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Oct. 18, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ISSA Virginia Beach tourney rained out.......who got screwed????

And some people wonder why SSUSA holds the World Tournament in Las Vegas or Phoenix? Come west, no rain out here!
Oct. 16, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Suspensions

I always thought that the youngest division should start at 45, not 40. Then it would be easy for the 45's to play the top 50's. Anyway, since the 40's are here and getting established like ShaneV states, it's good that SSUSA has finally done something about this behavior that cannot be tolerated ... at any level.
Oct. 14, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: playing in different age groups

I'll point this out again ... the rating index is a pretty accurate EXCEPT it's based on 5 year increments, therefore a 40 AAA team should be a 9 instead of a 8, a 40 Major team should be a 10 instead of a 9 and a 40 Major+ team should be an 11 instead of a 10.

No way should a 50 Major+ team be equal to a 40 Major team. A 50 Major+ team is equal to a 40 AAA team. If there was a 45 year old age group that would be different, but we're talking 10 years here, and because of that the difference should be 2 points not 1.
Oct. 9, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

In addition to this, our team did play 7 games but we were only able to get 6 innings in 5 of the games and only 5 innings in 2 of the games because of the time restrictions. Yes we played 7 games, but really only played 6 when you take into effect the 65/70 minute time limits.

They need to find some ways to speed these games up so we can play a regulation game, it's the WORLD TOURNAMENT, too much wasted time such as umpires having to write down every player change on the scorecard, too many talks on the mound and letting infield warmup go on every inning.

Going back to 5 runs an inning would help and look again at the 1 and 1 count. Do we want playing action or standing around waiting for some action?

rightj1, the site director that said they basically don't give a s**t about Major+ should be fired!
Oct. 8, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50,s M+ & M

Congratulations East Bay! See you back next year at Major+?
Sept. 28, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Wimter Worlds Phoenix

Let them get through Vegas first! I'm sure Dave will be working on it as soon as he can after the World tournament, but give him a little time to catch his breath!
Sept. 22, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which glove should I use?

The bigger the better. At first, getting the ball out of your glove is not the most important thing. What is ... is having a big, deeo pocket so the ball stays in there from the throws from your infielders, sometimes not so good ones.
Sept. 19, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Softballs

The ball currently being used is fair. No need to change it.
Sept. 18, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Growth of the 40 division

The 40's are getting better and better ... or is it us getting worse? lol.
Sept. 10, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Confused about players joining teams for the Worlds

They are supposed to qualify with a team.
Sept. 10, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Desert Breeze Park

That's a switch, the outfields turf, but the infields dirt?
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.
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