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Oct. 24, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Texas Softball

LP, I know of a player that wii turn 60 in 2013 and he is looking play 60's next year. I will give him your phone number.
Capt
Oct. 21, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Players Who Hunt

There are a couple of senior softball players that reside in Texas, we would be interested in doing a hunt in 2013, is this a guided hunt?
Capt
Oct. 20, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What does it take to be a Major player?

I thought the tool issue was not a factor in determining whether a player is a major rated player. If his team wins a major tournament as a AAA rated team and then are bumped up to a major rating all players on their roster will be classified as major rated players.
Capt
Oct. 13, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a few for the 2013 season

LP, did any of the list of players that I sent to you, pan out?
Capt
Note: The Cardinals were my first team that I folowed, my dad and grandpa use to listen to their games at night (we were living just out of Jackson, TN) and we could only pickup their night games. The first professional baseball game that I attended was at Sportsman Park in ST. Louis. but living in the Bay Area (CA) I followed the Giants, whoever wins I will be happy.
Oct. 12, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a few for the 2013 season

LP, it was a pleasure playing for the Texas Pickups, since I turn 65 this year it is time for me to move on. Senior Softball is the only sport that every 5 years you are consider the young guy on the team, I want to be young again.
Capt
Sept. 5, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Offennsive Interference

Lots of discussion about rules, all good, player's safety sb the overriding factor, thus allowing all of us to play a sport that we all get a great deal of pleasure in playing. Umpires do have a tough job, especially when most of the games in league are umpired by one official. As long as players respect each other on the playing field, that factor along should reduce the number of interference calls.
Capt
Sept. 4, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Offennsive Interference

Did I say Dooker or Doak, #6, pls add something to the discussion, read it again, Doak not Dooker!!
Capt
Sept. 4, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Offennsive Interference

Doak, good call on the inteference play at 2nd at our tournament game on Friday, we don't get that call in league play. Also, watch out for the Masked Man (Mad Dog), he can turn on a dime and give you some change.
Capt
Sept. 2, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Offennsive Interference

Most of the baserunners do not slide, most of baserunners will avoid contact by running out of the basepath, that's good. We do have some players who seem to linger in the basepath after the force or they come into bag standing up. I guess the bottom line is, if the ump doesn't make a call, pivot and throw.
Capt
Sept. 2, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Offennsive Interference

In league play we have offensive players who consistently are interfering with the 2nd baseman or SS trying to make the throw to turn a double play. Our umps seem to ignore it, they very seldom make the call for interference. Is it necessary for the defensive player to make the throw or should the ump make the call if an offensive player interferes with the defensive player ability to make the throw?
Capt

Aug. 17, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Passing of Steve Simmons

In 2009 our team, Texas Tornados, played in the Texas State Championship. I met Steve at the managers meeting. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve's family: The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Capt
Aug. 12, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Vegas Sept 28-30 Tournament

But just in case you were unable to find it:
LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS 2012 • ROSTER CONSIDERATIONS
The LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships is the premier event on the SSUSA Tournament
calendar. Teams participating in the World Masters must designate a “Qualifying Roster” from a prior SSUSA event to be used as the starting point for their World Masters roster.The SSUSA believes that –

a. Participating teams should play at the World Masters with the same roster, or as close as reasonably possible, to the roster they used in their designated Qualifying tournament. There is a ‘level playing field’ only with continuity in roster composition from the Qualifying roster
to the World Masters roster;

b. Due to a variety of legitimate circumstances, some teams may not be able to bring the exact same players to the World Masters that were on their Qualifying roster;

c. There be provisions in the rules to fairly address the roster issues facing some teams; and

d. Any team participating in the World Masters with ‘roster exemption players’ should have up to five reserves available on their roster.
Thus, teams that add players, and normally play with ten defensive players, will have a roster limit of 15 players, and teams that normally play with 11 defensive players will have a roster limit of 16 players. NOTE: An invited team may have more than 15/16 players on its World Masters roster if that team is not adding ‘roster exemption players’ for the World Masters.

“Special Roster Rules” For All Men’s and Women’s Divisions –
e. If a participating team has at least 15 (or 16, depending on the number of defensive players
normally used) from the original Qualifying roster planning on attending the World Masters, that team is prohibited from adding ‘roster exemption players’;

f. If a participating team has less than six players remaining from the original Qualifying roster, that team is considered a ‘new team’ and is not eligible to participate in the 2012 World Masters;

g. Managers may request to add players who are regular members of the team, but were not able to attend the Qualifying tournament. Managers must APPLY to SSUSA for approval of these players in writing before September 10, 2012. These players are approved or denied on an individual basis;

h. If a participating team's roster falls below 12/13 players, the team MAY APPLY TO ADD players until it reaches the 12/13 player level. These players must be from the SAME age group in the SAME or LOWER skill level. Managers must APPLY to SSUSA for approval of these players in writing before September 10, 2012. These players are approved or denied on an individual
basis.

