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April 3, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

How do I get in on this free golf gig? lol
April 2, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

Neck I know Robbie all too well. I played league ball with him and on occasion festival type tournaments with him. I've also played against him when he played with the big boys. It's much more fun playing with him!!
He can do it all--hit, run, he can go get it in the outfield and has a HOSE of an arm. If you go to Mike Macenko's website there's a link to an excellent article about the basics of outfield play that Robbie authored. It's a good read--easy and simple to understand.
And yes, at times he can be outspoken. But knowing him like I do I believe that comes from a great passion he has for the game. Once he gets a taste of playing senior ball I can envision him being a great promoter of the game!!
April 2, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

Garocket your technically correct. In my scenario, the USSSA rule is if after running into the firstbaseman, the batter runner gets up and continues to second then obstruction is called. If the batter-runner gets up and retreats back to first, it's nothing. Now if in the judgement of the umpire, that firstbaseman intentionally, deliberately or blatantly obstructed the batter runner and the runner went back to first my right arm goes out and I wait until the play is over and then call obstruction. It's all umpire judgement.
April 1, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

Yes, I had a nice conversation with the Motor City Madman last week. He's eligible in November. He will love senior softball!!
April 1, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

Here's a situation to ponder;
Bases empty, no outs. Batter gets a base hit to left. A fast runner, the batter-runner is looking to go to second. After rounding first he decides to go to second but runs into or trips over the first baseman who's just standing & watching the play in left field. The batter-runner falls down and immediately gets up and retreats safely back to first. Would you call obstruction on the firstbaseman?
Note: I know the USSSA rule on this but I'm not certain on the SSUSA rule which may be different.
March 29, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Do you use a Heavy/Warm up ball

Weighted balls are not only good for shoulder muscles but are excellent for breaking in a new gloive.
March 28, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

Had a play like this last year. Men's game, bases empty, no one out. Batter hits one in the right center gap. After he rounds third he gets into a rundown. After a couple throws the batter-runner going toward home runs into a 300+ lb catcher who tried to but couldn't get out of the way and was clearly in the base path of the runner. Called obstruction right away--run scores.
March 24, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has anybody seen CERCE?

Neck I haven't seen either one since last summer.
March 19, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Huntsman World Senior Games

I've attended twice and like Omar elluded to the area, fields, amenities and the overall atmosphere is second to none. I've never been to an event where seniors from all over the world act like kids being away from their parents!! lol
I don't know about the other sports but personally to improve the softball have it be the standard friday, saturday and sunday event or even thursday friday saturday with sunday being the travel home day. jmho
March 19, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has anybody seen CERCE?

I could be mistaken on this but perhaps it was you couldn't hit HIM--meaning any ball up the middle he would catch before it hitting any part of his body?
March 19, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Novi, MI 55+ league looking for teams and individual players

You might be right about that Webbie. The snow is melting and with a few more sunny, mild days the snow will disappear quicker than one would think (presuming we have no more snowy days). But the ground will be almost totally soaked!!
March 13, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Novi, MI 55+ league looking for teams and individual players

The city of Novi, Michigan is having a Tuesday late morning-early afternoon mens 55+ league.
The league starts around mid-end of May.
Teams are wanted and individuals looking to play on a team are also welcome.
For the particulars such as costs, number of weeks, rules, location of fields, etc please contact:
Torrie Heglin @ (248)347-0422
Please be aware this is a recreational level league--not a tournament type player level.
Feb. 14, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

One of the drawbacks for teams in this event is some teams lose players from the previous year. They quit, retire or go to a different team.
In our case (OKI) we qualified but we had 2 or 3 players who weren't ready because of post 2013 season surgeries and our shortstop tragically passed away in November. I don't think the rules allow for more than 1 replacement, but I could be mistaken on that.
Feb. 7, 2014
stick8
Topic: Product review
Discussion: gloves on throwing hand

Besides the Super Bowl a glove on the throwing worked out pretty well for Peyton Manning!!
Jan. 26, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call part 643

I suppose if a baserunner was rounding third and tripped over the bag or stumbled and fell into the third base coach that would be an exception. It is a judgement call.
Jan. 25, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call part 643

Paul P, I have an out on that runner. Whether it's accidental or not base coaches cannot contact baserunners who are running the bases--in USSSA. I cannot imagine SSUSA being different but then who knows?
Jan. 23, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Paul P, USSSA rules are where the spot of the ball is when it hits the runner. If ball is in fair territory that is a fair ball. if its in foul territory it's a foul ball. SSISA may be different.
Jan. 18, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run Rule

INHOC2,
Picture you being on a AAA team playing a major team and you choose the 5 run equalizer and in this game your the home team. It's the 6th inning and due to time limit it's the open inning. If the score is tied after the top half of the inning you don't even have to bat because you get the 1 run which gives you the win!!
That's the uniqueness of senior softball!!

Jan. 18, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

There is nothing in the rules that specifically states anything about the double knob. However there is a rule that says excessive tape (more than two layers) on a bat handle is considered altering a bat. Since a double knob could be thought of as adding a layer to the bat handle would a double knob also be considered altering a bat? Don't know.
SSUSA Staff, are you out there? lol
Jan. 17, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Swing Makeover #12.Using a Double Knobcuff for max power and the 70's Senior Bomb Squad from St. Petersburg, Fl

Is that double knob legal for tournament play?
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