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Nov. 14, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: passing of a friend

Sorry to hear about Dennis passing.

Another smiling face gone from softball...my thoughts and prayers to out to all his loved ones.
Oct. 12, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

I don't know exactly what their game plans are but, I am sure ASA and USSSA that both attempted senior programs late this season are re adjusting their game plan on getting OUR senior dollars.

SSUSA has a HUGE head start but....those two have DEEP pockets, many Directors, many venues, many senior league teams to tempt, many connections.....

As a consumer I see competition as a good thing...just imagine what we could get if say...USSSA came out with a reduced player ID fee, tourney staff supply and chase all the balls, reduced entry fee alternative, awards that are not the same old hats/bat bags....

With SSUSA having Worlds in Vegas....two thirds of the teams across the country (central and eastern) could be lost instantly. Those loses could also tempt some western teams to head east (kinda like the eastern teams head west right now).

I know ASA in their ineptness put their first western senior worlds four hours from the nearest metro airport (Medford) but....I wouldn't count on that stupidity lasting forever.

If ASA moved that tourney into one of the strong senior areas in ca towards the end of the summer...ssusa western worlds would be a locals only event.

Heck....what would happen if they took the NorCal fields vacant on Reno weekends.....

Once again....SSUSA has opened themselves up with many actions that a lot of seniors see as gouging or ignoring concerns.
Oct. 12, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

Staff....I am still waiting for the first explanation as to why it was the Plus Division that had the lessened losers bracket.

I didn't follow the other events so I don't know if it happened anywhere else or not...

nor do I know if some losers bracket Plus games could have been played elsewhere.

All I know is...a division ssusa has been trying to grow finally made it to 11 teams and you shorted three of us one game.

I do hope ssusa figures out a way to help the Plus program, because at this time it is not very enticing to play most of the time.

I think the teams were all evenly matched and 11 teams is a great jumping off point to grow the Division...

I think your office does a great job getting rosters and such together for teams...but....

There is huge competition coming your way for OUR senior dollars and I hope you pay attention to it...your days of being the only show in town could very soon be over.

I'd recommend doing everything you can to show your doing everything possible for us.....even if it requires explaining more then three times why 50% of the teams that were bumped to Plus without winning anything only got four games.

Huge player registration fees, 3 day events in many 50 events/when many times they can be played in two days, buying and chasing our own balls, the same cheap hats and bags as awards for many years...and what many see as gouging entry fees, has many believing your not in it to give us a good value for our senior dollars....

I know your here to make money...and your very successful doing that but.....I'd start taking OUR senior softball dollars a little less for granted....

A game or two at Cheyenne sure would have sounded like a better option then the hot tub.

Oct. 11, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

Fabe, so what was the reason they chose to short the Plus teams instead of the others?

Oct. 9, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

Just got back from the very balanced/competitive 50 major Plus Worlds and still cannot figure out how SSUSA decided to limit some Plus teams to only four games instead of five.

I would have thought that getting the 50 Plus Division to 11 teams ( mostly bumped 50 Major teams from last year) would have merited supporting those teams that decided to take the challenge to move up instead of shorting more then a couple of them only four games.

This will not keep me from supporting SSUSA events but...it sure will give me something to think about with the new associations going after seniors.

We did get a whole $150 back but....we spent approx $200 per person on airfare=$2,400.
$225 per person on rooms=$2,700...$50 per person on rental cars...$50 per person on entry fee....
Added together....that's easily $6,000....

Since we got 20% less games then we were supposed to play....that $150 was a drop in the bucket and sure didn't cover 20% of our expenses $1,200.

I told the on site Director this is just another example of why Plus doesn't feel valued in SSUSA.
Oct. 6, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50,s M+ & M

East bay oldies wins major 50
Sept. 16, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus

Dave, I would like to attend. But...I will not be able to attend the coaches meeting so if the get together is then....I can't make it.
Maybe we can get everyone's email and do a group discussion.

Tmservices@pacbell.net
Sept. 11, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in Vegas

Thanks Mike. I don't know much about the rules... Then again...some say that last sentence should have stopped after...I don't know much.
Good seeing you last weekend.
Sept. 10, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in Vegas

We are the 50 MTC Plus team.

We have 12 going, and can easily play with just our 12 but, I just thought??? If my team agreed...Alan could share my time.

I think Alan is a valuable asset for senior ball, and if he wants to play, and there is any way I can make it happen/my teammates vote to allow me to do it...I would be all for sharing MY playing time.

We usually play everyone in the 3 seeding games then go to 10 or 11.... Alan was a very good hitter when we were younger/and an even a better person...if he showed he would be about equal to me as a hitter (which shouldn't be to hard for him) we could share my place spot in the lineup in the double elim.
Sept. 10, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in Vegas

I don't understand Jeff? He is just looking to play. Maybe I can help? Maybe I can help connect him with a team needing an outfielder.
It sure looked like the team we played in the finals last weekend could have used a right center fielder;-)
Sept. 10, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in Vegas

Alan,one of our players just went infor knee surgery. Give me a call. 925 878-9245
Sept. 6, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Jawood, there currently isn't a Plus program..

