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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.
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.
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