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Sept. 9, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: REPOSTED...Looking for a team going to Vegas!!!

Don't you need to qualify with some team before Vegas?
Sept. 5, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

There certainly is no "dynasty team" currently at the 50 Major+ level.
Sept. 5, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Ok, EVERY game was not close, "just" 10 out of 12 on Saturday were a 3 run difference, 1 was by 6 and you guys got shelled in a game against GSC. Don't know why Sunday games were not listed.

My point was that the rules they played with like the 1-up HR rule equalized the biggest concern of why Major can't compete with Major+ ... power, when in fact can be done.
Sept. 3, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Major and Major+ can easily be combined by playing 5 runs an inning and 1-up HR rules, just as was done in the NCSSA HOF tournament. Every game was close and competitive and all the games outcomes could have gone either direction.
Aug. 21, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NCSSA Championships kudos

I would also like to thank John and the NCSSA crew for letting us play in the HOF tournament. This was our first ever NorCal event as we are not a California team but they made an exception and let us participate.

Great organization and a great group of 8 teams! We played 6 games against 6 different opponents, can't remember when that has happened. And in 2 days! The Worlds in Vegas ... okay 3 days, but everything else should be 2 days.

The 1-up HR is a great rule (so simple), it keeps the games close and like Tim said it reduces the power advantage! With 5 runs per inning and the 1-up HR rule, the top Major teams could EASILY be combined with Major+.

As far as the discussion about getting the top teams to travel and play against each other in some events next year, I don't think we are that far from that right now with Vegas, Reno and Manteca which are already the best attended events. Now we need another ... how about one in the NORTHWEST! The Northwest Championship in Portland could be one of those tournaments. Good fields (could be great fields if they moved it to the turf field in Clackamas, just outside of Portland) and yes, good weather at the end of June.
Aug. 14, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Big League Dreams Fields

There is no "astroturf" any longer, which was basically a thin carpet on concrete. What they have now is "fieldturf" which is totally different. May be hot, but it's worth it!
Aug. 12, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Big League Dreams Fields

The positives outweigh any negatives when it comes to a turf infield vs a dirt infield with these bats. Infielders will understand!
July 28, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

So you are saying that if a Major+ team is willing to play with whatever would be decided as Major rules, they can?
July 26, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

I mentioned the managers meeting because that's where most of us will be at that time. I agree that it should be our own private summit.
July 25, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

Meeting should be right after (or before) the manager's meeting on Thursday.
July 25, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Took one off the chest pitching BP

You got to be kidding? I'm glad you were not seriously hurt, but who goes up the middle in BP without a screen?
July 17, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

I think the schedule coordination for this season is already set. As for 2014, an exchange of emails at the Worlds in Las Vegas would be a much needed first step to get Major+ teams together.
July 9, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing out of your division in a tournament

Agree with the comments here, you should be playing exhibition. A 40 AAA team is equal to a 50 Major+ team. Since there were none of those (what a surprise) then you should not be able to eliminate your competition. You still have the right to participate and get your games in though.

The gripe about you guys using senior bats comes from some believe that the 40's should not be able to use them, although in many cases your bats may be better!
July 7, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cal Cup & Western Nationals

Well, I'm not sure who is going to be there this year, but in the past Nazarreno, MTC and EBO has attended. With Rated, NWL and GSC(?) also attending, it will be a fun event. I know EBO has been moved down, but would they put them in the second pod of teams?

I agree with your comment of the need of a championship game!
July 7, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Cal Cup & Western Nationals

For those wondering (or caring) the tournament plans for the NW Legends, we will be going to the NCSSA event in Manteca the middle of August. We decided to go there this year because there has always been Major+ teams in attendance. In recent years there has not been any (or very few) Major+ teams attending the Western Nationals.

The tournament format they use is very appealing ... taking the top 5-6 teams entered and playing a full round-robin. Every game counts! You could extend that to the team with the second best record plays the team with the best record for the championship, with the second place team having to beat the first place team twice to win it.


July 4, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

With the exception of Rock n Reno and the Worlds, aren't the other tournments already combine Major & Major+ now? They also combine 50 & 55 in some cases.

SW Championship -- Had 2 50 Major+ teams
NW Championship -- Had 1 50 Major+ team
California State -- Has 1 50 Major+ team
Western Nationals -- Who knows yet, but there has not been many in recent years.

I speak of the West Coast because this is what I know, the East Coast may be different, but I doubt it.

How many HR's do Major+ teams hit? It's not as many as most think. People assume that all Major+ players do is just hit the ball over the fence. Sure, some teams get on a roll, but for the most part I really doubt that many teams average more than 9-10 balls hit over the fence per game. The "walk" rule does help protect the pitchers in the Major+ and Major division and the 5 runs per inning helps keep most games close!

Major - 6 HR's, then walks, 5 runs an inning
AAA - 6 HR's, then outs, 5 runs an inning
AA - 2 HR's, then outs, 5 runs an inning

There will always be a few teams that are just a little better than the rest, make them play with a "+" by their name if need be.

If non-plus teams want to have an 11th defensive player, let them have it. It does make a BIG difference. Taking 5 runs that you don't actually earn is a joke.

June 30, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

I guess it's the time of year for this discussion. If Major+ was eliminated and the current Major rules of 6 HR's (then walks) and 5 runs per inning was used, the Major division would thrive. A possible tweak would be that some top Major(Major+ currently) teams would give 11 defensive players to help equalize. The HR rule itself and only 5 runs an inning would keep the games close, as Mango said. I'm sure there are some that say the Major classification is already thriving and there is no need for the Major+ teams to join, but even their numbers are low in most tournaments, except for the World's.

In this scenerio, some lower Major teams would be moved down to AAA, but their HR rule would need to bump up to 6, then outs. Then you would still have the AA division with a very limited number of HR's.

JDub, I think you guys finish second in the "west coast milage gap" contest to us.
June 30, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

The NW Legends are definitely going to the HOF event in Manteca. Sounds like most of the west coast teams will be there!
June 29, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

The rating index is based on 5 year increments, so really a 50 Major+ team is not the same as a 40 Major team. If there was a 45+ division, then that would be different. IMO, a 50 Major+ team has a correct index of 9, but a 40 Major team should be rated a 10 and a 40 Major+ team an 11.

The 40+ division continues to grow and is much better this year and our team (NW Legends) is getting closer to the move to 55+. The 40+ teams are not picking up players that are in their upper 40's, but ones that are just turning 40 and still playing conference ball. With slightly over half of our team turning 55 and beyond, that's quite an age difference. We have no problem playing against the 40's for a few games here and there but have decided our days of playing against the youngsters consistantly is coming to an end. That's our story, but a team with a "young" 50 group should take the challenge of playing better teams and there are definitely some in the 40 Major division. It's helped us in the past.

Rightrj, your enthusiasm is great! We have not played in the Western Nationals for a few years because of the lack of Major+ teams (as in none). We are committed to play in another associations event in Manteca in August that MTC, EBO and Nazzareno have been attending for quite some time. Sommerville has disbanded.

The real deal, the Major HR rule is still walks after the limit so Major+ hitters are not too concerned about keeping the ball in the park. Against AAA, that is another issue.
June 28, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

The state of 50 Major+? The SW Championship had 2 teams (best of three). The NW Championship had 1 team (us) and we played exhibition. We did appreciate the opportunity to play ... the brass could have just told us sorry, there are no teams for you to play, but just wanted to point out what most are saying is that there are a lot of problems in the Major+ division.
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