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Discussion: New 40 Men's Masters Rule

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Sept. 9, 2008
TerryH
17 posts
New 40 Men's Masters Rule
Any team with players on the USSSA or ASA Men's Major Player List will be considered a 40 Men's Master Major-Plus team and will compete in that category at the Senior Softball World Championships in Phoenix.

This rule is designed to promote more competitive divisions in the 40 Men's Masters because of the growth in the number of teams and the increasing difference in skill levels.

Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Terry Hennessy
Sept. 9, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Does this nean that if for example a team that is normally a 60's,65's, even 70's, major team, (All players should be listed) will be playing 40's teams?
Sept. 9, 2008
Lecak
Men's 55
1012 posts
Taits you know better than this. I believe Terry is specifically addressing the 40 division. Nobody in their right mind would advocate lining up a 40 team and a 70 team that would border on a criminal act. I don't believe Terry is addressing a list of major senior players I think he is specifically referring to the open mens major list. Although Taits I heard through the grapevine that your being reclassified congratulations and good luck with those monsters in the 40 division. Just kidding.
Sept. 9, 2008
F.O.G.
Men's 40
105 posts
This is a great rule and it makes good sense.

Anyone who is on the ASA or USSSA Major Player's List is probably being paid to play and therefore considered a professional. What happens with this rule is the playing field is leveled. Any 40+ team that has a Major Player on the roster can keep them and play Master's Major Plus or drop them and play lower.

This only affects 40+ Master's teams. All 40+ teams will know where they stand.
Sept. 9, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Leaving out the 40 within the 1st sentence was my point.
I know that, like you say, but does everyone?
I personally wouldn't have a rough time playing majors. But teams I currently play for aren't there anymore. A few never will be. Others need to be. imo
Sept. 9, 2008
the wood
1086 posts
Taits:
I haven't seen the major players list in quite a while but you probably have. Are they a lot of 60.65 & 70 year old guys on it?
I'd be surprised if there are...
BW
Sept. 9, 2008
F.O.G.
Men's 40
105 posts
I've seen it. There's 1 for sure that must be 60 or close to it. Don't know what happened there as he quit in around 1994.
Sept. 9, 2008
Lecak
Men's 55
1012 posts
Scott not the same list, the list Terry is referencing can be found on the UTRIP website and is prominently displayed on their home page. It is not a senior list. I can't comment on the rule because I don't play 40's anymore and I'm positive this will not affect anyone 50 or over.
Sept. 11, 2008
headbully
7 posts
so what your saying is if you have 1 player on major list or 8 players those teams will have to play major plus. what if only 1 team has major players on it and we all know who i have been bitching about, are they just going to play by themselves or will you cave in and let them play if no one else shows with major player.
Sept. 11, 2008
F.O.G.
Men's 40
105 posts
I don't think there will be any "caveing in" regarding this rule. As a matter of fact...I can guarantee it.

Either a team drops the Major Players or they play Major Plus...that's it.


BTW-Headbully....you should call me.
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