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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.
June 26, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus

idahoreb - If you're team loves playing the game the way it was intended, why would you give 5 runs to a team that they did not earn? More teams are starting to take the 11 defensive players instead of the "fake runs" because at least you have to make a play and earn your equalizer instead of getting something for free. If a lower team does manage to beat a higher team this way they at least can say the earned it. If you "beat" someone 25-22 and really only scored 20, do you feel good about that victory?

SSUSA thought by making the AAA HR rule DBO's after 3 that teams would move up to Major on their own because of the "walk" rule after 6 HR's. The trouble is they didn't move enough teams up to Major+, leaving a lot of good Major teams left in the division that the AAA teams felt they can't compete with.
June 2, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Major vs AAA- "Equalizer rules"- 55+ division (or all other divisions)

Parman, you are right, 5 runs is a lot to make up against good teams that possibly should be moved up. If a team wants their "fake runs", they should have to play with the upper teams HR rule.
May 18, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Schedules for Reno

Maybe it's time to extend this huge tournament to yet another weekend (Dave would love that) and just play at Golden Eagle. No other complex compares to GE and everyone would like to play there. They just made it too nice!
May 10, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Jersey Info Needed

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May 10, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock - n Reno

Swing, have you guys moved up? You are still listed as a Major team.
April 23, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seeding Games

Taits, you are correct. I was thinking of the RR format when each division has about 5-6 teams in it and the same age group. Kind of like NCSSA does, but then after RR play, the #2 team plays the #1 team for the championship. The #2 has to beat the #1 team twice.
April 23, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seeding Games

Play a round robin format with ALL the games counting!
April 22, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How can SSUSA possibly reclassify an established Major+ team

It does seem that a few teams are always getting reclassified down. They win at a higher class and a few months later, they are right back down again. Three teams come to mind that they have been up and down in the past five years.
March 30, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA April Opener, Regional Athletic Complex, Lacey WA April 13-14

Or useless patches, lol. Shane does not determine the classifications, the Sacramento brass does that. He just provides a place for everyone to play here locally and even though there are WAY too many divisions/classes, does a great job of running these events. I don't know what we would do without him!
March 23, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Softball Situation in Oregon

I'm sure you have your reasons, but Dallas Texas to Eugene Oregon? Weather sucks up here!
March 17, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW COMBAT DIRTY

As much as I like a buffet, any other comments about the bat's performance?
March 11, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA BANNED BATS

Last year in a early season practice one of our players brought a titanium bat out for BP. The performance was no where near what we get out of our current senior bats, with the current balls.
March 7, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not Pleased with Rating System

They didn't move up enough top Major teams to Major-plus to make it so the top AAA teams would WANT to move up to Major.
March 7, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to San Diego area, 55 years old

Great trade, San Diego weather for this NW crap!
March 2, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

Good points, Garocket, although the part about the older teams seeing how the 1 and 1 count would pretty much get 7 innings in every time, still wouldn't convince the older teams that this is the way to go. They are set in their ways. Only time will make that happen, and it will eventually.
March 1, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

For the 1000th time, the 1 and 1 count replaces the dead time everyone stands around watching batters take pitches with playing action. We are not looking to shorten the games! 10 minutes of playing time replacing 10 minutes of dead time sounds pretty good.
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