweet Const. 4-0
2. High St. Bucs 3-1

I'm not sure how the other 2 teams did overall in 55 major.

In 55 major Plus

1. Bass 3-1
2. Pace 0-4

Not sure about 55 AAA


May 15, 2010
diehard
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Best bat for seniors

I play on the East Coast, and Ultra's outnumber all other Senior bats 2 or even 3 to 1. And that is in almost every dugout!
May 5, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Would George Hancock Think?

I don't believe that ol' George would recognize the game of softbal that is played today. It seems that since George came up with the idea to play a form of baseball indoors to today, the game of softbal has almost constantly been a work in progress. Changes have been made to the game on a continuing basis since 1887. But, I do believe George would be proud, were he alive now to see, the popularity that the game of softball now enjoys.
April 23, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO IS THE FAVORITE AT 50 MAJOR WINTER NAT

Dirty this is serious stuff here. I found out that not long ago there was a group of people worried about the deflated egos of insecure old guys. So, they formed an organization that promoted Softball for Seniors. And to lift the egos they had manufacturers, through R&D, invent equipment for seniors to use. Bats that would hit balls much further than one could do in their prime. Lively balls to hit homeruns with. And rules to protect our fragile egos from getting hurt, because we couldn't field these balls. Why they even decided to call tournaments National tournaments to inflate our egos even more. They chose to hold some of these tournaments in Las Vegas, where the air is thinner, and balls fly out of the parks, just incase we dropped a bundle in the casinos. They thought of everything that would help us old insecure men inflate our egos. These are great people, with great minds, who care about us old guys and our egos. They called their organization, SSUSA. I'm proud to say that as an old insecure guy that needs his ego inflated, there is an organization that I can turn to for help. Thanks SSUSA for all you do for us old guys!
April 22, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHO IS THE FAVORITE AT 50 MAJOR WINTER NAT

I agree with E on this one. Calling it a National gives it more appeal than saying the Polk County Senior Softball Early Bird Tournament. That way, those of us with the big egos can grab our Bomb Blastin Bats and tell our friends that we are off to compete in a National Tournament.
April 16, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Cheating...

While I would agree the USSA bats are great and there are some very good ASA bats out there, I know firsthand all too well that just because you are not using a U II or any type of Senior bat, does not prevent one from getting injured, as I was slammed in the mouth in 1992 by a ball hit off of a Steele's bat resulting in 3 1/2 hrs of surgery and my mouth was wired shut for a month. So, injuries will still happen. But I believe that the Senior bat will be around for awhile.
April 14, 2010
diehard
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat Cheating...

I have seen what could ammount to a Homerun Derby. 2 years ago, in Phoenix, Gekle Builders vs. Northwest Legends. At Papago Park, I sat and watched ball after ball sail out into the twilight with the mountains in the backround, all while I was sipping a nice cold beer. I had a great time, even though my team had just got knocked out of the 50 majors. But neither of those teams won the Championship, a good solid hitting team, Coors light did. But those games imo are rare. John, while we may agree to disagree on some things in softball, the one thing that we do agree on is our passion for the game. And that's what it's all about.
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