.there is no there, there.

Teams flying out to play one, two, three team brackets is useless.

Maybe you can start listing all those teams that have stayed together after getting bumped to Plus....

If you don't agree with my view...here is your challenge....can you name another reason why more bumped teams seem to stay together up till the Plus Division bump? I say it's because the jump from Major to Plus is to large.
Sept. 6, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

There are no dynasty group of playering winning multiple rings year after year in the AA, AAA, and Major programs for sure..

And....all those Divisions don't face the same problems Plus is facing in every age group.

Do you want to know the difference between the floundering Plus Divisions and everyone else....in all the other Divisions groups of players don't get to stay together and play year after year Sunday afternoon at the World Finals.

I like to think letting Plus fall a part would be ok because of the ring collectors...then I think about all the teams that get bumped to Plus year after year and break up and I say...Waite a minute...there has to be a better way.

That's why I suggested the only six or maybe seven Plus champions on a plus roster rule..you see...I believe turning over the top of a Division every year is a good thing. It's proven.

As it is....all of this has very little effect on me playing softball.....It's just one weekend of the many softball weekends I can play. Winning a world means nothing to me.

But...again...I just think its obvious year after year that the current Plus system is failing....
Sept. 5, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Do you know who was home team. As an example the final score in our loses to Legends and MTC55 were not as close as the final score. The 55 didn't bat in the last inning and the legends only needed one run in the bottom of the last...their lead off hitter hit a solo to win it...

Again...final scores are meaningless unless because it doesn't take into account who is home or visitors.

If anyone is to judge teams based on the final score it should be average runs per out. Not inning
Sept. 5, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Do Some Guys Lose It Sooner

Im not buying that porsche thing.....In my town all the middle age Porsche drivers drive right past the softball fields on their way to the country club.
Their porches of choice is something called a Rolf?

Even though I have not played more then 15 rounds of golf since high school I am usually in the top three in/or winning the long distance contest at the school fund raiser"...that testosterone stuff must not help club speed.

On the losing it thing.....in the vast majority of senior ball home runs are overrated....a lot of the time they count as walks or outs....I'd say losing it has more to do with defense/foot speed/flexability and arm strength.
Sept. 4, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Tattoo, we are a team that came in third in last years Major Worlds in Vegas and got bumped.

We are probably a tweener...

last year we were a little above average Major team that did not win anything.

We are going to this years Plus world to see how it works out?
Sept. 4, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

I was in the hall of fame tourney and NO all the games were not close.

Some scores looked close because the strong plus teams were home team. Which definitely is something SSUSA has to figure out how to put into their rating/reclass Matrix.

Our MTC 50 team won one game against another just bumped to Plus team.

We lost every other game against Plus teams we played.

The Warriors (a very good major team) did not win a game.

Merging the two divisions makes no sence at all...all it will do is push down Major teams to AAA.

Plus has problems and will continue to flounder until the dynasty groups of players can be separated a little to entice the bumped major teams to stay up.

If Joey (just pulled out as a random name) and his group of always dominating their plus age group want to stay together after winning events that would move them up in every other Division...I say allow them to stay together and play major in the next you best age group... If they want to have a Plus team in the division they just dominated...limit them to six or seven players... Every other Division only allows you to return with 3...so I don't want to hear the crying about returning with 6 or 7!
Sept. 4, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for an Aluminum Bat - TPS AI SB21 E

I live in NorCal and have a few AIs, I'd just need to find them in the barn. If your still looking give me a call.
925 878-9245
Sept. 3, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: stop all the whining

Jt9, I am on a Plus team and I think just merging plus and major is a STUPID idea.

It seems to only be mentioned as a remedy by Plus supporters.

I agree with SSUSA in keeping major and plus apart as much as possible.

The dynasty Plus teams play softball in a different mindset then almost all Major teams.

If plus wants to earth their program they must come to the table with ideas to bring their top teams back into a more balanced level with the average Major team....which.... Has not happened to this date.


Aug. 20, 2013
Tim Millette
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NCSSA Championships kudos

Sorry Marv.... I don't understand the rain stuff....I work outside and usually from the middle of March to December we get a gotal of at most three days of rain.

As for our NoCal/SoCal thing... We have the MTC 55 and 50 Plus teams, EBO and Barons/Warriors plus to start the year we had GSC before they became a travel only team.

Add to that many good forty teams that allow us an extra fielder when we play and there are at least 12 competitive teams in NorCal...even more when you use the NCSSA 1 up homerun rule (which reduces the power advantage).

As I see it...Vegas or PHX is a SoCal event... It's kinda like NorCal teams going to Reno.

Anyway....it's looking like the Plus teams and some of the major teams are going to get together and look at scheduling for next season. If we do get together as a group maybe we can give you the info/tourneys we are looking for and make us an offer.
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