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Paul Casey

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Foxborough, MA

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Men's 60

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Oct. 19, 2014
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USA Championship seeding game

But what I am saying is that the seeding 1 and 2 doesn't really give a big advantage and besides when talking about the women there were on 17 total teams in the womens bracket all ages combined as opposed to any mens bracket with 20 or more in it? All I was eluding to is that getting that perk for playing and Winning the Eastern or Western Nationals is kind of another little trump card like the berth to the TOC for doing so. This is only the second year this has been offered and I believe it is a good thing and might catch on and make the National tournaments a great venue with extra perks for winning. Good job SSUSA!
Oct. 19, 2014
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: USA Championship seeding game

Dbax, in the 60AAA the number 1 seed got a 9:00 AM Sat instead of a 5:00 PM game Friday. There were 33 teams so it wasn't like anyone got a bye or anything. The seeds are just a number and determines when you play your first game is all. But it is a great perk if you play in the Easterns or Westerns to know you have either the 1 or 2 seed just by play AND WINNING. We have no control over who attends but it is a great tournament on the East coast. There was 6 teams in the East and there was also a lot of rain but we go to this tournament every year and it just so happens this is probably the best venue on the East Coast for Senior Softball. The complex is great and it is usually run meticulously. We ended up with the number 1 seed and played a great Minnesota team in our first game which was the 33 seed. There was no bargain by getting the number 1 seed except playing Sat morning instead of Friday evening. We didn't gain anything by playing the 33 seed cause they were a very good team that maybe had a tough Friday? So this thread is right that this perk was probably set up to attract more teams to the Eastern and Western tournament but I think it is a nice perk to get it and also a trip to the TOC. Well done SSUSA we believe this is a good thing. I think I might have brought this up a couple of years back on a post anyway.
Aug. 29, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You Make the Call - Infield Fly

Correct call stick8. Should have been batter is out and runners are on second and third advancing at their own risk.
Aug. 29, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Thrown Ball

The on deck batter has the right to be on the field as well as the umpire and base coaches. If any of those get hit it is a live ball and if the ball goes out of play after that then it is a dead ball and the umpire awards bases at the time of the release of the throw. If a ball hits an umpire he is part of the playing field so it is live unless it goes out of the field of play after hitting him.
Aug. 18, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Strangest play I have ever seen

If the umpire made the out call at any base and it was a force out no runs can score. The deciding factor is that the 3rd out was a force out. No question in previous post once the out at first is recorded all runs are scratched. Good call by umpire.
Aug. 18, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to Boston area - seek 55 or 60 AAA / major team

email me at paul0784@aol.com we have a pretty descent 60AAA team out of Mass and RI and could always use a pitcher.
Aug. 11, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: EASTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

If the team that wins in the Eastern Nationals doesn't go to the Worlds does the second place team get the opportunity to represent the East at the Worlds?
Aug. 11, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: EASTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

I also played in the tournament and the only question I have is when we got caught up why didn't we go back to seven innings. Our finals went off at the posted time and we only played five innings still? Not sure on that one?
June 5, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: One base or two?

As a USSSA umpire and a runner on first base. If a line drive is hit to an infielder and he tries to throw the runner out at first base and over throws. In USSSA you get the base you are going to plus 1. We say that the runner has to retouch first so that is one and then he gets second for two. In ASA he would get third because he had first at the time of the pitch. In either case it is still 2 bases on the over throw...
May 22, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPA drops the ball.

We try to use Southwest most of the time because you can cancel and use the money within a year with no penalty.
April 14, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Raleigh, NC Qualifier May 2nd. 2014

However, if you win Raleigh you automatically get either 1 or 2 seed in Vegas for the Worlds.
March 5, 2014
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW "ROOKIE" ON TEAM SSUSA

Congrats Dave and Fran didn't know you were expecting? LOL Enjoy, mine is 2 and she is so much fun I'm sure you know that being your third. Again congrats! Paul Hannington's 60s
Feb. 19, 2014
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

Why not just flip flop the Winter Nationals and the TOC. Same number of teams play in both? Makes more sense to have the TOC premier tournament in the same year you qualified.
Jan. 17, 2014
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Branford, CT

Anyone thinking of playing in the CT Senior Games tournament and decide to stay over at a hotel in Branford don't use Americas Best Value Inn Branford. The owner is very uncooperative and not willing to work with the consumer especially when I told him we were seniors. Just wanted to throw this out there maybe cause I am not a happy camper right now.
Jan. 3, 2014
paul0784
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Our team dissolved last week

Ed, we could use a hitter like you but we are from Massachusetts and we don't touch. Paul from Hannington's/Bat State Bombers. Good luck hunting and Happy New Year!
Nov. 28, 2013
paul0784
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call part 643

If that were me umpiring as soon as he started running back to second he was out cause he has to advance unless there is someone put out behind him so he could go back. However, it is still a force out and no run.
Nov. 8, 2013
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

If a runner is running between second and third and gets hit with a batted ball not touched by the pitcher is called out and the existing runners would return to the bases they held before the play. In most cases the pitcher is not considered a fielder unless he touches the ball then all bets are off.
Nov. 8, 2013
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

Absolutely! Boy I love these posts....
Nov. 8, 2013
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

Fourth out would be if you appealed a runner at first base out for not tagging up say with bases loaded. He is called out and he is the third out. The team must stay on the field and appeal the runner on third base and have him be called out for same reason he would become the third out and no run would be recorded. Otherwise if the runner at first was the third out the run would count where the play is not a force out.
Nov. 7, 2013
paul0784
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

If it is to speed things up which I believe it is makes sense to me to hit and sit?
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