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Real name:
jim hornus

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normandy park, WA

Division:
Men's 55

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April 21, 2009
hornachec
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Pitching Masks discussion

Just to let everyone know Bill Ruth took one off the face this past Saturday at the Seattle Qualifier. Hit off his glove, fractured bone in his thumb and fractured orbital bone in two places. Was there when it happened and a good thing he got his glove up or it could have been a lot worse. He is now looking for a pitching mask.
Is the DBO home run rule causing more people to hit up middle when home runs are gone?
June 11, 2008
hornachec
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: NW Ideas for major plus summit

Talking with a lot of the major + players in the NW here are ideas which they would like to see:

7 runs per half inning
10 - 12 home runs per game (for ALL age groups)
over limit hr's go as singles with runner having to be "forced' to advance
DBO if pitcher hit with unfieldable batted ball (line drive or bounced) while IN pitcher's box
70 minute time limit then open inning / championship full 7 innings
Tournament balls should be available for purchase by teams (dozen?) at cost. If they don't want to chase hr balls. Only tournament ball used as back ups. If not used, can be sold back to tournament director.

Should be noted that not all players liked each of these ideas / but for most part these rules could be "lived" with
These are recomendations I will present to Major plus summit at phone conference on Thursday evening

Jim Hornus
Ruth 55's
April 26, 2008
hornachec
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team Ratings

Come on Shane, the object of Senior softball is not to win the triple crown, it's to play at a competative level. You guys are at least a AAA team. Heck you beat Ruth 55's last weekend with only a 5 run spot. Didn't you win the NSA tourney at Celebration earlier this month? You sure bought your national championship jackets fast enough after that no show win. As Washington director you'll take a lot more heat than this. Step up to AAA if you get your butt's kicked then you can petition to go back to AA and tell everybody I told you so.
April 7, 2008
hornachec
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bashbro1's Top 50 All Time TV Series Growing Up in Seattle, WA!

Art,
you strike me as a J P Patches sort of guy! Where were you at practise Sunday?
Feb. 24, 2008
hornachec
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2008 RESULTS

4X4 - maybe the TOC should be held 3 or 4 weeks after the World Championships. By February a lot of the guys are moving to new teams (or age groups) having surgeries they put off so they could finish the season, or haven't been able to stay in playing shape because they haven't been able to play games for 3 months due to weather. A good idea would be to play the winter worlds/nationals actually in winter and move TOC to that time slot. Would also stop teams from qualifying with thier "next years" team at the winter events.
Feb. 5, 2008
hornachec
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Have Player, Will Travel-Western Wash 50+

SoonerRob
What division are you looking to play at? What part of Western Washington? There are teams from Bellingham to Vancouver, WA. Are you interested in local play or do you want to be on traveling tournament team. Shane's Second Wind team is a good team, but there our other teams out there also.
Jan. 13, 2008
hornachec
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many batted ball injuries can you attribute to U2 bats?

Hit the Gap, Why not just go SSUSA in Spokane, They have a great insurance program, good price on balls and I'm sure the state UIC would be glad to come over and certify Umpires. Both Wenatchee and Puget Sound senior leagues have switched over to SSUSA in the past few years. Give Fran a call/e-mail and she will give you phone #'s of State Director and State Director of Umpires
Jan. 2, 2008
hornachec
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: spa worlds

E-mailed the SPA office on monday and was told final site for worlds was NOT decided on yet. They were hoping Ridge would have plans finalized by end of this week or early next.
Dec. 19, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 55 Major Plus teams going to TOC

Sorry Guys, Ruth 55's will not be attending TOC this year. Off season surgeries / 3+ month lay off / high travel cost / makes it impossible for us to field a competative team this year. Still think TOC should be in November a few weeks after worlds.
Jim Hornus
Manager
Nov. 27, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 55 major + at TOC?

Wondering how many 55 major + going to TOC. Ruth 55 would like to go if there are a few teams to play. Long way to go if only one or two other teams show.
Nov. 5, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Bashbro1 Crunches the SSUSA Adjoining State’s Population Numbers!

