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March 27, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA v SSUSA

DC, I think the state you are based out of is determined by where the majority of your roster lives. If it wasn't that way, you'd only see teams from a few states.

Maine does get the shaft, if there are even any teams up there.
March 1, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 MAJOR & MAJOR PLUS COMBINED

The one-up rule is the best thing with no dbo's, it's so simple and fair! Didn't know they only played 65' bases, 70' brings more defense into play.
Feb. 24, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Bats
Discussion: most durable senior bat

A new low in bat durability? Brand new Macenko knob comes off in 4 swings today. Also had one come off in 20 swings last Sunday. Can these be glued back on or they toast already?
Feb. 21, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

I used to think that combining Major and Major+ was the way to go. I no longer think this and the biggest reason is when they opened up the bordering states a couple of years ago to allow 2 players from outside them, they made it even more difficult for the Major teams to compete. We still see Major teams play Major+ teams from time to time in local tournaments, but how are they expected to compete against them when they have different roster rules?

Now I guess you can say to just open up the roster rules to the Major teams also, but that costs money that most Major teams don't have. Major+ is the best of the best and as the case was years ago in our youth, they didn't have very many teams either but they did have the money!

Let the Major+ teams play unlimited everything and have it voluntary as to whether a team wants to play that kind of softball, some will. If they want to move down to Major, they can but they would have to play Major playing and roster rules, maybe even a bit more restrictive to try to keep Major+ teams from wanting to move down. This may not be exactly what Tim's question originally was but I think this is the way to go rather than forcing teams to play where they don't really want to.
Feb. 14, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

I see what you're saying, FOFO, but wouldn't that make a Major team not what to get moved up even more?

I would say just make Major-plus unlimited rules in everything ... HR's, runs per inning, time limit and players outside the borders. Just don't make Major teams move up to that division providing they play with HR limits, runs per inning limits, time limits and no players outside their bordering state.
Feb. 14, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2015 World Tournament

Rooms at the Boulder Station, the host hotel in Vegas has gone up to $99 for the Friday and Saturday nights? Is this the senior "discount" rate? It was $72 last year...wow!
Feb. 12, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Thoughts on the new ISSA Super Divisions?

Only if the teams who do not have the money to spend that way aren't forced to play in that division.
Feb. 8, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RENEW ONLINE

When forming a roster online, some of the common last names like Jones, Smith, Hill, etc have only so many listed players because of the number of them. Is there a continuation of that list somewhere (a second page), I don't see it?
Jan. 31, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Facing one batter

Regarding the staff's suggestions to maximize playing time ... "Have the official game card filled out and exchange with the opponent early". Do the umpires have all the cards that they'll be working or are they at the check in area?. Many times the umpires will give these out right before game time and we need to get them earlier, especially if we are the one making out the lineup and trying to get ready to play a game.
Jan. 25, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Thanks to everyone! Sounds like it's a pretty common problem.
Jan. 18, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

Thank you everyone for the suggestions, a lot of good stuff here. I've tried some of them over the weekend. rtaven, there is an area slightly from the middle of my heel that hurts the most when I press on it. The pain lessens as I move away from that spot. The arch doesn't hurt at all, just the heel.
Jan. 17, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

This may have been discussed somewhere before but I would appreciate anyone's thoughts and treatments in dealing with plantar fasciitis? Thanks.

I think HEALTH should be added to the message board list of topics.
Jan. 7, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The TOC

The annual question is why the TOC is played in February and is a 2014 event event while the Winter Nationals was played in 2014 and was a 2015 event? Most believe it should be the other way around and it has been debated every year that I can remember. As stated above, it has to do with the SSUSA contract in Florida. Maybe it'll change in 6 years.
Jan. 6, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The TOC

The annual question!
Dec. 22, 2014
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA 2015 World Championships

Probably also due to field availability.
Dec. 17, 2014
Jawood
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

I thought you guys were all moving up to 55+ together?
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.
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