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Real name:
James English

Location:
Wylie, TX

Division:
Men's 70

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Dec. 17, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How about a discussion on ow we think dbos will effect our games? And our assumptions why.

DBO topic.

I moved to 3rd base this year from outfield because we had 8 outfielders.

Hey, if the BIG hitters start hitting down and bad bounces happen on the infield, !! There are going to be some guys get hurt bad. You do not have a chance to move with a thousands of a second on a bad bounce.

C
Dec. 17, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New 2014 Rateings

The team I played on last year had a tournament record against local run of the mill teams of (I think) 4-2.

We finished 7th in SPA. SSUSA is much stronger than SPA.

AND, you SSUSA STAFF re-rated this team from AAA to MAJOR???????
I really want to say something really insulting about your
very being and mental compacity but for the life of me
I just can not go as low as you SSUSA STAFF.

We may have been able to finish 10th in your season ending nationals.

I also see where you re-rated teams that finished ahead of us down
from Major to AAA.

SSUSA Staff do you just flip a coin?????

James English

P.S. I do not normally post my name, however, I have supported you and even defended you for 15 or 18 years. I just do not understand
why you use a coin to decide your decisions.
Dec. 15, 2013
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Time to eliminate senior bats

Gary, in November played in Winter Nationals in Phoenix. I did not see one ball hit out in the 70 Major and Major +.

Playing league 50 - 80 I did see one 50 year old guy hit 2 out one night. He seemed to be in good shape.

AND, very interesting this went from ELIMINATE ALL SENIOR BATS to ,,, OH it is the cheaters with shaved bats that is the problem.

We have a great game, just need to stop so many new rules (IMO).

C
Dec. 9, 2013
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New rule

S8, Yes.
65 and 70+.
These guys are a little wiser and have seen someone or been hit in the face.

If you get hit just once in your softball life in the face and 20 surgeries later you look almost normal then a face mask does not sound bad.

Note: Professional baseball players that are young and make many millions of dollars get hit.
Dec. 1, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

rightrj1 - In most cases the org that puts the tour on gets a kickback from hotels that are on the online tour info list.
Nothing wrong with that. Also my experience is most tour's are 2 day except for nationals.
Even a 6 team and may be 8 team should only be a 2 day tournament during non-national play.

C
Nov. 4, 2013
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65 AA player playing 60 AAA

I think SSUSA has a Number that sets a level of play.
55AAA may be high enough so you will not be able to play at the 65 AA level.
Call George at SSUSA if specific info is needed 916.326.5303
Oct. 30, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Personal Rating

Staff, Thanks for your quick answer. Really appreciate.
C
Oct. 30, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Personal Rating

Staff - If a player is rated AAA and plays in the Winter World in Phoenix Nov
12-17 in Major Class will that player now be rated Major or retain his AAA rating for 2014.

Thanks
Oct. 12, 2013
crusher
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: playing in different age groups

Sad, very Sad.

By the time I got in Senior Softball I started out as a 7 and now am a 3.

And it looks like it is only a downhill ride from here.

Well may be I will be a 1 someday. LOL

C
Sept. 19, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hr or out

Omar - I have seen the stand and watch for only a single.

It is a good feeling to hit and watch then walk to the dougout. Note the hit & sit is SPA, in SSUSA all must touch 1 base as I understand.
Sept. 17, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hr or out

If you notice the ump will stop watching the runner after 1st is touched as the play is dead at that point.
In SPA it is "Hit & Sit". The ump stops watching when the ball clears the fense. The batter can walk directly from the batters box to the dougout.
Sept. 1, 2013
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

HJ - The key to the 1.21 is NOT TO EXCEED THAT NUMBER
not to actually get to that number.

That is why some bats will launch a ball farther then other bats with same swing speed.
Aug. 30, 2013
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Technical Questions

HJ (jmo) I have used 26 and 30oz for years. For me a 30oz will send ball farther if swing speeds are the same because I feel my 30oz is traveling faster after the ball strike which means the bat did not absorb very much momentum as it was mostly all transferrd to the ball.

The prof for me is the ball is farther away from me with the 30oz.
Aug. 26, 2013
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 2014COMBAT 10" Centenarian

Breakin? My Black Centerarian went yard on 21st swing of a tournament. That was probably only the 5th strike on the barrel of the bat. Most on handle.

I do not see how this new Combat could be any better?? Is it still rated 1.21??

Or is it the same barrel as the BC ???

C
Aug. 26, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glove care

Many years ago I purchased a Nokona glove for $180.
It was a great glove, already brokein and ready to play.
The direction for keeping the glove in great shape was using Vaseline. AND it works great.
Put vaseline inside the fingers of the glove and all over the outside, it will soak into leather and not be greasy one little bit.

Your glove will last many many years and snag and hold balls.....

Stay thristy my friend.
C
Aug. 12, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

HEY 211 --- You best do all the above and get ready to play by Sept 5, Are U listening???

C
Aug. 10, 2013
crusher
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HAS ANYBODY TRIED THIS?

I use 2 BP sessions of 30 swings each.
This gets me in tune with the new bat and breaks in the new bat. Plus the swing reps helps my timing.
Aug. 9, 2013
crusher
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Infield fly rule with a line drive

While playing the SSUSA Midwest Qualifier in July with 1st and 2nd occupied an infield fly was hit, however, the umpire did not call Infield Fly. Ball fell 10' or so behind shortstop on dirt infield (he thaught the middle infielder would get ball.
70+ with 11th defender. All runners and batter was safe.

Umpire said when no movement happened from an infielder when ball was hit the INFIELD FLY was not called.

You should catch ball no matter what. However I did think you could just let ball fall and the batter would be out.

C
Aug. 1, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has the game really been toned down?

My current EXPENSIVE 30 OZ Combat cost me $80 LESS than my 1997 Demarni 26oz. I just wish the bats today would hit as good as the ol 1997...... Even Though My Centenarian will rocket a ball out of the park.

I just can not understand why so much bitching occurs about the expensive bats of today when they are cheaper. If you want to bitch bring the T2000 balls back. You could hit one of those out with a 38oz Howard Steel bat that would beat a tree down.

HEY, Phantomf4j I am with you, when I can not react, then it is time for GOLF FULL TIME.

Just enjoy the game and be glad you can get out.

C
July 31, 2013
crusher
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has the game really been toned down?

Swing - USSSA standard ball was 50-525 as I remember, and as a pitcher you had to pitch it almost flat or it was a ball.

With an alum bat you could clear a 320' fense that was 10' high. Most balls went 350 to about 425 when they landed on buildings behind park. Good bat + hot ball = good fun.

About same today with composit and restricted ball. At least it is about the same for me. Once alum bats were out (and not 1/4" thick walls) the game got hot. When we used wood bats most balls were NOT HOT. They would go some but never got close to hitting one out of a park. Many parks were 225 to 265' then.

C
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