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Oct. 24, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking at Tournament Results - Wanna Go Back?

Thanks to SSUSA in advance, I can't be the only one experiencing this problem. When looking at tournament results, I can't go back to the original site(URL). I have to key in the original Seniorsoftball.com and go from there. Of course the cookie has a shelf life, so the session is still signed on and is there. But it's still a problem and one that can be fixed. Just open the tournament results in a new window, right? Or am I doing something wrong.... TIA.
Oct. 9, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 pitch count

SSUSA tournaments are the only ones we play in that use a 0-0 count. The only ones....

Sept. 16, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fairness in Ratings

SSUSA, That's a tacky response. Why didn't you just answer Chico's question? In an open, public forum....

Let me help get you started...
Houston Fire went undefeated in Reno in 60 Major but will remain in 60 Major because....

MBA Elite won the 60 Western Nationals which would normally move them up but will remain in 60 Major because....




Sept. 9, 2014
southernson
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Major Plus

So this is a problem? Really? Trust me, if you are playing Major Plus, it's not a problem.

Aug. 21, 2014
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You Make the Call

IMHO the verbal declaration by the 3B has nothing to do with the IFR and should not effect the umpires decision to call IFR. Batter's out, runners advance at their own peril...
Aug. 21, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for my son

Florida Classics has Kenny in our prayers for recovery.
Aug. 18, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

Swing,
Guess you are right, they lost the game by forfeit. Pay your entry fee and chill em again....

Aug. 15, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

Today is Aug 15, the thread began on Aug 11. Do you get the feeling "nothing" is going to happen to the Aftershock team from SSUSA?

June 9, 2014
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box

If you pitch, the batter's box definitely mattters. Hitters that have no limits in moving up in the box take the short pitch out as a posssibility.

Runners first and second, wanna pitch the guy short and inside to try and get a ground ball to 3rd, that option is gone.

Try to pitch deep, and the ump says it's over the top....and only when hell freezes over on a blue moon, does an ump call a guy out for hitting a ball while out of the box.

Damn shame....to have rules that don't get enforced.
June 2, 2014
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

We play 50 Major, but I have played AAA as well. IMHO, be consistent within all the divisions, walks for everybody after the max number is reached.

Why? I've seen AA or AAA teams get hot and hit out 6-8 home runs. Are we going to penalize them? What for, for getting hot and having a real good game? It makes no sense for some divisions to have excessive HRs as outs and some as walks.

Be consistent, pick a number for each division, make the excess walks for all. End the madness...
May 8, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching masks revisited

Txtable,
You are spot on. Get the arc up a bit....wish that would happen, but it won't. Guys cry like babies to the umpire now if you even approach 12 ft consistently, wait, gotta adjust my cup, shin guards, chest protector, helmet, mask....and that's just for the drive to the softball field...it's gotten ridiculous.

Yep, pitchers have always been a target....now they make them dress up so you can't miss them....sad.
March 5, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: pitchers mask

Since there ate no specifics on a mask, I have an old Yogi bear mask that should work fine.
Feb. 24, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you get fit?

Olie04,
Thanks for the information, this makes great sense. Much appreciated....
Feb. 17, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher Protection

At what point do the two brain cells collide and realize how "ridiculous" this armor for pitchers has become? Steel toed shoes? Really? How do you say that with a straight face?

SSUSA, see what you started? It's like a Seinfeld episode...I can see Kramer packing his bag to go to the park now. And George Kastanza picking up each piece of equipment and just shaking his head...

My Father in Heaven, you do have a sense of humor watching us mere mortals get in the hamster wheel of stupidity....

I know, I can see it coming. Someone's gonna write about some famous story about how their steel toed shoes saved their softball life.....Stop already, ROTFLMAO..
Jan. 23, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hitting to RF by a RH batter

The key is the right pitch. For big guys and power hitters that would be a chest high outside pitch. Drop the right foot in the bucket and the right shoulder with hit and swing away.

That's what I hear anyway...
Jan. 16, 2014
southernson
Topic: Bats
Discussion: GSC Bat - Status

Thanks Omar, Fabe, ChiPrimeMarty, appreciate the updates and insight.
Jan. 15, 2014
southernson
Topic: Bats
Discussion: GSC Bat - Status

OK, don't shoot me guys, but just curious on what's the latest. Last year in July we heard any day now, can somebody provide the bottom line skinny here?
Jan. 14, 2014
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

garyheifner,
Likee the 45 degree approach...agree.
Jan. 13, 2014
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Guys,
The rubbers aren't going anywhere, we only rent, not own those fields. But seeing balls hit the rubber is a very common occurrence, that shot directly up the middle is the toughest one to take.

As a pitcher, I would lobby for two things:
- one, a simple piece of string or rope tied on the chain link fence at 12 ft. Most umpires don't give you 12 feet, they give you their version of 12 ft, which is usually more like 10. Being able to actually throw the ball 12 feet high is a deterrent to hitting up the middle (it's usually that flat outside short pitch that comes back at you)and will reduce possible injuries. BTW, those are usually 3" chain link fences, so count 48 of them from the ground and you have your 12 feet. You'll be surprised how high that is compared to the pitches we are allowed to throw.

- two, throwing 12 feet helps decrease the home runs, and increase the fly ball outs. True, some guys are easily gonna hit them, but I think it helps. Teams complain the most when a pitcher is able to throw height.

The mask thing is a problem. I've already had two guys tell me they will no longer pitch in those tournaments, so I guess I'll have to pick up Jason to pitch for us.

BTW, is ISA gonna adopt the same rules? Anyone know? Thanks.
Jan. 9, 2014
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: suggestions to stop all the complaining about home runs & dead ball outs

Skeptical,
Understand the point, but actually the fast food joints spend a lot of money conducting surveys with sizeable focus groups so as to get input.

I think there is a drastic difference in the approach here....

SSUSA has made a litigous choice as CYA which has nothing to do with the preservation of the fundamental setup of the game.

Players just wanted to have the same approach by the fast food joints, a "focus group" that could provide feedback.

BTW, you think Whopper sales would go down if everyone had to wear a mask when you walked in???


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