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John Coffman

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Louisville, KY

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Men's 60

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June 18, 2014
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA World

I see that SPA is charging $750 a team to play in their July world Tourney for 50-55&60 M & M+ teams, with a 4 game guarantee. What is hard to understand is the fee for world in September for AA & AAA plus 65M & M+ teams stayed at $695 with a 5 game guarantee. Both are play in Dalton GA, what am I missing ?



May 14, 2014
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Maryville, TN Tounament

Are any 60 Major teams going to Maryville, TN June 6-8 ?

Dec. 10, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HR rule - why????

GH44 our team Jim & Joe's from KY likes the rule. We won 60 major in SSUSA world in PHX AZ in 2011. We beat Ruth 23-21 in championship game. The main reasons we won was that we hit about .720 as a team, made some great plays on defense and HR's over the limit were a DBO. The last 2 years we have been playing M+ and won nothing. We play teams close and won some games playing just good enough to not get rerated. Our last lost in Vegas against Jim Brown we lost 21-20 they hit their 9 HR's and one for a walk we hit none. We are a local league team all living within 25 miles of the Mgr. There are players living 3 or more hours away that have asked to play with us in Tourney's but we go with our league team. I have asked for SSUSA to take this in consideration on our rating but we don't lose by enough runs.

The best players in the world the US National team plays with 10 HR's and then DBO. They can hit it 400+ feet or hit a ground ball in the 3-4 hole.
Dec. 8, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Dead Ball Out

I see where SSUSA has went back to home runs over the limit being DBO's in all divisions. This is the rule for the best players in the world the USA national team and should be for senior ball also IMHO. This will help the league teams compete and put defense back in the game.
Dec. 5, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

This past Aug our team traveled over 2 hours to Indy to play in a SPA Tourney. We were the only 60M team and played the only 55M team best 2 out of 3. The sad part of this is the 55M team was from our own local League that we had already played 5 times. We did play the 2 60AAA teams Sat and got the #1 seed.lol Why do senior teams kept doing this ?
There seams to be good numbers in most age 50+ Tourney's, maybe the age group could be 56-62 and 63-69. Don has anything like this ever been brought up at one of your meeting?
Dec. 4, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

My suggestion years ago was 50-57 and 58-64 the 65 year olds would have the option of staying in the younger age group or going to 65 division. Most don't go to older age group the 1st year they are eligible anyway. The players card could still be the same as it is now, yearly or every 5 years. I don't understand why more teams are not screaming for this to happen. Heck there were NO 55 M+ teams at the winter nationals this year in Fort Meyers and only 4 teams in 60M and 4 in 60M+. Isa World this past July had 3 60M and 2 60M+ teams and NO teams in 55M+. A lot of the Tourneys like Northern and Southern Championships don't get enough teams to have a 55 or 60 M+ division.
Dec. 4, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

Brett, I have been saying the same thing on changing the age limit for the last 5 years. Mainly in Major and Major+ cause of the low number of teams in those 2 divisions.
I have seen 2 or 3 team Tourney's be for 3 days. Makes no sense something needs to be done.
Dec. 1, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

Local league teams all players living within 50 or 75 miles of Mgr should be looked at different when it comes to rating than the teams that have players from all over the USA, especially in M+.
Oct. 8, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

I may had been a little harsh by saying the M+ teams played in a dump the last 2 year's in Vegas. But Cheyenne park where we played in 2012 was not used this year, lets just say it was very bad. This makes my 17th year in senior ball and I don't remember ever playing without a orange double bag at 1st base like at Sunset. A white line the runner had to step on. I was in shock when seeing this the Umps (who were very good) had to guess on close play's. I'm sure the concession and restroom construction will be done by next year but this year there were 8 teams playing, their fans plus construction workers and only 2 outhouses{that's what we call them in KY}.
Far the last few years SSUSA have been trying to protect the Pitcher and themselves with a waiver, if batter hits Pitcher while he was in a Circle a out was called etc. In our 1st game both Friday and Sat at 7:30 am the Pitcher was blinded by the sun and the last game of the day was at 1:30 pm due to local leagues. If the fields were available all day these times were Pitcher can't see can be blacked out. If the batter is blinded no big deal same for both teams, but we are trying to protect the Pitcher right
There were 30 M+ teams this year in 50-55-60-and 65 age group which make's up about 6% of the total let's just say we got dumped on the last 2 years.
Phoenix was by far a better host for this Tourney, I don't remember all this BS on here after a World in AZ.
Oct. 6, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

This makes 2 years in a roll the Major+ teams have had to play in a DUMP!!
Aug. 8, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: St.Louis Sept. 6,7,8

What association is having this Tourney?

June 21, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: S.P.A. 65 MAJOR PLUS

BTW what 60 M+ teams are going to Dalton in July ?
June 20, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: S.P.A. 65 MAJOR PLUS

Ron, our Jim & Joe's team is still playing in the 60's will be playing in July.
June 12, 2013
JohnBob
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Smokey Mtn Tournament

The main reason our team likes ISSA is the Home Run rule, in Major its 6 - 1 up and if one is hit over the limit its a out. We won 60 Major world in SSUSA 2 years ago when it was 5 hr's and out's. Since both SPA & SSUSA have went to walks over the limit our local league team has had a hard time competing.
Oct. 3, 2012
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cheyenne Park for Worlds

Mike,Icelady is our scorekeeper and she only smiles when we are winning.lol Thanks for the kind words from you and Steve,we do play hard and don't do bad for a local league team. The 20 run last inning you all had took a little wind out of us.
Aug. 1, 2012
JohnBob
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: THE NEED FOR SEVEN INNINGS

wagon487,I agree with you. The Umps call time and then take a 10 to 20 minute break. Almost every game both teams are ready to play but are waiting on the Umps,if they knew the games was going 7 inning maybe this would not happen. I know after a game they need to go to restroom get a cold drink etc but this can be done while one team is leaving dugout and new team coming in 5 minutes max.
July 13, 2012
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DALTON GAME TIMES

Ron,no BS here we hit very few HR's so liked it better when over the limit were outs.Looking foward to meeting you all next week!
July 10, 2012
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DALTON GAME TIMES

I don't know if we can compete with you M+ teams. I meant to say lol
July 10, 2012
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DALTON GAME TIMES

Looking foward to a great time. Take it easy on our league team. We won 60M last year in PHX when over the limit homeruns were outs but with 12 and then walks I don't but we will play hard and make some new friends.
July 9, 2012
JohnBob
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DALTON GAME TIMES

I thought D&K put a post on here they were coming to Dalton.
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