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March 26, 2013
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mesquite TOC

Not sure it was ever a triple elimination.
I think it was 2 seeds into a 3 game minimum. Not a 3 game elimination
March 21, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is 400 feet....

softball4b those 400 ft shots are called the OOOOOOOOH_AAAAAAAAYYYYY shots

Its OOOOOOOOOOH on the way up and AAAAAAAAAAYYY on the way down
March 4, 2013
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Miken ASA Ultra

The Ultra

No way would Miken make a bat and not put all the stamps on it, if it would pass all the associations standards

I am not a bat or ball specialist but I heard that with the dead ball ASA is using it will pass, but with the hard ball it would not pass
March 4, 2013
Topic: Product review
Discussion: New Miken ASA Ultra

The latest I heard it will not meet standards set by USSSA or NSA. a few points over.
Not sure SSUSA will allow it or not I am sure they will
March 1, 2013
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1 or 0-0

1-1 is the way to go. I hear players bitching about playing 4-5 games out in the heat. If you add 15 to 20 minutes per game that is like playing an extra game.
Also if you make the games and hour and 1/2 and the last inning is unlimited runs .

Less say the 7th inning starts at 1:26 and 15-20 runs are scored in the open inning you are looking at an 1:50 minute game maybe a two hour game.

But if you play with a 1-1 count I will gaurantee you will get 7 innings in with a 1:10 time limit.

Makes for a much better game, I could live with going to a 1-1 in the 50 and 55 the fisrt year. Then out of jealousy the older teams would want a 1-1 after seeing the younger guys getting 7 innings in about 95% of the time while they are getting 7 innings in about 40% of the time.

I have played the game now for about 40 years and I can tell you after the 1st weeekend you will not know the difference.
Feb. 11, 2013
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Substitute runner for the batter

I would think at least 6 foot behind batter
If you think that runner is leaving on contact.
The batter has to finish his swing and discard the bat before he can begin running. A runner that does not have to do that would have 2 or 3 step head start. I can see why nobody was thrown out.

Or the best thing is let the other team pick who the runner is.
Jan. 3, 2013
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

Lets think of it this way

Nobody has ever seen a softball game or baseball game. This game is invented to hit a ball that is thrown from around 50 ft underhanded very slow, to a batter with a object in his hand that can hit that ball at speeds of over 100 miles an hour. Do you really think that the inventor would have said

I doubt in I would bet they would have said lets give them 1 or 2 but never 7
I also bet they would have made the mat at least 34 inches wide the same width as the bat
Nov. 2, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior softball summit

I do know in ASA in the 70s'

Each State was broken down into Districts the top 2 and some Regions with larger registrations got 3 teams into the State

Then the top 2 from State went to Regional, at the regional the top 2 in Major went to National and the 3rd place team qualified for the Class A National

There were only 2 divisions in ASA at that time Major and A

And in each the Homeruns were unlimited
Aug. 23, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: VEGAS WORLDS 2012

Crusader I have been to Cheyenne park many times. Is it the best in Vegas NO. But if it is the worst you have ever played on, then I know you have not traveled a lot to play ball. Any one in the 50s-70s have surely played on fields with no fences and fields that have grass growing up in the infields. Well Cheyenne is not that way. Actually the fields are not bad at all. The neighbor is not a good one, but never been threatened or shot at while I was there.
Aug. 3, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields for the divisions

Well we know that the people that ask this question has never ran a tournament before.

If you can tell them right now how many teams are in each division then I bet they can tell you where each divison will be played

They have to wait and see how the divisions break down before they can schedule that.

Example 50 major 10 teams 55AAA 18 teams might fit well into a 4 field complex but if those same divisons are 50 major 12 teams and 55AAA 23 teams will not all fit onto a four field complex so they take the 50 Major Teams and 14 teams in 50 AA and put them at a three field complex

Just an example of they have to wait and see how many teams are in each division before they can make that decision.

