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Marv Ruddell

Location:
Murrieta, CA

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Men's 60

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May 5, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Southwest Championship

Tattooball:

Kevin to be clear your comparison above is between the ASA ROCK and The SSUSA Trump Stote... Correct?

Thanks for the input
May 5, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Southwest Championship

Ok lets get the record straight. The ASA ROCK that I know is a 44/375 but its a legitimate 44/375. The ISA ROCK that SSUSA uses, at least for the rest of this year, has 44/375 stamped on the ball. It is a double covered ball. (ergo the squishy feel) BUT the owners and or representatives of Evil, Baden, Dudley and Tattoo softballs all tell me the ISA ROCK is at least a 500 compression ball. The ball was originally designed to fool the ASA testing equipment. (reason for the double cover) And it did originally. Since, the testing equipment has been improved the ball did not pass the ASA compression test. UTrip and ASA went a single covered ball that will pass the testing equipment.

This is not a scientific example but I secured some new Dudley 500 compression softballs for a home run derby that a league (I play Mondays) put on. The consensus was the ISA ROCK out performed the 500 compression ball. So your logic that the ASA ROCK is harder doesn't hold water. Now it may break bats (some people believe its the raise seems) but its not harder. Don't believe me do your homework like I did. I wish I could get rid of the stupid ball but my customers demand it. The reason is obvious. 400 foot shots over a 300 foot fence! OR until ISA put a legitimate rating on the ball. I dont know about you but if you knew you were playing with a 500 compression ball with senior bats would you play infield? We (according to some in the know) are. Good Luck
March 12, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results SCSSA / Wounded Warrior Charity Tournament

Pics are up on the web site. www.socalssa.com Scroll down to Winners Circle then click on the thumbs.
March 10, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results SCSSA / Wounded Warrior Charity Tournament

Results SCSSA / Wounded Warrior Charity Tournament 3/7-8/2015 Hemet CA

I want to thank the 20 plus teams that entered and supported this second annual event to benefit the fallen injured heroes. This event supports the men and women that protected our freedoms and paid a price doing so. Your kind donations will go a long way. I only wish the whole Southern California Senior Softball Community could have had the opportunity to experience this event. Its a worthwhile tournament to attend. Maybe next year!!

Special shout out to Kevin O'Reilly from Summy's for winning the Home Run Derby. Kevin posted 10 in the playoff round to defeat a valiant effort by Pony of Pony Express. Nice job Kevin. Remember you are defending champ. See you next year. Thanks also to the volunteers that help put this on the last two years. The money raised will all go to the W.W.P.

Results:

Division #1 Summy's r.u. Pony Express
Division #2 Oxnard Rookies r.u. Kamikaze 50s
Division #3 Avdil Knights r.u. Titans
Division #2 Cal Xtreme r.u. Top Gun Mavericks



March 4, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden 52/275

When I said Major I meant Senior. I guess we are spoiled out here because the Monday Senior League and The SCSSA all use the ISA ROCK. Those that know say its a 500 compression ball regardless what it says on the cover. I can document that with at least three ball manufacturers. I have some 52/300s that I let the guys hit with a while back and they turned up their noses. As long as SSUSA approves the stupid ball we will continue to use it. Once you've hit it nothing else will satisfy the guys. Personally I don't like it for a variety of reasons.
March 4, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden 52/275

It isnt a matter of better,
IMO you're going to see a lot of municipalities and Tournament providers try to dumb down the ball. The reason is the bats are becoming better and lasting longer not to mention the plethora of bat cheating web sites.
The ball fields are not getting larger and it still only takes a 301 foot shot to clear a 300 foot fence. As impressive as it is to hit a 450 footer the cities are not impressed. Temecula went to supplying bats about a year and a half ago but quickly realized the safety issue was very costly in bat breakage. So this season they went to a dumb'd down ball. Time will tell if the major entities will make a move. It can be a little scary as last tournament a player on a 55 team fractured his jaw on a one hopper at third. There isn't any debate the the dumb'd down ball would not have got there that quick. We are not making any moves yet but it has to be in the backs of peoples minds that the combination of current bats and some balls have to be scrutinized more closely.

Feb. 24, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Well the only conclusion is: He had these bats made with a stamp on it without permission or it was approved then. If its the former then SSUSA needs to take action. If they aren't on the list then SSUSA dropped them off. Question is why. I have 1 broken and one dud in the garage. Both have the SSUSA (approved) BPF 121 on the the barrel.
Feb. 23, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Mikie... The Fossil has a SSUSA Stamp on it. As far as I know it was approved. I haven't kept up with Monsta as I am now selling the Dudley.

