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Nov. 5, 2013
Duke
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65 AA player playing 60 AAA

gdup1, a 60AAA team has 5 rating per SSUSA and 65AA team has a rating of 3. Therefore, that may very well effect the 65AA team status to be able to keep you.

Softballnuts, a 55AAA team has a rating of 6 and 65AA has a rating of 3. That will definitely have an effect on the lower level team.

All questionable situations can be answered by George as per mentioned above. Sometimes it can vary depending the team's history. Good idea to check prior to doing something you may not want to do or a team may not want to be moved up per your new status.

Andy Smith
Oct. 22, 2013
Duke
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a new 50 player play in the TOC with a team that has previously qualified?

Brock,

You are absolutely correct. From my current knowledge of the situation, this is going to stay as it is for a very long time. I will be done playing tournaments, when the current contract expires. At this time, I only plan on playing tournaments at best for another 7 years. Even when the contract expires, it does not mean that there will not be another extension of the same. Therefore, I am accepting it the way it is and will not comment on this subject again, because it will not change.

Andy Smith
Oct. 20, 2013
Duke
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a new 50 player play in the TOC with a team that has previously qualified?

Again and again and again, that is just another reason why the TOC is held at an absolutely dumb time of the year. The TOC is 4 months after the previous season ended. Many teams have changed their rosters by then with additions and subtractions. Does MLB have their World Series 4 months after their 162 game schedule, which would be spring training for the next season, and after some trades or retirements have occurred? After the Vegas Worlds, the TOC should be next, the first week of November. The Phoenix Worlds and Florida Nationals should be the end of November and first week of December, or January or February. I know, this has been said all too often and fallen on deaf ears many times. Now it has been said again.

Andy Smith
Oct. 8, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PLAYER REGISTRATION

cw,

You are correct. I checked on the SSUSA website, and player cards expire October 31. Not sure how long it has been this way, but it is this way now. Most likely, a new card may not be received by the time of the next tournament, but it will be in the SSUSA system. You can apply over the phone with a credit card, or you can bring your completed registration form and money to the tournament and submit upon check-in.

Andy Smith,
50/60 Major
Oct. 7, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PLAYER REGISTRATION

The new season does begin after the Vegas Worlds, but your card runs January to December. I used to play in November, and I did not have to renew till January. If that has changed, I am not aware of that.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Oct. 7, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PLAYER REGISTRATION

The card is a yearly card, so you are able to play in November without renewing. Any tournament beginning January 1, you have to have a current registration. This is how it has been in the past and I have not heard anything different to present.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major


Sept. 18, 2013
Duke
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Flip Flop Rule

Once you flip flop, it remains that way for the rest of the game.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 15, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE GOING TO VEGAS??

BW, Could not have said it any better. Dave is the best at what he does!

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 15, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE GOING TO VEGAS??

I recounted and from the original list, there were 15 Major teams. I noticed from the current list, that K C Kids is not attending now. Also, RCM is classified as a AA team, not AAA as I had guessed. It would be nice to get 2 more Major teams for 16 teams and the best bracket set up. It would make it easier on Dave too. Have fun on Monday Dave with setting up the AAA bracket.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 15, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE GOING TO VEGAS??


In fact, it will be nice to see Phil too and other softball players that I have not seen for a while.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 15, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE GOING TO VEGAS??

It will be good to see you out there Bruce!
Sept. 14, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE GOING TO VEGAS??

Tommy, I should arrive in Vegas some time between 1 and 2. Great to see you and Martha last weekend. Martha looked great and it was nice to see her doing well. I will be ready whenever you call me. We could probably go to dinner before the manager's meeting?? Let me know.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 14, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE GOING TO VEGAS??

Jerry,

The break down changed slightly since the list first came out. Based on my first check and what it is now, RCM must be rated AAA. I counted 15 Major teams, but I may have made a mistake. 14 teams is plenty, AND it means that we may have some free time on Friday to enjoy Vegas. Good luck to you Jerry.

Take care buddy,

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 14, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out or Safe?

Scuba, The answer should be safe. If a player hits a line drive or any type of fly ball that never hits the dirt/infield and hits the grass first, it is a hit. Does not matter if the batter took a full swing or not. Not sure if there is a definition of a full swing, but is the judgement of the umpire. The rule applies to a ground ball hit in the infield, where the batter slaps or chops at the ball without taking a full swing or just does not take a full cut. Again, this is a judgement call.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 13, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE GOING TO VEGAS??

Fabe, A pretty good guess at this time. The preliminary list is at 483.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 13, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE GOING TO VEGAS??

With the deadline for registration ending today, we should find out sometime this weekend how many teams are attending the World Masters in Vegas. Thought it might be fun to take a guess and see who is the closest. My guess will be 538 teams. How many do you think?

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 11, 2013
Duke
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team in SoCal

Ray, BP on Saturday this week will begin at 8AM, so we can finish before it gets too hot.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 11, 2013
Duke
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team in SoCal

Ray, BP on Saturday this week will begin at 8AM, so we can finish before it gets too hot.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 11, 2013
Duke
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Confused about players joining teams for the Worlds

Without looking up the rules and assuming nothing has been changed from the past regarding adding players for the Worlds, the magic number is 12. I think your roster has to fall below 12, then you can add players from the same level of play or lower. BUT, the player being added must be from an older age group. For example, if you are a 50 Major team, you can add a 55 Major player with the approval of SSUSA, not another 50 Major player. It is in the rule book for you to look up, or you can call up to George at SSUSA for clarification.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 10, 2013
Duke
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team in SoCal

Ray, There is also a batting practice in Oxnard on Friday morning at 8:30AM at Clark/Adair Park. I do not have the address.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
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