i. If a participating team's roster falls below the 15/16 limit, the team will be able to add players until it reaches the 15/16 player level. These players must be from the next OLDER age group in the SAME or LOWER skill level. Managers must notify SSUSA in writing before September 10, 2012, of the players the team is adding;

j. Any player from the original Qualifying roster not planning to attend the World Masters and who’s spot on the World Masters roster was filled by a ‘roster exemption player’ is considered removed from the Qualifying roster. That player is not eligible to participate in the World
Masters unless a recently added ‘roster exemption player’ is removed from the World Masters roster and the original player is reinstated to both rosters, thereby maintaining the 15/16 player roster limit; and

k. Women’s Senior teams and Men’s 80+ teams are generally exempt from these Qualifying
roster provisions and may add otherwise eligible (as to age and residency) players to their World Masters roster, up to a maximum of 20 players.
‘Roster Exemption Player’ requests may be sent to the SSUSA by e-mail to info@seniorsoftball.com or by fax to (916) 326.5304. Congratulations to the invited teams and Good Luck in Las Vegas!
Aug. 12, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Vegas Sept 28-30 Tournament

Also, the manager of the team that you want to play for in Las Vegas sb coordinating with SSUSA on qualifing roster requirements.
Capt

Aug. 12, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My Daughter

Thanks everyone for your prayers and kind words. My daughter is doing better she has been released from ICU and is at Rehab center getting stronger so that she can be ready for a new set of lungs:
I’m Jacki and I am 36 years old. A bit over 4 years ago I had a double lung transplant at the University of California, San Francisco, due to idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. In early 2012, I was diagnosed with acute rejection and donor-specific rejection with HLA antibodies. The resulting bronchiolitis obliterans is the real mechanical problem after all the damage from the HLA antibodies.

From late February 2012 to May 2012, I went from dancing 3 times a week, going out, traveling and enjoying life to being basically homebound on supplemental oxygen 24/7. This is a real test for someone who detests routine and a monotone life! My sweet boyfriend Giraffe went out and bought me a Playstation 3 so I could escape a little bit. Little did he know I would soon be humiliating him in Tekken 6.

It is very hard to get through every day, but I feel supported and loved by my family, friends and my boyfriend and his super-supportive family. Also, thank goodness for dreams and imagination….I have to live with those two things a lot more now that I don’t have my body.

Now I am living in Lausanne, Switzerland with Giraffe waiting for my 2nd transplant at CHUV. This blog is to pass the time (I have nothing but time!) and perhaps other people waiting for transplants will find my blog and can relate and share.

Jacki
Aug. 12, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Vegas Sept 28-30 Tournament

Let's let Dave or Terry comment on adding player(s) to a qualifing roster for the world championship because of the complexity of the rule. Couple of things, how many players are on the qualifing roster for the team that you want to play for, what is age and rating of that team.
SSUSA National Office
(916) 326-5303 (916) 326-5304 - fax 2701 K Street • Suite 101A Sacramento, CA 95816-5131 Send e-mail to SSUSA
Terry Hennessy, CEO Send e-mail to Terry
Fran Dowell, Executive Director Send e-mail to Fran
George Moreno, National Office Manager Send e-mail to George


Aug. 11, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Vegas Sept 28-30 Tournament

There is some wiggle room in adding players to play in the world championship, see 4.2 (2) in the rule book.
Capt
Aug. 9, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers needed for the Dowell family

Dave and Fran, our prayers are with you.
Capt
Aug. 8, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: OPEN MRI MACHINE-STAND UP OR SIT DOWN

Fonar manufactures the MRI machine, here is there website: http://www.fonar.com/standup.htm
Capt
Aug. 7, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: OPEN MRI MACHINE-STAND UP OR SIT DOWN

The ultimate MRI Machine, stand up or sit down, open open open, not a torture chamber, watch the news on a large screen and it's over 20-25 minutes (American Dynamic Imaging in San Antonio). I had a lumbar MRI there today, and I will not go anywhere else.

Aug. 5, 2012
Capt Kirk
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My Daughter

Life isn't always a game of softball, sometimes life challenges seem overwhelming: My Daughter, Jacki, had a good day after receiving an immunoglobin treatment. Her plasmaferase treatments leave her exhausted and temporarily anemic, so the IVIG treatments relieve the fatigue and breathing difficulties. She forces herself to sit...up in a chair for several hours a day so to keep her ab muscles strong and increase her respiration. In a nutshell, her mobilization has improved.
Her pneumology team has requested that she be placed on the emergency priority list for a lung transplant. Normally one has to be intubated to do it, but the docs said 'there are ways around this.' The team's logic is that she is young (36 yrs), has a better chance of survival than most on the list (50 yrs +) and that she is wasting her young life being 100% incapacitated. The biggest criteria is chance of survival and that is why gaining weight and muscle strengthening are vital.
I believe if the transplant network approves the request this will give Jackie the mental boost to continue with getting stronger and stronger. These lungs might come sooner and she needs to be ready for them.
Capt
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