Hemi racer, Curveball: Had a nice conversation with an old friend at the Worlds in November. My son who had a Hot wheels Snake and Mongoose set at around 10 is a big fan now. But he didn't want anything to do with Drag Racing when he was young. At 45 has become a big fan. As we were entering the Pomona pits to the left was a Snake and Mongoose tent. I said there is the Goose you want to meet him? He said yea! So I introduced him. Got his pic with him. Had Not talked to Tom in 35 years but he remembered me. We also have a mutual friend in Phoenix. Long story short my kid :) says dad you really do know him ... duh. Kids ... sometime I wonder. I Wish Justin all the luck in the world. Its a great sport to be in.

You guys need to contact me my info is on the website www.socalssa.com
Feb. 12, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: West Coast Showtime 50M Needs two players this weekend

West Coast 50M team needs two more players this weekend for the tournament in Hemet.

If you would like to play please contact Ed Rhodes at:

West Coast Showtime

626 890 3280
Feb. 11, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 50M Team needs one player for Hemet this weekend

50M team needs one more player this weekend for the tournament in Hemet.

If you would like to play with the newly formed Pony Express please contact Kevin Kakadalas at:

kevin.kakadelas@yahoo.com or call 760 525-3450


Jan. 14, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rain vs Tournaments

This is way to subjective to just say % we play % we stay home. All parks and municipalities have policy's regarding rain. None are the same. In the case of Hemet if the fields are too wet play is suspended. But the park makes that decision not the T.D. Yes we can cancel but if we do it and the field conditions turn out they are favorable at game time we loose a $500 deposit plus are billed for all fields reserved. In Temecula if you start the second game slot you own the field until 10:00 PM. So if it rains after the second game starts say goodbye to $1,000 for that day. If a tournament is cancelled within 30 days we not only loose the $1250 deposit that is kept in perpetuity we also loose that date for the following year. San Clemente we have to pay in full 30 days in advance. If we cancel anytime in that 30 days we loose our deposit and are liable for both days. Game day itís the park that makes the call. If they call it we loose nothing. So in most cases itís the park that makes the ultimate call.

Hemet was difficult for all. Not a drop of rain hit the ground Saturday. So do you cancel the weekend over a three day forecast? We live in Southern California where the weather forecasts are never the same at different Sites or TV Stations. I have 5 sites I monitor days in advance and loose plenty of sleep doing so. Saturday night it was suppose to rain 52% chance at 8:00 PM and again 47% at 4 AM. Sunday. It did neither. I left my home at 6:15 AM Sunday where it was suppose to be raining according to Doppler and it wasn't. I got to the park at 6:45 AM and not a drop of rain hit my windshield all the way there. When I met with the park people they gave me the go ahead. It was my hope and theirs that the rain would skirt us like it does so many times all year. This wasn't to be and at 9:00 AM it rained sufficiently enough that the grounds crew called the tournament. I didn't like it and neither did any of the teams. However I am not unsympathetic to the cost of coming to these events. All tournaments have to handled on a case by case basis. In this case I am issuing partial refunds for all teams that attended.
Jan. 13, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Winter Shootout Jan 11-12 Hemet, CA

No results are available do to the tournament being shortened by rain before we could start the Elimination rounds. It was our intention to welcome the teams with a good dose of Southern California sunshine. Had the weather cooperated just one day later we would have had a great round of eliminations. All 25 teams were posed to give it their best. But the weatherman had different plans. So instead of giving out prizes I'm giving out refunds.

Special thinks to the Ladies. We love it when you attend. And we love your passion for the game.

San Diego Stars
CA Spirit 55
So Cal Toxic
Silver Foxes
Fifty n Over It
CA Spirit
60 Cents
Skor Mor
Diamond Dames
Cal Express
Las Vegas Neons
Saints Express
New Kids
CA Spirit 65
Dream Catchers

And to the Men's teams. We really appreciate the attendance and support.
A very special shout out to the guys from R.P.M.(Utah). I know you traveled a long distance at great expense to get here. I sincerely wish the weather would have coopered more. We wish you a great season in 2015. You guys should do well.

Men's Teams:

Kamikaze 50
Studs n Duds 50
Kamikaze 55
Titans 55
Grants Posse 60
R.P.M. 60
911 60

We are looking forward to watching the new teams that attended the tournament.

