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Nov. 27, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

Once again BruceinGa, the suggestions are not trying to get the game to go faster, rather to get more playing action in the time we are given.
Oct. 16, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields and Teams - Major Tournaments

Don't know the weather history in Manassas VA, but I can safely say it's not as good as Vegas at the end of September!
Oct. 9, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to Play More Innings

The comment on shortening games always comes up when there is a discussion about how to speed up the game. I don't think anyone wants to get the game over any quicker, we want more GAME ACTION in the time we are allotted, there's a difference. The 1 and 1 count would do this along with most of the other suggestions made. I don't think 90 minute games will happen anytime soon.


Oct. 6, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 pitch count

Tim, To your point of the flaw of making all the age groups play by the same rules ... I was told by a high ranking SSUSA official that they want to keep the rules the same so the umpires have less to think about.

Rather than teams agreeing at the coin toss, how about playing 1 and 1 during pool play next year as a trial?

They already gave us 5 extra minutes of play, I don't think they will keep adding on.
Oct. 6, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 pitch count

The "staff" beat me to it. While the 1 and 1 count is gaining some ground, I don't see it changing anytime soon because of the figures presented (not gaining ground fast enough). The 1 and 1 count would give us about 10 more minutes of game action instead of standing watching batters take pitches until they get a strike. As younger players who have never played softball with a 0-0 count enter senior ball, it will change, but not for a while.

An alternative could be to make the mat wider, (not longer) and make the batters have to swing at more pitches, which would speed up the action and give us that extra inning of play that we are losing.
Sept. 17, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: hip replacement

lb16 must have the same surgeon as mine! A lot of these guys that do total hip replacement are set in their ways and don't really want to take the time to learn a different procedure. Total hip is fine, and the doctors that do resurfacing will say that, but if you really want to get back in the game as close as possible to the level you once were before the hip issues, you'll research resurfacing.
Sept. 14, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: hip replacement

I would also strongly suggest going the hip resurfacing route as lb16 states, he is exactly correct. Hip resurfacing is for people (usually around 45-55 years old) who want to get back to high impact sports such as softball, basketball, soccer, skiing, etc. Total hip replacement is not for these sports, you'll end up having to get another surgery if you put too much wear and tear on it. There are always exceptions like JD32 playing after 3 months, which is amazing, good for you!
Sept. 5, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas - Session 1

I think JohnBob is spot on with his comment. The AA's are usually rec type teams that aren't looking at the "National" type tournaments.
Sept. 1, 2014
Jawood
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Jose and Ozzie Canseco looking to play 50 and over together in Las Vegas September tournament

Wouldn't they have to QUALIFY to be able to play on a team?
Aug. 17, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Aurora LostCooler

No one needs to chill the balls or doctor the bats, but it is still being done.
Aug. 12, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 7 run rule

The one-up rule would be good for EVERYONE!
Aug. 1, 2014
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: player classification

There are a lot of players and teams that try to get away with basically cheating the system of player elgibility and SSUSA is always trying to combat those issues.

There are exceptions to every situation and it sounds like twin motors has a valid one. I would suggest you get in contact with the brass and tell them your situation again.
June 3, 2014
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

Combining Major and Major-plus would be possible only if there was a relatively low HR rule with DBO's, 5 runs an inning and elimination of the 2 players out of the bordering states exception that Major-plus currently has. An 11th defensive player for everyone 50+ on up, like 70+ has would help protect the pitchers to some extent.

Another alternative would be to let teams at the Major-plus level play unlimited everything ... unlimited HR's, unlimited runs and unlimited players from anywhere. However, if this was the case, SSUSA could not MAKE any Major team move up to Major-plus if they choose not to, provided they play within the restricted participation rule of no players outside their bordering states.
May 26, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Then the question is what to do about it? There are many more balls going up the middle than before and the law of averages say that someone is really going to get hurt. They changed the rules way too much, a middle of the road solution would have worked better. Possibly the HR rule should be raised back up a bit before the DBO comes into effect and/or the 11th defensive player put into play.
May 18, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

I agree with garyheifner and have been saying for a while to play with 11 defenders at ALL senior levels. Don't know about rules on where defenders have to be positioned, but 11 defenders would help protect the pitchers and also keep the scores lower (games moving along) by not having to go with a 3 man outfield.
May 7, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

In the two tournaments I have played so far this season, I have seen more balls hit up the middle than I saw all of last year! I don't pitch, but have been told that vision is a problem.
Jan. 16, 2014
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can someone tell me why DeMarini Black Ops bag is so expensive

Big Mike, regarding your bat bag getting beaten up the airlines (and they do) ... go out and purchase a duffle bag from an Army/Navy surplus store. Stick the bat bag in it right before you check in and and take it out after baggage claim. This will help the life span of whatever bat bag you have!
Dec. 11, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes

If they are going to make over the limit HR's outs, at least up the number of HR's allowed some!
Dec. 6, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

Let Major+ rules go unlimited in everything, runs, HR's, players outside bordering states, etc. Let other teams that can't compete finacially with teams that have unlimited budgets play Major or below. Make the HR rule 8 in Major, 4 in AAA and 2 in AA. Over the limit would be DBO's in all divisions except Major+.
Nov. 23, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: starting a 50 major team

tightline, since you live in Montana, there aren't too many Major teams that can have you on their roster since Montana only borders Idaho, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, I guess Canada too. Don't think there are many senior teams there let alone Major ones. You would probably have to get on a Major+ team where they can have up to two players outside their bordering states.
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