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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.
Feb. 4, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count no extra foul tourney

A lot of people just don't understand what the 1 and 1 count can do. Actually the majority of the younger groups do, but the older ones are just set in their ways. Could have compromised very easily making the pool games 1 and 1 to show everyone how it works.

Remember, we are NOT trying to speed up the game per se, just trying to get more game action in the time alloted.
Jan. 8, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

Marv19, Good points! It's just so obvious that we would get more playing action with a 1-1 count!
Jan. 7, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

Swing, I agree with your one courtesy runner per inning, but if I participated in an older group, I probably would think differently about that. This is yet another example of why there can't be the exact same rules for players aged 40 to 80.
Jan. 6, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

It's just what they have known, wagon. Most people don't like to change anything, even if the 1-1 count gives us more game action.
Jan. 5, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Cure for AAA after 3rd HR!

1976 was my first year of softball, what a year to break in! L, the balls with the different color dots were Worth. I believe the red dots were .52, the blue dots .48 and I don't remember what the green dots were. I wonder what one of those balls would do with our senior bats ... probably break them!
Jan. 5, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Cure for AAA after 3rd HR!

L, How old are you? lol. Wasn't the last year of unlimited arc 1976? I don't think we all have played with it! Hasn't every association (except SSUSA) gone to a 6-10' arc?
Jan. 5, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

The 1-1 count survey CLEARLY shows that the younger the player the more they would rather play with a 1-1 count, in men and women. The older groups would rather play 0-0. The reason is simple, USSSA influence vs ASA influence. If this rule does not change now it most certainly will in the next few years.

Why not handle it like the 65'/70' base debate, the younger groups go with a 1-1 count with 70' bases and the older groups go with a 0-0 count with 65' bases.
Jan. 5, 2013
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Cure for AAA after 3rd HR!

I have been thinking for a while that the minimum lineup be an 11 man defense instead of 10.
Jan. 3, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

It really does look like there should be a different set of rules for the 40 to 60 age groups and the 60 to 80 age groups.

The reason that the SSUSA brass changed the AAA HR rule, was to get those teams with a ton of power to move the Major level. It doesn't look like this is going to happen any time soon, especially with no incentive for the top Major teams to move to Major+.
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