Grants Posse 50
Long Beach Softball 50
Mutual of Omaha 50

To All ... Good Luck in 2015

Little known fact: The SCSSA has been appointed by Governor Brown to officially attempt to solve the California Drought :O)

Marv
SCSSA
www.socalssa.com
Jan. 8, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Lightning 12" barrel

This is an interesting string. As a new Dudley Dealer I am really interested in how they handle customer service. I have no Idea how Distribution is either. Whether its a bit better or not. What I do know is I have 200 bats on order and was told some of that order is in transit as well. We'll see... I know this, I have some anxious people looking for their bats!

What does this have to do with an end cap coming off again? :O)

Marv
www.socalssa.com
Dec. 25, 2014
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Merry Christmas

It's 68 degrees now in sunny So Cal but with a wind chill of 67 :0)

Merry Christmas to all. Hope everybody has a great Christmas and new year. I'll be with my 3 Children and 10 of my grandchildren on this the Lords Birthday!

God bless the senior softball community and the guys I try to compete with on Mondays. Especially the batting practice guys that made my Christmas very special yesterday... thank you so much!

Happy Holidays guys and gals

C U very soon next year!

Marv
www.socalssa.com
wwm1@adelphia.net
Dec. 13, 2014
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seeking Info....

Glad everything worked out for you as I knew it would. One thing you will find, at least I did, is your brain and the new lenses will take some getting use to. For me my hand eye coordination was off. Im a good ball striker in that I rarely miss the ball. The first batting practice with the new eyes I missed the first five pitched balls. It really freaked me out. But eventually the new eyes and my brain caught up with each other. Good luck and have a Merry Christmas
Dec. 9, 2014
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seeking Info....

Jose I put this off for five years until my optometrist said he couldn't do more with glasses. I was frightened about having somebody touch my eyes. But I could no longer see out of either eye very well. Street signs were blurry, Halos around every light at night and I had to squint to see anything up close. The ophthalmologist told me he had done 25,000 of these operations. He only does surgery one day a week. I ask how many? He said 15 to 20 in a day. When he came in after I was prepped I asked how many so far? He said 12. I said great, so you have had enough practice to be good at it today :O) It takes just 15 minutes. When I woke up and opened my eye I said put me under and do the other one now!!! It was like I was 16 again. I could see in HD. You wait you won't believe it. Best surgical procedure I ever had done.

Marv
www.socalssa.com
wwm1@adelphia.net
Dec. 9, 2014
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

Grants Posse 55M+ and Nighthawks 55M+ will be at the Beach in the summer if you think you're up for the challenge?
Nov. 22, 2014
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: HELP---I just don't get it!

The theory is the sticky, or in the case of the Nightmare with a textured, finish will create more spin on the ball. A smooth bat surface will create less friction when hit. The theory is two balls hit in the same area of the bat with the same bat speed the bat that causes the ball to spin more will yield less drag in flight thus more distance. This is just a theory mind you probably backed up with some white board equation by Sheldon Cooper :O)
Oct. 29, 2014
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee's

That is an easy question to answer. The larger question is why did they stay so long. My guess is huge corporations depend on the bottom line. When you can make a $5 shoe that sells retail for $90 then you start to understand. There isn't that much of a margin in bats and you need to have a major market share to make the investors happy. Unfortunately for Reebok, Miken has the largest portion of the senior market. I've often said I would love to make a product that breaks prematurely with no warrantee. (in automotive they call that programed obsolescence) But no one seems to care and continues to buy it anyway. How many guys do you know that have at least three bats. Not because they use three bats but they are for when the one breaks.

As for why. I would suspect that when some annual report came out and the bats did not perform as they expected it was axed. The reason there was a last minute order a few months ago tells me they had a contractual obligation with the factory to fulfill in China.
Oct. 20, 2014
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 pitch count

LP, Here is how tournaments get off time with as you call it a "time limit". The game is in the fifth. Its just one out in and time expires. Its now 65 minutes. The umpire calls the next inning the open inning. It takes another 12 minutes to finish the 5th for one reason or another. No one is rushed because the next inning is the open. 5th inning ends. Now its 77 minutes in. This will be hard to believe but I witnessed this first hand. Its takes 47 minutes to finish the open inning (20+ runs for each team) Plus every batter waited to get a strike in the open. sometimes two. 47 min added to 77 = 124. So you're now 34 minutes over the 90 minutes allotted for the game slot. Its hard to make up the 34 minutes when most take a strike in the open. More often than not the rest of the games go over their time limits. At the end of the day your 1 to 2 hours behind using this scenario. Its not the necessarily the time limit its the open innings where you lose the time. 1 and 1 speeds up the game because when you get into the batters box you're now more aggressive (you called it rushed) than passive. It works for us and I have lots of managers tell me don't you dare go back to 0 and 0. Granted its mostly the younger teams (under 60) but in our demographic there are more younger teams than older.
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