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Nov. 18, 2014
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Elegiblity

Unless the rule has changed you can have up to 3 players from the higher rating and not be penalized. Call SSUSA for the official rule but I'm just about sure that is the rule.
Nov. 12, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Card Renewal

Have been waiting for my card for about 7 weeks. Just received it today.
Sept. 15, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fairness in Ratings

Back to my post which somehow has moved far off topic. Why is SSUSA not responding to this post with an explanation?
Sept. 11, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fairness in Ratings

Just pulled up info on Vegas. I see that Houston fire will play as a 60 Major after going undefeated in Reno as a Major. Also noticed that MBA Elite will also play as a 60 Major after winning the Western Nationals as a Major. We got moved up from AAA to Major two years ago for finishing 5th in Reno and a couple of teams who finished ahead of us did not get moved. I have appealed 3 times and have been denied all 3 times. George sat and watched our team play 3 different times this year at the Westerns and agreed at the time that he needed to re-evaluate our team. He asked me to e-mail him to remind him (I did) and to appeal again (I did). Nothing has happened. It is not only my feeling but the feeling of everyone that I discuss this with that SSUSA rating have no validity. It is a joke! There are other teams that have won tournaments that by SSUSA guidelines say are to be moved and nothing has happened. I have pointed this out to George many times and yet he does nothing. What's up with all this!
July 10, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Official. Softballs

A few comments about your SSUSA Official Softballs post. A problem as. I see it, is you give us 6 softballs that are supposed to get us through our first 6 games. The problem with that is everyone throws in at least 2 balls to start the game. That means that the 6 balls you give us will only last for 5 games unless we have an old SSUSA ball from a previous tournament. That is probably not going to happen. It seems to me by starting the tournament with one more ball would help. Also if your teams gets into a 7th, 8th, or more games it will be supplied with another ball for each game past 6. Me as team manager must leave the field, find someone in charge, ask for another ball, return to field, make out lineup for next game, etc. couldn't the umpires simply have a supply of new balls at the field for those teams playing more then 6 games? I know this sounds like a small issue but put yourselves in our shoes, especially when you are playing back to back games.
Thanks!
Jan. 17, 2014
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run Rule

JamesLG - you play at whatever the lowest rated teams home run rules state. In the case given by INHOC3 you would play using AAA rules.
Dec. 20, 2013
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 up rule

The best thing that NCSSA does better then SSUSA is the 1-up rule. I never thought about what Tim Milette said about excess homers over the 1-up being outs is an idea worth considering. If SSUSA is serious about moving more teams up to Major Plus then ideas like this with help accomplish this.
Dec. 1, 2013
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing Time

I'm looking for a little help with determining playing time. We are a 60 Major team in SSUSA and a group 4 team in NCSSA. We each chip in the same amount of money and have a couple of sponsors to help with expenses. Everyone takes care of their own tournament costs. At this point everyone takes his turn sitting. Is there a way that we can continue to do that and still put a competitive team on the field during crunch time?
Oct. 1, 2013
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 Major Results

Crash 1 - good luck with not getting moved up. In 2012 we were a good 60AAA team - not a great one. We did not play in 3 SSUSA events, we did not win by an average of over 5 runs, and we averaged .6 home runs per game. Yes, that means less then one per game. We went to Reno and played in a 22 team 60AAA grouping. We played about as well as we could and finished 5th. They moved us to Major because they looked at how we did at Reno and decided we could compete at that level. They are correct - we can compete at that level, but have zero chance of winning a tournament at that level. By the way, there were teams that finished above us at Reno that remained at AAA. At least at the AAA level the home run rule did not kill us as after 3 they were outs. Now at the Major level they can hit 6 and they are walks. This year in 47 games we hit 14 home runs in 47 games. You do the math! The only SSUSA tournament we played in was Reno in which we finished 5th out of 10 teams in the Major division. We went 2-3 and hit 2 home runs. Yes, we competed and had zero chance of going through any decent sized major tournament and winning it. We were moved because of performance according to SSUSA and were told we were the best 60AAA team in California at the time. What a crock! If they had moved the top 20 teams nationwide then I would agree. The bottom line is unless your team achieves one of their own criteria you should not be moved up just because SSUSA thinks you can compete. How can they justify moving us up because of finishing 5th in one tournament and not move up everyone that finished above us, especially with our lack of power?
July 1, 2013
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Appeals

Was just wondering when the June 'ratings and appeals' results will be released. We need to know so that we can make future decisions concerning our playing any more SSUSA tournaments. I'm fairly sure that there are a few teams that are in the same situation. Thanks.i
March 4, 2013
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not Pleased with Rating System

Enviro-Vac. Our team is North State Screenprint. You eliminated us in Reno. I agree with you that the top 8 or so teams from Reno could compete at the Major level. That is not the point. If you get moved up without ever achieving SSUSA criteria and can only hope to compete but not have a realistic chance of winning the tournament then it is my feeling that your team should have the right to stay at the lower level until which time that you reach SSUSA set criteria. I am not trying to whine about this as we will compete wherever they put us. Our team is seriously considering only playing NCSSA events. We have access to Major and Major Plus players if we want to go the Major route but that is not our goal. We love playing at the AAA level and belong at that level until we prove differently by SSUSA standards. Every team we play has far more power then we do and per SSUSA standards that is a major factor as to which level you should play. Hitting .6 home runs per game is not the makeup of a Major level team. Again, if your team doesn't reach any of the SSUSA standards then how can you justify a move to a higher rating?
March 4, 2013
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not Pleased with Rating System