I can say for sure if you stay on Boulder Rd at any of Motels and there are plenty of rooms on that road you will be close to all the fields except Desert Breeze and will be only about 20 minutes from it
July 31, 2012
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Columbus,Indiana

Yes watches were on hand for Champions
July 10, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Prizes

I have run some USSSA baseball tournaments and the rings they give out is a TOY they cost around $4.77 each. If they all come in one size. They are made to take home and put in a case. But after a few months they will change colors on you
May 31, 2012
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cost To Manufacture a Bat

I would say the biggest cost would be reserch and devlopment. Companies may spend 100 thousand on testing and retesting employees time to take the bayt to the fields and work on feel flex if its too hot how to tone it down and may go thru a couple hundred test models before the formula is just right. Then thousnds of dollars on Ads and promotional products before they see any profits . But the actual cost of making the bat, just materials only I would say somehwere are 18-22 dollars apiece.

Not counting labor and shipping
May 14, 2012
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How does your league handle this

Stck you are wrong, contact does no have to be made for obstruction. If the 1st baseman stands in the way of a runner and the runner has to go around him to get to the next base , that is obstruction.
In the other post if the runner stops in front of the defensive player and jumps up and down and waves his arms that is interference.

Sure would not want you two umpiring my game.

Not saying that I am always right, but umpired
at all level of play and I am very confident in my rules knowledge, and you can bet both scenerio's mention above and it is obstruction on the 1st baseman and would be interference on the runner jumping up and down waving his arms in front of a defensive player.

Contact any UIC from the associations and they will tell you the same thing

After 7 ASA National Chamionships with 5 of them being in the Major or Super divisions, you better know your rules, cause them guys will test your knowledge in a heart beat
May 14, 2012
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How does your league handle this

About the 1st baseman waving his arms
In ASA and ISA not sure about Seniors but they follow ASA pretty close

Obstruction: Obstruction is the act of a fielder Not in possesion of the ball which impedes the progress of a batter runner or runner who is legally running the bases

As an umprire I would say jumping up and down so the base runner, cannot see the catch is impeding the runners progress to advance as a runner.

No different than a runner stopping in front of a ground ball and getting in front of the defensive player and jumping up and down to block his view, we all know that is always interference
April 29, 2012
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior World

Our Class A team has been to Columbus IN and it is one nice park.
Very nice town with all the right places to vsist and eat
Jan. 13, 2012
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tebow

This is my take on the Tebow thing.

He does believe in his faith, nothing wrong with that. Actually I think that is a good thing.

He does not go to great lengths to exploit his beliefs. The media could cut this by 75% if they just did not show him on the sidelines taking a knee with his head down. Players have done this for years and nothing was said.

But its like the cameras are on him and the instant he takes a knee or drops his head in the least, they want to make a big deal and say OHH he is praying again.

How many baseball and football players the instant they do something good they look up to heaven and pound their chest and raise there hands toward heaven. But very little is said about that.

I have heard many pro athletes say in post game interviews start out with
"I would like to 1st thank jesus or God for my talents" or other lines like that.

It seems the liberal media knows that Tebow is a devout Christian and they want to bring him down as quick as they can.

Is he the greatest thing at quarterback?
NO but he is as good at winning as many other quarterbacks. Rember the great Jamarquis Russell nothing
Brady Quinn nothing yet but maybe soon
Brett Farve took about 5 years before he started winning
Johnny Unitas was cut and then came back to be the best in my book there ever was.

So lets wait a few years then judge Tebow
Nov. 1, 2011
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter worlds - Vegas

If you stay at the Eastside Cannery or anywhere on Boulder Highway you are less than 20 minutes from all the fields except for Desert Breeze. Desert Breeze is a good 30 minutes away from the motels on Boulder Highway.

Once you get off on Decatur it will take you 15 minutes to get there.
But I always stay at Arizona Charlies East . That way I am no more than 20 minutes from most parks
Oct. 19, 2011
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: No Water for Players in Arizona in 90 to 100 degrees

This water thing bugs the heck out of me,
go by a 7-11 and get a $.99 water you can get a foam cover that will keep it cold and hang on the fence. Those coolers are never clean.
Some jerks will dip their hats down in the coolers to cool down.
I never drink from a team cooler, you never know how nasty they are.

I am sure they are not washed out very often
Aug. 22, 2011
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Character

The description that Dave has written is pretty close but einstein has got to be the biggest prick onthe board

some others just make me laugh but einstein things that he is the softball god
and what he says is the word straight from the makers mouth
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