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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+.
Jan. 2, 2013
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

Not enough talk is given to how many times in the little tournaments around your areas are the AAA teams playing the Major/Major+ teams because there are not enough teams entered. The answer is most tournaments. SSUSA makes these rules thinking that AAA teams always play against AAA teams and Major teams always play against Major teams and that is just not the case in most tournaments. So the result is the Major and Major+ teams WILL be going up the middle a lot more when they play against the AAA teams if they have to play down to their HR rule.
Dec. 31, 2012
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

Of the 55% who are in favor of keeping the 4-3 pitch count, it would be interesting to know what the percentage breakdown is in the different age groups. I would think that much of this comes from the older age groups who want to keep everything the same (like 65' bases) while the younger groups would prefer the 1-1 count with the 70' bases.
Dec. 31, 2012
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

Allan55, FYI 90% of the "kids" bats are doctored, and actually are more lively than a non-doctored senior bat.

And again, who says they want to REDUCE playing time?
Dec. 29, 2012
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

Steve27, once again, we are not trying to SPEED the game up, we are trying to get more ACTION in the time given to play. At last check, the pitchers will still have to pitch the ball UNDERHANDED!
Dec. 27, 2012
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

Most players under the age of 60-65 have played with the 1-1 count, no adapting needed. Agree with your courtesy runners comment, Beasley.

The 75+ and 80+ groups are being given the option of playing at 65' bases. Maybe also give them the option of playing with a full count too, so they don't have to change.
Dec. 26, 2012
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

To the 1-1 count, stop asking why do people want to get the game over with quicker? That's not what it does. The 1-1 count would take 10 minutes of STANDING AROUND and replace it with 10 minutes of ACTION! The game would not get over any quicker, probably just be able to play 7 innings instead of 6. Isn't that what we want?
Dec. 26, 2012
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA HR rule question

The AAA HR rule may move some teams and players up to Major, but there is still no motivation for the top Major teams to move up to Major+.

A compromise for the 1-1 count would be using it in the seeding games this year and see how it goes.
Dec. 13, 2012
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

Looks like the brass should re-consider the AAA HR rule and add 1-up to the 3 HR's. In fact, just add 1-up to all the levels, except probably AA.

Major+ - 9, 1-up, walks
Major - 6, 1-up, walks
AAA - 3, 1-up, outs
AA - 1, outs
Dec. 12, 2012
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

Shorter may not be the best word to use, but more playing action in the time you get to play the game.
Dec. 10, 2012
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

I think everyone could have lived with the new HR rule at AAA if they would have just made it 3 and ONE UP. That way, if teams want to go HR for HR at the AAA level, they could, but if a AAA team was no power was up against another AAA team that could hit well above the limit, they could keep it close. One-up is fair for everybody!
Dec. 9, 2012
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Grading the Rule Changes

The debate will continue to go on over the the 1-1 count. At some point, it will change when most all of the players that are involved with senior softball in the future know nothing but a 1 and 1 count. Until then, it probably will not change.

Players don't want shortened games, they want more action in the time limit given for the games.
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