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Jan. 31, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reclassifying Teams

SSUSA, I still don't get it with Florida Automated Shade and your response.

They win the TOC in 2011 and 2012 in AAA. By your own records they are denied a move back to AAA in Jan 2012, which means they were rated Major at that time and previous and all thru this last year with no rating change. So any tournament they won would have been as a Major team in 2012.

But they are playing AAA again in the TOC? Please lay out the timeline so we can all understand, we don't.



Jan. 30, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reclassifying Teams

Is it possible to win the AAA TOC tournament two years in a row 2011 & 2012, be moved and play the 2012 year in Major, and yet for 2013 play in the TOC AAA for the third year in a row?

SSUSA, how does this happen?
Jan. 25, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Pitcher

Webbie,
It was a good thread, you get to compare some opinions, and learn about some players you may not know.

Full Monty, Snot Nose, All I said was I didn't care about listing the women pitchers. There was a time when I did as I coached a travelling team of women and played/coached a travel team of men. But that time has passed.
Jan. 24, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best Pitcher

Full Monty,
Yes, you would be correct, "I don't give a rats azz about the women that play senior softball."
You see, none of them play on my team.
Jan. 22, 2013
southernson
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tournment Pitcher from NY looking to join a team

This stuff is funny....
Jan. 18, 2013
southernson
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC teams

SSUSA,
Thanks for getting this information out early so we can plan ahead for travel and lodging.

Just an fyi, it appears that the Teams link does not support Back from a browser. That's my experience as of 1/18/13.
Jan. 18, 2013
southernson
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tournment Pitcher from NY looking to join a team

Anybody look at the Facebook entry yet?
Jan. 17, 2013
southernson
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tournment Pitcher from NY looking to join a team

Cerce,
You must wear bi-focals, that would explain the double post. Course could have been that unique delivery from the inner thigh.

So, it actually moves inside on a batter? Yeh, we're all rubes here, we only see that pitch every tournament we play.

This is no longer worth the keystrokes. BTW for the group, Cerce is the name of a hardcore punk band.....for real....
Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adding Players to the TOC

Thanks again, this statement clarifies it for me perfectly:

You may then get from 12 to 15 with OLDER age and SAME or LESSER rating experience history.

Got it, thanks for your patience, much appreciated.
Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tournment Pitcher from NY looking to join a team

Ho/rigjtrj1/Olden Slow,
Now that's funny right there, still LMAO. All our players will get this in an email believe me. Even the sisters at St. Mary's Home for Unwed Mothers can't wait to get to the plate. The're gonna make it a "habit" of going up the middle....Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...

Well, as we say in the South, this guy must be from Long Island.....
Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adding Players to the TOC

SSUSA Staff,
Thanks for the information and your answer is what makes it a little better, I think(#1). In some places it appears that it's OK to have a roster of 15 players, so if 3 have moved, they can be replaced according to the guidelines. And as I write this, it's still not clear to me from your answer if they could only go to 12 or go to their original roster of 15. It seems to say different things in the same couple of sentences.

For #2, your answer is clear, but there sure seems to be players being picked up (even here on the board) that would not be eligible according to the guidelines. As in "I'm gonna be in Florida for 3 weeks, would like to play in the TOC, and ......". A list would assure other teams those situations didn't happen, and that #1 did.

In many tournaments pick-up or add-on players are identified on the roster.

Thanks again for your quick response.
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....


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