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senior moments

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Men's 60

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April 28, 2008
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why Play Down?

Audie:
I applaud you for withdrawing from the Spring Nationals. The number of teams is declining rapidly and will continue to do so unless some way is implemented to balance the competition. Just paying an entry fee does not make a good tournament.

As for as playing down, I agree that some teams have a "win at any cost" mentality, but most of us just want to play the best teams in our Division and Age bracket.

A case in point of playing down is this past weekend's Spring Nationals. A 55 team was allowed to play in the elimination round with the 60 AAA. What kind of feeling do they have if they win the bracket? Even if they lose or keep another legit 60 team from winning, how can this satisfy them?

Senior Moments 60 AAA
Shelby Simmons
April 28, 2008
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC Qualifying Is A Joke!

My question is: Should age groups be mixed when qualifying for a berth for the TOC?

My Senior Moments team withdrew from the 60 AAA Spring Nationals after the seeding play due to the fact that a 55 year old team was allowed to play in the elimination round. The manager of the 55 team said they were already assured a spot in the TOC just by showing up.

If a 60 team is required to play a 55 team to qualify, why can't the 60 team add 55-year-old players to their roster? There is no logic to allowing age mingling when a TOC bid is at stake. I don't have a problem playing the younger teams in seeding, however, elimination games are for the true age bracket.

The competition did not factor in our decision to withdraw. We actually defeated both the other 60 AAA teams and lost the 55 team by only 1 run in the seeding games.

Although the other teams agreed that the policy was not logical, they decided to play. I congratulate the winner.

It is understandable why participation in SSUSA tournaments is down when you never know what to expect when you arrive to play. I know my Senior Moments team will not be participating if this policy and format continues.

If I am off base on this issue, please accept my apologies. But if you have encountered the same, please voice your opinion.

Shelby Simmons
Senior Moments 60 AAA
Aug. 21, 2007
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SPA Nationals in Dalton,Ga

Second Chances of Orlando will be in Dalton for the 60 AAA. Good luck to all.
May 9, 2007
Secret
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Need players

60+ AAA team
Second Chances of Orlando

Need outfielder for the SPA tournament in Pensacola May 18-20

Must be from Florida, Georgia, Alabama with no higher than Major ranking team.

Shelby Simmons
407-884-8668
May 8, 2007
Secret
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pensacola SPA Tournament

60+ AAA team
Second Chances of Orlando

Need outfielder for the SPA tournament in Pensacola May 18-20

Must be from Florida, Georgia, Alabama with no higher than Major ranking team.

Shelby Simmons
407-884-8668
Jan. 11, 2007
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pick-up Softball

Slomo

We have a 60+ day league in Altamonte Springs that plays on Monday and Wednesdays. They will let you play if you show up. Email me with your phone number and I will call you.
Jan. 11, 2007
Secret
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for team in Orlando Fl area

Horse call me I may can use you on my 50 team. I am in Orlando

Senior Moments
Shelby Simmons
407-884-8668
Nov. 22, 2006
Secret
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II

Bashbro1, Thanks a lot for your information
Nov. 21, 2006
Secret
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II

Will someone advise me on when the Ultra II first became available?

I have an Ultra II that is stamped ASA approved. Did it have a warranty?
Nov. 6, 2006
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fort Myers 60 AA Pitcher & Outfielder

Need a Pitcher and outfielder for Fort Myers AA

Second Chances of Orlando
Shelby Simmons
407-884-8668 Days
407-869-1760 Nights
Oct. 24, 2006
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is going to the SPA Winter Nationals in Tampa?

Second Chances of Orlando will be there in the 60 AA Division
Oct. 19, 2006
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is going to the SPA Winter Nationals in Tampa?

Are you going to Tampa? Team / Division
Oct. 19, 2006
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is playing in Vegas

Second Chances of Orlando will be in Tampa playing in the AA Division
Sept. 20, 2006
Secret
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is playing in Vegas

Second Chances of Orlando will be in Vegas playing in the 60 AA division. Good luck to everyone.
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