Our team was also moved from 60AAA to Major. I have talked with George at SSUSA about the situation and our team is not happy with their decision. We did not go to any National Tournaments, therefore we didn't win any. We went to only 2 SSUSA tournaments, not the 3 that SSUSA says are needed to be evaluated. We won the CAl Cup and finished 5th in Reno. Our run differential was less then 5 runs in all our SSUSA games - the SSUSA rule is over 5 runs. We hit a total of 35 home runs in 58 total games that we played in 2013. Of those, 16 were hit by one guy. We never hit over 2 homeruns in any one game. One of SSUSA main rules for moving a team up is home run numbers. They are forcing us to pick up power type players and play a game that no one on our team is comfortable playing.

I totally agree with SSUSA when they say they want to protect the lower divisions. I agree that if you can compete at the higher level that that is the level you should play. The problem as I see it is that even AA teams can compete at the Major level and win a few games. We can compete at the Major level and win some games. We might go 3 - 3, 2 - 4, or maybe even 4 - 2 occasionaly. However, we have very little chance of winning tournaments at the Major level. If we were destroying teams at the AAA level I would agree with the move or if I truely felt we were going to win Major tournaments I would have no problem.

By all criteria set up by SSUSA we are a AAA team and should be kept there. I also agree there are many teams that are better then us that for whatever reason have remained at the AAA level. Now we have to play Major ball until we get thumped for God knows how long before being moved back to our proper level.
Dec. 18, 2012
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Funniest Softball Stories

We were playing in a NCSSA tournament which means we play 1 - up. Team we were playing was up one HR up late in the game in which we were up about 7. We were the home team. Bases loaded, two out. Batter hits little pop up in front of plate. Our catcher comes out to catch it and hits batter who is still in box. Ball deflects off of our guys glove and rolls back towards backstop. Our catcher starts complaining about interferrence to the ump. None of the baserunners move at the beginning because it was such a weak hit. Instead of picking up ball and forcing runner at home, he does nothing. Now one run is in and bases are still loaded with two outs. Next batter hits high fly to left center which our outfielder slowly drifts back on. As ball hits his glove, his arm hits top of fence and ball goes over. Ruled four base error and they are back in the game. Thank God we come from behind in bottom of the seventh to win the game. Easy to decide who's buying the beer!
Dec. 13, 2012
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

Pricer - Great comments! i agree 100 percent.
Dec. 11, 2012
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

Crusher - I agree with you. If most of your runs are being generated via the HR you should be playing Major or Major Plus. I also agrre that the 3 HR and then an out rule gives you a chance aginst the higher rated teams. Way to go SSUSA!
Dec. 10, 2012
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

It is SSUSA's policy to protect the lower division. Again, in my mind if a AAA team usually hits 3-4 HR's per game but can hit double digit homers, they should be in the higher division. The AAA division for the most part is built around teams that get a lot of base hits, score near 20 runs per game, and play good defense. Again, SSUSA is trying to figure out how to move more teams up to the Major and Major Plus levels and it is my opinion the power numbers are the determining factor. I have played since 2000 and have plaed both AAA and Major. I have no problem with a team beating our team with 40 hits and 2 home runs but it bothers me when we get beat by team that get 15 hits of which 10 were home runs and try to claim they are a AAA team. I'm also not from BFE, rather from Northern California and play both NCSSA and SSUSA. We don't get to see the Florida teams very often so the feelings between the 2 coasts might vary greatly.
Dec. 10, 2012
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

Southernson - I hope you're kidding! A team hits 11 home runs against you and you think it was a fluke and they are still a AAA team! Give me a break. The team you are describing is a perfect example of a team that should be playing at the Major level. These are the types of teams that should be moved up to balance out numbers in the different divisions.
Dec. 9, 2012
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

I agree that after the HR limit has been reached that hitters will have to hit line drives that might go up the middle. However, that still doesn't address if a team is AAA or Major. The way it be presented in the original post you feel that hitting 6, 7, or more home runs in a AAA game is acceptable. I don' feel the majority of the AAA teams agree with you. Teams that are generating the majority of their offense via the long ball have no place in AAA. I totally agree with SSUSA that any home run after 3 in the AAA division should be an out.
Dec. 9, 2012
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA Home Run Outs

I do not agree with what ChiprimeMarty on one point. If a AAA team is made up of 4 guys who regularly hit home runs and 4 others who hit them occasionally, in my mind this is a Major team. The biggest difference between all 4 divisions is power numbers. I feel there is not a major difference between the top 3 divisions concerning defensive ability. If a team is constanly hitting more home runs then the limit allowed in their division and they are winning the majority of their games at that level then they ought to move up. To me at the AAA level, a home run should be a big deal - not something that 2/3 of your roster can do.
July 8, 2012
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cal cup champions

North State Screenprint won the 60 AAA over the Bay Supporters.
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