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Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adding Players to the TOC

SSUSA,
I've read them, but would like a direct answer to the questions posed....just so I and others are clear. As always thanks for your efforts, you guys do a good job at clarification of rules. Thanks in advance...

1)Must a team have no more than 10 players attending the TOC to be able to add players as a result of injury to roster players when the team qualified?

2) And how are other teams made aware of those changes? Is there a "roster addition" list published?



Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tournment Pitcher from NY looking to join a team

There are many, many, accomplished softball pitchers in the SSUSA tournaments. Bobby Davis is one of the best I've seen....

But there are also some real talented hitting teams as well. I'd pay money to see anyone keep them to one run. No, I'd put my 401K, house, and every dollar I've ever made to see that happen. Trust me, every pitcher gets lit up at times here...


Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adding Players to the TOC

I've seen the discussions regarding adding players to the TOC roster. But it's still a little cloudy for me.

Must a team have no more than 10 players attending the TOC to be able to add players as a result of injury to roster players when the team qualified?

And how are other teams made aware of those changes? Is there a "roster addition" list published?

Thanks to those with experience....
Jan. 14, 2013
southernson
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

We are bringing cheerleaders, 2012 or 2013 rules. Young, hot, cheerleaders, with a penchant for shots of bourbon.

Oh, my mistake, that's the tournament after the TOC. I'm bored too Webbie...
Jan. 11, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CURE ALL FOR 2013

IMO the board is about making the game better, getting other opinions, and questioning situations to generate discussion about improvement. A lot of the posters neither fund a team, umpire, nor coach, as well as participate as a player.

We all love the game, that's why we are here, but to blindly say let's just play no matter what is like getting in a car and saying let's just go, when sometimes it might be Stevie Wonder who's your driver.





Jan. 8, 2013
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

JDub,
It's just one of those days, thanks you made me laugh. One too many shots up the middle I suppose...
Jan. 8, 2013
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

I do commend SSUSA for making the attempt at getting opinions on rule options, seriously I do, it's not an easy job.

But Tim is right, the offensive side of the ball wants all the advantages. So in some ways doing a poll on the 1-1 count is like asking people over 300 lbs if they like buffets. It's asking Guy Harvey if he likes fishing, or Peyton Manning if he likes being a quarterback. It should be no surprise what the answer might be.

Hell, let's just put the damn thing on a tee and get it over with. Oh, my mistake, many umpires already do that by ignoring the 12' arc rule. Heaven forbid we put a mark on the fence to use as a guide (by the way, that mark would be above your view on the bill of the cap).

Forget the arc rule, forget the count rule, put the thing on a tee and put pads and helmets on everybody. Let the bat doctors have a sales tent right outside the field next to new bat sales. We're already closer to that than you think...

Jan. 7, 2013
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Cure for AAA after 3rd HR!

I fail to realize in all of these type discussions there is almost a "venom like" approach to AAA teams that might hit more than 3 home runs on days they hit well. One day a AAA team may look like a Major team, and next week, they can't beat St. Mary's Home for Unwed Mothers. There's a significant difference between Major and AAA a nd that is the day in and day out consistency of hitting. It's not easy to make that leap without a pickup truck full of power delivered to your doorstep. It takes time to develop that.


Must we dilute the AAA performance pool so that some lower teams in AAA now become competitive? Quit crying, it's a sad commentary....


Jan. 4, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

JMO I'm weary of hearing about sandbaggers and tying the solution to that as being a low home run rule with outs as the penalty. Does anyone in their right mind think this is really going to work? IT DIDN'T BEFORE and IT WON'T NOW.

People crying about sandbaggers now are the ones who cried about them in the past, and they will keep crying about it in the future.

Until there is a link between the problem and a solution that maybe doesn't solve everything, but improves it.
The problem is that a lot of teams break up and reform to avoid moving up. And no one polices,penalizes, or stops that abuse in those situations. So it continues.....

And good wasted oxygen is spent talking about AAA with 3 HRs and an out as being a solution. It's just &^%$# sad....


Jan. 3, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

Robo2,
I like it, it makes sense, forget the HR rules. AVERAGE RUNS SCORED should be the measurement stick for rating teams and divisions, not HRs.
Jan. 2, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is going to the TOC

Florida Classics 50AAA team will be at the TOC.
Jan. 2, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Out after 3 Home Runs

There is a significant difference between a AA or AAA shot up the middle, and a Major/Major+ shot up the middle....a significant difference. That Major/Major+ shot can really hurt someone.
Jan. 2, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best leadoff hitter

Who will win the speed base running contest at the TOC?
Dec. 28, 2012
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

Tater50,
Like your tag line "You Cannot Fool the Man in the Mirror"....so true.
Dec. 28, 2012
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best leadoff hitter

Audie,
Agree with you, Caleb can definitely also play the defensive side of the ball in multiple positions which distinguishes him from a lot of guys that can just hit. He is a complete player and a competitive one.


Dec. 27, 2012
southernson
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: toc

Have to share this....

We are playing in our first Black Circuit softball tournament qualifier in Jan in 3 weeks(our team is 50/50 and we like it that way). The entry fee is $275, and the winner of the 50+ division gets what??? Not a cheesy TShirt, not a discontinued bat bag, not a recycled plaque....the winner gets $1000 cash and an automatic entry into the World tournament in August.

Listening SSUSA?



Dec. 27, 2012
southernson
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: toc

Traveled for a living for 12 years and the hottest weather I ever saw was leaving the plane as I arrived at the Phoenix airport in July. It was like walking into an oven without air feeling like a basted turkey. Not a single soul outside walking in the Copper Square on a bright sunny day. It was, well, DESERTed.....I'll pass.
Give me the humidity, the heat, the hurricanes....it's a small trade for the Beaches, the Bikinis, the Florida Keys, the seafood, the fishing, and yes in Florida, it's always 5 o'clock somewhere!

Malo37, understand your comment about the expense of traveling, I agree, it's a major expense to travel that far. Substantial discounts with an airline might help, say SSUSA negotiated discounts? Maybe one day...

Agree with Beasley, West Coast already has Vegas, East Coast should keep the TOC.
Dec. 27, 2012
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

It's true, Florida Half Century tournaments have been using the 1-1 count for several years.....successfully. It helps getting in a full 7 innings, it requires the batter to be ready to hit and eliminates posturing from the hitter and pitcher, it encourages throwing more pitches around the plate, and most of all it replaces time of inactivity with active game play.

This isn't baseball, it's S-L-O-W pitch softball. Using the 1-1 count with no foul works successfully. Thanks for asking SSUSA....now hopefully you can get it done!
Dec. 26, 2012
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA HR rule question

SSUSA,
Thanks for the info, please go to the 1-1. 80% of our tournaments are 1-1, it works and we get to play 7 innings most of the time.
Dec. 26, 2012
southernson
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: AAA HR rule question

Please keep the 1-1, it doesn't hurt the hitters, it doesn't impair the pitchers ability to spot pitch, and yes, it does speed up the game.

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