Crusadervb,
First let me say I was giving Bashbro a hard time, we play up here in Washington together on a few teams and hit together all year long,
but water is the boarder for a lot of states... Iowa doesn't touch Wisconsin or Illinois except under the Mississippi, or how about Missouri and Illinois, what about Kentucky and Illinois and Ohio.(Ohio river gets in the way there) or maybe Ohio and West Virginia? A lot of states are seperated by water... Oh yeah Hawaii, Pacific Ocean alot bigger than the Great Lakes,
All's I was saying that if you look at a map, Michigan shares a boarder with Minnesota and Illinois, be it some where out in the middle of a lake!
Nov. 4, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Bashbro1 Crunches the SSUSA Adjoining State’s Population Numbers!

Art,
great work as far as it goes, but how many players from southern California are going to play on a squad from say Portland? Also having been raised in the great state of Micigan, I would like to inform you that Michigan also shares a boarder with Minnesota, Illinois, and the province of Ontario, Canada! (be it in the middle of one of the Great Lakes )
keeping you on your toes
Pizza
Oct. 15, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Phoenix tournament

2121, the thinking behind this was that the team wouldn't have to play an extra game and be "fresher" for the world tournament. Looks like if it's your first game of the round robin, it's also your opponents first game. As for the possible 1 - 1 seeding going into the tourney, it's better than 0 -2 and besides you've got to beat everybody to win it anyway.
Also, Terry mentioned this format at Western Worlds so it was no surprise to us.
Oct. 11, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: SSUSA Rules for 2007

Bob,
Which rules you looking for?
Check the session #3 for 55's on the Phoenix tournament schedule and after the round robin pairings they have the home run rules,etc. posted. Hope this helps...
See you at 1pm on Friday for the national championship game!
Jim Hornus
Ruth 55's
Oct. 10, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Rotator cuff

JTW12
Had the surgery in mid Oct. a few years back...will take 5 - 6 months before you will be able to start really throwing again. Follow your rehab faithfully...takes about a year for arm/shoulder strength to get back to where it was before surgery. Until then hit the cut off man!
Aug. 14, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: phoenix world

we're staying at premier inns at metro center, got rooms for $50 a night ... right across highway from Rose Mofford, about 15 miles to dessert west. not the ritz but clean rooms and hot tub and pool were great after the games... don't know how many rooms left but contact Anne Hamrick at 1-866-800-0003. Hotel is right at metro center
July 17, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MIdwest Champuioships-Champaign,Ill 2007

SSUSA is a for PROFIT business. It comes down to how much a host city is willing to pay for the rights to hold the tournament, I'm sure ability to get to the city and facilities play some part, weather,etc..., but it still comes down to $$$. Would love to see SSUSA championships back "east". If you want to host a national championship, talk to your community leaders, contact Terry (he has a very detailed breakdown on what it takes to host the nationals, along with how much a city can profit) and put in a bid, Just like Seattle and Phoenix have done.
Jim
April 30, 2007
hornachec
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Steve Imlay suspension

Gary,
I did bring up the question about Steve to Terry at the TOC, before the end of the tournament. Bill Ruth asked Terry specifically to let it go, but questions were raised by other managers at the TOC and the investigation followed.The Ruth team DID NOT lodge the protest!!!
Jim Hornus
manager Ruth 55's
April 26, 2007
hornachec
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fix the TOC

my appologies to those in Tucson for the misspelling of the cities name!
April 26, 2007
hornachec
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fix the TOC

It's time to fix the TOC
First move the dates of the tourney to late November / early December.
The Winter worlds / nationals and SW championship in Touson (which use next years roster) should be included in the NEXT years TOC. The Steve Imlay mess would never of happened.
Also by moving the tournament to the end of that calendar year would decrease the number of pick up players needed. A lot of players move to new age groups or new teams after the season ends.
Would this affect the winter and touson tourneys? Maybe, one or two teams ... How about moving winter world /national actually to winter. The only team that would be pinched to get good rates to the site would be team that one the world championship, if they hadn't won a berth at one of the other qualifiers.
To me these ideas seem reasonable, would like to here your thoughts
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