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Andy

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Simi Valley, CA

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Men's 60

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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
Sept. 10, 2013
Duke
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team in SoCal

Ray, There are many leagues and BP practices in your area. The upper divisions play on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 2 games that begin at 9AM and usually done by noon. Every Saturday at 9AM at Rancho Conejo Park, we have BP in Newbury Park. The park is located at the Ventu Park exit off the 23. Go north and past 2 signals, and the park is on the right. The best thing to do is go to the Saturday BP, and meet some of the guys that play during the week. See you out there.

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 6, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove care

Tony,

I found your Barbasol comment a bit odd. I say this because, I did use that a time or two, but not to break in my glove. I was told that it would stiffen it up a bit, because my glove got too soft. It did work for me, so I found that to be a difference in my experience. Whatever works! LOL!

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major
Sept. 6, 2013
Duke
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re: USA National Game Teams

Phil,

I did hear talk about this last year, but do not recall it becoming an official rule?

Andy Smith,
55/60 Major


Sept. 6, 2013
Duke
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Huntsman St George Utah 65 year old team St George Huntsman

Tony,

Are you going to this tournament?

Andy
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